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Leslie Powers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simi Valley, CA 93065
My specialty is empowering adults to find inner peace and achieve their personal goals. My work is compassionate, person-centered, and trauma-sensitive. Your active participation is requested. I assist you through cognitive behavioral reflection, task-centered goal setting, accountability, motivational clarification, values prioritization, habit change strategies, coping skills enhancement, trauma healing, and emotional and spiritual support. I offer EMDR among other healing modalities.
My specialty is empowering adults to find inner peace and achieve their personal goals. My work is compassionate, person-centered, and trauma-sensitive. Your active participation is requested. I assist you through cognitive behavioral reflection, task-centered goal setting, accountability, motivational clarification, values prioritization, habit change strategies, coping skills enhancement, trauma healing, and emotional and spiritual support. I offer EMDR among other healing modalities.
(805) 779-8356 View (805) 779-8356
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Kristie Meyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simi Valley, CA 93065  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you're not living your life to its fullest? The decision to seek therapy often comes after a painful process of self-evaluation. The realization that your life may be lacking in vitality can be upsetting but may provide the opening for something new and more hopeful to emerge. I believe that when we choose to experience our suffering willingly and openly, we create the opportunity for personal transformation. I can facilitate this process of change to help you find greater meaning in your life.
Do you feel like you're not living your life to its fullest? The decision to seek therapy often comes after a painful process of self-evaluation. The realization that your life may be lacking in vitality can be upsetting but may provide the opening for something new and more hopeful to emerge. I believe that when we choose to experience our suffering willingly and openly, we create the opportunity for personal transformation. I can facilitate this process of change to help you find greater meaning in your life.
(714) 804-0905 View (714) 804-0905
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Karen Napack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Simi Valley, CA 93065
I have a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Psychology, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. It is my belief that it is vital to lead life comfortably in one’s own body physically, spiritually, and emotionally. This includes exploring and learning the skills necessary to achieve good emotional and mental health. I enjoy collaborating with clients to find the right skills that will help them achieve their goals.
I have a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Psychology, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. It is my belief that it is vital to lead life comfortably in one’s own body physically, spiritually, and emotionally. This includes exploring and learning the skills necessary to achieve good emotional and mental health. I enjoy collaborating with clients to find the right skills that will help them achieve their goals.
(805) 590-2623 View (805) 590-2623
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Yashica W Budde
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMHIMP
Verified Verified
Simi Valley, CA 93065
If you suffer with states of depression, or feelings of fear, anxiety, or loneliness, or you feel generally dissatisfied with aspects of your life, our work together can provide hope and a path towards greater peace, insight and happiness. I utilizes a holistic approach to enlighten and educate clients about how mind, spirit and body are interconnected. In our work together, my goal is to meet your personal experience with empathy and to support you in your journey toward wholeness.
If you suffer with states of depression, or feelings of fear, anxiety, or loneliness, or you feel generally dissatisfied with aspects of your life, our work together can provide hope and a path towards greater peace, insight and happiness. I utilizes a holistic approach to enlighten and educate clients about how mind, spirit and body are interconnected. In our work together, my goal is to meet your personal experience with empathy and to support you in your journey toward wholeness.
(747) 203-0717 View (747) 203-0717
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Wendy Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Simi Valley, CA 93065  (Online Only)
Seeking support is an important step in achieving change. My name is Wendy and I work with people with gender identity issues, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, addiction, neurodiversity and family of origin trauma and/or abuse. I look forward to hearing your story and assisting to create positive changes in your life. I am currently accepting new telehealth clients and accept Venmo/Zelle for payment (I am NOT on any insurance panels, but I do provide super bills). I am also licensed for telehealth in Florida. Reach out for a free 15 minute consultation.
Seeking support is an important step in achieving change. My name is Wendy and I work with people with gender identity issues, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, addiction, neurodiversity and family of origin trauma and/or abuse. I look forward to hearing your story and assisting to create positive changes in your life. I am currently accepting new telehealth clients and accept Venmo/Zelle for payment (I am NOT on any insurance panels, but I do provide super bills). I am also licensed for telehealth in Florida. Reach out for a free 15 minute consultation.
