San Leandro, California Therapists

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Katie Flach
LMFT, MS
In-Person Sessions:

San Jose, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Finding the right therapist for you can feel daunting! You might wonder if it's possible for someone to really get you and if opening up is worth the risk. I connect well with those who feel set apart from those around them or have difficulty...
In-Person Sessions:

San Mateo, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Overwhelmed with the fear of not being good enough? Worrying about how to build and maintain relationships? Feeling stuck, even though you're trying so hard to move forward? Difficulties in life are painful and frustrating. However, these...
In-Person Sessions:

San Francisco, California

With adults and adolescents, I find my approach to focus on empathetic, nonjudgmental listening. Therapy, at its best, is a conversation where we can work together to better understand what you need, who you are, and what has happened in your life...
Marcella Cox
LMFT, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Marcella Cox is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in treating eating disorders in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the Founder and Clinical Director of Kindful Body. Kindful Body provides in-person and online counseling in...
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Berkeley, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I realized early on that the world isn’t “made” for any one of us. We each have to create our own way of thinking and getting things done. And it is with pride and joy that I have helped countless clients do just that for well over two...
Jacob Donnelly
LCSW, MSW
In-Person Sessions:

Berkeley, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Whether you want to get support around new changes in your life that are causing you pain and worry, or work through problems that have been with you for years, my goal is to help you feel relief, feel empowered, and adjust to the things that are...
In-Person Sessions:

Pleasanton, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Megan received her a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Sacramento State University, Ca. and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She brings ten years of experience working with individuals and families of...
Susan Cohn
LMFC, LCSW
In-Person Sessions:

Cupertino, California

The foundation of my approach is strategic therapy, which honors the uniqueness of each individual and their particular concerns. This approach emphasizes the resolution of problems in  a manner that is both individualized and practical I have been...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

My name is Sebastian Earl and I am a licensed psychotherapist (license # MFT 40124). I work with individuals, couples and families. I aim to provide an opportunity for people to grow and heal, in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and nurturing...
In-Person Sessions:

Palo Alto, California

I have worked as a therapist for over 20 years. My work is primarily with couples, however, I also do a great deal of work with individuals and families. I know that for most people, making the decision to see a therapist isn’t an easy one. I hope...
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Oakland, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you ready to embody your life fully and fulfill your Soul potential? Independently of where are you in your life and how you got here, my purpose is to support you in your unique development and personal growth. For access to a more complete...
David Kest
LMFT, MA
In-Person Sessions:

San Francisco, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hello there. I welcome you to my practice learning relationship skills and emotional intelligence. Through dialogue skills , mindfulness and somatic awareness we can all improve our Emotional Connections with others and feel more comfortable within...
In-Person Sessions:

San Francisco, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

You try to have everything in your life go a certain way. You feel out of control and get upset when things do not work out. Every time you try to complete a project or organize your life, something goes awry. People tell you to relax and everything...
Michael Simon
LMFT, MS, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Oakland, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, Louisiana

Michael has been in private practice for the last 24 years, primarily in Oakland, California. He works from a cognitive-interpersonal perspective, utilizing the insights and empirical research based in Control-Mastery theory, along with the...
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Santa Cruz, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Having been in practice since 1976, Xander Abrams, Ph. D. is a California licensed marriage and family psychotherapist. The focus of Xander's practice is on life transition and wellness. Additional certifications include: California State...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Marin and Napa Counties and throughout California via secure teletherapy. I provide coaching sessions remotely using telephone or Zoom video therapy for people outside California. I focus on making...
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San Francisco, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a practice in downtown San Francisco. I have a warm, relational approach. I help individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, career questions, and family of origin issues. I...
Tina Stromsted
LMFT, LPC, MA, PhD, BC-DMT, RSME/T
In-Person Sessions:

San Francisco, California

Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, LPCC, BC-DMT, RSME/T is a Jungian Analyst, licensed psychotherapist, Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT), and a Registered Somatic/Movement Educator & Therapist (RSME/T) with a private practice and...
Deborah Simmons
LMFT, PhD
In-Person Sessions:

Burlingame, California

Primrose Healing and Wellness is a center that takes a very holistic approach to healing. It is a center staffed with trained and experienced professionals who share a common belief that every individual is unique and treatment for every person...
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Walnut Creek, California

I encourage growth in my clients by helping to increase their awareness of how behaviors and thought patterns affect their identity, relationships, and overall sense of well being. I view the therapeutic process as one of compassionate collaboration...
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Santa Rosa, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

