In life, it can feel like you need some healing. A place for you to heal from your depression, or to heal from all the unanswered questions that come with your life. No matter where you go, however, it feels like no one can heal you. There is a person who can help, and that is a counselor in San Rafael. 

San Rafael is named after the angel of healing. While calling upon a healing angel can be a challenge, a counselor can help you in this mortal world. However, they help those who can help themselves and follow their plans. Talk to one today and see how they can help.

This is Deborah Corey's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 16

Hello, and congratulations for taking that important first step toward feeling better. My name is Deborah Corey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in managing depression and anxiety, ADHD, relationship counseling, career counseling, grief and loss, conflict resolution, and social/communication skill building. I have been counseling people from all walks of life for over 15 years and I love what I do. My clients have told me that my warmth, compassion, and sense of humor makes them especially comfortable sharing their life stories w...

This is Lauren Abasheva's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed,LPCC,CST
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 5

I'm a sex positive, and kink knowledgeable therapist with an open mindset and a clear understanding that we are all different. I provide a laid back atmosphere, safe space, and a non judgmental approach. Utilizing evidence-based practices, I strive to support, encourage, educate, and empower my clients. Together we'll work side by side to help strengthen awareness, communication, increase personal growth and healing within yourself and your relationships. We will also Identify strengths, patterns, coping skills, and increase confidence. I utilize multiple therapeu...

This is Rima Jomaa's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

I am a marriage and family therapist from Southern California with 10 years of experience working in private practice. My clients enjoy the warm rapport they have with me. I approach each client from a unique perspective as each client is unique. I collaborate with them to understand their needs and goals, and from there I create a treatment plan that is special for them. I believe that each client has a story that can be retold in a new way, and a story that is still being written, so the middle and ending can change as the client transforms. The approaches I use...

This is Norra MacReady's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I've worked with clients ranging in age from 7 years old to 60 and more, on issues ranging from anger management and gender identity questions to dealing with the grief over the breakup of a marriage or the untimely death of a cherished sibling. I work hard to offer an atmosphere that is warm, empathetic, and tolerant: in addition to my professional training as a therapist I have a deep well of life experience that allows me to understand people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Basically, I want to help you live your ideal life. When appropriate...

This is Joy Goldenberg's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Before I introduce myself, I want to commend you for taking the time to seek to care for yourself. The act of choosing to seek that self-care is a huge step in working toward your goals, managing mental health symptoms, and moving toward holistic wellness. My name is Joy Goldenberg, MA and I have worked for over 8 years in the fields of health and mental health and an additional 4 years as a mental health clinician. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have worked with a variety of clients ranging as young as 2 years old and as ma...

This is Shelby Alsup's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Shelby has over six years of experience working with individuals and families in community mental health, residential facilities, schools, and homes. Shelby received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy (M.M.F.T.) at the University of Southern California (USC). She holds a B.S. in Family & Human Development and Business Marketing for Arizona State University. Further, Shelby developed her current interests as a Research Assistant at the Brain & Creativity Institute at USC where she built her knowledge on the neurological basis for emotional behavior and soc...

This is Rachelle Roberts's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,CCHP-MH
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist with earned Master of Science in Clinical Psychology with the emphasis in Forensic and Addictive Behavior. I have earned a specialized mental health certification with the National Commission of Correctional Health Care that is dedicated to improving the quality of correctional health services and helping correctional facilities provide effective and efficient care and work as an active consultant for mental health services in the incarcerated setting. Through the use of existential and solution focused therapy, I have h...

This is Jennifer Balidio's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

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 Carl Vinson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Greetings! Thank you for your interest in therapy and for your time to look at my profile. I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 7 years of providing psychotherapy. I have gained invaluable experience throughout my professional development serving individuals 18 years and older. Sometimes we have trouble figuring things out and the answers are not always clear. It can be tough to pursue your goals when faced with anxiety, crisis, depression, frustration and unexpected challenges. Sometimes it can be difficult to manage your revolving responsi...

This is Brittany Moore's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

Hi, I'm Brittany! I'm so glad that you found your way here and are taking the steps to find the support that you need. I am registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical and Abnormal Social Psychology from Park University. I then continued my education and received a Master if Science degree in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University. I strongly believe that everyone has a voice and deserves to be heard. I enjoy walking side by side with my ...

