Ah, California. It’s home to LA, one of the biggest cities around. Many artistic people and aspiring actors come for their next big break. If you want to be famous, it requires a lot of motivation, which some people may be lacking if they are in poor mental health. 

Maybe you don’t want to be famous, but you should have strong mental health in order to accomplish your goals. Not only can a counselor improve your mental health, but they can create a map you can use to accomplish all your goals. 

 

This is Amy Benedict's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA, LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 11

"Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living." - anonymous We all fall down from time to time. It takes courage to seek help and support during those times when we have difficulty getting back up. I commend you for taking the first step. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California. I have a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and have been working in this field for over 12 years. I initially made this career choice because I wanted to learn how to help myself and my family. I discovered I had a real passion and talent for c...

This is Michaela Johnson's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT, MA
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

*NOTE Michaela is only accepting couples and females at this time. Happiness is attainable for everyone, sometimes elements within ourselves hold us back from experiencing it. I believe we each have undiscovered (and sometimes discovered!) elements within ourselves that contribute to difficulties in our relationships with our loved ones, at work, and even with perfect strangers. My goal is to help you gain the internal clarity you need to live your best life, whatever that may look like for you. Together, we can work towards mindfulness and finding happiness an...

This is S. Kelli Forsythe's avatar and link to their profile
California
MSC/MFCT, LMFT #103549
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Heartbreak hurts, and healing happens. Relationships tear down, and they build up. Emotions elate and deflate us. Thoughts can define us by shaping or breaking us. We do right by someone and that person does wrong by us. We are faced with juxtapositions like this daily, and at times it is too much. Perhaps you are at a loss for next steps right now -- in your relationships, your job, or finding purpose and passion in life. Maybe you are asking if you will ever make it to the other side of the pain or frustration you are experiencing. What would it be like to fully...

This is Rebecca Tekeian's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA,LPCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, my name is Rebecca! I am so glad that you have found time to read my page. Receiving counseling services myself in the past, I know how important it is to choose the right counselor, the right therapist. It is important to know their values and to become familiar with how they work. As a counselor, it is important to identify the tools needed to address each individual and the issues that they face in that given moment. It is important to acknowledge and understand that we are relational people, and we often times will need people to help resolve the is...

This is Michelle Jensen's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hi, my name is Michelle Jensen and I'm glad you've taken the first step in seeking therapy. It can be a difficult thing to trust a stranger with your most intimate thoughts, feelings and concerns. I can assure you that I never judge. I am there for you, to help you through whatever the issue/issues might be in your life. I have a license in Marriage and Family Therapy, which means I can help with just about any kind of issue, not just marriages and family issues. I have been practicing professionally for 7 years, and the approaches I use in therapy are CBT (Co...

This is Anne Kuni's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA,LMFT
Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

Hi there, and welcome! My name is Anne, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 5 years of experience. I pride myself in being relatable and humorous, as well as warm, kind, and understanding. Therapy doesn’t have to be a chore — it can be a very enjoyable part of your day! With my own personal experience with mental health and therapy, I can ensure a safe space of non-judgment. I have worked in outpatient therapy and residential treatment centers, meaning that I have experience with a wide range of issues and levels of severit...

This is Tacora Camille Thomas's avatar and link to their profile
California
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Whether you are going through relationship troubles, stressing over a career change, or maybe just having a hard time navigating through life in general, I am here to help. As you embark on a beautiful journey to self-discovery I work to provide a welcoming, non-judgemental environment to help you explore your inner landscape. Together we will work to develop an individualized plan designed to assist you in reaching your personal goals and finding your own sense of fulfillment. All of life's experiences have prepared you to embark on your journey and can help you ...

This is Meghan Murphy-Goode's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA LMHC, LMFT , LPCC
Specialties: Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 9

Hello, and thank you for choosing to learn more about me. I am a licensed mental health counselor and marriage and family mediator in the state of Florida. I am also a marriage and family therapist and a licensed professional clinical counselor in the state of California. I have nine years of counseling and mediation experience working with individuals and couples. I have experience working in community-based clinics, for the military, and in a private-practice setting. My individual specialties consist of life coaching, trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, s...

This is Alia Paula's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

Hello, my name is Alia and I'm a California licensed family and marriage therapist with more than 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy to a myriad of clients. I have extensive experience working with individual who have experienced trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-harm behaviors, family conflict, substance use, and relationship issues to name a few as well as co-morbid issues. My counseling style is collaborative and I come from a 'Structural' modality - meaning I'm like a chameleon who can adapt to an individual's style while remaining true t...

This is David Haynik's avatar and link to their profile
California
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana and California. I'm committed to helping people work through symptoms of depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other challenging mental health issues. My approach to treatment is an integration of cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, and Eastern philosophy. In my work, the therapeutic relationship is paramount for effective treatment and is used as the base for personal growth and symptom reduction. I value the resiliency and unique strengths of every i...

