Find a Therapist in California

Finding a professional therapist you can trust can be challenging. That’s why we’ve created this directory, allowing you to find and connect with California-based therapists that meet your needs. Browse our counselor directory to find licensed therapists in California.


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Eran Montiel

MA, LMFT
9 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been practicing in California for nine years. As a therapist my goal is to assist my clients in working through issues that negatively affect them in their daily lives. I have experience working a variety of clients with many different issues. I have extensive experience working with teens and adults on relationship and family issues, ADHD, trauma, substance abuse/addiction, sexual/behavioral addictions, depression, anxiety, and lack... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been practicing in California for nine years. As a therapist my goal is to assist my clients in working through issues that negatively affect them in their daily lives. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Elizabeth Baumeister

LCSW
11 years experience
Hello, I’m Liz Baumeister. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I have been working in the mental health field for the past 11 years. I started my work focusing on crisis intervention, but have since expanded my knowledge in this field into many other areas. For many years I specifically worked with children, teens, and families; including families involved in the juvenile justice system, the foster system, and with the Department of Family... Read More
Hello, I’m Liz Baumeister. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I have been working in the mental health field for the past 11 years. I started my work focusing on crisis intervention, but have since expanded my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Dabney Worth

LCSW
32 years experience
I have been a clinical social worker for over 30 years working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of life issues including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, life and health crisis, and life transitions. My approach is warm and gentle, yet insightful and to the point. I create an inviting atmosphere where my clients feel comfortable to delve deep to bring about peace of mind and profound change. My approach incorporates... Read More
I have been a clinical social worker for over 30 years working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of life issues including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, life and health crisis, and life transitions. My approach... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 32 years

Leann Moore

LMFT, Certified, Clinical, Trauma, Professional
6 years experience
Hi, I am a licensed family therapist with the state of California. I have six years of experience. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional which means I am trained to help those who have experienced trauma, grief and/or loss. Along with trauma, I have experience with anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, self-esteem problems and those road bumps in life we all face. Sometimes we feel stuck, not sure which direction we should... Read More
Hi, I am a licensed family therapist with the state of California. I have six years of experience. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional which means I am trained to help those who have experienced trauma,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Gregory Gomez

MA, LMFT, LPCC
5 years experience
Hello, my name is Gregory Gomez, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University Dominguez Hills, and completed my Master’s in Psychology at Brandman University with a Marriage and Family/ Professional Clinical Counseling emphasis. I have worked in mental health for over 8 years helping those recovering from substances with co-occurring disorders,... Read More
Hello, my name is Gregory Gomez, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University Dominguez Hills, and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Chai Benson

MS, LMFT
14 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. My focus for the last 14 years has been to help people with their relationships and communicate better. I have led numerous anger management groups and worked with couples and families to meet their goals. Primarily, my experience has been with LGBT couples and individuals, African American families and women, single dads and Latino grandparents. Individually, I have helped those... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. My focus for the last 14 years has been to help people with their relationships and communicate better. I have led numerous anger management groups and worked... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Leonardo Garcia

MS, LMFT
15 years experience
Mental health clinicians assist in promoting mental health well being of others however, we also assist clients to connect themselves through their body, mind, and spirit. In observing my client’s psychological growth during their treatment is a wonderful and rewarding experience that confirms the level of strength and resilience they have. Unfortunately, starting psychotherapy treatment can be a struggle in itself. Allow me to assist you in dealing with this delicate and... Read More
Mental health clinicians assist in promoting mental health well being of others however, we also assist clients to connect themselves through their body, mind, and spirit. In observing my client’s psychological growth during their treatment is a wonderful and... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 15 years

Brigette Girardey

MA, LMFT
10 years experience
Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging from children, teens, adults, and elders. I provide services for individuals and families assisting with issues such as depression, isolation, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, and more. I enjoy working with... Read More
Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Lisa Rose

