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176 therapists in California matching your needs

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Conrad Larkin

(he/him)

Conrad Larkin profile image
LCSW
42 years of experience
Virtual
I specialize in uncovering the root causes behind feelings of anxiety and depression, helping individuals break free from unproductive patterns that may be holding them back. With over 30 years of experience as a therapist, I've discovered that when we expose these patterns and express the emotions tied to them, your true self emerges. As internal conflicts diminish, relationships flourish, and the authentic meaning and purpose of your identity come to light. My goal is to guide each person in developing a personalized plan that aligns with their values and unique contributions. I've had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages. For children and young people, I provide a safe space for them to express themselves and navigate life's challenges. On the other end of the spectrum, I've supported elders and disabled individuals coping with loss and grief. When emotions connected to grief are stifled, I specialize in identifying and resolving these emotional roadblocks, facilitating a path to healing and adjustment.

Next available: Jun 24

Clint Edwards

Clint Edwards profile image
LCSW
9 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Whole-Hearted Therapy Centered on Genuine Connection. Ever had therapy that feels like it drags on without any results? Research shows the Power of Connection drives roughly 60% of Therapeutic Success. My Compassionate Therapy Style focuses on Building Bridges of Trust and cultivating a meaningful connection with positive outcomes. So, how do you find the best therapist for you? That's a great question. And it's one that most people struggle with answering whether it's their first or umpteenth search. Is it the therapist him/herself, their personality, theoretical approach, or specialty? While all these factors are important, it shouldn't be your responsibility to find the best clinician; rather it's the clinician's responsibility to become the best therapist for you. I also have a particular interest in using holistic practices to help create great results for depression & anxiety disorders as well as trauma/PTSD and other mental/behavioral conditions. These include EFT Tapping, breathing/mindfulness/meditation, and Amino Acids, etc. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Addiction Counselor with nearly nine years of extensive professional experience in both mental health and addiction. Further, I have a personal background in overcoming addictions as well as several mental health and learning disabilities. Whether you're seeking help to overcome addiction, mental health conditions or career counseling, I've dedicated my professional life to becoming YOUR BEST clinician. Transform Your Mental Health Story: Break Free from disheartening therapy experiences with my Empathetic Approach. Ready for a change? Let’s connect for a video conference consultation. From the comfort of your own space, let’s start your journey towards a happier, healthier you!

Next available: Jun 20

Bijan Madjlessi

(he/him)

Bijan Madjlessi profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Humorous
Virtual
Most people want to live a meaningful and productive life, and yet there are many of us who feel that we cannot achieve it. When life becomes confusing and you find yourself stuck in anxiety, depression, anger, worthlessness, and hopelessness, it is time to reach out for a helping hand. I truly believe that once we develop healthy coping skills and create a plan of action for everyday life, you will be able to experience the life you desire. I have intimate experience working with individuals and families dealing with chronic illness, anxiety, depression, communication issues, substance abuse, and spiritual battles. There are solutions to the issues you are currently facing in your life. By working with me, you will be able to fully embrace peace of mind and spiritual health. Please feel free to contact me, and I will be happy to set up a consultation to discuss your questions and concerns.

Next available: Jun 25

Dr. De Anda

Dr. De Anda profile image
PsyD
10 years of experience
Direct
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
English: Dr. De Anda is bilingual in Spanish and comes from a bicultural background as he completed his formative years of education in Mexico. He earned his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, in San Diego, CA. Dr. De Anda has worked extensively with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, including Latinos/as, in diverse settings, including homes, clinics, hospitals, schools, and forensic settings, including a maximum-security state prison. He has worked with pre-adolescents, teenagers, adults, couples, and families of low income who have experienced different struggles, such as substance use, anxiety, depression, aggression, trauma, dementia, and psychosis (such as auditory and visual hallucinations). Dr. De Anda incorporates compassion and mindfulness in his therapeutic approach with people. Dr. De Anda seeks to establish collaborative relationships with patients that promote freedom for them to express themselves in sessions what is most important or conflictual for them. Dr. De Anda also helps people to identify and note peoples’ strengths and overall emotional resilience as a way of facilitating change and promoting a sense of empowerment. Español: El Dr. De Anda es bilingüe en español y proviene de un trasfondo bicultural ya que completó sus años formativos de educación en México. Obtuvo su doctorado en Psicología Clínica de la Universidad International de Alliant, en San Diego, CA. El Dr. De Anda ha trabajado extensamente con personas de diversos orígenes étnicos, incluyendo latinos/as, en diversos entornos, incluyendo hogares residenciales, clínicas, hospitales, escuelas y prisiones estatales de máxima seguridad. El ha trabajado con preadolescentes, adolescentes, adultos, parejas y familias de bajos ingresos que han batallado con distintos aspectos de salud mental como uso de sustancias, ansiedad, depresión, agresión, trauma, demencia y psicosis (como alucinaciones auditivas y visuales). El Dr. De Anda incorpora la compasión y la atención plena en su enfoque terapéutico con las personas. El busca establecer relaciones de colaboración con los pacientes que promuevan la libertad para que se expresen en sesiones lo que es más importante o conflictivo para ellos. El Dr. De Anda también ayuda a las personas a identificar y observar las fortalezas de las personas y la resiliencia emocional general como una forma de facilitar el cambio y promover un sentido de empoderamiento.

