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.


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 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.