Gilbert used to be the hay capital of the world. Hay is nourishing for many farm animals, who are just trying to live their lives. Your life can be like an animal who needs hay to nourish themselves. Sometimes, you have enough mental hay to go around. Other times, it feels like you need more. 

A counselor can be the haystack you need to give you energy Speak to a Gilbert-based counselor today and see what they can do for you.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hi, my name is Sheryl Derby, LCSW. I achieved my undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies. I also possess a Master of Social Work with a Child Welfare emphasis from Arizona State University. I have been a Social Worker for 21 years and have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing clinical supervision for 17 years. I have provided therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families. I have expertise in depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships and parenting issues. Some of the populations I have worked with include...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

When you are tired of being tired, anxious, sad and just going through the motions in life, stuck in toxic relationships, chaos and confusion that drains you; then you need skilled, compassionate support to get you unstuck and get your life back on track to experience purposeful living. It is here that my life's calling and your life intersect. My intention is for you to flourish and experience meaning in life. The negative charge of unresolved trauma, anxiety or depression can be reduced with therapeutic interventions. Healing is available for you. You can thr...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor who has been practicing in Arizona for twenty years. My experience includes providing individual and group therapy to adults and adolescents in the areas of Life Management Skills, Mental Health Concerns, Career Path Development, Addictions, Domestic Violence, Relapse Prevention and Anger Management. I believe in a multi-modal therapeutic approach that assist clients in identifying and nurturing strengths they already possess. A strong therapeutic alliance between ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 23

Hello, and thank you for considering my assistance through this journey you are currently on and the challenges you are facing. My journey has taken me from business, to education, and to counseling, with many life experiences along the way. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in AZ with 22 years in a wide gamut of counseling experience in various counseling settings, with focus including Marriage and Family, conflict resolution, crisis prevention, general anxiety and depression and more. I have worked in community mental health clinics, including those fait...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! I am a Licensed Master's Level graduate of Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM). I have worked with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples, and families in several different non-clinical and clinical settings including residential and intensive outpatient in both non-profit and private facilities. My specialties include treating individuals with communication issues, intimacy-related issues, depression, stress and anxiety, low self-esteem, ADD/ADHD, family conflict, relationship issues, death of a loved one, substance u...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in Arizona with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Florida with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I have spent the last 25 years of my profession working in the child welfare system. The experience I have gained has been invaluable. I have had the privilege of working with clients in many different areas, and have learned a great deal about other cultures, socioeconomic status, and the challenges disenfranchised people have faced. I have also worked with countless families who are at an impasse on how to parent effectively in today’s world and be a healthy and communicative family system. This experience has allowed me to learn how to be creative in providin...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a independent, licensed therapist in Arizona with over 10 years of experience working with different populations and different issues. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, co-occurring diagnosis, trauma, addiction, and ADHD. My background is heavily grounded in trauma informed care and setting the intention of doing no harm. My motto and general approach to life is having unconditional positive regard for my clients – we all have a story, I want to hear yours and help you navigate through...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 14

Hello! My name is Samantha Whelan and I am an LPC currently licensed in Oklahoma, Alabama, and New Hampshire with 12 years of professional experience. I decided to take a sabbatical to raise my two children while continuing to keep up with professional development thru continuing education. During these years the ups and downs of everyday life with family, kids, and friends gave me more insight into personal life struggles than I could have acquired by only reading a textbook or sitting in my office. I consider it one of the greatest honors of my life to be abl...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in Wisconsin with over 14 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, PTSD and personality disorders. My counseling style is empathetic, supportive and open. I believe that it takes courage to come into counseling and want the experience to be impactful. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused, attachment theory based and t...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Arizona with 5 years of professional therapy experience. Before that, I worked in education for many years. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Arizona and California with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I love skill-based modalities including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that p...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Arizona with 6 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 work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and an International Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Iowa as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona. I have 19 years of experience in the counseling field, having worked in the school settings, hospital environments, residential treatment centers and outpatient behavioral health clinics. I would describe my style as caring and supportive. I use a combination of different tools and therapies to meet the individual needs of each person that I work with. I view each session like a puzzle a...

How To Find The Right Therapist For You

Finding the right therapist close by in Gilbert can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a therapy with a counselor near the Gilbert area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective counselors which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Gilbert and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your psychotherapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Gilbert or elsewhere in Maricopa or the state of Arizona.

Mental health professionals working through their own practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Gilbert therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

How Do Costs Of Conventional Counseling Compare To BetterHelp With A Gilbert Counselor?

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session with a counselor in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Gilbert 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 in Gilbert: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Gilbert: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Gilbert: $100
  • Therapy with a mental health counselor in Gilbert: $80

Some counselors 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 therapists serving the city of Gilbert and elsewhere throughout the state of Arizona you can expect significantly more affordable options, with counselor sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Does Working With A Counselor On BetterHelp Work?

It's important to note that these therapists treat clients online. Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Gilbert virtually. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy with a counselor. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you. There are therapists on BetterHelp specialize in several mental health issues and modalities. See below for examples.

Therapist specialties on BetterHelp include:
  • Therapists specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy 
  • Therapists specializing in behavior therapy
  • Depression therapists
  • Anxiety therapists
  • Stress therapists
  • Eating disorder therapists
  • Grief therapists
  • Therapists specializing in attachment therapy
  • Relationship therapists
  • Child and adolescent therapists
  • Addiction therapists
  • Divorce therapists
  • Trauma therapists
  • Bipolar therapists
  • Psychodynamic therapists

Gilbert has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In Gilbert, therapy can be easily to use and a click away.

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a psychotherapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy with a licensed counselor is having a 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 Gilbert 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Gilbert, AZ, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby psychotherapist close to 85297 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp therapist page. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy in Gilbert can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Session With A Gilbert Counselor? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I See A Counselor 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 therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend counseling. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist 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 with a counselor.

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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions with their counselor. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Is Mental Health Care Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Counseling can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective when working with a licensed counselor.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job as your counselor is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. 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 FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor 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:

There are all kinds of therapists in the Gilbert area, including:

  • CBT in Gilbert
  • DBT in Gilbert
  • Substance use therapy in Gilbert
  • Couples therapy in Gilbert

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

85233, 85234, 85236, 85295, 85296, 85297, 85298, 85299