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405 therapists in California specializing in Parenting

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Sydney Shaevel

(she/her)

Sydney Shaevel, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
4 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
The therapeutic relationship is one that I hold close to my heart, as it is a piece of the puzzle that allowed me to flourish into my true self. I know firsthand what it is like to struggle and feel as though the obstacles ahead appear to be near impossible, whether big or small. While in the moment they may seem insurmountable, truly these experiences become the seeds of transformation and the foundation for stepping into our greatest possibilities in life. I invite you to explore your struggles collaboratively in a non-judgmental and safe space to cultivate greater self-acceptance, empowerment, and strength as you reclaim your inner knowing. I’m looking forward to supporting you as you step into new possibilities in this healing and transformative journey.

Next available: Jul 17

Linh Blackney

(she/her)

Linh Blackney, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
5 years of experience
Virtual
I am a person-centered therapist who works with each client to create the best treatment plan to work on their goals. Because each client is different, I make sure to adapt my therapeutic style to each client. I create a safe space for clients to be their authentic selves and feel they can be honest about their issues. I have worked with clients from all different backgrounds and enjoy the diversity of my community.

Next available: Jul 17

Amanda Wiginton

(she/her)

Amanda Wiginton, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
12 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Throughout our lives, we are faced with many challenges and counseling can help provide the tools needed to overcome these life obstacles in a healthy way. It is vitally important to the therapeutic process to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and trust. I hope to be this person for you. I believe that therapy is a collaboration and together we can focus on issues that may be negatively impacting your healthy development such as depression & anxiety, life transitions, women's issues, pregnancy and postpartum, self-esteem, parent/child conflicts, and grief and loss. Counseling is different for every person and I work to tailor my treatment specifically to your needs and personality in order to help you in best possible way. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with people to enhance their lives through developing new skills and tools to tackle life's challenges.

Next available: Jul 17

Ness Ruvalcaba

(she/her)

Ness Ruvalcaba, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
9 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Hello! My name is Ness (Vanessa) Ruvalcaba. I am an Spanish and English speaking licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California. I work with individuals and families who are are needing some extra support understanding or creating some change in their lives. I specialize in trauma informed care, PTSD, anxiety and depression, self harm, and various other issues and needs. I also work with individual around resolving conflict, improving communication, processing difficult experiences, and various other experiences. I have also very much enjoyed supporting parents individually to work on having better relationships with their children and identify the most effective ways they can support their child. I have worked in various settings including virtual therapy, office or clinic based services, school based services with adolescents and their families, and community based services with newcomer and immigrant youth, youth in foster care, adults, and their families maneuvering complex systems.

Next available: Jul 17

Rande Dorn

(she/her)

Rande Dorn, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
You are grieving, heartbroken, or lost. You didn’t get the job, you broke up with your partner, someone important has died. Grief is normal and exquisite and painful. You want to talk about it, but you don’t want to burden anyone. Here you have permission to be a burden. To be messy, seen, repetitive, and stuck. I’ll meet you there, but won’t leave you there. We work towards managing the unimaginable. Reckoning with the stories we tell and the paths lost, in order to reconcile with where we truly are. There you will find possibility. New stories, new love, new hope. There you will find the courage to start again.

Next available: Jul 22

Shannon Mong

(she/her)

Shannon Mong, PsyD - California Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PsyD
22 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
I appreciate you taking the time to learn about me and consider working together. As there are likely many therapists who can accompany you on your journey, here’s a bit about me, which may help you make a choice. I have worked with many people navigating anxiety, depression, stressors, life transitions, trauma, substance use, learning & neurological differences, and relationship issues. If we work together, you can expect to learn more about your authentic self – who you are at the core. I am curious to identify the unique gifts you bring to the world and illuminate how you can use those to address challenges and opportunities in your life. I will listen intently, be curious about your thoughts and feelings, and respect you are an expert in your own life. Whether your decision to seek a therapist is something you’ve considered for a long time or a decision just made, you may be experiencing a mix of thoughts and feelings. Perhaps some vulnerability asking for support from and confiding in someone you don’t yet know, maybe uncertainty about how therapy will help you. I view the very act of reading my profile as an act of courage and hope.

Next available: Jul 18

Elizabeth Muñoz

Elizabeth Muñoz, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! My name is Elizabeth Muñoz. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering tele-health services to individuals above the age of 18. I earned my Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California (USC). I have been practicing for 7 years. My services are available in both English and Spanish. I work with individuals facing anxiety, depression, grief, and life adjustments.

