Therapists in Shafter, CA

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Susette Abbas
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Shafter, CA 93263
Hi there, I'm Susette! I have been a therapist for the past 12 years and have worked with adolescents and adults, as well as children and families from diverse backgrounds. My focus has been primarily on depression, anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, life transitions, and pregnancy/postpartum concerns. y approach to therapy is an integration of the psychodynamic approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as mind/body and mindfulness techniques. This essentially means that we would be collaboratively exploring thoughts, beliefs, and personal narratives and adjusting narratives that are false or faulty.
Hi there, I'm Susette! I have been a therapist for the past 12 years and have worked with adolescents and adults, as well as children and families from diverse backgrounds. My focus has been primarily on depression, anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, life transitions, and pregnancy/postpartum concerns. y approach to therapy is an integration of the psychodynamic approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as mind/body and mindfulness techniques. This essentially means that we would be collaboratively exploring thoughts, beliefs, and personal narratives and adjusting narratives that are false or faulty.
(925) 247-3855 View (925) 247-3855
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Brittany Millwee Licensed Educational Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, LEP, PPS
Verified Verified
Shafter, CA 93263
I provide answers when you’re concerned that you or your child may have a learning disability, like dyslexia, ADHD, autism, or social emotional disorders. As a licensed educational psychologist I provide psychoeducational evaluations / assessments and IEEs which can be utilized by parents and clients to create 504 plans, IEP's, and university testing and workplace accommodations. If you need strategies to help level the playing field at school or work with accommodations, modifications, goal tracking, or if you would like to motivate your child, help manage challenging homework/work, I’d like to be your partner moving forward.
I provide answers when you’re concerned that you or your child may have a learning disability, like dyslexia, ADHD, autism, or social emotional disorders. As a licensed educational psychologist I provide psychoeducational evaluations / assessments and IEEs which can be utilized by parents and clients to create 504 plans, IEP's, and university testing and workplace accommodations. If you need strategies to help level the playing field at school or work with accommodations, modifications, goal tracking, or if you would like to motivate your child, help manage challenging homework/work, I’d like to be your partner moving forward.
(661) 441-8084 View (661) 441-8084
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Erin Igarashi-Parra
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Shafter, CA 93263  (Online Only)
It can be very difficult to take steps towards positive change when facing challenges in life. Have you been having difficulties engaging in things you previously enjoyed? Are you isolating and finding it harder to talk to family or friends? If you are looking for a safe empowering space where you can begin the process of healing, you have already taken your first step.
It can be very difficult to take steps towards positive change when facing challenges in life. Have you been having difficulties engaging in things you previously enjoyed? Are you isolating and finding it harder to talk to family or friends? If you are looking for a safe empowering space where you can begin the process of healing, you have already taken your first step.
(661) 724-4866 View (661) 724-4866
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Kingdom Community Ministries
Pastoral Counselor, DMin
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shafter, CA 93263
Michael knows first-hand the trials of life-when he was just two years old, his father died suddenly leaving him, his mother and seven older siblings in a state of shock and horror. As a means of coping, Michael's mother turned to alcohol, and for fifteen years she attempted to drown her sorrows. But God is so much bigger than our circumstances! For more than two and a half decades, through Christ, Michael has lived life as an over-comer to the crippling effects of sin and guilt.
Michael knows first-hand the trials of life-when he was just two years old, his father died suddenly leaving him, his mother and seven older siblings in a state of shock and horror. As a means of coping, Michael's mother turned to alcohol, and for fifteen years she attempted to drown her sorrows. But God is so much bigger than our circumstances! For more than two and a half decades, through Christ, Michael has lived life as an over-comer to the crippling effects of sin and guilt.
(661) 441-3263 View (661) 441-3263
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Felix Cruz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Shafter, CA 93263
