Therapists in Pacific Grove, CA

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Hillary Phoenix-Beck
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950  (Online Only)
Do you have an inner critic that impacts how you think, feel, or see yourself? Do you want to build a stronger relationship with you? How would you see your body if you saw it through the lens of an artist? The way we treat ourselves and our bodies becomes tied to our identities and eventually embedded in the values we hold and assign to ourselves. Creativity and art break the boundaries and limitations of words and act as another form of communication. Creativity encourages self-expression and can deepen your relationship with yourself, your family, and your community when woven into the therapeutic space.
Do you have an inner critic that impacts how you think, feel, or see yourself? Do you want to build a stronger relationship with you? How would you see your body if you saw it through the lens of an artist? The way we treat ourselves and our bodies becomes tied to our identities and eventually embedded in the values we hold and assign to ourselves. Creativity and art break the boundaries and limitations of words and act as another form of communication. Creativity encourages self-expression and can deepen your relationship with yourself, your family, and your community when woven into the therapeutic space.
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Jessica Byrd-Olmstead Phd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Psychotherapy can be helpful addressing coping with loss, chronic stress from work in a demanding industry, or wanting to explore the relationship patterns in your life and how they have led you to where you are now. You may be ready to let go of old habits and patterns that hold you back from living a life filled with purpose and joy. I work collaboratively with clients to target underlying issues as well as the external behaviors that may be keeping oneself feel stuck.
Psychotherapy can be helpful addressing coping with loss, chronic stress from work in a demanding industry, or wanting to explore the relationship patterns in your life and how they have led you to where you are now. You may be ready to let go of old habits and patterns that hold you back from living a life filled with purpose and joy. I work collaboratively with clients to target underlying issues as well as the external behaviors that may be keeping oneself feel stuck.
(650) 273-9562 View (650) 273-9562
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Merry Thomas
Psychologist, PhD, RN
Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Waitlist for new clients
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." -Mahatma Gandhi I am an experienced, compassionate therapist creating a caring, therapeutic relationship to facilitate healing, overcome depression, anxiety, work through grief and loss, increase self-esteem, strengthen boundaries and improve relationships. My areas of expertise include: eating disorders, abuse issues, depression, stress; helping people recreate themselves and balance their lives to reach their full potential. I offer individual psychotherapy and life coaching. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a registered nurse
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." -Mahatma Gandhi I am an experienced, compassionate therapist creating a caring, therapeutic relationship to facilitate healing, overcome depression, anxiety, work through grief and loss, increase self-esteem, strengthen boundaries and improve relationships. My areas of expertise include: eating disorders, abuse issues, depression, stress; helping people recreate themselves and balance their lives to reach their full potential. I offer individual psychotherapy and life coaching. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a registered nurse
(510) 470-7238 View (510) 470-7238
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Kristina Marshack
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, Kristina Marshack, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Do you want to stop feeling stuck? Are you at a loss of what to do next? Asking for help or support in these parts of our lives is courageous enough. Being overwhelmed, facing burnout, struggling with a phase of life or relationship issue... we often can't do it alone. I have been blessed to work with clients who decide they want to see change, growth, or greater ease in their life.
Do you want to stop feeling stuck? Are you at a loss of what to do next? Asking for help or support in these parts of our lives is courageous enough. Being overwhelmed, facing burnout, struggling with a phase of life or relationship issue... we often can't do it alone. I have been blessed to work with clients who decide they want to see change, growth, or greater ease in their life.
(831) 387-7645 View (831) 387-7645
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Jennifer Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, Jennifer Lewis, MA, LMFT
Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
The act of revealing oneself fully to another, and still being accepted, may be the major vehicle for therapeutic help...Irvin D. Yalom. Have you needed support with difficult life situations? Together, we will explore various dilemmas which have led you to seek therapeutic support. I care deeply about helping clients with attachment disorders, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, LGBT issues, trauma, and substance use recovery. I enjoy working with clients who are committed to the process of deepening their understanding of themselves, and we will work together to help you become more compassionate and gentler with yourself.
