Therapists in Tempe, AZ

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Photo of Sury Cortez, Pre-Licensed Professional in Tempe, AZ
Sury Cortez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85283
I am a pre-licensed mental health therapist and Grand Canyon University graduate student who provides a safe nurturing environment for children and adolescents. I have extensive experience in working with children and adolescents with a variety of emotional, behavioral, academic, and cognitive needs. I work with children in an individualized and therapeutic setting and seek to incorporate parents in the overall process.
I am a pre-licensed mental health therapist and Grand Canyon University graduate student who provides a safe nurturing environment for children and adolescents. I have extensive experience in working with children and adolescents with a variety of emotional, behavioral, academic, and cognitive needs. I work with children in an individualized and therapeutic setting and seek to incorporate parents in the overall process.
(602) 610-0373 View (602) 610-0373
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Betsy Leavitt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, RPT-S
Verified
Tempe, AZ 85282
My role as your therapist is to offer compassion and a calm, safe space for healing. My approach is client-centered and strengths-based, working at your pace toward your identified goals. I focus on offering support, tools, and resources as we work together. Each client has a unique situation and services are tailored to fit those needs. We will work together to achieve what is important to you.
My role as your therapist is to offer compassion and a calm, safe space for healing. My approach is client-centered and strengths-based, working at your pace toward your identified goals. I focus on offering support, tools, and resources as we work together. Each client has a unique situation and services are tailored to fit those needs. We will work together to achieve what is important to you.
(480) 470-3632 View (480) 470-3632
Photo of Amy Burnside, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Tempe, AZ
Amy Burnside
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85284
I want to help you embrace your personal story and live your life in a way that is fulfilling and connected to your personal values. I believe that through increased awareness & acceptance of who you are we can identify behavioral, thought, or emotional patterns that are keeping you stuck. I strive to help clients balance their emotional, psychological, & physical health. Together we can improve your communication skills, decrease emotional reactivity, improve self-esteem & break down internal barriers that prevent you from fully living. I have a down to earth and compassionate style and will help you identify your innate strengths.
I want to help you embrace your personal story and live your life in a way that is fulfilling and connected to your personal values. I believe that through increased awareness & acceptance of who you are we can identify behavioral, thought, or emotional patterns that are keeping you stuck. I strive to help clients balance their emotional, psychological, & physical health. Together we can improve your communication skills, decrease emotional reactivity, improve self-esteem & break down internal barriers that prevent you from fully living. I have a down to earth and compassionate style and will help you identify your innate strengths.
(480) 351-5184 View (480) 351-5184
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Mackenzie Kulina
Counselor, LAC
Verified
Tempe, AZ 85282  (Online Only)
I am committed and passionate about helping people heal and learn how to build healthier relationships with themselves and others. I achieve this by meeting my clients where they are at so together we can rebuild a strong foundation that facilitates change and personal growth. Throughout our lives we often experience obstacles that may go unnoticed by others. My goal is to provide a safe space with warmth, compassion, empathy, and respect in which we can navigate through these hurdles to reach your full potential.
I am committed and passionate about helping people heal and learn how to build healthier relationships with themselves and others. I achieve this by meeting my clients where they are at so together we can rebuild a strong foundation that facilitates change and personal growth. Throughout our lives we often experience obstacles that may go unnoticed by others. My goal is to provide a safe space with warmth, compassion, empathy, and respect in which we can navigate through these hurdles to reach your full potential.
(480) 908-9370 View (480) 908-9370
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Valeria Berrios
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85282
The issue is becoming bigger, more overwhelming, and more chaotic. You may feel a pang in your chest as the pain floods your body. The patience has grown so thin you desperately want a reset button. My goal is to support couples, and families in creating healthy, fulfilling relationships by addressing the unique needs and concerns of each family member. We can work together to improve communication, reduce conflict, and build stronger connections in your family.
The issue is becoming bigger, more overwhelming, and more chaotic. You may feel a pang in your chest as the pain floods your body. The patience has grown so thin you desperately want a reset button. My goal is to support couples, and families in creating healthy, fulfilling relationships by addressing the unique needs and concerns of each family member. We can work together to improve communication, reduce conflict, and build stronger connections in your family.
(623) 232-0702 View (623) 232-0702
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Samantha Colone
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85282
I devote my practice to gender diverse and LGB/Queer adults. I have experience working with transgender, nonbinary, gender fluid, and gender queer individuals. I value creating a safe and confidential therapeutic alliance to address your needs whether they are based on gender identity and sexuality or other mental health concerns such as trauma, depression, and anxiety. I am trained in EMDR therapy and use a variety of other treatment approaches depending on your unique needs.
