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. Elizabeth Kane's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 11

Seeking additional support for areas in our lives that are in need of attention is a wonderful way to focus on personal growth! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of CA. With over 13 years of educational experience in the field of counseling psychology including an earned Doctoral degree in Psychology as well as over 10 years in clinical practice, I blend both my research and clinical skills to offer a counseling style approach to fit the unique needs of my clients. I have experience supporting individuals who are experiencing difficulties...

This is Katherine Snyder's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.E.D,M.S.,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I Treat adults experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Loss. I take pride in providing a warm, professional, safe therapeutic environment. I will help you to overcome emotional barriers, develop the skills and tools you need to heal and become well prepared to manage future life challenges. "Nothing is predestined, the obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings (Ralph Blum)". We all have a story to tell. Our unique life experiences very often determine our life circumstances. Specialty areas; Relationship issues, Anxiety, ...

This is Jennifer Andrews-Burke's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,ACSW,BCD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Jump and the net shall appear." The thought of needing a therapist can be pretty scary...but taking that next step is often the key to learning about yourself and to work through past issues to finally unlock your full potential. Living your life the way it is meant to be is just a phone call or a click away. I have worked with individuals, couples and families for over 15 years, using a variety of methods to promote positive growth and change. Together we will develop the right plan for you to finally live your life to the fullest. I have extensive experience...

This is Dr. Laurel Wiig's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PHD,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 18

I have a Doctorate in Psychology and a License in Marriage and Family Therapy. I received extensive training at Cedar Sinai Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry and have two decades of clinical practice to guide you to those answers. I am an experienced online and office psychotherapist. I specialize in working with couples, marriage counseling, relationship issues, dating issues, codependence, self-esteem and confidence issues, anxiety, stress, worry and career issues. I have authored a number of articles and posts on issues related to relationship issu...

This is Rebecca Tekeian's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, my name is Rebecca! I am so glad that you have found time to read my page. Receiving counseling services myself in the past, I know how important it is to choose the right counselor, the right therapist. It is important to know their values and to become familiar with how they work. As a counselor, it is important to identify the tools needed to address each individual and the issues that they face in that given moment. It is important to acknowledge and understand that we are relational people, and we often times will need people to help resolve the is...

This is Julia Mendoza'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, LGBT, Parenting issues, Anger management
Years of Experience: 7

Hello and thank you for visiting my profile! I am happy to get started with you! My name is Julia Mendoza, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist based out of southern California. I have a master's degree in counseling and have been working in the mental health field since 2008. I have experience working with all ages, in the areas of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, LGBT+ issues, OCD, personality disorders, family problems, relationship and partner conflict, and traumas. I truly enjoy helping others and I have been told that I am funny, genuine...

This is Lindsey Wehn'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, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! My name is Lindsey Wehn and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California. I am so happy to be here to support others as they go through difficult times in their lives, for those who want to make changes, or for those who just want someone for a little extra emotional support. I'm thrilled that the BetterHelp platform is here to open up therapy to so many more people. We are not limited by location and time anymore, and we have the added benefit of messaging in between sessions. (Please note that my license restricts me to on...

This is Walanda Johnson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Congratulations! You have decided to take the first step by reaching out for help; it takes great courage and strength to do so! Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I am a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My passion has been helping people as I grew up with dreams to be a teacher, pediatrician, and neurologist before discovering the path toward being a therapist. While in grad school, my director shared the perspective of a therapist’s role being to walk as a guide with their client as they climb a mountaintop toward their g...

This is Renee Marriott'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, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and thank you for stopping by! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I obtained my Master Degree in Counseling Psychology from Cal Baptist University. I have been working in the mental health field for six years with clients in a community, hospital, residential and in-home setting. I have a wide range of experience in clinical issues that include anxiety and stress -related issues, LGBTQ+ issues, depression, self-harm, suicidal, anger and aggression, substance use, intellectual/developmental delays, trauma, and abuse....

This is Christine Gonzalez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA LMFT CDAAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

You need a calming, encouraging counselor, someone who will listen, care, and get results. Call and let's talk about it. Begin your journey of recovery, peace, and healing today. Life CAN be better with a little help. I can help you to discover root issues, resolve past hurts, regulate mood, resolve conflicts, and learn skills to continue using in life. I support traditional and natural remedies. 18+ years of experience, all ages. I can provide effective treatments like guided imagery, creative therapies, CBT, DBT, & more. Christian counseling offered also. (Cer...