The act of revealing oneself fully to another, and still being accepted, may be the major vehicle for therapeutic help...Irvin D. Yalom. Have you needed support with difficult life situations? Together, we will explore various dilemmas which have led you to seek therapeutic support. I care deeply about helping clients with attachment disorders, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, LGBT issues, trauma, and substance use recovery. I enjoy working with clients who are committed to the process of deepening their understanding of themselves, and we will work together to help you become more compassionate and gentler with yourself.
(831) 282-3403 View (831) 282-3403
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Dana Weston
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950  (Online Only)
I've been working with clients for over 25 years. I am down to earth and straightforward with a good sense of humor. Through my own therapy, I found that an interactive style works best combined with being a good listener. In a safe and supportive setting, I facilitate clients finding their way through their emotional struggles.
I've been working with clients for over 25 years. I am down to earth and straightforward with a good sense of humor. Through my own therapy, I found that an interactive style works best combined with being a good listener. In a safe and supportive setting, I facilitate clients finding their way through their emotional struggles.
(831) 508-3716 View (831) 508-3716
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BrainMatterZ Inc
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MA, LEP, PhD
Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950  (Online Only)
We test and train the brain in the same way an athlete trains for excellence! We make smart kids smarter….
We test and train the brain in the same way an athlete trains for excellence! We make smart kids smarter….
(831) 201-1989 View (831) 201-1989
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Sherri White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Not accepting new clients
I treat children, adolescents, and adults using a variety of techniques individualized to uniquely accommodate each client.
I treat children, adolescents, and adults using a variety of techniques individualized to uniquely accommodate each client.
(831) 228-8973 View (831) 228-8973
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Rosemary Milburn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, LMHC, LMFT, CPCC
Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Clinical Counselor assisting individuals to overcome struggles and become co-creative and successful in their lives, business, & personal ventures. Are you dealing with crisis, grief, depression, anxiety, or feeling overwhelmed... I assist in overcoming loss, trauma, addiction, and road blocks so you are able perform and be at your best, live a healthy life style, have positive relationships. We work collaboratively to find and reach for your peak goals. In addition, I work doing Clinical Supervision and with Healthcare Professionals. Please reach out to make an appointment via email or phone. Offices are on the Monterey Peninsula.
Clinical Counselor assisting individuals to overcome struggles and become co-creative and successful in their lives, business, & personal ventures. Are you dealing with crisis, grief, depression, anxiety, or feeling overwhelmed... I assist in overcoming loss, trauma, addiction, and road blocks so you are able perform and be at your best, live a healthy life style, have positive relationships. We work collaboratively to find and reach for your peak goals. In addition, I work doing Clinical Supervision and with Healthcare Professionals. Please reach out to make an appointment via email or phone. Offices are on the Monterey Peninsula.
(831) 216-4501 View (831) 216-4501
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Higher Consciousness Hypnotherapy
CHI, BA, AAS
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Let go of fears, worries, shame, anger, regret, grief and despondency. Lose excess weight without dieting by overcoming your emotional and addictive eating. 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. Begin again by empowering yourself by overcoming reactivity and discover harmony, more happiness, love and joy.. Doctor Recommended.
Let go of fears, worries, shame, anger, regret, grief and despondency. Lose excess weight without dieting by overcoming your emotional and addictive eating. 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. Begin again by empowering yourself by overcoming reactivity and discover harmony, more happiness, love and joy.. Doctor Recommended.
(831) 531-2744 View (831) 531-2744
Keri Murdock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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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Rochelle Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Online therapy: While dealing with the ripple effects of COVID-10, we can meet online to enliven helpful, meaningful ways for you to deal with isolation, worry and anxiety. Many tools and practices are available to help us restore calm and equilibrium during times of stress. Therapeutic tools like mindfulness movement practices, resource-focused conversation, journaling and creative exercises are restorative — and readily teachable online. I look forward to offering innovative ways of working with you collaboratively to best meet your particular needs and preferences.
