Therapists in California specializing in Trauma and Narrative Therapy

Therapy for Trauma

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.

Trauma is the result of experiencing a perceived, extremely distressful event. Although the stress threshold for each person differs, meaning that each person considers and experiences trauma differently, it is an event that tops one’s threshold. It exceeds one’s ability to cope or emotionally process. Symptoms may include shock, anxiety, confusion, hopelessness, feeling disconnected, mood swings, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts. Working with a therapist who specializes in trauma may reduce symptom frequency and severity and lead to a better quality of life.

Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy is an approach that views people as objective experts on their own experiences, giving them the distance to make meaning out of their life. The therapist leads and empowers them to adjust and balance thought patterns and behaviors. You’ll find mental health professionals who specialize in narrative therapy 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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