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 Hsiao-Chieh Chiu's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA, LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

More than 9 years of providing clinical therapy to individuals, couples, families, and children. Licensed and experienced. Specializations: Relationships, couples counseling, motivation and confidence, self-esteem, depression/anxiety, grief, and identity counseling. My private practice is located in Brea, California. Clinical Experiences, Publications, Awards, and Credentials: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) Published writer for Family Process- Clinical journal for practitioners Published writer for Journal of Feminist Family Therapy Pre...

This is Jeana De Lay's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT, MA
Specialties: Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 17

I have been practicing therapy for over 16 years and enjoy working with men, women, children and couples. I have had success working with clients who have had past trauma and/or transitional issues and utilize forms of long and short term therapy for adults, helping them all to find their voice. I strive to be a warm, caring and understanding counselor to help clients feel comfortable and safe with the process of counseling. In addition, I teach parenting skills, helping parents find ways to interact, communicate and discipline their children at different ...

This is Linda Silver's avatar and link to their profile
California
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 12

Hello and Welcome! I have extensive experience as a psychotherapist helping clients struggling with anger management, trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, domestic violence, parenting, divorce, and low self-esteem. I earned my Masters in Social Work in 2006 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and am licensed in North Carolina and California as an LCSW assisting adults, adolescents and families. I am a trained cognitive behavioral therapist with experience integrating mindfulness and stress-reduction approaches into my practice. My approac...

This is Victoria Portanier's avatar and link to their profile
California
MFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

Thank you for reading my profile ! I am excited to begin this journey with you offering 19 years of experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in relationships, stress-management, life/work balance, depression, anxiety and in general working closely with my clients to obtain a stronger ability to cope with life stressors better . It is my belief that entering into a thoughtful, intentional and trusting relationship with a therapist is perhaps one of the wisest decisions of your life. I assist my clients to begin the process of eventually gettin...

This is Cristin Mahaffey's avatar and link to their profile
California
MS,LMFT,LPCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hi, I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 10 years of experience. I have worked in school, hospital, and community settings with clients who have a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship conflicts, and parenting concerns. My counseling style is warm, collaborative, and straightforward. I believe it is important to listen and build trust with each person I work with. My approach includes person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness...

This is Dr. Ambreen Basria's avatar and link to their profile
California
Psy.D,LMFT,Psychologist
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello, My name is Dr. Ambreen Basria and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have specialized in working with relationships, family conflict, depression, anxiety, and other mood related disorders. I work from a solution focused approach and am here to help you discover ways to resolve the issues in your life. My approach includes working with you to develop these solutions, and solutions that you feel comfortable implementing into your life. I am here to support you through your journey and achieve your life goals. I have a Bachelors in Public Hea...

This is Claudia Arjona's avatar and link to their profile
California
CA LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

My name is Claudia Veronica Arjona, but I go by Veronica. I was born and raised in South America, where I started my path as a therapist over 15 years ago. There, I specialized in family therapy for clients with psychiatric needs. Shortly after, I decided to come to the States to complete my training. After finishing a Masters in Expressive Arts therapy, I have worked with individuals, families, children, and youth. I have mainly worked with POC, people with past experiences of immigration, addiction, trauma, and/or the culturally diverse. I am able to provide th...

This is John ODonoghue's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT,LCP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 27

For 25 years I have had the privilege to help people navigate difficult passages in their lives, in a variety of settings. Give yourself credit for reaching out, because a good therapist during these times can make a huge positive difference. In retrospect you may see that ill fortune, suffering and emotional pain helped you grow, and that without these challenges you may not have learned what you needed to progress. As Eckhart Tolle has said, suffering can be your greatest teacher. I did not become a therapist until midlife, and have had my own share of major lif...

This is Dr. Paul Kramer's avatar and link to their profile
California
Ed.D.,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief
Years of Experience: 15

Hello. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 15 years experience providing therapy to a wide range of populations. My approach to therapy is to focus on what makes each person unique as an individual. I discover quickly how each person has demonstrated resiliency in the past and help them employ solution-focused strategies, in order to produce results. I served in the Army before becoming a therapist and had the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. These early experiences have afforded me the opportunity to understand...

