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.

Renee Bynum

Renee Bynum, LMFT

Welcome, and thank you for your time in learning more about me! My name is Renee Bynum and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, mindfulness and solution-focused counseling. My clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with a variety of mental health issues Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years


Dr. Tracy Thiem

Dr. Tracy Thiem, PhD

TRAUMA RECOVERY SPECIALIST Three Decades of Experience CLINICAL APPROACH As an Integrative Health Professional, I have licenses in Talk, Touch & Transformation; PhD, CMT, and Rev. My clinical expertise is in combining specialized knowledge and skills in the service of resolving deep-seated trauma. My unique holistic approach addresses mental, physical, emotional, socio-cultural, spiritual and energetic dimensions of human wellness. At the core of everything I do, whether it be over the telephone or face to face, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 32 years


Dr. Rebecca Gehlke

Dr. Rebecca Gehlke, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Welcome to BetterHelp and for taking the first step toward a better, healthier you! The process of finding a therapist can be overwhelming, so I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in an upper-middle class family in Southern California where I rode horses competitively as a pre-teen, but also spent the majority of my weekends playing volleyball at the beach. I went on to a prominent Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years


Giselle Arambula  Alexander

Giselle Arambula Alexander, LCSW

Aloha! I have over 15 years of providing culturally appropriate psychotherapy and social services to individuals and families in Texas, California, and Hawaii. I earned my MSW from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2005. In 2010, I became a fully licensed LCSW in the state of Texas and subsequently completed training to become a LCSW Clinical Supervisor. I also earned a LCSW in the state of California in 2016. My training and experience comes from a varied background Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years


Dabney Worth

Dabney Worth, LCSW

I have been a clinical social worker for over 30 years working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of life issues including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, life and health crisis, and life transitions. My approach is warm and gentle, yet insightful and to the point. I create an inviting atmosphere where my clients feel comfortable to delve deep to bring about peace of mind and profound change. My approach incorporates Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 32 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


Brigette Girardey

Brigette Girardey, MA, LMFT

Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging from children, teens, adults, and elders. I provide services for individuals and families assisting with issues such as depression, isolation, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, and more. I enjoy working with Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Lisa Rose

Lisa Rose, LMFT

I am glad that you are reaching out for help; that is the first step and shows a tremendous amount of strength and courage on your part. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California with over 25 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients with many different struggles including addiction, relational issues, depression, anxiety, empowerment and self-esteem issues. I use many different therapeutic Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Dr. Ethan Bregman

Dr. Ethan Bregman, Ph.D.

My name is Dr. Ethan Bregman and as a clinical psychologist, I have counseled adults in many areas of life difficulties. I utilize several strategies including but not limited to Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Models and Brief Solution Focused. I work with individuals who struggle with depression and anxiety as well as adjustment to life circumstances and challenges. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental, utilizing empathy and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years


Sarah Franco

Sarah Franco, LCSW

Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in the field for over 15 years. I graduated from graduate school in 2008 and have been a licensed clinician for over 7 years. I also supervised clinicians while they were working toward licensure for 3 years, teaching and mentoring them on how to be competent and well-rounded clinicians. Thus, I have had to stay up-to-date on the newest therapy Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


nicole

Nicole Nemiroff , LMFT in CA, MA Clinical Psychology,

Hi, I am Nicole Nemiroff, MA LMFT. I help people on their path. I offer my clients my care, dignity, intellect, compassion, and experience. My practice uniquely infuses behavioral methods (to get you lived results) with mindfulness and creative inquiry. It is an honor to do this work and I pledge to use my power of psychotherapy to support healing, empowerment, and justice for humans, non-human beings and our Earth. I am here as a co-conspirator with people of color, indigen

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  • Languages: English. Limited French and Spanish
  • Experience: 10+ years

hilary gordon

Hilary Gordon , LCSW

My mission is to empower individuals in a time of crisis & assist them in personal growth and looking at new perspectives. I can provide a safe & nurturing virtual environment for anyone to open up & seek a better understanding of their feelings.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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.