This is Jeffrey Steer'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, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I have been working as a Marriage and Family Therapist for 18 years and I have been licensed in the State of California since 2007. I completed my Master of Arts Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Chapman University in Monterey, California, and have worked with individuals and families in a variety of settings, including community resource centers and residential treatment facilities. I have treated a variety of issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, anger management, stress management, and various adjustment problems. A...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hi, I’m Krista. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with over 11 years of experience providing counseling and mental health care. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California. In my personal life, I enjoy swimming, yoga, podcasts and time with my kids. In my professional life, I have worked with a broad range of adults in outpatient settings experiencing a wide variety of life challenges including substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma and stress. My counseling style is centered on compas...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

Ruben Martinez Jr. is an experienced Bicultural and Bilingual Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Ruben is skilled in behavioral and mindfulness therapies and conducts individual counseling, family counseling, and life-skills counseling. He is also trained and experienced in Early Childhood Services and has experience working with youth and adolescents and adults adjusting to important life domains including self-care, home living, academic, health, self-direction, leisure, spirituality, social/interpersonal skills, use of community resources, and vocation. Rube...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): EdD,LCSW,MBA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

Greetings! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the states of California and Missouri, and I have a doctorate in Organizational Psychology. I have worked in locked and outpatient mental health facilities for the last 30 years. I facilitated group treatment of domestic violence perpetrators in Spanish and English for eight years. I specialize in treating trauma-related symptoms, anxiety and depression, anger management, geriatric well-being, mental health recovery, cultural diversity issues, and self-esteem issues. My doctorate degree (EdD) In Leaders...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, EDD, MBA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders
Years of Experience: 46

Hello, COUPLE COUNSELING SPECIALIST I go by Dr. Bill and I am a licensed therapist (license number Psychologist 5077, LMFT 12373), in practice for 44 years. I am primarily a couples therapist (75% of my work ), but I also have many years experience working with anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and other addictive and compulsive behaviors. I ran a drug and alcohol treatment program for 13 years, and I have been in charge of an outpatient eating disorders program. I ran an anxiety treatment program with individual and group therapy for over 25 years. I a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT #94690
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

You may be wondering why anyone would go to a therapist. After all, everyone has problems, right? Though it is true that we all have problems in some regard, what most don’t realize is that without help, your problems can impact your work or school life, your relationships with your family and friends, your physical health and your overall quality of life. I have vast experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, groups, and families. Whatever it is that is bringing you to therapy will be addressed in an empathetic and thoughtful manner. My clientele in...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! Welcome to the BetterHelp community. Thank you for taking the first step towards improving your emotional well-being. Finding the right person to help you through life’s challenges is very important. I look forward to helping you meet your goals and I wanted to provide you with some information about myself to help you decide if we might be the right match. My name is Danielle Neal and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the state of California. I have been a social worker with my Master’s degree in Social Work for more than ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 27

>The brief intro to me, my experience, education and approaches to work with people and how I hope to help you: I’m Lani Bain Stoner, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Details of my experience, education and treatment approach are below, but in a nutshell, I have worked in the mental health (MH) field since the late 1970s, with a broad range of clients, with individuals, couples, families and in groups, I grew up in a family of educators moving frequently as my father worked at different Colleges, and lived overseas during my mid-childhood and early adole...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management
Years of Experience: 17

Hello here is summary of my experience and approach to therapeutic counseling; My experience as a clinical social worker for over 25 years includes working in the prevention and treatment of family violence, victim advocacy for survivors of sexual assault and to assist individuals experiencing depression, loss and grief. I have assisted individuals and families struggling with communication and conflict issues and provided counseling for youth as part of court ordered diversion related to behavior problems in school and at home, truancy, substance abuse, adjustm...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

I want to say how amazing I think it is that you are taking the first step toward making a meaningful and important change in your life. Finding the right person to walk with you through this journey can be challenging, and I hope I can help you make that decision a little bit easier. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, and I work with clients to help them identify and challenge the limiting beliefs we often unknowingly operate from. I have worked for many years in outpatient community mental health agencies. I have experience in working with ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MSW,MA
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) from Northern California. I have over ten years of experience in this field including live in residential work with children who were dealing with the impact of serious trauma and the behavioral disruptions that occurred as a response, I have also worked with sexual abuse survivors, children with sexualized behaviors, intimate partner violence survivors, as well as people struggling with addiction, anxiety and depression. I also work as an educator for people becoming foster/adoptive parents and child welfare w...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hi I’m Dr. Mo (she/her). I started my career in mental health as a chemical dependency technician in a dual diagnosis treatment facility. over 10 years ago. I quickly realized I wanted to do more to help and went back to school to get my masters degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy and then my doctorate in clinical psychology. I gained experience in a variety of clinical settings including but not limited to private practice, community clinics, hospitals, and correctional settings. I have worked with children, adolescents, ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in California with 10 years experience working with grief and loss. I have worked with many families who have experienced a peaceful acceptance of death and those that felt it was simply too soon. My bereavement experience allows those experience death and dying to identify that stages are not linear and do not occur in one particular order. My counseling techniques include cognitive behavior therapy, where I assist families and individuals with identifying their thoughts, feelings and behaviors in any giv...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 5

Hey there. Firstly, I am a human who cares deeply for fellow beings in the crazy ride that is called life. By trade, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California and the State of New York with six (6) years of direct experience in healthcare, social welfare, mental health, and human service environments. My personal human experience is that I am a first-generation Irish-American woman (hence my name Siobhán that is Irish Gaelic and it is pronounced sha-v-on), who personally identifies with LBGTQ+ community and is interested in psychological re...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 10 years of experience working with children, youth and families in therapeutic settings. I have worked with people with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, trauma, abuse, and aging. My approach combines narrative, humanistic, mindfulness, somatic and expressive art therapies. I will partner with you to work through whatever life challenges you are facing. My therapy style is warm and collaborative. I believe in treating everyone wi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Hi and Welcome! I look forward to the opportunity to work with you! As I share about myself, I realize one of the most important aspects of counseling is the “relationship.” As your counselor, I will provide you with a safe and caring environment where we can work together. To meet the uniqueness of each of my clients, I like to use a holistic approach while incorporating many counseling approaches. These include (but not limited to) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic/Client Centered, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Narrative & Creative Therapy and Psychod...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT 121599
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hello there! I’m Shaundra and I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in California with over 7 years of experience working as a therapist and social worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, familial problems, trauma, and career challenges. In therapy I like to create a warm and inviting space that allows genuine self- reflection. I believe in meeting clients where they are and treating individuals with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I would describe my therapeutic approac...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,PPSC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has served the broader Bay Area community for the past 13 years. While the beginning of my career found me engaging in community based work, the past 7 years of my career have been focused on providing individual and group therapy to youth/ early adults/adults and I am passionate about my work. After obtaining my Master's Degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley, I practiced Solution Focused Brief Therapy under a collection of powerful mentors and earned my professional license to broaden my ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Portola, California (Portola, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in California with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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 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, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in California with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Portola? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Portola 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, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Portola' and find the one 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 Portola, or elsewhere in the Plumas county or state of California.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Portola therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Portola counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


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 Portola, 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 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 4 weeks).


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 Portola offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging 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 in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
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 work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Portola has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Portola, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


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). While helping to develop 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 who you see everyday.

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 Portola therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 1920 people in the city of Portola, 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. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 96122 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Portola therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Portola, California can serve:

96122

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Portola' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Portola's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Portola, California?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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