In life, there’s a fire in all of us that burns brightly. Sometimes, it leads us to our destination by giving us life. Other times, it burns everyone we know and love. Your inner fire needs to be controlled, and a counselor based in Peoria can help you control any fire you may face in life. 

Peoria means “prairie fire,” which is the perfect symbolism for life. Your life can be like a fire, and it’s up to you to figure out how to contain it and use it for good. Speak to a Peoria-based counselor to see what they can do for the fire in your life.

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Jaronda Lige

Offering therapy in AZ
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepression
15 years of experience

“New beginnings start with knowing how we create the trap that we are caught in, how we have deprived ourselves of the love we need. Strong bonds grow from resolving to halt the cycles of disconnection, the dances of distress”. Dr. Sue Johnson Hello! Welcome to your journey to happiness!  My name is Jaronda Lige and I am a proud Oakland, Californian native, Fitness-loving, Meditation-enthusiast, and Coffee, Cocoa, and Tea obsessed Licensed Psychotherapist based in Southern California. I obtained my Master of Social Work degree in 2005 from California State University, East Bay. My personal and professional journey continued to Southern California in 2006. I earned my licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Work in 2013. I am now living and practicing as a Psychotherapist in San Diego, California, and licensed to practice in the State of Arizona. I am continuing my academic journey at Loma Linda University, Doctor of Social Work program to advance my career in the areas of Clinical Leadership and Practice Innovation. My practice nurtures a non-judgmental, supportive atmosphere rooted in safety, mutual trust, respect, and honesty. My jam is helping others understand love, unlock triggers, understand emotions and needs, untangle the disharmony, overcome relational disconnection by creating positive connections and strengthening attachment & relationship bonds. My therapeutic style is integrative, with elements of mindful, open, explicit conversations coupled with evidence-based research of Emotional Focused Family Therapy, Emotional Focused Individual Therapy, and Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples.  Life can throw us lemons and a tether totter of emotions. I am honored that you chose this healing journey.  I look forward to collaborating with you as you mend your heart(s), increase secure attachment bonds, deepen your emotions, and Create Open-hearted Connections w/ One Another & self. 

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Colleen Tretton

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LPC, SEP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
9 years of experience

Coping with the effects of a traumatic experience is like battling through a stream of thick mud, making you feel helpless and unsafe. On the outside you may appear fine, but on the inside, there is something dark and sad sitting just below the surface. The irritability, lack of connection to others and yourself, disinterest in the things you used to enjoy, and difficulty sleeping is enough to make you feel like there’s no end in sight. Perhaps you’ve turned to substances or other behaviors as a way to cope since nothing else seems to work. Seeking help is scary but with the right connection miracles can happen. Imagine what it would be like to feel more connected to your own thoughts and feelings – and to those you love. Peeling away the layers of pain and exposing your true self is an effective way to ignite growth. This mind, body and spirit approach is the way to rekindle your joy and find your way back to yourself. What we expose will no longer hold power. I am committed to helping you cause a shift, and therefore a transformation in your life. I have worked with individuals with a variety of backgrounds, and have seen first hand transformation happen. Change is easier when you are supported, heard, and understood.

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Susan Charney

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I have been practicing for over 20 years. I emphasize honest appraisal and guided self-reflection a a means of confronting issues head on.. I have a general practice focusing on couples, families and blended families. i am a native New Yorker, we like solution oriented goals... I am direct and try to provide multiple alternatives to present thoughts. You may agree or disagree with some statements. It helps to assist with insights where changes are needed. Changes within oneself, changes the way they respond to a significant other, or a family member who lives with them. co-parenting in times of separation, focuses on how to leave the "old" relationship behind when focusing on supporting the child(ren). I am cisd/trauma trained and have had many eye opening experiences. I worked at the hospital in Landstahl Germany with soldiers who were injured and their families , in addition I had the privilege of working at ground zero with the employees of a financial company on the year of the anniversary of 911. I am a native New Yorker , focusing on goal oriented solution focused cognitive behavioral therapy (I am a diplomat in CBT) I am presently working with many frontline workers who have been affected by the pandemic.

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Charles "Brandon" Ramsey

Offering therapy in AZ
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoaching
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients of all ages with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and a wide variety of individual issues. 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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Dr. Janny Jinor

Offering therapy in AZ
License: BC-TMH,LCSW,PhD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
16 years of experience

I am a Board Certified Tele Mental Health Provider, licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker, with a PhD in Psychology. I have over 13 years of clinical experience. Some of the salient issues I have worked on are: military combat stress and PTSD, psychological wellness and treatment adherence for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families, child welfare, research on trauma and secondary trauma, displaced populations, educator on stress management, prevention and self-care. You can count on me when "hanging in there" is no longer enough. When you toss and turn at night, when the emotional pain from everyday life becomes unbearable and you feel hopeless and despair, take that first, yet difficult step to contact Dr. Janny Jinor and say these 3 words : I NEED HELP!

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Sarah Munigle

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesDepression
27 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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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Dr. Tuwana Evans

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

ReIax, Refocus, Restore, Recalibrate! These are words that would describe my approach to helping your work through challenges that arise in one's life. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the State of Arizona and Illinois. I have worked in the field of social work for 23 (10 years direct practice; 13 years in higher education). I take a solution focused, client centered approach to working with individuals and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and day-to-day adjustments to life's challenges. My direct practice experience includes head start/early head start, schools, community based agencies, non-profits, child welfare, and employee assistance programs (EAP). My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone dignity, respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe in working with the client to identify the issue or challenge and not labeling the client; thus destigmatizing seeking help! My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, and dialectical therapy. However, I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan based upon your needs. I practice with a sense of cultural humility that situates the client as the expert in her/his life and my role is to help you build on the strengths that you already possess to address the challenges you face in your life. It takes courage to seek help! If/when you are, I am here to be a support to you. I look forward to building a strong therapeutic relationship. Dr. Tuwana T Evans, LCSW

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Erika Raynor

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, bipolar disorder, & 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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Tina "Marie" Harris

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuse
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Utah with 12 years of professional Counselor experience. I am experienced with and am EMDR trained to help with ANY adverse experiences, including trauma and abuse issues. I also have experience with and am a Prepare-Enrich Marriage/Relationship Certified Counselor. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+ related issues, ADHD, OCD, communication skills, self love, forgiveness, identity issues, and self-motivation. You have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a 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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Rhonda Lucineo

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
13 years of experience

I am a mental health counselor, with a degree in counseling psychology, licensed in the State of Connecticut; with over 10 years of experience working in my private practice and in group homes. My counseling experience has allowed me the opportunity to provide counseling for individuals, children, families, and couples; with a wide range of concerns including various types of anxiety, depression, anger, grief and loss, family problems, parenting problems, relationship problems, and attachment difficulties. I also have over twenty-five years of training and experience working as a family counselor in the judicial system; providing services for domestic violence, divorce, and child custody. In addition, I have also helped many people who have experienced various types of trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, solution-focused therapy and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My passion is counseling, and it is always a great sense of accomplishment when a client expresses improvement in their emotional well-being or situation, and it is my hope that you will experience improvement during your counseling journey, as well. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

How to find counseling in Peoria

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Peoria 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 Peoria 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 Peoria 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 Peoria, 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 Peoria 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 Peoria 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 Peoria 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 Peoria 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 Peoria 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 85380 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 Peoria 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 Peoria 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 Peoria, 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.

Peoria 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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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

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 Peoria:

85342, 85345, 85373, 85380, 85381, 85382, 85383, 85385

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