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.


Kim Rasmussen

LCSW
32 years experience
Hello. If you’ve landed here, you are most likely struggling with something. I’m grateful you’ve found me. Because relationship is key to therapeutic progress, finding the right person to journey through these struggles with you is really important. Here is some information about me to help you decide if my counseling style and experience is the right fit for you. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for more than 30 years and have worked... Read More
Hello. If you’ve landed here, you are most likely struggling with something. I’m grateful you’ve found me. Because relationship is key to therapeutic progress, finding the right person to journey through these struggles with you is really important. Here is... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:32 years

Jason Shepherd

LMFT
10 years experience
Hello, my name is Jason Shepherd and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about providing services online to people in need. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, in 2009, and I have been a qualified clinical supervisor since 2016. My areas of focus are substance use, systemic and acute trauma, and self-esteem/identity challenges. I primarily utilize Narrative Therapy and... Read More
Hello, my name is Jason Shepherd and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about providing services online to people in need. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Robert Nwanganga

LCSW
3 years experience
My name is Robert and I would be honored to be your Therapist. I would like to tell you about myself. I have been a Social Worker for the past 20 years and I have worked with a lot of different people in a variety of situations. I have to be clear that I work at night. My Schedule is from 9:30pm to 11:30pm Sunday Through Wednesday. The most important thing I... Read More
My name is Robert and I would be honored to be your Therapist. I would like to tell you about myself. I have been a Social Worker for the past 20 years and I have worked with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Igbo
  • Experience:3 years

Lianne Avila

MA
20 years experience
Hello, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California with nearly 20 years of experience. I'd like to start by congratulating you for choosing to take care of your mental health. If you are dealing with stress, anxiety or depression, you aren't alone. Many people suffer with these disorders . I'm glad to say that I am here to help. I can help you develop a self-care plan that will help... Read More
Hello, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California with nearly 20 years of experience. I'd like to start by congratulating you for choosing to take care of your mental health. If you are dealing with... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Charlene Selsvold

LCSW
35 years experience
Hello, Asking for help takes courage and intention. I am a well seasoned licensed clinical social worker in California with extensive experience in working with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, trauma and relationship challenges. Each of us is on a life journey that presents unique challenges. Sometimes feelings emerge that we do not understand or know how to cope with. I offer a supportive environment with unconditional... Read More
Hello, Asking for help takes courage and intention. I am a well seasoned licensed clinical social worker in California with extensive experience in working with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, trauma and relationship challenges.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:35 years

Kristyn Nishimoto

LCSW
6 years experience
Hello! Welcome to my profile. I am glad you are here- it takes a lot of strength to reach out for support. My name is Kristyn Nishimoto and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with 6 years of experience in providing therapy. I have my BA in Psychology and Social Behavior from UC Irvine and my Master of Social Work from California State University, Northridge. I have worked in... Read More
Hello! Welcome to my profile. I am glad you are here- it takes a lot of strength to reach out for support. My name is Kristyn Nishimoto and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Ashley Codding

LMFT
6 years experience
My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. I personally believe that anyone is capable of having the life that they want, the life that makes them happy. I think with the right support anything is possible. My approach is solution focused. I like to help individuals identify their strengths and then help them utilize their... Read More
My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. I personally believe that anyone is capable of having the life that they... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Joshua Siskin

LMFT,BA,MS
13 years experience
My success is based on your feeling better at the end of our session than at the beginning and by your progress in addressing the challenges you face from one session to the next. I have been a counselor and psychotherapy practitioner since 2007 and have met with a wide spectrum of clients in all age groups, from teenagers to octogenarians. My approach is to elicit and reinforce your positive attributes and competencies and to... Read More
My success is based on your feeling better at the end of our session than at the beginning and by your progress in addressing the challenges you face from one session to the next. I have been a counselor and psychotherapy... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Hebrew
  • Experience:13 years

JENNIFER DAWN

LCSW,PPSC
3 years experience
It is so great you have reached out to start on the path of growth and self-improvement. Truly one of the hardest steps in this journey is reaching out for support. I’m excited to connect and discuss your needs and supports I might provide. Let me give you some of my background. I went to graduate school at UC Berkeley and graduated in 2004. I became a California Licensed Clinical Social... Read More
It is so great you have reached out to start on the path of growth and self-improvement. Truly one of the hardest steps in this journey is reaching out for support. I’m excited to connect and discuss your... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Cynthia Eddings

MS,LMFT
20 years experience
Compassionate companion! I am someone to come alongside, to listen, to understand what you are experiencing while helping you navigate through the difficulties. Without judgment, I hear and see you for who you are. Loneliness, depression, and anxiety start to deepen the grove of a cyclical pattern of coping in destructive ways that feed negative feelings; therefore, you grasp for anything to help you feel better. It's like reaching in the dark... Read More
Compassionate companion! I am someone to come alongside, to listen, to understand what you are experiencing while helping you navigate through the difficulties. Without judgment, I hear and see you for who you are. Loneliness, depression, and anxiety... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 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.