Candice Anne Hershman

Candice Anne Hershman


Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, LCMFT Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online

I have a maximum amount of clients I take per day and regardless of available times. Please be advised that this may impact whether or not a particular time is available.

Updated June 23, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Codependency
  • Domestic violence
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Dr. Candice Hershman, LMFT, SEP specializes in treatment of trauma, substance misuse, codependency, and relational issues. Related focuses include domestic violence & abuse (physical, sexual, verbal, and emotional abuse), dual-diagnosis, attachment-related wounds, parenting support, aging challenges, grief and loss, self-esteem and identity exploration, anxiety, depression, PTSD, burnout, and compassion fatigue.

Dr. Hershman's approach is person-centered, attachment-based, and trauma-informed. The safety and comfort of the relationship is primary to Candice's approach, supporting all other individualized interventions. Candice is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner with over 10 years of ongoing training. Candice was interested in this approach due to its favorable outcomes with trauma treatment and holistic approach that attends not only to thoughts, but also physical and emotional dimensions of mental health. Candice integrates other tools into her work, including Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Dr. Hershman's first career was in Early Childhood Education working with both children and families, first as an educator and director of programs, and then as a child and family therapist. This experience informed her understanding of core adult issues across the lifespan into elder years and hospice. Candice continued her work with adults with chronic/acute mental health challenges as program director of an in-patient program. Candice gradually worked in partnership with addiction recovery programs on providing aftercare in private practice. Candice also worked for Napa County Alcohol & Drug Services in assessment and counseling of people in recovery where she found her trauma training to be of great benefit in refining understanding of addiction. Candice also has experience with case management and coordination of care with other providers.

Dr. Hershman offers telehealth services in California. She offers weekday sessions between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Message to clients

Confusion, shame, frustration, grief, hopelessness: these are just a few of the feelings that can come up for people trying to cope with trauma, chemical dependency, codependency, relational issues, & many other mental health challenges. People don't plan to develop addiction & codependency, have unhealthy relationships, or fall into a traumatic crisis. They want to get better, but it's harder than they expected. For some, it can be frightening & difficult knowing how to support loved ones who are having addiction & mental health challenges. They're doing their best, yet so often without the information & support that anyone would need to successfully handle unexpected setbacks. A cycle of self-blame & more problems are often the result. That's why people need kindness & well-informed care to rise above crises and manage their lives better. If any of this is relatable, I hope you reach out for a free 30-minute consultation.


Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those surviving a partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (60min)


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am to 5 pm
  • Tue 10 am to 5 pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 12 pm to 5 pm
  • Fri 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed


California: 50660



Client testimonials

"So far so good! I’m happy with my treatment right now"
- Zencare client • July 2023