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662 therapists in California specializing in Trauma and PTSD

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Lorrie LaVallee

(she/her)

Lorrie LaVallee, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
16 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
Welcome! My name is Lorrie! Life can be challenging and complicated. Choosing a therapist doesn’t have to be. I believe that building a genuine, open, and honest therapeutic relationship with my client is the best way to connect. Together, we will work to explore areas of your life that are challenging to set you on a path of happiness, fulfillment, and purpose. Are you tired of relapsing?? Tired of struggling to stay sober?? My experience in the field of Substance Abuse allowed me the privilege of helping those struggling with addiction and mental health disorders as well as their families. I have worked in this field for the past sixteen years and it has given me a compassionate perspective for those struggling to get and stay sober. I am enthusiastic and passionate about helping you find unique and creative solutions to problems. Parents, would you like some peace in your home? Are you tired of the lying and manipulation? Need support dealing with a teen with addiction issues? I can help.

Next available: Jul 24

Angela Horng

(she/her)

Angela Horng, PhD - California Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PhD
7 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hello and a warm welcome! Some things about me: I am a second-generation Taiwanese- American woman specializing in providing culturally-attuned psychotherapy to treat low self-esteem, intergenerational trauma, family conflict, depression, anxiety, and a general sense of dissatisfaction with life. I graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s in Psychobiology in 2013 and completed my PhD in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University in 2020. In therapy, I integrate heavily from attachment work to focus on healing past traumas and insecurities in order to grow into a confident, self-loving, values-driven individual. In my free time, I love to garden, hangout with my pets, and explore new restaurants.

Next available: Jul 23

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 24

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 22

Joshua Turov

(he/him)

Joshua Turov, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
18 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
I believe that therapy can heal, but I also know that telling a stranger about your deepest pain can be a strange feeling. Perhaps you've been feeling sad, depressed or worried, and hopeless that anything in your life can change. Or maybe you aren't sure what you would even want help with. You know you feel bad, but if someone were to ask you "How can I help?", you aren't sure what you would say. These problems can feel permanent and unsolvable. After all, something feels broken and unfixable, so how could you not feel that it takes all the energy you have just to get up in the morning and go about your day? Depression or anxiety can also feel isolating, as if nobody else could possibly understand. You may have even received advice from people who you feel mean well but can't understand what you're going through. Depression and anxiety are not permanent or unfixable, and therapy can help. Imagine feeling peace of mind, and excited about life and its possibilities. It starts by learning about you and going at your pace. As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 16 years experience working with adults and teens, I've seen therapy work, and I feel lucky that I get to be part of that journey for others.

Next available: Jul 22

Lara Touckly

(she/her)

Lara Touckly, LPCC - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 22

Dr. Carizma Amila Chapman

(she/her)

Dr. Carizma Amila Chapman, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
15 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Hi, my name is Dr. Carizma Chapman and I am a psychotherapist specializing in treating individuals and couples. I curate therapeutic experiences that support women and couples to achieve lifestyle, intimacy/relationship, career, wellbeing, and general life goals. I thoroughly enjoy and am adept at working with people with diverse identities and from diverse backgrounds. I tailor my therapeutic approach to the unique needs of clients.I am always jazzed to support clients to experience enhanced personal wisdom, develop a deepened experience of being grounded and alive, cultivate enhanced intimacy, create alignment with desires and behavior, and develop greater alignment of mind, body, and soul. I use evidenced-based experiential and system therapies to support clients to heal. You can expect me to create meaningful encounters for you to work with emotions, body sensations, thoughts, and relational patterns in real time. Our process will be thoughtful, appropriately paced, and attentive to any needs, concerns, or issues that come into the room. Whether you need support enhancing your work performance or relationships, adjusting to a major life transition, healing from a trauma, navigating a time of darkness, despair, and loneliness, or any other important issue, I invite you to connect with me to explore if I can support you on your healing journey.

Next available: Jul 23

Michelle Godinez

Michelle Godinez, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based out of San Diego, California. I graduated with my MSW from University of Southern California in 2018. I enjoy working on issues like self-esteem, body image, healthy relationships, attachment and trauma. I work well with clients who are seeking therapy for the first time and possibly feeling anxious about the process.

