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.


Heidi Taugher

LMFT
10 years experience
As an experienced therapist I appreciate the energy it takes to confront issues that feel overwhelming without clear solutions. I take my role seriously in facilitating healing. I care about my clients and do my best to minimize any unpleasant symptoms you are experiencing while we work on strategies that move you towards a more satisfying life. I am authentic, non-judgmental, and direct in my approach. If you are feeling emotionally overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, or... Read More
As an experienced therapist I appreciate the energy it takes to confront issues that feel overwhelming without clear solutions. I take my role seriously in facilitating healing. I care about my clients and do my best to minimize any unpleasant... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Neil Babins

MA, LMFT
4 years experience
Hello and Greetings! I am a licensed psychotherapist with a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT). I have been a professional clinical therapist for over 4 years, and maintain a private practice in Highland Park, CA and in Huntington Beach, as well as online services. I graduated in 2016 from Northcentral University (NCU), a 100% online program with full accreditation, and the first university of its kind to break ground with all the accrediting... Read More
Hello and Greetings! I am a licensed psychotherapist with a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT). I have been a professional clinical therapist for over 4 years, and maintain a private practice in Highland Park, CA and in Huntington... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Brad Harbin

MA, LMFT(#105649)
5 years experience
My name is Brad Harbin and I am a Somatic Psychotherapist. I am licensed in the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist ( LMFT). I have been working in the healing arts for 25 yrs as a massage therapist and yoga instructor - utilizing my love for the body and its innate wisdom, I decided to move deeper into the psyche/body by completing my MA... Read More
My name is Brad Harbin and I am a Somatic Psychotherapist. I am licensed in the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist ( LMFT). I have been working in the healing... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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

Jeanette Salinas

LCSW, CT
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Thanatologist (specialist in grief and loss). I received my master’s degree and LCSW in Sacramento, California over 30 years ago. I have extensive experience working with all types of clients. My specialty is in grief and loss including pet loss, transitions, PTSD and trauma. In addition, I have experience counseling individuals with Bi-Polar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, OCD and Borderline Personality Disorder. I have worked... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Thanatologist (specialist in grief and loss). I received my master’s degree and LCSW in Sacramento, California over 30 years ago. I have extensive experience working with all types of clients.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Rachelle Roberts

LMFT, CCHP-MH
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist with earned Master of Science in Clinical Psychology with the emphasis in Forensic and Addictive Behavior. I have earned a specialized mental health certification with the National Commission of Correctional Health Care that is dedicated to improving the quality of correctional health services and helping correctional facilities provide effective and efficient care and work as an active consultant for mental health services in the incarcerated setting. Through... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist with earned Master of Science in Clinical Psychology with the emphasis in Forensic and Addictive Behavior. I have earned a specialized mental health certification with the National Commission of Correctional Health Care that... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Maria Sandi

M.A., in, Counseling, in, Psychology, LMFT
3 years experience
Congratulations! You have just taken the courageous step of looking within. I am a therapist that specializes in working with adults, adolescents and families on issues that affect their personal, social and emotional well-being. My practice focuses on helping you overcome symptoms of anxiety and depression caused by issues such as grief and loss, social and relationship issues, and abuse and trauma. I use a variety of techniques that are proven to help you target... Read More
Congratulations! You have just taken the courageous step of looking within. I am a therapist that specializes in working with adults, adolescents and families on issues that affect their personal, social and emotional well-being. My practice focuses on helping you... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 3 years

Mona Orton

MS, LMFT
3 years experience
Greetings, my name is Mona. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California. I graduated from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. I also earned my BA degree in Psychology from California State University San Bernardino. I have spent the past few years working with a variety of populations which include substance recovery, severely and mentally ill, homeless, and foster families. Although I service a range of... Read More
Greetings, my name is Mona. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California. I graduated from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. I also earned my BA degree in Psychology from California State University... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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

Courtney Boatman

LMFT
8 years experience
My goal as a therapist is to help clients navigate through some of the darker, more difficult times we experience as humans. I help provide clarity on murky situations and provide a non-biased sounding board to clients who are struggling. A lot of my techniques and tools as a therapist come from a Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) framework and solution-focused. I utilize a narrative approach, which is the belief that people are the... Read More
My goal as a therapist is to help clients navigate through some of the darker, more difficult times we experience as humans. I help provide clarity on murky situations and provide a non-biased sounding board to clients who are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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.