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.

Jennifer Hyatt

MA, MS, LMFT
5 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the state of California #99355 and the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board in Ohio #F.1800080. Providing therapy and helping others is my passion and purpose! I work best with those who are ready for and motivated towards a pivotal change. I use a down to earth and open minded approach as I partner with... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the state of California #99355 and the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board in Ohio #F.1800080. Providing therapy and helping... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Leslie Brueckner

LMFT
7 years experience
My name is Leslie, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). The title may be misleading in my case though, because I work mostly with individuals. I have been counseling since 2012, bringing a non-judgmental, empathetic and wholly supportive attitude into every counseling relationship. The clinical theories from which I draw most heavily are client-centered and cognitive behavioral therapies. I will be a genuine presence who always listens... Read More
My name is Leslie, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). The title may be misleading in my case though, because I work mostly with individuals. I have been counseling since 2012, bringing a non-judgmental,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

Katina Boulai

MA, LMFT
8 years experience
My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families, couples, and individuals using a relational, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems approach. I have experience with diverse populations with issues relating to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, parenting, divorce, grief, life transitions, and... Read More
My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Norma Cuenca

MA, LMFT
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol/Drug Counselor, in California, with more than 7 years of experience providing direct mental health therapy and alcohol/drug counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety of presenting issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as family conflicts and teenagers’ issues. I am aware of cultural factors and I am sensitive and respectful of people’s... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol/Drug Counselor, in California, with more than 7 years of experience providing direct mental health therapy and alcohol/drug counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 7 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

Ayana Rose

LMFT
15 years experience
Hi, I'm Ayana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Counseling Psychology and an EMDR practitioner. Some of my specialties include: strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, supporting mothers and mothers-to be, teens, adolescents and working with those suffering from anxiety, parenting issues and PTSD. Some of my valuable experience includes working as a clinician with teen girls in a group home... Read More
Hi, I'm Ayana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Counseling Psychology and an EMDR practitioner. Some of my specialties include: strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, supporting mothers and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Kaitlyn McNulty

LCSW
8 years experience
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I started my work as a therapist in New York after obtaining my Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have been working as a therapist in California for the last five years. I have experience working with a wide variety of individuals in different settings including within community agencies, in homes, and in schools.... Read More
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I started my work as a therapist in New York after obtaining my Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Jerome Scott Jr

LMFT
16 years experience
During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I have consistently demonstrated a high level of professionalism, therapeutic innovation and ethically responsible approach with resolving the critical issues encountered by our patients. I believe that this quote by Emmett Fox... Read More
During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Leah Finn

LMFT
6 years experience
Hello and welcome! My name is Leah Finn. I am a marriage and family therapist based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and licensed in California. My goal is to help you achieve your goals. Since 2010, I have worked with clients from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to effectively manage and cope with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I have also helped many people who have... Read More
Hello and welcome! My name is Leah Finn. I am a marriage and family therapist based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and licensed in California. My goal is to help you achieve your goals. Since 2010, I have worked... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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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