Therapists in California specializing in Domestic violence and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Therapy for Domestic Violence

Below you'll find a list of therapists and mental health care providers who offer online and in-person appointments. You can use the filters above to refine your search.

Domestic violence involves physical, sexual, or emotional abuse within the context of a family or relationship. It can happen to anyone and is often related to power dynamics and an abuse of power. Working with a therapist who specializes in domestic violence may help someone overcome any linked mental health issues.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a skill-based therapy focused on communication, management, and validation of painful emotions. It focuses on mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT is often used to treat depression, bulimia, binge-eating, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse. You’ll find mental health professionals who specialize in DBT listed below. 

Finding Psychologists, Therapists, and Counselors in California

Finding a therapist in California may be easier in the city of Los Angeles. Online therapy may be your best option if you live in more rural areas or if a therapist with a particular specialty is not located near you

Out of pocket costs for therapy in California will be between $110 - $150+ per session. For couples counseling and family therapy, costs are around $120 - $175+ per session. First appointments with a therapist tend to be a little longer and may cost a little more. Also, it’s important to note that specialized services can cost more.

There are over 58,500 therapists in the State of California with licenses, including Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Psychologists (Ph.D. and Psy.D.).

If you think you might qualify for free or reduced-cost services from the state, take a look at the DMHC website and/or see if you qualify for Medi-Cal.

Licensed clinicians (and even interns) are held to strict practice guidelines to protect clients. If you’d like to learn more about identifying and reporting misconduct, learn more here.

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