The City of Orinda was named the second most friendly town in the United States by Forbes in 2012 and those who live and visit here agree. Not only is it friendly but it also has some of the most beautiful and rustic landscaping in California with the parks and trails all over the city.

The town also has some of the top mental health care in the country with therapists and counselors who are trained to diagnose and treat every kind of mental health condition. These dedicated professionals are available to help if you or anyone you care about needs mental health care so contact one of them today. 

This is Ramy Danon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

Do you want a change, such as the courage to move forward in your life? You may have tried to deal with this on your own and even exhausted most of the ways you usually use to deal with problems. Seeking professional support at this point is good coping, and it would be my honor to join with you toward meeting your goals. If you are feeling upset, worried, or angry, I want to address these concerns you and help you manage those feelings. In individual therapy, I focus on treating issues of mood, anxiety, repeated negative patterns of behavior (addictions), sexu...

This is Dr. Christina Salama's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I get it. You’re sitting there scrolling through dozens of therapist profiles wondering who could hear you, understand you, not pass judgement on you, or who can help you. I know you are probably eager to get started talking to someone, and I want you to do just that. I won’t waste your time listing off my credentials or years in practice, but what I will tell you is that I am human. JUST. LIKE. YOU. This process is about you and working with you to reach your goals and providing you with strategies and encouragement along the way. I work from a solution-focus...

This is Dr. Arti Nigam's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 12

I have been working as a licensed psychologist in California since 2006. I have worked with children and teens as well as with adults, including the elderly. I work to help people deal with both internal and external emotional challenges. These include issues of anxiety, depression, life crisis or acute trauma, life transitions, cultural adjustment, interpersonal conflict at home or at work, feelings of loneliness or hopelessness, and fears that carry over from the past. My therapeutic approach is informed by cognitive-behavioral and humanistic theories. I b...

This is Brittany Avnieli's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Brittany Avnieli, MS, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California with 8 years in the mental health field. Mrs. Avnieli has a masters degree and a bachelors degree in psychology from California Lutheran University and California State University Channel Islands. Mrs. Avnieli has dedicated her life to the field of mental health, gaining knowledge and experience with several different populations. During the process of completing her Bachelors degree, she spent 2 years working with families with children with Autism as a respite care provider. Fo...

This is Tim Whetzel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along the journey of our life I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path." This sentence encapsulates the feelings many clients bring to therapy, the culmination of years of existential angst, an accumulation of guilt, anxiety, loss, among a myriad of other experiences w...

This is Cara Morales's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome and hello! My name is Cara Morales. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California who works with young adults, adults, couples, and families who find themselves in a difficult season of life. As a therapist, I believe that life is not an easy journey, and no one is exempt from the storms of life. Having someone to walk with us through these storms is invaluable, and therapy offers a healing support system during difficult times. I received a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emph...

This is Dr. Richard Hanzy's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Welcome! And thank you! I love to work with Couples, Families, and individuals who are seeking to overcome barriers in their lives. Some are struggling with: * anger management, * addiction, * Jobs stress, * familial & social relationships issues, * loneliness, * anxiety, * current or past abuse * depression, * poor communication, * relationship issues, * parenting, * Trauma/Traumatic events * poor focus and attention, * low motivation, * veterans support, * VICTIM OF A VIOLENT CRIME (VOC),* and the search for purpose. Often many people are stuck in addictive self...

This is Nelly Gregorian-DeLeon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A. in clinical Psychology,M.A. in Counseling Psychology,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Marriage and Family therapist licensed in California. License number 97450. I think are times we all experience some difficulties and challenges in our lives that may require some additional support. Maybe because it is a period that life presents some emotional difficulty, or there is an experience of depression, anxiety, or traumatic event, relationship issues, or a loss of some kind. It may also be the right time to work on one’s own personal growth. I would consider it a privilege and an honor to walk through this journey with you. I am very empathic...

