Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Oxnard, California

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


Kim Rasmussen

LCSW
32 years experience
Hello. If you’ve landed here, you are most likely struggling with something. I’m grateful you’ve found me. Because relationship is key to therapeutic progress, finding the right person to journey through these struggles with you is really important. Here is some information about me to help you decide if my counseling style and experience is the right fit for you. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for more than 30 years and have worked... Read More
Hello. If you’ve landed here, you are most likely struggling with something. I’m grateful you’ve found me. Because relationship is key to therapeutic progress, finding the right person to journey through these struggles with you is really important. Here is... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:32 years

Jason Shepherd

LMFT
10 years experience
Hello, my name is Jason Shepherd and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about providing services online to people in need. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, in 2009, and I have been a qualified clinical supervisor since 2016. My areas of focus are substance use, systemic and acute trauma, and self-esteem/identity challenges. I primarily utilize Narrative Therapy and... Read More
Hello, my name is Jason Shepherd and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about providing services online to people in need. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Robert Nwanganga

LCSW
3 years experience
My name is Robert and I would be honored to be your Therapist. I would like to tell you about myself. I have been a Social Worker for the past 20 years and I have worked with a lot of different people in a variety of situations. I have to be clear that I work at night. My Schedule is from 9:30pm to 11:30pm Sunday Through Wednesday. The most important thing I... Read More
My name is Robert and I would be honored to be your Therapist. I would like to tell you about myself. I have been a Social Worker for the past 20 years and I have worked with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Igbo
  • Experience:3 years

Lianne Avila

MA
20 years experience
Hello, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California with nearly 20 years of experience. I'd like to start by congratulating you for choosing to take care of your mental health. If you are dealing with stress, anxiety or depression, you aren't alone. Many people suffer with these disorders . I'm glad to say that I am here to help. I can help you develop a self-care plan that will help... Read More
Hello, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California with nearly 20 years of experience. I'd like to start by congratulating you for choosing to take care of your mental health. If you are dealing with... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Charlene Selsvold

LCSW
35 years experience
Hello, Asking for help takes courage and intention. I am a well seasoned licensed clinical social worker in California with extensive experience in working with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, trauma and relationship challenges. Each of us is on a life journey that presents unique challenges. Sometimes feelings emerge that we do not understand or know how to cope with. I offer a supportive environment with unconditional... Read More
Hello, Asking for help takes courage and intention. I am a well seasoned licensed clinical social worker in California with extensive experience in working with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, trauma and relationship challenges.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:35 years

Kristyn Nishimoto

LCSW
6 years experience
Hello! Welcome to my profile. I am glad you are here- it takes a lot of strength to reach out for support. My name is Kristyn Nishimoto and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with 6 years of experience in providing therapy. I have my BA in Psychology and Social Behavior from UC Irvine and my Master of Social Work from California State University, Northridge. I have worked in... Read More
Hello! Welcome to my profile. I am glad you are here- it takes a lot of strength to reach out for support. My name is Kristyn Nishimoto and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Ashley Codding

LMFT
6 years experience
My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. I personally believe that anyone is capable of having the life that they want, the life that makes them happy. I think with the right support anything is possible. My approach is solution focused. I like to help individuals identify their strengths and then help them utilize their... Read More
My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. I personally believe that anyone is capable of having the life that they... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Joshua Siskin

LMFT,BA,MS
13 years experience
My success is based on your feeling better at the end of our session than at the beginning and by your progress in addressing the challenges you face from one session to the next. I have been a counselor and psychotherapy practitioner since 2007 and have met with a wide spectrum of clients in all age groups, from teenagers to octogenarians. My approach is to elicit and reinforce your positive attributes and competencies and to... Read More
My success is based on your feeling better at the end of our session than at the beginning and by your progress in addressing the challenges you face from one session to the next. I have been a counselor and psychotherapy... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Hebrew
  • Experience:13 years

