Therapists in Benicia, CA

Photo of Linda L Lawless MA, Marriage & Family Therapist in Benicia, CA
Linda L Lawless MA
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Benicia, CA 94510  (Online Only)
Choosing a therapist can be confusing. That's why I offer a free phone consultation before our first appointment. I check out what your needs are and you'll see if I am able to answer your questions. We'll work together to address the problems that bring you to therapy and create your personal definition of the best life possible. We'll not only look at what is not working in your life, we'll build on your strengths using wholistic, contemplative approaches and positive psychology techniques. Heal and learn at the same time.
Choosing a therapist can be confusing. That's why I offer a free phone consultation before our first appointment. I check out what your needs are and you'll see if I am able to answer your questions. We'll work together to address the problems that bring you to therapy and create your personal definition of the best life possible. We'll not only look at what is not working in your life, we'll build on your strengths using wholistic, contemplative approaches and positive psychology techniques. Heal and learn at the same time.
(415) 413-0918 View (415) 413-0918
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Hillary Dupuis, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Benicia, CA 94510
Not accepting new clients
Life satisfaction is directly linked to how we cope with life's challenges. When we participate in escapist behavior (drinking too much, overindulging on sugar, avoiding confrontation, Netflix binges), we can feel stuck and hopeless. We get caught in these painful ways of coping because they work - at least temporarily. I specialize in helping clients get unstuck by incorporating brain-based education, support and practical suggestions for change.
Life satisfaction is directly linked to how we cope with life's challenges. When we participate in escapist behavior (drinking too much, overindulging on sugar, avoiding confrontation, Netflix binges), we can feel stuck and hopeless. We get caught in these painful ways of coping because they work - at least temporarily. I specialize in helping clients get unstuck by incorporating brain-based education, support and practical suggestions for change.
(415) 539-0298 View (415) 539-0298
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Chari Goldstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Benicia, CA 94510  (Online Only)
My main focus is working with couples to resolve long standing negative interaction patterns that repeatedly create distance and distress in the relationship. I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), a model of therapy based on extensive scientific research proven to be highly effective in helping clients reconnect. I understand how hard making changes can be and I will provide a safe non-judgmental environment to help you and your partner overcome the difficulties you are struggling with.
My main focus is working with couples to resolve long standing negative interaction patterns that repeatedly create distance and distress in the relationship. I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), a model of therapy based on extensive scientific research proven to be highly effective in helping clients reconnect. I understand how hard making changes can be and I will provide a safe non-judgmental environment to help you and your partner overcome the difficulties you are struggling with.
(415) 992-9882 View (415) 992-9882
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Tracey Dashjian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Benicia, CA 94510  (Online Only)
We sometimes hit points in our life where we need extra support to examine ourselves/our relationships, acquire new skills/perspectives or learn how better cope through a difficult time. It can be intimidating to take this step in exploring your life and working towards change, and I want to make that journey as safe and beneficial as possible. I view therapy as an exploration process, where client and therapist collaboratively work together to create insight and positive change.
We sometimes hit points in our life where we need extra support to examine ourselves/our relationships, acquire new skills/perspectives or learn how better cope through a difficult time. It can be intimidating to take this step in exploring your life and working towards change, and I want to make that journey as safe and beneficial as possible. I view therapy as an exploration process, where client and therapist collaboratively work together to create insight and positive change.
(707) 669-4257 View (707) 669-4257
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Rebecca L Ring
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Benicia, CA 94510
Are you in a "caterpillar stage" of life? You sense that you could be more, but you find yourself limited by negative thoughts and/or overwhelming emotions. Or are you in a "chrysalis stage"? Your whole life seems to have disintegrated into nothing recognizable, and you are struggling to make sense of it all. From a foundation of empathy, acceptance, compassion, and respect, I provide a safe and supportive environment in which to grow and/or heal. I work from a "client-centered" approach that helps you find your own answers and healing from within.
