Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Fullerton, California

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

An Overview of Mental Health Resources in Fullerton California

Fullerton is nestled in Orange County California with a population just over 140,000. As a suburb of the greater Los Angeles area it has what any big city suburb has – people who want or need mental health professional help and guidance. However, like much of California, the prevalence of mental health issues is outpacing the mental health services available. This imbalance in the system is thought to be caused by a rapid surge of growth – there are over 7 million more people in the Los Angeles area since 1995.

The area is known for its diversity, not only in ethnic backgrounds but also in what there is to do in the area. To the north is Anaheim, home of Disneyland and many other theme parks are found nearby. The city is also home to California State University’s largest campus with more than 40,000 students, nearly 35,000 of which are undergraduates.

Mental Health Statistics for Fullerton

Having your basic needs met, along with general sense of well being are hallmarks of having good mental health. However, Fullerton like many communities in Southern California are experiencing an uptick in homelessness, many of whom (as many as 1 in 6) suffer from some form of mental illness. Out of that population, up to 1 in 20 suffer from a major mental illness. Unfortunately, California is home to 22 percent of the homeless population in the United States.

Because Fullerton is located in Orange County, mental health services don’t always get the funding they need to address the needs of the residents. While Los Angeles County offers over 2,000 acute care beds, the OC only has the resources for 480. On a brighter note, Fullerton exceeds the California benchmark ratio of 1,034 residents per mental health professional with a ratio of 700:1.

Fullerton’s Mental Health Challenges

Fullerton’s residents are susceptible to many of the same mental health issues most cities in the United States face. Factors range from a higher than average (nationally) crime rate, widespread drug issues, poverty, traffic and environmental concerns.

  • Financial instability and related stressors are proven increase the susceptibility to depression, anxiety and substance use disorders.
  • 34 percent of Fullerton residents are listed as being financially unstable.
  • Cost of living in the area is significantly higher than the national average.
  • Traffic and commute-related stress has been shown to affect overall mental health and Fullerton residents commute 30 minutes or more per day on average.
  • Air pollution is problem in Orange County and studies show a direct link between air quality and mental well-being.

Divorce Rate in Fullerton California

Fullerton is part of one of the highest divorce rates in the nation with as many as 33 people filing for divorce daily in Orange County. This outrageous number is the result of many factors, including financial stresses and communication issues, young age of marriage, substance use disorders and poor mental health.

According to a 2018 report, 38.4 percent of Fullerton residents are married. That the area is has a median age of 35 seems to have little effect on low marriage and high divorce rates. California’s tough alimony and child support laws may entice some couples to seek solutions for their marriage woes. There are roughly 50 marriage counselors in Fullerton to help couples find happiness in their relationship.

Mental Health Resources in Fullerton

There are approximately 200 licensed therapists  and mental health counselors in and around Fullerton California. That’s more than one professional per 700 people. Although California is considered to have a shortage of licensed mental health professionals, the number of professionals available in Fullerton is roughly double the national level.

Challenges of Finding a Therapist in Fullerton

With thousands of mental health professionals found on the Internet serving the greater Los Angeles area, it can be challenging to decide which one will be a good fit. There are numerous review sites such as Yelp and YP (Yellow Pages) that rank these professionals based on feedback from patients and it can be hard to know if the “10 Best” or “Top 30” are counselors you want to share your innermost thoughts and feelings with.

Fullerton and surrounding communities in general have no shortage of health providers and insurance professionals more than willing to offer a referral, which is great if you don’t mind paperwork and trusting the the referrer. Using the referral network means you’ll have plenty of paperwork to fill out with a lengthy response time, all before you get to meet the professional and see if you can feel comfortable opening up to them.

Our extensive and detailed directory was designed with you, the one seeking help, in mind. We believe that you shouldn’t set up an appointment or visit a mental health professional before you can get a sense of who they are and what expertise and experience they have. E-Counseling.com offers you the information you need to make an educated decision about your mental health care.