Leesa Varela
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I enjoy helping clients better understand themselves so they can make a more informed choice about how they wish to move through the world. This is best achieved when a client feels safe, heard and not judged, so that is the essence of what I try to provide to all clients right away - a safe and relaxing space to be listened to with empathy and concern. Trauma and emotional pain can be difficult to deal with, and it’s a privilege to be able to support you as quickly as possible, with evening and weekend availability and two office locations for greater scheduling ease.
(805) 491-9256
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I enjoy helping clients better understand themselves so they can make a more informed choice about how they wish to move through the world. This is best achieved when a client feels safe, heard and not judged, so that is the essence of what I try to provide to all clients right away - a safe and relaxing space to be listened to with empathy and concern. Trauma and emotional pain can be difficult to deal with, and it’s a privilege to be able to support you as quickly as possible, with evening and weekend availability and two office locations for greater scheduling ease.
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Nancy R Belknap
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAS-CAD, CCAPP, ACRPS Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Nancy's counseling work focuses on adults, seniors, families and couples who struggle with addictive disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief or depression. Nancy Belknap has over 19 years of practice and experience to provide you the opportunity to develop and bring into focus your very best self. Her proficiency and specialties are in providing tools and skills to support recovery from addictions, grief & loss, trauma, anger and the relational challenges that so often accompany these life challenges, with the intent and hope to facilitate the recognition of your own strengths and your ability to participate, fully, in your own life and those of your loved ones.
(805) 434-6217
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Nancy's counseling work focuses on adults, seniors, families and couples who struggle with addictive disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief or depression. Nancy Belknap has over 19 years of practice and experience to provide you the opportunity to develop and bring into focus your very best self. Her proficiency and specialties are in providing tools and skills to support recovery from addictions, grief & loss, trauma, anger and the relational challenges that so often accompany these life challenges, with the intent and hope to facilitate the recognition of your own strengths and your ability to participate, fully, in your own life and those of your loved ones.
Rowan Octavia Lommel
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, AMFT, C-IAYT Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
My ideal client is open to diving deep into their psyche, learning about what makes them tick, and what makes them whole. I love working with couple clients because it is so exciting to hold the passion as we work on building harmony and trust. My ideal client wants to grow and change which requires being open to the magic of living beyond habits.
(805) 262-8640
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
My ideal client is open to diving deep into their psyche, learning about what makes them tick, and what makes them whole. I love working with couple clients because it is so exciting to hold the passion as we work on building harmony and trust. My ideal client wants to grow and change which requires being open to the magic of living beyond habits.
Ben N Quan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
As LGBTQ minorities, we often find ourselves wondering "where is my community?" and "why can't I just be myself?" It seems like we've tried everything but we don't feel like we belong or we are in a safe place to live & work. We often wonder... when is this going to get better? When can I just live my life fully how I am? Sometimes we feel sad and it can be a very lonely place. We can even forget just how special and unique we are because we are so different and surrounded by those who just "don't get it." We really want someone who can connect to us and make our experiences feel validated, reminding us that we are beautiful.
(951) 227-7430
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
As LGBTQ minorities, we often find ourselves wondering "where is my community?" and "why can't I just be myself?" It seems like we've tried everything but we don't feel like we belong or we are in a safe place to live & work. We often wonder... when is this going to get better? When can I just live my life fully how I am? Sometimes we feel sad and it can be a very lonely place. We can even forget just how special and unique we are because we are so different and surrounded by those who just "don't get it." We really want someone who can connect to us and make our experiences feel validated, reminding us that we are beautiful.
Marcelle Craig
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, or isolated? I'd like to help! I am a California therapist providing video and phone sessions. I believe that we are the experts of our own lives and I'll provide guidance on your goals of building positive connections and empowerment through transitions and challenges in your life. Therapy isn't about telling you what to do but about showing you patterns, meaning, and behavior that can lead you to feeling more fulfilled, all while using a little humor along the way.
