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 Haesue Jo'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: Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in the Bay Area, California. My experience comes from providing direct mental health and behavioral counseling for kids, teens, and adults with a variety of presenting issues, including anxiety, relationship and family issues, trauma, community violence, gender identity, and depression. I approach the therapeutic relationship with an acute sensitivity and respect for multi/cross-cultural factors. Much of my clinical experience includes working with Asian-American youth, families, and adults given my firsthand...

This is Laurie Nelson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT ,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello there! I'm a licensed therapist (MFT) for over 10 years, and have a warm, engaging and growth oriented approach. I've helped clients who are immersed in DEPRESSION and ANXIETY as well as those in a higher functioning place that simply need help navigating a specific struggle with guided support .** I use approaches like DBT( Dialectical Behavior Therapy)mixed with cognitive behavioral and mindfulness strategies. I'm trained in Psychodynamic theory as well, and see the importance of knowing why you get stuck along with the need for concrete strategies to move...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): CCDVC,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, I’m Mitchica Smith, LCSW. Having used therapeutic services myself, I never felt the therapists personalized my sessions. They felt like basic customer service. I decided to become a therapist at 15-yrs-old. As a United States Air Force veteran, I opened my own clinic, Total Commitment Consulting Services, in 2001 and I received my Licensed Clinical Social Worker license in 2006 while I was employed at Child Protective Services. I offer personal individualized attention to my clients. My approach to helping is trauma-informed, client-specific, evidence ...

This is Christina Kee'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, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, who has over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I have worked with clients suffering from depression, to debilitating anxiety, as well as adjusting to life changes. I am also a Certified Parent Child Interaction Therapist, and enjoy working with parents who want to improve their relationship with their child. My counseling approach is open, warm and aimed to help you have better understanding and insight. Each client has a unique need, and I also...

This is Hanon Rinke's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT,CPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

Hello, I'm a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 16 years of experience as a psychotherapist and life coach. I commend you for taking this brave step in seeking professional help. Life is complicated and messy at times and without the proper tools to maneuver the situations in our lives, we can find ourselves stuck in unhealthy patterns of coping and communication. Learning to have healthy boundaries and effective communication skills are vital to living a life you can be proud of. I'm passionate about helping you get more of what you...

This is Gretchen Forrey'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: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hello and welcome! Thank you for viewing my profile more closely. I am a strong advocate and very passionate about helping clients further their understandings of themselves and their relationships, as well as finding a deeper meaning and joy in their lives. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and have a substantial amount of experience in working with teens and transitional aged youth, trauma, depression and anxiety, life transitions, career and relational issues, self esteem issues, and other general mental health concerns. ...

This is Felicia Ponce'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, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California, working in the field since I received my Master’s degree in 2010. I worked for a private non-profit clinic with children (0-18) and their families for five years. I then worked for a high school district providing educationally related mental health services for four years. I have experience providing treatment for a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, relational issues, parenting, trauma, abuse, and risk management. I have also spent the last three years teaching as an adjunct lect...

This is Tatiana Stewart'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, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 6 years of post master level experience, and 12 years of Mental Health Counseling with children, couples and family units. I am a passionate advocate and help clients gain access to resources while confronting their personal issues, such as mental illness, addiction, and abuse. “I SEE YOU, DO YOU SEE ME?” - This is my personal reference of engagement to begin the process in helping you by actively listening in a non-judgmental manner, and by being open to your feedback in each session to promote a safe place for us t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Family conflicts, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, My name is Kelsey Hopson-Shiller, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Southern California. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, with a concentration in Children and Families, and a sub-specialty in Animal Assisted Therapy from the University of Denver in 2010. I've had the opportunity to work in a wide variety of settings- from in home, to school-based work, to anger management and conflict resolution, as well as providing support to separating or divorcing families. I am experienced in providing therapy to individuals, adolescents, childre...

