Therapists in Orange County, California

Find the best therapists in Orange County. The therapists below specialize in treating a range of mental and emotional health concerns, including anxiety, depression, work stress, relationship issues, and trauma. They have been vetted by the Zencare team for offering high quality, clinically rigorous care.

758 Matching Therapists with Availability

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Jennifer Nguyen

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Autism spectrum disorder - Attachment issues - Anxiety - Depression - Race & cultural identity - Life transitions
Online only
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Annalise Oatman

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy - Creative blocks & writer's block - Women's issues - Spirituality & religion - Trauma - Depression
Online only
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Kailah Joy DeJurnett

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Peak performance - Life coaching - Medical professionals' mental health - Artists' mental health - Adjustment difficulties & disorders
Online only
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CBT-I & CBT PSYCHOTHERAPY

Group practice

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Anxiety - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Phobias & fears - Social anxiety - Panic attacks / panic disorder
Online only
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Justine Wright

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Anxiety - Depression - Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Life transitions - College & graduate student mental health - Identity development
 In-person & online
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Kelly Faust McCann

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Codependency - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Spirituality & religion - Women's issues - Life purpose & meaning
 In-person & online
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Simrin Jaglan

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Anxiety - Mindfulness - Eating disorders - Life changes - Self-esteem - Relationships
 In-person & online
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Jennifer Velazquez

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Adolescent mental health - Anxiety - Child mental health - Depression - Parenting
 In-person & online
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Ann E Goldman

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Relationship issues - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Chronic illness - Existential crisis & challenges - Medical professionals' mental health
 In-person & online
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Donald Campbell

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - Identity development - Emotion regulation - Life purpose & meaning
 In-person & online
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Kristen Kinsfogel

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Relationship issues - Social anxiety
 In-person & online
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Cheryl Farole-Roman

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Group Therapy - Support for Therapists - Medical professionals' mental health - Trauma - Sports psychology - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Varsha Panjabi

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Anxiety - Depression - Drug addiction & abuse - Life transitions - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Ariella Laura Baugh

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Spirituality & religion - Identity development - Trauma - Self-esteem - Anxiety - Loss, grief, and bereavement
 In-person & online
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Sydney Hensler

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Stress management - Life purpose & meaning
 In-person & online
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Sara Fakhraei

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Couples counseling - Family issues - Relationship issues - Self-esteem - Life coaching - Stress management
 In-person & online
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Samuel Dambrocia

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Anxiety - Trauma - Eating disorders & disordered eating - Stress management - Mood disorders - Panic attacks / panic disorder
 In-person & online
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Freedom Collective Therapy Group

Group practice

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Trauma - Abandonment issues
 In-person & online
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Orange County Health Psychologists, Inc.

Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Anxiety - Chronic illness - Aging related concerns - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Bliss Psychotherapy by Dr. Vakili Inc.

Group practice

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Anxiety - Depression - Couples counseling - ADHD - Trauma - Burnout
 In-person & online
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Jennifer C. Cohen

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Couples counseling - Relationship issues - Anxiety - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Chronic illness - Spirituality & religion
 In-person & online
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Restoration Therapy Group

Group practice

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Adolescent mental health - Child mental health - Couples counseling - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Brittany Hitt

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Anxiety - Depression - Eating disorders & disordered eating
 In-person & online
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Karl Stenske

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Adoption & foster care - Attachment issues - Depression - Trauma - Childhood trauma - Abandonment issues
 In-person & online
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Julie Chin

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Anxiety - Depression - Family issues - Relationship issues - Stress management - Mind-body connection
 In-person & online
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Vania Djavid

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Trauma - Childhood trauma - Depression - Anxiety - Binge eating disorder - Weight loss & management
 In-person & online
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Christina Ching

Therapist

Accepting clients from Orange County, California

Anxiety - Self-esteem - Existential crisis & challenges - Childhood trauma - Family issues - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Gabrielle Monet Aroz

Therapist

Waitlist

Attachment issues - Child mental health - Family issues - Parenting - Anxiety - Depression
 In-person & online
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Julie Kramer

Therapist

Waitlist

Trauma - Anxiety - Adolescent mental health - College & graduate student mental health - Dissociative disorders - LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
 In-person & online
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Mary Lawson

Therapist

Waitlist

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Trauma - Abandonment issues
 In-person & online

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FAQs about how to find a therapist in Orange County, California

How do I find a therapist in Orange County, California?

Find a therapist near you in Orange County, 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 therapist 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 therapist for you!

Does insurance cover therapy in Orange County, California?

Yes, most Orange County, 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 therapist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the therapist 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 therapist out-of-network in Orange County, 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 therapist in Orange County, California?

Therapists located in Orange County, California offer session fees from <$100/session. To find a therapist who meets your budget, filter by session fee on Zencare. Many therapists 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 Orange County, California. If you are struggling to pay for therapy, consider asking for a sliding scale, looking for an in-network therapist, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

How can I make an appointment with a therapist in Orange County, California?

Start your search for an appointment with a therapist in Orange County, California on Zencare. Many mental health professionals located in Orange County, California require clients to have an introductory call before booking a full appointment online. In this free call, the prospective therapist 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 therapist, 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 therapist, 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 therapist in Orange County, California who sees clients after hours?

Find a therapist who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many therapists in Orange County, 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 therapist in Orange County, California who offers in-person sessions?

Find a therapist who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many therapists in Orange County, 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 Orange County, 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 therapist 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 therapist in Orange County, California who offers online sessions?

Find a therapist who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most therapists in Orange County, 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 therapist, 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 Orange County, California therapist 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 therapist near Orange County, California without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

Where can I get mental health therapy in Orange County, California?

Start your search for mental health therapy in Orange County, California on Zencare. Many therapists 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 therapists to choose from in Orange County, 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 Orange County, California?

Start your search for a great therapist in Orange County, California on Zencare. First, consider any logistic limitations, like how far you are willing to travel outside of Orange County, 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 therapist: 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 Orange County, 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 therapist 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 Orange County, California?

There are many different kinds of mental health providers available in Orange County, 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 Orange County, 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 Orange County, California also offer specialized treatment services, like couples therapy, premarital counseling, and family therapy. While most Orange County, 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 therapist, 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 Orange County, California?

There are several options for paying for therapy in Orange County, 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 therapist in Orange County, 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 therapist 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.