Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in San Leandro, California

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

Jasmynn Smith

MA, LMFT
8 years experience
I earned my M.A. in clinical psychology with a focus in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in 2012. Since then, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, I have worked as a Residential Assistant in a group treatment home for women with Borderline Personality Disorder and emotion regulation issues. Currently, I work as a primary therapist at an outpatient group practice in the South Bay region of Los Angeles where... Read More
I earned my M.A. in clinical psychology with a focus in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in 2012. Since then, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, I have worked as a Residential Assistant in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Brigette Girardey

MA, LMFT
10 years experience
Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging from children, teens, adults, and elders. I provide services for individuals and families assisting with issues such as depression, isolation, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, and more. I enjoy working with... Read More
Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Patricia Hamilton

LMFT-S
12 years experience
Thank you for reading my profile. I am a mother, sister, daughter, wife, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, divorcee, widow, and friend. I come to this work as well experienced in life as in training. I did my undergraduate work in Speech Pathology/Audiology and Psychology and my graduate degree is in Counseling Psychology, with a specialty in Marriage Family Therapy. I have additional training in Cognitive Behavior, Family Systems, Grief and Trauma, Narrative,... Read More
Thank you for reading my profile. I am a mother, sister, daughter, wife, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, divorcee, widow, and friend. I come to this work as well experienced in life as in training. I did my undergraduate... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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

Joshua Skinner

LMFT
5 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in working with couples and individuals. I have been practicing since 2013 and am licensed in California which requires 3000 clinical hours prior to licensure, and am and now licensed in Tennessee as well. I have also been working with BetterHelp since October of 2017. I have experience working with a variety of issues but specialize in work surrounding stress and trauma. Much... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in working with couples and individuals. I have been practicing since 2013 and am licensed in California which requires 3000 clinical hours prior to licensure, and am and now... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Natalie McBroom

MA, LMFT
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a behavioral coach, mental health counselor, a Christian counselor, and a community psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, abuse and trauma, bipolar disorders, PTSD, AD/HD, and schizophrenia. During this time, I have helped people with grief and loss issues, life transitions, relationship roles, and learning coping... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a behavioral coach, mental health counselor, a Christian counselor, and a community psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Anush Petrosyan

LMFT
7 years experience
I am a sex-positive therapist that has completed Gottman's Level 3 Couples Therapy training. with this training I focus on improving couple's communication, connection, and intimacy. I have a minor in sex therapy and am very comfortable discussing and working through sexual trauma and issues. I am kink-friendly, poly-friendly and take an non-judgmental, education approach to therapy. I have knowledge and experience with individuals in alternative lifestyles, and ethically non-monogamous relationships. I am also available to... Read More
I am a sex-positive therapist that has completed Gottman's Level 3 Couples Therapy training. with this training I focus on improving couple's communication, connection, and intimacy. I have a minor in sex therapy and am very comfortable discussing and working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

Tim Leslie

LMFT
9 years experience
I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization in 2011. Since then, I have worked with children and adults both individually as well as with couples and families in Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient settings. I tailor my approach to what would be best for the client needs at the time. As a result, I have experience providing both brief and more solution focused therapy as well as therapy geared towards... Read More
I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization in 2011. Since then, I have worked with children and adults both individually as well as with couples and families in Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient settings. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

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 45.71crimes 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.