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.

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

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.