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.

This is Jennifer Beall's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCPC,LCADC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” (Author unknown) What battles are you facing? Depression? Anxiety? Addiction? Codependency? Trauma? Low self esteem? Relationship problems? I have over thirteen years of experience helping clients to overcome these issues, and more. I’m licensed as a professional counselor in Maryland and Arizona, and as a drug and alcohol counselor in Maryland. I use a variety of counseling approaches tailored to the needs of my clients, including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, Eye Movement Desen...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 5

Hello my name is Sarai, so happy to meet you! I hold a Masters in Social Work and have worked with multiple settings and people for over ten years now. I officially began offering counseling once I became a licensed therapist in 2015. I specialize in assisting others building coping skills for anxiety, grief, loss, trauma, relationships, and building motivation and self esteem. In addition, I am a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council of Exercise, a Certified Hypnotherapist, I am trained in Energy, Shamanic, and Spiritual Psychology as well. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Licensed Professional Counselor
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have a wide variety of experience counseling first as a Teacher and then as a Counselor. I was a teacher for 20 years,and understand students and parents, and the difficulties/adjustments they face. I have taught in the USA, Africa, South Korea, Dominican Republic, and online; so I have lots of cross-cultural experience, and love learning about new cultures and cultural diverse issues. As a counselor the past 10 years, I have counseled clients from the USA, including different people groups such as LGBT, African Ame...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 12

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 12 years of experience. I have worked with people from all backgrounds, conditions and experiences. My approach is non-judgmental, client-centered and direct. I believe in helping people develop by exploring choices and options. I assist others in finding meaning, purpose and personal strength. My goal is to help you find direction and make sound decisions or changes. I will personalize my services to meet your needs. Therapy can be daunting, but with the right support, people can make healthy changes to bett...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed.,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

WELCOME to the platform! I thank you for learning more about me and my professional experience in counseling. First, let me congratulate your courage in seeking help. I am very proud of you. Life can be challenging sometimes--it just is! Many emotions and states of being are completely normal in context to certain experiences —- depression, anxiety, hopelessness, frustration, confusion, and ambivalence. Still, you deserve to be happy and live your very BEST life! Let's see if we can work together and help you achieve your goals and explore your authentic self. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello and welcome to the first step to making positive changes in your life. My name is Jennifer Staggs and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Arizona. I earned my Bachelor Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2007. I completed my Masters Degree in Social Work from Aurora University in Illinois in 2014. I started working in community mental health in Arizona after completing my Bachelors Degree and continued this placement after earning my Masters Degree. I also have experience with crisis intervent...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

Hi there. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arizona with over 30 years experience working with individuals, couples and families. I have worked with people with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, addictions, parenting, relationship, grief and loss, employment, medical, cultural, gender and spiritual issues. I have worked with both active duty and retired military and their families. My style is warm, supportive and interactive. I want to move at your pace, allowing you to set your own therapeutic goals. My...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 21

Welcome! I am a licensed clinical social worker in Arizona where I have worked and lived since moving here from New York State in 2001. My background is in mental health and over the past 22 years I have practiced in a variety of settings including outpatient, in home, crisis centers and as part of a mobile response unit. I have worked with clients on a range of clinical areas including managing depression and anxiety, coping with loss and trauma, family relationships, crisis intervention, and issues pertaining to children and families. My therapeutic st...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

My name is Laura Burns. I earned my Masters degree in Social Work from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Michigan and Arizona with 20 years of experience. I've worked in a variety of settings in the mental health arena individually and in groups of people experiencing depression, anxiety, low self esteem, communication and family/relationship issues. Currently I offer support groups on Codependency for men and women. My approach combines learning ways to allow yourself to relax, solution focused, client centered, and ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, my name is Dr. Sherri Ruggiero, and I look forward to working with you to make important life changes including dealing with problems situations as well as reaching unmet potential. I have been employed as a psychologist for a hospital in Northern Arizona for the past 7 years working with individuals on a variety of physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral concerns. Prior to that I worked in community mental health. During my early career in psychology, I was a research assistant for the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at University of Colorado – B...

This is Christine Bush's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of clinical counseling experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and esteem and confidence challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 28

I work with clients in transforming their emotional pain into opportunity for growth. Clients work with me in reducing anxiety, depression, relationship challenges. I help my clients in replacing old coping skills with better and insightful new methods, creating new connections and mindsets. I have been working with individuals, couples and families for three decades and have enjoyed being present for many incredible “Aha” moments. My training in family mental health, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and Zen meditation ( to name a few) has been instrumental in m...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,CCM
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a licensed clinical therapist for New York and Arizona, and come with over 14 years of experience working in mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges. I also have helped many people who have experienced communication difficulties become more confident and assertive in different areas of their life. I have run group therapy for a myriad of topics and mental health issues. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, Ph. M., LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I enjoy working with individuals of all ages experiencing challenges with mood, depression, and anxiety. I have a particular interest in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, micro-traumas, aging, grief and loss, and depression. I typically use the person-centered approach. I have also used CBT, mindfulness, art, and play therapy techniques. I have training in Sand Tray, Nutritional and Integrated Therapies and tapping techniques. I have a Master of Art degree in Community Counseling and a Master of Philosophy in Health Psychology. I have held my indep...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Arizona with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, & trauma and abuse. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): CCDVC,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, I’m Mitchica Smith, LCSW. Having used therapeutic services myself, I never felt the therapists personalized my sessions. They felt like basic customer service. I decided to become a therapist at 15-yrs-old. As a United States Air Force veteran, I opened my own clinic, Total Commitment Consulting Services, in 2001 and I received my Licensed Clinical Social Worker license in 2006 while I was employed at Child Protective Services. I offer personal individualized attention to my clients. My approach to helping is trauma-informed, client-specific, evidence ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a native North Dakotan with over 20 years experience working in mental health, the last 15 of which have been as an individual therapist (LCSW). I have worked with people over the years with a variety of concerns, including but not limited to Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, Bipolar, and Personality disorders. I use a warm and conversational approach. I believe in flexibility of therapy and work with the individual for what are looking for from a therapist. If people do well with homework assignments, we'll do that. If not, we'll work to the person's ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I'm Wes! As your therapist, it is my goal to see you become a better version of yourself. It is my belief that life's experiences teach things about the world that may no longer be the most helpful or true today; even if they were true at the time in our past. When we don't adapt and remain flexible, we find ourselves in a web of mistaken beliefs, thinking errors and unresolved life problems. As a result, it becomes too hard to find our way and manage life's challenges in the here-and-now. I love to be present when my clients find a new way and authentically exper...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Arizona with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. I teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and how to find your purpose through Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). You are the expert of your story. Your strengths are evidence you can face any obstacle that challenges you. I can help guide you to finding your desired outcome by revealing the truths you already know. You can move forward with intention again! *I als...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Apache Junction, Arizona (Apache Junction, AZ)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Arizona with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Apache Junction?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Apache Junction area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Apache Junction and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Apache Junction or elsewhere in Pinal or the state of Arizona.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Apache Junction therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that 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.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Apache Junction and elsewhere throughout the state of Arizona you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Apache Junction to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Apache Junction, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Apache Junction, AZ, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 85117 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

85117, 85119, 85120, 85178

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.