Phoenix is a desert city, and one that is thriving. Despite its dry climate, it has found its own unique identity, filled with people who provide a little cool water to a dry desert. With that said, your life can sometimes feel like a desert. It can be beautiful, but you can get lost in it without any food or water. 

A counselor can be your oasis and your way to explore the good stuff the desert climate has to offer. Speak to a Phoenix-based counselor to get started. Like a phoenix, you too can rise from the ashes and shine beautifully in the sun.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW, CHt
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience in private practice. I am down to earth and pretty much laid back, with a great sense of humor. My approach is holistic, mindful and eclectic using cognitive behavioral and other therapeutic methods as needed. I have worked with clients of all ages and from all walks of life. I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, self esteem, sexual abuse, domestic violence, parenting, life transitions, blended families, and many other issues that concern my clients. I work well wit...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

I would like to start with congratulating and acknowledging you for taking this first step in achieving a more rewarding and fulfilling life. First steps can be hard to take, especially when it comes to our emotional health. We tend to be embarrassed, uncomfortable, or avoid these concerns. I am a true advocate in self-care as it is crucial for maintaining both our physical and emotional health. I believe you will be glad that you have taken this time to invest in yourself. My name is Kathleen Brown and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, 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 - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 27

Hi, I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both Wisconsin and California for 27+ years. I have worked with clients having a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, OCD and ADHD, military life, discrimination/bullying, emotional and physical abuse/trauma, PTSD, responder issues, parenting problems, and, grief. My counseling style is direct, warm, compassionate, goal focused, and, interactive. The "fit" has to feel right for the client or their goals will not be realized. My approach combines several evidenced-...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,CLC,CSFC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 13

Hi! My name is Dr. Lavarez Harris (Hint: My first name rhymes with my last name). I have been providing therapy and other behavioral health services for the past 13 years. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling, a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and I am a Certified Life Coach. I am also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both States of Arizona and California. Academics aside, my life experience has also contributed to my empathy and passion for helping others for as long as I can remember. I bring a rich and diverse background to my work as ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC, SEP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

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 b...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): BC-DMT,LISAC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello and Blessings As a seasoned clinician working with a Native American Tribe for over 18 years I bring a unique perspective to my work. My own ancestry can be traced to the Chickasaw Nation. My training is steeped in expressive arts therapy, existential philosophy, and systems theory. I believe accessing the creative mind and recognizing the patterns of our life experiences is a main pathway to healing from any number of personal challenges. I also have understanding of historical trauma, and believe that each person carries a story that can only be understoo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC,LAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

I am a professional and substance use counselor licensed in both Colorado and Arizona with over 16 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, substance use, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive with a positive touch of humor. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't beli...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), licensed in Arizona. I have been providing therapy for over 15 years, with experience in outpatient settings and schools. I have experience providing individual and group therapy, with children, adults, and families, in-office and online. I have worked with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, relationship and parenting issues, teen concerns, and a wide range of challenges including grief/loss, trauma, abuse, OCD, bipolar, as well as personal growth, adjustment issues, and crisis stabilization. I wor...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.,ABPP,FACP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Dave and I am a clinical health psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the field. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and served my internship at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. I currently live in Scottsdale, Arizona (licensed psychologist in Arizona) and am on the Medical Staff at Honor Health Medical Center. Although my clinical interests are broad, I have special training and experience in psychological aspects of chronic illness, inclu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC, MDiv
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 50

I am state board certified in Washington and Arizona as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Master Addiction Counselor and a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and of the American Association of Christian Counselors. I hold a BA from Arizona State University, an M.A. from the University of Texas in Psychology, and graduated from Liberty University with an M.A. in Theological Studies and an M.Div. in Professional Ministries. I have practiced as a Mental Health Professional the past five decades in many therapeutic milieus and specialize...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA ,LPC ,CCTP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Hello. The first step in any journey is always the hardest, but also the most rewarding because you are finally making the decision to not settle for what is and instead, are looking forward to what might be! My name is Patrick Reynolds. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Arizona, Tennessee, and South Carolina. I also hold a master’s degree in counseling (MA) from Liberty University and I also provide clinical supervision to candidates seeking licensure in Arizona as a certified supervisor. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

Greetings, I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor with an earned Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and Doctoral Degree in Educational Psychology. I’ve worked in a variety of professional settings to include: Law Enforcement, Academia, and Military environments. My education and work experience has developed within me a professional value system founded on a strong belief and adherence to the principles of Multiculturalism, Empathy, and Fairness! A very unique characteristic about my counseling approach is “Purpose” derived from the firm belief in my coun...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, 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 - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Nebraska with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. 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 - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have been in the counseling field for over 20 years. I am independently licensed in Tennessee and in Florida. I have worked with a variety of populations including individuals that need assistance managing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes. I am a client centered therapist and believe in a strengths based approach. I enjoy collaborating with individuals to develop insight into their thinking patterns and behaviors and in helping individuals in developing skills to make positive chan...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Arizona with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in California with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of Experience: 16

I am licensed in California, Colorado, and Wyoming with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, and substance use disorders. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Arizona with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma, abuse, and dissociation. Additionally, I have experience working with adults, teens, and children who are victims of trauma. 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!

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Phoenix?

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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix or elsewhere in Maricopa 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix, 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 Phoenix, 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 85032 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 Phoenix:

85001, 85002, 85003, 85004, 85005, 85006, 85007, 85008, 85009, 85010, 85011, 85012, 85013, 85014, 85015, 85016, 85017, 85018, 85019, 85020, 85021, 85022, 85023, 85024, 85025, 85026, 85027, 85028, 85029, 85030, 85031, 85032, 85033, 85034, 85035, 85036, 85037, 85038, 85040, 85041, 85042, 85043, 85044, 85045, 85046, 85048, 85050, 85051, 85053, 85054, 85060, 85061, 85062, 85063, 85064, 85065, 85066, 85067, 85068, 85069, 85070, 85071, 85072, 85073, 85074, 85075, 85076, 85078, 85079, 85080, 85082, 85083, 85085, 85086, 85087, 85098, 85254, 85304, 85306, 85307, 85308, 85310, 85353, 85383

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.