Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Cathedral City, California

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


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

Maggie Hank

LCSW
6 years experience
Welcome to BetterHelp! I am Maggie, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of California and Hawaii. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Hawaii Manoa and my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Counseling and Social Change from San Diego State University. I have 6 years of experience providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults in individual, group, and family settings.... Read More
Welcome to BetterHelp! I am Maggie, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of California and Hawaii. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Hawaii Manoa and my Bachelor of Science degree in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 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

Jessica Baird

MA,LMFT
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 15 years experience working with children, adults, couples, and families in various settings. I am a military veteran and have worked with individuals from various backgrounds and varying acculturation levels as well as provided supervision of interns. I graduated in 2011 with a Masters in Psychology with Marriage and Family Therapy and completed a certification training to supervise the Functional Family Therapy team... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 15 years experience working with children, adults, couples, and families in various settings. I am a military veteran and have worked with individuals from various backgrounds and varying acculturation... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Shira Mehrnia

LMFT
10 years experience
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Los Angeles, CA with extensive experience in many areas of mental health. My goal is to help my clients expand their capacity for trust and intimacy in relationships and improve their overall quality of life. I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues and women suffering from prepartum and postpartum depression. I have significant experience in the treatment of eating disorders... Read More
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Los Angeles, CA with extensive experience in many areas of mental health. My goal is to help my clients expand their capacity for trust and intimacy in relationships and improve... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Ellen Suski

LCSW
4 years experience
Hello. I am a licensed social worker in California. I began practicing in the mental health/behavioral health field in 2011. I originally was licensed in Maryland in 2015 but then returned to California in 2016. Since starting in the field, I have worked with individuals ranging in age from 4 years old to 52 years old; most experience working with individuals between the ages of 10 and 35. I have experience working with individuals experiencing... Read More
Hello. I am a licensed social worker in California. I began practicing in the mental health/behavioral health field in 2011. I originally was licensed in Maryland in 2015 but then returned to California in 2016. Since starting in the field,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Tim Whetzel

LMFT,MA
18 years experience
Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along the journey of our life I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path." This sentence encapsulates the feelings many clients bring to therapy, the... Read More
Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Cynthia Tatum

MA,LMFT
6 years experience
I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in California with over 6 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and substance abuse issues. I also helped those who have experienced sexual issues and physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have worked with residential and outpatient clients. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and non-judgmental. ... Read More
I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in California with over 6 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and substance abuse issues.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Dr. Sue Pollington

PhD,LCSW,LAC
33 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a Diplomat in Psychotherapy. I have been practicing as a clinician for 33 years. I enjoy working with clients and I look forward to client sessions. My therapy focus is client centered. I come from a perspective... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:33 years

Estela Isla

LMFT
6 years experience
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space where you feel comfortable to share and to discuss difficult issues in your life. I am here to help. I have been working in the mental health field for 12 years and have been working... Read More
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:6 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Cathedral City, California

Located in Coachella Valley between Palm Springs and Rancho Morongo, Cathedral City — locally known as “Cat City” — has the second largest population of the desert cities, with 54,902 residents. Strategically situated equidistant from San Diego and Los Angeles and along the Interstate 10, Cathedral City prides itself on its ability to provide a strong business climate and, therefore, a quality lifestyle, to residents now and long into the future. The community, like its neighbors, offers the very essence of a California lifestyle—lush country clubs, diverse shopping, friendly boutiques and businesses, and unlimited potential.

The Cathedral City Economy

Cathedral City’s vision may be inspiring, but the reality of its economy is slightly different. It’s true that the top two industries in the area — accommodation and food services and retail trade — do cater to a materialistic lifestyle, but compared to the tri-city area, San Bernardino County, the United States, and California, Cathedral City residents make a low annual income.

The median household income of city residents is $42,384. The median household income of country residents is $60,807; of state residents is $67,169, and of national residents is $57,652. The per capita income is $25,744, which is nearly $10,000 less than the state’s per capita income and about $8,000 less than the national median. The poverty rate in Cathedral City is 20.7%. 32% of individuals younger than 18 and 17% of adults live 100% below the federal poverty line.

Cost of Living in Cathedral City

In many economies, a median household income of $42,384 would be sufficient to support a family. Unfortunately, Cathedral City is not one of those economies. The community received a cost of living index rating of 115.8. That rating does not take into consideration property taxes, homeowner costs or child care costs (and children younger than 18 account for 25% of the population).

The housing index rating is 129. The median property value is $298,300. On average, property taxes are more than $3,000 each year. Likely because of the high cost of living, just 60.2% of housing units are owner-occupied.

Cathedral City Demographics

Cathedral City’s population is made up mostly of Whites and Hispanics/Latinos. 59.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic/Latino, while 30.4% identify as White alone. Maybe because of its proximity to Desert Palms military base, Cathedral City has a higher veteran population than the majority of California. 14% of the residents are veterans.

The education level of residents is lower than that of state and national residents. Just 77.3% of adults over 25 years of age have a high school diploma, compared with 82.9% of state residents and 87.7% of national residents. 19.8% of adults over 25 have a higher education, 33.3% and 31.5% of state and national residents, respectively.

Behavioral and Mental Health Concerns

A harsh desert climate, poverty, high cost of living and cultural differences are all factors that commonly affect persons’ mental health. A Cathedral City assessment reveals that this may be the case for much of the community. In fact, the assessment reveals many pressing behavioral and mental health issues, the priority of which include the following:

  • Substance abuse
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Homelessness
  • Self-harm/suicide ideations
  • Grief, loss, and isolation
  • Abuse, trauma, and neglect
  • Anger management
  • Bullying

The last issue on the list greatly affects Cathedral City’s youth. Per the assessment’s findings, 31% of teens aged 17 and 18 said they felt hopeless or sad within the past 30 days. 14% admitted to having thoughts of suicide. Another 14% said they drank alcohol or used drugs within the past 30 days.

Mental Health Crisis Resources

The majority of Coachella Valley has a shortage of mental health providers and psychiatric beds. For this reason, it is imperative that residents know where they can turn when they experience an emotional crisis. Below are immediately available and easily accessible resources: