Surprise, Arizona Therapists

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Arizona, Illinois

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, post-trauma...
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Gilbert, Arizona

Dr. Rachel Loftis obtained her Ph.D. and M.A. in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in psychology from Saint Louis University. Dr. Loftis’ work has primarily focused on...
Roxy Teeling
LMSW, MSW, MA
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Arizona

Hello! As a professional with dual master's degrees, I have the privilege of understanding human behavior from a multifaceted perspective. Understanding the delicate balance of relationships and connection with others throughout life, and the impact...
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Arizona

Judy is the owner of Positive Wellness, LLC. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the AZ Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Her area of expertise is working with women to assist them in resolving past trauma and elevate to the next...
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Scottsdale, Arizona

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Arizona

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in helping clients overcome loss of self, anxiety, and depression in a matter of months rather than years, so that they can experience the present, live with more purpose, and increase...
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Phoenix, Arizona

I believe we all have the ability to change and grow. Without support and coping skills, life and its stressors can get in the way of, rather than enhance personal growth. When that happens, we often begin to compare ourselves to others, fear change...
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Phoenix, Arizona

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Arizona

You are in the deepest pain of your life, and it feels like you’re losing your mind. Your world has been turned upside down, leaving you lost and insecure. You’re normally upbeat and on top of things, but now you’re struggling to hold yourself...
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Sun Lakes, Arizona

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Arizona

I have been working as a licensed therapist since 2002 and have experience with all backgrounds and situations. I use a problem-solving approach to assist you in minimizing problem areas in your life. I will work with you to help you to live up to...
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Phoenix, Arizona

I am an integrative Psychotherapist, utilizing a variety of orientations and therapies, according to the client’s individual needs. Most favored approaches are cognitive behavioral therapy to challenge negative thoughts and behaviors and solution...
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Chandler, Arizona

I believe everyone has the ability and desire to have an extraordinary life. I see therapy as a healing conversation that provides clients with a safe, non-judgmental place to express their challenges, and help them to rediscover their strengths,...
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Tempe, Arizona

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Arizona

Living in an ever-changing world with many demands, responsibilities, and relationships can be tough; but I believe you can embrace these challenges with the strength that lives in you. I will help you uncover and discover your natural strengths to...
Mark Waldrop
LPC, NCC
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Tempe, Arizona

Mark Waldrop is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working as a mental health and substance abuse counselor.  He is experienced with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Existential Theory frameworks with individuals, couples, groups,...
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Tempe, Arizona

Empowering You Therapy is a mental health service primarily focused on treating women. I provide individual therapy to adolescents (13+) and adults. I believe in an “Empowerment Approach” and that even though you may not realize it you have many...
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Chandler, Arizona

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Arizona

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, passionate about helping my clients achieve fulfillment and satisfaction in their daily lives. I have completed Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 3 Training, which allows me to provide tools on helping...
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Gilbert, Arizona

Dr. Leslie O’Neill obtained her Bachelor’s Degree, cum laude and with honors in psychology, from the University of Missouri. She obtained her Ph.D. and MS in clinical psychology at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. While there, she...
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Gilbert, Arizona

Dr. Peterson obtained her undergraduate degree summa cum laude in Psychology at Arizona State University and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Brigham Young University with an emphasis on eating disorder treatment.  She completed a one-year...
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Arizona

I believe we all have the ability to heal ourselves, you will learn how to incorporate daily practice that will continue replacing limiting beliefs with discernment, resilience, and so much more! Transformation through a holistic approach activating...
Russ Silverberg
LPCMH 3, LPC
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Scottsdale, Arizona

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Arizona, Washington

Greetings! I’m Russ Silverberg. Professionally, I suppose I’m actually Russ Silverberg, DBH, MSC, NCC, LPC, LMHC. But ‘Dr. Russ’ is easier, right? Translating all those initials into English: • Doctor of Behavioral Health • Master of...
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Arizona

I specialize in Marriage and Family Therapy and work with individuals, couples, and families to develop healthy communication strategies, address relational issues (i.e., infidelity, trust, attachment, parenting, boundaries), and decrease feelings...
Darya McClure
LMFT, CCPT
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Mesa, Arizona

Have you thought of trying counseling before, but felt unsure of the process or felt like you're not an "emotional" person? As a therapist trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) I help to unlock the mystery of what our emotions are...
Jill Vermeire
LMFT, CSAT-S
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Phoenix, Arizona

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California, Arizona

If you feel stuck, confused, or hurt you don't have to keep suffering. My job is to support you and help you understand yourself so you can make the changes you need to have the life you want. I can help you heal from shame, pain, or guilt of...
Sonia Cano
LPC 172
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Goodyear, Arizona

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Arizona

Hi, my name is Sonia Cano. I am a licensed Professional Counselor and have over 14 years experience. My approach is strength-based and practical. I began my career in community mental health as a therapist and Clinical Supervisor. I work with...
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Arizona

Dr. Lahann obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Arizona State University. She was recruited to work in Marketing Intelligence at IBM in Boulder, Colorado, where she remained for almost a...
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Arizona

I specialize in grief & loss recognition, response, and recovery. I am also certified to aid traumatic grief as a Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider. With help, you can find deeper personal peace & increased emotional well-being after tragedies...

