In life, you should have some sense of pride. Not so much pride that you are above everyone else, but you should feel glad for what you do. Also, you need to have some purpose in your life. Purpose is important, but if you're depressed, anxious, or going through a rough patch in life, it can be challenging. A counselor based in Richmond can help you. 

Richmond is the city of pride and purpose. If you’re looking for a sense of these two, then you can’t go wrong with a counselor in Richmond who can help you be the best person possible.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DSW,LMFT,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! Thank you so much for reading my profile. My name is Chisato, which means "a 1000 homelands." Just like my name, I try to be a "homeland" to people, where they can feel safe. I obtained my Bachelor's Degree from University of California, Berkeley. While I was going to school, I decided that I wanted to branch outside my school to see what ways I can give back to the community, while also learning new skills. I found a passion and a love in rape crisis counseling. I volunteered as a rape crisis counselor for years, where I worked with children and adu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,PPSC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Welcome to my profile. I'm glad you are here, it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. My name is Erica Decker and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with 7 years of experience providing therapy. I have a judgement-free approach, aimed at understanding your strengths, and how you can use them to conquer your problems. I strive to empower and guide you to understand the best choices for yourself. I will ask questions to help you understand what decisions are best. I will also keep you accountable to the goals that you make for...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT, LNHA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

ABOUT ME Hello, My name is Cherie Harper; I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an advocate for those who may suffer from a mental illness or have experienced a mental health crisis. With expert knowledge and 21 years of experience, my goal has always been to help erase the stigma that shadows around those who may suffer of a mental illness. My experience includes in-patient settings, community mental health, crisis residential, individual and couple’s counseling. I have a wide range of experience working with adults, older adults and Transitiona...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome! I am very excited that you have taken the first step to finding the support that you need. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. I have worked with all ages of individuals and have experience facilitating groups dealing with domestic violence, anger management and addiction relapse prevention. I strive to earn your trust through creating an environment in which you will be free to share whatever is on your mind in an atmosphere of compassion and without judgment. One of my passions is to help you live a life in whi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hello. My name is Jill. I am a licensed psychologist with 14 years of experience in offering psychological services to children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. I have worked in independent practice, child/adolescent group homes, school settings, community mental health, and Residential Treatment Centers. I have extensive training and experience in working with victims of trauma and have specialized training in trauma-informed therapeutic approaches such as EMDR and Internal Family Systems. I have also received training in Personality Disorders, LG...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,PPS-SC,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello my name is Chrissy and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I earned my MA in Counseling in 2014 and a BA in Psychology in 2002. I have been providing therapy to clients of all ages for six years and I enjoy working with clients from all walks of life. My primary goal as your therapy provider is to help you through the challenges you're facing while ensuring that you feel seen, heard, respected, and empowered. Asking for help does not come easy for everyone so I commend you for having the courage to seek support. I believ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome to the BetterHelp community! My name is Estela Rodriguez Jebril, I am a Bilingual (Spanish) and Bicultural practicing licensed therapist in California. I am also a transformational coach. I have been providing psychotherapy for a wide variety of issues and populations for 10 years. I graduated from California State University of Long Beach in 2008 with a Master in Social Work. For five years, early in my clinical career, I did in-home family therapy with Medi-Cal recipients. I provide services to the elementary, middle school and high school at risk studen...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 7 years of experience in my field, the past two years providing teletherapy. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, stress, anxiety, and issues surrounding the current pandemic. I believe that therapy should provide a safe place for growth and change. I strive to create a trusting and empathetic environment where I can help guide clients toward understanding and managing the stressors in their lives. My goal is to empower each indiv...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor ,National Board Certified Counselor
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! I'm Wanda. I am a Licensed Masters Level Professional Clinical Counselor in California (#8891), Florida (#1605), and Texas (#69875). I am a National Board Certified (#4802) and Tele Mental Health Credentialed (#875) Counselor. I am certified by the State of California in Crisis Counseling and Family Violence. I have a Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling and a Bachelors Degree in Social Work. I have 40 years of experience in various agency settings at all levels (Federal, State, and County). I have worked with an array of Private for Profit/Non Prof...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Thank you for considering me to be your counselor. I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in both California and Utah. The focus of my practice is helping couples and individuals improve their relationships with their significant other, children, parents, other family members, or close friends. I have worked with a variety of clients whose concerns have included relationship issues, parenting problems, porn addiction, depression, and anxiety. When counseling with me, my job is to be considerate, non-judgmental, understanding, compassionate, and instr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I graduated with a Bachelors in Counseling/Psychology at William Jessup University and a Masters in Marriage and Family therapy at Western Seminary. I am licensed in the state of California as a Marriage and Family therapist as well as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I enjoy working with an individual who wants help. However, perhaps they feel stuck and they want someone to help them process things so that they can accomplish their goals. I use a client-centered approach with a warm and compassionate style. I believe that often times people know what t...

This is Carie Bristow's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of California. I have nine years of experience working with mild to severe mental health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, bipolar, OCD, trauma, addiction, childhood abuse, homelessness, and everyday life struggles. My counseling style is interactive, and it could be fun, challenging, caring, or a mix of all. I meet you where you at, and we go from there. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combine...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) living in Los Angeles. As a therapist and coach I want to partner with you to identify what is causing distress and help you feel better. I specialize in parenting, intimate partner violence and sexual assault, bipolar, psychotic disorders, generalized depression and anxiety, and managing co-occurring medical conditions. I have worked extensively with parents, helping you to manage conflict, build skills, and enjoy your children. My practice has also served many in the LGBTQ community. I'm licensed in California and ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist With 9 plus years of working in California. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Trauma-related symptoms. My therapy style is warm and interactive. Treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. It takes courage to seek a happier more fulfilling life and to take the first step towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Kathrine

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed therapist with over 10 years of professional work experience. I also earned a credential in substance counseling. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in California with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Amanda Chavez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in California with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with intimacy related issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Tammy Casiano's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in California with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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 - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 45

I am licensed in California with 45 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 - Richmond, California (Richmond, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome! I'm so glad you took the step toward seeking therapy as a tool for support. I'm glad you're here. I'm Elana Lesse, a licensed professional clinical counselor in California with 6 years of professional work experience. I am passionate about helping clients to achieve positive change, mental wellbeing, and fullness of life. Whether you are experiencing new or ongoing challenges, my job is to provide a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental space for you to talk, process, and problem solve. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivatio...

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

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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond or elsewhere in Contra Costa 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond, 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 Richmond, 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 94805 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 Richmond:

94530, 94801, 94802, 94803, 94804, 94805, 94806, 94807, 94808, 94850

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.