Therapists in Mountain View, CA and Nearby Locations

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My name is Angela Grau and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My practice is centered around the idea that the most important relationship we have is with ourselves. It is crucial that we explore this relationship with authenticity, curiosity...
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Berkeley, California

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I realized early on that the world isn’t “made” for any one of us. We each have to create our own way of thinking and getting things done. And it is with pride and joy that I have helped countless clients do just that for well over two...
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San Jose, California

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Growing up with the challenges of being academically gifted, I sought out 'more' from life, pursuing my counseling degree with a Holistic Studies emphasis. I take an approach of Compassionate Curiosity in counseling, a willingness to explore...
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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...
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,...
Patty Shirley
LMFT, LPCC 15, MA
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Danville, California

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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...
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California

I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified hypnotherapist with 20+ years of experience in the mental health field. I work with women who experience anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, grief and loss, relationship challenges, and a host of...
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Oakland, 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...
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From acceptance of the present moment, psychotherapy is a step into the unknown. For a moment, you forget what you thought you knew about yourself, life and the world, and see what emerges. The role of the therapist is that of a companion,...
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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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Walnut Creek, California

I encourage growth in my clients by helping to increase their awareness of how behaviors and thought patterns affect their identity, relationships, and overall sense of well being. I view the therapeutic process as one of compassionate collaboration...
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 -...
David Kest
LMFT, MA
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San Francisco, California

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California

Hello there. I welcome you to my practice learning relationship skills and emotional intelligence. Through dialogue skills , mindfulness and somatic awareness we can all improve our Emotional Connections with others and feel more comfortable within...
Ranjan Patel
LMFT, Psy.D., CPC
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Burlingame, California

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California

I’m in love with people. My #1 passion is people. Psychotherapy is a sacred process where you trust the therapist and make a pact to enter a private world of pain. You're visiting this site and seeking help: I admire that you're acknowledging your...
Jacob Donnelly
LCSW, MSW
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Berkeley, California

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California

Whether you want to get support around new changes in your life that are causing you pain and worry, or work through problems that have been with you for years, my goal is to help you feel relief, feel empowered, and adjust to the things that are...
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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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Asya is a mindfulness-based therapist specializing in guiding individuals and families through the ups and downs of parenting, the challenges of relationships, and life transitions. Asya's approach to psychotherapy is based on kindness, compassion,...
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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...
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San Francisco, California

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California

My greatest passion is bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic/stressful experiences. I have helped clients that includes children, adults and families to help them find that health perception of themselves and strength in their...
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My name is Sebastian Earl and I am a licensed psychotherapist (license # MFT 40124). I work with individuals, couples and families. I aim to provide an opportunity for people to grow and heal, in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and nurturing...
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Pleasanton, California

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California

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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Santa Cruz, California

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California

Congratulations on looking for a therapist. We all seek support for different reasons. I became a therapist because of my own searches in the depths of my soul. I believe that this is a lot of healing available for each of us. We can incur suffering...
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Stress and burnout are problems we all face in one form or another. Individuals and couples come to Therapy For Real Life to overcome burnout in their career, relationships or life more generally -- to create a life of connection and balance. Please...
Katie Flach
LMFT, MS
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San Jose, California

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California

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...

Mental Health in Mountain View, California

The city of Mountain View is located in California’s Santa Clara County. It is home to over 81,00 people, 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.

Despite these positive economic numbers, the city does contend with its 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 is 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 the nearby University of California San Francisco’s Healthforce Center. It predicts a major shortfall concerning 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 a 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 the 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 the 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 the availability of services for teens and young adults in need. So although much of the available statistical information does paint an alarming picture, it’s important to remember that resources are within reach, with more on the way.