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.


Andrea Gialanella

LCSW
20 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working as therapist and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bullying, and peer pressure, with a special focus on social skills and academics. My counseling style friendly and encouraging. I believe that deep down, we all know what we crave and need emotionally, and my work focuses on helping others understand... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working as therapist and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bullying, and peer pressure, with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Maryam Aziz

LCSW
11 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I realize that seeking help may not be easy, whether you are just beginning or continuing your therapeutic journey. Nonetheless, seeking help is a powerful and courageous step to take and my goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and nonjudgmental place for you to express yourself. Throughout my clinical career, I have had the privilege of working with multiple populations from children, adolescents, adults, couples and... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I realize that seeking help may not be easy, whether you are just beginning or continuing your therapeutic journey. Nonetheless, seeking help is a powerful and courageous step to take and my... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Markroel Solte

LCSW94351
5 years experience
I'm a prior service combat veteran who has transitioned into the field of social work. My life experiences and desire to help others brought me into the working profession. I am currently a licensed clinical social worker and I have been managing an outpatient substance abuse facility for the last three years. My experiences included working with both adults and transitional aged youth experiencing substance abuse addictions as well as mental health issues. ... Read More
I'm a prior service combat veteran who has transitioned into the field of social work. My life experiences and desire to help others brought me into the working profession. I am currently a licensed clinical social worker and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Nadja Zapasov

MA,LMFT
18 years experience
Nadja Zapasov (MA, LMFT) ABOUT ME Welcome! I salute you on your choice to get help in moving forward in your life. Once you have made that decision, your own positive energy will support you and guide you to the next level. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” William Hutchison Murray The energy of one’s thoughts has the power to create an extraordinary life (or not). Directing your... Read More
Nadja Zapasov (MA, LMFT) ABOUT ME Welcome! I salute you on your choice to get help in moving forward in your life. Once you have made that decision, your own positive energy will support you and guide you to the next level. Whatever you... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Shawnnell Pugh

LCSW,MSW,BS
13 years experience
Welcome! I am a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years plus experience providing therapy, counseling and guidance services to Individuals, Couples, Young and aging adults and families. I received my Master of Social Degree with an emphasis in Public Child Welfare from the University of Southern California in 2007. I specialize in various areas such as: Women issues, Depression, Anxiety, Anger issues, Behavioral, Addiction, Spirituality issues, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Sexual/Intimacy Issues, Trauma, and... Read More
Welcome! I am a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years plus experience providing therapy, counseling and guidance services to Individuals, Couples, Young and aging adults and families. I received my Master of Social Degree with an emphasis in Public Child... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Alfred Carter

LMFT
16 years experience
Do you want to overcome the obstacles preventing you from being your best self? My name is Alfred Renard Carter and I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist. My clinical experience and specializations are Depression, Anxiety, Stress management and relationship dynamics (couple/marriage/family). I take a strength-based approach to empower you to overcome the psychological and emotional distress you're experiencing. I'm eclectic from a theoretical standpoint. However, I lean towards Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic Existential theories as a... Read More
Do you want to overcome the obstacles preventing you from being your best self? My name is Alfred Renard Carter and I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist. My clinical experience and specializations are Depression, Anxiety, Stress management and relationship dynamics (couple/marriage/family). I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 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

Celia Garcia

LMFT
4 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working with clients for the past 4 years. I have aid clients when in crisis, I provide clients with case management services when resources are needed (i.e housing, educational, financial and parenting). I help clients manage some of the daily barriers that can cause destress on a person and those around them. My sessions are usually tailored to the client and their individual needs.... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working with clients for the past 4 years. I have aid clients when in crisis, I provide clients with case management services when resources are needed (i.e housing, educational,... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:4 years

Dr. Sue Pollington

PhD,LCSW,LAC
33 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a Diplomat in Psychotherapy. I have been practicing as a clinician for 33 years. I enjoy working with clients and I look forward to client sessions. My therapy focus is client centered. I come from a perspective... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:33 years

Bianca Martinez

MA,LMFT
3 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; who received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. I enjoy working alongside individuals, couples and families on their unique journey of self-discovery and healing. By creating a warm and non-judgmental environment, I allow clients to safely explore their innermost... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; who received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 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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