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.

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

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Reaching out for help can be hard; I work on helping to make it a bit easier. My style is non-judgmental, supportive, and validating, while also being honest and direct. I look forward to hearing about how I can support you in your therapy process.

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

Jace Draper, LMFT, MA

Jace Draper, LMFT, MA

Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I provide a safe and encouraging place too meet your needs and will partner with you to discover and practice what you need to improve your relationship with yourself and others.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Life is hard and everyone has to deal with suffering and challenges. But you do not need to go through things alone. I provide a safe and understanding environment for you to grow and face any challenge you need or want to process or overcome! Accepting new clients!

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
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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.