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.


Andrea Gialanella

LCSW
20 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working as therapist and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bullying, and peer pressure, with a special focus on social skills and academics. My counseling style friendly and encouraging. I believe that deep down, we all know what we crave and need emotionally, and my work focuses on helping others understand... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working as therapist and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bullying, and peer pressure, with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 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

Markroel Solte

LCSW94351
5 years experience
I'm a prior service combat veteran who has transitioned into the field of social work. My life experiences and desire to help others brought me into the working profession. I am currently a licensed clinical social worker and I have been managing an outpatient substance abuse facility for the last three years. My experiences included working with both adults and transitional aged youth experiencing substance abuse addictions as well as mental health issues. ... Read More
I'm a prior service combat veteran who has transitioned into the field of social work. My life experiences and desire to help others brought me into the working profession. I am currently a licensed clinical social worker and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Nadja Zapasov

MA,LMFT
18 years experience
Nadja Zapasov (MA, LMFT) ABOUT ME Welcome! I salute you on your choice to get help in moving forward in your life. Once you have made that decision, your own positive energy will support you and guide you to the next level. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” William Hutchison Murray The energy of one’s thoughts has the power to create an extraordinary life (or not). Directing your... Read More
Nadja Zapasov (MA, LMFT) ABOUT ME Welcome! I salute you on your choice to get help in moving forward in your life. Once you have made that decision, your own positive energy will support you and guide you to the next level. Whatever you... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Shawnnell Pugh

LCSW,MSW,BS
13 years experience
Welcome! I am a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years plus experience providing therapy, counseling and guidance services to Individuals, Couples, Young and aging adults and families. I received my Master of Social Degree with an emphasis in Public Child Welfare from the University of Southern California in 2007. I specialize in various areas such as: Women issues, Depression, Anxiety, Anger issues, Behavioral, Addiction, Spirituality issues, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Sexual/Intimacy Issues, Trauma, and... Read More
Welcome! I am a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years plus experience providing therapy, counseling and guidance services to Individuals, Couples, Young and aging adults and families. I received my Master of Social Degree with an emphasis in Public Child... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Alfred Carter

LMFT
16 years experience
Do you want to overcome the obstacles preventing you from being your best self? My name is Alfred Renard Carter and I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist. My clinical experience and specializations are Depression, Anxiety, Stress management and relationship dynamics (couple/marriage/family). I take a strength-based approach to empower you to overcome the psychological and emotional distress you're experiencing. I'm eclectic from a theoretical standpoint. However, I lean towards Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic Existential theories as a... Read More
Do you want to overcome the obstacles preventing you from being your best self? My name is Alfred Renard Carter and I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist. My clinical experience and specializations are Depression, Anxiety, Stress management and relationship dynamics (couple/marriage/family). I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Leslie Campbell

LCSW
25 years experience
I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State University, and proceeded to work as a social worker with the County of San Diego in Child Welfare. Much of my tenure as a protective services worker within CPS was spent working with severely emotionally... Read More
I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Celia Garcia

LMFT
4 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working with clients for the past 4 years. I have aid clients when in crisis, I provide clients with case management services when resources are needed (i.e housing, educational, financial and parenting). I help clients manage some of the daily barriers that can cause destress on a person and those around them. My sessions are usually tailored to the client and their individual needs.... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working with clients for the past 4 years. I have aid clients when in crisis, I provide clients with case management services when resources are needed (i.e housing, educational,... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:4 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

Bianca Martinez

MA,LMFT
3 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; who received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. I enjoy working alongside individuals, couples and families on their unique journey of self-discovery and healing. By creating a warm and non-judgmental environment, I allow clients to safely explore their innermost... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; who received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 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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