Next available: Jul 18

Jennifer Wendell

(she/her)

Jennifer Wendell, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
25 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello, I am Jennifer. I am a licensed therapist with over 25 years of experience supporting people of all ages through various transitions and challenges. I offer a unique approach to mental health that integrates clinical therapy with moderate physical exercise in the great outdoors. I focus on helping people with anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress/burnout, infertility and alcohol misuse while increasing nourishing habits such as exercise, sleep, nutrition, and other practices that reduce symptoms and calm the nervous system. Have you ever wished you could get in-person therapy without having to sit in an office with the therapist? Do you feel too busy to schedule both therapy and exercise into one day and wish the two could be combined? If so, then "walk and talk" could be a good fit for you. I offer the opportunity to receive counseling or coaching while outside in nature and moving your body. Research demonstrates that both exercise and spending time outdoors in sunlight and green spaces provides a reduction in symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and stress while improving mood overall. My unique "walk and talk" method addresses all three aspects of healing and growth: physical, psychological, and spiritual. Have you found yourself wondering if you are drinking too much and/or too often? Are you tired of experiencing low energy, anxiety, depression, disrupted sleep, sugar cravings, etc. and you wish you had a coach to support you as you navigate a new way of living alcohol free? If you are sober curious, I am here to help!

Next available: Jul 17

Elena De Salvo

Elena De Salvo, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
12 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Elena! Hi! I'm here to help you have the life you want, as sometimes life becomes challenging, and adjusting to life changes isn't always easy. I am glad that you prioritize your needs by coming here for help. I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I began therapy practice during my MA Program at JFKU in CA. For over 10 years, I've worked in various settings, including not-for-profit mental health agencies and private practice. I believe that treatment is a collaborative approach. I look forward to taking the journey of healing with you. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back.

Next available: Jul 17

Serina Harris

(she/her)

Serina Harris, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
17 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Open-minded
Virtual
Are you searching for a provider with warmth, compassion, and proven experience to help you with the challenges you’re facing in life? Are you looking for actual tools to manage thoughts and emotions? Hi, I am Serina Harris. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 17 years of experience proudly serving teens, young adults and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an Integrative Therapist I provide you with a culturally sensitive and non-judgmental space that invites you to embrace change, challenge unhelpful patterns and be more of who YOU are. Whether it's navigating the many challenges of adolescence, managing the complexities of adult life, or fostering healthy family relationships and communication, I am here to help. Feeling overwhelmed by the constant stress of just getting through the day? Are the negative thoughts in your mind holding you back? You are not alone. This may be one of the most important decisions you ever make. Taking this first step towards therapy shows how brave and resilient you are. Yes, YOU! I am here to help you, support you, and walk beside you on your journey to yourself. *Availability & Schedule: My office hours are M-F 10am-5pm (last sessions are at 4pm). I am not available on weekends. I currently have Mondays at 10am, Friday afternoons, and alternating late afternoons during the week (every other week sessions).

Next available: Jul 17

Jeff Golden

(he/him)

Jeff Golden, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
15 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi there! I’m Jeff. Do you feel alone, stuck, or unable to reach your potential in your relationships, career, or overall health? Is it hard to accept yourself or others? Are you struggling to communicate with the people you care most about? YOU deserve support!! I help people through life changes, anxiety, depression, grief, and addictions. We can explore what works and does not work in your life and find useful next steps together. With evidence-based approaches, we can empower you to take action on what matters most to you. I applaud you for your courage to explore therapy and support options. In safe and compassionate conversations, we will learn together what can increase your overall satisfaction and sense of connection in life. Let’s start that journey together! NOTE: At this time, I am not working with minor clients. SCHEDULING NOTE: While some assistance may be offered during sessions, clients are responsible to schedule follow-up sessions to ensure a desired and treatment-recommended frequency. Unless otherwise agreed upon, if no session occurs for 3 weeks, the therapeutic relationship may be considered terminated. Thanks for assisting in keeping services and progress workable!

Next available: Jul 17

Nelida Padron

(she/her)

Nelida Padron, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
14 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a California-based Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. I received my Masters from the University of Southern California and have been practicing for 13 years. I help teens and young adults overcome depression, anxiety, and life transitions. My goal is to inspire my clients to become the best version of themselves by identifying the root causes of their issues and helping them work through them.

Next available: Jul 17

Megri Kartounian

Megri Kartounian, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I have received my Masters degree from University of Southern California (USC). I support women who want to build their self-esteem, heal from inner child wounds, and past traumas. I help my client's break free from the limitations imposed on them by their own past or the pain of their early experiences.

