Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Salinas, California

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


Robert Bowmam

LMFT
24 years experience
I'm a warm and caring Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have been practicing for 23 years. I believe in building a trusting therapeutic relationship by paying attention to each client's personal needs in a compassionate and collaborative manner. You are the one who has taken a courageous step in meeting a challenge or challenges that life has given as an opportunity to grow as a human being and as your individual self. I... Read More
I'm a warm and caring Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have been practicing for 23 years. I believe in building a trusting therapeutic relationship by paying attention to each client's personal needs in a compassionate and collaborative manner.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 years

Jonathan Meza

MS, LPCC
4 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, school or work trouble? Maybe a unique challenge with a transition or goal in your life? You are not alone, and I am here for you. I’ll share with you that... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma,... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years

Jessica Vickers

MA, LMFT
6 years experience
Welcome, I’m Jessica, and my goal is to provide a supportive environment as well as to equip you with the tools you need to empower yourself and maintain positive changes in your life. I enjoy the work I do and find the therapeutic relationship to be a powerful component of this long-lasting change. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara. My Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology... Read More
Welcome, I’m Jessica, and my goal is to provide a supportive environment as well as to equip you with the tools you need to empower yourself and maintain positive changes in your life. I enjoy the work I do and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

Deborah Corey

LMFT
16 years experience
Hello, and congratulations for taking that important first step toward feeling better. My name is Deborah Corey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in managing depression and anxiety, ADHD, relationship counseling, career counseling, grief and loss, conflict resolution, and social/communication skill building. I have been counseling people from all walks of life for over 15 years and I love what I do. My clients have told... Read More
Hello, and congratulations for taking that important first step toward feeling better. My name is Deborah Corey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in managing depression and anxiety, ADHD, relationship counseling, career counseling, grief and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Hai Nguyen

9 years experience
I am honored to have the opportunity to meet you and explore areas of the heart, mind, and soul with you. I have fallen in love with studying "love" since a young age. It occurred to me that life gives us many paradoxes/contradictions such as: "Go through pain in order to heal". Since my awareness opened up to the vast internal world of the human mind, I strive to find the answer. In the combination... Read More
I am honored to have the opportunity to meet you and explore areas of the heart, mind, and soul with you. I have fallen in love with studying "love" since a young age. It occurred to me that life gives... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Vietnamese
  • Experience: 9 years

Wilson Bezerra-Flanders

MA, LPCC, LMHC
20 years experience
Hello. I am a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Boston University for my Bachelor in Psychology Degree and to Harvard University for my graduate studies. I earned a Postgraduate Diploma at Mass. General Hospital, Dept. of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. I am licensed in several US states and I have been in the field for about 20 years. I have trained and worked in several settings, including... Read More
Hello. I am a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Boston University for my Bachelor in Psychology Degree and to Harvard University for my graduate studies. I earned a Postgraduate Diploma at Mass. General Hospital,... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Experience: 20 years

Leslie Campbell

LCSW
25 years experience
I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State University, and proceeded to work as a social worker with the County of San Diego in Child Welfare. Much of my tenure as a protective services worker within CPS was spent working with severely emotionally... Read More
I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 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

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Salinas, California

Salinas is located in Monterey County, California.  The U.S. Census reports that the population was 157,218 in the year 2016 and comprised of a total area of 23.2 square miles (60 km2).  The city’s climate is impacted more by the Pacific Ocean rather than the hot-summer inland.  Salinas is nicknamed “The Salad Bowl of the World” since the marine climate is ideal for vineyards, vegetable farmers, and the floral industry.  The city is also the central hub for businesses, government offices, and industry.  John Steinbeck, the Nobel Prize winner of Literature, focused many of his stories on this area.  Salinas attracted a great inflow of immigrants, who wanted to improve their quality of living by working in the fishing industry and in agriculture.  The influx of undocumented immigrants began and, by 2011, Salinas had one of the highest concentrations of non-legal immigrants in the state and nationwide.   The immigrants feared local law enforcement and it brought about many challenges within community relations.  For this reason, Salinas decided to become a sanctuary city.  They call their community a “Welcoming City”.  Salinas has an active culture life, enjoying events such as the California Rodeo Salinas, a popular stop on the rodeo circuit; Kiddie Kapers Parade; Salinas Asian Festival; and El Grito, which is a free event with parades, authentic Mexican cuisine, over 120 vendors, and attracts an estimate of 50,000 people each year.

Salinas’ residents had a median household income of $49,840, slightly lower than the United States median of $53,889, according to the 2011 – 2015 survey conducted by the U.S. Census.  Approximately 18.9% of the population lives below the poverty level.  The number of people divorced in California is estimated to be at 12% in 2017.  It is challenging to find an accurate rate of divorce, since the U.S. Census made the submissions voluntary and California stopped reporting the statistics after the year 1990.    The U.S. rate in the same timeframe is estimated to be at 3.2 per 1000 population.

City Concerns

It was revealed in 2012 that Salinas’ mental health networks had major inefficiencies in its charting of patients and their symptoms.  The level of care and follow-up was lacking as well.  So many patients’ needs were being bypassed that the city brought in a third-party consultant to highlight the specific downfalls and create an action plan.  They discovered some very unfortunate factors such as the average wait time for access to care among 2,527 patients was 86 days from the years 2013 through 2015.  They have since come up with 20 more units of care for coordinated mental health case management to be constructed at some future date.

Monterey County has been ranked the youth homicide capital of California by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) for four out of the past five years.  The attributing factors are bullying, gang activity, neglect at home, and severe mental illnesses in youth.  Domestic calls are slightly more than average in Monterey County than compared to the state average.  The effects of both domestic violence and bullying result in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression.  The challenges to receiving services may include lack of health insurance coverage, lack of available services or transportation to them, the absence of awareness that one is experiencing symptoms, or the societal stigma that can cause hesitancy to seek care.

How We Can Help

It can be overwhelming when trying to find a professional for your mental health concerns.  The first step in your journey is to make a list of your needs and goals.

Are you experiencing symptoms, such as depression or anxiety?  What other symptoms are you having?

Did your discomfort lead to alcohol or substance abuse?

Are you having marital or relationship issues?

What would you like to get out of therapy?

We did the following research to help you find helpful support and some relief in an expedient manner.

There are approximately 40 psychiatrists in Salinas, California. There is an estimate of 59 psychologists and licensed counselors.  There are approximately 11 treatment centers.

Thank you for visiting our website.  As you strive towards stronger mental, emotional, and behavioral health, we hope that you find the resources listed here in the directory valuable to your path.  We welcome you to find more assistance on choosing a therapist at https://www.e-counseling.com.