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58 therapists in California accepting Aetna - Medicare

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Nely

Nely profile image
LCSW
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
My name is Eminely Soberanis and I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing psychotherapy in the Los Angeles area. I go by Nely for short and my goal as a therapist is to assist and provide awareness in your mental health journey. I have been licensed for over seven years and have worked in different settings such as hospitals, school-based, community field-based based, and telehealth services. I have worked with a variety of age groups from different backgrounds, and I plan to be your biggest support and ally while you navigate your mental health journey.

Next available: Jun 17

Sammy Glenn

(he/him)

Sammy Glenn profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Direct
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Thank you for stopping by my page! What you will experience as my client will always be based upon the following: professionalism, care, and experience. I consider effective mental health treatment to be a life-changing experience and it is my goal as your therapist to support you 100% in reaching your goals. My philosophy is this: "I'll always help if you'll always try." I have worked with a wide variety of people, and find that almost all of us can connect as fellow humans. I am currently licensed in North Carolina, West Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, and California, and make my home in beautiful Southern Oregon. PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE A FULL-TIME PRACTICE OUTSIDE OF GROW AND IF YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT CHOICE IS MADE FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY OR 2-3 DAYS AWAY, I WILL LIKELY HAVE TO MOVE IT OUT SEVERAL DAYS. IF YOUR NEED IS MORE EMERGENT, THEN PLEASE ACCESS CARE LOCALLY OR YOU MAY FIND ANOTHER THERAPIST ON GROW THERAPY THAT IS AVAILABLE SOONER. I TRY TO BALANCE HELPING AS MANY AS I CAN WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE CARE. THANK YOU, SAM

Next available: Jun 15

Desi Isidro

(she/her)

Desi Isidro profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, New York, and New Jersey State, as well as a Crisis Clinician and Psychotherapist. After completing graduate studies in 2003 at New York University, I joined a teaching hospital and specialized in Crisis and Trauma-Informed interventions. I have extensive experience in Inpatient and Crisis Treatment, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient programs, and Individual therapy. My client-centered therapeutic approach promotes meeting your needs and goals as well as maintaining a life-work balance.

Next available: Jun 17

Ashley Newman

(she/her)

Ashley Newman profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
The pressures of the modern world seem never ending, particularly when you deal with an untreated or difficult to treat mental health or substance use issue. I specialize in certain mental health diagnoses including personality disorders, postpartum issues, depression/anxiety, self harm/suicidal ideation. I am prepared to assist you in offering helpful coping strategies, understanding the psychology behind your experiences/symptoms, processing feelings and thoughts, and gaining better traction on your life. My specialty is in mental health and substance use (dual diagnosis). I am DBT certified. I have worked with individuals impacted by cycles of trauma, violence, and substances in various settings including psychiatric hospitals, county jail, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient clinics. My mission? Help people THRIVE and be SEEN/HEARD despite these circumstances. I understand that both making sense of the issue(s) at hand and reaching out is incredibly anxiety producing. What I provide is a safe and warm space where you can explore your needs, current feelings, history, and goals. You have the power to stop fighting what is out of your control, and harness your power to control what is just within your grasp.

Next available: Jun 21

Brendan Kearns

(he/him)

Brendan Kearns profile image
LCSW
14 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
For those who struggle with decision-regret and anxiety around making the perfect choice, picking a therapist is three steps into the therapy already - if you're here reading this and that's you, I commend you as your therapy has already begun. Anxious and seemingly uncontrollable thoughts, "imposter syndrome", endless struggles to be perfect, only to be met with guilt and regret; all uncomfortable things that we humans try to avoid and control, yet all of that avoiding and controlling just doesn't seem to do any good. You're here to learn better ways to manage these experiences, and that's where I can help. I leverage 14 years of clinical experience as an adjunct professor in clinical social work and as a therapist in the public and private sectors in Canada, the US and Australia to assist my clients. I am a well traveled surfer, climber, author, entrepenuer, and musician and I enjoy spending time in my backyard that is the central coast of California, exploring all that it has to offer.

Next available: Jun 17

Christene Waldman, LICSW

(she/her)

Christene Waldman, LICSW profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
I view the therapeutic process as a sacred alliance between the client and therapist where clients can access their inner strengths and promote change. I use CBT, educational, client-centered, and solution-focused therapies to assist in your processes. I accept clients where they are and tailor treatment to meet their individual needs.