Are you in a "caterpillar stage" of life? You sense that you could be more, but you find yourself limited by negative thoughts and/or overwhelming emotions. Or are you in a "chrysalis stage"? Your whole life seems to have disintegrated into nothing recognizable, and you are struggling to make sense of it all. From a foundation of empathy, acceptance, compassion, and respect, I provide a safe and supportive environment in which to grow and/or heal. I work from a "client-centered" approach that helps you find your own answers and healing from within.
(831) 325-0618 View (831) 325-0618
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Susie Samuelsz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Benicia, CA 94510
After a 25 year career in teaching, I decided to go to grad school. In 2009 I earned my MS in counseling. I have been in practice as an MFT for 10 years. I love being a therapist. It is fulfilling a life-long dream of mine and I find it so gratifying and rewarding.
After a 25 year career in teaching, I decided to go to grad school. In 2009 I earned my MS in counseling. I have been in practice as an MFT for 10 years. I love being a therapist. It is fulfilling a life-long dream of mine and I find it so gratifying and rewarding.
(707) 606-0502 View (707) 606-0502
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Amy Keala
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Benicia, CA 94510
We all have hardships in our lives that at times feel insurmountable. I believe in each of our abilities to meet these obstacles, learn from them and turn them into some of our greatest opportunities for growth. As we work together in an authentic, safe and nurturing environment, my hope is that you will gain insight, tools, strength and self compassion that will help you and your relationships flourish.
We all have hardships in our lives that at times feel insurmountable. I believe in each of our abilities to meet these obstacles, learn from them and turn them into some of our greatest opportunities for growth. As we work together in an authentic, safe and nurturing environment, my hope is that you will gain insight, tools, strength and self compassion that will help you and your relationships flourish.
(707) 205-3972 View (707) 205-3972
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Jerolyn Peery, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Benicia, CA 94510
To become more intimate or connected to others, we need to improve the quality of connection to ourselves. I work with children, teens and adults. I specialize in working with individuals who are seeking personal empowerment in their lives. There are many life events, situations, or relationships that interfere with one's sense of empowerment. When feeling disempowered, one's capacity to access a full self becomes limited.
To become more intimate or connected to others, we need to improve the quality of connection to ourselves. I work with children, teens and adults. I specialize in working with individuals who are seeking personal empowerment in their lives. There are many life events, situations, or relationships that interfere with one's sense of empowerment. When feeling disempowered, one's capacity to access a full self becomes limited.
(925) 247-8714 View (925) 247-8714
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Wendy M Rick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Benicia, CA 94510
When life feels overwhelming for you, or your child is having a difficult time navigating school and relationships, together we can work on ways to bring back a sense of peace and make life more manageable. I specialize in treating children and adolescents. Transitioning into the college years is an area that can be challenging which I offer support in as well.
When life feels overwhelming for you, or your child is having a difficult time navigating school and relationships, together we can work on ways to bring back a sense of peace and make life more manageable. I specialize in treating children and adolescents. Transitioning into the college years is an area that can be challenging which I offer support in as well.
(707) 563-6744 View (707) 563-6744
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Susan E Knight
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Benicia, CA 94510  (Online Only)
I find that people come to therapy when they are having difficulties in their lives such as job stress, problems with their teen or adult child, caregiver stress, sexual and communication concerns, coping with illness, disability and/ or chronic pain, and grief. Depression and anxiety are often natural outcomes of struggling with these issues.
I find that people come to therapy when they are having difficulties in their lives such as job stress, problems with their teen or adult child, caregiver stress, sexual and communication concerns, coping with illness, disability and/ or chronic pain, and grief. Depression and anxiety are often natural outcomes of struggling with these issues.
(707) 674-5261 View (707) 674-5261
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Carla Goad
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Benicia, CA 94510
I know that finding the right therapist for you or your family can be challenging. I work well with adults, adolescents and couples facing a variety of life challenges including addiction, codependency, communication, depression, chronic illness, gender identity, sexual orientation, depression, trauma and anxiety.
