Momentous changes in life can take a toll on us and transition can be hard, especially if our support system isn't close by. Counselors serving the McFarland area can help you navigate through the changes you face in life no matter how big or small so that you can feel confident and supported.

McFarland was founded by a man who moved across the country from Ohio on a whim to start a walnut farm and get into real estate. Perhaps your ambition is fading, or your luck has run out. Talk to a nearby counselor today to get back on track with your goals and dreams.

This is Jennifer Boyea's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

I am passionate about helping people find balance and peace in their lives whether they are struggling with relationship issues, mental health symptoms, or every day life stressors. I believe the therapeutic relationship we create is one of the most important components of a successful outcome. I strive to make people feel comfortable by remaining open minded, non-judgemental and genuine. I offer a strength based approach (utilizing DBT, Mindfulness, CBT and Solution Focused Therapy) to the people I work with and the situations they are dealing with because I s...

This is Gretchen Forrey's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hello and welcome! Thank you for viewing my profile more closely. I am a strong advocate and very passionate about helping clients further their understandings of themselves and their relationships, as well as finding a deeper meaning and joy in their lives. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and have a substantial amount of experience in working with teens and transitional aged youth, trauma, depression and anxiety, life transitions, career and relational issues, self esteem issues, and other general mental health concerns. ...

This is Cherie Felzer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

Life is a journey of continually coming home to ourselves. Come home to yourself. to your soul. I have spent the last 20+ years working and playing with conscious personal growth, traversing pathways of dark and light, with 15+years of dance and movement meditation as my main spiritual practice. Throughout many years of traveling, I have learned so much from life, different cultures, and teachers of indigenous traditions, and finally, moved to the bay area in 2007 to pursue graduate studies in somatic counseling psychology, and complete licensure in Marriage a...

This is Chung Pham's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, I am a licensed clinical social worker in California with over 20 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief & loss, PTSD, anger & stress management, relationship issues, substance abuse, parenting problems, individual with special needs, career challenges, OCD & ADHD. My approach to therapy is client centered: clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. I use a variety of modalities, which incorpor...

This is Tom (Thomas) Carter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Tom Carter and I'm a licensed Marriage & Family therapist in California with ten years of experience in the counseling field. I've worked with a diverse group of people challenged by depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, substance abuse, and family conflict. In my work, seeing people overcome significant odds, has driven home the belief we are all resilient and have a healthy capacity for change. Live experiences influence who we are but they don't need to define us. I believe all people are worthy of compassion and respect. I will take active steps to...

This is Sylvie Fermanian's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

My name is Sylvie Fermanian and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Before diving into my educational background and clinical experience, I want to thank you for choosing to view my profile out of a wide array of mental health professionals offering their expertise. I want to be direct in saying I don't pretend to be the best choice for you and I don't have the longest amount of experience. I do however pride myself in having a quality no amount of experience can give you and that is an innate ability to connect with others regardless of race, se...

This is Ann Perkins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

I initially received my license in 2003, and have had a great deal of experience with solution focused therapy. This type of therapy is excellent for dealing with anxiety, grief, life transitions as well as illness. In recent years, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals in a life coaching capacity. I most enjoy helping people remove barriers in their life so they can achieve more happiness, peace and purpose for themselves. I like to employ a down-to-earth realistic approach to issues, my own life experience is part of what I bring to therapy. This ...

This is Susan Cristol's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 15

When a therapist is welcoming and non-judgmental, it is much easier to seek help. I am passionate about working with clients to find more effective communication strategies. You can make positive changes in your life. There are ways to regulate anger and anxiety and I can help. I can also show you the path toward healing unresolved grief and loss, as well as trauma. These issues can keep you from living your best life without shame and sadness. I have spent most of my working life in a helping profession. I have been providing counseling for 14 years. Before ...

This is Katherine Rogers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, 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...

