Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Santa Rosa, California

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


Joshua Siskin

LMFT,BA,MS
13 years experience
My success is based on your feeling better at the end of our session than at the beginning and by your progress in addressing the challenges you face from one session to the next. I have been a counselor and psychotherapy practitioner since 2007 and have met with a wide spectrum of clients in all age groups, from teenagers to octogenarians. My approach is to elicit and reinforce your positive attributes and competencies and to... Read More
My success is based on your feeling better at the end of our session than at the beginning and by your progress in addressing the challenges you face from one session to the next. I have been a counselor and psychotherapy... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Hebrew
  • Experience:13 years

Cheryl Williams

MA
3 years experience
Hello. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have a passion to help individuals and couples find their way to wholeness and good mental health. I have over 8 years of experience working in the mental health industry. I earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology. There comes a time in everyone’s life when they really need someone safe to talk to. They need someone who will not... Read More
Hello. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have a passion to help individuals and couples find their way to wholeness and good mental health. I have over 8 years of experience working in the mental... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Meredith Roudebush-Albaugh

MSW,LCSW
13 years experience
Reaching out for support during a difficult time can be challenging and even scary. I commend you for your courage in reaching out! I consider it a great honor to have the opportunity to walk alongside the individuals I work with in therapy during what are often times the most painful or challenging times in their lives. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with my Master's in Clinical Social Work in 2006 and I have... Read More
Reaching out for support during a difficult time can be challenging and even scary. I commend you for your courage in reaching out! I consider it a great honor to have the opportunity to walk alongside the individuals I work... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Shira Mehrnia

LMFT
10 years experience
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Los Angeles, CA with extensive experience in many areas of mental health. My goal is to help my clients expand their capacity for trust and intimacy in relationships and improve their overall quality of life. I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues and women suffering from prepartum and postpartum depression. I have significant experience in the treatment of eating disorders... Read More
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Los Angeles, CA with extensive experience in many areas of mental health. My goal is to help my clients expand their capacity for trust and intimacy in relationships and improve... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Ellen Suski

LCSW
4 years experience
Hello. I am a licensed social worker in California. I began practicing in the mental health/behavioral health field in 2011. I originally was licensed in Maryland in 2015 but then returned to California in 2016. Since starting in the field, I have worked with individuals ranging in age from 4 years old to 52 years old; most experience working with individuals between the ages of 10 and 35. I have experience working with individuals experiencing... Read More
Hello. I am a licensed social worker in California. I began practicing in the mental health/behavioral health field in 2011. I originally was licensed in Maryland in 2015 but then returned to California in 2016. Since starting in the field,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Tim Whetzel

LMFT,MA
18 years experience
Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along the journey of our life I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path." This sentence encapsulates the feelings many clients bring to therapy, the... Read More
Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 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

Estela Isla

LMFT
6 years experience
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space where you feel comfortable to share and to discuss difficult issues in your life. I am here to help. I have been working in the mental health field for 12 years and have been working... Read More
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:6 years

Sheree Earle

LCSW
32 years experience
I have been working in the field of clinical social work, here in Southern California, for over 30 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings, I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health challenges. I have the most experience working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma related issues as well as LGBTQ+ issues. I am client centered, utilizing various interventions taken from a range of therapeutic approaches.... Read More
I have been working in the field of clinical social work, here in Southern California, for over 30 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings, I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:32 years

Sheila Baghbeh

LMFT
10 years experience
Welcome to taking the first step in making yourself a priority! I have been seeing clients since 2005 and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. My basic philosophy in my life and regarding therapy is that most of us have the answers buried deep within ourselves regarding what we want for our lives, but due to past and present traumas and fear, we have difficulty accessing those thoughts and therefore remain... Read More
Welcome to taking the first step in making yourself a priority! I have been seeing clients since 2005 and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. My basic philosophy in my life and regarding therapy is that... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Community Mental Health Information and Care Resources in Santa Rosa, California

Located 55 miles north of San Francisco and 100 miles west of Sacramento, Santa Rosa is the 28th most populous city in California. It has a population of 175,269 residents according to the U.S. Census Bureau estimates for 2017. Its population grew by 4.4% since 2010. Santa Rosa is the county seat for Sonoma County, the world famous wine-producing region known as California’s Wine Country.

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the median household income in Santa Rosa is $62,705 and while pretty representative for the state of California, this number is significantly higher than the average of $55,322 for the United States. Yet, 12.2% of the city’s population lives below the poverty line. These individuals are often susceptible to persistent mental and behavioral health issues due to their inability to afford the appropriate care.

Another group that may be a victim of untreated mental illnesses and substance abuse are residents that do not have health insurance. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 12.6% of Santa Rosa’s population under 65 years of age is without health insurance. In comparison, 8.1% of California’s residents and 10.2% of all Americans do not have health coverage.

More on Mental Health in Santa Rosa, California

While Santa Rosa scores well when it comes to socioeconomic factors such as income and health insurance, mental health remains a top concern in this community. The CDC’s 500 Cities Project: Local Data for Better Health reports that 12.1% of Santa Rosa’s population over 18 years of age experienced poor mental health for 14 or more days in the past month. Poor mental health includes feelings of depression, stress, anxiety, and hopelessness. These conditions can impact all aspects of an individual’s life just as more serious mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Poor mental health can hinder everyday activities such as working a job or attending school, and it can impact negatively personal relationships and even one’s physical health.

The 2016 Sonoma County Community Health Needs Assessment recognized mental health as one of the top health needs in this community. The Assessment further identifies suicide and depression as two of the top mental health concerns. Sonoma County has a suicide rate of 12.3 deaths per 100,000 residents, a number indicating this community is at high risk when compared to the rate of 9.8 deaths per 100,000 residents on average for the state. When it comes to depression, 31.3% of Sonoma’s youth and 14.1% of the county’s Medicare members are suffering from depression.

In addition, access to mental health services and the stigma associated with seeking treatment were also identified as challenges for this community in the Assessment.

Mental Health Care Resources in Santa Rosa, California

Residents of Sonoma County have access to several resources providing a wide range of mental and behavioral health services.

Sonoma County Department of Health Services Behavioral Health Division offers numerous services including early intervention, prevention, treatment and recovery for mental health and substance abuse patients. SCBH also has 24/7 crisis stabilization and detox services.

Santa Rosa Community Health Centers provide psychiatry and psychotherapy services, individual and group counseling and therapy sessions, case management, various educational classes and substance abuse programs. The organization caters to patients of all ages and it has multiple locations around Santa Rosa.

The Importance of Finding a Mental Health Care Professional

Seeking help for a mental health condition is never easy due to the stigma associated with emotional and mental disorders. Yet it is very important to take mental health issues seriously and look for a therapist or counselor at the first signs of a problem. Many conditions can be treated or managed successfully and thus treatment can vastly improve the life of the patient.

In addition to the resources mentioned above, Santa Rosa has numerous private mental health care providers. Our directory features some of the top rated professionals in the area that can assist with a wide spectrum of conditions and help you on your path to improved mental health.