Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Avondale, Arizona

Find a therapist in Avondale, Arizona that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Avondale to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

Dr. Sandra Broz

PhD
3 years experience
I have over 20 years experience in private practice as a psychologist and counselor. My focus has been on depression, anxiety, behavior problems, and relationship issues. I have also taught counseling courses at the graduate level and psychology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. I have worked with many people over the years, all ages. I am sure that I have yet to "hear it all" but, I know that there is a lot of... Read More
I have over 20 years experience in private practice as a psychologist and counselor. My focus has been on depression, anxiety, behavior problems, and relationship issues. I have also taught counseling courses at the graduate level and psychology courses at... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Kathryn Davis-Lashley

MS, LPC
5 years experience
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read about me. My name is Kathryn and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been working in the behavioral health field for over ten years; and doing direct counseling for the past four years. I received my Master of Science Degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix Arizona. After graduation I worked as an in-home counselor with families struggling with interpersonal relationships,... Read More
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read about me. My name is Kathryn and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been working in the behavioral health field for over ten years; and doing direct counseling for... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Gregory Hayes

LCSW
25 years experience
Thank you for taking the time to consider me as your counselor. I have had 20 plus years working with individuals, couples and families, many of whom were experiencing acute distress, hopelessness, and were generally in some type of crisis; typically, they presented with complex and difficult problems often involving the courts, child welfare agencies, etc... Therefore, out of necessity I have learned how to promptly identify core problematic issues, connect with the person(s)... Read More
Thank you for taking the time to consider me as your counselor. I have had 20 plus years working with individuals, couples and families, many of whom were experiencing acute distress, hopelessness, and were generally in some type of crisis;... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Dr. Teddie Cox Lance

PsyD, LMFT
3 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with 10 years of experience working with clients. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Communication from University ofCalifornia, Davis, my Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University, and my Doctorate of Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy also from Alliant International University. I currently provide supervision to clinicians at a behavioral health agency in Gilbert, Arizona and treat... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with 10 years of experience working with clients. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Communication from University ofCalifornia, Davis, my Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Avondale, Arizona

Avondale, Arizona, is located in Maricopa County in the southwest quadrant of the state to the west of Phoenix. This is a midsize city, home to 82,875 residents as of the 2016 United States Census. Just over 50 percent of the residents described themselves as Hispanic, 31.5 percent White alone, and 9.6 percent Black alone. The balance of the residents is a mix of other groups that comprise less than 5 percent of the population each. Most of those living in Avondale were born in the United States. Only 15.1 percent were born outside the country.

Economically, Avondale residents fare well compared to the state of Arizona as a whole. The median household income in 2016 was $58,404, somewhat higher than the state average of $53,558. The cost of living index in Avondale tends to be lower than the United States as a whole, 93.2 as compared to 100.

While the crime rate in Avondale has been on a steady decline since 2011, the crime index still sits at a point slightly higher than that of the United States overall, 287 per 100,000 in the population. The overwhelming majority of incidents involve thefts and similar property crimes.

Current State of Mental Health Services in Avondale, Arizona

While the city of Avondale is doing well, it does face some significant needs in terms of mental health services for its residents. In 2016, Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital published the comprehensive Maricopa County Coordinated Community Health Needs Assessment which identified some specific priorities.

  • The availability of mental/behavioral health services was identified by participants as the most important health problem facing the community.
  • Mental health issues were in the top ten reasons for visits to the emergency room, and they appeared prominently as a reason for hospital admissions.
  • Substance abuse, which is a subcategory of mental and behavioral health, was a top concern for adults and teens alike. Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and prescription medications were all cited as common drugs of choice. Adults and minors both reported a high rate of binge drinking among their acquaintances and themselves with the 30 days prior to responding to the survey.
  • Adults reported an average of three days per month when they described their state of mental health as “not good”.
  • Within Maricopa County, 17.2 percent of the population were uninsured, making it more difficult to access the mental health services that are present in the community. More than 1/3 of those who actually did receive mental health service reported paying out of pocket. This can be taken as a sign of how desperately the care was needed.
  • Among the barriers to mental health services identified by the Community Health Needs Assessment were the expense, a lack of understanding of the system, and poor cultural competency on the part of healthcare professionals.

Family Life in Avondale, Arizona

Most households (77.1 percent) in Avondale are family homes. Another 10 percent of households are headed by unmarried partners. Of the individuals reporting a marital status on the 2016 census, 12 percent described themselves as divorced. Family stressors, such as relationship difficulties, addiction, financial stress, and others, are a primary driver of individuals to seek the help of a mental health professional.

Where to Find Help in Avondale, Arizona

A handful of providers offer assistance with mental and behavioral health challenges to people in Avondale.

  • Catholic Charities Community Services: This organization offers social services and mental health to the homeless, victims of crime, veterans, refugees, and the community as a whole.
  • Native American Health Center: Urban Native Americans can receive behavioral health services as well as primary health and dental care.
  • Touchstone Behavioral Health: This agency offers a variety of mental and behavioral health services.
  • Valle del Sol: This provider serves both children and adults with mental and behavioral health counseling and assistance.

If you or someone you love needs help in maintaining an optimal state of mental health, you may be searching for a competent professional who can help. The online directory offered by E-Counseling can help. You can find a list of providers in the area along with their credentials, level of experience, and any specialties. Each counselor or therapist also has a picture listed and a personally written statement about their approach to working with clients. All of this information can help you choose a professional that you’re comfortable with, which is important in such a personal relationship.