Therapists in California — Zencare

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Katherine Alexandra Mancera

Katherine Alexandra Mancera

Therapist
Adolescent mental health Anxiety Communication issuesPerfectionismPregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental healthImposter syndrome

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Deanna  Olivas

Deanna Olivas

Therapist
4519 Admiralty Way
AnxietyDepressionRelationshipsPostpartum depressionLife transitions
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Felicia  Murrell

Felicia Murrell

Therapist
EntertainmentAnxiety Bipolar disorderAssertiveness Depression LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
Zencare Vetted

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Matthew  Shima

Matthew Shima

Therapist
Anxiety Depression TraumaSpirituality & religion Relationship issues Couples counseling
Zencare Vetted

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Deeper Than Color: Social Justice & Strength-Based Psychotherapy and Consulting

Deeper Than Color: Social Justice & Strength-Based Psychotherapy and Consulting

Group practice
Anxiety Depression LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics Life transitions Relationship issuesRacism, oppression, and discrimination
Zencare Vetted

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Charla  Afoa

Charla Afoa

Therapist
Anxiety Adjustment difficulties & disordersAssertivenessChildhood traumaClinical supervisionLife purpose & meaning
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Alexander  Dorsey

Alexander Dorsey

Therapist
Adolescent mental health Anxiety DepressionMen's healthParenting Trauma

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Georgina  Garay-Lozano

Georgina Garay-Lozano

Therapist
TraumaDepressionAnxietyChild mental healthFamily issuesRace & cultural identity
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Bay Area Marriage and Family Therapy

Bay Area Marriage and Family Therapy

Group practice
Couples counselingMarriage counselingFamily issuesPremarital counselingRace & cultural identityParenting
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Kentaro  Nakajima

Kentaro Nakajima

Therapist
ADHD Anxiety Depression Life transitions Relationship issuesEmotion regulation

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Anjuelle Denise Floyd

Anjuelle Denise Floyd

Therapist
Mother-Daughter IssuesTraumaAdjustment difficulties & disordersDreamsFather-Son IssuesParenting
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Kitty  McCormick

Kitty McCormick

Therapist
Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) Adjustment difficulties & disordersAnxiety DepressionEmotion regulationPanic attacks / panic disorder
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Tumini  Sekibo

Tumini Sekibo

Therapist
Parenting Trauma Anxiety Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
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Paula Azouri Glashausser

Paula Azouri Glashausser

Therapist
Couples counseling Relationship issuesPremarital counselingCommunication issues Anxiety Life transitions
Zencare Vetted

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Jacqueline  Benson

Jacqueline Benson

Therapist
Adolescent mental healthArtists' mental health Depression Anxiety Self harmRace & cultural identity
Zencare Vetted

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Jasmynn  Smith

Jasmynn Smith

Therapist
Anxiety Couples counseling Relationship issuesBorderline personality disorder Depression Trauma
Zencare Vetted

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Amy R Munroe

Amy R Munroe

Therapist
Anxiety Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental healthAdjustment difficulties & disorders Career counselingCollege & graduate student mental healthInfertility counseling
Zencare Vetted

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Rodrigo  Dasilva

Rodrigo Dasilva

Therapist
Drug addiction & abuse TraumaSex addiction LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics Anxiety Depression
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Gabrielle  Ducsay

Gabrielle Ducsay

Therapist
Anxiety Infertility counseling Life transitionsAdjustment difficulties & disordersShame
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Sophie  Davis-Cohen

Sophie Davis-Cohen

Therapist
Anxiety Depression Trauma Relationship issuesAdjustment difficulties & disorders Life transitions
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Daniel  Quintana

Daniel Quintana

Therapist
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topicsGender identity & transgender healthRace & cultural identityRacism, oppression, and discriminationMen's health

Accepting new clients online

Woodruff  Johnson

Woodruff Johnson

Therapist
10866 Washington Boulevard
AnxietyDepressionMindfulnessTrauma
Zencare Vetted

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Jazmin  Perez

Jazmin Perez

Therapist
Adjustment difficulties & disordersAnxiety Caregiver stress & supportMedical professionals' mental health DepressionPost-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Bharati  Patwardhan

Bharati Patwardhan

Therapist
TraumaAnxietyLoss and griefFamily issuesCultural adjustmentCollege & graduate student mental health
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Lila  Galustian

Lila Galustian

Therapist
Identity development Life transitionsSelf-esteemCreative blocks & writer's block Anxiety Borderline personality disorder
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Shira  Myrow

Shira Myrow

Therapist
1150 Yale Street
Couples counselingRelationship issuesCodependencyMindfulnessTraumaPremarital counseling
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Carol  Randolph

Carol Randolph

Therapist
AnxietyAdjustment difficulties & disordersRelationshipsMood disordersPost-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Life transitions
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Tessa  Barrows

Tessa Barrows

Therapist
Anxiety Clarity Breathwork Depression Life transitionsAdolescent mental healthDivorce & separation

Accepting new clients online

Anna  Kosoff

Anna Kosoff

Therapist
12304 Santa Monica Boulevard
AnxietyDepressionLife transitionsAdolescent mental healthChild mental healthStress management
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Nicholas  Hack

Nicholas Hack

Therapist
Childhood trauma Relationship issues Loss, grief, and bereavement Anxiety DepressionIdentity development
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FAQs about how to find a therapist in California

How do I find a therapist in California?

Find a therapist 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 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 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 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 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 California?

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 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 California?

Start your search for an appointment with a therapist 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 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 California who sees clients after hours?

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

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

Find a therapist who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most therapists 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 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 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 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. All 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 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 therapist 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 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 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 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 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 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 therapist 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 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.