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I. Therapists in Tucson, AZ

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Gregory Hayes

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Family, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Addictions, Relationship, Older, Grief, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Bipolar, Non-religious, Teens, Liberal counselor

Dr. Jeanne Witter

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Tres Adames

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Peoria, Arizona
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Career Counseling, Caregiver Stress, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Drug Abuse, Faith Transition, Family Conflict, Grief, Infidelity, Introversion, Leadership, Life Coaching, Marital / Premarital, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Video Game Addiction, Weight Loss

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Existential, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Pastoral Therapy, Relational, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Spiritual Counseling

State License: Arizona

Shana Helmholdt

  • 23 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Depression, Introversion, Life Coaching, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Interpersonal, Trauma Focused

State Licenses: Arizona and Illinois

Neal Reiersen

  • 4 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Casa Grande, Arizona
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Grief, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Existential, Family / Marital, Interpersonal

State License: Arizona

Kathy McCoy

  • 24 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Florence, Arizona
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Coaching, Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), EMDR, Eclectic, Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Feminist, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Trauma Focused

State Licenses: Arizona and California

Megan Heywood

  • 4 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Gilbert, Arizona
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Eclectic, Existential, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Narrative, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused

State License: Arizona

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

II. The Best Therapists in Tucson, AZ

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These top 15 therapists in Tucson were evaluated on eight key factors, including credentials, cost, specializations, and availability. Online Therapy determined these factors to be vital in identifying therapists that bring value and supply exceptional service.

Dr. Princess Fumi Stephanie Hancock: DNP, PMHNP-BC | Best for holistic therapy

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520-399-6054
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Pool of Bethesda (POB) Psychiatry uses a holistic approach to help patients with addiction struggles and mental disorders such as anxiety and depression. Focused on compassionate care and led by Dr. Princess Fumi Stephanie Hancock, POB has worked in psychiatry and social works for a combined 45 years, helping countless patients meet their goals.

What patients say:

“They’re extremely professional. This is my first time working with a psychiatrist, and they answered all my questions thoroughly. I’m very grateful that they’re able to help me with my diagnosis.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Anxiety
Medication Management
N/A Cost per Session: $350 Yes Yes

Joel Ackley: M.A., NCC, LPC, ACS | Best for anxiety and depression

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520-292-9750
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Joel Ackley of Pathways Counseling Services provides personalized counseling to assist clients with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Techniques used range from cognitive behavioral therapy to rational-emotive counseling. Specialized counseling is provided for religious therapy patients and military personnel.

What patients say:

“I instantly felt at ease. I can get sidetracked very easily, but it seems they are versed in this because they have helped me recognize my actions, I seem to process my actions in a better manner. I am able to think things through and out in a way that’s helpful in many aspects of my…[life]…I noticed during the week how helpful the ‘homework’ was.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Relationship Issues
Depression
N/A Cost per Session: $125 Yes Yes

Susan Warren: M.Ed., LPC, NCC, CHT| Best for couples therapy

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520-444-7070
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Therapist Susan Warren has counseled individuals, couples, and families for more than 30 years. She specializes in anxiety, grief, and relationship counseling so that patients can heal their partnerships and find a sense of balance.

What patients say:

“Susan weaves together several healing modalities to meet each client where they are. For me, through EFT and EMDR, she facilitated a deep clearing, enabling me to find and sustain a new level of intimacy in relationships.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Grief
Relationship Issues
N/A Cost per Session: $180 Yes Yes

Rebecca Smith: M.Ed., PCC, NCAC I, BRI II, SAP | Best for addiction intervention therapy

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520-465-7880
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Through intervention coaching, Rebecca Smith helps patients suffering from substance abuse successfully work through the recovery process. She has more than 22 years of experience empowering patients as an internal coach and family intervention coach for NGOs and community hospitals.

