Therapists in Santa Clarita, CA

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Valencia Relationship Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Our ideal client at VRI is someone that may be grappling with anxiety, depression, family conflict, or navigating life transitions. Their needs include a safe space to express themselves, tools to manage their emotions, and strategies to improve their relationships. They seek understanding, resilience, and a deeper connection with themselves and others. Their goals are to overcome their current challenges, achieve personal growth, and find a sense of peace and fulfillment in their lives. They want to not only heal but also thrive, understanding that therapy is a process that requires commitment, openness, and courage.
Our ideal client at VRI is someone that may be grappling with anxiety, depression, family conflict, or navigating life transitions. Their needs include a safe space to express themselves, tools to manage their emotions, and strategies to improve their relationships. They seek understanding, resilience, and a deeper connection with themselves and others. Their goals are to overcome their current challenges, achieve personal growth, and find a sense of peace and fulfillment in their lives. They want to not only heal but also thrive, understanding that therapy is a process that requires commitment, openness, and courage.
(661) 463-7865 View (661) 463-7865
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Lamar Whaley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91387
Hi my name is Lamar Whaley. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. As a therapist, my goal is to assist and empower clients to address the factors/stressors (e.g., personal, familial/social, spiritual, academic etc.) that you experience as well as introduce and assist you in applying different interventions that will empower you in managing your emotions and reducing the behaviors/symptoms that interfere/impair your daily life functioning. I specialize in treating clients who struggle with depression and anxiety. I have provided therapeutic services for clients of all ages and different ethnicities/cultural backgrounds.
Hi my name is Lamar Whaley. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. As a therapist, my goal is to assist and empower clients to address the factors/stressors (e.g., personal, familial/social, spiritual, academic etc.) that you experience as well as introduce and assist you in applying different interventions that will empower you in managing your emotions and reducing the behaviors/symptoms that interfere/impair your daily life functioning. I specialize in treating clients who struggle with depression and anxiety. I have provided therapeutic services for clients of all ages and different ethnicities/cultural backgrounds.
(661) 485-3392 View (661) 485-3392
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Bryelle Dallons
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Regardless what you are facing, you matter and you are worthy. Whether you're experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma, relational distress, or a new stage of life, change is possible. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to share, heal, and discover new truths that get to the root of issues and bring about permanent transformation. I believe you have an innate ability to create change and I will approach our time together with intentionality to help create this change. You are not alone and I am honored to be part of your journey.
Regardless what you are facing, you matter and you are worthy. Whether you're experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma, relational distress, or a new stage of life, change is possible. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to share, heal, and discover new truths that get to the root of issues and bring about permanent transformation. I believe you have an innate ability to create change and I will approach our time together with intentionality to help create this change. You are not alone and I am honored to be part of your journey.
(661) 218-2260 View (661) 218-2260
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Trudy-Ann Gordon
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC, MSEd
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Have you been struggling with depressive thoughts, anxiety, self-harming behaviors, trauma, abuse, or even difficult life decisions? My goal is to create a safe and encouraging environment where you’ll feel supported and empowered to express yourself honestly and openly. Initiating therapy can be intimidating, but together we’ll explore the root causes of your struggles, identify the underlying causes and develop a personalized plan to achieve your goals.
Have you been struggling with depressive thoughts, anxiety, self-harming behaviors, trauma, abuse, or even difficult life decisions? My goal is to create a safe and encouraging environment where you’ll feel supported and empowered to express yourself honestly and openly. Initiating therapy can be intimidating, but together we’ll explore the root causes of your struggles, identify the underlying causes and develop a personalized plan to achieve your goals.
(661) 463-5835 View (661) 463-5835
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Kelly Grimes
BCBA, MEd
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Specializing in supporting adults with mental health and behavioral challenges that impact their quality of life. Person centered whole person approach. Trauma informed care. Low demand/PDA specialist. Experience with eating disorders and nutritional psychology. Well versed in community integration and vocational development. Experience with social-sexual behavior and dating.
