Mental health issues such as depression have the potential to leave you feeling cold. You might feel as if you are frozen solid, as you are stuck in a negative cycle with no apparent way out. When you reach a point in life where you are regularly feeling profoundly sad, you need to have people who can help you. Reaching out to dedicated counselors may just be the warmth that you need to survive the night.

Douglas-area counselors understand the severity of depression problems and other mental health conditions. They can work with you to help you cope with your feelings and you can figure things out together. Counselors can work with you to help you deal with the issues that are causing you problems in life. Their warmth will be a source of strength and you will never have to feel alone in the fight against depression again.

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Michael (Mike) Arieta

Offering therapy in AZ
License: MSW, ,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
12 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker licensed in Minnesota and Arizona. I am also an adoption competent Therapist credentialed with the CASE foundation and the Training in Adoption Competence program along with certification through the University of Minnesota's center for advanced studies in child welfare. I have been practicing for over ten years with many clients facing a wide variety of issues. I am trauma trained and competent and my counseling style connects clients to their bodies first. I am an engaging and dynamic therapist who sticks with clients until they have a sense of resolution to their issues. I approach clients with curiosity and engage with them to find out what is happening . I see each new problem as a process that the client and I work together to resolve. I look forward to working with you on your journey to a better life.

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Jessica Payne

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Arizona and am certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I have been working as a licensed counselor in Arizona since 2018. I am passionate about helping all clients process through, understand, and learn about themselves, their lives, and their emotions. I received my Master of Counseling at The Family Institute of Northwestern University. I’m very passionate about the individual and collective growth and success of all of my clients. I have experience working with Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, as well as Positive Psychology and Solution Focused Therapy. I enjoy utilizing art, music, narrative, mindfulness and other holistic modalities to assist my clients through their healing process. I am a firm believer in providing a supportive, nurturing, and unbiased foundational approach to all clients. My core beliefs and practices embody congruence, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. Every day, my heart continues to find joy in helping others grow.

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Catherine Sechrist

Offering therapy in AZ
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
9 years of experience

I believe that every individual is unique and therefore not one approach works for everyone. With nearly ten years of experience as a therapist, I utilize a range of therapeutic approaches to fit the needs of the client. I focus on a strength based approach to build rapport and together I co-journey with the client on their way to fulfilling their potential. I specialize with stress, anxiety as well as grief and life changes. I have experience in working with teens who struggle with bullying, body image, and anxiety.

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Ashlee Welsh

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LPC,NCC,SSP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Hello! My name is Ashlee and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and Arizona. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including family systems issues, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, and more. I also am a licensed School Counselor and have experience working with adolescents and their families. I would describe my therapy style as welcoming and calm, with a little hint of humor (if you are comfortable with that). I love to get to know my clients and make them feel heard and understood. I look at therapy as a partnership and I will adapt my approach to best fit your needs as our counseling relationship grows. My approach is a mixture of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and person-centered therapy. I believe that every single person has the ability to live the life they want to live, just sometimes we need support from others to discover our strengths and motivations. Your willingness to seek help is already showing just how strong you are, I hope you consider allowing me to support you as you continue this journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Marie Hayes

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Montana with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Karis Wold

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTGriefSelf esteem
15 years of experience

I am licensed in both Connecticut and Arizona with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, & coping with grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our sessions to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Krystal Burton

Offering therapy in AZ
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
4 years of experience

Krystal Burton is a dedicated and accomplished Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in both Arizona and Washington State, with a wealth of expertise in the field of mental health and behavioral therapy. Krystal's commitment to making a positive impact on individuals and families has driven her to earn multiple certifications, making her a sought-after expert in her field. With a strong background in trauma-focused care, Krystal is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, specializing in the treatment of individuals, families, and survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking. Her dedication to healing extends to First Responder Trauma, where she holds a certification to provide essential support to those who serve our communities in critical roles. Krystal's versatility in therapy extends to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), offering valuable skills and strategies to her clients. Her vast experience encompasses work with diverse populations, including adults with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), high-need teens, male parolees, individuals in residential substance abuse treatment, and at-risk teens and adults who have experienced the trauma of sex trafficking. As a State Board Certified Counselor, Krystal demonstrates her commitment to excellence in her field. She is a member of prestigious organizations such as the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association. Krystal's educational journey is equally impressive, having received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Hunter College in New York, NY, and her master's degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Her pursuit of knowledge continues as she is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Grand Canyon University. Krystal's passion for helping individuals find peace and healing is at the heart of her mission. Her unique approach and extensive experience make her an invaluable resource for those seeking professional counseling services.

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Juliana Martinez

Offering therapy in AZ
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence & depression. I am passionate about helping others. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Kacey Ardoin

Offering therapy in AZ
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Hi there! My name is Kacey Ardoin, and I am a clinical social worker licensed in Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, and Utah. I have been practicing in the social work field for about 9 years. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Georgia, and then went on to pursue my Master of Social Work degree with a clinical concentration. I have worked with clients in multiple settings and have experience with both group and individual therapy. My work has been primarily focused on helping people overcome depression and anxiety, especially as it relates to improving their overall health (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual). One of my greatest passions is suicide prevention, especially working with survivors of suicide loss. I have also worked in addiction and substance abuse recovery, and I greatly enjoyed seeing people reach the other side of their struggles. Other areas that I enjoy working with include relationship issues, self-esteem issues, and grief. My counseling style is empathetic and person-centered. I believe everyone deserves to be heard and treated with mutual respect. I align with a person-centered, solution-focused therapy model, while also using cognitive-behavioral therapy and reality therapy techniques. I am also certified as a Problem Solving Treatment Practitioner and like to incorporate these principles into sessions when they may be helpful. I especially enjoy working with people who are ambivalent about making a change in their lives, and I enjoy utilizing motivational interviewing techniques when possible. If you are feeling stuck, there is a reason - and I would love to work through that with you! Whether this is your first time in counseling or your hundredth time, I believe you have the power to break down whatever wall is standing in your way today. It takes strength to reach out for support, and for that, I want to congratulate you on your courage today! Thank you for your time and I look forward to working together.

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Stephanie Walker

Offering therapy in AZ
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Douglas

Finding the best therapist close by in Douglas can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Douglas. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Douglas, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Douglas or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Douglas area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Douglas, elsewhere in Cochise, or in the greater state of Arizona.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Douglas area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Douglas therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Douglas due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Douglas may not take health insurance, some in the state of Arizona may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Arizona you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Douglas, Arizona working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Douglas above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Douglas helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Douglas therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Douglas therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Douglas therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in AZ, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 85608 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Douglas counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Douglas licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Douglas, Arizona can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Douglas has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Douglas:

85607, 85608, 85655

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