(805) 719-7526 View (805) 719-7526
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Anna Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Simi Valley, CA 93065
For those seeking a clinician for themself: Life is hard. It seems like everyone received a playbook and your copy never arrived. In our work together, we’ll navigate understanding how you process the world and your inner self. We’ll gently unpack the anxiety and loneliness that are inherent to living in environments meant for neurotypical folx. There will be space to celebrate what makes you unique and space to process the pain of life’s challenges. Our work together will be individual to you, but I provide all clients affirming care that honors your identity as valid and enough.
For those seeking a clinician for themself: Life is hard. It seems like everyone received a playbook and your copy never arrived. In our work together, we’ll navigate understanding how you process the world and your inner self. We’ll gently unpack the anxiety and loneliness that are inherent to living in environments meant for neurotypical folx. There will be space to celebrate what makes you unique and space to process the pain of life’s challenges. Our work together will be individual to you, but I provide all clients affirming care that honors your identity as valid and enough.
(818) 699-9437 View (818) 699-9437
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Claudia Ulwelling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Simi Valley, CA 93065
My name is Claudia Ulwelling, MA, LMFT. My approach to therapy is to offer a safe and welcoming space for you to explore life challenges that you feel may be holding you back from your goals. I have experience treating clients with family conflict, grief/loss, life transitions, personal growth and transformation, spirituality, stress and trauma. My therapeutic approaches are dependent on clients individual needs. Solution Focused and Person Centered Therapies are two modalities I have found to promote increased well-being.
My name is Claudia Ulwelling, MA, LMFT. My approach to therapy is to offer a safe and welcoming space for you to explore life challenges that you feel may be holding you back from your goals. I have experience treating clients with family conflict, grief/loss, life transitions, personal growth and transformation, spirituality, stress and trauma. My therapeutic approaches are dependent on clients individual needs. Solution Focused and Person Centered Therapies are two modalities I have found to promote increased well-being.
(805) 222-7806 View (805) 222-7806
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Maggie Huddleston
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simi Valley, CA 93065  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you sick and tired of obsessing over what you did or did not eat? Does looking in the mirror make you cringe because you cannot stand what you see? Do you weigh yourself daily fixating on every pound? Struggling with an Eating Disorder can be overwhelming and exhausting. Change is possible and you don't have to do it alone.
Are you sick and tired of obsessing over what you did or did not eat? Does looking in the mirror make you cringe because you cannot stand what you see? Do you weigh yourself daily fixating on every pound? Struggling with an Eating Disorder can be overwhelming and exhausting. Change is possible and you don't have to do it alone.
(818) 405-8525 View (818) 405-8525
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Julie Colfax
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Hello, I am Julie Pennington (previously Colfax) LMFT. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with people of all ages, levels of development, abilities, and stages of life. My focus is on you, your goals for yourself, and your family in the therapy space. The majority of the clients I see working to recover from trauma and minimize the impact or development of trauma responses (Acute Stress Disorder or PTSD), dealing with depression (bipolar or unipolar), anxiety, neuro-divergent and differently-abled, wanting to improve emotional management skills or work through substance use and addiction challenges.
Hello, I am Julie Pennington (previously Colfax) LMFT. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with people of all ages, levels of development, abilities, and stages of life. My focus is on you, your goals for yourself, and your family in the therapy space. The majority of the clients I see working to recover from trauma and minimize the impact or development of trauma responses (Acute Stress Disorder or PTSD), dealing with depression (bipolar or unipolar), anxiety, neuro-divergent and differently-abled, wanting to improve emotional management skills or work through substance use and addiction challenges.
(805) 600-8854 View (805) 600-8854
Lynn Comley
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Lynn Comley, PsyD, MFT30361, is a psychotherapist in private practice who brings a broad spectrum of experience, skills, and knowledge to her life and work. With a rich mix of humor and compassion, and the standing, practice, and methods of a consummate healing professional, Dr. Comley guides her clients through difficult transitions toward benefit and well-being. "The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure". (Joseph Campbell)
Lynn Comley, PsyD, MFT30361, is a psychotherapist in private practice who brings a broad spectrum of experience, skills, and knowledge to her life and work. With a rich mix of humor and compassion, and the standing, practice, and methods of a consummate healing professional, Dr. Comley guides her clients through difficult transitions toward benefit and well-being. "The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure". (Joseph Campbell)
(805) 419-3868 View (805) 419-3868
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Dr. Brendan J Nierenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simi Valley, CA 93065  (Online Only)
It takes a great amount of courage to be seeking a therapist as you are doing right now. You have made the choice to seek out help, and for that, I can say you are already on your journey of healing. In a session with me, you will find acceptance, understanding, and compassion with any challenge you are facing. No matter what your goal is, you don't have to do it alone.
