Therapists in Pacific Grove, CA

Photo of Dr. Marissa Vasquez, Psychologist in Pacific Grove, CA
Dr. Marissa Vasquez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
I am a licensed clinical psychologist offering individualized, culturally informed services to adults. While my office is located in the Monterey area, I also see clients virtually across the state of California. My specialty areas include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress and grief. I strive to provide each of my clients with an accepting, empowering and nonjudgmental space that fosters meaningful change and success. I take into consideration how one’s upbringing and subsequent life experiences shape how they view themselves and their relational experiences with others.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist offering individualized, culturally informed services to adults. While my office is located in the Monterey area, I also see clients virtually across the state of California. My specialty areas include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress and grief. I strive to provide each of my clients with an accepting, empowering and nonjudgmental space that fosters meaningful change and success. I take into consideration how one’s upbringing and subsequent life experiences shape how they view themselves and their relational experiences with others.
(209) 886-2707 View (209) 886-2707
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Nicole Morgan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Sometimes the challenges we face in life can feel overwhelming and impossible to overcome, and it is my belief that through authentic human connection, compassion and unconditional positive regard one can open up new doors of self-discovery that will allow them to find meaning, purpose and healing. It is my goal to help shine light on areas of your inner experience that will foster your ability to expand your self-awareness and make life changes. No two individuals are the same, thus I strongly believe in working with you to understand what your unique experience is like and adjust my approach to meet you where you are at.
Sometimes the challenges we face in life can feel overwhelming and impossible to overcome, and it is my belief that through authentic human connection, compassion and unconditional positive regard one can open up new doors of self-discovery that will allow them to find meaning, purpose and healing. It is my goal to help shine light on areas of your inner experience that will foster your ability to expand your self-awareness and make life changes. No two individuals are the same, thus I strongly believe in working with you to understand what your unique experience is like and adjust my approach to meet you where you are at.
(831) 264-1697 View (831) 264-1697
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Amber Brumley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Grove, CA 93950  (Online Only)
There are many reasons why you might be searching for the right therapist, and it is not unusual to feel apprehensive about initiating therapy. Investing time to open yourself up and grow is something I regard with great respect and care. Whatever your goals or needs may be, my hope is that therapy with me provides you the space to show up as you are and explore the possibilities of making positive changes in your life. As a hands-on therapist, my approach is grounded in empathy, non-judgment, and collaboration to empower you to live the fulfilling life you deserve.
There are many reasons why you might be searching for the right therapist, and it is not unusual to feel apprehensive about initiating therapy. Investing time to open yourself up and grow is something I regard with great respect and care. Whatever your goals or needs may be, my hope is that therapy with me provides you the space to show up as you are and explore the possibilities of making positive changes in your life. As a hands-on therapist, my approach is grounded in empathy, non-judgment, and collaboration to empower you to live the fulfilling life you deserve.
(831) 273-9405 View (831) 273-9405
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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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Michelle Haney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, APCC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950  (Online Only)
I would like to welcome you to my practice! Do you find yourself feeling stuck in your emotions, resulting in ruminating thought patters that result in cognitive distortions, anxiety, or depression? Whether these thoughts are a result of past trauma or current challenges that everyday life is presenting, I would be honored to be part of your healing journey. Often, we find it difficult to identify our feelings and struggle as we try to navigate them alone.
I would like to welcome you to my practice! Do you find yourself feeling stuck in your emotions, resulting in ruminating thought patters that result in cognitive distortions, anxiety, or depression? Whether these thoughts are a result of past trauma or current challenges that everyday life is presenting, I would be honored to be part of your healing journey. Often, we find it difficult to identify our feelings and struggle as we try to navigate them alone.
(831) 610-3756 View (831) 610-3756
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Higher Consciousness Hypnotherapy
CHI, BA, AAS
Verified Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
You can 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 stress. Clear triggers and reactivity and start to respond to others and life instead. Discover more harmony, more happiness, love and joy. Doctor Recommended.
You can 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 stress. Clear triggers and reactivity and start to respond to others and life instead. Discover more harmony, more happiness, love and joy. Doctor Recommended.
(831) 531-2744 View (831) 531-2744
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Kristina Marshack
Marriage & Family Therapist, Kristina Marshack, MA, LMFT
Verified 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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Merry Thomas
Psychologist, PhD, RN
Verified Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Not accepting 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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Bill Zika
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950  (Online Only)
You may be looking for help to find an effective way to deal with emotional, mental, or behavioral conflicts that have arisen in your life. You may have even tried some techniques or therapies in the past and are looking for another approach. I can show you a mindfulness/meditation approach that has been shown in clinical research to be very effective. I have worked with many different populations, but more recently have specialized in working with Seniors, over the age of 50. However, I am happy to work with you at any age over 18 years.
You may be looking for help to find an effective way to deal with emotional, mental, or behavioral conflicts that have arisen in your life. You may have even tried some techniques or therapies in the past and are looking for another approach. I can show you a mindfulness/meditation approach that has been shown in clinical research to be very effective. I have worked with many different populations, but more recently have specialized in working with Seniors, over the age of 50. However, I am happy to work with you at any age over 18 years.
(831) 219-4492 View (831) 219-4492
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Rosemary Milburn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, LMHC, LMFT, CPCC
Verified 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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Maren Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
