Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Elk Grove, California

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

Jasmynn Smith

MA, LMFT
8 years experience
I earned my M.A. in clinical psychology with a focus in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in 2012. Since then, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, I have worked as a Residential Assistant in a group treatment home for women with Borderline Personality Disorder and emotion regulation issues. Currently, I work as a primary therapist at an outpatient group practice in the South Bay region of Los Angeles where... Read More
I earned my M.A. in clinical psychology with a focus in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in 2012. Since then, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, I have worked as a Residential Assistant in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Brigette Girardey

MA, LMFT
10 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Patricia Hamilton

LMFT-S
12 years experience
Thank you for reading my profile. I am a mother, sister, daughter, wife, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, divorcee, widow, and friend. I come to this work as well experienced in life as in training. I did my undergraduate work in Speech Pathology/Audiology and Psychology and my graduate degree is in Counseling Psychology, with a specialty in Marriage Family Therapy. I have additional training in Cognitive Behavior, Family Systems, Grief and Trauma, Narrative,... Read More
Thank you for reading my profile. I am a mother, sister, daughter, wife, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, divorcee, widow, and friend. I come to this work as well experienced in life as in training. I did my undergraduate... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Gina Marquardt

LMFT
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, career concerns, substance abuse, LGBT issues, family and relationship issues, and coping with chronic illnesses. I utilize various types of therapy in my practice, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Jerome Scott Jr

LMFT
16 years experience
During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I have consistently demonstrated a high level of professionalism, therapeutic innovation and ethically responsible approach with resolving the critical issues encountered by our patients. I believe that this quote by Emmett Fox... Read More
During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Joshua Skinner

LMFT
5 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in working with couples and individuals. I have been practicing since 2013 and am licensed in California which requires 3000 clinical hours prior to licensure, and am and now licensed in Tennessee as well. I have also been working with BetterHelp since October of 2017. I have experience working with a variety of issues but specialize in work surrounding stress and trauma. Much... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in working with couples and individuals. I have been practicing since 2013 and am licensed in California which requires 3000 clinical hours prior to licensure, and am and now... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Natalie McBroom

MA, LMFT
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a behavioral coach, mental health counselor, a Christian counselor, and a community psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, abuse and trauma, bipolar disorders, PTSD, AD/HD, and schizophrenia. During this time, I have helped people with grief and loss issues, life transitions, relationship roles, and learning coping... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a behavioral coach, mental health counselor, a Christian counselor, and a community psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Anush Petrosyan

LMFT
7 years experience
I am a sex-positive therapist that has completed Gottman's Level 3 Couples Therapy training. with this training I focus on improving couple's communication, connection, and intimacy. I have a minor in sex therapy and am very comfortable discussing and working through sexual trauma and issues. I am kink-friendly, poly-friendly and take an non-judgmental, education approach to therapy. I have knowledge and experience with individuals in alternative lifestyles, and ethically non-monogamous relationships. I am also available to... Read More
I am a sex-positive therapist that has completed Gottman's Level 3 Couples Therapy training. with this training I focus on improving couple's communication, connection, and intimacy. I have a minor in sex therapy and am very comfortable discussing and working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Arthur Belmont

LMFT, CADC-CAS
23 years experience
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our control. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC) who has been practicing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy since 1994 working with individuals, youth and families in a wide variety of settings... Read More
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years

Tim Leslie

LMFT
9 years experience
I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization in 2011. Since then, I have worked with children and adults both individually as well as with couples and families in Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient settings. I tailor my approach to what would be best for the client needs at the time. As a result, I have experience providing both brief and more solution focused therapy as well as therapy geared towards... Read More
I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization in 2011. Since then, I have worked with children and adults both individually as well as with couples and families in Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient settings. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources In Elk Grove, California

The city of Elk Grove, California is boastful about their community. And, rightfully so. Located just west of Sacramento, Elk Grove is known for its award-winning school district, high quality of life, and entrepreneurial spirit. As per 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, there are approximately 171,844 people inhabiting the area. That sounds like a lot of people, but what’s more impressive is how quickly that number is inflating. Most municipalities in similar situations won’t see a ten-year population rise of more than ten percent. Elk Grove’s citizenry, on the other hand, has expanded by approximately 12.3 percent since 2010.

It’s easy to see why for many, moving to Elk Grove, California makes sense. Amenities are densely and conveniently distributed throughout the town, granting residents easy access to shopping and entertainment. However, the city of Elk Grove is going through what officials are calling a “mental health crisis.” In fact, the problem has spread far beyond the Elk Grove city limits. Let’s take a detailed look at Elk Grove, California’s mental health situation, what is making it poor, and what you can do to reach out for help if you are in need.

An Overview of Mental Health in Elk Grove, California

The regrettable state of mental health in Elk Grove isn’t just being experienced by that city. According to a 2017 report commissioned by Mental Health America, the entire state of California is in the top 50 percent of states regarding the prevalence of mental illness. The ranking in Mental Health America’s report also factors in the level of accessibility to care in the area. In this context and for future reference, the term mental illness can refer to any disorder of the mind ranging in severity. For example, both clinical depression and schizophrenia are under that umbrella. So, what is contributing to the deteriorating condition of mental health in Elk Grove?

Firstly, the demographics of the community are one of the most susceptible groups to mental health problems. Elk Grove is a majority-white, relatively upscale neighborhood for middle-income individuals. Additionally, according to Area Vibes, the population density in the city is a whopping 1572 percent higher than the state of California. Studies suggest that mental illness is more prolific amongst denser populations.

Another problem in the Elk Grove area is poverty. The cost of living is exuberant and far too much to handle if you are without a high-paying job. The cost of housing alone is 67 percent higher than the rest of the nation, but the average income per capita is only seven percent higher than the national average, as per the U.S. Census Bureau. This discrepancy undoubtedly breeds poverty within the area. A stat that’s even more concerning, however, is the unemployment rate in Elk Grove. It is almost 20 percent higher than the national average. According to a recent report out of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, adults living under the federal poverty level are more than twice as likely to suffer from a mental condition than the average American.

Moreover, the rate of divorce in the region is one of the highest in the nation. Experts suggest the divorce rate in California is ten percent greater than the national average. It is no secret that divorce can have profound effects on the mental health of all parties involved, including children. If you feel your relationship is in jeopardy, it’s best to seek out counseling and begin the healing process before making any permanent decisions.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Elk Grove, California

The United States as a whole is going through an unfortunate shortage of mental health professionals providing treatment. According to researchers at Mental Health America, 56 percent of American adults with a mental illness will not receive treatment; that’s a majority. Officials are blaming that abysmally high number on poorly crafted policy, poverty, and stigma. Many people also report feeling overwhelmed when searching for a therapist. It’s recommended to draft a list of goals that can be reasonably obtained throughout your time in therapy.

While the number of those lacking general health insurance in Elk Grove is better than the rest of the nation, poverty is still a problem. For many low-income earners, the out-of-pocket expense that accompanies counseling sessions is simply unaffordable. By and large, those people go through life without receiving any necessary treatment.

Mental Health Resources in Elk Grove, California

California residents do not have the best access to care, according to Mental Health America. However, residents of Elk Grove still have a decent number of facilities to go to for mental health care. For example, the Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Health Center is a local psychiatric hospital servicing Elk Grove residents. Reach Adult Development is another organization dedicating to offering a wide array of useful tools and resources for those in need.

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