Even with the most beautiful, spacious areas, dark days can happen, and fortunately, there are counselors in San Mateo that are ready to help. 

This is a beautiful location, which is known for Coyote Point Park, which is a rock that’s right over the San Francisco Bay. You can learn to enjoy the view, and not just that but the beautiful climate of San Mateo and its mild climate through the help of a counselor, which can keep you on the right track to success and happiness as well. 

This is Moushumi Ghose's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

I have been working specifically with couples and individuals, empowering their dating, relationships and sex lives for over a decade. My work as a sex (and sex-positive) therapist focuses on developing stronger communication, a better understanding and awareness of our desires, driving forces, and developing a deeper connection between mind and body. I work to help people break down shame and guilt and feel more positive, and to develop healthier attitudes around sex, and sexuality. I deal with relationship issues, non monogamy and polyamory, and all dating co...

This is Dania Sacks March's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MPH, PPSC, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief

:: at the intersection wellness :: Trauma-informed, social justice led psychotherapy for young adults, adults, individuals, families, couples, and those who identify as part of the LGBTQQI community. ::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-:: The ability to grow and integrate the various pieces of ourselves in a way that makes sense to us is critical to our well-being. When our mental, physical, emotional, or spiritual health (or some or all of those) are impacted, other pieces are as well. Therapy can be a way to help you understand what’s going on for you and figure ou...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT, 88712
Years of Experience: 10

I believe in meeting the clients where they are. Whole heartedly getting to the core and embracing the process and unique experience between the therapist and client. My experience is anchored in the ability to connect and communicate effectively. There maybe be laughter, tears, music and/or dancing, the expression of self and acceptance of self is always in the fore front. I will work with you. I can be your sound board, your mirror, but most of all I am here to help. With clear boundaries and a sense of security, it is my pleasure to have the opportunity...

This is Kiley Hoffman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over seven year’s experience providing psychotherapy in a diverse range of settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, bipolar, PTSD, trauma, self-esteem, relationship problems, codependency, anger, communication skills, addiction and family members impacted by addiction. I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy inclusive of the evidence based practices of CBT and DBT. I utilize EMDR when working with trauma. I will work with you to develop a c...

This is Dr. Kristen Martin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ed.D.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 16

Hi there! My name is Kristen Martin, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. Before sharing a little about myself, I want to take a moment to acknowledge your courage. It’s not always easy to ask for support. Whether we like it or not, change is inevitable. Sometimes we can control it and sometimes we cannot, but we can always decide whether we want to learn and grow from the changes we experience. By reaching out today, you have chosen to strive for happier, more positive and productive future. What a wonderful thing! Since I began p...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters and Bachelors degrees in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I commend you on making the decision to begin counseling. Life is a struggle for everyone at some point and every single person can benefit from therapy. It takes a great deal of strength to recognize those times when you may be needing some extra help. My goal ...

This is Galina Zlotnikova's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California. I have an MA in counseling psychology from Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) in Palo Alto, CA. I practice a holistic and somatic form of psychotherapy. That means that in my work I integrate traditional focus on thoughts and feelings as well as the body and the nervous system. I have extensive training in Sensorimotor psychotherapy aimed at helping people overcome effects of developmental trauma and PTSD and develop inner resources for emotional well-being and self-regulati...

This is Stephen Miller's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hi! My name is Stephen and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience providing therapy service, including 5 years as a clinical supervisor. I have worked with children, families, parents, and young adults coping with a wide range of challenges including behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, interpersonal dynamics, communication, anger management, stress management, ADHD, Autism, relationship challenges, parenting, school/career issues, and life transitions. I also have training in trauma-focused therapy and have extensive expe...

This is Jeremy Van Wert's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MFT ,MBA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 3

I want to use my 12 years of experience to help you work on fear, anxiety, and trust issues. Beyond two masters degrees, I bring a broad range of experience directly to you that includes working with major traumas, workplace stress, parenting difficult children, and chronic mood issues. I have a strong personal understanding of many religious practices and can provide help to individuals coping with reassembling identity, healing from religious abuse, and dealing with the lingering effects of separation from closely knit organized religions. Let me provide you wi...