There is nothing more endlessly interesting to me than humans. I’ve studied them my whole life and have a natural affinity that makes this work as a psychotherapist an integral part of my existence. In this work I find a deep empathy for the...
Dorothy Kaufmann
LMFT, Ph.D
In-Person Sessions:

Oakland, California

I am an older therapist engaged in my second career. In my previous life in higher education (PhD, Columbia University), I taught and wrote in the humanities, which I see as informing my present vocation. I grew up in Queens, New York in a family of...
In-Person Sessions:

San Francisco, California

You probably just want to feel better but the path of getting there can be complicated, otherwise you'd feel better already. If only the course was clearer.  Beginning a therapy can be a bit like choosing the "red pill." If you're afraid of the...
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San Jose, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I have had a private practice located in the South Bay Area since 1997, where I see individuals, couples and families. Over the years I worked with hundreds of kids and families in various communities of the San Jose area. My work began with highly...

An Overview of Mental Health in San Leandro, California

The city of San Leandro is centrally located in the San Francisco Bay area and is home to 90,553 people. A perfect climate makes outdoor activity possible every day of the year. With a 450-berth Marina and lovely vistas of blue water, the appeal of this city is unparalleled. San Leandro combines the charm of leafy green neighborhoods, quaint homes, and the scented air of cherry blossoms in summer. The annual Cherry Festival attracts visitors and residents alike.

San Leandro is piquant in its charm and vitality. Not just a peaceful haven, the city supports a wide variety of fine dining, shopping and culture. A diverse heritage enriches the arts scene, entertainment and sports venues. Exciting events for singles, families and friends of all ages take place throughout the year.

Schools in San Leandro are among the best in the nation. The University of California, Berkeley; St. Mary’s College; and California State University, East Bay are among the area’s higher institutions of learning. Graduates find many public business entities provide excellent career opportunities in San Leandro.

Statistics Related to Mental Illness Risk Factors

American life is complex, and its cities are no exception. Few families remain untouched by challenges. Mental health issues revolve around social and economic factors. Some of the unique challenges facing San Leandro appear in statistical analyses. By race, the city is 39.7 percent White, 32.4 percent Asian, 11.7 percent Black, with the remaining percent Hispanic and other.

The divorce rate is 9.7%. Those living below the poverty level in Alameda County are over 9.3 percent. A higher percentage of residents in San Leandro live below the poverty level at 14.8 percent. The largest group is Asian, followed by White, Hispanic and Multicultural. Poverty correlates with anxiety, depression, substance use and other mental illnesses. Poverty also correlates with crime. San Leandro’s rank is 7 percent on the U.S. crime analytics scale; 93 percent of the nation’s cities are safer than San Leandro. The number of violent crimes is 5.49 per 1,000 residents, and property crimes are 40.21 per 1,000 residents, for a total of 45.71 crimes per 1,000 residents.

Research on Mental Illness Conditions

A study performed by Applied Survey Research and commissioned by a substantial medical foundation in San Leandro found several issues of concern. Mental health is essential to a feeling of personal well-being. Mental health, according to the study, requires self-reliance, the ability to contribute to society, making and keeping satisfying relationships with other people and adapting successfully to change. The study noted that in the San Leandro service area, several problems contribute to poor mental health such as lack of treatment, poor education, poverty and too little social support services:

  • Insufficient mental health providers
  • ER visits high for youth self-harm
  • Insufficient insurance coverage for mental health treatment
  • Higher suicide rate among Whites than the state
  • Much higher ER visits by Blacks for severe mental illness than the state
  • More frequent use of alcohol and drug use in San Leandro
  • Lack of substance abuse treatment services
  • Blacks have much higher ER visit s for substance abuse than other ethnic groups
  • Lack of health system literacy

Problems of education and social support services include:

  • 1 in 6 residents experience food insecurity
  • Higher rates of poverty among ethnic groups
  • Lack of ability to read at fourth-grade level is worse than the state
  • Low wages, lack of employment and housing not affordable

Problems due to crime and violence include:

  • Homicide rates are worse than the state
  • School suspension/expulsion rates are worse than the state
  • Black population homicide rate much higher than that of other ethnicities
  • Unsafe streets and domestic violence rates

Mental Illness Treatment is Available in San Leandro

Although the barriers to mental health treatment are significant, non-profit organizations provide outreach programs and funding to help those in need. Services provided include help to remove mental health barriers and retain employment; delinquency prevention counseling for at-risk youth; and counseling for different age levels.

E-Counseling is an online mental health directory that provides the citizens of San Leandro with a range of providers certified to treat mental illness. This valuable service gathers mental health resources in one place for easy access.