I. Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

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There are no therapists currently located in Phoenix, AZ. The following therapists are located in AZ.

Tara Brisnehan

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Dr. Richard Cox

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Languages: English, Spanish

Treatment Approaches: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes

Judith Browne

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Phoenix, Arizona
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Existential, Feminist, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Transpersonal

State License: Arizona

Joanna Doane Ottavio

  • 6 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Phoenix, Arizona
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Behavior Issues, Codependency, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Goal Setting, Grief, Introversion, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia, Transgender

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Humanistic, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused

State License: Arizona

Elizabeth Williams

  • 5 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Phoenix, Arizona
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Art Therapy, Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Gestalt, Gottman Method, Humanistic, Integrative, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Narrative, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State License: Arizona

Susan Richardson

  • 15 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Phoenix, Arizona
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Family / Marital, Gottman Method, Mindfulness-based (MBCT)

State Licenses: Arizona and South Carolina

Kaitlyn Masai

  • 6 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Phoenix, Arizona
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Coping Skills, Sleep or Insomnia, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

State Licenses: Arizona and California

Kathy Anderson

  • 2 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Phoenix, Arizona
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Languages: English, Russian

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, EMDR, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Imago, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Multicultural, Relational, Somatic

State License: Arizona

Brent Peak

  • 6 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Phoenix, Arizona
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: EMDR, Family / Marital, Somatic

State License: Arizona

Dan Thomas

  • 43 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Phoenix, Arizona
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Adoption, Aging, Career Counseling, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Elder Abuse, Firesetting, Gender Identity, Immigration/Newcomer, Multicultural Issues, Neurological, Phobias, Postpartum, Psychosomatic, Runaways, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Orientation, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Tourette's Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Behavioral, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Dialectical (DBT), Early Intervention (Birth to 3 years), EMDR, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Focusing, Hypnotherapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Meditation/Relaxation, Play Therapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Sports Psychology

State License: Illinois

II. The Best Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

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Online Therapy reviewed Phoenix therapists based on eight key factors. Therapists who scored well in specializations, credentials, accessibility, cost, and other important considerations can offer the support and quality of care you desire.

Choosing the Best Phoenix, AZ Therapists

Credentials

Credentials are the first thing to look at when comparing therapists. Arizona has strict licensure requirements for professional counselors to ensure therapists are qualified to provide mental health care. Requirements include an accredited master’s degree in counseling, 3,200 hours of supervised work experience, and passing the National Counselor Examination.

Accessibility

Finding a therapist that specializes in the type of therapy you seek is vital, but accessibility is also a deciding factor. Availability, such as flexible day and evening office hours and remote sessions, make it more convenient to meet with the therapist of your choice.

Cost

Finding therapy that’s affordable means you can access the mental health support you need while staying within your budget. The Phoenix therapists on this list offer a range of per-session rates. Some accept major insurance plans and/or employee assistance programs, and others charge on a sliding fee scale.

Jason Fierstein: M.A., LPC | Best for men

Jason Fierstein
602-309-0568
Website

Jason Fierstein is a licensed professional counselor specializing in men’s counseling, assisting with their relationships, careers, and overall mental health. He has provided counseling on marriage, divorce, infidelity, depression, anxiety, and anger issues for over 20 years.

What patients say:

“Jason is an amazing counselor. He has incredible insight and is able to understand the personal needs of each and every client with whom he works.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Men’s Issues
Relationship Issues
Depression
N/A $150 per session No Yes

Laura Walton: M.A.S.-MFT, LMFT, CCTP, CATP| Best for grief counseling and trauma therapy

Laura Walton
480-382-1040
Website

Laura Walton is a licensed marriage and family therapist focusing on grief and trauma therapy. Laura helps people learn how to be with what is. Laura provides a space for trauma to be seen and held. Laura supports the broken hearted in living their grief fully and honestly. Laura helps people learn how to integrate their losses. Laura has been practicing for 10 years and offers free initial consultations by phone.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Grief
Trauma and PTSD
N/A $130 per 50-60 minute session No Yes

Racheal Turner: M.S., LAC | Best for self-esteem

Racheal B Therapy
331-256-2629
Website

Racheal Turner is a licensed associate counselor who’s been practicing for five years, working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, fear, shame, or self-criticism. She’s passionate about working with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues, including trauma, addiction, self-esteem, grief, abuse, and codependency. Racheal considers it a privilege to support her clients in discovering meaningful change and healing.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Trauma and PTSD
Self Esteem
N/A $140.00 per 50-minute session No Yes

