Petaluma, California Therapists

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San Rafael, California

Born and raised in the Bay Area, I spent over a decade teaching middle and high school students in Oakland, Maui, and Marin County. Although I found this career rewarding, I eventually realized that my greatest asset was the ability to connect with...
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Pleasanton, California

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I am a licensed psychotherapist that works with clients on various life situations and struggles. I work with individuals, couples and families. I have an eclectic practice because every client is unique and needs their treatment plan tailored to...
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Helping You Become Your Best Self: none of us wants to struggle but even with our best intentions & efforts we can find ourselves stuck, confused & in a position of self-doubt. We are vulnerable to blaming ourselves when things go wrong...
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Stress and burnout are problems we all face in one form or another. Individuals and couples come to Therapy For Real Life to overcome burnout in their career, relationships or life more generally -- to create a life of connection and balance. Please...
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Therapy is an unfolding of where you are in your life, how you see or understand yourself and what your needs are. The outcome pf therapy is usually greater self-knowledge, a re-integration of de-pressed thoughts, emotions, and beliefs and a new...
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Santa Rosa, California

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There is nothing more endlessly interesting to me than humans. I’ve studied them my whole life and have a natural affinity that makes this work as a psychotherapist an integral part of my existence. In this work I find a deep empathy for the...
Kathleen Stutz
MA, LMFT
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Fairfield, California

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression, anxiety, and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. I provide services to individuals, families,...
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Pleasanton, California

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Kelly received a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has worked with diverse populations throughout the bay area including children, adolescents,...
Patty Shirley
LMFT, LPCC 15, MA
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Danville, California

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Patty Shirley - East Bay Christian Counseling Feeling worried, anxious, sad, angry or frustrated? Having relationship and communication issues? I am a LMFT and a Registered Addiction Specialist. Areas of treatment include substance / alcohol /pill...
Annia Raysberg
BA Psych, MA Psych, LMFT
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Oakland, California

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I am a licensed Psychotherapist (MFC 52922) in the state of California.  I work with individuals who are 18 and over in a private practice setting.  I provide therapy over video for those who are unable to meet me at my office, on a case-by-case...
Jacob Donnelly
LCSW, MSW
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Berkeley, California

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Whether you want to get support around new changes in your life that are causing you pain and worry, or work through problems that have been with you for years, my goal is to help you feel relief, feel empowered, and adjust to the things that are...
Tina Stromsted
LMFT, LPC, MA, PhD, BC-DMT, RSME/T
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San Francisco, California

Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, LPCC, BC-DMT, RSME/T is a Jungian Analyst, licensed psychotherapist, Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT), and a Registered Somatic/Movement Educator & Therapist (RSME/T) with a private practice and...
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Asya is a mindfulness-based therapist specializing in guiding individuals and families through the ups and downs of parenting, the challenges of relationships, and life transitions. Asya's approach to psychotherapy is based on kindness, compassion,...
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Hayward, California

As I reflect on my professional experience for the past twenty two years working in the clinical field, several insights emerge for me. After many clinical hours with clients, I have acquired a plethora of experience with varied populations. For...
Ranjan Patel
LMFT, Psy.D., CPC
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Burlingame, California

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I’m in love with people. My #1 passion is people. Psychotherapy is a sacred process where you trust the therapist and make a pact to enter a private world of pain. You're visiting this site and seeking help: I admire that you're acknowledging your...
Dorothy Kaufmann
LMFT, Ph.D
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Oakland, California

I am an older therapist engaged in my second career. In my previous life in higher education (PhD, Columbia University), I taught and wrote in the humanities, which I see as informing my present vocation. I grew up in Queens, New York in a family of...
Stan Graubart
LMFT, MA
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California

My name is Stan Graubart, and I’ve been providing individual, couples, and family counseling and therapy services for adolescents and adults for well over three decades. My role as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is to work...
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San Francisco, California

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My greatest passion is bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic/stressful experiences. I have helped clients that includes children, adults and families to help them find that health perception of themselves and strength in their...
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From acceptance of the present moment, psychotherapy is a step into the unknown. For a moment, you forget what you thought you knew about yourself, life and the world, and see what emerges. The role of the therapist is that of a companion,...
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San Mateo, California

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Overwhelmed with the fear of not being good enough? Worrying about how to build and maintain relationships? Feeling stuck, even though you're trying so hard to move forward? Difficulties in life are painful and frustrating. However, these...
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Brentwood, California

Kristin M. Palmer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Emotionally Focused Therapy for individuals, couples and familys.  As a graduate of Phillips Graduate Institute, and with over 15 years experience, she...
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My name is Sebastian Earl and I am a licensed psychotherapist (license # MFT 40124). I work with individuals, couples and families. I aim to provide an opportunity for people to grow and heal, in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and nurturing...
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What you've been dealing with lately has been causing stress, anxiety, overwhelm and depression. You're noticing how much the struggle has been affecting you. You don't want to suffer any longer. You believe therapy with the right person can help. I...
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Oakland, California

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I have been in practice as a licensed clinical social worker since 1983. I have a private practice in both Oakland and Walnut Creek California. I am a very seasoned therapist and work with the broad range of issues that bring people into...

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.