It takes a great amount of courage to be seeking a therapist as you are doing right now. You have made the choice to seek out help, and for that, I can say you are already on your journey of healing. In a session with me, you will find acceptance, understanding, and compassion with any challenge you are facing. No matter what your goal is, you don't have to do it alone.
(805) 243-1580 View (805) 243-1580
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Spike The Psych
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MA, LEP, #3394, CCTMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Hi, I'm Jeffrey Spike, AKA Spike the Psych. Unlike several Tele-Health providers who overcharge, I'm certified, I charge less, and I'm excellent at what I do. I've been a licensed educational psychologist since 2012, while working full time for LAUSD since 2005. I was the recipient of the Los Angeles Association of School Psychologists Outstanding Psychologist of the Year award. With 20 years of experience, I have successfully identified the primary strengths and needs of students with Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, emotional and behavior difficulties; and I get them the accommodations and support they deserve for success.
Hi, I'm Jeffrey Spike, AKA Spike the Psych. Unlike several Tele-Health providers who overcharge, I'm certified, I charge less, and I'm excellent at what I do. I've been a licensed educational psychologist since 2012, while working full time for LAUSD since 2005. I was the recipient of the Los Angeles Association of School Psychologists Outstanding Psychologist of the Year award. With 20 years of experience, I have successfully identified the primary strengths and needs of students with Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, emotional and behavior difficulties; and I get them the accommodations and support they deserve for success.
(747) 203-0768 View (747) 203-0768
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Rebecca LoMonaco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Simi Valley, CA 93065
I specialize in assisting adults experiencing a cancer diagnosis, supporting a loved one with cancer, facing life transitions, living with chronic illness or coping with grief. In session, I am collaborative, compassionate, and calm. I am skilled in making meaning out of difficult life experiences and using mindfulness techniques when appropriate. I also have experience with the LGBTQ+ population.
I specialize in assisting adults experiencing a cancer diagnosis, supporting a loved one with cancer, facing life transitions, living with chronic illness or coping with grief. In session, I am collaborative, compassionate, and calm. I am skilled in making meaning out of difficult life experiences and using mindfulness techniques when appropriate. I also have experience with the LGBTQ+ population.
(805) 491-9407 View (805) 491-9407
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Jamie Fister
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Welcome, I'm Jamie Fister, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) dedicated to supporting individuals through various emotional challenges. If you're dealing with depression, anxiety, or navigating codependency, you're not alone. My focus is on providing a welcoming space where we can collaboratively address and work through these challenges. I understand that everyone's journey is unique, and I'm here to offer guidance, support, and evidence-based strategies to help you navigate the complexities of your emotions. Let's embark on a journey of self-discovery and positive change together.
Welcome, I'm Jamie Fister, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) dedicated to supporting individuals through various emotional challenges. If you're dealing with depression, anxiety, or navigating codependency, you're not alone. My focus is on providing a welcoming space where we can collaboratively address and work through these challenges. I understand that everyone's journey is unique, and I'm here to offer guidance, support, and evidence-based strategies to help you navigate the complexities of your emotions. Let's embark on a journey of self-discovery and positive change together.
(805) 387-9670 View (805) 387-9670
Jay Malhotra
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Simi Valley, CA 93065  (Online Only)
Your healing is my sole focus. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has lived in the area for 50 years. I have been in practice for two and a half decades providing * Psychotherapy that is respectful, solution-focused, goal-oriented, effective * Adolescents (16+), Adults, Elders, and families are welcome.* I also conduct court-ordered Forensic SVP Evaluations *
Your healing is my sole focus. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has lived in the area for 50 years. I have been in practice for two and a half decades providing * Psychotherapy that is respectful, solution-focused, goal-oriented, effective * Adolescents (16+), Adults, Elders, and families are welcome.* I also conduct court-ordered Forensic SVP Evaluations *
(818) 452-0641 View (818) 452-0641
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Allison Jackson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Are you struggling to navigate the intricate emotions of life, grappling with relationship challenges, battling negative self-image, or just feeling overwhelmed by anxious thoughts? If you're seeking a turning point toward a path to self-discovery and personal growth, therapy may be the next step in fostering meaningful insights, cultivating resilience, and building a foundation for positive change in your life.
