Fairfield, California Therapists

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Kathleen Stutz
MA, LMFT
In-Person Sessions:

Fairfield, California

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression, anxiety, and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. I provide services to individuals, families,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Therapy is an unfolding of where you are in your life, how you see or understand yourself and what your needs are. The outcome pf therapy is usually greater self-knowledge, a re-integration of de-pressed thoughts, emotions, and beliefs and a new...
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Walnut Creek, California

I encourage growth in my clients by helping to increase their awareness of how behaviors and thought patterns affect their identity, relationships, and overall sense of well being. I view the therapeutic process as one of compassionate collaboration...
In-Person Sessions:

Davis, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I have had a State Licensed Private Practice for 27 years. Many of my concentrations are listed above. In addition I work a lot with Anger Mgt. , family reunification, communication, executive functioning , corperate coaching for executives and...
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Brentwood, California

Kristin M. Palmer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Emotionally Focused Therapy for individuals, couples and familys.  As a graduate of Phillips Graduate Institute, and with over 15 years experience, she...
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Berkeley, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I realized early on that the world isn’t “made” for any one of us. We each have to create our own way of thinking and getting things done. And it is with pride and joy that I have helped countless clients do just that for well over two...
Jacob Donnelly
LCSW, MSW
In-Person Sessions:

Berkeley, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Whether you want to get support around new changes in your life that are causing you pain and worry, or work through problems that have been with you for years, my goal is to help you feel relief, feel empowered, and adjust to the things that are...
Patty Shirley
LMFT, LPCC 15, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Danville, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Patty Shirley - East Bay Christian Counseling Feeling worried, anxious, sad, angry or frustrated? Having relationship and communication issues? I am a LMFT and a Registered Addiction Specialist. Areas of treatment include substance / alcohol /pill...
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San Rafael, California

Born and raised in the Bay Area, I spent over a decade teaching middle and high school students in Oakland, Maui, and Marin County. Although I found this career rewarding, I eventually realized that my greatest asset was the ability to connect with...
Dooba Eibensteiner
Pastoral Counselor
In-Person Sessions:

Woodland, California

Personal, practical, Biblical counsel for Christians and non-Christians. I provide a safe, therapeutic environment where you can come as you are. My deepest desire, as a pastor, is to see people walking in step with God's desire for their life. I...
Annia Raysberg
BA Psych, MA Psych, LMFT
In-Person Sessions:

Oakland, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a licensed Psychotherapist (MFC 52922) in the state of California.  I work with individuals who are 18 and over in a private practice setting.  I provide therapy over video for those who are unable to meet me at my office, on a case-by-case...
Dorothy Kaufmann
LMFT, Ph.D
In-Person Sessions:

Oakland, California

I am an older therapist engaged in my second career. In my previous life in higher education (PhD, Columbia University), I taught and wrote in the humanities, which I see as informing my present vocation. I grew up in Queens, New York in a family of...
In-Person Sessions:

Oakland, California

Hello! I am a queer artist, activist and therapist. I believe deeply in healing, and my practice as a therapist is one way I use my own healing journey to inform and create space for others to explore theirs. Therapy with me will focus on continuing...
In-Person Sessions:

Oakland, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you ready to embody your life fully and fulfill your Soul potential? Independently of where are you in your life and how you got here, my purpose is to support you in your unique development and personal growth. For access to a more complete...
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Oakland, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I have been in practice as a licensed clinical social worker since 1983. I have a private practice in both Oakland and Walnut Creek California. I am a very seasoned therapist and work with the broad range of issues that bring people into...
Michael Simon
LMFT, MS, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Oakland, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, Louisiana

Michael has been in private practice for the last 24 years, primarily in Oakland, California. He works from a cognitive-interpersonal perspective, utilizing the insights and empirical research based in Control-Mastery theory, along with the...
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San Ramon, California

Mary Ruth Cross is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years experience in the mental health field. She is an National Board Certified Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Mary Ruth is the CEO/Owner of Treehouse...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Marin and Napa Counties and throughout California via secure teletherapy. I provide coaching sessions remotely using telephone or Zoom video therapy for people outside California. I focus on making...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified hypnotherapist with 20+ years of experience in the mental health field. I work with women who experience anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, grief and loss, relationship challenges, and a host of...
In-Person Sessions:

San Francisco, California

You probably just want to feel better but the path of getting there can be complicated, otherwise you'd feel better already. If only the course was clearer.  Beginning a therapy can be a bit like choosing the "red pill." If you're afraid of the...
In-Person Sessions:

San Francisco, California

With adults and adolescents, I find my approach to focus on empathetic, nonjudgmental listening. Therapy, at its best, is a conversation where we can work together to better understand what you need, who you are, and what has happened in your life...
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San Francisco, California