Next available: Jul 4

Xiaoting Joyce

(she/her)

Xiaoting Joyce profile image
LMFT
10 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Direct
Virtual
Deep within, I believe everyone holds the keys to a life of profound meaning and joy. By discerning their dreams and charting their personal journeys, my clients unlock doors to lives they cherish all the more. In the wise words of Carl Jung, 'Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.

Next available: Jun 17

Melanie Harriss

(she/her)

Melanie Harriss profile image
LMFT
2 years of experience
Direct
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Whether it be anxiety/depression, unprocessed trauma, medical issues/illness, divorce, or chemical dependency just to name a few. Allow me to help you address the emotional challenges that may be causing you a variety of symptoms -- frustration, sadness, decreased motivation or anger -- as this is often how the issues we are struggling with surface in our lives. Helping you discover and understand the root cause of your issues is the goal to help you live a more empowered and fulfilling life. I've worked in various clinical settings from psychiatric hospitals, to county jail. My approach is truly collaborative, I utilize CBT, EMDR, motivational interviewing, etc. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a Registered Nurse for over 15yrs. I understand the interplay between our mental and physical health, and how one effects the other. Let’s work together to address the challenges in your life. Finding a therapist that fits your needs is essential, if I am not the therapist for you, I'll help you find one who is.

Next available: Jun 21

Jaazar Shalabi

Jaazar Shalabi profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Direct
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, my name is Jaazar (Jay) Shalabi and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Are you struggling with past traumatic experiences, cycles of depression and/or anxiety? Maybe you are struggling with relationship issues, confidence, low self esteem. Perhaps you are a veteran struggling to deal with integrating back to civi life or take back control of your life once again prior to service. I support those struggling with their unique symptoms by empowering them to retake control of their symptoms, thoughts, and life. Through direct, unconditional regard with no judgement, we will go through your journey to mental wellness together. You are the pilot, I am your copilot, wheres your destination?

Next available: Jun 17

Maz Karandish

(he/him)

Maz Karandish profile image
PsyD
7 years of experience
Holistic
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
I'm Maz Karandish and I'm a psychologist (PsyD). My approach is flexible, client centered, and utilizes mindfulness-based interventions at every point of the journey towards healing. My therapeutic approach is tailored to each specific client. Tenets of CBT, DBT, & solution focused approaches are always incorporated. The depth oriented approaches, such as psychoanalysis, are also integrated to facilitate transformative therapeutic engagements

Next available: Jun 26

Raul Gutierrez

(they/them)

Raul Gutierrez profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
I have been a practicing therapist for over 5 years now. I have worked with a diverse group of populations dealing with depression/anxiety all the way to psychosis diagnoses. I implement a lot of Trauma Focused CBT and Motivational Interviewing into my practice. My clients have often told me that I bring a genuine and compassionate atmosphere to sessions which helps them feel more at ease. I take a very nonjudgmental "at your own pace" type of approach. I want to ensure you feel comfortable every step of the way through your journey with mental health.

Next available: Jun 16

Lara Touckly

(she/her)

Lara Touckly profile image
LPCC
7 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
I am a curious, authentic, and a very human therapist. I love working with people who want to do the work. I am here to provide a safe space that will foster vulnerability and growth. Therapy is so hard sometimes. I am here to make that pill a little easier to swallow. We fall into times where we feel stuck, don't have sufficient self-love, or just have ran out of hope. I am here to support you in getting unstuck, changing your perspective, increasing your self-love, and remind you that there is hope. Just because we don't see the light at the end of the tunnel, it doesn't mean it's not there. In the nature of being authentic: If you're looking for a "cookie-cutter therapist", I am not the one. If you are looking for heavy homework/worksheets, I am not the one. I am very human. At times, I cuss. Because, at times, life just fucking sucks. I am very open to feedback: I have the mental health portion of my job down, but you are the expert in you.