Next available: Jul 17

Kathleen M King

(she/her)

Kathleen M King, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
22 years of experience
Authentic
Holistic
Virtual
Hello and Welcome! I am a social worker who has been in the field for over 20 years. Early in my career, I was fortunate enough to work with a psychiatrist who believed there was more to treating mental health than medication. I participated in a training with him and I was transformed as a therapist. I was trained in the relaxation response and mindfulness meditation and using the body to help heal people who have had significant trauma and mental health challenges. From there, I went on to get my yoga teaching certification from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Since then, I have been helping children, adolescents and adults learn more about themselves and help them connect with the truest part of themselves. I believe part of my purpose is to help people learn to love themselves. I lived in CA for a long time and still hold my LCSW license. I was fortunate enough to study with a number of teachers at Spirit Rock Meditation Center who have influenced my work. I blend a number of different frameworks into my practice including trauma-informed CBT, DBT, somatic psychotherapy and self-compassion. I am mindful and respectful of all differences (racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, economic, gender, sexual orientation, ability etc.) and strive to understand each person within the context of their life history. Every person who seeks treatment has unique needs and goals. I strive to work collaboratively with you to keep your goals at the center of our work together. I stand in solidarity with the BIPOC community and all those impacted by systemic racism and oppression. I will uphold my own values and ethics and support all those who are speaking out against injustice of any kind. As a therapist, I am committed to creating a safe space for all.

Next available: Jul 17

Rebecca Nguman

Rebecca Nguman, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
5 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I am thrilled to connect with you. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in California, I bring a wealth of experience and compassion to my practice. With a decade of involvement in the mental health field and five years as a practicing therapist, my journey has been dedicated to understanding and supporting individuals who are navigating questions about themselves, their relationships, and their life experiences. Above all, I believe in the transformative power of therapy to foster resilience and inspire positive change. Every individual's journey is unique, and I am committed to helping you navigate yours with empathy, understanding, and respect. I invite you to take the first step towards greater insight and healing. Together, we can explore the complexities of your experiences, illuminate new perspectives, and embark on a path towards a more fulfilling life.

Next available: Jul 17

Crystal Molina

(she/her)

Crystal Molina, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
5 years of experience
Virtual
Are you ready to be guided on a journey of self-discovery and growth? I imagine that you are now eager, open-minded, and ready to embark on a transformative experience. You are read to come to each session with a willingness to explore your innermost thoughts and feelings, eager to unravel the complexities of your mind and heart. You are ready to follow the pathway to long-term healing and personal development. Maybe just maybe, a willingness to be vulnerable may have stopped you in the past. But now, you are at a place where you understand that true healing comes from opening up and allowing yourself to be seen, flaws and all. You may be afraid to confront difficult emotions or explore uncomfortable truths – I will make you comfortable so that you can welcome these opportunities as catalysts for growth. I recognize the importance of trust, honesty, and collaboration in the therapeutic process, and I committed to building a strong and supportive partnership with you. I see you. You are not just seeking a quick fix or temporary relief – you're committed to long-term healing and personal transformation. You understand that therapy is a journey, and you're ready to take the first step toward a brighter, more fulfilling future. So if you're ready to embark on this journey together, I invite you to take that first step and reach out today. Together, we can unlock the door to a happier, healthier, and more authentic life.

Next available: Jul 18

Melanie Justice

(she/her)

Melanie Justice, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
17 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I'm Melanie. Do you feel like your life is out of control due to your circumstances, your anxiety, or other factors? We can work together to determine what's not working and how to make life run more smoothly for you so that you feel more at peace. I have 17 years of experience as a therapist in varied settings as well as lots of life experience with loss, mental health issues and parenting. I promise to provide you with a safe space to express yourself as well as plenty of evidence-based techniques. I hope we get the opportunity to work together to help you start to feel more in control of your life and your current situation.

Next available: Jul 19

Estela Alejandre

Estela Alejandre, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hi! I'm Estela, Do you ever feel stuck or just have too much going on? Are you in a transition, or having trouble coping with life stressors? A high number of people experience these things in different ways; often times, they just need a reminder of who they are to help discover their own potential to move forward in life. I describe myself as gentle, non-judgmental, and empathic. I Iike to meet my clients where they are. Together, we will identify your strengths, explore your emotions, thoughts, relationships and experiences and come up with coping strategies you can use to feel more confident moving forward in life. I know it can be intimidating even making the first appointment, but it is through your first step that success will come.

Next available: Jul 20

Maneesh Saini

(he/him)

Maneesh Saini, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
12 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Few, if any, of us grow up in an environment that perfectly fits our needs. As we grow, we adapt to our surroundings in ways that may run counter to our vitality, health, and happiness. By exploring and understanding the underlying emotional and psychological patterns that shape our lives, we are able to develop choice in whether to engage in patterns and habits that no longer serve us. As a psychotherapist, I provide a curious, and compassionate presence, lending my heart and mind to this process of self-exploration and self-understanding.

Next available: Jul 18

Cassandra Munoz

(she/her)

Cassandra Munoz, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
4 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I received my Masters from Loma Linda University and have been practicing for about 4 years. I help young adults struggling through career stress, burnout, or adjustment as they transition into new roles and explore the best version of themselves. I have experience with a diverse population, from different backgrounds and life experiences. I work with each individual as they share their unique journey.

