Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Santa Clara, California

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

Jennifer Hyatt

MA, MS, LMFT
5 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the state of California #99355 and the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board in Ohio #F.1800080. Providing therapy and helping others is my passion and purpose! I work best with those who are ready for and motivated towards a pivotal change. I use a down to earth and open minded approach as I partner with... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the state of California #99355 and the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board in Ohio #F.1800080. Providing therapy and helping... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Leslie Brueckner

LMFT
7 years experience
My name is Leslie, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). The title may be misleading in my case though, because I work mostly with individuals. I have been counseling since 2012, bringing a non-judgmental, empathetic and wholly supportive attitude into every counseling relationship. The clinical theories from which I draw most heavily are client-centered and cognitive behavioral therapies. I will be a genuine presence who always listens... Read More
My name is Leslie, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). The title may be misleading in my case though, because I work mostly with individuals. I have been counseling since 2012, bringing a non-judgmental,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Christin Frederick

MA, LMFT
3 years experience
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use humor and compassion to create connection. This connection creates a safe place for us to exchange ideas, to talk about experiences and to share honestly with one another. I have 3 years of experience working... Read More
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Katina Boulai

MA, LMFT
8 years experience
My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families, couples, and individuals using a relational, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems approach. I have experience with diverse populations with issues relating to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, parenting, divorce, grief, life transitions, and... Read More
My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Norma Cuenca

MA, LMFT
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol/Drug Counselor, in California, with more than 7 years of experience providing direct mental health therapy and alcohol/drug counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety of presenting issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as family conflicts and teenagers’ issues. I am aware of cultural factors and I am sensitive and respectful of people’s... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol/Drug Counselor, in California, with more than 7 years of experience providing direct mental health therapy and alcohol/drug counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • 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

Ayana Rose

LMFT
15 years experience
Hi, I'm Ayana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Counseling Psychology and an EMDR practitioner. Some of my specialties include: strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, supporting mothers and mothers-to be, teens, adolescents and working with those suffering from anxiety, parenting issues and PTSD. Some of my valuable experience includes working as a clinician with teen girls in a group home... Read More
Hi, I'm Ayana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Counseling Psychology and an EMDR practitioner. Some of my specialties include: strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, supporting mothers and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Kaitlyn McNulty

LCSW
8 years experience
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I started my work as a therapist in New York after obtaining my Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have been working as a therapist in California for the last five years. I have experience working with a wide variety of individuals in different settings including within community agencies, in homes, and in schools.... Read More
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I started my work as a therapist in New York after obtaining my Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have... 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

Leah Finn

LMFT
6 years experience
Hello and welcome! My name is Leah Finn. I am a marriage and family therapist based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and licensed in California. My goal is to help you achieve your goals. Since 2010, I have worked with clients from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to effectively manage and cope with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I have also helped many people who have... Read More
Hello and welcome! My name is Leah Finn. I am a marriage and family therapist based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and licensed in California. My goal is to help you achieve your goals. Since 2010, I have worked... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Mental Health Outlook and Care Options in Santa Clara, California

Located in west central California, Santa Clara is the ninth most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates its 2017 population at 127,134 residents, a 9.1% increase over the 2010 census counts. The city is located 45 miles southeast of San Francisco in the County of Santa Clara, also known as “Silicon Valley”. The area is home to several high profile tech companies.

One of the wealthiest cities in the country, Santa Clara has a median household income of $102,533, almost twice the median for California and the United States. The city also has a lower poverty rate than the state and the country with only 8.2% of its population living below the poverty line. The majority of Santa Clara residents also have access to health care with only 7.2% of its under 65 years of age population having no health insurance coverage.

Mental Health Concerns in the Santa Clara Community

Even though Santa Clara is one of the most affluent communities in the nation, behavioral health remains a top concern as identified in the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment. According to the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, adult residents experienced on average 4.19 days of stress, anxiety or worry in the past month and 9% reported experiencing frequent mental distress, which is defined as 14 or more mentally unhealthy days in the past 30 days. Poor mental health is a term that refers to conditions such as depression, stress and anxiety and does not include serious mental disorders. As a matter of fact, 14% of Santa Clara’s adult population has been diagnosed with depression in their lifetime.

The Health Department also reports that 28% of Santa Clara’s middle and high school students felt so sad or hopeless that they abandoned their usual activities for 2 or more weeks in the past year. Additionally, 17% of high school students had serious thoughts of suicide in the past 12 months. According to the department’s Epi-Aid investigation of youth suicide, there were 5.4 suicide deaths per 100,000 in the age group of 10 to 24 year olds with the highest percentage occurring among males and 20 to 24 year olds.

Substance abuse among all ages also remains a concern in Santa Clara County. According to the Community Health Needs Assessment, 14% of adults and 11% of young people in the county self reported binge drinking. Almost one third of high school students reported marijuana use, 7% reported using cocaine, and 11% said they have used other substances such as ecstasy and prescription pain medication.

These statistics indicate that while wealth may allow individuals to access health care easier than those with low income, it does not necessarily prevent the occurrence of mental and behavioral health problems such as depression, stress and drug use.

Mental Health Care Facilities and Organizations in Santa Clara, California

Finding help for a mental, emotional or behavioral issue is extremely important as these conditions can be detrimental to every aspect of an individual’s life if left untreated. Even conditions such as depression, stress or anxiety can impact negatively one’s employment, education, personal relationships and in some instances can lead to self harm or suicide attempts.

According to County Health Rankings, Santa Clara County has a 330:1 ratio of residents to mental health providers, which is on par with the top performing counties in the United States. Some of the resources in Santa Clara that offer mental health and substance abuse care and services include Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services, Bill Wilson Center, Pathway Society Inc., and Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Health Center. These organizations offer a variety of services and programs for all age groups suffering from mental illnesses and behavioral health issues.

Additionally, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Santa Clara County has published an extensive list of information links and care resources for a variety of mental health conditions that can help you educate yourself and find the right help for yourself or a loved one in need.

Santa Clara residents can also reach out for help to one of the mental health providers listed in our directory. The counselors and therapists we feature are established professionals with stellar reputation, and are able to assist with various mental illnesses and conditions on your journey to better mental health and wellbeing. Before selecting a counselor or therapist however, take the time to familiarize yourself with their services, area of expertise and reputation.