Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Thousand Oaks, California

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


Emily Beltran

LCSW
12 years experience
Hi, my name is Emily Beltran and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Southern California. My greatest passion is seeing a client get to where they want to be and to help them get unstuck. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, relationships/parenting and more. A few of my specialties include grief and loss, maternal mental health,... Read More
Hi, my name is Emily Beltran and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Southern California. My greatest passion is seeing a client get to where they want to be and to help them get unstuck. I've worked in many... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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

Rebecca Hathorn

LCSW
10 years experience
Hello! Welcome to Better Help. You are probably wondering how this can be helpful and/or how is is different than traditional therapy. I wondered the same thing when I was looking into it. Better Help provides a unique experience for someone who may need help but can't find the time that fits into a "normal" schedule, can't find a therapist that is a good fit or maybe someone who isn't ready to... Read More
Hello! Welcome to Better Help. You are probably wondering how this can be helpful and/or how is is different than traditional therapy. I wondered the same thing when I was looking into it. Better Help provides a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Amanda Lockie

LCSW
3 years experience
Welcome! I am Amanda, a licensed therapist, more specifically a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). My bachelors degree is in Child Development with an emphasis in social work from HSU, and my Masters degree from USC is in Social Work with an emphasis in Children and Families. I’ve spend the last 13 years as a social worker counseling for depression, anxiety, grief and loss as well as more general life stressors such as... Read More
Welcome! I am Amanda, a licensed therapist, more specifically a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). My bachelors degree is in Child Development with an emphasis in social work from HSU, and my Masters degree from USC is in Social... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Estela Isla

LMFT
6 years experience
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space where you feel comfortable to share and to discuss difficult issues in your life. I am here to help. I have been working in the mental health field for 9 years and have been working... Read More
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 6 years

Juan Carlos Navarro

LPCC
3 years experience
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Jose California with a broad range of experience in community mental health and private practice settings. I currently work with adult men with mental health and substance use issues, but I also have experience working with couples and families. As a Dialectical Behavior Therapist, my approach is simple; support the client with unconditional positive regard (Acceptance) while encouraging growth (Change). I look forward... Read More
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Jose California with a broad range of experience in community mental health and private practice settings. I currently work with adult men with mental health and substance use issues, but... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 3 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

Craig Halpern

LCSW
15 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social work with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples with a wide range of mental health related issues. I have been through life experiences myself that I feel help me relate well to my clients needs. I work from a humanistic and cognitive behavioral approach and I am warm and sensitive to the needs of my clients and treat everyone... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social work with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples with a wide range of mental health related issues. I have been through life experiences myself that... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Sana Akhtar Ramay

MA, LMFT
6 years experience
My name is Sana Akhtar Ramay and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I always knew I wanted to work in a helping profession. After graduating with my Bachelors in Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Biology from University of California, Davis, I started working with children diagnosed with Autism, probably the most challenging job I have had but also equally rewarding. A few months in I was promoted to a... Read More
My name is Sana Akhtar Ramay and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I always knew I wanted to work in a helping profession. After graduating with my Bachelors in Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Biology... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Punjabi, Urdu
  • Experience: 6 years

Jennifer Marsh

MS, LMFT
13 years experience
Welcome! I first want to take a moment to tell you that I appreciate the fact you have taken the first steps in seeking counseling support. I can help! Let me tell you a little bit about myself and how I plan to support you. I have a master's degree in Counseling (2006) and am a Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Therapist in California. I have spent time throughout my 13 year career working with individuals, families... Read More
Welcome! I first want to take a moment to tell you that I appreciate the fact you have taken the first steps in seeking counseling support. I can help! Let me tell you a little bit about myself and how I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Sherry Gaba

LCSW
20+ years experience
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 broad spectrum of clients. Read More
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 broad spectrum of clients. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20+ years

An Overview of Mental Health in Thousand Oaks California

It can be challenging to find a mental health professional regardless of where you live. Thousand Oaks, California is no different and presents its own challenges. The great news is that there are plenty of professional counselors and therapists available and ready to help you, guiding you through your issues and help you improve your overall mental health.

