Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in San Buenaventura (Ventura), California

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


Cait Glenn

LCSW
7 years experience
Many people seek therapy to make improvements in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and conquer what you feel is holding you back. Working together, I can guide you to move forward through roadblocks and reclaim what you truly want in your life. I am experienced in working with adults and older adults. My specialties include, Stress and Anxiety Management, Life Transitions, Relationship Improvement, Grief/Loss, Cancer and Chronic Illness as well... Read More
Many people seek therapy to make improvements in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and conquer what you feel is holding you back. Working together, I can guide you to move forward through roadblocks and reclaim what... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

Jeanette Salinas

LCSW, CT
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Thanatologist (specialist in grief and loss). I received my master’s degree and LCSW in Sacramento, California over 30 years ago. I have extensive experience working with all types of clients. My specialty is in grief and loss including pet loss, transitions, PTSD and trauma. In addition, I have experience counseling individuals with Bi-Polar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, OCD and Borderline Personality Disorder. I have worked... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Thanatologist (specialist in grief and loss). I received my master’s degree and LCSW in Sacramento, California over 30 years ago. I have extensive experience working with all types of clients.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Adrina Wilson

LMFT, 107939
5 years experience
Adrina Wilson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapeutic services to individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families. Some of her specialties include working with individuals who are seeking support with depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues, marital conflicts, trauma, parenting, family conflict, phase of life issues, LGBT issues, grief and loss, and substance use. Adrina has worked in county mental health, private agencies, and school based agencies which has included individuals from unique... Read More
Adrina Wilson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapeutic services to individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families. Some of her specialties include working with individuals who are seeking support with depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues, marital conflicts,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Ariel Macon-Richard

LCSW
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Certified Wellness Coach with over 13 years of experience with adults, adolescents, couples and families. I have experience working with individuals and couples experiencing a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, new life phase/transition issues, relationship issues, family problems, career challenges and stress/life imbalance. I am dedicated to working with individuals and families in creating healthier and happier individuals and relationships. I have helped individuals improve... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Certified Wellness Coach with over 13 years of experience with adults, adolescents, couples and families. I have experience working with individuals and couples experiencing a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Amy Green

LPCC, LMFT
14 years experience
It's important to me that you have an idea of who I am as a human being first... then as a therapist. I am one year shy of 40. I have been with my husband since I was 20... and no, it wasn't always easy and yes, we did go to counseling, many times! I have a 18 year old daughter, who is by far one of my favorite people. I also have a 7... Read More
It's important to me that you have an idea of who I am as a human being first... then as a therapist. I am one year shy of 40. I have been with my husband since I was 20... and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Julie Borden

LCSW
19 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for more than twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Welfare and experience in a wide range of areas, including grief and loss, stress management, parenting challenges, depression, and communication in relationships. I know that making the decision to start therapy, and reaching out to find someone you can trust, is a big step, often one that people think about for... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for more than twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Welfare and experience in a wide range of areas, including grief and loss, stress management, parenting... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Billie Trahan

LPCC
17 years experience
Hello, my name is Billie Trahan, LPCC. I have been a counselor for 17 years, with experience regarding a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to, trauma, family issues, domestic violence, and mood disorders. I have worked in a range of clinical settings and with all ages and populations. I have extensive experience in trauma related issues, primarily abuse. I have worked as an on-site therapist... Read More
Hello, my name is Billie Trahan, LPCC. I have been a counselor for 17 years, with experience regarding a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to, trauma, family issues, domestic violence, and mood disorders. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Fabian Clavijo

LMFT
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with seven years experience providing psychotherapy at a community mental health agency. I worked with diverse populations in Orange County and Long Beach, proving individual, group, and family psychotherapy. As a humanistic therapist, I maintain a positive approach to psychotherapy by focusing on strengths and positive attributes. I assist my clients with developing a stronger, healthier sense of self, and with making rational choices towards achieving their maximum potential. My... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with seven years experience providing psychotherapy at a community mental health agency. I worked with diverse populations in Orange County and Long Beach, proving individual, group, and family psychotherapy. As a humanistic therapist,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Elizabeth Hansen

LCSW
17 years experience
Welcome to Better Help! I am so glad you are here. You have taken the first step towards being a healthier happier you. My name is Elizabeth Hansen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the states of Illinois, California and Georgia. I earned my Masters degree from the University of Southern California in 1993 and since then, have worked in a variety of settings with individuals and families. ... Read More
Welcome to Better Help! I am so glad you are here. You have taken the first step towards being a healthier happier you. My name is Elizabeth Hansen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Yesenia Larios

