Therapists in Simi Valley, CA and Nearby Locations

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

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Janee Young
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hey there! I'm Janee Young, a licensed marriage and family therapist at Confidence and Clarity. I'm here to help you rock your confidence and discover the inner clarity you've been searching for. With a quirky and compassionate approach, my toolkit...
Aeron Hart
LMFT, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Santa Barbara, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I tend to work well with individuals that feel deeply, are highly sensitive to their environment, empathic, and who struggle to connect with themselves and their own needs, often putting others first. Someone interested in re-routing some of their...
In-Person Sessions:

Burbank, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, South Carolina

Jeannette York specializes in couples, families, adult siblings, and music bands. Relationships often define a person's happiness and contentment throughout life. Life feels better when we communicate well, feel loved, and offer love that is...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hi! I am so happy you are here and I am even more excited to work with you. Our agency offers affordable telehealth therapy. We are dedicated to decreasing depression, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, and relationship issues while increasing happiness,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

With over twenty years of experience as a clinician, and a graduate of USC specializing in addictions, relationships, co-dependency, trauma, parenting, divorce and single parenting, she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a...
Tessa Magill
MS, LMFT
In-Person Sessions:

Ventura, California

My name is Tessa Magill, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Ojai and Ventura, Ca. I work with individuals who are experiencing stress, are in a life transition or are struggling to manage their current set of...
Holly Freeling
MA, LMFT, ATR
In-Person Sessions:

Pasadena, California

Holly is a versatile, flexible, and forward-thinking psychotherapist who has worked with a wide variety of people. Her optimism and curiosity attracts many clients to her private practice in Pasadena, California. Holly believes that part of the gift...
In-Person Sessions:

Los Angeles, California

I  am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. My practice is built around a strong belief in human resilience and intrinsic capacity to overcome challenges. Without this belief I would not be able to impact lives of so many. I feel...
Erica Ives
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
In-Person Sessions:

Santa Monica, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Erica Ives has been practicing as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT# 34566) since 1997 and specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, and addiction. Erica is also currently working on her dissertation for her Doctoral...
In-Person Sessions:

Woodland Hills, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hi there, I'm so glad you are reaching out to work on a better you. I am a Doctoral candidate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and I practice being present and authentic in the therapeutic room in a way that facilitates a deeper connection with my...
Tara Makhani
LMFT, MA, MMFT
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hello, My name is Tara and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I attended the University of California, Irvine (UCI) for my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Social Behavior and the University of Southern California...
Kathy Remeika
LMFT, Certified EMDR Therapist
In-Person Sessions:

Long Beach, California

Kathy Remeika, M.A., MFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, adolescents, and families in Long Beach, California. Her counseling specialties include helping clients find solutions to...
Alia Aizenstat
LMFT, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Santa Barbara, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I help individuals, couples, families and youth deepen and grow in their relationships to thrive emotionally, physically and mentally. I have specialized and work with anxiety, depression, EMDR, internet addiction, relationships, dream work, body...
In-Person Sessions:

Manhattan Beach, California

My specialties include couples counseling, alcohol, drug, sex and love addiction, eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, sexual abuse,  and spiritual issues. I am extremely skilled at helping clients who have very difficult people in...
In-Person Sessions:

Glendale, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Please see my website to learn about me and my practice. www.kristincantella.com
In-Person Sessions:

Torrance, California

Alexandra Armas, MA, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #117071. Alexandra earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of...
Chrissy Comlish
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist on the East side of Los Angeles. My education and training have led to working with people from diverse cultural and socioeconomic background, sexual orientations, and gender preference. For over 8 years...
Andrew Amick
MA, AMFT
In-Person Sessions:

Valley Village, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I'm a grounded, compassionate, client-centered, and trauma-conscious therapist working with teens, adults in relationships, millennials, young & new parents, and poly-/non-monogamous adults. I draw from a range of styles, including psycho-dynamic...
Lisa Hanes
MA, LMFT
In-Person Sessions:

