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.

Leann Moore

Leann Moore, LMFT, Certified, Clinical, Trauma, Professional

Hi, I am a licensed family therapist with the state of California. I have six years of experience. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional which means I am trained to help those who have experienced trauma, grief and/or loss. Along with trauma, I have experience with anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, self-esteem problems and those road bumps in life we all face. Sometimes we feel stuck, not sure which direction we should Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Beth Deja

Beth Deja, LCSW

People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you are in crisis mode, and sometimes you just need someone to talk to for support. My goal is to help you manage distress, as well as help you determine where your issue comes from in the first place. Originally from Michigan, I gave up cold winters for the palm trees of sunny San Diego. I am empathetic, nonjudgmental, and authentic with a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Krista  Zabor

Krista Zabor , LCSW

Hi, I’m Krista. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with over eight years of experience providing counseling and mental health care. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California. In my personal life, I enjoy swimming, yoga, podcasts and time with my kids. In my professional life, I have worked with a broad range of adults in outpatient settings experiencing a wide variety of life Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Dr. Elizabeth Kane

Dr. Elizabeth Kane, PhD, LMFT

Seeking additional support for areas in our lives that are in need of attention is a wonderful way to focus on personal growth! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of CA. With over 13 years of educational experience in the field of counseling psychology including an earned Doctoral degree in Psychology as well as over 10 years in clinical practice, I blend both my research and clinical skills to Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


Deanna Daniels

Deanna Daniels, LMFT

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Life Coach with 16 years of clinical experience. My guiding approach to effective therapy focuses on seeing the problem as separate from the person. I believe that people are the experts of their own lives. I choose to sit in a place of curiosity to help you uncover already present strengths or develop new approaches to life's challenges. I work collaboratively with those who Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years


Amanda Wiginton

Amanda Wiginton, LMFT

Throughout our lives, we are faced with many challenges and counseling can help provide the tools needed to overcome these life obstacles in a healthy way. It is vitally important to the therapeutic process to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and trust. I hope to be this person for you. I believe that therapy is a collaboration and together we can focus on issues that may be negatively impacting your healthy development Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Bonnie Monfils

Bonnie Monfils, Lmft, M.S.

Hello! My name is Bonnie and I am Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I received my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Practitioner of Clinical Counseling. My career started at a Dual diagnosis clinic helping individuals with mental health and substance use issues. I have also volunteered much of my time with the LGBTQ community. Within in the last four years my work has been in community mental health, child welfare, family Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Jesse Moon

Jesse Moon, MA, LMFT

I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions, self esteem, career issues and a desire to increase your sense of happiness,well being and personal growth. I have expertise in Anger Management.. My approach is a combination of a humanistic strength based approach as well as Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


Molly  Roha-Fuentes

Molly Roha-Fuentes, MS, LMFT

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I've worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, parenting, communication, life changes and grief and loss. My style is warm, open and engaging, and I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I take an eclectic approach with clients, and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Patricia Alvarado

Patricia Alvarado, MA, LPCC, LMHC

Hello! My name is Patricia Alvarado, but I go by "Patty". I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in the state of California as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in the state of New York, currently living in New York City. I gained my Master’s of Arts in Counseling from Loyola Marymount University and my Bachelor's of Arts from the University of California-Santa Barbara in Sociology and Women's Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 7 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 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.