Next available: Jul 9

Bruce Karp

(he/him)

Bruce Karp profile image
PhD
30 years of experience
Solution oriented
Challenging
Virtual
Hello, I'm Dr. Karp. I'm glad to communicate with you. Seeking therapy can feel scary, of course, but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal, grow and get stronger. Therapy is all about you, helping you become the person you want to be, happier, more joyful, more satisfied, and/or more able to love and feel loved. To help you get there, you must find a therapist who will listen to your unique concerns, even as they change, clarify, and grow throughout the therapy. Everyone is different, even if they have similar symptoms. I trained a lot of beginning therapists, so let me tell you what therapy should not be. Therapy should not be done robotically. I hear that happening a lot these days from people referred to me. It should not be the therapist just sitting there letting you talk, nor should it be the same as chatting with a buddy. Therapists need to work to earn our money just like everyone else. Therapists should agree with you on your treatment goals, and then apply proven techniques to help you reach those goals as quickly as possible, but also flexibly adjust the techniques to meet the needs of each unique individual client. I will do those things. Finally, therapy should not be the therapist talking mostly about himself or herself, meeting his or her own needs in the therapy. I've heard about that happening far too often as well.

Next available: Jun 15

Chung Pham

(she/her)

Chung Pham profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I am Chung, a bi-lingual Vietnamese licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California with over 20 years of experience in mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief & loss, PTSD, anger & stress management, relationship issues, substance abuse, parenting problems, individual with special needs, career challenges, OCD & ADHD, bi-polar, BPD, schizophrenia, etc. However, I don't accept couple/family at this time. I also don't provide any verification letter. I believe in working in partnership with clients, utilizing their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals. I also realize how important it is to identify all aspects of an individual’s life that impact their well-being including their physical health, support systems (family, friends), work or school environment, faith & spirituality in this process. I think when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, people are free to experience change. Everyone needs courage to take the first step to change. If you are ready and willing to take this step, please don't hesitant to book a virtual appointment with me by calling +1 (786) 755-1863, or emailing reception+LCSW13768@growtherapy.com I'm looking forward to working with you!

Next available: Jun 21

Dr. Ron Gellis

Dr. Ron Gellis profile image
PhD
40 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
I am a Christian Clinical, Forensic and Sports Neuropsychologist. Like many folks who get into the mental health field, I had certain mental health challenges. My family of origin was burdened with addiction and mental health. I currently have 38 years of sobriety and am intimately familiar with 12 Step, Christ-centered and Mindfulness aspects of recovery. I specialize in the treatment of Trauma and Addiction with family systems and attachment orientation. As a trained child psychologist I also place particular emphasis on developmental aspects of trauma. As a former Navy psychologist with many years working with veterans and first responders, I am very familiar with those cultures. I played college soccer, run 20 marathons, taught scuba as well as being an award winning underwater photographer and competed at the CrossFit World Games for 3 years. I am married, have a son (retired Navy) and a daughter in heaven.

Next available: Jun 17

Uchechi Alozie

(she/her)

Uchechi Alozie profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
My name is Uchechi Alozie. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach to therapy is seeing my client within their environment and not just the issues they are presenting. My approach is trying to aid my clients holistically. I have worked with family units for more than 10 years. And have worked with individuals with chronic mental illness for 6 years. I am used to working with families with different dynamics. I have a background in child welfare services, so I am very familiar with the trauma that comes from familial interpersonal relationships. I have worked in an inpatient psychiatric setting, working with individuals suffering from debilitating chronic mental illness.

Next available: Jun 17

Elizabeth Anaya-Olmedo, LCSW

(she/her)

Elizabeth Anaya-Olmedo, LCSW profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
I'm Elizabeth, a bilingual licensed clinical social worker with a master's degree from Indiana University. My goal is to touch, move and inspire all those I come in contact with. I am passionate about empowering people in all aspects of life. I help people embrace their authentic self, develop compassion towards self and others, and live a meaningful life through transformation and healing.

Next available: Jul 1

Michelle Kurtz

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, I'm a licensed professional therapist practicing in California since 2003. I have such respect and admiration for my clients because seeking therapy is very courageous. My goal for your therapy journey is to develop a relationship where you can feel trust so that you can become your authentic self. My therapeutic style is very eclectic and versatile. I want to provide a warm environment for you to feel better and grow. I specialize in treating you as a person and starting in a place where you are comfortable while adjusting to your needs as we move forward. I have expertise in treating depression/anxiety disorders, grief/loss, infertility, trauma, and relationship conflicts.

Next available: Jun 23

Rebecca Zarza

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LCSW
14 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Intelligent
Virtual
Are you looking for nonjudgmental listening, do you struggle with anxiety and worry over daily living, do you need support in a phase of life struggle? Through an initial assessment we will work together on developing your goals to support growth to better living. You will receive compassionate listening that provides a nonjudgmental space to work through challenges that you may be going through. I specialize in children, youth, and families dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and mood disorders. I have been providing therapeutic services to youth and families since 2009 when I started working in the school system providing therapy to students through their IEP. Currently, I have been in private practice since 2018 providing therapy to adults and youth utilizing Solution Focused, CBT, and DBT therapy styles in my practice supporting patients with mood disorders, depression, anxiety and life transitions. In my teletherapy practice, I have moved away from working with patients under 12 as I find that in-person therapy is more effective for younger children. I received my Master's Degree from California State Long Beach and earned my licensure hours through the Los Angeles Unified School District. My hope for patients is for them to be able to learn skills that will help them move forward from current challenges on their own.