This is Katherine Rogers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, 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 Tanishia Santana's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hi, I am Tanishia Santana, licensed clinical social worker and life coach. I specialize in helping individuals heal from trauma related mental health issues to include sexual assault, domestic violence, and PTSD to name a few. I completed my MSW and the University of Southern California, specializing in Mental Health and Military Social Work. Trying to fulfill your goals and identify your purpose can be difficult when you’re struggling with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and panic disorders. I have helped many individuals in your shoes, overcome th...

This is Dr. Karen Ferguson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D., LMFT, LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi. I am Dr. Karen Ferguson. Congratulations on taking the first step towards change in looking for a therapist who will match you and your needs. That can be a difficult choice and it is a move that signifies how strong you are! I have been a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor for many years. I have my doctorate in marriage and family therapy and have had the opportunity to work with individuals of all ages and/or their families who are coping with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, parenting, self...

This is Samuel Hopper's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Hello and welcome! I am a friendly, warm hearted, curious, and effective Clinical Psychologist practicing virtually on the internet, and COVID compliantly in person in Santa Monica, California. My approach to becoming a helpful psychotherapist has been influenced by many years of formal education in psychology, exposure to multiple clinical training perspectives, and perhaps most importantly, my inherent curiosity toward understanding how and why I, and my fellow humans, behave the way we do! Above all, I deeply value being a helpful human being! When I begin w...

This is Dr. Annabel Fields's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): J.D.,Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

Hello, and congratulations on taking a big first step on the path to becoming a happier, healthier you. I help people along their paths with a primary focus, not on your diagnosis, but on the symptoms that are causing difficulty in your daily functioning. In order to do that, we'll utilize interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and a variety of other treatment modalities depending on your individual needs. I hold a license in Clinical Psychology from the State of California. I received my doctorate in Clinical Psych...

This is Sherry Fleming's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 20

Welcome. You have taken the first step in healing by simply Showing Up and I would be honored to guide you in your healing. My philosophy is rooted in five foundational aspects. The first is Compassionate Curiosity, question everything. The second is Angeles Arrien’s, “The Four-Fold Way” - Show Up, Pay Attention, Tell the Truth (without judgement), and Don’t Be Attached to the Results. The third is Mindfulness and Beginner’s Mind, particularly in observing and questioning our automatic thoughts and beliefs. The fourth is, each of us is on our own journey, and...

This is Jeffrey Danese's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 11

I graduated from a M.S. mental health counseling program at Eastern Washington University (EWU) in 1995 and was certified in 1997. In addition to running a private practice in Seattle from 1995 through 2005, I also worked in an outpatient community clinic, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, at retreat centers, and a college counseling center before returning to graduate school in pursuit of a PhD in religious studies and cognitive sciences. I worked, studied, and lived in Europe, East Asia, and Africa before teaching 10 years at San Jose State University, with o...

This is Laura  Case's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 21

I am licensed in California with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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.

This is Amye Cole's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
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, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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 Ashley  Weiss-Wright's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed Certified Clinical Social Worker, eligible to practice therapy in the state of California. I received her Master of Social Work degree (MSW) from Cal State Long Beach. I earned my Bachelor's in Social Work from Azusa Pacific University. I have been working with individuals, parents, children and adolescents since 2007 when my career in Social work began. I have worked extensively in the child welfare system and in school settings with children and youth. My Master’s Degree focused on individual and family therapy in a small community clinic. I ...

This is Kimberly Lopez-Sanchez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in California with 4 years of professional work experience. I have 3 years experience working with adolescents who struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I also have experience in helping adult clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & 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.

This is Kristen Winslow's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Orinda, California (Orinda, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in California with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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

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 Orinda 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 Orinda 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 Orinda or elsewhere in Contra Costa 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 Orinda 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 Orinda 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 Orinda 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 Orinda 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 Orinda, 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 Orinda, 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 94563 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 Orinda:

94563

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.