Therapists in California specializing in Pregnancy, perinatal, & postpartum issues and Motivational Interviewing

Therapy for Pregnancy, Perinatal, and Postpartum Issues

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.

Pregnancy, perinatal, and postpartum issues entail any real or perceived problems or difficulties stemming from the childbirth experience. Pregnancy, perinatal, and postpartum experiences are stressful in many positive and negative ways while the physical body experiences immense stress. Situations vary but may be remedied through therapy and support. Working with a therapist who specializes in pregnancy, perinatal, and postpartum issues may help someone overcome any linked mental health challenges.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a form of counseling that helps people resolve ambivalence and insecurity into the motivation to meet specific goals like sobriety. It utilizes collaborative conversation, recognizing how difficult change can be while fostering an atmosphere of acceptance. You’ll find mental health professionals who specialize in motivational interviewing 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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