Find the Best Psychiatrists in Bakersfield, CA

Choose from approximately 185 LifeStance psychiatrists that serve patients in Bakersfield, California. We are the largest behavioral care provider platform in the USA. Our psychiatrists see patients in 44 local offices in California and also provide virtual appointments throughout the state.

Find the best psychiatrist near you in Bakersfield, California, by choosing from approximately 185 LifeStance psychiatrists via telehealth in Bakersfield, California. LifeStance practices represent the largest behavioral care provider platform in the USA. Our highly rated licensed psychiatrists see patients in 44 mental health clinics in California and also provide online psychiatry services. LifeStance psychiatrists specialize in treating a range of mental healthcare issues, including depression, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, autism, and addictions, in Bakersfield, California.

Find the best LifeStance psychiatrists in Bakersfield, California. Search our psychiatrist directory to find a doctor that specializes in treating a range of mental health care issues, including depression, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, autism, and addictions.

Whenever you need a psychiatrist to diagnose a mental health disorder for you or a family member or to start a treatment for a condition you have already been diagnosed with, you will find a LifeStance doctor within our network.

Find a LifeStance psychiatrist in Bakersfield, California who specializes in your presenting concerns.

Read more FAQS below about how to find a LifeStance psychiatrist in Bakersfield, California.

Our Top Rated Psychiatrists Serve the Bakersfield Metropolitan Area


Arvin, Delano, Lamont, Shafter, Wasco

About the City

Bakersfield, located in California, is a diverse and dynamic city that captivates visitors with its unique blend of cultures and landscapes. The people of Bakersfield are known for their warm hospitality and strong sense of community. With a population of over 380,000, the city boasts a rich demographic mix, including a significant Hispanic population. Bakersfield is renowned for its agricultural industry, earning it the title of the "breadbasket of the world." The city's unique charm lies in its stunning natural beauty, with the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Kern River providing breathtaking backdrops for outdoor enthusiasts. Bakersfield's distinct blend of culture, community, and natural wonders make it a truly remarkable city.

Neighborhoods in the City

Bakersfield, California, is home to several distinct neighborhoods. Downtown offers a mix of historic buildings and modern amenities. Southwest boasts a suburban feel with parks and shopping centers. Northeast features residential areas and schools. Northwest is known for its agricultural landscapes and rural charm.

Bakersfield Metropolitan Area

FAQs about how to find a LifeStance psychiatrist in Bakersfield, California

Yes, most California health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover psychiatrist visits, including the initial evaluation and regular sessions (check-ins). However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the insurance plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. Just like any other medical professional, if the psychiatrist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the psychiatrist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee.

We work with: Aetna, Humana, Optum (UnitedHealthcare), Partners Direct Health, Provider Network of America (PNOA), Sana Benefits, Evernorth (Cigna), MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP), MultiPlan (PHCS), Tricare East (Humana Military), Magellan, Managed Health Network (HealthNet), Lakeside Medical (Regal Medical), Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Carelon (Beacon), Santa Barbara Select IPA (SBSIPA), Scripps Health Plan, Sharp Health Plan, Elevance Health (Anthem BC) and Blue Shield of California.

If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan (or so called “open access” plans), you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a psychiatrist out-of-network in California.

If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. LifeStance accepts most of the commercial health insurance plans.