Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Tucson, Arizona

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

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona is the 33rd largest city in the United States. It is located about 118 miles southeast of Phoenix and is just 60 miles north of the US-Mexico border. It is surrounded by 5 different mountain ranges and is home to the University of Arizona.

Like many cities in the Southwest, Tucson has a much lower median household income than most of the country. This is one of the reasons that stress and depression may be higher than in other parts of the US.

Although the state administration has put programs into place to increase mental health resources for its residents, access to mental health is still a major problem in Tucson. It is vital that all people have the information necessary to find help for their mental health issues. That is why e-counseling is working hard to create a directory that can help guide those in need.

Mental Health Statistics for Tucson

In 2011, the rate of adults with serious mental health issues in Tucson was about 20% higher than the rest of the country. This trend is on the upswing over the last ten years, with both Arizona and the national average leveling off at about 4%. This amounted to over 200,000 residents per year having a serious mental illness.

The scary statistic in Arizona is that of untreated mental illnesses. Almost 60% of all people with a serious mental illness were not able to receive treatment in 2014. An important correlation is that between mental illness and employment. Of those who reported having a serious mental illness, only about 15% were employed. This clearly shows that people who aren’t employed do not have the money or insurance to seek mental health treatment.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Tucson, Arizona

Arizona is one of the worst states when it comes to mental health treatment. It ranks 50 out of 51 in the United States, even behind Puerto Rico. Not receiving mental health treatment can lead to many issues for those suffering and for the community:

  • Joblessness
  • Homelessness
  • Substance abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Suicide
  • Domestic violence

In Arizona, the biggest roadblocks to receiving mental health care are financial and available providers. People simple do not have the money to afford counseling or psychiatric treatment. Even if they did, with the high shortage of mental health resources, it is almost impossible to get an appointment with a mental health professional in Tucson.

This lack of resources and high percentage of untreated cases of mental health issues creates a vicious cycle. Each year, more cases go untreated and we know mental health disorders can cause things like unemployment and homelessness. These conditions make it even harder to afford and access mental health care.

What Makes Tucson Unique When it Comes to Mental Health?

Tucson is like every other major city when it comes to mental health. However, there are certain things that make it more likely to suffer from mental illness in Tucson, Arizona:

  • Climate: Unlike many other southwestern cities, Tucson is wetter and cooler than the rest of the state. This is because of its higher elevation. So not only does it have hot muggy summers, it can have cold winters as well.
  • College town: College towns tend to have a higher amount of substance abuse issues. They also experience a high rate of mental health issues for younger people.
  • Unemployment Rate: Tucson’s unemployment rate is 4.6%, a bit higher than the rest of the state and a lot higher than cities such as Flagstaff and Scottsdale,
  • Socioeconomic Factors: Tucson has a very low median household income of about $46,000 (this amount is even lower in the inner-city at about $35,000.) Tucson’s median income is 16% lower than the rest of the country. When compared to the other major cities in the western part of the country, the only city with a lower income is El Paso.

Divorce Rate in Tucson

Tucson’s divorce rate has jumped from 4.5% in 1970 to over 14% today. This is one of the greatest increases in the country. However, there is a great proportion of Tucson that has never been married. This means that not only do people in Tucson choose not to get married, but when they do, many times these marriages end up in divorce.

One reason for this is that people in Tucson have a hard enough time finding mental health counseling when they have a serious mental illness. You can only imagine how hard it is to get an appointment for something like marital or couples’ counseling. That is why E-counseling wants to make it easier for people to have access to mental health resources.

Mental Health Resources in Tucson

Arizona has the second worst mental health program in the United States. Only Oregon is ranked lower for access to mental health services. Ironically, if you are really, really poor, access to mental health care in Arizona is not that difficult. This is because of the state programs for indigent people. However, if you are not indigent, your chances of having access to mental health services are not good at all.

Arizona has mental health shortages in more than 100 different areas. Studies have shown that there is on average only 1 psychiatrist available for every 30,000 residents in Arizona.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Tucson

E-Counseling is a resource for people who are frustrated with the current mental health system. Tucson is plagued with one of the worst mental health programs in the country. We believe that everyone deserves the information necessary to make it easier to find a mental health professional. Our directories will serve as a one-stop shop for people who are suffering from a mental illness and need help.