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.


Carol Lino

LCSW
14 years experience
I am a clinical social worker licensed in California with over 14 years of counseling experience. I graduated from the University of Southern California and have since worked with clients from all walks of life. In my practice, I use eclectic methods of treatment to fit the individual needs of my clients. Some of the practice modalities that I use include humanistic, mindfulness, cognitive behavior, and solution focused therapy. I... Read More
I am a clinical social worker licensed in California with over 14 years of counseling experience. I graduated from the University of Southern California and have since worked with clients from all walks of life. In my practice,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Matthew Decker

LCSW, MSW
10 years experience
For those interested in self improvement or working on a personal issue, counseling can open the door to a new world. Matthew Decker, LCSW is a U.S. Marine turned therapist. Don't let that scare you. He strives to learn everything about his clients so that he can provide the right interventions for everyone he treats. He will listen, respond, and ask questions if he does not understand. He knows that... Read More
For those interested in self improvement or working on a personal issue, counseling can open the door to a new world. Matthew Decker, LCSW is a U.S. Marine turned therapist. Don't let that scare you. He strives... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Crystal Burns

3 years experience
I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California with a sub-concentration in military social work. I am committed to the mental health and well-being of my clients. My role as a therapist is to help guide and support you on your journey of self-discovery and increased self-awareness to help you reach your full potential. I enjoy helping others learn effective strategies to... Read More
I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California with a sub-concentration in military social work. I am committed to the mental health and well-being of my clients.... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 3 years

Robert Nwanganga

LCSW
3 years experience
My name is Robert and I would be honored to be your Therapist. I would like to tell you about myself. I have been a Social Worker for the past 20 years and I have worked with a lot of different people in a variety of situations. The most important thing I need you to know about me and how I work is that I believe Social Work to be a calling... Read More
My name is Robert and I would be honored to be your Therapist. I would like to tell you about myself. I have been a Social Worker for the past 20 years and I have worked with a... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Igbo
  • Experience: 3 years

Lena Nicodemus

LMFT
3 years experience
Hi there! Seeking a therapist takes a lot of courage and so I am honored that you have come to my page. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and have been working with people in various settings as a therapist for the past 7 years. I got my first Master's in expressive arts therapy and am now in the pursuit of further education in applied behavior analysis. My... Read More
Hi there! Seeking a therapist takes a lot of courage and so I am honored that you have come to my page. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and have been working with... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 3 years

Kathleen Palma

LMFT
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from the state of California. I have a Master's degree in Psychology with a concentration in Mindfulness and have been counseling for 6 years. I work with clients of all ages with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, OCD, bi-polar, eating disorders, teen issues, young adult identity issues, addiction, parenting and co-parenting issues. I work from a strength-based theory using elements of cognitive... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from the state of California. I have a Master's degree in Psychology with a concentration in Mindfulness and have been counseling for 6 years. I work with clients of all ages with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Jennifer Marsh

MS, LMFT
14 years experience
Welcome! I first want to take a moment to tell you that I appreciate the fact you have taken the first steps in seeking counseling support. I can help! Let me tell you a little bit about myself and how I plan to support you. I have a master's degree in Counseling (2006) and am a Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Therapist in California. I have spent time throughout my 13 year career working with individuals, families... Read More
Welcome! I first want to take a moment to tell you that I appreciate the fact you have taken the first steps in seeking counseling support. I can help! Let me tell you a little bit about myself and how I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 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.