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 Sarah Liu'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, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Sarah and I have always loved meeting new people and hearing each person's unique stories. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, it is my privilege to walk alongside someone through the ups and downs of life. I graduated from UCLA with a bachelor's degree in Psychobiology and received a Master's degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults with a wide range of concerns including depression, stress/anxiety, relational issues, abuse, and trauma. My cou...

This is Leslie Davenport'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, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 25

Welcome. Navigating relationships, work and life can present challenges, and I have 25 years of experience helping others overcome difficult life situations. Over the years, clients have called me a "warm and empathetic listener" and I will help you clarify concerns and move toward sound solutions, while discovering wider perspectives and resiliency along the way. My therapeutic style strength-based, creative and eclectic, with extensive experience in health psychology, family systems, cognitive behavioral approaches, mindful awareness, psychodynamic per...

This is Jennifer Balidio'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, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, I am glad you are here. If this is your first time in therapy, this may feel overwhelming and scary to walk into. I want to let you know that I am glad that you are advocating for you and taking care of you. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe in the power in having a safe place to figure things out with someone who feels safe for you. Whatever hurdles you feel like are standing in your way right now, we can jump over them together at the pace you'd like. I am here to hold whatever you would like me to, so that you are getting w...

This is Deirdre Devlin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): WA LICSW 60978302,ID LCSW 39220,CA LCSW 61443
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, Washington and Idaho, and have provided therapy and support for adults for the past 11 years. My history includes working with individuals who have histories of trauma, emotional concerns of depression and anxiety, and those who are transitioning and adjusting to new life stages and circumstances. In addition I have worked providing therapeutic support for people who provide support to others, such as caretakers and therapists. My counseling style has been described as warm, affi...

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

Hello, My name is Kristin McNeese and I am a License Clinical Social Worker. I acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at California Polytechnic University Pomona. I also earned a Master of Social Work degree at Azusa Pacific University. I have been trained in various evidence based practices such as Seeking Safety, Crisis Oriented Recovery Services, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Managing and Adaptive Practices. I have experience working with a broad age range starting from age four up to mature adulthood. I offer parenting skills for ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome!! First and foremost, I would like to honor your courage to take the first step towards your healing and a more fulfilling life. My name is Marcela and I'm a devoted Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience. I have dedicated my career to treating individuals who struggle with challenges ranging from life transitions, trauma, parenting, depression, anxiety and relational issues. I strive to live an intentional life rooted in gratitude and support others in exploring their identities and fortifying relationships. I honor each connec...

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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, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

My name is Nicole Umscheid and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California with fifteen years of experience working with individuals, couples, groups and families. My passion is to help people live their best lives and to help people create meaningful and lasting changes in their lives and relationships. I have worked with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, communication and relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges and intellectual disabilities. I have extensive training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive B...

This is Michelle Simmer'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, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! My name is Michelle Simmer and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have almost 20 years of treating various issues such as depression, trauma, social anxiety and women’s issues. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I like using this therapy because it brings results if the client is willing to examine their negative thought processes. I am also trained in Trauma focused therapy, Solution Focused Therapy. I am also empathetic, warm and supportive. I also use Motivational Interviewing to assist the client with goals and tracking progres...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS Counseling,LMFT,Certified Yoga Instructor-CYT-200
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

I have a Masters Degree in Counseling and I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 15 years. My experience involves 18 + years working with children and families involved in the child welfare system. I helped families address a range of concerns that revolved around child abuse, child neglect, domestic violence, substance abuse, child custody, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and more. I have also worked with adult and adolescent psychiatric patients in acute and residential settings, advocating for patients’ rights. I work from a Solu...

This is Kathleen Boe'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, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 37

Over the course of 37 years as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have been privileged to meet and work with people from all walks of life, various backgrounds and experiences. I’ve worked in community mental health, non-profits, private practice and large psychiatry clinics, each teaching me more about people, their needs, and what matters most to them in life. I’ve been pushed to challenge myself, expand my comfort zone, learn new tools and remain curious and learn something from each client I meet. I believe every person I meet is doing their best,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,MSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

I am a clinical social worker licensed in California, Kansas and New Hampshire with over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. My PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology has allowed me to expand, even further, a level of competency and capacity for those hurting. I have worked with a wide range of populations that include both residential and outpatient settings. Treatment requests have focused on complex grief and loss, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, depression, complex trauma and phase of life issues. For example, y...

