Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Flagstaff, Arizona

Find a therapist in Flagstaff , Arizona that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Flagstaff 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 Flagstaff, Arizona

This community is one that seeks opportunities to know each other and live well together. The annual Be a Good Neighbor event fosters this community, especially seeking connections between students and long-term residents of the city. As the cultural hub of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff supports the arts to positively influence the economy and improve quality of life. Adventure and exploration exist during every season in the city, drawing residents and visitors alike to enjoy the great outdoors. Investigate the night sky with the low-light pollution at Lowell Observatory or take a hike in the world’s largest Ponderosa Pine forest.

With a population of about 70,000 people, Flagstaff, Arizona is a complex city that is changing constantly. A look into demographics, crime, finances, and mental health supports this fact. The city is around 64 percent white, 20 percent Hispanic, and eight percent American Indian. The crime has fluctuated, greatly, but in general, there is a one in 24 chance of becoming a victim of a crime. With a median income of less than $51,000 and a poverty rate of over 23 percent, the residents of Flagstaff struggle financially. Mental illnesses are rampant, especially substance abuse disorders and suicidal thoughts and attempts.

Suicide

The widespread suicide in Flagstaff reflects the serious mental health concerns. This city in Coconino County reported that, on average, one of its residents committed suicide every two weeks between 2010 and 2016.

  • The rate of suicide is 25.4, which is much higher than Arizona’s rate of 13.3 and the United States rate of 18.2.
  • Over 50 percent of the suicides in the county were committed in the Flagstaff area.
  • 80 percent of the deaths were male with a median age of 39 years old.
  • LGBTQ teens are also at a high risk with 60 percent feel sad or hopeless, 38 percent making suicide plans, and 29 percent attempting suicide.
  • Native Americans represent one out of every three suicide attempts.

Poverty

Many of those facing poverty simultaneously deal with mental illnesses. The Guidance Center (TGC), a nonprofit community mental health center, found that homelessness, food insecurity, lack of meaningful work, relocation to unfamiliar areas away from natural supports, forced relocation and cultural trauma, and coverage of services are the primary concerns among those with mental illnesses. While health care is more expensive in Flagstaff, the rate of uninsured residents is higher than that of Arizona.

Hispanics and Native Americans

These populations present unique mental health concerns and needs. About 25 percent of Hispanics live in poverty, and Latino high school females are more likely to report suicidal thinking. Language barriers affect evaluations and treatment; for example, only 36 percent of Hispanics versus 60 percent of whites received care for depression. Native Americans battle post traumatic stress disorder twice as often as the general population, and they use and abuse alcohol at higher rates and younger ages. They face higher levels of poverty and often lack awareness of mental issues and services.

Substance Use

Arizona residents struggle with substance abuse disorders and mental health treatment for the problems. About 11 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 reported using illicit drugs in the past month, while over five percent of the age group participated in nonmedical use of pain relievers. About eight percent of individuals 12 or older abused or were dependent on alcohol, and over three percent abused or were dependent on illicit drugs. Unfortunately, less than 10 percent of those struggling with alcohol received treatment, and only 15.1 percent of those battling illicit drug addictions received treatment.

Crime

Though Flagstaff is number six on the list of the top cities with the largest crime index decrease from 2002 to 2012, the crime is ubiquitous, making the city undesirable and coexisting with many mental health concerns in the perpetrators and victims.

  • Flagstaff has a significantly higher rate of murder, theft, and property crime than the reset of Arizona and the United States.
  • The overall crime rate is 23 percent higher than the remainder of Arizona and 53 percent higher than the national average.
  • There are 11.49 daily crimes for every 100,000 people.
  • Though the rate of different types of crime fluctuate from year to year, the total amount of crime has not changed.

E-Counseling

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