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 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 Heather Hudson's avatar and link to their profile
California
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I'm looking forward to getting to know you and to the work that we are going to complete together. I began doing clinical work while living in Los Angeles. I pursued degrees in Psychology and Social Work while working as a therapist with children. Since moving to San Diego, I have enjoyed work as a therapist for all ages and as a school social worker, while also nurturing my own growing family. The work that I do has emerged from the love that I have for children, as well as for those who were children once. We all need to know that we have someone on our ...

This is Mateus Porter's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello, my name is Mateus Porter, MA, LMFT. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I work in a non-profit setting as well as enjoying my private practice where I see a variety of clients ranging in age and struggling with depression, anxiety, school/work stress, self-esteem issues, life transitions, relationship issues, and parenting concerns. My specialty is working with student-athletes struggling with a variety of issues, but you definitely do not have to be an athlete to see me! Therapy can vary depending on the individual the...

This is Joshua Opatowsky's avatar and link to their profile
California
MSW,LCSW,CCATP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Joshua, and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) currently working in the state of Maryland with 7 years of experience working with individuals in areas of case management, psychotherapy, mental health treatment, hospital discharge planning, and supportive care for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. I am licensed in both the state of Oklahoma and the state of California, which is where I first became licensed. I have worked with individuals across a broad spectrum of mental health and life concerns such as depressio...

This is Dawn Mehalakis's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

As a mother with a son diagnosed with a mental illness and cognitive disabilities in which has left him sick with an immune disorder, I too have met with similar challenges of asking for help. With my personal and professional experience, I can assist you in dealing with life's obstacles and provide hope during your most difficult times. I earned my Masters at Argosy University in Alameda California and have been working as a therapist for 10 years. In my life work, I am fortunate to have worked with both children and adults strugglin...

This is Janelle Rose's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

First and foremost, I want to thank you and congratulate you on taking your first step towards healing! Making the decision to engage in therapy is not always an easy one and at times comes with hesitation. However, as individuals we all face trials and tribulations, needing a little extra support and listening ear to guide us through to find the light at the end of the tunnel. Through a compassionate and non-judgemental approach I believe you will feel heard and understood making space to collaboratively address your goal to living the life you want and deserve! ...

This is Krista Wilts's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT
Specialties: Addictions
Years of Experience: 5

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 5 years of experience working as a counselor in California. I have experience working with a number of issues including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship and family conflict, co-parenting, trauma and abuse, OCD, and more. I am comfortable working with individuals, couples, families and group therapy. I work with clients using a nonjudgemental, warm and compassionate approach. I am interactive with my clients and believe in working collaboratively to achieve their goals. I use a mix of Cognitiv...

This is Jeannie Meyers's avatar and link to their profile
California
LCSW 74817
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

My name is Jeannie Meyers and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have experience in counseling, case management, and worked with a variety of populations. I have 9 years’ experience working in the mental health field. I treated clients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, stress management, and life transitions. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy, and eye movement desensitization reprocessing techniques with clients. I want to help clients develop insight, awareness, and clarity o...

This is Raquel Buchanan's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and Welcome! My name is Raquel Buchanan and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT #118976) and doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University. I specialize in treating self-esteem issues related to interpersonal trauma focusing on the impact that childhood abuse or neglect has on emotional and mental health. I am a self-esteem therapist who focuses on building coping skills, finding your hidden strengths and talents, and getting you out of negative thought patterns that keep you stuck. I have assisted many of my clients overcome issues like ...

This is Esmeralda Nuñez's avatar and link to their profile
California
MSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Greetings! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I started my work in a medical clinic for the under served Latino population. I have a passion in working with the immigrant community as I have a firsthand experience seeing what my parents and family have lived while adjusting to a new country. This experience gave me the opportunity to help many clients experiencing an adjustment disorder. It also awarded me the opportunity to work with first generation teens and help guide them navigate American life while holding dear their parent’s culture. I ...

This is Casey Gold's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hello! I’m really glad you reached out for support. My name is Casey Gold and I’m a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, CA. As a therapist, my style is collaborative and strengths-based, meaning I see you as the expert in what you need and I see me as the conduit for helping you get there. I offer a warm and supportive environment to do our work together. I’m great at listening, reflecting meaning, and finding solutions when you are ready. The main disciplines which I draw from are person-centered theory (you are the expert), psychodynam...