LMFT
25 years experience
I am glad that you are reaching out for help; that is the first step and shows a tremendous amount of strength and courage on your part. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California with over 25 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients with many different struggles including addiction, relational issues, depression, anxiety, empowerment and self-esteem issues. I use many different therapeutic... Read More
I am glad that you are reaching out for help; that is the first step and shows a tremendous amount of strength and courage on your part. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Megan Bowling

M.A, LMFT
7 years experience
Hello, and thank you for coming by! My name is Megan Bowling. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and have been practicing for over six years now. I have worked with all ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. My specialty is dual diagnosis (when many things bother us that we have difficulty with), anxiety, depression, life changes, self-esteem, trauma, ADHD, and family conflict. My main therapeutic approach is grounded in cognitive-behavioral... Read More
Hello, and thank you for coming by! My name is Megan Bowling. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and have been practicing for over six years now. I have worked with all ages, ethnicities, and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Rachel Haynes

LMFT
years experience
I am a licensed psychotherapist that works with clients on various life situations and struggles. I work with individuals, couples and families. I have an eclectic practice because every client is unique and needs their treatment plan tailored to their needs. Read More
I am a licensed psychotherapist that works with clients on various life situations and struggles. I work with individuals, couples and families. I have an eclectic practice because every client is unique and needs their treatment plan tailored to their needs. Read More
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  • Languages: English

Xander Abrams

LMFT
years experience
Having been in practice since 1976, Xander Abrams, Ph. D. is a California licensed marriage and family psychotherapist. The focus of Xander's practice is on life transition and wellness. Read More
Having been in practice since 1976, Xander Abrams, Ph. D. is a California licensed marriage and family psychotherapist. The focus of Xander's practice is on life transition and wellness. Read More
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  • Languages: English

Nicole Nemiroff

LMFT
years experience
Congratulations on looking for a therapist. We all seek support for different reasons. I became a therapist because of my own searches in the depths of my soul. I believe that this is a lot of healing available for each of us. We can incur suffering in relationship, and, likewise, we can encounter healing in relationship, too. I have degrees from UCLA and CIIS and I have ten years' experience working with adults one on one in their search for healing. I help people experiencing life transitions, grief, anxiety, depression and more. In the time of just one season you can see results. Please don't hesitate to reach out. I respond within 48 hours. During this worldwide pandemic I am workin on a sliding scale so that I can offer support widely. Read More
Congratulations on looking for a therapist. We all seek support for different reasons. I became a therapist because of my own searches in the depths of my soul. I believe that this is a lot of healing available for each of us. We can incur suffering in relationship, and, likewise, we can encounter healing in relationship, too. I have degrees from UCLA and CIIS and I have ten years' experience working with adults one on one in their search for healing. I help people experiencing life transitions, grief, anxiety, depression and more. In the time of just one season you can see results. Please don't hesitate to reach out. I respond within 48 hours. During this worldwide pandemic I am workin on a sliding scale so that I can offer support widely. Read More
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  • Languages: English

Sebastian Earl

LMFT
years experience
My name is Sebastian Earl and I am a licensed psychotherapist (license # MFT 40124). I work with individuals, couples and families. I aim to provide an opportunity for people to grow and heal, in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and nurturing environment. I work primarily around self-acceptance, learning how to achieve intimacy and breaking free of conditioning. My experience is that this work helps to heal trauma/ PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), depression, low self-esteem, addictions (alcohol/drugs/sex) and anxiety. I do this work with individuals, couples, families and adolescents. My approach is holistic, meaning that I work with the mind, body and spirit. I also welcome those who simply want the added flexibility good therapy can achieve, enabling them to live fuller, richer, happier lives. Read More
My name is Sebastian Earl and I am a licensed psychotherapist (license # MFT 40124). I work with individuals, couples and families. I aim to provide an opportunity for people to grow and heal, in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and nurturing environment. I work primarily around self-acceptance, learning how to achieve intimacy and breaking free of conditioning. My experience is that this work helps to heal trauma/ PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), depression, low self-esteem, addictions (alcohol/drugs/sex) and anxiety. I do this work with individuals, couples, families and adolescents. My approach is holistic, meaning that I work with the mind, body and spirit. I also welcome those who simply want the added flexibility good therapy can achieve, enabling them to live fuller, richer, happier lives. Read More
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  • Languages: English

