The City of El Cerrito was incorporated in 1917 with only 1,500 people and has since grown to over 25 thousand. The town is proud of its natural areas, which include seven parks with over 100 acres of space to play and hang out. There are also a large amount of counselors in El Cerrito who can help with any mental health issues you may have. 

Anxiety disorder is the number one mental health disorder in the United States and depression is the number one cause of disability so there is a great need in any city for mental health counselors. Talk to one of the El Cerrito counselors today if you believe you may have one of these or any other issues. 

This is Debra Palmer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS/LMFT, LPCC, CSAT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 12

Life happens. And along with it all the feelings and emotions that go with life’s ups and downs. I believe that we all have the solutions and strengths inside of us in order to handle the problems that life creates. However, at times, we become stuck. We only see the problems and can’t seem to find the solutions. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with the State of California, I believe that helping you move forward is my responsibility. I am the guide that helps you find the courage and strength inside ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders
Years of Experience: 11

Hi my name is Christina Judeh and I am a Bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive knowledge in the management and relief of Anxiety. I received my Master's degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and family Therapy from Chapman University. I have training and experience working with adults, families, couples, children, and teens that have had a wide range of difficulties. These include Anxiety (social anxiety/phobia, chronic worrying, panic attacks), Depression or mood swings, life transition adjustments, perfection...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT#102916
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hello my name is Curtis Wade Smith, M.S., LMFT –Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA, BBS, LMFT License #102916) in San Francisco specializing in couples & individual counseling. I maintain a private practice conveniently located in the heart of the City’s Castro district across from Molly Stone’s on Eighteenth Street. Throughout my career, I have demonstrated a strong ability to provide sensitive and insightful care. I offer therapy sessions for individuals, couples, and groups, with people from diverse ethnic, cultural, economic, sexual orientation, gender...

This is Barbara Ferri's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed clinical therapist with 13 years of experience in the mental health field, and 19 years of experience working with children and families. My educational background is in human development, education, and social work. I enjoy learning to understand people as whole individuals with many different parts and influences. I strongly believe in the importance of early attachment and childhood experiences. Those early experiences have the ability to effect the way we connect with others and cope with stress in adulthood. I believe I am an effective counse...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hello! My name is Sarina Grant. I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in the state of California. Although my license is titled "marriage and family," I work mostly with individuals. For over three years, it has been my mission to help others with concerns such as anxiety, eating disorders, relationship conflicts, family discord, depression, major life changes, and trauma. Throughout the process, I aim to be a safe and sturdy platform for you to stand on, keeping you secure as you explore the issues most important to you. My goal is to hear you, ...

This is Kelly Axthelm's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist had have worked in a variety of clinical settings. Most recently, I have worked with the military in their Family Advocacy Program providing services to families experiencing domestic violence or child abuse. I also have experience working in a residential facility with adults who have pervasive mental disorders and substance abuse issues. I am experienced with treatment of emotional problems that occur in adults and children. I have specialized training in working with individuals who have experienced anxiety,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with individuals and families with a variety of problems and mental health issues. I have a private practice focusing on depression, anxiety, relational issues, trauma and life transition issues. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. Sometimes we all need some ex...

This is Ashton Hasson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,Lactation Educator,Doula
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hi, I'm a Licensed Clinical Therapist in Southern California. I'm a woman of color and mother of three. One of my specialties is maternal mental health as i work with mom's as a Doula pre-birth and after birth . As a therapist I can help a new mom adjust to parenting and possibly manage concerns related to postpartum depression or to her mentaI health concerns that she may be experiencing as it relates to her new role. I have extensive experience working with Trauma and issues that follow such as PTSD, anxiety, depression etc. My job is to support you in maki...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 20

I am not accepting new clients on Betterhelp. There are wonderful therapists on this site to serve you. I am focusing on social media and my podcast. You can find me on social media where I offer informative and helpful facts: Instagram: www.instagram.com/nolatherapy YouTube: www.youtube.com/nolatherapy Facebook: www.facebook.com/nolatherapy Twitter: www.twitter.com/TahirLcsw Sincerely, Lisa Tahir, LCSW

This is Claudia Boles's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Thank you for being here and for visiting my profile. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California. I earned my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Southern California where I also completed my undergraduate studies in social sciences and Spanish language. I have 20 years of experience in hospitals/healthcare and mental health settings. I'm particularly knowledgeable about assisting those who struggle with challenging health conditions and illness, grief and loss, bereavement, trauma, abuse, depression and ...

