Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Camarillo, California

Find a therapist in Camarillo, California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Camarillo to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Kim Rasmussen

LCSW
32 years experience
Hello. If you’ve landed here, you are most likely struggling with something. I’m grateful you’ve found me. Because relationship is key to therapeutic progress, finding the right person to journey through these struggles with you is really important. Here is some information about me to help you decide if my counseling style and experience is the right fit for you. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for more than 30 years and have worked... Read More
Hello. If you’ve landed here, you are most likely struggling with something. I’m grateful you’ve found me. Because relationship is key to therapeutic progress, finding the right person to journey through these struggles with you is really important. Here is... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:32 years

Jason Shepherd

LMFT
10 years experience
Hello, my name is Jason Shepherd and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about providing services online to people in need. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, in 2009, and I have been a qualified clinical supervisor since 2016. My areas of focus are substance use, systemic and acute trauma, and self-esteem/identity challenges. I primarily utilize Narrative Therapy and... Read More
Hello, my name is Jason Shepherd and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about providing services online to people in need. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Robert Nwanganga

LCSW
3 years experience
My name is Robert and I would be honored to be your Therapist. I would like to tell you about myself. I have been a Social Worker for the past 20 years and I have worked with a lot of different people in a variety of situations. I have to be clear that I work at night. My Schedule is from 9:30pm to 11:30pm Sunday Through Wednesday. The most important thing I... Read More
My name is Robert and I would be honored to be your Therapist. I would like to tell you about myself. I have been a Social Worker for the past 20 years and I have worked with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Igbo
  • Experience:3 years

Lianne Avila

MA
20 years experience
Hello, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California with nearly 20 years of experience. I'd like to start by congratulating you for choosing to take care of your mental health. If you are dealing with stress, anxiety or depression, you aren't alone. Many people suffer with these disorders . I'm glad to say that I am here to help. I can help you develop a self-care plan that will help... Read More
Hello, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California with nearly 20 years of experience. I'd like to start by congratulating you for choosing to take care of your mental health. If you are dealing with... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Charlene Selsvold

LCSW
35 years experience
Hello, Asking for help takes courage and intention. I am a well seasoned licensed clinical social worker in California with extensive experience in working with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, trauma and relationship challenges. Each of us is on a life journey that presents unique challenges. Sometimes feelings emerge that we do not understand or know how to cope with. I offer a supportive environment with unconditional... Read More
Hello, Asking for help takes courage and intention. I am a well seasoned licensed clinical social worker in California with extensive experience in working with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, trauma and relationship challenges.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:35 years

Kristyn Nishimoto

LCSW
6 years experience
Hello! Welcome to my profile. I am glad you are here- it takes a lot of strength to reach out for support. My name is Kristyn Nishimoto and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with 6 years of experience in providing therapy. I have my BA in Psychology and Social Behavior from UC Irvine and my Master of Social Work from California State University, Northridge. I have worked in... Read More
Hello! Welcome to my profile. I am glad you are here- it takes a lot of strength to reach out for support. My name is Kristyn Nishimoto and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Ashley Codding

LMFT
6 years experience
My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. I personally believe that anyone is capable of having the life that they want, the life that makes them happy. I think with the right support anything is possible. My approach is solution focused. I like to help individuals identify their strengths and then help them utilize their... Read More
My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. I personally believe that anyone is capable of having the life that they... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Joshua Siskin

LMFT,BA,MS
13 years experience
My success is based on your feeling better at the end of our session than at the beginning and by your progress in addressing the challenges you face from one session to the next. I have been a counselor and psychotherapy practitioner since 2007 and have met with a wide spectrum of clients in all age groups, from teenagers to octogenarians. My approach is to elicit and reinforce your positive attributes and competencies and to... Read More
My success is based on your feeling better at the end of our session than at the beginning and by your progress in addressing the challenges you face from one session to the next. I have been a counselor and psychotherapy... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Hebrew
  • Experience:13 years

