I. Therapists in Tucson, AZ

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

Dr. David Wilcox

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression

Victoria Cannon

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Languages: English

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

Gwenn Herman

Areas of focus: ADHD, Aging, Anger Management, Behavior Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Child Abuse and Neglect, Developmental Disability, Domestic Violence, Gender Identity, Immigration/Newcomer, Learning Disabilities, OCD, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Pregnancy, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Psychosomatic, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Advocacy, Art Therapy, Behavioral, Body Centered Psychotherapy, Case Management, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Culturally Sensitive, Dream Work or Analysis, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping), Emotionally Focused, Energy Therapy, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Existential Psychotherapy, Expressive Therapy, Family / Marital, Focusing, Gestalt, Holistic, Humanistic, Hypnotherapy, Information and Referral, Integrative, Interpersonal, Intervention, Long-Term, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Multicultural, Parent Guidance, Person-Centered Therapy, Prevention, Psycho-Educational, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic, Reiki, Relational, Satir, Social Support, Somatic

State License: Arizona

Irene Kitzman

Areas of focus: Addiction, Adoption, Aging, Anger Management, Attachment Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Immigration/Newcomer, Infertility, Learning Disabilities, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Neurological, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Physical Illness/Impairment, Psychosomatic, Sexuality Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Advocacy, Behavioral, Behavioral Medicine, Case Management, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Dialectical (DBT), Ericksonian, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Expressive Therapy, Feminist, Forensic Psychology, Geriatric Consultation, Gestalt, Humanistic, Information and Referral, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Intervention, Long-Term, Meditation/Relaxation, Parent Guidance, Prevention, Psychodrama, Psychodynamic, Psychopharmacology, Relational, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Systemic, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

State License: Arizona

Cassandra Gorman

Areas of focus: Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Career Counseling, Elder Abuse, OCD, Pain Management, Phobias, Trauma / PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Advocacy, Behavioral, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, EMDR, Geriatric Consultation, Humanistic, Hypnotherapy, Information and Referral, Meditation/Relaxation, Psycho-Educational, Psychodynamic, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Thought Field Therapy (TFT), Transactional Analysis (TA), Transpersonal Psychology

State License: Arizona

Sue Tham

Areas of focus: Addiction, Adoption, Aging, Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Career Counseling, Child Abuse and Neglect, Grief, Multicultural Issues, Parenting, Phobias, Sexual Abuse, Women's Issues

Languages: Cantonese, English, Hindi

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Acupuncture, Behavioral, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Dialectical (DBT), EMDR, Emotionally Focused, Geriatric Consultation, Imago, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Intervention, Meditation/Relaxation, Narrative, Parent Guidance, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Play Therapy, Relational

State License: Arizona

Margaret Forgey

Areas of focus: Addiction, Aging, Anger Management, Asperger's, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Developmental Disability, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Education/Personal Development, Elder Abuse, Firesetting, Immigration/Newcomer, Men's Issues, Neurological, OCD, Pain Management, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Psychosomatic, Self Abuse, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Sleep or Insomnia, Tourette's Disorder

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Behavioral, Case Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Evaluation/Diagnostic, Expressive Therapy, Feminist, Holistic, Information and Referral, Meditation/Relaxation, Parent Guidance, Play Therapy, Psycho-Educational, Psychodynamic, Relational, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Systemic, Transactional Analysis (TA)

State License: Arizona

Cynthia Klatte

Areas of focus: Addiction, Anger Management, ADHD, Behavior Issues, Career Counseling, Marital / Premarital, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Education/Personal Development, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Grief, Immigration/Newcomer, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Multicultural Issues, OCD, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Postpartum, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Psychosomatic, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Behavioral, Case Management, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Dialectical (DBT), Evaluation/Diagnostic, Existential Psychotherapy, Expressive Therapy, Feminist, Focusing, Holistic, Humanistic, Information and Referral, Meditation/Relaxation, Narrative, Outreach, Psycho-Educational, Psychodynamic, Relational, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Systemic

State Licenses: Arizona and Connecticut

Marshall Rubin

Areas of focus: Addiction, Anxiety, Asperger's, Behavior Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Marital / Premarital, Depression, Developmental Disability, Dual Diagnosis, Education/Personal Development, Elder Abuse, Grief, Learning Disabilities, Men's Issues, Multicultural Issues, Personality Disorders, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Advocacy, Behavioral, Case Management, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Education Consultation, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Geriatric Consultation, Humanistic, Information and Referral, Long-Term, Mediation, Outreach, Play Therapy, Psycho-Educational, Psychodrama, Psychodynamic, Relational, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation

State Licenses: Arizona and Florida

Sue Middagh

Areas of focus: Addiction, Anger Management, Behavior Issues, Marital / Premarital, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Interpersonal Relationships, Neurological, OCD, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Psychosomatic, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma / PTSD, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Advocacy, Behavioral, Behavioral Medicine, Case Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Dialectical (DBT), Evaluation/Diagnostic, Geriatric Consultation, Information and Referral, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support

State License: Arizona

II. Choosing the Best Tucson, AZ Therapists

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.

Credentials

State licensing programs ensure that practicing therapists reach and maintain a high standard of excellence. This list only contains providers who meet Arizona’s strict requirements to ensure quality care, which includes the mandatory completion of a 3,200 hour Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) program and a master’s degree.

Accessibility

To get the most out of therapy, you want a provider who offers convenient appointment times and locations. The therapists on this list were closely examined to ensure they have flexible office hours and varied ways to meet, including remote options.

Cost

Therapy can be expensive, but there are many affordable ways to receive meaningful counseling. Online Therapy evaluated Tucson therapists for their range of payment options, such as per-session or monthly plans, and sliding scale payment systems. Therapists who accepted local and national insurances were given top priority.

III. The Best Therapists in Tucson, AZ

Dr. Princess Fumi Hancock: DNP, CNP, 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 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 Tucson 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

Susan Warren Photo
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

Rebecca Smith Photo
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

Krishna Bright Photo
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

Laura L. Barnhart Photo
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

Stephanie Sarkis Photo
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

Kimberly-Thiessen Photo
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

Tina Denison photo
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

Melissa Jones Photo
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

Michael Heath Photo
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

Deborah Hudson Photo
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

Andy Bernstein Photo
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

Chris Craig Photo
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

IV. 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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