Pittsburg, California Therapists

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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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Walnut Creek, California

I encourage growth in my clients by helping to increase their awareness of how behaviors and thought patterns affect their identity, relationships, and overall sense of well being. I view the therapeutic process as one of compassionate collaboration...
Patty Shirley
LMFT, LPCC 15, MA
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Danville, California

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California

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...
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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San Ramon, California

Mary Ruth Cross is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years experience in the mental health field. She is an National Board Certified Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Mary Ruth is the CEO/Owner of Treehouse...
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California

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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Berkeley, California

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California

I realized early on that the world isn’t “made” for any one of us. We each have to create our own way of thinking and getting things done. And it is with pride and joy that I have helped countless clients do just that for well over two...
Jacob Donnelly
LCSW, MSW
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Berkeley, California

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California

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...
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Pleasanton, California

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California

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...
Leslie Baker
LMFT, MA
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Pleasanton, California

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California

Licensed since 1991, Leslie as a family counselor has over twenty years of experience in the field of psychotherapy. She graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development/Family Studies from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo....
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Pleasanton, California

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California

Megan received her a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Sacramento State University, Ca. and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She brings ten years of experience working with individuals and families of...
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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,...
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California

I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified hypnotherapist with 20+ years of experience in the mental health field. I work with women who experience anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, grief and loss, relationship challenges, and a host of...
Annia Raysberg
BA Psych, MA Psych, LMFT
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Oakland, California

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California

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...
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...
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Oakland, California

Hello! I am a queer artist, activist and therapist. I believe deeply in healing, and my practice as a therapist is one way I use my own healing journey to inform and create space for others to explore theirs. Therapy with me will focus on continuing...
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Oakland, California

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California

Are you ready to embody your life fully and fulfill your Soul potential? Independently of where are you in your life and how you got here, my purpose is to support you in your unique development and personal growth. For access to a more complete...
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Oakland, California

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California

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...
Michael Simon
LMFT, MS, MA
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Oakland, California

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California, Louisiana

Michael has been in private practice for the last 24 years, primarily in Oakland, California. He works from a cognitive-interpersonal perspective, utilizing the insights and empirical research based in Control-Mastery theory, along with the...
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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...
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Stockton, California

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California

My name is Iyabo Adediran and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California. I have worked in various capacities in the mental health field for over 16 years and have spent the last 8 years of my career providing...
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California

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I have over 20 years of experience working within Child Welfare, Adoptions, and Mental Health.
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San Francisco, California

You probably just want to feel better but the path of getting there can be complicated, otherwise you'd feel better already. If only the course was clearer.  Beginning a therapy can be a bit like choosing the "red pill." If you're afraid of the...
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San Francisco, California

With adults and adolescents, I find my approach to focus on empathetic, nonjudgmental listening. Therapy, at its best, is a conversation where we can work together to better understand what you need, who you are, and what has happened in your life...

An Overview of Mental Health in Pittsburg, California

Pittsburg, California, population 70,677 as of 2016, is a hub of diversity, abundant sunshine, and busy young families. The median age of the residents in Pittsburg is 33.7 years, about three years younger than the state figure. Parents with children make up 76 percent of the households, and the beautiful weather allows those families to get outdoors for sports and other activities.

The median household income of $67,392 is nearly equal to that of the state as a whole ($67,739). Jobs in Pittsburg are plentiful, and the unemployment rate of 5.3 percent is lower than the state rate. The largest racial group in Pittsburg, California, is Hispanic (41 percent), followed by White (18.3 percent), Asian (17.3 percent), and Black (16.4 percent). Multiracial individuals make up 6.2 percent of the population, and all remaining groups make up less than 2 percent each. About one-third of the residents are foreign born.

Challenges Facing Pittsburg, California

Despite the many positives, Pittsburg, California, faces some economic and social challenges.

  • The cost of living in Pittsburg is higher than the average for the United States. The index for the city is 138.2 compared to 100 for the country.
  • The crime rate is another challenge. While the crime index for the United States is 280.5 per 100,000 residents in the population, the index for Pittsburg is 313. Most of the criminal activity involves property, such as thefts and burglaries.
  • The poverty rate is 15.4 percent, meaning that more than 10,000 people live at or below the federal poverty line.
  • While the Affordable Care Act did decrease the overall number of residents without health insurance, 18.7 percent still have no coverage. This exceeds both the county and the state rate.

These issues play a part in the availability and access to mental health services in the community.

Community Health Needs Assessment of Pittsburg, California

In May 2016, Sutter Delta Medical Center published a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for the area including Pittsburg, Bay Point, and Antioch. Access to mental, behavioral, and substance abuse services was fourth on the list of eight prioritized health needs for the region. Difficulty in accessing services creates multiple difficulties for the community.

For example, the number of emergency room visits and hospitalizations for mental health concerns and substance abuse disorders is higher than average in this area. For the Bay Point/Pittsburg area, residents experienced emergency room visits for mental health concerns at a rate of 279 per 10,000 individuals in the population. The rate for the state of California was 153.6, and the rate for Contra Costa County was 254. Similarly, the rate of hospitalizations for those issues was 206.3 compared to 188.6 for the state and 197.1 for the county.

Residents surveyed for the CHNA mentioned some specific factors that contributed to mental health difficulties:

  • The consistent stress of trying to provide food and shelter with limited financial resources leads many residents to feel overwhelmed and inadequate, often leading to depression.
  • The isolation of undocumented individuals and families keeps many from seeking out help when they need it.
  • The high occurrence of depression, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder has led to a high rate of suicide attempts and completions.
  • Traumatic childhood experiences such as violence at home or school often go untreated into adulthood and lead to poor mental health days.

The region is designated by the United States government as a Health Professional shortage in terms of mental health providers. In a community with this type of shortage, those in need of help often have to travel long distances to find a professional that meets their needs. Wait times for appointments can be months long, and the closest provider might not be covered by the resident’s insurance coverage.

Finding the Help You Need in Pittsburg, California

E-Counseling.com strives to make it easier for Pittsburg residents to find the help they need. The online directory  lists professionals in the area, along with their specialties and credentials. Each provider also displays a photograph and a personal statement as to how they approach the therapeutic relationship, so you can choose one that best fits your needs. After all, working with a mental health counselor requires a great deal of trust. Do your homework in advance so you’ll get the most out of the services.