(510) 674-1634
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Office is near:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, or isolated? I'd like to help! I am a California therapist providing video and phone sessions. I believe that we are the experts of our own lives and I'll provide guidance on your goals of building positive connections and empowerment through transitions and challenges in your life. Therapy isn't about telling you what to do but about showing you patterns, meaning, and behavior that can lead you to feeling more fulfilled, all while using a little humor along the way.
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Curtis Knecht
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PCC Verified
Hosts group in:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
You want to have a positive impact in your relationships, work and personal life... and something isn't working - you are blocked, stuck in self-defeating patterns, wounded by life's inevitable pain... you need support to break free and move forward on the path of your heart. How do you choose the support that's right for you?
(323) 772-5918
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Hosts group in:
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
You want to have a positive impact in your relationships, work and personal life... and something isn't working - you are blocked, stuck in self-defeating patterns, wounded by life's inevitable pain... you need support to break free and move forward on the path of your heart. How do you choose the support that's right for you?
Pat Stepler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Pat Stepler, MS, LMFT believes that healing occurs through supportive and nurturing relationships. She has counseled children, families, and adolescents in crisis since 2001, and services have been provided in school, home, community settings, residential treatment facilities, and group homes. Her therapeutic specialties include: parenting and family issues, child and adolescent development, women issues including pregnancy and postpartum concerns, and grief. She has clinical expertise in anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(805) 386-6315
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Pat Stepler, MS, LMFT believes that healing occurs through supportive and nurturing relationships. She has counseled children, families, and adolescents in crisis since 2001, and services have been provided in school, home, community settings, residential treatment facilities, and group homes. Her therapeutic specialties include: parenting and family issues, child and adolescent development, women issues including pregnancy and postpartum concerns, and grief. She has clinical expertise in anxiety, depression, and trauma.
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Christopher Harriott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to join you on your journey towards healing. I am a New York City native and practicing licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board of Behavioral Sciences Approved Clinical Supervisor, an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist approved Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Fellow. I have over 10 years of clinical experience as an outpatient therapist with Department of Mental Health contracted agencies, nonprofit organizations and owner of private practice, The Healing Chariot.
(424) 404-6536
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to join you on your journey towards healing. I am a New York City native and practicing licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board of Behavioral Sciences Approved Clinical Supervisor, an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist approved Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Fellow. I have over 10 years of clinical experience as an outpatient therapist with Department of Mental Health contracted agencies, nonprofit organizations and owner of private practice, The Healing Chariot.
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Beverly Januszewski
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
As an experienced Clinical Psychologist, I specialize in psychological and psycho-educational evaluations with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Presenting issues include: emotional issues (depression, mood swings, self-harm, trauma), school and learning challenges (attention, learning disabilities, test anxiety), social skills, identity issues, and behavioral problems (risky behaviors, substance abuse, and tantrums). Within my evaluations, I strive to assist my clients and their family to fully understand their strengths and challenges, as well as develop a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan.
(805) 591-8112
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Ventura, CA 93003
As an experienced Clinical Psychologist, I specialize in psychological and psycho-educational evaluations with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Presenting issues include: emotional issues (depression, mood swings, self-harm, trauma), school and learning challenges (attention, learning disabilities, test anxiety), social skills, identity issues, and behavioral problems (risky behaviors, substance abuse, and tantrums). Within my evaluations, I strive to assist my clients and their family to fully understand their strengths and challenges, as well as develop a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan.
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Marcus Gregory Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I have over 20 years of experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness as well as their families. I also work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, and individuals with mental health related legal problems. I have had success helping people become emotionally stable and improve their daily functioning to better pursue their goals and to adhere to court-mandated treatment. This includes social relationships, employment and educational goals.
(805) 556-4863
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I have over 20 years of experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness as well as their families. I also work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, and individuals with mental health related legal problems. I have had success helping people become emotionally stable and improve their daily functioning to better pursue their goals and to adhere to court-mandated treatment. This includes social relationships, employment and educational goals.
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Michelle Czegledi Gutierrez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I believe therapy has the potential to help align yourself more confidently to your own body, feelings, and spirit. I am currently offering teletherapy sessions until it is safe to return to in-person. I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation so we can chat and see if we feel like a good fit. Feeling unsupported along with lacking in confidence in your abilities can be heartbreaking. I believe it is essential to listen to the healthy part of you that knows there has to be something better than constant worry. There is! I deeply understand the hurt that comes with not being heard or seen.
