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Dr. Victoria Simon (Ph.D., MFT) - 22 Years Experience

My commitment to providing high quality psychotherapy is backed by over 20 years of experience (licensed in California and Oregon). Combining evidence-based methods, a comprehensive knowledge of current research and a compassionate partnership with each unique individual, I offer support to help solve problems effectively, make healthy decisions, adjust more comfortably to change, and overcome emotional distress. Our work together will be tailored to your specific goals and will incorporate leading solution-focused, action-oriented approaches to help you create the life you want...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders.

Emily Schwimmer (M.A., LMFT) - 17 Years Experience

Hello! Good for you reaching out for support today. You are taking a big, worthwhile step! I've been practicing for over 18 years in Sunny Southern California working with adult individuals and couples. My experience is working with mild to moderate issues around stress, anxiety, feelings of sadness or depression, life transitions, grief and relationship issues. I provide a safe space to explore and process the feelings and issues you are experiencing. It's not about getting rid of your feelings but rather learning how to manage them in a more healthy way; learning how to have your thoughts and feelings work together rather than against each other! It's usually best to work through your issues rather than ignoring them or trying to push them aside...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Depression, Coaching.

Jesse Moon (MA, LMFT) - 11 Years Experience

I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions, self esteem, career issues and a desire to increase your sense of happiness,well being and personal growth. I have expertise in Anger Management.. My approach is a combination of a humanistic strength based approach as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. In addition I am particularly sensitive to the needs of partners and families of those suffering with addictions and Adult Children of Addicts...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping wi.

Dr. Glenda Baez (PsyD, LMFT) - 15 Years Experience

My name is Glenda Baez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego, California. I have a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and have a doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am bilingual as Spanish is my second language and frequently conduct therapy in this language. I currently own a online teletherapy private practice and work with primarily individuals and couples. I have 15 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked as an outpatient therapist in clinics, non-profit settings, doing therapy in a preschool setting, I have also done extensive utilization management and quality management work...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Jennifer Yates (MC, LMFT) - 20 Years Experience

If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage to seek help, and I am here for you with genuine care and compassion. I will work with you from a holistic standpoint as I firmly believe that the mind and body are connected, and that there are tools within you that we can access together to guide you to that place of balance. You can change your life with the help of a trusted therapist...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion.

Sharon Valentino (LMFT, CAATC, RAS) - 8 Years Experience

I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you want to be? Is your life working out the way you wanted and expected it to? We all cope with stressors in different ways. I help people deal with stress more successfully with caring, plus the powerful tools that therapy provides, to achieve results and solutions. Therapy must be warm and compassionate, but we can also look at life's issues with a little humor and understanding as well...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties.

Alyson Kohl (LMFT) - 20 Years Experience

I have a masters degree in clinical psychology and I have been a licensed therapist since 1996. I have extensive experience with individuals, couples and families of all types. I have experience with the gay and lesbian population as well as trauma and grief and loss. I am easy to talk to and can provide support and guidance through difficult times. I use a great deal of cognitive behavioral therapy as well as relational and emotional focused therapy. My goal is to help you find your own answers through exploration of your current circumstances, thoughts and feelings...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder.

Kisa Roberts (LPC) - 10 Years Experience

My name is Kisa and I've been a counselor for nine years. I have worked on betterhelp for over two years and I love using this website to help others. Whether you just need someone to listen or want to learn some new coping skills I would be happy to work with you. My jobl is to help you reach your goal, so therapy will be focused on what you need. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combined with Client Centered Therapy is the style of counseling that works well for me. However, I am open to, and use other approaches as well. I always try to implement Solution Focused Therapy and mindfulness to keep a goal in mind and help you reach that goal faster...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem.

Lauren Ball (MSW, LCSW) - 21 Years Experience

I think that each of us at one time or another struggles with self worth, coping with crisis, interpersonal conflicts, or problematic behaviors and can benefit from a caring counselor who understands, helps identify solutions, and who doesn't judge. Together we will work as a team towards the goals that you set, and assess our progress as we go. The hardest part is recognizing the need for help and having the courage to get started. I look forward to taking the next steps with you. My style is to focus on the here and now, with practical strategies for making meaningful changes that fit you and your situation...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression.

Douglas Mitchell (LMFT) - 6 Years Experience

Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, bipolar and ADHD. I'm sensitive to those who have suffered or experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I'm LGBT sensitive, and culturally aware. I also work with those in kink and alternative relationships...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fati.

Erika Chawla (LCPC, CPT) - 14 Years Experience

I am here to give you the space to express your thoughts and your feelings; and then provide the tools you need to drastically improve your quality of life. Together, we will find the true source of your problem. Once discovered, we can discuss and implement concrete solutions. I’ve been in the counseling practice for 15 years. I've practiced online for almost 3 years.* My clients most frequently request help with symptoms of depression and anxiety, sometimes alongside substance abuse. I’m able to assist with problems related to relationships, motivation, communication, emotion regulation, and life transitions...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, Relationship issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder.

Lisa Magana (MA, LMFT) - 7 Years Experience

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today & make a new ending."-Maria Robinson I am passionate about helping people realize their full potential and overcome personal challenges. My approach is to consider the whole person while encouraging exploration, growth and achieving balance. I provide a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment while customizing an approach that meets individual needs and goals. Within the therapeutic relationship, I seek to empower people and provide tools to be used throughout life...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management.

Luis Resendez (LMFT) - 9 Years Experience

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. Many clients I have worked with have endured disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and family conflict. I have been trained in several modalities and evidenced based practices including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP). I also practice group therapy, including a work centered on using horticulture (gardening) based activities...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Bipolar disorder.

Judy Carran (LCSW) - 20 Years Experience

Warmest greetings and welcome, You are a capable and resilient person seeking help to stop hurting, feel better about yourself, or reach a life goal. You want to be well. I teach practical, evidence-based methods from the latest science of well-being, but I honor the ancient masters from many cultures. The tools I send you are science of behavior for your future, not the tragedy of your past. Once you learn the tools, they are yours forever and you can share them with others. My clients are successful because I am caring, knowledgeable and practical, and I support you with hope and encouragement...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Amanda Wiginton (LMFT) - 8 Years Experience

Throughout our lives, we are faced with many challenges and counseling can help provide the tools needed to overcome these life obstacles in a healthy way. It is vitally important to the therapeutic process to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and trust. I hope to be this person for you. I believe that therapy is a collaboration and together we can focus on issues that may be negatively impacting your healthy development such as adjustment to disability, depression & anxiety, attention difficulties & learning issues, bullying of children, self-injurious behavior, anger management, poor self-esteem, parent/child conflicts, and grief and loss...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression.

Courtney Boatman (LMFT) - 8 Years Experience

My goal as a therapist is to help clients navigate through some of the darker, more difficult times we experience as humans. I help provide clarity on murky situations and provide a non-biased sounding board to clients who are struggling. A lot of my techniques and tools as a therapist come from a Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) framework and solution-focused. I utilize a narrative approach, which is the belief that people are the own authors and experts of their lives. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I completed my Master's in Counseling in 2011 through University of Phoenix and have a Bachelor's in Psychology from University of Oklahoma...

Specialties: Addictions, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression.

Dr. Melissa Baker Jones (PsyD, LMFT) - 12 Years Experience

Welcome! I'm Dr. Jones. I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 10 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families. If you're new to therapy, and even if you're not, meeting with a therapist to discuss your personal life issues can feel a bit overwhelming and scary. You are free to choose how much or how little you reveal about yourself. Of course, the more you're willing to share, the better I will be able to provide insight and help. The ball is always in your court, however. I approach therapy with respect, compassion, and sensitivity to your needs...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue.

Collin McShirley (MA, LMFT) - 7 Years Experience

It is my intention to meet you where you are, with my full presence and experience, honoring your inherent wisdom and all that has brought you to this place. Taking steps to create a more fulfilling life may be one of the most profound actions one can undertake. I have over 10 years or counseling experience and specialize in working with anxiety. I use CBT, and client centered therapy to help you reach your goals. I have a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. I believe that walking this path requires developing a curious and accepting relationship with oneself as well as being witnessed and supported by another - be they a therapist, partner, friend or family member...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Depression.

Amy Green (LPCC, LMFT) - 14 Years Experience

It's important to me that you have an idea of who I am as a human being first... then as a therapist. I am one year shy of 40. I have been with my husband since I was 20... and no, it wasn't always easy and yes, we did go to counseling, many times! I have a 18 year old daughter, who is by far one of my favorite people. I also have a 7 year old son whom is a gift as he keeps me active and young at heart. I also have many furry four legged children including two horses and two dogs. I love the arts and find nature to be the most beautiful canvas of all...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching.

Tim Leslie (LMFT) - 9 Years Experience

I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization in 2011. Since then, I have worked with children and adults both individually as well as with couples and families in Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient settings. I tailor my approach to what would be best for the client needs at the time. As a result, I have experience providing both brief and more solution focused therapy as well as therapy geared towards exploration and insight with the potential for deeper change. I believe the therapy journey is a collaborative one and that clients are most successful when they are both motivated by and patient with the therapeutic process...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties.

Joyce Keene (LPC, NCC, MVBH) - 28 Years Experience

All of us, at some point, encounter a problem that seems insurmountable. For more than 25 years, I have helped a variety of people from all walks of life find solutions to issues at home, at work, in the military, at school, in their relationships or within themselves. I have in-depth knowledge of people in law careers, having worked 8 years in law firms. In addition, I was a partner is a counseling practice called Homefront LLC that counseled service members, their families, first responders and trauma survivors. Some people have suffered loss or trauma...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, LGBT, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue.

Nikeisha Parker (LMFT) - 9 Years Experience

Greetings, I am a Marriage and Family Therapist in Southern California. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I am skilled in working with depression, anxiety, change of life issues, addressing trauma and grief, relationship conflict, parenting skills, and more. Additionally, I am trained in Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). Most importantly, I am passionate about walking along side you and supporting you as you make meaningful changes in your thinking, your behavior, and in your relationships, and helping you live a life that you love! Change is hard! It takes teamwork...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Ann Enriquez (M.A., M.S., LMFT) - 9 Years Experience

Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT94333) in the state of California. I have both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside as well as a Master's degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. My goal will always be for you to feel safe and understood during our work together. If you are looking for someone to listen and acknowledge you, accept you without negatively judging you, but still be real and genuine with you, then you have found the right therapist with me...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue.

Maria Mir (LMFT) - 10 Years Experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Women's Studies from the University of California, Riverside. With over 10 years of professional experience in the field I provide mental health services for individuals, couples, children, teens and families. I believe building rapport with clients is the foundation of therapy. I want my clients to feel comfortable expressing their feelings in a non-judgmental environment...

Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Daria Balling (M.A., LMFT) - 15 Years Experience

Hello, and welcome! My name is Daria, and I’m a licensed marriage family therapist in the state of California, with an M.A. in clinical psychology. I have been practicing counseling for 15 years. I love getting to know people in a genuine, intimate level, and I enjoy watching them uncover their possibilities, and move a little closer to getting what they want. My style is gentle, collaborative, and catered toward each individual. I often like to incorporate solution focus, narrative, and Rogerian Humanistic orientations. I’ve worked with clients who struggled with social anxiety, depression, and childhood trauma, and have helped college students and adults of all ages work through career, relationship, and academic issues...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Edie Gardner (LCSW, CPA) - 3 Years Experience

I have the unique background that I am both a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). My education and experience has been working with issues with the elderly and family dynamics with the "sandwich" generation. My approach is very practical with a focus on behavior and habits in daily living. With my business background, I teach people how to track and then improve the numbers in their lives. Positivity and cognitive restructuring are central to my work. I encourage clients to tell, own, change, and see differently their story, because that is where the heart of the matter usually resides...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief.

Estela Isla (LMFT) - 6 Years Experience

Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space where you feel comfortable to share and to discuss difficult issues in your life. I am here to help. I have been working in the mental health field for 9 years and have been working as a clinical therapist for over 6 years. I have had the pleasure of working with adults, teenagers, and children (ages: 5-17). I began my undergraduate career by receiving my Bachelor's degree at the University of California, Berkeley...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties.

Dr. Ambreen Basria (Psy.D, LMFT) - 8 Years Experience

Hello, My name is Dr. Ambreen Basria and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have specialized in working with relationships, family conflict, depression, anxiety, and other mood related disorders. I work from a solution focused approach and am here to help you discover ways to resolve the issues in your life. My approach includes working with you to develop these solutions, and solutions that you feel comfortable implementing into your life. I am here to support you through your journey and achieve your life goals. I have a Bachelors in Public Health Policy from the University of California, Irvine, a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University, a certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling from Loma Linda University, and a Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Irvine...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Kiaundra Jackson (LMFT) - 5 Years Experience

Kiaundra Jackson has been recently featured in The New York Times, Vice, Bustle and The Huffington Post as one of the '10 Black Female Therapists You Should Know.' She is a trusted Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that gets results. As a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are: Premarital and Marital issues, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Grief, Loss and Bereavement, and Faith Based Counseling. Her therapeutic approach is holistic, eclectic, and tailored to my client(s) needs to make sure each person is cared for biologically, emotionally, and spiritually...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching.

Laurie Nelson (MA, LMFT) - 10 Years Experience

Hello there! I'm a licensed therapist (MFT) for over 10 years, and have a warm, engaging and growth oriented approach. I've helped clients who are immersed in DEPRESSION and ANXIETY as well as those in a higher functioning place that simply need help navigating a specific struggle with guided support .** I use approaches like DBT( Dialectical Behavior Therapy)mixed with cognitive behavioral and mindfulness strategies. I'm trained in Psychodynamic theory as well, and see the importance of knowing why you get stuck along with the need for concrete strategies to move forward...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Georgina Nunez (LCSW) - 20 Years Experience

Are you ready for help with your personal life challenges that may feel overwhelming and hopeless? Do you want to acquire skills and gain insights that will move you forward to a healthier and brighter future? In a compassionate and supportive environment I will assist you in evaluating core beliefs, feelings and behavior. Together we will develop effective and efficient solutions to problems you are facing. I work with my clients to alleviate their symptoms as well as find the root of the issue. Think of this as not only putting on a Band-Aid but also healing the wound! I am a licensed clinical social worker and have done this work since my mid twenties...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Curtis Smith (LMFT#102916) - 8 Years Experience

Hello my name is Curtis Wade Smith, M.S., LMFT –Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA, BBS, LMFT License #102916) in San Francisco specializing in couples & individual counseling. I maintain a private practice conveniently located in the heart of the City’s Castro district across from Molly Stone’s on Eighteenth Street. Throughout my career, I have demonstrated a strong ability to provide sensitive and insightful care. I offer therapy sessions for individuals, couples, and groups, with people from diverse ethnic, cultural, economic, sexual orientation, gender identification, and social backgrounds...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties.

Jay Greathouse (MA, LPCC) - 11 Years Experience

I am a professional clinical counselor licensed in California with over 11 years of experience working as a psychodynamic counselor, emotional wellness specialist and intuitive healing guide. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, complex trauma, LGBTQ issues, spirituality, and identity formation. As a Black Identified Queer Woman, I highly value and create space for how various identities and community impact our unique healing journey. My specialty areas of focus include working with BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Spiritually inclined Empaths/HSPs, and Women...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue.

Dr. Lukas Jaeggi (PhD) - 20 Years Experience

I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions. I also helped many people who have experienced traumatic stress or abuse. My counseling style is empathic, nonjudgmental and encouraging. My approach integrates depth psychology, neuroscience and trauma theory. I will tailor our conversation and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Leah Finn (LMFT) - 6 Years Experience

Hello and welcome! My name is Leah Finn. I am a marriage and family therapist based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and licensed in California. My goal is to help you achieve your goals. Since 2010, I have worked with clients from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to effectively manage and cope with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma, emotional abuse, and/or disability. In 2018, I founded Healing Solutions Psychotherapy. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and nonjudgmental...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Dr. Connie J. Won - 10 Years Experience

Life can be a road full of pain, anguish, loss and despair. Unexpected tides and turns can leave you feeling lost, confused and hopeless. It can be a dark and stormy place, but it doesn't have to be. Healing is found within the safety of a therapeutic relationship that involves trust, empathy and unconditional presence. As a clinical psychologist, writer and advocate, my love and passion for the community of mental well-being has been ever-present. My approach to therapy is insight-oriented and emotion-focused, with a particular interest in relationships/co-dependency, childhood trauma, family conflict, attachment issues, loss/grief and self-esteem...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue.

Elaine Godoy (M.A., Licensed, Marriage, and, Family, Therapist) - 8 Years Experience

Hello there, my name is Elaine and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. My experience includes working with children, teens, adults, and families who are impacted by depression, anxiety, eating disorders, parenting issues, trauma, and grief and loss. I also have over 5 years experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, were I provided behavior therapy to children with developmental disabilities. My therapy style is very down-to-earth and nonjudgmental. I believe that you should feel comfortable sharing your experiences as you work towards your goals...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression.

Anthony Jackson (LCSW) - 6 Years Experience

Hello there and welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California that provides psychotherapy and counseling for individuals seeking help with managing day-to-day stressors, sudden life changes, crisis and trauma. I received my Masters of Social Work degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills. I have experience with helping others living with anxiety, depression, adjustment changes, issues of grief and loss, LGBT issues, trauma, harm reduction and behavioral change. I understand and utilize modalities that are strength-based and solution-focused...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Ramy Danon (LMFT) - 12 Years Experience

Do you want a change, such as the courage to move forward in your life? You may have tried to deal with this on your own and even exhausted most of the ways you usually use to deal with problems. Seeking professional support at this point is good coping, and it would be my honor to join with you toward meeting your goals. If you are feeling upset, worried, or angry, I want to address these concerns you and help you manage those feelings. In individual therapy, I focus on treating issues of mood, anxiety, repeated negative patterns of behavior (addictions), sexual and intimacy issues, and self-esteem...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Dr. Jared Wilke (PsyD) - 7 Years Experience

I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of California, with over 7 years of experience counseling individuals, couples and families. I completed my Doctor of Psychology degree from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in helping those overcoming difficulties in their lives. My experience also includes psychological evaluation and several years of inpatient work with those who have severe mental illness. Choosing someone who has the clinical expertise to deal with your specific concerns is an important decision...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties.

Julie Borden (LCSW) - 19 Years Experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for more than twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Welfare and experience in a wide range of areas, including grief and loss, stress management, parenting challenges, depression, and communication in relationships. I know that making the decision to start therapy, and reaching out to find someone you can trust, is a big step, often one that people think about for a long time before they actually take it. As you take that step today, I would like to offer some ideas about where this journey could take you...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion .

Dr. Jill Kapil (PsyD) - 5 Years Experience

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California with over 5 years of clinical experience working in University College counseling centers. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship/interpersonal issues, career challenges, self-esteem/motivational , substance use, and multicultural concerns. I understand how experiences and life transitions can increase stress and begin to impact emotional well-being, relationships, or individual performance. I utilize evidence-based practices to help individuals alleviate and manage unhelpful thoughts or behaviors that get in the way of everyday life and tasks...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassio.

Dr. Tracy Thiem (PhD, Clinical, Psychologist) - 31 Years Experience

EMBRACING AN INTEGRAL APPROACH TO HEALING TRAUMA RECOVERY SPECIALIST WITH THREE DECADES OF EXPERIENCE CLINICAL APPROACH As an Integral Health Professional, I have professional credentials in Body, Mind & Soul. My clinical expertise is in combining specialized knowledge and skills in the service of resolving deep-seated trauma. My unique holistic approach addresses mental, physical, emotional, socio-cultural, spiritual and energetic dimensions of human wellness. At the core of everything I do, whether it be over the telephone or face to face, I aim to help people re-connect with their own inner Joy, which I believe is at the core of health and healing...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties.

Jessica Vickers (MA, LMFT) - 6 Years Experience

Welcome, I’m Jessica, and my goal is to provide a supportive environment as well as to equip you with the tools you need to empower yourself and maintain positive changes in your life. I enjoy the work I do and find the therapeutic relationship to be a powerful component of this long-lasting change. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara. My Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy is from Pepperdine University Graduate School...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties.

Rachel Rosen (MA, LMFT) - 5 Years Experience

I am a licensed psychotherapist (LMFT #101188) with over 10 years of experience working with individuals and families in a variety of therapeutic settings, with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, career challenges, OCD and ADHD as well as Autism. My counseling style is warm, grounded and nurturing. I value respect, sensitivity, compassion and exploration; I treat people as such. My approach combines humanistic, psychodynamic, and depth perspectives; utilizing cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and body-centered practices to cultivate greater awareness and a deeper understanding of yourself...

Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD, Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Depression.

