Tucson, Arizona Therapists

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Gregory Custer
LPC, LCPC
In-Person Sessions:

Scottsdale, Arizona

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Arizona, Idaho

That saying, "What doesn't kill me makes me stronger" -- I think it should be "What doesn't kill me makes me suffer." So many people feel unheard, disconnected, tired, worthless, fearful, sad, anxious and forgettable. They need the skills to nurture...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Arizona

Hello, my name is Austin Pohevitz, LAC and I am a Licensed Associate Counselor currently working in a school counseling/therapy setting. I have experience in family and child counseling, men in incarceration, and specialize in working with boys and...
Russ Silverberg
LPCMH 3, LPC
In-Person Sessions:

Scottsdale, Arizona

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Arizona, North Carolina

Hi, I’m Kelly. I own a telehealth only private practice where I work with clients from North Carolina and Arizona. I enjoy working with couples who are experiencing relationship conflict and would like to improve communication skills and increase...
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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,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Arizona

Now accepting new clients! At times life can be both complex and challenging, while also searching for answers and making sense of experiences can be a difficult task to accomplish alone. Your mental health is a top priority and you deserve to feel...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Arizona

Before I became a therapist, I was a mindfulness meditation teacher. I saw that it was so therapeutic for myself and others that I decided to go to graduate school in order to incorporate it's power into a professional practice. That is exactly what...
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Chandler, Arizona

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Arizona

I am a Licensed Associate Counselor, devoted to helping my clients achieve their goals and become the best versions of themselves. I believe in using a holistic approach to treat all factors that may be affecting my client's mental health. I use a...
Roxy Teeling
LMSW, MSW, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Darya McClure
LMFT, CCPT
In-Person Sessions:

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...
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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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California, Arizona

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over seven years of experience providing therapy to a wide range of clients, including individuals, couples and families. I have experience working in private practice, community health centers, and...
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Sun Lakes, Arizona

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Michael Kaufman
LCSW, LICSW
In-Person Sessions:

Seattle, Washington

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington, Arizona

Degree and Experience: I received my Masters degree in Social Work at Arizona State University, and my Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology, Philosophy and Sculpture) at the University of Arizona. From 2009 to 2015 I...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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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...
Melanie Bison
LMHC, LCPC, Ph.D., LCADC, LISAC, CPGC, LCADC-S
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Las Vegas, Nevada

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Nevada, Arizona

Melanie holds a PhD and a MS in Addiction Psychology. She has been in the helping profession for over 25 years and has certifications/licenses in many different specialties including domestic violence, trauma, pathological gambling, sexual offender...
Matthew Hogan
Pastoral Counselor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Arizona

As a counselor, I see the only reason for existing is to help you. We want to help you find peace and strength in your life. I want to help couples and families learn how to build each other up I know that every individual is just that, an...
Sonia Cano
LPC 172
In-Person Sessions:

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...

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. All people must 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 in 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 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 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 simply 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 a 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, certain things 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, but 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 in divorce.

One reason for this is that people in Tucson have a hard 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 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.