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120 therapists in California specializing in Racism

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Kristy Zhen

(she/her)

Kristy Zhen, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
4 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in the Bay Area and serving children and adults throughout California via telehealth. I have 10 years experience working with youth in the education setting and 4 years professional experience as a therapist. I’m excited to work with young women of color and non-binary people of color who are navigating adulthood and working on defining themselves. Maybe you are navigating stressors related to your love life, career, balancing personal and family responsibilities, and feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Together we may uncover underlying trauma or self-limiting beliefs, work on boundaries, explore and better understand your needs. Perhaps this is the first time that you are able to prioritize your mental health, which is a first step in investing and valuing YOU. Let’s go on this journey with the self-compassion and softness you deserve.

Next available: Jul 25

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

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: Aug 1

Sharon Vargas

(she/her)

Sharon Vargas, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
My approach is based on who you are and what is relevant for you in order to be your best self. I collaboratively work with clients in re-connecting with their innate strength and resilience in their journey to face change and heal unresolved issues. I use a variety of modalities that support a client's ability to reconnect with their inner-self and identify ways in which they want to make positive changes. I treat a number of issues including unresolved complex trauma, addiction, co-occurring disorders, life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, Adult Children of Alcoholics, impact & insight into historical trauma, and sexual abuse. I am warm, empathetic and supportive but not afraid to challenge clients when necessary. I utilize evidence based and creative approaches such as CBT, Strength-Based approach, Trauma Informed CBT, Family Systems, DBT, Jungian art based skills and concepts, Assertive communication skills, and Mindfulness Based. I currently hold active LCSW licenses in both California and New Mexico.

Next available: Jul 25

Brandon N Burkhardt

(he/him)

Brandon N Burkhardt, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing service to those in need. I have been providing individual therapy since 2012. I am a California native and grew up in the Los Angeles area. I am genuine, patient and experienced with a wide range of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, grief and loss, trauma. My goal in your work with me is to improve your quality life through psychoeducation, identifying healthy coping strategies as well as an emphasis on mindfulness skills to enable you to become more self-aware.

Next available: Jul 25

Andrea Fernandez

(she/her)

Andrea Fernandez, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
5 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist providing individual therapy for adults (ages 18 to 64) via Telehealth in sunny California! I received my Masters in Counseling Psychology through California State University, Bakersfield in 2020. I started practicing my therapeutic skills as a student trainee at our University Clinic and focused on treating anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and relationship issues. During my last year of practicum, I trained in an Intensive Outpatient Program providing group therapy with colleagues through the lens of DBT and Existentialism to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar, psychosis, ptsd, substance use, and life transitions. Since receiving my Masters in 2020, I joined the community mental health team to provide treatment for same conditions I helped treat at the Intensive Outpatient Program. In this setting, I was able to implement a variety of approaches such as Trauma Informed-CBT, SFT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing. For the last two years, my last role in this setting included providing intensive therapy support to individuals and their loved ones who were discharged from a psychiatric hospital due to a mental health crisis for suicide attempt, homicidal ideation, debilitating psychosis, and grave disability.

Next available: Jul 25

Erica Ariza

(she/they)

Erica Ariza, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
15 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
I identify as queer, fat, femme and have a mixture of indigenous and colonizer DNA. I share this first because the way we identify matters. So many reasons and factors stop us from being ourselves around others and often, when we can't fully live who we are, our mental health suffers. If that's you, I'm here to help. We can work through body image issues, disordered eating, anxiety, depression, trauma, conflict management together if you're willing to do the work of honestly engaging in therapy with me. I grew up on the East Coast to immigrant parents from Colombia and lived in SoCal for 15 years and recently moved back home to be near my parents. I have a rescued pitbull that bring me lots of peace and joy and you might see him napping behind me via telehealth sessions. I enjoy hiking, cooking, reading (fiction for fun), and taking care of my indoor plants. I love learning about indigenous wisdom/practices from all over the world, herbalism, tarot, and other healing practices and beliefs that folks use to find meaning and wellness. Last but not least, I really love my job! And I do it because I believe in it and have witnessed so many people shift, grow, break patterns and learn new ones that significantly improve quality of life.

Next available: Aug 7

David Khalatyan

(he/him)

David Khalatyan, LPCC - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPCC
3 years of experience
Virtual
I specializes in working with adults struggling in a vast variety of issues. I approaches therapy from a unique multicultural perspective. My goal is to work with you to find solutions to your struggles in the shortest time frame possible, so that you will experience relief from your symptoms. I am passionate in helping you find the best solutions to identified problems and work towards feeling and living better.

Next available: Jul 25

Bobby Gilmore

(he/him)

Bobby Gilmore, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
17 years of experience
Authentic
Humorous
Holistic
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker inspiring hope and facilitating change in the lives of people from all cultural backgrounds. For over 16 years, I have provided psychotherapy in the greater Los Angeles area. A Los Angeles native, I graduated from the University of Southern California in 2005 with my Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sociology/Race Relations and in 2007 with my Masters in Social Work. My main focus is to provide you with a non-judgmental clinical space to process feelings, discover your authentic self, and heal. So how can I help? I work from humanistic and cognitive-behavioral theoretical frameworks providing you with new insights into your emotional and cognitive development. I focus on the "here and now" and help my clients address current life stressors by utilizing solution-focused interventions. You are unique and responsible for the choices you make and have the capacity to change.

