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 Malaysha Castillo'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: 8

The relationship between you and your therapist has proven to be the most important element of healing. My therapy style is authentic, collaborative, and strengths-based, assessing the needs and style that will best serve the individual person. My strengths-based therapy focuses on the inherent strengths and skills that people already have, and uses it as building blocks for future success and problem-solving. Instead of just focusing attention on the problem or using language that stigmatizes or makes people feel like a victim, a strengths-focused approach empo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 5

I was born and raised in NYC and have lived in Lagos, Madrid, Dubai, Jakarta and Mumbai. Each city opened my eyes to expansive values, beautiful cultures and the notion that life can be lead in so many incredible ways, not one better than the other. I have now been in San Francisco for over 8 years and never want to leave. Before becoming a therapist, I tried my hand at a lot of different jobs but I never had a career. I worked in services, education, advertising, entertainment, journalism and tech. I can relate to high stress, intense pressure, unyielding expe...

This is Michelle Volz'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: LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coaching
Years of Experience: 25

RELATIONSHIPS and SELF-ESTEEM: Online Video Counseling Sessions for California Residents Relationships are important, meaningful, even joyous parts of our lives. And yet, relationships can be a source of anxiety, frustration, and heartache. All our relationships, from the time we're little, leave an imprint on our hearts and minds. The way we view ourselves and the world around us comes from what we learned in those early relationships. Fast forward to the present. Sometimes it's hard to set healthy boundaries in relationships. Sometimes it's hard to commun...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

You deserve to live a fulfilled life with meaning and joy! I am excited to support you in promoting your mental health and well-being with our therapy sessions. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with 5 years of experience in providing therapy to couples, families, and individuals. I have specialized training, experience, and interest in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, phase of life issues for transitional age youth, and eating disorders. I have a background in working in community outpa...

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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: 20

Thank you for reaching out! Today you have made that step closer to working on yourself where you will soon feel more empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), licensed in California and have over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. I specialize in working with individual, relational and family issues. I currently work with a broad spectrum of clientele from adolescence to adulthood. Among my areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, personal growth, work issues, r...

This is Dionne Brooks'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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Are you experiencing consuming feelings of anxiety, grief, depression or loss? Do you feel stretched to the limits your ability to cope? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 18 years of experience in counseling and therapy. Life is full of challenges. My approach to therapy is to help people navigate the troubled areas in their lives. I believe that good therapy is a partnership between the therapist and individual. I have experience providing support for families who have experienced trauma. I also specialize in supporting the families of individuals w...

This is Mitch Artman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MA
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I became a therapist to help people suffer less and grow more. I believe that therapy is a journey and that just as you wish to move past your pain, your pain has a meaning. Our goal is not to get you back to who you were before your issues began, but to integrate the lessons life is offering you through this challenging time. I've worked in private practice, a mental health jail, a high-needs public clinic and in people's homes; I've exposed myself to a variety of human challenges and triumphs. Over a decade of practice, I've learned to have space for people...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT 106746
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello and warm welcomes, my name is George Payapilly, LMFT. I welcome you and the challenges that you are encountering. I would like to offer my support and collaboration to understand your challenges and hopes and to develop helpful ways towards living a more beautiful life. As a foundation, I carry a strength based approach that weaves a supportive fabric through this journey, where each person has unique qualities and gifts, some of which may be known and some not yet uncovered. Often difficulties in life bring opportunities for qualities to surface and in wo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. I have over 7 years working as a psychotherapist and currently work for a major health organization. I have experience working with all ages, from early childhood to the aged adult. I offer support in a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, trauma, and life’s challenges. I am currently in the process of continuing my education with the goal of obtaining my PhD in Psychology. My counseling style is helping individuals become their best selves. I provide...

This is Paula Bishop's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS Counseling,LMFT,Certified Yoga Instructor-CYT-200
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

I have a Masters Degree in Counseling and I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 15 years. My experience involves 18 + years working with children and families involved in the child welfare system. I helped families address a range of concerns that revolved around child abuse, child neglect, domestic violence, substance abuse, child custody, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and more. I have also worked with adult and adolescent psychiatric patients in acute and residential settings, advocating for patients’ rights. I work from a Solu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,MTh
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-94666
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California with over 4 years of experience working as a therapist and over 15 years professional experience related to trauma and abuse related issues. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! My name is Gabby and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with five years of experience providing therapy services. I have worked in therapeutic settings including: school counseling, domestic violence agencies, and community mental health treatment centers serving children, families and adults . I work with clients affected by trauma, social anxiety, depression, anxiety and family and relationship challenges. I have worked with children ages 2-18 and collaboratively in treatment with families who are seeking support in improving communicat...

This is delia cortez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,APHSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with 22 years of experience working in the areas of long-term care, sexual assault, and currently in the medical field. My education includes a Master’s degree from California State University, Long Beach, Advanced Practice Palliative Care Certificate for Social Workers, certified sexual assault counselor, and certified to provide clinical supervision to ASW and LCSWs. I have had the opportunity to work and learn from diverse individuals, families, and groups. These include aging and geriatric issues, careg...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome! My name is Sarah Garlick and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California. I have experience working with clients from many different backgrounds both in program settings and in private practice. I graduated from Boston University, with a Master's in Clinical Social Work in 1999. I believe the first step to any successful therapy is creating a safe and supportive environment for the client. Within a trusting therapeutic relationship there is the opportunity for exploration and growth to occur. I strive to work collaboratively with my c...

This is Harvey Pacht'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: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 3

I have been coaching people for the past 6 years. My training is based primarily within the Strategic Family Systems school. This experience has been honed through the Robbins-Madanes Life Coaching Training certification program. I have also had extensive training coaching people within Landmark Worldwide. This all gets combined with my background as an Orthodox Jew and the wisdom that this tradition brings regardless of whether a client is "religious" or not. My view of people is through the school of Human Needs Psychology. Every human being seeks to meet 6 ...

This is Dr. Syd Strong'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, 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...

This is Cameron Reis'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: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University of Northridge and a Master’s of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from California Lutheran University. During my clinical studies I took a yearlong specialization course in trauma and PTSD. My greatest takeaway was that trauma and emotionally overwhelming events can disrupt the mind-body connection, which may lead hopelessness, disconnection from others, and disconnection from self. Traumatic events can be associated with ...

This is Katherine Cuellar-Lei's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed family and marriage therapist ( LMFT) in California with over 10 years of experience working as an applied behavioral analyst (ABA) with children and a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have worked in an intensive outpatient setting conducting groups for adolescents, parenting and adult mental health (including a DBT group). My counseling style is warm and empathetic. I consider it a privilege to be allow...

This is Melissa Coulson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a social worker licensed in California with 4 years of experience working as a medical social worker and clinician. I have assisted clients with concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, chronic pain, and chronic illness among others. I have also worked with clients who just need someone to support them through challenging experiences, emotions, and life changes. My style is direct, positive, and warm with a focus on supporting clients but holding them accountable to their goals for treatment. You are coming here to gain the tools and understanding to de...

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 93302 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