Therapists in 93303

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Karen Chaney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93303
I work mainly with adults who are experiencing grief and loss, trauma from betrayal, and recurring issues from childhood trauma. Are you currently struggling in your life? Are there repeating patterns in your life that you just cannot seem to shake off regardless of how fast you attempt to run away from them? Do you find that when you engage in new relationships they always end up the same? Many times, we will try to change a relationship dynamic, or shift a situation in our lives, hoping for better results, but we seem to end up in the same place where we started, with essentially the same people with different faces.
I work mainly with adults who are experiencing grief and loss, trauma from betrayal, and recurring issues from childhood trauma. Are you currently struggling in your life? Are there repeating patterns in your life that you just cannot seem to shake off regardless of how fast you attempt to run away from them? Do you find that when you engage in new relationships they always end up the same? Many times, we will try to change a relationship dynamic, or shift a situation in our lives, hoping for better results, but we seem to end up in the same place where we started, with essentially the same people with different faces.
(661) 641-4916 View (661) 641-4916
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Ashley K Moody
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93303  (Online Only)
It takes courage to find out who we are, what we need, and be willing to look at the different parts of ourselves to process and heal. I have always been drawn to the psyche (soul) and transpersonal psychology to capture each person's unique human experience. I provide a supportive and safe space, especially when working through vulnerable and painful aspects of life.
It takes courage to find out who we are, what we need, and be willing to look at the different parts of ourselves to process and heal. I have always been drawn to the psyche (soul) and transpersonal psychology to capture each person's unique human experience. I provide a supportive and safe space, especially when working through vulnerable and painful aspects of life.
(805) 669-2589 View (805) 669-2589
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Charissa (Chrissy) Graham
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Bakersfield, CA 93303  (Online Only)
Now Accepting New Clients! Therapy can be a safe way to process difficult emotions, past wounds, and life changes. I have experienced trauma, grief, relationship struggles, and unhealthy coping mechanisms myself so I work from a place of non-judgement and compassion. I believe people are doing the best they can with what they have and what they know. Together, we can help you heal and grow into your best self.
Now Accepting New Clients! Therapy can be a safe way to process difficult emotions, past wounds, and life changes. I have experienced trauma, grief, relationship struggles, and unhealthy coping mechanisms myself so I work from a place of non-judgement and compassion. I believe people are doing the best they can with what they have and what they know. Together, we can help you heal and grow into your best self.
(530) 431-2790 View (530) 431-2790
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David W Toms
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93303
You are not alone! As your therapist, I want you to know that you are not alone in your struggles. My focus is on your healing, and I am committed to providing a safe and non-judgmental space where you can be yourself. Together, we will work through any negative self-talk and find solutions to your problems. You don't have to go through this journey alone, I am here to support you every step of the way. We will explore different therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Interventions. I have personally experienced the freedom that comes from facing anxiety and depression head-on.
You are not alone! As your therapist, I want you to know that you are not alone in your struggles. My focus is on your healing, and I am committed to providing a safe and non-judgmental space where you can be yourself. Together, we will work through any negative self-talk and find solutions to your problems. You don't have to go through this journey alone, I am here to support you every step of the way. We will explore different therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Interventions. I have personally experienced the freedom that comes from facing anxiety and depression head-on.
(559) 851-0612 View (559) 851-0612
Matthew Bader
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93303
(661) 403-5537 View (661) 403-5537

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 93303

< 10

Therapists in 93303 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
80% Depression
80% Trauma and PTSD
60% Relationship Issues
60% Grief
60% Parenting
60% Spirituality

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Aetna
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 93303 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

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How can I find a therapist in 93303?

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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.