Picking the right counselor for the job can be a tough decision. So many counselors, so little time. Your mental health issues need someone who can fully understand, and at times, it may feel like no one does. Who can you turn to for solutions? Well, look no further. A counselor based in Tempe can be your one-stop for your mental health needs, giving you the solutions and care that you deserve. 

Tempe is known for its giant shopping mall. In life, finding the answer can be like wandering through a giant, crowded mall. Nothing looks interesting, and it’s hard to navigate. Luckily, you can fix this by speaking to a counselor. They can be your way out, or the store that you can go to for all your mental health needs. Speak to a counselor today and see how they can help. 

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June OConnor

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LCP
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

Hi! My name is June. As you can see, I’m an older person. Some of you may prefer a younger therapist believing that they may identify with you and that could be what you need. I’d like you to consider using me as your therapist because I am older. I have had many of the feelings you are experiencing myself. I’ve had some tough times and poor self esteem and worked through life shifts. I am able to teach some things that are only learned with age. I’ve practiced my skills for over 20 years. I went back to school late in life because I overcame struggles and wanted to help others do the same. I’ve seen a lot so I’m less judgmental. It’s normal to feel uncomfortable when first starting therapy. I may challenge you but will do so safely. I love therapy, listening to others and sharing what I can. You will find I work hard for you. The techniques I use are varied to my clients comfort. My degree is LPC which means licensed clinical therapist. I now live in Montana in the summer and Arizona the rest of the year. I am licensed to work with people from both states and no other states.

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Heather Montierth

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyGrief
10 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over ten years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families to help them create positive changes and accomplish their goals. I have worked with clients on a variety of issues to include: depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, career concerns, phase of life issues, parenting challenges, etc. My approach is gentle, collaborative, and respectful. I believe that change is best facilitated and most lasting in a therapy relationship where clients feel safe and understood. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, humanistic, interpersonal, motivation interviewing, and solution-focused therapy techniques. I will tailor our work together based upon your goals and specific needs. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey! I look forward to working with you!

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Stefanie Pollack

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona with a Masters Degree in Counseling. I believe in meeting my clients where they are and assisting them with self-awareness, healing and productive change from a place of empathy and non-judgment. I am passionate about empowering individuals to overcome obstacles and instilling hope for their future. As your counselor, I will walk beside you and listen to your experiences, providing a safe environment for you to process life events, emotions, and gain greater insight into your personal experiences. I use a person-centered approach that uses mindfulness, goal setting, and educational empowerment to aid you on your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Jennifer Rivera

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hello, my name is Jennifer Rivera and I am a Licensed Profession Counselor based in Northern Arizona. I have 20 years of professional work experience in a wide variety of setting with individuals of all ages. I have experience addressing a wide variety of concerns, but specialize in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes, improving self-esteem, and personal discovery. My therapy style is warm, authentic, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and trauma informed therapy. I will tailor our conversations and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I look forward to working with you!

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Aleta Clark

Offering therapy in AZ
AddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
31 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 31 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, 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. 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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Patricia (Trish) Hasper

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LICSW,M.Ed.,J.D.
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
25 years of experience

I have enjoyed practicing psychotherapy for over 27 years now. It is a great privilege to work with individuals from all backgrounds who are courageous enough to share the most intimate details of their lives and work towards self-improvement. I specialize in working with adults with a wide range of concerns, and am skilled in several theoretical frameworks including EMDR. I come with a broad background, with advanced degrees in education and social work, as well as a law degree. As a licensed attorney and certified mediator with 9 years experience as a guardian ad litem determining child custody issues, I can help you navigate the legal system for issues such as divorce or ensuring that your special needs child is receiving all of the public school services to which he is entitled. As a veteran and active reservist, I have significant experience with service members and their unique concerns.

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Heidi Solarz-Kutz

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

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

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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!

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Vicky Burgh-Harris

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed to practice in New York State. I have over 10 years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents and individuals with developmental disabilities. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including but not limited to depression, relationship issues, parenting problems, bullying, OCD, anxiety, and alcohol and substance abuse related issues. My counseling style is open, honest and interactive. My approach is to work with clients to develop a plan that will determine the best approach to better work with the client to achieve their treatment plan goals. My approach combines solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a holistic approach. I will work with you to find the approach to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Paul Otto

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with 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.

How to find counseling in Tempe

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Tempe 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 Tempe 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 Tempe 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 Tempe, 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 Tempe 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 Tempe 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 Tempe 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 Tempe 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 Tempe 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 85287 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 Tempe 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 Tempe 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 Tempe, 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.

Tempe 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 Tempe:

85280, 85281, 85282, 85283, 85284, 85285, 85287

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