Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Redwood City, California

Find a therapist in Redwood City, California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Redwood City to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

Jasmynn Smith

MA, LMFT
8 years experience
I earned my M.A. in clinical psychology with a focus in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in 2012. Since then, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, I have worked as a Residential Assistant in a group treatment home for women with Borderline Personality Disorder and emotion regulation issues. Currently, I work as a primary therapist at an outpatient group practice in the South Bay region of Los Angeles where... Read More
I earned my M.A. in clinical psychology with a focus in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in 2012. Since then, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, I have worked as a Residential Assistant in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Brigette Girardey

MA, LMFT
10 years experience
Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging from children, teens, adults, and elders. I provide services for individuals and families assisting with issues such as depression, isolation, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, and more. I enjoy working with... Read More
Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Patricia Hamilton

LMFT-S
12 years experience
Thank you for reading my profile. I am a mother, sister, daughter, wife, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, divorcee, widow, and friend. I come to this work as well experienced in life as in training. I did my undergraduate work in Speech Pathology/Audiology and Psychology and my graduate degree is in Counseling Psychology, with a specialty in Marriage Family Therapy. I have additional training in Cognitive Behavior, Family Systems, Grief and Trauma, Narrative,... Read More
Thank you for reading my profile. I am a mother, sister, daughter, wife, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, divorcee, widow, and friend. I come to this work as well experienced in life as in training. I did my undergraduate... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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

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

Joshua Skinner

LMFT
5 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in working with couples and individuals. I have been practicing since 2013 and am licensed in California which requires 3000 clinical hours prior to licensure, and am and now licensed in Tennessee as well. I have also been working with BetterHelp since October of 2017. I have experience working with a variety of issues but specialize in work surrounding stress and trauma. Much... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in working with couples and individuals. I have been practicing since 2013 and am licensed in California which requires 3000 clinical hours prior to licensure, and am and now... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Natalie McBroom

MA, LMFT
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a behavioral coach, mental health counselor, a Christian counselor, and a community psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, abuse and trauma, bipolar disorders, PTSD, AD/HD, and schizophrenia. During this time, I have helped people with grief and loss issues, life transitions, relationship roles, and learning coping... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a behavioral coach, mental health counselor, a Christian counselor, and a community psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Anush Petrosyan

LMFT
7 years experience
I am a sex-positive therapist that has completed Gottman's Level 3 Couples Therapy training. with this training I focus on improving couple's communication, connection, and intimacy. I have a minor in sex therapy and am very comfortable discussing and working through sexual trauma and issues. I am kink-friendly, poly-friendly and take an non-judgmental, education approach to therapy. I have knowledge and experience with individuals in alternative lifestyles, and ethically non-monogamous relationships. I am also available to... Read More
I am a sex-positive therapist that has completed Gottman's Level 3 Couples Therapy training. with this training I focus on improving couple's communication, connection, and intimacy. I have a minor in sex therapy and am very comfortable discussing and working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Arthur Belmont

LMFT, CADC-CAS
23 years experience
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our control. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC) who has been practicing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy since 1994 working with individuals, youth and families in a wide variety of settings... Read More
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years

Tim Leslie

LMFT
9 years experience
I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization in 2011. Since then, I have worked with children and adults both individually as well as with couples and families in Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient settings. I tailor my approach to what would be best for the client needs at the time. As a result, I have experience providing both brief and more solution focused therapy as well as therapy geared towards... Read More
I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization in 2011. Since then, I have worked with children and adults both individually as well as with couples and families in Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient settings. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Redwood City, California

Redwood City is a beautiful, upscale area in Northern California characterized by towering redwoods (hence the name), green lawns, charming neighborhoods and beautiful lakes and ponds. From the outside, Redwood City looks like the perfect place to raise a family, those from the inside would likely be more than willing to agree.

Redwood City residents make significantly more than the average California resident. The median income in the city is a whopping $90,461, which is nearly a third more than the state median. That said, the gender wage gap is very prevalent in the part of California, with women professionals making nearly $20,000 less than their male counterparts. The income inequality in Redwood City is also higher than state average, which is higher than the national average. The poverty rate in Redwood City is 9.1 percent, which is relatively low compared to most California cities.

The homeownership rate in Redwood City is 50.7 percent. Though that is lower than the national homeownership rate, the median property value in Redwood City is $924,300. That is much higher than the median property value in all of California and the United States.

Though these stats may seem like they mean all good things, the truth is that Redwood City residents are just as susceptible to mental illness as anyone else throughout the country. In fact, maybe because of Redwood City’s shiny exterior, the rate of mental illness may be higher than in other, less assuming towns.

Factors That May Contribute to Mental Illness

Unlike in many other U.S. towns, poverty is not a huge concern in Redwood City. There is a strong correlation between poverty and mental disorders, but you may have a hard time making that connection when evaluating mental illness in Redwood City. However, there may be other factors that contribute to emotional and behavioral concerns in the area. Those are as follows:

  • Competition: Because of how glamorous the whole town of Redwood appears to be, residents may feel an increased pressure to one-up their neighbors or, if not one-up, at least keep up with them. This can lead to work stress, family stress and monetary stress. It can also cause people to spend money they don’t have, which can lead to debt and other financial concerns.
  • Cost of Living: Redwood City’s cost of living score is an outstanding 352.7, which is 26.3 percent higher than San Jose’s, another ritzy city in California. For comparison’s sake, the U.S. average is 100. The high cost of living can cause residents to work longer hours, to sacrifice family and self-time and, in short, wear themselves out.
  • Integration: Just 80.1 percent of Redwood City’s residents are U.S. citizens. That is much lower than the 93 percent national average. Integration may make it difficult for some individuals to communicate with others, develop meaningful relationships and find gainful employment. It can also lead to depression and social isolation.
  • Wage Discrepancy: The per capita income in Redwood City is $49,693, 40 percent less than the median household income in the area. This shows that there is a huge discrepancy in wages, which can lead to higher poverty rates. As mentioned above, higher poverty rates are associated with higher rates of mental illness.

Health Concerns in Northern California

Pressure to keep up with the Joneses, to fit in and to pay the bills lead to some unique healthcare concerns in this corner of Northern California. Though the numbers are not exact, the factors mentioned above can lead to the following mental health conditions:

  • Depression
  • Chronic stress
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Suicide

Though there are not any statistics on suicides in Redwood City, the city’s neighbor, Palo Alto, has some of the highest rates of suicide in all of California. From 2003 to 2014, the suicide rates in Palo Alto were 14.1 per 100,000 individuals. That is more than double the state rate of 5.3 per 100,000 individuals. Again, the pressure to fit in may be the contributing factor.

Find the Help You Need

If you or a loved one lives with mental illness in Redwood City, California, you may feel isolated and at a loss as to what to do. Know that you are not alone, and that with the right resources, you can find the compassionate care you need to get better and begin living your life in earnest. E-Counseling’s directory provides the name of hundreds of counselors near you. Visit the directory today to get on your path to mental wellness.