Novato, California Therapists

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San Francisco, California

You know something’s not right and may be ready to make some changes or at least begin exploring what those might be. Whether is through substances, food, relationships with others, self sabotaging your dreams, you are trying to deal with your...
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San Francisco, California

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California

Are you trying to make a change or dealing with an inevitable turning point in life? My specialty is helping people work through stress, depression, relationship problems, work issues, and life transitions. Most clients who come to me find...
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Berkeley, California

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California

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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Oakland, California

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California

I have been in practice as a licensed clinical social worker since 1983. I have a private practice in both Oakland and Walnut Creek California. I am a very seasoned therapist and work with the broad range of issues that bring people into...
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Santa Rosa, California

33 years experience in Sonoma County.
Leslie Baker
LMFT, MA
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Pleasanton, California

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California

Licensed since 1991, Leslie as a family counselor has over twenty years of experience in the field of psychotherapy. She graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development/Family Studies from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo....
Dorothy Kaufmann
LMFT, Ph.D
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Oakland, California

I am an older therapist engaged in my second career. In my previous life in higher education (PhD, Columbia University), I taught and wrote in the humanities, which I see as informing my present vocation. I grew up in Queens, New York in a family of...
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San Francisco, California

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California

Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or depression? As a clinical health psychologist, I specialize in helping individuals with a range of stress-related conditions achieve long-lasting change. I utilize a solution-focused approach to help you...
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Pleasanton, California

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California

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...
Michael Simon
LMFT, MS, MA
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Oakland, California

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California, Louisiana

Michael has been in private practice for the last 24 years, primarily in Oakland, California. He works from a cognitive-interpersonal perspective, utilizing the insights and empirical research based in Control-Mastery theory, along with the...
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San Ramon, California

Mary Ruth Cross is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years experience in the mental health field. She is an National Board Certified Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Mary Ruth is the CEO/Owner of Treehouse...
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California

Therapy is an unfolding of where you are in your life, how you see or understand yourself and what your needs are. The outcome pf therapy is usually greater self-knowledge, a re-integration of de-pressed thoughts, emotions, and beliefs and a new...
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San Francisco, California

With adults and adolescents, I find my approach to focus on empathetic, nonjudgmental listening. Therapy, at its best, is a conversation where we can work together to better understand what you need, who you are, and what has happened in your life...
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San Francisco, California

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California

You try to have everything in your life go a certain way. You feel out of control and get upset when things do not work out. Every time you try to complete a project or organize your life, something goes awry. People tell you to relax and everything...
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California

What you've been dealing with lately has been causing stress, anxiety, overwhelm and depression. You're noticing how much the struggle has been affecting you. You don't want to suffer any longer. You believe therapy with the right person can help. I...
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San Francisco, California

You probably just want to feel better but the path of getting there can be complicated, otherwise you'd feel better already. If only the course was clearer.  Beginning a therapy can be a bit like choosing the "red pill." If you're afraid of the...
Patty Shirley
LMFT, LPCC 15, MA
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Danville, California

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California

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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Hayward, California

As I reflect on my professional experience for the past twenty two years working in the clinical field, several insights emerge for me. After many clinical hours with clients, I have acquired a plethora of experience with varied populations. For...
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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...
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California

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...
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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,...
Iris Cohen
MFT, EFT
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Los Altos, California

Coming from another country, I am very aware of sensitive issues related to cultural differences. Therefore, I incorporate an open-minded approach when working with couples, parents and children's relationship issues, low self-esteem, anxiety, and...
Tina Stromsted
LMFT, LPC, MA, PhD, BC-DMT, RSME/T
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San Francisco, California

Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, LPCC, BC-DMT, RSME/T is a Jungian Analyst, licensed psychotherapist, Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT), and a Registered Somatic/Movement Educator & Therapist (RSME/T) with a private practice and...

An Overview of Mental Health in Novato, California

Novato is located north of San Francisco in Marin County, California. A research and marketing company ranked Novato number 77 on a list of the 100 best places to live in the entire country, citing its resurgent downtown area, strong health care sector, small technology and biotech opportunities, and high-achieving school district. For recreation, Novato offers many opportunities for outdoor activities because of its 3,600 acres of open space.

Life in Novato, California

Novato has an estimated population of 55,980 as of 2017, of which 66.3 percent identify as white, 19.1 percent as Hispanic, 6.1 percent as Asian, and 2.2 percent as black. The population is 52 percent female, 48 percent male, and the median resident age of 44.7 years is older than California’s median of 36.4 years.
Novato is an overall prosperous community. Its estimated annual household income of $83,895 far outstrips the national and state medians. The median home value in Novato is $709,800, 53 percent higher than California, and the cost of living in Novato is 28 percent higher than in the state at large.
The population of Novato is remarkably well educated, especially compared to the rest of the country. Approximately 44 percent of adults have attained at least a bachelor’s degree, compared with 30.9 percent for the United States, and an impressive 93.3 percent are high school graduates at the very least.
Total crime is 39 percent lower in Novato than the rest of California, making it a particularly safe place to live. The crime index for Novato is lower than the average for the U.S.

Mental Health Statistics in Novato

One of the most significant indicators of a community’s mental health is the suicide rate. In Marin County, the rate of suicide is 12.2 deaths per 100,000 people. This demonstrates a slight downward trend for the county and is better than the national value of 13.2 but exceeds the statewide rate of 10.4, as well as the Healthy People 2020 target of 10.2.

Factors potentially affecting mental health in Novato include alcohol abuse and physical health. The prevalence of excessive drinking in Marin County is moderately high at 21.1 percent, while the number of HIV diagnoses is high at 393.3 per 100,000 people.

Vulnerable Populations in Novato

While the poverty rate in Novato is quite low at 7.9 percent, there is a racial disparity present. The percentage of African Americans living in poverty is 5 percent, more than twice the percentage of African Americans in the total population of Novato. When broken down by age and gender, the largest demographic living in poverty is females aged 55 to 64, followed closely by males aged 25 to 34. Poverty can contribute to anxiety and stress disorders.
Another vulnerable population is youth. Thirty percent of eleventh graders in Marin County reported experiencing depression within the preceding 12 months as of 2016. This was 3.8 percentage points lower than throughout California but represented an increase from the 26.7 percent recorded in 2013. Nearly twice as many adolescent girls in Marin County reported depression than boys, which suggests that girls are at greater risk for developing depression, although it could also indicate that boys are more reluctant to report it.
There are also increasing reports of depression among the Medicare population in Marin County: 12.6 percent in 2015 compared with 11.9 percent in 2014. The Medicare population includes, but is not limited to, people over age 65. Reports of depression were more prevalent among the Medicare population under age 65, which includes people with end-stage renal disease and/or certain disabilities.

Access to Mental Health Care in Novato

Between 2014 and 2015, 18.8 percent of adults in Marin County received mental health care during the preceding year. That statistic is difficult to interpret; it could represent a greater need, or it could represent greater access.
It is an objective fact that there is greater access to mental health care in Marin County than in many other areas of California. There are 675 mental health professionals for every 100,000 people in Marin County, which equates to a ratio of one mental health provider for every 148 county residents.