Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Mesa, Arizona

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


Dr. Jeanne Witter

PhD, LPC, LISAC
3 years experience
Welcome! You are already taking a step towards improving the quality of your life. No matter what the problem, progress happens best using a team approach. And I would be honored to be a part of your team. For 30 years, I have specialized in emotional problems, addictions, women's issues, LGBT issues, co-dependency, and behavioral aspects of medical problems (like compliance with medical diet). I use a client-centered approach and fit the therapy to the... Read More
Welcome! You are already taking a step towards improving the quality of your life. No matter what the problem, progress happens best using a team approach. And I would be honored to be a part of your team. For 30... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

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. 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

Chloe Levinson

LPC
5 years experience
Hello! My name is Chloe and I’m a licensed professional counselor in the state of Arizona. I have been practicing counseling for over five years, and have worked with a variety of populations in the mental health field for over 10 years. I most often use a person centered, cognitive behavioral therapy approach to help treat a variety of conditions and symptoms, including anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, interpersonal conflict, parenting, and career experiences. Person centered... Read More
Hello! My name is Chloe and I’m a licensed professional counselor in the state of Arizona. I have been practicing counseling for over five years, and have worked with a variety of populations in the mental health field for over... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Stephanie Sherman

MC, LPC, NBCC
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) in Arizona with 10 years of private practice experience working as a mental health counselor, and another 20 years of executive level Human Resources work. I am a published author of healthcare and self-help books and articles. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, relationship issues, career challenges,... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) in Arizona with 10 years of private practice experience working as a mental health counselor, and another 20 years of executive level Human Resources... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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

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

Sheryl Derby

LCSW
20 years experience
Hi, my name is Sheryl Derby, LCSW. I achieved my undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies. I also possess a Master of Social Work with a Child Welfare emphasis from Arizona State University. I have been a Licensed Independent Social Worker for 20 years and have been providing clinical supervision for 17 years. I have provided therapy to children, adolscents, adults and families. I... Read More
Hi, my name is Sheryl Derby, LCSW. I achieved my undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies. I also possess a Master of Social Work with a Child Welfare emphasis from Arizona State University.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Jeff Gishkin

LPC, LISAC, NCC
30 years experience
Jeff Gishkin Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, Nationally Certified Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Arizona State University and graduated from Adelphi University with a BA in Psychology. I attended the Albert Ellis Institute of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and the Milton Erickson Institute of Hypnotherapy and am a recognized expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for behavioral health, substance use issues... Read More
Jeff Gishkin Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, Nationally Certified Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Arizona State University and graduated from Adelphi University with a BA in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 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

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Mesa, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona is located in Maricopa County. The city is a suburb of Phoenix, and it’s in the East Valley area of the Phoenix metro. Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona, trailing only Phoenix and Tucson. Mesa is home to some of Arizona’s top colleges and universities including the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University.

Some of the top employers in Mesa include Banner Health System, Mesa Public Schools, and Boeing. The city is home to the Mesa Arts Center and the Mesa Amphitheater. It’s also home to the Mesa Arizona Temple, which is a Latter-day Saints temple. The temperate year-round weather allows for an abundance of outdoor recreation in Mesa, including a number of championship golf courses. There are more than 2,280 acres of park spaces within the city limits of Mesa, the largest of which is Red Mountain Park.

Despite the many strengths of Mesa as a city and a place to live, like so many other places in the U.S., issues are impacting many people in the city. Among these issues are drug abuse and addiction, economic problems, and relationship issues.

An Overview of Mental Health in Mesa

Drug use and addiction aren’t just problems in Mesa and Arizona. These issues, particularly as it pertains to opioid abuse, are plaguing communities throughout the U.S. In 2016 in the state of Arizona, there were 769 overdose deaths related to opioids in Arizona. That’s a death rate of 11.4 deaths per 100,000 persons according to the NIH National institute on Drug Abuse. During the period from 2013 to 2016, the number of deaths related to heroin went up from 102 to 299 in Arizona. Deaths related to synthetic opioids also soared in Arizona.

In Arizona in 2013, there were 76.2 opioid prescriptions written for every 100 people in the state.

In Arizona, an average of 42,000 young people aged 12 to 17 used marijuana within the past month in 2014-2015 according to a federal government report.

Along with drug use, many people in Arizona including Mesa report experiencing mental health issues. For example, from 2014 to 2015 in a report compiled by the Federal Government more than 13 percent of adolescents in the state said they had experienced a major depressive episode in the past year.

In the same report, the number of adults in Arizona who said they’d experienced thoughts of suicide totaled more than four percent during the time period from 2014 to 2015. Nearly 4.5 percent of Arizona adults reported having a serious mental health issue in the past year. Of the people in Arizona with serious mental health issues, only 37.7 percent received mental health care, while 62.3 percent didn’t.

Violent crime is above the national average. The Mesa violent crime rate is 34.6 while the U.S. average is 31.1. The Mesa property crime rate is also above the U.S. average. Mesa’s property crime rate is 43.9 percent, while the average for the United States is 38.1. It’s estimated that 16.8 percent of the population in Mesa is living at or below the poverty level.

In Arizona, divorce rates continue to be pervasively high. For example, according to data reported by Moose Roots, both Tuscon and Mesa are among the top 25 cities in the U.S. to experience the most significant rise in the number of divorces. On the list, Mesa was number 13. From 1970 to 2010, the divorce rate had risen more than 202 percent in Mesa.

As the national suicide rates continue to increase, Arizona has seen similar trends as well. According to the CDC, the suicide rate increased significantly in 44 states in the U.S. In Arizona between 1999 and 2016, the suicide rate went up by 17 percent.

Mental Health Resources in Mesa

Sometimes looking at the statistics related to drug use, mental health, crime, poverty, and suicide can all feel discouraging and overwhelming. There are mental health resources available in Mesa and surrounding areas where people can go to get help, however.

Some of the nearby hospitals and facilities that specialize in mental health and behavioral health in and around Mesa include Banner Behavioral Health Hospital in Scottsdale, Oasis Behavioral Health in Chandler, and Red Mountain Behavioral Health Services in Gilbert.

The National Alliance on Mental Health operates various classes, meetings and support groups in the area. Community Bridges, Inc. (CBI), is a non-profit that serves many cities throughout Arizona including Mesa. Community Bridges offers full behavioral healthcare, and all programs are licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services Division of Behavioral Health.

Along with nonprofit and for-profit service providers and facilities, there are also hundreds of individual therapists, many of whom specialize in certain areas of treatment such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, or marriage and family therapy.

Connecting with a Mesa Therapist

While struggling with mental illness, substance abuse, or interpersonal and relationship issues can feel like a situation that’s difficult to overcome, options are available. We created a directory of some of the top therapists in Mesa, Arizona. Our goal is to connect you with the most trusted, professional therapists in Mesa and make it easier to narrow down providers and find the right fit for you. The above therapist directory includes providers who specialize in different areas, but all are vetted to ensure the highest level of care.