National City, California Therapists

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

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Are you unsatisfied with one or more areas of your life? I partner with my clients to empower them to make the changes necessary to bring their realities in line with the lives they truly want. In this way, I collaborate with each individual,...
Aleksandra Drecun
Psy.D., MA
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San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Dr. Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D., is the founder of Association for Compassionate Transformation. She is a licensed psychologist who has a profound passion and derives immense gratitude from assisting individuals, couples and families in realizing...
Aeron Hart
LMFT, MA
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Santa Barbara, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I tend to work well with individuals that feel deeply, are highly sensitive to their environment, empathic, and who struggle to connect with themselves and their own needs, often putting others first. Someone interested in re-routing some of their...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

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...
Janee Young
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hey there! I'm Janee Young, a licensed marriage and family therapist at Confidence and Clarity. I'm here to help you rock your confidence and discover the inner clarity you've been searching for. With a quirky and compassionate approach, my toolkit...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Taking new clients via telehealth, as of Feb 2024, and my fee is 120 without insurance. Hi there! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, and in practice for over 10 years. I am transitioning out of my last role as a Program...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, Idaho

Therapy can be uncomfortable for some, but I am committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all my patients. Some of my areas of expertise include: Individuals: I can help you work through issues of anger, anxiety, depression and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, Washington, D.C.

Tired of feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or stuck in life? Are you going through your days on autopilot, with no clear direction on where you’re going? Or even if you do know what you want, are you feeling helpless or hopeless about things getting...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hi! I am so happy you are here and I am even more excited to work with you. Our agency offers affordable telehealth therapy. We are dedicated to decreasing depression, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, and relationship issues while increasing happiness,...
Debbie Cherry
LMFT, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, California

After working with hundreds of clients for over 20 years as a therapist, master coach, and entrepreneur... I can tell you that trusting yourself is the key to success. Clients see improvements quickly by implementing strategies based on modern...
Dr. Kaggie
Ph.D., Psy.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

K-Psych is a group practice with experienced clinicians focused on providing the best counseling experience for our clients. Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat a number of mental...
Lisa Hanes
MA, LMFT
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Santa Monica, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Nurse and Certified Nurse Midwife. I am currently working as a psychotherapist, specializing in addressing life transitions, relationship challenges and decisions related to becoming a couple...
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Sevierville, Tennessee

Hello, my name is Rachelle Folino. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in East Tennessee by the Smoky Mountains. A large part of my practice is working with couples. I am passionate about relationships and helping people achieve...
Holly Freeling
MA, LMFT, ATR
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Pasadena, California

Holly is a versatile, flexible, and forward-thinking psychotherapist who has worked with a wide variety of people. Her optimism and curiosity attracts many clients to her private practice in Pasadena, California. Holly believes that part of the gift...
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San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Diego, CA who has experience working with clients of all ages struggling with ADD/ADHD, relationships, communication, grief, life transitions, trauma, self esteem and more. I am incredibly...
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Pleasanton, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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,...
Su Lim
LMFT
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress management and insomnia, and how these can adversely affect your relationships and daily life. My style is interactive and direct, and I am passionate about helping clients work through areas where...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you ready for a change?? I'm here to help you. I have worked with people from all backgrounds and concerns. My specialties are managing stress, trauma recovery/healing, Grief and Loss/Bereavement and Victims of Crime. I also have worked with...
Michelle King
LMFT, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Santa Monica, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hi! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in trauma, addiction, relationships, and mood disorders, and I am a practitioner of EMDR therapy. Whatever you're facing, I can help you address underlying issues and deal with current...
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Studio City, California

If you’re considering me as your therapist know that I’ve been working in the mental health since 2004 and was licensed as a therapist since 2007.  I’ve worked full-time in the field since that time providing individual, family and group...
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Torrance, California

Alexandra Armas, MA, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #117071. Alexandra earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of...
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Hermosa Beach, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hello! I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist currently providing tele-therapy and limited in person sessions out of my cozy office in Hermosa Beach. My multidimensional approach allows me to deliver a unique, private, and personalized...
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Long Beach, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Thirty years as talent in radio led to a career change in 2011. After thinking about being a therapist for many years, I'm doing work I love, in particular work with couples in crisis. I also work with individuals and families. My life experiences...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Tanya Desloover is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. Tanya specializes in helping clients and their families recover from the traumatic consequences of addiction. She recognizes the...

Mental Health in National City, California

National City, California, is part of the South Bay region of the San Diego metropolitan area. As the second oldest community in the region, National City is a historic site with wonderful architecture, shopping, and restaurants. The location right along the Mexico border gives the city a fantastic multicultural feel. National City is an inexpensive place to visit with easy access to all San Diego offers, which makes it popular with tourists. The town is also known for fabulous parks like Pepper Park along the waterfront and Kimball Park with its sports fields and skate park.

The population that calls National City home was a diverse group of 60,349 people, as of 2016. Approximately two-thirds of the residents were Hispanic (65.8%), 19.2% were Asian, and 9.8% were White alone. Those who describe themselves as Black alone made up 4.3% of the population. The biggest challenges for National City residents were socioeconomic. The median household income as of 2016 was $44,901 as compared to $67,739 for the State of California as a whole. However, the cost of living index as of 2016 was 137.4, which is higher than the national average of 100. This combination of factors resulted in a poverty rate of 24.1%. Homeownership rates were low (31.9%) as well, and most residents (approximately 70%) were renters.

Community Health Assessment of 2016 for National City, California

Economic challenges often go hand in hand with a higher need for mental health services. This holds for the National City based on the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) compiled by Kaiser Permanente in 2016. Behavioral and mental health services ranked number four on the list of the top 15 health priorities based on this study. Specifically, suicide, substance abuse, and mental health diagnoses appeared as priority areas. Getting access to care and services for behavioral and mental health issues was identified as the largest roadblock to prevention and treatment.

Often access to mental health care is related to a lack of health insurance. Surprisingly, the CHNA found that residents in San Diego County cited a lack of understanding of their coverage more often than a lack of coverage as a barrier to obtaining services. Specifically, residents found insurance terminology confusing. Part of this issue could be the larger than average percent of the population considered linguistically isolated, meaning that no one in the home speaks or understands English fluently.

Available Resources in National City, California

Several initiatives are underway to help address the need for mental and behavioral health services in National City.

  • The “It’s Up to Us, San Diego” campaign seeks to remove the stigma of mental illness and to encourage open discussion in the community. With information targeted toward young adults, men, healthcare providers, and non-English speakers, the campaign is part of the “Live Well San Diego” vision set forth by the county’s Health and Human Service Agency. The service includes a 24/7 crisis line and an online chat feature through the website where consumers can find help.
  • The Hospital Association of San Diego& Imperial Counties (HASD&IC) wants to create and support a continuum of care for clients in need of behavioral and mental health care. This involves advocacy, creating treatment options, and supporting tools like telehealth to make services more readily available.
  • The San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council is a collaborative effort to reduce suicides in the county to zero. In 2018, the group issued an update to the county’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan (SPAP). Through the mechanism of community planning, media campaigns, and other tools, the group’s ultimate goal is to equip every resident with the ability to recognize suicide risk and intervene appropriately.