Specializing in supporting adults with mental health and behavioral challenges that impact their quality of life. Person centered whole person approach. Trauma informed care. Low demand/PDA specialist. Experience with eating disorders and nutritional psychology. Well versed in community integration and vocational development. Experience with social-sexual behavior and dating.
(661) 475-6046 View (661) 475-6046
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Laura Helquist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91351  (Online Only)
I am experienced in working with couples that may be struggling with connection, communication, betrayal, or simply supporting relationships to adapt and grow through the stages of life. In your relationship, there may be times where you feel that you are fighting too often or feel that nothing will change... but hope is not lost. It's never too late to learn how to create healthy connections with one another. When working with couples or individuals, I have experience working with complex PTSD, faith-transitions, interpersonal relationships, depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-compassion, and self-empowerment.
I am experienced in working with couples that may be struggling with connection, communication, betrayal, or simply supporting relationships to adapt and grow through the stages of life. In your relationship, there may be times where you feel that you are fighting too often or feel that nothing will change... but hope is not lost. It's never too late to learn how to create healthy connections with one another. When working with couples or individuals, I have experience working with complex PTSD, faith-transitions, interpersonal relationships, depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-compassion, and self-empowerment.
(714) 786-1331 View (714) 786-1331
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Stephanie Rae Garris
LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
As a therapist, I know how important it is to create a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. I also know that taking that first step to getting help can be intimidating. I offer a nonjudgemental and empathetic approach to therapy to help people discover the strength they have within. I have experience working with a wide range of mental health struggles, cultures, LGBTQ+ identified individuals, and ages. I help people set small, attainable goals to build confidence and make changes that get one closer to their idea of peace and happiness.
As a therapist, I know how important it is to create a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. I also know that taking that first step to getting help can be intimidating. I offer a nonjudgemental and empathetic approach to therapy to help people discover the strength they have within. I have experience working with a wide range of mental health struggles, cultures, LGBTQ+ identified individuals, and ages. I help people set small, attainable goals to build confidence and make changes that get one closer to their idea of peace and happiness.
(661) 403-5143 View (661) 403-5143
Sally J Liljedahl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
I specialize in looking at a person in their environment and working with him/her from there. The various environments I look at include: social, family, home, community, work, and education and how they relate to each other. Taking into consideration diet, level of exercise, extra curricular activities, financial situation, supplements, and support system we will work together to achieve an appropriate level of success for you and your family.
I specialize in looking at a person in their environment and working with him/her from there. The various environments I look at include: social, family, home, community, work, and education and how they relate to each other. Taking into consideration diet, level of exercise, extra curricular activities, financial situation, supplements, and support system we will work together to achieve an appropriate level of success for you and your family.
(661) 990-9457 View (661) 990-9457
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Melissa Burroughs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91351  (Online Only)
As an queer affirmative therapist with specialties in transgender and non-binary individuals, I am dedicated to providing a safe, supportive, and inclusive space for individuals to explore their identities, navigate life's challenges, and cultivate personal growth. With a deep understanding of the unique experiences and needs of the LGBTQ community, I am committed to creating an affirming therapeutic environment where clients can feel seen, heard, and understood. I strive to work with clients to foster a sense of empowerment and self-acceptance, promoting mental well-being and resilience.
As an queer affirmative therapist with specialties in transgender and non-binary individuals, I am dedicated to providing a safe, supportive, and inclusive space for individuals to explore their identities, navigate life's challenges, and cultivate personal growth. With a deep understanding of the unique experiences and needs of the LGBTQ community, I am committed to creating an affirming therapeutic environment where clients can feel seen, heard, and understood. I strive to work with clients to foster a sense of empowerment and self-acceptance, promoting mental well-being and resilience.
(661) 990-9385 View (661) 990-9385
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Dr. John P Rogers
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PsyD, LPCC
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
In life's journey, issues, challenges, and hard decisions come up. Are you looking for a therapist who can help without judging, labeling, or making assumptions? As an experienced clinician, I recognize that if I am not grateful to help everyone, then I am not qualified to help anyone. I pride myself on creating a safe and supportive space to work collaboratively with my clients to overcome complex traumas, relational stressors, and barriers to their happiness and satisfaction with life.
