Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Chico, California

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

Renee Bynum

Renee Bynum, LMFT

Welcome, and thank you for your time in learning more about me! My name is Renee Bynum and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, mindfulness and solution-focused counseling. My clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with a variety of mental health issues Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years


Dr. Tracy Thiem

Dr. Tracy Thiem, PhD

TRAUMA RECOVERY SPECIALIST Three Decades of Experience CLINICAL APPROACH As an Integrative Health Professional, I have licenses in Talk, Touch & Transformation; PhD, CMT, and Rev. My clinical expertise is in combining specialized knowledge and skills in the service of resolving deep-seated trauma. My unique holistic approach addresses mental, physical, emotional, socio-cultural, spiritual and energetic dimensions of human wellness. At the core of everything I do, whether it be over the telephone or face to face, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 32 years


Dr. Rebecca Gehlke

Dr. Rebecca Gehlke, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Welcome to BetterHelp and for taking the first step toward a better, healthier you! The process of finding a therapist can be overwhelming, so I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in an upper-middle class family in Southern California where I rode horses competitively as a pre-teen, but also spent the majority of my weekends playing volleyball at the beach. I went on to a prominent Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years


Giselle Arambula  Alexander

Giselle Arambula Alexander, LCSW

Aloha! I have over 15 years of providing culturally appropriate psychotherapy and social services to individuals and families in Texas, California, and Hawaii. I earned my MSW from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2005. In 2010, I became a fully licensed LCSW in the state of Texas and subsequently completed training to become a LCSW Clinical Supervisor. I also earned a LCSW in the state of California in 2016. My training and experience comes from a varied background Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years


Dabney Worth

Dabney Worth, LCSW

I have been a clinical social worker for over 30 years working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of life issues including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, life and health crisis, and life transitions. My approach is warm and gentle, yet insightful and to the point. I create an inviting atmosphere where my clients feel comfortable to delve deep to bring about peace of mind and profound change. My approach incorporates Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 32 years


Beth Deja

Beth Deja, LCSW

People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you are in crisis mode, and sometimes you just need someone to talk to for support. My goal is to help you manage distress, as well as help you determine where your issue comes from in the first place. Originally from Michigan, I gave up cold winters for the palm trees of sunny San Diego. I am empathetic, nonjudgmental, and authentic with a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Brigette Girardey

Brigette Girardey, MA, LMFT

Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging from children, teens, adults, and elders. I provide services for individuals and families assisting with issues such as depression, isolation, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, and more. I enjoy working with Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Lisa Rose

Lisa Rose, LMFT

I am glad that you are reaching out for help; that is the first step and shows a tremendous amount of strength and courage on your part. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California with over 25 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients with many different struggles including addiction, relational issues, depression, anxiety, empowerment and self-esteem issues. I use many different therapeutic Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Dr. Ethan Bregman

Dr. Ethan Bregman, Ph.D.

My name is Dr. Ethan Bregman and as a clinical psychologist, I have counseled adults in many areas of life difficulties. I utilize several strategies including but not limited to Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Models and Brief Solution Focused. I work with individuals who struggle with depression and anxiety as well as adjustment to life circumstances and challenges. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental, utilizing empathy and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years


Sarah Franco

Sarah Franco, LCSW

Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in the field for over 15 years. I graduated from graduate school in 2008 and have been a licensed clinician for over 7 years. I also supervised clinicians while they were working toward licensure for 3 years, teaching and mentoring them on how to be competent and well-rounded clinicians. Thus, I have had to stay up-to-date on the newest therapy Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


nicole

Nicole Nemiroff , LMFT in CA, MA Clinical Psychology,

Hi, I am Nicole Nemiroff, MA LMFT. I help people on their path. I offer my clients my care, dignity, intellect, compassion, and experience. My practice uniquely infuses behavioral methods (to get you lived results) with mindfulness and creative inquiry. It is an honor to do this work and I pledge to use my power of psychotherapy to support healing, empowerment, and justice for humans, non-human beings and our Earth. I am here as a co-conspirator with people of color, indigen

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  • Languages: English. Limited French and Spanish
  • Experience: 10+ years

hilary gordon

Hilary Gordon , LCSW

My mission is to empower individuals in a time of crisis & assist them in personal growth and looking at new perspectives. I can provide a safe & nurturing virtual environment for anyone to open up & seek a better understanding of their feelings.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Chico, California

Nicknamed the “City of Roses”, Chico, California is the most populated city in Butte County with approximately 93,293 residents according to the most recent census population estimates. It is located approximately 80 miles from Sacramento, the state’s capital. This city is home to the picturesque Bidwell Park, California State University, Chico, The Bidwell Historic Mansion, and even the world’s largest yo-yo. With warm, sunny days all year long and virtually no traffic, Chico is a great destination to live.

However, Chico is by no means impervious to mental health problems. With issues like homelessness, poverty, substance abuse, and increased suicide rates, the city has a large number of residents suffering from mental illnesses. From college students to those living on the street, individuals living in Chico are in need of mental health care and resources.

Mental Health Statistics for Chico

The mental health data for Chico, California indicates that mental illness is a prevalent issue for the community. For individuals who received care at the Butte County Department of Behavioral Health in 2014, the most diagnosed mental health disorder for both adults and youths under the age of 18 was various types of mood disorders, such as depression. The second most diagnosed disorder among adults was substance abuse.

There is in an increased risk of mental illness and suicide amongst the following populations:

  • Individuals identifying as LGBT+
  • People with a family history of suicide
  • Veterans
  • College students
  • The homeless
  • Those previously incarcerated

Perhaps, the most concerning of these statistics is that Butte County has a suicide rate that is three times the state’s average. The suicide rate amongst men in the community is significantly higher than women, but more women are more likely to attempt suicide. One factor that contributes to high suicide rates in Chico is that the overall median age in Chico is 29.8 years old, which is relatively young compared to a state median age of 36.4 and a country median age of 37.3 years old. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students and individuals between the ages of 10 and 34. Unfortunately, there have been several reported suicide deaths of students attending California State, University, Chico.

Poverty and homelessness also pose a severe, growing problem for Chico with approximately 1,096 individuals living in the city without a home according to the “Point-In-Time” survey. Additionally, a reported 25.2 percent of residents are considered to be living in poverty, which is more than double the national average. Evidence shows that poverty has a huge impact on the mental health of both children and adults. Mental illnesses disrupt a person’s ability to live a normal life and make personal care, holding a job, and maintaining relationships exceedingly difficult, which can eventually lead to homelessness.

Mental Health Resources and Programs in Chico

Statistically, although over 44 million American adults have a mental health disorder, 56.4% of those individuals are not receiving treatment. The rate is even higher in California with an estimated 62.35 percent of mentally ill people not getting treatment. Although the Affordable Care Act has helped reduce the number of uninsured adults throughout the country, people are still not receiving the care they need. There are a number of factors that contribute to these numbers including a negative stigma surrounding mental illness, a lack of money, and a lack of education on where to locate resources that can help. Luckily, in Chico, California there are several programs in place and other resources to assist people with mental illness.

You can find a variety of mental health centers, counseling services, and other resources geared toward specific at-risk populations and the general public in Chico. There are several groups that specifically address the needs of children and teenagers suffering from mental illness, such as the Youth Outpatient Center. The Chico VA Outpatient Clinic supplies Veterans with the help they need, and the SEARCH program reaches out to the homeless community. California State University, Chico has taken several steps in addressing mental health issues among the student population. Apart from offering counseling services on campus, the university’s UMatter team is dedicated to advocating mental health awareness, promoting self-care, and guiding students to resources that can help them.

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