PCS History

Beginning June of 1974, Ralph H. Earle, PhD founded PCS, opening an office in an OB/GYN practice in Scottsdale. Within a few years, Dr. Earle established a group private practice which grew to eight psychologists and built the current facility. PCS has assembled an outstanding team since 1974. In 1988 his son, Marcus Earle, PhD, joined PCS and the two continued to work together developing the practice.  Training is valued at PCS and during Dr. Marcus Earle’s tenure over 80 interns have passed through their practice.


Multi-Disciplinary Approach

From its inception, PCS used a multi-disciplinary approach to provide individualized treatment and integrate the skills and styles of highly trained, nationally recognized health professionals. A pioneer in intensive outpatient therapy, PCS has long been considered the option for difficult cases. The current intensive model evolved in 1993 through the integration of approaches utilized by Dr. Ralph Earle and Marilyn Murray as well as the organizational skills of Dr. Marcus Earle. This comprehensive approach to treatment, which includes psycho-education, groups, individual, couples, and family therapy sessions, has proven to be an effective recovery strategy.

Consequently, although the PCS team provides treatment for a broad range of psychological disorders and family/relational issues, the practice has developed a unique niche and international recognition in the treatment of sexual addiction for the both the addict and their partners. The PCS Intensive Model — Steps to Health and Wholeness – has proven to be especially effective in identifying the negative core beliefs, family of origin issues, and trauma which interfere with long-term recovery.


Our Contribution

The treatment of clergy missionary personnel and those who struggle to have the financial resources to receive quality therapy services is another distinct value of PCS. As an ordained minister, Dr. Ralph Earle with the help of Dr. Marcus Earle founded the New Hope Educational Foundation in order to provide healing and restoration to those who could not typically afford the PCS Intensive Outpatient Program.