Brooke Sprowl

LCSW
years experience
Team of therapists in Los Angeles, with Brooke as the Director. Read More
Team of therapists in Los Angeles, with Brooke as the Director. Read More
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  • Languages: English

Jodi Klugman-Rabb

LMFT
years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Marin and Napa Counties and throughout California via secure teletherapy. I provide coaching sessions remotely using telephone or Zoom video therapy for people outside California. I focus on making strong connections with clients and specialize in changing unwanted patterns with adult ADHD, trauma using EMDR and Parental Identity Discovery™; I coined the term, spearheading the clinical approach to the traditional moniker, Non-Paternal Event (NPE) – a shocking DNA result that reveals unknown/misled/hidden biological parentage. My passion for the Parental Identity Discovery™/NPE population is personal from my own DNA discovery in 2016 using a 23andMe test and led me to create the Sex, Lies & The Truth podcast, an interview style show dedicated to the stories of people discovering DNA revelations or adoptees searching for biological family and coming to terms with the identity confusion and family dynamics that define the experience. I also publish the blog Finding Family on Psychology Today where I write in depth about being in reunion with new family, the impact on existing family and the personal cost associated with disclosing your DNA revelation. I am the mom to two ADHD teens and the wife to an ADHD husband so I walk my talk and understand firsthand the struggle and triumphs that go into an ADHD lifestyle. I am recognized for my empathic and direct style in connecting with clients and am skilled at dealing with difficult issues in trauma and family dynamics. Trained by founder Francine Shapiro, I specialize in EMDR and incorporate it into my work with ADHD and Parental Identity Discovery™, as well as traumas of any sort. It is an efficient and reliable intervention to address grief, feelings of belonging, rejection, worth and self-esteem Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Marin and Napa Counties and throughout California via secure teletherapy. I provide coaching sessions remotely using telephone or Zoom video therapy for people outside California. I focus on making strong connections with clients and specialize in changing unwanted patterns with adult ADHD, trauma using EMDR and Parental Identity Discovery™; I coined the term, spearheading the clinical approach to the traditional moniker, Non-Paternal Event (NPE) – a shocking DNA result that reveals unknown/misled/hidden biological parentage. My passion for the Parental Identity Discovery™/NPE population is personal from my own DNA discovery in 2016 using a 23andMe test and led me to create the Sex, Lies & The Truth podcast, an interview style show dedicated to the stories of people discovering DNA revelations or adoptees searching for biological family and coming to terms with the identity confusion and family dynamics that define the experience. I also publish the blog Finding Family on Psychology Today where I write in depth about being in reunion with new family, the impact on existing family and the personal cost associated with disclosing your DNA revelation. I am the mom to two ADHD teens and the wife to an ADHD husband so I walk my talk and understand firsthand the struggle and triumphs that go into an ADHD lifestyle. I am recognized for my empathic and direct style in connecting with clients and am skilled at dealing with difficult issues in trauma and family dynamics. Trained by founder Francine Shapiro, I specialize in EMDR and incorporate it into my work with ADHD and Parental Identity Discovery™, as well as traumas of any sort. It is an efficient and reliable intervention to address grief, feelings of belonging, rejection, worth and self-esteem Read More
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  • Languages: English

Gina Balit

LMFT
years experience
Gina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist. She works in a private practice setting in Woodland Hills, CA. Gina has a deep and life-long love for children and art. She works solely with young children and specializes in children of divorce and abuse. She is bilingual in Armenian (western and eastern dialects). She has extensive experience in school-based settings. She has Domestic Violence certification and has worked with women and children individually and in groups in agency, shelter, and transitional home settings. She has also worked with autistic children and has provided home-based Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). Read More
Gina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist. She works in a private practice setting in Woodland Hills, CA. Gina has a deep and life-long love for children and art. She works solely with young children and specializes in children of divorce and abuse. She is bilingual in Armenian (western and eastern dialects). She has extensive experience in school-based settings. She has Domestic Violence certification and has worked with women and children individually and in groups in agency, shelter, and transitional home settings. She has also worked with autistic children and has provided home-based Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). Read More
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  • Languages: English