More than 20 years of experience assisting the Mexican/Latino families in their own language has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. It has been a privilege for me to help families not only from Bakersfield, but from all cities of Kern County and its surroundings. Entender la cultura Mexicana/Latina y respetar todos sus valores, ya que estan basados en una etica de Honestidad, Respeto y Prosperidad, son factores importantes para comprender y saber como ayudar a estas personas y familias cuando estan pasando por momentos dificiles que les impide amar en su totalidad y lograr sus metas.
More than 20 years of experience assisting the Mexican/Latino families in their own language has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. It has been a privilege for me to help families not only from Bakersfield, but from all cities of Kern County and its surroundings. Entender la cultura Mexicana/Latina y respetar todos sus valores, ya que estan basados en una etica de Honestidad, Respeto y Prosperidad, son factores importantes para comprender y saber como ayudar a estas personas y familias cuando estan pasando por momentos dificiles que les impide amar en su totalidad y lograr sus metas.
(661) 446-7591 View (661) 446-7591
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Rose M. Lester
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Shafter, CA 93263
Waitlist for new clients
"It's never to late to have a happy childhood" This quote embodies the core belief and hope that I bring into my practice. Most people bring wounds from childhood into their adulthood. These wounds show up in their lives as depression, anxiety, low-self-esteem and unhealthy relationships. In therapy, you can become aware of those wound and how they limit your life today, grieve your losses and learn healthier ways to get those childhood needs met. As this healing occurs, we can explore ways to live life more fully and joyfully and to thrive rather than just survive.
"It's never to late to have a happy childhood" This quote embodies the core belief and hope that I bring into my practice. Most people bring wounds from childhood into their adulthood. These wounds show up in their lives as depression, anxiety, low-self-esteem and unhealthy relationships. In therapy, you can become aware of those wound and how they limit your life today, grieve your losses and learn healthier ways to get those childhood needs met. As this healing occurs, we can explore ways to live life more fully and joyfully and to thrive rather than just survive.
(661) 903-8559 View (661) 903-8559
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Nick Steven Garcia
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA
Verified Verified
Shafter, CA 93263
I work with children, adolescents and adults with behavioral and emotional difficulties, academic problems, and intellectual deficits. I provide therapy as well as assessments. I am the owner of California Spectrum Services. We provide psychological and behavioral services for individuals on the the autism spectrum as well as those that are not on the spectrum. Dr. Janet Clark works with me and provides counseling services to individuals 12 years and older. Dr. Clark addresses issues related to anxiety, depression, adjustment, mediation, and trauma, among others. Dr. Clark specializes in EMDR, Internal Family Systems and CBT.
I work with children, adolescents and adults with behavioral and emotional difficulties, academic problems, and intellectual deficits. I provide therapy as well as assessments. I am the owner of California Spectrum Services. We provide psychological and behavioral services for individuals on the the autism spectrum as well as those that are not on the spectrum. Dr. Janet Clark works with me and provides counseling services to individuals 12 years and older. Dr. Clark addresses issues related to anxiety, depression, adjustment, mediation, and trauma, among others. Dr. Clark specializes in EMDR, Internal Family Systems and CBT.
(661) 579-4748 View (661) 579-4748
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Daniel S. Rubiaco
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Shafter, CA 93263
Welcome! My practice includes supporting adolescents, young adults, and adult professionals who are stressed, experiencing anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and major conflict. I also have significant experience working with victims of violent crimes of all ages, which includes the challenges of navigating the criminal court process. I work with clients of various racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual, and religious identities both in inpatient and outpatient settings. My commitment is to cultivate an accepting and confidential environment to promote emotional support and safety in difficult times.
Welcome! My practice includes supporting adolescents, young adults, and adult professionals who are stressed, experiencing anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and major conflict. I also have significant experience working with victims of violent crimes of all ages, which includes the challenges of navigating the criminal court process. I work with clients of various racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual, and religious identities both in inpatient and outpatient settings. My commitment is to cultivate an accepting and confidential environment to promote emotional support and safety in difficult times.
(661) 381-1115 View (661) 381-1115
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Pinkal Shah
