Counselors in California

Los Angeles (6343)San Francisco (5224)San Diego (4905)Sacramento (3404)Oakland (2910)
San Jose (2887)Fresno (2798)San Leandro (2106)Long Beach (1813)Santa Ana (1617)Riverside (1509)Pasadena (1383)Santa Rosa (1289)Santa Cruz (1190)Stockton (1147)Santa Barbara (1122)Bakersfield (1052)Camarillo (1026)Chico (1017)San Luis Obispo (935)San Rafael (893)San Bernardino (844)Anaheim (833)Berkeley (788)El Cajon (746)Visalia (730)Modesto (718)Concord (707)Salinas (704)Santa Monica (618)San Mateo (608)Lancaster (600)Chula Vista (586)Orange (577)Torrance (557)Fairfield (553)Pomona (541)Redding (537)Van Nuys (537)Escondido (531)Ventura (526)El Centro (501)Richmond (495)Oceanside (481)Grass Valley (478)Roseville (471)Santa Maria (467)Hayward (421)Redwood City (412)Oxnard (404)Eureka (391)Merced (390)Fullerton (388)North Hollywood (366)Ukiah (365)San Carlos (355)Newport Beach (348)Fremont (344)Napa (329)Gilroy (315)El Monte (313)Tarzana (313)Murrieta (313)Victorville (309)Commerce (299)Vista (299)Gardena (295)Auburn (293)Ontario (291)Corona (291)Vallejo (290)Culver City (289)Carmichael (286)Watsonville (284)Santa Fe Springs (283)Rancho Cucamonga (282)Glendale (282)Campbell (281)Yuba City (280)Monterey (278)Walnut Creek (278)Encino (278)Tustin (277)Sherman Oaks (274)Indio (274)Beverly Hills (270)Upland (269)Costa Mesa (267)Mission Viejo (266)Colton (264)Woodland (260)Redlands (259)Inglewood (259)Paradise (256)Woodland Hills (250)Northridge (244)Antioch (243)Compton (240)Lemon Grove (235)Covina (235)La Mesa (233)Palo Alto (229)Placerville (228)Westlake Village (224)Santa Clara (222)Pleasant Hill (221)Lake Elsinore (220)Temecula (220)South Pasadena (216)Whittier (216)Garden Grove (212)San Pedro (209)Davis (207)Nevada City (202)Irvine (197)Lompoc (194)Oroville (194)Petaluma (192)Hanford (190)Lynwood (187)Moreno Valley (187)Huntington Beach (183)Apple Valley (180)Palmdale (180)Santa Clarita (179)Pleasanton (172)Norwalk (171)Vacaville (168)Los Gatos (168)North Hills (165)Rialto (162)San Jacinto (162)Cerritos (159)Redondo Beach (159)Laguna Hills (155)Pacoima (154)Burbank (152)Los Alamitos (150)Carlsbad (146)San Marcos (146)Palm Springs (146)Elk Grove (143)Yucca Valley (142)Hemet (142)Martinez (134)French Camp (133)Perris (132)Pittsburg (130)Thousand Oaks (128)San Dimas (128)Bellflower (124)Fountain Valley (123)Marysville (120)Atascadero (120)La Verne (119)San Pablo (118)Citrus Heights (118)Morgan Hill (117)West Covina (117)Hesperia (116)Downey (116)Reseda (116)Alameda (115)Newark (109)Rosemead (108)Altadena (105)Canoga Park (105)View Park (104)Montebello (102)Venice (102)Monrovia (102)Folsom (101)Glendora (100)Simi Valley (100)Desert Hot Springs (99)West Hollywood (98)Pico Rivera (98)South Lake Tahoe (98)Daly City (97)Diamond Springs (95)Valencia (95)Menlo Park (94)Sebastopol (93)Tulare (93)West Sacramento (93)Encinitas (92)Palm Desert (92)Banning (92)Ceres (90)Madera (89)South San Francisco (89)Barstow (87)Lafayette (86)Greenbrae (85)Sylmar (85)Marina (85)Exeter (84)Arcadia (83)Calabasas (83)Burlingame (83)Crescent City (82)Novato (81)Chino (80)Turlock (80)Sun Valley (79)Panorama City (77)Lodi (77)Bloomington (77)Red Bluff (76)Pacifica (75)Lake View Terrace (74)Soquel (73)Mount Shasta (73)La Jolla (73)Yreka (72)Los Altos (72)Mountain View (72)Carson (71)Fontana (71)San Fernando (70)Rocklin (68)Bishop (68)Lakeport (68)National City (66)Hawthorne (66)Cupertino (66)Westminster (66)San Ramon (65)Fair Oaks (65)Big Bear Lake (65)Brentwood (64)Agoura Hills (64)Castro Valley (63)Hollister (63)Manhattan Beach (63)Hermosa Beach (63)La Puente (62)Kentfield (62)Susanville (62)Claremont (62)Spring Valley (62)Sonora (61)Hawaiian Gardens (61)Studio City (61)San Clemente (60)Stanton (59)Corte Madera (59)Mill Valley (58)El