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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Joaquin, California (San Joaquin, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hi there, It takes grit and fortitude to do what you’re doing. Searching for a therapist is a big decision and maybe you’ve reached the point where you realize you can’t do it alone, and need support to work through the frustrations, challenges and struggles you are facing in your life right now. As you read my profile, you’ll notice my professional experience spans over 20 years and my training background covers a wide range of diverse topics. My clinical approach combines psycho-dynamic as well as other modalities like DBT, and systems theory to insure you...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Joaquin, California (San Joaquin, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hello and welcome! Thank you for viewing my profile more closely. I am a strong advocate and very passionate about helping clients further their understandings of themselves and their relationships, as well as finding a deeper meaning and joy in their lives. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and have a substantial amount of experience in working with teens and transitional aged youth, trauma, depression and anxiety, life transitions, career and relational issues, self esteem issues, and other general mental health concerns. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Joaquin, California (San Joaquin, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, addiction issues, and intimacy related issues. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Joaquin, California (San Joaquin, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

Hello, Welcome! Thank you for choosing BetterHelp. You have taken an important step toward prioritizing your mental health and wellness. My name is Shaakira McMillon. I am a licensed therapist (LCSW) in the state of California. I have been a Social Worker for 7 years. I am passionate about helping others and creating a safe space for clients and families. Throughout my career, I have assisted clients coping with a wide variety of issues/concerns including but not limited to: Depression, Anxiety, caregiver fatigue, burnout, family conflict, grief, intimacy i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Joaquin, California (San Joaquin, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, ,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Alyssa Vida and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT#96704). I’m so glad you’ve made the decision to start personal therapy through BetterHelp. Not only is therapy a wonderful opportunity for problem solving, but it can also serve as a catalyst for personal growth and improved quality of life. I strongly believe most problems have solutions and sometimes all it takes is a fresh perspective. I also believe that you are the “expert of you,” meaning you know yourself best. My approach is collaborative, so I will let you set the agenda for ea...

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

I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Therapist licensed in California. I have been working with children, families, and individuals for over 15 years. Over the past 9 years I have been providing therapy for children, families and individuals whom have challenges with mental health barriers. I have worked as a Crisis Responder in the community, hospital, and Law Enforcement settings providing training and coaching strategies on how to respond to mental health using a non-judgmental approach. My goal is to empower through therapeutic and biblical...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Joaquin, California (San Joaquin, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! My name is Erin Mendoza and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have been a licensed MFT since 2012, but I have been working in the mental health field for about 20 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and history of trauma. I have supported clients in strengthening and building coping skills, in learning who they are and how to live more authentically, and in building confidence and self-esteem. I have a special interest in working with Autistic and other neurodive...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Joaquin, California (San Joaquin, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Hi I’m Lauren . I’m a licensed clinical social worker with over 7 years of therapy experience. I’m glad you’re looking into therapy. Therapy can help us navigate this thing we call life . Like you I have many different roles in life . We may even have some in common . Some roles I fit into seamlessly and some I’m still navigating . Maybe you can relate, but no matter what’s going on I’m here to listen and help you navigate. I’ve worked with a wide range of clients to address issues from anxiety to grief to major life changes. I’m a therapist that believes in ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Joaquin, California (San Joaquin, 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Joaquin, California (San Joaquin, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.
Therapy Specialties: Anger management
Years of Experience: 28

Hi! My name is Leslie Hoyt and I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I believe that therapy should be a positive experience that helps you resolve a current issue and develop skills you can use throughout your life. I'm here to listen in order to understand you and your unique situation, with the goal of working with you to journey through difficulties you are having. Seeking help is a smart decision that can help your struggles become seeds of strength and wisdom. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you to reach your goals! I'm life-affirming, what...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Joaquin, California (San Joaquin, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist in private practice. I have worked with a wide variety of clients, ages 8 to 80, who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, and trauma. My therapy style is warm and interactive. At times, I may utilize humor to highlight a concern, at other times I may be more directive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I utilize a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy while incorporating natural and holi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Joaquin, California (San Joaquin, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coaching
Years of Experience: 12

I am a clinical psychologist licensed in California with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and university faculty. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues, goals and needs including sport and performance issues, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and addictions. My therapy style is personable, connected, focused, and attuned. My approach combines mindfulness-based, cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and commitment (ACT), existential-humanistic, and Gottman Couples therapy approaches. I focus on your goals, hopes, and ...

This is Dr. Annabel Fields's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Joaquin, California (San Joaquin, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): J.D.,Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

Hello, and congratulations on taking a big first step on the path to becoming a happier, healthier you. I help people along their paths with a primary focus, not on your diagnosis, but on the symptoms that are causing difficulty in your daily functioning. In order to do that, we'll utilize interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and a variety of other treatment modalities depending on your individual needs. I hold a license in Clinical Psychology from the State of California. I received my doctorate in Clinical Psych...

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

I am a family and marriage therapist with 9 years of experience. I have worked with individuals and families assisting them with a wide range of concerns, including, physical and emotional trauma, depression, anxiety, mental disorders, relationship issues, family problems, addiction and substance use, codependency issues and life transition challenges. I incorporate aspects of psychodynamic therapy, family systems therapy, solution focus therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy approaches to encourage understanding of how personal experiences c...

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

My name is Alyssa Zepeda and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that specializes in movement and body-based modalities to support with addressing the emotional, spiritual, and physical impact of day to day life. With my training in dance/movement therapy, I'm a big proponent of helping clients build healthy and nurturing relationships to their bodies and exploring how creative expression and movement can support with not only overcoming trauma, depression, anxiety, etc. but to also gain a deeper understanding of themselves. Working with the body can allow you...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Joaquin, California (San Joaquin, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in California with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I have assisted many clients who deal with bipolar, ADHD and other mood disorders , as well as personality disorders. I utilize gestalt, transpersonal and family systems work and I find CBT/DBT techniques very helpful. 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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Joaquin, California (San Joaquin, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in California with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, career difficulties, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to 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 - San Joaquin, California (San Joaquin, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in California with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Joaquin, California (San Joaquin, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, 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, lgbt-related 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. 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 - San Joaquin, California (San Joaquin, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in California and Oregon with over 18 years of professional work experience. Some of my areas of expertise in working with individuals are; depression, anxiety, abusive relationships, co-dependency, personal boundaries, self esteem and disconnect from personal value, job performance, anger, communication, intimacy in relationships, parenting and parent-child relationships. I have studied and worked extensively in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and take a solution-focused approach to helping individuals. In a safe and non-judgmental environment, I provi...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In San Joaquin?

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 San Joaquin 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 San Joaquin 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 San Joaquin or elsewhere in Fresno 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 San Joaquin 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 San Joaquin 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 San Joaquin 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 San Joaquin 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 San Joaquin, 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 San Joaquin, 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 93660 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 San Joaquin:

93660

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.