Los Altos was listed as the third most expensive zip code in the United States in 2017 by Forbes, with the homes averaging almost eight million dollars. In fact, the founders of Apple, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak started the company in Jobs’ garage in Los Altos in 1976. 

Even though the city is booming, they insist on keeping their community partially rural, keeping many parks, tree-lined streets, and recreational areas all over town. According to experts, living in a rural area is better than city life when it comes to your mental health. However, if you need to talk to a mental health professional, there are dozens of them located in Los Altos. 

This is Amber Jones-Moore's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am excited to connect with you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals who may be struggling with a variety of issues and life situations. I have a flexible schedule and can accommodate your scheduling needs. I would like you to know that our sessions provide you with a safe space in which to talk about anything you wish and to express yourself openly with no judgement or criticism. Our time together is specifically to provide you with this safe space and for me to support you and your needs. My goa...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

​I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional clinical counselor. I work with individual adults and teens. My therapeutic viewpoint is primarily informed by the client-centered approach, a strength based perspective that focuses on a person’s innate potential rather than pathologies and shortfalls. I respect my client’s autonomy and self-determination and view them as resourceful individuals who will work their way to find the answers that best fit their situation. I invite an open, authentic relationship with my clients. I believe it is the ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to consider me as your therapist. My name is Ingrid Rey Balbuena and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California. I have 10 years of post-graduate experience providing mental health services in community mental health. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles in 2008 and a Master in Social Work from the University of Southern California in 2011. I find that even as mental health becomes more accessible through platforms such as BetterHelp and there ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Family conflicts, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, My name is Kelsey Hopson-Shiller, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Southern California. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, with a concentration in Children and Families, and a sub-specialty in Animal Assisted Therapy from the University of Denver in 2010. I've had the opportunity to work in a wide variety of settings- from in home, to school-based work, to anger management and conflict resolution, as well as providing support to separating or divorcing families. I am experienced in providing therapy to individuals, adolescents, childre...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 16

Specialties Stress, Anxiety Relationships Work life balance Addiction Depression/Grief Life Transitions Trauma I also have experience working with professionals in the fields of healthcare, education, business, entertainment, and technology. I provide support for companies after disruptive events in the workplace and also lead trainings in the field of focused on mental health issues. Years of Experience: 20

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,Lactation Educator,Doula
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hi, I'm a Licensed Clinical Therapist in Southern California. I'm a woman of color and mother of three. One of my specialties is maternal mental health as i work with mom's as a Doula pre-birth and after birth . As a therapist I can help a new mom adjust to parenting and possibly manage concerns related to postpartum depression or to her mentaI health concerns that she may be experiencing as it relates to her new role. I have extensive experience working with Trauma and issues that follow such as PTSD, anxiety, depression etc. My job is to support you in maki...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSC,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hi! My name is Brenna McColm. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters of Science in Counseling: Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy from the University of Phoenix. Additionally, I hold a second Master’s degree in Psychology also from University of Phoenix. I have experience helping people who are facing many different challenges. I work with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children who may be dealing with stress, grief, physical illness, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, self-esteem issues, abuse, add...

This is Kim Jackson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello and Welcome: Congratulations on taking the first steps toward the enhancement of your better self. This step never more important than this very moment in time, as we collectively endure the harsh realities of the Coronavirus pandemic. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California and the District of Columbia, with over 20 years of counseling and field experience. I specialize in crisis-counseling, Attachment Disorder, emotional trauma, depression, grief & loss work. If you are an individual looking for a robust, roll up your sle...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

For over 25 years, I have been helping people face and deal with challenges in their lives. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, and some of the issues I have experience dealing with include anxiety, depression, stress management, parenting, divorce and co-parenting, as well as life transitions. Every client is unique and I use an integrated approach to meet each individual's needs. I often use strategies from Cognitive/Behavioral Therapies, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment, and Family Systems, among others. What I offer is ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. I am here to help whether it's navigating difficulties in your daily life, repairing relationships or helping to build a strong foundation for life transitions. Feelings of anxiety or sadness may come up, but we will work to remove these obstacles so you can start developing steps to achieve your goals. I want the therapeutic process to feel helpful and worthwhile. I work with sincerity, compassion and nonjudgement and will provide a nurturing environment where you can talk candidly about your concerns. I look forwa...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