Sobrante (58)Dinuba (58)Manteca (58)Clearlake (57)San Bruno (57)Aptos (56)Danville (56)Chino Hills (54)Sunnyvale (52)Laguna Niguel (52)Wilmington (52)San Juan Capistrano (52)Brea (51)La Selva Beach (50)Granada Hills (50)Livermore (50)Lake Forest (49)San Anselmo (49)Santa Paula (49)Porterville (49)Clovis (49)Belmont (48)Albany (48)Solana Beach (48)Beaumont (48)Weaverville (47)Bell Gardens (46)Wasco (45)Arcata (45)Rancho Cordova (45)Newhall (44)Truckee (44)Lawndale (44)Arroyo Grande (44)West Hills (44)Fort Bragg (44)Huntington Park (43)Tracy (42)Yucaipa (41)Placentia (41)Buena Park (41)Mariposa (41)Poway (40)La Mirada (40)Union City (39)East Palo Alto (39)Ramona (39)El Dorado Hills (39)Sierra Madre (38)Blythe (37)Tehachapi (37)Pinedale (36)Ben Lomond (36)Rancho Mirage (36)Pacific Grove (36)Paso Robles (34)Delano (34)Ridgecrest (34)Cathedral City (33)Willits (33)Carmel (33)Monterey Park (33)La Habra (33)Quincy (33)Lucerne (32)Scotts Valley (32)Seaside (31)Coachella (31)Mojave (31)Laguna Beach (31)Bay Point (31)Dublin (30)San Andreas (30)Lamont (30)Santee (30)Colusa (30)Capitola (30)Alhambra (30)Sonoma (29)Emeryville (29)Farmersville (29)Mission Hills (29)Goleta (29)Potter Valley (29)Irwindale (29)El Cerrito (28)Benicia (28)Del Mar (28)El Segundo (27)Ojai (27)King City (27)Yorba Linda (27)Seal Beach (27)City of Industry (27)North Highlands (27)Duarte (27)Sutter Creek (26)Signal Hill (26)Malibu (26)Taft (25)Azusa (25)Lake Isabella (25)Aliso Viejo (25)Pinole (25)Half Moon Bay (24)Montrose (24)Chatsworth (24)Milpitas (24)Lincoln (23)Baldwin Park (23)Marina Del Rey (23)Jackson (23)Alturas (22)Skyforest (22)Alpine (22)Gold River (22)Cameron Park (22)Hollywood (22)Atwater (22)Trabuco Canyon (21)Cypress (21)Grover Beach (21)South El Monte (20)Gridley (20)Diamond Bar (20)Rolling Hills Estates (20)Redwood Valley (20)Sausalito (20)Fowler (19)Piedmont (19)Brawley (19)Oakhurst (19)Saratoga (18)Mammoth Lakes (18)Valley Village (18)Calexico (18)Clayton (18)Campo (18)Orinda (18)Loma Linda (17)California City (17)Corona Del Mar (17)Los Osos (17)Rohnert Park (17)Garden Valley (16)Needles (16)Loomis (16)Carpinteria (16)Lakewood (16)Tahoe City (16)La Quinta (16)Menifee (15)Templeton (15)La Canada (15)McKinleyville (15)Los Banos (15)San Ysidro (14)Galt (14)Solvang (14)Dana Point (14)Moorpark (14)West Los Angeles (14)Toluca Lake (13)Fallbrook (13)Elmira (13)Crestline (13)Monte Rio (12)Upper Lake (12)Rio Vista (12)Rio Linda (12)Montecito (12)Lemoore (12)Highland Park (12)Joshua Tree (11)Pacific Palisades (11)Willows (11)Rancho Santa Margarita (10)Century City (10)Coronado (10)Bell (10)Healdsburg (10)Lower Lake (10)Descanso (10)Avenal (9)Lotus (9)Frazier Park (9)Norco (9)Lomita (9)Oakdale (9)Pismo Beach (9)Stanford (9)Coalinga (9)Palos Verdes Estates (8)Millbrae (8)Selma (8)Herald (8)South Gate (8)Morro Bay (8)Harbor City (8)Sun City (8)Cotati (8)Newbury Park (8)Orland (7)Dixon (7)East Rancho Dominguez (7)Imperial Beach (7)Orcutt (7)San Marino (7)Livingston (7)La Selva Bch (7)Reedley (7)Walnut (7)Montclair (7)Camino (7)Rancho Palos Verdes (6)Artesia (6)Soledad (6)Kerman (6)Fortuna (6)Granite Bay (6)Valley Center (6)Kensington (6)Saint Helena (6)Porter Ranch (6)Windsor (6)Lakeside (6)Imperial (6)Hoopa (6)Paramount (6)Middletown (6)Valley Glen (5)Mendocino (5)Fort Irwin (5)Murphys 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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 101032 specialists practicing Counseling in California with an overall average rating of 4.1 stars. There are 125 hospitals in California with affiliated Counseling specialists, including Cedars - Sinai Medical Center, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and Hoag Hospital Newport Beach.

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