Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Hanford, California

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


Mikhaëla Beaudet-DeBus

MA,LMFT,#,119507
4 years experience
Hello, I am a licensed Therapist and I am so excited to work with you! My main goal as a therapist is for my clients to feel seen and validated as well as to create a container of safety for exploration and safe emotional expression. I have worked with a large array of folks with many challenges including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self worth, women's issue, men's issues, anger management, codependency, communication... Read More
Hello, I am a licensed Therapist and I am so excited to work with you! My main goal as a therapist is for my clients to feel seen and validated as well as to create a container of safety for... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Jesse Moon

MA,LMFT
11 years experience
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
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,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 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

Maria Mir

LMFT
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Women's Studies from the University of California, Riverside. With over 10 years of professional experience in the field I provide mental health services for individuals, couples, children, teens and families. I believe building rapport with clients is... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Women's Studies... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Hindi,Urdu
  • Experience:10 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

Glenn Anderson

MA,LMFT
15 years experience
My name is Glenn Anderson, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with 15 plus years of experience. I have a unique background due to having experience in working with teenagers in the group home setting who were considered unmanageable. Those seven years of hands on training taught me the value of active listening and nonverbal communication. It is my belief that we grow when we decide to and once that decision is made,... Read More
My name is Glenn Anderson, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with 15 plus years of experience. I have a unique background due to having experience in working with teenagers in the group home setting who were considered... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Allise Esquivel

LMFT
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Allise Esquivel. I am A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) for the State of California. I graduated from California Baptist University (2013) and obtained my license in 2017. First, I would like to say congratulations on taking the first step to feeling better. Therapy is scary and can be nerve wrecking. It is important for me to establish a safe and trusting environment for you. My approach is non-judgmental and... Read More
Hello! My name is Allise Esquivel. I am A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) for the State of California. I graduated from California Baptist University (2013) and obtained my license in 2017. First, I would like to say congratulations... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Krystle Steeley

MA,LMFT
4 years experience
Welcome! There comes a time in our lives where we need someone to talk. A safe place to feel what we are feeling. A place that holds no judgment and a place where we can process these feelings aloud without worrying about whose feelings may get hurt, or who may hear, or who may judge us. I am here to be that safe place. To allow you to feel and to process what you... Read More
Welcome! There comes a time in our lives where we need someone to talk. A safe place to feel what we are feeling. A place that holds no judgment and a place where we can process these feelings aloud... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 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

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

An Overview of Mental Health in Hanford, California

The city of Hanford in California began in 1877 when the Southern Pacific Railway crossed through a sheepherder’s small camp. Railway interests contributed to the development of the settlement, but fires damaged the growth of the town. Despite these obstacles, the town officially became the City of Hanford in 1891. Recently, in the 1980s, the city began a project to restore and rehabilitate historic structures from the small town’s start. An extension of the project called the Main Street Program seeks to revitalize the downtown. The city continues to change and grow through the years
Visitors may not see the complexity of this city: the care for the citizens versus the mental health struggles, the remembrance of history versus the struggle to keep the past alive, and the community pride versus the discord among residents. Those who visit Hanford, rather, see a thriving city with many things to do.
The make-up of the city contributes to the mental health concerns present. Around 55,000 people reside in the area, and about 50 percent of the people are Hispanic. Almost 35 percent of residents speak a language other than English. The income per capita and the median household income in Hanford are 26 percent lower and 20 percent lower than the California rates respectively. The education, crime, employment, and racial distribution of the city, along with the high cost of living and low income contribute to the health struggles that the city faces.

Education

A few statistics regarding education show the contribution that this area of life may have on current or future mental health struggles:

  • The average test scores are 35 percent. These scores are eight percent and 29 percent lower than the California and national averages respectively.
  • The student teacher ratio of 22:1 in Hanford compares to 20:1 in California and 16:1 in the United States. Having more students to one teacher means less attention for each individual student.
  • Only about 81 percent of students complete eighth grade.
  • Just 80 percent of students complete high school.

These shocking statistics show that education is a difficult area for the residents of Hanford, contributing to the mental illnesses present.

Crime

Mental health concerns also arise when considering the crime in the city. The total crime in Hanford of 2,945 crimes per 100,000 people is seven percent higher than the national average. Unfortunately, a deeper look into the particular crimes committed shows that violent crimes contribute disproportionately to the elevated overall crime rate.
Violent crimes occur 13 percent more often than in California and 33 percent more often than in the United States. The property crime rate is just three percent higher than the national average. Additionally, Hanford is ranked in the top 101 cities with the lowest number of police officers per 1000 residents. It is also the on the list of top cities with the largest crime rating per police officer.

Employment

Poverty contributes greatly to mental health concerns. The poverty rate in Hanford is almost 20 percent, which is 30 percent higher than the national average. Connected to poverty and its negative effects, unemployment poses a mental threat to people. The unemployment rate is seven percent in Hanford, which is 53 percent higher than the national average. These two struggles are not only difficult on their own, but also stressful situations that might bring about increased vulnerability to potential mentally unhealthy thoughts and actions.

Hispanic

With the large Hispanic population present in Hanford, California, it is important to look into the specific mental health struggles of the given ethnicity. Consider the results of the study by Yeshiva University:

  • Approximately 27 percent of Hispanics/Latinos reported high levels of depressive symptoms.
  • Only five percent of the people in the study used antidepressants.
  • Only 2.5 percent of the people in the study used anti-anxiety medications.
  • Older people and women were more likely than younger people and men to experience symptoms of depression.

Hispanics do suffer from mental illness, and they also struggle to get the help they need. Language barriers as well as lack of insurance may contribute to the low percentage of people taking medication or seeking counseling.

Help

E-counseling provides an online directory to help people in Hanford, California find a trusted therapist. The website also offers various mental health articles and information.