Whether you are young or old, male or female, you can be affected by mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and many more. The mental health care experts in Albany are trained in diagnosing and treating these and other mental health conditions. 

Nestled on the shore of the San Francisco Bay, the City of Albany is a beautiful and friendly place to live. However, if you have a mental illness, it may not seem so friendly. Talk to one of the therapists in Albany and get treatment so you can find out how great Albany really is. 

This is Maria Biasiotto's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT, RN-BC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

My therapy style is warm, interactive, action orientated and focused. I have experience working with adults, both in Individual and Group Therapy for many years. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Spiritual/Religious, as well as cultural sensitivity is included in my approach. My approach combines humanistic, cognitive-behavioral/CBT, and brief solution focused therapy. I am here to meet your unique and specific needs. Clients that I have interacted with have included those with issues involving Self Esteem, Complex Tr...

This is Jesse Moon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions, self esteem, career issues and a desire to increase your sense of happiness,well being and personal growth. I have expertise in Anger Management.. My approach is a combination of a humanistic strength based approach as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. In addition I am part...

This is Dr. Christina Salama's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I get it. You’re sitting there scrolling through dozens of therapist profiles wondering who could hear you, understand you, not pass judgement on you, or who can help you. I know you are probably eager to get started talking to someone, and I want you to do just that. I won’t waste your time listing off my credentials or years in practice, but what I will tell you is that I am human. JUST. LIKE. YOU. This process is about you and working with you to reach your goals and providing you with strategies and encouragement along the way. I work from a solution-focus...

This is Dr. Laura Thoreson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,MTh
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 11

Thank you for taking the time to review my profile! I am honored to be a part of the BetterHelp therapist site. There are many talented therapists to choose from and this decision is an important one. Hopefully the information provided below will help your decision making process. I earned a doctorate in clinical psychology and a masters in theology. My education and clinical experiences have introduced me to a crucial question: what does it mean to be human? Being human incorporates emotions, behaviors, thoughts, spirituality, relationships, and physical hea...

This is Dr. Lavarez Harris's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,CLC,CSFC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 13

Hi! My name is Dr. Lavarez Harris (Hint: My first name rhymes with my last name). I have been providing therapy and other behavioral health services for the past 13 years. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling, a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and I am a Certified Life Coach. I am also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both States of Arizona and California. Academics aside, my life experience has also contributed to my empathy and passion for helping others for as long as I can remember. I bring a rich and diverse background to my work as ...

This is Autumn Williams-Hertz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSMFT,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 8

My therapeutic approach is collaborative and empathic. I am always considering the larger contexts, cultures, and environment that an individual, couple, or family belongs to. I strive to meet people where they are at and maximize upon their inherent strengths to facilitate meaningful change through the therapeutic relationship. I pay particular attention to aspects of identity including race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender and how these shape a person's sense of self, relationships and their experiences in the world. I have worked with many teens and young ...

This is Ann Perkins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

I initially received my license in 2003, and have had a great deal of experience with solution focused therapy. This type of therapy is excellent for dealing with anxiety, grief, life transitions as well as illness. In recent years, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals in a life coaching capacity. I most enjoy helping people remove barriers in their life so they can achieve more happiness, peace and purpose for themselves. I like to employ a down-to-earth realistic approach to issues, my own life experience is part of what I bring to therapy. This ...

This is Randall Freitas's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, My name is Randall Freitas and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I have over ten years of experience and have worked with people from all ages and backgrounds successfully. I have a lot of experience working with people that have experienced trauma. I also completed an additional two years of continuing education courses at San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. I primarily work with clients using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy however, I also understand that sometimes we are all triggered by unconscious thoughts. My experience...

This is Yolanda Rosas's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Welcome! Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help and I am so glad you have made your way here. "In life we will suffer", some experiences knock us down and shake us around a bit. Like you, I too have suffered greatly and have been knocked around in life. Because of this experience, I believe that each of us have the strength we need inside of us to find solutions to the problems and difficulties we face in life. Faith, in my life was a great help and applying it every day became a powerful healing process that I continue to live by today. ...

This is Dr. Diane O'Brien's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LPC, LCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 21

Do you often find yourself struggling to sort out your thoughts and feelings about events in your life? Have there been times in your life when you have wondered if you have made the right choices or if there are other possibilities for you? We have all experienced life changing experiences that have shaped us into the people we are today. Sometimes, a listening ear is all we need. Other times, more in-depth exploration of thoughts and feelings is needed before you can feel better. Whichever situation fits for you, I am here to help. I have been in practice for...

This is Carolina Hernandez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California. I have worked with clients with various concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting problems. I have worked primarily with at-risk youth and families. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is eclectic and takes from cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic to name a few, as techniques alter based on the client's needs and treatment. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support a...

This is Elaine Stover's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 29

I am a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I've been helping people like you for over 25 years. I respect my clients and know they are seeing me because they have hit a roadblock. Others have described me as warm, competent, compassionate, and professional. I constantly take courses to stay current in my field. I find it a privilege to be allowed into your life and explore with you what your best hopes are, what's working, and to discern how to navigate relationships. I also have a light sense of humor which can put you at ease when discussin...

This is Dr. Brenda Davis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,DSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, Kentucky, Idaho, and Oregon with over 30 years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work conflicts, and day to day problem solving. My therapy style is strength based. I believe in treating people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral considering the person in their environment. Often what is needed is a safe place to be heard. I will t...

This is Miriam DeBerry's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT-CA 123881,LMFT-MO 2014006569
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Missouri. I’ve empathetically cared for those I served for over 17 years in assisting individuals, parents, families, couples from various phases of their lives to gain clarity, perspective, and resolution. My integrative therapeutic approaches of solution-focus, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT, systemic, client-centered, and acceptance & commitment interventions helped my clients create healthier life choices for a positive present and future. With an...

This is Jenny Lee's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I have 15 years of counseling experience, working primarily with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, codependency and life transitions. I also have training in addiction and trauma recovery. With my gentle and calm style, I listen with empathy, respect and unconditional positive regard. Talking to a therapist you feel safe and secure with can help you work through issues to find your truth and to find clarity in your path forward. Sometimes emotions and trauma can get stuck in our bodies and minds and keep us from healing and fin...

This is Leslie  Bauman 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in California with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, & parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Carla Callaway's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I am licensed in California with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I also have experience working with depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is lakeshia miranda's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in California with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues & family conflicts. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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

I am licensed clinical therapist in California with 5 years of professional work experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress management, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, establishing boundaries, self esteem issues, grief/loss, caregiver stress, and life transitions. My therapy style is pleasant and educational. I believe in being truthful with my clients. I believe in treating them with respect and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, problem solving therapy, and acceptance commitment th...

This is Dr. Peter Karinen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Albany, California (Albany, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in California. I take an integrative and collaborative approach to treatment, depending on clients’ goals, problems, and personalities. I try to support as well as challenge clients in an effort to increase their self-understanding and help them make meaningful changes in their lives. I believe clients are the experts on themselves, and I view my role as more of a guide. My therapeutic methods are flexible and individualized, incorporating cognitive behavioral techniques, relational psychodynamic work, and mindfulness. I am also trained in conducti...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Albany?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Albany area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Albany and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Albany or elsewhere in Alameda or the state of California.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Albany therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Albany due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists in the state of California may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Albany and elsewhere throughout the state of California you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Albany to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Albany, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A San Jose therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Albany, CA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 94706 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Albany:

94706

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.