Next available: Jun 18

Deborah Fujimoto

(she/her)

Deborah Fujimoto profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello. My name is Deborah. I live in California , where I received my masters degree in social work. I worked in Medical Social work for 14 years. During that time, I had the opportunity to assist clients and families during their times of crisis, stress, transition and loss. At Grow, I see adults and seniors. I appreciate that I can assist clients in times when they need support.

Next available: Jun 25

Brent Kornish

Brent Kornish profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello, my name is Brent and I am a LCSW with a decade of experience working with individuals ages 18-64 struggling with depression, anxiety, issues with anger, issues with adjustment, trauma and PTSD. Extensive experience working with individuals who served in law enforcement, first responders, military and veterans. I utilize a strengths-based approach, utilizing therapy as a way to assist the individual navigate and gain the skills to address obstacles or issues they are struggling with.

Next available: Jun 19

Angie Gunn LCSW, CST, CSTS

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Angie Gunn LCSW, CST, CSTS profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Direct
Virtual
Hey you, I'm Angie, a sex and relationship therapist uniquely suited to support your journey to pleasure and healing. (NOTE: I'm currently not doing COUPLES therapy through Grow, so I would encourage you to find another provider if you're seeking couples work.) Have you struggled to find a therapist who you can be completely transparent with in regards to your sexuality or gender? Have you hidden your identities, desires, and challenges, for fear of judgment, shame or rejection? Sexuality is a challenging topic, one that most therapists don't receive much training around. As a result, even therapists can be afraid to broach sensitive topics, which makes it even harder for you when your mental health, relationship challenges, and overall well-being is so interrelated to your sexual health. Instead of shying away, my work centers your sexual self as a primary domain of care. First, we build trust. And when you're ready, we explore every aspect that may be impacting your life. This can include healing sexual trauma or harm, exploring early childhood development and shame, permission giving to talk about different identities, expressions and desires, and creating pathways to your fullest most expansive pleasure and connection. Topics I'm passionate about include closing the orgasm gap, healing sexual trauma, queer love and sex and healing the harm from homophobia, gender expansive exploration, non-monogamy and open relating, kink/ BDSM/ fetish exploration, the needs of sex workers (whorephobia and stigma) and those who've experienced trafficking, and finding pleasure after experiencing a religious/ cult repression. I identify/ am a member of many of these communities, which provides lived experience to balance clinical expertise as well. We work together to create a safe container for your diverse and erotic self, learning how to integrate those selves into your relationships and your life. Pleasure is key to mental health and well-being.

Next available: Jul 6

Shannon Maximov

(she/her)

Shannon Maximov profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Hi, I am a License Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of experience in treating anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, grief and loss. I specialize in pregnancy wellness, reproductive and maternal mental health with a focus on postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy loss and infertility. I am certified in both Compassionate Bereavement Care (CBC) and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMH-C).

Next available: Jun 26

N'soroma James

(she/her)

N'soroma James profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Holistic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am a licensed psychotherapist in California, and I specialize in the examination of the human experience, with an emphasis in trauma and abuse, anxiety, depression disorders, and couple's therapy. I always strive to embody cultural humility, and I am proud to serve diverse clients of all backgrounds and walks of life. As a clinical therapist and cultural arts practitioner, I employ a unique artfulness to my style of therapy. I utilize traditional therapeutic modalities paired with mindfulness and meditation. I believe clients gain insight and answers to their challenges by exploring their inner-genius, and I am happy to serve as your trusted guide. Through clearly expressed goals and a commitment, one can be on the journey to self discovery, empowerment, mental wellness, and contentment. Under my therapeutic guidance, clients are empowered to create and embrace their own inner light. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes determination and a kind of "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired" type attitude, and I am proud of you for getting started! In the words of the late Bruce Lee, "What we are not changing, we are choosing". Let's work together and get your life on the path you truly envision for yourself.

Next available: Jun 19

Tim Wilson

(he/him)

Tim Wilson profile image
LCSW
22 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
Therapist with 20+ years post graduate experience. I have two areas of expertise that I have focused my work on, which often cross over into one another. The first is trauma work, helping clients who have PTSD, Depression and Anxiety from past trauma. My extensive experience working with active duty military, Veterans, as well as those who have trauma from childhood and adolescence can help you deal effectively with your symptoms to reduce them so you can start to enjoy life again. The second focus of work has been working with LGBTQ clients. Helping them deal with accepting themselves, coming out to family and friends, difficulty they might had in school because of their being different, “not fitting in.”

