Life Purpose & Meaning Therapists in California — Zencare

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Life Purpose & Meaning Therapists in California

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Finding life purpose and meaning is an important goal for many: without it, individuals may go through daily life feeling unfulfilled. Others struggle to make meaning out of their experiences and feel stuck, lost, or disconnected from themselves. This may result in anxiety, perfectionism, depression, or a deep sense of loneliness. Without a clear life purpose, some people struggle to feel motivated.

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Damon  Dodge

Damon Dodge

Therapist
7083 Hollywood Boulevard
Anxiety Social anxiety Depression Work stress Life transitions LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Christy  Merriner

Christy Merriner

Therapist
5478 Wilshire Boulevard
Therapy for creatives and artistsCareer counselingAnxietyADHDLife transitionsStress management
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Barbara  Waldman

Barbara Waldman

Therapist
1313 Foothill Boulevard
Adolescent mental healthADHDParenting-single parentingLife transitions
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Jessica  Borushok

Jessica Borushok

Therapist
Anxiety Insomnia & sleep issues Stress managementBinge eating disorderPhysical wellnessAdjustment difficulties & disorders
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Michelle  Pettengill

Michelle Pettengill

Therapist
Couples counselingSelf-careLife coachingGeneralized Anxiety
Zencare Vetted

Waitlist available online

Tracy  Chang

Tracy Chang

Therapist
Anxiety Depression Stress management Existential crisis & challenges Life transitions Loss, grief, and bereavement
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Jesse  Kauffman

Jesse Kauffman

Therapist
ADHDIdentity development Anxiety Work stress
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Linda  Hoffman

Linda Hoffman

Therapist
Artists' mental health Existential crisis & challengesIdentity development Relationship issues TraumaPeak performance
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Jacelyn  Bronte

Jacelyn Bronte

Therapist
Spirituality & religion Existential crisis & challengesLife purpose & meaningArtists' mental healthLife coaching

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Alison  Iwaskow

Alison Iwaskow

Therapist
Couples counselingLife purpose & meaningAnxiety Spirituality & religion Relationship issuesPsychedelic Integration
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Amie  Dean

Amie Dean

Therapist
Anxiety Life coachingChildhood trauma Relationship issuesImposter syndromeLife purpose & meaning
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Alexandra  Gulbis

Alexandra Gulbis

Therapist
Existential crisis & challenges TraumaADHDDomestic violencePeak performance
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

James  Lee

James Lee

Therapist
Anxiety DepressionRace & cultural identityEntrepreneur mental health Life transitions Trauma
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Kelly Lynn LaPorta

Kelly Lynn LaPorta

Therapist
Anxiety Depression Relationship issuesAttachment issuesEmotion regulation Life transitions
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Deborah E Weisinger

Deborah E Weisinger

Therapist
Adjustment difficulties & disorders Anxiety Depression Life transitions Relationship issues Loss, grief, and bereavement
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Christopher  Cordry

Christopher Cordry

Therapist
Anxiety DepressionSubstance abuse Trauma Relationship issuesBurnout
Zencare Vetted

Waitlist available in-person & online

Brooke  Van Oosbree

Brooke Van Oosbree

Therapist
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health Anxiety Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)Phobias & fearsWomen's issues
Zencare Vetted

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

La'Quesha  Fonrose

La'Quesha Fonrose

Therapist
Stress management Anxiety Childhood trauma TraumaPerfectionismLife purpose & meaning
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Valerie  Sydnor

Valerie Sydnor

Therapist
Anxiety Life transitions Loss, grief, and bereavement Stress managementWomen's issuesFinancial stress
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Jeremy  Prillwitz

Jeremy Prillwitz

Therapist
Alcohol use disorder & addiction Anxiety Attachment issues DepressionPost-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Drug addiction & abuse
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Mark  Galyean

Mark Galyean

Therapist
Adjustment difficulties & disordersAnger management Anxiety DepressionDivorce & separation Trauma

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Clinton  Scheidt

Clinton Scheidt

Therapist
Couples counseling Depression LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics Relationship issues Sexual health & dysfunction Trauma
Zencare Vetted

Waitlist available in-person & online

Stacy  Reger

Stacy Reger

Therapist
Chronic illnessAging related concerns Depression Loss, grief, and bereavementNeuropsychological testingPsychological evaluations & testing
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

The Centered Self Psychotherapy

The Centered Self Psychotherapy

Group practice
Anxiety Couples counseling Depression Eating disorders & disordered eating Stress managementEmotion regulation

Accepting new clients online

Jacquelyn  Christensen

Jacquelyn Christensen

Therapist
Anxiety Chronic painSelf-esteemMind-body connection
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Erik  Karff

Erik Karff

Therapist
Anxiety LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topicsPerfectionismSelf-esteemSocial anxietyProcrastination

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Bernadet  Yaghobian

Bernadet Yaghobian

Therapist
Addiction Anxiety DepressionGender identity & transgender health Loss, grief, and bereavement Trauma

Accepting new clients online

Benjamin  Hamburger

Benjamin Hamburger

Therapist
Academic challengesADHD Anxiety Couples counseling DepressionNeuropsychological testing

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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.