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 Gonzalo Walter Wilches'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: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

My experience as psychotherapist and my background related to psychotherapy begins in 1999 when I graduated as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) at Chapman University located in Anaheim, California. I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in California, LMFT 46696. I have over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist to include life coaching. I have working experience with clients of all ages with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, lost issues, parenting problems, emotional abuse, victims of crime,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.,Licensed Clinical Psychologist ,Licensed Forensic Psychologist
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem

My name is Dr. Emily Perrine. I was born and raised in the Southeastern United States and moved to California to complete my education, receiving my doctorate in 2006. From there, I then completed several internships before moving to New York. I’ve been all around this world, but have always come home to California. I look forward to continuing to provide the highest quality of care to each and every patient and very much look forward to getting to know you as we work together to solve each difficulty you may be experiencing. Be brave. Reach out.

This is Lauren Abasheva's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed,LPCC,CST
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 5

I'm a sex positive, and kink knowledgeable therapist with an open mindset and a clear understanding that we are all different. I provide a laid back atmosphere, safe space, and a non judgmental approach. Utilizing evidence-based practices, I strive to support, encourage, educate, and empower my clients. Together we'll work side by side to help strengthen awareness, communication, increase personal growth and healing within yourself and your relationships. We will also Identify strengths, patterns, coping skills, and increase confidence. I utilize multiple therapeu...

This is Courtney Cope'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, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 11

Hello there! I am so glad you are here. My name is Courtney and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working in the mental health field since 2010. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing difficulty with life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief/loss, professional and career challenges, partner/relationship stress, life crises, adjustment issues, and a variety of other challenges. My clinical approach is person-centered and humanistic in nature. When we begin our work togeth...

This is Ann Leonard'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: Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I have been helping individuals to develop healthy relationships with themselves and others for 15 years. My education and training is from University of Southern California School of Social Work. I look forward to helping you work toward your goals. My style is eclectic, meaning that I choose from among different professional skills to meet your specific needs. I am direct and interactive. I enjoy working with individuals who may be challenged by a background of trauma; wrestling with career or personal relationship difficulties; or who are wanting to exp...

This is Janelle Rose'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, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

First and foremost, I want to thank you and congratulate you on taking your first step towards healing! Making the decision to engage in therapy is not always an easy one and at times comes with hesitation. However, as individuals we all face trials and tribulations, needing a little extra support and listening ear to guide us through to find the light at the end of the tunnel. Through a compassionate and non-judgemental approach I believe you will feel heard and understood making space to collaboratively address your goal to living the life you want and deserve! ...

This is Amanda Ly's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,MAEd,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California with over 5 years of counseling experience. I practice in the Greater Los Angeles area and have worked with a wide range of clients on concerns regarding depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and life transitions. My therapeutic approach is a blend between Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Psychodynamic Therapy tends to focus on the client’s self-awareness and how a client’s understanding of their past behavior or experiences influences them in present time. Cognitive B...

This is Chelsea Heller's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, MA, PPS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

Hi there! I'm Chelsea! I'm so glad you're exploring therapy - I think everyone can benefit from processing things in life and learning more about themselves. It's important to feel comfortable and connected with your clinician, so I'd like to tell you a bit about myself to help you make an informed decision as to whether or not we'd be a good fit together! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California. Previously, I worked as a social worker for Child Protective Services for 9 years, supporting children and families touched by foster care a...

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

I’m a Marriage and Family Therapist in San Francisco, with over 7 years of diverse experience working with adults, couples, families, and children. I provide compassionate, skillful therapy to clients struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, career challenges, or seeking greater personal growth and creativity. I draw on multiple approaches including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and somatic therapy. Prior to training as a therapist, I earned a PhD in physics from Boston University and had a 15-year career as a writer, manager, and entrepreneu...

This is Emil Jech'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, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 40

My goal as a therapist is to help you discover how to be fully alive and vibrant in this moment and in your connection with others. I view therapy as an interactive self-discovery process. Building and increasing self awareness is essential for clarifying and acting on your preferred choices. The focus is not on what you “should” do but rather on what you want, need, and can do given your unique life circumstances. I also will work with you to heal older unresolved issues and unfinished business. I had a private practice in Bellingham, Washington for 20 years ...

