Therapists in Ontario, CA and Nearby Locations

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

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Burbank, California

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California, South Carolina

Jeannette York specializes in couples, families, adult siblings, and music bands. Relationships often define a person's happiness and contentment throughout life. Life feels better when we communicate well, feel loved, and offer love that is...
Janee Young
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
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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...
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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,...
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California

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,...
Catherine Ferrari
LMFT, LPCC
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Corona, California

I specialize in individual, couples, family, and child therapy. I manage a private practice in Corona, California. I am able to help with a variety of issues that include trauma resolution, cancer support, parenting concerns, ADHD, behavioral...
Matthew Verdun
LMFT, CA BBS
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Beverly Hills, California

I work with couples struggling with relationship problems, conflict, or communication and individuals overcoming stress and anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, or some other life changing event, these include adolescents, adults, and...
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California

Are you struggling with Fear, Anxiety and Stress due to the Coronavirus and have concerns to go into therapy? If you have time during your day you have time for quality solution based therapy to deal with the current situation. As an innovator, Dr....
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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...
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Newport Beach, California

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California

So you have a new baby. And it's nothing like you thought it would be. The sleepless nights, the frustrations around breastfeeding, and the general feeling of loss of control are just getting to you. You haven't showered in days, don't feel like...
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California

Hope, Healing, Resolution The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Haven’t we all wondered at some point, “What went wrong…Why me…How on Earth did I get here?” A difficult child or teen, a sick loved...
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California

Hi, I'm Natalie. I empower ambitious, creative millennials who are ready to walk through fear and transform limiting patterns to create the life, career and relationships of their dreams. Utilizing the best of Western psychology and Eastern...
Tara Makhani
LMFT, MA, MMFT
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hello, My name is Tara and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I attended the University of California, Irvine (UCI) for my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Social Behavior and the University of Southern California...
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Los Angeles, California

I  am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. My practice is built around a strong belief in human resilience and intrinsic capacity to overcome challenges. Without this belief I would not be able to impact lives of so many. I feel...
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California

I offer a safe and supportive environment to help you identify and resolve unhealthy patterns that keep you from moving forward. You might be feeling stuck due to becoming emotionally disconnected with your partner, experiencing a traumatic event or...
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California

Do you need help managing anxiety, raising self esteem, or handling daily stress? I can help! My speciality is helping adult clients manage anxiety and stress using CBT, mindfulness, goal-setting and positive psychology techniques. Therapy and...
Chrissy Comlish
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
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California

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist on the East side of Los Angeles. My education and training have led to working with people from diverse cultural and socioeconomic background, sexual orientations, and gender preference. For over 8 years...
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Irvine, California

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California

We all possess an innate ability to make healthy changes. No matter how distressing life stressors are, I believe that you can become more emotionally effective and take charge of your life! Backed by neuroscience on attachment and relationships, I...
Ron Gray
LMFT, MA,
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Orange, California

 I am a highly experienced Christian counselor having worked with a large variety of client populations in various settings. My passion and focus is couple and family relationship building and repair. I work with highly distressed couples hoping to...
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California

My name is Jaclyn Yuki Schlanger, and I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working for a private practice in Irvine, California. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and am of half Asian and half European American heritage....
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Los Angeles, California

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California

Do you feel like you have a hard time controlling your emotions? Do you have trouble expressing yourself or reacting destructively? If your emotions are getting in the way of your relationships, school, career, or overall life satisfaction, you...
Duane Osterlind
LMFT, CSAT
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Long Beach, California

Duane Osterlind, Founder and Clinical Director of Novus Mindful Life Institute located in Long Beach California, is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor. Duane Osterlind holds a B.A. and Masters...
Amanda Stemen
LCSW, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

During this incredibly uncertain time you may be feeling anxious, sad, angry, and confused. You might be isolated or suffering from too much togetherness. Important plans have been put on hold. You can't use your usual coping tools (going outside,...
Erica Ives
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
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Santa Monica, California

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California

Erica Ives has been practicing as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT# 34566) since 1997 and specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, and addiction. Erica is also currently working on her dissertation for her Doctoral...
Christina Johnson
LMFT, Masters Degree
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Huntington Beach, California

Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, a broken heart, a divorce, past trauma, a death, there is hope. Is something from your past affecting your present and destroying your hope for the future? Feeling better is about trying something...