This is Cherie Felzer'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, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

Life is a journey of continually coming home to ourselves. Come home to yourself. to your soul. I have spent the last 20+ years working and playing with conscious personal growth, traversing pathways of dark and light, with 15+years of dance and movement meditation as my main spiritual practice. Throughout many years of traveling, I have learned so much from life, different cultures, and teachers of indigenous traditions, and finally, moved to the bay area in 2007 to pursue graduate studies in somatic counseling psychology, and complete licensure in Marriage a...

This is Jennifer Geiter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

I'm a psychotherapist with over a decade of experience helping people find meaning, healing, and growth through their struggles. I am licensed in the states of Illinois and California. While I believe each person's trials and issues are unique, I've come to specialize in helping my clients navigate grief and loss, chronic pain and illness, depression and mood problems, anxiety and fear, turbulent life transitions, and issues around self-esteem and identity. I approach my work with clients from depth psychological and systems perspectives. That means I look at ...

This is April Thornton'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, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 20

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and have been practicing for 20 years. I have experience with addiction. My passion is to help you find healthier ways of coping. If you look to drugs, alcohol, or food, I can help you find better ways of managing so there are no negative consequences. If you have considered bariatric surgery and are struggling with relationships post op or with identity issues, I have personal experience and am open to guiding you towards healthier ways of living. I enjoy helping people work out solutions that work best for the...

This is Dr. Jennifer Roberts'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, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Does your life sometimes seem unmanageable? Are you feeling weighed down by anxiety, depression or loneliness? These are challenging times and many of us are navigating a vast amount of change and loss. It’s important to reach out and get the support you deserve. Together we can develop your strengths and design a plan to address these challenges. We will create a safe space for you to explore your feelings and find the empowerment you need to build a meaningful and fulfilling life. As a LMFT with more than 25 years of experience providing support to clients to d...

This is Judi Wolder'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, Addictions, Relationship issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hi, My name is Judi and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Life Coach and Hypnotherapist. This means I can help you deal with life stressors, help you realize core issues and heal you from the inside out. I help you to rebuild the areas of your life that you feel are not working, like relationships, emotional regulation, work issues or self-sabotage where you are not reaching your full potential, I believe in universal spirituality and come from the perspective of the Law or attraction, which you manifest your life the way you want it to be....

This is Sydney Erskine'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: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

My name is Sydney. I am a licensed MFT in the state of California. I completed my Masters in Psychology in 1994 and received my license as of January 2000. I have worked in centers for addiction treatment, dual diagnosis, and private practice in the bay area. I utilize a holistic approach with my clients customizing treatment as appropriate for the individual. This allows for the integration of our bio-psycho-social-spiritual self. My theoretical background includes, but is not limited to, in brief, Psychodynamics, and Bowen; investigating the systematic learned...

This is Irit Almog's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT, ATR,EMDR
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

Let me introduce myself to you. I believe every person is unique, and therefore needs an individually tailored therapy approach. The philosophy of my practice is to help individuals overcome the challenges that confront them in order to achieve psychological, emotional & mental well-being. I do this by helping cultivate their inherent strengths and gain insight into the difficult areas of their life. For years, I have been helping adults, adolescents, and children find sound solutions to vexing problems. An empathic and action-oriented approach enables my clients ...

This is Joshua Siskin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,BA,MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 13

My success is based on your feeling better at the end of our session than at the beginning and by your progress in addressing the challenges you face from one session to the next. I have been a counselor and psychotherapy practitioner since 2007 and have met with a wide spectrum of clients in all age groups, from teenagers to octogenarians. My approach is to elicit and reinforce your positive attributes and competencies and to help you access your inner strength. I will never put myself above you. Even more than I hope to be a teacher to you, I am confident tha...

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

Hello! I’m really glad you reached out for support. My name is Casey Gold and I’m a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, CA. As a therapist, my style is collaborative and strengths-based, meaning I see you as the expert in what you need and I see me as the conduit for helping you get there. I offer a warm and supportive environment to do our work together. I’m great at listening, reflecting meaning, and finding solutions when you are ready. The main disciplines which I draw from are person-centered theory (you are the expert), psychodynam...

This is Laurel Melbin'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, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I received my Bachelor's of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies, with an emphasis on Sociology, and my Master's of Arts in Counseling Psychology. I have worked with ages 5-94 in a variety of settings (school, home, nursing home, community, etc.) providing individual adult and child therapy, as well as family therapy to treat a variety of concerns. I have experience working with addiction and substance use disorders, trauma, LGBTQA needs, parenting ...

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 93311 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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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