Therapists in Salinas, CA

Photo of Rick Peterson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Salinas, CA
Rick Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Salinas, CA 93901
Psychotherapy offers a unique opportunity to examine issues that impact our quality of life, as well as a powerful tool to promote true healing and lasting change. I work together with Individuals and families to help bring awareness and healing to the source of their emotional stress and pain, to hopefully enable them to live their lives more fully and contently. I have over 16 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, children and families in various practice settings, including private practice, schools, and public service agencies.
Psychotherapy offers a unique opportunity to examine issues that impact our quality of life, as well as a powerful tool to promote true healing and lasting change. I work together with Individuals and families to help bring awareness and healing to the source of their emotional stress and pain, to hopefully enable them to live their lives more fully and contently. I have over 16 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, children and families in various practice settings, including private practice, schools, and public service agencies.
(831) 346-1417 View (831) 346-1417
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Valle De Salinas Behavioral Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Salinas, CA 93901
Do you worry all the time? Do you feel bad or depressed? Do you experience negative thoughts? Do you have problems in your relationships? Do you struggle to keep a balance between responsibilities and everyday challenges? We can help you! We will guide you through managing anxiety, depression, or heightened stress that can arise from relationship problems, family conflict, divorce, separation, parenting difficulties, trauma, illness, loss, or other stressors. We offer individual, couples and family therapy designed for your personal needs.
Do you worry all the time? Do you feel bad or depressed? Do you experience negative thoughts? Do you have problems in your relationships? Do you struggle to keep a balance between responsibilities and everyday challenges? We can help you! We will guide you through managing anxiety, depression, or heightened stress that can arise from relationship problems, family conflict, divorce, separation, parenting difficulties, trauma, illness, loss, or other stressors. We offer individual, couples and family therapy designed for your personal needs.
(831) 215-5460 View (831) 215-5460
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Connections Family and Behavioral Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salinas, CA 93901
Does the world seem chaotic and to not make sense? Does it seem like you should be able to do more, but just can’t? Does it seem like there are rules to life everyone else knows? Does it seem like when things go wrong, it’s your fault, but you don’t know why? Are you exhausted from ‘playing the role' of yourself in your life, trying to ‘do it right'? All families want peace, all individuals want greater ease and understanding in their lives. With over 25 years of providing services to exceptional individuals, I know the importance of having the right support for the need at hand.
Does the world seem chaotic and to not make sense? Does it seem like you should be able to do more, but just can’t? Does it seem like there are rules to life everyone else knows? Does it seem like when things go wrong, it’s your fault, but you don’t know why? Are you exhausted from ‘playing the role' of yourself in your life, trying to ‘do it right'? All families want peace, all individuals want greater ease and understanding in their lives. With over 25 years of providing services to exceptional individuals, I know the importance of having the right support for the need at hand.
(831) 453-0442 View (831) 453-0442
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Mimi DeGennaro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Salinas, CA 93906
Hello, my name is Mimi DeGennaro. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I work remotely with clients statewide via tele-health. I serve adults of all ages and specialize in life transitions, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties. My intention is to help people find relief from unwanted symptoms, while fostering meaning, balance and joyful resilience in their lives.
Hello, my name is Mimi DeGennaro. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I work remotely with clients statewide via tele-health. I serve adults of all ages and specialize in life transitions, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties. My intention is to help people find relief from unwanted symptoms, while fostering meaning, balance and joyful resilience in their lives.
(831) 432-3277 View (831) 432-3277
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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
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Lianne Avila
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Salinas, CA 93905  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed out, depressed or anxious? If you answered yes, you aren't alone. Studies have found there has been an increase in anxiety and depression since the pandemic. I have created a safe and empathetic environment where you can learn let go of unhealthy relationship patterns and learn new coping mechanisms. Research has found the longer trauma, depression and anxiety go untreated the worse it will get. You can learn how to create balance in your life and have healthy relationships. You can also learn healthy self-care and self-compassion.
Are you feeling stressed out, depressed or anxious? If you answered yes, you aren't alone. Studies have found there has been an increase in anxiety and depression since the pandemic. I have created a safe and empathetic environment where you can learn let go of unhealthy relationship patterns and learn new coping mechanisms. Research has found the longer trauma, depression and anxiety go untreated the worse it will get. You can learn how to create balance in your life and have healthy relationships. You can also learn healthy self-care and self-compassion.
