Troy L Love, LCSW
A two-time Amazon Best-Selling Author, with his third book, A Year of Self-Love published in 2019, Troy L. Love is on a quest to help individuals, couples, and organizations find greater peace, joy, happiness, and success.
Troy serves as the President and Clinical Director of Yuma Counseling Services and the founder of Finding Peace Consulting. He has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Troy received his Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, PA in 2000 and much of his training has focused on addiction recovery. Troy has a Certification in Human Resource Studies from Cornell University. He recently completed certification as a Sexual Addiction Treatment Professional from Mid-Nazarene University. He is also Certified as a Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner.
Troy specializes in working with individual’s trauma-related concerns, couples struggling in their relationships, and individuals who numb their pain through compulsive or addictive behaviors. Troy also helps couples and individuals who are experiencing sexual issues that reduce the ability for physical intimacy. Troy has training in EMDR, a research-based treatment for trauma survivors, Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and addiction recovery.
Troy is currently the Lead facilitator of the LifeStar Network, a nationally recognized Sexual Addiction program that he currently runs at Yuma Counseling Services.
Troy is an excellent presenter, facilitator, author, and teacher. His unique set of skills are available for both individuals seeking healing in their personal lives as well as for organizations who are seeking to improve outcomes. Troy has done workshops, lectures, and facilitated group discussions on sensitive issues to increase understanding of these issues and to facilitate change.
Troy's Personal Journey
Troy never set out to do what he does. As a freshman in college, he struggled to identify a career until he took a Social Work 101 course that started him on a path of self-exploration, personal recovery, and leadership development. Troy was trained in addiction recovery as an intern at Gateway Rehabilitation Center while getting his Master's in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. Shortly after graduating he moved to the rural town of Yuma Arizona and worked as a clinical social worker and a medical social worker for 5 years.
Troy returned to school and obtained certification from Cornell University in Human Resource Studies. He then was promoted to a Human Resources Leadership Consultant, working with leaders at Yuma Regional Medical Center.
As happy as he was, something kept urging him to do something different. There were tools that he was learning that needed to be shared with a much larger audience. After two years of persistent spiritual gnawing (and attempting to ignore it), he gave his boss three months' notice and started his own private practice.
He threw himself into building a business with only the foundational HR experience he had learned from the past five years. He began crafting a model of healing that could be used in individual settings as well as the corporate world.
As his business continued to grow, the urge to find new ways of sharing the model of healing he had discovered over the course of his life continued to grow. He started working on his first book, Finding Peace, in 2014 and finally published it in May 2017.