Sometimes in life, you need a wide, open space for you to explore. This just doesn't apply to the outside world, but to the mind as well. You want to explore your mind and make new discoveries, but it can be a challenge when anxiety, depression, and other troubles get you down. A therapist based in Walnut Creek can help. 

Walnut Creek is known for its open spaces. When you're dealing with problems, having a place where you can let loose is always good. A therapist can help you explore yourself and give you the space that you deserve.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hi there! I'm glad you're here. I know that life can get tough leaving us feeling stuck, confused or overwhelmed. Counseling can certainly help, so I am glad you're considering this option. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I'm also bilingual, and offer services in both English and Spanish. My approach to therapy has been described by previous clients as "insightful and practical". My counseling style is client-centered - this means that you are the focus of therapy, and I consider you to be the ultimate expert on yourself. That being said, our wor...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT ,PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Have you found yourself at a crossroad? Perhaps you have been feeling as though your life is no longer progressing? The sense of being stuck in life can bring about a deep sense of anxiety and depression; not to mention physical illnesses. You may not even know how to see the cause of the stress leading you away from the happiness and peace you deserve. My strength lies in helping you find your true purpose in life while safely exploring your gifts. My task is to help you uncover a new sense of balance. And while the path ahead may be full of ups and downs, I firm...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

As an experienced therapist I appreciate the energy it takes to confront issues that feel overwhelming without clear solutions. I take my role seriously in facilitating healing. I care about my clients and do my best to minimize any unpleasant symptoms you are experiencing while we work on strategies that move you towards a more satisfying life. I am authentic, non-judgmental, and direct in my approach. If you are feeling emotionally overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, or have tried to make things better without lasting success, I can help. Connecting with the right the...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and welcome! I am happy to see that you have taken the first steps towards healing. What you are doing takes a lot of courage and curiosity, and I can’t wait to help you explore the inner workings of you. Until I get to know you, I would love to share a little about myself to make sure we are a good fit! I received my undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Oswego in Wellness Management and Psychology in 2012. I have always been interested in how wellness can be incorporated in all aspects of life including social, emotional, spiritu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

My name is Craig Schweon and I am a clinical psychologist licensed in California, also in Virginia. I am a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and have board certification as a National Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors. I have been working in the field for well over 30 years and have extensive prior experience in community mental health, in consulting in long-term care settings and have provided a range of services to different ages and populations. In my private office for many years I have helped clients from adolesc...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Welcome to Betterhelp! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California with over 12 years of experience in providing high quality care to individuals seeking to become the best version of themselves. I am certified in Evidence Based Programs such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP), and Seeking Safety Treatment Model. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, parenting problems, and toxic self-image beliefs. I also help...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 25

My name is April Bolin, and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with three decades of professional service in the San Francisco Bay Area. I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of California Berkeley. Over the years, I have worked with a diverse range of individuals who have found themselves adjusting to life circumstances, relationship challenges, or needing to improve mental health. As a therapist, I have worked closely with the LGBTQIA community, victims of abuse and trauma (xenophobic, systemic, multi-generational, etc), and i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am an LCSW specializing in life transitions, grief and loss. Having relocated 20 years ago to California from the Washington, DC area where I primarily focused on mental health and depression, I began to concentrate on the importance of coping and supporting healthy navigation of life's challenges. I received a specialty credential in Hospice and Palliative care with an emphasis on helping individuals and families through serious illness, and the loss of a loved one. I would be honored to talk through part of your life's journey with you!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 23

I'm an LCSW with 20 years experience in counseling individuals, couples, families and groups. I specialize in issues of Self Esteem, and healing our own sense of being able to manage our lives, our relationships, and our feelings in positive and effective ways. I'm also very familiar with Corporate and EAP counseling, and supervising Interns who are working towards their license. My clients come from all backgrounds and life experiences, all kinds of careers, and often, clients who themselves work in the helping professions, from therapists to doctors and nu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I bring my knowledge earned through education, research, and personal experience. I specialize in Trauma and Substance Use. My goal is to help clients break through pain, gain self awareness, and a love for self that replaces a need for chemical dependance. I have over 10 years experience working with various clients who struggle with Substance use, and PTSD. My vast experience has shown an innate ability to work well with Veterans and First Responders and their families. as I have several years experience assisting type “A” personalities deal with decreasing the...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

Tina A Logan Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified by Psychology Today I provide video and phone sessions. Worries, nervousness and anxiety can be over-whelming. Uncertainty, during unknown times can make us anxious and depressed. I’m here to help. I am blessed to have the opportunity to help many of you during these unprecedented times. I am interactive, giving you suggestions, options, tools and hope for your future. My style is relaxed, supportive, encouraging, compas...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

ABOUT ME I am a licensed clinical social worker in the states of California and Texas, with over 40 years of experience working with veterans and their families at the VA hospital in Los Angeles and with adults, children, adolescents and the elderly in an out-patient community setting. I earned a master of social work degree from (USC) University of Southern California in Los Angeles. I am a compassionate, emphatic, and solution-oriented professional dedicated to providing exceptional care and implementing effective treatment to my clients. I specialize in d...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed.,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Thank you for stopping by! My name is Katie Romley and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in California with over 10 years of experience working with clients and their families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and self-worth and self-concept issues. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma, abuse, whether this was an isolated event or a long-term experience. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I am currently licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide psychotherapy for families, couples, individuals. It takes a lot of courage for you to seek out help and starting the therapeutic process. This journey can be very daunting. Many people get so caught up in their lives with work, family etc where we forget about ourselves and our own well being. I would like to create a safe and welcoming environment for you to be able to gain insight, learn new skills, and have emotional support so ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Great! Reaching out for support is a sign of strength. I am a strong believer that every person already holds the key to improving their own life. They sometimes just need a trained listener to bring that inherent wisdom to the forefront. My personal joy and the reason I’m a therapist is that I enjoy people and I love to see clients grow, feel happier and develop confidence. I also believe that therapy should be short term and my goal is to work to put myself out of a job. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. We specialize in relationships. I have...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

Hello! I am licensed in California with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with many issues that affect their day to day enjoyment of life, including stress, anxiety, relationship issues, depressed mood, low self esteem, grief, and spirituality. 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 and I am here to support you in that process. I look forward to con...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, I am licensed in California and have 10 years of professional work experience. I am experienced in helping clients who are coping with addiction, family conflicts, low motivation, self esteem, confidence, and depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, intelligence, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and often leads to greater awareness and agency in our own lives. I look forward to meeting you!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in California with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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 - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in California with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & eating disorders. 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 - Walnut Creek, California (Walnut Creek, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

I am licensed in California with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Walnut Creek?

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 Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek or elsewhere in Contra Costa 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 Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek, 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 Walnut Creek, 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 94597 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 Walnut Creek:

94529, 94595, 94596, 94597, 94598

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.