Being near the Pacific Ocean can be great, but sometimes the ocean in your head can be tough to traverse. Luckily, with the help of a counselor in Pacifica, you’ll be able to easily create the life that you want.

Pacifica is actually spread along a 6-mile stretch of beaches all along the coast, and it even has small valleys. It’s a popular surfing location, with many visiting because of how fun it is. You can ride the waves of life in your own way, and with the help of a counselor, it’s definitely possible. 

This is Tim Crosby's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California, and I have over 7 years of experience as a psychotherapist. Over the years I have been trained in many evidence-based therapy modalities that help me to be effective in treating depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and anger management. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma with a technique called Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I believe in empowering an individual's autonomy, meaning that the client is responsible and capable in making their own de...

This is Ramy Danon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

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 Minal Nebhnani's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 5

I was born and raised in NYC and have lived in Lagos, Madrid, Dubai, Jakarta and Mumbai. Each city opened my eyes to expansive values, beautiful cultures and the notion that life can be lead in so many incredible ways, not one better than the other. I have now been in San Francisco for over 8 years and never want to leave. Before becoming a therapist, I tried my hand at a lot of different jobs but I never had a career. I worked in services, education, advertising, entertainment, journalism and tech. I can relate to high stress, intense pressure, unyielding expe...

This is Christine Ponec's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California with over 15 years of experience working with individuals on ways to cope and manage their life challenges. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, career challenges, parenting challenges, relationship issues and life transitions. My counseling style is warm, understanding, supportive/empathetic and non-judgmental. My hope is to create an environment that is safe and encourages you to share about the current challenges in your life. I like to identif...

This is Christina Fennell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,NCC,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! My name is Christina and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California. I have over 10 years experience working in mental health with the bulk of my career focusing on eating disorders, substance use disorders and underlying issues. Clients I have worked with have been able to process through their experiences with depression and anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem and self-acceptance, and various types of trauma and move forward and live happier, more fulfilled lives. I believe the counseling room is a place for ...

This is Rachel Hamilton's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in California and Indiana. I have offered psychotherapy for 15 years working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, psychosis and life transitions including grief and loss. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Grief Therapy and Jungian Dream Work. I have aided clients with parenting skills using logical and natural consequences with consistency. I create a warm, inviting and safe environment and confidentiality is guarded. I use a client directed approach with non j...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, my name is Manuel Leiva. I know it is not easy to discuss the difficulties that you may be experiencing in life. But, in my opinion, it is very courageous for anyone to attempt to explore their thoughts and feelings. First, let me tell you a little bit about who I have worked with. For over the past 10 years I have been specializing in working with teens and adults, and during this time I have found that there are similar challenges within the different age groups that I have worked with. TEENAGERS often experience stress associated with peer relations a...

This is Brittany Moore's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

Hi, I'm Brittany! I'm so glad that you found your way here and are taking the steps to find the support that you need. I am registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical and Abnormal Social Psychology from Park University. I then continued my education and received a Master if Science degree in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University. I strongly believe that everyone has a voice and deserves to be heard. I enjoy walking side by side with my ...

This is Thomas Beechel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California. Couples and individuals have been coming to me for 40 years to overcome childhood abuse, family alcoholism, and inadequate parenting. Together we resolve marital distress, adolescent behavior problems, job stress, inappropriate anger, depression and anxiety. I have a direct, highly interactive approach that quickly gets to the heart of the matter. Find the keys to having a lasting relationship. Become a more engaged and compassionate listener. Effectively communicate and negotiate for what you want a...

This is Dayna Adams's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, my name is Dayna Adams and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping people reach their goals. I work with individuals seeking therapy for a variety of reasons including depression, anxiety, feelings of overwhelm, recent life transitions, grief and loss, chronic health issues, trauma, self esteem and relationship problems. Often times individuals seek therapy because they feel stuck or unsatisfied with a part of their life, or want to explore negative patterns that are holding them back. I also work with individuals w...

This is Dr. Tamara Obregon Madera's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

In my psychotherapy practice I frequently work with clients that present with a range of medical and psychological issues including anxiety, depression, chronic illness, and grief. I have experience with clients with a history of cancer, TBI, and spinal cord injury. I also have experience working with parents with children with developmental and acquired disability. My treatment philosophy is based on the belief that the physical/ medical, behavioral, and psychological interact together. Healing comes from a balance of these factors. I am well versed in Cognitive ...

This is Gil Carmona's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am a clinical social worker licensed in California with over 30 years of experience as a therapist and an administrator. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, parenting and family conflict, career challenges, and addictions. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I use a variety of emotionally supportive approaches to help you meet your needs, reach your goals, and overcome barriers. My treatment focus is client-centered and strengths-based, combining Humanistic and Cognitive Behav...

This is David Sobel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years experience, working with private practice clients, in-patient medical and psychiatric patients, and Employee Assistance Counseling (EAP). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including: depression, anxiety related issues, parenting problems, career challenges, adjustment to illness and end of life issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical, sexual or emotional trauma as adults or children. My counseling style is relaxed, accepting, client focused a...

This is Holly Starr's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hello, I am a psychotherapist with 25 years of experience practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a BA in English Literature and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, I move comfortably between live talk therapy and online written mediums. I have worked with adolescents, adults and the elderly in residential and private practice settings. I am struck by the unique challenges we all face as we transition from one developmental stage of life to the next. My early work as a suicide prevention hotline counselor and grief therapist/supervisor has laid the f...

This is Carlos Gaytan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MBA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in California with over 4 years of experience working as a clinician. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and stress management. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-b...

This is Edwin Yau's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! Asking for help is really hard, but I'm so glad you did. Kudos to you for being resourceful. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Los Angeles, California. I earned a few degrees from UCLA including my Master's in Social Work and am finishing up a doctorate in Educational Psychology at USC. In addition to my experience, I also lecture and mentor other graduate students in the southern California area. Outside of my work, I enjoy eating sushi, coaching sports, and endurance sports. My approach to therapy is client centered; You are the expe...

This is Erica Mesa's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello there, Asking for help takes a lot of courage. It is even more difficult when you are experiencing sadness, stress, nervousness, and/or sleepless nights. Know that you’re not alone in feeling this way and I am here to support you and work with you to make you feel better. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California with a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. I am bilingual in Spanish and English. I have provided mental health services in psychiatric hospitals, in diverse communities, and in immigra...

This is Genesee Salamon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,M.A.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

YOU ARE WORTHY OF FEELING BETTER!!! All of us have the potential to live in joy, peace, and love, yet sometimes we get stuck in patterns that create behaviors that do not serve us. Often times these patterns keep us from aligning with our highest good. I have a strong belief that all people possess amazing interpersonal strengths that can be accessed to support them in reaching their goals. I am interested in assisting you with accessing your internal power. I specialize in working with teens, young adults, and adults to build self-esteem, reduce anxiety/depressio...

This is Jack May's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

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

This is India Gonzalez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! My name is India Gonzalez and I am a Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist (LMFT). I have been licensed as a therapist for over 11 years. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology . I have experience working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, substance use disorder, grief/loss, trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, parenting difficulties, and relationship problems. I have worked as a court mediator, and currently have my own private practice. My therapeutic approach is a Person ...

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

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

With more than 39062 people in the city of Pacifica, 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 94044 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 Pacifica, couples counseling in Pacifica, family conflict therapy in Pacifica, 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 Pacifica, 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 Pacifica, California can serve:

94044