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 Dr. Carmen Majied's avatar and link to their profile
California
PsyD,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

Greetings! My name is Dr. Carmen Majied and I am pleased that you've chosen to visit BetterHelp! A little about me... I come to you as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a compassionate clinician with 17 years of professional experience providing individual and couples counseling. In my work with individuals and couples who are seeking support and guidance, I assign top priority to establishing a solid therapeutic alliance with each client who chooses to share the intricacies of his/her personal journey wi...

This is Dr. Will Means's avatar and link to their profile
California
Psy.D, LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

Hi! I'm Dr. Will Means, Psy.D, LMFT, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. My specialty areas include: addictions, PTSD, grief/loss issues, anxiety, depression, relationships, domestic violence, communication, and parenting. I utilize several therapeutic methods for healing & personal growth such as: Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Family Systems therapy, Humanistic therapy, Psychoeducation, Guided Imagery, Addiction Recovery, and Christian counseling. I have over 30 years’ experience as a clinician, both inpatient & outpati...

This is Donny  Simpson 's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT
Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 6

My name is Donny Simpson. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I graduated with a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Grand Canyon University in 2012 and Bachelor's Degree in Human Services from Cal State Fullerton. I was most recently a Child Welfare Social Worker and continue to manage Social Workers in Children and Family Services. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I have worked with clients with a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship/marital and family problems, wo...

This is Dr. Alexandra Duffy's avatar and link to their profile
California
Psy.D.
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 15

Hi there! I am Alexandra Duffy a clinical psychologist with licenses in California, Massachusetts and Washington. Thanks for taking a moment to learn how my counseling and therapy can be a useful tool for yourself or someone you care about. Therapy is a way to invest in yourself, have support during difficult times and deal with past issues that impact your current life and relationships. Together, we discover healthy ways to help cope with the unknown and things outside of our control. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, panic disorder, ADHD, eatin...

This is Michelle Simmer's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! My name is Michelle Simmer and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have almost 20 years of treating various issues such as depression, trauma, social anxiety and women’s issues. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I like using this therapy because it brings results if the client is willing to examine their negative thought processes. I am also trained in Trauma focused therapy, Solution Focused Therapy. I am also empathetic, warm and supportive. I also use Motivational Interviewing to assist the client with goals and tracking progres...

This is Erin Hamer's avatar and link to their profile
California
LCSW
Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! My name is Erin and I am from California. I have been a social worker for over 12 years and have experience working with people from all different walks of life who may be going through some struggling times. I received my Bachelor as well as my Masters of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University (CAU) with a concentration in Health/Mental Health. I understand it can be hard to find a counselor who you feel comfortable speaking with. My approach is empathetic and supportive. The feedback I’ve received from clients is that they find me to be nonjudgmen...

This is Jazmine Maddox's avatar and link to their profile
California
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 4

I have always loved to help and work with people, which is why I graduated on May 19th, 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in social work and a minor in psychology at Salisbury University. I also completed my Masters in Social Work program at Salisbury University on May 24th, 2017. I have obtained my LMSW license in the state of Maryland and I have also obtained my LCSW license in the state of Delaware,Texas, and California. I have been providing counseling services since 2016 and have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and group se...

This is Lynne Goldsmith's avatar and link to their profile
California
LCPC (Nevada), LMFT (California), NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! My name is Lynne. I am a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as a National Certified Counselor. My approach is a collaborative one for helping you find answers and/or increased mental comfort in your daily life. My experiences include working for a Native American Wellness Center where I was the Mental Health Therapist. While there, I simultaneously became the Interim Clinic Director and Drug & Alcohol Counselor. I have worked in county mental health, which included on-call crisis i...

This is Michelle Pack's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! I am so happy for you to be here. I am a Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist, licensed in California. I have been primarily working in the world of foster care and adoption, helping couples and families navigate the often heart-wrenching world of foster, adoption, and infertility. I have also worked with children and teenagers in the foster care system, helping them adjust to new placements and the repetitive grief and loss they experience. As a result, much of my expertise also involves family and relationship issues. I have also worked with clients o...

