Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in San Bernardino California

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


Kim Rasmussen

LCSW
32 years experience
Hello. If you’ve landed here, you are most likely struggling with something. I’m grateful you’ve found me. Because relationship is key to therapeutic progress, finding the right person to journey through these struggles with you is really important. Here is some information about me to help you decide if my counseling style and experience is the right fit for you. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for more than 30 years and have worked... Read More
Hello. If you’ve landed here, you are most likely struggling with something. I’m grateful you’ve found me. Because relationship is key to therapeutic progress, finding the right person to journey through these struggles with you is really important. Here is... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:32 years

Jason Shepherd

LMFT
10 years experience
Hello, my name is Jason Shepherd and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about providing services online to people in need. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, in 2009, and I have been a qualified clinical supervisor since 2016. My areas of focus are substance use, systemic and acute trauma, and self-esteem/identity challenges. I primarily utilize Narrative Therapy and... Read More
Hello, my name is Jason Shepherd and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about providing services online to people in need. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Robert Nwanganga

LCSW
3 years experience
My name is Robert and I would be honored to be your Therapist. I would like to tell you about myself. I have been a Social Worker for the past 20 years and I have worked with a lot of different people in a variety of situations. I have to be clear that I work at night. My Schedule is from 9:30pm to 11:30pm Sunday Through Wednesday. The most important thing I... Read More
My name is Robert and I would be honored to be your Therapist. I would like to tell you about myself. I have been a Social Worker for the past 20 years and I have worked with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Igbo
  • Experience:3 years

Lianne Avila

MA
20 years experience
Hello, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California with nearly 20 years of experience. I'd like to start by congratulating you for choosing to take care of your mental health. If you are dealing with stress, anxiety or depression, you aren't alone. Many people suffer with these disorders . I'm glad to say that I am here to help. I can help you develop a self-care plan that will help... Read More
Hello, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California with nearly 20 years of experience. I'd like to start by congratulating you for choosing to take care of your mental health. If you are dealing with... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Charlene Selsvold

LCSW
35 years experience
Hello, Asking for help takes courage and intention. I am a well seasoned licensed clinical social worker in California with extensive experience in working with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, trauma and relationship challenges. Each of us is on a life journey that presents unique challenges. Sometimes feelings emerge that we do not understand or know how to cope with. I offer a supportive environment with unconditional... Read More
Hello, Asking for help takes courage and intention. I am a well seasoned licensed clinical social worker in California with extensive experience in working with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, trauma and relationship challenges.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:35 years

Kristyn Nishimoto

LCSW
6 years experience
Hello! Welcome to my profile. I am glad you are here- it takes a lot of strength to reach out for support. My name is Kristyn Nishimoto and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with 6 years of experience in providing therapy. I have my BA in Psychology and Social Behavior from UC Irvine and my Master of Social Work from California State University, Northridge. I have worked in... Read More
Hello! Welcome to my profile. I am glad you are here- it takes a lot of strength to reach out for support. My name is Kristyn Nishimoto and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Ashley Codding

LMFT
6 years experience
My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. I personally believe that anyone is capable of having the life that they want, the life that makes them happy. I think with the right support anything is possible. My approach is solution focused. I like to help individuals identify their strengths and then help them utilize their... Read More
My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. I personally believe that anyone is capable of having the life that they... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Joshua Siskin

LMFT,BA,MS
13 years experience
My success is based on your feeling better at the end of our session than at the beginning and by your progress in addressing the challenges you face from one session to the next. I have been a counselor and psychotherapy practitioner since 2007 and have met with a wide spectrum of clients in all age groups, from teenagers to octogenarians. My approach is to elicit and reinforce your positive attributes and competencies and to... Read More
My success is based on your feeling better at the end of our session than at the beginning and by your progress in addressing the challenges you face from one session to the next. I have been a counselor and psychotherapy... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Hebrew
  • Experience:13 years

JENNIFER DAWN

LCSW,PPSC
3 years experience
It is so great you have reached out to start on the path of growth and self-improvement. Truly one of the hardest steps in this journey is reaching out for support. I’m excited to connect and discuss your needs and supports I might provide. Let me give you some of my background. I went to graduate school at UC Berkeley and graduated in 2004. I became a California Licensed Clinical Social... Read More
It is so great you have reached out to start on the path of growth and self-improvement. Truly one of the hardest steps in this journey is reaching out for support. I’m excited to connect and discuss your... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Cynthia Eddings

