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Meet with a California licensed therapist to receive virtual support for anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress, and loss. Right now, you can meet with an online therapist for $119 per session or $99 for weekly sessions. To book a free 15-minute consultation, contact 1-800-221-5140 or email [email protected]

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How Does Online Therapy Work?

Online therapy lets you chat with a therapist from your home, instead of having to go to an office. At PlushCare, you can speak to a virtual California licensed therapist for $119 per session or $99 for weekly sessions. You get a $20 discount for booking weekly therapy sessions, and you can cancel at any time.


Each online therapy session is 45 minutes and completely confidential and secure. During the session, your therapist will listen to your concerns, provide you with emotional support, and work with you to improve your mental health.

Meet Melissa Dowd, California Licensed Therapist

Meet our top online therapist Melissa! She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University of CA.


Melissa believes that each client is unique, employing multiple therapeutic modalities to support her California clients’ individual needs. She has extensive experience working with clients of diverse nationalities and backgrounds, including LGBTQ clients, and she applies that knowledge to inform her work.

Meet Amy Kaplan, California Licensed Therapist

Amy Kaplan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, relationship issues and trauma. Ms. Kaplan earned a BA with Distinction in Psychology from Penn State University and a Masters Degree in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach.


Her extensive experience in the mental health field since 1997 includes inpatient and outpatient settings as both a provider and clinical supervisor. Using effective, evidenced-based treatment combined with the healing nature of a therapist-client relationship, Ms. Kaplan helps those she works with learn how to use inner strengths and lead a more balanced life.

Meet Carleen Lillich, California Licensed Therapist

Carleen earned a dual master’s degree in professional counseling and marriage and family therapy from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She has been a therapist for 19 years, working with infants to grandparents, and is especially drawn to those who have been affected by trauma.


She has lived in Indiana, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, the Marshall Islands, Arkansas and now in California. From all these places, she has learned that people everywhere need others to share their life with, someone who will really listen to them and care. We are living in exceedingly difficult times. Let PlushCare know how she can help.

Meet Susan Gamurot, California Licensed Therapist

Susan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology From the University of Arizona and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from San Jose State University. She has 16 years of experience, and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 2005 and has been practicing in the mental health field since 2002. Susan is bilingual in Spanish and is accepting Spanish-speaking patients.


Susan works with a variety of patients, from infants to adults including teens and children, with a wide range of mental health needs, including adjustment, anxiety, depression, stress and trauma. She uses a strength-based and prescriptive approach to treatment modalities through family systems, reflection, and integrated interventions to achieve greater self-awareness.

Meet Valerie Ostrosky, California Licensed Therapist

Valerie earned her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Gannon University in PA and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She has ten years of experience working in both outpatient and residential settings. She has worked with clients experiencing mild mental health concerns to serious mental illness.


Valerie is certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and believes in the importance of working collaboratively with clients to develop the best treatment plan and interventions used throughout the therapeutic relationship. She has a passion for helping others and assisting them in building a better quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Online Therapy Legit?

Yes, online therapy is legit! Many studies have shown that treatment through online therapy is just as effective as in-person therapy. Even though you speak with a therapist through a screen when using online therapy, you still benefit from the therapist’s professional expertise and personalized therapeutic approach to helping you. In California, virtual therapists are required to have the same licensing as in-person therapists.

How Much Is Therapy in California?

The cost of an average therapy appointment in California is between $60 and $120. Some therapists charge up to $250 an hour for their services. The cost of therapy typically varies based on the therapist and whether they accept insurance.


You can see a California licensed therapist for $119 per session at PlushCare (when you sign up for weekly sessions, each session only costs $99). You can also book a free 15-minute consultation to meet your prospective therapist prior to signing up for online therapy. Call 1-800-221-5140 or email [email protected] to set up your free consultation today.

What Can an Online Therapist Treat?

Online therapists can treat many mental health conditions. Examples of the top conditions that our PlushCare online therapists treat include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relationship problems
  • Life transitions
  • Concerns due to COVID-19

If you’re going through a hard time, don’t hesitate to reach out to a California therapist for help.

Is Online Therapy Right For Me?

Online therapy can help you improve your mental health and quality of life. If you are looking for an effective, convenient, and affordable way to support your mental health, then online therapy could be the right choice for you. It is understandable if you feel uncertain about speaking with a therapist online, though we can assure you that online therapy is safe, helpful, and secure.

What Can I Expect From Online Therapy at Plushcare?

Using online therapy at PlushCare means that you can expect professional, high-quality support and development for your emotional and mental health. Clients often report improvements in their daily lives after online therapy, including:

  • Reduced feelings of anxiety and a greater sense of ease and comfort with themselves and in social situations
  • Better ability to manage stress throughout the day
  • Feeling happier, more present, and more self-confident
  • Overall greater self-esteem and improved outlook

Who Is PlushCare’s Online Therapy For?

PlushCare offers online therapy for individuals over the age of 18 who are looking for emotional support and development. At this time, we do not offer online therapy services for couples, families, or people under 18.

Can I Get Online Therapy For Free?

We realize that choosing a therapist is a highly personal decision, and we want you to be at ease during this process and as you begin your therapy journey. PlushCare offers a free consultation with your prospective therapist before you sign up. We believe in making the online therapy process easier and more convenient for our clients, which is why we offer this to help you ensure that it is a good fit for you. To book your free consultation, call 1-800-221-5140 or email [email protected]

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