Life is never purely a beach. Instead, it can be a constant battle from within. Your mental health struggles can affect your motivation, your overall health, and the people around you. A counselor based in Huntington Beach can be able to put you right back in your place and help you with any struggles. 

Huntington Beach is known for its waves. As a person, you can choose to let the waves come crash down on you, or surf them and take life by the surfboard. A counselor can be the surfing instructor you desire. 

This is Bonnie Fagan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

If you are feeling stuck in your relationship, career, family role, or struggling with a life transition and are unsure of how to move forward, I can help. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where we can work together to explore your emotions, experiences, and challenges and help you on your journey toward finding personal fulfillment. I use a person centered approach where I integrate Strengths Based, Mindfulness, and CBT techniques that are tailored to your specific needs. I have experience working with individuals and families from a range...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 21

Reaching out to someone for help is hard! The fact that you are seeking help shows a desire to make changes, to learn, to grow. Don't ignore the motivation you are feeling to do something different. I would be honored to help you with your unique journey to a better you. Let me help you cope with life's struggles. I enjoy working with individuals, in particular, females and young adults. Some of the issues I work most effectively with include anxiety, as well as general life concerns, transitions, stress management and personal growth. My clinical and life ex...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DSW,LMFT,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! Thank you so much for reading my profile. My name is Chisato, which means "a 1000 homelands." Just like my name, I try to be a "homeland" to people, where they can feel safe. I obtained my Bachelor's Degree from University of California, Berkeley. While I was going to school, I decided that I wanted to branch outside my school to see what ways I can give back to the community, while also learning new skills. I found a passion and a love in rape crisis counseling. I volunteered as a rape crisis counselor for years, where I worked with children and adu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,CTMH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Navigating life can be hard at times, and our problems can seem overwhelming when we are facing them alone. We can be mired down in negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors or caught in repetitive unhealthy coping loop. These can make it difficult to manage our daily lives and relationships. Anxiety, depression, past trauma, addiction and inadequate sleep can further impede our ability to find balance and a sense of peace. My goal is to provide you with a place to be heard and validated with empathy. A place to work through your problems and find solutions or...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 14

Welcome to my page. My name is Mary and I have been in the social work field since I was a sophomore in college. My experience has varied from group homes, residential facilities, job coaching, comorbid disorders, homelessness, domestic violence, working in the criminal justice department, trauma, abuse, family dynamics and working in the public sector. I have worked with elementary school aged children, adolescents, teens aging out of the system, adults, elderly and hospice. I started my private practice in the midst of the pandemic as stress levels rose from ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Marriage & Family Therapist and I am a Christian Counselor. I work with individual clients in Hawaii through texting and messaging only (no video or phone). I also work on a very limited availability (Mondays only). This is ideal if you are wanting short term support to work through some specific problem, or learn more about managing your mental health. I operate with the philosophy that therapy does not have to involve time consuming practices of deep analysis or delving into the past. It does not have to be figuring out what is "wrong...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

Hello. My name is Jamie Hood, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I graduated with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University in 2013. I have been working in the mental health field since 2012 and have gained some incredible experience in the places I have worked. I have worked in several private practice settings working with individual, couples, family, adolescents, and children with a range of presenting problems such as, anxiety, depression, phase of life problems, relation...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California with over 20 years experience counseling individuals with a variety of challenges. My experience in working in substance use and addiction have taught me that many of our behaviors that cause us difficulty are simply our attempts to cope with life's many challenges. I will use a nonjudgmental approach to assist you in understanding what you are trying to achieve with current coping patterns, and to help you decide if you would like to learn new coping patterns that may serve you better. I hav...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW, PPSC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and currently a Ph.D. candidate in Counseling and Psychological Services, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Ministry. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work as well as a Master’s in Social Work and hold a Pupil Personnel Services Credential. I have over twenty years of experience working within schools, child welfare systems and organizations, as well as private practice to support individuals and families. I am also a social work educator for ten years, teaching courses to emerging professionals at the college l...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed.,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Thank you for stopping by! My name is Katie Romley and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in California with over 10 years of experience working with clients and their families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and self-worth and self-concept issues. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma, abuse, whether this was an isolated event or a long-term experience. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,Lmft
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I'm a licensed therapist with over 10 years of experience working with children and adults with depression, anxiety, grief, life changes, and other life stressors. I completed my undergraduate work in Family Studies at University of Arizona and received a Masters in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University at Northridge. Since completion of my graduate work, I have worked in a variety of settings including private practice, community agencies and both public and private schools. I use a dynamic, client-centered a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT 121599
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hello there! I’m Shaundra and I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in California with over 7 years of experience working as a therapist and social worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, familial problems, trauma, and career challenges. In therapy I like to create a warm and inviting space that allows genuine self- reflection. I believe in meeting clients where they are and treating individuals with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I would describe my therapeutic approac...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Masters of Science (MS),Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have over 14 years’ experience in social services settings/mental health as a bi-lingual (Spanish/English) therapist working with a variety of individuals, children, families and couples from different backgrounds presenting issues ranging from domestic violence, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD) to school and family issues. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, eating disor...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 13

About Myself: I’m a licensed Psychotherapist (LCSW) licensed to practice in California, New York as well as Nevada and having been working with people therapeutically since 2006. I’ve worked in many capacities from one to one, group work to workin with administration on a macro level in policy and quality control. About My Experience: I’ve worked as a therapist in many contexts, however my position right out of graduate school I believe laid the foundation for the approach I use which is both client-centered as well as outcome based. Meaning that when you an...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in California with 25 plus years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with struggles that I believe affect us all. It is the human condition to experience stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. No one is exempt from struggles in life. I believe in treating my clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our discussions to what you want to achieve and a treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage an...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in California with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, & depression. I have provided psychotherapy services at domestic violence and sexual assault clinics, psychiatric hospitals, mobile crisis units for families and adults with neuro-developmental disorders, and with military Veterans of varying ages struggling with social, psychological, and physically disabling conditions. My approach is eclectic, using Motivational Interviewing techniques to d...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

I am licensed in California with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence & coping with life changes. 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 - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
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, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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 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 - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California with 20 years of professional work experience. I have helped clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and you have many strengths which will assist you in overcoming aspects of life that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage. I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in California with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Huntington Beach?

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 Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach, 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 Huntington Beach, 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 92649 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 Huntington Beach:

90742, 92605, 92615, 92646, 92647, 92648, 92649

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.