While it does have a name that meets oil, you don’t have to feel like you’re burdened by the name of the city, but instead yo9u can work to improve yourself with a counselor here in Brea.

It is known as a place that produces crude oil, and citrus, and it also has a huge retail center. It’s also got a budding art program with many different artworks all around the city. It has the model art program that many other cities use, and you can also enlist the help of a counselor in order to reach your true artistic potential.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California with over 8 years experience working in both a private practice and a community mental health setting. I have worked with a wide variety of clients with issues ranging from ADHD, PTSD, depression anxiety and personality disorders. I have also helped children and families cope with domestic and sexual abuse as well as parenting difficulties. The greatest athletes have coaches that help them to overcome little challenges that are holding them back from greatness and therapy works similarly....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Greetings and welcome. I'm Cheryl Youngblood, a native Californian with over 15 years of experience working with foster and adopted children, and their families. My passion for helping others has been rooted in who I am since I was a child. Working as the director of a foster/adopt agency, and realizing that so many children and families are plagued with trauma, domestic violence, self-injurious behaviors, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental health concerns, I decided that I wanted to expand my knowledge base, and my capacity for helping others, so I...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 25

Hello my name is Mary Kay and I am honored that you have taken the opportunity to seek online counseling through BetterHelp. We all sometimes need to seek guidance from another as we navigate through a traumatic life event, difficult life transition, or when we just feel "in a funk"/need an extra boost, inspiration, and/or motivation. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist (LCSW) in both California and New York States. I have over 25 years experience in the field of counseling and mental health. I have a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work Clinical Co...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been practicing in California for nine years. As a therapist my goal is to assist my clients in working through issues that negatively affect them in their daily lives. I have experience working a variety of clients with many different issues. I have extensive experience working with teens and adults on relationship and family issues, ADHD, trauma, substance abuse/addiction, sexual/behavioral addictions, depression, anxiety, and lack of motivation. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environm...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC,MT-BC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello - My name is Nicole Forester . I welcome you. I recognize the energy it takes to seek support. What I can offer is non-judgmental listening to help you hear your own voice. I invite you to be as direct and unedited as you are comfortable. I believe speaking your full truth is the best place to start. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (CA), a Licensed Professional Counselor (CO) and a Nationally Board-Certified Music Therapist. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Therapy from Utah State University in 2002 fo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT ,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

Hello, and welcome to Better Help! My name is Octavia Fukino, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as Licensed Clinical Psychologist(LPCC). I have over 7 years of experience doing counseling, four of them pre- license and four years after licensing. I completed my Bachelor's degree at UCLA in 1990, and my Masters in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University in 2013. I specialize in treating Trauma as well as relationship issues, and also work with substance abuse clients. Before COVID-19, my focus was private practice and doing cou...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Dr. Huerta earned her Master's and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology, Southern California. Dr. Huerta has worked with populations of different ages including children, adolescents and adults. Most of her clinical work has consisted of working with clients who have a history of trauma, in correctional / forensic settings. She utilizes a holistic approach that includes the role that neuro-psychology has on our emotions. In addition to utilizing evidence-based she has spent several years working with people seeking s...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MFT,MS,RD
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management
Years of Experience: 10

As a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with 10 years of experience, I've worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, trauma, and life transitions. I have worked with clients who have experienced domestic violence, emotional abuse, and sexual assault. My counseling style is warm and interactive. A foundational principle in my practice is that everyone is treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, Ge...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management
Years of Experience: 17

Hello here is summary of my experience and approach to therapeutic counseling; My experience as a clinical social worker for over 25 years includes working in the prevention and treatment of family violence, victim advocacy for survivors of sexual assault and to assist individuals experiencing depression, loss and grief. I have assisted individuals and families struggling with communication and conflict issues and provided counseling for youth as part of court ordered diversion related to behavior problems in school and at home, truancy, substance abuse, adjustm...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello, my name is Kathy Ekren. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT #94889) in the State of California and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC #60444728) in the State of Washingtion and a Certified Brainspotting Therapist. I received my Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Gonzaga University in 2009. I became licensed in the State of Washington in 2015 and licensed in the State of California in 2016. I have received advanced training in brainspotting, which is my primary and preferred approach for treatment currently. Brainspottin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California with over 9 years experience. I am passionate about and enjoy working with adults, to help them with the challenges they face, including unresolved trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues or whatever is holding you back. I have vast therapeutic and life experiences that help me better understand what you are going through and how to help you. Life is difficult, complicated and at times even traumatic, but it can also be filled with great joy and fulfillment. What is standing in the way of emb...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 35

With over 35 years of professional experience as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I have assisted and helped, both individuals and couples struggling with issues related to poor couples communication, relationship conflict, addictions, mood disorders, as well as past trauma and emotional abuse. I have an extensive background in helping others change their approach to problem solving especially related to Couples Conflict utilizing thoughtful conflict resolution skills,and understanding how relationships function and are sustained. My clinical approac...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

Hello, I specialize in anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and trauma (in 1996 I received a certificate in the treatment of trauma). My post doctorate was at a residential substance abuse center, and I have treated many clients with this issue both there and in my private practice. While I was at the treatment center, I created a mindfulness curriculum, and I conducted several types of group therapy. The people that I treated in private practice often had more than one concern and I found that the techniques of mindfulness, guided imagery, and biofeedback he...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Conversations are different with someone who knows how to listen and make us feel seen. I am well trained in several approaches which allows us to use the techniques that resonate best with you. That being said, I still like to center my mind with a solution-focused strength-based approach. Rather than get stuck in the problem I like to focus on what we want to achieve. From there we can start to explore the obstacles standing in our way. My role as your therapist is to create a relationship that you can use for your own personal growth. In the space that we creat...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in OH, KY, NE, CA, and NV with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MEd,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

My name is Yara Castillo. I graduated with a BA in Psychology and an MEd in Counseling from the University of Houston. I practice from a client-centered approach. I feel like clients come to therapy to feel understood, listened to, and form a connection with another person. I also understand that people have strengths and can be empowered to make their own decisions for themselves. I feel as if people are in control of their lives and can make the best decisions for themselves, but much of that strength and courage to make those decisions has been pushed down by t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 22

I am licensed in California with 22 years of professional work experience. I specialize in helping clients heal childhood trauma as until this is healed intense emotions can continue to be experienced which create life and relationship issues. I also help clients with relationship issues, co-dependency issues, life transitions, grief, PTSD, discovering one's strengths and gaining confidence, life purpose, better communication skills, and teach coping skills to address depression. I also teach proper breath work, meditation, mindfulness and moving into greater auth...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in California and Maryland with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in California with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, bipolar disorder, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Brea, California (Brea, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in California with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & eating disorders. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Brea?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Brea area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Brea and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Brea or elsewhere in Orange or the state of California.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Brea therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Brea due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists in the state of California may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Brea and elsewhere throughout the state of California you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Brea to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Brea, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A San Jose therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Brea, CA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 92821 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Brea:

92821, 92822, 92823

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.