I devote my practice to gender diverse and LGB/Queer adults. I have experience working with transgender, nonbinary, gender fluid, and gender queer individuals. I value creating a safe and confidential therapeutic alliance to address your needs whether they are based on gender identity and sexuality or other mental health concerns such as trauma, depression, and anxiety. I am trained in EMDR therapy and use a variety of other treatment approaches depending on your unique needs.
(602) 362-7829 x1 View (602) 362-7829 x1
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Nicole Schuster
Counselor, LAC
Verified
Tempe, AZ 85283
I find great joy in helping clients who vary in presentation from anxiety to suicidal ideation to trauma. I work with young adults and teens who may be experiencing difficulty with perfectionism, developing relationships, family dynamics, identity development and various other difficulties. Helping clients reveal and create an identity that feels authentic to them is especially important to me. I firmly believe that people know themselves best; they just need the right environment to encourage this. Connection and acceptance along with gentle challenging is key to my approach with clients.
I find great joy in helping clients who vary in presentation from anxiety to suicidal ideation to trauma. I work with young adults and teens who may be experiencing difficulty with perfectionism, developing relationships, family dynamics, identity development and various other difficulties. Helping clients reveal and create an identity that feels authentic to them is especially important to me. I firmly believe that people know themselves best; they just need the right environment to encourage this. Connection and acceptance along with gentle challenging is key to my approach with clients.
(520) 457-7203 View (520) 457-7203
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Jaime Castillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
14 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85283
Sometimes our lowest lows offer a foundation from which to rebuild our lives and find wholeness. If you've been feeling anxious or out of control, know there is hope. You do not have to feel this way forever, and you certainly do not need to endure it alone. Today, I hope you find the courage to choose yourself.
Sometimes our lowest lows offer a foundation from which to rebuild our lives and find wholeness. If you've been feeling anxious or out of control, know there is hope. You do not have to feel this way forever, and you certainly do not need to endure it alone. Today, I hope you find the courage to choose yourself.
(480) 405-0099 View (480) 405-0099
Photo of Ryan Young, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Tempe, AZ
Ryan Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Tempe, AZ 85282
As a counselor with over a decade of dedicated experience, I'm here to be your companion through these challenging times. My goal is to guide you through processing past experiences, embracing the present, and shaping a more hopeful future. I've had the privilege of working extensively with diverse individuals, spanning adolescents, adults, and couples facing a variety of hurdles. Whether it's adolescents coping with the pressures of growing up, adults dealing with life transitions, or couples navigating relationship challenges, I'm here to offer my support.
As a counselor with over a decade of dedicated experience, I'm here to be your companion through these challenging times. My goal is to guide you through processing past experiences, embracing the present, and shaping a more hopeful future. I've had the privilege of working extensively with diverse individuals, spanning adolescents, adults, and couples facing a variety of hurdles. Whether it's adolescents coping with the pressures of growing up, adults dealing with life transitions, or couples navigating relationship challenges, I'm here to offer my support.
(602) 962-2332 View (602) 962-2332
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Wyatt Agnew
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MAS-MFT, LAMFT
Verified
Tempe, AZ 85282
As both individuals and in our closest relationships, it is normal to pass through difficulties, hardships, or setbacks that can often seem overwhelming. My passion is to help you gain the tools and perspective you need to take control of your journey, move toward your goals, and create more security and safety in your relationships.
As both individuals and in our closest relationships, it is normal to pass through difficulties, hardships, or setbacks that can often seem overwhelming. My passion is to help you gain the tools and perspective you need to take control of your journey, move toward your goals, and create more security and safety in your relationships.
(602) 497-1052 View (602) 497-1052
Photo of Shelly L Schultz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Tempe, AZ
Shelly L Schultz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSc, LPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85284  (Online Only)
NOW Accepting New Clients! We have 15+ open spots this coming week. My Name is Shelly Schultz, I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and I own and operate Kona Counseling. I'm very proud and excited about the services we're able to provide in Arizona. We currently have 14 therapists with diverse backgrounds and various specialties that can meet almost anyone's needs. We have therapists that work with toddlers, children, teens, and adults. We also offer individual, couples, and family therapy.