This is Felicia Henderson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,LPC,M.Ed
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Therapeutic Approaches: I tailor my therapeutic approach based on the needs of my clients. I readily use a variety of therapies including Family systems, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Brief therapy, Person- Centered therapy, and Solution focused. Experience & Education: I began my career in the mental health field working in an inpatient psychiatric facility. I earned my Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas in 2005. I moved to California right after graduation to provide therapy in an underserved county in Northe...

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

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

This is Randy Baird's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Marriage and Family therapist licensed in California. I’m from the Midwest and graduated from Indiana University. I've had some wonderful experiences working with individuals, and I believe that everybody has the capacity and courage to change. I will do my best to help you find that courage, and to help you develop interpersonal skills by listening, challenging, and offering alternative ways of thinking and doing. I believe that deep down, we all know what we want and need emotionally, and my work will focus on helping you understand your own un...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, I am Dr. Cherie Obranovich Babcock, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California with over 10 years of experience. As a clinician, I work with clients to build a stronger sense of self by increasing self-awareness and strengthening effective coping skills. I am committed to forming a meaningful relationship with each client in a supportive and confidential environment to manage issues of concern. Additionally, I encourage clients to utilize unique personal strengths to achieve a greater sense of happiness, health, and balance in life. I have worked wi...

This is Dr. Dov Paz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 21

Hello I am a Clinical Psychologist practice in Los Angeles with years of experience treating individuals, couples and families with a wide array of issues. Forming a trusting relationship and a therapeutic alliance is the base for a therapeutic and coaching process. Together we will unpack and examine the immediate challenges that you might be facing. We will be working on increasing self awareness and insight while creating a conceptual framework that will foster personal growth. I practice a non-judgmental eclectic reality based therapy that is based on acce...

This is Sheree Summers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California with over 14 years of experience working with people as a counselor, therapist and a coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression and other mood disturbances, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, career and life challenges, academic concerns, Bipolar Disorder and substance use issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced relationship troubles in a variety of contexts. My counseling style is collaborative and client-focused. I am...

This is Ann Perkins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

I initially received my license in 2003, and have had a great deal of experience with solution focused therapy. This type of therapy is excellent for dealing with anxiety, grief, life transitions as well as illness. In recent years, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals in a life coaching capacity. I most enjoy helping people remove barriers in their life so they can achieve more happiness, peace and purpose for themselves. I like to employ a down-to-earth realistic approach to issues, my own life experience is part of what I bring to therapy. This ...

This is Mandy Leonards's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, 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 Jacquelyn  Kesserman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of California, with extensive experience in working with clients from varying backgrounds, ages and life experiences. I received by Masters in Social Work from CSUF. I was born and raised in Southern California where I currently live with my family. I have spent the past 6.5 years practicing medical social work where I have been providing counseling with a focus on grief and adjustment with terminally ill patients. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families, with an emphasis on interpersona...

This is Carlos Juarez 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Professionally I characterize myself as a lighthouse that provides clarity and guidance. I bring eight years of experience as a psychiatric social worker. During that time, I have earned a host of awards and was named Social Worker of the Year by County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health in 2019. I have experience with CBT, MI and Gestalt Therapy. I received my B.A in English from UCLA and my MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. My clinical approach has been described as non-therapizing and healing.

This is Ralph Rogers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Mateo, California (San Mateo, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 27

Everyone has challenges in life that can cause turmoil and stress. Whether it's with your relationship or family, it can be hard when things don't feel right or are unsettling. The stress builds until you finally feel ready to talk to someone. That's where I can step in and help you work through the issues, and support you in a compassionate manner to help you find your way toward more fulfilling relationships and a satisfying life. Most clients have found that seeing a therapist has made the difference they needed. I have extensive experience and training to com...

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

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the San Mateo 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 Mateo 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 Mateo, or elsewhere in the San Mateo 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 Mateo, 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 Mateo 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 Mateo 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 Mateo therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 103959 people in the city of San Mateo, 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 94404 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 Mateo, couples counseling in San Mateo, family conflict therapy in San Mateo, 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 Mateo, 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 Mateo, California can serve:

94401, 94402, 94403, 94404, 94497