Your mental health is quite important. When you're faced with an issue or a dilemma, you need to be strong enough to tackle it. However, there is no weakness in asking for help if you think you aren't strong enough. A counselor based in Garden Grove can help you get the strength you need to succeed at anything. 

Garden Grove is known for its Strawberry Festival. Life can be like a fresh bowl of strawberries. Succulent, sweet, with each bite better than the last. But when you have no strawberries, or they all went bad, a counselor can help you pick some fresh ones for you to enjoy.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S., LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Aloha! I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California. I was raised in Oahu, Hawaii and had been living in Southern California for the past 10 years. I completed my Master’s degree from Loma Linda University and I have over 8 years of experience working as a therapist. Previously, I worked in community mental health clinics, elementary & high school settings, and a residential treatment facility. I have experiences with adults, children & teens, and families. My areas of experience are: Stress & anxiety, depressive issues, adult relational ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 8

Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I started my work as a therapist in New York after obtaining my Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have been working as a therapist in California for the last eight years. I have experience working with a wide variety of individuals in different settings including within community agencies, in homes, and in schools. One of my primary goals is to work with you to improve your overall quality of life. Over my career I have dedicated myself to ongoing st...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am so proud of you for taking the first step in reaching out to get some help. Welcome to Betterhelp! My name is Kathleen Borgeson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I am passionate about people and helping others through difficult times. I have been a therapist for 25 years working with children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens. Most of my work has been around grief and loss issues; losing someone you loved, a job opportunity or home, a relationship or miscarriage. Grief touches all of our lives whether it be from ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I have had a long career in human services in community mental health in Los Angeles, CA and Miami FL. I am a seasoned therapist both in years and experience. For over the past 20 years I have had the privilege to work with individuals, families and couples and support them through their concerns and challenges. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I work in a collaborative fashion and respect that you as the client have the answers. I view my role as your guide providing a safe, trusting, empathic environment so you will have the freedom to...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California for over 19 years with a total of 26 years working in the mental health field. My experience lies in residential, private practice, and educational settings working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My treatment methods are tailored to each individual client's needs and include such modalities as Cognitive Behavioral, Solution focused, and Mindfulness therapy. My focus in treatment is to create a warm and nurturing environment where my clients have a safe ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 23

I am a bilingual and bicultural therapist licensed in California. I believe that life presents us with challenges which can be overcome with a little helping hand. If you are seeking therapy right now, perhaps you feel you need a little help to move you forward and figuring things out. I believe in the human capacity to make positive changes and feel happier in life. One of the values of therapy is having an outside perspective in areas we feel stuck where we can identify what's happening and find solutions. You are an active participant and I use my experien...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hi I’m Dr. Mo (she/her). I started my career in mental health as a chemical dependency technician in a dual diagnosis treatment facility. over 10 years ago. I quickly realized I wanted to do more to help and went back to school to get my masters degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy and then my doctorate in clinical psychology. I gained experience in a variety of clinical settings including but not limited to private practice, community clinics, hospitals, and correctional settings. I have worked with children, adolescents, ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I enjoy working with a diverse set of clients. Licensed in California since 2006 I have had the pleasure of sitting down to talk with a great number of individuals who were struggling with a variety of concerns. My work in mental health began in 1998 in a small farming community just outside of Bakersfield, CA. I was fortunate enough to be hired by a community health clinic to provide mental health case management for children and families. It was there that I realized my desire to help others and found my motivation to cont...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

My name is Judy Whitcher and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California for 2 years and was licensed as same in Arkansas for 15 years. I have experience working with a wide range of disorders including anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ issues. domestic violence. Child abuse, schizophrenia and family issues. My biggest focus is women's issues as well as working through anxiety and panic disorders. I believe in a caring and kind approach using active listening and unconditional positive regard. I believe in creating a safe space where cl...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 4

My name is Daniel Perez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT130827) and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC7427). I am currently working under the supervision of Luisa Contreras (LMFT82977, LPCC651). I obtained my Bachelors in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and my Masters in Counseling Psychology from National University in Costa Mesa, California. I primarily work with adolescents and adults who are struggling with relationship or interpersonal conflicts. I work with individuals, families and couples. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Greetings! My name is Isabel Gonzalez and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I am licensed in California with 9 years of experience working as a marriage and family therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma (sexual, emotional and physical abuse), anger issues, ADHD, grief and loss, parent/ child relationship problems, sibling relationship problems, relationship problems and crisis problems. My therapy style is warm and interactive, and feel that collaboration is very i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Alyssa Zepeda and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that specializes in movement and body-based modalities to support with addressing the emotional, spiritual, and physical impact of day to day life. With my training in dance/movement therapy, I'm a big proponent of helping clients build healthy and nurturing relationships to their bodies and exploring how creative expression and movement can support with not only overcoming trauma, depression, anxiety, etc. but to also gain a deeper understanding of themselves. Working with the body can allow you...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Psychotherapist with over 5 years of experience working in the Mental Health field providing therapy to teen agers and parents that have suffered different types of trauma and live in high risk environments. My approach to therapy is relational, strength base, narrative and solution focused. I am an authentic, transparent, compassionate and empathetic therapist with my client's. It takes courage to put yourself in a space where you can heal and grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This is the right place to start. I look forward to working wit...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in Texas and California with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & depression. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in California with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & eating disorders. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in California with 20 years of professional work experience in the mental health field, medical field and 5 years as a Clinical social worker. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, mood disorders, trauma, & PTSD. I also specialize in post partum depression, coping and adapting to complex medical diagnosis and co-occurring disorders. 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. I...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in California and have been working with children, youth, and families since 2008. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, bipolar disorder, & depression and much more. 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. 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 - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Grief
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in California with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions & coping with grief and loss. 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 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 - Garden Grove, California (Garden Grove, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Grief
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in California with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts & coping with grief and loss. 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Garden Grove?

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 Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove, 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 Garden Grove, 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 92846 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 Garden Grove:

92840, 92841, 92842, 92843, 92844, 92845, 92846

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.