NOW Accepting New Clients! We have 15+ open spots this coming week. My Name is Shelly Schultz, I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and I own and operate Kona Counseling. I'm very proud and excited about the services we're able to provide in Arizona. We currently have 14 therapists with diverse backgrounds and various specialties that can meet almost anyone's needs. We have therapists that work with toddlers, children, teens, and adults. We also offer individual, couples, and family therapy.
(520) 200-8160 View (520) 200-8160
Photo of Danielle Garlington, Counselor in Tempe, AZ
Danielle Garlington
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85283
It’s not a question of “what’s wrong with me?” Rather, it’s putting into context what happened to you and its impact on your life. It’s about confronting the core issues of the past to make a positive change for the future. That’s the kind of philosophy her clients and Danielle have employed together enhancing the quality of life in the process. As a counselor serving court supervised clients of the State of Arizona, Danielle worked on the toughest cases usually involving truama, substance abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence. Sadly, those factors are passed onto others within the household creating generational trauma.
It’s not a question of “what’s wrong with me?” Rather, it’s putting into context what happened to you and its impact on your life. It’s about confronting the core issues of the past to make a positive change for the future. That’s the kind of philosophy her clients and Danielle have employed together enhancing the quality of life in the process. As a counselor serving court supervised clients of the State of Arizona, Danielle worked on the toughest cases usually involving truama, substance abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence. Sadly, those factors are passed onto others within the household creating generational trauma.
(480) 780-2974 x700 View (480) 780-2974 x700
Photo of Mary Lynne Mack, Psychologist in Tempe, AZ
Mary Lynne Mack
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85281
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to visit. I am a licensed psychologist and trained in healing trauma through client centered resources. This includes healing experiences of medical trauma, physical/emotional abuse, addiction, or family disconnection. If you have struggled with these issues, or are merely wanting to heal from recent stressors or loss, I would be honored to serve you. Ultimately I strive to help you find resources for healing psychological wounds and build skills/resilience in moving forward.
Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to visit. I am a licensed psychologist and trained in healing trauma through client centered resources. This includes healing experiences of medical trauma, physical/emotional abuse, addiction, or family disconnection. If you have struggled with these issues, or are merely wanting to heal from recent stressors or loss, I would be honored to serve you. Ultimately I strive to help you find resources for healing psychological wounds and build skills/resilience in moving forward.
(480) 531-7986 View (480) 531-7986
Photo of Riane Dawson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Tempe, AZ
Riane Dawson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTSI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85282  (Online Only)
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Telehealth Only - I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years’ experience in behavioral health who specializes in working with adults, emerging adults, couples, and adolescents struggling with trauma responses, depression, anxiety, racial/cultural issues, relationships, crisis management, and difficult life adjustments.
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Telehealth Only - I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years’ experience in behavioral health who specializes in working with adults, emerging adults, couples, and adolescents struggling with trauma responses, depression, anxiety, racial/cultural issues, relationships, crisis management, and difficult life adjustments.
(520) 231-7133 View (520) 231-7133
Photo of Kianna Mattie, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Tempe, AZ
Kianna Mattie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85282
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, or moving through significant life changes? My aim is to partner with you, transforming these struggles into stepping stones towards a stronger, more empowered you. At times, we all face challenging crossroads and it's perfectly okay to seek guidance through these periods. That's where I come in - not just to help you navigate these transitions, but to equip you with the tools and confidence to do so with resilience and strength.
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, or moving through significant life changes? My aim is to partner with you, transforming these struggles into stepping stones towards a stronger, more empowered you. At times, we all face challenging crossroads and it's perfectly okay to seek guidance through these periods. That's where I come in - not just to help you navigate these transitions, but to equip you with the tools and confidence to do so with resilience and strength.
(480) 405-1915 View (480) 405-1915
Photo of Janea Fredia, Pre-Licensed Professional in Tempe, AZ
Janea Fredia
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85281
I am passionate about helping clients improve their relationships with themselves, families, and friends by enhancing their communication and increasing their emotional intelligence. I am committed to assisting clients in regaining a sense of meaning and purpose by redefining their values, beliefs, needs, and goals. Mutual trust, respect, consistency, empathy, and rapport allow the time spent exploring patterns, identifying problem areas, and developing newer and healthier ways to cope with everyday stressors and struggles.
