Bakersfield is known for its agriculture and even its mining. In life, your mental state may feel like a mine. Sometimes, you can find diamonds and other goodies, and other times, it feels like the mine is empty and not worth pursuing. Other times, you give up right before you strike gold. 

A counselor based in Bakersfield can make you strike gold by giving you all the equipment you need to brave your mental mine. Speak to a counselor based in Bakersfield today. Even if you don’t strike gold, you can find something valuable if you set your mind to it. 

This is Dr. Wendy O'Connor's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD, LMFT, Life-Coach
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

Dr. Wendy O'Connor is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Doctrate in Psychology, and a Certified Professional Life Coach with a private practice in Brentwood California. She has worked in various settings with over seventeen years of experience in the community. Focused on individual, couples and family therapy with various emotional issues such as Separation Divorce, Marita Conflict, Infidelity, Bipolar Disorder, Relationship Issues, Depression, Grief & Loss, Substance Abuse, Anxiety, ADD, ADHD and Attachment Disorder. She also specializes in attac...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hello, My name is Dr. Lauture Massac, Ph.D. I am a clinical psychologist, graduated from United States International University (Alliant University) in San Diego. I am licensed in California. My focus was in Adlerian therapy. I also have a master's degree in Psychology with a specialization in Chemical Dependency. I have 25 years' experience working in mental health settings. In my practice, I use Cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution focus therapy. Throughout my practice, I have developed holistic methods to treat patients and to empower t...

This is Chisato Hotta's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! Thank you so much for reading my profile. My name is Chisato, which means "a 1000 homelands." Just like my name, I try to be a "homeland" to people, where they can feel safe. I obtained my Bachelor's Degree from University of California, Berkeley. While I was going to school, I decided that I wanted to branch outside my school to see what ways I can give back to the community, while also learning new skills. I found a passion and a love in rape crisis counseling. I volunteered as a rape crisis counselor for years, where I worked with children and adu...

This is Dr. Damaris Conrad's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, MA, PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

Who am I? My name is Dr. Damaris Conrad and I have been in practice as a licensed Marriage, Family Psychotherapist for the past 24 years. I hold licenses as an MFT in California and in Idaho, and Clinical Supervision certification. I also teach online in Masters/ Doctoral programs for CACREP Therapy program in Higher Ed and have been teaching for well over 20 years. I have been married to the same man for 41 years and I will be the first one to admit that marriage is one of the toughest relationships you can commit to. We have walked through many hills an...

This is Sonica Thakur's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

​I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional clinical counselor. I work with individual adults and teens. My therapeutic viewpoint is primarily informed by the client-centered approach, a strength based perspective that focuses on a person’s innate potential rather than pathologies and shortfalls. I respect my client’s autonomy and self-determination and view them as resourceful individuals who will work their way to find the answers that best fit their situation. I invite an open, authentic relationship with my clients. I believe it is the ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome. Congratulations on taking the first step toward living your best life. My name is Kristen White-Madsen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I have over 11 years experience working first as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor and then as a therapist working with individual suffering from a wide array of concerns. I have worked with clients with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, as well as many different life transitions. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emoti...

This is Rachel  Amirian's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received a Master of Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health from the University of Southern California in 2016. I believe that in order to feel at ease and live authentically, we need to heal our wounds. Sometimes this can be scary and together we can unearth your full potential and help you move forward. I treat individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, substance use, past trauma, and wanting to further explore their sexual orientation and gender identity. I want to help you feel comfortable with yourse...

This is Veronica Holmes's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

When life becomes overwhelming due to a major event such as grief, transition, or other experiences to knock you off balance, it is helpful to reach out and ask for help. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, I appreciate the work of therapy to assist others in developing a better life with less emotional pain, reduced distress, and some relief from major transitions or loss. I have specific training in grief and loss as well as working with the older adult population. I offer a supportive, caring experience with sensitivity to the unique...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,CCHT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

Congratulations!!! You have just taken your first step towards an improved life! When we hurt our finger we are quick to go to the doctor for help, but when we suffer mental health concerns, we often, for many reasons, think we need to take this burden on ourselves. This is unfortunate as many mental health issues are successfully treated on a regular basis. So I congratulate you on your success at taking this first step. You are on this site because there is something in your life keeping you from the adventure life should be. Let me help you resolve ...

This is Dawn Robertson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,ACHP-SW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, and welcome to Better Help. Thank you for carving out time to seek out support and self-care...I recognize how hard that can be. My name is Dawn, and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of California. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2009. I have spent the majority of my career working in a healthcare setting with people who are dealing with serious, chronic and/or life-limiting illness, and their loved ones. Through that experience, I have cultivated a passi...

