Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Alameda, California

Find a therapist in Alameda, California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Alameda to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

Jennifer Hyatt

MA, MS, LMFT
5 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the state of California #99355 and the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board in Ohio #F.1800080. Providing therapy and helping others is my passion and purpose! I work best with those who are ready for and motivated towards a pivotal change. I use a down to earth and open minded approach as I partner with... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the state of California #99355 and the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board in Ohio #F.1800080. Providing therapy and helping... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Leslie Brueckner

LMFT
7 years experience
My name is Leslie, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). The title may be misleading in my case though, because I work mostly with individuals. I have been counseling since 2012, bringing a non-judgmental, empathetic and wholly supportive attitude into every counseling relationship. The clinical theories from which I draw most heavily are client-centered and cognitive behavioral therapies. I will be a genuine presence who always listens... Read More
My name is Leslie, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). The title may be misleading in my case though, because I work mostly with individuals. I have been counseling since 2012, bringing a non-judgmental,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Christin Frederick

MA, LMFT
3 years experience
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use humor and compassion to create connection. This connection creates a safe place for us to exchange ideas, to talk about experiences and to share honestly with one another. I have 3 years of experience working... Read More
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Katina Boulai

MA, LMFT
8 years experience
My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families, couples, and individuals using a relational, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems approach. I have experience with diverse populations with issues relating to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, parenting, divorce, grief, life transitions, and... Read More
My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Norma Cuenca

MA, LMFT
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol/Drug Counselor, in California, with more than 7 years of experience providing direct mental health therapy and alcohol/drug counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety of presenting issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as family conflicts and teenagers’ issues. I am aware of cultural factors and I am sensitive and respectful of people’s... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol/Drug Counselor, in California, with more than 7 years of experience providing direct mental health therapy and alcohol/drug counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 7 years

Gina Marquardt

LMFT
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, career concerns, substance abuse, LGBT issues, family and relationship issues, and coping with chronic illnesses. I utilize various types of therapy in my practice, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Ayana Rose

LMFT
15 years experience
Hi, I'm Ayana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Counseling Psychology and an EMDR practitioner. Some of my specialties include: strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, supporting mothers and mothers-to be, teens, adolescents and working with those suffering from anxiety, parenting issues and PTSD. Some of my valuable experience includes working as a clinician with teen girls in a group home... Read More
Hi, I'm Ayana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Counseling Psychology and an EMDR practitioner. Some of my specialties include: strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, supporting mothers and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Kaitlyn McNulty

LCSW
8 years experience
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I started my work as a therapist in New York after obtaining my Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have been working as a therapist in California for the last five years. I have experience working with a wide variety of individuals in different settings including within community agencies, in homes, and in schools.... Read More
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I started my work as a therapist in New York after obtaining my Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Jerome Scott Jr

LMFT
16 years experience
During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I have consistently demonstrated a high level of professionalism, therapeutic innovation and ethically responsible approach with resolving the critical issues encountered by our patients. I believe that this quote by Emmett Fox... Read More
During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Leah Finn

LMFT
6 years experience
Hello and welcome! My name is Leah Finn. I am a marriage and family therapist based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and licensed in California. My goal is to help you achieve your goals. Since 2010, I have worked with clients from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to effectively manage and cope with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I have also helped many people who have... Read More
Hello and welcome! My name is Leah Finn. I am a marriage and family therapist based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and licensed in California. My goal is to help you achieve your goals. Since 2010, I have worked... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Alameda, California

Want to live on an island with access to the great employment opportunities San Francisco and the Bay Area have to offer? Then consider Alameda. The city lives up to its Spanish meaning of “tree-lined avenue” with a wealth of greenery adorning this quaint beach-side town of 79,177. “Mayberry by the Bay”, as it has been nicknamed, is a 23-square mile island just south of Oakland and east, across the bay, from San Francisco. Many commuters travel by ferry to work in SF.

The town is known for its friendly population, great food, bike-friendly streets and slow pace of life – the speed limit is just 25 miles per hour. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the quirky appeal of attractions such as the annual classic car show and Pinball Museum.

Mental Health in Alameda

Mental health is a common chronic illness across California. Alameda residents have their own unique challenges.

  • Career Pressures: Alameda may be more laid back than San Francisco, but many residents still face intense career pressures. With a median household income of $89,045 and more than 50% of residents having college degrees, many residents have stressful careers which can lead to burnout, anxiety and other health conditions if not managed properly.
  • Immigrants Assimilating to Life in US: 0% Alamedans were born overseas, with the majority coming from China and Mexico. It can be difficult for these individuals and families to adjust to the English language and American culture.
  • Chronic Illness: HIV/AIDS continues to be a concern per a community health needs assessment (CHNA). Mental health services can help those who are sick learn to manage their chronic illness. These services can also help caregivers who may face compassion fatigue.
  • Obesity: The percent of adults who are obese is below the Healthy Alameda 2020 goal, but at 9%, and due to the growing epidemic nation-wide, this trend should be monitored and addressed. Obesity can often lead to other health challenges.
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction: According to the CHNA, Alameda County has a higher rate of substance use and abuse than many other parts of California. While illegal drugs are a problem, alcohol is more readily available. Mental health services can help anyone who is affected by the illness of addiction.

Mental Health Resources in Alameda

State-wide, California faces a shortage of mental health resources. The state may lack nearly 2,000 psychiatrists by 2025 if nothing is done to address this issue. Many Californians do not get the mental health support they need.

For Alameda residents, however, there is a range of licensed family and marriage therapists, licensed clinical social workers and licensed professional clinical counselors available. Some may even offer services in Spanish.These therapists have experience working with clients who are dealing with anxiety, stress, grief, family or relationship issues, anger management, trauma and abuse, career difficulties or spirituality issues. They can also help you if you’re current managing depression, addiction, bipolar disorder, eating disorders or ADHD. They will work with you to develop the best care plan for your needs, drawing from a range of therapy practices including dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Alameda

In addition to the general shortage of mental health services in California, language may be the biggest obstacle many in Alameda face to obtaining care. 35.3% of residents speak a language other than English at home. While these individuals may be able to communicate fluently in English as well, it’s always best to have counseling in your native language so nothing is lost in translation. The most common languages spoken in Alameda are Chinese and Spanish.

Some community organizations may offer support in other languages. In addition, newer forms of therapy such as text, phone and video-based sessions may be more amenable to different languages.

Public attitudes towards mental health are changing. However, many individuals may feel there is a stigma associated with asking for help. Remember, all care is confidential and initiatives like the Alameda County “Everyone Counts Campaign” are working to reduce stigma for anyone living with a mental illness.

Find a Therapist in Alameda

If you or a loved one need mental health support, check out our online therapist directory at E-Counseling. The therapists in this comprehensive list can be trusted to provide expert, non-judgmental and safe care no matter what life challenges you are facing.