Are you suffering from a phobia of some kind that is stopping you from living the kind of life you want? Fear of something like people, open spaces, cars, or the fear of leaving your home may be keeping you from doing anything. The counselors in Riverbank, California are experienced in diagnosing and treating phobias. 

Riverbank got its name because it is located on the bank of the Stanislaus River. Many people in town enjoy spending their leisure time at the river swimming, fishing, boating, and just hanging out. But, if you have a phobia that prevents you from going out, you cannot enjoy any of these things. Get back in the swing of things by talking to one of the Riverbank counselors today. 

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Dr. Glenda Baez

Offering therapy in CA
License: PsyD, LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesDepression
19 years of experience

My name is Glenda Baez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego, California. I have a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and have a doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am bilingual as Spanish is my second language and frequently conduct therapy in this language. I currently own a online teletherapy private practice and work with primarily individuals and couples. I have 19 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked as an outpatient therapist in clinics, non-profit settings, doing therapy in a preschool setting, I have also done extensive utilization management and quality management work. I have extensive experience working with very young children, school age children and adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I believe in being empathetic, warm, supportive, as well as empowering my clients in finding solutions. I approach issues from a solution-focused approach and also use cognitive-behavioral techniques to help address issues and improve self-esteem, self-awareness, improve mood, and work towards moving forward with life.

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Jeanette Salinas

Offering therapy in CA
License: LCSW,CT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Thanatologist (specialist in grief and loss). I received my master’s degree and LCSW in Sacramento, California over 30 years ago. I have extensive experience working with all types of clients. My specialty is in grief and loss including pet loss, transitions, PTSD and trauma. In addition, I have experience counseling individuals with Bi-Polar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, OCD and Borderline Personality Disorder. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. I also provide support and counsel to individuals ones who are caring for their elderly parents or a family member who is terminally ill or chronically ill. I have established stages for moving forward after major life changes that have proven to be successful. I believe that trust and the development of a working relationship with you is the first step in the therapy process. The therapy session will be at your pace. I utilize a variety of approaches including CBT, DBT, Narrative and Solution Focused Therapy. I also supervise ACSW and MFTI's for licensure. I look forward to working with you. Beginning the therapy process can be a leap of faith and feel scary at times. I hope with support I can make this journey a positive one.

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Liliana Huichapan

Offering therapy in CA
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsGriefDepression
17 years of experience

Hello! If you are exploring Better Help, you may be experiencing some difficulties in your life, and you're looking for a counselor to help you sort through things, I want to help. Let me tell you a little about myself to help you decide if I may be a good fit for you. My name is Liliana Huichapan, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in California. I have over 17 years of professional experience that include trauma, abuse, and criminal justice systems, both pre-trial and post-conviction. I've been providing psychotherapy for a wide range of issues and populations for the last 17 years in the following capacity: 12 years as a forensic therapist 10 years as a Medical Social worker for a hospice agency 3 years combine hospital and dialysis social worker History of working with children, adolescents, and adults with diverse backgrounds. For the past 8 years, I have been working with adults in the State Prison system. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, career challenges, criminal and destructive thinking patterns, and personality disorders. I would describe my therapeutic approach as Eclectic which draws on multiple theoretical orientations and techniques. I treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion are at the forefront of my practice. It is important to me that your voice is heard during the treatment planning and goal(s) development process. My goal is to create a safe space, free from judgment or rejection, for you to explore any challenges you may be facing and help you find new skills to deal with them. Finding the right therapist that makes you feel comfortable and difficult but, I applaud you for taking the first step. I would be honored to work with you through this stage in your life.

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Dr. Danielle Norman

Offering therapy in CA
License: PsyD,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I believe that taking the first step is the hardest. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 of clinical experience working as a therapist and educator. I also have a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy and specialize in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and family conflict. I primarily use a client centered and Cognitive Behavioral approach, but depending on client needs, I will incorporate attachment, psychodynamic and solution focused interventions. Thank you for taking the first step, I look forward to working with you to help you reach your goals whatever they might be.

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Steven Frank

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 30 years of professional work experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I am experienced in helping clients with depression and anxiety, as well as stress issues. Over the last few years I’ve been treating survivors of trauma and abuse. Having working in the California State Hospital system as a psychiatric technician, I have been part of a hospital treatment team in working with those with bipolar disorder (those stable on their medication). I enjoy working with couples to repair communication and trust, whether to reconcile differences or to improve communication after separation or divorce. I appreciate and respect anyone deciding to seek positive change in their life. Taking the first steps in committing to treatment takes a whole lot of dedication and courage. I want to know what you want from therapy, what made you take those first steps in scheduling an appointment. I want to understand what you need to improve, not to add to conflict and personal pain. I look forward to your call.

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Michael Miller

Offering therapy in CA
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have been licensed in the state of Washington since 2014. My primary environment of support has been working with clients in educational settings such as helping parents support their child through the developmental stages in high school or adults managing the stresses of attending college. My background in career counseling pairs well when partnering with clients transitioning to new positions or career opportunities. Topics I provide support for have included depression, anxiety, parenting problems, career challenges, ADHD, and various other qualified accommodations. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in partnering with people by treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and above all using a culturally intelligent lens. My approach is client-centered with a cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapy. I will facilitate a discussion as we develop a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Change can be a difficult and sometimes overwhelming path to take on ones own, I will walk with you and support you along your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Kasie Frazer

Offering therapy in CA
LGBTGriefCareer difficultiesDepressionCoaching
11 years of experience

Hello. My name is Kasie Frazer and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my bachelors degree from the University of California Los Angeles with a major in American Literature and I obtained my Master's in Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. Go Blue!! I have the great privilege of being licensed to practice in Arizona, California, Colorado, Maryland and Michigan. I come to the Better Help platform with 19 years of professional work experience including helping clients with LGBTQ+ related issues, coping with grief/loss, depression & anxiety. I also enjoy helping clients with executive and professional coaching to enhance their career goals. It may sound like a cliché, but helping people has always been my passion. My social work background allows me to listen and support clients on their level. It has always been extremely important to me for people to feel safe, heard and supported. It is only in that environment where an individual can be open to speaking freely. 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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Alexander Gordon

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionADHD
3 years of experience

I am a licensed psychotherapist in California with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, depression, & coping with life changes. With a background in developmental psychology, I utilize client-centered care to provide a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental space for clients to explore their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. During our initial sessions, I use careful listening to gain a holistic understanding of a client's life experience. From there, we will collaborate to set specific goals for your therapy. As an integrated psychotherapist, I draw from various therapeutic modalities (including cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused models, Gestalt and mindfulness-based models), tailoring my methods to meet your unique needs and challenges. I look forward to working with you!

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Ruth Villasenor

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, depression, & coping with life changes. 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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Yerina Knoblock

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, licensed in California and Georgia with 19 years of professional experience. I currently serve a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are trauma, abuse, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, co-dependency and self-esteem. I am an interactive therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. I understand that taking the first step toward seeking support is a significant decision, and I am here to guide you on your journey. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. Whether you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

How to find counseling in Riverbank

Finding the best therapist close by in Riverbank can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Riverbank. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Riverbank, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Riverbank or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Riverbank area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Riverbank, elsewhere in Stanislaus, or in the greater state of California.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Riverbank area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Riverbank therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Riverbank due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Riverbank may not take health insurance, some 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 or clinicians throughout the state of California you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Riverbank, California working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Riverbank above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Riverbank helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Riverbank therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Riverbank therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

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 you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, 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 Riverbank 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 may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in CA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 95367 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Riverbank counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. 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 learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists 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 feedback and advice. A Riverbank licensed clinical social worker 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 mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Riverbank, California can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Riverbank has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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