Therapists in California — Zencare

Therapists in California

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553 Matching Therapists with Availability

Accepting new clients online

Jessica  Gallo

Jessica Gallo

Therapist
1150 Yale Street
Women’s mental healthPregnancy & postpartum mental healthYoung adult mental healthMindfulness practicesTraumaLife transitions
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Debbie  Ramirez

Debbie Ramirez

Therapist
8055 W Manchester Avenue
AnxietyDepressionMindfulnessTraumaRace & cultural identityParenting, including new parents
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

Dominique  Yarritu

Dominique Yarritu

Therapist
Anxiety Childhood trauma Couples counseling Life transitionsMood disorders Relationship issues
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Lori  Buelna

Lori Buelna

Therapist
Anxiety Caregiver stress & supportAging related concerns Depression Life transitions Loss, grief, and bereavement
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Rowan Octavia Lommel

Rowan Octavia Lommel

Therapist
Couples counseling Life transitions Loss, grief, and bereavementWomen's issuesLife purpose & meaningSelf-care
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

Ashley  Hamilton

Ashley Hamilton

Therapist
Trauma Anxiety Attachment issues Relationship issues DepressionSelf-esteem
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Deanna  Olivas

Deanna Olivas

Therapist
4519 Admiralty Way
AnxietyDepressionRelationshipsPostpartum depressionLife transitions
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Jacob  Kaminker

Jacob Kaminker

Therapist
Anxiety Depression Life transitions Relationship issuesSpirituality & religionArtists' mental health
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Chris  Chaffin

Chris Chaffin

Therapist
Communication issues Existential crisis & challenges LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics Life transitionsChildhood traumaLife purpose & meaning
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Johanna Helen Kelly

Johanna Helen Kelly

Therapist
AddictionAnxiety Childhood trauma Couples counselingDivorce & separationDomestic violence

Accepting new clients online

Barbara  Gani

Barbara Gani

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

Accepting new clients online

Philip  Gnaedig

Philip Gnaedig

Therapist
Relationship issues Depression Anxiety TraumaSelf-esteem Life transitions
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Haley  Myers

Haley Myers

Therapist
Anxiety DepressionFamily issuesParenting TraumaEmotion regulation
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Lizelle Anne  Cline

Lizelle Anne Cline

Therapist
Anxiety Depression Stress managementMen's healthSelf-esteem
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Brandon  Gross

Brandon Gross

Therapist
Anxiety Career counseling DepressionFamily issues Relationship issuesBurnout
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Farah  Yaghobi

Farah Yaghobi

Therapist
Couples counseling Addiction Anxiety Communication issuesSelf-EsteemConflict

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Simone  Kboudi

Simone Kboudi

Therapist
Anxiety Depression Existential crisis & challenges Life transitions Loss, grief, and bereavement Relationship issues

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Kirstin  Carl

Kirstin Carl

Therapist
Anxiety Attachment issues Depression Trauma Work stressAbandonment issues
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Kristen Victoria Portney

Kristen Victoria Portney

Therapist
Loss, grief, and bereavement Existential crisis & challengesSelf-doubtChildhood traumaPost Abortion CareAttachment issues
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Michael  Pierce

Michael Pierce

Therapist
2901 Ocean Park Boulevard
Men's healthCouples counselingTraumaPost-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Family issuesAnxiety
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 in-person & online

Sheri D. Keller

Sheri D. Keller

Therapist
AnxietyParentingMindfulnessLife transitionsAddiction Depression
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Julia M Schwab

Julia M Schwab

Therapist
Anxiety Attachment issues LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topicsGender identity & transgender health DepressionSelf-esteem

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Laurie Alison Moore

Laurie Alison Moore

Therapist
Women's issues Anxiety Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Depression Life transitions Trauma
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Julie  Remala-Hanley

Julie Remala-Hanley

Therapist
Women's issuesPregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health Eating disorders & disordered eating Addiction Depression Anxiety
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Brent David Chumpitazi

Brent David Chumpitazi

Therapist
Trauma Depression Anxiety Men's healthPeak performancePost-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Paul-Roy  Taylor

Paul-Roy Taylor

Therapist
Relationship issues Addiction Sexual health & dysfunctionDatingAdjustment difficulties & disorders LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Kamal  Ahmed

Kamal Ahmed

Therapist
Adolescent mental healthCollege & graduate student mental healthMen's healthAnxiety Relationship issuesFamily issues
Zencare Vetted

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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.