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.


Mallory Garrett

MS, LMFT
6 years experience
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
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Gina Marquardt

LMFT
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, career concerns, substance abuse, LGBT issues, family and relationship issues, and coping with chronic illnesses. I utilize various types of therapy in my practice, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Dr. Carmen Majied

PsyD, LMFT
17 years experience
Greetings! My name is Dr. Carmen Majied and I am pleased that you've chosen to visit BetterHelp! A little about me... I come to you as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a compassionate clinician with 17 years of professional experience providing individual and couples counseling. In my work with individuals and couples who are seeking support and guidance, I assign top... Read More
Greetings! My name is Dr. Carmen Majied and I am pleased that you've chosen to visit BetterHelp! A little about me... I come to you as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Susan Barrett

PsyD
18 years experience
Do fear and worry keep you from realizing your dreams? Are your relationships suffering because of your anxiety? Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, as though you've lost your way. Imagine being empowered with practical skills that can be applied immediately in your everyday life to bring clarity, hope, and serenity. Whether you're looking for supportive guidance while navigating a challenging situation or as you turn toward a new direction in life, I look forward to... Read More
Do fear and worry keep you from realizing your dreams? Are your relationships suffering because of your anxiety? Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, as though you've lost your way. Imagine being empowered with practical skills that can be applied immediately... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Caryn Bickel

LMFT
17 years experience
It's time to focus on YOU! I believe that betterhelp starts the moment a person reaches out and asks for help! I can give betterhelp by listening, understanding what's being communicated and reflecting that back with caring and concern. My approach to therapy is holistic; addressing the connection between body, mind, heart and soul. I am LMFT with over 18 years of experience working with adults (older and younger), adolescents,... Read More
It's time to focus on YOU! I believe that betterhelp starts the moment a person reaches out and asks for help! I can give betterhelp by listening, understanding what's being communicated and reflecting that back with caring... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Alyssa Eisman

LCSW, CADC, II
8 years experience
Welcome and thank you for visiting my BetterHelp profile! Seeking therapy takes a great deal of courage and I commend you for exploring therapy as a tool for self-exploration and growth. Many people find that building a supportive and collaborative relationship with their therapist contributes to the overall effectiveness and success of therapy. I strive to offer a safe and non-judgmental environment with a commitment to placing the highest priority on your care. We will... Read More
Welcome and thank you for visiting my BetterHelp profile! Seeking therapy takes a great deal of courage and I commend you for exploring therapy as a tool for self-exploration and growth. Many people find that building a supportive and collaborative... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Julie Borden

LCSW
19 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for more than twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Welfare and experience in a wide range of areas, including grief and loss, stress management, parenting challenges, depression, and communication in relationships. I know that making the decision to start therapy, and reaching out to find someone you can trust, is a big step, often one that people think about for... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for more than twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Welfare and experience in a wide range of areas, including grief and loss, stress management, parenting... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Dr. Negar Nazari

Ph.D.
8 years experience
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
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Cassandra Del Greco

LMFT, LPCC
5 years experience
“Change Your Thoughts and You’ll Change Your World”. My goal is to offer and provide support within the therapeutic relationship that allows for you to gain insight on discovering your needs. I believe that everyone needs support but struggles with how to ask for help. In my practices I provide the time and space for you to feel heard, supported, and most importantly I provide empathy. Empathy is a powerful word as it defines the... Read More
“Change Your Thoughts and You’ll Change Your World”. My goal is to offer and provide support within the therapeutic relationship that allows for you to gain insight on discovering your needs. I believe that everyone needs support but struggles with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Arthur Belmont

LMFT, CADC-CAS
23 years experience
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our control. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC) who has been practicing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy since 1994 working with individuals, youth and families in a wide variety of settings... Read More
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 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.