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 Hsiao-Chieh Chiu'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, 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization in 2011. Since then, I have worked with children and adults both individually as well as with couples and families in Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient settings. I tailor my approach to what would be best for the client needs at the time. As a result, I have experience providing both brief and more solution focused therapy as well as therapy geared towards exploration and insight with the potential for deeper change. I believe the therapy journey is a collaborative...

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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): CMT,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Are you struggling with a seemingly insurmountable problem in some area of you life? Do you need support overcoming a significant relationship challenge, navigating a life transition, or dealing with loss? I am here to support you. All life's challenges are workable. I specialize in working holistically from a body-oriented perspective (i.e. - mindfulness, movement) with acute or chronic emotional, behavioral, and/or relational challenges. Reduce stress, increase capacity, and restore the sense of balance, well-being, integration and fulfillment that is your ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW, CBT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

Hello! It is such a healthy step that you are taking by seeking help – and I am honored that you would consider me to provide you support and guidance in overcoming your challenges. I firmly believe that every individual has the capacity and the right to a healthy, fulfilling life – and all of us at some time or another run into roadblocks that can keep us stuck, overwhelmed, worried, depressed, anxious, sad, exhausted – well, you get the idea! Any myriad of feelings can get in the way of us experiencing life to the fullest and sometimes we need an objec...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, my name is Alison Chrun, MA, LMFT. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based out of California. I enjoy helping clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, coping with addiction, stress and career challenges. I also help individuals who have suffered from trauma and emotional abuse. My therapeutic style is warm and understanding. I believe in meeting my clients where they're at and allowing them to move at their own pace while simultaneously challenging them to work towards thei...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 14

Welcome! I first want to take a moment to tell you that I appreciate the fact you have taken the first steps in seeking counseling support. I can help! Let me tell you a little bit about myself and how I plan to support you. I have a master's degree in Counseling (2006) and am a Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Therapist in California. I have spent time throughout my 13 year career working with individuals, families and children who are seeking support for life's journey. I have experience working with those who have experienced trauma and abuse, serious il...

This is Stacy Archer'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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and have a specialization in Children and Adolescents. In 2003, I began working at a non-profit organization with at risk youth and their families. This gave me experience working with depression, anxiety, ADHD, parenting, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, and crisis intervention. In 2015, I moved on to do private practice with individuals, couples, and families. In furthering my professional development, I read therapy related journals, attend conferences and trainings, stay up to dat...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

First, I would like to applaud you for reaching out for support; many times that is the most difficult step. My name is Andrew and I have over 10 years working as a behavioral health professional. I enjoy helping other people with their challenges, and I really believe that most therapeutic successes begin with a strong and well-fitting therapeutic relationship. Most of my experience has been with young adults, children, parents, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, family/relationship issues, par...

This is Claudia Viadro'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, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 15

I work with clients to help them examine their beliefs about themselves and the world they live in. I help people discover distortions they have about their sense of responsibility, safety and control. Often clients feel guilty, vulnerable, trapped and shameful based on adverse childhood experiences. We tell ourselves stories. We see reflections of ourselves in others and then develop ways of coping and surviving based on those reflections whether they are accurate or not. My work with my clients helps them begin to write the stories about themselves ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hello there! My name is Meghan Todd and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with experience working with children, teens, individuals, and families. I use a strengths-based, warm but direct approach. I pull from different models depending on each client's individual needs. I especially focus on motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, drama therapy, and strategic family therapy. With special training in drama therapy, I bring a uniquely creative lens to all of my work, whether or not you wish to engage with drama therapy in...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I imagine that if you are here, you are tired of feeling this way.  You may be stuck and unsure how to feel different.  You may have tried so many ideas already and none of them have worked! It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with 10 years of experience working with adults. I utilize a trauma-informed approach and through this lens, can assist you with c...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 26

Welcome! I have been in the field for 26 years and have experience in most settings from hospital, private practice, inpatient, outpatient and residential settings. I specialize in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and relational issues. I enjoy working with adults & older adults. I enjoy individual. My orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging patients to chall...

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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: 10

Hello! My name is Natalia Balasundaram. I am a licensed psychotherapist in California with over 10 years of experience. Since 2010, I’ve worked with Adults suffering from the effects of Trauma, Complex PTSD, and Dissociative Disorders. As of 2018, I completed trainings in EMDR, Brainspotting, and Trauma Resiliency Model, in order to further my education on Trauma Informed Care. In addition to treating Trauma, I also work with a variety of other Mental Health Issues including: Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Relationship and Attachment Issues, Substance ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 14

Welcome!  It is my goal to create a safe, warm and inviting space where the whole of you, mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual, can make full use of the therapeutic intent of our time together.  We keep an eye toward your better self, to help you find what makes you well and at ease, and from there, support management of your psychological challenges.  A healthy core self has a powerful impact on the capacity of the mind and body to organically heal.  We will establish a platform from which you can organize your experiences and get perspective.  Then we wil...

This is Chelsea Derossi's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,ATR
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist in the state of California with over 10 years of experience working with individuals, children, and families. I have experience and expertise working with anxiety, family dynamics and relationship issues, parenting problems, grief and loss, trauma, and telemental health treatment. My additional experience as an art therapist may also serve as a unique way for us to use different tools to explore what your specific needs in treatment may be. Through a collaborative approach, I encoura...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 22

Elizabeth Johnson Lee MA, LMFT Hi, I’m Liz. Are you feeling anxious, depressed, and angry or having trouble in your relationships? I’m here to help! I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and my area of expertise is in helping people develop a better relationship with themselves and with the world. I provide encouragement, support and validation with a nonjudgmental and accepting, empathetic and compassionate style, with an emphasis on what’s needed most to help you. I am good at seeing patterns in people’s lives and in bringing them to their awareness ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hello and welcome. Deciding to reach out for support is a really important first step in the process of moving forward with your life. Working with a skilled therapist can give us an ability to see our lives from a different perspective which often leads to new and creative insights about how we get stuck, what we really want and how to get there from here. I have been a Social Worker for 14 years and a licensed psychotherapist since 2009, working in the fields of Treatment Foster Care, Substance Abuse Recovery, Community Mental Health and Private Practice. In...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Georgette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with over 14 years’ experience working with adults and families. I provide support to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger, marital discord, behavioral challenges, sexuality identity and grief and loss. My practice is based on a person centered approach geared towards helping individuals become more aware of where they are, what they are doing and who they would like to become. In order to help you get there, I offer an interactive approach while meeting...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ruthann London, MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 34

My name is Ruthann London. I have been an LMFT, (licensed, Marriage and Family therapist for 34 years). I have an MA in Counseling education. I worked for the military as a civilian for a decade of my career.I helped service members with domestic violence issues. I have helped clients with relationship issues, individual problems or concerns, family conflict, lack of confidence and low self esteem . Clients came to me struggling with mild to serious depression, anxiety, struggles with panic attacks and mental health disorders. Additionally for the last 5 years I w...

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 94501 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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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Alameda, California can serve:

94501, 94502