Therapists in California

Find the best therapists in California. The therapists below specialize in treating a range of mental and emotional health concerns, including anxiety, depression, work stress, relationship issues, and trauma. They have been vetted by the Zencare team for offering high quality, clinically rigorous care.

772 Matching Therapists with Availability

Jessica  Foley's profile picture
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Jessica Foley

Therapist

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Anxiety - Pregnancy & postpartum mental health - Life transitions - Relationships - Trauma - Sexual health & dysfunction
Online only
Michele  Conklin's profile picture
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Michele Conklin

Therapist

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Trauma - Anxiety - Depression - Relationship issues - Couples counseling - Artists' mental health
Online only
Kristel  Carrington's profile picture
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Kristel Carrington

Psychiatrist

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Anxiety - Depression - ADHD - Bipolar disorder - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Addiction
Online only
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Brooke Finley

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Addiction - Codependency - Personality disorders - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Mood disorders - Mind-body connection
Online only
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True Counseling Services, PLLC

Group practice

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Chronic illness - Depression - Trauma - Weight loss & management - Women's issues
Online only
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Kaci Schmitt

Therapist

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Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Anxiety - Women's issues - College & graduate student mental health - Work stress - Self-esteem
Online only
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Erin Hartley

Therapist

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Anxiety - Depression - Self-esteem - Abandonment issues - Life transitions - Work stress
Online only
Caitlin  Weber's profile picture
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Caitlin Weber

Therapist

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Anxiety - Stress management - Women's issues - Life transitions - Adjustment difficulties & disorders
Online only
Gabrielle Monet Aroz's profile picture
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Gabrielle Monet Aroz

Therapist

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Attachment issues - Child mental health - Family issues - Parenting - Anxiety - Depression
 In-person & online
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Melissa Q. Pollock

Therapist

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Anxiety - Eating disorders & disordered eating - Life transitions - Depression - Existential crisis & challenges - Perfectionism
Online only
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Mason Lewerenz

Therapist

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Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Anxiety - Gender identity & transgender health - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Social anxiety - Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink
Online only
Tristin Lynne Victor's profile picture
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Tristin Lynne Victor

Therapist

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Anxiety - Couples counseling - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Trauma
Online only
Julie  Kramer's profile picture
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Julie Kramer

Therapist

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Trauma - Anxiety - Adolescent mental health - College & graduate student mental health - Dissociative disorders - LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
 In-person & online
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Mary Lawson

Therapist

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Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Trauma - Abandonment issues
 In-person & online
Melissa Ann True's profile picture
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Melissa Ann True

Therapist

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Depression - Infertility counseling - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Relationship issues - Mood disorders
Online only
Ever After Individual and Family Therapy's profile picture
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Ever After Individual and Family Therapy

Group practice

Accepting clients from California

Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Substance abuse - Work stress
Online only
Miranda  Young's profile picture
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Miranda Young

Therapist

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Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Family issues - Gender identity & transgender health - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Childhood trauma - Dating
 In-person & online
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Happy Apple

Group practice

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Anxiety - Depression - Couples counseling - Trauma - LGBTQ topics - Teen counseling
Online only
Elizabeth  Shouse's profile picture
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Elizabeth Shouse

Therapist

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Anxiety - Panic - Phobias - Depression - Chronic pain - Mindfulness
 In-person & online
Stella  Zweben Samuel's profile picture
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Stella Zweben Samuel

Therapist

Waitlist

Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Stress management - College students and young adult mental health - Couples counseling
 In-person & online
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Phoenix Rising Centers

Group practice

Accepting clients from California

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Medical professionals' mental health - Couples counseling - College & graduate student mental health - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
Online only
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Katherine Smith

Therapist

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Psychoanalysis - Couples counseling - Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Trauma
In-person only

751-772 of 772 providers who match your search criteria

31 Matching Therapists with No Availability

The following providers who match your search criteria in your area are currently not accepting new clients:

Marisa  Patel's profile picture
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Marisa Patel

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Stress management - Self Exploration and Growth - Adolescent mental health
 In-person & online
Natasha  Vand's profile picture
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Natasha Vand

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Communication issues - Relationship issues - Trauma - Mood disorders - Emotion regulation - Mind-body connection
 In-person & online
Patricia  Ann Judd's profile picture
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Patricia Ann Judd

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Aging related concerns - Stepfamily/Blended Family Issues - Trauma - Attachment issues
Online only
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Haroon Burhanullah

