Granted, many teens are difficult to deal with but when you look at things from their point of view you may understand them better. Their hormonal issues, physical changes, and peer pressure make life a struggle. Depression and anxiety are common at this age and there are many counselors in South Lake Tahoe who can help.

This resort town is famous for its great weather, nightlife, and natural beauty. However, when you are a teen who is constantly trying to deal with mixed up feelings and surging hormones, it is hard to enjoy any of this. Speaking to a South Lake Tahoe counselor may be the best thing to do right now. 

This is Tiffanie Turner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in the state of California. I have vast knowledge working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem, phase of life, and/or relationship conflict issues. My clients range from students learning to navigate college to adults learning to navigate retirement. Wherever they are in their life, I always consider it a blessing to walk that road with them. My approach is to meet the client where he or she is and develop a safe space for sharing, exploring, and discovering one’s own truth. I mainly...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I have been in the mental health field for 10 years. I have a master's degree in Psychology from Golden Gate University (2012) and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have worked in a variety of settings including community clinics and school settings and have worked extensively in the areas of grief, trauma, and relationship counseling, as well as early intervention for psychosis. The decision to seek out therapy is not always easy and it takes courage. I am dedicated to helping people find their way through difficult feelings and situa...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hi! My name is Brittany Armstrong and I am happy you’re here! Taking the first step can be scary and my commitment to you is to make you feel safe and comfortable throughout your experience. I believe therapy has the best outcome when you find someone who you feel truly listens and understands. It’s not my job to be the expert of your life, but to help navigate through the challenges you’re facing and help find the right path for you. We are in this together! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of counseling experience. I received ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,MAEd,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California with over 5 years of counseling experience. I practice in the Greater Los Angeles area and have worked with a wide range of clients on concerns regarding depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and life transitions. My therapeutic approach is a blend between Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Psychodynamic Therapy tends to focus on the client’s self-awareness and how a client’s understanding of their past behavior or experiences influences them in present time. Cognitive B...

This is Candace Sebastian's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience working in the field of counseling and mental health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, LGBT, and chronic mental illness. My counseling style is warm and patient. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines humanistic, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral counseling. I am also formally trained in EMDR. With the ups and downs of li...

This is Sarah Garlick's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome! My name is Sarah Garlick and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California. I have experience working with clients from many different backgrounds both in program settings and in private practice. I graduated from Boston University, with a Master's in Clinical Social Work in 1999. I believe the first step to any successful therapy is creating a safe and supportive environment for the client. Within a trusting therapeutic relationship there is the opportunity for exploration and growth to occur. I strive to work collaboratively with my c...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! My name is Erin Mendoza and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have been a licensed MFT since 2012, but I have been working in the mental health field for about 20 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and history of trauma. I have supported clients in strengthening and building coping skills, in learning who they are and how to live more authentically, and in building confidence and self-esteem. I have a special interest in working with Autistic and other neurodive...

This is Nicole Grayson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and California. I have been practicing for 6+ years. I have worked with clients of all ages and who are struggling with a wide range of problems. I have worked with domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma, eating disorders, self harm, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and more. My approach is warm and inviting. I believe in treating each individual with respect. I also believe each individual I see has the ability to change and get well. My stance as a therapist ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in California with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed therapist with over 10 years of professional work experience. I also earned a credential in substance counseling. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I am licensed in California with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hi, my name is Matt Daues and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the States of Missouri and California. I help others with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and older adult issues. My counseling style is pretty laid back. I take a holistic approach to helping individuals which means I take the whole person into consideration including emotional and physical health issues, and social-economic issues. I collaborate with individuals to help you make your own choices and develop your own goals to improved h...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in California with over 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse as well as motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Natalie Coates's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I value authenticity, warmth, and humor in my sessions and I also believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My theoretic approaches are Acceptance Commitment Therapy, EFT, and Attachment Theory. However, I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet yo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MHP,MA,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of California, Washington, Nevada, and Massachusetts. I have over a decade of experience working with individuals and families with various needs in the field of education, health, and social services. For the last 5 years, I've worked with individuals and families across the life span as a Clinical Social Worker providing therapeutic case management, individual therapy, and family therapy. In my role as Clinical Social Worker, I have supported individuals with a wide range of issues such as: childho...

This is Amy Bromelow's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in California with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in California with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, alcohol/drug abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist in California with 13 years of professional work experience. I have helped clients with depression, stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & parenting support. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in California with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, & anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Lake Tahoe, California (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified in the following areas: Life and Career Coaching, Family Group Conferences, Couples Communication, and Parent Facilitator with a successful consulting and psychotherapy practice. I have had the experience of practicing extensively in many States in America and more recently provided counseling, and training as a Child and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Counselor, working with military individuals and families. One of my niches is assisting blended families in creating healthy relationships and mak...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In South Lake Tahoe?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the South Lake Tahoe area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in South Lake Tahoe and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of South Lake Tahoe or elsewhere in El Dorado or the state of California.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified South Lake Tahoe therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in South Lake Tahoe due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists in the state of California may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of South Lake Tahoe and elsewhere throughout the state of California you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around South Lake Tahoe to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In South Lake Tahoe, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A San Jose therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in South Lake Tahoe, CA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 96158 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in South Lake Tahoe:

96150, 96151, 96152, 96154, 96156, 96157, 96158

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.