What patients say:

“Rebecca is a talented professional. Her coaching style integrates her remarkable educational background and experience. It is holistic in nature, and she is a deeply present and kind coach. She holds an authentic regard for those she works with.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Life Coaching
Recovery Life Coaching
N/A Cost per Session: $175 Yes Yes

Krishna Bright: LPC | Best for women's issues

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520-561-0750
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Krishna Bright guides her clients towards growth through compassionate and truthful counseling. Krishna has more than 17 years of clinical experience creating support solutions for patients dealing with grief, relationship trouble, and women’s issues. Krishna uses a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, somatic experiences, and body-centered therapy techniques.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Grief
Women’s Issues
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Optum
UMR
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $150 Yes Yes

Laura L. Barnhart: M.C., LMFT| Best for relationship counseling

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520-490-8395
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Laura Barnhart is a marriage and family therapist specializing in anxiety, grief, and other relationship-related issues. With more than 15 years of experience as a practicing counselor, Barnhart has helped many patients introspectively overcome their challenges.
What patients say: “Laura is an amazing and caring human being. She takes the time to understand and educate so that her clients can do the work they need to do for themselves. Truly recommend her to those ready to do the work on themselves.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Grief
Relationship Issues
N/A Cost per Session: $100 No Yes

Stephanie Sarkis: Ph.D., NCC, DCMHS, LMHC | Best for child and adolescent therapy

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813-803-2343
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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis specializes in therapy for ADHD, anxiety, and narcissistic personality disorder. She is one of 20 diplomates for the American Mental Health Association, specializing in child and adolescent counseling. Cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused counseling techniques are used to connect with patients and reach important emotional-health goals.

What patients say:

“Dr. Sarkis is one of the most intelligent, thoughtful, and insightful professionals I’ve met. She’s not afraid to say hard things, and she knows how to do it in a level headed way. We need more professionals like Stephanie.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
ADHD
Anxiety
Narcissistic Personality
N/A Cost per Session: $300 No Yes

Dr Kataz: Psy.D. | Best for PTSD and trauma therapy

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520-622-6000
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Addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder are all treated by Dr. Kimberly Thiessen at her Tucson practice. A supportive environment for recovery is provided, with Dr. Thiessen’s 25 years of experience helping patients overcome their trauma.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Addiction
Trauma and PTSD
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
N/A Cost per Session: $250 Yes Yes

Tina Denison: LCSW | Best for substance abuse counseling

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520-505-1441
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With 11 years of experience as a sober coach, Tina Denison helps clients take control of their substance abuse and find emotional balance. Through solution-focused therapy, Tina guides clients towards effective behavioral change. Tina also provides treatment for PTSD.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Trauma and PTSD
Coping Skills
Aetna
BlueCross and BlueShield
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $175 No Yes

Melissa Jones: LCSW | Best for domestic violence counseling

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520-261-9556
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Therapist Melissa Jones has over seven years of experience in clinical practice. She uses the “8 Dimensions of Wellness” to unpack complex trauma and help individuals discover ways to cope with serious mental illness. Psychotherapy and counseling are provided to adults, children, parents, and families to create sustainable change. Sunridge Therapy specializes in treatment for trauma, domestic violence, and dissociative disorders.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Domestic Violence
Dissociative Disorders
Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona
Bright Health (SonderMind)
Cigna (SonderMind)
PHC Beacon (California)
United Healthcare (SonderMind)
Cost per Session: $150 Yes Yes

Rev. Michael Heath: LMHC, AAPC, MDiv| Best for faith-based therapy

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315-380-1005
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Reverend Michael Health provides professional, faith-based counseling for patients dealing with mood disorders, relationship issues, and sexual addiction. Heath has been a therapist in private practice for more than 35 years and has helped both individuals and couples work through their mental health challenges.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Mood Disorders
Relationship Issues
Sexual Addiction
Aetna
American Behavioral
Anthem
Beacon
Behavioral Health Systems
Cigna
Fidelis
GHI
Health Net
Lifetime Benefit Solutions
MVP Health Care
MagnaCare
MultiPlan
Optum
TRICARE
United Health Care
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $150 Yes Yes

Deborah Hudson: DNP, CNP, PMHNP, BC | Best for executive life coaching

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520-235-1057
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For more than 25 years, Deborah Hudson has used interactive guided imagery to help patients through personal transformation. Specializing in life coaching, executive coaching, and recovery life coaching, Deborah Hudson also provides therapy for patients experiencing anxiety, grief, and depression.

