Premarital Counselors in California

Find the best premarital counselors in California. Below are premarital counselors who specialize in supporting partners in a relationship to understand each others’ values, traditions, and goals going into a marriage. While some premarital counselors offer Pre-Cana (the marriage preparation that couples who will be married in a Catholic church must go through), most premarital counselors offer secular counseling and premarital support. They have been vetted by the Zencare team for offering high quality, clinically rigorous care.

136 Matching Premarital Counselors with Availability

Jennifer  Kashani's profile picture
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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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Lily Ambrose Petroff

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Attachment issues - Existential crisis & challenges - Race & cultural identity - Spirituality & religion - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Paula Azouri Glashausser

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Couples counseling - Relationship issues - Premarital counseling - Communication issues - Anxiety - Life transitions
 In-person & online
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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Jessica Gillespie

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Depression - Eating disorders - Trauma - Couples counseling - Family therapy
 In-person & online
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Caroline Kalai

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Couples counseling - Depression - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Mindfulness
 In-person & online
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Family Matters Counseling Services

Pre-Licensed Professional

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Life transitions - Trauma - Clinical supervision
 In-person & online
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My Mental Climb

Group practice

Accepting clients from California

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Body image - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Mind-body connection - Relationship issues
Online only
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Alina Gorgorian

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Depression - Anxiety - Emotional dysregulation - Anger management - Relationship issues - Executive coaching
 In-person & online
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Nathan Ely

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Trauma - Mind-body connection
 In-person & online
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Diana Benjamin

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Addiction - Anxiety - Couples counseling - Eating disorders & disordered eating - Creative blocks & writer's block - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Enamory

Group practice

Accepting clients from California

Couples counseling - Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Relationship issues - Sexual health & dysfunction - Infidelity
Online only
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Marva Prag

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Aging related concerns - Depression - Relationship issues - Childhood trauma
 In-person & online
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Kate M. Grogan

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Depression - Relationships - Life transitions - Family issues - Trauma
 In-person & online
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The Halliday Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness

Pre-Licensed Professional

Accepting clients from California

Adolescent mental health - Forensic psychology - Learning disabilities - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Psychological evaluations & testing - Mood disorders
 In-person & online
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Joshua Ramirez

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Communication issues - Couples counseling - Depression - Assertiveness - Loneliness
 In-person & online
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Gemas Psychotherapy and Counseling Services

Group practice

Accepting clients from California

ADHD - Anxiety - Bipolar disorder - Depression - Relationship issues - Trauma
 In-person & online
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COPE Psychological Center

Group practice

Accepting clients from California

Addiction - Anxiety - Chronic pain - Couples counseling - Depression - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Jennifer Flores

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Depression - Trauma - Couples counseling - Work stress - Burnout
 In-person & online
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The Beverly Hills Therapy Group

Group practice

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Depression - Multi-cultural therapy - Motherhood - Addiction - Sex & relationship counseling
 In-person & online
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Bonnie Saland

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - Existential crisis & challenges - Life transitions - Spirituality & religion
 In-person & online
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Tara Gilmaher

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Artists' mental health - Communication issues - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink - Life purpose & meaning
 In-person & online
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Shakti Therapy & Healing Therapy

Group practice

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Race & cultural identity - Life purpose & meaning - Relationship issues - Artists' mental health - Loss, grief, and bereavement
 In-person & online
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Rodman Walsh

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Addiction - Anxiety - Depression - Relationship issues - Trauma - Self-esteem
 In-person & online
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Alexandra Block

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Adoption & foster care - Anxiety - Chronic pain - Couples counseling - Panic attacks / panic disorder - Sensitivity
 In-person & online
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Ruth Robles

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Avni Panchal

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - Life transitions - Race & cultural identity - Trauma
Online only
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Linda Marie Snell

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Attachment issues - Codependency - Life transitions - Emotion regulation - Mood disorders
 In-person & online
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Deborah Helt

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Depression - Gender identity - Sexuality - Trauma - Couples counseling
 In-person & online
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Ryan Forsell

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Couples counseling - Relationship issues - Existential crisis & challenges - Life transitions - Childhood trauma - Men's issues
 In-person & online

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FAQs about how to find a premarital counselor in California

How do I find a premarital counselor in California?

Find a premarital counselor 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 premarital counselor 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 premarital counselor 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 premarital counselor is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the premarital counselor 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 premarital counselor 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 premarital counselor in California?

Many premarital counselors 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 premarital counselor, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

How can I make an appointment with a premarital counselor in California?

Start your search for an appointment with a premarital counselor 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 premarital counselor 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 premarital counselor, 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 premarital counselor, 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 premarital counselor in California who sees clients after hours?

Find a premarital counselor who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many premarital counselors 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 premarital counselor in California who offers in-person sessions?

Find a premarital counselor who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many premarital counselors 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 premarital counselor 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 premarital counselor in California who offers online sessions?

Find a premarital counselor who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most premarital counselors 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 premarital counselor, 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 premarital counselor 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 premarital counselor 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 premarital counselors 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 premarital counselors 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 premarital counselor 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 premarital counselor: 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 premarital counselor 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 premarital counselor, 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 premarital counselor 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 premarital counselor 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.