Therapists in California

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Photo of Julie O'Hara, Marriage & Family Therapist in California
Julie O'Hara
Marriage & Family Therapist, Psy D, LMFT
Verified
Verified
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Whether you are feeling disconnected from your partner, overwhelmed with the adjustment into parenthood, or are eagerly planning your wedding, you may find yourself feeling a need for additional support and guidance. I have a passion for supporting individuals and couples through life transitions and challenges. I create a secure and non-judgmental space where clients feel comfortable exploring feelings of uncertainty, fear, hurt, shame, and hopelessness. Using empathy and curiosity, my approach to therapy is warm and comfortable with a bit of humor along the way.
(619) 598-0246
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Ellen Hersam
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
It takes great courage to recognize when you need help and even more to ask for it. Even the strongest and most healthy need a trusted mentor, healer, and guide in their life at some point. Do you find yourself asking questions about sex, sexual health, sexual relationships, or intimacy within your relationship? Do you feel you have a place to ask and explore sexual topics and understand your sexual body? Understanding this part of yourself is an important part of your ability to relate and interact with yourself AND to connect, relate, and interact with others throughout your life. Here is a space for you.
(408) 547-2354
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Sunnyvale, CA 94088
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Vasily Todoriko
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Relationships move us, give us life, and can even suck the life out of us. We were made for them. That is why I specialize in them - relationships with friends, family, colleagues, ourselves, our higher power. Properly realigning these problematic, strained, estranged relationships transforms your suffering into purposeful, worthwhile living. Ultimately your fullest life is my goal as your therapist. The greatest gift you can bring to your relationships is you. The best gift you can give the world is your relationships. What will you choose to do with these two important aspects of your one life?
(805) 973-0751
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Sacramento, CA 95816
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Not accepting new clients
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Vivian Lee Pichardo
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I believe that lasting changes occur through profound self-understanding and awareness. This can be achieved through a collaborative relationship where we talk and think together to gain insights and meanings. My role is to provide a safe environment where a trusting relationship can be built. By listening to your stories, I will help you process the thoughts and feelings that emerge in order to develop a deeper understanding of your past traumas, inner conflicts, and destructive patterns. These newfound insights will then guide you to make changes in your current relationships or life situations.
(628) 258-7367
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Not accepting new clients
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Jodi Frey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and have worked for the past twenty years in the field of psychology. I have worked with couples and families focusing on better communication. I have also had success working with individuals who suffer from anxiety and depression helping them cope and utilize skills to facilitate a better quality of life.
(818) 293-1030
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
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Sarah Garrick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have been working in acute inpatient mental health settings, and outpatient substance abuse programs for over 20 years. As a licensed marriage and family therapist I have experience with treating depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, anger issues, substance abuse, and relationship issues in adults and adolescents. I am EMDR trained with adults and children, and use this modality to address trauma and related symptoms.
(323) 749-9957
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Rahul Manchanda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I can help you clear through the clutter of daily life. I have 20 years of experience working with people of all ages, in a variety of settings. My therapy work includes somatic (body-centered), mindfulness, "parts work”, as well as traditional talk therapy. Sometimes my job is to simply hold a space for you to gain clarity. Other times, I offer exercises to help you access and work through the unconscious.
(831) 713-2982
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Michelle Eynon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all need someone to talk to. Someone to help us get clarity and help us work through problems that have us stuck. Oftentimes a good friend or close family member is that source of support. But there are times when we are overwhelmed and we need something more. A thoughtful and empathic therapist can help by truly listening and hearing without an agenda and without judgement.
