Life can feel like scaling a mountain. Just when you think you've made it to the top, an avalanche knocks you down. It can be a challenge for you to reach the top again, but there is hope, and this hope comes in the form of an Apache Junction-based counselor. 

Apache Junction is known for Superstition Mountain. One thing that isn’t based in any superstition is a counselor. They use proven methods to help you become a better person. Speak to one today and learn how you can get started. Talk to a counselor and learn more about what you can do.

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Dan Kimball

Offering therapy in AZ
License: MC, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, social isolation, relationship issues, or just general life dissatisfaction, I can help you to get your life back on track. My online counseling approach is for anyone ready to make changes in their lives, but especially for those at a crossroads, facing a difficult challenge, or who have become frustrated realizing that past approaches no longer work. I offer new ways for improving your resilience and reaching your goals using behavioral psychology, habit formation, and performance improvement. For some, this may involve exploring patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that get in the way, while others may benefit from a more solution-oriented approach that works to identify specific goals and how to reach them.  Professional Background I graduated with a Masters Degree in Counseling in 1999. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, providing group and individual therapy. In 2014 I shifted my approach to a Positive Psychology and Wellness Model, after realizing the limitations of symptom/illness-based approaches used in most mental health facilities. Since that time I have expanded my training and practice, drawing from several disciplines such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Positive Psychology as well as Optimize Coaching and Recovery Coaching. Working togther we will create the changes you want to see in 5 steps: 1. Looking at where you are and where you want to be 2. Creating the motivation, optimism and vision to get what you really want 3. Exploring the possibilities, making preparations and planning for the outcomes 4. Making a commitment to change 5. Taking first steps, big or small Check out my Free Course - the Journey of Self Discovery! https://www.path4change.com/course

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Sarina Chawla

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LPC NCC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I strive to create a safe environment where you feel welcome to discuss the difficult areas in your life. I build trust to help strengthen our therapeutic partnership. I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Counseling. I have 6 years of experience working in the mental health field. I am a Nationally board certified, Licensed professional counselor working with teens and adults. I empower individuals and families to achieve goals and create healthy relationships. If you are having difficulty managing pain, feeling overwhelmed, struggling with insomnia or dealing with grief and loss; we will work together to face these challenges. I believe every individual has within themselves the capacity for growth, change, and positive thinking. I believe that instilling hope is the foundation for healing. I utilize strength-based and trauma-informed care. I will help you with pain management, decreasing anxiety and regulating mood, navigating life changing events, improving positive thoughts, and processing grief and loss.

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Randee Luben

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Amber Stark

Offering therapy in AZ
License: MA,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

Hey there. My name is Amber. I appreciate you taking the time to view my profile. I have been in the mental health field since 2006 and have been a licensed counselor in North Carolina since 2016. I am also a licensed professional counselor in Arizona. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2005 and a Masters of Arts in Counseling in 2015. I have had the opportunity over the years to support others with addressing concerns with depression, stress, anxiety, self-esteem, family conflicts, compassion fatigue, and parenting issues. It is important to take time to understand what is not working or is challenging. I want to really understand this from your perspective. I also want to learn about your strengths and what has worked for you in the past. Keeping this information in mind will help to develop a path to get you to your desired outcome. I have found that cognitive behavioral therapy is a helpful approach to address life challenges and/or circumstances. I have experience in other models/approaches as well and can adapt based on your needs. This is about you! I like to view a person as already having the solution within them. Perhaps they only need a little support and guidance to bring that to the surface. Most of the time we are stronger than we give ourselves credit for. Sometimes it is helpful to have someone alongside you to take those first steps. I offer to stand shoulder to shoulder with you in this journey.

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Alyssa Koch

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jennifer Malott

Offering therapy in AZ
License: MSW ,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

With 20 years in a helping profession, 12 of which performing clinical/therapeutic services I have had opportunities to work with many unique populations and many amazing clients, all with different strengths and challenges. Some of my strongest work has been with folks struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar and psychotic disorders. My experience as a Vocational Counselor gave me specialized skills to work with those dealing with employment issues and I am passionate about helping others as they struggle with the stress of work, family and other responsibilities. My therapeutic approach is fairly laid back aimed at creating a comfortable situation for individuals to open up. Despite a laid back approach I am still very goal focused and client centered. We will work together to figure out solutions and steps to take so you can live your best life. I am looking forward to working with you and helping on your journey.

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James Sapp

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Sarah Boer

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

HI, I’M SARAH. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C) supporting moms and moms-to-be through all stages of their parenthood journey. We know that motherhood is highly rewarding, but it’s also one of the most challenging things a person can do, and that’s when everything goes as you expected it would go! When it doesn’t, I am here to help. I am passionate about working with moms who have been met with the unexpected, including post-abortion support and pregnancy loss, hypermesis gravidarum, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders such as postpartum OCD or postpartum depression. I especially enjoy supporting parents who are parenting special needs or medically fragile children. As a mom who has experienced the unexpected myself, my focus is to provide therapy in a welcoming, calming environment that allows moms to feel safe and validated. Babies are always welcome, and I provide convenient online therapy so we can meet wherever you may find yourself. In addition to working with moms and moms-to-be, I also specialize in working with teens and young adults struggling with self-worth, self-harm, constant feelings of worry, depression, life transitions, or grief and loss. I work from a strengths-based perspective and incorporate a lot of mindfulness work and humor into therapy sessions. I believe the therapeutic relationship can be healing in itself and I strive to create a space in which you feel supported, heard, and empowered. When I am not working, you can find me spending time with my husband and two kids, enjoying all that Colorado has to offer!

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Dr. Angela Stillman

Offering therapy in AZ
License: PhD,LMFT,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCoping with life changesCoaching
13 years of experience

Hello! My name is Angela Stillman. I am a Doctoral level Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Licensed Professional Counselor with over thirteen years of experience providing therapy services to clients dealing with a wide variety of life issues. I have always known helping people was my career calling. As a licensed psychotherapist in Texas and Arizona, I am committed to the well-being of all my clients and go above and beyond to cater to their needs. As a clinical approach to therapy, I utilize EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Clinical Hypnosis to help my clients improve their lives. If you are unfamiliar with EMDR and/or clinical hypnosis, I strongly suggest researching the approach (videos on YouTube are great) to ensure it is a process you are comfortable beginning. I look forward to working with you!

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James Jones

Offering therapy in AZ
Trauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence & coping with life changes. I've also spent many years treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I believe you are the expert of your story and have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and I am proud of you for doing that. It is an honor to be part of your journey! I am available Saturdays from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM and again at 1:00 PM.

How to find counseling in Apache Junction

Finding the best therapist close by in Apache Junction can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Apache Junction. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Apache Junction, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Apache Junction or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Apache Junction area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Apache Junction, elsewhere in Pinal, or in the greater state of Arizona.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Apache Junction area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Apache Junction therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Apache Junction due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Apache Junction may not take health insurance, some in the state of Arizona may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Arizona you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Apache Junction, Arizona working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Apache Junction above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Apache Junction helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Apache Junction therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Apache Junction therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Apache Junction therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in AZ, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 85117 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Apache Junction counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Apache Junction licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Apache Junction, Arizona can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Apache Junction has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Apache Junction:

85117, 85119, 85120, 85178

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