Melissa Morais Parr

LMFT
11 years experience
Hi, I’m Melissa Morais Parr, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California. I am also a mom to two kids and a wife. I specialize in providing therapy to parents who are struggling with their parenting, postpartum anxiety & depression, life stressors, and relationship concerns. Read More
Hi, I’m Melissa Morais Parr, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California. I am also a mom to two kids and a wife. I specialize in providing therapy to parents who are struggling with their parenting, postpartum anxiety & depression, life stressors, and relationship concerns. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Marcella Cox

LMFT
10 years experience
Marcella Cox is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in treating eating disorders in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the Founder and Clinical Director of Kindful Body. Kindful Body provides online counseling in California for those wanting to recover from disordered eating and body shame. www.kindfulbody.com Read More
Marcella Cox is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in treating eating disorders in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the Founder and Clinical Director of Kindful Body. Kindful Body provides online counseling in California for those wanting to recover from disordered eating and body shame. www.kindfulbody.com Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Dylan Kersh

LMFT
6 years experience
Through authenticity and a wide range of clinical experience, I have cultivated a unique therapeutic style that has helped many of my clients to heal and thrive. It is my mission to create a private practice accessible to everyone in our community where clients feel safe to open up, take risks, be vulnerable, explore themselves, and grow. Read More
Through authenticity and a wide range of clinical experience, I have cultivated a unique therapeutic style that has helped many of my clients to heal and thrive. It is my mission to create a private practice accessible to everyone in our community where clients feel safe to open up, take risks, be vulnerable, explore themselves, and grow. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Jennifer Gold

LCSW
6 years experience
I am doing what I am doing because I have a passion to get to know you and your true self. Not your presentation or how you identify in the world, but the parts of you that may remain hidden. Exposing these vulnerabilities in a safe and connected environment will allow you to operate differently in your world. Read More
I am doing what I am doing because I have a passion to get to know you and your true self. Not your presentation or how you identify in the world, but the parts of you that may remain hidden. Exposing these vulnerabilities in a safe and connected environment will allow you to operate differently in your world. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Laura Lee Townsend

Other AMFT
2 years experience
I am an integrative therapist who specializes in EMDR therapy, which is an evidence-based approach to work through a variety of problems – traumas, addiction, depression, anxiety, and phobias to name a few. I welcome individuals, couples, and families who are eager for help and support. Read More
I am an integrative therapist who specializes in EMDR therapy, which is an evidence-based approach to work through a variety of problems – traumas, addiction, depression, anxiety, and phobias to name a few. I welcome individuals, couples, and families who are eager for help and support. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 2 years

Malin Mckinley

LCSW
11 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience working in private practice as well as in community mental health. I have worked with individuals, families, adolescents and children. I specialize in anxiety, depression, BDD, OCD and maternal mental health issues. Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience working in private practice as well as in community mental health. I have worked with individuals, families, adolescents and children. I specialize in anxiety, depression, BDD, OCD and maternal mental health issues. Read More
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  • Languages: Other Swedish
  • Experience: 11 years

Tim Hartnett

LMFT
32 years experience
As director of Shine a Light Counseling Center, I bring over thirty years of clinical experience and graduate school teaching. I carefully select and train our staff to provide the highest quality of therapy. And I am continuously impressed at the passion and dedication with which our counselors approach their work with clients. Read More
As director of Shine a Light Counseling Center, I bring over thirty years of clinical experience and graduate school teaching. I carefully select and train our staff to provide the highest quality of therapy. And I am continuously impressed at the passion and dedication with which our counselors approach their work with clients. Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 32 years