Living in a bustling suburb of Los Angeles like Thousand Oaks is a great experience. Thousand Oaks is rated as one of the safest cities over 100,000 in the United States and hosts a great variety of retail shopping, culture and entertainment. Being a part of the greater Los Angeles area, Thousand Oaks also has its share of demanding and stressful jobs.

Mental Health Statistics for Thousand Oaks

Having peace of mind and a sense that everything is going to be alright is a by-product of mental health. Sadly, 1 in 5 people in Thousand Oaks suffer from mental health or co-occurring disorders. Visits to the emergency department at local hospitals were 66.1 per 10,000. 18-24 year olds accounted for 92.1 per 10,000. An estimated 1% of the population having committed suicide.

There are a variety of personal reasons why people suffering from mental health disorders don’t seek treatment, with the stigma attached to those disorders topping the list. Lack of insurance or having health insurance that doesn’t adequately cover mental health is also a significant reason why people don’t get help before it becomes a major issue. Lastly, trust is a major issue and choosing a trusted mental health advisor can often delay treatment.

What Makes Thousand Oaks Unique When it Comes to Mental Health?

There are a host of distinctive factors to Thousand Oaks making its citizens vulnerable to significant mental health issues. These factors range from traffic and length of daily commutes to cost of living stressors.

  • Studies have shown a direct correlation between mental health and financial stress.
  • Los Angeles and surrounding communities such as Thousand Oaks are known for their high-cost of living and expensive housing The median cost of a home in Thousand Oaks alone is $855,000.
  • Untreated Mental illness is a primary cause for suicide in Thousand Oaks. Studies show people with lower-income are less likely to seek treatment and may suffer crippling mental illness. People in Thousand Oaks poorest neighborhoods are twice as likely to be affected.
  • Traffic: Research has shown that traffic has been linked to negative mental health, including but not limited to aggression and stress. A study conducted in neighboring Los Angeles County, where most Thousand Oaks residents commute to for work, showed an increase in domestic violence.

Divorce Rate in Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country at just 11.6%. Current alimony laws in California, as high as 40% of the top earners income after child support, might account for some of that of the low divorce rates. However, there are plenty of marriage counseling choices in the area and a wealth of other mental health services compared to the rest of the United States.

The comparatively low divorce rates might also stem from an abundance of marriage counselors in the area. With nearly two dozen counselors within Thousand Oaks city limits itself and dozens more in Ventura County, there’s no shortage of available mental health professionals on hand to help people find help with their marriage prior to seeking a legal remedy.

Mental Health Resources in Thousand Oaks

Currently, there are more than 350 mental health professionals in Thousand Oaks California. That’s roughly one professional per 367 people in the city limits. While California is considered to have a minor shortage of therapists, the number of professionals available in Thousand Oaks is more than 10 times above the minimum threshold.

With so many clinics, hospitals and centers devoted to treating mental health issues in Thousand Oaks, you’re sure to find one near you. Some not for profit organizations also offer services to those lacking sufficient insurance coverage or those who have none.

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Thousand Oaks

There are hundreds of mental health providers easily found on the Internet. Almost all boast high patient review ratings and promise to be the cure you’re looking for. Because of that, it can be hard to decide which therapist is right for you, short of meeting face to face.

Your health insurance provider may offer a referral to suitable therapists near you. However, this requires that you fill out the proper forms and spend valuable time on lengthy phone calls that may or may not help you find what you need, especially if providers in your area may not have any openings soon enough to help you with an urgent issue.

The e-counseling directory was designed to help you navigate the process of finding suitable therapists in Thousand Oaks. We offer mental health resources for residents of Thousand Oaks and Ventura County who want and need the professional advice of a trained mental health professional.