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Dr. Heather Gaedt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Palm Desert, CA 92261  (Online Only)
I am so excited for you that you decided to do this! Investing in you is the best choice you could ever make! I am not a regular therapist. I use a holistic approach to help you. What that means is that I come from the perspective of what you have been through in your life gets stuck in your body and you will continue to relive it until you know what it is and I help you to relieve it. By doing this, you start to experience life as it is, instead of having the filter from your past or the anxiety about your future. I am here to help you. Are you hungry for change? Buckle up and enjoy your life, let me help. :)
I am so excited for you that you decided to do this! Investing in you is the best choice you could ever make! I am not a regular therapist. I use a holistic approach to help you. What that means is that I come from the perspective of what you have been through in your life gets stuck in your body and you will continue to relive it until you know what it is and I help you to relieve it. By doing this, you start to experience life as it is, instead of having the filter from your past or the anxiety about your future. I am here to help you. Are you hungry for change? Buckle up and enjoy your life, let me help. :)
(760) 592-0421 View (760) 592-0421
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Susan J Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, BCCC
Verified Verified
Palm Desert, CA 92261  (Online Only)
"When we are caught in our mind we cannot feel our own beingness" I am dedicated to working with individuals, families and young adults who are experiencing a range of emotional and behavioral concerns. Through client-centered sessions I offer a practice that deeply focuses on a myriad of issues including, anxiety, PTSD, depression, trauma, challenges with transitions in life stages, as well as finding purpose and searching for greater meaning and happiness. I seek to provide a space that is safe and supportive, where one can connect to and experience their deepest self, be listened to and validated.
"When we are caught in our mind we cannot feel our own beingness" I am dedicated to working with individuals, families and young adults who are experiencing a range of emotional and behavioral concerns. Through client-centered sessions I offer a practice that deeply focuses on a myriad of issues including, anxiety, PTSD, depression, trauma, challenges with transitions in life stages, as well as finding purpose and searching for greater meaning and happiness. I seek to provide a space that is safe and supportive, where one can connect to and experience their deepest self, be listened to and validated.
(760) 891-4657 View (760) 891-4657
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Daniel Watson
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified Verified
Palm Desert, CA 92261  (Online Only)
I work very well with clients who feel nervous, anxious or very depressed. By calming them and getting them to recognize their positive potentialities, I quickly assist them to bring about change. I have confidence that my clients will again find purpose, peace and learn how to achieve what they strive to accomplish. I relate well to teens and children. I have been very successful in changing behavioral patterns, increasing school performance and reducing conflicts with parents and sibs. With over 34 years experience, I have worked with most disabling conditions and use positive strategies to bring change.
I work very well with clients who feel nervous, anxious or very depressed. By calming them and getting them to recognize their positive potentialities, I quickly assist them to bring about change. I have confidence that my clients will again find purpose, peace and learn how to achieve what they strive to accomplish. I relate well to teens and children. I have been very successful in changing behavioral patterns, increasing school performance and reducing conflicts with parents and sibs. With over 34 years experience, I have worked with most disabling conditions and use positive strategies to bring change.
(760) 513-6568 View (760) 513-6568
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Mary Berst
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Palm Desert, CA 92261  (Online Only)
We all experience struggles that lead us down difficult roads. These roads can increase our anxiety, depression, or trigger a trauma response. I am here to help. I am a licensed psychologist who is able to provide you with the tools you need to navigate these difficult roads. Using Biblically-based principles combined with evidence-based therapeutic practices I will help you regain focus and stability in your life.
We all experience struggles that lead us down difficult roads. These roads can increase our anxiety, depression, or trigger a trauma response. I am here to help. I am a licensed psychologist who is able to provide you with the tools you need to navigate these difficult roads. Using Biblically-based principles combined with evidence-based therapeutic practices I will help you regain focus and stability in your life.
(760) 299-7978 View (760) 299-7978
Photo of Caroline Redmon, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Caroline Redmon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palm Desert, CA 92261
Does depression or anxiety prevent you from accomplishing goals you have in your life? Do you focus on your failures so much that you can not recognize your accomplishments? I can help you change your perceptions of how you view yourself, other people, and the world around you. As a psychotherapist, I can help you work through childhood issues such as broken family relationships or bullying, and help you see yourself in a positive way.
Does depression or anxiety prevent you from accomplishing goals you have in your life? Do you focus on your failures so much that you can not recognize your accomplishments? I can help you change your perceptions of how you view yourself, other people, and the world around you. As a psychotherapist, I can help you work through childhood issues such as broken family relationships or bullying, and help you see yourself in a positive way.
(760) 278-4151 View (760) 278-4151
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Paulina Ospina-Mallarino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Palm Desert, CA 92261
I enjoy supporting you through difficult periods in your life, my practice centers on facilitating a path where you can find your own voice and discover your ability to face challenges, heal from trauma, grow beyond the obstacles and develop empowering narratives from your experience. I have worked extensively with clients who have experienced issues related to "toxic" relationships and past trauma resulting in depression and anxiety. I can help you cope with life-transitions and choices that are demanding and stressful. I strongly believe that each of us comes into the world with the ability to heal and grow.
I enjoy supporting you through difficult periods in your life, my practice centers on facilitating a path where you can find your own voice and discover your ability to face challenges, heal from trauma, grow beyond the obstacles and develop empowering narratives from your experience. I have worked extensively with clients who have experienced issues related to "toxic" relationships and past trauma resulting in depression and anxiety. I can help you cope with life-transitions and choices that are demanding and stressful. I strongly believe that each of us comes into the world with the ability to heal and grow.
(760) 994-4255 View (760) 994-4255

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 92261

< 10

Therapists in 92261 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
83% Life Coaching
83% Grief
83% Parenting

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% Medicare

How Therapists in 92261 see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92261?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.