Mental Health Resources in Ontario, California

Looking at the name of the city of Ontario, one might conclude that it can be found in Canada. But, don’t be fooled. In California, there is a bustling, sunny city named Ontario. As per 2017 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the current population sits at approximately 176,000 people. Relative to cities of similar sizes, Ontario has an impressive population. It’s also growing at a steady rate comparable to other popular areas. Since the 2010 Census, the number of people living in Ontario has grown by almost 10%.

People know the city of Ontario for its fantastically convenient location. There is a bevy of amenities, ranging from hair salons to fine eateries on almost every corner. One of the go-to tourist spots in the city is Ontario’s massive shopping mall, the Ontario Mills Mall.

The primary motivation behind moving to Ontario, California is a job opportunity. That’s the number one reason people choose to move anywhere. That being said, not everyone who applies for a job will get that job. Moreover, even if someone does get a job, there is no guarantee they will maintain it. Company layoffs threaten thousands of Americans, and Ontario is no different. The job market in and around the city is quite poor. The unemployment rate in Ontario is 33% higher than the national average. However, the lackluster economic situation is just part of a larger, more complex problem. Ontario is experiencing what experts are calling a “mental health crisis.” Let’s take an in-depth look at Ontario, California’s mental health status quo, what is causing the apparent crisis, and how you can seek out and get in contact with a therapist if you need help.

Unfortunately for members of the Ontario, California community, the mental health situation in the area is not stellar. The city has high rates of mental illness compared to the rest of the nation. Alarmingly high rates of mental illness are problems that stretch beyond Ontario. For example, the state of California ranks in the top 50% of states regarding the prevalence of adults with mental illnesses, as per a 2017 report published by Mental Health America. In this context, mental illness can refer to a wide array of disorders ranging in severity. For example, anything from clinical depression and anxiety to schizophrenia. So, what is contributing to and exacerbating the problem?

Firstly, let’s expand on the issue of employment, which was mentioned earlier. According to statistics sourced from the U.S. Census Bureau, the city’s unemployment rate is 33% higher than the rest of the nation. Unemployment in a society has the potential to cause some serious damage to the economic well-being of its citizenry. Regrettably, that’s exactly the case in Ontario. Widespread unemployment has resulted in many people in the city’s limits living in abject poverty. The average income per capita in Ontario is 34% lower than in the rest of the United States. Studies tell us of an undeniable statistical link between areas with relatively high rates of poverty and areas with high rates of mental illness.

Another community-wide problem facing Ontario is the school system itself. The average test score of an Ontario student is 10% lower than the average Californian student. In the city, the average test score is 27%, as per the statistics put out by the school district. The national average is 49%. Experts blame abysmally low test scores on things like not having enough funding, too many students per teacher, and school overcrowding. The poor education being received by Ontario students is impacting the overall mental health of the area. Researchers tell us that individuals who receive a sub-par education are more likely to experience mental health problems.

Another problem plaguing Ontario’s mental health landscape is divorce. The national divorce rate is roughly 50%. In California, that number inflates to 60%, one of the highest in the nation. Officials in Ontario suspect it to be even higher. It’s no secret that divorce breeds mental health problems. Divorce is one of the top three most common reasons people end up homeless, for example. Before making a permanent decision, it’s recommended to reach out and attend counseling sessions, if you feel your relationship is in jeopardy.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Ontario, California

The trouble that accompanies finding a therapist is something many people experience. Oftentimes, people are overwhelmed with the process itself. When in therapy, it is recommended to create a list of reasonable goals you wish to attain during your time spent. Furthermore, it’s also important to recognize the falsity of stigmas that surround mental health while acknowledging the benefits therapy provides.

Ontario residents aren’t the only people feeling the pain of not being able to seek out a therapist for treatment. According to a Mental Health America study, a majority (56%) of Americans with mental illnesses do not receive any treatment. According to experts, a lack of care generally stems from poorly crafted policies, poverty, and the nationwide shortage of mental health professionals who provide treatment.

The rate of uninsured people in Ontario, California is more than double the national average of 8.8%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The fact that so many people in the area are uninsured coupled with the high rates of people living below the federal poverty level is a recipe for a mental health disaster. Out-of-pocket treatment simply is not an option for many in tough financial situations.

Mental Health Resources in Ontario

Thankfully, those who are looking for professional help with mental health have many options at their disposal. Quite a few renowned Ontario institutions focus a great deal of effort on mental health services. For example, the Mental Health Systems Clinic offers a variety of useful programs to residents in the area struggling with substance abuse and other problems. Also, the Kaiser Permanente Ontario Mental Health Offices grants patients access to world-class mental health care.