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.


Judith Wolder

LMFT
5 years experience
Hi, My name is Judi and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Life Coach and Hypnotherapist. This means I can help you deal with life stressors, help you realize core issues and heal you from the inside out. I help you to rebuild the areas of your life that you feel are not working, like relationships, emotional regulation, work issues or self-sabotage where you are not reaching your full potential, I... Read More
Hi, My name is Judi and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Life Coach and Hypnotherapist. This means I can help you deal with life stressors, help you realize core issues and heal you from the... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Afrikaans, Hebrew
  • Experience: 5 years

Jesse Moon

MA, LMFT
11 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions, self esteem, career issues and a desire to increase your sense of happiness,well being and personal growth. I have expertise in Anger Management.. My approach is a combination of a humanistic strength based approach as well as... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Lianne Avila

MA
20 years experience
Hello, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California with nearly 20 years of experience. I'd like to start by congratulating you for choosing to take care of your mental health. If you are dealing with stress, anxiety or depression, you aren't alone. Many people suffer with these disorders . I'm glad to say that I am here to help. I can help you develop a self-care plan that will help... Read More
Hello, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California with nearly 20 years of experience. I'd like to start by congratulating you for choosing to take care of your mental health. If you are dealing with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Cassaundra Hanson

LMFT
3 years experience
Hi! My name is Cassaundra Hanson, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Before I tell you a little about myself, I just want say that I am really happy you have reached out. It is not an easy thing to ask for help, or seek out therapy! Too often our problems feel too big and it’s hard to imagine how anyone could understand, let alone help. You... Read More
Hi! My name is Cassaundra Hanson, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Before I tell you a little about myself, I just want say that I am really happy you have reached out. It... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Tofani Grava

MS, LMFT
5 years experience
Hello and welcome! I am a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have five years’ experience working at different levels of care, such as outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization (PHP) and crisis stabilization. I grew up in France but moved to the US to attend college in Massachusetts and then moved to California in 2011. I can provide treatment in French or English, and, perhaps especially, I can also empathize with the... Read More
Hello and welcome! I am a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have five years’ experience working at different levels of care, such as outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization (PHP) and crisis stabilization. I grew up in France... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Stefanie Greenfield

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California with over 5 years of experiencing providing counseling services. I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my Master of Social Work from USC. I have experience working with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, career challenges, life adjustments, stress, relationship issues, ADHD and health-related problems. My approach to counseling is to partner with you to make lifestyle or cognitive adjustments to overall improve... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California with over 5 years of experiencing providing counseling services. I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my Master of Social Work from USC. I have experience working with a wide... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Kim Jackson

MSW, LICSW, LCSW
20 years experience
Hello and Welcome: Congratulations on taking the first steps toward the enhancement of your better self. This step never more important than this very moment, as we collectively endure the harsh realities of the Coronavirus. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California and the District of Columbia, with over 20 years of counseling and field experience. I specialize in crisis-counseling, Attachment Disorder, emotional trauma, depression, grief & loss work. If... Read More
Hello and Welcome: Congratulations on taking the first steps toward the enhancement of your better self. This step never more important than this very moment, as we collectively endure the harsh realities of the Coronavirus. I am a Licensed Clinical Social... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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.