Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Fresno, California

Find a therapist in Fresno, California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Fresno, to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

Dabney Worth

Dabney Worth, LCSW

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...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 32 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 32 years


Mallory Garrett

Mallory Garrett, MS, LMFT

I believe in meeting you where you are and working in a collaborative way to help address issues that may be causing you distress. While I take a problem-solving, relational approach to helping clients, I also believe in the benefits of supportive therapy as people navigate daily challenges. I implement an in-depth approach to counseling. I come from a modality that is sex-positive and LGBTQ Affirming. I have experience working with a variety of issues Read More...
I believe in meeting you where you are and working in a collaborative way to help address issues that may be causing you distress. While I take a problem-solving, relational approach to helping clients, I also believe in the benefits Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Arianna Helfant

Arianna Helfant, LMFT

Thank you for visiting my BetterHelp profile! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, California. I provide in-person counseling at my office in Tarzana, as a counselor for the West Valley Counseling Center. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California where I majored in Psychology and Law. I continued my education at USC and earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have Read More...
Thank you for visiting my BetterHelp profile! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, California. I provide in-person counseling at my office in Tarzana, as a counselor for the West Valley Counseling Center. I earned Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Courtney Comstock

Courtney Comstock, MA, LMFT

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 8 years of experience. I have met with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger, behavioral issues and ADHD. I have worked with clients who have experienced emotional and/or physical abuse. I have worked with children, teens, adults, and families with various backgrounds and beliefs, as well. My counseling style is gentle, integrative, Read More...
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 8 years of experience. I have met with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger, behavioral issues and ADHD. Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Dr. Negar Nazari

Dr. Negar Nazari, Ph.D.

Contemplating therapy is a courageous first step and I admire your decision to seek help. Perhaps you have been overworked, feeling stressed, worried, and struggling to keep it all together. I will meet you as you are and create a safe space to explore your unique inner world. Together we can identify your strengths, change old patterns, increase self-compassion, strengthen coping skills, enhance relationships, and make life much more meaningful. I provide an environment that Read More...
Contemplating therapy is a courageous first step and I admire your decision to seek help. Perhaps you have been overworked, feeling stressed, worried, and struggling to keep it all together. I will meet you as you are and create a Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Emmily Weldon

Emmily Weldon, MS, LPCC, LMHC

Welcome, and thank you for your time in learning more about me! My name is Emmily and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Iowa. I have had 6 years experience working in the mental health field and have worked in a variety of settings including home private practice settings, home visits, and community mental health treatment. I Read More...
Welcome, and thank you for your time in learning more about me! My name is Emmily and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Katina Boulai

Katina Boulai, MA, LMFT

My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families, couples, and individuals using a relational, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems approach. I have experience with diverse populations with issues relating to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, parenting, divorce, grief, life transitions, and Read More...
My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families, Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Morgan Smith

Morgan Smith, LMFT, MA, BCYC

I am a License Marriage and Family Therapist in state of California.. I work with men and women, 18 - early 40’s experiencing life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges (including family, friends partner and Self), lack of motivation and desire for personal growth. My therapy style is warm, compassionate, solutions oriented, holistic and collaborative. I integrate a variety of models of therapy throughout my work including: developmental, person-centred, strengths-based, a “here and now” approach Read More...
I am a License Marriage and Family Therapist in state of California.. I work with men and women, 18 - early 40’s experiencing life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges (including family, friends partner and Self), lack of motivation and Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Eric Kammersgard

Eric Kammersgard, MA, LMFT

Hello, and thanks for considering me to assist in your life journey. I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 30 years of experience working the continuum of behavioral health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, goal setting, and career challenges.. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is to work Read More...
Hello, and thanks for considering me to assist in your life journey. I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 30 years of experience working the continuum of behavioral health. I have worked with clients with Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 31 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 31 years


Jonathan Meza

Jonathan Meza, MS, LPCC

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, school or work trouble? Maybe a unique challenge with a transition or goal in your life? You are not alone, and I am here for you. I’ll share with you that Read More...
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, Read More...
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years


Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Fresno, California

Mental Health in Fresno

Located in the San Joaquin Valley region of California, Fresno has an estimated population of about 428,000 according to the 2017 census. Fresno is the fifth largest city in California and is the seat of Fresno County, an area richly steeped in agriculture. As recently as 2007 its total agricultural production, which totaled $5.3 billion, made Fresno County the leading agricultural county in the U.S. The city continues to grow and has become the 34th– most populous city in the nation but it is not immune to mental health issues that affect the rest of the state. California as a state has a wide and varied demographic or residents and the rates of mental illness can differ from city to city depending on the overall economic health of the area. In general, the  poorest areas of the state were found to have higher rates of mental illness, and were also those that had limited numbers of licensed professionals available in the area. With a poverty rate estimated at 27% of the population in 2010, Fresno is a prime example of this shortfall of qualified care.

Socioeconomic Impact and Youth Hospitalizations

With poverty as a grave concern for the residents of Fresno, so is the impact that these socioeconomic hardships can have on their mental health as well.  The rate of mental disorders and substance use went up in Fresno County significantly between 1980 and 2014.

The youngest members of the community are also experiencing hardships where their mental health is concerned. According to one study, mental health hospitalizations for youth in California has gone up 50 percent from the period between 2007-2015. Seven counties within the state had their rates rise by more than 100 percent. Fresno County alone accounted for a dramatic rise of 241 percent. Being one of the largest cities in the state, Fresno has a role to play in creating programs that provide support for its younger residents.

Regardless of your age or circumstance, you should be able to have access to the help that you need when you are feeling stressed, going through a depression or are being affected by other conditions that prevent you from fully engaging in life.

Coming to the realization that you need support can be a big step, and we want to help you find a therapist that is right for you in the Fresno area. With the different types of professionals available it can be overwhelming to know where to start. We suggest spending some time to think about your unique requirements.

Where to Start Your Search

If you are stuck on how and where to start your search, a good place to start is by considering the reasons that you are seeking help. If you understand your goals and what you want to get out of therapy, you’ll be better able to identify the type of help you might need. The beginning of your search is a good time to think about what your preferences in a mental health professional might be. Here are a few questions you may want to start with:

  • Can you describe that issue that you are wanting help with?
  • Are you more comfortable working with a male or a female therapist?
  • How much time do you have to devote to the therapeutic process on an ongoing basis?
  • Are you suffering from an affliction that would be best addressed by a specialist?

With these questions in mind, you’ll be able to better narrow your search and have a simpler time of finding the right mental health professional for you. Working with someone who understands your condition and with whom you feel comfortable can be very important to the treatment process.

Therapy and Your Health Insurance

You may need to find a mental health professional that fits within the framework of your health insurance coverage. In many cases, certain health insurance companies will exclusively work with professionals in their network. Getting in contact with your health insurance company about how their coverage works for therapy and other related services is a good plan.

How e-counseling.com Can Help You Connect with a Fresno Mental Health Professional

On our site, you can connect with Fresno-based therapists and mental health professionals who are qualified to help with your specific needs. You can browse the up-to-date professional bios and profiles and find the correct fit for you. Being able to compare professionals and narrow down the likeliest matches for what you need makes the search process run more smoothly. You can reach out to several that you think might be good to work with and from there ask any questions you may have. It may take communication with a few people before you find the right fit for you, but it will be worthwhile to find the support you need when you are dealing with times of crisis and need someone to talk to.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to access the help you need that can improve your quality of life.