Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Hesperia , California

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


Dr. Michael Damian

PhD
5 years experience
LIFE-CHANGING, SUPPORTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR YOUNG ADULTS & MIDLIFE Hi, I'm Dr. Michael Damian. I hold a PhD in clinical psychology and maintain a private practice in California. I would be deeply honored to assist you in your journey, if you feel moved to work with me. I specialize in helping *young adults* and *midlife adults* live their best life and become who they truly are. My approach is very solution-focused while also helping you to understand... Read More
LIFE-CHANGING, SUPPORTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR YOUNG ADULTS & MIDLIFE Hi, I'm Dr. Michael Damian. I hold a PhD in clinical psychology and maintain a private practice in California. I would be deeply honored to assist you in your journey, if you feel... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Brianna Tarpey

MA, LMFT, PPSC
3 years experience
Brianna Tarpey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #113607, associate Professional Clinical Counselor #4233, and credentialed school counselor who provides individual, couples, and family therapy. Her background includes working with children of color, low-income families who suffer from trauma, working with students with special needs, as well as working with students and families in the school setting. Her therapeutic approach relies heavily on humanistic and psychodynamic models and she utilizes client centered therapy, cognitive... Read More
Brianna Tarpey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #113607, associate Professional Clinical Counselor #4233, and credentialed school counselor who provides individual, couples, and family therapy. Her background includes working with children of color, low-income families who suffer from trauma,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Maria Rios

LMFT
7 years experience
Hello! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in a counseling field since 2012. I have experience working in residential and outpatient settings and in my own private practice with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationships issues, parenting, teen concerns, life transitions, and a wide range of challenges including grief/loss, trauma, abuse, OCD, bipolar, and crisis and adjustment issues. I mostly tend to draw from the... Read More
Hello! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in a counseling field since 2012. I have experience working in residential and outpatient settings and in my own private practice with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Dr. Megan Rhoads

Psy.D.
3 years experience
Sometimes we find ourselves reacting to a situation in a manner that is not like us, then we wonder "Why did I just do that?" I believe you have the answer, and I can help you find it! ​Through the BetterHelp platform, you and I will work collaboratively to establish a path toward clearly-defined goals. My approach is two-pronged: you will learn and practice practical skills you can use as soon as you walk out... Read More
Sometimes we find ourselves reacting to a situation in a manner that is not like us, then we wonder "Why did I just do that?" I believe you have the answer, and I can help you find it! ​Through the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Dr. Carmen Majied

PsyD, LMFT
17 years experience
Greetings! My name is Dr. Carmen Majied and I am pleased that you've chosen to visit BetterHelp! A little about me... I come to you as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a compassionate clinician with 17 years of professional experience providing individual and couples counseling. In my work with individuals and couples who are seeking support and guidance, I assign top... Read More
Greetings! My name is Dr. Carmen Majied and I am pleased that you've chosen to visit BetterHelp! A little about me... I come to you as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Rhapsody Flores

LCSW
14 years experience
Rhapsody Flores is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides client-centered therapy to adults, veterans, and families. Rhapsody has experience treating a range of issues including severe psychiatric disorders such as mood and thought disorders, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, and LGBTQ+. Rhapsody was born and raised in Northern California. She earned a Bachelors degree in Collaborative Health and Human Services with an emphasis in Social Work at California State University at Monterey... Read More
Rhapsody Flores is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides client-centered therapy to adults, veterans, and families. Rhapsody has experience treating a range of issues including severe psychiatric disorders such as mood and thought disorders, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal relationship... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Dr. Maria Arieta

Psy.D.
10 years experience
Welcome. I've been providing psychotherapy to clients of all ages and from diverse backgrounds for over 10 years. Clients come to me when they want something to be better in their lives and I help them realize and reach their goals. I draw from different theoretical backgrounds in order to help. I look forward to our work together.... Read More
Welcome. I've been providing psychotherapy to clients of all ages and from diverse backgrounds for over 10 years. Clients come to me when they want something to be better in their lives and I help them realize and reach... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Kathleen Pederson