Next available: Jul 24

Lauren Carnine

(she/her)

Lauren Carnine, LPCC - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPCC
5 years of experience
Intelligent
Direct
Virtual
I am a licensed professional clinical counselor licensed in California with over seven years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, personality disorders, and substance use. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, EMDR and TRM, and dialectical behavioral counseling. It takes courage to reach out and take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Jul 24

Lynda Paulson

(she/her)

Lynda Paulson, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
15 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW from Long Beach State University) and have been practicing for over 15 years. It would be an honor and a privilege to join with you as you explore therapy as a path of hope and healing. I am here to listen and support you building connection, bonding and trust. Together we can work to help you gain insights, overcome challenges and live your best life.

Next available: Jul 26

Dona Herrera

Dona Herrera, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
20 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Hi, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) located in California. I am a mental health professional who specializes in providing therapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. I am trained to address a wide range of issues, including relationship problems, communication difficulties, and emotional challenges within the context of family and marriage dynamics. I received my degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Pheonix and a second degree in Mental Health and Wellness in Christian Ministry from Grand Canyon University.

Next available: Jul 24

Nathan Taylor

(he/him)

Nathan Taylor, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
20 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Welcome! My name is Nathan Taylor and I’d like to thank you for taking the time to look over my profile and to learn a little about me as a therapist. Choosing a therapist can be challenging (and maybe even more than a little anxiety provoking!) and it is important to take the time to find someone that you feel may be a good fit to work with towards helping you achieve your goals in therapy. With that in mind, I wanted to share a little about myself and my own path as a therapist. Should you feel like we may be a good fit, I genuinely look forward to meeting and hopefully working with you. Each of our own personal experiences, dreams, goals, hopes, and needs, both in life and in therapy are unique and individual. You may know exactly what those are for you, or you may feel like you are lost and overwhelmed. Either way, my role is to help you along your own path. To help define what you are struggling with and to take the steps that are needed to work through those struggles and challenges. Whatever your reason is for seeking therapy, know that it can be an incredibly valuable tool towards finding what it is that you are looking for. I’ve been in the mental health field in one way or another for well over 20 years, working with children, families, couples, and adults, both in the public sector and in private practice. While I started my career working with children in group homes, foster care, and in the legal system, my passion as a therapist has taken me in many directions. I’ve worked for many years as both a clinical supervisor for new and learning therapists and as an upper-level manager/administrator in the public mental health sector. Most recently, in addition to my work in private practice I ran several types of community mental health programs, both outpatient and inpatient, for a large behavioral health company providing mental healthcare to adults. I became a licensed therapist in 2008, yet I’m constantly learning, growing, and developing every day in order to become the best therapist that I can be. It’s my belief that it is an honor and privilege to work with people as a therapist to help each person in the way that they need. Over the years, I’ve received several advanced trainings and certifications that I’ve pursued to obtain the skill sets needed to specialize in a few areas that I believe are tremendously effective and helpful to those I work with. I’ve found that EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, and Hypnotherapy are the types of therapy work and interventions that are not only backed by research as highly effective, but also really resonate with those that I work with. As with anything in therapy, there is no one-size fits all approach, and I find it most valuable to help create a treatment approach in complete collaboration with you. As an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained therapist, I've found this evidenced-based approach to therapy to be particularly effective with people for a wide variety of reasons, and as such EMDR is my current primary specialty. As EMDR therapy has gained a significant amount of positive attention lately, this may be something you're familiar with, heard about and would like to know more, or it's all together new to you. I'd be more than happy to share additional information with you about EMDR should you be interested in learning more. Again, thank you for taking the time to learn a bit more about me. You’ve found the courage to get this far, let’s see how much further we can get together!

Next available: Jul 23

AMJ Alabún'mí A.M. Jones

(they/them)

AMJ Alabún'mí A.M. Jones, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
As an ABOLITIONIST, I believe in *literally* abolishing police, prisons, & all other forms of state violence. I am happy to discuss in-depth but for now, know that I am most heavily oriented in the work of folx like Project Nia; Interrupting Criminalization; Equitable Care Certification, and Survived & Punished. Of course, I am still deepening my learning and praxis, as one ought. As a RESOURCE MAVEN, I facilitate linkages to information & resources to support people’s wellbeing. Meaning I actually make the calls with you, etc., if wanted/needed. This type of support is a major source of joy for me & something that I’m happy to help with! I’m a FACILITATOR of JOY because, as a Queer, Disabled, Neurodivergent, fat, Gender Nonconforming Black person, I place special emphasis on helping marginalized folx find and (re)create joy in a world that denies us joy. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my focus is on understanding the environmental and contextual factors at play in your life. I come to therapy with a trauma-informed/healing-centered perspective and work collaboratively with you on determining what kinds of interventions are best suited for your needs. My approach is laid back and can be viewed as “coachy,” meaning I ask questions and provide feedback to help you figure out solutions that will work for your life. I also encourage you to bring your creative and spiritual practices to therapy, so if you want to include art, tarot, crystals, ancestor reverence, etc., we can do that!

