Online Child Psychologists in California

Find online child psychologists in California. Online appointments with child psychologists can offer the great convenience of accessing care from the comfort of your home or workplace. It also increases the pool of child psychologists that you can choose from, as you can see any child psychologist who is licensed in the state you live in. This can especially be helpful if you are having difficulty finding local in-person therapists who take your health insurance or are within your therapy budget. Online sessions through a secure video platform are an effective way to have therapy, and studies have proven them to be just as impactful as in-person sessions.

21 Matching Child Psychologists with Availability

Deeper Than Color: Social Justice & Strength-Based Psychotherapy and Consulting's profile picture
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Deeper Than Color: Social Justice & Strength-Based Psychotherapy and Consulting

Group practice

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Racism, oppression, and discrimination
 In-person & online
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ProWellness Academy

Pre-Licensed Professional

Accepting clients from California

Addiction - Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Anxiety - Child mental health - College & graduate student mental health - Depression
 In-person & online
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Erica Rozmid

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Depression - Borderline personality disorder - Selective Mutism - ADHD - Perinatal Mental Health- Loss
 In-person & online
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Karen Barbi

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Self-esteem - Stress management - ADHD - Adolescent mental health - Life coaching
 In-person & online
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Evan Sola

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Depression - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Suicidal ideation - Ketamine Assisted Therapy
 In-person & online
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Shannon C Mong

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Relationships and Attachment - Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health - Neurological & Learning Differences - Parenting - Life transitions - Caregiver stress & support
Online only
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Kentaro Nakajima

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

ADHD - Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Emotion regulation
Online only
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Lesley Stahl

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

ADHD - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Anxiety - Depression - Adolescent mental health - Chronic Tic Disorder/Tourettes
 In-person & online
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Willowbrooks Behavioral Health

Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow

Accepting clients from California

ADHD - Autism spectrum disorder - Child mental health - Couples counseling - Existential crisis & challenges - Life transitions
Online only
Jacqueline  Benson's profile picture
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Jacqueline Benson

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Adolescent mental health - Artists' mental health - Depression - Anxiety - Self harm - Race & cultural identity
Online only
Benjamin  Hamburger's profile picture
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Benjamin Hamburger

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Academic challenges - ADHD - Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - Neuropsychological testing
 In-person & online
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Jennifer Kashani

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Relationships - Career counseling - Depression - Anxiety - Trauma - Work stress
 In-person & online
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Relucent Psychology Group

Group practice

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Depression - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Relationship issues - Psychological evaluations & testing - Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink
 In-person & online
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NOCD - Therapists for OCD

Group practice

Accepting clients from California

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Online only
CAYA Care Clinic's profile picture
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CAYA Care Clinic

Group practice

Accepting clients from California

ADHD - Anxiety - Chronic illness - Depression - Insomnia & sleep issues - Trauma
Online only
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Orange County Health Psychologists, Inc.

Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Chronic illness - Aging related concerns - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Trauma
 In-person & online
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San Diego Therapy Center

Group practice

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Career counseling - Depression - Life transitions - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Stress management
 In-person & online
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Lindsay MacMaster

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

ADHD - Anxiety - Child mental health - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Parenting
 In-person & online
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Merit Psychology Group, A Professional Psychology Corporation

Group practice

Accepting clients from California

Child mental health - Divorce & separation - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Neuropsychological testing - Psychological evaluations & testing - Stepfamily/Blended Family Issues
 In-person & online
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Burns Virtual Psychological Solutions

Group practice

Accepting clients from California

Psychological evaluations & testing - Autism spectrum disorder - Social Skills - Developmental disorders - Speech and Language Therapy - Yoga and Mindfulness
Online only
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Elisa Fuller

Therapist

Waitlist

Anxiety - Depression - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Stress management - Childhood trauma
 In-person & online

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FAQs about how to find a child psychologist in California

How do I find a child psychologist in California?

Find a child psychologist near you in California on Zencare. Narrow your search by using filters like insurance, therapy budget specialty, and provider identity. Mental health professionals on Zencare are vetted for their extensive experience treating individual adults, children and adolescents, as well as couples and families. Explore each potential child psychologist profile to learn more about their specialties, and watch an introductory video to get a sense of their personality. Book a free initial call to find the right child psychologist for you!

Does insurance cover therapy in California?

Yes, most California health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover therapy. However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. If the child psychologist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the child psychologist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee at the time of therapy session. If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a child psychologist out-of-network in California. If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. Note that services designed to treat topics which are not diagnosed mental health conditions, such as couples counseling and life coaching, are not typically covered by health insurance. The potential mental health provider must also be a licensed therapist in your state for the insurance company to cover services.

How do I find an affordable child psychologist in California?

Many child psychologists offer a sliding scale, or a range of session fees based on financial need to clients who would not otherwise be able to afford typical therapy rates in California. If you are struggling to pay for therapy, consider asking for a sliding scale, looking for an in-network child psychologist, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

How can I make an appointment with a child psychologist in California?