Santa Monica, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Nurse and Certified Nurse Midwife. I am currently working as a psychotherapist, specializing in addressing life transitions, relationship challenges and decisions related to becoming a couple...
Duane Osterlind
LMFT, CSAT
In-Person Sessions:

Long Beach, California

Duane Osterlind, Founder and Clinical Director of Novus Mindful Life Institute located in Long Beach California, is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor. Duane Osterlind holds a B.A. and Masters...
In-Person Sessions:

Studio City, California

If you’re considering me as your therapist know that I’ve been working in the mental health since 2004 and was licensed as a therapist since 2007.  I’ve worked full-time in the field since that time providing individual, family and group...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you struggling with Fear, Anxiety and Stress due to the Coronavirus and have concerns to go into therapy? If you have time during your day you have time for quality solution based therapy to deal with the current situation. As an innovator, Dr....
In-Person Sessions:

Sierra Madre, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Rubina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist. She has a private practice at Sync Counseling Center in Sierra Madre. She received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical...
Lisa Larsen
Psy.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Lisa S. Larsen, PsyD is a licensed psychologist in Lancaster, California. She is in private practice providing psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis for children, adolescents and adults. Prior to working in private practice, she worked at Walden House...

Mental Health Resources  in Simi Valley, California

Simi Valley is a city in California that’s located in Ventura County. Simi Valley is around 40 miles from downtown Los Angeles, and it’s located next to Thousand Oaks. Simi Valley is to the west of the San Fernando Valley, and it’s a commuter city for people who work in Los Angeles in many cases.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is located in Simi Valley, and overall it’s considered a safe and happy city. A study from the University of Vermont ranked Simi Valley as the fifth-happiest city in the U.S. FBI crime statistics showed it was the seventh-safest city in the U.S. with a population of over 100,000. The median household income as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2012 was higher than the state median at $87,894. That number was also significantly higher than the national average of $62,527.

Even so, as with any city or town in America, some issues and concerns plague the residents of Simi Valley, especially as they relate to mental health.

While income levels in Simi Valley are high, so is the cost of living, and things like rent and housing purchase prices are significantly above state and national averages. This has led to a pervasive problem with homelessness throughout Ventura County. Many of the homeless in Ventura County have lived on the streets for years, and they often have mental illnesses and drug addictions. There was a homeless count in 2014 done by Ventura County, and it found that the vast majority had a mental health problem. 30 percent of the county’s homeless population had a substance abuse problem as well.

Some data was collected a few years ago about mental health in California and Ventura County. The research found that one-third of people in California feel that people aren’t caring or sympathetic to someone with mental illness.

Fewer than 30 percent of people with mental health challenges end up seeking treatment, primarily because of the fear of discrimination and the stigma. It’s estimated that 16 percent of adults in Ventura County feel they need mental health help or help for drug and alcohol use. One-third of those who felt they needed help didn’t receive it, however.

The same research included data relating to suicide rates in Ventura County. Every year in the county there are an estimated 80 to 100 suicides, and since 2007 the suicide rate in Ventura County has been higher than the state rate. The highest suicide rates in Ventura County are among people aged 85 and older, but the second-highest rate is among people aged 45 to 65. In 2011, there were more than 250 hospitalizations and 700 ER visits in Ventura County because of self-inflicted or suicide-related injuries.

Resources in Simi Valley

There are resources available to people struggling with mental health issues in Simi Valley and throughout Ventura County. There is the Department of Ventura County Behavioral Health, for example. The Ventura County Behavioral Health Department provides services to help people with not only mental health issues but also substance abuse treatment needs.

Under Ventura County Behavioral Health there are outpatient mental health services available to adults at eight clinics throughout the county. Services are also provided in the community and people’s homes. Clinics provide psychiatric assessments, medication services, and psychological testing among other services.

Another example of a mental health services provider in Ventura County is called Wellness Everyday. Wellness Everyday provides a variety of resources, education, and information on different mental health programs in the community and how people can recognize and cope with the signs and symptoms of mental illness.

Other organizations focus on specific areas of service like the Maternal Mental Health Coalition of Ventura County. This is a coalition that brings together mothers who may be struggling with mental health issues like mood and anxiety disorders with resources that could help them.