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.


Dr. Tracy Thiem

PhD, Clinical, Psychologist
30 years experience
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Jesseca Ferrigno

LMFT
5 years experience
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. My passion is helping others find the healing solutions they need to be successful in life. I understand how hard it is to face crisis and conflict. I felt from my own experience a unique support and empowerment in therapy which helped me realize my own passion for serving others. Together we can achieve your goals for health and healing. My goal as a therapist is... Read More
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. My passion is helping others find the healing solutions they need to be successful in life. I understand how hard it is to face crisis and conflict. I felt from my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Jennifer Balidio

MS, LMFT
5 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe in having an authentic and collaborative relationship with one another. So often, in our relationships (especially the ones with ourselves), we become disconnected and come across bumps in the road that cause us to feel stuck...sometimes really stuck. We just want to feel better. In our work together, I believe you are the expert, and I am here to create safe space... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe in having an authentic and collaborative relationship with one another. So often, in our relationships (especially the ones with ourselves), we become disconnected and come across bumps in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Sana Akhtar Ramay

MA, LMFT
6 years experience
My name is Sana Akhtar Ramay and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I always knew I wanted to work in a helping profession. After graduating with my Bachelors in Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Biology from University of California, Davis, I started working with children diagnosed with Autism, probably the most challenging job I have had but also equally rewarding. A few months in I was promoted to a... Read More
My name is Sana Akhtar Ramay and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I always knew I wanted to work in a helping profession. After graduating with my Bachelors in Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Biology... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Punjabi, Urdu
  • Experience: 6 years

Angela Shankman

LCSW
5 years experience
Hi there! My name is Angela Shankman and I am a LCSW from Los Angeles, California. I received my MSW from University of Southern California and I have worked with teens and adults in addiction treatment centers, criminal and juvenile justice mental health programs, and in school settings. While working in those settings, my goal was to bring a sense of peace and gentleness to my clients going through really tough situations. I help teens... Read More
Hi there! My name is Angela Shankman and I am a LCSW from Los Angeles, California. I received my MSW from University of Southern California and I have worked with teens and adults in addiction treatment centers, criminal and juvenile... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Emily Schwimmer

M.A., LMFT
18 years experience
Hello! Good for you reaching out for support today. You are taking a big, worthwhile step! I've been practicing for over 18 years in Sunny Southern California working with adult individuals and couples. My experience is working with mild issues around stress, anxiety and feelings of sadness, life transitions, grief and relationship issues. I provide a safe space to explore and process the feelings and issues you are experiencing. It's not about getting rid of... Read More
Hello! Good for you reaching out for support today. You are taking a big, worthwhile step! I've been practicing for over 18 years in Sunny Southern California working with adult individuals and couples. My experience is working with mild issues... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 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.