Next available: Aug 2

Matthew Wettlaufer

Matthew Wettlaufer, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
4 years of experience
Virtual
I am a gay man, married; my husband and I have a son. I am integrative in my approach in therapy--I will draw from lots of tools to see what helps. Some of these could include: art therapy, talk therapy, inner child work, family of origin and grief work, and recovery from codependency. I have 33 years of sobriety and have spent years working a recovery program around codependency.

Next available: Jul 29

Jamey McCormick

(he/him)

Jamey McCormick, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
20 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello there, I am Jamey. Do you feel like there are just not enough hours in the day, or that you are being pulled in a million different directions? Do you feel like you are struggling to keep up with your relationships, your work, or your health? Sometimes when this happens, we tend to blame the person in the mirror. Fortunately, I am here to help you get over that hump. I strive to help you manage anxiety and avoid burnout. My goal is to help work together with you, and identify what is working well, and not so well, and help you find that balance you and so many others are looking for. I consider myself to be very adaptable to my clients, and work to find what works best specifically for you! I would also like to assure you, that you are not the only one feeling this way! Whether you are overwhelmed, having relationship issues, dealing with trauma, or cycles of anxiety and depression, I am here to help. If you are having trouble with your children, and are seeking input and new techniques, I would be glad to assist you. Seeking therapy can feel scary, but this is the first step towards making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I will meet you with empathy and compassion in a judgment-free zone, working with evidence-based techniques to help you overcome the hang-ups and habits holding you back. Let us work together!

Next available: Jul 30

Leslie Watson

Leslie Watson, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
8 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
As a licensed clinical social worker with seven years of dedicated experience in the field, I bring a wealth of expertise to my practice. Over the course of my career, I have had the privilege of serving a diverse spectrum of clients, spanning from school-aged youth to individuals in elder care settings. My therapeutic approach is characterized by a delicate balance of directness and empathy, fostering a safe and supportive space for exploration and growth. I am deeply committed to empowering my clients on their journey towards healing and self-discovery. To this end, I place great emphasis on equipping individuals with practical resources and tools that extend beyond our sessions. By providing tailored strategies that can be implemented between appointments and long after therapy goals have been achieved, I aim to facilitate sustained progress and well-being. Thank you for considering me as a partner in your journey towards personal growth and fulfillment.

Next available: Jul 26

Ty-Juana Taylor

(she/her)

Ty-Juana Taylor, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
In our busy and chaotic lives, it's sometimes difficult to make space for ourselves. As a Licensed Clinical Social Work with more than ten years experience working with individuals and families, I can support you in finding that balance and making time for yourself. You deserve it! I offer holistic, client-centered, trauma-informed, and empowering support via evidence-based approaches and the arts to support my clients on their healing journey. If you're looking for someone who will support you in areas of your identify (race/gender/sexuality), relationships, faith, parenting, trauma, and life in general, I am here to support you. I have an extensive history working with survivors of trauma. From this experience, I aim to ensure that clients receive the services that they need and deserve by utilizing evidence based approaches (CBT, Exposure, Psychotherapy, Holistic). I also prioritize creating a space where clients feel encouraged, motivated, and most importantly heard and seen.

Next available: Jul 31

Wendy Mark

(she/her)

Wendy Mark, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
15 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, I'm Wendy Mark, LMFT, your Chronic Pain Therapist in Los Angeles, California. Are you feeling stuck in chronic pain and doctors have told you there isn’t anything more they can do? Have your activities decreased so much that you are no longer doing the things that you used to enjoy? Whether you have been dealing with pain for 6 months or 50 years, we can work together to help you decrease your pain levels and get you back to living a life filled with joy in a reasonably short amount of time. In my own journey through pain, I tried every treatment possible to get rid of the pain and I was desperate to find a treatment that worked. I was lost. Then I discovered Pain Reprocessing Therapy, and it was a total game changer for me! While my passion is working with clients with chronic pain, I have also had over 15 years of success in working with a wide range of mental health issues including ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, relationship issues, school problems, trauma and PTSD, and women's issues. I enjoy empowering clients to reach their full potential.

Next available: Aug 6

Dominique Furukawa

Dominique Furukawa, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Authentic
Virtual
*Currently accepting clients for waitlist. Please send an email to dominique@sparrowcounselingla.com Hello! I am Dominique Furukawa and I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing virtually in California. I have worked with adults, couples, teens and families. I have walked with clients through journeys involving depression, grief and loss, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, addiction, severe trauma, infidelity, physical abuse and emotional abuse. As a former clinical therapist for the Veterans Administration I have extensive experience in the unique needs of active duty, veterans and military families. I have specific interest in working with adults and families in stages of transition as well as survivors of institutional, race-based and spiritual trauma.

