Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Perris, California

Find a therapist in Perris, California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Perris 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

An Overview of Mental Health in Perris, California

Life in Perris, California, is typical of what you expect from the southern half of the Golden State. With average rainfall of less than 10 inches per year and an average of 275 sunny days annually, the weather is just one factor that draws people to Perris. The city sits 70 miles from Los Angeles and about 80 miles from San Diego, so the location appeals to those who want to be within a reasonable drive of those large metropolitan areas without living in them. The crime rate of 234.4 incidents per 100,000 people in the population is lower than the national average. The vast majority of these are theft cases.

Perris is part of Riverside County. As of January of 2018, the population is about 76,000 and growing. Affordable housing, at least by California standards, is available, and that draws many to this area. However, economically, the city does not fare as well as other areas of the county. The median household income is $51,315, which is about $6,600 lower than that of Riverside County as a whole. The poverty rate of 23.5 percent is significantly higher than the rate for the county (15.3 percent). The population is mostly Hispanic, and just over 60 percent of households are bilingual.

Mental Health Resources in Perris, California

Perris has a variety of mental health services available for those in need of help.

  • Perris Valley Family Resource Center offers parenting skills classes, child abuse prevention services, and more. All of these topics include a mental health component.
  • Family Service Association and Perris Valley Recovery Program offer anger management education. This is a common need for those involved in domestic violence.
  • Two hospitals in the area, Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health Riverside County Mental Health Clinic and Riverside County Regional Medical Center – Psychiatry, offer specialized mental health services.
  • A toll-free CARES Line is available to those experiencing a mental health crisis.

2016 Community Health Needs Assessment for Perris, California

The Kaiser Foundation Hospital Moreno Valley published the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in compliance with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Perris was included in this research. The report identified 12 priority areas for the health of the community. Two of the 12 were related to mental health.

The number three issue on the list was access to care. While California averages 157 mental health providers per 100,000 in the population, that figure for the Moreno Valley is just 68.4. The shortage of providers is exacerbated by the fact that 22.71 percent of those in the Moreno Valley have no health insurance coverage for mental health services. This rate is higher than the rate of 16.69 percent for the state.

Number six on the list of health priorities was the overall mental health of the community. For the purposes of this study, mental health was defined as “the state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with normal stresses of life, and is able to contribute to his or her community.” Adults in the Moreno Valley reported an average of 4.1 days of poor mental health per month compared to 3.6 for the state. The suicide rate for the Moreno Valley is 7.34 for every 100,000 residents in the population.

Where to Find Help in Perris, California

If you or someone you love is struggling to maintain stable mental health, one of the most important things to look for is a personality you can work with comfortably. Clients often make very personal and private statements and disclosures to their therapist or counselor, and trust is critical. An added complication is that, unlike with a primary care doctor or a dentist, it’s often uncomfortable to ask friends or family for a referral to a mental health professional.

E-Counseling provides an online directory to help you search for a therapist that suits your needs. You’ll find a list of professionals, along with a picture of each one and a personal statement about how they approach the therapeutic relationship. You can review credentials and experience level as well. For many consumers, the beauty of the online system is its confidentiality. You can do your research in the privacy of your own home.