Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Brentwood, California

Find a therapist in Brentwood , California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Brentwood 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

Kristin Palmer

LMFT
15+ years experience
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 currently maintains a private practice in Brentwood, CA. Kristin is an interactive, solution-focused, attachment based therapist. Read More
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 currently maintains a private practice in Brentwood, CA. Kristin is an interactive, solution-focused, attachment based therapist. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15+ years

An Overview of Mental Health in Brentwood, California

The city of Brentwood is located in Contra Costa County with an estimated population of 62,433. It is part of the East Bay section of the larger San Francisco Bay Area. In fact, it is 55 miles east of San Francisco. The city is known for its history of farming and agriculture. There has been a recent spike in residential growth that proves it is still a booming community.

Health care, social assistance, retail, and construction are the largest industries in Brentwood. The unemployment rate is 3.4% as of December 2018, which is lower than the national rate of 4%.

As with any city, it’s important to analyze Brentwood with all of its positives and negatives. One aspect that is crucial to examine closely is the mental health situation in Brentwood and Contra Costa County as a whole.

Mental Health Hospitalizations

Mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and attention deficit disorder are prevalent among people living in Contra Costa County. Approximately 10,000 Contra Costa residents are hospitalized for mental health treatment every year. The rate of hospitalizations for mental illness is higher in Contra Costa than California as a whole. Here are some more interesting numbers from the Contra Costa County Hospital Council:

  • There were 32,186 hospitalizations for mental illnesses in Contra Costa between 2000 and 2002.
  • 655 of the 32,186 hospitalizations were in Brentwood.
  • Residents of certain Contra Costa communities, including Walnut Creek, Concord, Martinez, and Richmond have a higher likelihood of receiving treatment than the county as a whole.
  • Most people who were hospitalized were Whites (24,724), in comparison to African Americans (3,509), Latinos/Hispanics (1,992) and Asians/Pacific Islanders (1,143).

But while these statistics are important to understand, it is also crucial to realize their limitations. For example, hospital rates do not account for those who cannot access care. That’s why it is important for communities to focus on raising awareness of treatment, creating more opportunities, and improving access for low-income residents.

Suicide and Self-Harm

Here are some notable findings from Contra Costa Health Services about suicide and self-inflicted injuries between 2005 and 2007:

  • 269 residents of Contra Costa died by suicide.
  • An average of 90 residents died by suicide every year.
  • Suicide was the most common cause of death among residents ages 15 to 34.
  • The most suicides happened among white residents (79.2 percent), followed by Latinos/Hispanics (8.2 percent), Asians/Pacific Islanders (7.4 percent), and African Americans (4.1 percent).
  • 2 percent of the suicides were male while 26.8 percent were female.
  • 1 percent, or 11 total, of these suicides took place in Brentwood.
  • The most common cause of suicide was a firearm (39 percent, poison (23.4 percent), suffocation/hanging (22.3 percent), and jumping (3.7 percent).
  • There were 995 hospitalizations due to self-harm in Contra Costa County.

These numbers provide evidence that more needs to be done to save lives in Brentwood and Contra Costa.

Substance Use

Drug use and mental disorders often go hand-in-hand. According to recent data, there were 15 drug-related suicides in Contra Costa County reported in 2010.  The most common drugs involved were opioids, stimulants, and alcohol.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Brentwood, California

Sadly, one of the main reasons that mental disorders and suicides are significant issues in Brentwood is a lack of ease in finding a therapist. Most adults do not get treated for mental disorders. Access to treatment is also more difficult to achieve for minorities. Plus, seeking treatment is a huge challenge for the 4 percent of Brentwood residents who don’t have health insurance.

Mental Health Resources in Brentwood, California

However, the mental health outlook of Brentwood is not all doom and gloom. One piece of good news is that there are 301 mental health professionals per 100,000 residents in the city. Contra Costa Mental Health Services also provides a variety of opportunities for those who need help, including a 24/7 hotline, services for families and children, services for adults, crisis services, and a variety of clinics.

One amazing resource for mental health treatment in Brentwood is our online directory of therapists. E-Counseling.com provides every Brentwood resident with easy access to mental health professionals.