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.


Douglas Mitchell

LMFT
6 years experience
Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, bipolar and ADHD. I'm sensitive to those who have suffered or experienced physical trauma or emotional... Read More
Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

Lauren Rodriguez

MS, LMFT
15 years experience
Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters and Bachelors degrees in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I commend you on making the decision to begin counseling. Life is a struggle for everyone at some point and every single... Read More
Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Dr. Lukas Jaeggi

PhD
20 years experience
I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions. I also helped many people who have experienced traumatic stress or abuse. My counseling style is empathic, nonjudgmental and encouraging. My approach integrates depth psychology, neuroscience and trauma theory. I will tailor our conversation and... Read More
I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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

Laura Kluss

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought disorders, relationship issues and grief. I have extensive experience working with people who have experienced trauma and abuse. I have worked in a community inpatient psychiatric hospital, state prisons, and now work with veterans at... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Sharon Valentino

LMFT, CAATC, RAS
8 years experience
I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you want to be? Is your life working out the way you wanted and expected it to? We all cope with stressors in different ways. I help people deal with stress more successfully with caring, plus... Read More
I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Luis Resendez

LMFT
9 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. Many clients I have worked with have endured disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and family conflict. I have been trained in several modalities and evidenced based practices including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 9 years

Jennifer Yates

MC, LMFT
20 years experience
If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage to seek help, and I am here for you with genuine care and compassion. I will work with you from a holistic standpoint as I firmly believe that the mind and body are connected, and... Read More
If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Jack Grabon

LCSW, CPC
15 years experience
Hello there! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California and New York. I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life/health coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, drug problems, existential or spiritual crises, trauma, relationship issues and weight loss. My counseling style is gentle and supportive, yet powerful. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.... Read More
Hello there! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California and New York. I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life/health coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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.