(818) 369-3017
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I believe therapy has the potential to help align yourself more confidently to your own body, feelings, and spirit. I am currently offering teletherapy sessions until it is safe to return to in-person. I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation so we can chat and see if we feel like a good fit. Feeling unsupported along with lacking in confidence in your abilities can be heartbreaking. I believe it is essential to listen to the healthy part of you that knows there has to be something better than constant worry. There is! I deeply understand the hurt that comes with not being heard or seen.
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Maggie Lavey
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, APCC, EMDR, trained Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
As an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and EMDR trained therapist, I understand life can become challenging. It is helpful to have a safe, confidential place to work through any challenges that may arise; Issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, codependency, relational issues, substance use and more can interfere with everyday living.. Balancing life often leaves us depleted and a helpful understanding support can aid in reaching your full potential while reducing negative symptoms. Www.counselinganywhere.com
(805) 321-1547
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
As an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and EMDR trained therapist, I understand life can become challenging. It is helpful to have a safe, confidential place to work through any challenges that may arise; Issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, codependency, relational issues, substance use and more can interfere with everyday living.. Balancing life often leaves us depleted and a helpful understanding support can aid in reaching your full potential while reducing negative symptoms. Www.counselinganywhere.com
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Jennifer Lynn Bartlett
AMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I have completed her Master’s in Science in Counseling Psychology Degree with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from California Lutheran University. I am a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and has experience working with families, couples, adolescents, LGBTQI+, individual work, intimate partner violence, and substance use/abuse, and recovery.
(805) 350-7416
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I have completed her Master’s in Science in Counseling Psychology Degree with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from California Lutheran University. I am a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and has experience working with families, couples, adolescents, LGBTQI+, individual work, intimate partner violence, and substance use/abuse, and recovery.
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William Lawrence Champion
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFTI Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Everybody can benefit from having an empathetic guide to support them through the ups and downs in their lives. Whether you’re experiencing deep depression, crippling anxiety, uncontrollable anger, or just a temporary challenge, I can help you to understand your feelings, and develop tools and skills to create the life you desire.
(805) 330-3679
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Ventura, CA 93003
Everybody can benefit from having an empathetic guide to support them through the ups and downs in their lives. Whether you’re experiencing deep depression, crippling anxiety, uncontrollable anger, or just a temporary challenge, I can help you to understand your feelings, and develop tools and skills to create the life you desire.
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Joseph P Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, CHT, LMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic approach is based on the core principles of the therapies that make up my eclectic background. The core principles are (1) the assertion that each person possesses a healthy inner core, a deeper connection to Self, (2) that sharing one's inner qualities with others allows them to discover the benefits of this connection to Self. And (3) that while fulfillment and happiness are not guaranteed in life, meaning and a sense of purpose are available regardless of circumstances.
(805) 669-9871
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic approach is based on the core principles of the therapies that make up my eclectic background. The core principles are (1) the assertion that each person possesses a healthy inner core, a deeper connection to Self, (2) that sharing one's inner qualities with others allows them to discover the benefits of this connection to Self. And (3) that while fulfillment and happiness are not guaranteed in life, meaning and a sense of purpose are available regardless of circumstances.
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Laura Picard
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Therapy doesn’t have to be a dreaded experience. With a kind heart and open mind, I strive to make therapy a comfortable place where you can explore the deepest insights about yourself with compassion and empathy. Therapy becomes an experience and journey about who YOU are and where YOU want to go. Is something standing in the way? Are you stuck in repetitive patterns or plagued by underlying issues? Whether you are suffering unbearable panic attacks, struggling with depression, or having difficulty with transitions, I'm here to help. Let's go beyond the surface and help YOU learn about YOU.
