Female Therapists in Salinas, CA

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Melissa K Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Barbara Jeanne Gicquel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I see individuals and couples in my Practice. I see individuals, men and women , who want to work through internal blockages that are preventing them from finding peace within themselves or the ability to fill their needs more productively. I also work with couples with relationship issues, either to work through those issues or to work toward amicable separation. . I use Cognitive Restructuring, am fairly active during sessions, and aim at helping people become proactive so they can reach their potential in life.
(831) 272-4941
Salinas, CA 93908
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Diana Elwyn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have spent the past 25 years of my career learning about and treating men, women and adolescents with disordered eating. Research shows that early and aggressive treatment of eating disorders provides the best chance for a full recovery. I am therefore very passionate about early intervention. I have done extensive training in evidence based therapies, such as Family Based "Maudsley" Therapy , Therapeutic Meal Support Groups, Enhanced CBT, DBT, and Intuitive Eating/Health at Every Size. I am a member of CAMFT, APTED, and IAEDP and am committed to ongoing training, completing twice the required licensing CEU's annually.
(831) 440-8351
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Angela Rose Scornaienchi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My passion lies in working with clients of all ages, with a specialty in women in transition.
I bring to my practice as a psychotherapist a compassionate and very focused attention on you and your process, helping to bring clarity to the confusion that can arise when we find ourselves in the suffering of our past and/or fear of the future. With a variety of skilled interventions, I can hold the space necessary for you to discover your path to healing and wholeness, bringing fullness to your life and relationships in the present, and learning to manage life's difficulties as they arrive.
(831) 607-8689
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Christina Whitton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I help women heal from painful experiences and learn to manage the challenging parts of everyday life so that they can feel confident, relaxed, enjoy their relationships, and make empowered decisions for themselves.
Imagine for a moment feeling more calm and at ease, connected to your body-feeling like you understand yourself and can meet your own needs. What if you didn't have to hide or feel small anymore? Instead of the constant chatter that you are not good enough or the never ending battle with your nerves, consider what it would feel like to experience a calm body and quiet mind all while feeling energized, trusting yourself, sleeping great, feeling good in your body, and feeling more connected in your relationships.
(831) 346-1184
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Salinas, CA 93908
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Tiffany Altamirano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Guiding women in developing wholeness, wellness, rejuvenation, and hope. Doing life can be hard and at times, may feel numbing, chaotic, stressful, hopeless, never-ending, draining, and overdone. This is where I’d like to meet you, to help reignite your passion for life again, exploring your strengths, and listening to your needs with care. I believe each woman can create their own rhythm of life that feels balanced, authentic, and healing. My specialities are in the following areas; motherhood, pregnancy, postpartum, life-transitions, young adulthood, anxiety, depression, and parenting.
(408) 351-7439
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Mary Unruh-Tipton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Angelina Marquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life sometimes throws you unexpected challenges that can make you feel overwhelmed, anxious, and hopeless. If you are struggling with life challenges that are impacting your quality of life, I am here to tell you there is hope. Loss is often one of our biggest life challenges that trigger mental health issues. Grief is a natural response to loss, whether that is a loss of a relationship, job, or death of a loved one, it can also bring up thoughts and feelings of past traumas. Processing and learning about loss and grief and what to expect when grieving can help you grow and heal.
(408) 676-4044
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Salinas, CA 93906
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Carla M Romero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Salinas, CA 93905
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Erin Fennell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We often seek therapy when we feel overwhelmed—by depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, or a life transition. I create an empathic, non-judgmental space where you can gain insight, recognize your strengths, and become more confident and secure. I believe each person is the expert on their own life and experience. Together, we’ll identify the patterns that are holding you back, as well as your unique strengths. I tailor my approach to best meet your needs and abilities. Sometimes, that means I provide practical, active strategies so you can feel more calm, balanced, and empowered.
