This is Ramy Danon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, 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. Paul Kramer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ed.D.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief
Years of Experience: 15

Hello. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 15 years experience providing therapy to a wide range of populations. My approach to therapy is to focus on what makes each person unique as an individual. I discover quickly how each person has demonstrated resiliency in the past and help them employ solution-focused strategies, in order to produce results. I served in the Army before becoming a therapist and had the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. These early experiences have afforded me the opportunity to understand...

This is Melissa Morais Parr's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California and have an online therapy practice. I completed my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University in 2009. I have worked in various settings including outpatient, school-based, and residential, and have provided therapy to a diverse group of clientele on a wide-range of concerns. I specialize in providing therapy to individuals, teens, couples and families who are struggling with life stressors, relationship concerns, parenting difficulties, depression, ...

This is Ellie Trotta's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with six years of experience helping clients with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, OCD, self-esteem issues, addictions, trauma, geriatric issues, career challenges, and chronic mental illness. I also have experience helping clients with trauma due to physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, as well as individuals who "feel stuck" due to emotional turmoil or relationship issues resulting from childhood abuse or abandonment. I graduated with my Master of Arts degree in psychology in 2016 and am cur...

This is Michael Henderson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach in the State of California. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, multi-cultural issues, spirituality, and acceptance. I also helped many people who have experienced emotional/physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and supportive. In my experience, success in counseling focuses on Accep...

This is Dr. William Marek's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 31

I retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 2010 with 30 years of total prison psychologist service, many of which were spent working with women. I have been licensed as a psychologist in California since 1995. I have much experience working with heterogeneous multicultural populations. I have clinical experience with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals with varied racial, ethnic and socioeconomic contexts. Working in a prison frequently demands use of a brief therapy model and excellent abilities to work under pressure, manage crises and ...

This is Steven Weber's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

I am a Marriage and Family therapist licensed in California for 15 years. As a Psychotherapist, I work with a variety of clients covering many of the personal and relationship issues we all struggle to cope with at one time or another in our lives. Depression, anxiety, stress related problems, relationship concerns, feelings of guilt or shame and even one’s life purpose are all areas that can contribute to temporary or longer periods of difficulties in need of understanding, acceptance and restoration. One’s healing can come from different sources and often...

This is Erika Torres's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Hi! My name is Erika, and I am an LMFT in California. I have been licensed for 13 years and have practiced in a variety of settings. Through therapy, I hope to help you become your best self and find joy in your life. When working with individuals, I utilize a variety of clinical approaches, including Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. My counseling style is empowering, supportive, and direct....with a side of humor!:) I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your ob...

This is Dr. Lee Haworth's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Thank you for reading my Profile! I am an older, experienced Counselor who can help you find peace in your life. My approach is Client Centered & my personality is relaxed. My PhD is in Jungian based Depth Psychology. My life has included a focus on education, & travel. Although I was born in the US, I lived with my family in Peru as a child. I've lived ten years in South America as an adult & speak Spanish fluently. Issues important to immigrants & expats have always been meaningful to me. I obtained a PhD in Psychology while living in Hawaii. Now my practice a...

This is Talya van den Berg's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C Maryland ,LCSW California
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am an LCSW with almost 20 years of experience. I've worked in California and Maryland, and in many settings including school, medical/hospitals and grief/end of life care. I also grew up overseas and have a keen awareness in culture, and cultural effects on mental health. I have helped clients explore issues with grief, adjustment to life changes, immigration issues, caregiving issues, parenting, adjustment to parenting, especially new mothers, as well as anxiety and distorted thinking around anxiety. My counseling style is warm, supportive and I believe...

This is Joe Whitcomb's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management
Years of Experience: 16

I am originally from Santa Monica and San Diego, California and moved to Kyiv, Ukraine last June 2021 to research and develop trauma-informed mixed reality to treat trauma and relationships in the metaverse with military, veterans, first responders and trauma survivors and then...the war happened and have remained to continue trauma-informed humanitarian efforts. This is my passion and the work I have researched. So, when you work with me I will be working with you from Kyiv, Ukraine. I provide trauma-informed relationship psychotherapy methods and models ...

This is Lisa Rakusin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in the state of California with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, Life Transitions & Grief. 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. 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 Tishawna Mims's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! My name is Tishawna Mims and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist (LMFT) with the state of California. I have over 6 years of experience in the mental health field and substance use field. I have worked with various populations within community agencies. I have a passion for helping and welcome the opportunity to meet with you! Now, I do realize that coming to therapy is initially a scary process, but I am here every step of the way providing a safe, authentic, respectful, nonjudgmental and a compassionate environment. My therapeutic app...

This is Dr. Devora Lockton's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

I am a psychologist, licensed in California with over 40 years of experience. I have worked with people with a wide range of concerns and challenges including, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family issues, and concerns of aging , and partner loss. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I combine cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic therapy along with common sense and work to assist your own unique and specific needs. It takes courage to acknowledge that you can use some h...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in California with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 21

I am licensed in California with 21 years of professional mental health and coaching experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in California with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, mental health, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in California. I take an integrative and collaborative approach to treatment, depending on clients’ goals, problems, and personalities. I try to support as well as challenge clients in an effort to increase their self-understanding and help them make meaningful changes in their lives. I believe clients are the experts on themselves, and I view my role as more of a guide. My therapeutic methods are flexible and individualized, incorporating cognitive behavioral techniques, relational psychodynamic work, and mindfulness. I am also trained in conducti...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 50

I am licensed in California with many years of professional work experience. Internationally renowned, published author, film maker and acclaimed clinical educator. I have experience with helping clients who experience disruptive or significant stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, loss of motivation, low self-esteem and confidence, and depression. I believe in treating everyone with warmth, empathy, and genuineness as well as respect, and compassion. Together we will focus our conversations to ultimately develop skill-based strategies of behavioral change based o...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Therapist with ten years providing clinical mental health services and psychotherapy to adults and adolescence. I am trained and experienced in supporting patients with diverse backgrounds and needs overcome challenges caused by depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral issues, substance use and grief. I use a strengths-based and client-centered approach to support them in addressing current challenges, stressors and behavior. I encourage my patients to view therapy as a collaboration. It is a gift we give ourselves to explore, grow and improve you...

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

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 Portola 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 Portola 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 Portola or elsewhere in Plumas 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 Portola 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 Portola 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 Portola 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 Portola 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 Portola, 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 Portola, 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 96122 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 Portola:

96122

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.