Mental illnesses are complicated, especially for those who are suffering from one. No matter what kind of mental health disorder you have, they can all majorly affect your life if you don’t get treatment. Luckily, there are many excellent mental health professionals in Fountain Hills who can help. 

Fountain Hills is famous for its 560-foot fountain that sprays for 15 minutes at a time every hour from nine in the morning to nine at night. When it was built in 1970, it was the world’s tallest fountain but now it is the fourth tallest. Many folks come to watch the fountain just for relaxation because it is good to relieve stress. Talk to one of the therapists in Fountain Hills to find out how to reduce stress in your life. 

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Ginger Myers

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemADHD
17 years of experience

Hi, I'm Ginger. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Arizona (LMFT) with more than 17 years experience working with individuals, couples and families of all ages. I specialize in helping others in the areas of stress/anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma/abuse, and motivation/self-esteem/confidence. I am highly collaborative, working alongside clients to identify their treatment goals and tailoring treatment interventions to each specific treatment goal. This means I work alongside you to prioritize the issues you want most to improve and then focus on strategies developed with you to improve your functioning and coping. I approach therapy with a variety of techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, solutions focused therapy, person-centered therapy, and psychoeducation. I believe we all have the capacity for personal growth and development - it takes both courage and motivation to be vulnerable enough to let someone else be a part of that growth and development. Therapy is safe place for the self-reflection and honest conversations that support personal development by learning new skills and expanding on the strengths, resources and supports available. I describe therapy as remodeling a house that has already been built while you're living in it and I'm your contractor, there to provide professional guidance, feedback and support to help you through the process. Life can be hard, you're not alone, and things can get better. Don't hesitate to reach out to see if I'm the right therapist for you.

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Nicole Spahl

Offering therapy in AZ
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCompassion fatigue
25 years of experience

I am a professional counselor licensed in Arizona with 25 years of experience working with people of all ages and life circumstances, helping them to improve their relationships with themselves and others. I have assisted people with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship concerns and life transitions to feel relief and be fulfilled in their recoveries from their stressors. I utilize a relationship-based approach incorporating attachment theory, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and reflective techniques, all with the intent to help you reach your full potential and live your best life. My approach is centered on you as an individual and your specific needs, without judgment, and with support and encouragement to face the often-scary task of facing demons and making changes. I look forward to joining you in your pursuit of better mental health!

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Thomas Cleereman

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

Hello, my name is Tom. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of professional experience. I am licensed in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas. I am a strengths-based therapist who has had some of the similar life experiences as the resilient people I am humbled to have helped over the years. A few of the things I specialize in are dealing with is stress and anxiety, coping with depression, addressing addiction, overcoming trauma and abuse, overcoming difficult life events, family issues, marital concerns, sexual behaviors, improving motivation, building self-esteem, and boosting confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your life and that you already have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming the situations that challenge you. My goal is to help you identify these strengths and support you through this process, while redefining yourself and getting your life back. I provide a non-judgmental and safe outlet where you will be able to share what you are going through. I always treat others with kindness, dignity, and respect, regardless of what life circumstances led you to BetterHelp. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and you should be proud of yourself for getting started! I look forward to meeting you and walking side-by-side with you on this journey.

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Dr. Alicia Fahr

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Virginia and Arizona with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients manage chronic illness and chronic pain, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, post-partum anxiety and depression, women's issues, aging issues, loneliness, phobias, career changes, and lack of purpose or direction in life. I practice Existentialism, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Rogerian Counseling, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychosocial Theory, and Adlerian Therapy, in my counseling sessions depending upon the client’s needs, goals, and personality. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Tena Thomas

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
4 years of experience

I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapist with over 4 years of experience counseling children, teens, adults, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger management and ADHD. My counseling style is caring, friendly, and honest and my clients will always be treated with respect and compassion. Therapy should be rewarding for each client and tailored to your individual needs. My therapy style includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic theory, and is Solution Focused. We will work together to establish and achieve the goals that are important to you. Change can be difficult, but I am here to help guide you every step of the way. I look forward to working with you!

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Donna Gensler

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LSCSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

I have spent the last 25 years of my profession working in the child welfare system. The experience I have gained has been invaluable. I have had the privilege of working with clients in many different areas, and have learned a great deal about other cultures, socioeconomic status, and the challenges disenfranchised people have faced. I have also worked with countless families who are at an impasse on how to parent effectively in today’s world and be a healthy and communicative family system. This experience has allowed me to learn how to be creative in providing evidence based interventions for depression, anxiety, ADHD, other emotions that come from life stressors and past trauma. My goal is to help you achieve your goals and be as emotionally and mentally healthy as you can be….to be the best version of yourself! Together we will develop a goal of what the version looks like to you. I will be there to support you along your journey and provide honest and supportive feedback.

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Mary Jackson

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I work with women and specialize in women's issues. I am licensed in Arizona with 10 years of professional work experience. I specialize in empowering ambitious women to recognize their unique power & personal strengths. I will offer skills & tools in each session, holding you accountable to continue making forward progress toward positive change and the goals we set together. Our work together is action-oriented because therapy is an investment you deserve to see a return on.

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Penny Collins

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
40 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona and Wisconsin with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Catrina Drinning-Davis

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
12 years of experience

Greetings! My name is Catrina and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Supervisor in Texas. I am also licensed in Arizona, South Carolina and Florida. I am here to work with you and I am on your side. When working on difficult concerns, it is important to have an impartial person who can listen and be there for you. I work with a variety of concerns, including healing from difficult and abusive relationships, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, addiction, and the loss of a loved one. I started the journey of becoming a therapist to help others and it was a calling of sorts. After my experience of healing and growth, I knew I wanted to help others overcome similar things. I work with those who are going though a life transitions and those who struggle to let the past go. I also work with those grieving the loss of a loved one or a relationship. Together we will come up with a plan that will fit your unique needs and situation. I work with a variety of different methods and techniques to help you through. I am here to listen and offer support without judgment. If you feel stuck or have a situation that is difficult to talk about with others, therapy may be a good place to start. Whether or not I'm a good match for you, I'm so glad you are getting help. Congratulations on taking the first steps.

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Heidi Solarz-Kutz

Offering therapy in AZ
License: MSSW,LCSW ,LCADC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I specialize in treating Anxiety, Depression, Trauma specifically for Adults, young adults and teenagers. My approach emphasizes mindfulness, empowerment, insight, meditation and self awareness to help clients to live a more gratifying life. Our focus will be on creating an individualized and balanced physical, emotional, spiritual and mental daily practice. Together we will find tools to overcome obstacles and clear the path for you to align with your authentic self using CBT, DBT and Mindfulness Therapy. Ultimately I will guide you in securing the kind of life you choose.

How to find counseling in Fountain Hills

Finding the best therapist close by in Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills. 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 Fountain Hills, 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 Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills, elsewhere in Maricopa, 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 Fountain Hills area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills, 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 Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills 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 85269 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 Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills, 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.

Fountain Hills 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 Fountain Hills:

85268, 85269

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