Counseling in Bakersfield, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Bakersfield, California will help you make the changes you want.

Cherilyn Haworth OLD, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

Cherilyn Haworth OLD, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

238 H Street, Bakersfield, California 93304 | (661) 829-4616

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and my practice currently focuses on the treatment of psychological and emotional trauma. I use an eclectic treatment approach and enjoy working in collaboration with my clients. I am also a 'Give An Hour' provider.

Mosaic Counseling Center, L.C.S.W.

Mosaic Counseling Center, L.C.S.W.

Counseling Agency

1430 Truxtun Avenue, 5th Floor, Bakersfield CA 93301, Bakersfield, California 93306 | 661-665-6077 ext. 700

My name is Cherilyn Haworth and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2009. I have worked in the field of trauma and abuse for over a decade. During this time I have worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups experiencing a variety of issues

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I strive to provide a nurturing and safe listening and responding environment for you to share your life concerns. My aim is to help discover options and possibilities that can bring hope and encourage successful life steps and liberating choices.

Bakersfield Recovery Services Inc.

600 Bernard Street, Bakersfield, California

Jason’s Retreat, offers a safe and nurturing residential environments in which men and women can begin the process of recovery from addiction to alcohol and /or drugs. Capistrano Community for Women Facility 2000 Baker Street Bakersfield, CA 93305 (661)873-4927 Capistrano-Lincoln Street Perinatal Facility 708 Lincoln Street Bakersfield, CA 93305 (661)869-1795

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

I love working with people and helping them grow, overcome obstacles, and discover themselves. I am here to help you with whatever you are struggling with - to help you feel better and be more settled and in control of your life and your future.

Related Sites:
City of Bakersfield
California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

Therapy Bakersfield California

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Bakersfield has a rich musical heritage.  Buck Owens, a famous country music star, is from the city and he, with a group of musicians from the 1950’s and 1960’s, developed a type of music referred to as Bakersfield country.  The music is regarded as a honky-tonk spinoff and features pedal steel guitar, intense vocals and the Fender Telecaster (an electric guitar).  This helped establish the area as the third most prolific country music spot behind only Nashville and Texas.  Merle Haggard is also a product of the community.  One of country music’s most respected venues, the Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace, continues to showcase both up and coming and established country music acts.  Buck Owens’ eldest son, Buddy Alan, performs at the Crystal Palace regularly with his band, The Buckaroos.1

Mental Health in Bakersfield

Bakersfield is a rapidly growing city with a large Hispanic and Latino population.2 The city also has a growing number of young people, with nearly 40 percent of the city's residents under the age of 18. Other specialized groups include veterans, foreign-born citizens, and the elderly.3 The diverse nature of the city means various cultural experiences are available. In terms of mental health, practitioners must be respectful of the varying traditions and beliefs of each ethnic group. Since minorities typically suffer from mental illness to a greater degree, access to quality mental health care is very important.

The Kern County Mental Health Department delivers mental health services to the people of Bakersfield and the surrounding areas. The department's mantra of hope, healing, and community is reflected in the way they provide their services. Programs for children, adults, and the elderly are available. Substance abuse recovery services are also offered. Those in need of legal assistance or require help finding educational or job opportunities will also find those services at Kern County Mental Health. For additional information about their programs, contact the department at 661-868-6600.4

Current Education

For individuals who wish to work in the mental health field as a licensed professional clinical counselor, the first step is to obtain an appropriate level of education. California State University at Bakersfield offers a Master's program in counseling psychology that prepares students for licensure in California. Classroom learning, combined with field experiences in clinical settings, gives students theoretical and real-world learning experiences. Graduates of the program have a wide range of knowledge and skills that prepare them to work in both public and private settings. More information about the program is available by calling 661-654-2363.5


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2. United States Census Bureau. (2017). Demographic and Housing Estimates - Bakersfield. Retrieved from
3. United States Census Bureau. (2017). State and County Quickfacts - Kern County, California. Retrieved from
4. Kern County Mental Health Department. (2016). Home - KCMHD. Retrieved from
5. CSU Bakersfield. (2017). M.S. in Counseling Psychology. Retrieved from

Bakersfield is located in Kern County, California. It has a land area of 148.79 square miles and a water area of 1.47 square miles.  The population of Bakersfield is 373,640 people with 112,439 households and a median annual income of $57,095. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Bakersfield, CA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Bakersfield is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Bakersfield therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Bakersfield public health department.