Psychiatrist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Depression - Bipolar disorder - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Panic attacks / panic disorder - Memory disorder and Alzheimer's disease
Online only
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Stacy Reger

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Chronic illness - Aging related concerns - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Neuropsychological testing - Psychological evaluations & testing
 In-person & online
Emily Pyle Eccles's profile picture
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Emily Pyle Eccles

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Identity development - Trauma - Emotion regulation - Life purpose & meaning - Climate anxiety
 In-person & online
Hadil  Penalvert's profile picture
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Hadil Penalvert

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Child mental health - Depression - Domestic violence - Parenting - Trauma
Online only
Tamara Joy Lipton's profile picture
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Tamara Joy Lipton

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Life transitions - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
Christine  Lillja's profile picture
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Christine Lillja

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

College & graduate student mental health - Trauma - Suicidal ideation - Life transitions - Depression - Anxiety
 In-person & online
Stephanie  Souza's profile picture
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Stephanie Souza

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Depression - Existential crisis & challenges - Relationship issues - Sexual health & dysfunction - Insomnia & sleep issues
Online only
Talyn  Olguin's profile picture
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Talyn Olguin

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Family issues - Adolescent mental health - Anxiety - Depression - Young adult mental health - Eating disorders & disordered eating
 In-person & online
Hayley  Miller's profile picture
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Hayley Miller

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Attachment issues - Body image - Dissociative disorders - Eating disorders & disordered eating - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
 In-person & online
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Linda Dunbar Robertson

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Couples counseling - Premarital counseling
 In-person & online
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Seguin Spear

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Care-givers and loved ones - End-of-life support for patients - Chronic illness - Existential challenges - Loss and grief - Building emotional resilience
Online only
Brittany  Bronson's profile picture
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Brittany Bronson

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Infertility - Trauma - Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Grief and loss
 In-person & online
Hillary  Howard's profile picture
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Hillary Howard

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Parenting - Burnout - Medical professionals' mental health - ADHD - Loss, grief, and bereavement
 In-person & online
Alice  Greene's profile picture
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Alice Greene

Psychiatrist (Medication Only)

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Depression - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - ADHD - Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Postpartum depression
Online only
Lifespan: A Center for Family Psychological Services's profile picture

Lifespan: A Center for Family Psychological Services

Group practice

Not accepting new clients

ADHD - Anxiety - Autism spectrum disorder - Depression - Trauma - Psychological evaluations & testing
 In-person & online
Jasmynn  Abernathy's profile picture
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Jasmynn Abernathy

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Relationship issues - Couples counseling - Trauma - Anxiety - Burnout - Borderline personality disorder
 In-person & online
Mia Freund Walker's profile picture
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Mia Freund Walker

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Communication issues - Depression - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Parenting
 In-person & online
Ana Gabriela Hinshaw's profile picture
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Ana Gabriela Hinshaw

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Stress management - Mood disorders - Trauma - Communication issues - Anxiety - Depression
Online only
Bonnie  Mark's profile picture
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Bonnie Mark

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Trauma - Couples counseling - College mental health - Depression - Anxiety - Parenting
Online only
Krystina  Jones's profile picture
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Krystina Jones

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Adolescent mental health - Child mental health - Parenting - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Mood disorders - Childhood trauma
Online only
Lindsay  Elizondo's profile picture
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Lindsay Elizondo

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Women’s mental health - Young adult mental health - Relationships - Loss and grief - Spirituality & religion - Anxiety
Online only
Genia  Young's profile picture
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Genia Young

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Artists' mental health - Depression - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Clinical supervision
 In-person & online
Libby  Muney's profile picture
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Libby Muney

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Chronic pain - Couples counseling - Relationship issues - Stress management - Mind-body connection
 In-person & online
Kesia  Fields's profile picture
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Kesia Fields

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Depression - Spirituality & religion - Trauma - Life purpose & meaning
 In-person & online
Dana  Siperstein's profile picture
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Dana Siperstein

Psychiatrist (Medication Only)

Not accepting new clients

College mental health - Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Social Anxiety Disorder - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement
Online only
Malinda A Bilbrey's profile picture
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Malinda A Bilbrey

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Trauma
Online only
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Michael J Matthews

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Bipolar disorder - Existential crisis & challenges - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Suicidal ideation - Mood disorders - Climate anxiety
 In-person & online
Hilary  Hancock's profile picture
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Hilary Hancock

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Attachment issues - Complex trauma (C-PTSD) - Couples counseling - Depression - Mindfulness
Online only

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. Many 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.