Rose M. Lester, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bakersfield
"It's never to late to have a happy childhood" This quote embodies the core belief and hope that I bring into my practice. Most people bring wounds from childhood into their adulthood. These wounds show up in their lives as depression, anxiety, low-self-esteem and unhealthy relationships. In therapy, you can become aware of those wound and how they limit your life today, grieve your losses and learn healthier ways to get those childhood needs met. As this healing occurs, we can explore ways to live life more fully and joyfully and to thrive rather than just survive.
If you feel trapped by old painful memories and destructive ways of being in the world and want relief from childhood trauma, depression and anxiety, please contact me to find out more about how I can be of help. I also help couples increase intimacy by developing effective communication skills.
I use a wide variety of modalities to help my clients. I am trained in EMDR, EFT, and other energy psychology methods which are helpful for treating trauma and PTSD. I employ a variety of creative techniques such as art, guided imagery, and journaling, to help clients work through diffiuclt emotions.
Call or Email Rose M. Lester for a free phone consultation now - (661) 903-8559 x2


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 1995
  • License No. and State: MFC38328 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Coventry
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health
  • Health Net
  • Holman Group
  • Humana
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • Out of Network
  • PacifiCare
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
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  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Adoption
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 09 May 2016
Rose M. Lester, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bakersfield

Rose M. Lester

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT