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.


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

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.