This is Sana Akhtar Ramay's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

My name is Sana Akhtar Ramay and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I always knew I wanted to work in a helping profession. After graduating with my Bachelors in Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Biology from University of California, Davis, I started working with children diagnosed with Autism, probably the most challenging job I have had but also equally rewarding. A few months in I was promoted to a leadership position; I started to realize how natural it was for me to be successful in that field further leading me to enroll in my Master’s ...

This is Kathryn Hamelin 's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT,RPT,CCLS
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, children and families in group and individual settings. My clinical areas of experience include Grief work, issues related to Anxiety, Trauma, Self Esteem and navigating major life changes and transitions. I have worked with young adult trauma survivors in a residential setting and have worked with children, adults and families providing support, in an inpatient and outpatient trauma and palliative care hospital setting for the last 10 year...

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 Carl Vinson'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: 7

Greetings! Thank you for your interest in therapy and for your time to look at my profile. I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 7 years of providing psychotherapy. I have gained invaluable experience throughout my professional development serving individuals 18 years and older. Sometimes we have trouble figuring things out and the answers are not always clear. It can be tough to pursue your goals when faced with anxiety, crisis, depression, frustration and unexpected challenges. Sometimes it can be difficult to manage your revolving responsi...

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 Dina Vineberg's avatar and link to their profile
California
LPCC,MH
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi There! I am a dual licensed professional counselor in both Florida and California State. My last twenty years of direct support positions working with a myriad of populations and ages has included counseling adolescents in high schools and foster care agencies, newly homeless, pregnant women in a non-profit agency (suffering from depression due to domestic violence), chronically mentally ill patients in hospital care, elderly clientele in an adult care facility, adults facing trauma and grief, and all ages on a crisis and text line. Through all these experience...

This is Valerie Sonnikson's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hi there! My name is Valerie and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California. I have been working in the counseling field since 2010 with children, families and adults in a variety of settings. My most recent work has been with young children and their families, and we often focused on parenting, support for the parents/primary caregivers, behavioral support and training, and navigating life transitions. I approach counseling through a strength-based lens and will work with you to uncover your needs and goals. I believe that the therapeu...

This is Dr. Katrina Castro's avatar and link to their profile
California
PsyD
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders
Years of Experience: 3

Hi there! I am a licensed psychologist and I've been practicing, primarily working with adults, for the past five years. I received my Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) from Biola University in 2014. Since then, I have been privileged to work in settings with diverse client populations and my clients have sought help for a large variety of reasons. I have particular specialties in working with people who struggle with eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, problems with relationships, and grief/loss. My main approach to therapy is relationship-based. I truly believe...

This is Danielle Sheppard's avatar and link to their profile
California
LPCC,NCC,BC-TMH
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

Danielle Sheppard is a licensed clinician who helps individuals realize and achieve their true potential. She recognizes that every person is different in terms of goals, aspirations, and the pursuit of happiness, and that everyone’s path to peace of mind is different. As such, she strives to help each of her clients realize their strengths, values, and ultimate potential. She takes a holistic approach to therapy, often encouraging her clients to incorporate adjunct therapies such as mindfulness, yoga, meditation, and physical exercise into their treatment pla...

This is Ashley Buckner's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello, I am Ashley! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both California and Utah. I have been working as a therapist since 2012 and have a wide range of experience in the mental health field. I specialize in working with clients who have experienced depression, anxiety, identity issues, emotional regulation difficulties, relationship challenges, and past/present trauma. As a therapist, I have held roles in various settings such as outpatient clinics, police diversion programs, school-based services, and residential treatment facilities. My approac...

This is Charis Stiles's avatar and link to their profile
California
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Many of my clients struggle with feelings of shame and insecurity, with difficulties setting boundaries, and with fears of “not being good enough”. Sometimes this shows up as dissatisfaction with their bodies; some are chronic dieters that struggle with the tension and anxiety of restriction or the shame and “out of control” feeling of bingeing. Other times, clients struggle with trying to be perfect and have overbearing, harsh inner critics. There can be a strong desire to “fix” themselves while also longing to feel more free. Using self-compassion practices, ...

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!