PCS History

Beginning in December of 1973, 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 of eight psychologists and built the current facility. PCS has assembled an outstanding team since 1973. In addition, under the supervision of Marcus Earle, PhD, PCS serves as a rich training environment for master’s and doctoral level students.

Multi-Disciplinary Approach

From its inception, PCS used a multi-disciplinary approach in order to individualize 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 Intensives model evolved in 1996 through the integration of approaches utilized by Dr. Ralph Earle and Marilyn Murray. This comprehensive approach to treatment, which includes psycho-education, groups, individual, couples, and family therapy sessions, has proven to be an effective recovery strategy.

Dr. Ralph Earle

Dr. Ralph Earle is a national authority on sexual addiction with over 37 years experience working with sexual issues. 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 compulsivity. The Intensives Model — Steps to Health and Wholeness has proven to be especially effective in identifying the negative core beliefs and family of origin issues that interfere with long-term recovery.

Our Legacy

The treatment of clergy and missionary personnel is another distinctive of the PCS legacy. As an ordained minister, Dr. Earle founded the New Hope Educational Foundation in order to provide healing and restoration to religious leaders and their families. Maintaining its 37-year heritage as an innovative treatment provider, PCS launched the Institute for professional Wellness (IPW) in 2003. Jointly sponsored by The Center for professional Health, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, IPW offers continuing education for medical professionals in appropriate boundaries.