This is Sheri Pate's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT,MA in Counseling Psychology
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 15

I believe it is really important to accept yourself where you are right now and I want you to know that I accept you as you are. One of my favorite ways of coping is through Mindfulness Exercises. This practice helps people manage stress and uncomfortable thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness techniques can bring you into the present moment and clear the way for new ways of thinking, managing challenges and relating to others. As a LMFT, my mission is to connect clients to their fullest potential and teach them ways to bring meaning, joy and success into their lives...

This is DonnaMarie  Elcock's avatar and link to their profile
California
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 10 years I have been on a life journey that will continue forever because we never stop creating a greater more powerful self. Why we would do that, it feels encapsulating to be struck in a BOX of epic proportions feeling there is no opening the door the best of you! The opening to knowledge can result in the gaining of creative strategies for coping skills, self-care, managing symptoms, workshops, groups, books, exercises, seminars, videos, podcasts, motivational interviewing, artwork, Mental Health is recognizing/ackn...

This is Dr. Clare Lewis's avatar and link to their profile
California
PsyD,MPH,DPT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 11

Hi and thank you for visiting my page. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Licensed Physical Therapist. My career started in physical therapy but I realized that when working with an individual, you cannot separate mind and body. The two must be addressed in tandem. I have over 10 years of experience in both Clinical and Organizational Therapy. My second doctorate degree in Organizational Psychology included Executive Coaching. I consider myself a generalist, meaning that I am adaptable and skilled to work with clients from various backgrounds, a...

This is Dr. Jag Soni's avatar and link to their profile
California
Ph.D.,PCC,SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Specialties: Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 28

I'm a Licensed Psychologist and a Professional, Executive and Life Coach. For the past 25 years, I’ve helped people just like you find ways to get on track with their lives. My goal for you is to understand yourself and be able to take steps to feel the way you want to feel. You will learn different tools and techniques to use throughout your life, in various situations, that give you relief and help during difficult times. I am compassionate and patient. I’ll encourage you to overcome hurdles you can control and let go of ones you can’t control. We’ll work coll...

This is Shahriar Pooladzandi's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

I am a licensed bilingual English/ Farsi Marriage and Family Therapist with 20+ years of experience in various mental health settings including inpatient, partial hospitalization, outpatient and private practice settings. Specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, Dual diagnosis disorders, and anger management. The therapy modalities I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Short term Solution Focused treatment modalities. Sometimes the stresses of life, past and/or present, can become so much that we lose our way. We can become immobile a...

This is Chrissy Fraser's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA,PPS-SC,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello my name is Chrissy and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I earned my MA in Counseling in 2014 and a BA in Psychology in 2002. I have been providing therapy to clients of all ages for six years and I enjoy working with clients from all walks of life. My primary goal as your therapy provider is to help you through the challenges you're facing while ensuring that you feel seen, heard, respected, and empowered. Asking for help does not come easy for everyone so I commend you for having the courage to seek support. I believ...

This is Tom Carter's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Tom Carter and I'm a licensed Marriage & Family therapist in California with ten years of experience in the counseling field. I've worked with a diverse group of people challenged by depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, substance abuse, and family conflict. In my work, seeing people overcome significant odds, has driven home the belief we are all resilient and have a healthy capacity for change. Live experiences influence who we are but they don't need to define us. I believe all people are worthy of compassion and respect. I will take active steps to...

This is Hilary Oleon's avatar and link to their profile
California
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California with nearly 10 years of experience working as a therapist and clinician in a wide range of therapeutic settings. I graduated with a Masters in Social Work from NYU in 2010, and I live and work in San Francisco; however, one aspect of BetterHelp I love is the opportunity to connect with clients from all over, without the barrier of geography. I have spent a good part of my career working in inpatient psychiatry, where my patients' diagnosis and concerns have ranged from major depression...

This is Dr. Bettina Hodel's avatar and link to their profile
California
Ph.D.,J.D.
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

Hello I am a certified psychologist with over 30 years of experience. Originally, I am from Switzerland, but I have been in the US for over 20 years. I got my Ph.D. in Switzerland, where my career began. I am specialized in treating anxiety, depression, and trauma. Even though, I only apply evidence-based interventions, I always tailor them according to the individual needs. My style is compassionate, supportive, and non-judgmental. My goal is that my clients acquire knowledge and skills that help to live a life without limiting anxiety and depression. Change a...

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!