Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Santa Clarita, California

Find a therapist in Santa Clarita, California  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Santa Clarita, 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

Overview of Mental Health Resources Santa Calarita , California

While there are many California cities throughout this sunny state, there are very few cities that are as popular as Santa Clarita. This city is part of Los Angeles County, and the third largest community in this region. Located just north of downtown Los Angeles, Santa Clarita comprises most of the popular Santa Clarita Valley. This city has seen tremendous population growth over the past few decades, and frequently tops national lists of The Best Places to Live in the United States.

While there are many reasons why so many people choose to call Santa Clarita home, those who call this city home are no strangers to certain challenges. One of the many being high divorce rates. Much like the rest of the state of California, Santa Clarita experiences higher divorce rates than the rest of the country—an issue that is known to come with a number of challenges, including depression, mental health concerns and the need for professional counseling.

In fact, a majority of couples in Santa Clarita attend some type of marriage counseling, and around 98 percent of these individuals find that counseling is helpful—even though around 40 percent of couples still ultimately decide to get divorced. This is an important statistic to note, as counseling and therapy is not just a tool that can help prevent divorce, but something that can help both couples and individuals before, during and after their divorce proceedings. It is also an important tool for couples who may not want to stay married, but who want to be effective co-parents.

Unfortunately, even though divorce is exceedingly common both in Santa Clarita and around the country, it is no less traumatic for the individuals who go through it. Divorce can have a serious impact on an individual’s mental well-being. Sadness, anxiety, extreme irritation, mood swings, feelings of helplessness and extreme worry and stress are all side effects of divorce. Many times, this extreme stress can also cause physical side effects and impact the organs and systems in the body.

This is why it is so important for any person going through the trauma of divorce to seek professional counseling when they are experiencing these side effects.

People who have gone through divorce are also more likely to deal with depression. This is true whether the depression is onset from the divorce, or a clinical, ongoing issue that is exacerbated by the stress of the divorce, depression is very serious and very common—particularly in places like Santa Clarita where divorce tends to happen more often than not.

Depression can not only make even the simplest of daily activities seems nearly impossible to complete, but when left untreated, depression can lead to drug abuse, insomnia and even suicide. This is why treating depression is so important, and why getting help from a professional therapist is paramount. When left untreated, depression can be life-threatening.

This is where our online directory of therapists come in. Our comprehensive directory can help you find a Santa Clarita area therapist that can help you, no matter what mental healthy concerns you may be facing. You can browse through our directory, or filter through options based on location, specialty or gender.

As you start to look for a therapist, make sure to ask yourself a few of the following questions, to make certain you end up with the right professional for you. It is also important to remember that many people have to try a few different therapists before they find one that works, so you should never get discouraged during your search.

Here are a few questions you should ask yourself:

  • Do I think I need a specialist?
  • Am I more comfortable with a female or male therapist?
  • Will this therapist take my insurance?
  • Is distance important? Is this therapist in a good location for me?
  • Am I looking for someone who can prescribe me medication?
  • Do I want a “cure” or am I looking for ongoing support to help guide me through life?

These are all important questions to ask yourself so that you can find the best possible Santa Clarita area therapist for you. Remember, everyone deserves to get help with their mental health concerns, no matte what these concerns may be. Whether you are dealing with something as serious as depression, are struggling with your marriage or a recent divorce, or if you are looking for something like addiction treatment—therapy can get you the help you need and deserve.