This is Patti Lehr's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW M.Eds. LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of California and the state of Washington. I earned my Master of Social Work Degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and my Masters of Education from University of Texas San Antonio. For the past thirty years I have worked in private practices, schools, juvenile courts and community health organizations doing therapy and mediation. I have worked with a wide variety of clients from children, young adults, families, and the elderly from diverse backgrounds. My specialties include, parenting issues indivi...

This is Sue De Santo's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 28

I graduated from Loyola University with a Master's Degree In Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience in a variety of settings and hold a Level 2 EFT practitioner certification with AAMET. I have extensive experience working with women’s issues, anxiety and depression, substance abuse, grief counseling, relationship issues, divorce recovery and couples counseling. Philosophy When we strengthen the relationship with ourselves, the outer world becomes much more balanced and fulfilling. I help my clients slow down and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW 74817
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

My name is Jeannie Meyers and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have experience in counseling, case management, and worked with a variety of populations. I have 9 years’ experience working in the mental health field. I treated clients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, stress management, and life transitions. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy, and eye movement desensitization reprocessing techniques with clients. I want to help clients develop insight, awareness, and clarity o...

This is Dr. Tracy Deliman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

When people look for a therapist, they want to feel a connection that is solid and supportive. I can provide this. My style is empowering. I help you find your strength within, and cultivate skills that enable you to get through to the next level in your life pursuits. Although I am trained and skilled in a range of therapy approaches, I believe the dynamics of the relationship we build is therapeutic in itself. My gifts are insight and compassion; you are sure to feel these when we work together. I have abundant experience with a wide range of people and probl...

This is Rachel  Packer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Congratulations! It takes courage to ask for help. Hopefully we can work as a team to improve your perspective, way of thinking and overall approach to live. My name is Rachel Packer and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor practicing in Southern California for the past 5 years. I grew up in the Philadelphia/ New Jersey and graduated with my Masters from the University of Pennsylvania. As a result I have the benefit of an East coast straightforward and honest approach mixed with SoCal creativity and compassion. Life has changed for everyone o...

This is Monica Adame's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, my name is Monica Adame. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have been providing individual therapy services to adults within a county mental health setting for 6 years. I work with individuals coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship/communication difficulty, grief and loss, life transitions, and feelings of overwhelm and low self-worth. Together we will practice identifying and challenging unhelpful thought patterns that contribute to negative feelings, improve communication skills, process difficult ex...

This is Venecia Ebneof's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am transparent, authentic and present in interactions. I am fully licensed as a Marriage family and child therapist in California. I am an eclectic clinician meaning I use a variety of approaches from CBT, DBT, SFT . I can help by providing tools to assist with coping with grief and loss and current stressors.

This is LeAnne Rozner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I have 10 years experience as a marriage and family therapist during which I have helped a diverse clientele with a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, stage of life struggles, grief, and problems with alcohol and/or drug use. I have 5 years experience working on medically supervised addiction treatment teams. My approach is non-judgmental and supportive; I believe we are all just humans doing the best we can to deal with human problems. I strive to understand a person's problems from their perspective, but I also provide...

This is Lani Stoner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 27

>The brief intro to me, my experience, education and approaches to work with people and how I hope to help you: I’m Lani Bain Stoner, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Details of my experience, education and treatment approach are below, but in a nutshell, I have worked in the mental health (MH) field since the late 1970s, with a broad range of clients, with individuals, couples, families and in groups, I grew up in a family of educators moving frequently as my father worked at different Colleges, and lived overseas during my mid-childhood and early adole...

This is Sheila Marshall's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 3

Who we are today is not a product of the experience we face; instead, who we are comes from how we have learned to respond to the experience. After working for the past 20 years in the behavior health field and being a licensed clinical therapist since 2008, I found that no one approach works with everyone. I take a Client Centered approach using client specific goals to help navigate the journey of self-discovery and personal empowerment to guide the process. My training and practice as a ViniYoga teacher along with structured training in applied behavioral s...

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

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield, or elsewhere in the Kern 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 Bakersfield, 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 Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 376380 people in the city of Bakersfield, 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 93387 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 Bakersfield, couples counseling in Bakersfield, family conflict therapy in Bakersfield, 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 Bakersfield, 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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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 Bakersfield, California can serve:

93301, 93302, 93304, 93305, 93306, 93307, 93309, 93311, 93312, 93313, 93314, 93384, 93385, 93387, 93389, 93390