Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Colton, California

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


Guadalupe Ramirez

LCSW
8 years experience
Welcome! My name is Lupe Ramirez and I am here to help you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a vast array of professional background including working with adolescents, children and families in addressing issues with depression, familial issues, adolescent development, parenting issues and relationship issues. My experience as a licensed social worker has included working in clinical setting providing individual counseling to children and their families and working with different governmental agencies... Read More
Welcome! My name is Lupe Ramirez and I am here to help you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a vast array of professional background including working with adolescents, children and families in addressing issues with depression, familial issues,... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:8 years

Leslie Becker

M.Ed,LMFT
29 years experience
I am a cutting- edge holistic Marriage Family Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Education, with almost 30 years of experience. I have had experience in a variety of settings in-patient, community based clinics, residential for Dual Diagnosed, wilderness and school interventions for high risk youth K-12. I also co-founded an agency to assist families with autistic children. I specialized in Primal Therapy which has helped me become an Adoption competent therapist helping people... Read More
I am a cutting- edge holistic Marriage Family Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Education, with almost 30 years of experience. I have had experience in a variety of settings in-patient, community based clinics, residential for Dual Diagnosed, wilderness... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:29 years

Maryam Aziz

LCSW
11 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I realize that seeking help may not be easy, whether you are just beginning or continuing your therapeutic journey. Nonetheless, seeking help is a powerful and courageous step to take and my goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and nonjudgmental place for you to express yourself. Throughout my clinical career, I have had the privilege of working with multiple populations from children, adolescents, adults, couples and... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I realize that seeking help may not be easy, whether you are just beginning or continuing your therapeutic journey. Nonetheless, seeking help is a powerful and courageous step to take and my... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 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

Lizette Alvarado

LCSW
10 years experience
Hi welcome to my profile! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social worker with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds. I have provided mental health treatment in various settings such as in-home, school setting, and outpatient setting. As a bilingual therapist I have helped clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, dealing with life transitions, working through difficult relationships, parenting issues, and trauma. I have... Read More
Hi welcome to my profile! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social worker with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds. I have provided mental health treatment in various settings such as in-home, school setting,... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:10 years

Jesse Moon

MA,LMFT
11 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions, self esteem, career issues and a desire to increase your sense of happiness,well being and personal growth. I have expertise in Anger Management.. My approach is a combination of a humanistic strength based approach as well as... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

MITCH ARTMAN

LCSW,MA
11 years experience
I became a therapist to help people suffer less and grow more. I believe that therapy is a journey and that just as you wish to move past your pain, your pain has a meaning. Our goal is not to get you back to who you were before your issues began, but to integrate the lessons life is offering you through this challenging time. I've worked in private practice, a mental health jail, a... Read More
I became a therapist to help people suffer less and grow more. I believe that therapy is a journey and that just as you wish to move past your pain, your pain has a meaning. Our goal is not... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:11 years

Glenn Anderson

MA,LMFT
15 years experience
My name is Glenn Anderson, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with 15 plus years of experience. I have a unique background due to having experience in working with teenagers in the group home setting who were considered unmanageable. Those seven years of hands on training taught me the value of active listening and nonverbal communication. It is my belief that we grow when we decide to and once that decision is made,... Read More
My name is Glenn Anderson, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with 15 plus years of experience. I have a unique background due to having experience in working with teenagers in the group home setting who were considered... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Lindsay Wroe

MA,LMFT
10 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 10 years of experience working as a therapist and parenting coach. I have worked with clients in a variety of areas including stress, anxiety, family conflicts, issues related to self-esteem and confidence, coping with large changes in life, depression and parenting a special needs child. I also spent some time working with children and families in the foster system, including reunification of biological families as... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 10 years of experience working as a therapist and parenting coach. I have worked with clients in a variety of areas including stress, anxiety, family conflicts, issues related to self-esteem... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Elizabeth Waissman

LCSW
15 years experience
Hello and Welcome to Better Help! You have taken the first step and now Better Help is on the way! My name is Elizabeth ( Liz) Waissman, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California for 19 years. I earned my Masters Degree at University of Southern California with a strong background in Mental Health. and Older Adults. I have worked in many different settings over my time as a... Read More
Hello and Welcome to Better Help! You have taken the first step and now Better Help is on the way! My name is Elizabeth ( Liz) Waissman, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California for 19... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

 An Overview of Mental Health in Colton, California

Understand how various factors in Colton, California affect the mental health of residents today. If you or a loved one lives in Colton, California, explore the signs of mental illness, possible contributing factors and discover how you can connect with emergency services and local counseling services to receive quality assistance and hope.

With over 54,000 individuals calling Colton home, this bustling city struggles to provide affordable housing and high-wage jobs to local individuals. The median household income in Colton is $47,256, which is significantly less than the national average of $61,937. The median property value is $212,100 and the homeownership rate is 51.4%. This is slightly lower than the national average of $229,700 for property value and 63.9% for homeownership.

The local economy is based primarily on health care, retail trade, and manufacturing, with high-paying jobs available in oil and gas extraction, information and utilities. Colton’s population is 68.9% Hispanic or Latino, 17.2% Caucasian and 7.52% African American. While approximately 22,564 individuals are employed in Colton, the poverty rate is 18.3%, which is significantly higher than the national average of 12.3%.

An Overview of Mental Health in Colton, California

California, and San Bernardino County in general, and Colton in particular, have a broad range of mental health challenges and success stories. Here is just a quick highlight of basic mental health statistics and facts that affect residents of Colton:

  • The number of psychiatric beds in California has experienced a 6% reduction between 1995 and 2014
  • San Bernardino County has 359 psychiatric beds available
  • Throughout the United States, one in five adults experience a mental illness
  • Over the past five years, alcohol and other drug hospitalization rates increased by 35% in San Bernardino County
  • There are approximately 324 mental health patients for every provider in California

These are just a few facts that paint a picture of mental health in Colton. There are a few success stories in local mental health care. In San Bernardino County, the count of unserved individuals with mental health needs is the lowest that is has been in 10 years.

However, there are still many individuals who are struggling with mental health needs with inadequate care or no care at all. Learn more about possible signs of mental health challenges and potential factors that contribute to these challenges in the local community.

Factors That Contribute to Mental Health Challenges

The signs of mental illness can be difficult to spot. Look for these signs in you or a loved one and don’t hesitate to reach out for help for emergency or long-term mental health care:

  • Withdrawal from social relationships
  • Increase in risk-taking behavior
  • Unusual eating and sleeping patterns
  • Sudden mood swings or irritability

There are a number of factors that can contribute to mental health issues in Colton. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause, but here are a few typical issues that affect residents of Colton: poverty, homelessness, lack of support and substance abuse.

This high poverty level in Colton is a sign that many individuals are struggling with basic needs, such as food and shelter. 10.6% of the population of San Bernardino County reported experiencing food insecurity. Missing such basic needs can create a great deal of stress, anxiety, and depression.

Approximately 35,798 individuals in California experience chronic homelessness. Similar to poverty, homelessness is linked to mental health issues. Not only does homelessness increase the risk of experiencing a mental health crisis, but it can be a sign that an individual already has mental health challenges and is unable to access basic amenities.

Alcohol and illegal drug use can be factors leading to mental illness or symptoms of a mental health challenge. Approximately 17.8% of the county reported drinking to excess. Substance abuse is reported at higher rates throughout the county than previously reported.

Mental Health Resources in Colton

Don’t let a loved one struggle alone. If you or someone you love is experiencing a mental health emergency, don’t hesitate to contact one of these mental health resources:

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