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.


Douglas Mitchell

LMFT
6 years experience
Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, bipolar and ADHD. I'm sensitive to those who have suffered or experienced physical trauma or emotional... Read More
Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

Lauren Rodriguez

MS, LMFT
15 years experience
Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters and Bachelors degrees in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I commend you on making the decision to begin counseling. Life is a struggle for everyone at some point and every single... Read More
Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Dr. Lukas Jaeggi

PhD
20 years experience
I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions. I also helped many people who have experienced traumatic stress or abuse. My counseling style is empathic, nonjudgmental and encouraging. My approach integrates depth psychology, neuroscience and trauma theory. I will tailor our conversation and... Read More
I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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

Laura Kluss

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought disorders, relationship issues and grief. I have extensive experience working with people who have experienced trauma and abuse. I have worked in a community inpatient psychiatric hospital, state prisons, and now work with veterans at... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Sharon Valentino

LMFT, CAATC, RAS
8 years experience
I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you want to be? Is your life working out the way you wanted and expected it to? We all cope with stressors in different ways. I help people deal with stress more successfully with caring, plus... Read More
I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Luis Resendez

LMFT
9 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. Many clients I have worked with have endured disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and family conflict. I have been trained in several modalities and evidenced based practices including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 9 years

Jennifer Yates

MC, LMFT
20 years experience
If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage to seek help, and I am here for you with genuine care and compassion. I will work with you from a holistic standpoint as I firmly believe that the mind and body are connected, and... Read More
If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Jack Grabon

LCSW, CPC
15 years experience
Hello there! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California and New York. I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life/health coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, drug problems, existential or spiritual crises, trauma, relationship issues and weight loss. My counseling style is gentle and supportive, yet powerful. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.... Read More
Hello there! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California and New York. I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life/health coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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.