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 Rika Lopez's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT
Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hi, my name is Rika Lopez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with adults, couples, and families. I am currently a candidate for CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) where I am learning tools and techniques to work with those who struggle with compulsive and repetitive behaviors such as pornography addiction, infidelity, "hook up" apps, and other sexually impulsive patterns. Not only do I work with individuals who struggle with these sexually acting out behaviors but also partners who have been betrayed or...

This is Joy Nussen's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA, LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am a California and Oregon state licensed Marriage & Family therapist with over 30 years of experience working primarily with adult men and women of various cultures. I have worked with clients that have experienced a wide range of challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, and trauma (including multi-generational trauma). My style is warm and collaborative and I utilize humor when it is appropriate to do so. My approach pulls from various sources including solution-focused, dialectical behavioral, narrative, and experiential...

This is Erin O'Connor's avatar and link to their profile
California
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

Hello, my name is Erin! I am a clinical social worker with seven years of counseling and psychotherapy experience. As a mental health provider, my goal is to empower you to live a life that feels supportive, nourishing, and personally meaningful. I value diversity and equity and my role as a social worker who promotes wholistic wellness and social justice. Over the years, I have served a variety of communities including refugees, LGBTQ+ identified individuals, youth in foster care and adoptive homes, survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence, colle...

This is Dr. James Chavers's avatar and link to their profile
California
PsyD,MACP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

It is by suffering that human beings become angels. – Victor Hugo Hello, my name is James Chavers. Thank you for taking the time to read my counselor profile. I am a clinical psychologist licensed and living in California. I earned my masters and doctorate in clinical psychology at Antioch University Santa Barbara. I have worked and trained in locked settings (jails and prisons), community health clinics, and colleges and universities for 9 years. I have worked with older adults living with HIV, addiction, and life course diseases, inmates of all genders ...

This is Dr. John Burke's avatar and link to their profile
California
PhD
Specialties: Addictions, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD
Years of Experience: 14

Hi, my name is John Burke and I am a licensed psychologist with an additional license as a Presbyterian minister. I treat persons with substance abuse problems, major mental illness, depression and anxiety as well as clients with neuropsychological issues such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinsons Disease, brain trauma, and MS. I have taught Addictions psychology and Neuropsychology in several different universities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. I also counsel---if requested---counsel persons with religious and spiritual questions from a gently Chris...

This is Kristen Howerton's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT
Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 15

I'm passionate about helping couples and families thrive. I enjoy working with clients who want to improve their relationships (even divorced couples who are coparenting.) I am experienced with working with autism spectrum, ADHD, infertility, adoption, multi-racial families, divorce mediation, and coparenting. I also have experience working with people struggling with addiction, and those who love them. I believe that therapy should be tailored to the client and their needs, and not the preferences of the therapist. Therefore I take an eclectic approach, using ...

This is Zachary  Martin 's avatar and link to their profile
California
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Thank you for your consideration. I come by my profession honestly. I have always been known as a calming individual in my social circle. This led me to a helping profession early on. I worked in adult residential facilities for persons with development disabilities while I pursued my education. In 2008, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a minor in psychology. My philosophy degree is uncommon for a therapist. However, I believe that greatly assists my work. This is especially relevant with CBT and existential crisis work. I graduated ...

This is Dr. Erin Bader's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT,RN,Ph.D.
Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 13

Hello! I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in California with over 13 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I work with clients who desire change through problem solving, goal setting, improving your communication skills, tracking your emotions, and keeping your work/life balanced. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including career challenges, relationship issues, depression, anxiety and grief & loss. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with compassion, respec...

This is Clifton Davis's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello My name is Clifton Davis. I am a Licensed Married and Family therapist in California. Life can be overwhelming with the changes, demands, and expectations that we face. It can be difficult to find someone who’ll listen and not be judgmental. My goal is to be that person. I have a passion to work with those who struggle to navigate emotions, or may not have someone to talk to. I believe that we can change the way we feel & act by changing the way we think. With me, you can expect timely responses and a friendly, safe environment to discuss and process a...

This is Dr. Monica Cashiotta-Munn's avatar and link to their profile
California
Psy.D,Ed.D.,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 34

I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in California with over 33 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems,sexual addictions, marital counseling and sexual abuse. I also helped many people. My counseling style is warm and interactive but I am upfront and real. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I believe a good therapist works their way out of a job. What I mean by that is my g...

This is Vladimira Lumley's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Marriage Family and Child Therapist licensed in California and Colorado with over 25 years of experience working in this field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, life challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is eclectic, warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cogniti...