Are you struggling to navigate the intricate emotions of life, grappling with relationship challenges, battling negative self-image, or just feeling overwhelmed by anxious thoughts? If you're seeking a turning point toward a path to self-discovery and personal growth, therapy may be the next step in fostering meaningful insights, cultivating resilience, and building a foundation for positive change in your life.
(424) 397-2619 View (424) 397-2619
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Jose Mejia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Simi Valley, CA 93065
My name is Jose Mejia I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 134857. My approach towards therapy is empowering the client and exposing their strengths. I am the client center meaning the client is the expert of their lives and should be the one in control of their treatment. I'm an expert working with adolescents and families. However, I do work with people ages 12 and up. Most of all I am an expert working with families that exclusively speak Spanish.
My name is Jose Mejia I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 134857. My approach towards therapy is empowering the client and exposing their strengths. I am the client center meaning the client is the expert of their lives and should be the one in control of their treatment. I'm an expert working with adolescents and families. However, I do work with people ages 12 and up. Most of all I am an expert working with families that exclusively speak Spanish.
(805) 977-5866 View (805) 977-5866
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Deborah L Winters
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Simi Valley, CA 93065
My goal is to help guide those that have lost their way, to help them build or rebuild the relationship with themselves that will allow them to make better choices. To help change negative thoughts to positive and to learn that they deserve to walk through the journey of life happy, fulfilled, and with their head held high. My job is to hold the light and lead the way to insight and self-love.
My goal is to help guide those that have lost their way, to help them build or rebuild the relationship with themselves that will allow them to make better choices. To help change negative thoughts to positive and to learn that they deserve to walk through the journey of life happy, fulfilled, and with their head held high. My job is to hold the light and lead the way to insight and self-love.
(818) 962-6861 View (818) 962-6861
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Zinat Hashmy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Simi Valley, CA 93065
I provide In-Person sessions out in the local Simi Valley community as well as provide In-Home sessions (based on executive decision). I also provide telehealth sessions via zoom. My name is Zinat Hashmy and I am a LMFT. I graduated from Mount Saint Mary's University and I have worked with the county, in residential group homes, inpatient treatment centers, school based settings, and private practice. I wanted to learn from a range of different settings to really understand how to help people.
I provide In-Person sessions out in the local Simi Valley community as well as provide In-Home sessions (based on executive decision). I also provide telehealth sessions via zoom. My name is Zinat Hashmy and I am a LMFT. I graduated from Mount Saint Mary's University and I have worked with the county, in residential group homes, inpatient treatment centers, school based settings, and private practice. I wanted to learn from a range of different settings to really understand how to help people.
(805) 919-8729 View (805) 919-8729
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Scott T Barrella
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, sbarrella
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simi Valley, CA 93065
As a Specialist with over 28 years experience, I am and expert in treating adults experiencing anxiety, depression, and relational challenges. I was a guest expert on Oprah and Dr. Phil. You will learn new skills and workable solutions for handling conflict. My goal is to help you focus on your present journey and where you would like your journey to lead. I have the vital experience working with adults and children who are in family law cases. I own Cornerstone Counseling. We treat depression, anxiety, and a wide variety of mental health challenges. Experience Counts!
As a Specialist with over 28 years experience, I am and expert in treating adults experiencing anxiety, depression, and relational challenges. I was a guest expert on Oprah and Dr. Phil. You will learn new skills and workable solutions for handling conflict. My goal is to help you focus on your present journey and where you would like your journey to lead. I have the vital experience working with adults and children who are in family law cases. I own Cornerstone Counseling. We treat depression, anxiety, and a wide variety of mental health challenges. Experience Counts!
(805) 256-7878 View (805) 256-7878

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 93065

100+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in 93065 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills
65% Life Transitions
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Optum
82% Aetna
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 93065 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 93065?

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.