An Overview of Mental Health Resources in Surprise, Arizona

The lively temperate city of Surprise, Arizona offers fantastic views, plenty of amenities, and a decently safe place to live for residents. Given the appealing characteristics of the area, it is no surprise that people are moving there in droves. As of 2017, approximately 134,000 people live in the city, according to the most recent estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau. While that may seem like far too many people for one city, it is actually quite similar to other cities in similar situations. However, the population of Surprise tends to increase by a massive 15 percent every ten years, making it one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, in terms of population.

The primary motivation behind one’s decision to drop everything and move out to Surprise, Arizona is identical to the vast majority of American cities; something to do with a job opportunity. Be it a promotion or a new job altogether, plenty of people subject themselves to living in a region they have never lived before for a pay raise. That being said, not everyone who is in the market for employment manages to land a job. For those that do, maintaining it can be tricky with layoffs happening regularly. Relatively high levels of low-income and jobless individuals are directly contributing to a separate complex problem. Experts say that Surprise, Arizona is currently experiencing a “mental health crisis.” Let’s take a look at why people are making that claim, how the general mental health of the community got so poor, and what you can do to get in contact with a therapist who can help if you are in need.

Unfortunately, the concern of a deteriorating group mental health is one Americans are facing beyond just the city of Surprise. In fact, the state of Arizona as a whole ranks in the top 95 percent of states regarding the prevalence of mental illness amongst adult inhabitants. Moreover, a report published by the National Alliance on Mental Illness suggests that a whopping 20 to 25 percent of Americans suffer from a mental illness. In this context and for future reference, the term mental illness refers to any diagnosable psychiatric disorder one may live with. For example, schizophrenia or post-traumatic stress disorder. So, what is causing the rate of mental health conditions to skyrocket in Surprise, in particular?

Firstly, Surprise suffers from a problem that has been persistent with larger cities for a long time now: Poor education. According to statistics sourced from the 11 county’s schools, the average test score of a student in Surprise is 21 percent lower than the national average. Unfortunately, the link between the quality of education someone receives and the likelihood he or she will suffer from a mental illness in the future is present. While the relationship between education and general health is far from simple, it is undeniable that those who’s quality of childhood education was subpar are more likely to be diagnosed with a mental illness.

Surprise, Arizona also has an income problem. The cost of living in the area is exuberant, coming in at 13 percent higher than the national average in regards to housing alone. Meanwhile, the average income per capita in the area is 11 percent lower than the rest of the nation. It’s the classic case of community poverty worsening because the general cost of living in the city outweighs the average earning potential of most people. Just as there is a correlation between education and mental health, areas with high rates of abject poverty also endure high rates of mental health problems. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), American adults living below the federal poverty level are more than two times as likely to be diagnosed with a mental illness when compared to their non-destitute counterparts.

The Trouble Finding a Suitable Therapist in Surprise, Arizona

Chances are, you probably know someone who attends therapy sessions. Which is why it is surprising to some to hear that much of America is finding it difficult to reach out to a therapist who can help. The United States is going through a shortage of mental health professionals available to provide treatment to patients. Furthermore, experts also point fingers at poorly crafted policies, low-income, and stigma as being reasons why so many people aren’t getting the treatment they require. A recent report published by the National Institute of Mental Health estimates a clear majority of mentally ill Americans do not receive any form of treatment.

For the case of Surprise, specifically, income plays a major role in people’s mental health, often determining if they are able to get help in the first place. As per the U.S. Census Bureau, residents of Surprise are more likely to not have any form of health insurance than the average American. Regrettably, a good chunk of people who lack health insurance also is not on the upper-echelon of earners. The absence of any health insurance combined with the inability to pay for out-of-pocket treatment leaves many people vulnerable in Surprise, Arizona.

Mental Health Resources in Surprise, Arizona

Fortunately, if you are living in Surprise, a good deal of organizations who focus on mental health have their door opens and are ready to assist you. MGA Crisis Intervention, for example, is a well-known mental health clinic in the area servicing those who suffer from mental illness in the region. Notre Dame Behavioral Health is another renowned clinic in the area offering a bevy of services to those in need.