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.

Jasmynn Smith

MA, LMFT
8 years experience
I earned my M.A. in clinical psychology with a focus in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in 2012. Since then, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, I have worked as a Residential Assistant in a group treatment home for women with Borderline Personality Disorder and emotion regulation issues. Currently, I work as a primary therapist at an outpatient group practice in the South Bay region of Los Angeles where... Read More
I earned my M.A. in clinical psychology with a focus in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in 2012. Since then, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, I have worked as a Residential Assistant in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Brigette Girardey

MA, LMFT
10 years experience
Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging from children, teens, adults, and elders. I provide services for individuals and families assisting with issues such as depression, isolation, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, and more. I enjoy working with... Read More
Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Patricia Hamilton

LMFT-S
12 years experience
Thank you for reading my profile. I am a mother, sister, daughter, wife, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, divorcee, widow, and friend. I come to this work as well experienced in life as in training. I did my undergraduate work in Speech Pathology/Audiology and Psychology and my graduate degree is in Counseling Psychology, with a specialty in Marriage Family Therapy. I have additional training in Cognitive Behavior, Family Systems, Grief and Trauma, Narrative,... Read More
Thank you for reading my profile. I am a mother, sister, daughter, wife, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, divorcee, widow, and friend. I come to this work as well experienced in life as in training. I did my undergraduate... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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

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

Joshua Skinner

LMFT
5 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in working with couples and individuals. I have been practicing since 2013 and am licensed in California which requires 3000 clinical hours prior to licensure, and am and now licensed in Tennessee as well. I have also been working with BetterHelp since October of 2017. I have experience working with a variety of issues but specialize in work surrounding stress and trauma. Much... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in working with couples and individuals. I have been practicing since 2013 and am licensed in California which requires 3000 clinical hours prior to licensure, and am and now... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Natalie McBroom

MA, LMFT
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a behavioral coach, mental health counselor, a Christian counselor, and a community psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, abuse and trauma, bipolar disorders, PTSD, AD/HD, and schizophrenia. During this time, I have helped people with grief and loss issues, life transitions, relationship roles, and learning coping... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a behavioral coach, mental health counselor, a Christian counselor, and a community psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Anush Petrosyan

LMFT
7 years experience
I am a sex-positive therapist that has completed Gottman's Level 3 Couples Therapy training. with this training I focus on improving couple's communication, connection, and intimacy. I have a minor in sex therapy and am very comfortable discussing and working through sexual trauma and issues. I am kink-friendly, poly-friendly and take an non-judgmental, education approach to therapy. I have knowledge and experience with individuals in alternative lifestyles, and ethically non-monogamous relationships. I am also available to... Read More
I am a sex-positive therapist that has completed Gottman's Level 3 Couples Therapy training. with this training I focus on improving couple's communication, connection, and intimacy. I have a minor in sex therapy and am very comfortable discussing and working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Arthur Belmont

LMFT, CADC-CAS
23 years experience
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our control. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC) who has been practicing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy since 1994 working with individuals, youth and families in a wide variety of settings... Read More
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years

Tim Leslie

LMFT
9 years experience
I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization in 2011. Since then, I have worked with children and adults both individually as well as with couples and families in Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient settings. I tailor my approach to what would be best for the client needs at the time. As a result, I have experience providing both brief and more solution focused therapy as well as therapy geared towards... Read More
I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization in 2011. Since then, I have worked with children and adults both individually as well as with couples and families in Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient settings. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 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.