Dr. Princess Fumi Stephanie Hancock: DNP, PMHNP-BC | Best for Medication Management & TMS-Advanced Therapy

Dr. Princess Fumi Hancock Photo
877-396-5133
Website

Dr. Hancock, an African Princess Living in Diaspora is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Dr. of Nurse Practice, a Compassionate Trauma Care Expert, CEO – POB Psychiatry, Bestselling Author, TEDxTalk Speaker, Host, TEAR the VEIL with Dr. Fumi Podcast, On-Air Personality featured on NBC, CBS, Fox, and other International TV affiliates. She and her staff are evidence-based practice-centered and people-focused.

What patients say:

“Dr. Hancock is the best psychiatrist I have ever visited. She is knowledgeable yet still very warm. She took the time to get to know me … rather than talking down to me or rushing me into a diagnosi

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma & PTSD
ADHD & Persistent Depression
Mood DOs & Medication Management
Arizona Complete Health
AARP Medicare Advantage by UHC
AHCCCS
Aetna
American Indian AHCCCS
BCBSAZ
Banner Aetna
Beacon
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Cigna Healthspring
First Health
Humana
MHN
MHN Health Net
MHNet Behavioral Health
Magellan
Medicaid
Medicare
Medicare-Noridian
MultiPlan
Optum
Oscar
RR Medicare
TRICARE
TriWest
UMR
United Behavioral Health
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $350 Yes Yes

Linda Gray: M.A., LPC | Best for families

Linda Gray
602-565-4174
Website

Linda Gray is a licensed professional counselor who’s been working with children and families for 25 years. She offers counseling to support well-being during stressful times and the many pathways toward positive change.

What patients say:

“Linda is wonderful with my young son. He felt comfortable with her right away and now asks when we can go visit her.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Child or Adolescent
Anxiety
Trauma and PTSD
Aetna
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
ComPsych
$145 per session Yes Yes

Marcia McMurtrey: M.S.W., ACSW, LCSW | Best for depressed adults

Marcia McMurtrey
480-941-2003
Website

Marcia McMurtrey is a licensed clinical social worker dedicated to helping people resolve major life transitions, experience deeper connections with themselves and their loved ones, and heal old emotional wounds. She’s been practicing for nearly three decades with a warm, interactive style to gently draw upon her clients’ strengths to overcome depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Anxiety
Relationship Issues
Humana $150 per session No Yes

Heidi Brouelette: M.A., LPC | Best for relationship issues

Heidi Brouelette
480-677-9913
Website

Heidi Brouelette is a licensed professional counselor who works with adolescents, adults, and seniors. She offers counseling designed to guide her clients through stress in relationships, work, and family, leaving them feeling exhausted and overwhelmed to achieve balance and emotional wellness.

What patients say:

“I think Heidi is a fantastic therapist. She had been remarkably helpful with my relationship and trauma issues.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Codependency
Relationship Issues
Interface EAP
Phoenix Fire Dept: EAP
$150 per session No Yes

Andreas Jaeger: M.I.M., M.B.A., B.S.-B.A | Best for life coaching

Andreas Jaeger
602-740-9210
Website

Andreas Jaeger is a former business executive who’s now a life coach specializing in life transitions, career counseling, family relationships, and launching or buying a business. He’s been practicing for six years and offers a sliding fee scale.

What patients say:

“Andreas is a great resource for many areas of life, and I can highly recommend him as a coach and mentor.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Life Coaching
Life Transitions
Career Counseling
N/A $120 per 1 hour session Yes Yes

Naomi Berry: M.C., LPC | Best for life transitions

Naomi Berry
480-725-2242
Website

Naomi Berry is a licensed professional counselor drawn to certain specialties because they touch her personally. She’s passionate about helping clients overcome fear and worry and navigate life transitions by embracing the opportunity for change and growth to become authentically self-actualized. Naomi encourages a shared, supportive journey to develop attainable goals and work toward meaningful and sustainable change.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
Trauma and PTSD
N/A $165 per session No Yes

Gregory M. Crow: Ph.D. | Best for fidelity issues

Gregory M. Crow
480-540-7480
Website

Dr. Gregory Crow is a specialist in the treatment of men’s fidelity issues and a recognized expert in sex and love addiction. He has over 30 years in practice and specializes in men’s groups addressing fidelity, anger issues, and addiction. Dr. Crow sees spouses for coaching and guides clients through extensive couple therapy.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Addiction
Trauma and PTSD
N/A $210 per session No Yes

