What Our Clients & Students Say:

"I was always leery of hypnosis, but through the openness and gentleness of my hypnotherapist at Counseling Concepts, Jo Ruddy, I found it to be a fun and exciting process. My progress has been amazing to me. Hypnotherapy REALLY DOES work!"
J.T. Scottsdale, AZ

"Jodi Hardy is a great therapist. I have overcome so many obstacles in my life. She is loving, compassionate and right on target."
S.U. Tucson, AZ

"It is really cool how Dr Jo and Jodi work together. I received counseling from Jodi for self-esteem and was then referred to Dr. Jo for hypnosis and energy work. All I can say is Wow! My life-long pain is gone!"
S.A. Casa Grande, AZ

"I took Jo Ruddy's class on pain management--using the power of my own unconscious mind, I learned how to release the emotional pain that was causing my 23 year back pain! In 6 weeks I have become a new man." 
P.L. Santa Ana, CA

"I could not have asked for better care at Counseling Concepts. Dr. Jo Ruddy is an outstanding and compassionate Hypnotherapist who went out of her way to see that my needs were met. I would and have recommended her to others."
K.K. Tucson, AZ

"It is no overstatement to say my husband and I would not be married if it had not been for the success of the therapy we received at Counseling Concepts.  The therapist was  direct, thorough and, yes, even at times, painful, but the results are that we are married and continue to  use the skills our therapist taught us to negotiate the pitfalls of daily living. We both are extremely grateful for the knowledge and skill of the therapist who treats us and recommend her wholeheartedly."
Mr and Mrs. R.F. Tucson, AZ

"I had six sessions of metaphysical education with Jo. Her teaching skills are superb. NOW I get it! We are masters of our own life and have the power through the Universe to create anything we want in our lives. Jo taught me anything is possible!"
S. M. Tucson

"Jo's techniques get to the heart of the matter. She gives stratagies to actually use to solve issues. I would and have recommended her."
M.L. Tucson, AZ

"Counseling Concepts has saved my marriage, and my wife and I trust no other professionals like we trust the two wonderful women working at Counseling Concepts. We recommend them to all our friends, and to anyone seeking counseling or an ear to lend."
Mr. and Mrs. P.P. Tucson, AZ

"Hiring Jo Ruddy as my Life Coach was the best thing I have ever done for myself. She is direct and straight to the point. Her compassion runs deep." My life is back on track because of Dr. Jo"
K.B. San Diego, CA
"My journey to health and wholeness has been and continues to be greatly influenced by my work with Dr. Jo. She is insightful, caring and supportive in a way that lets me know I am loved and can love myself. Jo's teaching and guidance have provided much new learning and growth. I have given both Jo and Jodi high recommendations to appreciative friends and family, and will continue to do so."
M.J.J, Sahuarita, AZ

"We are each born into this world with unique gifts. One who is truly gifted with the art of teaching, inspiring, and healing others is the much-needed, glowing light of perfect illumination along our traveled path---a light that brings clarity for learning and discovery, as well as holistic and spiritually based personal growth for all lives touched. Such a vibrant healer and teacher certainly has the ability to inspire and guide to a new sense of harmony, peace, and connectedness. Having worked with Counseling Concepts for over five years, most notably Jo Ruddy, I can say without question or hesitation she is one of those truly gifted teachers and healers. Without question, my experience has always exceeded expectation, been extremely positive, life enhancing and wonderfully life changing in ways that are rich and meaningful, as well as enduring.


With Jo's compassion and heart-centered approach to healing, I have enjoyed a true and very rewarding partnership working toward positive change from day one---feeling instructive and compassionate support every step of the way no matter what modality or how simple or complex an issue. With their passion for learning and continued education, I have appreciated that both Jo and Jodi are most often keenly aware of new methods, techniques, and information that may potentially assist them in their work or be of great benefit to any clients in the healing process. When I reflect on all the positive, life-changing spiritual work I've done with Jo and Counseling Concepts over the years, the benefits have been many and the rewards great. I consider the work we've done in partnership over these past years one of truly greatest gifts life has ever given me."
J.E. Fountain Hills, AZ



Who We Are


 Jodi Hardy, MA, LPC

Jodi Hardy's experience in the helping professions has comprised 35 years. Her experience has taught her to move toward a more transformative, holistic approach for healing. Her credentials include:

  • Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education
  • Masters Degree in ESL
  • Masters Degree in Counseling

Jodi is certified in the following modalities:
Clinical Hypnotherapy and NLP. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Jodi's experience has included working with foreign language students at Pima Community College in Tucson for eleven years. Before coming to Counseling Concepts, LLC,  she  also practiced as a psychoeducational therapist for two major treatment centers for more than seven years. 

Jodi spent several years teaching ESL in China. Subsequently, she spent time residing in Mexico, Germany, and Taiwan. Currently, Jodi is also an International Coordinator for the non-profit organization, The Aspect Foundation where she helps place foreign exchange students with American host families. 

DISCLAIMER:  Jodi Hardy performs all psychotherapy at Counseling Concepts, LLC

                                                Jo Ruddy, PhD 

Dr Jo is a metaphysician and the founder of  Counseling Concepts, LLC. She has 30 years of experiences in the healing professions.

Jo  exclusively practices metaphysical approaches to healing.

Her credentials include both secular degrees and theological degrees:

  • Associates Degree in Criminal Justice

  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work​

  • Masters Degree in Counseling

  • Bachelors Degree in Metaphysical Sciences

  • Masters Degree in Metaphysical Sciences

  • Doctoral Degree in Philosophy of Religion

  • Jo is currently a doctoral candidate earning her second doctorate in Metaphysical Sciences with a dissertation on "The Metaphysical Implications of Organ Transplantation".​

Jo is certified in the following modalities: Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP, Holistic Life Coaching, DNA Reactivation, Medical Intuition, Theta Healing, Unconditional Love Healing, Genetic Reprogramming, and Four-Level Core Belief Repatterning. She has also been trained in Psych-K,  Reiki, and Remote Viewing. Dr Jo is also an appointed Human Celebrant and it available to officiate at weddings, funerals, and other celebratory events.

Jo specializes in the study of the unconscious mind where all emotions, memories, and addictive patterns are held. Her solution-focused orientation enhances her ability to hone in on core issues. With deep compassion, wisdom, and humor, her technique is the art of imparting the ability to guide individuals toward empowerment. 

​Dr. Jo has had astonishing success helping persons who suffer from Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, and other movement disorders find relief from symptoms. In some cases, patients have  found  complete remission. 

Through metaphysical teaching & experiential practice, public speaking, and the class paradigm--she assists her students so they can release chronic pain from the body, dissipate painful memories, change negative repetitive patterns, and thereby live a more authentic life.

Jo is a member of the Arizona Kidney Foundation; a member of the Institute  of Noetic Sciences; and a member of the Theosophical Society. 

Jo maintains all ethical obligations  as an Associate member the Energy Medicine Professionals Program.

DISCLAIMER:  Jo Ruddy, PhD is a metaphysician, life coach, hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner, and energy healer. She does NOT practice psychotherapy.