If you’re experiencing low self-esteem, feeling anxious to the point that it affects your daily life or sleep quality, or you just want to build greater self-awareness, therapy may help.  Therapy can be a powerful tool to build more self-compassion and move forward from the past with improved mental health. 

When you’re ready to look for a therapist, La Quinta, CA, has a few practices to consider. For example, Oshita Counseling is a therapy practice that may accept payment from your insurance company and offers both individual and couple’s therapy. There are also LGBTQ+ therapists in the area who can provide non-judgmental support for people exploring their gender, sexual orientation, or navigating stigma and other challenges. 

There are many therapists in the La Quinta area who practice in-person and are great listeners. For many people, however, there are more benefits of online therapy than in-person therapy. Online therapy is often more affordable than in-person therapy, sessions can typically be scheduled outside of business hours, and it doesn’t require commuting to therapy sessions. Additionally, some people find that it’s easier to openly discuss sensitive topics from the comfort of home. 

The professionals listed here are all licensed therapists based in California who offer online therapy services in La Quinta. You can learn more about a therapist through their profile, where you’ll find details on their background, areas of focus, clinical approach, and licensing information. You can also find verified client reviews through their profiles and see whether their clients have enough good things to say about working with them.

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Rosemary Flores

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LMFT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi All! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with 11 years of experience providing services to children, youth, adults, and families. I have great experience providing mental health therapy/services to clients enduring anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, change of life circumstances, and various forms of trauma. I earned my stripes with providing community based mental health services to low income families and the coordination of a residential facility's mental health treatment program for adolescent males on probation. Currently, I am supervising the next generation of mental health professionals as they embark within this career. When working with individuals and families I strive to assist each member with developing personal awareness of triggers and applying healthy coping skills to manage their reactions to triggers. I promote self-expression and self-esteem to guide each individual to find their desired balance and coordinate through the many obstacles of life. In therapy session, I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy concepts, however, I do consider my style as eclectic as I tailor my services to fit the individual's needs. I strive to assist others with their personal growth and and gaining of self-confidence to navigate through the everyday and out of ordinary life circumstances. Now that you know about me, lets get started. Looking forward to meeting and getting to know you!

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Claudia Stein

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Counselor License Type(s): MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Claudia Stein, LCSW Years of experience: 25 License: LCS #21322 I congratulate you on taking what must be a difficult, yet monumental, first step in seeking help with challenges you may find yourself struggling with. I have over 25 years of experience in treating people of all ages who have experienced clinical depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and addiction problems, in addition to a variety of major mental disorders. Throughout my career I’ve demonstrated an ability to provide sincere emotional support, empathy, insight, and practical steps, in reaching the clients' goals. I not only apply my clinical training, but also my life experiences, in coping with and overcoming many of the same challenges which I have faced myself. SPECIALTIES: • Mood Disorders • Anxiety and Panic Disorders • Adjustment Disorder • Grief and loss • The Aging population I have also treated Major Mental Disorders, relationship issues, and Co-existing Disorders. I look forward to hearing from you to see how I may help. Claudia Stein, LCSW

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Aileen Stein

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,LMSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello. Welcome to my profile. I am a licensed psychotherapist since 1992 in both New York and California. I believe that building a trusting relationship in a safe environment is the first step toward successful therapy. Psychotherapy is a two-way relationship. One of my strengths is listening. I feel one of the most basic wishes of a client is to be heard. I want to understand the issues the client identifies as well as the unspoken issues that may impede growth. My work begins “where the client is” with no agenda or judgment. As our work together progresses, I will encourage and motivate the client toward reaching goals he or she has set. However, I will employ these methods in a timely manner, when I determine the client is ready to take another step forward. I primarily practice Psychodynamic Psychotherapy . I'm also schooled in Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness Therapy. I studied at New York University where I received my MSW in 1992. I've treated children, adults and seniors and am passionate about working with all age groups. It's very fulfilling to witness people reach their goals. I have experience in a variety of settings, including hospitals as a medical social worker and counseling centers as a psychotherapist. I've also worked in Intensive Outpatient Programs treating the chronically mentally ill. Among the issues I've explored with clients are depression, anxiety and health issues, as well as domestic violence, PTSD and trauma. I check messages several times per day and will respond within 24 hours. Thank you for reading my profile. I look forward to meeting you.

