Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Sunnyvale, California

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

Jennifer Hyatt

MA, MS, LMFT
5 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the state of California #99355 and the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board in Ohio #F.1800080. Providing therapy and helping others is my passion and purpose! I work best with those who are ready for and motivated towards a pivotal change. I use a down to earth and open minded approach as I partner with... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the state of California #99355 and the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board in Ohio #F.1800080. Providing therapy and helping... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Leslie Brueckner

LMFT
7 years experience
My name is Leslie, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). The title may be misleading in my case though, because I work mostly with individuals. I have been counseling since 2012, bringing a non-judgmental, empathetic and wholly supportive attitude into every counseling relationship. The clinical theories from which I draw most heavily are client-centered and cognitive behavioral therapies. I will be a genuine presence who always listens... Read More
My name is Leslie, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). The title may be misleading in my case though, because I work mostly with individuals. I have been counseling since 2012, bringing a non-judgmental,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Christin Frederick

MA, LMFT
3 years experience
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use humor and compassion to create connection. This connection creates a safe place for us to exchange ideas, to talk about experiences and to share honestly with one another. I have 3 years of experience working... Read More
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Katina Boulai

MA, LMFT
8 years experience
My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families, couples, and individuals using a relational, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems approach. I have experience with diverse populations with issues relating to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, parenting, divorce, grief, life transitions, and... Read More
My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Norma Cuenca

MA, LMFT
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol/Drug Counselor, in California, with more than 7 years of experience providing direct mental health therapy and alcohol/drug counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety of presenting issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as family conflicts and teenagers’ issues. I am aware of cultural factors and I am sensitive and respectful of people’s... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol/Drug Counselor, in California, with more than 7 years of experience providing direct mental health therapy and alcohol/drug counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 7 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

Ayana Rose

LMFT
15 years experience
Hi, I'm Ayana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Counseling Psychology and an EMDR practitioner. Some of my specialties include: strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, supporting mothers and mothers-to be, teens, adolescents and working with those suffering from anxiety, parenting issues and PTSD. Some of my valuable experience includes working as a clinician with teen girls in a group home... Read More
Hi, I'm Ayana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Counseling Psychology and an EMDR practitioner. Some of my specialties include: strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, supporting mothers and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Kaitlyn McNulty

LCSW
8 years experience
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I started my work as a therapist in New York after obtaining my Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have been working as a therapist in California for the last five years. I have experience working with a wide variety of individuals in different settings including within community agencies, in homes, and in schools.... Read More
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I started my work as a therapist in New York after obtaining my Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have... 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

Leah Finn

LMFT
6 years experience
Hello and welcome! My name is Leah Finn. I am a marriage and family therapist based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and licensed in California. My goal is to help you achieve your goals. Since 2010, I have worked with clients from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to effectively manage and cope with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I have also helped many people who have... Read More
Hello and welcome! My name is Leah Finn. I am a marriage and family therapist based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and licensed in California. My goal is to help you achieve your goals. Since 2010, I have worked... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Sunnyvale California

Sunnyvale is nestled in Santa Clara County California with a population of roughly 150,000. As a suburb in the San Francisco Bay area it is also part of the Silicon Valley.

Sunnyvale has what any metropolitan city suburb has – people who need and want the guidance and help of trained mental health therapists and counselors.

Unfortunately, like most of California in general to quickly rising population is outpacing the number of mental health practitioners available. Because of the rapid population growth some people are not getting the help they need when they need it.

The area is known for the plethora of things to do. The Bay Area in general has a whole host of attractions which draw millions of tourists each year. The downtown area of Sunnyvale has undergone changes recently, including the opening of streets that had been closed for over three decades, a recently renovated Sunnyvale Town Center and the opening of Redwood Square.

Mental Health Statistics for Sunnyvale

Good, or at least adequate mental health means have a general sense of well-being and that things are going to be okay. Having your basic needs met, along with general sense of well being are hallmarks of having good mental health. However, Sunnyvale like many municipalities in Santa Clara County are experiencing an increase in homelessness. Sadly, 1 in 20 suffer from a major mental illness.

In a recent survey conducted by Kaiser Permanente for Santa Clara County, mental health was seen as a high-level community need. According to focus groups, mental health was the #4 concern in the community in the areas of poor mental health, trauma, suicide, depression, anxiety, stress and cutting. Sunnyvale currently exceeds the California benchmark therapist to patient ratio of 1,034 residents per mental health professional with a ratio of 1,500:1.

Sunnyvale’s Mental Health Challenges

Residents of Sunnyvale suffer from many of the same mental health illnesses faced by cities across the country. Financial stressors are among the leading causes known the mental illness in the area, and that might have to do with the cost of living primarily.

  • There’s a proven link between financial stress and mental illness, including anxiety, major depressive disorder and substance use disorder.
  • The median property value in Sunnyvale is roughly $860k while the median income is just $110k.
  • The cost of living in the Bay Area in general is significantly more than the national average.
  • Commute related stress is shown to affect overall mental health and Sunnyvale residents commute 23 minutes per day.

Divorce Rate in Sunnyvale California

Sunnyvale has one of the lowest divorce rates in the nation at just 6 percent. This number may be representative of the older median age of the residents at 35 years old. Studies have shown that those getting married later in life have a better chance of sustaining a marriage. Also of note is the education level of many of Sunnyvale’s residents. Over 60 percent of the population has a bachelor’s degree with an additional 30 percent of those have a graduate degree or higher.

Perhaps the relatively low divorce rate also stems from California’s stringent alimony and child support laws – known to be some of the toughest in the country. Also, there are hundreds of marriage counselors in the area to help couples find ways to work together instead of seeking a legal remedy to their marriage woes.

Mental Health Resources in Sunnyvale

There are many licensed counselors, therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists in Sunnyvale California. That’s roughly one mental health professional per 1,000 people. Though California is has an overall shortage of licensed professionals, the number of counselors in Sunnyvale is roughly double the national minimum threshold.

Challenges of Finding a Therapist in Sunnyvale

The Information Age that we find ourselves in has made some things easier and some things just a little bit harder. For instance, it is nothing to go online and look for a mental health professional in Sunnyvale but it’s not always easy deciding which one will be a good fit for you. Popular review and local search sites such as Yelp and Google Businesses offer starred reviews of all the listings and you can be sure the listing owner has spent a lot of time and money to make sure their online profile makes them seem like the best choice.

Local hospitals, your primary care doctor and community resources all offer referrals to people they think may do your mental health justice, but you’re going to need to do paperwork to find out if that’s true or not. After you’ve filled out the requisite red tape, get ready for a waiting period before your first meet with your new therapist. Then, and only then, will you get to meet the person and find out if they’re a good fit.

There’s a better way to find the right mental health professional for you. E-Counseling’s directory is designed to give you insight into a professional’s education, background, experience and a little about them personally. We’ll give you the information you need to make an educated decision about who takes care of your mental fitness.

Our extensive and detailed directory was designed with you, the one seeking help, in mind. We believe that you shouldn’t set up an appointment or visit a mental health professional before you can get a sense of who they are and what expertise and experience they have. E-Counseling.com offers you the information you need to make an educated decision about your mental health care.