Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Riverside, California

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


Sammy Glenn

LCSW
14 years experience
My name is Sammy (Sam) Glenn and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over fourteen years of experience. I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Tennessee Technological University in 2004, and then completed a Masters of Social Work (MSW) in 2005 at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. I am fully-licensed in Tennessee, Florida, and California. My philosophy in helping clients is... Read More
My name is Sammy (Sam) Glenn and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over fourteen years of experience. I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Tennessee Technological University in 2004, and then... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Crystal Burns

3 years experience
I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California with a sub-concentration in military social work. I am committed to the mental health and well-being of my clients. My role as a therapist is to help guide and support you on your journey of self-discovery and increased self-awareness to help you reach your full potential. I enjoy helping others learn effective strategies to... Read More
I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California with a sub-concentration in military social work. I am committed to the mental health and well-being of my clients.... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 3 years

Rebecca Leal

LMFT
10 years experience
I believe that everyone can restore what is broken in their lives and grow from it with support, empathy and encouragement. As a therapist I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental holding space where you can be you and share your burdens, fears and struggles. I am honored to be able to earn the trust of those that are looking for help, insight and growth. I believe we all have a purpose in life and... Read More
I believe that everyone can restore what is broken in their lives and grow from it with support, empathy and encouragement. As a therapist I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental holding space where you can be you and share... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Jessica Baird

MA, LMFT
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 15 years experience working with children, adults, couples, and families in various settings. I am a military veteran and have worked with individuals from various backgrounds and varying acculturation levels as well as provided supervision of interns. I graduated in 2011 with a Masters in Psychology with Marriage and Family Therapy and completed a certification training to supervise the Functional Family Therapy team... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 15 years experience working with children, adults, couples, and families in various settings. I am a military veteran and have worked with individuals from various backgrounds and varying acculturation... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Kim Jackson

MSW, LICSW, LCSW
20 years experience
Hello and Welcome: Congratulations on taking the first steps toward the enhancement of your better self. This step never more important than this very moment, as we collectively endure the harsh realities of the Coronavirus. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California and the District of Columbia, with over 20 years of counseling and field experience. I specialize in crisis-counseling, Attachment Disorder, emotional trauma, depression, grief & loss work. If you... Read More
Hello and Welcome: Congratulations on taking the first steps toward the enhancement of your better self. This step never more important than this very moment, as we collectively endure the harsh realities of the Coronavirus. I am a Licensed Clinical Social... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Ann Leonard

LCSW
15 years experience
I have been helping individuals to develop healthy relationships with themselves and others for 15 years. My education and training is from University of Southern California School of Social Work. I look forward to helping you work toward your goals. My style is eclectic, meaning that I choose from among different professional skills to meet your specific needs. I am direct and interactive. I enjoy working with individuals... Read More
I have been helping individuals to develop healthy relationships with themselves and others for 15 years. My education and training is from University of Southern California School of Social Work. I look forward to helping you work... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Cynthia Speakman

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I began my career providing case management and legal advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and their families. I also ran psycho-educational groups for women experiencing domestic violence, and co-facilitated Batterer's Treatment Groups. I assisted survivors through the legal system, to obtain restraining orders against their perpetrators, as well as filing for divorce and/or child custody. After six years in this role, it... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I began my career providing case management and legal advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and their families. I also ran psycho-educational groups for women experiencing domestic violence,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Tammy Whitman

LMFT, LPCC
16 years experience
Hello! Thank you for checking out my profile. I am Tammy Whitman, a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 16 years of clinical practice experience. I have provided therapy to individuals, couples and families with a wide variety of concerns. I am also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, which included education in career counseling. I also hold both of these licenses (LMFT & LPC) in the State of Arizona. Previous to my Master’s... Read More
Hello! Thank you for checking out my profile. I am Tammy Whitman, a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 16 years of clinical practice experience. I have provided therapy to individuals, couples and families with a wide variety... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Lindsay Wroe

MA, LMFT
10 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 10 years of experience working as a therapist and parenting coach. I have worked with clients in a variety of areas including stress, anxiety, family conflicts, issues related to self-esteem and confidence, coping with large changes in life, depression and parenting a special needs child. I also spent some time working with children and families in the foster system, including reunification of biological families as... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 10 years of experience working as a therapist and parenting coach. I have worked with clients in a variety of areas including stress, anxiety, family conflicts, issues related to self-esteem... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Eugenia Foster

