Safety is important in life. When you're wanting to solve life’s problems, you want the least risk possible. However, doubts and depression can keep you down. There is hope, and that hope comes in the form of a counselor based in Foster City. 

Foster City is a great little place to live, and is ranked as one of the safest cities. However, even if you're physically safe, you need mental security as well. A counselor can help you with that. Speak to a counselor today and learn how you can make yourself stronger and brave what life throws at you. Talk to someone today.

This is Gioia Jacobson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem

Anais Nin has a famous quotation which talks about the day when the pain of remaining tightly in a bud becomes more painful than the risk of blossoming. When that day arrives for you, good therapy can help. As an individual, marriage, and family therapist, I seek to help my clients resolve the distress that keeps them from achieving their goals and thwarts their ability to establishing and maintain healthy relationships both personally and professionally. I am interested in sitting with the less "pleasant" emotions--fear, grief, disappointment, anger--because ...

This is Malaysha Castillo's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

The relationship between you and your therapist has proven to be the most important element of healing. My therapy style is authentic, collaborative, and strengths-based, assessing the needs and style that will best serve the individual person. My strengths-based therapy focuses on the inherent strengths and skills that people already have, and uses it as building blocks for future success and problem-solving. Instead of just focusing attention on the problem or using language that stigmatizes or makes people feel like a victim, a strengths-focused approach empo...

This is Teresa Trias's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hi, my name is Teresa and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I am a first generation Filipino-Chinese American. I have a great amount of experience working with individuals and families from a diverse population, especially families and individuals experiencing cross-cultural issues, relationship struggles, and parenting difficulties. I have been trained in and have experience with helping people change unhealthy, unwanted behaviors and increasing one's capacity to deal with and manage stressors. In addition to the above areas of fo...

This is Beth Deja's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you are in crisis mode, and sometimes you just need someone to talk to for support. My goal is to help you manage distress and identify problem-solving skills. Let's work through some trauma! Originally from Michigan, I gave up cold winters for the palm trees of sunny San Diego, then backtracked somehow and am enjoying scalding summers and sunny winters in Denver. Licensed in both Colorado and California, I am empathetic, nonjudgmental, and authentic. Once I know you, I like to give it to you straight wit...

This is Leslie Brueckner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Leslie, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). The title may be misleading in my case though, because I work mostly with individuals. I have been counseling since 2012, bringing a non-judgmental, empathetic and wholly supportive attitude into every counseling relationship. The clinical theories from which I draw most heavily are client-centered and cognitive behavioral therapies. I will be a genuine presence who always listens attentively and who at times offers feedback and guidance. The primary focus of my counseling is in th...

This is Hai Nguyen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,Substance Abuse Certification
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

I am honored to have the opportunity to meet you and explore areas of the heart, mind, and soul with you. I have fallen in love with studying "love" since a young age. It occurred to me that life gives us many paradoxes/contradictions such as: "Go through pain in order to heal". Since my awareness opened up to the vast internal world of the human mind, I strive to find the answer. In the combination of my teaching career (online Professor - Psychology, health/human services/Philosophy) and psychotherapy, I was given the gift of a special journey in revealing the i...

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

Welcome to BetterHelp. As a therapist I do my best to listen (or read) to the client's words so that I can ask the right questions and reflect back what I have heard/read to further help him/her gain insight. So often we come to therapy with a certain understanding of our issues but with time realize that there is much more involved than what we originally thought. And that is often what therapy is about... clarifying issues, understanding causes and putting pieces of the puzzle together. Having said that, I hope to support you in the way that you need. Som...

This is Natalia Yuriar's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have 20 years of experience in my field. I have experience in dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, grief/loss issues, substance abuse, and relationship issues. I have also worked with people who have a history of childhood abuse. I am genuine, empathetic and I feel comfortable working with anyone. My counseling approach is usually cognitive-behavioral, but can also use a combination of other modalities that work best with my clients. I look forward to working together and making you feel better!

This is Man Nguyen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello and Welcome to Better Help! Congratulations on having taken the most important and most difficult step towards a happier and more fulfilling life, by reaching out to us for professional support. It takes courage to do so. My name is Man Nguyen (Pronouns: She/Her/Hers), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a Vietnamese American psychotherapist who is fluent in both English and Vietnamese. Being bilingual and bicultural has enabled me to be open-minded, flexible, and sensitive in relating to my clients whose ethnic backgrounds, racial makeups, relig...

This is Mara Bruckner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A.,L.M.F.T.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I am a licensed Marriage & Family Counselor in Southern California with over 22 years of experience working in private practice and county and state funded agencies that offer behavior therapy to young children, teens and adults diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder. Treatment included play therapy, ABA, social skills groups and guidance for parents. In private practice, I have a great deal of experience with teens and adults with Asperger’s or high functioning autism, as well as teens and adults with anxiety, depression and other disorders associated with ...

