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. Maria Kim's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.,ATR-BC,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California and Illinois over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and art therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, adjustment, family issues, parenting problems, ADHD, and other life challenges. I also helped many people who have interested in art therapy. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combine...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT#102916
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hello my name is Curtis Wade Smith, M.S., LMFT –Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA, BBS, LMFT License #102916) in San Francisco specializing in couples & individual counseling. I maintain a private practice conveniently located in the heart of the City’s Castro district across from Molly Stone’s on Eighteenth Street. Throughout my career, I have demonstrated a strong ability to provide sensitive and insightful care. I offer therapy sessions for individuals, couples, and groups, with people from diverse ethnic, cultural, economic, sexual orientation, gender...

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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, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Are you losing hope due to emotional stress, anxiety, relationship problems, or past trauma and abuse? I believe hope is what drives emotions, relationships, job satisfaction, and ultimate life fulfillment. Therefore, my practice is based on hope. I always keep hope before me, and I will help you regain your hope as we work through your struggles and emotions. I am a bilingual English and Spanish counselor who treats individuals and families. I specialize in treating those with traumatic experiences, such as childhood sexual or physical abuse, and have extensi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,PHD
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Hi and welcome to BetterHelp! You've taken a huge step, and I'm sure you're wondering how this works and whether it's the right fit for you. My name is Cecilia Vasquez, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. I earned my Master of Social Work Degree (MSW). I earned my Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Masters in Social Work (MSW) Degree, PHD in International Psychology and Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from accredited higher educational institutions. I have worked in many different settings with individuals a...

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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, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi and welcome to Better Help! My name is Diané Tirado and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from the state of California. I have 8 years of experience as a psychotherapist, and over 14 years of experience working with a variety of individuals and families in community mental health settings. I have years of experience working with people who experience depression, anxiety, abuse, neglect, parenting difficulties, stress, changes of life issues and other mental health issues. What is my approach to therapy? I believe in the client and their capacit...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed.,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I have been engaged in counseling since 1997, licensed since 2006. I feel very privileged to do the work that I do and I bring that sense of enthusiasm and warmth to my relationships with clients. My foremost aim is to ensure that my clients feel understood and safe, but also confident that they are in good hands when it comes to getting support and guidance for reaching their goals. How we do in relationships and how this affects all aspects of our lives is my primary focus. The interplay between trauma, depression and anxiety and our relationship with our s...

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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, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! My name is Britany Alva and I‘m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and I have been working in the counseling field since 2012. I have experienced working in non-profit community outpatient and private practice settings with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, teen concerns, and a wide range of challenges including grief/loss, insomnia, addiction, trauma, abuse, PTSD, OCD, bipolar, personal growth, and crisis and adjustment issues. I believe that our ability to develop a therapeutic relationship is a...

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

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California with over 5 years of counseling experience. I practice in the Greater Los Angeles area and have worked with a wide range of clients on concerns regarding depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and life transitions. My therapeutic approach is a blend between Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Psychodynamic Therapy tends to focus on the client’s self-awareness and how a client’s understanding of their past behavior or experiences influences them in present time. Cognitive B...

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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, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Counselor Profile - Better Help Platform Aly Dearborn, MA, LMFT #45462 (California) I am a psychotherapist that has been in private practice since 2008, when I received my license as a marriage and family therapist in California. My psychotherapy practice is now entirely online and I am available to work with people who live in California. The “self as instrument” perspective is at the crux of my work. This places responsibility on the therapist to do their own therapeutic work so they can best serve others and suggests that a therapist can only take their ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Paloma Chavez and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 7 years of experience working as a therapist. I would be happy to support you in addressing your concerns and we will work collaboratively to find what works best for you. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, life transitions, trauma, abuse, and etcetera. I have experience providing therapy services to adults, adolescents, children, families, and groups. ...

This is Kristyn Nishimoto'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, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! Welcome to my profile. I am glad you are here- it takes a lot of strength to reach out for support. My name is Kristyn Nishimoto and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with 6 years of experience in providing therapy. I have my BA in Psychology and Social Behavior from UC Irvine and my Master of Social Work from California State University, Northridge. I have worked in crisis and community mental health settings throughout my career, and have experience providing crisis de-escalation and stabilization services, solution-focused...

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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, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I believe that healing and change begins with the therapeutic relationship. Through a safe, caring and nonjudgmental space we can process difficult emotions, gain awareness of what keeps us in suffering, and integrate newfound insights which bring relief. I am sensitive to the ways our past experiences and future anxieties impact our present. Together we will explore and discover what unfolds moment-to-moment to gain new understanding and begin healing. Passionate about helping people have better life, I have dedicated my career to studying relationships and help...

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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, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! My name is Kayla and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California, specifically Orange County. I have been working in the field of mental health serving Orange County residents since 2010. I have mainly worked in mental health outpatient clinics in the past 10 years serving clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am deeply invested in the growth and mental health of my clients. I understand the pains in life of feeling stuck, lost, unseen, or feeling alone despite much...

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 Erin Romero'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, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I received my undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University in 1999 and my graduate degree in Social Work, from Boston College in 2002. Initially, I worked as a social worker in Harlem and Queens, New York; providing wraparound services for children and their parents with a history of substance use. Then, I moved back to San Jose, California, where I was raised, and worked for two years in a non-profit agency; providing counseling and case management services to foster youth and their biological and foster families. Since 2005, I have worked as a clin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,MA,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Dr. Lili Sanchez-Cordova received a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University and both her Doctorate of Psychology Degree and an additional Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology-Alliant International University. During the course of her graduate training, she provided individual and group psychotherapy, psychological assessment services and crisis intervention in English and Spanish in outpatient and inpatient community mental health settings. She has extensive experience providing t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I provide psychotherapy for individuals (children, adolescents, and adults.), working from a client-centered perspective that is integrative, collaborative, and recovery-based (i.e., incorporates client's strengths as opposed to solely focusing on negatives or pathology). This provides a safe space for clients to feel heard, understood, and respected. I am also an expert in working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and same sex attracted clients, and the unique psychological issues present in the community. I have been in practice since 2008 and I have worked with ind...

This is Stephanie Clowdus'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: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Psychotherapy can help you develop new attitudes, emotional experiences, and ways of being in the world. I offer space in the context of a therapeutic relationship to improve your mental and/or emotional health by providing you with tools and interventions for change. I do this with curiosity, connection, and encouragement. My goal is to provide witness and support for you on your path. We start psychotherapy with exploring and determining goals you have. I like to meet my clients where they are, with supportive boundaries. My approach is authentic, engaged, ...

This is Carolyn Levitan'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, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I have been working as a therapist for the past 15 years. I have diverse experience connecting with and building collaborative relationships with clients of various genders, cultures, sexual orientations and life stages. I mainly specialize in working with young adults, namely ages 20-35. I have a high level of expertise working with people experiencing a spectrum of emotions spanning from daily stress, emotional crisis and suicidal thoughts brought on by various life stressors such as relationships, work, school, finances, mental health concerns, isolation, addi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome to the BetterHelp community! My name is Estela Rodriguez Jebril, I am a Bilingual (Spanish) and Bicultural practicing licensed therapist in California. I am also a transformational coach. I have been providing psychotherapy for a wide variety of issues and populations for 10 years. I graduated from California State University of Long Beach in 2008 with a Master in Social Work. For five years, early in my clinical career, I did in-home family therapy with Medi-Cal recipients. I provide services to the elementary, middle school and high school at risk studen...

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 93306 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