Next available: Jul 18

Jennifer Beers

(she/her)

Jennifer Beers, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello, hello! I am Jennifer Beers (she/her), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing telehealth therapy coast to coast in CA. I am passionate about mental health and breaking generational barriers of mental illness. I provide a safe non judgemental place where clients can become the most loved versions of themselves. I believe past experiences affect our current functioning and through integration of our whole self there can be healing. I work from a lens of unconditional positive regard for each of my clients, embracing the awkward of therapy and a space where authenticity flourishes. I feel honored to bear witness to each of my clients stories and walk alongside you in your journey. I engage clients in the evidence based practice of EMDR to support integration of self. I specialize in working with adults (18+) within the populations of LGBTQIA+, people of color, and survivors of trauma and domestic violence and/or Interpersonal violence. I have extensive experience supporting PTSD, mood disorders, women's issues, self esteem, suicide prevention and life transitions. I'm so glad you're here and can't wait to get started! Jenniferbeerslmft@gmail.com if you have any questions prior to scheduling.

Next available: Jul 24

Kristen Montiel

(she/her)

Kristen Montiel, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
15 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, I'm Kristen Montiel. Searching for the right therapist can be a daunting process when you may already be feeling stressed or struggling. I know it's not easy and I'm so glad you're here! After experiencing my own struggles with family and relationships, I set out to help others who also felt stuck. I have a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling and a doctorate in psychology. With over 15 years of experience, my focus is helping individuals and couples understand themselves and use their own strengths to discover healing, even in the most difficult circumstances. I provide a non-judgmental space where clients can feel comfortable to work through challenges by exploring deep rooted patterns of hurt and disconnect, while developing new perspectives, learning new skills, and creating sustainable changes. I’ve helped hundreds of people find hope and renewed satisfaction in their lives and relationships. I look forward to helping you too!

Next available: Jul 29

Elaine Godoy

Elaine Godoy, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
11 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hello! My name is Elaine and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I I hold the strong belief that people are perfectly imperfect. They are capable of reaching their full potential, but can also become stuck, unhappy and unable to live a fulfilling life. That’s where I come in. I will work with you to help you heal from within. My specialties include: working with parents who have a child with special needs, LGBTQ+ issues, and grief. I know you are tired of not feeling like yourself. You deserve to start feeling good again.

Next available: Jul 17

JUSTIN R. STARGAARD

JUSTIN R. STARGAARD, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
5 years of experience
Intelligent
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
My name is Justin Stargaard and I am employed as a dually licensed therapist (MFT & LPCC) in California. I am employed primarily at a private therapy office in Fresno, CA and offering group therapy to sex offender population for past five years. In a therapist role I've worked with individuals, couples, and families providing a CBT and structural family based approach in therapy. Some populations I have worked with include those in recovery, on probation, families, survivors of various trauma, elderly, teens, kids, young adults, dependent adults, and various family systems. I have treated a number of presenting issues in therapy not limited to: mood disorders (depression & anxiety), addiction, sexual issues related to offending/pornography, adjustment disorders, trauma, family dynamics, parenting/co-parenting issues, grief/loss, family realignment, and life transition. I offer in person session in Fresno, CA and can be reached at: (559) 242-6670 Justin@StargaardTherapy.com PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY TO SET UP APPOINTMENT AND CONFIRM IN ADDITION TO ANY SCHEDULING MADE THROUGH THE GROW PLATFORM. CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE, CALL AND LEAVE MESSAGE WITH CALL BACK NUMBER FOR ME TO RETURN CALL. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/justin-robert-stargaard-fresno-ca/437127 Through my primary employer I take a number of insurances that I may not be paneled with through Grow and offer distance therapy as well. Please call/email with any questions.

Next available: Aug 5

Shanda Barnett, California LMFT and Registered Play Therapist

Shanda Barnett, California LMFT and Registered Play Therapist, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
13 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hi there, I’m Shanda. Does your child or teenager have a lot of “big feelings” leading to behaviors that are becoming difficult to understand or manage as a parent? Are you an adoptive or foster parent having trouble connecting with your child or teen? This can be a confusing and challenging role to fulfill. The same parenting rules do not apply to a "non-traditional" family system. If your biological, adopted, or foster child or teenager is struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, or ADHD, or has experienced a stressful life event such as bullying, relocation, grief/loss, or trauma and you’re not sure how to help as a parent, I am here to listen to your family’s needs and guide you toward hope, healing, and positive change. I empower parents and caregivers to support their children and families to overcome life’s challenges that can result in those “big feelings”. As a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist, I love blending play and art therapy, mindfulness, and conversation to get to the root of your and/or your child’s struggles. In our sessions together, I'll provide a safe, non-judgmental space and utilize evidence-based techniques so you and your family can overcome life’s challenges and connect on a deeper level. I’d love to meet you and work together!

Next available: Jul 17

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