With a gorgeous shoreline on the San Francisco Bay, Burlingame is home to many water type activities such as sunbathing, swimming, boating, surfing, and fishing although it is also referred to as the City of Trees because of the over 18 thousand eucalyptus blanketing the town. The beauty of the landscapes and beaches brings many citizens of Burlingame outdoors on a daily basis to soak up the sun, which is good for the body and the mind. 

In fact, if you suffer from depression, exercise and sunlight are both good for increasing the endorphins in your blood, boosting your mood. If you need treatment for depression or another mental health condition, there are plenty of licensed therapists in Burlingame that are ready to help you right now. 

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 4

We are part of a common humanity. We all want the same things. To be understood, recognized, treated with kindness and respect. To feel like we belong. We also share the same path to growth through our personal journeys of self-effort to overcome challenges. Do you feel like you are mastering this game of life? I’m here to remind you that You are more powerful over the story of your past or unhappy thought patterns. The Truth is that your life is simply what you create it to mean. Imagine yourself as the eagle that soars up into the sky. I have a passion for wo...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of experience: 30

I hear the heartbeat of your spoken and unspoken struggles, as well as your dreams yet to be realized. Together we work to uncover the root cause and triggers that prevent you from being at peace with yourself and others, whether it involves issues of : • addiction, depression - Bi-polar or other mood disorders, ADD • codependency, low self-esteem, • PTSD, problems with anger management or conflict avoidance • problems with emotional and sexual intimacy in marriage. And, then, together we move on to resolve issues you bring so that you can learn to have ...

Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 4

Hello there! My name is Meghan Todd and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with experience working with children, teens, individuals, and families. I use a strengths-based, warm but direct approach. I pull from different models depending on each client's individual needs. I especially focus on motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, drama therapy, and strategic family therapy. With special training in drama therapy, I bring a uniquely creative lens to all of my work, whether or not you wish to engage with drama therapy in...

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...

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...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 3

Hello, my name is Ahna Bishop and I have worked in the Social Work field for over 10 years. My experience includes Outpatient Mental Health, Crisis Intervention, and Inpatient services. I have worked with diverse populations, caring for each individual, in attempts to obtain their personal goals. I have a history working with Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia Disorders, along with Personality Disorders. My goal is to encourage individuals to find healthy ways to cope in order to obtain emotional healing and understand the importance of self-care in their own live...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of experience: 10

Dr. Lisa Sullivan Are you a smart and driven parent dealing with myriad demands from your children, spouse, employer, family, and/or community? Is your life good, but not at the level of fulfillment that you desire? Are you ready to experience positive change? If so, let’s connect. I am a Ph.D. psychologist with experience in successful clinical therapy. And, importantly, I too have personally dealt with the real-world challenges of living a driven lifestyle in the face of today’s challenges. My academic training coupled with hands-on experience provide...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 22

Hello, and welcome. My name is Kathryn Harper. I am a professional counselor licensed in Texas and California with years of experience working as a psychotherapist, life coach, and positive discipline parent educator. Are you feeling anxious, stressed, and/or depressed? Are you experiencing a transition: career, education, parenting, gender questions, relationship, spiritual questions, or loss of a loved one? Are you feeling stuck in your life? Let's sit together and explore all that weighs on you. I think of counseling as a form of mentoring. You have the answ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of experience: 13

I graduated from a M.S. mental health counseling program at Eastern Washington University (EWU) in 1995 and was certified in 1997. In addition to running a private practice in Seattle from 1995 through 2005, I also worked in an outpatient community clinic, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, at retreat centers, and a college counseling center before returning to graduate school in pursuit of a PhD in religious studies and cognitive sciences. I worked, studied, and lived in Europe, East Asia, and Africa before teaching 10 years at San Jose State University, with o...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 9

I am licensed in California with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, & depression. I have provided psychotherapy services at domestic violence and sexual assault clinics, psychiatric hospitals, mobile crisis units for families and adults with neuro-developmental disorders, and with military Veterans of varying ages struggling with social, psychological, and physically disabling conditions. Areas of special interest for me include, but is not limited to: generati...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of experience: 8

I am licensed in California with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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. 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Sleeping disorders, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 43

I am an older out/open/proud transgender man. I have expertise and extensive experience in serving transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming clients. I prefer to serve my own community members but do not discriminate toward others. I am licensed as a therapist in Washington state, as both a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), with 43 years of professional counseling experience. My professional background also includes having worked as a Psychiatric Physician Associate for 41 years. Before my career in human medi...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 6

I am licensed in California with 6 years of professional work experience. I help clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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.

Specialties: Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 4

I am licensed in Hawaii with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss and coping with life changes. We're all complex individuals with thoughts and feelings that can either fuel or plague us. You don't have to do it alone. Together we can build on the courage you've shown by coming here for therapy. I am here for you, let's do this.

Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 8

I am licensed in California with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients in the Trans, LGBTQIA, Poly/multi/ENM, Kink, and Sex Worker communities with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. 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. As a therapist I offer a safe sp...

How To Find Counseling Burlingame

Finding the best therapist close by in Burlingame can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Burlingame area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Burlingame. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Burlingame, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, these professionals are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Burlingame or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified Burlingame counselors can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Burlingame area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Burlingame
  • DBT in Burlingame
  • Substance use therapy in Burlingame
  • Couples therapy in Burlingame

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Burlingame, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Burlingame, elsewhere in San Mateo, or in the greater state of California.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Burlingame area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Burlingame Therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Burlingame due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist in Burlingame: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Burlingame: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Burlingame: $100
  • Therapy in Burlingame: $80

While many psychologists in Burlingame may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Burlingame 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).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Burlingame, California working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology professionals have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health counselor. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How Does Working With A Counselor In BetterHelp Online Therapy Sessions Work?

BetterHelp counselors treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Burlingame above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Burlingame virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office to meet with one of these counselors as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Burlingame helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What Mental Health Issues Can Psychotherapy Address?

BetterHelp's verified Burlingame therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Burlingame therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

How Do I Know If Online Counseling Is Right For My Family?

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 you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, 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 Burlingame counselor 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 may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Burlingame, CA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 94010 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy in Burlingame can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Burlingame Counselor? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. 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 learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I Find A Therapist, Counselor, Or Psychologist If I Feel Fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although counselors and psychologists 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 feedback and advice. A Burlingame licensed clinical social worker 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 Mental Health Care And Therapy Worth It?

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Burlingame, California can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Burlingame has many professionals who practice person- or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In Burlingame, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

Do Therapists Judge You In Therapy Sessions? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Counseling Platform

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

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Burlingame.

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

94010, 94011