LMFT
6 years experience
Do you suffer from Anxiety? Does it get in the way of living the life you want to live? You are not alone. My personal experience with anxiety allows me to connect with individuals suffering from anxiety on a deeper level. I will provide you with the tools to help you overcome anxiety and together we can make your life what you want it to be. Read More
Do you suffer from Anxiety? Does it get in the way of living the life you want to live? You are not alone. My personal experience with anxiety allows me to connect with individuals suffering from anxiety on a deeper level. I will provide you with the tools to help you overcome anxiety and together we can make your life what you want it to be. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Tessa Magill

MS in Counseling Psychology, LMFT
5+ years experience
My name is Tessa Magill, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Ojai and Ventura, Ca. I work with individuals who are experiencing stress, are in a life transition or are struggling to manage their current set of challenges. I offer a comfortable and calm atmosphere as the foundation to helping my clients feel heard, understood and empowered. Read More
My name is Tessa Magill, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Ojai and Ventura, Ca. I work with individuals who are experiencing stress, are in a life transition or are struggling to manage their current set of challenges. I offer a comfortable and calm atmosphere as the foundation to helping my clients feel heard, understood and empowered. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5+ years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Ventura, California

For many, the city of Ventura, California (officially known as San Buenaventura) serves as the pinnacle of west coast living. 2017 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau report an impressive 110,790 people live within the city limits. More notably, the population is increasing at a steady amount per year – about five percent every decade or so. Given the appealing characteristics of the city, it is not surprising to see people clambering to live there. Amenities, like grocery stores and gas stations, are abundant and easy to access. People who favor walking or biking places should be happy to know most Ventura neighborhoods are adequately walkable.

The most common motivating factor behind a family’s decision to move to Ventura, California is identical to every other major American city. Job opportunities, like a raise in pay or a new job altogether tend to be why people move their domiciles to new locations. However, not everyone attempting to participate in the labor market is able to find a job. Those that are able to land employment are not always able to maintain it – especially with layoffs being a frequent occurrence.

Many families in the Ventura area live paycheck to paycheck or struggle to find work, period. But Ventura’s economic problems are ancillary to another intricate widespread issue. Experts are saying the city is currently going through a “mental health crisis.” Let’s break down what that means, why the situation is so poor in Ventura, and what you can do to get in contact with a licensed therapist who can help if you are in need.

An Overview of Mental Health in Ventura, California

Unfortunately, the overall mental health of the United States is deteriorating, similar to every other developed nation. Chances are, you probably know someone struggling with mental illness if not yourself. An especially alarming study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates a whopping 50 percent of Americans are diagnosed with a mental illness at one point or another during their life. Narrowing the scope of the statistics fails to yield more hopeful results. As per a 2017 study from Mental Health America, the state of California ranks amongst the top 50 percent of states regarding prevalence of mental illness and lack of access to care. So, what is causing Ventura’s mental health crisis to be so extreme?

First of all, the city of Ventura has a significant crime problem. As per the most recent statistics from the FBI, the overall crime rate in the city is 32 percent higher than the national average. Illegal activities involving violence disproportionately occur in Ventura relative to the rest of the country. Unfortunately, research indicates the presence of a strong link between crime and mental illness. Areas which enjoy less crime also see fewer instances of mental health conditions. While officials are attempting to combat the problem of crime, results are not going to come to fruition overnight. In the meantime, it is not a doubt that the area’s high rate of crime is negatively impacting the community’s mental health.

California’s high divorce rate is also a likely culprit. Some claim the rate of divorced individuals is the highest in the country in California. Roughly 60 percent of Californian marriages end in separation. It is no secret spousal separation can have a profound influence on the mental health of everyone involved, including children. If you feel your relationship is at risk of dissolution, it is best to reach out to a therapist before making any permanent, life-altering decisions.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Ventura, California

A harsh reality many people across the country are facing is the often-troublesome nature of finding a suitable therapist. Unbeknownst to many, not many people are able to get treatment. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates almost 60 percent of mentally ill Americans receive no treatment during a given year, regardless of the necessity to do so. Experts are somewhat blaming the nationwide shortage of mental health professionals as being the reason so few people receive mental health care.

In the case of Ventura, in particular, people are pointing fingers at ineffective public policy, poverty, and stigma as being barriers to care. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the number of people without any form of health insurance as being roughly five percent higher than the national average. Undoubtedly, a good portion of these people is low-income earners. For them, the out-of-pocket expense of therapy is not a financially solvent option.

Mental Health Resources in Ventura, California

Thanks to attention from both state and federal entities, more funds are being directed towards initiatives aimed at combatting mental illness. Residents of Ventura are fortunate in having so many options to choose from. The Aurora Vista Del Mar Hospital is a local psychiatric hospital providing a bevy of services to those in need living in the area. Ventura County Behavioral Health is a medical clinic offering treatment solutions and resources similar to the aforementioned hospital.

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