Counselors in California

Los Angeles (6445)San Diego (5120)San Francisco (4787)Sacramento (3537)Fresno (2997)
Oakland (2993)San Jose (2990)San Leandro (2159)Long Beach (1797)Santa Ana (1716)Riverside (1568)Pasadena (1423)Santa Rosa (1350)Santa Cruz (1258)Stockton (1203)Santa Barbara (1155)Bakersfield (1092)Chico (1072)Alhambra (1056)Camarillo (1038)San Luis Obispo (954)San Rafael (902)San Bernardino (893)Anaheim (854)Berkeley (814)El Cajon (789)Visalia (746)Modesto (742)Salinas (734)Concord (724)Santa Monica (630)San Mateo (619)Orange (613)Chula Vista (611)Lancaster (591)San Fran (579)Redding (564)Escondido (559)Fairfield (556)Torrance (551)Ventura (543)Van Nuys (539)Grass Valley (523)El Centro (513)Oceanside (502)Santa Maria (496)Pomona (495)Roseville (493)Richmond (441)Redwood City (435)Hayward (432)Oxnard (424)Merced (420)Fullerton (406)Eureka (386)Ukiah (372)San Carlos (363)North Hollywood (359)Watsonville (346)Newport Beach (345)Fremont (342)Murrieta (339)Napa (339)Culver City (335)Vista (317)Gilroy (314)Victorville (314)Auburn (307)Vallejo (305)Rancho Cucamonga (304)Tustin (303)Commerce (296)Encino (293)El Monte (292)Ontario (292)Monterey (291)Tarzana (291)Walnut Creek (291)Mission Viejo (289)Yuba City (288)Campbell (287)Corona (287)Carmichael (286)Glendale (285)Woodland Hills (285)Costa Mesa (284)Redlands (281)Sherman Oaks (280)Beverly Hills (277)Colton (277)Gardena (273)Indio (272)Woodland (270)Upland (266)Santa Fe Springs (265)Inglewood (257)Antioch (251)Lemon Grove (249)La Mesa (244)Pleasant Hill (241)Compton (239)Irvine (239)South Pasadena (239)Covina (235)Palo Alto (235)Placerville (235)Santa Clara (235)Westlake Village (235)Paradise (228)Garden Grove (227)Temecula (227)Nevada City (216)Northridge (216)Lake Elsinore (213)Whittier (209)Davis (204)Huntington Beach (202)Oroville (197)Petaluma (195)San Pedro (195)Hanford (192)Lompoc (191)Palmdale (186)Moreno Valley (185)Apple Valley (184)Norwalk (181)Pleasanton (181)Lynwood (179)Vacaville (176)San Pablo (175)Burbank (174)Los Gatos (170)Redondo Beach (167)North Hills (165)Rialto (163)San Jacinto (163)San Marcos (161)Hemet (159)Elk Grove (158)Los Alamitos (157)Carlsbad (156)Cerritos (156)Pacoima (156)Palm Springs (154)Laguna Hills (151)Santa Clarita (151)Yucca Valley (147)Perris (137)Thousand Oaks (137)French Camp (136)Martinez (134)San Dimas (131)West Covina (129)Morgan Hill (127)Pittsburg (127)Atascadero (124)Citrus Heights (124)La Verne (124)Marysville (124)Alameda (123)Fountain Valley (123)Bellflower (120)Reseda (119)Monrovia (118)Hesperia (117)Folsom (115)Downey (113)Altadena (112)Newark (112)Venice (112)View Park (111)Simi Valley (110)Encinitas (109)Rosemead (106)Valencia (106)Canoga Park (104)South San Francisco (103)Desert Hot Springs (101)Palm Desert (101)South Lake Tahoe (101)Sylmar (100)West Hollywood (100)West Sacramento (100)Diamond Springs (99)Menlo Park (99)Daly City (97)Pico Rivera (96)Sebastopol (96)Lafayette (95)Glendora (94)Madera (93)Ceres (92)Barstow (91)Bloomington (90)Tulare (89)Marina (88)Arcadia (86)Chino (86)Banning (85)Greenbrae (85)Novato (85)Burlingame (84)Crescent 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Learn more about Counselors

A counselor provides support and guidance to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Counselors work in a variety of settings to help people work through or overcome their personal, social and psychological challenges. A counselor who offers primarily mental and behavioral health counseling may be known as a mental health counselor or therapist. Guidance counselors help people with their educational and career goals.

The practice of counseling varies depending on the counselor’s specialty, setting and patient. In general, a counselor may:

  • Provide individual, group, family, and couples/marriage counseling
  • Provide school and career planning guidance
  • Advocate for patients and certain populations, such as abused women, children, and the disabled, to help them overcome institutional and social barriers
  • Perform risk assessments and personality tests
  • Evaluate and develop counseling plans for their patients, re-evaluating and modifying these plans as needed
  • Provide coping skills and therapeutic techniques to patients, such as breathing techniques, talk therapy, and the use of visual imagery
  • Collaborate, refer, and consult with other professionals, such as teachers, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists
  • Involuntarily commits patients in emergency situations

Many different types of healthcare professionals can practice counseling, including licensed counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists. Counselors may also be known by the following names: therapist, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, and guidance counselor.

There are 104808 specialists practicing Counseling in California with an overall average rating of 4.0 stars. There are 128 hospitals in California with affiliated Counseling specialists, including Cedars - Sinai Medical Center, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and Hoag Hospital Newport Beach.