In life, some weird things can bring you together. This can come in the form of a hobby, a funny joke, or another action. If you're struggling with depression or anxiety, you may need something to cheer you up, and someone who can help you is a counselor based in Novato. 

Novato has quite a history. During its inception, theaters with weird events brought the community together, with events such as beard growing contests. Sometimes, you need to think outside the box to enjoy life, and a counselor can help you do just that. Speak to one today. 

This is Dr. Vicki Coleman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): EdD, LCPC, CCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

ANGER MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, TRAUMATOLOGIST, CERTIFIED CAREER COUNSELOR, MEDIATOR & COACH I am an Anger Management Expert, Internationally Recognized TeleBehavioral Health Specialist, Traumatologist, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Online Professor of Psychology, Counseling, Human Services, and U.S. History. With expertise in distance education and the virtual classroom, I am proficient in ANGEL, Blackboard, CampusCruiser, Canvas, eCollege, LoudCloud, Moodle, and WebCT Learning Management Systems, including the Wimba classroom. A former Tenured Profes...

This is Eric Hamm's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

My name is Eric Hamm I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with over a decade’s experience in the field of Clinical Social Work. I received my Master Social Work from Loyola University Chicago in 2005. Since that time, I have worked in a variety of programs and settings including hospital units, residential transitional housing and treatment programs, and outpatient mental health programs, I like to take an eclectic approach to therapy as I believe the best outcomes occur with individualized treatment tailored to meet the needs of each ...

This is Emmily Weldon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPCC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Do you find you are expecting perfection from yourself? Telling yourself that you aren’t good enough or not smart enough? Do you feel stuck and not able to make progress because those negative thoughts are getting in the way of you being able to reach your goals? We really are our own worst enemy and our critical evaluations of ourselves are often much harsher than we would ever judge anyone else. Do you wish that you had someone to talk to about these struggles who is safe and unbiased? You are not alone! Working with a therapist that is compassionate and unde...

This is Brittanie Mills's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 20

Our lives affect our relationships and our relationships affect our lives - they are all interconnected. Have you recently gone through a divorce or currently going through one? Are you remarried and trying to navigate a blended family? Have you or someone in your family been involved in the Child Welfare system? Do you struggle with addiction or anger management? Or are you just having a rough patch in your relationships? I am here to help. I use a humanistic, person centered, solution focused approach when working with my clients. I seek to work collabo...

This is Lauren Rodriguez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters and Bachelors degrees in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I commend you on making the decision to begin counseling. Life is a struggle for everyone at some point and every single person can benefit from therapy. It takes a great deal of strength to recognize those times when you may be needing some extra help. My goal ...

This is Katina Boulai's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families, couples, and individuals using a relational, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems approach. I have experience with diverse populations with issues relating to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, parenting, divorce, grief, life transitions, and relationship issues. I also worked with the adult homeless community and teens experiencin...

This is Mahsa Minagar's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Dealing with challenges that life brings can be daunting and difficult and that is where counseling can help! Having someone to listen to you and help you deal with problems that come up, help you work on improving your mood and functioning, or help you identify ways to enhance your relationships in your life is my goal. I have a supportive, non-judgmental, open minded approach with clients and it is my goal to make people feel heard and understood while helping them address the concerns that brought them to counseling. I graduated from University of South...

This is Beth Field's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Hi. My name is Beth Field and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. I have worked with individuals, families and couples with a wide range of concerns for nearly 20 years. I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I received a BS in Psychology and went to San Diego State University where I received my MS in Counseling. I would describe my approach as client centered; providing an empathetic environment for clients to explore their deepest challenges in a safe place. I use a cognitive behavioral approach because I believe our thoughts...

This is Richard Mauterer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been providing counseling to families and individuals in California for nine years. I bring a vast amount of lived experience and have worked in private practice, schools, and the local crisis unit. My approach is based on my belief that we all have our own answers to every situation in life, but we are sometimes cut off from this wisdom by conditioned thinking or trauma. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, ACT, Client Centered, and Psychodynamic approaches. These modalities are emp...

This is Ana  Gonzalez 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Hi, My name is Ana Gonzalez and I am a Marriage and Family Therapy, licensed in the state of California. It can be overwhelming and difficult to come to the decision to seek therapy as many doubts and fears may come up. It is a normal experience that anyone seeking therapy finds himself or herself going through. You may be wondering what it will be like and also have some ideas as to what therapy entails. I believe it is important to be transparent with all clients in order to build trust. During my fist session I like to educate clients about the experience a...