My goal is to help you enhance your ability to develop a more intimate, fulfilling, and joyous life and relationships. I work collaboratively to help you build on your strengths and develop new skills, while creating a safe and supportive environment for healing and growth.
My goal is to help you enhance your ability to develop a more intimate, fulfilling, and joyous life and relationships. I work collaboratively to help you build on your strengths and develop new skills, while creating a safe and supportive environment for healing and growth.
(831) 531-7759 View (831) 531-7759
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Brian Wainwright
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
I've been told I'm the anti-therapist. Done in good humor I suppose, my approach is to learn alongside you what's been bringing pain into your life. I'm interested in learning what it is that my clients are interested in addressing and finding ways to support their efforts. I work with couples, families and individuals. If you're interested in addressing problems in your life, I'm interested in helping.
I've been told I'm the anti-therapist. Done in good humor I suppose, my approach is to learn alongside you what's been bringing pain into your life. I'm interested in learning what it is that my clients are interested in addressing and finding ways to support their efforts. I work with couples, families and individuals. If you're interested in addressing problems in your life, I'm interested in helping.
(831) 273-3911 View (831) 273-3911
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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.
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.
(831) 217-6053 View (831) 217-6053
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Barbara (Blaze) Lazarony
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CHT, CTC, CNSC
Verified Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950  (Online Only)
Are you in a neurodiverse relationship and feeling overwhelmed? Are you struggling to find ways to communicate effectively with your partner and feel as though things are quickly slipping away? You're not alone - many couples find themselves in this exact situation. I understand the complexities of these relationships and can help develop strategies tailored specifically for you and your partner to create a more meaningful and positive connection. With my experience and expertise as a couples therapist and coach, I can help you find a way to bridge the divide between you two.
Are you in a neurodiverse relationship and feeling overwhelmed? Are you struggling to find ways to communicate effectively with your partner and feel as though things are quickly slipping away? You're not alone - many couples find themselves in this exact situation. I understand the complexities of these relationships and can help develop strategies tailored specifically for you and your partner to create a more meaningful and positive connection. With my experience and expertise as a couples therapist and coach, I can help you find a way to bridge the divide between you two.
(707) 400-5346 View (707) 400-5346
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Olivia Fae Stadler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
I warmly welcome you as you are, and hold a safe space to support your growth as your guide, witness, and companion. I enjoy working with clients who want more than traditional “talk” therapy. I offer experiential therapy, so you can go beyond cognitive understanding to having a transformative experience. I have an active style that is more than simply listening. I would describe the way I work as collaborative, curious, and challenging when it needs to be. I identify as a highly sensitive person (HSP) of gifted intelligence, both of which inform my work. My approach is mindfulness-based and somatic.
I warmly welcome you as you are, and hold a safe space to support your growth as your guide, witness, and companion. I enjoy working with clients who want more than traditional “talk” therapy. I offer experiential therapy, so you can go beyond cognitive understanding to having a transformative experience. I have an active style that is more than simply listening. I would describe the way I work as collaborative, curious, and challenging when it needs to be. I identify as a highly sensitive person (HSP) of gifted intelligence, both of which inform my work. My approach is mindfulness-based and somatic.
(415) 965-4452 View (415) 965-4452
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Nitya Rajpal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Grove, CA 93950  (Online Only)
I am L.C.S.W in California and hold a Master of Science degree from Columbia University, specializing in Advanced Clinical Social Work. My experience includes supporting families, youth, and children facing substance abuse, life transitions, mental illness, and women's issues. When working for Monterey County Behavioral Health as a Psychiatric Social Worker, I established radical acceptance, empathy, supportive listening, crisis intervention, and medication management skills that have been a crucial part of my clinical practice, and has played an integral role in my client’s success and progress.
I am L.C.S.W in California and hold a Master of Science degree from Columbia University, specializing in Advanced Clinical Social Work. My experience includes supporting families, youth, and children facing substance abuse, life transitions, mental illness, and women's issues. When working for Monterey County Behavioral Health as a Psychiatric Social Worker, I established radical acceptance, empathy, supportive listening, crisis intervention, and medication management skills that have been a crucial part of my clinical practice, and has played an integral role in my client’s success and progress.
(831) 217-8101 View (831) 217-8101
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BrainMatterZ Inc
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MA, LEP, PhD
Verified 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
Photo of Jennifer Lewis, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pacific Grove, CA
Jennifer Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, Jennifer Lewis, MA, LMFT
Verified 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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Martha Gleason
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
I am a licensed Psychologist with 25 years experience, prepared to help with many of life's challenges such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse & other addictions, as well effective communication in all types of relationships. All of these obstacles can be navigated successfully with the right tools. Cognitive Behavioral Therapies are outcome proven methods of coping with negative & painful emotions. The right skills can teach you how to help yourself.
I am a licensed Psychologist with 25 years experience, prepared to help with many of life's challenges such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse & other addictions, as well effective communication in all types of relationships. All of these obstacles can be navigated successfully with the right tools. Cognitive Behavioral Therapies are outcome proven methods of coping with negative & painful emotions. The right skills can teach you how to help yourself.
(831) 402-6471 View (831) 402-6471
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Dana Weston
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified 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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Number of Therapists in Pacific Grove, CA

70+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Pacific Grove, CA who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
92% Depression
83% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
76% Grief
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
35% Aetna
35% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Pacific Grove, CA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pacific Grove?

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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.