Online therapy: While dealing with the ripple effects of COVID-10, we can meet online to enliven helpful, meaningful ways for you to deal with isolation, worry and anxiety. Many tools and practices are available to help us restore calm and equilibrium during times of stress. Therapeutic tools like mindfulness movement practices, resource-focused conversation, journaling and creative exercises are restorative — and readily teachable online. I look forward to offering innovative ways of working with you collaboratively to best meet your particular needs and preferences.
(408) 214-8563 View (408) 214-8563
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Dr. Deborah Wilday, PhD, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Not accepting new clients
My psychotherapy focuses on revitalization, moving forward, and cultivating deepening perspectives. An inner personality force--some call it soul--beckons us ever forward and ever deeper. Our work together helps you discover this innate healing force, allowing for a transformative reset that replenishes your vitality and awakens "positive" emotions like reverence, awe, and compassion. Misfortune can, with hard work, become a potent deepening agent that increases self-awareness, amplifies meaning in life, potentiates spiritual pathways, and elevates your capacity for presence and intimacy.
My psychotherapy focuses on revitalization, moving forward, and cultivating deepening perspectives. An inner personality force--some call it soul--beckons us ever forward and ever deeper. Our work together helps you discover this innate healing force, allowing for a transformative reset that replenishes your vitality and awakens "positive" emotions like reverence, awe, and compassion. Misfortune can, with hard work, become a potent deepening agent that increases self-awareness, amplifies meaning in life, potentiates spiritual pathways, and elevates your capacity for presence and intimacy.
(831) 346-1121 View (831) 346-1121
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Diane Mouradian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, TF-CBT
Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950  (Online Only)
As a nationally-certified,Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I have extensive experience working with clients dealing with mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD and/or trauma-related symptoms. Coupled with my background in coaching, I will engage you in two ways: 1) a look back at the conditions which contributed to your current distress and 2) a look forward to define how you want to shape your future. This involves creating a specific vision of your desired outcome and a plan to achieve it. I wholeheartedly believe in the change process and, while difficult, it can lead to a more peaceful, satisfying and productive future.
As a nationally-certified,Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I have extensive experience working with clients dealing with mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD and/or trauma-related symptoms. Coupled with my background in coaching, I will engage you in two ways: 1) a look back at the conditions which contributed to your current distress and 2) a look forward to define how you want to shape your future. This involves creating a specific vision of your desired outcome and a plan to achieve it. I wholeheartedly believe in the change process and, while difficult, it can lead to a more peaceful, satisfying and productive future.
(831) 222-1826 View (831) 222-1826
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Elizabeth Durfee
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Grove, CA 93950  (Online Only)
You have been feeling the weight of the world constantly on your shoulders. It is heavy. You feel defeated. You got here, and you aren’t sure how to navigate all. It may seem like you feel anxious more often, stressed out. And now, it is getting more difficult to enjoy daily life. You want to find that fire in yourself again, the confidence to move through the seasons of life without feeling overwhelmed or trapped. There is hope. Change is possible. And you don't have to go through it alone.
You have been feeling the weight of the world constantly on your shoulders. It is heavy. You feel defeated. You got here, and you aren’t sure how to navigate all. It may seem like you feel anxious more often, stressed out. And now, it is getting more difficult to enjoy daily life. You want to find that fire in yourself again, the confidence to move through the seasons of life without feeling overwhelmed or trapped. There is hope. Change is possible. And you don't have to go through it alone.
(831) 273-8034 View (831) 273-8034
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Rob Swanson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
As a clinical psychologist working for the military for the last 12 years, I have had the unique opportunity to help a diverse group of people with a wide variety of challenges. I have spent considerable time specializing in trauma, anxiety, depression, and sleep problems. However, the biggest gains have been with patients who were ready for change and willing to be challenged. Patients have said they appreciate my low-key style and one-on-one sessions that are problem-focused while acknowledging the past.