This is Robert Hehrlein's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

My name is Robert (Bob) Hehrlein; I practice psychotherapy under my California Marriage an Family License. I have over 15 years in the behavioral health field; initially working as an addiction counselor which led to self-employment as a recovery/ life coach. My last five years were spent as a therapist for mentally ill outpatients, providing psychoeducation to groups on topics such as emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and mindfulness. Some of the issues that I processed with my group members might involve anxiety, depression, anger management and relati...

This is Mary (Katie) Romley's avatar and link to their profile
California
M.Ed.,LPCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Thank you for stopping by! My name is Katie Romley and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in California with over 10 years of experience working with clients and their families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and self-worth and self-concept issues. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma, abuse, whether this was an isolated event or a long-term experience. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I ...

This is Kathryn Harper's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA,LPC,LPCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, and welcome. My name is Kathryn Harper. I am a professional counselor licensed in Texas and California with years of experience working as a psychotherapist, life coach, and positive discipline parent educator. Are you feeling anxious, stressed, and/or depressed? Are you experiencing a transition: career, education, parenting, gender questions, relationship, spiritual questions, or loss of a loved one? Are you feeling stuck in your life? Let's sit together and explore all that weighs on you. I think of counseling as a form of mentoring. You have the answ...

This is Cynthia Langley's avatar and link to their profile
California
Specialties: Family conflicts, Grief, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 43

I am licensed in California with 43 years of professional work experience. My expertise comes from working with the Department of Mental Health in LA County ( worked with the mobile Psychiatric Evaluation Team, hospitalized suicidal, and homicidal patients; provided psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults; worked with persons in individual and group therapy experiencing symptoms from depressive disorders, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse and child abuse); medical social work in the acute care and LTAC hospital settings; and home health settings; adoptions...

This is Rebecca Hanson's avatar and link to their profile
California
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 24

I am licensed in California with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & depression. Working for the military since 1992, and having been in the military (way back in 88), I got a richness I didn’t expect (both because of how bad it can be, and how good it can be). I am grateful even with the ugly parts. Every moment makes us who we are. I love working with as many different cultures, beliefs, ages and oddities as I can experience. If you feel very ...

This is Dia Yang's avatar and link to their profile
California
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am Dia Yang, LCSW, licensed in California with over10 years of professional work experience with individuals of various ages. I believe in maintaining wellness and balance in all areas of life, and that includes mental health and wellness. I have experience in helping individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, coping with grief and loss, lacking motivation and seeking personal development & confidence or just managing daily life stressors. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and empathy. I will tailor our dialog and tre...

This is Mauricio Rodriguez's avatar and link to their profile
California
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in California with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Tonya Thone's avatar and link to their profile
California
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in California with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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.

This is Randi-Marie Owens's avatar and link to their profile
California
Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in California with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, 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. 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.

What Can Therapists In California Help You With?

A therapist in California can practice anything from marriage and family therapy 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 out of 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. Searching for 'therapist California' will help you find mental health professionals that can support you through personal growth, anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health services. The mental health field includes psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social workers, licensed counselors, and other mental health providers through online therapy sessions and in-person ones. Seeing a licensed therapist in therapy sessions can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness techniques and other specialized training they've received in clinical settings.

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 near the city or a specific county in California, we can match you with a licensed therapist who can suit your needs through online therapy.

Therapists in California can help you work through a challenging situation, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment issues, end of life issues, or even serve as a family therapist to improve relationships and relationship problems. Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy is the first step in finding the right therapist and treatment plan for you. Your therapist should provide a safe space for you to focus on self care and well being as a mental health professional. 

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

Some commonly asked questions can be found below:

How much does a therapist cost?

Mental health professionals differ in therapy costs, and it can vary based on the module, whether it's in person therapy or online therapy. Additionally, new clients might meet a different price mark, and couples therapy can be more expensive than seeing an individual therapist. However, many therapists will be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the get-go. Be sure to look up 'therapists in California' to get a better understanding of which mental health providers take health insurance in network, which therapeutic process is the best fit, and how many therapists are in person or online.

How do I know I should get a therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers can help you navigate anything you're going through, big or small. Mental health issues don't always present as a huge crisis- many therapists provide talk therapy and online therapy for life transitions, new skills, relationship problems, or even serving as a life coach through a therapeutic relationship. Online therapy sessions in California allow new clients seeking therapy to experience a private practice counseling services without being in person, and this talk therapy integrative approach can help you navigate any mental health conditions you might be experiencing, as well as developing new skills through working with a therapist. Dialectical behavior therapy is a great choice for older adults looking to use therapy to navigate life transitions or other big changes.

Is therapy covered by insurance?

Different counseling services (depending on private practice) can vary in cost and whether or not they take insurance. 

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