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Shafter, CA 93263  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide safe, accepting, and mindful environment as well as culturally sensitive services for children, adults, and families who are experiencing difficulties with emotional stress such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, behavioral issues such as ADHD, defiant, and oppositional behaviors, culture-related stress such as immigration and issues regarding identity including gender variant clients.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide safe, accepting, and mindful environment as well as culturally sensitive services for children, adults, and families who are experiencing difficulties with emotional stress such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, behavioral issues such as ADHD, defiant, and oppositional behaviors, culture-related stress such as immigration and issues regarding identity including gender variant clients.
(661) 231-3212 View (661) 231-3212
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Karin Huang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Shafter, CA 93263  (Online Only)
I specialize in supporting adults, couples and teens to process emotions, build better bond, and encourage growth and healing. I have extensive experience working with adults and families seeking support for mental health concerns, life transitional challenges, and personal growth. How do you normally deal with stress? We can work to develop better insight, increased self compassion, self regulation and can explore underlying issues toward building positive mental health and wellbeing.
I specialize in supporting adults, couples and teens to process emotions, build better bond, and encourage growth and healing. I have extensive experience working with adults and families seeking support for mental health concerns, life transitional challenges, and personal growth. How do you normally deal with stress? We can work to develop better insight, increased self compassion, self regulation and can explore underlying issues toward building positive mental health and wellbeing.
(661) 485-4700 View (661) 485-4700
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Christopher Zierman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Shafter, CA 93263
I am a father, son, husband, and friend. A key principle that I try to hold myself to is to refrain from judgment so that I am most able to help those around me in whatever ways I am able. I have a wealth of experience in social services in a variety of different capacities including working with children and adolescents, couples, and individuals with a broad scope of challenges. I hope to provide services that fit the needs of my clients in a respectful environment while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries.
I am a father, son, husband, and friend. A key principle that I try to hold myself to is to refrain from judgment so that I am most able to help those around me in whatever ways I am able. I have a wealth of experience in social services in a variety of different capacities including working with children and adolescents, couples, and individuals with a broad scope of challenges. I hope to provide services that fit the needs of my clients in a respectful environment while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries.
(909) 315-4877 View (909) 315-4877
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Richard C Zamora
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Shafter, CA 93263
Every day we face challenging opportunities and situations where we have to make difficult decisions. It may be hard to be honest and vulnerable with ourselves and others. You might be struggling with identifying the different emotions that you are experiencing. Emotions impact our decision-making process, ability to face challenges, maintain healthy relationships, and behaviors. Therapy can be the next step for you to have a supportive space to explore what you are currently experiencing.
Every day we face challenging opportunities and situations where we have to make difficult decisions. It may be hard to be honest and vulnerable with ourselves and others. You might be struggling with identifying the different emotions that you are experiencing. Emotions impact our decision-making process, ability to face challenges, maintain healthy relationships, and behaviors. Therapy can be the next step for you to have a supportive space to explore what you are currently experiencing.
(661) 220-7468 View (661) 220-7468
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Megan Faubus
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Shafter, CA 93263
Not accepting new clients
My "ideal client" doesn't fit one mold. I appreciate meeting and learning about people from all walks of life. I want to work with people who are motivated to make a change in their life, and are open to the experience of therapy.
My "ideal client" doesn't fit one mold. I appreciate meeting and learning about people from all walks of life. I want to work with people who are motivated to make a change in their life, and are open to the experience of therapy.
(661) 417-0909 View (661) 417-0909
The Healing Vine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PPS
Verified Verified
Shafter, CA 93263
(661) 689-7812 View (661) 689-7812