I know that finding the right therapist for you or your family can be challenging. I work well with adults, adolescents and couples facing a variety of life challenges including addiction, codependency, communication, depression, chronic illness, gender identity, sexual orientation, depression, trauma and anxiety.
(925) 490-1457 View (925) 490-1457
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Julie Jedzinak
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Benicia, CA 94510
I am interested in working with a diverse client base, however have a particular focus in working with young adults. I enjoy working with individuals who are in the process of self discovery as is common for young people who are learning about themselves and making important life decisions. Also, I have a passion for working with the LGBT (and questioning) community. Helping folks who are in the process of coming out and understanding their gender and sexual identities is an area I’ve specialized in.
I am interested in working with a diverse client base, however have a particular focus in working with young adults. I enjoy working with individuals who are in the process of self discovery as is common for young people who are learning about themselves and making important life decisions. Also, I have a passion for working with the LGBT (and questioning) community. Helping folks who are in the process of coming out and understanding their gender and sexual identities is an area I’ve specialized in.
(707) 606-0972 View (707) 606-0972
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Carrie Todd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CCFC, RDT
Verified
Benicia, CA 94510
Most of us experience times in our lives when we feel we have lost our way. The longer we are adrift the more isolated we become and sometimes we sink into despair. Whether you are struggling with a relationship, navigating a life change, suffering a loss, feeling overwhelmed as a new mom or trying to know yourself better, I can support your process. I encourage you to listen to that small voice telling you that now is the time for change.
Most of us experience times in our lives when we feel we have lost our way. The longer we are adrift the more isolated we become and sometimes we sink into despair. Whether you are struggling with a relationship, navigating a life change, suffering a loss, feeling overwhelmed as a new mom or trying to know yourself better, I can support your process. I encourage you to listen to that small voice telling you that now is the time for change.
(415) 799-9370 View (415) 799-9370
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Peter J Chechele
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Benicia, CA 94510
Not accepting new clients
Experienced clinician offering in person or virtual therapy helping individuals with a multitude of life challenges. I have over 25 years of counseling experience and was one of the first therapists to offer online therapy back in the early 90's at cybertherapy.com (no longer my domain). I believe it's vitally important for you when considering who to work with that you choose someone who has years of experience helping hundreds of individuals with their mental health needs. I look forward to being that clinician for you.
Experienced clinician offering in person or virtual therapy helping individuals with a multitude of life challenges. I have over 25 years of counseling experience and was one of the first therapists to offer online therapy back in the early 90's at cybertherapy.com (no longer my domain). I believe it's vitally important for you when considering who to work with that you choose someone who has years of experience helping hundreds of individuals with their mental health needs. I look forward to being that clinician for you.
(707) 640-6992 View (707) 640-6992
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Rosalind M Daniel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Benicia, CA 94510  (Online Only)
Welcome to my private practice! I have worked as a marriage and family therapist for 28 years in a variety of settings: private practice, Kaiser Permanente, Solano and Contra Costa Counties, Non-Profit agencies, and as a school based therapist.
Welcome to my private practice! I have worked as a marriage and family therapist for 28 years in a variety of settings: private practice, Kaiser Permanente, Solano and Contra Costa Counties, Non-Profit agencies, and as a school based therapist.
(707) 998-5647 View (707) 998-5647
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Jessica Rebecca Treat
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Benicia, CA 94510
As a dedicated therapist, I specialize in providing compassionate support to individuals grappling with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. My therapeutic approach is diverse, incorporating a range of skills and processing therapies to meet the unique needs of each client. Utilizing innovative techniques such as Ketamine-Assisted Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I guide clients through transformative journeys towards healing. I am particularly drawn to working with individuals who are motivated to make positive changes in their lives, helping them navigate the path to a more fulfilling life.
As a dedicated therapist, I specialize in providing compassionate support to individuals grappling with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. My therapeutic approach is diverse, incorporating a range of skills and processing therapies to meet the unique needs of each client. Utilizing innovative techniques such as Ketamine-Assisted Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I guide clients through transformative journeys towards healing. I am particularly drawn to working with individuals who are motivated to make positive changes in their lives, helping them navigate the path to a more fulfilling life.