(831) 244-9065 View (831) 244-9065
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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
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Evelyne Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salinas, CA 93901
Hi there! I provide online individual therapy services to adults through out California. My goal is to be able to work with you to be able to gain understanding and skills to overcome fear and anxiety, learn to navigate through certain thoughts and emotions to be able to get to a place where you are able to implement better life practices. If you have a lot on your plate, experiencing one transition to another or difficulties and increased stress and/or trying to balance it all, it could definitely feel overwhelming. Especially if you are not taking care of yourself physically, relationally (supports) and spiritually (faith).
Hi there! I provide online individual therapy services to adults through out California. My goal is to be able to work with you to be able to gain understanding and skills to overcome fear and anxiety, learn to navigate through certain thoughts and emotions to be able to get to a place where you are able to implement better life practices. If you have a lot on your plate, experiencing one transition to another or difficulties and increased stress and/or trying to balance it all, it could definitely feel overwhelming. Especially if you are not taking care of yourself physically, relationally (supports) and spiritually (faith).
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Vanessa Barbosa
Psychologist, PsyD, QME
Verified Verified
Salinas, CA 93906  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of California and have over 12 years of clinical practice and 8 years of forensic experience assessing and treating a variety of Mental Health symptoms and disorders in both English and Spanish of culturally diverse individuals and families. Before starting my private practice, I worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health and substance abuse clinics, client homes, At-Risk Youth and schools. I conduct assessments for immigration purposes and am also a licensed Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) disability claims.
I am a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of California and have over 12 years of clinical practice and 8 years of forensic experience assessing and treating a variety of Mental Health symptoms and disorders in both English and Spanish of culturally diverse individuals and families. Before starting my private practice, I worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health and substance abuse clinics, client homes, At-Risk Youth and schools. I conduct assessments for immigration purposes and am also a licensed Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) disability claims.
(831) 484-7422 View (831) 484-7422
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Hildur R Simonardottir
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Salinas, CA 93901
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 18 years of experience. I see children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy who are struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, life cycle challenges, trauma/abuse and many more. People cope with and try to manage their past and present to the best of their ability. However, at times it can be overwhelming and may also create additional barriers as people often outgrow their coping skills, or their skills and tools are simply no longer working for them.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 18 years of experience. I see children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy who are struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, life cycle challenges, trauma/abuse and many more. People cope with and try to manage their past and present to the best of their ability. However, at times it can be overwhelming and may also create additional barriers as people often outgrow their coping skills, or their skills and tools are simply no longer working for them.
(831) 508-3636 View (831) 508-3636
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Melissa K Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Salinas, CA 93901
Hi there, I help women in their 20s and 30s with anxiety and trauma. You may be feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.  Anxiety is starting to take over and it is getting hard to control.  Your heart rate may sometimes increase, thoughts start to race, and it may feel like you just can’t catch your breath.  It feels like little to no people in your life really understand. You are ready to invest in your emotional well-being in therapy.
Hi there, I help women in their 20s and 30s with anxiety and trauma. You may be feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.  Anxiety is starting to take over and it is getting hard to control.  Your heart rate may sometimes increase, thoughts start to race, and it may feel like you just can’t catch your breath.  It feels like little to no people in your life really understand. You are ready to invest in your emotional well-being in therapy.
(831) 218-6133 View (831) 218-6133
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Enrique Morales Bravo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Salinas, CA 93901
Living in today's world is complicated and often stressful. If you feel stuck, insecure, stressed, fearful and depressed I am here to assist you to overcome your struggles. Working together you will learn effective coping skills to reduce the effects of stress, trauma, and emotional anguish. If you are looking for a safe place to freely express your emotions, receive unconditional acceptance, be supported and have guidance on resolving your everyday challenges feel free to contact me. I have the experienced of working with individuals, couples, children, and families of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Living in today's world is complicated and often stressful. If you feel stuck, insecure, stressed, fearful and depressed I am here to assist you to overcome your struggles. Working together you will learn effective coping skills to reduce the effects of stress, trauma, and emotional anguish. If you are looking for a safe place to freely express your emotions, receive unconditional acceptance, be supported and have guidance on resolving your everyday challenges feel free to contact me. I have the experienced of working with individuals, couples, children, and families of diverse cultural backgrounds.
(831) 750-1281 View (831) 750-1281
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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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Jennifer Buehler Mendoza Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salinas, CA 93902  (Online Only)
It takes a lot of courage to face the tough stuff thrown at us in our life. I have always been fond of the saying, "When life throws you a curve ball, you can either move out of the way or reach for it!" I have been helping others who have experienced trauma and loss for over 20 years, specializing in the field of child welfare, foster care, adoption and maternal mental health. I work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and perinatal mood & anxiety disorders. I also am very passionate about supporting our first responders and the unique needs that they face.