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Jennifer Cawelti
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93314
My name is Jennifer Cawelti, a am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I look forward to hearing from you. Is there chaos in your life right now? Feeling alone, uncertain, or despairing. The good news is that you are ready for change, and I am here to work with you to create a better life for yourself. I like a challenge and look forward to working with a meeting a myriad of people. I am here to help you. “All great changes are preceded by chaos.” Deepak Chopra. I work with each of my clients individually, getting to know each person and catering my practice to work with you specifically.
My name is Jennifer Cawelti, a am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I look forward to hearing from you. Is there chaos in your life right now? Feeling alone, uncertain, or despairing. The good news is that you are ready for change, and I am here to work with you to create a better life for yourself. I like a challenge and look forward to working with a meeting a myriad of people. I am here to help you. “All great changes are preceded by chaos.” Deepak Chopra. I work with each of my clients individually, getting to know each person and catering my practice to work with you specifically.
(559) 245-5535 View (559) 245-5535
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Sheryl Doering
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bakersfield, CA 93314
I offer empathy and safety, an opportunity for you to feel truly “heard” by someone who cares. My sessions consist of both processing emotions and exercises/tools to support your unique needs & goals. My name is Sheryl Doering, a licensed marriage & family therapist & registered art therapist.
I offer empathy and safety, an opportunity for you to feel truly “heard” by someone who cares. My sessions consist of both processing emotions and exercises/tools to support your unique needs & goals. My name is Sheryl Doering, a licensed marriage & family therapist & registered art therapist.
(323) 430-9409 View (323) 430-9409
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Heidi Woerner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93314
My experience encompasses working with all ages in private practice, as well as working in higher levels of care, including detox, residential, and intensive outpatient services. I have worked closely with addiction, trauma, personality disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. My approach is warm and nurturing, utilizing psychodynamic therapy, CBT, and DBT skills. I apply a polyvagal perspective to assist my clients in understanding the physiological symptoms that often accompany trauma and anxiety.
My experience encompasses working with all ages in private practice, as well as working in higher levels of care, including detox, residential, and intensive outpatient services. I have worked closely with addiction, trauma, personality disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. My approach is warm and nurturing, utilizing psychodynamic therapy, CBT, and DBT skills. I apply a polyvagal perspective to assist my clients in understanding the physiological symptoms that often accompany trauma and anxiety.
(323) 451-5052 View (323) 451-5052
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Matthew Swan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wasco, CA 93280  (Online Only)
I approach life with a curiosity and driven sense of purpose. I have worked in the field for the past 10 years from nonprofit organizations, outpatient substance abuse facilities, crisis on call agencies and the judicial system, I know life is never a straight line, and there are always twists and turns. I can help you navigate those twists and turns, much like a GPS system. Prior to my experience as a marriage and family therapist, I was a stand up comedian, I try to bring humor into the room whenever possible as I believe laughter especially during those hard jolts and twists in life, is the best medicine. I approach life with a c
I approach life with a curiosity and driven sense of purpose. I have worked in the field for the past 10 years from nonprofit organizations, outpatient substance abuse facilities, crisis on call agencies and the judicial system, I know life is never a straight line, and there are always twists and turns. I can help you navigate those twists and turns, much like a GPS system. Prior to my experience as a marriage and family therapist, I was a stand up comedian, I try to bring humor into the room whenever possible as I believe laughter especially during those hard jolts and twists in life, is the best medicine. I approach life with a c
(323) 622-6237 View (323) 622-6237
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Ken Harlander
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93314
Not accepting new clients
It takes so much courage to ask for help. In my twenty plus years as a therapist I have been humbled time and again as clients make that call and come in for sessions. People come in to talk about some of the most difficult things, from childhood abuse to a struggling marriage. It has been a privilege to be of service to so many people. I often get asked how I can listen to peoples stories of hurt and pain and I answer that it is difficult but so hopeful. That is because people don’t have to stay in that place of emotional, psychological, spiritual, or relational pain.
It takes so much courage to ask for help. In my twenty plus years as a therapist I have been humbled time and again as clients make that call and come in for sessions. People come in to talk about some of the most difficult things, from childhood abuse to a struggling marriage. It has been a privilege to be of service to so many people. I often get asked how I can listen to peoples stories of hurt and pain and I answer that it is difficult but so hopeful. That is because people don’t have to stay in that place of emotional, psychological, spiritual, or relational pain.
(661) 493-8736 View (661) 493-8736
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Kristal Powell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bakersfield, CA 93314
I utilize Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and other evidence-based techniques based on client preferences and goals.
I utilize Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and other evidence-based techniques based on client preferences and goals.
(562) 612-7319 View (562) 612-7319

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Number of Therapists in Shafter, CA

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Shafter, CA who prioritize treating:

86% Depression
86% Anxiety
79% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Coping Skills
64% Grief
64% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Optum
86% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
86% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Shafter, CA see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

59% Female
41% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Shafter?

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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.