(213) 295-5467
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
Therapy doesn’t have to be a dreaded experience. With a kind heart and open mind, I strive to make therapy a comfortable place where you can explore the deepest insights about yourself with compassion and empathy. Therapy becomes an experience and journey about who YOU are and where YOU want to go. Is something standing in the way? Are you stuck in repetitive patterns or plagued by underlying issues? Whether you are suffering unbearable panic attacks, struggling with depression, or having difficulty with transitions, I'm here to help. Let's go beyond the surface and help YOU learn about YOU.
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Jonathan Erickson Phd - Life Transition Coach
PhD, ACC
Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I help my clients survive and thrive during challenging life transitions. A new city or a new job, moving out of the parents house or moving into retirement, starting over after broken partnership or dealing with an empty nest—these kinds of massive changes can be overwhelming. Most of your old routines and assumptions suddenly fly out the window. Sometimes it can feel like you have to learn how to do life all over again. Major life transitions can drain you mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I can't promise the road ahead will be easy, but I can help guide you through it with empathy, accountability, and kindness.
(805) 394-2734
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Ventura, CA 93001
Offers online therapy
I help my clients survive and thrive during challenging life transitions. A new city or a new job, moving out of the parents house or moving into retirement, starting over after broken partnership or dealing with an empty nest—these kinds of massive changes can be overwhelming. Most of your old routines and assumptions suddenly fly out the window. Sometimes it can feel like you have to learn how to do life all over again. Major life transitions can drain you mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I can't promise the road ahead will be easy, but I can help guide you through it with empathy, accountability, and kindness.
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Wendy Steiger
CSC, RN, CNM Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I believe that everybody has the right to a safe, satisfying and pleasurable sex life. I also believe that most people have the answers they need to resolve, or improve their issues, somewhere inside them. I am there to help you uncover those answers in a safe, caring and compassionate way. I believe deeply in treating the whole person.
(805) 250-4680
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Ventura, CA 93003
Offers online therapy
I believe that everybody has the right to a safe, satisfying and pleasurable sex life. I also believe that most people have the answers they need to resolve, or improve their issues, somewhere inside them. I am there to help you uncover those answers in a safe, caring and compassionate way. I believe deeply in treating the whole person.
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Stella Greenhalgh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, CHT
Ventura, CA 93003
I love working with people struggeling with inner conflict and people looking for answers. This group includes families, couples, individuals, and teens. I have found people have their own answers; my role is to be a catalyst. My approach is client centered, we will together discover what you need and how to get there. My training includes family systems, brief therapy, and hypnosis and I use an eclectic combination of therapy modalities indicated by your needs and your personality. I am a strong proponent of natural methods of healing.
(661) 263-4056
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Ventura, CA 93003
I love working with people struggeling with inner conflict and people looking for answers. This group includes families, couples, individuals, and teens. I have found people have their own answers; my role is to be a catalyst. My approach is client centered, we will together discover what you need and how to get there. My training includes family systems, brief therapy, and hypnosis and I use an eclectic combination of therapy modalities indicated by your needs and your personality. I am a strong proponent of natural methods of healing.
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David Wasserman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
I believe that every individual is unique, therefore, no single type of therapy will be effective for everyone. That is why I evaluate each person's specific needs and personality before selecting the most appropriate form of treatment. This approach is called Prescriptive Eclectic Therapy and it draws on theories and techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Self Psychology, Gestalt Therapy, Hypnotherapy and many others. This therapy can be brief or long-term, depending on your specific needs and goals. However, in many cases, therapy can be effective in just a few months.
(805) 844-3869
Verified
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Ventura, CA 93003
Not accepting new clients
I believe that every individual is unique, therefore, no single type of therapy will be effective for everyone. That is why I evaluate each person's specific needs and personality before selecting the most appropriate form of treatment. This approach is called Prescriptive Eclectic Therapy and it draws on theories and techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Self Psychology, Gestalt Therapy, Hypnotherapy and many others. This therapy can be brief or long-term, depending on your specific needs and goals. However, in many cases, therapy can be effective in just a few months.

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Relationship Issues Therapists
While need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others. The end of a relationship, however, is often a source of great psychological anguish.

If you're looking for a Ventura relationship therapist, these professionals provide relationship therapy and counseling in Ventura.