LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics Therapists in California — Zencare

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics Therapists in California

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Find therapists that specialize in LGBTQIA, gender, or sexuality topics provide emotionally safe, comfortable spaces for clients to process through how their identity impacts their lives. They may discuss relationships and relationship dynamics, self-judgements or internalized shame, or dreams for the future in sessions. The following therapists have special expertise in LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics. They provide compassionate care and teach their clients how to enhance their self-love, increase their coping strategies, and set healthy boundaries in relationships.

145 Matching Therapists with Availability

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Deanna  Olivas

Deanna Olivas

Therapist
4519 Admiralty Way
AnxietyDepressionRelationshipsPostpartum depressionLife transitions
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

Vincent  Rozalski

Vincent Rozalski

Therapist
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Anxiety Depression
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Alison  Ferriera

Alison Ferriera

Therapist
Life transitionsRelationshipsAnxietyDepressionLoss and griefAdoption
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Accepting new clients online

Jacelyn  Bronte

Jacelyn Bronte

Therapist
Spirituality & religion Existential crisis & challengesLife purpose & meaningArtists' mental healthLife coachingAdjustment difficulties & disorders

Accepting new clients online

AthMindset

AthMindset

Group practice
Anxiety DepressionPeak performanceSports psychologyPerformance anxietyCollegiate Athlete
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Accepting new clients online

Liliya (Lily)  George

Liliya (Lily) George

Therapist
Couples counselingRelationship issuesDivorce & separationAnxietyWork stressLife transitions
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Accepting new clients online

Jeff A. Kleinberg

Jeff A. Kleinberg

Therapist
Anxiety Communication issues Depression Existential crisis & challengesPerfectionism Trauma
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Accepting new clients online

Jason  Sackett

Jason Sackett

Therapist
Medical professionals' mental health Work stress Career counseling Anxiety Mood disorders Trauma
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Accepting new clients online

Denise Marie Williams

Denise Marie Williams

Therapist
Racism, oppression, and discrimination Depression Anxiety TraumaEntrepreneur mental healthSelf-care
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Accepting new clients online

Jacob  Voogd

Jacob Voogd

Therapist
Anxiety Couples counseling DepressionDevelopmental disordersPost-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Mood disorders
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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

Barbara  Gani

Barbara Gani

Therapist
Adolescent mental health Anxiety Depression Life transitionsPregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health Relationship issues
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Raquel  Molina-Ravenna

Raquel Molina-Ravenna

Therapist
20300 Ventura Boulevard
AnxietyDepressionTraumaMindfulnessGrief and loss
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Damon  Dodge

Damon Dodge

Therapist
Men's health Life transitions Work stressSocial anxiety Depression LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person

David  Pincus

David Pincus

Therapist
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) Anxiety Couples counseling Existential crisis & challengesFamily issues
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Bernard  Douglas

Bernard Douglas

Therapist
1055 East Colorado Boulevard
Loss and griefLife transitionsAnxietySelf-esteemRelationshipsLGBTQIA topics
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Noa  Hamiel

Noa Hamiel

Therapist
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics Life transitions Anxiety Attachment issues Relationship issuesChronic illness
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Rodrigo  Dasilva

Rodrigo Dasilva

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

Accepting new clients online

Felicia  Murrell

Felicia Murrell

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

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Nadeshda  Hernandez

Nadeshda Hernandez

Therapist
1232 East Wardlow Road
MindfulnessRelationshipsCareer successSelf-esteem
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Kevin  Cornelius

Kevin Cornelius

Therapist
Anxiety Depression Relationship issuesHabits/AddictionsInsomnia & sleep issues
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Lynell  Weiss

Lynell Weiss

Therapist
AnxietyMindfulnessPerfectionismSelf-esteemLife transitionsStress management
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Latonya U. d. Sampson

Latonya U. d. Sampson

Therapist
Adolescent mental health Anxiety Couples counseling DepressionLife coachingChildhood trauma

Accepting new clients online

Eric  Pierce

Eric Pierce

Therapist
AnxietyDepressionTraumaAnxietyLife transitionsChronic illness
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

David J  Schlosz

David J Schlosz

Therapist
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topicsRecovery from Conversion TherapySpirituality & religionSex addictionIdentity developmentMen's health
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

True North Psychology

True North Psychology

Group practice
Anxiety Depression Life transitionsInsomnia & sleep issues LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Maggie  Wilhelm

Maggie Wilhelm

Therapist
Self-esteem Relationship issuesIdentity developmentCodependencyCommunication issues Life transitions
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Cynthia  Cohn

Cynthia Cohn

Therapist
Life transitions Couples counseling Anxiety Relationship issuesChildhood traumaIdentity development
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Jacqueline  Benson

Jacqueline Benson

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

Therapists located in 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 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.