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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, Grief, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! My name is India Gonzalez and I am a Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist (LMFT). I have been licensed as a therapist for over 11 years. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology . I have experience working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, substance use disorder, grief/loss, trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, parenting difficulties, and relationship problems. I have worked as a court mediator, and currently have my own private practice. My therapeutic approach is a Person ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MPH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Congratulations on your journey to find the right therapeutic fit for yourself. It is my central mission to help others heal themselves, teach them to develop a healing relationship with their bodies, and ground themselves in the truth that we already have everything we need inside of ourselves to live healthy and productive lives. I’ve been in private practice for 10 years, helping clients with a wide range of issues including PTSD, trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and more. Our childhood and how our caregivers have parented us shape our ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Hello! Thank you for taking the courageous first step in reaching out for support! My name is AJ and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I truly feel that it is an honor to have someone be vulnerable enough with me to share their anxieties, insecurities, addictions, depressed thoughts, and personal trauma. I'm hoping you might be willing to do that with me as well. My experience with adults varies extensively, from inpatient to outpatient treatment, to a crisis stabilization unit, to residential care with women with co-occurring mental heal...

This is Dr. Trisha Contarino'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, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am a licensed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with 7 years of experience helping individuals with life changes and mental heath related issues. I believe that finding a therapist can be quite overwhelming and it takes courage to take steps towards change. In psychotherapy, I provide a safe, neutral and supportive space to facilitate growth and empowerment. My goal is to help clients develop effective coping skills and insight to life’s challenges. I individualize my treatment for each specific client and often utilize a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

Hi- I'm Kris, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from CA. I currently live in VA, and I have over 20 years of experience providing therapy. It's funny how life leads us down some twisty roads to destinations we never envisioned. Funny back story- I never saw myself working as a therapist when I went to Graduate school. I wanted to do medical social work in the ICU and ER. Well, as luck would have it, I wound up at a Vet Center (for combat Vets) and needed to be there for a year to secure a longer term job with the Govt. I figured, "Heck, I can do anyt...

This is Ashley Tierno'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, Addictions, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hi! I'm Ashley and I've been a social worker for nearly 10 years. I've worked primarily in the field of community mental health, helping adults and families cope with whatever challenges life has thrown at them. After completing my masters in social work at New York University in 2011, I worked for a large community center on New York's picturesque Upper West Side. Life then brought me to the San Francisco Bay Area where I had the chance to work in both an outpatient clinic and inpatient hospital setting. My work and life experiences have made me especially in...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LP,Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I see myself first as a listener. My background and the majority of my experiences has taught me that many of us go through this world at a breakneck speed with a direction of focus because we haven't been given enough signs that if we slow down and just relax that someone will actually be there to listen to our struggles and be concerned with our best interests. I've worked with the developmentally disabled, the incarcerated, young people with mental illness and substance abuse problems, people suffering from acute and long term psychosis, older people with debil...

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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, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management
Years of Experience: 17

Hello here is summary of my experience and approach to therapeutic counseling; My experience as a clinical social worker for over 25 years includes working in the prevention and treatment of family violence, victim advocacy for survivors of sexual assault and to assist individuals experiencing depression, loss and grief. I have assisted individuals and families struggling with communication and conflict issues and provided counseling for youth as part of court ordered diversion related to behavior problems in school and at home, truancy, substance abuse, adjustm...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Jose, California (San Jose, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 14

When a therapist is welcoming and non-judgmental, it is much easier to seek help. I am passionate about working with clients to find more effective communication strategies. You can make positive changes in your life. There are ways to regulate anger and anxiety and I can help. I can also show you the path toward healing unresolved grief and loss, as well as trauma. These issues can keep you from living your best life without shame and sadness. I have spent most of my working life in a helping profession. I have been providing counseling for 14 years. Before ...

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 95150 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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Emergency Situations:

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If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

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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