Counseling in San Mateo, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

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

Philippe Nicolay, MS, MFT

Philippe Nicolay, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

1777 Borel Pl suite 509, San Mateo, California 94402 | 510.828.5116

Throughout my career I have developed expertise in several psychotherapy-modalities. I am confident that my years of practice in Belgium as well as in California can be of service to you, in overcoming obstacles, or assimilating experiences, along life’s way.

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.

Joann Riggio, M.S., M.A. LMFT

Joann Riggio, M.S., M.A. LMFT

LIcensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1720-S. Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, California 94402 | 650-207-1864

I provide a safe, compassionate, and peaceful setting to help you through your healing journey. I have successfully helped clients work through trauma using EMDR as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy methods. In addition, I help couples better engage & communicate.

Carol Jaron, MS, MFT, CHT

Carol Jaron, MS, MFT, CHT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

205 East Third Avenue, Suite 205, San Mateo, California 94401 | (415) 541-5004/650-464-4387

My role is understanding you and what you want to have happen in your life, your mind, emotions and senses that feels calming, clearing, towards getting through what you face. Are you stressed, frustrated; in emotional turmoil? I want to be there for you and assist!

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.

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 San Mateo
California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Therapy San Mateo California

Counseling Hayward Park, Hillsdale, Pilgrin/Triton, Hillsborough, Burlingame, Baywood Park

San Mateo was established in 1894, and is located in the San Francisco Bay area of California. San Mateo has a rock outcropped peninsula known as Coyote Point Park. This is also a popular beach area to visit, along with a museum showing exhibits that contain some of the best natural history displays in California. The climate is also very comfortable, with a Mediterranean environment that is shielded from the Pacific Ocean breezes. San Mateo High School has one of the most prominent performing arts centers outside of San Francisco and is definitely a place worth visiting. Another great family outing is visiting the San Mateo Arboretum, which is located in Central Park. There are many old trees located in the Arboretum and a Japanese garden that was designed and dedicated to the city in 1966.1

Mental Health in San Mateo

The greater Bay Area enjoys better mental health than other areas of California. Just 3.4 percent of adults suffer from a serious mental illness, which is lowest in the state. Only 7 percent of the area's children have a serious emotional disturbance, which is also lowest in the state.2 Nevertheless, many children, adolescents, and adults in San Mateo require mental health care for a variety of mental health and chemical dependency issues.

The Mental Health Association of San Mateo County (MHASMC) provides comprehensive support services for county residents. In particular, the MHASMC provides social support services that seek to integrate mentally ill residents into the community as much as possible. Friendship Centers have been established throughout the county, and serve as locations where adults with mental illnesses can come together to socialize, have fun, play games, and relax. The Support and Advocacy for Young Adults in Transition (SAYAT) program helps 18-23 year olds transition to an independent and self-sufficient life. Many other programs are available. Further information can be obtained by calling 650-368-33453

Current Education

People interested in becoming a counselor must first obtain the appropriate level of education. Palo Alto University offers several master's degree programs that lead to careers as a professional counselor. Students can concentrate in family counseling, addictions and recovery counseling, or in crisis and trauma counseling. Classes focus on helping students acquire the knowledge, skills and tools required to be an effective clinician. Graduates of the program are eligible for licensure in California, as well as in many other states. For more information about Palo Alto's graduate programs in counseling, call 650-417-2023.4


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2. California Healthcare Foundation. (2016). California Healthcare Almanac. Retrieved from
3. Mental Health Association of San Mateo County. (2016). Social Support Services. Retrieved from
4. Palo Alto University. (2017). M.A. in Counseling. Retrieved from

San Mateo is located in San Mateo County, California. It has a land area of 12.12 square miles and a water area of 3.75 square miles.  The population of San Mateo is 103,536 people with 37,861 households and a median annual income of $90,208. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for San Mateo, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in San Mateo is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local San Mateo public health department.