LMFT
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have years of experience working in a clinical setting with individuals, couples and families. I have experience working with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, anger management, eating disorders, ADHD, and PTSD. My therapy style is collaborative, warm and I like to use a little bit of humor. I use many techniques and interventions that I feel will benefit each... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have years of experience working in a clinical setting with individuals, couples and families. I have experience working with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Cassandra Del Greco

LMFT, LPCC
5 years experience
“Change Your Thoughts and You’ll Change Your World”. My goal is to offer and provide support within the therapeutic relationship that allows for you to gain insight on discovering your needs. I believe that everyone needs support but struggles with how to ask for help. In my practices I provide the time and space for you to feel heard, supported, and most importantly I provide empathy. Empathy is a powerful word as it defines the... Read More
“Change Your Thoughts and You’ll Change Your World”. My goal is to offer and provide support within the therapeutic relationship that allows for you to gain insight on discovering your needs. I believe that everyone needs support but struggles with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Arthur Belmont

LMFT, CADC-CAS
23 years experience
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our control. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC) who has been practicing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy since 1994 working with individuals, youth and families in a wide variety of settings... Read More
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Hesperia, California

The city of Hesperia, California, was settled in the late 19th century and is located in San Bernardino County, just over 30 miles from the city of the same name. This city is home to 93,714 people according to 2016 data and has grown rapidly since the 1980s. However, certain types of violent crimes, such as rape and assault, have risen along with it. These issues, along with divorce and poverty, can create a variety of mental health problems among the populace and those in need of help either may not realize they require treatment or do not know where to find it.

Mental Disorder Causes in Hesperia

Despite Hesperia’s growth, there are many residents who suffer from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, suicidal tendencies and eating disorders. These issues can develop in both men and women starting from their early teens and beyond. There are several conditions in the city that may be contributing to these disorders and include:

  • Poverty Among Minorities: Blacks and Hispanics living in Hesperia are much more likely to live below the nation’s poverty line of 12.3 percent, with blacks at the highest number of nearly 40 percent.
  • Unemployment: The rate of unemployment in Hesperia is 7.5 percent, which is higher than both the state and national averages of 5.5 and 4.7 percent.
  • Large Veteran Population: A large percentage of veterans who served in the Vietnam and the first Gulf War reside in Hesperia, and these individuals may have issues such as anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, especially if they saw combat.

Statistics also show that the youth of Hesperia might be affected by mental health problems as well, with a youth suicide rate of 7.4 percent in San Bernardino County. Depression, family problems and other mental disorders have affected young people from the ages 15-24 and resulted in suicidal actions.

Insurance Gaps Cause a Lack of Mental Health Treatment

Although the overall number of uninsured residents in San Bernardino has dropped over the past few years, there are still some significant gaps in coverage. For example, 25 percent of Latinos in the county are uninsured, while young adults across the board were the largest age group to be without coverage. Some mental health services require pre-authorization from a general practitioner, and without insurance, it is unlikely that people in need will have access to such services.

The aforementioned poverty rates in Hesperia are also likely preventing individuals from getting the mental health care they need. In fact, most uninsured Californians say the cost of medical insurance is what prevents them from having the right kind of coverage. These gaps can cause mental health problems to increase because treatment is not available to everyone in the area.

Finding Mental Health Services in Hesperia

The ratio of patients to health care professionals in Hesperia and the surrounding area is 181 to every 100,000 people. However, since the entire population of San Bernardino County numbered well over two million in 2017, these numbers are quite disproportionate. Despite this, there are several places in Hesperia those who are struggling with mental illness can contact, including:

  • Behavioral Health Centers of America: This treatment center focuses on handling a variety of mental health issues including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, self-harm and several different eating disorders. It serves the Hesperia area and treats patients of all ages. Both English and Spanish-speaking patients are accommodated.
  • The Recovery Village: this treatment center specializes in recovery from both alcohol and drug addiction. They also treat underlying mental health problems that may have triggered such issues.

You Can Find Help in Hesperia

Finding mental health services in Hesperia does not have to be difficult, even if you feel your needs are challenging or unique. E-Counseling.com can open doors to treatment with its extensive directory and help connect you with a suitable therapist in your area. It is important to remember that you are not alone in your struggle and that there is help available today that can put you on the road to mental wellness.