As a clinical psychologist working for the military for the last 12 years, I have had the unique opportunity to help a diverse group of people with a wide variety of challenges. I have spent considerable time specializing in trauma, anxiety, depression, and sleep problems. However, the biggest gains have been with patients who were ready for change and willing to be challenged. Patients have said they appreciate my low-key style and one-on-one sessions that are problem-focused while acknowledging the past.
(831) 709-4803 View (831) 709-4803
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Callie Lynn McKenzie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCBT, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
I passionately believe in each individual's ability to evolve through self-actualization. My approach is to work collaboratively with individuals, youth and families in order to reach their potential and live the lives they desire. Sadness, stress, anger, fear, and communication problems can impede growth and success. I provide a warm, comfortable, and supportive environment to work on challenges so that you and your family can achieve a happy, balanced life.
I passionately believe in each individual's ability to evolve through self-actualization. My approach is to work collaboratively with individuals, youth and families in order to reach their potential and live the lives they desire. Sadness, stress, anger, fear, and communication problems can impede growth and success. I provide a warm, comfortable, and supportive environment to work on challenges so that you and your family can achieve a happy, balanced life.
(707) 629-4107 View (707) 629-4107
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Rinku m Lalchandani
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
I am a rehabilitation psychologist and neuropsychologist with over 12 years of experience working in a wide variety of clinical settings. I administer neuropsychological evaluations that assist with diagnostic clarification and treatment planning and I also provide therapeutic interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness based techniques, and cognitive rehabilitation to assist individuals and families cope with the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral sequelae typically associated with neurological conditions and chronic health conditions.
I am a rehabilitation psychologist and neuropsychologist with over 12 years of experience working in a wide variety of clinical settings. I administer neuropsychological evaluations that assist with diagnostic clarification and treatment planning and I also provide therapeutic interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness based techniques, and cognitive rehabilitation to assist individuals and families cope with the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral sequelae typically associated with neurological conditions and chronic health conditions.
(831) 264-8081 View (831) 264-8081
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Dr. Jeffrey Tinius
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting Online Only Sessions. My belief is that therapy must be directed towards your goals of personal growth and healing. In couples and individual therapy, in addition to mental health topics like anxiety and depression, I am interested on issues relating to relationships, including marital, dating, infidelity, and compatibility issues. Select the "Website" button to schedule a no-cost initial consultation. I will soon be able to accept United Healthcare Insurance, but my registration is not yet complete with them.
Currently Accepting Online Only Sessions. My belief is that therapy must be directed towards your goals of personal growth and healing. In couples and individual therapy, in addition to mental health topics like anxiety and depression, I am interested on issues relating to relationships, including marital, dating, infidelity, and compatibility issues. Select the "Website" button to schedule a no-cost initial consultation. I will soon be able to accept United Healthcare Insurance, but my registration is not yet complete with them.
(831) 273-4242 View (831) 273-4242
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Charlotte A. Sky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Not accepting new clients
My approach to my clients is warm, open, and accepting, and, at the same time, I am ready and willing to provide direct and honest feedback. I enjoy bringing a sense of humor and creativity, as well as strong professional ethics to my work. While my initial goal is to work together with my clients to relieve depression, anxiety, trauma, and other problems, ultimately I work with the whole person to develop and utilize his or her strengths to find balance and self-acceptance and to become more open to deeper experiences of love and joy.
My approach to my clients is warm, open, and accepting, and, at the same time, I am ready and willing to provide direct and honest feedback. I enjoy bringing a sense of humor and creativity, as well as strong professional ethics to my work. While my initial goal is to work together with my clients to relieve depression, anxiety, trauma, and other problems, ultimately I work with the whole person to develop and utilize his or her strengths to find balance and self-acceptance and to become more open to deeper experiences of love and joy.
(831) 655-1404 View (831) 655-1404

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Number of Therapists in Pacific Grove, CA

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Pacific Grove, CA who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Depression
83% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
76% Grief
76% Coping Skills
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Other
31% Beacon Health Options | Carelon
28% TRICARE

How Therapists in Pacific Grove, CA see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pacific Grove?

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.