This is Dr. William Marek's avatar and link to their profile
California
Ph.D.
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 31

I retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 2010 with 30 years of total prison psychologist service, many of which were spent working with women. I have been licensed as a psychologist in California since 1995. I have much experience working with heterogeneous multicultural populations. I have clinical experience with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals with varied racial, ethnic and socioeconomic contexts. Working in a prison frequently demands use of a brief therapy model and excellent abilities to work under pressure, manage crises and ...

This is Trisha Taylor's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! Having over 12 years of experience, I enjoy being a safe, non-judgmental place for you to work through what is going through on in your head heart and life. I have been on my psychotherapist, life coach journey for years graduating with my Master’s in Counseling in 2011. As a California licensed Marriage, Family and Child therapist (MFT), I guide and coach on assisting, learning, and growing with financial stress, family & relationships, ANY addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, abandonment, sexual identity; every person involved in an a...

This is Dorene Blake's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA. ,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 27

Hello and Welcome My name is Dorene Blake. I am a mature woman with 25+ years experience working with a wide variety of individuals , couples and families. I have contracted with The Department of Defense ( Families of Servicemen and women living overseas), The Red Cross (Disaster Mental Health) , and Family Service Agency ( mental health for all age clientele). My training has included inpatient counseling for adults and adolescents in hospital settings. I received my Masters degree in Education and counseling from The University of California and The...

This is Tori Dang's avatar and link to their profile
California
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am an Asian American licensed clinical social worker licensed in California with over five 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, racial discrimination, and bicultural stress. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My a...

This is Jamie Fister's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 15

My name is Jamie and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am a cognitive behavioral therapist specializing anxiety, depression, codependency and addiction therapy. If you feel lonely, isolated, depressed, anxious, lost or struggling with drug and/or alcohol addiction, I can help. My approach is client centered and I will work with you at your pace on your schedule to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges you face and help you build a better, stronger, more capable you by helping you learn to recognize the root causes of your challenges. ...

This is David Chicoine's avatar and link to their profile
California
MFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

HI! I'm a licensed therapist in California (clients must live in California, USA) with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist helping people. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My appro...

This is Amy Kim's avatar and link to their profile
California
MA MFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Amy Kim and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist presiding in California. I graduated from Notre Dame De Namur University with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy with an emphasis in Art Therapy. I have experience as a school counselor for middle school students using art therapy as a tool to communicate, process, and evaluate the growth of self. I have experience developing and working with socio-emotional learning as an education and a clinician. I am an empathetic and committed therapist, dedicated to providing a safe space for teens, ...

This is sandra terifaj's avatar and link to their profile
California
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 35

Hello, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 35 years of experience in private practice and the training/supervision of interns at various non profit agencies. I am committed in helping you find healing, resolution and growth by guiding you within a safe environment in accessing the emotional pain/obstacles that are holding you back from living the life you fully want to live. My approach is to work collaboratively with you by using interventions based on your needs, including Client-Centered, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral.

This is Taylor Serio's avatar and link to their profile
California
LCSW
Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 6 years of experience working as a clinician and mental health counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns such as substance abuse, domestic violence, severe mental illness, family issues, complex PTSD, anxiety, depression, developmental disorders, mood disorders, grief and loss, and criminogenic risk factors. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style involved being open, non-judgmental and collaborative. I treat all clients with respe...

This is Radiant Scoggins's avatar and link to their profile
California
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than ten years experience in the Social Work field. My experience includes working with youth, adults, and the elderly population. I have worked with a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, and cognitive impairment. I also have experience with serious mental illness including bi-polar, schizophrenia, and moderate to severe major depressive disorder. My therapeutic style includes respect, honesty, empathy, lack of judgment, and compassion. I believe therapy is a partner...

This is Kristi Robertson's avatar and link to their profile
California
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have over 10 years experience in social services settings/mental health as a therapist working with a variety of individuals, children, teens, and families from different backgrounds presenting with issues ranging from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, divorce, homeless, intellectual delays, dual diagnosis, trauma, and family issues.

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!