Alameda, California Therapists

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.

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Deborah Simmons
LMFT, PhD
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Burlingame, California

Primrose Healing and Wellness is a center that takes a very holistic approach to healing. It is a center staffed with trained and experienced professionals who share a common belief that every individual is unique and treatment for every person...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Asya is a mindfulness-based therapist specializing in guiding individuals and families through the ups and downs of parenting, the challenges of relationships, and life transitions. Asya's approach to psychotherapy is based on kindness, compassion,...
Ranjan Patel
LMFT, Psy.D., CPC
In-Person Sessions:

Burlingame, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I’m in love with people. My #1 passion is people. Psychotherapy is a sacred process where you trust the therapist and make a pact to enter a private world of pain. You're visiting this site and seeking help: I admire that you're acknowledging your...
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Santa Cruz, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Congratulations on looking for a therapist. We all seek support for different reasons. I became a therapist because of my own searches in the depths of my soul. I believe that this is a lot of healing available for each of us. We can incur suffering...
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San Francisco, California

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California

You try to have everything in your life go a certain way. You feel out of control and get upset when things do not work out. Every time you try to complete a project or organize your life, something goes awry. People tell you to relax and everything...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Helping You Become Your Best Self: none of us wants to struggle but even with our best intentions & efforts we can find ourselves stuck, confused & in a position of self-doubt. We are vulnerable to blaming ourselves when things go wrong...
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San Francisco, California

You probably just want to feel better but the path of getting there can be complicated, otherwise you'd feel better already. If only the course was clearer.  Beginning a therapy can be a bit like choosing the "red pill." If you're afraid of the...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified hypnotherapist with 20+ years of experience in the mental health field. I work with women who experience anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, grief and loss, relationship challenges, and a host of...
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Pleasanton, California

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California

Kelly received a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has worked with diverse populations throughout the bay area including children, adolescents,...
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Brentwood, California

Kristin M. Palmer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Emotionally Focused Therapy for individuals, couples and familys.  As a graduate of Phillips Graduate Institute, and with over 15 years experience, she...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I have over 20 years of experience working within Child Welfare, Adoptions, and Mental Health.
Dr. Angela Krumm
PhD, Psychologist
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you interested in setting specific goals and learning tools to improve your life? I am trained in a model of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) developed by David Burns, M.D. My counseling style is compassionate, but also directive and active. I...
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California, Nevada

My name is Laure Saint Georges Chaumet and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Nevada. Since graduating from my Master's Program in 2013, I spent the last 7 years practicing in California and Nevada working closely with...
Patty Shirley
LMFT, LPCC 15, MA
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Danville, California

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California

Patty Shirley - East Bay Christian Counseling Feeling worried, anxious, sad, angry or frustrated? Having relationship and communication issues? I am a LMFT and a Registered Addiction Specialist. Areas of treatment include substance / alcohol /pill...
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Walnut Creek, California

I encourage growth in my clients by helping to increase their awareness of how behaviors and thought patterns affect their identity, relationships, and overall sense of well being. I view the therapeutic process as one of compassionate collaboration...
Ben Schultz
LMFT, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I believe everyone is the expert on their own life. Considering no one has actually lived one second as you, the simple truth that you know more about you than anyone possibly could is something I value. This means I don't pretend I am your expert -...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Therapy is an unfolding of where you are in your life, how you see or understand yourself and what your needs are. The outcome pf therapy is usually greater self-knowledge, a re-integration of de-pressed thoughts, emotions, and beliefs and a new...
Leslie Baker
LMFT, MA
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Pleasanton, California

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California

Licensed since 1991, Leslie as a family counselor has over twenty years of experience in the field of psychotherapy. She graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development/Family Studies from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo....
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Berkeley, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I realized early on that the world isn’t “made” for any one of us. We each have to create our own way of thinking and getting things done. And it is with pride and joy that I have helped countless clients do just that for well over two...
Susan Cohn
LMFC, LCSW
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Cupertino, California

The foundation of my approach is strategic therapy, which honors the uniqueness of each individual and their particular concerns. This approach emphasizes the resolution of problems in  a manner that is both individualized and practical I have been...
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Stockton, California

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California

My name is Iyabo Adediran and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California. I have worked in various capacities in the mental health field for over 16 years and have spent the last 8 years of my career providing...
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San Francisco, California

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California

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a practice in downtown San Francisco. I have a warm, relational approach. I help individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, career questions, and family of origin issues. I...
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Oakland, California

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California

I have been in practice as a licensed clinical social worker since 1983. I have a private practice in both Oakland and Walnut Creek California. I am a very seasoned therapist and work with the broad range of issues that bring people into...
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Pleasanton, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a licensed psychotherapist that works with clients on various life situations and struggles. I work with individuals, couples and families. I have an eclectic practice because every client is unique and needs their treatment plan tailored to...

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 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.