Anne V. Mann: LMFT | Best for premarital and marital counseling

Anne V. Mann
480-242-1999
Website

Anne Mann is a licensed marriage and family therapist who strives to help clients find their own unique resolutions to various relationship issues in a safe, supportive environment. Her goal is to guide each client into being a higher functioning person with a brighter, more hopeful future. Anne has over 25 years of experience and accepts numerous insurance plans.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Marital and Premarital
Depression
Anxiety
Aetna
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Interface EAP
Optum
United Behavioral Health
UnitedHealthcare
 $120 per 50 minute session No Yes

Samantha Pieknik: Psy.D. | Best for autism help

Samantha Pieknik
480-269-5803
Website

Dr. Samantha Pieknik is a licensed child and adolescent psychologist specializing in children, teens, and young adults on the autism spectrum with co-occurring mood disorders and anxiety. She helps patients struggling with self-esteem, adjustment, and social issues through coping techniques and emotion regulation. Dr. Pieknik helps parents better understand their children’s unique behavioral and emotional experiences.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Child or Adolescent
Developmental Disorders
Mood Disorders
Aetna
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
$165 per 50 minute session No Yes

Susan Richardson: Ph.D. | Best for anxiety

Susan Sugar
623-910-1432
Website

Dr. Susan Richardson has been a licensed clinical psychologist since 2002, providing wellness therapy to adults seeking to improve their overall physical, emotional, and psychological health. She helps individuals and couples develop happier, more connected lives by working with them to discover the best way to manage anxiety, depression, and stress and focus on what matters most.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Relationship Issues
N/A $165 per 50 minute individual session
$185 per 50 minute couples session
No Yes

Leigh Lewis: Psy.D. | Best for infertility issues

Dr. Leigh Lewis
602-562-2260
Website

Dr. Leigh Lewis has been practicing for over 16 years, focusing on integrative women’s health across the reproductive life span. She’s specially trained in mental health issues related to hormonal changes, including infertility, PMS, menopause, pregnancy, and postpartum.

What patients say:

“Leigh listens carefully and prescribes thoughtfully. She has a great personality and is easy to talk to. I’m so glad I found her!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Eating Disorders
Sexual Addiction
Infertility
N/A $150 per 1 hour session No Yes

Kelli York: M.A., LAC | Best for parenting issues

Kelli York
602-549-4398
Website

Kelli York is a licensed associate counselor who’s passionate about helping adolescents, adults, couples, and families transform their lives by understanding their relationships with others. She connects with her clients through insight and compassion, helping them work through marital issues, parenting challenges, anxiety, and depression. Kelli finds it especially gratifying to help couples create more successful relationships.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Addiction
Child or Adolescent
Relationship Issues
N/A $120 per 1 hour session Yes Yes

Sherry Borlabi: M.S.-MHC, LPC, NCC, CSAT, BSP| Best for substance abuse

AgapeCounselingPHX
​480-822-7383
Website

Sherry Borlabi is a compassionate licensed professional counselor dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families through the healing process. She assists clients struggling with chemical addiction, depression, sex addiction, PTSD, and combat trauma, as well as anxiety, codependency, intimacy issues, eating disorders, and other process addictions. Sherry has been practicing for 12 years and offers a sliding fee scale.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Eating Disorders
Sexual Addiction
Aetna
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Optum
$150 per 1 hour session Yes Yes

III. What You Should Know About Phoenix Therapy

How are Phoenix therapists licensed?

To become licensed in Phoenix, therapists must earn an accredited master’s degree in counseling. They must then complete 3,200 hours of supervised work experience performing mental health duties, with half these hours involving direct client contact. Authorized supervisors include licensed professional counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and clinical social workers but not substance abuse counselors. Therapists must take and pass the National Counselor Examination to become licensed.

How much does therapy cost in Phoenix?

A limited number of the listed therapists in Phoenix accept major insurance plans, and only a few offer sliding scale rates. However, many therapists provide a free initial consultation over the phone, usually for 15 to 30 minutes, to see if they’re a good fit for your mental health needs before you begin paying for services. Overall, you can expect to pay an average of $120 to $165 for each 50-minute to one-hour session.

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