I am passionate about helping clients improve their relationships with themselves, families, and friends by enhancing their communication and increasing their emotional intelligence. I am committed to assisting clients in regaining a sense of meaning and purpose by redefining their values, beliefs, needs, and goals. Mutual trust, respect, consistency, empathy, and rapport allow the time spent exploring patterns, identifying problem areas, and developing newer and healthier ways to cope with everyday stressors and struggles.
(312) 465-5980 View (312) 465-5980
Photo of Taana Abbitt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Tempe, AZ
Taana Abbitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Tempe, AZ 85283
There is a real path to healing from anxiety, insecurity and low self worth, depression, compulsive or addictive behaviors, a critical inner voice, and unhealthy relationships. If skills, talk therapy, or CBT therapy hasn't been that helpful in the past, try working on a deeper level. Advanced EMDR Therapy and working with the parts of the self re-wires your brain for the health, happiness and emotional freedom you deserve! A recent client said, "I had no idea how life changing EMDR would be for me. I am in awe as to how I am positively impacted daily in how I feel, respond and experience life's moments and life's challenges."
There is a real path to healing from anxiety, insecurity and low self worth, depression, compulsive or addictive behaviors, a critical inner voice, and unhealthy relationships. If skills, talk therapy, or CBT therapy hasn't been that helpful in the past, try working on a deeper level. Advanced EMDR Therapy and working with the parts of the self re-wires your brain for the health, happiness and emotional freedom you deserve! A recent client said, "I had no idea how life changing EMDR would be for me. I am in awe as to how I am positively impacted daily in how I feel, respond and experience life's moments and life's challenges."
(602) 536-4517 View (602) 536-4517
Photo of Chase Nasr, Pre-Licensed Professional in Tempe, AZ
Chase Nasr
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85283
I am a Master of Counseling student at Arizona State University working under the supervision of Lisa Boomer, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I strive to enhance my clinical and cultural competencies through providing services to clients with a variety of presenting concerns and have the most experience working with clients facing anxiety, depression, life-transitions, and ASD. I work to help my clients in the here-and-now by tailoring an approach that is fundamentally collaborative and includes elements of person-centered/interpersonal therapy, CBT, and psychodynamic theories among others.
I am a Master of Counseling student at Arizona State University working under the supervision of Lisa Boomer, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I strive to enhance my clinical and cultural competencies through providing services to clients with a variety of presenting concerns and have the most experience working with clients facing anxiety, depression, life-transitions, and ASD. I work to help my clients in the here-and-now by tailoring an approach that is fundamentally collaborative and includes elements of person-centered/interpersonal therapy, CBT, and psychodynamic theories among others.
(602) 560-8123 View (602) 560-8123
Photo of Kayla Chamberlain, Counselor in Tempe, AZ
Kayla Chamberlain
Counselor, BC-TMH
Verified
Tempe, AZ 85281  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach is eclectic and client centered. I am a supportive, active listener challenging and guiding clients to create an abundant life worth living. I create a space of safety where together clients and I dive deep addressing root causes of issues. I assist clients in acquiring tools to cope with life's challenges building healthier strategies for life long healing.
My therapeutic approach is eclectic and client centered. I am a supportive, active listener challenging and guiding clients to create an abundant life worth living. I create a space of safety where together clients and I dive deep addressing root causes of issues. I assist clients in acquiring tools to cope with life's challenges building healthier strategies for life long healing.
(623) 343-8745 View (623) 343-8745
Photo of Kayla Messinger, Licensed Professional Counselor in Tempe, AZ
Kayla Messinger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85282
Whether I am working with a small child or an adult, I believe that the healing process is a journey of returning home to the authentic self with the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle supporting the exploration. My name is Kayla and I hope to walk along with you on this path, offering compassion, co-regulation, and some neuroscience education along the way. When we can lean into the understanding of our own neurobiology and how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors have come to be, we may also begin to explore where we may have gotten stuck and how we can have a renewed access to the wisdom and assets that our bodies possess.
Whether I am working with a small child or an adult, I believe that the healing process is a journey of returning home to the authentic self with the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle supporting the exploration. My name is Kayla and I hope to walk along with you on this path, offering compassion, co-regulation, and some neuroscience education along the way. When we can lean into the understanding of our own neurobiology and how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors have come to be, we may also begin to explore where we may have gotten stuck and how we can have a renewed access to the wisdom and assets that our bodies possess.
(480) 907-3751 View (480) 907-3751

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Number of Therapists in Tempe, AZ

700+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Tempe, AZ who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills
75% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
78% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Tempe, AZ see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Tempe?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.