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.


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 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.