(408) 609-3956 View (408) 609-3956
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East Bay Family Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Benicia, CA 94510  (Online Only)
Had enough of the attitude? Tired of arguing about chores and homework? Are you scared your child is suicidal? Concerned about too much texting, video games, or over-sharing on Facebook? Do you wonder what damage divorce has caused your kids? Your family can change. Everyone can heal.
Had enough of the attitude? Tired of arguing about chores and homework? Are you scared your child is suicidal? Concerned about too much texting, video games, or over-sharing on Facebook? Do you wonder what damage divorce has caused your kids? Your family can change. Everyone can heal.
(925) 238-3837 View (925) 238-3837
Photo of Christine Ellen Willeford, Marriage & Family Therapist in Benicia, CA
Christine Ellen Willeford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Benicia, CA 94510
Once-upon-a-time you envisioned a happily ever after. The reality is: a happy marriage requires more effort than you thought. Are you drawn to a holistic approach to health and healing? Your time is valuable which is why my direct approach with transpersonal psychology priorities your personal goals. With a tell-it-like-it-is style you are offered a safe, non-judgmental perspective for realistic progress and inner peace. Knowledge is power, achieving a deeper understanding of yourself has a ripple effect on powerful change.
Once-upon-a-time you envisioned a happily ever after. The reality is: a happy marriage requires more effort than you thought. Are you drawn to a holistic approach to health and healing? Your time is valuable which is why my direct approach with transpersonal psychology priorities your personal goals. With a tell-it-like-it-is style you are offered a safe, non-judgmental perspective for realistic progress and inner peace. Knowledge is power, achieving a deeper understanding of yourself has a ripple effect on powerful change.
(707) 606-0575 View (707) 606-0575
Photo of Kathleen Benitez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Benicia, CA
Kathleen Benitez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Benicia, CA 94510
Counseling can be an opportunity to experience a greater quality of life. I enjoy helping others to reach that place. Providing clinical counseling for over 25 years, I've assisted survivors with all forms of trauma, anxiety and stress disorders. My practice has included working with military members and families as well as providing counseling to many Spanish speaking Latino populations . My specialties range from employee assistance for work related stress, issues of addiction to all substances including gambling and also working with the trauma of immigration. I can also provide evaluations for immigration hearings.
Counseling can be an opportunity to experience a greater quality of life. I enjoy helping others to reach that place. Providing clinical counseling for over 25 years, I've assisted survivors with all forms of trauma, anxiety and stress disorders. My practice has included working with military members and families as well as providing counseling to many Spanish speaking Latino populations . My specialties range from employee assistance for work related stress, issues of addiction to all substances including gambling and also working with the trauma of immigration. I can also provide evaluations for immigration hearings.
(510) 460-1347 View (510) 460-1347
Photo of Anne T. Klein, Marriage & Family Therapist in Benicia, CA
Anne T. Klein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Benicia, CA 94510
Waitlist for new clients
To fix a problem you first need to know what the problem is, and self-awareness is key in this process. You are looking for a therapist either because you have found the courage to take a closer look at yourself, or you are looking for help in finding that courage. I will be by your side as you examine whatever stumbling blocks are interfering with your journey at the moment. Together we will look at your structures, beliefs, stories and habits. Are they serving you or are they getting in the way of your growth, relationships and life experience?
To fix a problem you first need to know what the problem is, and self-awareness is key in this process. You are looking for a therapist either because you have found the courage to take a closer look at yourself, or you are looking for help in finding that courage. I will be by your side as you examine whatever stumbling blocks are interfering with your journey at the moment. Together we will look at your structures, beliefs, stories and habits. Are they serving you or are they getting in the way of your growth, relationships and life experience?
(707) 668-7466 View (707) 668-7466

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Number of Therapists in Benicia, CA

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Benicia, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
70% Grief
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
44% Optum
36% Aetna

How Therapists in Benicia, CA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Benicia?

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.