Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Mountain View, California

Find a therapist in Mountain View , California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Mountain View 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

Dr. Angela Krumm

PhD in Counseling Psychology, California Licensed Psychologist, TEAM-CBT Therapist
13 years experience
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 require weekly therapy homework as I believe work outside of the session is necessary to create lasting change. Clients can schedule 50-minute weekly appointments or engage in an "intensive" format. Read More
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 require weekly therapy homework as I believe work outside of the session is necessary to create lasting change. Clients can schedule 50-minute weekly appointments or engage in an "intensive" format. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Iris Cohen

MFT, EFT
9 years experience
Coming from another country, I am very aware of sensitive issues related to culture differences. Therefore, I incorporate an open-minded approach when working with couples, parents and children's relationship issues, low self esteem, anxiety and depression.  I have years of experience working with adults and children coming from diverse backgrounds and issues.  Read More
Coming from another country, I am very aware of sensitive issues related to culture differences. Therefore, I incorporate an open-minded approach when working with couples, parents and children's relationship issues, low self esteem, anxiety and depression.  I have years of experience working with adults and children coming from diverse backgrounds and issues.  Read More
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  • Languages: English, Hebrew
  • Experience: 9 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Mountain View, California

The city of Mountain View is located in California’s Santa Clara County. It is home to about 81,438 people as of July 2017, according to estimates by the United States Census Bureau. A majority of the population is gainfully employed, according to Employment Development Department data, and indications are that both median and per capita incomes are more than double the nationwide figures.

In spite of these positive economic numbers, the city does contend with its own share of challenges. Mental health problems impact a sizeable portion of the population, often including children and adolescents. Mountain View and its surrounding cities do face notable difficulties in addressing these issues, like much of the country, and the situation is often made more difficult by a lack of available resources.

A Shortage of Available Services

It’s an unfortunate fact that mental health problems are quite prevalent in the US. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, over 18% of Americans battle these types of ailments in one form or another each year. Furthering concerns are the growing range of studies that forecast an insufficient number of qualified professionals to address these problems, a dearth that is expected to get worse before it gets better.

California is certainly not exempt, as reflected in this study from nearby University of California San Francisco’s Healthforce Center. It predicts a major shortfall with respect to mental health workers’ availability compared to the demand, with as much as a 50% deficiency expected by the year 2028.

Many factors are thought to contribute to this rising concern:

  • Notable regional and geographical disparities exist in the ratios of persons in need versus trained professionals.
  • Minorities (particularly Latin- and African-American groups) are found to be underrepresented, among both psychologists and psychiatrists.
  • The quality of clinical settings and average healthcare workers’ rate of pay varies greatly throughout the state

Large percentages of current mental health workers were also found to be over the age of 60 (totaling 37% of psychologists and 45% of psychiatrists), which adds an additional layer of urgency to this pressing problem.

Bringing Youth Struggles Into Focus

For various reasons, mental health problems encountered by children and teenagers can go underrecognized and underreported. According to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, this can be due to any number of factors, including:

  • Desire to be viewed by peers as “normal”;
  • Lack of confidence or trust in providers;
  • Difficulty asking for help or forfeiting privacy within the family.

These points should be carefully considered, as young people can be equally susceptible to a gamut of mental ailments, such as depression and anxiety. It can also be difficult for a parent or guardian to discern when common “growing pains” cross the threshold into ongoing or chronic illnesses. Echoing concerns of the general population, however, is data showing that youth mental health care is not always easily found.

The Mountain View Voice illustrates the problem with evidence presented by the cofounder of Bay Area Clinical Associates, who notes that his institution regularly receives far more requests for services than it can fulfill. Although they aid over 1,400 clients, about 75% of those applying for assistance must be turned away for a simple lack of resources.

Improving Mental Health Through Funding

How effectively funds are utilized is always up for debate, but it’s hard to argue that allocating money for mental health services is anything but a positive step. In the state of California, recent examples of focus on youth needs include the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 109, which adds millions of dollars in available funds while improving the balance of spending on adult and juvenile services.

Another $15 million was recently tabbed for a new clinic that will serve the greater Santa Clara County area, improving availability of services for teens and young adults in need. So although much of the statistical information that’s available does paint an alarming picture, it’s important to remember that resources are within reach, with more on the way.

Finding Mental Health Assistance in Mountain View

Addressing mental health challenges can be difficult, which makes finding the right therapist an important first step. E-Counseling’s directory helps connect individuals with caring and qualified professionals in their areas. Get started on your personal path to better mental health today.