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 Claudia Arjona's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): CA LMFT
Therapy 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 Jeffrey Steer'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, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I have been working as a Marriage and Family Therapist for 18 years and I have been licensed in the State of California since 2007. I completed my Master of Arts Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Chapman University in Monterey, California, and have worked with individuals and families in a variety of settings, including community resource centers and residential treatment facilities. I have treated a variety of issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, anger management, stress management, and various adjustment problems. A...

This is Julia Raffaini's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT,C-DBT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I believe that humans are naturally driven towards growth and fulfillment and I enjoy supporting people on this journey. While I work with individuals struggling with a range of difficulties, I specialize in anxiety and trauma treatment. I am an EMDR Therapist and I have a collaborative approach incorporating techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. EMDR, short for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is known for helping people heal from trauma and other distressing life experiences. I have 10+ years of experien...

This is Fabian Clavijo'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, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with seven years experience providing psychotherapy at a community mental health agency. I worked with diverse populations in Orange County and Long Beach, proving individual, group, and family psychotherapy. As a humanistic therapist, I maintain a positive approach to psychotherapy by focusing on strengths and positive attributes. I assist my clients with developing a stronger, healthier sense of self, and with making rational choices towards achieving their maximum potential. My hope is to provide a safe and su...

This is Karen Quigley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,BCC,PCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

We all have an innate drive toward aliveness, wellness, success, and wholeness. Life's challenges, past hurts, and traumas can disconnect you from the natural healing mechanisms that drive you towards health, well being and wholeness. Many times these disconnections and incidents create internal blocks or barriers preventing you from fully becoming the person you were meant to be. My deepest passion lies in helping you improve the quality of your life by removing these blocks and helping you discover your True Form. True Form means being your authentic and best s...

This is Camilla Ford'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, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Hi there! I applaud your courage in reaching out. I am a Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist with 25 years experience working with individuals, children, couples and families. I am a Stanford graduate with a Master's in Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. I offer compassionate listening, presence and guidance for people in crisis, transition, or who are seeking healing, growth, clarity, and connection. All communications are confidential. My experience covers a spectrum of clients and settings. I have provided therapy in day treatment ...

This is Cindy Fox'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, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

My name is Cindy and I am a Clinical Social Worker with 20 years’ experience working with children, adults and families with a range of issues including depression, grief, anxiety, anger management, substance abuse and coping with life challenges. I have extensive experience working with patients with trauma and childhood abuse histories in both Community Mental Health and in prison. I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of California at Sacramento in 1998 and I am licensed in California and Oregon. People generally find me to be a goo...

This is Alyssa Van Boxmeer'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, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and welcome! I am happy to see that you have taken the first steps towards healing. What you are doing takes a lot of courage and curiosity, and I can’t wait to help you explore the inner workings of you. Until I get to know you, I would love to share a little about myself to make sure we are a good fit! I received my undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Oswego in Wellness Management and Psychology in 2012. I have always been interested in how wellness can be incorporated in all aspects of life including social, emotional, spiritu...

This is Dr. Alexandra Duffy's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy 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 Andrea Jones's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 16

Specialties Stress, Anxiety Relationships Work life balance Addiction Depression/Grief Life Transitions Trauma I also have experience working with professionals in the fields of healthcare, education, business, entertainment, and technology. I provide support for companies after disruptive events in the workplace and also lead trainings in the field of focused on mental health issues. Years of Experience: 20

This is Pravindrajit Sandhu's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I’m a Marriage and Family Therapist in San Francisco, with over 7 years of diverse experience working with adults, couples, families, and children. I provide compassionate, skillful therapy to clients struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, career challenges, or seeking greater personal growth and creativity. I draw on multiple approaches including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and somatic therapy. Prior to training as a therapist, I earned a PhD in physics from Boston University and had a 15-year career as a writer, manager, and entrepreneu...

This is Ellen Suski'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, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hello. I am a licensed social worker in California. I began practicing in the mental health/behavioral health field in 2011. I originally was licensed in Maryland in 2015 but then returned to California in 2016. Since starting in the field, I have worked with individuals ranging in age from 4 years old to 52 years old; most experience working with individuals between the ages of 10 and 35. I have experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness, depression, anxiety, parenting problems, and relationship issues. I also have experience working with a wid...

This is Shirley Semel'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, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome! I am very excited that you have taken the first step to finding the support that you need. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. I have worked with all ages of individuals and have experience facilitating groups dealing with domestic violence, anger management and addiction relapse prevention. I strive to earn your trust through creating an environment in which you will be free to share whatever is on your mind in an atmosphere of compassion and without judgment. One of my passions is to help you live a life in whi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW ,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

For me therapy can be intimidating and the thought of speaking with a stranger about your problems just seems unnatural. But it can also be a very rewarding experience if you have the right therapist. That’s hopefully where I come in! My style is very down-to-earth, easy to engage with and using humor when it is appropriate. My focus is collaborating with the client and meeting the client where they are. I have been trained in various styles of therapy but I believe that the client leads the way and this is your journey. I’m here to support you, to be a listen...

This is Dr. Lanique Ruffin'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, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 5

Ase, I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years in the helping profession, 5 years in professional Health and Wellness coaching and 5 years in Personal Development Training. As an alumni of the University of California, Irvine and HBCU Tennessee State University where combined, I received my Bachelors in Psychology & Social Behavior with an emphasis in Cultural Competency and a minor in Business Management. I went on to acquire my doctorate degree from The California School of Professional Psychology, completing my dissertation in Los Angeles ...

This is Jean Lundquist'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, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! I‘m Jean, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, with five years of counseling experience in public mental health. I primarily work with those that are experiencing crisis in their lives, including loss of relationship, career, housing, or health. I also worked in residential services with those that experienced hearing voices, seeing things that others may not, and had different belief systems that may cause them to feel misunderstood in their community at first. Mental health is often seen as a spectrum, from mild to moderate to severe, but I...

This is Renette Herrera'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: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California. I have over 13 years experience in counseling families, children, teenagers and individuals. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, parenting issues, relationship problems, trauma, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mood Disorders. My counseling approach is person centered and solution focused. I am eclectic in my approach and use other modalities as well in therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment The...

This is Bridgette Werner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Alameda, California (Alameda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,C-GC,CATP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 4

Hi and welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Grief Support Specialist Counselor, and Integrated Life and Wellness Coach. I have over 4 years of experience providing clinical services in a multitude of settings, including inpatient behavioral health units, hospice, and hospital settings. My interests include working with adults who are coping with mood disorders, chronic health issues, grief, trauma, substance abuse, and LGBTQIA+ concerns. I earned my Bachelor’s degree at Edgewood College and my Master’s degree at the University of Souther...

This is Morgan Cepparo'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, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hi, thanks for stopping by! My name is Morgan and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with experience providing individual, group, and family therapy. I work with individuals impacted by depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, parental stress, and family conflict. My approach in therapy is client-centered; clients are the experts on their lives and determine the focus and depth of therapy. I use various methods to guide clients to recognize obstacles and barriers, identify strengths and coping strategies, and solve problems in a way that mee...

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

I am licensed in Northern California and have an office in Berkeley California. I have been practicing psychotherapy for over thirty years. I have worked with a diverse group of people with various backgrounds. Helping those with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ issues, addiction issues and relationship challenges. I teach Non Violent Communication as I believe that language is most empowering regardless of your issue. You can expect me to walk with you through whatever challenges you are facing and learn more about yourself as you become more conscious...

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:

If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services.

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

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If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

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

94501, 94502