This is Ron Samaan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist (LMFT) in California with a master’s degree in counseling psychology. Through private practice, I work with bilingual clients across a variety of issues. I counsel individuals, couples, teens, and families from a wide range of cultural, racial and ethnic groups. I have experience focusing on grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, and relational issues. An eclectic approach allows me to address common issues such as, stress, anxiety, depression, meaning, increasing coping and conflict resolution skills, trauma work, social...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I hold a Master’s Degree from Antioch University – Los Angeles in Clinical Psychology. My expertise in mental health care includes over six years of clinical counseling in non-profit and private practice settings - and loads of life experience. My counseling style is eclectic, relational, and empathic; and I will be very curious to hear your unique narrative and conversation style. One benefit of talk therapy is that the counselor is there to actively listen and engage with you. A friend in some ways may be s...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,MACP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

It is by suffering that human beings become angels. – Victor Hugo Hello, my name is James Chavers. Thank you for taking the time to read my counselor profile. I am a clinical psychologist licensed and living in California. I earned my masters and doctorate in clinical psychology at Antioch University Santa Barbara. I have worked and trained in locked settings (jails and prisons), community health clinics, and colleges and universities for 9 years. I have worked with older adults living with HIV, addiction, and life course diseases, inmates of all genders ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LPCC, EdD
Therapy Specialties: Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and thank you for reaching out, I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California. I grow up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I recognize and embrace difference and ethnic diversity. I am well known for being a knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring mental health professional. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting concerns, personality disorders, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I ...

This is Janel Guinane's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

My career in the helping professions started in 1997 at a residential program in San Francisco working with adults with substance use issues and co-occurring mental health disorders. At this time, one did not need a degree in substance use counseling to work in this area and I was able to gain a great deal of experience. This launched a long road of determination to attain a Bachelor's degree in Social Work in 2008 and then a Master's in Social Work in 2010. Throughout my educational years and afterward, I worked with several different populations such as children...

This is Gregory  Barringer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California and Colorado. I received specialized training as a fellow at Stanford Children’s and Adult Hospitals. I understand that starting therapy can be daunting, but I am here to listen to my client’s needs without judgement and incorporate your goals to establish a holistic treatment plan to address your individual situation. My counseling style revolves around authenticity and genuine interaction. Treatment begins with mutual respect, compassion, and where you currently are in your life. My approach combines...

This is Edith Arias's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Yoga Instructor, and Wellness Life Coach from Southeast Los Angeles. I am Salvadorian, my parents immigrated to the US. I am a first-generation college graduate. As a wellness practitioner, I am passionate about creating collective healing by promoting individual well-being. My dedication is to lead communities and guide individuals towards wellness and self-care practices. My treatment approach is strength-based, community-oriented, with a trauma-aware lens and holistic perspective. I integrate modalities that...

This is Charmayne Bowens's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 6 years of experience providing services to children, youth, adults, and families. I have experience providing mental health therapy services to clients experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. Currently, I serve the underprivileged mental health community to develop coping skills, reduce symptoms and reducing crisis. I aim to assist each member with developing personal awareness of triggers and applying healthy coping skills to manage their reactions to triggers. Looking forward to meeting and ...

This is Nicole Eckhardt's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, my name is Nicole Eckhardt. I have been a California Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) since December 2019 and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) since July 2016. I graduated in May 2016 with my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Military Culture and Military Families from Walden University. Although I have been licensed for a year, I have been providing counseling services under supervision from 2015-2019. I’ve owned a private practice in Clovis, CA since January 2020, and have been providing Telehealth service...

This is Dr. Trista Carr's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Cerrito, California (El Cerrito, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of California (psy25232) who helps people who are struggling with mental health concerns, religion and spirituality concerns, crises of faith, sexual identity issues, gender identity concerns, and relational issues. I also conduct family therapy and couples counseling. I work with couples and families on communication issues, marital issues, problems with transition, and so on. My areas of specialty are in dealing with trauma, issues of sexuality, and concerns with faith. I regularly consult with physicians and ps...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in El Cerrito? (Here Is How Our El Cerrito Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the El Cerrito area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the El Cerrito therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of El Cerrito, or elsewhere in the Contra Costa county or state of California.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in El Cerrito, CA ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of California will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of El Cerrito and elsewhere throughout the state of California, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around El Cerrito offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A El Cerrito therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 25400 people in the city of El Cerrito, CA finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 94530 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in El Cerrito, couples counseling in El Cerrito, family conflict therapy in El Cerrito, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in El Cerrito, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around El Cerrito, California can serve:

94530