MS,LMFT
20 years experience
Compassionate companion! I am someone to come alongside, to listen, to understand what you are experiencing while helping you navigate through the difficulties. Without judgment, I hear and see you for who you are. Loneliness, depression, and anxiety start to deepen the grove of a cyclical pattern of coping in destructive ways that feed negative feelings; therefore, you grasp for anything to help you feel better. It's like reaching in the dark... Read More
Compassionate companion! I am someone to come alongside, to listen, to understand what you are experiencing while helping you navigate through the difficulties. Without judgment, I hear and see you for who you are. Loneliness, depression, and anxiety... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in San Bernardino, California

San Bernardino is the 17th largest city in California. It is a bit of a college town, home to California State University. It is situated east of Los Angeles and is about 60 square miles large. The city fell on hard financial times a few years ago and had to file bankruptcy.

San Bernardino is an artistic community with museums and the largest amphitheater in the United States. It is renowned for its underground water sources. It is more of a seasonal climate than many cities in California with hot summers and very cold winters.

There are about 2 million people in San Bernardino. The per capita income is only about $30,000 although the average salary is closer to $50,000. It seems the residents of the city are suffering as much financially as the city itself.

You can imagine that, with these financial challenges, there is a high number of people with mental health issues in San Bernardino.

Mental Health Statistics for San Bernardino

San Bernardino has one of the highest rates of mental illness in the country. Over 12% of all residents suffer from a serious mental illness. The problem is that the county simply doesn’t have the resources to provide help to these people.

The population in California has gone up by 7 million people in the last decade but the funding and resources has not increased. The state has a difficult time keeping up with treatment. Given the high percentage of people suffering from a mental illness, it is unfortunate there are not more resources to help.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in San Bernardino, California

San Bernardino (and California in general) are aware that they don’t have the money or resources to help all people with mental health disorders. In fact, since the bankruptcy in 2012, the city simply doesn’t have the money to run its most basic operations. A lot of services have been outsourced to the county and state. However, they don’t have the resources either.

The poverty rate in San Bernardino is surprisingly high at 17.7%. This is one of the key factors that leads to mental health disorders. Because of the lack of mental health resources, San Bernardino has its share of problems including:

  • Untreated adults and children with serious mental health disorders
  • Homelessness
  • Unemployment
  • Substance Abuse
  • Depression
  • Suicide

Even if San Bernardino was financially solvent, they would not be able to revamp their mental health services fast enough to meet the growing needs of the community.

What Makes San Bernardino Unique When It Comes to Mental Health?

San Bernardino is a college town, mixed with an art culture. It does have specific issues that the residents have to deal with which can lead to mental health disorders, including:

  • Culture: It is a college town, with most of the students being Latino or Hispanic. They tend to fall into a group of people who fail to seek out mental health resources.
  • Education: Less than 20% of people in San Bernardino have a college degree. This is surprising given that there is a college in the town. Once people graduate, they tend to leave the area.
  • Unemployment Rate: San Bernardino’s unemployment rate is 4.3%, a bit higher than other U.S. cities.
  • Socioeconomic Factors: Given the lower per-capita income as compared to the rest of California, people in San Bernardino are more prone to economic depression.

Divorce Rate in San Bernardino

The divorce rate in San Bernardino has gone up a bit over the last ten years. It is now at 10.1% which is average for the state of California. It is higher than many other states in the country. One reason for the high divorce rate is financial issues.

Given that the town is mostly a college town, there aren’t a lot of new marriages to help boost the divorce rate. People don’t come to San Bernardino to get married – they come there after they divorce or while they’re in school.

The harsh economic conditions of the city cause more couple to refrain from getting married. There are expected to be more couples who wish to get divorced but simply can’t afford to do so. The divorce rate may continue to increase over the next decade.

Mental Health Resources in San Bernardino

After the city filed bankruptcy in 2012, they had to outsource a good part of their medical services. There are only 181 mental health professionals for every 100,000 people in the city. Many children and adults suffering from mental health issues simply do not have the money or information to seek treatment.

The college students have access to mental health help at school but a lot of them fail to get help. They see their problems as temporary. The residents of the town simply can’t afford health insurance or mental health private care.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in San Bernardino

E-Counseling makes it their mission to provide mental health information and resources to all people, regardless of their financial position. One reason a lot of people don’t get help is because they don’t know where to turn. E-Counseling offers a one-stop shop to find mental health resources.