Life can be like an island. Sometimes, it’s a nice retreat you can enjoy and live a fun life under the sun. Other times, you may feel stranded with no place to go. In a situation such as that one, who can help you? Anxiety, depression, and other life problems can make you stranded. However, a counselor based in Alameda can help. 

Alameda is known as the Island City. Everyone has their own island, and it can paradise or purgatory. A counselor can help improve your mental state and you can make your own island feel a little more like a beach worth exploring. 

This is Pat (Patricia) Sumlin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hi there, It takes grit and fortitude to do what you’re doing. Searching for a therapist is a big decision and maybe you’ve reached the point where you realize you can’t do it alone, and need support to work through the frustrations, challenges and struggles you are facing in your life right now. As you read my profile, you’ll notice my professional experience spans over 20 years and my training background covers a wide range of diverse topics. My clinical approach combines psycho-dynamic as well as other modalities like DBT, and systems theory to insure you...

This is Karen Fincher's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, MAC,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California. I have been working in the mental health field for many years now focusing on supporting individuals, couples, and families with overcoming various challenges and reclaiming quality of life. I have worked with clients with a wide range of challenges including addictions, anger, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, parenting, and family conflict. I have also helped people with emotional and physical trauma. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and empathetic. I believe in treating...

This is Nita Prasad's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in California with over 17 years of experience working as a Mental Health therapist and a Substance Abuse Counselor. I did my MS in Counseling Psychology with cross cultural focus and have worked with young and old clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD to name a few. I also work with clients who have experienced traumatic life situations such as physical trauma and/ or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm ...

This is Cristin Mahaffey's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT,LPCC
Therapy 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 Perry Collonge's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the states of Oregon and California. For over 6 years I have worked with clients struggling with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, self-esteem/self confidence, and relational issues. I have worked with men struggling with social anxiety, isolation. I also have experience working with people in their Odyssey Years (college through career establishment) in managing the transition and their journey finding identity and success. My practice includes both couples and individuals. My therapy style is g...

This is Dr. Tracy Thiem's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,Licensed,Psychologist
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 33

Betterhelp Online Counselor Applying an Integrative Wellness Approach to Mental Health Counseling as a Doctoral Level Psychotherapist MY PHILOSOPHY AS A MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL: Mental health involves the Whole Person; Mind, Body & Soul. PROFESSIONAL FOCUS: My specialty is in addressing Childhood Trauma, serving especially adults abused as children and adults that grew up with family alcohol and drug abuse. Counseling methods utilize: Somatic Psychotherapy (Sensori-Motor Psychotherapy), Lifespan Integration Therapy, Guided Meditation, Mindfulness Tra...

This is Amy Torn's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 19

Hello! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with 19 years of experience counseling individual teens and adults. I have trained and practiced extensively as a cognitive-behavioral therapist, and I also have a passion for mindfulness-based approaches for greater well-being. As a recovering worrier, fierce self-critic, and people-pleaser, I find great peace and joy in Eastern and Western spiritual wisdom. This has helped to free me from thoughts and behaviors that weighed me down for many years. I enjoy sharing these perspectives/practices with other...

This is Nadja Zapasov's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 18

Nadja Zapasov (MA, LMFT) ABOUT ME Welcome! I salute you on your choice to get help in moving forward in your life. Once you have made that decision, your own positive energy will support you and guide you to the next level. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” William Hutchison Murray The energy of one’s thoughts has the power to create an extraordinary life (or not). Directing your positive and constructive thoughts and emotions to the creation of your goals is the first step in achie...

This is Kyle Gravel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT,BCBA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! My name is Kyle Gravel and I am a current California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with over 16 years of experience supporting individuals impacted by a variety of challenges. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Connecticut (UCONN) in 2006 and my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) in 2009. I completed a practicum through my graduate program at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). I have 9 years of...

This is Dr. Lydia Shawan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a clinical psychologist licensed in California, with over ten years of experience providing individual therapy, group therapy, and crisis management. I specialize in working with the chronically and persistently mentally ill population with psychosis and behavioral difficulties. I am also experienced in treating teens, couples, the elderly, LGBT clients, violent offenders, and clients suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorders. I have a passion for research into the impact of antisocial behaviors, psychological trauma, and the social and clinical imp...

