Milpitas, California Therapists

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Pleasanton, California

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Kelly received a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has worked with diverse populations throughout the bay area including children, adolescents,...
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San Francisco, California

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Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or depression? As a clinical health psychologist, I specialize in helping individuals with a range of stress-related conditions achieve long-lasting change. I utilize a solution-focused approach to help you...
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San Francisco, California

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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a practice in downtown San Francisco. I have a warm, relational approach. I help individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, career questions, and family of origin issues. I...
Ben Schultz
LMFT, MA
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California

I believe everyone is the expert on their own life. Considering no one has actually lived one second as you, the simple truth that you know more about you than anyone possibly could is something I value. This means I don't pretend I am your expert -...
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My name is Meenal Chaudhari. I have completed a MA in Counseling Psychology from Holistic Studies department, JFKU. This was my second masters. Prior to that I did a MA in Clinical Psychology from India and worked as a psychotherapist in India for...
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Oakland, California

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I have been in practice as a licensed clinical social worker since 1983. I have a private practice in both Oakland and Walnut Creek California. I am a very seasoned therapist and work with the broad range of issues that bring people into...
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San Rafael, California

Born and raised in the Bay Area, I spent over a decade teaching middle and high school students in Oakland, Maui, and Marin County. Although I found this career rewarding, I eventually realized that my greatest asset was the ability to connect with...
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Pleasanton, California

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Megan received her a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Sacramento State University, Ca. and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She brings ten years of experience working with individuals and families of...
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I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I have over 20 years of experience working within Child Welfare, Adoptions, and Mental Health.
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Oakland, California

Hello! I am a queer artist, activist and therapist. I believe deeply in healing, and my practice as a therapist is one way I use my own healing journey to inform and create space for others to explore theirs. Therapy with me will focus on continuing...
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Santa Cruz, California

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Shine a Light Counseling Center offers quality psychotherapy to adults, children, teens, couples and families. We accept payment on a sliding scale and through Medi-Cal insurance. Director, Tim Hartnett, LMFT, supervises our diverse staff. We can...
Dorothy Kaufmann
LMFT, Ph.D
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Oakland, California

I am an older therapist engaged in my second career. In my previous life in higher education (PhD, Columbia University), I taught and wrote in the humanities, which I see as informing my present vocation. I grew up in Queens, New York in a family of...
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Helping You Become Your Best Self: none of us wants to struggle but even with our best intentions & efforts we can find ourselves stuck, confused & in a position of self-doubt. We are vulnerable to blaming ourselves when things go wrong...
Katie Flach
LMFT, MS
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San Jose, California

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Finding the right therapist for you can feel daunting! You might wonder if it's possible for someone to really get you and if opening up is worth the risk. I connect well with those who feel set apart from those around them or have difficulty...
Kathleen Stutz
MA, LMFT
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Fairfield, California

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression, anxiety, and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. I provide services to individuals, families,...
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Hayward, California

As I reflect on my professional experience for the past twenty two years working in the clinical field, several insights emerge for me. After many clinical hours with clients, I have acquired a plethora of experience with varied populations. For...
Michael Simon
LMFT, MS, MA
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Oakland, California

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California, Louisiana

Michael has been in private practice for the last 24 years, primarily in Oakland, California. He works from a cognitive-interpersonal perspective, utilizing the insights and empirical research based in Control-Mastery theory, along with the...
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San Jose, California

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California

Leslie Gunterson is a sought after financial expert and strategist who after her second divorce completely remade her life after changing her internal beliefs about her worth, health, relationships, career, and her beliefs about money. Leslie's...
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Santa Cruz, California

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Having been in practice since 1976, Xander Abrams, Ph. D. is a California licensed marriage and family psychotherapist. The focus of Xander's practice is on life transition and wellness. Additional certifications include: California State...
Dr. Angela Krumm
PhD, Psychologist
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Are you interested in setting specific goals and learning tools to improve your life? I am trained in a model of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) developed by David Burns, M.D. My counseling style is compassionate, but also directive and active. I...
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Oakland, California

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California

Are you ready to embody your life fully and fulfill your Soul potential? Independently of where are you in your life and how you got here, my purpose is to support you in your unique development and personal growth. For access to a more complete...
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San Francisco, California