It takes a lot of courage to face the tough stuff thrown at us in our life. I have always been fond of the saying, "When life throws you a curve ball, you can either move out of the way or reach for it!" I have been helping others who have experienced trauma and loss for over 20 years, specializing in the field of child welfare, foster care, adoption and maternal mental health. I work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and perinatal mood & anxiety disorders. I also am very passionate about supporting our first responders and the unique needs that they face.
(831) 534-3066 View (831) 534-3066
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Asja Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Salinas, CA 93906
I also focus on the expansion and reorganization of key emotional responses; to help secure a tight bond between you and your partner in hopes of repositioning each partner’s stance during interactions to create new, beneficial interactions in partnerships.
I also focus on the expansion and reorganization of key emotional responses; to help secure a tight bond between you and your partner in hopes of repositioning each partner’s stance during interactions to create new, beneficial interactions in partnerships.
(831) 604-1229 View (831) 604-1229
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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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Mary Unruh-Tipton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Salinas, CA 93901
My ideal client has some insight and understands that therapy is work. It's not just about having me (or anyone else) solve their problems -- it's something that has to be done jointly. They also need to be willing to listen and change.
My ideal client has some insight and understands that therapy is work. It's not just about having me (or anyone else) solve their problems -- it's something that has to be done jointly. They also need to be willing to listen and change.
(831) 800-2526 View (831) 800-2526
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Sally Kay Huerta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salinas, CA 93901
I am a bilingual and bicultural Mexican-American licensed therapist. I have extensive practice assisting survivors of sexual abuse. It is my passion to help all people who might be going through a difficult time and/or have experienced trauma. My goal is give my clients the coping skills and tools to help them grow and spread their wings. I would like to be able to help as many people as possible to help them hurt less, cease any feeling of guilt or shame, and thrive into confident individuals.
I am a bilingual and bicultural Mexican-American licensed therapist. I have extensive practice assisting survivors of sexual abuse. It is my passion to help all people who might be going through a difficult time and/or have experienced trauma. My goal is give my clients the coping skills and tools to help them grow and spread their wings. I would like to be able to help as many people as possible to help them hurt less, cease any feeling of guilt or shame, and thrive into confident individuals.
(831) 800-2175 View (831) 800-2175
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Yesenia Y. Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Salinas, CA 93906  (Online Only)
Hola, It is very normal to feel fear and anxiety when seeking help, but if you take the next step we can work collaboratively to help promote growth and healing moving forward. I utilize a strength based approach and a solution focused model to help strengthen the skills you already have while developing more effective tools to manage current stressors. Throughout my career, I have learned the importance of self-determination, meeting clients where they are and providing a safe space to process emotions and unresolved issues.
Hola, It is very normal to feel fear and anxiety when seeking help, but if you take the next step we can work collaboratively to help promote growth and healing moving forward. I utilize a strength based approach and a solution focused model to help strengthen the skills you already have while developing more effective tools to manage current stressors. Throughout my career, I have learned the importance of self-determination, meeting clients where they are and providing a safe space to process emotions and unresolved issues.
(831) 231-0652 View (831) 231-0652
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Carla M Romero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salinas, CA 93901
Are you looking for a place to explore your thoughts, feelings, and worries without shame or judgment? The decision to seek out therapy is a personal choice made by many teens and adults. Sometimes my clients choose to work on a long-standing mental health struggle such as depression, anxiety, or grief and loss issues. Therapy is useful during times of significant transition or stress such as loss of a loved one, launching into adulthood, bullying, or trauma. Therapy is right for anyone who has a desire to learn more about themselves and make positive changes in their overall wellness, relationships, or daily life.
Are you looking for a place to explore your thoughts, feelings, and worries without shame or judgment? The decision to seek out therapy is a personal choice made by many teens and adults. Sometimes my clients choose to work on a long-standing mental health struggle such as depression, anxiety, or grief and loss issues. Therapy is useful during times of significant transition or stress such as loss of a loved one, launching into adulthood, bullying, or trauma. Therapy is right for anyone who has a desire to learn more about themselves and make positive changes in their overall wellness, relationships, or daily life.
(831) 273-7480 View (831) 273-7480

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Salinas, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Salinas, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
72% Coping Skills
72% Stress
71% Self Esteem
66% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Anthem | Elevance
70% Aetna
70% MHN | Health Net

How Therapists in Salinas, CA see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Salinas?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.