Natalie McBroom (MA, LMFT) - 15 Years Experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a behavioral coach, mental health counselor, a Christian counselor, and a community psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, abuse and trauma, bipolar disorders, PTSD, AD/HD, and schizophrenia. During this time, I have helped people with grief and loss issues, life transitions, relationship roles, and learning coping and social skills in general. I have also worked for several years with people who prefer a Christian counselor and I am well-versed in the Bible and can include this in your therapy if that is your wish...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Kylie Kam (LCSW) - 8 Years Experience

With over 8 years’ experience, I have worked with diverse clients from children to elderly, experiencing a wide range of issues, including drugs and alcohol addictions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger management, relationship issues, and a broad spectrum of mental illness. I have worked across various setting, including clinic, out-patient, in-home, community, and within school settings. I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing technique (MIT), Solution-focused therapy models to provide empathetic, supportive and yet directive, counseling style to empower clients to explore and resolve ambivalence and enhance motivation for positive change in their life...

Specialties: Addictions, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression.

Dr. Shemya Vaughn (PhD, CRC, LPC) - 16 Years Experience

Welcome to betterhelp. My name is Shemya Vaughn and I want to congratulate you on seeking emotional support to deal with what you are going through at this time in your life. I specialize in working with people in crisis and people with different types of disabilities. I also have experience helping people with trauma unpack all of the baggage they have been carrying around by themselves. I would be honored to take this journey of healing with you.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties.

Alma Nicole Duarte (LMFT) - 6 Years Experience

About Me ☺ I’d first like to acknowledge your courage in reaching out, and thank you for taking a chance in living a happier and more fulfilled life. Hello, I am Alma Nicole Duarte, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 6 years of experience in working with at-risk teens, adults, and families in a variety of situations from foster care, human trafficking, addictions, and homelessness. I believe in the power of relationships and how a therapeutic relationship can help you overcome many obstacles. I will meet you where you are at emotionally, and wait for the change to happen on your own terms...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Dr. H. Martin Malin Jr. (Ph.D., MA, LMFT) - 30 Years Experience

Hi and welcome to my profile page at BetterHelp! Most of the people I work with call me Marty. I'm looking forward to meeting you and working with you. I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a masters degree in psychology and a doctorate in sexology. I have worked extensively in County Behavioral Health clinics, both as a therapist and a supervisor, and I have worked in private practice as well. I have also worked in a hospital setting at the Johns Hopkins Medical School and in grade schools, middle schools and high schools as well as institutional settings including jails and juvenile halls...

Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD.

Jill Koehn - 30 Years Experience

Hello and Welcome! I am licensed as a professional counselor Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico, and a licensed addictions counselor in both Colorado and Wyoming. I have a Masters Degree from the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado and a Bachelors degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. I have been in the field for over 30 years and gradually gained experience with a wide range of issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, addictions, legally required treatment due to alcohol and/or drug use, PTSD, self-esteem issues, and many others...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Manisha Chulani (MS, LMFT, PPS) - 4 Years Experience

Hi, My name is Manisha and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based out of California. My style of counseling is empathetic, non-judgmental, and patient. I feel our lives have patterns starting from childhood and I hope to uncover some of those patterns in your life. Also, we tend to live in a very fast past world and with a lot of images of how we should be. I try to help you uncover your true essence and for you to gain self compassion and love. It is to help you gain that secure sense of self. As a teenager, I used to like to go online and chat and I feel that virtual communication helps sometimes create that sense of safety which maybe harder when your meeting someone face to face and your anxiety might kick in...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Depression.

Cheryl Youngblood (LCSW) - 4 Years Experience

Greetings and welcome. I'm Cheryl Youngblood, a native Californian with over 15 years of experience working with foster and adopted children, and their families. My passion for helping others has been rooted in who I am since I was a child. Working as the director of a foster/adopt agency, and realizing that so many children and families are plagued with trauma, domestic violence, self-injurious behaviors, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental health concerns, I decided that I wanted to expand my knowledge base, and my capacity for helping others, so I obtained my license in social work...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties.

April Z (MA, LMFT) - 5 Years Experience

I believe we all have abilities to transform, heal and move towards a greater level of wellness in our lives. Each person is unique with their own challenges and experiences that may later manifest as road blocks that can impact their capacity to be fully present in life. These can hold us back from achieving our full potential. My holistic approach integrates Mind-Body, Art Therapy, Yoga, Somatic and Embodied Mindfulness practices. The events we experience impact us in a holistic way - physically, cognitively, spiritually and emotionally. Integrated Body/Mind approaches to therapy offer us a holistic way to heal...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Victoria Miller (MSW, LCSW) - 13 Years Experience

Hello and welcome! I get it. With anxiety we often feel overwhelm, panic, stress, like we want to run away. With depression we have no motivation, no desire to do anything and if we "force" ourselves to get out there and "do something" we end up regretting it. And when these issues affect our relationships then everything seems wrong. If the life you want, the goals you have, the relationship you desire, seems too far out of reach or too difficult to achieve therapy can help. Besides anxiety and depression I also specialize in interpersonal relationship problems, issues of self-esteem and self-worth, and therapy for healthcare/patient care workers...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes.

Andrew Lewis (LCSW) - 6 Years Experience

I am a clinical social worker licensed in California and Michigan, and I've actively worked with clients as a psychotherapist, case manager, and coach since 2011. I have worked with a diverse assortment of clients who've faced a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, career difficulties, OCD, LGBT-related matters, relationship issues, emotional abuse, and trauma. My counseling style is compassionate, non-judgmental, and educational. I see my role as providing you with my experience and specialized knowledge in a supportive manner to help you navigate the challenges that brought you to counseling...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Hai Nguyen - 9 Years Experience

I am honored to have the opportunity to meet you and explore areas of the heart, mind, and soul with you. I have fallen in love with studying "love" since a young age. It occurred to me that life gives us many paradoxes/contradictions such as: "Go through pain in order to heal". Since my awareness opened up to the vast internal world of the human mind, I strive to find the answer. In the combination of my teaching career (online Professor - Psychology, health/human services/Philosophy) and psychotherapy, I was given the gift of a special journey in revealing the invisible components in life - especially our internal world...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression.

Valeh Inskeep (MS, LMFT) - 11 Years Experience

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California, who is also a certified Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I have over 11 years of experience working in the mental health field and I have served a diverse population with extensive experience with grief/trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), relationship issues, parent coaching, family relational issues, addiction issues, and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). My experience includes several modes of therapy which include, but aren't limited to the following: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing...

Specialties: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Jennifer Jordan (LMHC) - 3 Years Experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. I recently moved to California and am actively working towards obtaining my dual-license as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I have about four years of experience in working with individuals in a variety of settings. I have worked with victims of domestic violence, perpetrators of sexual violence, addiction and substance use, individuals with a dual diagnosis and individuals who have been involved with the criminal justice system. Through these experiences, I have assisted with concerns such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, relationship issues, interpersonal relationships, career challenges, self-esteem, anger, bipolar disorder, trauma (physical, emotional and sexual abuse), psychotic disorders, and personality disorders...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder.

Skye Norton (MA, LPCC) - 15 Years Experience

My life has been forever altered by engaging in therapy as a client and continues to be shaped by helping others engage in their own therapeutic process. I was one of those people who did not believe that life had anything to offer me and that I simply had to accept and suffer with the difficult hand I had been dealt…. How wrong I was! It was a lot of work and it took a long time, but a little bit at a time I started to overcome my past and was shocked to realize it was actually possible to feel genuinely happy, good, positive… not that every moment is bliss...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Jennifer Hyatt (MA, MS, LMFT) - 5 Years Experience

Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the state of California #99355 and the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board in Ohio #F.1800080. Providing therapy and helping others is my passion and purpose! I work best with those who are ready for and motivated towards a pivotal change. I use a down to earth and open minded approach as I partner with and empower you towards your healing, growth, and the self-discovery of intentional living. This approach allows for the greatest possibility of you getting back to or discovering your best self! My clinical background includes working in various clinical settings with children, teens, and adults who have a variety of needs...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue.

Brigette Girardey (MA, LMFT) - 10 Years Experience

Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging from children, teens, adults, and elders. I provide services for individuals and families assisting with issues such as depression, isolation, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, and more. I enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life and backgrounds and I value genuineness and collaboration with my clients...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression.

Rima Jomaa (MA, LMFT) - 10 Years Experience

I am a marriage and family therapist from Southern California with over 10 years of experience working in private practice. Throughout my career, I've worked in different settings with many populations, including providing treatment to clients with depression, anxiety, addiction, Autism and other developmental disorders, relationship and family issues, issues of confidence, self-esteem and motivation, and I specialize in working with clients that are looking to find their path and purpose in life. In addition to being an MFT, I'm a certified yoga teacher and I promote an overall program of wellness through mental, physical & spiritual health and nutrition...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching.

Cassandra Del Greco (LMFT, LPCC) - 5 Years Experience

“Change Your Thoughts and You’ll Change Your World”. My goal is to offer and provide support within the therapeutic relationship that allows for you to gain insight on discovering your needs. I believe that everyone needs support but struggles with how to ask for help. In my practices I provide the time and space for you to feel heard, supported, and most importantly I provide empathy. Empathy is a powerful word as it defines the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone might be thinking or feeling...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem.

Sharlese Jones - 15 Years Experience

I've been doing therapy for over 10 years, helping various needs. I'm a licensed LMFT that has assisted children, teens and families in learning new skills to manage, anger, depression, anxiety, stress, build confidence, self esteem building, transgender issues, and various other situations. It's a joy to walk help people within their search for healing, insight, and empowerment. Sometimes it is hard to access the inner guide we have due to outside influences, fear, doubt, or from being out of alignment. Asking for help is one of the hardest things you can do, but can be very rewarding...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression.

Chisato Hotta (LMFT, LPCC) - 6 Years Experience

Hello! Thank you so much for reading my profile. My name is Chisato, which means "a 1000 homelands." Just like my name, I try to be a "homeland" to people, where they can feel safe. I obtained my Bachelor's Degree from University of California, Berkeley. While I was going to school, I decided that I wanted to branch outside my school to see what ways I can give back to the community, while also learning new skills. I found a passion and a love in rape crisis counseling. I volunteered as a rape crisis counselor for years, where I worked with children and adults, sexually exploited minors, police officers and hospital staff...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression.

Krista Zabor (LCSW) - 8 Years Experience

Hi, I’m Krista. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with over eight years of experience providing counseling and mental health care. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California. In my personal life, I enjoy swimming, yoga, podcasts and time with my kids. In my professional life, I have worked with a broad range of adults in outpatient settings experiencing a wide variety of life challenges including substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma and stress. My counseling style is centered on compassion and non-judgement...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Mary Unruh-Tipton (LMFT) - 20 Years Experience

Hi! My name is Mary. I've been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California for over 10 years. I earned my Master's of Science in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling from San Francisco State University in 2003. I decided to pursue my Master's because I was working with people in my community--and saw the benefits that they were gaining from working with Therapists. I decided that that was a way I could help them even more! Before that, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Women's Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz...

Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues.

Cait Glenn (LCSW) - 7 Years Experience

Many people seek therapy to make improvements in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and conquer what you feel is holding you back. Working together, I can guide you to move forward through roadblocks and reclaim what you truly want in your life. I am experienced in working with adults and older adults. My specialties include, Stress and Anxiety Management, Life Transitions, Relationship Improvement, Grief/Loss, Cancer and Chronic Illness as well as overall personal growth and insight. My therapeutic style is warm, empathetic and non judgmental...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties.

Robert Bowmam (LMFT) - 24 Years Experience

I'm a warm and caring Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have been practicing for 23 years. I believe in building a trusting therapeutic relationship by paying attention to each client's personal needs in a compassionate and collaborative manner. You are the one who has taken a courageous step in meeting a challenge or challenges that life has given as an opportunity to grow as a human being and as your individual self. I utilize a solution-focused approach that attempts to work in collaboration with the client by asking questions that allows she/he to access hi/her own inner resources and abilities to build the best solution for each person...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Care.

Nancy Crute (LCSW) - 11 Years Experience

I am a client centered therapist who values the universal need for a nonjudgmental supportive environment for which to work through life's challenges. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work and am licensed in the state of North Carolina. I have been working as a social worker and therapist over the last 18 years. In addition to classic talk therapies, I enjoy utilizing photography and art making as therapeutic modalities in treatment. I have extensive experience in supportive counseling for adults acting as caregivers, counseling around self esteem issues, support in making life transitions and adjustments, self inquiry, depression and stress management...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Grief, Career difficulties.

Rhapsody Flores (LCSW) - 14 Years Experience

Rhapsody Flores is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides client-centered therapy to adults, veterans, and families. Rhapsody has experience treating a range of issues including severe psychiatric disorders such as mood and thought disorders, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, and LGBTQ+. Rhapsody was born and raised in Northern California. She earned a Bachelors degree in Collaborative Health and Human Services with an emphasis in Social Work at California State University at Monterey Bay. She then pursued her Masters of Social Work at San Jose State University...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Anger management.

Robert Schlesinger (MS, LMFT, LAADC-CA, CATC-IV) - 11 Years Experience

Life is not what it's supposed to be. It is what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. - Virginia Satir (1916-1988) I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with 10 years experience. I am able to understand oppression and life's difficulties as I was born with Cerebral Palsy and overcome them every day. My approach is a mixture of therapeutic modalities, which enable me to be empathetic, non-judgmental and caring, with my primary focus using a combination of Humanistic (Satir), Cognitive-Behavioral, and Gestalt methods...

Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression.

Kaitlyn McNulty (LCSW) - 8 Years Experience

Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I started my work as a therapist in New York after obtaining my Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have been working as a therapist in California for the last five years. I have experience working with a wide variety of individuals in different settings including within community agencies, in homes, and in schools. Most of my work has been with children, adolescents, and their families to improve functioning within home and school settings...

Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression.

Kimberly Navarro (MS, Clinical, Psychology, Licensed, Marriage, Family, Therapist) - 17 Years Experience

Hello. I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I have been working in Private Practice since 2009 and a clinician for over 15 years. I come from a Cognitive Behavioral approach, which means I like to look at a person's thought processes and behaviors. My job is to help you to understand why you do what you do and think what you think. And then empower you to make the decision to either make changes to those thoughts/behaviors or not. My job is not to tell you how to live your life, but rather empower you to live the life that you choose to live, to its fullest...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression.

James Harrison (LCSW) - 12 Years Experience

Seeking help when things don't feel quite right takes courage. Sometimes we don't know exactly what's blocking us, other times that thing is too big for us to ignore. No matter what it is that you’re dealing with, I’m grateful that you decided to listen to yourself and have chosen this path to boost your support. I'm rooting for you. My hope is that together we can uncover significant ways for you to continue rising into your best self, define your wholeness, and audaciously live your truth. Hello, my name is James Harrison and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience bringing knowledge from a broad range of mental health settings including; adult outpatient clinics; schools for children with special needs; adult residential treatment facilities; foster care and adoption centers; and family preservation agencies...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Norra MacReady (MA, LMFT) - 7 Years Experience

I've worked with clients ranging in age from 7 years old to 60 and more, on issues ranging from anger management and gender identity questions to dealing with the grief over the breakup of a marriage or the untimely death of a cherished sibling. I work hard to offer an atmosphere that is warm, empathetic, and tolerant: in addition to my professional training as a therapist I have a deep well of life experience that allows me to understand people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Basically, I want to help you live your ideal life...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Bipolar disorder.

Dabney Worth (LCSW) - 32 Years Experience

I have been a clinical social worker for over 30 years working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of life issues including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, life and health crisis, and life transitions. My approach is warm and gentle, yet insightful and to the point. I create an inviting atmosphere where my clients feel comfortable to delve deep to bring about peace of mind and profound change. My approach incorporates a variety of therapeutic styles including family systems, psychodynamic, CBT, stress management, mindfulness and EMDR...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Dr. Carmen Majied (PsyD, LMFT) - 17 Years Experience

Greetings! My name is Dr. Carmen Majied and I am pleased that you've chosen to visit BetterHelp! A little about me... I come to you as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a compassionate clinician with 17 years of professional experience providing individual and couples counseling. In my work with individuals and couples who are seeking support and guidance, I assign top priority to establishing a solid therapeutic alliance with each client who chooses to share the intricacies of his/her personal journey with me...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties.

Robin Denk (LCSW) - 8 Years Experience

Hi my name is Robin Denk. I studied Clinical Social Work at New York University and have nine years of experience as a social worker. I also practice mindfulness, meditation and yoga. I would love to get started working with you and am happy to answer any questions you may have for me.  I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, emotional abuse and physical trauma. My therapeutic approach is client centered, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused, narrative therapy, mindfulness, and attachment theory as tailored to your needs...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Wilson Bezerra-Flanders (MA, LPCC, LMHC) - 20 Years Experience

Hello. I am a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Boston University for my Bachelor in Psychology Degree and to Harvard University for my graduate studies. I earned a Postgraduate Diploma at Mass. General Hospital, Dept. of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. I am licensed in several US states and I have been in the field for about 20 years. I have trained and worked in several settings, including hospitals, drug treatment clinics, private practice and in managed care. I help clients with low self-esteem, adjustment difficulties, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma and drug addiction...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Dr. Michael Damian (PhD) - 5 Years Experience

LIFE-CHANGING, SUPPORTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR YOUNG ADULTS & MIDLIFE Hi, I'm Dr. Michael Damian. I hold a PhD in clinical psychology and maintain a private practice in California. I would be deeply honored to assist you in your journey, if you feel moved to work with me. I specialize in helping *young adults* and *midlife adults* live their best life and become who they truly are. My approach is very solution-focused while also helping you to understand your mind and relationships in a deep way. I work from a humanistic, depth-oriented approach that I call self-actualization therapy...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Sheila Mansfield (LPC, NCC) - 19 Years Experience

Hello, I'm Sheila, a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor (LPC, NCC), and I have been in practice for over 18 years. I love what I do, which is listening, helping and guiding people as they learn the tools to achieve their therapeutic goals. I've worked with individuals, children/adolescents, families, and couples with such issues as grief/loss, anger management, relationship/family conflict, career challenges, depression, anxiety, and communication issues. I've been fortunate to work with a variety of different people of all ages, cultures and socio-economic statuses and those sessions have occurred in a variety of settings--- from private offices to schools to military bases to court to therapy in the home...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, ADHD.

Starr Lee (MA, LMFT) - 9 Years Experience

Hello, my name is Starr Lee, a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California. I have nine years of experience as a clinical therapist, working with individuals and families from diverse communities. I worked with a wide range of clients struggling with PTSD, trauma, grief and loss, stress, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I provide person-centered therapy with the focus of self-awareness and self-acceptance to encourage growth. My therapeutic stance is to encourage self-exploration of thoughts and feelings, looking at every aspect of a person’s life to identify strengths and build resiliency...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem.

Leann Moore (LMFT, Certified, Clinical, Trauma, Professional) - 6 Years Experience

Hi, I am a licensed family therapist with the state of California. I have six years of experience. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional which means I am trained to help those who have experienced trauma, grief and/or loss. Along with trauma, I have experience with anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, self-esteem problems and those road bumps in life we all face. Sometimes we feel stuck, not sure which direction we should go, I can help with that too. I have been described as compassionate and patient yet direct. I approach most situations from a cognitive behavioral angle however depending upon the client/situation I may use solution focused, narrative or trauma focused treatment; I allow the client's needs to direct how our sessions go...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties.

Rachel Gloer (MSW, LCSW) - 10 Years Experience

Hello and welcome! My name is Rachel Gloer, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in California with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked in both medical and outpatient mental health settings providing therapy. This has allowed me to gain a wide range of experience with clients, including depression, anxiety, grief and bereavement, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges and other transitional concerns. I also have a lot of experience working with people who have suffered physical trauma or emotional abuse...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassi.

Sana Akhtar Ramay (MA, LMFT) - 6 Years Experience

My name is Sana Akhtar Ramay and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I always knew I wanted to work in a helping profession. After graduating with my Bachelors in Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Biology from University of California, Davis, I started working with children diagnosed with Autism, probably the most challenging job I have had but also equally rewarding. A few months in I was promoted to a leadership position; I started to realize how natural it was for me to be successful in that field further leading me to enroll in my Master’s program...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression.

Jonathan Meza (MS, LPCC) - 4 Years Experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, school or work trouble? Maybe a unique challenge with a transition or goal in your life? You are not alone, and I am here for you. I’ll share with you that I have the unique experience of having faced and overcome traumatic experiences in war and in the loss of an infant son, and I know what it can be like to be on the other side of the therapy chair...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Relationship issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Kellie Gardner (MS, LMFT) - 6 Years Experience

Depressed? Anxious? Stressed about life changes? I truly believe in therapy because it works, and you deserve to feel better. My philosophy about therapy is that everyone has the tools to feel better, but sometimes they need help learning how to use these tools. That’s where I come in. Therapy is a sacred space to share difficult things for the first time and for that reason being a therapist is such a privilege to me. To be a part of your story is an honor. I believe that the relationship you have with your therapist is one of the most important things in the journey to betterment, and so I believe in being real with you and down to earth...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Gina Marquardt (LMFT) - 8 Years Experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, career concerns, substance abuse, LGBT issues, family and relationship issues, and coping with chronic illnesses. I utilize various types of therapy in my practice, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Positive Psychology, Smart Recovery, and motivational techniques...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping wi.

