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 Nicole Spivey's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A., LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over six years of experience. I have worked with clients on a wide range of concerns related to depression, anxiety and overall functioning in daily life. I have also spent a considerable amount of my career in the area of co-parenting which has included parents who are together and parents in high conflict separation. My approach is cognitive behavioral as it is my hope that I can provide clients with the tools to draw upon in the midst of future life challenges. I also feel that it is important to addres...

This is Michelle Mourikis'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, Addictions
Years of Experience: 10

Michelle began her journey as a clinician after receiving her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Hunter College in 2003. Michelle has over 10 years of experience working with individual, family and adolescent populations utilizing an eclectic approach of therapy modalities. Michelle began working toward her licensure to become a LCSW while being employed as a Medical Social Worker working in the field of Hospice for four years utilizing medical, holistic and social models. Michelle has over 10 years of experience working in the addiction field. Sh...

This is Teresa (Teri) Scott'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, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am Teresa Scott, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 5 years of clinical experience as a therapist with diverse populations and highly educated clients. I hold a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Eisner Institute of Professional Studies. I am a member of CAMFT, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as IEDTA (International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association). I have completed training in Trauma Informed Care and Addiction treatment and am currently working towards my certification in a 3-year ISTD...

This is Christine McCormick's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! I appreciate your interest in my counseling style and I think you will find it interesting! I am a licensed clinical therapist with over 10 years of experience working with a large variety of clients and situations. My areas of focus have been grief and loss (including pet grief), anxiety (including panic attacks), depression, low self-worth, relationship difficulties, spousal abuse, and trauma recovery. I have also worked as a group facilitator for an eating disorder clinic and as an addiction therapist and am happy to work with clients who are struggling ...

This is Susan Martin'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, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Marriage and Family therapist licensed in California with over 16 years experience working as an individual and couple therapist. My clients have come to therapy struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, ADHD, career challenges, OCD, and addiction. I also help people who have experienced trauma, emotional abuse, and grief. You will be treated with unconditional regard, warmth, respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My style is interactive and collaborative. My approach combines humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical-behavioral the...

This is Michelle Beaupre'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, Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am an individual and family counselor licensed in California and Maine with over five years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including, anxiety, depression, parent-child conflict, parenting problems, ODD, OCD, and ADHD. I also help those who have experienced trauma, physical and emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm, strength-based and motivational. I believe treating everyone with respect, compassion, sensitivity, and being non-. My therapeutic approach is cognitive-behavioral, mo...

This is Allyson Klein'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, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

My name is Allyson Klein, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have over 20 years of experience working as a therapist in the mental health field. I earned my BA degree in Psychology and Sociology from Brandeis University and my MSW degree from the University of California Berkeley, and I have worked in many different settings, providing care to people in need. My passion is to connect with people who may be struggling in their lives and help them work towards achieving their goals. I approach my clients with compassion and a non-judgmental sta...

This is Anthony Rispoli's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW 87910
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 3

There are no “bad” people. Our hopes and dreams define us as much as our actions. We all desire a sense of purpose in a finite world and fortunately change is always possible. Life’s lessons are not learned by rote – rather through unpleasant and often painful experiences. We are built to be resilient through a tragic life. Developing the skills and tools one needs to cope in trying-times and be successful is the desired outcome of this work. That is helping one find and realize their inner strengths, because we all have them! Entering into a session is a s...

This is Ashley Codding'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, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. I personally believe that anyone is capable of having the life that they want, the life that makes them happy. I think with the right support anything is possible. My approach is solution focused. I like to help individuals identify their strengths and then help them utilize their strengths to navigate the hardships of life. There is a silver lining in every aspect of our lives, we just have to be willing to look for it and some...

This is Cherie Harper's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT, LNHA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

ABOUT ME Hello, My name is Cherie Harper; I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an advocate for those who may suffer from a mental illness or have experienced a mental health crisis. With expert knowledge and 21 years of experience, my goal has always been to help erase the stigma that shadows around those who may suffer of a mental illness. My experience includes in-patient settings, community mental health, crisis residential, individual and couple’s counseling. I have a wide range of experience working with adults, older adults and Transitiona...

