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.

This is Jennifer Haskett's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A.,MFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again expecting a different result. Do you tell yourself: “This time it will work. This time it will go my way”? Are you ready to try things differently? Are you ready to stop the insanity? Of course you are! You’re here. And that’s the first step. Let’s work together toward the next step..... A little about me: I’m a Marriage Family Therapist in California licensed since 2008. I’ve worked with various populations but mainly with youth and their families focusing on parenting skills, relationships, addi...

This is Nicole Forester's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC,MT-BC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello - My name is Nicole Forester . I welcome you. I recognize the energy it takes to seek support. What I can offer is non-judgmental listening to help you hear your own voice. I invite you to be as direct and unedited as you are comfortable. I believe speaking your full truth is the best place to start. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (CA), a Licensed Professional Counselor (CO) and a Nationally Board-Certified Music Therapist. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Therapy from Utah State University in 2002 fo...

This is Michael Tidstrand's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): BA,MA,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 4

I am fully qualified to work with individuals suffering from a variety of mental health issues. I have personally witnessed so many hardships with past clients as well as members of my own family. As such, the ideal client should come to me with the expectation that they will be heard and understood and never made to feel judged, pathologized, or humiliated. In my experience, the service that clients need most is to have a completely safe space to talk about painful thoughts and feelings because sometimes even the people closest to them cannot provide that. Creati...

This is Lori Baber's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed clinical social worker, licensed with the state of California. I also hold a Certificate in Sexual Health and Sex Therapy from the University of Michigan. I have been providing therapy/counseling services to individuals, families, and groups for more than eleven years. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, cancer, multiple health diagnoses, trauma, sexual health, body image, grief/grieving and many other types of concerns that are impacting the lives of the people that seek my services. I have provided individual and group therapy t...

This is Dr. Tabitha Thompson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,EdD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

Dr. Tabitha Thompson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who finds value in helping others see the strengths in themselves and achieve their personal and professional goals. In working with clients, the experience is a partnership in which Dr. Thompson works collaboratively with client to ensure the outcome is in the best interest of all involved stakeholders. Her passion is using relationship building techniques to work with people of varying ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Some of her personal values that influence lifelong decisions and clinical app...

This is Chyrissee Lee's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and School Wellness Counselor with over 20 years of clinical experience. My work as a therapist is centered on providing a safe place for my clients to openly express their thoughts and feelings. I see therapy as a journey of self-empowerment. As a therapist, my responsibility is to support my clients as they go on this very personal, emotional journey. I am committed to providing my clients with the tools they need in order to better navigate their lives and enhance their relationships. I am a graduate of California S...

This is Beverly Lubin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Masters in Spiritual Psychology,Masters in Counseling Psychology,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I have the utmost respect for those who seek help through therapy. Therefore, my therapeutic approach is a collaborative one, based on the belief you have the answers you need within yourself. It is my job to help you get to those answers. In essence, you are the explorer, I am the sherpa, guiding, encouraging and supporting you through new awarenesses, discoveries and personal growth. I welcome the opportunity to be creative in my work and often integrate several therapeutic techniques and modalities in the same session, depending on the client's needs and...

This is Amber  Carra's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I bring my knowledge earned through education, research, and personal experience. I specialize in Trauma and Substance Use. My goal is to help clients break through pain, gain self awareness, and a love for self that replaces a need for chemical dependance. I have over 10 years experience working with various clients who struggle with Substance use, and PTSD. My vast experience has shown an innate ability to work well with Veterans and First Responders and their families. as I have several years experience assisting type “A” personalities deal with decreasing the...

This is CLAUDIA ULWELLING's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hello, My name is Claudia. A little about me: I graduated in 2013 with a masters degree in psychology and am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I work with children, adults and families who have decided therapy could be a source of support. I emphasize the word DECIDE because therapy will work best when -you're ready- for reflection, compromise and, when applicable, open for change. My approach to therapy is strength-based, solution focused and client-centered. Each person's story is unique; therefore, I use multiple treatment modalities to meet...

This is Sonia Gallegos's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California and Arizona with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist for a government agency. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, personality issues, and relationship challenges. My approach involves evidence based treatment and solution focused. I will individualize sessions and a treatment plan with your unique goals we explore together. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of this season in your life.

This is Regina Phelps's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California. I have been working in the social services field for approximately 25 years, and have been a licensed therapist since 2012. I have experience conducting individual, couples and group therapy, in both residential and outpatient settings. Clients I see have presented with a variety of challenges, including anxiety, relationship and parenting issues, grief/loss, addiction, trauma, and dealing with life’s transitions. My approach to therapy is person/client centered in nature, ...

This is David Yadush's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, my name is David and I am a Licensed Counselor (LPC/LPCC) from rural Pennsylvania and recently relocated (again) to California. I completed my Masters in Counseling with a concentration in Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. It can often be challenging to take that first step and reach out to a counselor. Fear of the unknown, concerns about being judged, or feeling like you should be able to just "tough it out" are incredibly common, you are not alone. Whether this is your first time in therapy or you are jus...

This is Lynette Wishart's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A.,LCMFT,CISM
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 24

Welcome, my name is Lynette Wishart, MA, LCMFT/LMFT. I am a licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Kansas, Missouri, and California. I began in the “people-helping” business almost three decades ago in non-profit organizations before receiving my clinical counseling licensure in 2008 and have since worked in settings like private practice, crisis response, military installations, school based, and academia. Some populations I have enjoyed working with include young adults/college age, military personnel and their families, pastors and fai...

This is Cheryl Weldon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in California with over 20 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low confidence, self-harming behaviors, addictions and parenting problems. I also helped many people who experienced some form of trauma, including first responders, victims of crime, victims of natural disasters, and emotional abuse. I have worked with a wide range of ages; from toddlers to the elderly. I have worked with in...

This is Marisa Katzman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! My name is Marisa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW) in the state of California and Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of South Carolina (LISW). I have ten years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with overcoming/coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 m...

This is Anita Valdez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in California with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Ruth Tyson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in California with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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!

This is Matthew Fishleder's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and now living in Maryland, I bring over a decade of experience supporting the development of more fulfilling relationships. I am driven by a lifelong passion for the work of psychotherapy and the enduring belief that we as humans have a natural tendency toward psychological growth & healing. After completing a master's degree in Counseling Psychology at The Wright Institute in 2011, my work focused for six years on serving low-income families navigating a range of issues such as homelessness, active domestic viole...

This is Lauren Cook's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed therapist in California with over 10 years of professional work experience. My expertise includes helping clients better manage stress and anxiety, depression, cope with addictions, relationship and family issues, and many other unique challenges. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and joyful life and to take the first steps towards a change. Change IS possible! I am here to support & empower you in that jou...

This is Nikkie Galaviz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverside, California (Riverside, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Oregon with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, eating disorders, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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 Riverside?

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 Riverside 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 Riverside 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 Riverside or elsewhere in Riverside 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 Riverside 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 Riverside 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 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 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 Riverside 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 Riverside, 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 Riverside, 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 92508 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 Riverside:

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

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.