This is James Hensley'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, Addictions, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

My name is James, and I have been in the field of mental health and recovery for approximately 13 years. I began my career with a degree in Human Development and Sociology. From there, I join the United States Navy where I worked as a Psychiatric Technician, a sort of First Responder for psychiatric issues. I worked at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego and held several positions that allowed me to gain skills in crisis management, safety planning, assessment, addiction, life stress, life changes and planning for next steps such as discharging from the military...

This is Meghan Fernandes's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW, MSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 11 years of psychotherapy experience, largely in the healthcare setting. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family stress, communication barriers, grief and loss, caregiver stress/burnout, postpartum depression and problems related to change/adjustment. My experiences also include work with hospice patients and their families, helping them to managing death and dying issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive, wit...

This is Dana Musallet's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,PPS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 8

I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in California with over 10 years of experience working as a Marriage and Family therapist and social worker. I have a Masters of Science in Psychology and a license in Marriage and Family Therapy. I also earned my Masters in Education and the Pupil Personnel Services Credential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, child abuse, domestic violence, adoption, Autism and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced phys...

This is Laura Lien-Mitobe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

Hello and welcome to my profile! My primary goal as a therapist is to provide a non-judgmental, caring, supportive, safe space for you to explore experiences, patterns and feelings that may be causing you pain and/or hindering your personal goals and growth. I have been a licensed MFT therapist for over 20 years and worked with people from all lifestyles and cultures. I have experience in a number of therapy modalities and as a teacher. It takes courage to participate in the process of therapy. My wish is to accompany and assist you as you determine the path tha...

This is Debra Bernbeck'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: Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

First, I want to welcome you and congratulate you for your courage and resolve to live a more fulfilling life. It's a step that many never dare to make. It also takes wisdom to ask for support. And, I promise you I will do my best to give you the support you need. I graduated with a master's in science in Counseling from the California State University of Sacramento (2011), and I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist (LMFT.) I am also a Certified Coach for the Psychology of Eating. I currently have a private practice, and I am working as a peer couns...

This is Karen Boe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,RPT-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California and Montana with over seventeen years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. I hold a BS in Psychology as well as an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy both from George Fox University. During my internship while a student at school I developed a passion for working with children and their families and decided it would be my primary focus. After I graduated from college, I relocated to California where I spent many years working for a private non-profit agency and a foster fa...

This is Jennifer Hyatt'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, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Jennifer Hyatt. I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Ohio Independent Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe that everyone’s story matters! I work best with those who are ready for and motivated towards a pivotal change. I have walked alongside many with a wide range of challenges including anxiety, stress, depression, grief/loss, relationship issues, and other life difficulties since 2014. To accomplish this, I use a down to earth and open-minded approach towards healing and growth. My appr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Aloha, I am Dr. Linda Marcoux. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and Hawaii. I have been in the counseling field for 13 years give or take. I am passionate about Mental Health. My work is based on the belief that we have the power to make personal changes, with the right guidance. I want you to experience life to its fullness and in abundance. I believe that the potential to be healthy is a combination of Mental Health and Physical health. Ever come to a place in your life that you feel stuck or unproductive? Perhaps you have...

This is Dr. David Shapiro's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 20

Hello. My name is David Shapiro, Ph.D. Thank you for taking the time to consider me as someone to assist you with one or more vital areas of your life. I am both a California Licensed Psychologist and a Singapore Registered Psychologist. I have been licensed as a Psychologist in California since 2001, and became a Singapore Registered Psychologist in 2021. For the majority of my professional life, I conducted a private practice for 14 years in Orange County, California, which provided individual, couples, and family therapy for adults and adolescents prima...

This is Fred Risard's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MDiv,MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed California Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and ordained pastor with over 15 years of experience in counseling and psychotherapy. I provide individual and group therapy to treat mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders.  My work is client centered, I work with you to develop strategies to change behaviors so that you may learn to cope with difficult situations resulting from anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am here to help you identify your inner strengths and resources to achieve your goals. My primary intervention method is Narrative. You...

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