Therapists in California — Zencare

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Allegra  Parks

Allegra Parks

Therapist
AnxietyCouples counselingDepressionLGBTQIA and sexuality topicsLoss and griefMindfulness
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Jennifer  Campoy

Jennifer Campoy

Therapist
2904 Rowena Avenue
Mood disordersTraumaAdolescents mental healthParenting
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Sharon  Tan

Sharon Tan

Therapist
544 South Brea Boulevard
Perinatal mental healthAnxietyDepressionTraumaMindfulnessGrief
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Sharma  Bennett

Sharma Bennett

Therapist
520 South Sepulveda Boulevard
Life transitionsDepressionAnxietyRelationship issuesCareer counselingCouples counseling
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Myeisha  Brooks

Myeisha Brooks

Therapist
18075 Ventura Boulevard
TraumaAnxietyEating disordersLife transitionsWork/Life satisfactionPerinatal mental health
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Scheherazade Madan Collins

Scheherazade Madan Collins

Therapist
12304 Santa Monica Boulevard
Anxiety/Panic DisordersPsychophysiologyMindfulnessEating disordersADHDPeak Performance/Sport Psychology
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Monica  Blauner

Monica Blauner

Therapist
822 South Robertson Boulevard
RelationshipsDepressionAnxietyAddictionSelf-esteemTrauma
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Manuel  Manotas

Manuel Manotas

Therapist
TraumaAnxietyMindfulnessExistential crisisSomatic
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Michelle  Jauwena

Michelle Jauwena

Therapist
Anxiety Codependency Loss, grief, and bereavementRace & cultural identity Stress management Trauma
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Alecia  Greenlee

Alecia Greenlee

Psychiatrist
Women's issuesMedical professionals' mental healthRace & cultural identity Anxiety Mood disordersAttachment issues
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Angelica  Garcia Khorashadi

Angelica Garcia Khorashadi

Therapist
College & graduate student mental health Relationship issues Life transitionsTransition to new parenthood Anxiety Depression

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Nima  Saalabi

Nima Saalabi

Therapist
Race & cultural identity TraumaAttachment issuesIdentity developmentCultural adjustment Anxiety
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Justine  Wright

Justine Wright

Therapist
Anxiety DepressionAdjustment difficulties & disorders Life transitionsCollege & graduate student mental healthIdentity development
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Zamira  Pla

Zamira Pla

Therapist
Depression Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma Existential crisis & challengesAttachment issues
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Bedford  Palmer II

Bedford Palmer II

Therapist
Race & cultural identity Work stress Relationship issues Depression Anxiety Adjustment difficulties & disorders
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Sofia E Alonso

Sofia E Alonso

Therapist
ADHDAdolescent mental health Anxiety Self-esteem Depression
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Meredith Anne Freijo

Meredith Anne Freijo

Therapist
Anxiety Family issuesTransition to new parenthood Loss, grief, and bereavementWomen's issues Couples counseling
Zencare Vetted

Waitlist available online

Jessica  Watrous

Jessica Watrous

Therapist
Alcohol use disorder & addictionChronic illnessChronic painPost-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Insomnia & sleep issuesAdjustment difficulties & disorders

Accepting new clients online

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

Adrienne  Diggs

Adrienne Diggs

Therapist
Anxiety Depression Life transitions Loss, grief, and bereavementSelf-esteemSelf-care

Accepting new clients online

Lily Theresa Gatica

Lily Theresa Gatica

Therapist
Anxiety Life transitions Loss, grief, and bereavement Trauma Couples counselingFirst or Second Generation Hispanic/Latinx Adults
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Leslie  Campbell

Leslie Campbell

Therapist
Adoption & foster care Anxiety Bipolar disorder DepressionPost-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Trauma
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Donald  Byrd

Donald Byrd

Therapist
Addiction Anxiety Couples counseling Depression Life transitionsSelf-esteem
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Rob  Martin

Rob Martin

Therapist
ADHDAdolescent mental health Anxiety DepressionPsychotic disordersMood disorders
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Kamisha  Ford

Kamisha Ford

Therapist
Relationship issuesNonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink Sexual health & dysfunction Couples counseling Anxiety Depression
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Laurie Beth Richardson

Laurie Beth Richardson

Therapist
Adjustment difficulties & disorders Anxiety Depression Existential crisis & challenges Life transitions Relationship issues

Accepting new clients online

Cynthia Nicole Longino

Cynthia Nicole Longino

Therapist
AddictionAdjustment difficulties & disorders Anxiety Artists' mental health Stress management Trauma

Accepting new clients online

Karen  Lau

Karen Lau

Therapist
Anxiety Race & cultural identity Stress management TraumaComplex PTSD (C-PTSD)Imposter syndrome
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Veronica  Swink-Williams

Veronica Swink-Williams

Therapist
Couples counseling Life transitionsPremarital counseling Relationship issues TraumaChildhood trauma
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Sean  Chatmon

Sean Chatmon

Therapist
Anxiety Couples counseling DepressionPost-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) TraumaEmotion regulation
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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.