Next available: Jun 24

Tara Steinke

(she/her)

Tara Steinke profile image
LMFT
4 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I'm Tara... I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University with an emphasis on trauma studies. I'm a member of AASECT with the goal of becoming an AASECT certified sex therapist in the near future. I love working with clients who are struggling with career and life transitions, anxiety, grief and loss, stress management and relationship concerns. Prior to my work as a therapist, I worked for years in the entertainment industry with various film, TV and music artists. I love to work with creative types and understand the challenges many face working in that industry. I'm also a 500-hour RYT certified yoga and meditation teacher. I like to incorporate somatic and mindfulness exercises into my work with individuals and groups. I also have a background working as a sexual assault advocate and bring a strong passion and skill set for working with individuals with sexual trauma histories. I'm based in Los Angeles. When I'm not working, I can be found with my Chihuahua (Homer), hiking, reading, watching film & TV and working on creative writing projects.

Next available: Jun 27

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

Bernard Douglas

(he/him)

Bernard Douglas profile image
LMFT
35 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, in California. My approach to therapy is commonsense, based in Dialog, reflective listening, mindfulness based cognitive therapy in conjunction with breath work, journaling and dream journaling and practicing being present. I take my clients seriously, I take our work together seriously, but I don’t take myself too seriously: my primary purpose is to be of service, to be useful to my clients. Our experiences are a map of where we have been, and what it was like. Our ‘stories’ are a mixture of moments we are proud of, grateful for and moments which we would rather not repeat. Through the therapeutic dialog we can come to understand why we make the choices we make and have an opportunity to discover new choices and decide how our story unfolds from the present moment into the future; with courage and kindness toward ourselves we can reach for the life we want to live and be the person we want to be. By the time my clients ‘graduate’ from therapy they will have developed tools which will continue being useful long after our work together has concluded. Personal responsibility and accountability are cornerstones of freedom.

Next available: Jul 9

Derrick Wright

(he/him)

Derrick Wright profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Challenging
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I am licensed in California, Illinois, and Missouri with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping teens, adults, couples, families, veterans, and military personnel with stress and anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of shame, blame, or judgment. You are encouraged to take the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life, it takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Professional experience and additional areas of focus: Adoption and Foster Care, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Young Adult Issues Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Next available: Jun 17

Masti Lashkari

Masti Lashkari profile image
LMFT
8 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Throughout my professional career, I spent 10 successful years working in the banking industry and another 10 years in pharmaceutical sales, exceeding in various sales and managerial positions. However, I was constantly drawn to psychology and eager to study the relationship between conscious and unconscious phenomena and the role of feelings and thoughts. Therefore, I was keen to make a career change to becoming a psychotherapist. To pursue my goal, I enrolled in a master's degree program in psychology, which required a significant time commitment. I often spent long hours in the evenings and on weekends reading textbooks, writing papers, and preparing for exams. Balancing my studies with my full-time job was challenging, but I was determined to succeed.

Next available: Jun 20

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 22

Brad Davis

Brad Davis profile image
LMFT
11 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Warm
Virtual
This is my third decade providing mental health services and interventions. My approach is genuine and authentic, warm and welcoming. I hope to help others appreciate what is sometimes the absurdity and incongruity of life's situations. For me, Grow is secondary employment and I continue practice in a county mental health plan delivering complex interventions for youth and families. I am a clinical supervisor and lead several teams providing intensive community based interventions, outreach, and supports. I offer my time in the evenings.

Next available: Jun 26

Jason Imhoff

Jason Imhoff profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
You don’t have to keep living this way. You can change and live the life that you want to live! And you don’t have to do it on your own. Change is hard, but it is possible. It takes work. It takes help. It takes action. Are you ready? Truly ready? If yes, then let’s go! I help people, athletes, and leaders develop confidence in themselves to improve their performance in life, relationships, sport, and leadership. I love helping people be better by overcoming their specific struggles. I combine over 18 years of military mental health experience with sport psychology training and a Jungian perspective. I commissioned through the US Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps, learning leadership in one of the best leadership training programs in the world. This unique combination helps me to understand the problem from multiple perspectives and implement effective strategies and solutions to help you make the most positive changes in your life. Please make your first one now by booking an appointment with me.

Next available: Jun 18

Gerard Artesona

(he/him)

Gerard Artesona profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
I received a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (currently known as Sofia University) in 2012. I have also received certification in Psychedelic Integration, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, Somatic Therapy, and as a yoga teacher. Prior to my personal therapy practice, I worked at psychiatric settings, community mental health, group rehabilitation homes, and correctional facilities. I have worked with migrants, minors and adults, patients detoxing from drugs and alcohol, and have facilitated integration groups for clients undergoing ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. I have experience working with patients and clients of all ages, gender identities, racial backgrounds, and mental health issues. In my private practice, I currently focus on working with adult clients who are experiencing the impacts of complex trauma, depression and anxiety, as well as major life transitions, existential concerns, chronic illness, neurodivergence, and non-ordinary states of consciousness. Many of the therapeutic modalities that I use with clients are ones that have transformed my own life. I am passionate about sharing the tools and skills that benefitted me for the wellbeing of others, and for our collective healing.