This is Amber Atwood's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). My therapy approach is strength-based aimed to empower and motivate individuals. I have been trained in a variety of approaches incorporating mindfulness based therapy techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy. Additionally, I have had extensive training in narrative therapy which is founded on the premise that “the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem.” Emphasis in treatment is to help individuals increase a greater sense of self-awareness, mind-body connection, and support personal growth...

This is Hilary Gordon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

I currently reside in Phx, AZ where I live with my husband & 2 daughters. My mission is to empower individuals in a time of crisis & assist them in personal growth and looking at new perspectives. I can provide a safe & nurturing virtual environment for anyone to open up & seek a better understanding of their feelings. I'm here to help you work through all of the things that get in your way of finding your identity & true connection. We can work through it together in order find a sense of empowerment and peace within yourself, your relationships, and your life. I...

This is Carol Wood's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA in Clinical Psychology,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 29

You re not alone. You don’t have to deal with your current situation without help whether it is hopelessness, anxiety, Pain, grief, loss or indecision. If you feel alone in your partnership or life isn’t what you imagined and you don’t know what you can do to get relief from those sinking, lost or frantic feelings, there are answers. Life can change quite quickly. I am a Reiki Master Teacher so I am able to tune into the needs of my clients on many levels. I give homework for clients who enjoy extra work between sessions. Mindfulness is a focus ...

This is Stephanie Pinder's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist, licensed in California with 8 years of experience working in community mental health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, and ADHD/ODD. I have also supported clients and families through physical and sexual abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in meeting people where they are at and tailoring sessions to meet their needs. My mission is to break the stigma behind seeking mental health services ...

This is Melissa  Innocenzi's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience. I hold a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Texas in art in 1991 as well as a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillip's Graduate Institute (California) in 2008. My post-graduate studies focused on client-centered therapy as well as narrative therapy and grief work. I am currently engaged in additional training on evidence based practices in grief recovery. I have worked in a private practic...

This is Sharon Goudeau-Goodall's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Greetings, I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of California to provide therapy. I earned my Masters of Social Work from California State University - Sacramento. I have worked with clients who have had a broad variety of concerns including anxiety, anger, depression, grief and loss, trauma, and abuse. Additionally, I have worked with clients who have a severe and persistent mental illness. My therapeutic approach consists of but is not limited to motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral theory, and solution-focused therapy. I am...

This is Jacquelynn King's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Anger management, ADHD
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in Michigan and California with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anger management & concentration, memory, and focus (ADHD). 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. My therapy approach is from a strength perspective in a warm and compassionate environment. Taking the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Yvette Jackson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

I am licensed in California with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, parenting issues, & 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Lauren Cook's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed therapist in California with over 10 years of professional work experience. My expertise includes helping clients better manage stress and anxiety, depression, cope with addictions, relationship and family issues, and many other unique challenges. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and joyful life and to take the first steps towards a change. Change IS possible! I am here to support & empower you in that jou...

This is Diana Gruhl's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

My name is Diana Gruhl, LCSW-C. I am a Licensed Certified Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of social work experience and 7 years of counseling experience. I have a strong background providing counseling and support for adults and seniors with life challenges, especially in medical, health care, and residential settings. I have experience helping individuals with stress and anxiety, depression, life transitions, aging, coping with chronic illness (ESRD, diabetes), memory loss, grief, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and goal-setting/problem solving. I...

This is Amanda Barlow's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - McFarland, California (McFarland, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Education and Training: Licensed Professional Counselor Board Approved LPC Supervisor Master of Arts in Professional Counseling – Ottawa University (Phoenix Campus) Bachelor of Arts in Family Resources and Human Development – Arizona State University (Tempe) Profile: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 14 years of experience in providing counseling in an outpatient setting. I approach my clients from an open and client-directed approach. From this trauma-informed prospective, I am able to teach new coping ski...

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

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 McFarland 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 McFarland 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 McFarland or elsewhere in Kern 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 McFarland 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 McFarland 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 McFarland 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 McFarland 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 McFarland, 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 McFarland, 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 93250 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 McFarland:

93250

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.