Next available: Aug 19

Angie Moret

Angie Moret, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
13 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I’m Angie. I love to compassionately walk alongside individuals who desire to move towards greater healing and wholeness while learning to access more of their strengths and inner resources. All of us need support, and none of us were meant to carry our burdens by ourselves. My primary strength lies in working with adolescent, college-aged, young adult, and middle-aged women who seek a faith-based, holistic (body, mind, and spirit) approach to cope with anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, life transitions, relational issues and conflict, codependency, spiritual issues, addiction, identity, singleness, grief, and more. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology and Education: Counseling and Student Personnel and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. I have over 10 years of therapy experience and nearly 25 years of combined experience in education, mental health, coaching (life and health), and ministry. Serving hundreds of individuals in settings including K-12 schools, group practices, a hospital, a foster care transitional living placement, and an addictions-focused outpatient behavioral health program, has allowed me to witness countless individuals find fuller, more hope-filled lives.

Next available: Aug 21

Priscilla Hebert MS LPCC

(she/her)

Priscilla Hebert MS LPCC, LPCC - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPCC
5 years of experience
Empowering
Holistic
Solution oriented
Virtual
I started helping those who are seeking to up-level their experiences and shine as their true and authentic selves in 2019. My journey first started in residential treatment facilities where I held space for those in early recovery from substance use disorders. This population ranged from men's only, women's only and LGBTQ+ Many of these individuals also struggled with anxiety, depression, trauma and eating disorders. I have also had the opportunity to work with adolescents at risk of sex trafficking. This work is extremely rewarding as the clients are at an age where they are most influential and willing. I am a deeply spiritual person and practice in the study of yoga and meditation and participate in somatic healings such as Kundalini Light Intergration (KALI) and breathworks. I am also a level two Reiki practitioner (training to become a master) and a certified personal trainer. When I am not holding space for healing, I enjoy being in the outdoors, surfing, climbing, reading and cooking nutritious and fun to eat meals. I hope to continue the journey of providing a safe space for individuals where healing can occur for years to come. I offer sessions both early in the morning (5am - 7am) and later in the evening (6pm - 9pm) to accommodate those who work nine to five or those who just prefer early morning or evening therapy sessions.

Next available: Jul 30

Robyn Sevigny

(she/her)

Robyn Sevigny, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
8 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello. I'm Robyn, If you are here, there's a good chance that you have been trying your best to navigate challenges that feel like too much. You may be feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, or out of sync with the life you want to live. You may be going through a life transition, have become more aware of past or present traumas impacting you now, or have faced a recent difficult experience, and are ready to begin your healing journey. I help empower teens and adults to overcome past adverse and traumatic experiences to live fulfilling and meaningful lives. Adversity and trauma may have led you to experience anxiety, depression, PTSD, low self-esteem, or relationship challenges, that negatively impact your daily life. But these symptoms do not define you. Rather they speak to the hardships and challenges you have faced. Allow me to offer you a safe space to process your story and learn new skills to begin your healing journey, release shame, build self-compassion, and live authentically YOU. I look forward to working together.

Next available: Aug 1

Lisa Criswell

(she/her)

Lisa Criswell, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
7 years of experience
Intelligent
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I’m a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My goal is to create a safe and trusting environment for you to explore and overcome any challenges you face while providing the emotional support you need. I have worked with teens and adults to overcome their life challenges and develop the coping skills necessary to become the best version of themselves. I spent time practicing my therapeutic skills as an intern trainee at the California State University, Fresno university clinic. Here I began to focus on working with teens and young adults to overcome challenges associated with life transitions, burnout, relationship issues, and mood disorders such as anxiety, grief, and depression. Working as part of a grant program with parolees and then a group private practice, I also gained significant experience working with individuals who have trauma history. Through this work, I was able to learn and implement a variety of modalities to effectively address the impacts of trauma. I love my work as a therapist and would be happy to be part of your journey.

