Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Milpitas, California

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


Douglas Mitchell

LMFT
6 years experience
Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, bipolar and ADHD. I'm sensitive to those who have suffered or experienced physical trauma or emotional... Read More
Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

Lauren Rodriguez

MS, LMFT
15 years experience
Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters and Bachelors degrees in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I commend you on making the decision to begin counseling. Life is a struggle for everyone at some point and every single... Read More
Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Dr. Lukas Jaeggi

PhD
20 years experience
I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions. I also helped many people who have experienced traumatic stress or abuse. My counseling style is empathic, nonjudgmental and encouraging. My approach integrates depth psychology, neuroscience and trauma theory. I will tailor our conversation and... Read More
I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Christin Frederick

MA, LMFT
3 years experience
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use humor and compassion to create connection. This connection creates a safe place for us to exchange ideas, to talk about experiences and to share honestly with one another. I have 3 years of experience working... Read More
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Laura Kluss

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought disorders, relationship issues and grief. I have extensive experience working with people who have experienced trauma and abuse. I have worked in a community inpatient psychiatric hospital, state prisons, and now work with veterans at... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Sharon Valentino

LMFT, CAATC, RAS
8 years experience
I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you want to be? Is your life working out the way you wanted and expected it to? We all cope with stressors in different ways. I help people deal with stress more successfully with caring, plus... Read More
I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Luis Resendez

LMFT
9 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. Many clients I have worked with have endured disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and family conflict. I have been trained in several modalities and evidenced based practices including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 9 years

Jennifer Yates

MC, LMFT
20 years experience
If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage to seek help, and I am here for you with genuine care and compassion. I will work with you from a holistic standpoint as I firmly believe that the mind and body are connected, and... Read More
If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Jack Grabon

LCSW, CPC
15 years experience
Hello there! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California and New York. I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life/health coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, drug problems, existential or spiritual crises, trauma, relationship issues and weight loss. My counseling style is gentle and supportive, yet powerful. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.... Read More
Hello there! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California and New York. I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life/health coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Andrea Bowes

CCTS,IADC, EMDR , Hypnosis
25+ years experience
I have extensive experience helping children, adolescents and adults navigate life transitions. My work combines cutting edge innovative techniques with a broad assortment of traditional approaches. As a certified trauma specialist I work with both acute and complex trauma issues, with the understanding that trauma truly is in the eye of the beholder. Read More
I have extensive experience helping children, adolescents and adults navigate life transitions. My work combines cutting edge innovative techniques with a broad assortment of traditional approaches. As a certified trauma specialist I work with both acute and complex trauma issues, with the understanding that trauma truly is in the eye of the beholder. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25+ years

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.

An Overview of Mental Health 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.

Find a Therapist in Milpitas, California

Thankfully, it’s easy to obtain access to mental health services in Milpitas. E-Counseling.com has created a directory of therapists to assist Milpitas residents in receiving treatment.