Deborah Simmons

LMFT, PhD
25 years experience
Deborah Simmons is the clinical director of Primrose Healing and Wellness, a center that takes a holistic approach to psychotherapy and wellness. We work with individuals, families and couples. Every person is unique and that is the approach we take in developing treatment plans. We are partners on the wellness journey with our clients Read More
Deborah Simmons is the clinical director of Primrose Healing and Wellness, a center that takes a holistic approach to psychotherapy and wellness. We work with individuals, families and couples. Every person is unique and that is the approach we take in developing treatment plans. We are partners on the wellness journey with our clients Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 25 years

Ranjan Patel, Psy.D., MFT

LMFT, MA, PsyD
37 years experience
I hold a BA and MA in Psychology/Philosophy, and Doctorate (Psy.D.) in Psychology & am licensed in CA. I have 37 years experience in the mental health field, in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, residential programs. I currently work exclusively in private practice doing psychotherapy and mindfulness training. Read More
I hold a BA and MA in Psychology/Philosophy, and Doctorate (Psy.D.) in Psychology & am licensed in CA. I have 37 years experience in the mental health field, in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, residential programs. I currently work exclusively in private practice doing psychotherapy and mindfulness training. Read More
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  • Languages: English, Hindi; Gujarati
  • Experience: 37 years

Nathalie Nann

M.Sc. Counseling- MFT Certified CTS
2 years experience
How would your life change if you started therapy today? How would it look like if you didn’t? By looking at my profile you have taken the first step towards overall health and personal development. I understand that everyone enters therapy at a different emotional place, and I work to meet you where you are at. What makes me different from other therapist is that work with the diversity within each client. I will not mold you to fit my therapeutic model Read More
How would your life change if you started therapy today? How would it look like if you didn’t? By looking at my profile you have taken the first step towards overall health and personal development. I understand that everyone enters therapy at a different emotional place, and I work to meet you where you are at. What makes me different from other therapist is that work with the diversity within each client. I will not mold you to fit my therapeutic model Read More
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  • Languages: English, German
  • Experience: 2 years

Briana Messerschmidt

AMFT, APC
5 years experience
My unique path in life and therapeutic training has led me to specialize in working with clients who have experienced difficult events, including loss of a pet or loved one. I also specialize in improving performance such as peak performance training and dealing with anxiety to perform. Read More
My unique path in life and therapeutic training has led me to specialize in working with clients who have experienced difficult events, including loss of a pet or loved one. I also specialize in improving performance such as peak performance training and dealing with anxiety to perform. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Kathleen Stutz

LMFT
16 years experience
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression, anxiety, and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. I provide services to individuals, families, couples, children and adolescents. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client's individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for. Read More
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression, anxiety, and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. I provide services to individuals, families, couples, children and adolescents. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client's individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Sabrina Fish

AMFT
2 years experience
Life's transitions can be tough to navigate on your own - the teenage years, becoming a college student, graduating as a young adult, entering adulthood, and even starting your own business. The pressure to succeed can weigh you down and inhibit you from stepping outside of your comfort zone. All of us need someone to share our inner world with, especially during transitions – the good, the bad, and the in-between. Read More
Life's transitions can be tough to navigate on your own - the teenage years, becoming a college student, graduating as a young adult, entering adulthood, and even starting your own business. The pressure to succeed can weigh you down and inhibit you from stepping outside of your comfort zone. All of us need someone to share our inner world with, especially during transitions – the good, the bad, and the in-between. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 2 years

Gabrielle Freire

LMFT
14 years experience
If you’re considering me as your therapist know that I’ve been working in the mental health since 2004 and was licensed as a therapist since 2007. I’ve worked full-time in the field since that time providing individual, family and group therapy. Read More
If you’re considering me as your therapist know that I’ve been working in the mental health since 2004 and was licensed as a therapist since 2007. I’ve worked full-time in the field since that time providing individual, family and group therapy. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Patricia Emberley

LMFT, LPC, LMHC , LPC,
20+ years experience
Are you feeling that a relationship or your life is not going the way you want? You may have a clear awareness of why this is or you may not. Are you having difficulty with someone you work with? Read More
Are you feeling that a relationship or your life is not going the way you want? You may have a clear awareness of why this is or you may not. Are you having difficulty with someone you work with? Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20+ years