Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lodi, California

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

Jasmynn Smith

MA, LMFT
8 years experience
I earned my M.A. in clinical psychology with a focus in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in 2012. Since then, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, I have worked as a Residential Assistant in a group treatment home for women with Borderline Personality Disorder and emotion regulation issues. Currently, I work as a primary therapist at an outpatient group practice in the South Bay region of Los Angeles where... Read More
I earned my M.A. in clinical psychology with a focus in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in 2012. Since then, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, I have worked as a Residential Assistant in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Brigette Girardey

MA, LMFT
10 years experience
Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging from children, teens, adults, and elders. I provide services for individuals and families assisting with issues such as depression, isolation, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, and more. I enjoy working with... Read More
Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Patricia Hamilton

LMFT-S
12 years experience
Thank you for reading my profile. I am a mother, sister, daughter, wife, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, divorcee, widow, and friend. I come to this work as well experienced in life as in training. I did my undergraduate work in Speech Pathology/Audiology and Psychology and my graduate degree is in Counseling Psychology, with a specialty in Marriage Family Therapy. I have additional training in Cognitive Behavior, Family Systems, Grief and Trauma, Narrative,... Read More
Thank you for reading my profile. I am a mother, sister, daughter, wife, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, divorcee, widow, and friend. I come to this work as well experienced in life as in training. I did my undergraduate... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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

Joshua Skinner

LMFT
5 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in working with couples and individuals. I have been practicing since 2013 and am licensed in California which requires 3000 clinical hours prior to licensure, and am and now licensed in Tennessee as well. I have also been working with BetterHelp since October of 2017. I have experience working with a variety of issues but specialize in work surrounding stress and trauma. Much... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in working with couples and individuals. I have been practicing since 2013 and am licensed in California which requires 3000 clinical hours prior to licensure, and am and now... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Natalie McBroom

MA, LMFT
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a behavioral coach, mental health counselor, a Christian counselor, and a community psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, abuse and trauma, bipolar disorders, PTSD, AD/HD, and schizophrenia. During this time, I have helped people with grief and loss issues, life transitions, relationship roles, and learning coping... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a behavioral coach, mental health counselor, a Christian counselor, and a community psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Anush Petrosyan

LMFT
7 years experience
I am a sex-positive therapist that has completed Gottman's Level 3 Couples Therapy training. with this training I focus on improving couple's communication, connection, and intimacy. I have a minor in sex therapy and am very comfortable discussing and working through sexual trauma and issues. I am kink-friendly, poly-friendly and take an non-judgmental, education approach to therapy. I have knowledge and experience with individuals in alternative lifestyles, and ethically non-monogamous relationships. I am also available to... Read More
I am a sex-positive therapist that has completed Gottman's Level 3 Couples Therapy training. with this training I focus on improving couple's communication, connection, and intimacy. I have a minor in sex therapy and am very comfortable discussing and working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

Tim Leslie

LMFT
9 years experience
I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization in 2011. Since then, I have worked with children and adults both individually as well as with couples and families in Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient settings. I tailor my approach to what would be best for the client needs at the time. As a result, I have experience providing both brief and more solution focused therapy as well as therapy geared towards... Read More
I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization in 2011. Since then, I have worked with children and adults both individually as well as with couples and families in Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient settings. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Lodi, California

The town of Lodi, California, is known for its wine production, specifically the prestigious zinfandel variety produced by its local vineyards. But despite its prestige, Lodi is rife with mental health disorders that plague its residents.

Lodi, California, Mental Illnesses

The most common mental illnesses are depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. Local factors such as income inequality, financial strain, and housing insecurity can contribute to these, as well as universal factors such as relationship struggles and genetic predisposition. Many sufferers may not want to admit they need help because of the stigmatization of mental illness in many communities, while others may not be aware that what they’re experiencing is abnormal. If you believe a loved one may be struggling with a mental illness, there are many ways you can help.

Recognizing the Signs of Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, and can often be difficult to identify. Sufferers of depression are some of the best at hiding their illness, because in many cases they believe they are not worthy of help, feel like a burden, or don’t want to make others worry about them. If you believe this may be the case with your loved one, make sure to let them know how much they mean to you, and ensure them that you want to help them get better.

Some signs to watch for that might indicate depression include

  • Being tired all the time
  • Moving abnormally slowly
  • Crying spells, seemingly for no reason
  • Loss of interest in hobbies or activities
  • Social isolation
  • Irritability or mood swings
  • Significant changes in appetite

Recognizing the Signs of Anxiety

Anxiety is often difficult to recognize, because many people find it hard to separate anxiety disorder symptoms from natural stress. Though a certain amount of anxiety is normal, especially associated with high-stress situations, constant worrying or agitation are not normal, and may indicate a mental health disorder. For people with anxiety, one of the most important things you can do to help is to reassure them that you understand when they are unable to complete tasks, engage in social activities, or cope with stress.

Some things to watch out for that might indicate anxiety include

  • Inability to start or finish projects
  • Perfectionism
  • Restlessness or fatigue
  • Quick temper
  • Poor concentration
  • Sleep disturbances such as insomnia
  • Social isolation
  • Panic attacks
  • Fidgeting

Recognizing the Signs of Addiction

Addiction sufferers can be some of the most difficult to help, because often, they don’t want it. Substance abusers may not consider themselves suffering, because the substances make them feel good, so they don’t believe they need help to quit. Confronting a loved one with an addiction can be a painful process, but it’s an important one. Consider finding others to help you with the initial confrontation, and highlight ways that the loved one has changed since they began using. You may also want to contact a mental health professional in advance of the initial confrontation, as they will be better equipped to help, and can offer suggestions for how to help in your specific situation.

Some signs that might indicate substance abuse include

  • Sudden changes in physical health or appearance
  • Poor work performance
  • Tremors
  • Abnormal sleep patterns
  • Sudden change of social group, especially if the new friends are also known users
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Abnormally high spending, especially if it’s not obvious where the money is going
  • Loss of interest in hobbies

Though helping a loved one confront their addiction is important, keep in mind that if the confrontation isn’t handled right, it can damage your relationship with them. It’s crucial to consult a professional about your specific situation first. They’ll be able to give you the best advice in order to have the best chance at preserving the relationship without allowing the dangerous behavior to continue.

What You Can Do to Help

The first step in treating any mental illness is to contact a qualified therapist. If you believe a loved one may be struggling, consider referring them to a therapist in your area. It may also be wise to see a therapist, yourself, as assisting someone else with their mental health can take a toll on your own. Your therapist may also be able to advise you on how to move forward with your loved one.

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