You know something’s not right and may be ready to make some changes or at least begin exploring what those might be. Whether is through substances, food, relationships with others, self sabotaging your dreams, you are trying to deal with your...
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San Francisco, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Stacie Daniels is a licensed doctor (MD) providing Emotional Support Animal Letters for qualified patients. Her practice is open 7 days a week from 11 am to 7 pm. Same day ESA letters can be obtained from EzCare Medical Clinic. Visit us in-person or...
Tina Stromsted
LMFT, LPC, MA, PhD, BC-DMT, RSME/T
In-Person Sessions:

San Francisco, California

Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, LPCC, BC-DMT, RSME/T is a Jungian Analyst, licensed psychotherapist, Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT), and a Registered Somatic/Movement Educator & Therapist (RSME/T) with a private practice and...

An Overview of Mental Health in Fairfield, California

For many, the booming west coast city of Fairfield, California is the pinnacle of Pacific living. According to 2017 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, Fairfield is home to over 116,000 people. Given the many appealing characteristics of the city, it is not hard to see why so many people are flocking to live there. Amenities, such as grocery stores and restaurants are easily accessible and copious. Around just about every street corner is a good place to get some shopping done or catch some entertainment. If you are a person who prefers walking or cycling over driving to destinations, you should be happy to know the neighborhoods of Fairfield are quite walkable, and bike lanes are not hard to find. Plus, the efficient public transportation of the area is always an option.

The most common motivational factor behind a family’s decision to move to Fairfield has to do with work. Job opportunities like a raise in salary or a new job altogether are what often drives people to move domiciles. However, not everyone in the market for a job is able to find one. Decent-paying jobs in Fairfield are becoming increasingly scarce and hard to obtain for those living there. The economic troubles of the city are ancillary to another complex issue. Experts are saying Fairfield is going through a “mental health crisis.” Let’s go over what that means, why Fairfield is being hit so hard, and what you can do to reach out to a licensed therapist who can help if you are in need.

Unfortunately, mental health in America is sharply declining as time goes on. Illness is not an uncommon occurrence. Chances are, you probably know someone struggling with a mental health condition, if not yourself. A particularly menacing study from Johns Hopkins Medicine estimates 26 percent of American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental condition at some point during a given year. Narrowing the scope of the statistics fails to provide more hopeful results. A 2017 study commissioned by Mental Health America puts California amongst the top 50 percent of states regarding the prevalence of mental illness and lack of access to care. Mental illness, in this context and for future reference, refers to any psychiatric/behavioral ailment a person can be diagnosed with ranging in severity. For example, clinical depression or bipolar disorder. So, why is mental health such a problem in Fairfield, specifically?

First of all, the city’s economy is not in tip-top shape. On the contrary, it is quite poor relative to the rest of the nation. For example, the rate of chronically unemployed individuals is 43 percent higher than the national average. Unfortunately, the relationship between mental health and income is not inconsequential. Research tells us poverty not only breeds mental illness but also exacerbates the experience of mental illness. As per a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), American adults living under the federal poverty level are more than twice as likely to suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder than the typical American.

Fairfield also is experiencing a significant crime problem. People living there routinely describe the crime as rampant. According to the most recent statistics from the FBI, violent crimes disproportionately occur in Fairfield. Areas that enjoy lower rates of crime, especially violent crime, also see less mental illness. While county officials have expressed equal concern and are actively pushing against crime, results are not going to come to fruition overnight. In the meantime, the mental health of Fairfield is negatively impacted by lawbreaking.

California’s above average rate of divorce is also a contributing factor. Some studies estimate it to be the highest in the nation. It is no secret divorce often has a profound influence on the mental health of everyone involved, including children. If you feel your relationship is in jeopardy, it is recommended to reach out to a therapist before making any permanent decisions.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Fairfield, California

A harsh reality of American living is the frequently troublesome nature of seeking out counseling. An especially alarming study from the National Institute of Mental Health estimates 57 percent of Americans who experience mental illness receive no treatment during a given year, regardless of the necessity to do so. Experts are partly blaming the nationwide shortage of mental health professionals as being the reason so many people are going through life without care.

In the case of Fairfield, specifically, people are pointing fingers at ineffective public policy, poverty, and stigma surrounding mental illness as being the most prominent barriers to treatment. A Fairfield resident is 2.2 percent more likely to not have any form of health insurance. Undoubtedly, a good chunk of those people is low-income earners. For them, the out-of-pocket expense of counseling is not a financially feasible option.

Mental Health Resources in Fairfield, California

Thanks to attention from both state and federal entities, more organizations are popping up across the state which focuses on improving the mental health of their communities. Thankfully, residents of Fairfield have a good number of these institutions to choose from when seeking assistance. NAMI of Solano County provides the city of Fairfield a bevy of services and resources relating to mental health. The Laurel Creek House is another organization in the area with similar offerings.

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