Your mental state can make you feel like you’re in the dark with no place to go. Depression can make the world around you darker. Anxiety can make you struggle to get the light. Your problems prevent you from getting the light in the first place. What can one do? 

One thing you can do is to speak to a counselor based in Costa Mesa. They can help you by giving you that little light of guidance. Whenever you’re having problems, just speak to a counselor and see how they can help you. Talk to one today and figure out how you can handle all of life’s problems with the flick of a switch. Costa Mesa is known for its light manufacturing, and your counselor can manufacture your own little mental light.

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

Hi there! I'm glad you're here. I know that life can get tough leaving us feeling stuck, confused or overwhelmed. Counseling can certainly help, so I am glad you're considering this option. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I'm also bilingual, and offer services in both English and Spanish. My approach to therapy has been described by previous clients as "insightful and practical". My counseling style is client-centered - this means that you are the focus of therapy, and I consider you to be the ultimate expert on yourself. That being said, our wor...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

Hello! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with 20 years of experience counseling children and adults. I have trained and practiced extensively as a cognitive-behavioral therapist, and I also have a passion for mindfulness-based approaches for greater well-being. As a recovering worrier and formerly fierce self-critic, I find great peace and joy in Eastern and Western spiritual wisdom. This has helped to free me from thoughts and behaviors that weighed me down for many years. I also practice and share self-compassion and mindfulness approaches to b...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello, my name is Alison Chrun, MA, LMFT. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based out of California. I enjoy helping clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, coping with addiction, stress and career challenges. I also help individuals who have suffered from trauma and emotional abuse. My therapeutic style is warm and understanding. I believe in meeting my clients where they're at and allowing them to move at their own pace while simultaneously challenging them to work towards thei...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

My approach is friendly, relaxed, and motivational. Along with providing therapy for relationship complications and mental disorders, I am also a youth soccer coach where patience, understanding, and teamwork are must haves. I have worked with several folks with various diagnosis and have found success by applying a Cognitive Behavioral approach or at times a Rational Emotive Behavioral approach. Another strength of mine is trauma processing, where I apply Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am light hearted and work hard to ensure good quali...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and welcome! I am happy to see that you have taken the first steps towards healing. What you are doing takes a lot of courage and curiosity, and I can’t wait to help you explore the inner workings of you. Until I get to know you, I would love to share a little about myself to make sure we are a good fit! I received my undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Oswego in Wellness Management and Psychology in 2012. I have always been interested in how wellness can be incorporated in all aspects of life including social, emotional, spiritu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hello! My name is Keisha Cass and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, with years of work with individuals, couples, and families. I use a strength based, warm but also direct approach. I pull from different models, depending on what my clients’ needs are. The primary modalities used are cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, multi-dimensional family therapy, and parent-child interaction therapy. I cover many areas, including anger management, anxiety, depression, life changes, relationship issues, parenting, behavior modification, an...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DSW,LCSW,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, my name is Dr. Colleen Casady. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I also recently graduated from USC with my Doctorate in Social Work. I have been a working as a Social Worker for more than 25 years and have experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of difficulties. Like the majority of the world, I too have come from a difficult family dynamic and have struggled with mental health issues. I believe there is a lot to gain from living through issues and comin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.,PCC,SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 28

I'm a Licensed Psychologist and a Professional, Executive and Life Coach. For the past 25 years, I’ve helped people just like you find ways to get on track with their lives. My goal for you is to understand yourself and be able to take steps to feel the way you want to feel. You will learn different tools and techniques to use throughout your life, in various situations, that give you relief and help during difficult times. I am compassionate and patient. I’ll encourage you to overcome hurdles you can control and let go of ones you can’t control. We’ll work coll...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 15

Hello. My name is Karen McGuffey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist(LMFT) and a Certified Domestic Abuse Counselor in the state of California. I have over 15years of experience as a therapist in Community Mental Health. It takes courage to make the first step. If you are ready, I am here to support and help you unlock your awaiting possibilities. I create a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space where individuals are able to explore their feelings and be met with respect and empathy, allowing us to better work together and reach your goals. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A.,LMFT,MAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 20

I have over 30 years of experience in mental health and have been licensed in the states of California; Oregon and Washington. I possess a Master of Addiction Counseling and have supervised 5 mental health and addictions treatment programs in addition to my experience with counseling. My diverse professional background includes experience in residential; in-patient psychiatric hospitalization in two countries (United States and United Kingdom); school based; military; forensic and community-based counseling services. In addition to this, I possess an extensive bac...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 7 years of experience in my field, the past two years providing teletherapy. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, stress, anxiety, and issues surrounding the current pandemic. I believe that therapy should provide a safe place for growth and change. I strive to create a trusting and empathetic environment where I can help guide clients toward understanding and managing the stressors in their lives. My goal is to empower each indiv...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

Welcome to BetterHelp which is a major step as you strive to enhance your quality of life through therapy . There may be some degree of ambivalence as you embark upon this new therapeutic journey. However, feel assured you have made a sound decision in the exploration of your feelings and thoughts as you seek to improved your quality of life. My style is warm and interactive and I believe in treating each client with respect, compassion and sensitivity. I enjoy developing new relationships and working with clients to identify the specific problem ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! My name is Vicki, and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), executive coach, and management consultant. I began my career in the Neuropsychology Department at Baylor College of Medicine where I conducted cognitive tests for patients with memory impairments. Over the next 15 years, I held progressively responsible clinical and management positions in medical research centers, hospitals, and community settings, working with individuals and families. We focused on managing stress, relaxation techniques, and coping with aging parents, as well as care...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in Los Angeles with over 6 years of experience working with a wide range of populations and ages. I have worked with clients with a variety of presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and issues with focus and time management. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating my clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion and I have found ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Fred S Harris LCSW I am licensed in Georgia and California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 20 years experience. One of my skills is easily developing rapport with individuals from diverse situations and backgrounds. I have worked in community mental health, private practice, on military installations, as a staff member at major research medical centers and with a nongovernmental organization providing services to severely and persistently mentally ill adults. When working with clients, I am able to draw on a vast reservoir of life experience...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a marriage and family therapist with over a decade of experience working with adults, children, and families. My practice focuses on treating anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD and parenting stress. I use an eclectic therapeutic approach, drawing from various treatment modalities to individualize sessions for each client and understand their unique needs. My sessions are goal-oriented and typically include psychoeducation, mindfulness, guided meditation and learning coping skills that are then practiced at home. Creating a nonjudgmental, trauma-informed, and ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 33

I am licensed in California with 32 years of professional experience in helping clients coping with addictions, with grief and loss, and other changes along the path of life (whether planned or unexpected). 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 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 - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Montana, Michigan, California, Idaho, and Delaware with 20+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I also have experience working with 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in Indiana with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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 - Costa Mesa, California (Costa Mesa, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
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, depression, & coping with life changes. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Costa Mesa?

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 Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa, 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 Costa Mesa, 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 92628 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 Costa Mesa:

92626, 92627, 92628

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.