Therapists in Monterey County, CA

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Photo of Tania Duenas, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey County, CA
Tania Duenas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Salinas, CA 93907
I look forward to helping you manage anxiety and depression, set boundaries, reduce stress, and learn how to protect your mental health so you can focus on what truly matters to you. Prioritizing your mental health is the first step toward your healing journey, and it would be an honor to walk alongside you.
I look forward to helping you manage anxiety and depression, set boundaries, reduce stress, and learn how to protect your mental health so you can focus on what truly matters to you. Prioritizing your mental health is the first step toward your healing journey, and it would be an honor to walk alongside you.
(831) 539-2988 View (831) 539-2988
Photo of Sandra Marie Nesheim, Psychologist in Monterey County, CA
Sandra Marie Nesheim
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Salinas, CA 93901
Change is a given part of life. One's response to change can mean the difference of having a good day or a bad one, a fulfilling life or feeling stuck in a situation. One's response to change depends on one's thoughts and feelings about the change. Changing one's thoughts about a situation can be challenging. It occurs little by little. It takes a lot patience and practice to make changes. My clients may have depression, anxiety, attention problems, other behavioral or emotional problems or traumatic experiences to change.
Change is a given part of life. One's response to change can mean the difference of having a good day or a bad one, a fulfilling life or feeling stuck in a situation. One's response to change depends on one's thoughts and feelings about the change. Changing one's thoughts about a situation can be challenging. It occurs little by little. It takes a lot patience and practice to make changes. My clients may have depression, anxiety, attention problems, other behavioral or emotional problems or traumatic experiences to change.
(831) 269-3807 View (831) 269-3807
Photo of Camilla Mitchell, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey County, CA
Camilla Mitchell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about my work as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In a comfortable, supportive and relaxed atmosphere, I provide brief and longer term psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. My style is engaged and active. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they're striving for. My goal is to empower clients to uncover their true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve the challenges we meet in life.
I am passionate about my work as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In a comfortable, supportive and relaxed atmosphere, I provide brief and longer term psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. My style is engaged and active. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they're striving for. My goal is to empower clients to uncover their true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve the challenges we meet in life.
(831) 975-2697 View (831) 975-2697
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J Michelle Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
The first step in healing is finding a safe environment to seek support. You have found that safe place! I am here to support you through your journey in achieving balance through connecting your body, mind, heart, and spirit. I specialize in working with people who are experiencing depression and anxiety. I also have specialized training to work with clients who have experienced any kind of trauma. Other areas of expertise includes addiction and grief, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Behavioral Therapy.
The first step in healing is finding a safe environment to seek support. You have found that safe place! I am here to support you through your journey in achieving balance through connecting your body, mind, heart, and spirit. I specialize in working with people who are experiencing depression and anxiety. I also have specialized training to work with clients who have experienced any kind of trauma. Other areas of expertise includes addiction and grief, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Behavioral Therapy.
(801) 396-9899 View (801) 396-9899
Photo of Raquel Morris, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monterey County, CA
Raquel Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , 69391
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monterey, CA 93940
Are you wanting to embark on a journey of self discovery and healing to move towards living your best life? I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, co-dependency, trauma (direct, vicarious, and intergenerational). I am certified in Clinical Supervision and have been providing clinical supervision since 2017. I also specialize in therapy for therapists to process vicarious trauma, transference, and provide consultation. Drawing from depth psychology and an integrative, holistic approach; I help clients in developing deep understanding of their psyche and heal wounds that block them from living their most authentic life.
Are you wanting to embark on a journey of self discovery and healing to move towards living your best life? I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, co-dependency, trauma (direct, vicarious, and intergenerational). I am certified in Clinical Supervision and have been providing clinical supervision since 2017. I also specialize in therapy for therapists to process vicarious trauma, transference, and provide consultation. Drawing from depth psychology and an integrative, holistic approach; I help clients in developing deep understanding of their psyche and heal wounds that block them from living their most authentic life.
