For those looking for a therapist, Scottsdale, AZ offers more counseling services than you’d find in smaller towns or rural areas. However, finding the right therapist to match your needs can be complicated, even in a thriving city. Successful therapy can depend on finding the right evidence-based therapeutic approach for your mental health challenge, as well as finding a therapist with whom you can build a rapport and work closely. This isn’t always available nearby, even in a growing city like Scottsdale. 

Online therapy through a platform like BetterHelp allows you a wider range of choice. BetterHelp offers over 30,000 mental health providers, with professional expertise in a variety of therapeutic practices from cognitive behavioral therapy, to EMDR, to a holistic approach. By filling out an online questionnaire, BetterHelp will identify and connect you with a therapist that meets you individual needs, whether you are looking to manage the physical symptoms of stress, or to heal family conflict. In addition, because therapeutic alliance can be a key to client success, if for any reason you need to change therapists, you can do so at no additional cost. 

Online therapy can be a helpful solution for individuals who are suffering from the effects of trauma and have difficulty meeting a therapist in-person, or sharing in an office setting that doesn’t feel safe. With video chat, phone, and text messaging options, you can talk to your therapist from the comfort of your own home. The convenience of online sessions may also be attractive to busy professionals, students, and parents. 

If you are someone in the Scottsdale area who has been trying to break free from negative emotions and embrace self-acceptance, a therapist can guide that process and help you find hope. Contact BetterHelp to take that first step toward your wellness journey. 

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Carolyn Moore

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Arizona with over 21 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. My passion is working with survivors of physical, sexual, verbal and/or emotional abuse. I also enjoy working with other types of trauma survivors, as well as people dealing with grief/loss issues, stress and anxiety or going through life transitions. My clinical approaches include EMDR, inner-child work, trauma-focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, but I will use whichever approaches work best for you. My counseling style is caring, non-judgmental, respectful and interactive, with my top priority being your emotional safety and well-being. I believe in helping you identify and build on your strengths and working together as a team to accomplishing your goals. I would love to hear from you to help, support and empower you along your healing journey!

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Barbara Ann Caudill

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 30 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 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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Amy Beitia

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Idaho and Oregon and am passionate in developing a therapeutic relationship based on trust, reliability and, feeling safe. I specialize in helping individuals, families, and couples impacted by trauma, mental illness, and general life stressors. I find it helpful to work together with you in a non-judgmental manner at your own pace however their maybe times I use professional judgement to help you trudge through the process. I also enjoy assisting individuals working through normal life challenges and stress which may have led to depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, addictions, relationship trouble, and/or self-esteem issues. I work with individuals of all age, gender, race and sexual orientation. Taking this first step takes courage and I look forward to guiding you through your journey in a safe and warm environment. You may also find me on psychology today https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/amy-beitia-fruitland-id/1018530 and simple practice and simple practice https://amy-beitia.clientsecure.me/

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Marie Hayes

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Montana with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. 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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Dawn Cooperstein

Offering therapy in AZ
AddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseCoping with life changesADHD
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona and Virginia with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with ADHD and neurodivergence, LGBTQIA2+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with life changes. 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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Karen Soza

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona with 8 years of professional work experience. 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. As an LMFT, I am passionate about working with a wide range of backgrounds and needs. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, young adults and adults, couples and families. I am Bilingual (Spanish/English) and specialize in Trauma focused therapy and believe that understanding our family dynamics and transgenerational experiences will result in the ability to heal and grow.

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Yazmin Coleman

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Andrea McPherson Mendes

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona and Colorado with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Shelley Lauzon

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
12 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Georgia and Arizona with over 13 years of professional work experience. I have worked with helping clients with a wide range of concerns, including substance use, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, legal difficulties, ADHD, trauma and many others. I work with my clients to create an open, safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, solution focused, humanistic, and person- centered therapy. I believe the client is the expert of their life, which to me means working collaboratively each step of the way. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and I am proud of you for taking it. Whenever you are ready, I am here to be a guide and help you with the next steps towards a happier, more fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you!

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Christine Baggiani-Floros

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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.

How to find counseling in Scottsdale

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale, 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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale 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 85259 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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale, 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.

Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale:

85250, 85251, 85252, 85254, 85255, 85257, 85258, 85259, 85260, 85261, 85262, 85266, 85267, 85271

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