(949) 799-2130
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Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
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Peggy Hoppman Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Verified
Peggy Hunt
(805) 918-4180
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
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Hildur R Simonardottir
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 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
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Gentry Vest
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
My idea of therapeutic treatment would include the use of encouragement, empowerment, and strength-based techniques in order to provide you with the best tools and coping mechanisms. By providing positive feedback and encouraging clients along their path to meeting their therapeutic goals, I can empathize and connect with clients in a way to promote healthy and therapeutic healing. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
(925) 319-6317
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San Ramon, CA 94583
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Katrina dela Cruz- Expansive Therapy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My practice is rooted in the strengths-based perspective, and informed by the interconnectedness of all things. I recognize the relationship between mind, body, and spirit (or soul), and the complexity of being an individual influenced by multiple, dynamic systems. Therapy is a collaboration between client and therapist, as we are all practitioners and students in our own rights. We all have within us an innate wisdom and knowing to share and to affect positive change.
(213) 682-3040
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Sonoma, CA 95476
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Peter Scheufele
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Struggling with anxiety, depression, stress? I am available to help. I am a licensed psychologist with over 10 years of experience providing care for adults. I will assist you with resolving your current distress and teach you cognitive and behavioral skills to reduce problems in the future. I also tailor therapy to best suit the individual needs of each client I work with. I meet with clients in-person or remotely according to your preference.
(408) 215-7064
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Los Altos, CA 94024
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Emily Markowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I have been a mental health practitioner for 20 years and while I generally practice within a psychodynamic framework, I strongly believe in treating the individual and appreciate the uniqueness of each client. Therefore, I employ a variety of techniques and tailor my treatment in accordance with your needs. My style is integrative, interactive and collaborative. I treat clients dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, career dilemmas, distressing life events, loss, and a desire for growth/self-exploration. I work primarily with individual adults and couples.
(323) 800-4948
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Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Vanessa Marnewecke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Most of us find ourselves in need of reflection at different points in our lives. While there are various ways we can address this need, therapy offers a unique opportunity to be heard and to explore our inner world. I view therapy as a space to be curious, an opportunity to integrate life experiences and deepen understandings, and an orientation process, making change more possible. My perspective is trauma-informed and culturally-humble as trauma, disconnection, and cultural stress can have varying degrees of impact on us.
(707) 606-0678
Arcata, CA 95521
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Sue Harris
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my Psychology Today page and thank you for your interest. Most of us need help at some point in our lives. There's no need to struggle alone,I can help. My sessions take advantage of the fact that our brains are plastic and can change patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. How do I know this? For twenty years I have helped clients alleviate depression, grief, anxiety and stress, worked through relationship problems, and identified and stopped self-destructive patterns and situations that disrupt daily life.
(818) 578-4778
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West Hollywood, CA 90048
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Sara C Gifford
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
NOTE: I am currently only seeing clients vis Telehealth due to COVID precautions. I provide a compassionate, collaborative approach to therapy, whether it be for depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship or parenting issues, or what has brought you to seek help. My practice involves tailoring the method to fit the client, in order to strengthen your resources and create the changes you are longing for. I believe that every person's journey through life is unique, but not without struggle, and am committed to helping you feel safe, engaged, and above all, to be a dedicated partner in navigating your healing process.
(650) 389-5655
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Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Donald Gene Rubish
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Sometimes when things go wrong, we don’t know exactly why. Problems at home or work, health issues, relationship struggles, and life transitions can all create a sense of deep disconnect. Being understood will often increase your personal satisfaction and improve your life on a deeper level. The ultimate goal of this work and my main interest is that you come to know yourself more deeply and live a more complete and satisfying life, thereby raising your level of functioning and returning to or discovering a life of gratification and vitality. I am a clinical psychologist with 35 years of experience, licensed in Calif. and Colorado.
(310) 870-9472
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Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
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Conscious Voices
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
When sudden loss, school, family and community relationships become a source of anxiety and sadness, we offer a simple, innovative and powerful approach to healing mind, body and spirit.
(510) 592-5242
Oakland, CA 94601
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Lily Yu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
*CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS IF ENROLLED IN OUR LONG BEACH TMS PROGRAM* [See website for details]. I am a licensed psychotherapist who provides a safe and empathetic space to talk. Whether it’s stress, grief, past hurts, or whatever it may be, this time is for you to process and heal. I use a strengths-based and holistic approach to reflect, guide, and build personal insight. I received my Master’s in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
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What type of California 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, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in California?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider 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.