Long Beach is a city known for having one of the biggest shipping ports in the world. Your mental health can be like a shipping port. In a good mental state, you can send words and actions to others, and receive them in return. When your mental state is poor, you may have a hard time shipping these things, and you may wish to wait until the weather is clear. 

A counselor can make sure your mental port is running smoothly. Speak to a counselor based in Long Beach today.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 8

My goal as a therapist is to help clients navigate through some of the darker, more difficult times we experience as humans. I help provide clarity on murky situations and provide a non-biased sounding board to clients who are struggling. A lot of my techniques and tools as a therapist come from a Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) framework and solution-focused. I utilize a narrative approach, which is the belief that people are the own authors and experts of their lives. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I completed my Master's in Cou...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Elisabeth and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from California. I’ve done therapy in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and New York City but was educated at the University of Southern California. I am eager to hear about how you are doing. I have worked with clients for over seven years, specializing in relationship issues, parenting, and managing stress, anxiety and depression. Life challenges can really knock us down and make it hard to move forward. I am here to be your support. With compassion and empowering conversation, we can work togeth...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 15

I've been doing therapy for over 10 years, helping various needs. I'm a licensed LMFT that has assisted children, teens and families in learning new skills to manage, anger, depression, anxiety, stress, build confidence, self esteem building, transgender issues, and various other situations. It's a joy to walk help people within their search for healing, insight, and empowerment. Sometimes it is hard to access the inner guide we have due to outside influences, fear, doubt, or from being out of alignment. Asking for help is one of the hardest things you can do, bu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

Hi! I'm glad you are thinking of working with me so let me tell you a bit about myself. I have worked in this field for over 30 years. I received my Master's Degree in Social Work in 1984 and became licensed in California (LCSW) in 1989. I have worked with people ages six through older adulthood and with individuals, groups, couples, and families. I have worked in private practice and public mental health settings. I bring this wealth of knowledge and wide range of experience and expertise to my individual work with you. I am happy that you have reached...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I'm a licensed therapist and have been providing service to individuals and families for over 15 years and have experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress. I am passionate in helping my clients in reaching their fullest potential and improve their ability to cope with daily challenges and stressors. I use a variety of approaches including strength based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trauma focused, and solution focused to help an individual overcome obstacles. I like to tailor my approach based on the individuals needs and encourage ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,PPSC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Welcome to my profile. I'm glad you are here, it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. My name is Erica Decker and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with 7 years of experience providing therapy. I have a judgement-free approach, aimed at understanding your strengths, and how you can use them to conquer your problems. I strive to empower and guide you to understand the best choices for yourself. I will ask questions to help you understand what decisions are best. I will also keep you accountable to the goals that you make for...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 40

My goal as a therapist is to help you discover how to be fully alive and vibrant in this moment and in your connection with others. I view therapy as an interactive self-discovery process. Building and increasing self awareness is essential for clarifying and acting on your preferred choices. The focus is not on what you “should” do but rather on what you want, need, and can do given your unique life circumstances. I also will work with you to heal older unresolved issues and unfinished business. I had a private practice in Bellingham, Washington for 20 years ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 23

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working as therapist and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bullying, and peer pressure, with a special focus on social skills and academics. My counseling style friendly and encouraging. I believe that deep down, we all know what we crave and need emotionally, and my work focuses on helping others understand their own unique life experience.. My approach combines solution focused and motivational interviewing co...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Stephen Creel is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. A graduate of Pepperdine University, Stephen earned his Masters in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy in April 2001. Since then, Stephen has worked primarily in Substance use treatment but also has extensive experience in issues of Co-dependency, Depression and Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Grief and Trauma. In his work in Substance Use Recovery, Stephen became aware that the vast majority of addiction disorders are predicated with some type of trauma. Thus, in 2019 Stephen underw...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 32

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and hold active licenses in California, Pennsylvania, and North Dakota. I have more than 30 years of experience helping people in a variety of settings, from Employee Assistance (EAP) to Outpatient Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol. In addition to my counseling experience, I have been a clinical supervisor and trainer of therapists. I am also a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist. Congratulations for taking this brave first step to find support, and to make positive changes in your life! I offer individual co...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Long Beach, California (Long 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 - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

I have been a licensed clinical social worker working primarily in the acute medical setting for the past ten years. In my experiences through my career, I have witnessed everything from the tremendous impact of receiving a poor diagnosis, to changes in independence when becoming a caregiver and even the great loss of losing a loved one, to name a few. Mental health is so greatly impacted by our circumstances and often these are uncontrolled, unexpected, surprising and life altering. Whether it's being a first time mom and feeling isolated and scared, being a car...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello! My name is Stacey and I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California, with over 9 years of experience providing therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of challenges including: depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, parenting issues, pre and post-partum struggles, and addiction. Many of my clients have experienced trauma such as physical, sexual or emotional abuse. My therapy style is compassionate and genuine. I tend to incorporate humor where appropriate. I am truly honored to get to know people and their stories. I...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC,LPC-MHSP,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a professional clinical counselor and I am here to collaborate with you in gaining autonomy in dealing with any difficult change in your life. If you are reading this right now, I respect your courage and wisdom in seeking guidance in dealing with that struggle challenging you. I will support you from your perspective and I am confident as we effectively collaborate in honing a tailored therapeutic process, you will begin to gain solace and understanding. I am a retired educator with over thirty-five years experience in working with preteens, adolescents, a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed in California. I have over 20 years of experience working as a clinician and as a Associate Clinical Director for a community-based organization. I have worked with children, teens, and families with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, and challenges with coping skills. I have extensive knowledge about ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and experience working with children, youth, and adults who have experienced physical,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in California with almost 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and eating disorder specialist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, postpartum depression, and food and body issues. I also helped many people who are experiencing grief, loss and life transitions. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't belie...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

Hello and Welcome! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California with 6 years of professional work experience. I received my master's degree in counseling psychology from Santa Clara University with an emphasis on Latino Studies. I have helped clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues. I have specialized experience in working with children, youth and their caregivers to help them improve their relationships with each other and those around them. I believe in the power of healing through relationships...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in California with 5 years of professional work experience in community mental health and school-based programs, and I obtained a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Azusa Pacific University in 2015. I have experience working with individuals facing difficulties related to depression, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, family conflict, attachment issues, and communication problems. My treatment approach includes active listening, normalizing, and providing a comfortable and safe therapeutic relationship for clients to express their thoughts and feelings...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in California with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & trauma and abuse. 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 - Long Beach, California (Long Beach, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, 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, parenting 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 Long Beach? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Long Beach area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.
 
First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Long Beach' and find the one that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Long Beach, or elsewhere in the Los Angeles county or state of California.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Long Beach therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Long Beach counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Long Beach, CA ranges from $85-$150.
 
Some therapists in the state of California will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Long 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 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Long Beach offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Long Beach has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Long Beach, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). While helping to develop healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people who you see everyday.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Long Beach therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 470130 people in the city of Long Beach, CA finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 90844 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Long Beach therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

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

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

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

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

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Long Beach, California can serve:

90801, 90802, 90803, 90804, 90805, 90806, 90807, 90808, 90810, 90813, 90814, 90815, 90822, 90831, 90832, 90833, 90834, 90835, 90840, 90842, 90844, 90846, 90847, 90848, 90853, 90899

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Long Beach' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Long Beach's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Long Beach, California?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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