This is Marjorie Fagan's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I would like to, first of all, congratulate you on taking the first step toward getting the support you need right now! My name is Marjorie, and I live in sunny Southern California with my partner John, of many years, my three cats, three dogs, and tortoise (who is currently hibernating)...don't we all wish we could do that at times? I have had the privilege of being a 'helper' for almost 13 years now...time really does fly! And, that is another reason for congratulating yourself for seeking help. Time is of the essence! I want to help you work through issues t...

This is Anne Dewberry's avatar and link to their profile
California
M.S., LMFT #96765
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Marriage & Family Therapist, licensed in California, who has worked with a variety of populations and issues in the past 5 years. I attended Eastern University in St. Davids, PA where I received a B.A. in Psychology & Sociology. Then I attended California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA where I received a M.S. in Counsleing Psychology. I became licensed in November of 2016. I have worked with adults with addiction issues, as a school therapist for Kindergarten thru High School aged children, and also in a private practice setting with childre...

This is Julie Fulmis's avatar and link to their profile
California
Lmft
Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Julie Fulmis. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. I have worked extensively with adolescents and families who are dealing with trauma, foster/adoption issues, anxiety, depression. I understand the impact that trauma can have on individuals and families. My work is grounded in the idea of unconditional positive regard and that everyone deserves access to mental health services when they need it. I believe individuals have the capacity to work towards change and growth when they are unconditionally and completely acc...

This is Jennifer Piponniau's avatar and link to their profile
California
LCSW
Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 5

Hi there! My name is Jennifer, and I'm so glad you're here. Whether you're taking your first (maybe a little scary) step toward therapy or you've had the privilege of the therapy experience before, I'm excited that you're reaching out and considering me as someone you'd trust with your confidence. As one of my favorite therapists wrote, "The true counselor seeks to understand people from the standpoint of appreciation...it is like inviting the traveler in from a snowy and chilly journey to sit for an hour before the fire." In a nutshell, this is my approach. I aim...

This is Camilla Ford's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA, LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Hi there! I applaud your courage in reaching out. I am a Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist with 25 years experience working with individuals, children, couples and families. I am a Stanford graduate with a Master's in Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. I offer compassionate listening, presence and guidance for people in crisis, transition, or who are seeking healing, growth, clarity, and connection. All communications are confidential. My experience covers a spectrum of clients and settings. I have provided therapy in day treatment ...

This is Karen Anderson's avatar and link to their profile
California
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I have a passion for women’s reproductive and mental health issues and have worked in this field for 30 years. I specialize in Post Partum Depression & Anxiety, working with women experiencing pregnancy loss, infertility, birth trauma or facing adoption or surrogacy. I am skilled in coaching and guiding parents as they adjust to their new roles and helping women explore and build their core identities, self-worth and self-esteem. Additionally, I have experience treating clients dealing with grief, trauma, new or chronic medical issues, mood disorders, and other l...

This is Cassandra  Black's avatar and link to their profile
California
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 29

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in California with over 29 years of experience working with individuals, families and groups. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, stress management, grief/loss, and serious and persistent mental illness. My counseling style is strength based, warm, nurturing and supportive. I typically approach counseling from cognitive-behavioral, solution focused and system theory frameworks. However, our work together will be tailored to your unique and specific needs. I believe...

This is Kristen  White-Madsen 's avatar and link to their profile
California
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome. Congratulations on taking the first step toward living your best life. My name is Kristen White-Madsen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I have over 11 years experience working first as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor and then as a therapist working with individual suffering from a wide array of concerns. I have worked with clients with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, as well as many different life transitions. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emoti...

This is April Malden's avatar and link to their profile
California
MS,LMFT
Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! My name is April Malden and I am a licensed therapist who has passionately been supporting individuals, couples, and families to productively navigate unexpected life changes, traumatic events and abuse, health/mental health issues, and attachment/relationship difficulties for over eight years. My approach is both warm and direct, with the utmost respect for the fact that you know yourself and your situation best. I consider it an honor to bear witness to each client’s emerging legacy, while supporting clients to develop their strengths, ideas, and identities ...

This is Lindsey Ford's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA, LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! My name is Lindsey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have worked with individuals and couples in a variety of settings and capacities for the last 10 years. I have worked at a crisis facility, done case management for teens, worked as a school therapist at a middle school and a high school, and provided adult and couple's therapy at a community mental health clinic. Through all of these very different experiences, one thing has stayed the same- I love being able to meet people where they are at in their lives in that mom...

What Can Therapists In California Help You With?

A therapist in California can practice anything from marriage and family counseling to CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and can help with depression, stress, or anxiety.

They can help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or deal with your past. Around 32349851 people are living in California, and because an estimated one in four people are dealing with some form of mental illness nationally, it is likely that you or someone you know could benefit from the support of a licensed counselor.

Why Are Many Residents In The State Of California Working With A Licensed Counselor?

The reasons people choose to see a psychologist vary, of course, but there are a number of reasons why starting therapy sessions on our platform can help you. Whether you live in the city of or in the Washington county, we can match you with a licensed therapist who can suit your needs.

Take a look at our extensive network of counselors and online psychologists in California who are ready to help you get happy!