Online Counseling
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MA, LMFT Elaine Stover

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Elaine Stover is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: MA, LMFT
Years in Practice: 29
State: CA

I am a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I've been helping people like you for over 25 years. I respect my clients and know they are seeing me because they have hit a roadblock. Others have described me as warm, competent, compassionate, and professional. I constantly take courses to stay current in my field. I find it a privilege to be allowed into your life and explore with you what your best hopes are, what's working, and to discern how to navigate relationships. I also have a light sense of humor which can put you at ease when discussing difficult issues. I've worked with individuals, couples, children, and families and would be honored by your consideration of me as your therapist.

I have a general practice which means I have worked alongside people with various challenges. I do not believe in having one session more than you need, but as many as you find helpful. Most of my clients have come because friends or relatives have referred them to me after being pleased themselves with the results of our visits. I would be honored to work together with you to explore the changes you'd like to see in your life. I look forward to working with you!

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Elaine has been such a blessing in my life. She has helped me conquer grief over the lose of family members as well as PTSD from being a front line ICU RN during the Covid pandemic. She is thoughtful and empowering. She has also been willing to pray at the end of our sessions because she knows it’s meaningful to me. I highly suggest working with her and thank her for all her help!

Dec 21, 2022


I'm so grateful to have been matched with Elaine. I was nervous to start therapy but from the very beginning she was kind, compassionate, and patient, which really helped me to open up and communicate better. She is a very thorough listener and ultimately was able to help me overcome obstacles and achieve my goals through therapy.

Dec 06, 2022


I love Elaine so much! I feel that I have come so far in terms of my self-love and self-worth, relationships, and anxiety with her. She has given me so many positive coping mechanisms and ways to talk back to my negative thoughts. Put yourself and your needs first and book with Elaine!

Nov 06, 2022


Elaine really listens to your personal needs well and is incredibly supportive. She is creative, kind and sharp. I’m very happy to have her as my therapist.

L.E.·Aug 01, 2022


A very kind and insightful person. Is flexible in finding the best way that works for you. She has an expansive set of tools that she uses in perfect balance to give you an understanding of why you think the way you do and recommending tasks to help you find a healthier better you.

P.R.·Feb 26, 2022


Elaine Stover is compassionate, understanding, and helpful in encouraging us to understand the grief process and set goals toward healing.

M.A.·Jan 06, 2022


I am very appreciative for all Elaine has given to me so far in our sessions. She gives me ways to manage my anxiety and stresses, while also allowing space for me to talk about why I have those anxieties in the first place. I am really looking forward to our future sessions together!

A.L.·Dec 14, 2021


In my time that I’ve had with Elaine I feel like I’ve become more aware of myself and my needs and how to have them met. She listens to what is said during the sessions with empathy and the knowledge and wisdom she brings to the table makes you come to the answers you want too for yourself instead of telling you. The sessions are guided and easily accessible as well. I couldn’t recommend highly enough to anybody thinking of participating in therapy.

D.A.·Dec 03, 2021


I came to Better Help in a desperate situation. Finding mental health professionals that were available (and that I could trust) in my area was proving very difficult. I was so thrilled that Better Help made it so easy for me to get set up and to find a therapist who would be perfectly suited to me. I was extremely fearful of navigating the mental health realm (and desperate), but Better Help and Elaine solved that for me all at once. Elaine has been my rock through this whole experience. I know Better Help is not meant to be utilized in crisis situations, but Elaine handled it like a pro. I owe a good deal of my recovery to her and cannot thank her enough. She is a fantastic listener, compassionate and offers excellent feedback and advice. I feel like I got a therapist that is "my kind of person" and that means the world to me. Elaine, I owe you a great debt of gratitude and I will never forget this.

D.E.·Sep 21, 2021


I'm pleased with the insights Elaine has provided me with understanding my role and my responsibilities with my estranged, but now adult children. Hearing suggestions and exploring options for living in the present has ben helpful to me in having a sense of control now and having a plan for potential, future interactions.

R.O.·Sep 14, 2021


Working with Elaine is wonderful. Starting with my very first session she instantly put me at ease. I found that talking with her was like talking with and old friend. She is always very prompt to return any messages and seems like a very caring, authentic person.

A.M.·Sep 09, 2021


Elaine is a good listener, and an even better speaker. She knows the right questions to ask and is able to pick up on the root of the issue almost every single time. I like the approaches she suggests and as I inculcate them in my day to day I have been noticing changes for the better in my relationships. She’s always smiling and has a positive vibe to her! I’ve been happy with her service.

A.N.·Sep 09, 2021


Elaine Stover offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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