Galina Zlotnikova (LMFT) - 4 Years Experience

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California. I have an MA in counseling psychology from Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) in Palo Alto, CA. I practice a holistic and somatic form of psychotherapy. That means that in my work I integrate traditional focus on thoughts and feelings as well as the body and the nervous system. I have extensive training in Sensorimotor psychotherapy aimed at helping people overcome effects of developmental trauma and PTSD and develop inner resources for emotional well-being and self-regulation...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue.

Katina Boulai (MA, LMFT) - 8 Years Experience

My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families, couples, and individuals using a relational, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems approach. I have experience with diverse populations with issues relating to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, parenting, divorce, grief, life transitions, and relationship issues. I also worked with the adult homeless community and teens experiencing issues with addiction...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD.

Dr. Susie King (PsyD) - 8 Years Experience

My name is Dr. Susie King and I’m a licensed clinical psychologist in California. I completed my bachelor’s degree at the University of California San Diego. Both my master’s and doctoral degrees were completed at California Lutheran University (please note: this program is not theological or religious - it is accredited by the American Psychological Association). I've been with BetterHelp since January 2019. My prior experience has included working in community counseling, substance abuse treatment, the juvenile justice system, school-based mental health, and residential treatment...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping wi.

Mallory Garrett (MS, LMFT) - 6 Years Experience

I believe in meeting you where you are and working in a collaborative way to help address issues that may be causing you distress. While I take a problem-solving, relational approach to helping clients, I also believe in the benefits of supportive therapy as people navigate daily challenges. I implement an in-depth approach to counseling. I come from a modality that is sex-positive and LGBTQ Affirming. I have experience working with a variety of issues like anxiety, stress, depression, coping skills, sexuality, self-esteem, family conflict, addiction, chronic illness, HIV, women's issues, and gender dysphoria...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Rosette Schapira (Licensed, MFT) - 20 Years Experience

Do you find yourself feeling depressed or sad? Do you worry a lot and feel scared? Are you having a difficult time in your relationship? We often hold in our feelings of anger, sadness, fear, and even happiness. This leads to feeling depressed and anxious. People often seek therapy for not living the life they want. Therapy can provide a space to help with life challenges and to achieve healthier relationships. Together, we can begin to explore your feelings and beliefs, which will allow your depression and anxiety to lift. Repairing low self esteem will get you to achieve the things you want...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD.

Anne Lee (LMFT) - 12 Years Experience

I am a marriage and family therapist in California with over 10 years experience. I’ve worked with culturally diverse populations addressing a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, anger management, grief/loss, relationship problems, parenting problems, and acculturation issues. I’ve worked with individuals, children/adolescents, families, and foster/adoption families. My approach is a combination of insight oriented therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and structural therapy, according to what the client needs...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Depression, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD.

Molly Roha-Fuentes (MS, LMFT) - 10 Years Experience

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I've worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, parenting, communication, life changes and grief and loss. My style is warm, open and engaging, and I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I take an eclectic approach with clients, and work from experiential, family systems and solution-focused perspectives...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, ADHD.

Renee Bynum (LMFT) - 4 Years Experience

Welcome, and thank you for your time in learning more about me! My name is Renee Bynum and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, mindfulness and solution-focused counseling. My clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relational conflict, parenting, life transitions, and chemical dependency...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD.

Jennifer Roche-Sheets (LPCC) - 10 Years Experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in California with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. My counseling style is client-centered and supportive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and I honor those that choose to trust me with the details of their mental health journey. My job is to work with you to develop a treatment plan that best suits your needs and concerns...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue.

Ayana Rose (LMFT) - 15 Years Experience

Hi, I'm Ayana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Counseling Psychology and an EMDR practitioner. Some of my specialties include: strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, supporting mothers and mothers-to be, teens, adolescents and working with those suffering from anxiety, parenting issues and PTSD. Some of my valuable experience includes working as a clinician with teen girls in a group home setting focusing on trauma related disorders, self mutilation/cutting, sexual identity and the LGBTQ community...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching.

Tania McLean-Nicholas (LMFT) - 16 Years Experience

Greetings! My name is Tania McLean-Nicholas and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. I have been in the helping field for over 16 years. However, I can remember as early as 7 years old giving counsel and guidance to my friends who would find themselves in disputes over toys and dolls. I would share the pain and sorrow of those who were hurting, always wanting to help or make things better. I have experience working with adults, couples, children and adolescents. My practice focuses on utilizing solution focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems theories and a variety of various treatment modalities that best suit the needs of the client...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Anush Petrosyan (LMFT) - 7 Years Experience

I am a sex-positive therapist that has completed Gottman's Level 3 Couples Therapy training. with this training I focus on improving couple's communication, connection, and intimacy. I have a minor in sex therapy and am very comfortable discussing and working through sexual trauma and issues. I am kink-friendly, poly-friendly and take an non-judgmental, education approach to therapy. I have knowledge and experience with individuals in alternative lifestyles, and ethically non-monogamous relationships. I am also available to do sexual education sessions for individuals and couples so if you are interested in learning about sexuality, kink, BDSM, alternative lifestyles, or anything else pertaining to sexual education please reach out to me.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue.

Arianna Helfant (LMFT) - 7 Years Experience

Thank you for visiting my BetterHelp profile! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, California. I provide in-person counseling at my office in Tarzana, as a counselor for the West Valley Counseling Center. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California where I majored in Psychology and Law. I continued my education at USC and earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have experience working with many types of issues, ranging from depression and anxiety to infidelity and chronic illness...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue.

Morgan Smith (LMFT, MA, BCYC) - 7 Years Experience

I am a License Marriage and Family Therapist in state of California.. I work with men and women, 18 - early 40’s experiencing life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges (including family, friends partner and Self), lack of motivation and desire for personal growth. My therapy style is warm, compassionate, solutions oriented, holistic and collaborative. I integrate a variety of models of therapy throughout my work including: developmental, person-centred, strengths-based, a “here and now” approach and mindfulness techniques...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue.

Melissa Morais Parr (LMFT) - 10 Years Experience

Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California and have an online therapy practice. I completed my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University in 2009. I have worked in various settings including outpatient, school-based, and residential, and have provided therapy to a diverse group of clientele on a wide-range of concerns. I specialize in providing therapy to individuals, teens, couples and families who are struggling with life stressors, relationship concerns, parenting difficulties, depression, and anxiety...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD.

Dr. Maria Arieta (Psy.D.) - 10 Years Experience

Welcome. I've been providing psychotherapy to clients of all ages and from diverse backgrounds for over 10 years. Clients come to me when they want something to be better in their lives and I help them realize and reach their goals. I draw from different theoretical backgrounds in order to help. I look forward to our work together.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues.

Celia Garcia (LMFT) - 4 Years Experience

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working with clients for the past 4 years. I have aid clients when in crisis, I provide clients with case management services when resources are needed (i.e housing, educational, financial and parenting). I help clients manage some of the daily barriers that can cause destress on a person and those around them. My sessions are usually tailored to the client and their individual needs. I encourage the client at the beginning of treatment to be open and discuss what they want to obtain from treatment...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Amber Jones-Moore (LCSW) - 3 Years Experience

I am excited to connect with you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals who may be struggling with a variety of issues and life situations. I have a flexible schedule and can accommodate your scheduling needs. I would like you to know that our sessions provide you with a safe space in which to talk about anything you wish and to express yourself openly with no judgement or criticism. Our time together is specifically to provide you with this safe space and for me to support you and your needs...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, ADHD, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue.

Billie Trahan (LPCC) - 17 Years Experience

Hello, my name is Billie Trahan, LPCC. I have been a counselor for 17 years, with experience regarding a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to, trauma, family issues, domestic violence, and mood disorders. I have worked in a range of clinical settings and with all ages and populations. I have extensive experience in trauma related issues, primarily abuse. I have worked as an on-site therapist in school settings, providing trauma based debriefing and grief counseling to students after traumatic events in the school or with fellow students...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Addictions, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Kim Fuller (LMFT) - 20 Years Experience

It's very difficult to be in stressful situations that can cause lots of anxiety and self-doubt. Perhaps you're looking for something more than advice from family and friends. If you're looking for a warm and inviting counseling atmosphere, I am eager to work with you to develop effective coping skills and a greater self-awareness to reach your full potential. Together, you and I can work to set goals that are appropriate and attainable for you, at your pace. For therapy to be effective for you, I work hard to build genuine and long lasting trust...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Compassion fatigue.

Sherry Lewis (MSW, LCSW) - 10 Years Experience

Welcome! My name is Sherry Lewis and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the medical and mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. I have worked in the fields of medical social work and community mental health. Some of my experience includes treating issues relating to grief and loss, end of life issues, depression, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, and stage of life transitions. My counseling style is warm and empathetic with roots based in trust and respect...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue.

Laura Kluss (LCSW) - 5 Years Experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought disorders, relationship issues and grief. I have extensive experience working with people who have experienced trauma and abuse. I have worked in a community inpatient psychiatric hospital, state prisons, and now work with veterans at a VA hospital. My counseling approach is warm and helpful...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD.

Maria Rios (LMFT) - 7 Years Experience

Hello! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in a counseling field since 2012. I have experience working in residential and outpatient settings and in my own private practice with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationships issues, parenting, teen concerns, life transitions, and a wide range of challenges including grief/loss, trauma, abuse, OCD, bipolar, and crisis and adjustment issues. I mostly tend to draw from the person-centered approach when in a therapeutic relationship with my clients...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching.

Rachelle Roberts (LMFT, CCHP-MH) - 10 Years Experience

I am a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist with earned Master of Science in Clinical Psychology with the emphasis in Forensic and Addictive Behavior. I have earned a specialized mental health certification with the National Commission of Correctional Health Care that is dedicated to improving the quality of correctional health services and helping correctional facilities provide effective and efficient care and work as an active consultant for mental health services in the incarcerated setting. Through the use of existential and solution focused therapy, I have had great success giving hope and changing lives of those that take this journey to understand and empower themselves...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching.

Eric Kammersgard (MA, LMFT) - 31 Years Experience

Hello, and thanks for considering me to assist in your life journey. I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 30 years of experience working the continuum of behavioral health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, goal setting, and career challenges.. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is to work collaboratively with you to jointly determine your specific needs and to develop goals and an action plan...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar diso.