This is Kimberly Sampson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

You can expect a compassionate and loving witness. I bring with me not only my education and experience but a genuine curiosity about who you really are and how you view the world around you. I will ask you questions to understand what is not working for you, and I will work with you to make things better. Sometimes I might challenge you, but in a caring and helpful way. When I work with you, my work is not over when the session is up. I put a great deal of thought and consideration into my clients behind the scenes. I will do whatever is necessary on my e...

This is Dr. Robert Wells's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 37

Welcome! Something in your life has led you to search for support and you’ve come to the right place. I applaud you. It takes a strong person to pursue counseling and to build the life you want and deserve. I would like to help. Here is a little bit about me and how I can assist you: I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been in the helping profession for over 35 years. During that time I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families for a wide range of situations including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks, divorc...

This is Natasha Clarke's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! My name is Natasha Clarke and I am a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist licensed for eight years in California. I have experience working with children, individuals, couples and families on a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, parenting challenges, family and relationship issues, and various life changes and adjustment issues. I enjoy working with clients of all backgrounds, cultures and life experiences. My approach to therapy tends to draw from a humanistic, person-centered approach in that I believe you are th...

This is Kara Gross's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hi there! My name is Kara, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California. I believe in taking an approach that is fluid and open to change based on what works best for my clients. Therefore, this is a safe, judgment-free space, and I value your feedback. I encourage you to come as you are and wherever that may be on your journey, I'm willing to meet you there and support you in reaching your desired goals. I have a master's degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where I have stayed and built my practice. My experience over...

This is Courtney  Davis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), with Master’s degrees in Applied Psychology and Counseling. I have been working in the mental health and substance abuse fields for the past 11 years. I am licensed in Maryland, California, and Colorado, and I have a wide variety of professional experience that includes inpatient, outpatient, and managed care. I am well versed in the continuum of behavioral health care services, providing me with a unique perspective on what an optimal therapeutic experience should feel like for a client. I believe tha...

This is Alyssa Vida's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, ,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

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

This is Dr. Verda Bradley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LCSW,MeD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 30

Hello, I am Dr. Verda Bradley. I have over thirty years experience as a licensed clinical psychotherapist. My practice is dedicated to the alleviation of emotional suffering brought about by psycho-social stressors, trauma, domestic violence, substance abuse misuse/abuse and mental illness. I am a Certified NIDA Relapse Prevention counselor. I have experience in various mental health, child protection and family services, criminal justice agencies and recovery services. I have been facilitating a bereavement group twice a month for several years. I like hel...

This is Jacqueline (Jackie) Galvez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! I’m Jacqueline but you can call me Jackie. I received my master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both the states of Florida and California. I am currently employed within the Jackson Health System as a licensed clinical social worker in the Crisis Emergency Department at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital in Miami, FL. This fast paced, high stress working environment has afforded me the opportunity to polish up my quick thinking and sound clinical judgment in order to ensure ...

This is Loren Mannard's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW ,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hi there, thank you for clicking on me, I know finding a good therapist and fit is a big part of the challenge! I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California since 2001. I am accepting clients who reside in the state of California due to licensing restrictions. ***Due to conflict of interest as I am also employed by Kaiser Permanente, I can not see those who have Kaiser Permanente Insurance. My hours of availability will fall evenings and weekends as I have a full time job. I have been in the mental health field since 1994...

This is Adam Beer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - San Rafael, California (San Rafael, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 22

Hello. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have 20 plus years of experience providing counseling services. I believe we all deserve happiness and personal success. I use a strength-based, eclectic and collaborative approach to therapy, individualizing the treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I work with you on building concrete skills to better manage your thoughts or behaviors. We'll identify and discuss coping skills and practice them together. Glad you took the first step by reaching out. I look forward to supporting y...

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

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

With more than 58954 people in the city of San Rafael, 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 94913 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 Rafael, couples counseling in San Rafael, family conflict therapy in San Rafael, 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 Rafael, 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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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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 Rafael, California can serve:

94901, 94903, 94913, 94915