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Top 10 counselors in Riverside, CA

Clients agree: these therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Dakota Westlake LPCC

Dakota Westlake LPCC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Riverside, CA
Fully Licensed Clinician with over 8 years of professional experience in the mental health field in various capacity. In 2014 I graduated with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with emphasis in Social Justice & Advocacy in Counseling from the University of Redlands. From there I gained my Clinical hours in a variety of settings including: working with HIV/AIDS individuals and those affected, foster youth, short term residential treatment centers for juveniles, and community based care with Co-Occurring Disorders, and now 5 years in Private Practice. Dakota Westlake Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling provides individual,
That Touch

That Touch

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
20+ years in business
Serves Riverside, CA
Taurean D. says, "I had discomfort in my shoulder and my masseuse worked her magic to relieve the pain without applying too much pressure. Affordable and very friendly. Will definitely be returning soon" Read more
Lesley Skoloff

Lesley Skoloff

5.0Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
127 hires on Thervo
29+ years in business
Serves Riverside, CA
Christina M. says, "I’m currently still working with Lesley, but in the short time I’ve seen her she has helped tremendously. I feel more comfortable in my own skin and recognize where a lot of my pent up emotions originated. Every session I learn to shed, to breath, and to love myself a little bit more. Truly grateful for Lesley." Read more
D's Consulting Services

D's Consulting Services

New on Thervo
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Riverside, CA
I have a masters degree in marriage family and child therapy. I am also a recovery life coach and would love to help you out as you go on your journey. Please give me a call at 619-318-6116. I look forward to talkin
Jill Solomon MFT

Jill Solomon MFT

New on Thervo
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Riverside, CA
Hi! I’m a psychotherapist in private practice that works with individuals and couples. I love helping people get unstuck from unhealthy patterns and dynamics. I work from an attachment style perspective when working with couples. I bring warmth and humor to our work together and believe that we can collaborate together to help you get greater fulfillment in your life and relationships. I love helping couples heal and grow together . I love watching people’s lives unfold and getting them closer to what they want and need. I enjoy people and conversations. It is amazing to see people get what they want and need and heal from their traumas and ...
Valley Life Improvement Center

Valley Life Improvement Center

4.9Exceptional(35)
Offers online services
12 hires on Thervo
56+ years in business
Serves Riverside, CA
Ferdy B. says, "Kay Curtis I loved working with the Valley Life Improvement Center because they really listened to what was going on in my Life, and helped me turn things around. After seeing them, I finally had direction in life and have accomplished so much more than I had ever dreamed I could all because of them. I will always be greatful to Joe and Annette for all their help. " Read more
Daphne Balcazar Relationship/Life Coach

Daphne Balcazar Relationship/Life Coach

5.0Exceptional(15)
Offers online services
6 hires on Thervo
24+ years in business
Serves Riverside, CA
Sam T. says, "Daphne is so personable shes understanding and so wise! I love that she really cares about her clients and listens but also gives you exactly what you need to hear she has helped me so much I would highly recommend daphne shes changed my life around !" Read more
Holistic Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy - Los Angeles

Holistic Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy - Los Angeles

5.0(1)
Offers online services
28+ years in business
Serves Riverside, CA
Eleanor T. says, "I did myself a favor and went to see Brian. He was recommended to me by a good friend. I never thought anybody could get me out of the dark hole I was stuck in but even at the end of the first session I walked away feeling euphoric because I knew I would be able to find balance and happiness again. After each session there is some kind of breakthrough. Brian is able to cut through the issue and help you find the root of the feeling that you never knew existed. It is a freeing experience. This is how life change takes place. At first, the hypnotherapy part made me nervous but actually there is nothing scary about hypnotherapy. You are still very aware, however it helps you go deeper into your own mind. It is the perfect way to end the session and probably crucial in helping the session have a lasting affect. Brian has a gift for helping people and he genuinely cares. He is a rare find. If you want to help yourself see Brian. You won't find anyone better." Read more

Your counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does counseling cost?

Counseling costs $100 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on your location, type of counseling, and the counselor's specialty. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like New York and San Francisco. The average cost of counseling with insurance is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online counseling costs $50 to $110 per week through websites that offer a membership plan. Plans on the lower end of the price range are typically limited to support via text or email messaging only, while plans at the higher end of the range include scheduled video sessions with a licensed counselor or therapist.

Marriage counseling costs $120 to $250 per session for in-person therapy or $90 to $230 per session for online therapy.

Can you use an HSA or FSA for counseling?

You can only use your HSA or FSA for counseling if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

What are the types of counselors?

Counselors have a master's degree in psychology and are trained and licensed to practice psychotherapy. A counselor may be licensed or certified in a specific area:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)
  • Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Registered Child Therapist RPT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

What does a counselor do?

A counselor can help you navigate challenging life situations, understand your emotions, strengthen your self-esteem, and improve your communication and coping skills. They provide support through difficult times and guide you in making the necessary changes in thinking and behavior to improve your mental and emotional health.

Counselors can help you with a variety of problems:

  • Depression and mood changes
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief or loss
  • Anxiety, stress, and panic attacks
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger management
  • Addiction
  • Gender or sexual identity concerns

Can counselors prescribe medication?

Counselors are licensed psychologists but not medical doctors, and in most parts of the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico allow counselors to prescribe medication, and counselors in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can counselors diagnose ADHD, autism, or other mental health conditions?

A licensed counselor can give a mental health diagnosis in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the counselor must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a counselor near you if you have concerns about ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions.

How can I choose the best counselor near me?

When searching for a counselor, it's important to choose one who makes you feel comfortable, safe, and respected. Follow these tips to find the best counselor for you:

  • If you have a specific concern—such as depression, stress, or relationship issues—look for counselors who specialize in that area.
  • Ask your medical provider for recommendations.
  • Read reviews from other clients on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the counselor accepts your insurance or offers a sliding-scale rate.
  • Ask about telemedicine and virtual visit options.
  • Schedule an initial consultation to make sure you're happy with the counselor's communication style and empathy.

What questions should I ask counselors?

Ask these questions to help you choose a counselor who will help you achieve the best results:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What areas of counseling do you specialize in?
  • What is your philosophy as a counselor?
  • What therapeutic approaches do you typically use?
  • What does a typical session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • Do you offer virtual / telemedicine appointments?
  • Do you accept my insurance? Do you bill the insurance company directly?
  • Do you offer sliding-scale rates for clients without insurance?

Reviews for Riverside counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Riverside area.
Anastasia O.
Leslie is amazing! Her skills are unmatched and I'm always recommending her services. See you again soon!
That Touch
Ronty S.
She pays attention to the details to help us
Lesley Skoloff
M. P.
I realized that a lot of my problems I thought I had weren’t that big of a deal. I’m now capable of handling anything that comes my way without any worry.
Valley Life Improvement Center
Grace M.
Daphne is very understanding, she listens to me well, she listens to my concerns, she’s very good about finding solutions, she also helps me learn more about myself and my relationship by recommending videos and books .I really love her, she’s great , I feel like she gets me . I had learn so munch from her in the last few months. I highly recommend her to anyone. She definitely knows her stuff and she very smart.
Daphne Balcazar Relationship/Life Coach
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