(831) 221-9228
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Salinas, CA 93906
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Erika J Olivarez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Life is very challenging and finding the right therapist should be easy. If you're interested in finding a balance in mind, body & wellness, Walk and Talk therapy is the approach you've been searching for. We will have our therapy sessions outdoors while addressing life's demands and gain insight on these struggles. Walking during our session will give you an opportunity to see new perspectives on any family, relationship or other personal goals you've been trying to obtain. Our goal using walk and talk therapy is to move forward from any obstacles affecting your life and help you regain focus & create change!
(831) 269-5889
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Discovery Counseling Center
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
Life is wonderfully perfect, until we feel it has come to an end. When that dark path presents itself, it is time to take a challenge that perhaps we have avoided for a very long time. A challenge could be perceived as a change which could bring new beginnings or a change, we may fear the most. The question we should be asking ourselves is, “Am I ready to take that challenge?” Mental Health is a part of the human anatomy that is needed for an individual to have the best quality of life. Individuals feelings and emotions are crucial to be validated for individuals to have that best quality of life.
(831) 221-9103
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Salinas, CA 93906
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Beth Goodwin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , LMFT
Verified
Verified
My goals as a therapist are to create a safe and supportive environment in which clients can share their thoughts and feelings freely, to learn more effective coping skills and interventions in order to ease symptoms and solve problems as well as gaining deeper insight about themselves, the world and their future. My approach is to meet clients where they are in life without judgement. Therapy sessions are collaborative where client and therapist examine and question client's distorted thoughts and core beliefs as well as developing positive strategies and healthier ways of thinking as they move forward in their lives.
(831) 296-3392
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Connections Family and Behavioral Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
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 social rules 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
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Lianne Avila
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Who said life would be easy? The good news is there is help. I have created a safe and empathetic environment for those that would like help on their journey in this life. Research has found the longer trauma, depression and anxiety go untreated the worse it will get. The good news is there is help for you. I offer transparency and genuineness in my practice. This helps create a safe environment where you can share your story and not feel judged. It's easy in our fast-paced world to forget about ourselves. I don't mean this in a selfish way. I mean it in a way where you can genuinely start to create balance for yourself.
(831) 244-9065
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Salinas, CA 93905
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Patricia Hikida
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello, I am here to support your growth in relationships as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I utilize Cognitive Therapy for clients who need to recover from depression and anxiety, among other mental health issues. I work with motivated clients to improve their functioning and relationships. Client-Centered Therapy is my general approach to providing therapy. I’ve been licensed since 2005. I would be honored to support you on your journey.
(951) 228-2197
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Salinas, CA 93906
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Sally Kay Huerta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Vanessa Barbosa
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Vanessa Barbosa (PSY30086) is a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of California. Dr. Barbosa has over 8 years of clinical practice and 5 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. The types of services range from individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and psychological assessments. Before starting her private practice, Dr. Barbosa worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health and substance abuse clinics, client homes, At-Risk Youth and schools.
(831) 484-7422
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Salinas, CA 93906
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Jill Babbitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you desire more love, connection, intimacy and passion in your life? Do you crave a more satisfying and meaningful sex life? I can help you gain access to the resources you have within to get you there. We all want to feel less stressed, get along better with the people in our lives and enjoy life to the fullest. I have tools to help. In a nurturing environment, I can help you learn effective communication, heal from past traumas, and let go of the negative thinking and stress that no longer serves you. I can help you better understand yourself as a spiritual and sexual being so you may feel more connected to yourself and others.
(831) 800-2016
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Celia Trujillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling more anxious or depressed lately? Are the current events in your life making it difficult to navigate life? Or are you just feeling like you need to process trauma from your past? If this is the case for you, it might be time to consider therapy. Healing and recovery can sometimes be challenging and can feel impossible, but with the right therapist, recovery and healing is possible. Give yourself the opportunity to reflect, challenge yourself, and heal whatever may be standing in your way of reaching your goals.
(831) 232-9509
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Salinas, CA 93906
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What type of Salinas mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Salinas?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.