Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Folsom, California

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


Joshua Siskin

LMFT,BA,MS
13 years experience
My success is based on your feeling better at the end of our session than at the beginning and by your progress in addressing the challenges you face from one session to the next. I have been a counselor and psychotherapy practitioner since 2007 and have met with a wide spectrum of clients in all age groups, from teenagers to octogenarians. My approach is to elicit and reinforce your positive attributes and competencies and to... Read More
My success is based on your feeling better at the end of our session than at the beginning and by your progress in addressing the challenges you face from one session to the next. I have been a counselor and psychotherapy... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Hebrew
  • Experience:13 years

Cheryl Williams

MA
3 years experience
Hello. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have a passion to help individuals and couples find their way to wholeness and good mental health. I have over 8 years of experience working in the mental health industry. I earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology. There comes a time in everyone’s life when they really need someone safe to talk to. They need someone who will not... Read More
Hello. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have a passion to help individuals and couples find their way to wholeness and good mental health. I have over 8 years of experience working in the mental... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Meredith Roudebush-Albaugh

MSW,LCSW
13 years experience
Reaching out for support during a difficult time can be challenging and even scary. I commend you for your courage in reaching out! I consider it a great honor to have the opportunity to walk alongside the individuals I work with in therapy during what are often times the most painful or challenging times in their lives. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with my Master's in Clinical Social Work in 2006 and I have... Read More
Reaching out for support during a difficult time can be challenging and even scary. I commend you for your courage in reaching out! I consider it a great honor to have the opportunity to walk alongside the individuals I work... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 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

Ellen Suski

LCSW
4 years experience
Hello. I am a licensed social worker in California. I began practicing in the mental health/behavioral health field in 2011. I originally was licensed in Maryland in 2015 but then returned to California in 2016. Since starting in the field, I have worked with individuals ranging in age from 4 years old to 52 years old; most experience working with individuals between the ages of 10 and 35. I have experience working with individuals experiencing... Read More
Hello. I am a licensed social worker in California. I began practicing in the mental health/behavioral health field in 2011. I originally was licensed in Maryland in 2015 but then returned to California in 2016. Since starting in the field,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 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

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

Estela Isla

LMFT
6 years experience
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space where you feel comfortable to share and to discuss difficult issues in your life. I am here to help. I have been working in the mental health field for 12 years and have been working... Read More
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:6 years

Sheree Earle

LCSW
32 years experience
I have been working in the field of clinical social work, here in Southern California, for over 30 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings, I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health challenges. I have the most experience working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma related issues as well as LGBTQ+ issues. I am client centered, utilizing various interventions taken from a range of therapeutic approaches.... Read More
I have been working in the field of clinical social work, here in Southern California, for over 30 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings, I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:32 years

Sheila Baghbeh

LMFT
10 years experience
Welcome to taking the first step in making yourself a priority! I have been seeing clients since 2005 and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. My basic philosophy in my life and regarding therapy is that most of us have the answers buried deep within ourselves regarding what we want for our lives, but due to past and present traumas and fear, we have difficulty accessing those thoughts and therefore remain... Read More
Welcome to taking the first step in making yourself a priority! I have been seeing clients since 2005 and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. My basic philosophy in my life and regarding therapy is that... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Eve Austin

MA, LMFT
6 years experience
Eve Austin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #108022). Before beginning her journey as a counselor, she enjoyed 20 years living overseas with her family. During that time, she was a mom, missionary, educator and entrepreneur.  She transitioned into counseling in 2013 and worked with culturally diverse populations including refugees and survivors of... Read More
Eve Austin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #108022). Before beginning her journey as a counselor, she enjoyed 20 years living overseas with her family. During that time, she was a mom, missionary, educator and entrepreneur.  She transitioned into counseling in 2013 and worked with culturally diverse populations including refugees and survivors of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Folsom, California

In 2018, Folsom, California, ranked first in the category of best places to live in California for families. For the 78,038 residents, a strong economy, myriad of amenities, quality schools and low crime rate make Folsom an ideal location to call home. Located in Sacramento County, residents also benefit from comfortable temperatures and access to outdoor activities year-round.

However, even a highly-rated city has its share of mental health issues. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a staggering 44.7 million adults in the US suffer from some form of mental illness. The state of California alone houses over 5 million people experiencing an emotional, behavioral or mental disorder.

Folsom’s Economic Picture

Folsom boasts a strong economy, with a median household income of $100,163 per year compared to the national average of $53,482. The unemployment rate of 3.8 percent is lower than the US rate of 5.2 percent. Recent and predicted future job growth is positive and higher than the national average.

However, the flipside to the economical benefits is the overall cost of living for the area. The state of California in general has a higher cost of living than the national average of 100. At an index of 140, Folsom is commensurate with the rate for the state and 40 percent higher than the nation. The most influential factor is the price of housing. In Folsom, the average home price of $433,300 is 135 percent higher than the US average of $184,700.

Although renting is a relatively more affordable option, the costs are still 54 percent higher than other US areas. Finding an affordable place to live in this desirable suburb can be stressful. Other residents may put a large chunk of money into housing and therefore have less discretionary funds for activities and vacations. Financial stressors can cause marital disagreements and impact self-esteem. Counseling can help ease the tension related to these issues.

Environment in Folsom, California

There are significant advantages to living in Folsom in terms of climate. On average, there are 267 sunny days per year compared to the national average of 205. The overall comfort index of 84 out of 100 is enviable compared to the mean of 54 in other states. Sunshine, fresh air and exercise are positive contributors to overall mental health.

While most residents easily spend quality time outdoors, others may be deterred by air quality. In Sacramento County, the overall Air Quality Index of 108 is significantly worse than the national average of 75. For elderly, infants or those in respiratory distress this issue may impact quality of life.

Unfortunately, living in the state of California also increases the chance of experiencing an earthquake by 761 percent. Any natural disaster can be traumatic for those involved, from feelings of general anxiety to severe depression. This is especially true if an earthquake causes physical harm to oneself or a loved one. Property damage is stressful and is particularly amplified if displaced during the renovation process. Therapy helps develop coping skills and methods to deal with these feelings in a supportive, confidential environment.

Mental Health Resources in Folsom, California

Across the US, only 43.1 percent of people with mental health needs receive treatment. This number rises to 62.3 percent in California, making it one of the top four worst states for prevalence of untreated adults with mental illness.

According to the California Health Care Foundation, the Sacramento area has ample licensed clinical social workers and psychiatrists. The number of marriage and family therapists and psychologists, however, are lower than the state average. This, along with lack of mental health insurance and difficulty knowing how to find a therapist likely contribute to less California residents seeking treatment.

In Folsom, there are a variety of available licensed, highly-qualified counselors. Some areas of specialty include marriage and family, depression and anxiety, self-esteem and motivation as well as trauma and abuse. For severe difficulties, Sacramento has psychiatric units that offer intensive inpatient support for all age ranges.

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