Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Moreno Valley, California

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


Cait Glenn

LCSW
7 years experience
Many people seek therapy to make improvements in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and conquer what you feel is holding you back. Working together, I can guide you to move forward through roadblocks and reclaim what you truly want in your life. I am experienced in working with adults and older adults. My specialties include, Stress and Anxiety Management, Life Transitions, Relationship Improvement, Grief/Loss, Cancer and Chronic Illness as well... Read More
Many people seek therapy to make improvements in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and conquer what you feel is holding you back. Working together, I can guide you to move forward through roadblocks and reclaim what... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

Jeanette Salinas

LCSW, CT
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Thanatologist (specialist in grief and loss). I received my master’s degree and LCSW in Sacramento, California over 30 years ago. I have extensive experience working with all types of clients. My specialty is in grief and loss including pet loss, transitions, PTSD and trauma. In addition, I have experience counseling individuals with Bi-Polar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, OCD and Borderline Personality Disorder. I have worked... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Thanatologist (specialist in grief and loss). I received my master’s degree and LCSW in Sacramento, California over 30 years ago. I have extensive experience working with all types of clients.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Adrina Wilson

LMFT, 107939
5 years experience
Adrina Wilson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapeutic services to individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families. Some of her specialties include working with individuals who are seeking support with depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues, marital conflicts, trauma, parenting, family conflict, phase of life issues, LGBT issues, grief and loss, and substance use. Adrina has worked in county mental health, private agencies, and school based agencies which has included individuals from unique... Read More
Adrina Wilson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapeutic services to individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families. Some of her specialties include working with individuals who are seeking support with depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues, marital conflicts,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Ariel Macon-Richard

LCSW
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Certified Wellness Coach with over 13 years of experience with adults, adolescents, couples and families. I have experience working with individuals and couples experiencing a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, new life phase/transition issues, relationship issues, family problems, career challenges and stress/life imbalance. I am dedicated to working with individuals and families in creating healthier and happier individuals and relationships. I have helped individuals improve... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Certified Wellness Coach with over 13 years of experience with adults, adolescents, couples and families. I have experience working with individuals and couples experiencing a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Amy Green

LPCC, LMFT
14 years experience
It's important to me that you have an idea of who I am as a human being first... then as a therapist. I am one year shy of 40. I have been with my husband since I was 20... and no, it wasn't always easy and yes, we did go to counseling, many times! I have a 18 year old daughter, who is by far one of my favorite people. I also have a 7... Read More
It's important to me that you have an idea of who I am as a human being first... then as a therapist. I am one year shy of 40. I have been with my husband since I was 20... and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Julie Borden

LCSW
19 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for more than twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Welfare and experience in a wide range of areas, including grief and loss, stress management, parenting challenges, depression, and communication in relationships. I know that making the decision to start therapy, and reaching out to find someone you can trust, is a big step, often one that people think about for... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for more than twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Welfare and experience in a wide range of areas, including grief and loss, stress management, parenting... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Billie Trahan

LPCC
17 years experience
Hello, my name is Billie Trahan, LPCC. I have been a counselor for 17 years, with experience regarding a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to, trauma, family issues, domestic violence, and mood disorders. I have worked in a range of clinical settings and with all ages and populations. I have extensive experience in trauma related issues, primarily abuse. I have worked as an on-site therapist... Read More
Hello, my name is Billie Trahan, LPCC. I have been a counselor for 17 years, with experience regarding a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to, trauma, family issues, domestic violence, and mood disorders. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Fabian Clavijo

LMFT
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with seven years experience providing psychotherapy at a community mental health agency. I worked with diverse populations in Orange County and Long Beach, proving individual, group, and family psychotherapy. As a humanistic therapist, I maintain a positive approach to psychotherapy by focusing on strengths and positive attributes. I assist my clients with developing a stronger, healthier sense of self, and with making rational choices towards achieving their maximum potential. My... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with seven years experience providing psychotherapy at a community mental health agency. I worked with diverse populations in Orange County and Long Beach, proving individual, group, and family psychotherapy. As a humanistic therapist,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Elizabeth Hansen

LCSW
17 years experience
Welcome to Better Help! I am so glad you are here. You have taken the first step towards being a healthier happier you. My name is Elizabeth Hansen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the states of Illinois, California and Georgia. I earned my Masters degree from the University of Southern California in 1993 and since then, have worked in a variety of settings with individuals and families. ... Read More
Welcome to Better Help! I am so glad you are here. You have taken the first step towards being a healthier happier you. My name is Elizabeth Hansen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Larry Goodman

