Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Cupertino, California

Find a therapist in Cupertino, California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Cupertino 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

Dr. Tony Wu

Ph.D.,A.B.P.P.,M.S.C.P.
20 years experience
Dr. Tony C. Wu is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Aloha Center for Emotional Wellness. He also serves as the Chair of the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Health. Dr. Wu earned his Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Educational Psychology – School Psychology, Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.) in School Psychology, Master of Science (M.S.) in Research Methodology, and Bachelor of Art (B.A.) in Psychology from the Indiana University at Bloomington. He also... Read More
Dr. Tony C. Wu is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Aloha Center for Emotional Wellness. He also serves as the Chair of the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Health. Dr. Wu earned his Doctorate (Ph.D.)... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Mandarin
  • Experience:20 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

Maria Mir

LMFT
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Women's Studies from the University of California, Riverside. With over 10 years of professional experience in the field I provide mental health services for individuals, couples, children, teens and families. I believe building rapport with clients is... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Women's Studies... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Hindi,Urdu
  • Experience:10 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

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

Dr. Caroline Holte

Psy.D.
15 years experience
Welcome to Better Help! I am a licensed psychologist in the state of California with over 10 years of experience. I have helped people with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, attachment issues, adjustment difficulties/life changes, trauma, cultural identity issues, and substance abuse issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don’t believe in... Read More
Welcome to Better Help! I am a licensed psychologist in the state of California with over 10 years of experience. I have helped people with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Judy Huang

MS,LMFT
4 years experience
Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Judy Huang (she/her) and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. Life and relationships can be confusing and mixed; each can be a source of both pain and healing. Given this, my goal as a therapist is to collaborate with you in navigating this confusing world. This might include self-exploration and identity, adjusting to life transitions, overcoming relationship difficulties, navigating... Read More
Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Judy Huang (she/her) and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. Life and relationships can be confusing and mixed; each can be a source of both pain... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Mandarin
  • Experience:4 years

Aviva Euripides

M.A.,LMFT
20 years experience
Hello, I am Aviva Euripides and I am pleased to meet you here. Our clinical work involves tracking and assessing how it assists you in meeting your goals. This solution focused work is thus overall practical but is rooted in academic and clinical rigor. I graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and attended New College of California where the focus was on meeting the clinical needs of a... Read More
Hello, I am Aviva Euripides and I am pleased to meet you here. Our clinical work involves tracking and assessing how it assists you in meeting your goals. This solution focused work is thus overall practical but... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Susan Cohn

LMFC, LCSW
30 years experience

The foundation of my approach is strategic therapy, which honors the uniqueness of each individual and their particular concerns. This approach emphasizes the resolution of problems in a manner that is both individualized and practical

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The foundation of my approach is strategic therapy, which honors the uniqueness of each individual and their particular concerns. This approach emphasizes the resolution of problems in a manner that is both individualized and practical

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Cupertino, California

California is one of those states that seems to be made up of affluent, picturesque towns and cities. Cupertino is one such town. A modest-sized city of 60,077 individuals, Cupertino has a lot going on. For starters, it’s the headquarters for Apple, which explains the wealth. Over 100 other tech, software and telecommunications companies have planted their roots in the heart of Silicon Valley as well, but tech isn’t all that Cupertino has to offer. Other high-profile tenants include Ducati motorcycles, Whole Foods and Strike Bowling. On the outskirts of the city is the Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, which has a working farm and trails on which individuals can ride horseback, and The McClellan Ranch Preserve, which is a former horse ranch turned nature museum.

At a glance, Cupertino looks like the ideal city untouched by harm. Unfortunately, however, no place is perfect. Within the boundaries reside hundreds of individuals who live with mental illness and try to combat its symptoms on a daily basis. Those individuals deserve help, but before they can get it, they need to understand the cause.

The Makeup of Cupertino

Silicon Valley is known for its technology and its wealth, and Cupertino doesn’t disappoint. The median household income in the area is $147, 929. That is nearly three times the nation’s median household income of $55,322, and significantly higher than the state’s median of $63,783. The average male in Cupertino earns $184,924, while a female in a similar role and with similar education, training and experience earns $109,785. The poverty rate is 4.46 percent.

The median property value in Cupertino is $1.21 million. That’s nearly three times greater than the state median of $409,300 and significantly greater than the national median of $184,700. Yet, 63 percent of Cupertino residents own their own homes.

The two biggest industries in Cupertino are Professional, Scientific and Tech and Manufacturing. The most common occupations held by residents are computer and mathematical, management and architecture and engineering. Nearly all residents of the area hold high-stress jobs.

The cost of living index in Cupertino is nearly two and a half times the national index, at 248. Groceries earned an index of 126, goods and services an index of 122 and healthcare an index of 123. The housing index, however, is outrageous, at 542.

66.3 percent of residents are Asian. Whites make up the next biggest share of residents, with 26.1 percent share. Hispanics make up 4.5 percent of the population. Asians also happen to be the largest ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cupertino.

Factors That May Contribute to Mental Illness

At first glance, one might assume that residents who have so many resources at their disposal would not live with emotional disorders. However, it may be residents’ very wealth that perpetuates mental instability, among other factors.

  • Wealth: Several reports show the connection between poverty and poor mental health, but not many show the connection between wealth and poor mental health. However, it’s there. A Berkeley study shows that an inflated sense of power, which is often found among wealth individuals, is associated with narcissistic personality disorder, bipolar disorder and weak familial and social relationships. Many wealthy individuals also have a lot of pride, which may prevent them from pursuing the mental health care they need.
  • Cost of Living: The cost of living in Cupertino is outstanding, and though residents appear to have the funds to support it, many may still feel the pain of it. Californians cite the cost of everyday expenses as their biggest financial stressors. Where the cost of living index is 248, it is not unbelievable that even those who bring home $100K a year might be stressed about grocery shopping.
  • “The Model Minority”: There is a myth that Asians are the model minority. This myth is extremely harmful to the ethnic group. Asians are under constant from friends, family, teachers and community members to excel in all that they do. They are also discouraged from talking about their issues. This combination often leads to breakdowns of bright individuals who simply cannot stand the pressure of “being perfect.”

These are just a few factors that may contribute to mental illness in Cupertino, an otherwise “perfect” city. Some others may include the gender-wage gap, which causes increased depression, anxiety and low feelings of self-worth in women; high-stress and demanding jobs; and integration. If you or a loved one lives with an emotional illness of any kind, use E-Counseling’s mental health directory to find the help you need in a convenient and discreet manner. Type your zip code into the search bar to get started today.