Riverside was the town that gave birth to the citrus industry California is well-known for. Citrus can fill you with vitamin C, and it’s a good way to start the day. In life, vitamin C is good for the immune system, increasing your chances of fighting off the disease fast enough. However, it doesn’t help your mental health. 

If you want to improve your mental health, you’ll need a strong dose of vitamin counselor. Talk to a Riverside-based counselor and see what they can do for your mental state. They will give you the citrus you need.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 11

"Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living." - anonymous We all fall down from time to time. It takes courage to seek help and support during those times when we have difficulty getting back up. I commend you for taking the first step. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California. I have a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and have been working in this field for over 12 years. I initially made this career choice because I wanted to learn how to help myself and my family. I discovered I had a real passion and talent for c...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space where you feel comfortable to share and to discuss difficult issues in your life. I am here to help. I have been working in the mental health field for 12 years and have been working as a clinical therapist for over 8 years. I began my undergraduate career by receiving my Bachelor's degree at the University of California, Berk...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Life can be full of challenges, and there are times when working with an understanding counselor can really help you through those tough times. I want to be here to help you if you are going through one of those times right now. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds, with a wide range of ages, and with many different concerns. I have experience with teens, veterans, and adults in all stages of life. I have worked with people who are str...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! My name is Cassaundra Hanson, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Before I tell you a little about myself, I just want say that I am really happy you have reached out. It is not an easy thing to ask for help, or seek out therapy! Too often our problems feel too big and it’s hard to imagine how anyone could understand, let alone help. You are not alone. The first, and hardest step, is reaching out and you have done that! As I mentioned I am a LMFT. Meaning I was trained to work with individuals, families and couples. I have experi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Greetings! My name is Rachel Radin, and I am a licensed clinical health psychologist in the state of California who specializes in treating adults with anxiety, mood, and eating disorders. I hold a Masters and PhD in Clinical and Medical Psychology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. I completed a Pre-doctoral Internship in Pediatric Psychology at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital. I developed expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy during my ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 10 years of experience working to help others. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and life transitions. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and emotional abuse. My counseling style is collaborative and interactive. I believe in providing treatment with dignity, transparency, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing or pathologizing. My approach combines...

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

I am an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) licensed in California with close to 10 years of experience working as therapist and close to 20 years working as a social worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting/ family problems, career challenges, OCD, discrimination issues and more. I believe that life is hard sometimes for all of us. There are times when we all could benefit from having someone listen in a nonjudgmental way, encourage us to explore our feelings and t...

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

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 5 years of experience working as a clinician/counselor in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including mood disorders, anxiety, situational and relationship issues, parenting and prenatal concerns, as well as, individuals diagnosed with personality and substance use disorders. I specialize in trauma and emotional abuse, and excel at working with anyone who is willing to take the step to learn and grow about themselves. My counseling style is based arou...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,PPSC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 11

Hello! My name is Katie and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have been working with children, adults, and families for over 15 years. I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, located on the central California coast. After working with foster children, I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue a graduate degree in Counseling from Cal State East Bay, which I received in 2009. My clinical focus is helping clients find solution to live a happier life. Change and conflic...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Hello, my name is Alex and I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and I have been providing treatment for 14 years in mental health. I have provided therapy for adults, children, families, couples, and support groups. Some of the areas related to mental health that I have addressed are depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, domestic violence, parenting problems, and I work with fathers struggling to parent their children as a result of historical trauma. I have life’s experience and along with my past and continuing education, I am ab...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 31

My name is John Henry, M.Ed., LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist). I have practiced as a mental health clinician for thirty-one years. Prior to working in the mental health field, I was an educator for thirteen years. During ten of those thirteen years, I acquired an expertise in early childhood education where I conducted parenting workshops and provided supervision and consultation in early childhood education classrooms. My clinical mental health experience includes working with trauma, LGBQT issues, anxiety, depression, work issues, relationships ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

INTRODUCTION Hello my name is Eric Howell, and I want to welcome you to Better Help. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist, and have been licensed in California for more than 15 years. I am originally from the North East. I am third generation in this country, of a mixed European decent. I moved to California when I was 25. I have worked in a variety of settings, including: Non Profit, Government, and Private Practice. Whether you are a first timer to therapy, or you have been a client before, I want to acknowledge and congratulate that you took the fir...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a licensed psychologist with 20 years of experience working with kids, teenagers, adults, and families. I offer a strength-focused approach, prioritizing active listening and validation before solutions. As far as intervention, I am trained in Multisystemic Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Brainspotting. Brainspotting is Trauma based intervention based on neuroscience. I believe all people can be resilient, and I work to emphasize your strengths to overcome obstacles.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California and have been in the field since 2015 working with adults in underserved communities. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anger, anxiety, relationship issues, and those struggling with social reintegration into the community. I have worked in both outpatient and residential settings assisting individuals with who have experienced trauma or abuse, grief and loss, as well as challenges with handling substance use. My therapy style is welcoming, interactive, an...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in the state of California with over 8 years of experiencing working with a wide range of clients, from children and families, pre-teens, teenagers, young adult, adults and the older adult population. I have experience working with various concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, life transitions, grief, ADHD, and career counseling. I consider my therapy style to warm, welcoming, and interactive. I believe in meeting my client where they are at and providing support and relevant...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.,BCBA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management
Years of Experience: 17

My name is Edward, I am from Upstate NY. I have a degree in music therapy, counseling, and clinical psychology, and am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I have experience providing in- home services with children, adolescents, and families. I have also worked in a forensic setting for 20 years in the State of California and have worked with clients who had either or both developmental disabilities and mental illness. Regarding my treatment approaches, I have skills and training in behavior therapy, humanistic therapy, person centered therapy, and solution bas...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in California with 11 years of professional work experience. Having a relationship with a therapist can be vital in avoiding pitfalls and taking advantage of new opportunities. A therapist can help a client attain goals by detecting and confronting mental illness, relationship conflicts and other challenges in a timely manner. I strongly believe that attaining one's goals is significantly more likely with the support and expertise of a therapist. I have been fortunate in that I have interacted with both clients and people in my personal life wit...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in California with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma, autism/ learning disabilities, bipolar disorder, & depression. My most valuable lessons as a therapist have come from people like you, who have a different experience and background to offer than my own. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Coaching
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in California with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with life changes, & executive and professional coaching. I have often been described as intuitive, safe, and compassionate. 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. 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Hello! I am so happy you're here. My name is Molly Banks, and I am a licensed therapist practicing in California. I have experience in helping teen, young adult, and adult clients with depression, stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I look forward to working together.

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

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Riverside 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 Riverside' 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 Riverside, or elsewhere in the Riverside 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 Riverside 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 Riverside 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 Riverside, 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 Riverside 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 Riverside 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, Riverside 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 Riverside, 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 Riverside therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 324722 people in the city of Riverside, 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 92517 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 Riverside 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 Riverside, California can serve:

92501, 92502, 92503, 92504, 92505, 92506, 92507, 92508, 92513, 92514, 92516, 92517, 92521, 92522

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 Riverside' 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 "Riverside'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 Riverside, 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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