Located in Maricopa County in the state of Arizona, Paradise Valley is an affluent town in one of the wealthiest municipalities. Even though the town is small, it is home to many different full-service resorts that offer guests and local residents the opportunity to relax and be pampered.

Why let that just be for your physical body? Take the time to relax and pamper your mental health as well by finding a licensed mental health therapist to teach you how to find your best self. Our minds deserve just as much health care and consideration as our bodies do.

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Negin Didehbani

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
9 years of experience

Hello! My name is Negin and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT). I have over eight years of experience in working with mental health and substance use concerns. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including: crisis facilities, residential facilities, non-profit organizations, correctional facilities and outpatient behavioral health centers. I work with clients to address their specific needs and identified goals. I understand that each client's personal journey is unique, therefore, my approach is tailored to fit each individual’s particular needs. I have a passion for emotional healing that improves relationships and the overall quality of daily experiences for each individual and family. My therapy style is person centered and supportive yet direct. I do my best to guide my clients into gaining insight into the causes of their problems. I am adept in working with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, dual- diagnosis, self-esteem, couples counseling, family therapy, and acute mental health disorders. My approach to therapy is to give clients the tools and skills they need to achieve their goals, personal growth, and find purpose and meaning. In my clinical work, I utilize a variety of interventions from a few different evidence based modalities to best address your needs. I particularly enjoy utilizing interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. I look forward to working with you!

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Amanda Williamson

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LPC,MAC,AADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
22 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Mindfulness Practitioner. I have been a counselor for over 18+ years in Maine and South Carolina. I have worked in a variety of settings, with clients of ranging in ages from 13 to 75, with a wide range of concerns such as dealing with grief and loss, low self esteem. Mood disorders such as depression, bi-polar, and anxiety. I help individuals evaluate current life satisfaction and set goals to increase that satisfaction level. I am also an addictions specialist. My counseling style is empathetic, warm, supportive, and non-judgmental. My goal is to always meet my client were they are. You are the expert on you. My job is to support and help guide you along your journey to wellness.. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines and may use several theories and techniques that include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and Solution Focused strategies. Asking for help is difficult, I applaud you for taking the first step in taking control of your emotional wellness. I look forward to working with you!

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Annie Forsyth

Offering therapy in AZ
License: MEd,LPC,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
21 years of experience

Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with many clients with a wide range of concerns including - - but not limited to - - anxiety, stress, depression, grief, trauma, self esteem issues, work issues, and relationship/family issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I am non-judgmental and believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and dignity. When working with a client, my approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, rational-emotive counseling and solution focused counseling. I provide a comfortable atmosphere as we work together to meet your specific needs. It takes a lot of courage to take the first steps towards change by seeking help for a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. Services are provided by live video; telephone; or live chat. I look forward to working with you.

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Morgan Lynch

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

I am a independent, licensed therapist in Arizona with over 10 years of experience working with different populations and different issues. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, co-occurring diagnosis, trauma, addiction, and ADHD. My background is heavily grounded in trauma informed care and setting the intention of doing no harm. My motto and general approach to life is having unconditional positive regard for my clients – we all have a story, I want to hear yours and help you navigate through whatever might be currently causing distress. I strive to ensure a safe, comfortable environment that is cohesive to your learning style. My therapy style is engaging & adaptive to your needs. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, & compassion. My goal is to help my clients navigate through the pain they tend to carry in a way that doesn’t cause them to experience more pain while doing so. My approach is person centered with you and your goals being the center of everything. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral (CBT), humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life; to take the first steps towards change is extremely difficult. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

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Katie Johnson

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
35 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona and Texas with over 30 years of professional work experience in mental health . I believe that you are the expert of your story and if we work together you can overcome the challenges that keep you from living your best life! Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. Congratulations for exhibiting that courage! The next step is to keep moving - you’re better tomorrow is waiting.

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Michele Griffith

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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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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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Chase Brewer

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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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Ingrid Johnson

Offering therapy in AZ
License: MA, LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionADHD
21 years of experience

Greetings and thank you for reading about me! I am a licensed professional counselor and a certified school counselor. I have 17 years of counseling experience. I offer a safe, non-judgmental environment. I work with you to to sort out the details of your life and provide appropriate resources to empower you. I have extensive training on stress and anxiety alleviation techniques. My counseling approach is embedded in person-center therapy. I believe the client knows him/herself best. My role is to help you achieve successful outcomes and work towards positive resolutions. Additionally, I incorporate cognitive behavior therapy. This approach allows me to guide clients in reducing stress and learning to focus on day-to day challenges, thoughts and behaviors. I look forward to helping you uncover the tools you already posses to improve and manage your life. Generally, I respond to messages during the evening hours as quickly as I can. However, on the rare occasion it takes me longer, I may be attending to other clients and or professional/personal responsibilities. I sincerely appreciate your patience. We are in this together; our therapy relationship would be a partnership. You have taken the first step by seeking therapy, let's begin our work on the journey to your healing process. You deserve to have the life you envision. In my spare time, I love to jog and walk my dog. I am married with two daughters.

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Kristi Meade

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have been fully licensed for 3 years now. I recently became a certified counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors in 1/2024. I have spent most of my career working in a crisis stabilization unit for MH and/or substance abuse. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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!

How to find counseling in Paradise Valley

Finding the best therapist close by in Paradise Valley 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 Paradise Valley. 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 Paradise Valley, 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 Paradise Valley 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 Paradise Valley 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 Paradise Valley, 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 Paradise Valley area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Paradise Valley 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 Paradise Valley 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 Paradise Valley 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 Paradise Valley, 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 Paradise Valley 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 Paradise Valley 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 Paradise Valley 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 Paradise Valley 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 Paradise Valley 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 85253 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 Paradise Valley 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 Paradise Valley 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 Paradise Valley, 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.

Paradise Valley 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.

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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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