Rosa Gomez Duque (LMFT) - 6 Years Experience

This is Rosa Gomez. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I was born in Colombia where I completed my bachelor Degree in Psychology before moving to the US in 2005. Being fluent in both Spanish and English allows me the to work with diverse populations. In 2012 I completed a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have worked for nonprofit organizations as a therapist working with children, adolescents and adults. My focus areas are: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress management, relationships difficulties, trauma, cultural issues...

Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping wi.

Aracely Rodriguez (Lcsw, Msw) - 8 Years Experience

Starting a therapist search is quite overwhelming, I commend you in taking the first step in creating positive change. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. I earned my degree from the University of Southern California. I currently provide my services to clients ranging from teenagers to the elderly. I continue to work in outpatient settings as well as in acute hospitals. I also currently supervise interns in earning their graduate degree. I have helped many clients from all paths of life struggling with their own set of stressors...

Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching, Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue.

Molly Brumagin (M.A., MFT) - 4 Years Experience

Hi there! I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with almost 5 years of experience working as a child development and parenting specialist, as well as a life coach to individuals working through a variety of life’s challenges. I have worked with clients dealing with a wide range of concerns including life transitions, anxiety, issues related to self-esteem, relationship issues, family issues, parenting issues, attention to task and life organization. My counseling style is warm, empathetic and interactive. As a part of my practice style, I believe strongly in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Career difficulties, Depression.

Leslie Campbell (LCSW) - 25 Years Experience

I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State University, and proceeded to work as a social worker with the County of San Diego in Child Welfare. Much of my tenure as a protective services worker within CPS was spent working with severely emotionally disturbed youth, primarily teens, in various levels of care. After a long, rewarding career in the public sector, I decided to branch out into purely clinical social work within such organizations as non profit agencies in crisis houses, where adults were stepping down from inpatient hospitalization for mental health and/or substance use issues...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping wi.

Grant Clarke (LCSW) - 16 Years Experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) issued in 2008 by California Board of Behavioral Sciences. I received my Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from California State University, Long Beach in 2002. I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach in 1998. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for the past 10+ years and I have been in leadership positions for the past 8+ years. I have been the director of a program working with the homeless and chronically mentally ill. Additionally, I have worked as a clinical director for three substance abuse organizations that served all levels of care including detox, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient...

Specialties: Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion .

Hong Jeong (LCSW) - 5 Years Experience

Do you feel stuck by anxiety, depression, irritability or other overwhelming feelings? Do you feel like your life is out of control? I specialize in working with teenagers and young adults who need help with anxiety, depression, trauma, and chemical dependency. My approach is client-centered, flexible, solution-focused and tailored to your needs and goals. I am committed to providing a profound sense of safety and trust to all my clients. Therefore, my goal as a therapist is to accept, validate, and encourage you through your different stages of change...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fat.

Jerome Scott Jr (LMFT) - 16 Years Experience

During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I have consistently demonstrated a high level of professionalism, therapeutic innovation and ethically responsible approach with resolving the critical issues encountered by our patients. I believe that this quote by Emmett Fox will clearly articulate my clinical orientation “There exists a mystic power that is able to transform the human experience so thoroughly, so radically, so completely that when the process is completed your own family and friends would hardly recognize you, in fact, you would scarcely be able to recognize yourself...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression.

Jennifer Sherman (MA, LMFT) - 9 Years Experience

"You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated” Maya Angelou. Life is full of positive moments where the strength to define ourselves and develop skills to live more fully are easily found. But when life becomes whittled with challenges, stress, and struggles, the test then becomes learning to navigate our feelings, recognize our thoughts, and make changes in our behavior to live more wholly. Most of the time we are capable of handling life’s stresses, but sometimes things can get too overwhelming and stressful, and we need help...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue.

Kelli Washington (LPCC) - 3 Years Experience

Hi, I'm Kelli and I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California. I have provided therapy services in Utah and California, and have been doing so for the last 4 years. I am passionate about the work I do and truly find it rewarding to be able to help someone through a challenging time in their life. I value the opportunity to empower my clients and help them to be their best selves.It is so important to me to be able to help break the stigma that is surrounding mental health, and help others to see that it's okay not to be okay. I also find it beneficial to provide a casual atmosphere for my clients to feel most comfortable; it allows for a more open dialogue and more effective treatment...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD.

Kitty McCormick (LCSW) - 6 Years Experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has avidly worked with children and families for over 20 years. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California in 1996, with a concentration in mental health practice with individuals, families, and groups. ). I do a lot of work with families and individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and numerous other life situations and mental conditions. My type of therapy is client-centered which means I am here for you, unconditionally. I offer support in the way of giving you a non-judgemental ear, and a safe space for you to feel free to express yourself...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue.

Elise Von Tersch (LMFT, LCPC) - 10 Years Experience

Welcome, I look forward to working with you. My name is Elise Von Tersch and I have over a decade of experience working in the counseling field. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and specialize in individual counseling treating trauma and addiction. I have experience with relationships, grief, anger management, finding oneself, domestic violence, depression, and anxiety. I have an integrative and multi-faceted approach to therapy. I am currently finishing up my doctorate in Health Psychology and have extensive research knowledge in how mental health can affect the immune system...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue.

Alison Murphey (LMFT) - 10 Years Experience

Congratulations on taking this first step to your well being. I realize that reaching out for treatment can be incredibly challenging and scary and I hope that I can help make this an easy journey. Let me start with telling you a little about myself. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have been working in the field for more than 10 years and have much experience in treating areas of Depression, Anxiety, stage of life transitions, trauma/complex trauma, addiction as well as other areas of concern. Over my career I have worked for both Non-Profit organizations, residential treatment programs for teens and in-patient addiction treatment centers prior to beginning my work in my own private practice...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion .

Melissa Brabandt (MA, LPC, NCC) - 8 Years Experience

Hello! My name is Melissa Brabandt. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience working with clients living with anxiety and depression, as well as people having difficulty with life transitions and change. I firmly believe that people can live a healthy, happy, and productive life while learning to manage and overcome anxiety and low mood. I would love to help you develop skills to maneuver the waters of feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, or low. My goal is to provide a safe place for you to share your concerns and to help create action steps that reflect your needs and abilities...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue.

Barbi Pecenco (LMFT) - 10 Years Experience

Hi! Thank you for checking out my profile! I'm so glad you are here. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 10 years of experience helping clients cope with life's challenges. Life can be difficult sometimes--that is normal. But sometimes we suffer much more than we need to. It's courageous to ask for help when we are struggling. When I was 24 years old, I reached out for to a therapist for the first time and she gave me to tools to change my life and inspired me to want to be a therapist myself, so that I could help others the way she helped me...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression.

Debbie Lignell (LMFT) - 25 Years Experience

Welcome! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I love my work. I have been in the field for over 20 years and have served in a variety of capacities. I also teach college courses in Psychology and Early Childhood Education at a local community college. Whether you are facing challenges, or merely seeking change in your life, working with a therapist can assist you in your journey. I have experience working with individuals, couples, children and families. Issues that often bring people to therapy are feelings of depression, loss, anxiety, relationship concerns, low self esteem and the desire to change...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compas.

Holly Duffy (MA, LMFT) - 7 Years Experience

I help people focus on their specific goals and make life changes while dealing with any emotional, traumatic, behavioral, social and/or relational issues. My approach is warm, connected, and artistic, yet honest and serious when and if needed. The way I practice therapy is by seeing each individual as unique and curtailing their counseling for their specific needs and desired outcomes. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is evidence based, is taking grounded concrete action in one's thinking, behavior, emotions, habits, and/or hobbies has been a focus of my training and experience...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, .

Neil Babins (MA, LMFT) - 4 Years Experience

Hello and Greetings! I am a licensed psychotherapist with a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT). I have been a professional clinical therapist for over 4 years, and maintain a private practice in Highland Park, CA and in Huntington Beach, as well as online services. I graduated in 2016 from Northcentral University (NCU), a 100% online program with full accreditation, and the first university of its kind to break ground with all the accrediting boards, which is why I feel so confident and enthusiastic about the effectiveness, practicality, and flexibility of online and distance-related therapeutic work and services...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes.

Dora Shalts-Lastra (MA, LMHC) - 8 Years Experience

I believe that everyone has a unique light within that guides them and is the key to your unique gift to this world. Too often we confuse life’s complicated, negative events and our reactions to them as a sign of our value and self-worth, instead of as waves in an otherwise calm ocean. I am passionate about helping my clients return to the light that exists within themselves, and to spread it to those around them. My name is Dora and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts. I have been practicing as a clinician since 2011 and licensed since 2015...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue.

Dr. Negar Nazari (Ph.D.) - 8 Years Experience

Contemplating therapy is a courageous first step and I admire your decision to seek help. Perhaps you have been overworked, feeling stressed, worried, and struggling to keep it all together. I will meet you as you are and create a safe space to explore your unique inner world. Together we can identify your strengths, change old patterns, increase self-compassion, strengthen coping skills, enhance relationships, and make life much more meaningful. I provide an environment that is non-judgmental, utilizing a caring and collaborative approach to help you feel heard, supported, and empowered...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, ADHD.

Dr. Will Means (Psy.D, LMFT) - 27 Years Experience

Hi! I'm Dr. Will Means, Psy.D, LMFT, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. My specialty areas include: addictions, PTSD, grief/loss issues, anxiety, depression, relationships, domestic violence, communication, and parenting. I utilize several therapeutic methods for healing & personal growth such as: Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Family Systems therapy, Humanistic therapy, Psychoeducation, Guided Imagery, Addiction Recovery, and Christian counseling. I have over 20 years’ experience as a clinician, both inpatient & outpatient, in mental health centers across the state...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching.

Jennifer Balidio (MS, LMFT) - 5 Years Experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe in having an authentic and collaborative relationship with one another. So often, in our relationships (especially the ones with ourselves), we become disconnected and come across bumps in the road that cause us to feel stuck...sometimes really stuck. We just want to feel better. In our work together, I believe you are the expert, and I am here to create safe space for you to come where we can collaborate together on what you want out of therapy, and make it so the next steps of your journey don’t feel so confusing...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Alison Chrun (MA, LMFT) - 3 Years Experience

Hello, my name is Alison Chrun, MA, LMFT. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based out of California. I enjoy helping clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, coping with addiction, stress and career challenges. I also help individuals who have suffered from trauma and emotional abuse. My therapeutic style is warm and understanding. I believe in meeting my clients where they're at and allowing them to move at their own pace while simultaneously challenging them to work towards their treatment goals...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue.