LMFT
22 years experience
I have worked with adults, couples and families for over twenty years. I have helped individuals and families since 1997. During those years, I have worked to resolve problems with anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, defiance, grief, loss, trauma, divorce and PTSD. Read More
I have worked with adults, couples and families for over twenty years. I have helped individuals and families since 1997. During those years, I have worked to resolve problems with anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, defiance, grief, loss, trauma, divorce and PTSD. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 years

Overview of Mental Health resources in Moreno Valley, California

The luxurious city of Moreno Valley, California is jam-packed with things to do. The entertainment in the area has a heavy focus on nature and education. A favorite hobby amongst Moreno Valley’s inhabitants is hiking and taking walks along the beach. The bustling town is the epitome of accessibility. Convenient hiking trails, as well as fantastic spots to relax on the beach, are all a short drive away. The residents living there are known for their appreciation of nature, and avidly support the many reserves, museums, and other institutions promoting outdoor preservation.

As of 2017, there are roughly 207,000 people living in Moreno Valley, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That makes Moreno Valley one of the largest cities in Riverside County. The city’s population is increasing much like other areas in similar situations. Primarily, people move to the city of Moreno Valley to pursue a job opportunity. However, not all people retain their jobs. In fact, unemployment is a cause for major concern. The rate of jobless individuals is actively contributing to a greater problem; something experts in the city are calling a “mental health crisis.”

An Overview of Mental Health in Moreno Valley, California

The issue of skyrocketing mental illness diagnoses is not affecting Moreno Valley alone. In fact, the state of California as a whole is going through the same crisis. According to a 2017 report commissioned by Mental Health America, California is amongst the top 50 percent of states regarding mental illness and the lack of access to care. In this context, mental illness can refer to a variety of diseases ranging in severity; for example, schizophrenia or depression. The California Health Care Foundation estimates that about one in every six Californians has a mental health issue. So, what are the underlying factors that are negatively impacting San Moreno residents’ mental health?

To begin with, the city of San Moreno has a crime problem. Particularly, a violent crime theft problem. According to a study from the FBI based around crime reports, the overall crime rate in Moreno Valley is approximately 20 percent higher than the national average. Additionally, 77 percent of San Moreno residents who responded to a survey said that crime was “rampant” in the area. Unsurprisingly, there is a heavy statistical link between areas with problematic rates of crime and mental illness. Unfortunately, crime is one of Moreno Valley’s weak points. Looking into the situation, a little deeper reveals some more troubling statistics, including this one from the FBI: Moreno Valley’s crime rate is a whopping 82 percent higher than every other California city and town. Undoubtedly, the unrelenting crime problem in the city is having a profound impact on residents’ mental health, statistically speaking.

Another problem relating to mental health in San Moreno is education. The school system in the county has failed many students. The high school dropout rate in the city is ten percent higher than the national, as per the 2017 statistics. Additionally, the education pupils are receiving is sub-par, as reflected by the test scores in the school district. On average, a Moreno Valley student’s test score is 52 percent lower than the test score of a student from out of state. Officials are blaming a few things for being the causes of that staggeringly high statistic. Primarily, the lack of funds being directed toward schools. The student to teacher ratio is also measurably heightened in the city when compared to the rest of the nation, sitting at 23 students for every one teacher.

The unfortunate link between poverty and mental illness is all too real. San Moreno is experiencing a poverty problem. Meaning, the cost of living in the city far outweighs what the average person is making annually. While the cost of living in San Moreno is less than that of much of the rest of California, it is still 17 percent higher than the national average. The high cost of living coupled with the fact that the average income per capita in the area is 37 percent lower than the national average makes for some economically dicey situations for many residents.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Moreno Valley, California

For many living in Moreno Valley, it is becoming exceedingly difficult to find a counselor that can do them good. The lack of access to care has been brought about in part because of poorly crafted policy on the part of the government and local legislatures. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, almost 20 percent of those living in Moreno Valley was without any form of health insurance. Those people are forced to pay for treatment out-of-pocket. However, many in that situation avoid even looking for a therapy solution, as the cost would be insurmountable, despite the benefits that would come along.

Another reason people in the area do not receive necessary mental health treatment is because of stigma. Some people fear the judgment of others based on the false stigma surrounding mental health. It is important both individually and societally to recognize and acknowledge the falsity of all stigmas relating to mental health in order to promote the well-being of those suffering from mental illnesses.

Mental Health Resources in Moreno Valley, California

While the state of California and much of America are going through a shortage of mental health professionals available to treat patients, Moreno Valley has a good number of institutions in the area servicing those in need. For example, the Riverside County Department of Mental Health offers a bevy of information and services to those experiencing issues with mental health. Additionally, the Family Service Association provides help to both children and adults in need.

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