(831) 208-3421 View (831) 208-3421
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Dr. Clare Joy Manning
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
I believe the most positive transformational aspect of therapy is when someone feels listened to,... really listened to. When this occurs, many levels of healing are possible. Ambitions may be discovered or recovered, losses and sorrows may be grieved for the first time or for the 1,000th time, and self-awareness and self-esteem can emerge in new ways. My approach focuses on developing an inner dialogue with oneself that is is compassionate and restorative. All sessions are virtual over various Telehealth platforms.
I believe the most positive transformational aspect of therapy is when someone feels listened to,... really listened to. When this occurs, many levels of healing are possible. Ambitions may be discovered or recovered, losses and sorrows may be grieved for the first time or for the 1,000th time, and self-awareness and self-esteem can emerge in new ways. My approach focuses on developing an inner dialogue with oneself that is is compassionate and restorative. All sessions are virtual over various Telehealth platforms.
(831) 217-6053 View (831) 217-6053
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Bryan Jacob Solomon-Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monterey, CA 93940  (Online Only)
Learning to enjoy deeply the experience of your true and unique being and personality in this world is something we can achieve in therapy together. In my work with clients I support their goals according to their timeline.
Learning to enjoy deeply the experience of your true and unique being and personality in this world is something we can achieve in therapy together. In my work with clients I support their goals according to their timeline.
(831) 539-0631 View (831) 539-0631
Photo of Julee Peterson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey County, CA
Julee Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Hi, I am Julee Peterson. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and currently taking new clients. I am interested in helping repair marriages, strengthen the couple bond to help families blend. I'm part of blended family and have walked the difficult starting path and have insight into the nuances of blended family life. What I love most about my work is positively affecting people’s lives through helping them improve communication and understanding between family members and couples. Increasing trust to create better functioning relationships can benefit the entire family system.
Hi, I am Julee Peterson. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and currently taking new clients. I am interested in helping repair marriages, strengthen the couple bond to help families blend. I'm part of blended family and have walked the difficult starting path and have insight into the nuances of blended family life. What I love most about my work is positively affecting people’s lives through helping them improve communication and understanding between family members and couples. Increasing trust to create better functioning relationships can benefit the entire family system.
(831) 604-1025 View (831) 604-1025
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Ran B Stovall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
Welcome. I work with Men and Fathers of all ages using a strength based humanistic approach. It is my belief that you possess the answers you are looking for in your life and that it is my job to help you discover them. I am looking for Men and Fathers who are ready to step into a life of meaning, purpose, and integrity. I am accepting new clients and have spaces that I am looking to fill.
Welcome. I work with Men and Fathers of all ages using a strength based humanistic approach. It is my belief that you possess the answers you are looking for in your life and that it is my job to help you discover them. I am looking for Men and Fathers who are ready to step into a life of meaning, purpose, and integrity. I am accepting new clients and have spaces that I am looking to fill.
(831) 800-2626 View (831) 800-2626
Photo of Melissa A. Garvey Better Self Better Life Inc, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monterey County, CA
Melissa A. Garvey Better Self Better Life Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Welcome! Whether you have been diagnosed with a mental illness,... feeling a little down or lost lately,... or maybe you are going through one of life's major transitions with a move, job, divorce or retirement, I so glad you're here. With warmth and friendly good humor, I welcome you to my practice. Choosing from a variety of well-researched and evidenced-based therapies (CBT, DBT, ACT), I hope to work with you to identify your needs and "together " create a highly personalized treatment plan for you. I am committed to helping individuals achieve their "Better Self" by guiding them in new ways to achieve a "Better Life"!
Welcome! Whether you have been diagnosed with a mental illness,... feeling a little down or lost lately,... or maybe you are going through one of life's major transitions with a move, job, divorce or retirement, I so glad you're here. With warmth and friendly good humor, I welcome you to my practice. Choosing from a variety of well-researched and evidenced-based therapies (CBT, DBT, ACT), I hope to work with you to identify your needs and "together " create a highly personalized treatment plan for you. I am committed to helping individuals achieve their "Better Self" by guiding them in new ways to achieve a "Better Life"!