Start your search for an appointment with a child psychologist in California on Zencare. Many mental health professionals located in California require clients to have an introductory call before booking a full appointment online. In this free call, the prospective child psychologist will ask about your goals for treatment, and make sure that their skills, specialized training, and scope of private practice are a match for your mental health issues. At the same time, you should assess if you feel comfortable talking with the child psychologist, as studies show that the most important determinant of successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. After an initial call, you’ll typically be given the option to book an appointment with the child psychologist, or continue your search if it’s not a good fit. At the initial session, you’ll likely discuss the therapeutic process and determine goals for your personal growth. Common therapy goals include learning effective coping strategies to deal with negative feelings, increasing self-awareness, and gaining a deeper understanding and insight into relationship patterns.

How can I find a child psychologist in California who sees clients after hours?

Find a child psychologist who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many child psychologists in California offer appointments outside of traditional business hours. Simply filter by Office Hours under More Filters to choose the time of day that works best for you, whether that be early morning before work, in the evenings, or even over the weekend. After hours sessions are a good option for busy individuals, couples, and families dealing with hectic schedules and who need a flexible option for their mental health care.

How do I find a child psychologist in California who offers in-person sessions?

Find a child psychologist who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many child psychologists in California have resumed offering in-person sessions; you can filter by “In-Person” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for in-office sessions. You can also search by map to find providers in California near you. While some clients prefer in-person sessions because they offer a safe, neutral ground for the session to take place, for the widest range of child psychologist options, consider expanding your search to also include providers licensed in your state who offer telehealth, or therapy sessions via remote video call.

How do I find a child psychologist in California who offers online sessions?

Find a child psychologist who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most child psychologists in California continue to offer appointments online; you can filter by “Online” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for teletherapy sessions. In order to see a child psychologist, they must be licensed to provide online sessions to clients living in your state. Online therapy is different from text therapy, or asynchronous therapy; online therapy offers the same consistent relationship with a local California child psychologist that an in-person session would, with sessions taking place via phone or a video sessions through a secure teletherapy platform. Online therapy sessions are a convenient way to find a child psychologist near California without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

Where can I get mental health therapy in California?

Start your search for mental health therapy in California on Zencare. Many child psychologists are quality-vetted for excellence in clinical care. When you’re struggling with your mental health, it might be time to seek professional support in the form of counseling services, couples therapy, or psychiatric medication management. There are a wide range of private practice child psychologists to choose from in California; consider narrowing your search by criteria like insurance carrier, therapy budget, specialty, or provider identity to find a great fit!

How can I start therapy in California?

Start your search for a great child psychologist in California on Zencare. First, consider any logistic limitations, like how far you are willing to travel outside of California or if you are open to online sessions with a local provider. Also consider how much your therapy budget is, and when you are available for therapy. Then, make a list of priorities for your ideal child psychologist: do they match your identity, or have expertise in a specific area like anxiety or depression? There is no one reason to start therapy; many individuals in California go see a therapist when they need help to move forward through a difficult time, cope with symptoms of a mental illness such as a mood disorder, navigate life transitions, process relationship difficulties or improve their behavioral health. Use your priorities to filter on Zencare by insurance, speciality, and availability. Look through a few provider profiles to find the child psychologist you might click with, watch their introductory videos, and book a free call to find a great personal fit!

What kinds of mental health providers are available in California?

There are many different kinds of mental health providers available in California, including psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health counselors. As long as the provider is licensed in your state, the factor that matters most to therapy outcomes is the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship you build with your therapist. Common types of therapy provided in California include cognitive therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and insight-oriented therapies like psychodynamic therapy. Other providers offer a blend of techniques for a more interpersonal, holistic approach. Some mental health therapists in California also offer specialized treatment services, like couples therapy, premarital counseling, and family therapy. While most California providers are qualified to treat general challenges, like depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem, for concerns such as substance abuse, personality disorders, and eating disorders, consider seeking expert care. Together with your child psychologist, you’ll build a treatment plan that addresses your reasons for seeking therapy and monitor progress toward your wellness goals and overall well being.

How does paying for therapy work in California?

There are several options for paying for therapy in California. For many people, the most affordable way to seek mental health services is to look for a provider who is in-network with your insurance. Due to high demand and low availability, in-network providers often have long waitlists; to widen your options and start therapy sooner, you might also consider looking for an out-of-network provider. When you see an out-of-network child psychologist in California, you can ask for a sliding scale if you are unable to afford their typical session fees, or seek reimbursement from your insurance company if you have a PPO or POS plan. For clients who have an insurance plan with a high deductible and low medical costs, therapy costs are often comparable when you see a child psychologist in- or out-of-network. While paying for therapy can be a substantial investment, it’s also a great way to improve relationships, boost self-esteem, address symptoms of mental illness, and ultimately live a happier, more self-directed life.