Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Peoria, Arizona

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

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

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

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

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

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

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Peoria, Arizona                    

Located in both Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, Peoria, Arizona is considered a major suburb of Phoenix. With a population of nearly 168,000, the area is the six largest cities in Arizona by land and the ninth due to the population. Money Magazine’s recently ranked the area as the 29th top cities to live in the United States. Peoria boasts nearly 300 days of ample sunshine for this growing city in the Grand Canyon State. Popularity is due to a high 94% graduation rates, paired with modest home prices and an 8.15% positive forecasted job growth. A sports city with the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHS and NASCAR, Peoria is only minutes away for each of these events. Spring training is a popular time for the city as the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners play at the Peoria Sports Complex each year. Additionally, the city offers entertainment such as the Peoria 83 (P83) Entertainment District, the historical area of Old Town, 25-miles of trails and over 33 community parks attract visitors and locals alike for food, culture, and arts.

There are a few issues that the residents of Peoria are faced with such as suicide and divorce.  Arizona is a state that will consider a no-fault divorce. When this occurs, neither spouse has to provide a reason for the divorce but does need to declare that their marriage is broken. Due to this type of law, the state was recently ranked 13th-highest rate of divorce in the country. Maricopa County, where Peoria resides, currently has the number one spot amongst the other Arizona County for divorce with over 9,000 divorces reported yearly.

Mental health is an additional concern as research indicates that of students 14 years or older, an estimated 50% will drop out of high school due to a mental illness. Currently, Arizona’s student to school counselor ratio is considered one of the highest in the nation – an estimated 903 students per one counselor. Anxiety and stress over recent nationwide school shootings that have caused angst and school walkouts during the school year. As youth suicides increase in the area, the school systems have established new suicide alertness training within the public school system.

Whether it is you or someone you know that suffer from suicidal thoughts or trying to end an addiction, understand that you are not alone. Research indicates that one-third of adult health issues nationwide are due to mental health.  The first step in finding personal peace is recognizing that you need help. It is a concern to take seriously when you notice symptoms and ongoing signs that prohibit your ability to function within society, causes frequent stress and does not allow you to enjoy life. We are here to help as our community of Peoria medical professionals can uncover your strengths and utilize your inner skill set to solve your problems. Take a moment to determine the symptoms that affect your well-being as it will help you narrow down which therapist can help you properly. You will need to review potential therapist’s profiles and blogs to ensure that their specialties can meet your needs. When researching your potential therapist, consider the following questions:

  • Why am I seeking help?
  • What are my goals in therapy?
  • Am I more comfortable with a man or a woman?
  • Are there any personal aspects I’m not willing to discuss?
  • Do I want to be able to lead the discussion, or have it led?
  • How long do I plan to attend therapy?
  • Does my problem need extra specialization?

Engaging in effective treatments from one of our licensed therapists will help you on the path to living a successful and productive life. Many mental health issues can affect you, how you think and feel on a daily basis. Decide how often you need to visit your therapist and make sure that their office is located near where you work or live. Typically, offices are only open during the work day so if you appointments needs are outside that time frame; add that to your list of interview questions. These sessions will help you build a relationship so take time to set-up a phone interview with them. It is important that you feel a connection with your potential therapist, learn their style and if they seem engaged in the conversation.

Take the time to connect with a therapist and invest some time in yourself. The issues that impact you are complicated and there is not one solution to solve it all. Therapy for you can be helpful in finding a way to cope with anxiety or stress, improve your relationships with others, enhance your family dynamics or overall strengthening your well-being. Our Peoria therapist directory can provide a diverse set of strategies to help address the mental health needs in your life as we are all entitled to a good life no matter our imperfections.