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.

Dr. Michael Damian

Dr. Michael Damian, PhD

LIFE-CHANGING, SUPPORTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR YOUNG ADULTS & MIDLIFE Hi, I'm Dr. Michael Damian. I hold a PhD in clinical psychology and maintain a private practice in California. I would be deeply honored to assist you in your journey, if you feel moved to work with me. I specialize in helping *young adults* and *midlife adults* live their best life and become who they truly are. My approach is very solution-focused while also helping you to understand Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

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

Brigette Girardey

Brigette Girardey, MA, LMFT

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Wilson Bezerra-Flanders

Wilson Bezerra-Flanders, MA, LPCC, LMHC

Hello. I am a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Boston University for my Bachelor in Psychology Degree and to Harvard University for my graduate studies. I earned a Postgraduate Diploma at Mass. General Hospital, Dept. of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. I am licensed in several US states and I have been in the field for about 20 years. I have trained and worked in several settings, including Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Experience: 20 years



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 therapist with 15 years experience providing individual and couples counseling. In my work with individuals and couples who are seeking support and guidance, I assign top priority to establishing Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Rhapsody  Flores

Rhapsody Flores, LCSW

Rhapsody Flores is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides client-centered therapy to adults, veterans, and families. Rhapsody has experience treating a range of issues including severe psychiatric disorders such as mood and thought disorders, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, and LGBTQ+. Rhapsody was born and raised in Northern California. She earned a Bachelors degree in Collaborative Health and Human Services with an emphasis in Social Work at California State University at Monterey Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Carly Mentlik

Carly Mentlik, MA, LPCC

I've been working as counselor since 2004 and continue to be endlessly passionate about what I do! I blend my background in humanistic and existential psychology with mindfulness and other holistic practices to offer an integrative, active approach to healing. I specialize in working with people in the areas of anxiety, depression, improving relationships and dealing with issues relating to exploring career and life path opportunities. I also enjoy working with people who are seeking Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Patricia Alvarado

Patricia Alvarado, MA, LPCC, LMHC

Hello! My name is Patricia Alvarado, but I go by "Patty". I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in the state of California as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in the state of New York, currently living in New York City. I gained my Master’s of Arts in Counseling from Loyola Marymount University and my Bachelor's of Arts from the University of California-Santa Barbara in Sociology and Women's Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 7 years

Rebecca Tekeian

Rebecca Tekeian, MA, LPCC

Hello, my name is Rebecca! I am so glad that you have found time to read my page. Receiving counseling services myself in the past, I know how important it is to choose the right counselor, the right therapist. It is important to know their values and to become familiar with how they work. As a counselor, it is important to identify the tools needed to address each individual and the issues that they face Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Armenian
  • Experience: 5 years

hilary gordon

Hilary Gordon , LCSW

My mission is to empower individuals in a time of crisis & assist them in personal growth and looking at new perspectives. I can provide a safe & nurturing virtual environment for anyone to open up & seek a better understanding of their feelings.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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 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.