Therapists in Pacific Grove, CA

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Callie Lynn McKenzie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCBT, CCTP
Verified 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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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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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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Diane Mouradian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, TF-CBT
Verified 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
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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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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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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Nancy Carnathan-Cribbs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CSAD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Spiritual Director, I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have experience working with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, marriage conflicts, parent-child concerns, survivors of sexual and emotional abuse, gay/lesbian/bisexual issues and spirituality. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to explore those areas of your life that are causing you discomfort, pain, sadness, stress and anxiety, preventing you from embracing who you really want to be.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Spiritual Director, I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have experience working with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, marriage conflicts, parent-child concerns, survivors of sexual and emotional abuse, gay/lesbian/bisexual issues and spirituality. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to explore those areas of your life that are causing you discomfort, pain, sadness, stress and anxiety, preventing you from embracing who you really want to be.
(831) 216-6676 View (831) 216-6676
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Charlotte A. Sky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified 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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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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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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Jennifer Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, Jennifer Lewis, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Not accepting new clients
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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Rob Swanson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified 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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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
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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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Rochelle Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
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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Sherri White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified 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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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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Tony Traback- Couples Specialist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Relationships are hard. Maybe you feel ignored and unseen, so you get angry, say things you regret, storm out of the room, or give the cold shoulder. Or maybe it was an affair or an addiction. Stuck in the same fights, feeling defeated, alone, and disappointed you wonder, “how did we get here?” You want to stay with your partner, but you are not sure how...the way things are going. The good news is that you do not need to walk this road alone. You do not need to sit in your relationship believing there is no hope. The truth is no one steps into a relationship or marriage with all the tools one needs to thrive!
Relationships are hard. Maybe you feel ignored and unseen, so you get angry, say things you regret, storm out of the room, or give the cold shoulder. Or maybe it was an affair or an addiction. Stuck in the same fights, feeling defeated, alone, and disappointed you wonder, “how did we get here?” You want to stay with your partner, but you are not sure how...the way things are going. The good news is that you do not need to walk this road alone. You do not need to sit in your relationship believing there is no hope. The truth is no one steps into a relationship or marriage with all the tools one needs to thrive!
(831) 900-4406 View (831) 900-4406
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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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Number of Therapists in Pacific Grove, CA

70+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Pacific Grove, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
83% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
73% Grief
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% Other
35% Aetna
33% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Pacific Grove, 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 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.