LMFT
17 years experience
My goal as a counselor is to always provide a safe environment for my clients to be heard. My hope is that my clients will gain a better understanding of who they are, and ultimately learn how to live through the world’s challenges with faith and come out whole and undiminished. As your counselor, I will listen with empathy and sincerity, and without judgment. Through our time together, you can expect to learn how to... Read More
My goal as a counselor is to always provide a safe environment for my clients to be heard. My hope is that my clients will gain a better understanding of who they are, and ultimately learn how to live through... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

The State of Mental Health and Available Care in Riverside, California

Located in the Inland Empire metro area of Southern California, Riverside ranks 12th by population size in the state. According to the U.S. Census Bureau 2017 estimates, Riverside boasts a population of a little over 327,000 residents. The city is located approximately 55 miles from downtown Los Angeles, and it is also the county seat for Riverside County.

The Census Bureau reports that the median household income in Riverside is $58,979. While this number is slightly higher than the median for the United States ($55,322), it is lower than the state’s median household income ($63,783). Riverside’s statistics in the categories of persons living in poverty and persons without health insurance are however worse than the averages for both California and the United States. Almost 18% of Riverside’s residents live below the poverty line, compared to 14.3% average for the state and 12.7% average for the country. When it comes to health insurance, over 16% of Riverside’s population is uninsured – almost twice the state’s average of 8.3%.

Mental Health Statistics and Concerns in Riverside, California

In its 2017 “Healthy And Safe Riverside County: Investing in What Works” report, Human Impact Partners correlates socioeconomic factors such as education, work opportunities, housing and insurance to the health and overall quality of life of the population. Going in more detail, the report also quotes the estimates from the California Health Care Foundation that about 1 in 6 Californians has a mental health issue, and about 1 in 20 suffers from a serious mental illness.

The report goes further into exploring the relationship between mental illness and incarceration rates in Riverside County. While only 4.6% of the county’s adults are classified as seriously mentally ill, 10% to 15% of the county’s jail population falls into this category and a staggering 47% are reported as having some type of mental disorder.

Homelessness is another issue closely correlated to mental illness and substance abuse in Riverside County. The Human Impact Partners report states that on any given night there are over 2,100 people who have no place to stay. Out of this homeless population, 33% reported use of drugs, 26% reported use of alcohol, 26% had some type of mental condition, with 19% reporting PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).

The report suggests that funds would be better spent on expanding mental health care resources, fighting homelessness, and providing other preventative services in the community instead of adding jail beds and specifically incarcerating citizens with mental disorders.

Mental Health Care Options in Riverside, California

The Riverside County Department of Mental Health website has an extensive list of resources for adults, children and adolescents, seniors, and residents with substance abuse issues. These organizations and clinics provide comprehensive mental health services including assessments, case and recovery management, treatment and medication. There is also a hotline available for Riverside County residents seeking substance abuse support.

Another great resource for Riverside County residents is the It’s Up to Us initiative, which was developed by the Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health with funds from the Mental Health Services Act. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness about mental health issues in Riverside County and to encourage the community to educate itself about mental health and seek help when needed. An extensive list of local and state resources has been provided on the campaign’s website.

One unique resource is the Peer Navigation Line, where residents can talk to other local community members who are also recovering or dealing with mental health and behavioral issues.

Finding Mental Health Help in Riverside, California

Mental illness, behavioral disorders, and even anxiety, bipolar disorder and depression can greatly affect all aspects of life, including employment, education, and personal relationships. Even though reaching out for help may be difficult, it is imperative to do so, should you or a loved one is suffering mentally or emotionally.

Explore your options by reviewing the resources mentioned in the section above as well as the providers listed in our directory. Select a therapist or clinic that has past experience treating patients with your condition and a good reputation in the community. It is also important to find a provider with whom you feel comfortable discussing personal matters. Successful treatment is based on your ability to trust and open to your therapist about your mental health or emotional struggles. Our mission is to assist the residents of Riverside, California in their path to better mental health.