San Jose is the capital of Silicon Valley, a place known for its innovation. Everyone can be innovative in their own ways. You may not invent the next big thing, but you can make your own projects. With that said, you need to have good mental health to be innovative. You need to learn to have motivation, persistence, and a drive to never give up against all odds. 

It can be difficult. that’s why a therapist can help. A counselor can let you realize your innovative potential and get you to work on your own projects. Speak to a San Jose-based counselor today, and see what they can do for you. 

This is Dr. Catherine Harris's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed psychologist in California and have over twelve years of experience in counseling. I am in this field because I love to be part of the healing process. My approach tends to be supportive and gentle, but I will confront you on your stuff whenever it is appropriate, from the heart and with humor. I have the utmost respect for what you have gone through and how you want to move forward. Are you ready to step into your true life's purpose? To find your passion and remove the obstacles that stand between you and success? To be comfortable in your ...

This is Courtney Boatman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 8

My goal as a therapist is to help clients navigate through some of the darker, more difficult times we experience as humans. I help provide clarity on murky situations and provide a non-biased sounding board to clients who are struggling. A lot of my techniques and tools as a therapist come from a Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) framework and solution-focused. I utilize a narrative approach, which is the belief that people are the own authors and experts of their lives. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I completed my Master's in Cou...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 7 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, families and groups. I have experience serving people who have struggled with depression, relationship issues, trauma, anxiety and more. For the past 5 years I have provided free counseling services to a local LGBTQ+ center and this has allowed me to gain experience with sexual and gender identity issues as well as support clients in open or poly relationships. I believe that all individuals are unique and deserve to be served with an approach fo...

This is Daria Balling's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Hello, and welcome! My name is Daria, and I’m a licensed marriage family therapist in the state of California, with an M.A. in clinical psychology. I have been practicing counseling for 15 years. I love getting to know people in a genuine, intimate level, and I enjoy watching them uncover their possibilities, and move a little closer to getting what they want. My style is gentle, collaborative, and catered toward each individual. I often like to incorporate solution focus, narrative, and Rogerian Humanistic orientations. I’ve worked with clients who s...

This is Jessica Ortiz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Hello, my name is Jessica Ortiz. I am a licensed California Marriage and Family therapist with over 10 years of experience. I received my Masters in Psychology from Antioch University in 2008. I have experience working with a diverse population of clients with a wide range of clinical problems including: depression, anxiety, individual psychological problems, marital problems, and child-parent problems. I work with adults, couples, adolescents, children and families. My goal is to help you resolve issues in your life in order for you live a healthier and happi...

This is Jill Solomon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 18

Your therapy has to feel like a 'good fit', so I use my curiosity and experience to help us discover what feels right. People can confront the more difficult parts of themselves in a safe therapeutic environment. I provide this in our sessions together, bringing warmth and respect to the relationship. Through increased awareness and insight, therapy will help you make healthier choices, and let go of old patterns. You may feel a strength and wisdom that you haven't felt in a while. In time, you may feel better and see your difficulties through a different lens. I...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist. With 11 years of experience as a Marriage Family Therapist, I am adept in patient support, assessments, crisis management, trauma and grief counseling, suicidal intervention, etc While my job experiences have afforded me a well rounded skill set, including leadership and analytical abilities, I have a passion for working with people of all ages and treating the individual as a whole. My goal is to offer individuals the guidance needed to successfully address life challenges to help them find their strengths and solutio...

This is Eric Hamm's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

My name is Eric Hamm I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with over a decade’s experience in the field of Clinical Social Work. I received my Master Social Work from Loyola University Chicago in 2005. Since that time, I have worked in a variety of programs and settings including hospital units, residential transitional housing and treatment programs, and outpatient mental health programs, I like to take an eclectic approach to therapy as I believe the best outcomes occur with individualized treatment tailored to meet the needs of each ...

This is Brad Harbin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT(#105649)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

My name is Brad Harbin and I am a Somatic Psychotherapist. I am licensed in the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist ( LMFT). I have been working in the healing arts for 25 yrs as a massage therapist and yoga instructor - utilizing my love for the body and its innate wisdom, I decided to move deeper into the psyche/body by completing my MA in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Somatic Psychotherapy at the California Institute of Integral Studies (C.I.I.S.). My approach to therapy originiates from the body. Our stories brings us ...

This is Sharlese Jones's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 15

I've been doing therapy for over 10 years, helping various needs. I'm a licensed LMFT that has assisted children, teens and families in learning new skills to manage, anger, depression, anxiety, stress, build confidence, self esteem building, transgender issues, and various other situations. It's a joy to walk help people within their search for healing, insight, and empowerment. Sometimes it is hard to access the inner guide we have due to outside influences, fear, doubt, or from being out of alignment. Asking for help is one of the hardest things you can do, bu...

This is Robert Bowman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 24

I'm a warm and caring Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have been practicing for 23 years. I believe in building a trusting therapeutic relationship by paying attention to each client's personal needs in a compassionate and collaborative manner. You are the one who has taken a courageous step in meeting a challenge or challenges that life has given as an opportunity to grow as a human being and as your individual self. I utilize a solution-focused approach that attempts to work in collaboration with the client by asking questions that allows she/he to...

