Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Santee, California

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


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

Kari Gila Sacks

LCSW,MA
21 years experience
I'm glad you made your way to me. That means you are likely on a quest for support, comfort or more meaning on your life's journey. My belief is that we are all worthy souls with a unique place on the planet to make a difference, large or small. Whether it is our various familial roles, our jobs, our volunteerism or artistic expression, we can make meaning out of our experience in... Read More
I'm glad you made your way to me. That means you are likely on a quest for support, comfort or more meaning on your life's journey. My belief is that we are all worthy souls with a unique place... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Hebrew
  • Experience:21 years

Muneerah Uqdah

LCSW
9 years experience
Hello. My name is Muneerah Uqdah and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing individual and family counseling to children, teenagers, and adults for over 9 years. I have worked in a variety of setting such as community mental health agencies, juvenile justice system agencies, private practice and community health centers. I have my Master's of Social Work from the University of Southern California. I have utilized an array of treatment... Read More
Hello. My name is Muneerah Uqdah and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing individual and family counseling to children, teenagers, and adults for over 9 years. I have worked in a variety of setting such... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Bryan Mall

LMFT,#102655
7 years experience
Hi! My name is Bryan Mall and I serve as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Fairfield, California. Residing in Northern California, I received a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from San Francisco State University and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Holy Names University. With over 7 years of experience, I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges,... Read More
Hi! My name is Bryan Mall and I serve as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Fairfield, California. Residing in Northern California, I received a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from San Francisco State University and a Master's... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Deborah Helms

MA,LMFT
20 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California and have over 20 years of counseling experience. I work mostly with adults around issues of depression, anxiety and stress, and relationship challenges. I also have experience and a special interest in working with adoptive and foster parents. I draw mainly on tools from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, emotionally focused therapy, and humanistic therapy in my work and tailor... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California and have over 20 years of counseling experience. I work mostly with adults around issues of depression, anxiety and stress, and relationship challenges. I also... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Dr. Jonathon Baird

PsyD,MA
3 years experience
I am Dr. Jonathon D Baird and I am licensed to practice in the state of CA. I completed my undergraduate degree in Des Moines, IA and both my masters and doctorate degree in Fresno, CA. I believe in the power of a therapeutic relationship and implement primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT) and Psychodynamic therapies. I began my clinical trainings working primarily with children on the autism spectrum. From there I focused on adolescent trauma,... Read More
I am Dr. Jonathon D Baird and I am licensed to practice in the state of CA. I completed my undergraduate degree in Des Moines, IA and both my masters and doctorate degree in Fresno, CA. I believe in the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

April Zariczny

MA,LMFT
5 years experience
I believe we all have abilities to transform, heal and move towards a greater level of wellness in our lives. Each person is unique with their own challenges and experiences that may later manifest as road blocks that can impact their capacity to be fully present in life. These can hold us back from achieving our full potential. My holistic approach integrates Mind-Body, Art Therapy, Yoga, Somatic and Embodied Mindfulness practices. The events we experience... Read More
I believe we all have abilities to transform, heal and move towards a greater level of wellness in our lives. Each person is unique with their own challenges and experiences that may later manifest as road blocks that can impact... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 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

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

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

An Overview of Mental Health in Santee, California

Located near bustling San Diago, Santee, California, is a beautiful, affluent city. But despite its proximity to city life and the ocean, Santee residents suffer from a mental health crisis that affects more and more people every year.

Mental Health Struggles in Santee

There are a variety of reasons Santee, California, residents might seek therapy. Some of the most common mental health complaints are depression and anxiety, but did you know that mental health services can help get you through a divorce, too?

Depression

When you think of mental illness, you likely think of diagnoses such as depression. Depressive disorders are some of the most common among mental health patients. People suffering from depression often exhibit similar symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Significant change in appetite
  • Social isolation
  • Sleeping all the time
  • Talking about death
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Mood swings
  • Substance abuse

If you think you or a loved one might be suffering from depression, it’s important to seek out a therapist right away. Therapy can help mediate these symptoms and get sufferers back on track toward the life they want.

Anxiety

Anxiety is another major mental health complaint facing Santee residents. Though some amount of worry is normal in a person’s everyday life, anxiety sufferers face abnormal amounts of worry on a daily basis. Often, patients find that they are so worried, sometimes about nothing in particular at all, that they have difficulty completing ordinary tasks. If you find yourself worrying so much that it interferes with your everyday life, it may be worth consulting a therapist to find out if you have an anxiety disorder. Other symptoms may include

  • Constant agitation
  • Restlessness
  • Nightmares
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irrationality
  • Social anxiety
  • Physical tension or muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Sense of impending doom
  • Panic attacks

If you suffer from any or all of these symptoms, you are not crazy, and there is help. Therapy can help you separate normal, rational worry from anxiety symptoms and learn to cope with these issues in your day-to-day life.

Divorce

Couples going through a divorce can also benefit from mental health services. Couples’ therapy can help both parties to work through stressors together and to resolve arguments, while individual therapy can help each person to express concerns they may be unwilling to discuss in front of the other. Whether your marriage is already dissolved or just seeing the first seeds of discord, a therapist can help you decide the best course of action for you and your partner. Once the marriage is over, therapy can also help to sort through the emotional rollercoaster associated with such a traumatic process.

Children of divorce can also reap great benefits from therapy. Children perceive the end of their parents’ relationship in different ways and a therapist can help them sort through that and figure out what the new relationship dynamic will mean for them.

Mental Health Barriers in Santee, California

There are many types of therapy, including individual, couples, group, and online settings. Each type of therapy is helpful in its own way, and what is needed will vary by person and diagnosis. To get started, seek out an individual therapist who can help you come up with a treatment plan and recommend additional steps toward improving your mental health.

The mental health needs in Santee are constantly growing as more and more people succumb to the pressures of everyday life. Unfortunately, Santee employs a mere 298 mental health professionals per 100,000 people, making it difficult for many citizens to find mental help. With so few options, barriers to mental health services become more and more difficult to overcome.

Transportation issues can leave people stranded with no way to make their appointments. Stigmatization can make people unwilling to admit they need help or afraid to ask for time off from work or other obligations in order to attend appointments. Budget concerns can also become a barrier as people may find it difficult to set aside funds to pay for therapy, or may have difficulty sorting through insurance issues related to payment. Others may find that they can’t afford the loss of income resulting from taking the necessary time off from work to attend.