This is Shannon Calder's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 13

Finding new meaning underneath your understanding of yourself is integral to changing your current internal reality. Self efficacy is an important part of self esteem. Whatever your current issue, you may feel as if you could be more effective in your life and work. I will challenge you to see things from a different view that I am hopeful will shift your focus toward your goals. After working in the entertainment industry with very creative people I have an awareness of how personalities are structured and the way those personalities work within a whole. Commu...

This is Dr. Melanie Bennett's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and thanks for stopping by! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSYD) in the state of California. I am originally from Florida, however, I received a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology, from Biola University, Rosemead School of Psychology. I have lived in California since 2011. I have been working in the mental health field for over 9 years. My experience is with individuals and their families in a variety of settings including: community mental health, hospital settings, university counseling, and geriatrics. I have experience with a wide range o...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! My name is Negin and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT). I have over eight years of experience in working with mental health and substance use concerns. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including: crisis facilities, residential facilities, non-profit organizations, correctional facilities and outpatient behavioral health centers. I work with clients to address their specific needs and identified goals. I understand that each client's personal journey is unique, therefore, my approach is tailored to fit each individual’s pa...

This is Michael Tidstrand's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): BA,MA,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 4

I am fully qualified to work with individuals suffering from a variety of mental health issues. I have personally witnessed so many hardships with past clients as well as members of my own family. As such, the ideal client should come to me with the expectation that they will be heard and understood and never made to feel judged, pathologized, or humiliated. In my experience, the service that clients need most is to have a completely safe space to talk about painful thoughts and feelings because sometimes even the people closest to them cannot provide that. Creati...

This is Dr. Paula Lintin'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, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

You are not the problem; the problem is the problem. There are times in life when challenges are present. To find a breathing space, meeting with a counseling professional who can work with you, spending time to stop, contemplate and unravel whatever may be holding you back from reaching your full potential and happiness, can be a valuable experience. The counseling relationship provides you with an opportunity for self -exploration, taking time to uncover your personal strengths, no matter what crisis may be happening in your life. As a counseling professio...

This is Dominic Ong'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, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello and nice to meet you. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California. Although my specialty is relational, I approach any issues from the personal relationship you may have with it. I have experience working with multiple ages and lifestyles from children/adolescents, individual adults, couples, and families and with different concerns such as addiction, trauma, grief/bereavement, LGBTQ+, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. I've worked in the mental health trenches of County mental health and community-based non-profits organizat...

This is Christopher  Enriquez'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: Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California with over 3 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I have worked with and continue to work with young male adults (ages 18 to 26) [expertise] with a wide range of concerns including trauma, emotional abuse, physical abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life issues, and more. My counseling style is interactive and warm. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines, humanistic, psychodynamic and attachment based the...

This is David Di Sano'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, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 13

Welcome to taking the first steps towards self-improvement! Life is often challenging and finding a well matched clinician is tough. I am very person centered in my approach, typically addressing the psyche objectively by respecting your lived experience. In practice we work to develop a deeper connection with your unconscious, through reflection on thoughts, fantasies, and dreams. It is in analysis of the psyche, that we can uncover a greater awareness of our process and purpose to begin to witness and realize grace and our particular calling. As a Jungian A...

This is Lauren Choi'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, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! My name is Lauren Choi. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California and Texas with over 16 years of experience serving the needs of individuals, families, and children medical and mental health fields. I have worked within a multitude of settings, helping people manage challenges in homes, schools, healthcare, facilities, and in my private practice. I have worked extensively with families, parents, children, teens and young adults, seniors, adults, veterans, and caregivers. I have considerable experience working with a culturally diverse cli...

This is Dr. Katherine Walker's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pacifica, California (Pacifica, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 32

Hello! I am a newly retired middle-aged female who worked for a large health care organization for over 30 years both as a therapist and a manager. During my career there I had a chance to work with a wide variety of clients ranging from those with serious mental illness (Bipolar, Schizophrenic) to those that were coping with life issues such as divorce, loss, or job stress. I completed my undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and then (after a brief hiatus working as a respiratory therapist) attended graduate school at the California School of Professional Psych...

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

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, body image issues, and OCD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapeutic style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating all clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach c...

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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Emergency Situations:

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Pacifica, California can serve:

94044