Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Indio, California

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


Robert Bowmam

LMFT
24 years experience
I'm a warm and caring Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have been practicing for 23 years. I believe in building a trusting therapeutic relationship by paying attention to each client's personal needs in a compassionate and collaborative manner. You are the one who has taken a courageous step in meeting a challenge or challenges that life has given as an opportunity to grow as a human being and as your individual self. I... Read More
I'm a warm and caring Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have been practicing for 23 years. I believe in building a trusting therapeutic relationship by paying attention to each client's personal needs in a compassionate and collaborative manner.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 years

Jonathan Meza

MS, LPCC
4 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, school or work trouble? Maybe a unique challenge with a transition or goal in your life? You are not alone, and I am here for you. I’ll share with you that... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma,... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years

Jessica Vickers

MA, LMFT
6 years experience
Welcome, I’m Jessica, and my goal is to provide a supportive environment as well as to equip you with the tools you need to empower yourself and maintain positive changes in your life. I enjoy the work I do and find the therapeutic relationship to be a powerful component of this long-lasting change. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara. My Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology... Read More
Welcome, I’m Jessica, and my goal is to provide a supportive environment as well as to equip you with the tools you need to empower yourself and maintain positive changes in your life. I enjoy the work I do and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Gina Marquardt

LMFT
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, career concerns, substance abuse, LGBT issues, family and relationship issues, and coping with chronic illnesses. I utilize various types of therapy in my practice, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Jerome Scott Jr

LMFT
16 years experience
During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I have consistently demonstrated a high level of professionalism, therapeutic innovation and ethically responsible approach with resolving the critical issues encountered by our patients. I believe that this quote by Emmett Fox... Read More
During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Deborah Corey

LMFT
16 years experience
Hello, and congratulations for taking that important first step toward feeling better. My name is Deborah Corey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in managing depression and anxiety, ADHD, relationship counseling, career counseling, grief and loss, conflict resolution, and social/communication skill building. I have been counseling people from all walks of life for over 15 years and I love what I do. My clients have told... Read More
Hello, and congratulations for taking that important first step toward feeling better. My name is Deborah Corey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in managing depression and anxiety, ADHD, relationship counseling, career counseling, grief and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Hai Nguyen

9 years experience
I am honored to have the opportunity to meet you and explore areas of the heart, mind, and soul with you. I have fallen in love with studying "love" since a young age. It occurred to me that life gives us many paradoxes/contradictions such as: "Go through pain in order to heal". Since my awareness opened up to the vast internal world of the human mind, I strive to find the answer. In the combination... Read More
I am honored to have the opportunity to meet you and explore areas of the heart, mind, and soul with you. I have fallen in love with studying "love" since a young age. It occurred to me that life gives... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Vietnamese
  • Experience: 9 years

Wilson Bezerra-Flanders

MA, LPCC, LMHC
20 years experience
Hello. I am a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Boston University for my Bachelor in Psychology Degree and to Harvard University for my graduate studies. I earned a Postgraduate Diploma at Mass. General Hospital, Dept. of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. I am licensed in several US states and I have been in the field for about 20 years. I have trained and worked in several settings, including... Read More
Hello. I am a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Boston University for my Bachelor in Psychology Degree and to Harvard University for my graduate studies. I earned a Postgraduate Diploma at Mass. General Hospital,... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Experience: 20 years

Leslie Campbell

LCSW
25 years experience
I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State University, and proceeded to work as a social worker with the County of San Diego in Child Welfare. Much of my tenure as a protective services worker within CPS was spent working with severely emotionally... Read More
I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 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 Indio, California

Indio, in Riverside County, is located in the Coachella Valley, also known as Greater Palm Springs. Its central location is within easy driving distance to Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Diego. Diversity abounds in Indio. The Coachella Valley is home to the Cahuilla and Mission Indians’ tribal governments. Flights to and from Canada bring international trade.

Accolades given to Indio by several “best in the U.S.” rankings are impressive. Indio achieved the top place in the nation for live music, second place for the most exciting new travel destination and first place in best cities for restaurant dining. Indio is Southern California’s third fastest growing city and the eighth fastest growing city in the state. Housing start-ups and commercial construction projects are booming to support the population explosion.

Behavioral Health Services in Indio

The growing Indio population needs parallel growth in essential services. Coachella Valley, however, has a severe shortage of psychiatrists and mental treatment facilities. Indio residents are not happy about plans for an Indio psychiatric clinic. The project includes 5150s patients, a term for a 72-hour involuntary commitment for those at risk to hurt themselves or others. The medical facility must release patients back into the community if they do not qualify for inpatient care. Neighbors fear the mentally ill will take up residence in Indio’s parks. Indio residents feel jaded by the revolving door of failed mental health providers and services in Indio.

 

Indio’s total population is 89,793. Ethnic diversity is broken out as 69.3 percent Hispanic/Latino, 24.8 percent White, 2.8 percent Black, 2.4 percent Asian, and the remaining percentages represent other races.

Over half the residents at 53.2 percent speak Spanish while the next largest group at 43.5 percent speak English. The remaining 6.4 percent speak one or more of 18 foreign languages ranging from Croatian, Armenian, Japanese, Laotian, and Arabic to European and Slavic languages.

The widespread language and cultural diversity represents one difficulty in providing mental health therapy. Individuals below the national poverty rate equal 18.9 percent. A large percentage of Indio residents are high school graduates, but few have achieved higher education degrees.

Barriers to Mental Health Treatment

In the U.S., nearly 1 in 5 people have a mental health disorder. Psychiatrists are aging into retirement. By 2025, the retirement rate will cause a service demand that exceeds providers by 25 percent. This percentage includes the increase of new Psychiatrists entering the profession. Barriers to mental health access in Indio include:

  • The high poverty rate bars access to mental health care
  • Low rates of Medicaid reimbursement eliminate providers
  • Untreated substance abuse problems contribute to mental illness
  • Low mental health provider ratios to patients
  • Communication problems caused by cultural diversity
  • Fear of deportation for illegal aliens who need help
  • Homeless people often suffer from multiple conditions
  • Long wait times to receive emergency or regular care
  • Inadequate, short appointments caused by insurance limits
  • Specialists not available for children, adolescents and elders
  • Lack of dual treatment for co-morbid psychiatric disorders

Treatment Difficulties for Hispanics and Latinos

There is a double standard in treatment for individuals from non-white cultures. A significant problem exists when mental health providers do not understand the cultural differences between races or when non-English speakers have no access to treatment in their native languages.

Also, there is a high population of Hispanic/Latino races in Indio who are not insured. Undocumented members are not able to schedule appointments or pay for the services they need. Latino culture fosters a tendency to remain silent about personal problems; due to cultural norms, immigrants can fear to ask for help.

Mental Health Providers Are Available in Indio

Even though the current picture of mental health treatment seems grim, it is possible to find excellent care. Professionals in Indio and surrounding areas are working on the problem of under-utilized services. Among efforts to increase funding at the state level, mental health advocates are looking at new ways to leverage available resources. For example, medical student interns, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, licensed marriage therapists and substance abuse treatment professionals could treat less severe cases to free psychiatrists for pressing treatment needs.

Successful treatment of mental illness is possible for residents and their loved ones who use E-Counseling’s directory to find Indio mental health professionals to meet their needs.