In life's journey, issues, challenges, and hard decisions come up. Are you looking for a therapist who can help without judging, labeling, or making assumptions? As an experienced clinician, I recognize that if I am not grateful to help everyone, then I am not qualified to help anyone. I pride myself on creating a safe and supportive space to work collaboratively with my clients to overcome complex traumas, relational stressors, and barriers to their happiness and satisfaction with life.
(661) 387-2555 View (661) 387-2555
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Alix Ektefaie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91354  (Online Only)
You took the first step! Whether that is towards gaining a better understanding of yourself, strengthening your relationships, working on communication skills or discovering ways to cope with overwhelming emotions, you have taken the first step by searching for a therapist. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (129571) whose various work experiences have led me to understand the unique and vital work of fostering empowerment and growth of the whole self through support of the individual and their emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
You took the first step! Whether that is towards gaining a better understanding of yourself, strengthening your relationships, working on communication skills or discovering ways to cope with overwhelming emotions, you have taken the first step by searching for a therapist. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (129571) whose various work experiences have led me to understand the unique and vital work of fostering empowerment and growth of the whole self through support of the individual and their emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
(707) 366-6929 View (707) 366-6929
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Hector Barajas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350  (Online Only)
My name is Hector Barajas, and I am a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping children, adolescents and families meet their full potential. I work with children and teens who are struggling with emotional dysregulation, defiance, anger, depression and social-emotional challenges.
My name is Hector Barajas, and I am a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping children, adolescents and families meet their full potential. I work with children and teens who are struggling with emotional dysregulation, defiance, anger, depression and social-emotional challenges.
(661) 766-5753 View (661) 766-5753
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Thais M Germani
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91355  (Online Only)
I offer a compassionate and tailored approach to therapy, utilizing a diverse range of treatment modalities to meet clients' unique needs. I firmly believe that a satisfying and fulfilling life is achievable for everyone, regardless of their circumstances. I am dedicated to helping clients feel better and find joy in their lives. I speak both English and Spanish and embrace all cultures.
I offer a compassionate and tailored approach to therapy, utilizing a diverse range of treatment modalities to meet clients' unique needs. I firmly believe that a satisfying and fulfilling life is achievable for everyone, regardless of their circumstances. I am dedicated to helping clients feel better and find joy in their lives. I speak both English and Spanish and embrace all cultures.
(661) 529-7012 View (661) 529-7012
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Dr. Michal Carolyn Wilson
Psychologist, Psy D, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
If you or your child are experiencing negative feelings or behaviors, I'm here to help you with mental health support. My goal is to work with your family to regulate emotions, identify the source of negative feelings, change thoughts and behaviors, improve communication, and build stronger family relationships.
If you or your child are experiencing negative feelings or behaviors, I'm here to help you with mental health support. My goal is to work with your family to regulate emotions, identify the source of negative feelings, change thoughts and behaviors, improve communication, and build stronger family relationships.
(661) 463-9085 View (661) 463-9085
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Susette A Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350  (Online Only)
Are you a woman suffering from the trauma of betrayal or narcissistic abuse? Do you struggle with low self-esteem or the "people pleasing syndrome"? Do you tend to look for love in all the wrong places? Do you lack confidence and have trouble asserting yourself? Do you have trust issues? Do you harbor feelings of inadequacy, jealousy, and self-doubt, or become depressed, anxious, bitter, angry, or resentful? If so, you're not alone......
Are you a woman suffering from the trauma of betrayal or narcissistic abuse? Do you struggle with low self-esteem or the "people pleasing syndrome"? Do you tend to look for love in all the wrong places? Do you lack confidence and have trouble asserting yourself? Do you have trust issues? Do you harbor feelings of inadequacy, jealousy, and self-doubt, or become depressed, anxious, bitter, angry, or resentful? If so, you're not alone......