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Renette Herrera

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California. I have over 13 years experience in counseling families, children, teenagers and individuals. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, parenting issues, relationship problems, trauma, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mood Disorders. My counseling approach is person centered and solution focused. I am eclectic in my approach and use other modalities as well in therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Matrix Model for addiction. I pride myself in treating everyone with respect and compassion. My counseling style is interactive, warm and understanding. I meet my client where they are in their emotional journey. We work together to address challenges and change negative perceptions that do not serve them well. Helping you become more confident, joyful and create a peaceful life. I believe in creating a space where we can have difficult conversations and you feel heard and understood. It takes a lot of courage and strength to reach out and ask for additional support. I thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of your journey and trusting me with you most pressing issues. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Danielle Norman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Counselor License Type(s): PsyD,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I believe that taking the first step is the hardest. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 of clinical experience working as a therapist and educator. I also have a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy and specialize in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and family conflict. I primarily use a client centered and Cognitive Behavioral approach, but depending on client needs, I will incorporate attachment, psychodynamic and solution focused interventions. Thank you for taking the first step, I look forward to working with you to help you reach your goals whatever they might be.

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Lina Vielma

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LMFT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! My counseling style is caring, supportive and intentional. I treat everyone with compassion. Self-esteem, trauma, anxiety, depression, feeling of hopelessness, past trauma, emotional difficulties, and relational issues are my specialties. Being both Navajo Native American Indian and Filipino, I am compassionate toward cultural issues and concerns. I am compassionate and provide a calm, therapeutic space where you will be understood. You can explore your feelings, at a comfortable pace away from confusion. I will challenge you so that you can move toward a more productive life. Your journey is unique and I look forward to working with you.

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Ida Pirali

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in California with 13 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 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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Maria Lopez-Boles

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in California with 20 years of professional work experience. I am bilingual (English/Spanish). 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jocelyn Aleiadih

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Living life as a human can be incredibly challenging at times. Whether you're grappling with persistent feelings of depression, battling anxiety that seems to hold you back, or feeling stuck and lacking direction, know that you're not alone in your struggles. Whatever has brought you to seek support, I'm glad you're here. I offer psychotherapy services to individuals in both Colorado and California, aiming to assist you in creating a life that feels meaningful and fulfilling. My approach encompasses a wide spectrum of issues, including depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship dynamics, career hurdles, and more. I'm dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space where you can explore these challenges openly and without judgment. I understand firsthand how tough the human experience can be. That's why I'm available for live chat 24/7, as well as video, phone or text sessions, ready to support you whenever you need someone to talk to. Whether it's during our scheduled sessions or in the spur of the moment when you need immediate support, I'm here to help you navigate your journey with authenticity, presence, and compassion.

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Jessica Leslie Steward

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteem
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in California, Florida and New York with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

How to find a therapist for counseling in La Quinta

Finding the best therapist close by in La Quinta can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in La Quinta that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in La Quinta. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in La Quinta, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the La Quinta region and in the state of California. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in La Quinta or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater La Quinta area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find La Quinta therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of La Quinta, elsewhere in Riverside, or in the greater state of California.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the La Quinta area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed La Quinta therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in La Quinta due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in La Quinta may not take health insurance, some 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 a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of California you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this La Quinta online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in La Quinta, California working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from La Quinta psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in La Quinta above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in La Quinta helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified La Quinta therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a La Quinta therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in La Quinta?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a La Quinta therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

La Quinta therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of La Quinta therapy is having an understanding, 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 La Quinta 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 may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in CA, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 92202 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a La Quinta counselor?

Before seeing your La Quinta therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in La Quinta.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists 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 feedback and advice from a therapist. A La Quinta licensed clinical social worker 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 with a La Quinta counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in La Quinta, California can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

La Quinta has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in La Quinta:

92202, 92247, 92248, 92253

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