***Live Video Sessions Preferred*** Jack May is a Santa Barbara, California based Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a Certified Anger Management Facilitator. Jack’s private practice specializes in helping clients with anger and stress management difficulties, anxiety, and depression. He utilizes solution focused, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, and person centered therapies. Jack currently serves as the Sponsorship Chair on the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Thera...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,BCBA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

CONGRATULATIONS, It takes a lot to get to this point and your commitment to seeking new strategies is recognized. I bet your interested in learning a little about me, I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in California with over 5 years of experience working as a counselor and Behavioral Analyst. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling sty...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hi! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of California. I have been providing mental health services for over 6 years now and I am so passionate about helping people to make their lives better. Much of my experience has involved treating clients who are facing depression and anxiety, substance use, impulsive behaviors, low motivation, poor self-esteem, and general relational problems. I also have extensive experience supporting people that struggle with trauma, exposure to abuse/assault, and self-harm. First and foremost, I take a person-cen...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Psychotherapy can help you develop new attitudes, emotional experiences, and ways of being in the world. I offer space in the context of a therapeutic relationship to improve your mental and/or emotional health by providing you with tools and interventions for change. I do this with curiosity, connection, and encouragement. My goal is to provide witness and support for you on your path. We start psychotherapy with exploring and determining goals you have. I like to meet my clients where they are, with supportive boundaries. My approach is authentic, engaged, ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,BCD,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Hello there! Your search for help has led you to this moment. Congratulations! My name is Chester, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I’ve been fortunate to have worked with unique populations that have shaped my therapeutic approach. I have worked as school-based social worker with inner-city children, teenagers, and at-risk young adults; veterans in homeless and residential treatment programs settings; and US Air Force and Army service members. I have experience dealing with trauma (child abuse, domestic violence, PTSD); anxiety and depression; sub...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,CCM
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

Hi, My name is Sally. I have been a social worker for over 30 years. I attended Graceland College and graduated with a BSW in Social Work and a minor in Psychology. I attended the University of Iowa and graduated with a Masters in Social Work. Most of my work has been as a medical social worker. I have worked in four different states. My first job after graduate school was at an inpt. Rehab Center. I counseled patents and their families who had strokes, spinal cord injuries and head injuries. I then worked at a high risk OB unit and a NICU. I worked with drug exp...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) licensed in California and Colorado. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of New Mexico and my Masters's degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. My approach to therapy starts with the same curiosity and awe I have for people. First, we are humans seeking to connect. My training prioritizes that knowledge–how we as humans connect and how those connections or disconnections impact many aspects of our lives. My theoretical orientation comes ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a clinical psychologist licensed in California. I have over five years of experience working with adults and adolescents who have struggled with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, panic disorders, attachment issues, relationship issues, life changes, parenting concerns, fertility and family planning issues, adjustment disorders, and PTSD. I have also helped people who have experienced past trauma and emotional abuse. My clinical style is warm and accepting, focusing treatment on the therapist-client relationship as this often helps to...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Welcome and congratulations on taking the first step to making positive change in your life! My name is Nicole and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with six years of experience in Mental Health. I have worked in multiple settings including: residential treatment facilities, community case management, and county probation in the San Diego area. I performed assessments and provided individualized treatment to those experiencing depression, anxiety, substance use, relationship conflicts, trauma and schizophrenia. Originally from Michigan, I moved to S...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Altos, California (Los Altos, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome! And if you are reading this then you are interested in therapy. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in the state of CA. I specialize in working with adults that have experienced trauma. I believe that therapy is a sacred space for you to explore and create your most fulfilled self. As such, I believe in a client centered approach whereby I understand that your unique experiences and intersectionality create who you are as a person. My clients usually comment on my intuition, pattern seeking abilities and compassion. I am a trauma-informe...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Los Altos? (Here Is How Our Los Altos Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Los Altos 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, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Los Altos therapist 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 Los Altos, or elsewhere in the Santa Clara county or state of California.


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 Los Altos, 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 Los Altos and elsewhere throughout the state of California, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


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 Los Altos offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting 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.

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 stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


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). In addition to developing 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 in your everyday life.

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 Los Altos therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 30561 people in the city of Los Altos, 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 today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 94023 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Los Altos, couples counseling in Los Altos, family conflict therapy in Los Altos, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Los Altos, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Los Altos, California can serve:

94022, 94023, 94024