What patients say:

“She has the insight to help her clients get to learn about themselves with guided imagery. She is calm, friendly, and accepting. She has guided me to help myself and see my strengths.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Life Coaching
Executive Coaching
Recovery Life Coaching
N/A Not provided Yes No

Andy Bernstein: Ph.D., CPRP| Best for parental counseling

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520-396-4956
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Dr. Andy Bernstein is a clinical psychologist who works with parents seeking counseling regarding the family system. With more than three decades of experience, Dr. Bernstein has helped patients from all walks of life achieve their fullest human potential. Dr. Bernstein also provides services for patients with life-threatening illnesses.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
HIV/AIDS and other terminal illness
Parenting
Peer Relationships
Medicare Cost per Session: $150 No Yes

Chris Craig: M.A., LAC, SEP| Best for men's issues

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520-277-8774
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Chris Craig specializes in trauma and PTSD, men’s issues, and grief counseling. He has over 10 years of experience helping patients through addiction recovery in inpatient and outpatient settings. Techniques used include Somatic Experience (SE) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to improve lives and secure self-sustainability.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Men’s Issues
Grief
N/A Cost per Session: $150 Yes Yes

III. What You Should Know About Tuczon Therapy

How are Tucson therapists licensed?

To receive a state-approved license to practice therapy in Tucson, a therapist must hold a master’s degree in counseling and complete 3,200 hours of supervised training. In addition to the Licensed Professional Counseling (LPC) program, prospective therapists must pass the National Counselor Examination (NCE) to receive their certification. Arizona offers specialized licenses in Substance Abuse Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Social Work.

How much does therapy cost in Tucson?

Only a few Tucson-based therapists accept medical insurance for treatment, but many have sliding scale payment rates available. Some therapists offer free consultations to determine compatibility. You can generally expect to pay between $125 to $350 per session in Tucson, although some services require a period-based subscription package. The average cost for therapy in Tucson is $160 per session. For treatment to be effective, you should see a therapist for multiple sessions. Make sure to choose a therapist that fits within your budget so you can receive help for as long a needed.

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Caitlin Kingston is a licensed clinical social worker at Yale New Haven Hospital and has worked in the field since 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Penn State University and her Master of Social Work, clinical/medical social work in 2020 from Fordham University. Her licenses and certifications include LCSW, LMSW, and CASAC.

Kingston has always had a passion for helping others and knew early on that she wanted to support others in her profession. During her undergraduate studies at Penn State, she met a social worker who inspired her to pursue a career as a therapist. She’s also trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with the New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Kingston completed internships working in an after-school program with underprivileged youth and their families and with inmates in the high-security sector of Rikers Island jail.

Kingston’s career has included work at a drug treatment center, where she became the supervisor of intake and assessment for individuals with alcohol and substance use disorders. Today, she’s a social worker in the Psychiatric Observation Unit of the emergency department. Kingston is also trained in perinatal mental health with a focus on helping new mothers adjust to motherhood, especially in these very difficult times of isolation.

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LCSW

Caitlin Kingston is a licensed clinical social worker at Yale New Haven Hospital and has worked in the field since 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Penn State University and her Master of Social Work, clinical/medical social work in 2020 from Fordham University. Her licenses and certifications include LCSW, LMSW, and CASAC.

Kingston has always had a passion for helping others and knew early on that she wanted to support others in her profession. During her undergraduate studies at Penn State, she met a social worker who inspired her to pursue a career as a therapist. She’s also trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with the New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Kingston completed internships working in an after-school program with underprivileged youth and their families and with inmates in the high-security sector of Rikers Island jail.

Kingston’s career has included work at a drug treatment center, where she became the supervisor of intake and assessment for individuals with alcohol and substance use disorders. Today, she’s a social worker in the Psychiatric Observation Unit of the emergency department. Kingston is also trained in perinatal mental health with a focus on helping new mothers adjust to motherhood, especially in these very difficult times of isolation.

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