Brentwood, California Therapists

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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...
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San Ramon, California

Mary Ruth Cross is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years experience in the mental health field. She is an National Board Certified Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Mary Ruth is the CEO/Owner of Treehouse...
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...
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Pleasanton, California

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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...
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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Pleasanton, California

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California

Megan received her a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Sacramento State University, Ca. and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She brings ten years of experience working with individuals and families 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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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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I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I have over 20 years of experience working within Child Welfare, Adoptions, and Mental Health.
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Hayward, California

As I reflect on my professional experience for the past twenty two years working in the clinical field, several insights emerge for me. After many clinical hours with clients, I have acquired a plethora of experience with varied populations. For...
Kathleen Stutz
MA, LMFT
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Fairfield, California

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression, anxiety, and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. I provide services to individuals, families,...
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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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Berkeley, California

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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...
Jacob Donnelly
LCSW, MSW
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Berkeley, California

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California

Whether you want to get support around new changes in your life that are causing you pain and worry, or work through problems that have been with you for years, my goal is to help you feel relief, feel empowered, and adjust to the things that are...
Annia Raysberg
BA Psych, MA Psych, LMFT
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Oakland, California

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California

I am a licensed Psychotherapist (MFC 52922) in the state of California.  I work with individuals who are 18 and over in a private practice setting.  I provide therapy over video for those who are unable to meet me at my office, on a case-by-case...
Dorothy Kaufmann
LMFT, Ph.D
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Oakland, California

I am an older therapist engaged in my second career. In my previous life in higher education (PhD, Columbia University), I taught and wrote in the humanities, which I see as informing my present vocation. I grew up in Queens, New York in a family of...
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Oakland, California

Hello! I am a queer artist, activist and therapist. I believe deeply in healing, and my practice as a therapist is one way I use my own healing journey to inform and create space for others to explore theirs. Therapy with me will focus on continuing...
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Oakland, California

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California

Are you ready to embody your life fully and fulfill your Soul potential? Independently of where are you in your life and how you got here, my purpose is to support you in your unique development and personal growth. For access to a more complete...
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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...
Michael Simon
LMFT, MS, MA
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Oakland, California

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California, Louisiana

Michael has been in private practice for the last 24 years, primarily in Oakland, California. He works from a cognitive-interpersonal perspective, utilizing the insights and empirical research based in Control-Mastery theory, along with the...
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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...
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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...
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San Francisco, California

With adults and adolescents, I find my approach to focus on empathetic, nonjudgmental listening. Therapy, at its best, is a conversation where we can work together to better understand what you need, who you are, and what has happened in your life...

An Overview of Mental Health in Brentwood, California

Brentwood, California, is part of Contra Costa County and home to 63,800 residents as of July 1, 2018. The population is predominately Caucasian (65.8%), with 23.6% of residents of Hispanic or Latino descent. Just over 15% of those living in Brentwood were born outside the United States. More than half (57%) of Brentwood citizens over the age of 25 are currently married, while 28.5% of those are never married. Families with children under the age of 18 make up 50% of the households.

The Brentwood area is an affluent area with a median household income of $96,945 in 2017 as compared to $57,652 for the United States. Unemployment is low at 3.9% compared to 4.6% for the state of California. Brentwood is also one of the most expensive in the country for housing. The median value of owner-occupied housing for the years from 2013 through 2017 was $482,600, more than double that of the United States as a whole for the same period ($193,500).

The weather in Brentwood is pleasant with low temperatures rarely going below the mid-30s and summer highs rarely exceeding 90 degrees. Aside from the beautiful weather, Brentwood has other positive factors. The crime rate in 2018 was 160.2 per 100,000 in the population, significantly lower than the rate of 274.0 for the United States. Restaurants, parks, and other amenities that add to the quality of life are plentiful and easily accessible via public transportation for those who don’t have a car.

Mental Health Resources in Brentwood, California

In 2016, John Muir Health published the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) of the Brentwood area in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The report defined mental health as “a state of successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with other people, and the ability to adapt to change and to cope with challenges.” Residents surveyed identified mental health services as a needed service. Suicide rates for the area were higher than those for the state and higher than those outlined in the Health 2020 objectives, which supports the needs expressed by the residents. Intentional injuries are unusually high among youth as compared to the state average.

The survey identified two primary barriers to accessing mental health care.

  • Latino adults were more likely than adults from other racial and ethnic groups to report an unmet need for mental health services. Caucasian adults were the least likely to report a need. Cultural attitudes and stigma against mental health difficulties contribute to some of these differences.
  • Primary care physicians in the area do not always discuss mental health needs with patients. Survey respondents felt that making this a consistent part of primary care visits could help dispel some of the negative feelings toward mental health disorders.

In another Community Health Needs Assessment conducted in 2016 by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, mental health services were identified as number four on the list of the top five priority health needs for the Brentwood area. Special attention was given in this report to the challenges facing adolescents in need of mental health services.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Brentwood, California

Finding a therapist whose skills match your needs can be challenging anywhere, and Brentwood is no exception. However, Contra Costa Mental Health provides a wide range of mental health services, including specialized services for the elderly and teenagers and a 24-hour crisis line. Counseling and social services assistance are also available to address specific situations such as domestic violence, victims of crime, homeless individuals, and the LGBTQ community.

Children’s Mental Health Services (CMHS) is another division of Contra Costa Mental Health. CMHS operates three clinics by appointment and on short-notice for urgent situations. The agency also provides education in the school system, in clients’ homes, and at various locations in the community. Parenting classes and psychological evaluations are also available through CMHS.

Emergency Mental Health Services in Brentwood, California

Mental health needs sometimes develop into a crisis situation that requires immediate intervention. Though it’s frightening when that happens, the good news is that help is available. If you or someone you love is struggling, make sure you keep these numbers handy.

Despite the affluence of the Brentwood area, mental health problems are all too real in all communities across the country. Those who are struggling benefit from leaning on family and friends who can help them find the resources they need to see a crisis counselor, a psychiatrist or a therapist.