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. Cynthia Regardie

Psy.D
28 years experience
Hello, Taking this step to begin working on yourself is already leading you in a better direction. I am a psychologist licensed in the states of Arizona and Colorado. I have over 28 years of experience helping a variety of clients with a wide range of concerns and as a clinical supervisor. I have extensive experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, stress, chronic illness, grief and loss, relationship and family issues, life... Read More
Hello, Taking this step to begin working on yourself is already leading you in a better direction. I am a psychologist licensed in the states of Arizona and Colorado. I have over 28 years of experience helping a variety... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 28 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

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

Lisa Barras

LPC, LASAC, CCTP
3 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Arizona. I earned my master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2013 and I have been working in community behavioral health ever since. I love working with individuals, children, teens, couples, and families to help them tackle through their stressors and emotions they struggle with on a daily basis. I believe that everyone can benefit from some form... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Arizona. I earned my master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2013 and I have been working in community behavioral health ever since. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Dr. Shana Helmholdt

PsyD
3 years experience
Dr. Helmholdt is a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual and couples therapy. She has extensive training and experience in numerous modes of therapy. Her specialties include the treatment of: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, post-trauma reactions, body image issues and addictions. Her approach to therapy is based on an eclectic model, combining cognitive-behavioral strategies along with an interpersonal approach to enhancing existing skills and building new tools for better living. ... Read More
Dr. Helmholdt is a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual and couples therapy. She has extensive training and experience in numerous modes of therapy. Her specialties include the treatment of: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, post-trauma reactions, body... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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

Edythe Ryan

LCSW, CSAT, CMAT
10 years experience
I enjoy working with individuals who are motivated for personal growth and/or are wanting to work towards freedom from an issue that is causing undue suffering. Patients who are excited to learn about and understand themselves better will be able to heal themselves and their relationships. My goal is to help patients see the potential of what they can create for themselves. I have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds suffering from... Read More
I enjoy working with individuals who are motivated for personal growth and/or are wanting to work towards freedom from an issue that is causing undue suffering. Patients who are excited to learn about and understand themselves better will be... 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

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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