(661) 621-3062 View (661) 621-3062
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Jacquie Pershing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91321  (Online Only)
Led by my own life experience with mental health and grief and fueled by my work in private practice, I strive to provide support to all kinds of people experiencing all types of loss. Together, we can navigate the storms and celebrate the rainbows that await on the other side. Whether you are experiencing the loss of a loved one, going through a significant life change, or simply feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of daily life, I am here to support you and be a companion as you move through your healing journey
Led by my own life experience with mental health and grief and fueled by my work in private practice, I strive to provide support to all kinds of people experiencing all types of loss. Together, we can navigate the storms and celebrate the rainbows that await on the other side. Whether you are experiencing the loss of a loved one, going through a significant life change, or simply feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of daily life, I am here to support you and be a companion as you move through your healing journey
(661) 760-7573 View (661) 760-7573
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Emily Skelton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Hello there. You have taken the first step towards healing by just being here. Welcome. Healing takes bravery and lots of hard work, and I am here to support you with your process. I am a Board-Certified Art Therapist, LMFT, and the Owner and Clinical Director of The Artful Healing Center. The Artful Healing Center is a mental health practice dedicated to providing LGBTQ+ inclusive, affirming, and creative counseling.
Hello there. You have taken the first step towards healing by just being here. Welcome. Healing takes bravery and lots of hard work, and I am here to support you with your process. I am a Board-Certified Art Therapist, LMFT, and the Owner and Clinical Director of The Artful Healing Center. The Artful Healing Center is a mental health practice dedicated to providing LGBTQ+ inclusive, affirming, and creative counseling.
(661) 382-3647 View (661) 382-3647
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Vania Vilchis Schauf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Obstacles and challenges are part of life and learning how to respond to them is essential to a balanced life. Therapy is a tool that can assist us in learning how to manage anxiety, depression, changes in mood that can result from challenging times. I provide psychotherapy to people suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychotic Disorders, and Mood disorders.
Obstacles and challenges are part of life and learning how to respond to them is essential to a balanced life. Therapy is a tool that can assist us in learning how to manage anxiety, depression, changes in mood that can result from challenging times. I provide psychotherapy to people suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychotic Disorders, and Mood disorders.
(661) 724-8205 View (661) 724-8205
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Dr. Gregory E Hamlin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350  (Online Only)
You want to be listened to--really heard. You are sick and tired of conflict that creates lonely distance between you and your partner. You would like fewer angry moments and more times when you feel close and connected to your partner. You want the tools and skills to have RESPECTFUL conflict conversations that bring you closer. You are ready to grow, if only someone really understood you and had the expertise to coach both of you each step of the way. You may be feeling discouraged: "We've tried everything." So you want couples therapy rooted in solid research and a therapist who tailors it to your unique situation.
You want to be listened to--really heard. You are sick and tired of conflict that creates lonely distance between you and your partner. You would like fewer angry moments and more times when you feel close and connected to your partner. You want the tools and skills to have RESPECTFUL conflict conversations that bring you closer. You are ready to grow, if only someone really understood you and had the expertise to coach both of you each step of the way. You may be feeling discouraged: "We've tried everything." So you want couples therapy rooted in solid research and a therapist who tailors it to your unique situation.
(661) 347-2130 View (661) 347-2130
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Natalie D'Annibale, PsyD LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91354
It takes trust and courage to explore our emotional well-being, to resolve maladaptive behaviors, addictions, and to work on personal growth. My areas of expertise are in Humanistic, Existential, Family Systems, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapies. I encourage personal responsibility, self-actualization, and self-awareness utilizing strength-based advocacy with empathy and authenticity. If you are ready to improve your personal experiences and interpersonal relationships, reach out and we will get started on your next and best chapter.
It takes trust and courage to explore our emotional well-being, to resolve maladaptive behaviors, addictions, and to work on personal growth. My areas of expertise are in Humanistic, Existential, Family Systems, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapies. I encourage personal responsibility, self-actualization, and self-awareness utilizing strength-based advocacy with empathy and authenticity. If you are ready to improve your personal experiences and interpersonal relationships, reach out and we will get started on your next and best chapter.
(760) 621-7656 View (760) 621-7656
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Number of Therapists in Santa Clarita, CA

400+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Santa Clarita, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
70% Optum
69% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Santa Clarita, CA see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Santa Clarita?

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.