Next available: Jun 17

Mike Garvey

Mike Garvey profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
I chose social work and psychotherapy as a career because I have always enjoyed getting to know people, and sharing struggles, challenges and successes. Solving puzzles is fun for me and I love helping others feel comfortable with self-exploration, identifying goals and discovering resolution. Most of my life has been about learning, working, raising family, and building connections. I’m convinced that every day alive is a gift and every relationship is worth attention.

Next available: Jun 26

James McLaughlin

(he/him)

James McLaughlin profile image
LMFT
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Direct
Virtual
Hi! I'm James McLaughlin, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Located in the city of Sacramento. I work with individuals, couples, and families who are looking for help navigating the challenges of life. I focus on getting to the core of what may be getting in the way of fulfillment and work actively and collaboratively to re-write your life story. I'm warm and welcoming. I believe everyone deserves compassion and a helping hand. I can also be direct and challenging. My goal is to create an environment to encourage growth and change. After working a career in sales and marketing, I pursued a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and became licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist. Since then, I've helped populations cope with life's challenges such as trauma, addiction, grief, depression, and anxiety. My specialty is in helping people take control of the narratives of their own lives, to write the future they want to tell. In my spare time, I can usually be found running, wine tasting with my wife Sarah, and playing with my dog Noah.

Next available: Jun 20

Francesco Pisano

(he/him)

Francesco Pisano profile image
LMFT
13 years of experience
Direct
Intelligent
Open-minded
Virtual
Born and raised in Italy, I received my bachelor’s in clinical psychology from the University of Rome, La Sapienza, and an MA in marriage and family therapy from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. My experience includes working in school settings, with the Department of Family Services in mental health assessment and case management, and in community mental health with minorities, providing individual, group, family, and couples therapy in English and Spanish. I am trained in EMDR, accelerated resolution therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, Brainspotting, Seeking Safety, and trauma-focused CBT. level 2 trained in Gottman method. I work collaboratively with clients to make sure all their needs are met while considering their cultural diversity and intergenerational/systemic trauma using a trauma-informed and attachment approach. I am a firm believer in the use of therapy as an instrument of change for the individual and society as a whole.

Next available: Jun 21

Dr. Adam Wilson Ph.D.

(he/him)

Dr. Adam Wilson Ph.D. profile image
PhD
9 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Authentic
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist based in California. I received my bachelor's degree from Cornell University, a master's degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) system, another master's from the University of New Mexico, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Mexico. I've trained at three Veteran's Affairs hospitals (most recently VA Puget Sound) and completed my residency at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. I've co-authored more the 25 scholarly articles, chapters for medical textbooks, and symposia at national conferences, worked on a number of research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, and have been providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and groups since 2014.

Next available: Jun 17

Alvin Tan

Alvin Tan profile image
LCSW
14 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual
Hi, I am a licensed clinical social worker in San Diego, California. My primary background experience is in helping clients to regain/increase control over their mental health, via developing increased insight/understanding of symptoms, identifying and utilizing coping skills, developing positive support systems, and increasing ability to problem-solve/navigate challenges. I have worked with adults in multiple settings, including those experiencing active crisis within acute locked psychiatric care, clients coming into outpatient clinics for mental health services and counseling/groups, clients utilizing substance use disorder treatment individually and in groups, and adult clients with developmental disabilities in the group home setting. Professionally, I've also worked both as direct care staff as well as in management and supervisor roles, and have also mentored undergraduate and graduate students. I'm looking forward to meeting you and offering you support. *** At this time I am unfortunately only able to meet with clients at the top of each hour. This is in order to maximize the number of clients I can meet with during each week. Thank you for your understanding. ***

Next available: Jun 21

Aaron Rohrer

(he/him)

Aaron Rohrer profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Intelligent
Virtual
Are you struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, grief, or major life changes? You, like the many clients I've supported over the last 15 years, may be struggling with circumstances outside of your control, feel dissatisfied with the way substances are impacting your life, or are struggling to stay motivated or connected to the version of yourself you would like to be. Using basic principles from common and evidence based practices such as ACT and CBT, combined with client centered and solutions focused approach, I can work with you to help you impact the change you would like to see in your life.

Next available: Jun 20

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