Katherine Jones (LMFT) - 3 Years Experience

Hello, I am an LMFT who works to create a safe and validating space for clients to express the struggles they are enduring. I am interested in working in a strengths-based way guiding clients to find the answers they need to heal and move forward. I work to be personable and also offer DBT and CBT skills in hopes of creating strong basis for coping as we explore the issue at hand as well as patterns that know longer serve the client. With these resources, I work with those who are experiencing stress at work or in their relationships, are recovering from childhood or more recent trauma and I love to support those who feel like the odd one out...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, ADHD.

Shalina Kumar (M.S., LMFT, APCC) - 3 Years Experience

Are you experiencing a new challenge or adjusting to current life circumstances? At times of great stress, we use familiar ways of coping with problems that may no longer work for our present situations. In counseling, Shalina hopes to come alongside you as a supportive helper in your times of great stress or transition. Shalina hopes to create that safe place where you can explore your concerns and heal from past emotional pain. Shalina has training in working with difficult emotions utilizing skills from dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD.

Norma Cuenca (MA, LMFT) - 7 Years Experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol/Drug Counselor, in California, with more than 7 years of experience providing direct mental health therapy and alcohol/drug counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety of presenting issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as family conflicts and teenagers’ issues. I am aware of cultural factors and I am sensitive and respectful of people’s values. I have experience in different settings, schools, agencies and private practice...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD.

Rosemary Flores (MA, LMFT) - 10 Years Experience

Hi All! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with 10 years of experience providing services to children, youth, adults, and families. I have great experience providing mental health therapy/services to clients enduring anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, change of life circumstances, and various forms of trauma. I earned my stripes with providing community based mental health services to low income families and the coordination of a residential facility's mental health treatment program for adolescent males on probation...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Tracy Contreras (MSW, LCSW) - 7 Years Experience

Are you open to learning how to grow and develop into a person who wants to live more authentically? If so, we can work together if you are willing to give yourself a chance. I work with people who have adjustment issues, mild depression, mild anxiety, mild to moderate panic disorders, those focused on self improvement/development and self esteem and confidence issues. I have a special interest in relationship and sexual health issues and wish to empower men and women in exploring what healthy and fulfilling sex means to them. Young adults who wish to discuss new life directions and relationships are welcome to try and make a connection...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue.

Dr. Jacqueline Ashley (DSW, LCSW) - 8 Years Experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California with eight years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients on a variety of concerns including depression; stress and anxiety; relapse prevention; coping with grief and loss; motivation, self-esteem, and confidence; and coping with life changes. Moreover, as a Certified Financial Social Worker, I also specialize in helping individuals achieve financial wellness through the emerging specialization of financial therapy, which is about helping individuals understand how their relationship with money affects every aspect of their lives (i...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue.

Aimie French (MA, BCBA, LMFT) - 3 Years Experience

I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California. I combine my behavioral and psychotherapy training to help clients from a holistic perspective. I have worked with a variety of clients with a number of issues including, but not limited to: communication, self-esteem, parenting, life changes, anxiety, and depression. My training and approach to therapy is warm and collaborative. I like to start by identifying your goals. My psychotherapy approach involves a lot of communication, active listening, and exploration, while my behavioral approach creates clear and attainable goals, along with a plan for achieving them...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD.

Mitchica Smith (CCDVC, LCSW) - 13 Years Experience

Hello, I’m Mitchica Smith, LCSW. Having used therapeutic services myself, I never felt the therapists personalized my sessions. They felt like basic customer service. I decided to become a therapist at 15-yrs-old. I opened my own clinic, Total Commitment Consulting Services, in 2001 and I received my Licensed Clinical Social Worker license in 2006 while I was employed at Child Protective Services. I offer personal individualized attention to my clients. My approach to helping is trauma-informed, client specific, evidence based, cognitive-behavioral and solution oriented...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion .

Karen Rafalik (LCSW) - 3 Years Experience

Hello! I am Karen Rafalik, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has worked in the behavioral health field for the past 15 years. I decided I wanted to work as a counselor after taking a career aptitude test in middle school. I didn’t fully appreciate the strength it took to open up to a complete stranger until I started to work with individuals for the first time. It truly takes a lot to share your inner most thoughts and fears with a stranger, so let me tell you a little more about my style so you can decide if we would be a good fit...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Bipolar disorder.

Elizabeth Snow (LCSW) - 6 Years Experience

Welcome to Better Help! You've taken a huge step in asking for support. My name is Elizabeth Snow, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Clinical Therapy, from Azusa Pacific University in 2011. I've worked in different community based settings with individuals and families who have varied personal issues such as depression, different types of anxiety, family conflict, history of trauma/abuse, relationships/parenting and more. Over the past 8years as a clinician, my experience has taught me that the most important aspect of counseling is you feeling safe and understood by your therapist...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, C.

Rachel Wilson (LCSW, C-IAYT) - 9 Years Experience

I am a psychotherapist and yoga therapist who believes in each person’s ability to heal themselves and the importance of looking at individuals holistically. Building a safe and trusting relationship is essential to the therapeutic process, so I strive to create a space where you feel free to be yourself, feel heard, and accepted for who you are. I am passionate about helping my clients to build self-awareness and explore the mind-body connection. I aim to help clients to find tools to feel more in control of themselves and their emotions. I create a space for clients to explore their identities, their values, and build a sense of hope in face of challenges...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue.

Amy Abbasov (M., Ed., LPC-S) - 8 Years Experience

Hi! My Name is Amy Abbasov. I am an LPC with a national license issued by the state of Texas and I have an M.Ed. in counseling. I have 8 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, social behavior, and crisis counseling. I am experienced in many counseling techniques and find myself to have an open minded compassionate approach. My counseling style and approach is Holistic/Integrative. The first few sessions start out with a person-centered therapy approach...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD.

Stephanie Locascio (LCPC, APCC) - 10 Years Experience

My name is Stephanie and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), in the state of IL. After practicing professional counseling in a community setting in Chicago, for over ten years, I recently made the move to Los Angeles. Working in the community setting has provided me with a diverse skillset and countless meaningful therapeutic relationships and experiences. I work with women and men experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship issues, and those who desire deeper meaning and connection in their lives...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue.

Dr. Jeannie DeArmond (Psy.D., MS) - 8 Years Experience

There comes a time for many of us when we need to seek additional help, even if we have a strong, loving support network. Counseling is different than other types of support. It is aimed toward self-discovery and accessing your own internal abilities to achieve your utmost potential. It is a collaboration between you, the expert on yourself, and a skilled therapist who can assist you in navigating through difficult situations and healing painful parts of yourself. I treat individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship challenges, and difficult life transitions...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, AD.

Jon Page (LMFT/MA) - 3 Years Experience

As a Spiritually based Therapist, I focus on meeting the needs of the "whole person." All aspects of our lives are interconnected. Your physical health affects your emotional health, your emotional health affects your relational health, and your spiritual (mind-body-soul) health binds them all together. I am a personal therapist and life coach who can help you with your relationships, financial goals, health goals, substance issues, child and adolescent behaviors, purpose and motivation, and overall health and happiness in life. I specialize in issues of; depression, anxiety, obsessive thoughts, relational strife, grief, child and adolescent behavioral issues, spiritual development, faith-based transformation, and developing your personal identity.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with li.

Tanyika Moore (LMFT) - 7 Years Experience

My name is Tanyika “Tann” Moore, LMFT. I have been working in the mental health industry for seven years and have worked with various populations. My approach is designed to fit my client's needs and relies on the power of personal strengths through the use of creative arts therapies, wholistic approaches and integrative interventions. I have nearly one decade experience working with identification of negative patterns hindering success. As a clinician I will help you identify and implement coping techniques, grounding techniques and interventions...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression, Coaching, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Alyssa Eisman (LCSW, CADC, II) - 8 Years Experience

Welcome and thank you for visiting my BetterHelp profile! Seeking therapy takes a great deal of courage and I commend you for exploring therapy as a tool for self-exploration and growth. Many people find that building a supportive and collaborative relationship with their therapist contributes to the overall effectiveness and success of therapy. I strive to offer a safe and non-judgmental environment with a commitment to placing the highest priority on your care. We will work together to identify and address your concerns in order to foster meaningful change in your life...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue.

Denisha Forch (MA, LMFT) - 8 Years Experience

Hello! My name is Denisha and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who attained my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field working with teens, young adults/college students, and adults. My specialities are working with those having issues with self esteem/self worth, depression, anxiety, and addictions. I also can assist in helping you transition through so many of life's different transitions. I work from a calm, caring, and non judgmental approach to therapy...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes.

Mateus Porter (MA, LMFT) - 7 Years Experience

Hello, my name is Mateus Porter, MA, LMFT. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I work in a non-profit setting as well as enjoying my private practice where I see a variety of clients ranging in age and struggling with depression, anxiety, school/work stress, self-esteem issues, life transitions, relationship issues, and parenting concerns. My specialty is working with student-athletes struggling with a variety of issues, but you definitely do not have to be an athlete to see me! Therapy can vary depending on the individual therapist that you work with...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Coping with life changes, ADHD.

Jordan Boehler (LCSW) - 5 Years Experience

I have provided in-person, individual therapy to children, teenagers, adults, seniors, and caregivers regardless of diagnosis, background, or need for the last five years. I’ve done this while also employed as an outpatient Clinical Director for the Telecare Corporation, serving adults diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness to recover their hope, health, and dreams. I have recently decided to focus solely on developing my private practice. I am a Mental Health Therapist and certified Rapid Resolution Therapist. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, Co-Occurring disorders, PTSD, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, depression, OCD, phobias, substance use disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, and grief/loss issues...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes.

Christie Stegmaier (MS, LMFT) - 5 Years Experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT# 111636) with over five years’ experience. Along my journey of becoming a therapist, I have also received 40-hours of domestic violence training. I have worked with individuals with a wide variety of issues including domestic violence, depression, anxiety, relationship and intimacy issues, parenting issues, personality disorders, and OCD. I have also worked with many individuals who have experienced trauma and abuse. Although I am more of a direct therapist, I am also a warm and interactive therapist...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue.

Kristen Watkins (LMFT) - 9 Years Experience

Hello, my name is Kristen Watkins and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I earned my BA in Psychology from Chapman University and my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from George Fox University. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I view issues clients bring to session through the lens of relationships. For example, if we are working together to address feelings of anxiety, we would explore how those feelings were impacting your relationships at work, at home, and in the community. My therapeutic style is warm and direct...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Paul White (LMFT) - 4 Years Experience

Have you found yourself at a crossroad? Perhaps you have been feeling as though your life is no longer progressing? The sense of being stuck in life can bring about a deep sense of anxiety and depression; not to mention physical illnesses. You may not even know how to see the cause of the stress leading you away from the happiness and peace you deserve. My strength lies in helping you find your true purpose in life while safely exploring your gifts. My task is to help you uncover a new sense of balance. And while the path ahead may be full of ups and downs, I firmly believe that your journey towards wholeness only begins when you embrace the healer within...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Keri Green (LMFT) - 15 Years Experience

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and hold a certification in Art Therapy and Play Therapy. I have been fortunate enough to be a therapist for 15 years, and have worked with children as young as two years old, adolescents, adults, couples and older adults. I have led parenting groups, children of divorce groups, Domestic Violence groups for women, various grief groups, and family support groups for having a child with Autism. I also have worked with active duty military men and women and their families for over three years. When working with adults I like to start where the client is at...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD.