(831) 223-9399 View (831) 223-9399
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LH Healing Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
Salinas, CA 93906  (Online Only)
My name is Leidy Hernandez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has worked with children and families for the past 9 years. My focus is to ensure that everyone lives a healthy and balanced life, prioritizing their mental health as a means to happiness. This may require processing any underlying trauma that is influencing negative daily behaviors. Everyone deserves happiness so it is important to overcome the underlying stressors that can prevent achieving and reaching a healthy state of mind. Whether it is depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors, or inability to accomplish daily tasks. I am here to help.
My name is Leidy Hernandez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has worked with children and families for the past 9 years. My focus is to ensure that everyone lives a healthy and balanced life, prioritizing their mental health as a means to happiness. This may require processing any underlying trauma that is influencing negative daily behaviors. Everyone deserves happiness so it is important to overcome the underlying stressors that can prevent achieving and reaching a healthy state of mind. Whether it is depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors, or inability to accomplish daily tasks. I am here to help.
(831) 387-7716 View (831) 387-7716
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Christine Derr
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93942
My focus as a therapist is solution oriented, accessing inherent strengths to face the struggles we all encounter in life with new skills and insights. I enjoy working with clients who seek greater self understanding and changes in how they relate to themselves and others.
My focus as a therapist is solution oriented, accessing inherent strengths to face the struggles we all encounter in life with new skills and insights. I enjoy working with clients who seek greater self understanding and changes in how they relate to themselves and others.
(831) 607-8619 View (831) 607-8619
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Kaihan Zhong
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Salinas, CA 93906
I typically work for clients with anxiety and depression, body image issues and OCD, and thought disorders (e.g., schizophrenia, delusional disorder). My approach is drawn from Client-centered theory, multicultural counseling theory, psychodynamic theory, music therapy theory (not a board-certified music therapist yet, currently working on it)
I typically work for clients with anxiety and depression, body image issues and OCD, and thought disorders (e.g., schizophrenia, delusional disorder). My approach is drawn from Client-centered theory, multicultural counseling theory, psychodynamic theory, music therapy theory (not a board-certified music therapist yet, currently working on it)
(831) 222-2181 View (831) 222-2181
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Jessica Cooper
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can be a meaningful experience that supports you in building healthy coping skills, better understanding yourself, and enacting desired life changes. I am a licensed psychologist with 16 years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapy. My approach is compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative. I strive to provide culturally sensitive therapy that honors your intersecting identities. I utilize a strength-based, trauma-informed lens and work to create a relationship where clients feel safe, supported, and understood in their lived experiences.
Therapy can be a meaningful experience that supports you in building healthy coping skills, better understanding yourself, and enacting desired life changes. I am a licensed psychologist with 16 years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapy. My approach is compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative. I strive to provide culturally sensitive therapy that honors your intersecting identities. I utilize a strength-based, trauma-informed lens and work to create a relationship where clients feel safe, supported, and understood in their lived experiences.
(831) 292-3965 View (831) 292-3965
Keri Murdock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
I have over 20 years experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, families, first responders, and the veteran population. I enjoy working in the areas of trauma, parenting, blended families, and assisting people in redefining themselves and finding meaning after major life changes. I tailor my therapeutic approach to the needs of each client and often utilize CBT, solution focused, behavioral, and narrative therapies in my practice.
I have over 20 years experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, families, first responders, and the veteran population. I enjoy working in the areas of trauma, parenting, blended families, and assisting people in redefining themselves and finding meaning after major life changes. I tailor my therapeutic approach to the needs of each client and often utilize CBT, solution focused, behavioral, and narrative therapies in my practice.
(831) 346-1534 View (831) 346-1534
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Bernadette Gurney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Salinas, CA 93906
Bernadette Gurney is a Spanish-bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who received her Bachelor's in Clinical Psychology from Mount. St. Mary’s University, and her Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Family Therapy at Pepperdine University. Bernadette has worked with unaccompanied minors in shelters, families in the DCFS system, and children, adolescents, and families who have experienced deep and painful trauma in their lives. Bernadette has a great deal of experience, focusing on trauma, depression, anxiety, and mindfulness.
Bernadette Gurney is a Spanish-bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who received her Bachelor's in Clinical Psychology from Mount. St. Mary’s University, and her Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Family Therapy at Pepperdine University. Bernadette has worked with unaccompanied minors in shelters, families in the DCFS system, and children, adolescents, and families who have experienced deep and painful trauma in their lives. Bernadette has a great deal of experience, focusing on trauma, depression, anxiety, and mindfulness.
