Depression can wreak havoc on your entire life including your personal and professional lives. You may find that you have no energy, are feeling sad for no obvious reason, lack enthusiasm for previously enjoyed activities, and may not even want to get out of bed. The therapists in Calabasas are trained to help diagnose depression and other mental illnesses. 

Calabasas is in the hills of the Santa Monica Mountains by Hidden Hills, West Hills, Agoura Hills, and Woodland Hills. However, the city got its name from the pumpkins and squash that grow so readily there. In fact, they have an annual pumpkin festival to celebrate. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issue, you might not feel like celebrating, but seeking treatment from a therapist in Calabasas or the surrounding area may help.

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Tara Guden

Offering therapy in CA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
GriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience as a therapist

Thank you for visiting my page. The fact that you're here means that you're ready for something in your life to change and you're looking for guidance about how to bring that desire to fruition. I hope after viewing my profile that I seem like a good fit to walk alongside you on this new path you'd like to make in life. It's always an honor when someone confides and trusts in me enough to help them through deeply private and painful life experiences. A little more about me: My specialty is working family caregivers, older adults and aging issues (including dementia). I have over 10 years of experience working with these populations. I am in the process of shifting my clinical focus to Adults with Depression and Anxiety. I use cognitive behavioral therapy to provide some relief for these conditions. I am specifically trained in the TEAM framework and I am a Level 1 TEAM-CBT certified clinician. I also have experience and interest in supporting adults with post partum issues, chronic health conditions, grief and loss, and life transition.  My demeanor in sessions is warm, open and down to earth. I enjoy using humor in sessions whenever appropriate. I'm very solution oriented and work with people towards achieving the changes they're seeking in their lives in order to feel happier and healthier. Whether you ultimately decide to speak with me or someone else, I'd like to acknowledge what an accomplishment it is to be where you're at already. Looking for a therapist on Better Help in and of itself means you've already started the beginnings of something new. You're on a great path already, one full of promise and hope. I wish you peace and happiness however you continue move forward.

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Christi Fields

Offering therapy in CA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a therapist

Hi! My name is Christi and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 8 years’ experience providing counseling, clinical case management, and parenting psycho-education. My professional practice areas have included working with individuals and families, often with court- related, criminal justice and/or child welfare involvement. I have experience working with folks who are navigating thoughts and feelings of depression, anxiety, shame, anger, and grief. I have worked with individuals experiencing trauma, domestic violence, substance use, homelessness, divorce/separation, family, parenting, and employment issues, among others. My practice philosophy is rooted in client self-determination and empowerment. I believe in providing services though a non-judgmental, harm-reduction lens, where we are not always striving for perfection but rather finding what works for us individually and our own valuation of “good enough”. Through a Person-In-Environment approach, with a short-term, integrated use of Client Centered, Solution Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy modalities, I hope to support you in creating that path to the life experience you want. I look forward to working with you! Christi Fields, LCSW she/her/hers https://christi-fields.clientsecure.me/

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Tanya Roberts

Offering therapy in CA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist in private practice. I have worked with a wide variety of clients, ages 8 to 80, who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, and trauma. My therapy style is warm and interactive. At times, I may utilize humor to highlight a concern, at other times I may be more directive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I utilize a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy while incorporating natural and holistic styles in treatment. I also believe in matching the treatment style to the person and not the person to the treatment style. It takes courage to take steps towards change. I am here to listen and offer my support and guidance every step of the way. I have availability for Better Help on Mondays and Fridays. Please note that I do my best to return messages at least once a day, however if I am in session or Tuesday-Thursday when I am working in person it may take me several hours or until the evening time to return messages.

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Kristen Edmonston

Offering therapy in CA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
19 years of experience as a therapist

Hello and Welcome, Thank you for taking the time to read about who I am and how I might be able to help you. You have taken the first step to feeling better. The process of therapy can alleviate many life stressors. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the field. I received my degree from the University of California, Berkeley and have had a therapy practice since 2007. Since 2001, I have worked with schools as a Director of Mental Health support for the public schools. The most essential component in therapy is the alignment between therapist and client. I provide a warm, supportive, nonjudgemental space that allows people to open up and share. Having been in the field for a long time, I believe essentially there are no issues that can not be helped with a strong therapeutic environment. I have worked with many issues over the years including, anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, grief/loss, relationship and identity stressors. Each person is a unique individual with unique strengths and challenges. I get to know each and every person and work in collaboration with you to alleviate your stressors. “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.”― Fred Rogers

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Andrea Foerster

Offering therapy in CA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a therapist

Hello and welcome to my profile! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri and have been helping individuals seek life solutions for over 10 years. I enjoy helping clients work on a variety of issues but am especially passionate about helping women overcome issues related to anxiety and life changes (relationship, motherhood, menopause, etc). Methods that I have found particularly effective for clients in therapy include but are not limited to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention. For couples and relationship therapy I draw from the Gottman Method to guide the progression. Each client is unique and therapy is planned around the client’s needs and goals. I feel that trust in the therapeutic relationship is the basis for our work together and we will start out investing time to build that relationship. I am hopeful that through a strong therapeutic alliance and evidence-based methods we can make excellent progress toward your goals. Let’s work together to find joy and value in your life that you never thought possible!

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Heather Silva

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
9 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in California with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Curtis Jefferson

Offering therapy in CA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
4 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with Christian faith-related issues, family conflicts, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I am currently a certified level 1 Internal Family Systems therapist. I believe in people being a system of protective and wounded inner parts lead by a core Self. I believe the mind is intricately created and is multiple which is a good thing. Just like members of a family, inner parts are forced from their valuable states into extreme roles within us. Self is in everyone, it cannot be damaged and it knows how to heal the wounded parts. My therapy style is warm and compassionate, interactive and yet still challenging for growth. I believe in treating anyone with care, respect, sensitivity and compassion. I do not believe in stigmatizing labels, judgmental speech or invalidating someone's experience. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and Internal Family Systems. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Zaena Isaac

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
12 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in California and Colorado with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to 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.

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Toni Brinson White

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, I am licensed in California with 18 years of professional work experience. 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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Zachary Borer

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in California with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Calabasas

Finding the best therapist close by in Calabasas can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your 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 in Calabasas that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Calabasas. 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 Calabasas, 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, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Calabasas region and in the state of California. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Calabasas or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers 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 Calabasas area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, 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 Calabasas, elsewhere in Los Angeles, 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 Calabasas area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Calabasas 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 Calabasas 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: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Calabasas may not take health insurance, some 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 a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of California you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Calabasas, 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 clinicians 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 provider. 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Calabasas above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults 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 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 Calabasas helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Calabasas 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 Calabasas therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Calabasas 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 trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Calabasas therapists 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 Calabasas 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 Calabasas 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 may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in CA, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles 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 91302 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Calabasas 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Calabasas.

Should I find a therapist 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 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 from a therapist. A Calabasas 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Calabasas, 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.

Calabasas has many clinicians 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.

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.

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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 to customer service 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 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:

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

91302, 91372

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