Depression can make you feel tired all the time, sad for no obvious reason, and can even cause confusion and memory loss. It can also affect your sleep and eating patterns. Luckily, the City of Millbrae has several extraordinary therapists in the area who are trained in diagnosing and treating depression, among other mental health issues. 

Millbrae was named for its rolling hills and beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay, which bring tourists and residents hours of spectacular activities like hiking, fishing, running, swimming, and boating. However, when you have depression or another mental health disorder, it can be difficult to find fun in anything. Consider speaking to a Millbrae area counselor about getting some treatment right away.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, 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...

This is Erik Metzger's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

I have worked with adults, teens, couples and families for seven years; I specialize in facilitating people’s own insights and resilience to access more resourced and contented lives. Living in California can be exhausting with its high paced culture; allow me to work with you on achieving insight(s) about the origins and solutions to anxiety, substance abuse, and dissatisfaction with relationships and work. With my background as a yoga instructor, meditation practitioner, and competitive runner and triathlete, I can join you in bringing awareness to maladaptive c...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coaching
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Jessica Hupf and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have over 10 years of experience providing therapy to adults, adolescents, children. I primarily specialize in women's issues such as adjusting to motherhood, parenting, work/life balance, perfectionism, adjustment to marriage, challenges of being a working mother, and relationship issues/boundary setting, to name a few. My other specializations include parenting, and working with kids and teens. Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. It can feel l...

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

I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in California with over 6 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and substance abuse issues. I also helped those who have experienced sexual issues and physical trauma or emotional abuse, and those in need of Christian-focused counseling. I have also worked with residential and outpatient clients. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and non-judgmental. I believe that the clien...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.W,L.C.S.W
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 13

Hello my name is Janet Amaya, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I have been providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults for over 13 years in a community based mental health setting. I have experience working with children 0-5 and their parents, Adolescents struggling with a variety of life stressors, anxiety, depression, school stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Complex Trauma) and parental conflict. I have also worked with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, unresolved trauma and daily life stre...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I am Ajila pronounced (Ah-Ji-Lay) I have a Master's degree in Social Work and have attained my License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) . I have been doing therapy for 18 years. My primary focus is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). With CBT I tend to provide homework because, therapy isn't for the me to fix things, but for me to provide you with the tools that can be applied for you to succeed. Homework also helps between sessions by practicing the tool on issues we discussed during the session. I approach each individual with respect and openness to lis...

This is Christine Shield's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I have over 14 years of experience working in mental health services, in intensive inpatient and varied outpatient settings, working with all treatment modalities and multiple practice theories, serving diverse Medi-Cal, managed care, special education and privately funded clients. I also have many additional years of experience providing Christian Counseling on a volunteer basis. I work primarily with women. My specialties include: short-term and longer-term Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, art and play therapy, systems theory, anxiety...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coaching
Years of Experience: 25

For the past twenty five years, I have been a licensed marriage and family therapist, a professor and consultant, serving in many professional arenas including director of a counseling center, clinical supervisor, and therapist for individuals, couples, and families. Working from a Systemic perspective, I treat problems such as relationship issues, family conflicts, depression, ADHD, parenting issues, anxiety/stress, depression, and substance abuse keeping in mind how these stressors impact relationships. My additional expertise is in assisting couples and familie...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

Hi, I am a bilingual psychotherapists licensed in California (LMFT). In life's journey we all encounter times of joy, sadness, fear or other emotions as we transition into different phases. Life is always changing and change can be difficult. We all sometimes feel stuck or are afraid of moving forward in order to increase our sense of happiness and peace. As a therapists I am able to listen to you and your concerns and allow you to find solutions and make appropriate changes in order to find more joy. Areas I can help include life transitions (divorce, retir...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

For over twenty years I have worked with numerous populations. I received my education in California and then interned at a homeless shelter, with a license psychologist, at a counseling center and then at a Developmental Disabilities State Hospital. I took on every case available to me in order to round out my experience. I have worked with families and individuals in the areas of domestic abuse, family issues, childhood issues, and substance abuse issues. I then spent several years working for two Developmental Centers focusing on developmental disabilities such...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Hi! My name is Erika, and I am an LMFT in California. I have been licensed for 13 years and have practiced in a variety of settings. Through therapy, I hope to help you become your best self and find joy in your life. When working with individuals, I utilize a variety of clinical approaches, including Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. My counseling style is empowering, supportive, and direct....with a side of humor!:) I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your ob...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and welcome! I am so glad you're here. Thinking about starting therapy can be a bit overwhelming, know that you are not alone. My goal as a therapist is to support your process of growth and recovery. My approach is collaborative and compassionate with a focus of recognizing and building on your existing strengths. I am experienced in a variety of treatment modalities including mindful-based cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, exposure response and prevention therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. These treatment approac...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Greetings, I am happy that you have taken these first, critical steps, toward reaching your goals. I am excited at the prospect of being able to walk with you along your journey. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and have over 15 years of experience in providing services to those who are looking to improve or enrich their lives in some way. I am a clinician who believes in walking with clients along a collaborative path toward betterment. I will help you clearly establish what you would like to improve and/or what ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Marriage and Family Therapy
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with over 8 years of experience working as a clinical therapist. I have worked in the public mental health setting since I have started my career journey and have enjoyed being a part of people’s mental health journey to wellness. Working in an outpatient clinic for several years, I have gained experience working with diverse populations, cultures, severe diagnoses, dual diagnoses, and socioeconomic statuses. I received my master’s degree in psychology from CalPoly Pomona in California...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to 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 - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in California with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, & parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Merry Walensa's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in California with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career planning and/or difficulties on the job. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I do integrative work including spirituality, related to the psychological-philosophical work often referred to as existential theory, that is inclusive. I create for ALL my clients a space that is an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared...

This is Leticia Ball's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in California with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. I also have experience working with 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I use a person-centered, individualized approach to therapy. I understand everyone is unique with their own values, experiences, and struggles in life. My goal is to build a trusting relationship with my clients in a safe environment, so they can feel heard and motivated to make small steps towards positive changes in their lives. I have experience supporting those who find it difficult to go to school, women who struggle with eating disorders, older adults suffering from depression and chronic illness, and children and families faced with attachment issues. In ad...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Millbrae, California (Millbrae, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in California with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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. 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.

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Millbrae? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Millbrae 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 Millbrae' 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 Millbrae, or elsewhere in the San Mateo 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 Millbrae 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 Millbrae 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 Millbrae, 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 Millbrae 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 Millbrae 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, Millbrae 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 Millbrae, 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 Millbrae therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 22661 people in the city of Millbrae, 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 94030 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 Millbrae 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 Millbrae, California can serve:

94030

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 Millbrae' 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 "Millbrae'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 Millbrae, 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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