This is Estela Rodriguez Jebril's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome to the BetterHelp community! My name is Estela Rodriguez Jebril, I am a Bilingual (Spanish) and Bicultural practicing licensed therapist in California. I am also a transformational coach. I have been providing psychotherapy for a wide variety of issues and populations for 10 years. I graduated from California State University of Long Beach in 2008 with a Master in Social Work. For five years, early in my clinical career, I did in-home family therapy with Medi-Cal recipients. I provide services to the elementary, middle school and high school at risk studen...

This is Jennifer Benson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 8

Hello and Welcome! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California and I have been working in the counseling field since 2012. I have experience providing individual and group therapy services within a variety of clinical settings that include non-profit, private practice and school settings with clients presenting with attachment issues, depression, anxiety, relationship and parenting issues, teen concerns, work stress and a wide range of challenges including grief/loss, insomnia, addiction, trauma, abuse, as well as personal growth, adjustm...

This is Christine Shield's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I have over 14 years of experience working in mental health services, in intensive inpatient and varied outpatient settings, working with all treatment modalities and multiple practice theories, serving diverse Medi-Cal, managed care, special education and privately funded clients. Currently, I clinically supervise MSW staff and student interns in a government agency, working with the housing and homelessness. I also have many additional years of experience providing Christian Counseling on a volunteer basis. My specialties include: short-term and longer-term ...

This is Anika Garcia's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

"I couldn't heal because I couldn't admit that I was hurt." This is a statement that I personally relate to, and find that it speaks to many first time clients. If you are someone (like me) who values strength, resiliency and a positive attitude you too might be finding it hard to admit the emotional pain of past traumas and their impact upon your daily functioning and relationships. Trusted relationships are the foundation for achieving personal goals and experiencing lasting emotional healing. The client-therapist relationship provides the privacy, objectivi...

This is Renate Kohlmann's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello and Welcome! Congratulations on taking the first step towards feeling better! Whatever the issue or issues are you wish to work on, it takes courage to make that first move. My name is Renate Kohlmann, and I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 24 years. My approach is always client-centered and supportive. Because everyone's needs are different, I do incorporate different therapy styles into my approach as needed - psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral are two that come to mind. If you are interested in learning more and seeing...

This is Gina Rossi-Needleman 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT, CA 114850
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management
Years of Experience: 25

First, I want to acknowledge you for reaching out for support and for choosing to have the life that you envision and deserve. I am a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I have worked in the counseling and therapy field for 25 years. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups. I see myself as more of a Life Coach; meaning that your life is working well and you have not had any suicide attempts, you are not on psychotropic medication. You just may be at a point where you want to improve your life in some way(s). We can explo...

This is Kristina Maglic's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Masters in Social Work,Licensed Clinical Social Worker ,Safe Certified Home Study SW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Clinic Social Worker and Psychotherapist who has worked with children, individuals and families for over ten years. I have supported individuals and families struggling with an array of issues. Some areas I have specialized in are disruptive behaviors, depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment and communication challenges. I utilize an array of evidence based practices including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing in my work. In addition to working as a therapist in California, I run an inte...

This is Marie Svard's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been licensed for almost 12 years but have worked in the field much longer. I have experience conducting individual, family and group therapy, both residential and in-patient settings with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, teen specific concerns, and a wide range of challenges including trauma, abuse, mood disorders, adjustment issues, personal growth and crisis. One of the most important building blocks for growth in therapy is the relationship betwee...

This is Adekanbi Ogunade's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I have been a clinical social worker for more than 10+ years and have been privileged to work with people both in psychiatric inpatient, outpatient treatment, case management, and in individual therapy treatment. I’m strong believer of community mental health approach. I have worked with people of different backgrounds dealing with multiple mental health issues with wide range of concerns including mood disorder, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and stress related problems, substance use related problems, parenting problems, career challenges, prob...

This is Luis Martinez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Foster City, California (Foster City, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, my name is Luis Martinez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have been in the Mental Health field for over 5 years and have worked in a variety of settings which has been able to provide me with the experience to better understand my clients. Using a client centered approach together we can decide on an appropriate treatment plan to help you overcome the struggles you are facing and tackle your challenges head-on. My preferred modality is Solution Focused Therapy, which is based on what you are already doing w...

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

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Foster City 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 Foster City 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 Foster City, or elsewhere in the San Mateo 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 Foster City, 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 Foster City 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 Foster City 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 Foster City therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 34175 people in the city of Foster City, 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 94404 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.

Other FAQs:

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 Foster City, couples counseling in Foster City, family conflict therapy in Foster City, 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 Foster City, 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?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

Common Searches People In Foster City Make Online To Get Help From A Therapist:

  • therapy in Foster City
  • Foster City therapist
  • find therapists in Foster City
  • counselors in Foster City
  • Foster City counseling
  • Foster City psychologist
  • psychologists in Foster City
  • therapy Foster City
  • Foster City psychotherapist
  • therapists Foster City, CA
  • Foster City psychology
  • find a therapist in Foster City
  • ...etc

Follow Us Here: (stay up to date with the leading online therapist platform)

To follow us online and stay up to date with our initiatives on our social channels, you can follow us on Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Click here to check out our YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that therapists in or around Foster City, California can serve:

94404