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 Emily Schwimmer'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, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Hello! Good for you reaching out for support today. You are taking a big, worthwhile step! I've been practicing for over 20 years in Sunny Southern California working with adult individuals and couples. My experience is working with mild issues and symptoms around stress, anxiety and feelings of sadness, life transitions and career issues, grief and relationship issues, focusing more on the present and moving forward. I provide a safe space to explore and process the feelings and issues you are experiencing. It's not about getting rid of your feelings b...

This is Alyson Kohl'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, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

I have a masters degree in clinical psychology and I have been a licensed therapist since 1996. I have extensive experience with individuals, couples and families of all types. I have experience with the gay and lesbian population as well as trauma and grief and loss. I am easy to talk to and can provide support and guidance through difficult times. I use a great deal of cognitive behavioral therapy as well as relational and emotional focused therapy. My goal is to help you find your own answers through exploration of your current circumstances, thoughts ...

This is Ken Van Fossen'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: LGBT, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My heart is rooted in understanding the minds and emotions of human beings and the practice of therapy affords me the opportunity to be of service while at the same time experiencing the humbling feelings of watching people change their lives. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. In addition to the mastery of general psychotherapy, I celebrate diversity and have a specialization in LGBTQ Affirmative Psychotherapy. I began my clinical career at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, whe...

This is Dezetta Burnett'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, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

Perfect timing, you located me! I am a psychotherapist focusing on helping women, to find a balance between the demands of life and daily obligations. I will assist you with self-esteem, transitions, building better relationships (intimate and family), decreasing anxiety, depression, and self-doubt. Sky is the limit when you have the structure, tools, and right support in place. You are here for a reason! Don't let life's obstacles, discourage you or create negative thoughts. You are a beautiful woman, with purpose. Let's work together and build a better you. ...

This is Julia Raffaini'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,C-DBT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I believe that humans are naturally driven towards growth and fulfillment and I enjoy supporting people on this journey. While I work with individuals struggling with a range of difficulties, I specialize in anxiety and trauma treatment. I am an EMDR Therapist and I have a collaborative approach incorporating techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. EMDR, short for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is known for helping people heal from trauma and other distressing life experiences. I have 10+ years of experien...

This is Mary Kay Zayani'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, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 25

Hello my name is Mary Kay and I am honored that you have taken the opportunity to seek online counseling through BetterHelp. We all sometimes need to seek guidance from another as we navigate through a traumatic life event, difficult life transition, or when we just feel "in a funk"/need an extra boost, inspiration, and/or motivation. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist (LCSW) in both California and New York States. I have over 25 years experience in the field of counseling and mental health. I have a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work Clinical Co...

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

Hi There! I am a dual licensed professional counselor in both Florida and California State. My last twenty years of direct support positions working with a myriad of populations and ages has included counseling adolescents in high schools and foster care agencies, newly homeless, pregnant women in a non-profit agency (suffering from depression due to domestic violence), chronically mentally ill patients in hospital care, elderly clientele in an adult care facility, adults facing trauma and grief, and all ages on a crisis and text line. Through all these experience...

This is Juline  Hobson'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,M.A. LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with National University and my Master’s degree in Psychology with Southern California University. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with four years of experience providing direct mental health therapy. I have worked with individuals ages three to adults with a variety of presenting issues, including mood disorders, anger management, parental and family conflicts, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, as well as adjustment issues and phases of life issues. I am very conscious of cultural factors ...

This is Tinalyn  Caisse '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,MFCC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

Hello, Thanks for taking a minute to read this, nice to meet you! I am a licensed counselor and I live in Maine. I have over 35 years of experience working as a psychotherapist , social worker and mediator. I've lived in California, Vermont, New Hampshire and now Maine. I have worked with people with a wide range of concerns and life stumbling blocks. We all have issues that cause us concern , confusion and feelings of emotional pain, we can work on that together. I have a broad range of experience and have helped many folks over the years with issues inclu...

This is Marla Harrity's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. I am here to help whether it's navigating difficulties in your daily life, repairing relationships or helping to build a strong foundation for life transitions. Feelings of anxiety or sadness may come up, but we will work to remove these obstacles so you can start developing steps to achieve your goals. I want the therapeutic process to feel helpful and worthwhile. I work with sincerity, compassion and nonjudgement and will provide a nurturing environment where you can talk candidly about your concerns. I look forwa...

