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. 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

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

Glenda Velez

PhD.
16 years experience
Hi, I'm Glenda Velez; I'm a psychologist and I'm glad you made the decision to talk about your concerns with someone in my profession. Is this the first time you've reached out to someone like me? I know and I truly understand this is a very difficult choice, but I want to assure you that I will try my best to assist you in this process. Please feel free to ask... Read More
Hi, I'm Glenda Velez; I'm a psychologist and I'm glad you made the decision to talk about your concerns with someone in my profession. Is this the first time you've reached out to someone like me? I... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 16 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

Marla Carman

MAPC, CAGS
15 years experience
Joy has been working in the mental health field since 2005. She earned her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (MAPC) and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BA) from Ottawa University, along with two Certification of Advanced Degrees in Clinical Counseling and Trauma, Abuse and Deprivation (CAGS). She has credentials from the National Board of Certified Counselors as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH). ... Read More
Joy has been working in the mental health field since 2005. She earned her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (MAPC) and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BA) from Ottawa University, along with two Certification of Advanced Degrees... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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

Grant Weaver

M., A., M., DIV., LPC
30 years experience
As a licensed mental health professional the past several decades, I've been providing psychological evaluations and comprehensive behavioral analysis, case management, treatment planning, individual & group therapy, facilitating psycho-educational seminars and classes, and crisis management. I have practiced in mental hygiene clinics, hospitals, private practice, addiction treatment programs, correctional facilities, military installations, and universities. I hold an undergraduate degree in behavioral psychology from Arizona State University, an MA in psychology at the University of Texas... Read More
As a licensed mental health professional the past several decades, I've been providing psychological evaluations and comprehensive behavioral analysis, case management, treatment planning, individual & group therapy, facilitating psycho-educational seminars and classes, and crisis management. I have practiced in mental... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Dr. Kara Beck

PhD, LCP
8 years experience
Greetings! My name is Kara Beck and I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in the States of Arizona and Virginia. As you are considering whether you'd like to work with me, here are some things I think are important for you to know: My fundamental belief is that all humans have value. This guides how I conduct therapy, the kind of work I do, and my life in general. This is also one of the... Read More
Greetings! My name is Kara Beck and I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in the States of Arizona and Virginia. As you are considering whether you'd like to work with me, here are some things I think are important for... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Cara Jones

LCSW
20+ years experience
As a therapist, Cara believes that the relationship built in therapy is important to assist the client in their healing process. Cara provides an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families overcome issues that have become barriers so that they can move forward and thrive. Cara believes that change happens when people are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to heal. Read More
As a therapist, Cara believes that the relationship built in therapy is important to assist the client in their healing process. Cara provides an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families overcome issues that have become barriers so that they can move forward and thrive. Cara believes that change happens when people are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to heal. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20+ 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.