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Ellen Suski

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello. I am a licensed social worker in California. I began practicing in the mental health/behavioral health field in 2011. I originally was licensed in Maryland in 2015 but then returned to California in 2016. Since starting in the field, I have worked with individuals ranging in age from 4 years old to 75 years old; most experience working with individuals between the ages of 10 and 35. I have experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness, depression, anxiety, parenting problems, and relationship issues. My experience also involves working with individuals in the foster care, child welfare, and probation systems. My approach to providing counseling is starting where the client is at. It is important for me to make my clients feel as though they are being heard and not talked at. This approach allows for me to individualize your counseling based upon your current needs as well as your future desires. It allows me to identify a treatment goal that is realistic for where you are currently at. With that said, my goal in being a counselor, is to assist my clients in meeting their identified treatment needs. I am flexible and willing to do whatever I need to do to assist you and help you in any way that I can. Per Terms and Conditions of Better Help, I am unable to write letters of any form or perform any formal evaluations/assessments. The following is from the Terms and Conditions: "The platform is not intended for the provisions of clinical diagnosis requiring an in-person evaluation and you should not use it if you need any official documentation or approvals for purposes such as, but not limited to, court-ordered counseling or emotional service dog certification. It is also not intended for any information regarding which drugs or medical treatment may be appropriate for you, and you should disregard any such advice if delivered through the platform." If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Ellen

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Dr. Laura Thoreson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Counselor License Type(s): PsyD,MTh
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Thank you for taking the time to review my profile! I am honored to be a part of the BetterHelp therapist site. There are many talented therapists to choose from and this decision is an important one. Hopefully the information provided below will help your decision making process. I earned a doctorate in clinical psychology and a masters in theology. My education and clinical experiences have introduced me to a crucial question: what does it mean to be human? Being human incorporates emotions, behaviors, thoughts, spirituality, relationships, and physical health. It is impossible to divorce these aspects of humanity from each other, although at times it may appear desirable to do so. Growing in understanding of how these pieces of humanity interact and impact each other is important in improving: stress management, communication and interaction with loved ones, pain management, adjusting to life changes, grieving, identity development, and personal growth. The training and professional experience I have received focuses in 3 areas: health and clinical psychology, and spirituality. Health: chronic pain, insomnia, hypersomnia, fatigue, weight loss, medication/ treatment compliance, and cancer diagnosis/treatment. Clinical: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, change/transition, stress management, marital/couples concerns, identity changes, and body image concerns. Spirituality: understanding the role of suffering, seeking renewal in spiritual journey, desiring spiritual community, pursuing an intimate spiritual relationship, healing from spiritual community wounds, and spiritual practices/disciplines. I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and come alongside you in your pursuit of support, growth, and transformation!

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Margaretta Reyolds

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a marriage and family therapist. I work with children, families, couples and adults for more than 25 years. I am friendly, warm and down-to- earth. I am skilled in delivering Christian Faith Base Counseling. I specialized in working with trauma, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, anger management, drug counseling and most mental health difficulties. I used evidence base interventions and employed current scientific findings to generate quick relief from symptoms. I provide support and understanding. I specialized in using CBT to help people change their thinking patterns in order for them to be successful. I can assist in helping to find solutions, answers, and some directions in life. I can provide a healing place to unlock your strength. Communicate feelings more effectively overcome struggles and become your own personal problem solver. Can provide a therapeutic relationship tailored to meet your needs.

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Stefan Bain

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello. My name is Stefan Bain and I am a Clinical Therapist (MSW, LCSW, MPH, CST/Certified Sex Therapist) with over 30 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. Educated at UC Berkeley and Stanford University, and licensed for practice in multiple states. My therapy practice is primarily focused on men, helping men achieve wholeness and wellness. Men's issues with which I work include the following: Anger management, addiction, trauma, infidelity, parenting, loss, grief, aging, mental illness, relationships, career transitions, stress, and sex/ sexuality (including intimacy issues, performance issues, sexual identity exploration, healing from sexual trauma, porn addiction, and gender issues). My therapy style is warm and interactive and my therapeutic approaches are based on best-practice and are evidence-based. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. One of the main goals of therapy is to provide you with the tools you will need to be successful long after treatment ends; therapy is just one step in your total wellness; the goal is to be whole; however you define it.

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Josie Dameyer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
AddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Jacqueline Rafter

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW,CAADC
LGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementADHD
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I work with clients with a wide range of concerns including people please, low self-esteem, traumatic relationships with partners or parents, ADHD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger management difficulties, career challenges and adjusting to major life changes. This includes people who have experienced physical trauma, emotional abuse or sexual abuse. My counseling style is non-judgmental, warm, interactive, direct and empowering. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I use Inner Child Healing work, EMDR techniques and Cognitive Behavioral therapy as my priary techniques for healing. I teach skills for managing difficulties until those difficulties can be resolved. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to acknowledge there is room or need for change, seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.. My office is located in Michigan, and My hours are generally Monday through Friday 6a-4p EST. Please take note that I am physically located in Michigan, and licenced in MI, IN and CA. If you are in PST time zone, please make sure you are confirming AM, or PM when you schedule your appointments. My availablity is at times flexible, I offer sessions 6am - 4p est daily, and tuesdays and Thursdays I am able to offer sessions until 7p est. If you are in CA and requier evening sessions, you will want to switch therapists, as I am not able to offer sessions after 1p in California on MWF, and after 4p on Tuesday and Thursday. I look forward to working with you!

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Robert Lizardy

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed LMFT in both California and Oregon with 7 years of professional work experience. 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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Ruth Larsen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in California with over 20 years experience working with child welfare services. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & coping with life changes. 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.

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Marian Spivey

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
40 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in California with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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William Latta

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CA
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
60 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in California with 60 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I apply many different psychological modalities ranging from psychoanalytic, behavioral, gestalt, bioenergetics, trauma, and attachment therapy to help the client obtain their goals. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My style is informal and casual to encourage an easy back-and-forth dialogue. I believe that the body is an important part of any communication, therefore I do video sessions. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life is an act of courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Yucaipa

Finding the best therapist close by in Yucaipa can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Yucaipa that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Yucaipa. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Yucaipa, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Yucaipa region and in the state of California. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Yucaipa or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Yucaipa area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Yucaipa therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Yucaipa, elsewhere in San Bernardino, or in the greater state of California.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Yucaipa area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Yucaipa therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Yucaipa due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Yucaipa may not take health insurance, some 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 a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of California you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Yucaipa online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Yucaipa, California working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from Yucaipa psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Yucaipa above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Yucaipa helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Yucaipa therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Yucaipa therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Yucaipa?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Yucaipa therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Yucaipa therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Yucaipa therapy is having an understanding, 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 Yucaipa 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 may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in CA, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 92399 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Yucaipa counselor?

Before seeing your Yucaipa therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Yucaipa.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists 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 feedback and advice from a therapist. A Yucaipa licensed clinical social worker 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 with a Yucaipa counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Yucaipa, California can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Yucaipa has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

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