This is Kim Rasmussen'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, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 32

Hello. If you’ve landed here, you are most likely struggling with something. I’m grateful you’ve found me. Because relationship is key to therapeutic progress, finding the right person to journey through these struggles with you is really important. Here is some information about me to help you decide if my counseling style and experience is the right fit for you. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for more than 30 years and have worked with people from all different ages, stages, and backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of life’s chall...

This is Erin Hamer'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, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! My name is Erin and I am from California. I have been a social worker for over 12 years and have experience working with people from all different walks of life who may be going through some struggling times. I received my Bachelor as well as my Masters of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University (CAU) with a concentration in Health/Mental Health. I understand it can be hard to find a counselor who you feel comfortable speaking with. My approach is empathetic and supportive. The feedback I’ve received from clients is that they find me to be nonjudgmen...

This is Estela Rodriguez Jebril'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, 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...

This is Kathleen Donahue'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, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Kathleen Donahue. I have worked very hard to get where I am, today. I have been practising as an LMFT for several years, and have found myself working in a very intense, but also a very fulfilling job. I have a natural ability to communicate and have been able to work with people to at help them to get motivate ld for the change they are seeking in their lives. I also have a natural ability to gain trust in others, and I am, last but not least, very proud of what I do for a living. I spent my intern hours developing my skills with families, children, ...

This is Kimberly Weimer'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, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I have been a social worker for 19 years and have 11 years of mental health-specific experience. I have extensive experience in working with most common mental health issues including specialized training in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Mood Disorders, and Anxiety/Panic Disorders. My style is warm and supportive with my goal being to partner with you in getting to the root cause of the issues you are facing. I am Mindfulness-based in my practice using Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral techniques assisting you in changing patterns of thought an...

This is Wanda Ranger's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor ,National Board Certified Counselor
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! I'm Wanda. I am a Licensed Masters Level Professional Clinical Counselor in California (#8891), Florida (#1605), and Texas (#69875). I am a National Board Certified (#4802) and Tele Mental Health Credentialed (#875) Counselor. I am certified by the State of California in Crisis Counseling and Family Violence. I have a Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling and a Bachelors Degree in Social Work. I have 40 years of experience in various agency settings at all levels (Federal, State, and County). I have worked with an array of Private for Profit/Non Prof...

This is Christan Nguyen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in the counselling field since 1999. I have experience conducting individual and couple therapy, in-office and online, both residential and outpatient settings with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, relationship and marital issues, and a wide range of challenges including grief/loss, insomnia, addiction, trauma, abuse, panic and anxiety disorder, as well as personal growth, adjustment issues, and crisis. I mostly tend to draw from the person-centred approach wh...

This is Tami Brugman '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, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in both Texas and California and I have over 20 years experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in both community mental health settings and in private practice working with individuals, couples, and families ranging from life adjustment issues to severe mental illnesses. I approach each individual with compassion and view each situation as unique using a client centered persepective. I will utilize a variety of treatment modalities according to your situation during treatment. As a therapist, I belie...

This is Richard Muenzer'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, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been in practice since 2008. I graduated from Bethany University in Scotts Valley, California with a Masters of Clinical Psychology. I have a background utilizing a Christian perspective that I can bring to your therapeutic session or I also can do secular counseling. I have worked in mental health field for Monterey and Mendocino Counties over the past 13 years doing crisis therapy, as well as helping clients to stabilize their lives through he use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) and Dialectical Behavio...

This is Dr. Connie Zimmerman'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, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. I am also a married mother of two college age daughters. My areas of focus are anxiety, depression, stress management, women's issues and young adult issues. I use a client-centered and solution-focused approach to counseling and therapy, based on a cognitive-behavioral model of emotions and behavior. Client-centered means that I strive to provide a warm, compassionate and judgment-free environment. Solution-focused means that we will focus on specific problems or goals, and work toward develop...

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 93305 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