JENNIFER DAWN

LCSW,PPSC
3 years experience
It is so great you have reached out to start on the path of growth and self-improvement. Truly one of the hardest steps in this journey is reaching out for support. I’m excited to connect and discuss your needs and supports I might provide. Let me give you some of my background. I went to graduate school at UC Berkeley and graduated in 2004. I became a California Licensed Clinical Social... Read More
It is so great you have reached out to start on the path of growth and self-improvement. Truly one of the hardest steps in this journey is reaching out for support. I’m excited to connect and discuss your... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Cynthia Eddings

MS,LMFT
20 years experience
Compassionate companion! I am someone to come alongside, to listen, to understand what you are experiencing while helping you navigate through the difficulties. Without judgment, I hear and see you for who you are. Loneliness, depression, and anxiety start to deepen the grove of a cyclical pattern of coping in destructive ways that feed negative feelings; therefore, you grasp for anything to help you feel better. It's like reaching in the dark... Read More
Compassionate companion! I am someone to come alongside, to listen, to understand what you are experiencing while helping you navigate through the difficulties. Without judgment, I hear and see you for who you are. Loneliness, depression, and anxiety... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Camarillo, California

Camarillo, California is located in Ventura County. The population of Camarillo is estimated to be 67,845 as of 2017. Having been incorporated in 1964, it is a relatively new city. As with other Ventura County cities, Camarillo is resistant to new development.

Health care, education, and retail trade are the largest industries in the city. Its unemployment rate is significantly lower than the national average, at 2.6 percent in comparison to 3.9 percent. The median household income is also impressively higher than the national average wage index.

While residents of Camarillo generally have a good economic and medical outlook, there are some roadblocks, particularly in terms of mental health. It is imperative to closely assess the data that exists about mental illness in Camarillo and Ventura County and consider what mental health services are available in the area.

An Overview of Mental Health in Camarillo, California

These numbers highlight the mental health challenges in Camarillo and Ventura County:

  • Survey respondents said they have an average of 10 bad mental health days each month.
  • In 2014, 4 percent of the Ventura County population experienced severe psychological distress in the last year. This is even higher than the prevalence of heart disease, which was at 6.2 percent.
  • The suicide rate per 100,000 people in Ventura County was 11.2 from 2012-2014.
  • Suicide was the ninth cause of death among Ventura County residents from 2012-2014.
  • From 2012-2014, there were 66.1 emergency room visits per 100,000 for mental health reasons, including anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, psychotic disorders, and impulse control disorders. This is a higher emergency room rate than for complications such as heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, and asthma.
  • 5 percent of survey participants reported trouble running errands alone, with 3.4 percent of these people stating it is because of poor or fair mental health.

This data from the Community Needs Assessment by Dignity Health and the Community Health Assessment 2017 by the Ventura County Public Health Department is indispensable in understanding this pressing issue.

Factors and Causes of Mental Illness in Camarillo, California

These statistics may cause one to wonder why there are mental health issues in Camarillo. There are many different contributing factors to this issue. However, there are some core behavioral and health issues that explain the mental health hurdles.

Substance Use

Alcohol and drug abuse are some of the most prevalent harmful behaviors among Ventura County residents:

  • 4 percent of adults in Ventura County admitted to binge drinking in the past year.
  • Drugs were the 4th leading reason for premature death from 2012-2014.
  • The death rate because of drug use was 14 per 100,000.
  • The emergency room visit rate because of substance abuse per 10,000 was 23.5.
  • Ventura County’s opioid death rate exceeds the statewide rate.

Untreated emotional and social health problems often lead to substance abuse.

Inadequate Physical Activity

There is a lot of research that shows there are a variety of mental health benefits of physical activity. Exercise can help those with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other mental disorders. In light of this, it is troubling that nearly a quarter of survey respondents in Camarillo report partaking in no physical activity whatsoever, including walking or running.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Camarillo, California

Receiving mental health treatment is not always easy or affordable. Of the 16.4 percent of adults in Ventura County that required help with mental health or substance abuse from 2014-2015, only 61.6 percent could access the necessary services. That means 38.4 percent of those who needed treatment did not get it. This is partially due to the fact that 6.2 percent of the Camarillo population lacks health insurance.

Mental Health Resources in Camarillo, California

Even with some obstacles, there are a lot of services available for Camarillo residents. There are 302 mental health providers per 100,000 population. The Ventura County Health Care Agency provides a wide variety of clinics and programs as well as a 24/7 crisis hotline.