Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Petaluma, California

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

An Overview of Mental Health in Petaluma, California

Petaluma, California, looks more like a New England beach town than it does a typical California beach-side city. The town, which sits in Sonoma County and just 32 miles north of San Francisco, is characterized by postcard worthy views of a bay full of sailboats, historic downtown buildings and a mix of Victorian-era homes and modern mansions. There’s also nature in Petaluma, which many are hard-pressed to find in California. Petaluma is truly a beautiful place to live, but just because it’s beautiful doesn’t mean it’s free of issues. One such issue Petaluma residents face is mental illness.

Petaluma at a Glance

Petaluma has a population of 60,870 individuals. The median age of those individuals is 41.6, which is much higher than the national or state median. The median household income is $80,907. This amount is significantly greater than Sonoma County’s median household income of $66,833, the state’s median of $63,783 and the national median of $55,322. The poverty rate is 8.59 percent. The median property value is $498,200, which is greater than any surrounding counties’, the state’s and the nation’s median property value.

As in many affluent cities in America, the gender-wage gap is alive and well in Petaluma. The average male earns $70,516 while a female with similar qualifications and experience in a similar role makes $57,116. Wage inequality also exists between races. Asians are the highest earning, bringing home an average salary of $91, 874. Whites are the second highest earners, averaging about $82,194. People of two or more races, however, bring home just $20,446.

78.8 percent of Petaluma residents are White. 21.6 percent are Hispanic or Latino and the remainder of residents are Black, Asian and a mix of two or more races.

The majority of Petaluma working residents work in high-stress jobs and/or industries. The most common jobs held by residents are in management, administration and sales. The most common industries in which residents work are healthcare, retail and professional, scientific and technology.

Factors That May Contribute to Declining Mental Health

All in all, Petaluma is a great place to live. However, even the best places to live are plagued by mental illness. Mental illness stems from many factors, many of which are present in this Nor-Cal city. Some such factors that may affect the emotional well-being of residents are as follows:

  • Wealth: Petaluma has the most wealth of all the surrounding counties. Wealth has been associated with an inflated sense of power, which research suggests leads to narcissism, bipolar disorder and a dysconnectivity from one’s friends and family. Many wealthy people are also too proud to admit if something is amiss, which is why many will choose to go without mental health care than admit they need help.
  • Wage Inequality: Both the gender-pay gap and the wage inequality between races may contribute to increased rates of depression and anxiety. When a person gets paid less than another simply because of her gender or his or her ethnicity, it can create feelings of low self-worth and even anger.
  • Cost of Living: Petaluma residents may earn a substantial amount of money, but much of that money goes toward bills. AreaVibes gave the town a Cost of Living rating of an F. The area received a COL index of 160, which is 30 points higher than California’s 130. The housing index is more than two times the national average, at 238. Groceries received an index of 125, goods and services 129 and healthcare 124. According to one source, these everyday expenses are the number one financial stressor Californians deal with.
  • Poverty: Impoverished people who are surrounded by wealthy families may exhibit feelings of low self-worth, depression and powerlessness. Nearly one in 10 individuals in Petaluma live in poverty.

What To Do if You Need Help

If you live with anxiety, depression, stress, fear or any other emotional disturbance, you are not alone. There are hundreds of professionals in your area or surrounding areas who can and are willing to help. You just need to find them. E-Counseling’s mental health directory is designed to help you find the care you need in as discreet and convenient manner as possible. All you have to do is type in your zip code and the directory will reveal therapists near you. Get the care you need and deserve – begin your search today.