Mental health is just as important in physical health when it comes to living up to your potential. If you are suffering from an emotional, personality, or behavioral disorder, it can disrupt your life in many ways. There are quite a few devoted therapists in Lafayette who are trained to treat all of these and more. 

As part of the San Francisco Bay Area, the beautiful town of Lafayette is a wonderful place to live for anyone. In fact, baseball star Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants calls Lafayette home as do several other baseball greats. Get your mental health in order today so you can get back to enjoying the wonderful town of Lafayette. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My heart is rooted in understanding the minds and emotions of human beings and the practice of therapy affords me the opportunity to be of service while at the same time experiencing the humbling feelings of watching people change their lives. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. In addition to the mastery of general psychotherapy, I celebrate diversity and have a specialization in LGBTQ Affirmative Psychotherapy. I began my clinical career at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, whe...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello, my name is Rosie Pescador, I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed in the state of California. I have been a therapist for more than 12 years and have worked with children, adolescents, and adults with different backgrounds and orientations. I use a multi-pronged approach that will incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dilectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), and a strength based approach. I have extensive experience working wit...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): EdDCP,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Dr. Brenda Bridges has spent her life using her own personal and career experiences to help individuals overcome challenges and stressors. Dr. Bridges has vast experience in PTSD, Military Culture, and treating Mental Illnesses. Dr. Bridges is able to genuinely provide support and hope, especially when their life seem to be more than they can handle. As the Marines veteran, she knows how post-traumatic stress can affect every facet of one’s life as well as the lives of their loved ones. While her focus is on veteran care, she also provides services for chi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I am a Marriage and Family Therapist from California who has worked with people of various backgrounds and have had experience with individuals with anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, career issues, relationship issues, depression. My style of therapy involves supporting my clients in finding their own path to recovery and building skills through the use of CBT and solutions focused orientations to give individuals tools to support themselves during life's challenging times. This could mean making time for yourself to get a handle on your stress or supportin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience working in the field of counseling and mental health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, LGBT, and chronic mental illness. My counseling style is warm and patient. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines humanistic, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral counseling. I am also formally trained in EMDR. With the ups and downs of li...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

Jennifer Flood is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She specializes in helping individuals reach their goals whether it be optimizing a relationship, a career change, managing grief, or just feeling overall better. Jennifer also works with couples and families, and she is happy to adjust her therapeutic approach to match the needs of her clients and meet them wherever they are at. Before starting her own practice, Jennifer worked as a clinical director for a community-based healthcare service provider, whe...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, my name is Melinda Meyers and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Thousand Oaks, CA. I have been licensed and in private practice for over 10 years. I earned my master degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles. Seeking out help from a clinician is always the hardest step to take and finding the right clinician for you makes that step easier. I believe we all have the power to find the tools within ourselves to guide us toward a happy and fulfilling life, and I love to help my clients take their first steps toward ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW, CA #22300
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the helping profession for over 25 years. This has been a second career for me and the journey has been both personally and professionally rewarding! I have taken a nontraditional career path to become a social worker. I started my first career in the entertainment business and then went on a path of personal introspection and growth to become a social worker. My myriad of professional experiences in both the public and private sectors have equipped me with a unique set of skills, a wealth of kn...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 30

I’d like to introduce myself. I am a practicing psychotherapist licensed in both Washington and California. My licensure is as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) since 1989. My training working with individuals and families is informed by an educational and experiential foundation in human systems, so my perspective is through the lens of our human experience in context, both historic and present day. Early family experiences, present day relationships, work and school environments and community surroundings all impact our view of ourselves, others, and our re...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LEP
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 30

Welcome! I am Krista Arrington, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 30 years of experience as a mental health professional in community-based, out-patient treatment programs and most recently, in public school settings. I work with clients seeking change through collaborative goal setting, problem solving, and progress monitoring in a validating, respectful therapeutic relationship. I am available to work with clients experiencing immediate challenges, as well as those exploring personal growth. I believe in the transformational power of relationship, as ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Has this pandemic taken a toll on your mental health and relationships? Have problems that weren't bad 2 years ago become much worse since the pandemic started? Many people are feeling exhausted after having to trade their "old normal" life, job, and social life for this "new normal" stressful pandemic life that was not their choice. Constant stress, losses, forced changes, and limited outlets for relief can bring out the worst in us, and a lot of people and relationships are struggling right now. In my 5 years experience as a therapist so far, I have found t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 6

Hi there! My name is Holly Stangle, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in attachment-based therapy. I love helping people find healing and wholeness in their lives and relationships. I don't believe therapy has to be stuffy, or intimidating, or look any certain way. My hope is to create a safe space where you can be real in your struggle, explore and process difficult things, and work together to heal and grow. I have experience working with individuals and families with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiet...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am a clinical and forensic psychologist licensed in California with 30 years of experience (I love helping folks!) I typically subscribe to a solution-focused therapy approach which I have found to be successful with various client populations. I find that a strong therapeutic alliance is central in facilitating change regardless of the presenting problem or issue. I really look forward to working with you!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist committed to helping individuals pinpoint and solve emotional, mental and interpersonal problems. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs that interfere with your daily life. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals. I have 9 years of experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma and addiction. Under the umbrella of a humanistic, existential, and cognitive behavior-based approach, modalities used in treatment include Client Centered Therapy,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in California with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & 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 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 - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in California with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with LGBT-related issues, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. 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 to support you on your journey down the path of life. 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 - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in California with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, & 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 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 - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in California with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, mental health, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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 - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Welcome! I'm happy to meet you, and honored to join you on your journey of self discovery, healing, and growth. No matter where you've been or what you're experiencing, I believe together we can work through and evolve beyond the core wounds, limiting beliefs, and difficult circumstances that have prevented you from living a life of freedom, confidence, and sure direction. I'll help you connect with your inner wisdom, and learn to love and accept yourself more. If you're at a crossroads in your life, or lack clarity on how to move forward, we'll tap into the part ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lafayette, California (Lafayette, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in California with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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 takes courage and shows a dedication to caring for yourself.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Lafayette?

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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette or elsewhere in Contra Costa 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette, 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 Lafayette, 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 94549 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 Lafayette:

94549

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.