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.


Andrea Gialanella

LCSW
20 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working as therapist and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bullying, and peer pressure, with a special focus on social skills and academics. My counseling style friendly and encouraging. I believe that deep down, we all know what we crave and need emotionally, and my work focuses on helping others understand... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working as therapist and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bullying, and peer pressure, with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Maryam Aziz

LCSW
11 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I realize that seeking help may not be easy, whether you are just beginning or continuing your therapeutic journey. Nonetheless, seeking help is a powerful and courageous step to take and my goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and nonjudgmental place for you to express yourself. Throughout my clinical career, I have had the privilege of working with multiple populations from children, adolescents, adults, couples and... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I realize that seeking help may not be easy, whether you are just beginning or continuing your therapeutic journey. Nonetheless, seeking help is a powerful and courageous step to take and my... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Markroel Solte

LCSW94351
5 years experience
I'm a prior service combat veteran who has transitioned into the field of social work. My life experiences and desire to help others brought me into the working profession. I am currently a licensed clinical social worker and I have been managing an outpatient substance abuse facility for the last three years. My experiences included working with both adults and transitional aged youth experiencing substance abuse addictions as well as mental health issues. ... Read More
I'm a prior service combat veteran who has transitioned into the field of social work. My life experiences and desire to help others brought me into the working profession. I am currently a licensed clinical social worker and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Nadja Zapasov

MA,LMFT
18 years experience
Nadja Zapasov (MA, LMFT) ABOUT ME Welcome! I salute you on your choice to get help in moving forward in your life. Once you have made that decision, your own positive energy will support you and guide you to the next level. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” William Hutchison Murray The energy of one’s thoughts has the power to create an extraordinary life (or not). Directing your... Read More
Nadja Zapasov (MA, LMFT) ABOUT ME Welcome! I salute you on your choice to get help in moving forward in your life. Once you have made that decision, your own positive energy will support you and guide you to the next level. Whatever you... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Shawnnell Pugh

LCSW,MSW,BS
13 years experience
Welcome! I am a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years plus experience providing therapy, counseling and guidance services to Individuals, Couples, Young and aging adults and families. I received my Master of Social Degree with an emphasis in Public Child Welfare from the University of Southern California in 2007. I specialize in various areas such as: Women issues, Depression, Anxiety, Anger issues, Behavioral, Addiction, Spirituality issues, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Sexual/Intimacy Issues, Trauma, and... Read More
Welcome! I am a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years plus experience providing therapy, counseling and guidance services to Individuals, Couples, Young and aging adults and families. I received my Master of Social Degree with an emphasis in Public Child... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Alfred Carter

LMFT
16 years experience
Do you want to overcome the obstacles preventing you from being your best self? My name is Alfred Renard Carter and I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist. My clinical experience and specializations are Depression, Anxiety, Stress management and relationship dynamics (couple/marriage/family). I take a strength-based approach to empower you to overcome the psychological and emotional distress you're experiencing. I'm eclectic from a theoretical standpoint. However, I lean towards Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic Existential theories as a... Read More
Do you want to overcome the obstacles preventing you from being your best self? My name is Alfred Renard Carter and I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist. My clinical experience and specializations are Depression, Anxiety, Stress management and relationship dynamics (couple/marriage/family). I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 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

Celia Garcia

LMFT
4 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working with clients for the past 4 years. I have aid clients when in crisis, I provide clients with case management services when resources are needed (i.e housing, educational, financial and parenting). I help clients manage some of the daily barriers that can cause destress on a person and those around them. My sessions are usually tailored to the client and their individual needs.... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working with clients for the past 4 years. I have aid clients when in crisis, I provide clients with case management services when resources are needed (i.e housing, educational,... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:4 years

Dr. Sue Pollington

PhD,LCSW,LAC
33 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a Diplomat in Psychotherapy. I have been practicing as a clinician for 33 years. I enjoy working with clients and I look forward to client sessions. My therapy focus is client centered. I come from a perspective... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:33 years

Bianca Martinez

MA,LMFT
3 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; who received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. I enjoy working alongside individuals, couples and families on their unique journey of self-discovery and healing. By creating a warm and non-judgmental environment, I allow clients to safely explore their innermost... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; who received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 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 45.71 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.