Next available: Jun 17

Dr. C Christine Knoll

Dr. C Christine Knoll profile image
PsyD
12 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Challenging
Virtual
Hi there, I am Christine. I have been honored to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds struggling with challenging issues for many years. I base my understanding of how people function and how they heal in human physiology and Christian practices. People experience adverse events differently, impacting them emotionally, physically, and spiritually. These experiences are often not understood verbally by the person, that is why it is important for me to help individuals understand the many levels to healing. Change from a Christian perspective is very practical and personal, while taking into account what might remain unknown on the nonverbal level. In therapy, I utilize a Christian perspective, where the whole person, mind, body, soul, and spirit are valued and addressed according to a biblical interpretation. The mind, body, and spirit are all connected, and the spiritual component is essential to complete wholeness and restoration. I believe the Bible is the infallible and inspired word of God and is relevant to all areas of life. I believe it is vital to utilize evidence based therapeutic approaches while incorporating scripture as we take a closer look at all areas of your life. The integration of Christian teaching in therapy with individuals who desire this type of intervention helps them gain a sense of hope for life in Jesus Christ. In my therapeutic approach, I value the positive benefits of faith-based interventions enabling individuals to connect their mental health treatment with their faith creating a more holistic approach to treatment and personal growth. I am here to help; you do not have to figure this out alone.

Next available: Jul 12

Jill McCray

(she/her)

Jill McCray profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hello and welcome! If you are reading this, you are probably someone who is struggling with something in your life. I am here to listen to you and help you work through whatever may be bothering you. I believe I am very caring, compassionate, and empowering, while also believing in being honest and real with my clients. I was born and raised in Minnesota, where I was practicing until very recently. I just moved to California. I have spent a couple of years living and practicing in Upstate New York. I have both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in social work, with my Master's degree in Clinical Social Work. I have worked with a range of populations, individuals as young as 4 years old to 55 years old, individuals of several different cultures, the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with developmental disabilities, families, individuals, and couples. My passion is working with children and adults who have experienced trauma. This being said, I have experience with a range of challenges from anger management, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, exploring healthy and unhealthy relationships, low self esteem and self confidence, parenting issues, LGBTQ+ issues, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and blended families.

Next available: Jun 20

Robert Black Ph.D.

(he/him)

Robert Black Ph.D. profile image
PhD
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi! I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist based in California. I have worked in the mental health field for over 10 years and received my Ph.D. from Walden University in 2021. I specialize in helping children and adolescents with a variety of mental health conditions including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, stress, and anger.

Next available: Jun 28

Riba Khaleda Eshanzada, LCSW

Riba Khaleda Eshanzada, LCSW profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
Riba Eshanzada is a dedicated professional with expertise in addressing various mental health and personal development areas. With a specific focus on Depression, Life Transitions, Personal Growth, Self-Esteem, General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers), and Religion and Spirituality, Eshanzada offers a holistic approach to therapy. By integrating treatment modalities from psychanalytic theories, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and transpersonal psychology, Eshanzada provides a comprehensive and individualized approach to help clients overcome their challenges. With a deep understanding of the complexities of the human mind, Eshanzada's therapeutic techniques aim to foster healing, self-discovery, and empowerment for individuals seeking to navigate life's complexities and find inner peace. In addition to her professional endeavors, Riba Eshanzada finds joy and balance in various hobbies and activities. She cherishes quality time with her daughters, often embarking on exciting travel adventures together. Exploring new places and immersing themselves in different cultures allows them to create lasting memories and broaden their perspectives. Eshanzada also finds solace in the great outdoors, frequently engaging in hiking excursions that offer both physical challenges and a connection with nature. To maintain her well-being, she incorporates Pilates into her routine, appreciating the mind-body benefits it brings. Furthermore, Eshanzada stays connected to her roots through the art of embroidery, an ancient craft that holds cultural significance. This creative outlet not only allows her to express her heritage but also serves as a meditative practice, offering a sense of tranquility and mindfulness. By engaging in these diverse hobbies, Eshanzada maintains a well-rounded lifestyle that nourishes her mind, body, and spirit.

Next available: Jul 1

Deanna Jefferson

(she/her)

Deanna Jefferson profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Deanna Jefferson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing therapeutic services for several years. She specializes in helping clients address life transitions, relationship issues, and parenting difficulties. She believes that clients are the true experts on their stories and have many strengths needed to address their current life situations.

Next available: Jun 16

Ute Kollath

(she/her)

Ute Kollath profile image
PhD
22 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hello. I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience. Reaching out for treatment can be a difficult task. My approach is to meet you where you are, focus on your needs, and work with you to get to where you want to be in the future. I offer skills for coping or if you are seeking change.

Next available: Jun 16

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