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You try to have everything in your life go a certain way. You feel out of control and get upset when things do not work out. Every time you try to complete a project or organize your life, something goes awry. People tell you to relax and everything...
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San Jose, California

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California

I have had a private practice located in the South Bay Area since 1997, where I see individuals, couples and families. Over the years I worked with hundreds of kids and families in various communities of the San Jose area. My work began with highly...
Patty Shirley
LMFT, LPCC 15, MA
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Danville, California

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California

Patty Shirley - East Bay Christian Counseling Feeling worried, anxious, sad, angry or frustrated? Having relationship and communication issues? I am a LMFT and a Registered Addiction Specialist. Areas of treatment include substance / alcohol /pill...

An Overview of Mental Health in Milpitas, California

Milpitas, California is located in Santa Clara County, with Fremont to the north and San Jose to the south. It is considered part of Silicon Valley and the South Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. As of 2017, the population was 78,106.

Milpitas ranks first out of cities in America that have the largest percentage of people working in the computer and electronics industry. Many large companies have offices and headquarters in the city, including Cisco, Linear Technology, Flex, and Sandisk. The unemployment rate in Milpitas is 2.4 percent, well under the national average of 3.9 percent. Similarly, only 8.4 percent of Milpitas residents live in poverty, compared to 12.3 percent nationally.

While Milpitas has a generally positive outlook, there are many behavioral and mental health concerns among residents. It’s helpful to analyze the data about mental health in Milpitas and determine the resources available to those in distress.

Mental Health Statistics in Milpitas, California

These statistics provide a glimpse into the mental health struggles of Milpitas residents:

  • 11 percent of adults have struggled with frequent mental distress
  • 8 percent of adults have been diagnosed with depression
  • 3 percent of adults engaged in recent binge drinking
  • 38 percent of adults say that local violence, drug activity, and crime is a serious concern

These numbers from the Milpitas City Profile are just the beginning.

Suicide Rate in Milpitas, California

Sadly, 45 Milpitas residents committed suicide from 2007 to 2016. During some of these years, more residents died by suicide than by motor vehicle accidents. The severity of suicide is not only felt in Milpitas but across the nation. In fact, suicide is the tenth most common cause of death across America, resulting in 45,000 deaths each year.

Behavioral Health in Santa Clara County

In order to further understand the issues facing Milpitas, it’s important to look at the countywide data. According to a survey from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, here are the most common stressors that respondents experienced in the last year:

  • Anxiety: 53 percent
  • Depression: 23 percent
  • Chronic pain: 17 percent
  • Death of a loved one: 17 percent
  • Loss of a job: 12 percent
  • Divorce/breakup: 10 percent

All of these are examples of or contributing factors to the widespread serious mental illnesses in the area.

Substance Use in Santa Clara County

Substance use and mental illnesses often correlate. Therefore, it is necessary to look at the patterns of substance use in Milpitas and the surrounding areas:

  • 86 percent of residents report substance use at some point
  • 67 percent of residents consumed alcoholic beverages in the past month
  • 22 percent of residents stopped alcohol consumption due to it negatively impacting their lives
  • 22 percent of residents report misusing or abusing prescription drugs.
  • 16 percent of residents report using cocaine at some point
  • 10 percent of residents report using methamphetamine at some point
  • 5 percent of residents report using heroin at some point

With so many residents using, becoming dependent on or developing an addiction to substances, it may not be much of a surprise that mental illness is a problem.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Milpitas, California

Unfortunately, too many people do not receive mental health services. Stigma and unawareness are major factors that contribute to a lack of mental health treatment. The way we house and prosecute mentally ill individuals in Santa Clara County is often counterproductive and ineffective.

Mental Health Resources in Milpitas, California

Even with the behavioral and health issues facing Milpitas residents, there is some good news to celebrate. There are 282 mental health providers per 100,000 residents. The Milpitas City Council passed a suicide prevention policy in 2018 that implements a variety of resources, including a task force, mental health screenings, grief support, and first aid classes. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has committed $600,000 to create a youth mental health center. There are also many services offered by the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services, including mental health treatment, substance use treatment, and a 24/7 suicide hotline.