JENNIFER DAWN

LCSW,PPSC
3 years experience
It is so great you have reached out to start on the path of growth and self-improvement. Truly one of the hardest steps in this journey is reaching out for support. I’m excited to connect and discuss your needs and supports I might provide. Let me give you some of my background. I went to graduate school at UC Berkeley and graduated in 2004. I became a California Licensed Clinical Social... Read More
It is so great you have reached out to start on the path of growth and self-improvement. Truly one of the hardest steps in this journey is reaching out for support. I’m excited to connect and discuss your... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Cynthia Eddings

MS,LMFT
20 years experience
Compassionate companion! I am someone to come alongside, to listen, to understand what you are experiencing while helping you navigate through the difficulties. Without judgment, I hear and see you for who you are. Loneliness, depression, and anxiety start to deepen the grove of a cyclical pattern of coping in destructive ways that feed negative feelings; therefore, you grasp for anything to help you feel better. It's like reaching in the dark... Read More
Compassionate companion! I am someone to come alongside, to listen, to understand what you are experiencing while helping you navigate through the difficulties. Without judgment, I hear and see you for who you are. Loneliness, depression, and anxiety... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Oxnard, California

Oxnard is a relatively wealthy city nestled within Ventura County, Ca. Residents earn, on average, far more than the national income. However, the city does not represent the wealthiest area in California. Residents face multiple triggers for mental health problems, including a 16.3% poverty rate.

The population estimate for 2016 was 204, 752 people. The median age was 31, a few years younger than the state median. The median income is $61, 709. Unemployment is low, with 95,057 workers living in the city.

11.7% of the population aged 25 or older have at least a bachelor’s degree. This is significantly lower than the national average of 33.4%. There are multiple universities in the area.

Oxnard Economy

Oxnard has a thriving economy based on multiple industries. The economy is centered on agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. The city’s healthy business environment has contributed to its steady population growth. Oxnard is significantly larger now than it was when it was first incorporated in 1903.

Research shows that unemployment and poverty are closely linked to mental health issues. Oxnard is in an unusual position. Its residents are wealthy compared to the rest of the country but not compared to some of their California neighbors. This can cause stress.

Relative wealth matters more than anything else. Psychological studies have shown that people compare themselves to those around them.

Oxnard residents, therefore, may still suffer from poverty-related problems even though their absolute income is high.

Oxnard crime

Although the murder rate for Ventura County decreased overall in 2017, Oxnard saw a slight increase. 15 homicides were recorded in Oxnard in 2017, three more than the previous year.

The city’s police have stepped up their patrolling efforts in an attempt to stem the violence. As city officials explained to the press, aggravated assaults were decreased by 9.4% in 2017.

Part of the city’s plan to reduce violent crime is to increase community outreach efforts to low-income and at-risk youths.

Oxnard Mental Health

Oxnard residents are part of the California health system, which has become increasingly strained. Hospitalization rates for mental health issues are on the rise for Americans of all ages. However, the state’s mental health funding has not kept pace.

In the past 23 years, California’s population has grown by more than seven million. The state’s facilities for mental health patients, meanwhile, decreased over the same time period. People suffering from mental health problems often end up in the emergency room because they’re unable to find treatment.

A report found that nearly one in six California adults suffers from a serious mental health problem. At least half of those people are not seeking treatment.

Oxnard Mental Health Resources

Oxnard residents with mental health needs have access to a wide variety of therapists. However, patients often face long waits for appointments. California has fewer beds for psychiatric patients per capita than is typical for the country. This makes it difficult for patients to receive proper care.

Oxnard is a fairly large city, so residents do have options for their mental health treatment. There aren’t enough psychiatric beds to meet the need but there are enough to help some people. There are multiple numbers that Oxnard residents can call if they need help.

The city might not be doing enough. For the past few years, crime in Oxnard has been increasing rather than decreasing. City officials recognize the problem, which is a step in the right direction.

Use our Therapist Directory

Searching for the right therapist can be a long, tedious process. In areas like Oxnard where there a lot of licensed professionals to choose from, it can be really difficult to sort through them on your own. Our therapist directory can help. We’ve already categorized the region’s therapists, allowing you to organize the list of providers based on select criteria. Choosing the right therapist increases the chances that you’ll be happy with the treatment that you receive.