(831) 231-2824 View (831) 231-2824
Photo of Robyn Martinez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monterey County, CA
Robyn Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, she/her
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
Stuck in a pattern? A pattern that repeats itself almost magically again and again in your relationships, at work, or parenting. These patterns may have been helpful in the past, but now dull creativity and spirit, wearing down confidence, fortitude and hope. Or perhaps you are in the middle of change or in need of change painfully long overdue, but you just can’t...seem...to...fully...step...forward. I work with adults and couples to move through patterns of depression, anxiety, addiction, pain and trauma into growth and long awaited thriving.
Stuck in a pattern? A pattern that repeats itself almost magically again and again in your relationships, at work, or parenting. These patterns may have been helpful in the past, but now dull creativity and spirit, wearing down confidence, fortitude and hope. Or perhaps you are in the middle of change or in need of change painfully long overdue, but you just can’t...seem...to...fully...step...forward. I work with adults and couples to move through patterns of depression, anxiety, addiction, pain and trauma into growth and long awaited thriving.
(831) 318-5485 View (831) 318-5485
Photo of Higher Consciousness Hypnotherapy in Monterey County, CA
Higher Consciousness Hypnotherapy
CHI, BA, AAS
Verified Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Let go of fears, worries, shame, anger, regret, grief and despondency rapidly. Lose excess weight without dieting by overcoming your emotional and addictive eating tendencies. Develop confidence. Remove toxic patterns that sabotage your life and relationships. Stop Smoking, Overcome Substance Abuse. Eliminate Phobias, Panic Attacks. Learn skill sets to improve relationships and communication. Overcome old Habits that may be creating more stress. Start to feel better by overcoming reactivity. Discover more harmony, more happiness, love and joy. Doctor Recommended.
Let go of fears, worries, shame, anger, regret, grief and despondency rapidly. Lose excess weight without dieting by overcoming your emotional and addictive eating tendencies. Develop confidence. Remove toxic patterns that sabotage your life and relationships. Stop Smoking, Overcome Substance Abuse. Eliminate Phobias, Panic Attacks. Learn skill sets to improve relationships and communication. Overcome old Habits that may be creating more stress. Start to feel better by overcoming reactivity. Discover more harmony, more happiness, love and joy. Doctor Recommended.
(831) 531-2744 View (831) 531-2744
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Paula Donnelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
" Welcome. You, like many of us at some point in our lives, may be dealing with an issue that you need help with at this time. Life is complicated and often stressful, and over time stress can impact our ability to cope as well as we would like. Perhaps you are struggling with changes in your mood, energy or self-esteem. Or experiencing problems in your relationships; perhaps having trouble functioning at work or in social situations. I have over 30 years experience working with individuals on these and other concerns.
" Welcome. You, like many of us at some point in our lives, may be dealing with an issue that you need help with at this time. Life is complicated and often stressful, and over time stress can impact our ability to cope as well as we would like. Perhaps you are struggling with changes in your mood, energy or self-esteem. Or experiencing problems in your relationships; perhaps having trouble functioning at work or in social situations. I have over 30 years experience working with individuals on these and other concerns.
(831) 531-2204 View (831) 531-2204
Photo of Martin Skerritt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monterey County, CA
Martin Skerritt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
Sometimes we need support and guidance for whatever life throws our way. I welcome you here! If you wish to make changes then I am here to help. My personal style is open and non-judgmental. You will find me kind supportive and encouraging. I am open-minded and curious to the unique story that brings you to therapy and find meaningful solutions in the face of your concerns.
Sometimes we need support and guidance for whatever life throws our way. I welcome you here! If you wish to make changes then I am here to help. My personal style is open and non-judgmental. You will find me kind supportive and encouraging. I am open-minded and curious to the unique story that brings you to therapy and find meaningful solutions in the face of your concerns.
(831) 534-9439 View (831) 534-9439

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Number of Therapists in Monterey County, CA

400+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Monterey County, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
86% Depression
75% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aetna
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
56% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Monterey County, CA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Monterey County?

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.