Kathy Helgerson (LMFT) - 9 Years Experience

I am Kathy Helgerson. I earned my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills. My story: I have personally experienced trauma and grief. My divorce was final on October 1, 1996. Then in November, my 21-year-old son died, instantly. And in January 1997, I was struck by a van and suffered severe physical and emotional injuries. After the accident, I went back to college and eventually earned my master’s degree as noted above. These experiences have had a strong impact on my counseling abilities in that I am more compassionate and understanding with the pain of others...

Specialties: Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties.

Megan Bowling (M.A, LMFT) - 6 Years Experience

Hello, and thank you for coming by! My name is Megan Bowling. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and have been practicing for over six years now. I have worked with all ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. My specialty is dual diagnosis (when many things bother us that we have difficulty with), anxiety, depression, life changes, self-esteem, trauma, ADHD, and family conflict. My main therapeutic approach is grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and all of the modalities under CBT. Cognitive Behavior Therapy is rooted in the way we understand our thoughts/feelings and what we can do to be more mindful about how we life and the progress we can make...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Fabian Clavijo (LMFT) - 7 Years Experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with seven years experience providing psychotherapy at a community mental health agency. I worked with diverse populations in Orange County and Long Beach, proving individual, group, and family psychotherapy. As a humanistic therapist, I maintain a positive approach to psychotherapy by focusing on strengths and positive attributes. I assist my clients with developing a stronger, healthier sense of self, and with making rational choices towards achieving their maximum potential. My hope is to provide a safe and supportive therapeutic environment, which is vital in helping clients overcome mental health issues and various problems in their lives...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes.

Aileen Malig (LCSW) - 12 Years Experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker/therapist with over 10 years of experience providing individual therapy to adults and adolescents. I offer deep listening and thoughtful collaboration to help you bring clarity and insight to the things in your life that you would like to change. I strive to bear witness to your experiences, see the world through your eyes, and help you move toward being the person you want to be. I work with the day to day challenges of bringing optimal functioning, wellness and wisdom to your life, as well as with crises, disruptions, and transitions...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching.

Lindsay Broekstra (MA, LMFT) - 3 Years Experience

I have been working with a variety of different individuals and families in California over the past 10 years. I use many different approaches to therapy depending on what works for the particular client or even the particular situation. My main focus is on what works and what has worked for the person in the past. I have found psycho-education, CBT, and client-centered therapy works really well in the most varied of circumstances and presentations. I have worked for a long time with folks struggling with psychiatric diagnosis as well, so there are many aspects of motivational interviewing and stages of change that I can use to help you further...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue.

Irene Barades (LMFT) - 5 Years Experience

Hi there! I'm glad you have decided to talk to a therapist because that is the first step to addressing your problems. Once we start working together, I'm sure you will begin to experience some relief. I've had the privilege of witnessing growth and healing in the clients I've worked with since starting my career journey. Since you're here, I would like to take the opportunity to tell you a little about me and how I plan to support you: I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and I have a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Fullerton (2015)...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping wi.

Suzanne Waverek (MS, LMFT) - 13 Years Experience

Welcome! It takes alot of courage to seek counseling services and I admire your strength in seeking to better yourself! My hope is to support you in meeting your goals. I respond to all written messages within 24-hours Monday-Friday, and we can schedule live video sessions, chat or phone. I am a real person with real professional and personal responsibilities and I am not always in front of the computer. Thank you for your patience when awaiting a response in written communication format. Please be aware that chat sessions need to be scheduled, and I can not always respond right away in unscheduled time...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD.

Abby Naftali-Edelstein (LMFT) - 14 Years Experience

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I am looking forward to working with you and would like to start off by explain to you a little bit about who I am and the way we can work together. My name is Abby Naftali-Edelstein and I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist working as a contractor for “Betterhelp” with over 14 years of experience working with adults (older and younger), adolescents, youth and families. I focus on issues related to life transitions, family /relationship conflicts, trauma, abuse, behavioral and emotional difficulties and more...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coachi.

Lauren Consul (LMFT, JD) - 5 Years Experience

There are times in all of our lives when we need more support than others. Sometimes we can get the support we need from friends or family. Other times, we need support from a neutral person who can help us see the bigger picture of what is keeping us stuck. That's why I'm here. To support you in getting unstuck in whatever issue you are facing right now. I'm Lauren, a licensed marriage and family therapist in California (License No. LMFT87205). I have experiencing helping individuals work through issues related to relationships, whether it be their relationship with themselves, their partner, family, friends, or co-workers...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes.

Audre Nelson (LMFT, M.A.) - 15 Years Experience

Hello. My name is Audre Nelson and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist in the state of California. I have been supporting clients from all walks of life for over 15 years. It is my honor to support my clients in walking side by side with them in their healing journey. I see my relationship with my clients as a true partnership in working together to achieve the goals my clients set for themselves. I believe my clients are the experts on themselves, including their thoughts, feelings, experiences, etc. and I have many years of honing my skills as a clinician...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder.

Jennifer Marsh (MS, LMFT) - 13 Years Experience

Welcome! I first want to use a minute to tell you that I appreciate the fact you have taken the first steps in seeking counseling support. I can help! Let me tell you a little bit about myself and how I plan to support you. I have a master's degree in Counseling (2006) and am a Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Therapist in California. I have spent time throughout my 13 year career working with individuals, families and children who are seeking support for life's journey. I have experience working with those who have experienced trauma and abuse, serious illness, grief and loss, relationships/marriage concerns and life adjustments...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigu.

Adrienne Usman (LMFT) - 5 Years Experience

Hello there! My name is Adrienne and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Psychology, where my interest piqued on family and social issues that impact our lives from early childhood into adulthood. From there, I went on to receive my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Alliant International University in San Diego, California. I have experience working with children, adolescents, parents, families, individuals and couples impacted by depression, anxiety, issues with anger, stress management, grief and loss, self-esteem and relational issues...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, ADHD.

Emily Fenster (LCSW) - 21 Years Experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working in the field of mental health. People who have worked with me have described me as warm, approachable, empathic and supportive. I provide a person-centered approach to therapy, meaning that I believe that you are the expert on your life and that my role is to provide you with a safe place within which to explore your struggles and to find their solutions. I have extensive experience in supporting people in their healing from trauma, depression and anxiety. I also have several years of post-graduate training in family therapy, and I use this training when I work individually as I believe we are all interconnected...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Addictions, Relationship issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders.

Corinne White (LMFT) - 10 Years Experience

Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with 10 years of post-graduate experience. I received my Bachelors for California State University, Hayward and my Masters degrees from California State University, Sacramento. I believe that continuing my growth as a therapist is essential to provide the best experience for my clients. I have sought training/certification in motivational interviewing, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based stress relief and Parent Child Interaction Therapy to name a few...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue.

Kailee Smith - 3 Years Experience

My name is Kailee Smith and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have been practicing for the past 4 years. I have worked with individuals, couples, children, and families. I have also facilitated domestic violence, anger management, and parenting groups. I have had the privilege of working with individuals that are dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relational issues, parenting issues, co-parenting, behavioral issues, career challenges, past abuse, and the challenges that come along with adjusting to something new...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD.

Dr. Caroline Holte (Psy.D.) - 15 Years Experience

Welcome to Better Help! I am a licensed psychologist in the state of California with over 10 years of experience. I have helped people with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, attachment issues, adjustment difficulties/life changes, trauma, cultural identity issues, and substance abuse issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don’t believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and humanistic approach...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD.

Rachel Melvald (LCSW, SEP) - 15 Years Experience

I am a practicing Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience working with infants, children, adults, couples, and families. In my training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor outpatient and inpatient settings, I have developed my practice in a family systems-psychodynamic framework. During my 13 years of work with the Department of Mental Health, I have become familiar with the organizational system's impact on the mental health of my clients. My further training in Infant Mental Health and Attachment models further influenced my therapy practice to treat my clients in the developmental trajectory through an object-relations lens...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching.

Dr. Nima Moayedi (PsyD) - 10 Years Experience

Nima Moayedi, PsyD Dr. Moayedi is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 27997) . He received his B.A. from the University of California, Irvine (Psychology & Social Behavior) and his masters and doctorate in Clinical and Forensic Psychology from Alliant University, San Diego. Dr. Moayedi completed his predoctoral training at the Neurobehavioral Testing Unit through the County of Orange, Health Care Agency, where he conducted neuropsychological testing, traumatic brain injuries, epilepsy, ADHD, autism, intelligence testing, and gender reassignment evaluations...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping wi.

Dr. Jennifer Payne (Ph.D., LCSW) - 22 Years Experience

"When we get tired of continuously circling in our emotional wilderness, then we are ready to take any steps necessary to get what is waiting for us to obtain." - J. Payne Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you ready for a change? I would love to partner with you to move toward the emotional healing that is available to you. What problems are you facing? Depression? Anxiety? Trauma? Low self-esteem? Relationship problems? I have over twenty years of experience helping clients to move from confusion toward clarity. I am licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, and I have a Ph...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD.

Stefanie Greenfield (LCSW) - 5 Years Experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in California with over 5 years of experiencing providing counseling services. I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my Master of Social Work from USC. I have experience working with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, career challenges, life adjustments, stress, relationship issues, ADHD and health related problems. My approach to counseling is to partner with you to make lifestyle or cognitive adjustments to overall improve quality of life. I firmly believe in building a trusting relationship...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD.

Jamie David (MA, LMFT) - 5 Years Experience

A native to Los Angeles, California, I grew up in the middle of the entertainment industry. I pursued my own dream of being a lead singer in a band when I was 18 years old, and I know how it feels to struggle to make it in the City of Angels. The challenges I faced as a young female trying to “make it” taught me how to manage life’s ups and downs. No feeling is final, and I learned this only by experiencing the highs and lows that any young adult has to face. Through my understanding and unique experience, I provide a nonjudgmental space for others that are struggling, regardless of the issue they may be facing, as well as tools to transform their lives...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue.

This list of California online therapists was last updated on Monday, September 16, 2019