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.


Kim Rasmussen

LCSW
32 years experience
Hello. If you’ve landed here, you are most likely struggling with something. I’m grateful you’ve found me. Because relationship is key to therapeutic progress, finding the right person to journey through these struggles with you is really important. Here is some information about me to help you decide if my counseling style and experience is the right fit for you. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for more than 30 years and have worked... Read More
Hello. If you’ve landed here, you are most likely struggling with something. I’m grateful you’ve found me. Because relationship is key to therapeutic progress, finding the right person to journey through these struggles with you is really important. Here is... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:32 years

Jason Shepherd

LMFT
10 years experience
Hello, my name is Jason Shepherd and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about providing services online to people in need. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, in 2009, and I have been a qualified clinical supervisor since 2016. My areas of focus are substance use, systemic and acute trauma, and self-esteem/identity challenges. I primarily utilize Narrative Therapy and... Read More
Hello, my name is Jason Shepherd and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about providing services online to people in need. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Robert Nwanganga

LCSW
3 years experience
My name is Robert and I would be honored to be your Therapist. I would like to tell you about myself. I have been a Social Worker for the past 20 years and I have worked with a lot of different people in a variety of situations. I have to be clear that I work at night. My Schedule is from 9:30pm to 11:30pm Sunday Through Wednesday. The most important thing I... Read More
My name is Robert and I would be honored to be your Therapist. I would like to tell you about myself. I have been a Social Worker for the past 20 years and I have worked with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Igbo
  • Experience:3 years

Lianne Avila

MA
20 years experience
Hello, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California with nearly 20 years of experience. I'd like to start by congratulating you for choosing to take care of your mental health. If you are dealing with stress, anxiety or depression, you aren't alone. Many people suffer with these disorders . I'm glad to say that I am here to help. I can help you develop a self-care plan that will help... Read More
Hello, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California with nearly 20 years of experience. I'd like to start by congratulating you for choosing to take care of your mental health. If you are dealing with... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Charlene Selsvold

LCSW
35 years experience
Hello, Asking for help takes courage and intention. I am a well seasoned licensed clinical social worker in California with extensive experience in working with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, trauma and relationship challenges. Each of us is on a life journey that presents unique challenges. Sometimes feelings emerge that we do not understand or know how to cope with. I offer a supportive environment with unconditional... Read More
Hello, Asking for help takes courage and intention. I am a well seasoned licensed clinical social worker in California with extensive experience in working with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, trauma and relationship challenges.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:35 years

Kristyn Nishimoto

LCSW
6 years experience
Hello! Welcome to my profile. I am glad you are here- it takes a lot of strength to reach out for support. My name is Kristyn Nishimoto and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with 6 years of experience in providing therapy. I have my BA in Psychology and Social Behavior from UC Irvine and my Master of Social Work from California State University, Northridge. I have worked in... Read More
Hello! Welcome to my profile. I am glad you are here- it takes a lot of strength to reach out for support. My name is Kristyn Nishimoto and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Ashley Codding

LMFT
6 years experience
My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. I personally believe that anyone is capable of having the life that they want, the life that makes them happy. I think with the right support anything is possible. My approach is solution focused. I like to help individuals identify their strengths and then help them utilize their... Read More
My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. I personally believe that anyone is capable of having the life that they... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

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

JENNIFER DAWN

LCSW,PPSC
3 years experience
It is so great you have reached out to start on the path of growth and self-improvement. Truly one of the hardest steps in this journey is reaching out for support. I’m excited to connect and discuss your needs and supports I might provide. Let me give you some of my background. I went to graduate school at UC Berkeley and graduated in 2004. I became a California Licensed Clinical Social... Read More
It is so great you have reached out to start on the path of growth and self-improvement. Truly one of the hardest steps in this journey is reaching out for support. I’m excited to connect and discuss your... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Cynthia Eddings

MS,LMFT
20 years experience
Compassionate companion! I am someone to come alongside, to listen, to understand what you are experiencing while helping you navigate through the difficulties. Without judgment, I hear and see you for who you are. Loneliness, depression, and anxiety start to deepen the grove of a cyclical pattern of coping in destructive ways that feed negative feelings; therefore, you grasp for anything to help you feel better. It's like reaching in the dark... Read More
Compassionate companion! I am someone to come alongside, to listen, to understand what you are experiencing while helping you navigate through the difficulties. Without judgment, I hear and see you for who you are. Loneliness, depression, and anxiety... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 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.

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.