This is Dr. Paul Fisher's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): D.Min, LMFT#23779
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management
Years of Experience: 32

As a licensed therapist of more than thirty years, I have the experience, expertise, and training to work with couples, families, and individuals on a variety of complex issues. I provide a safe therapeutic environment of confidentiality which builds trust, openness and understanding. Clients who engage in the counseling process discover an increased energy for life and relationships. This results in positive change and increased self-awareness. I’m actively involved in the sessions, giving sound guidance and counsel, asking clarifying questions, making observati...

This is Bethany Minick'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, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 5

Please read before reading below: Please message me first before booking a time slot so that you and I can determine the next best step. Thanks! Hi, and thanks for visiting! My name is Bethany and I am glad to meet you! I was raised in a very eclectic city, thus I have an appreciation for culture, arts, music and outdoor activities! Did I mention I really love food and cooking? I do! I can be described as easy-going, understanding, down to earth and goal-oriented. I find myself constantly thinking about current goals, new goals and old goals. Don’t worry-I al...

This is Peggy Barrett'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,OTR/L
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 8

I decided to return to graduate school for a master degree in counseling psychology after being an Occupational Therapist (OTR) for over 30 years. I have been practicing as a LMFT for 8 years now. Both of these careers have helped me have a better understanding of what interferes with your ability to function not only independently but interdependently. When depression, anxiety, trauma or grief interfere with your life, your relationships may suffer both internally and externally. If your life seems chaotic or lacks meaning it can be daunting to d...

This is Dr. Henry Venter'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, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 24

I’m a psychologist with more than 25 years of experience. I am also a professor training Marriage and Family Therapists. But more than teaching, I love counseling. The joy of discovering a solution for a problem with someone and see them grow and thrive, is amazing. I love working with people. We are not perfect and therefore, at times, we all need help. The greatest mistake is trying to solve your problems alone. I see counseling as the undiscovered gem in human functioning – far too many people miss the opportunity of working with a trained and skilled co...

This is Dana Andersen'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,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello and congratulations on taking the first step towards healing! My name is Dana Andersen and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor that has been working in the mental health field since 2012. I have experience providing individual, group, and family therapy in an outpatient setting as well as individual and group therapy in an inpatient psychiatric facility. I enjoy creating an LGBTQ+ affirmative space and have worked in settings focused solely on clients with HIV/AIDS. I have experience providing help with...

This is Mandy Leonards'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, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Hello and Welcome! Congratulations on taking the first step to making a change. It is not easy. I am an EMDR certified therapist who specializes in complex trauma, eating disorders and body image issues. I have my MSW from Indiana University and I have my LCSW in the state of Indiana and California. I have a private practice in San Diego. My experience has been with all sorts of clients of all ages. I have worked in an inpatient psychiatric unit, a school, a crisis unit, a community mental health center and for the last several years my own private prac...

This is Dr. Courtney Corrado's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hello, I’m Dr. Courtney Corrado, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of California. I earned my Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology and then went on to pursue my Doctorate degree (Psy.D) in Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I have experience working in a variety of clinical settings including, Community Mental Health, Correctional Mental Health, private practice, and hospital settings. My experience has been predominantly working with adults. My therapeutic approach involves working primarily through an existent...

This is Nancy Cottingham'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, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

At times, life can be difficult and we all have challenges. Sometime those challenges can feel overwhelming and a different perspective can help. Congratulations on taking an important step to improve your life by reaching out for support. That takes courage. I can help. I am a clinical social worker licensed in California, but I have lived and worked in several other states. I have a master’s degrees in social work from the University of Texas at Austin and 30 years of experience in the mental health field providing individual, marital, and group therapy...

This is Dr. Megan Pollock's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Hi, I am Dr. Megan. I am a licensed psychologist. I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University (APA-accredited) in Fresno, California. I completed most of my doctoral clinical training at the US Department of Veterans Affairs, including a 2-year practicum training at outpatient clinics of Greater Los Angeles VA, my APPIC doctoral internship (residential and outpatient care) at Cheyenne VA Medical Center, and an APA-accredited postdoctoral specialty fellowship at the San Diego VA/UCSD program. I have extensive training in evidence-...

This is Rachelle Stowers'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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and welcome! I am so glad you're here. Thinking about starting therapy can be a bit overwhelming, know that you are not alone. My goal as a therapist is to support your process of growth and recovery. My approach is collaborative and compassionate with a focus of recognizing and building on your existing strengths. I am experienced in a variety of treatment modalities including mindful-based cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, exposure response and prevention therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. These treatment approac...

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 some 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 95161 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 a professional, 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 counselor 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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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