Next available: Aug 15

Tishawna Mims

(she/her)

Tishawna Mims, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
8 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello and Welcome to your journey to healing! My name is Tishawna Mims and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California and have been practicing for nearly 7 years. I am here to help support and heal who you are now while stimulating your growth toward who you are capable of being.

Next available: Jul 23

Aaron Rohrer

(he/him)

Aaron Rohrer, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 24

Mannya Sharma

(she/her)

Mannya Sharma, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
4 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
My name is Mannya Sharma, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 4 years of experience in the field. I am passionate about providing empathic and unconditional support to individuals, couples, and families in their recovery. My expertise lies in treating a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and life transitions. I am committed to creating a safe and inclusive space for all clients, and I tailor my approach to meet each individual's unique needs and goals. Whether you are seeking support for a specific challenge or simply seeking personal growth, I am here to listen and guide you toward healing and well-being.

Next available: Jul 27

Liz Rojas

(she/her)

Liz Rojas, PhD - California Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PhD
9 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Direct
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Liz. Have you noticed your outlook on your life growing increasingly grim? Perhaps struggling in your self-confidence, your ability to trust yourself or others in relationships, or enact positive change in your circumstances. I am a person-centered, integrative therapist that will instill hope to guide you to live a life rooted in your personal beliefs and values successfully. Whether you may be struggling with PTSD/trauma (including racial stress and acculturation), depression, anxiety, stress management, painful emotions, relationship difficulties, or making a healthy behavior change, I am here to tailor your treatment to you. I am an evidence-based therapist, who uses a multicultural approach to understand you, what has influenced your beliefs/values, and how your perspectives and life journey has evolved. I will partner with you on guiding you to a life worthy of you, using techniques that are proven to improve symptoms and achieve an optimal quality of life. I'm ready to collaborate with you!

Next available: Jul 29

Gabriele Gutierrez

(she/her)

Gabriele Gutierrez, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
24 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
I have over 20 years of counseling experience working with diverse individuals from young children to seniors. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, transitions, self destructive behaviors, codependency among others, so that you can overcome the blocks that keep you from living the life you deserve. I use an integrated and collaborative approach created to meet the unique needs of each individual while establishing a safe environment conducive to achieving goals, and moving forward. I believe that true change happens when people are given the support they need in order to draw upon their own strengths to realize their full potential. I am very passionate about the work I do, compassionate, and believe that with dedication and commitment, you can live the fulfilling life you know is awaiting you. A few comments former clients have said about me and our work together include; “I’ve worked with a number of therapists before, but you are the only one that I felt truly cared.” “I can't believe that after 8 years of depression and PTSD, I actually feel great after only 6 months! If you would have asked me if this were possible a couple years ago, I would have said absolutely not!” I have worked with both short-term and long-term interventions and in diverse settings. My goal is your goal and together, you can achieve what you may have thought, or think, is unachievable. It is possible to not only overcome obstacles, but thrive and live a happy life.

Next available: Jul 25

Daniel Karkoska

(he/him)

Daniel Karkoska, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
4 years of experience
Virtual
I am Daniel Karkoska. I have a broad range of experience treating trauma and gender and sexual identity in adults. I am EMDR trained and focus on uncovering what may be holding someone back from making a meaningful life change. Whether lightening the emotional load of a traumatic experience, or simply taking time to create more clarity, my approach is mindful and nonjudgmental. I specialize in providing treatment to those who have experienced trauma, utilizing skills-based therapies such as CBT/DBT, as well as techniques from IFS and Polyvagal theory to inform the EMDR process. I find this combination to be effective in safely reconnecting with difficult emotions in helpful ways that allow for meaningful change.

Next available: Aug 5

Kashmita Prasad

(she/her)

Kashmita Prasad, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Holistic
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Kash! Thank you so much for taking the time to read this bio. I want to first congratulate in you on taking a step of putting yourself first. Taking that first step could have many mixed feelings of excitement, fear and uncertainty. I am here to be a support system for your self growth and development. Many things in life can occur which can hinder our growth. Such events can be disheartening (e.g. divorce, death of a loved one, stress in school or work, etc.) or even events that are normally viewed as positive (e.g. recently getting married, moving in together, getting a new job or promotion, children, etc). Events of any sort creates change which many individuals, couples and families experience differently. My role in these changes is to be a safe place to openly discuss these events and changes and to provide the support essential for growth. The approach I use for treatment with patients are integrative. You and I will develop an effective approach together to determine what would work best based on my clinical judgement and you knowing yourself.

Next available: Aug 3

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: Aug 9

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