Next available: Jul 25

Shanette Izadi

Shanette Izadi, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
7 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in California. I received my Masters from California State University Bakersfield and have been practicing for 6 years. I help adults struggling with anxiety, depression, faith, trauma, burnout, and relationships. Together we will decrease your stress and increase your peace. I am certified in motivational interviewing which is a strength-based practice that allows you to stay the expert in your life.

Next available: Jul 26

Andrew Mohamed

(he/him)

Andrew Mohamed, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
9 years of experience
Virtual
I started out as a kid from Queens, NY who volunteered on the weekends working with individuals with autism while I was in high school. That propelled me into the world of social services. From there, I worked with individuals with severe psychiatric concerns, to families in need throughout NYC, the shelter system, students in higher education, residential group homes for system impacted adolescence and community mental health in the Southern California region. I believe we all have our stories from lived experiences that play a direct role in our daily struggles. This is why I utilize a psychodynamic & mindfulness approach that helps folks to understand what factors of their past feeds the stressors of their present and how to live more freely in the “now”.

Next available: Jul 29

Percival Fisher, Jr., LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, BCD

(he/him)

Percival Fisher, Jr., LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, BCD, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Percival Fisher, Jr. However, you can call me "Percy" and I have been providing individual and group psychotherapy for 12 years. I am here to assist you in reaching your goals in therapy. I provide a safe, warm, and interactive space to talk about your presenting issues. I have experience providing therapy to individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, "coming out"/LGBTQIA-related issues, and family conflicts.

Next available: Jul 25

Alexis Reid

(she/her)

Alexis Reid, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hey There! My name is Alexis Reid. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been licensed for the past 3 years. I enjoy connecting with others in a creative way. I graduated my masters degree program with a specialization in Art Therapy. Whether I am doing traditional talk therapy, or art therapy, I am always thinking of creative and out of the box ideas to aid you in your healing journey. I love people from all walks of life, and diversity and culture considered therapy are my priority.

Next available: Jul 26

Jacquie Simpson

(she/her)

Jacquie Simpson, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
13 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Hi there I'm Jacquie, If you need help getting past stuck points, patterns of unwanted behavior, or just don't know where to start, I'm here to help. I have a great deal of empathy and take great care in working with clients. I specialize in working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, or who are dealing with significant trauma history. I not only help my clients' cope with their problems but work at healing the root of the issue. I bring presence, patience, perspective, persistence and a bit of playfulness into the therapy room. I also strive to be culturally affirming, uphold the dignity and worth of every person, and work towards social justice in the way I interact with the world and in my practice.

Next available: Jul 27

Dr. LaQuesha Robinson

(she/her)

Dr. LaQuesha Robinson, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
12 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Dr. L, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for helping individuals and families navigate life's challenges. With years of experience in the field, I specialize in addressing a variety of mental health concerns including stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma, and depression. I understand that life can present us with various obstacles and emotions that can be overwhelming at times. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space where we can work together to explore and understand these difficulties, and develop effective strategies for managing and overcoming them. In our sessions, I utilize a holistic approach, considering the interconnectedness of our thoughts, emotions, relationships, and environments. I believe that by examining these different aspects, we can gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and our patterns, leading to positive changes and personal growth. Whether you are struggling with daily stressors, navigating challenging relationships, or coping with the effects of trauma, I am here to support you. My therapeutic style is compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative. I will work with you as a team, tailoring our approach to best meet your unique needs and goals. I have a particular interest and expertise in addressing depression, anxiety, anger management, family conflicts, and complex trauma/abuse. Through evidence-based techniques and interventions, we will explore the underlying causes of your concerns, develop coping strategies, and foster healthy relationship dynamics. I am committed to providing a warm and welcoming therapeutic environment where you can feel heard, validated, and empowered. Together, we will embark on a journey of healing, growth, and self-discovery. I look forward to working with you and supporting you on your path to well-being. Let's take the first step towards positive change together! SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression

Next available: Jul 30

Maneesh Saini

(he/him)

Maneesh Saini, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
12 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Intelligent
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: Aug 5

Katherine Doi

(she/her)

Katherine Doi, LMFT - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
13 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I received my masters degree from Pepperdine University and have been in the mental health field for over 13 years. I have extensive experience working with children and families who have experienced varying degrees of trauma (abuse, neglect). I enjoy helping adults who have experienced childhood trauma to process their trauma, to understand how their trauma may impact them as an adult and to work towards being their ideal self.

Next available: Jul 25

Nica Gaona

(she/her)

Nica Gaona, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
4 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Do you have an an issue or concern that you're currently going through and want to be able to feel heard and understood? As a licensed Clinical Social Worker I can provide a safe and welcoming place where you can feel open to share those concerns or worries. Together we can work toward creating more balance in your life. I use a collaborative style to build on your strengths and resources and use them as the foundation of the helping process. I have 18 years experience working with children, families, and individuals as a social worker, seven of them as a licensed clinical social worker! Prior to training as a therapist I worked as and advocate for children, youth and families in various community based non-profits. The joy I felt in helping lift burdens for individuals and families was the force that led me to the path of clinical social work! I consider it a privilege to be invited and entrusted with the task of walking alongside you during a challenging moment in your life. Seeing you grow and succeed is one of the greatest reward I could ask for!

Next available: Jul 30

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