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. Katarina Olea

PhD, LPC
13 years experience
Hi! My name is Katarina and love helping people. I have been working in the counseling field for over 12 years and have had the opportunity to be in a variety of settings. I have worked in the school setting, hospital settings, community agencies and a state prison. Each area has helped me to expand my knowledge and expertise, especially as it relates to managing stress, anxiety, depression, and being healthy overall. I am passionate... Read More
Hi! My name is Katarina and love helping people. I have been working in the counseling field for over 12 years and have had the opportunity to be in a variety of settings. I have worked in the school setting, hospital... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Dr. Benson Munyan

Ph.D.
5 years experience
Greetings! My name is Dr. Benson Munyan. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Arizona. While a Generalist by training, I have a significant slant towards depression, anxiety, and stress- and trauma-related problems. I also have a significant background in military psychology and have also experience working with law enforcement and first-responders. I primarily provide Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an umbrella term for psychotherapies that examine the relationships between our thinking, our emotions, and... Read More
Greetings! My name is Dr. Benson Munyan. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Arizona. While a Generalist by training, I have a significant slant towards depression, anxiety, and stress- and trauma-related problems. I also have a significant... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Dr. Melissa Drinkman

DBH, LCSW
10 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a doctorate in behavioral health. I am a co-owner at www.prompt.love where we create products to empower individuals interested in engaging in wellness, self-care, healing and spirituality by providing tools to promote sustainable practices and integrating self-care benefits into everyday life. I have worked with children, families, adults and older adults on issues ranging from complex trauma to life transitions. I work from... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a doctorate in behavioral health. I am a co-owner at www.prompt.love where we create products to empower individuals interested in engaging in wellness, self-care, healing and spirituality by providing tools to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

AMY FAUST

MFCT, LPC
16 years experience
With more than 20 years in the field, and 16 of those in direct counseling work I have come to the conclusion that everyone struggles a bit from time to time. I have worked with numerous families, moving through the trials and tribulations of childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. Parenting isn't easy, and things have become even more complicated with blended family situations and technological advances. Kids have access to more information... Read More
With more than 20 years in the field, and 16 of those in direct counseling work I have come to the conclusion that everyone struggles a bit from time to time. I have worked with numerous families, moving through... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Shiann Metheny

LPC, LPCC, LCPC
17 years experience
Hello! Seeking help is often very hard. Everyone needs support at some point and it takes a lot of courage to step out. I respect those who do so a great deal! Thank you for taking the time to consider me as a helper. While it is important to understand about my credentials and approach to therapy, it is also important that you know I respect you and I will be very careful about our... Read More
Hello! Seeking help is often very hard. Everyone needs support at some point and it takes a lot of courage to step out. I respect those who do so a great deal! Thank you for taking the time to consider... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Audra D'Eliso

MS, LPC
7 years experience
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't always change difficult situations, past or present, we can work together to heal the scars of the past, eliminate negative self-beliefs, and explore new possibilities. I can help you to better understand and resolve day-to-day challenges as well as discover behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a... Read More
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't always change difficult situations, past or present, we can work together to heal the scars of the past, eliminate... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Jane Miclon

MSW, LCSW
3 years experience
Hi I'm Jane Miclon. I'm a licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and families. I attended the University of Connecticut receiving a Masters degree in Social Work. My experience includes but is not limited to working within schools, mental health clinics, psychiatric and medical hospitals, military mental health clinic, and adoption. I especially enjoy helping guide adults with career issues,coping with life changes... Read More
Hi I'm Jane Miclon. I'm a licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and families. I attended the University of Connecticut receiving a Masters degree in Social Work. My experience includes... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Talia Toon

MSW, LCSW
10 years experience
Thank you for visiting my BetterHelp Profile! I am a Licensed Clinic Social Worker in Phoenix, Arizona. I have been working as a counselor for almost 10 years. I have my Masters Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University with a Bachelors Degree in Education. I have worked in many different areas including first response/on scene crisis response, hospital crisis and most recently have worked for the last 3 years with clients in the... Read More
Thank you for visiting my BetterHelp Profile! I am a Licensed Clinic Social Worker in Phoenix, Arizona. I have been working as a counselor for almost 10 years. I have my Masters Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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. Stephanie Stowman

PhD
9 years experience
Dr Stowman is originally from Arizona and graduated with her PhD in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is licensed in the states of Arizona, Nevada, and Wisconsin. She provides treatment for individuals of all ages with a variety of conditions such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD. She also works with individuals experiencing psychological symptoms associated with medical conditions (i.e cancer, chronic pain). She is also a board certified child and adolescent... Read More
Dr Stowman is originally from Arizona and graduated with her PhD in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is licensed in the states of Arizona, Nevada, and Wisconsin. She provides treatment for individuals of all ages with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 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.