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. 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

Colleen Martinez

LCSW
11 years experience
Hi! My name is Colleen. I have my Masters in Social Work with a specialization in schools. I am currently working on completing a certification to be a certified drug and alcohol counselor as I feel that is a problem that affects many students. I have been working in alternative schools for most of my career but also worked in private practice for many years. I have worked with children and... Read More
Hi! My name is Colleen. I have my Masters in Social Work with a specialization in schools. I am currently working on completing a certification to be a certified drug and alcohol counselor as I feel that is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

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

Alicia Goodman

MA, LPC
14 years experience
Hi, I am glad you are here! It is a courageous step you are taking to find a therapist. Whether the reason you are seeking professional help is a failing relationship, or are symptoms of depression or anxiety, I want you to know that there is hope and there are solutions to difficult situations in life as well as to emotional pain. You are not alone! Many people suffer... Read More
Hi, I am glad you are here! It is a courageous step you are taking to find a therapist. Whether the reason you are seeking professional help is a failing relationship, or are symptoms of depression... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Tara Brisnehan

MA, LPC, LMHC
3 years experience
Hello and welcome. My name is Tara and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Arizona and also a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. Counseling any person, no matter where they have come from, or what challenges they are struggling with, is my passion. I enjoy helping people achieve what they desire in this life. Whether it is to have a better marriage,... Read More
Hello and welcome. My name is Tara and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Arizona and also a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. Counseling any person, no matter where they... 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

Wendy Henner

MA, LPC, LMHC
20 years experience
Greeting and welcome to Better Help! My name is Wendy Henner and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Arizona and Oregon, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University, and my Master of Arts degree, specializing in Applied Behavioral Science and Systems Counseling, from Bastyr University. For the past 20 years, I... Read More
Greeting and welcome to Better Help! My name is Wendy Henner and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Arizona and Oregon, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I received my Bachelor... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Berklee Leary

LPC, NCC, MA
6 years experience
Hi! I am Berklee, a Licensed Professional Counselor from Arizona. I have over 6 years of therapeutic experience working with clients from a variety of backgrounds and presenting problems. My counseling style combines empathy (being a supportive, listening ear) with cognitive-behavioral techniques (analyzing how our negative thoughts impact our behaviors). I believe in being compassionate, yet solution-focused. With all of my clients, I individualize each treatment plan to meet your specific needs. As a Certified Clinical... Read More
Hi! I am Berklee, a Licensed Professional Counselor from Arizona. I have over 6 years of therapeutic experience working with clients from a variety of backgrounds and presenting problems. My counseling style combines empathy (being a supportive, listening ear) with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Elizabeth Diamond

LMFT, MEd, MS
9 years experience
Individual therapy provides an open space to fully process what is going on for you without judgment. It is the only space where you are centered and focus completely on your own needs. The people I have had the pleasure to work with are often in a transitional period of their life and feel stuck working through it on their own. Sometimes it is their first time in therapy and other folks have been before... Read More
Individual therapy provides an open space to fully process what is going on for you without judgment. It is the only space where you are centered and focus completely on your own needs. The people I have had the pleasure... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 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

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.