Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Ontario, California

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.


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

Overview of 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 ten percent.

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. In fact, 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 a 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 actually quite poor. The unemployment rate in Ontario is 33 percent 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 are in need of help.

 An Overview of Mental Health in Ontario, California

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 percent 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 percent 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. In fact, the average income per capita in Ontario is 34 percent lower than 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 ten percent lower than the average Californian student. In the city, the average test score is 27 percent, as per the statistics put out by the school district. The national average is 49 percent. 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 percent. In California, that number inflates to 60 percent, 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 percent) of Americans with mental illnesses do not receive any treatment. According to experts, a lack of care generally stems from poorly crafted policy, 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 percent, 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.

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