This is Margot Charkow-Ross's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

My name is Margot Charkow-Ross and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California. I received my Masters of Social work from the University of Southern California with focuses in Mental Health and Military Social Work. The majority of my experience is working with incarcerated individuals working on issues related to stress/anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma, family dysfunction, legal issues, substance abuse, adjustment issues, goal setting, change and motivation. As a therapist I am non-judgmental, straight-forward, warm and supporti...

This is CAROL SCHMIDT's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D., LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Do you feel isolated and alone, trying to cope with the ramifications of Covid19? Are you struggling, worrying about your family, your job, and the future? Do you have feelings and thoughts that trouble you? Emotional stress has known effects on physical health, so maybe now is the time to take care of yourself and sort things out. I am an energetic, approachable, and compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with an MSW from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from USC. I have 10+ years of experience providing integrative psychologi...

This is Ashley Smerdon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Welcome! I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work in 2012. I graduated with my Master's Degree with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2015. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have experience working working in the public schools with children elementary through high school. Majority of my experience is working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, panic, other mood disorders, life transitions, infertility, women's issues, work stress, work burnout, adjustment struggles and phase of life tr...

This is Kara Gross's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hi there! My name is Kara, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California. I believe in taking an approach that is fluid and open to change based on what works best for my clients. Therefore, this is a safe, judgment-free space, and I value your feedback. I encourage you to come as you are and wherever that may be on your journey, I'm willing to meet you there and support you in reaching your desired goals. I have a master's degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where I have stayed and built my practice. My experience over...

This is Dr. Douglas Livingston Quinn's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Div.,Psy.D.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, ADHD
Years of Experience: 20

Congratulations. You have taken the first step on the road to healing by reaching out and looking for help. The fact that you are on this site and looking for a therapist means you’ve come to a point in your life where you know you need assistance on your journey towards being a more complete you. I believe it is the role of a therapist to walk with a person as they try to overcome the obstacles they face, to help them continue to move forward and grow in to who they want to be. As a brother and then a priest in the Catholic Church, I walked with people as they mo...

This is Janis Powell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 14

Feeling Stuck? Unmotivated? Feeling Depressed? Anxious? I help clients re-focus quickly and find ways to gain awareness, improve outlook, and enhance healing so they can get on with their lives in the best, most constructive and positive way. I specialize in helping people solve problems and build new skills. I am interested in helping you get better and stay better, not just feel better temporarily. Discover tools you can implement once you leave our session. Together we can find your internal resources for change and growth. My experience also includes me...

This is Lance Dwyer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,PPSC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My approach to therapy is centered around collaborative healing--a therapist should be a mirror that shines light on our resilience and healing capabilities. My work with clients draws from my professional training in several distinct methods, but the core of my approach is guided by my training in Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). My services are a great fit for young professionals seeking to tap into their life’s full potential. I’m a match for those who feel held down by the heaviness of their past and are in search of a new way to look forward ...

This is Anjanette (AJ) Tschupp's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Hello! Thank you for taking the courageous first step in reaching out for support! My name is AJ and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I truly feel that it is an honor to have someone be vulnerable enough with me to share their anxieties, insecurities, addictions, depressed thoughts, and personal trauma. I'm hoping you might be willing to do that with me as well. My experience with adults varies extensively, from inpatient to outpatient treatment, to a crisis stabilization unit, to residential care with women with co-occurring mental heal...

This is Erin Mendoza's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! My name is Erin Mendoza and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have been a licensed MFT since 2012, but I have been working in the mental health field for about 20 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and history of trauma. I have supported clients in strengthening and building coping skills, in learning who they are and how to live more authentically, and in building confidence and self-esteem. I have a special interest in working with Autistic and other neurodive...

This is Chester Reyes's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Novato, California (Novato, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,BCD,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
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 Army soldiers. I have experience dealing with trauma (child abuse, domestic violence, PTSD); anxiety and depression; substance abuse; and rel...

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

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

With more than 56004 people in the city of Novato, 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 94945 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 Novato, couples counseling in Novato, family conflict therapy in Novato, 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 Novato, 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 Novato, California can serve:

94945, 94947, 94949, 94998