This is Kathleen Borgeson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am so proud of you for taking the first step in reaching out to get some help. Welcome to Betterhelp! My name is Kathleen Borgeson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I am passionate about people and helping others through difficult times. I have been a therapist for 25 years working with children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens. Most of my work has been around grief and loss issues; losing someone you loved, a job opportunity or home, a relationship or miscarriage. Grief touches all of our lives whether it be from ...

This is Shannon Ashburn's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in a counseling field since 2010. I have experience working in Child Welfare, non-profit and private practice settings with individuals, couples, families and groups who are experiencing a wide range of challenges. Much of my experience has been dedicated to helping those affected by trauma. My experience with this hurting population spans over 10 years. I am trained in Trauma-Informed Practice and have assisted individuals and families in overcoming barriers to safety an...

This is Carrie Smith's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LSCW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have over 19 years of experience working as a counselor. I graduated with my undergraduate degree from the University of California Berkeley and with my graduate degree from the University of Southern California. I currently work as a psychotherapist and specialize in using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help people build a life worth living. I am solution focused because I believe it is most important to focus on things we can control so we can move forward in life. I work with people struggli...

This is Lorien Ramirez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I received my Masters of Social Work degree from University of Southern California. I provide individuals with an empathetic and non-judgmental therapy using evidence based practices to focus on improving coping, communication, and self-regulations skills. Throughout my clinical career, I have had the privilege of working with multiple populations from children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in different settings I specialize in helping individuals living with anxiety, depre...

This is Dana Musallet's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,PPS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 8

I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in California with over 10 years of experience working as a Marriage and Family therapist and social worker. I have a Masters of Science in Psychology and a license in Marriage and Family Therapy. I also earned my Masters in Education and the Pupil Personnel Services Credential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, child abuse, domestic violence, adoption, Autism and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced phys...

This is Laura Lien-Mitobe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 30

Hello and welcome to my profile! My primary goal as a therapist is to provide a non-judgmental, caring, supportive, safe space for you to explore experiences, patterns and feelings that may be causing you pain and/or hindering your personal goals and growth. I have been a licensed MFT therapist for over 20 years and worked with people from all lifestyles and cultures. I have experience in a number of therapy modalities and as a teacher. It takes courage to participate in the process of therapy. My wish is to accompany and assist you as you determine the path tha...

This is Amber Atwood's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). My therapy approach is strength-based aimed to empower and motivate individuals. I have been trained in a variety of approaches incorporating mindfulness based therapy techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy. Additionally, I have had extensive training in narrative therapy which is founded on the premise that “the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem.” Emphasis in treatment is to help individuals increase a greater sense of self-awareness, mind-body connection, and support personal growth...

This is Ruth Cherry's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I have practiced individual psychotherapy as a clinical psychologist for 45 years. My web site is www.RuthCherryPhD.com. I have written seven books and recorded more than 150 guided meditations. Ten years ago I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The medical professionals have been competent and kind but, ethically, no one can assure me of a cure or offer me hope. Fortunately, my experience wit healing in psychological terms has taught me that reality has many layers. Meditation and journal writing lead me to hope and healing when traditional thinking off...

This is Ann Conrad's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with over 14 years of experience working as therapist in a variety of different setting. I have worked for various Counties in the State of California for over 12 years. I began working as a clinician, promoted to Supervisor for Children’s System of Care and retired as Deputy Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. When I retired from County work I went to work as part of a Forensic Psychiatry Team providing services in jails and prisons. I have always had a small private prac...

This is Lauren  Carnine's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

I am a licensed professional clinical counsel or 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, trauma, personality disorders, and substance use. 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 approach combines cognit...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Alameda? (Here Is How Our Alameda Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Alameda area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Alameda therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Alameda, or elsewhere in the Alameda county or state of California.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Alameda, CA ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of California will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Alameda and elsewhere throughout the state of California, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Alameda offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Alameda therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 78906 people in the city of Alameda, CA finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 94502 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Alameda, couples counseling in Alameda, family conflict therapy in Alameda, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Alameda, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Emergency Situations:

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If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Alameda, California can serve:

94501, 94502