This is Anna Cragin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Do you find yourself struggling with feelings of anxiety, fear, or distress? Are you experiencing feelings of grief, loss, or depression? Are you going through a major life event or transition, such as a break-up/divorce, unemployment, financial crisis, or chronic health issues? Seeking help from a trained and experienced therapist may be a first step in discovering your strengths and abilities to work through your obstacles/challenges. Additionally, seeking therapy can help individuals to decrease negative symptoms and increase positive coping skills. Than...

This is Priscilla Benites's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I have 18 years of clinical experience in various community mental health, dual diagnosis, junior college, and private practice settings. I counsel individuals dealing with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. I focus on helping clients explore and clarify their personal goals, recognize their strengths, regain a sense of control, and develop the tools they need to move forward in their lives. I utilize family systems and the cognitive-behavioral approaches when conducting individual, couples and family therapy. I also integrate...

This is Dr. Lydia Shawan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a clinical psychologist licensed in California, with over ten years of experience providing individual therapy, group therapy, and crisis management. I specialize in working with the chronically and persistently mentally ill population with psychosis and behavioral difficulties. I am also experienced in treating teens, couples, the elderly, LGBT clients, violent offenders, and clients suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorders. I have a passion for research into the impact of antisocial behaviors, psychological trauma, and the social and clinical imp...

This is Debbie Lignell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Welcome! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I love my work. I have been in the field for over 20 years and have served in a variety of capacities. I also teach college courses in Psychology and Early Childhood Education at a local community college. Whether you are facing challenges, or merely seeking change in your life, working with a therapist can assist you in your journey. I have experience working with individuals, couples, children and families. Issues that often bring people to therapy are feelings of depression, loss, anxiety, relat...

This is Vanessa Rakis-Garabedian's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Vanessa and I am a licensed therapist. Over the last 7 years, I have worked in a variety of settings--from private practice to school-based--with children, teens, families and individuals to help them achieve their goals and live a life full of purpose and passion. Part of my job as a therapist is to help clients uncover and resolve whatever is keeping them stuck so they can move forward. I look forward to working with you!

This is Joy Nussen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am a marriage & family therapist licensed in California with over 25 years of experience working primarily with adult men and women of various cultures. I have worked with clients that have experienced a wide range of challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, and trauma. (including multi-generational trauma). My style is warm and collaborative and I utilize humor when it is appropriate to do so. I integrate the body, mind & soul when looking at mental health challenges and I believe you have the best answers to the questio...

This is Earl Liotti's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 6

I am a marriage and family therapist with over six years of experience working in psychotherapy. My background includes working with individuals as well as couples. I have experience in many areas of mental health treatment with most of my experience being in treating addiction, anxiety (including PTSD and related problems), couples counseling, depression, major life changes, veterans issues, and grief. I have specific training and experience working with emotional and physical trauma. My style is non-judgemental and empathetic; I consider myself very compassionat...

This is Rachel Connor's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Eating disorders, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

I want to start off by saying that you should be proud that you are taking the first step toward healing and moving forward. I hope that I can help guide you through this journey. My name is Rachel Connor, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Southern California. I graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with my Masters in Social Work in 2014; my concentration was in Health and I primarily work in the inpatient medical setting. I work with a very diverse population in providing non-judgmental and non-discriminatory supportive ...

This is Shallymar Bender's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Shallymar Bender and I have been working as a therapist for 5 years. I earned my Masters in Social Work in California in 2013 and have practiced in California since. I have experience in working with children ages 0-21 in individual and group settings, as well as working with parents to provide parenting skills and techniques to help achieve the child's goals. I have worked with children independently in school settings, office settings, as well as in their homes. My focus was helping to stabilize crisis situations ...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in San Jose? (Here Is How Our San Jose Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the San Jose 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, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the San Jose therapist 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 San Jose, or elsewhere in the Santa Clara county or state of California.


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 somes instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in San Jose, 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 San Jose and elsewhere throughout the state of California, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


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 San Jose offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting 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.

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 stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


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). In addition to developing 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 in your everyday life.

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 San Jose therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 1025350 people in the city of San Jose, 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 today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 95196 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for more than just a clinical social worker, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in San Jose, couples counseling in San Jose, family conflict therapy in San Jose, or a marriage counseor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in San Jose, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Emergency Situations:

If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services.

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 therapists in or around San Jose, California can serve:

95002, 95008, 95013, 95037, 95101, 95103, 95106, 95109, 95110, 95111, 95112, 95113, 95115, 95116, 95117, 95118, 95119, 95120, 95121, 95122, 95123, 95124, 95125, 95126, 95127, 95128, 95129, 95130, 95131, 95132, 95133, 95134, 95135, 95136, 95138, 95139, 95141, 95148, 95150, 95151, 95153, 95154, 95155, 95156, 95157, 95158, 95159, 95160, 95161, 95164, 95170, 95172, 95173, 95190, 95191, 95192, 95193, 95194, 95196