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.


Cait Glenn

LCSW
7 years experience
Many people seek therapy to make improvements in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and conquer what you feel is holding you back. Working together, I can guide you to move forward through roadblocks and reclaim what you truly want in your life. I am experienced in working with adults and older adults. My specialties include, Stress and Anxiety Management, Life Transitions, Relationship Improvement, Grief/Loss, Cancer and Chronic Illness as well... Read More
Many people seek therapy to make improvements in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and conquer what you feel is holding you back. Working together, I can guide you to move forward through roadblocks and reclaim what... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • 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

Jeanette Salinas

LCSW, CT
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Thanatologist (specialist in grief and loss). I received my master’s degree and LCSW in Sacramento, California over 30 years ago. I have extensive experience working with all types of clients. My specialty is in grief and loss including pet loss, transitions, PTSD and trauma. In addition, I have experience counseling individuals with Bi-Polar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, OCD and Borderline Personality Disorder. I have worked... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Thanatologist (specialist in grief and loss). I received my master’s degree and LCSW in Sacramento, California over 30 years ago. I have extensive experience working with all types of clients.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Adrina Wilson

LMFT, 107939
5 years experience
Adrina Wilson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapeutic services to individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families. Some of her specialties include working with individuals who are seeking support with depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues, marital conflicts, trauma, parenting, family conflict, phase of life issues, LGBT issues, grief and loss, and substance use. Adrina has worked in county mental health, private agencies, and school based agencies which has included individuals from unique... Read More
Adrina Wilson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapeutic services to individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families. Some of her specialties include working with individuals who are seeking support with depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues, marital conflicts,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Ariel Macon-Richard

LCSW
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Certified Wellness Coach with over 13 years of experience with adults, adolescents, couples and families. I have experience working with individuals and couples experiencing a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, new life phase/transition issues, relationship issues, family problems, career challenges and stress/life imbalance. I am dedicated to working with individuals and families in creating healthier and happier individuals and relationships. I have helped individuals improve... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Certified Wellness Coach with over 13 years of experience with adults, adolescents, couples and families. I have experience working with individuals and couples experiencing a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Amy Green

LPCC, LMFT
14 years experience
It's important to me that you have an idea of who I am as a human being first... then as a therapist. I am one year shy of 40. I have been with my husband since I was 20... and no, it wasn't always easy and yes, we did go to counseling, many times! I have a 18 year old daughter, who is by far one of my favorite people. I also have a 7... Read More
It's important to me that you have an idea of who I am as a human being first... then as a therapist. I am one year shy of 40. I have been with my husband since I was 20... and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Julie Borden

LCSW
19 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for more than twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Welfare and experience in a wide range of areas, including grief and loss, stress management, parenting challenges, depression, and communication in relationships. I know that making the decision to start therapy, and reaching out to find someone you can trust, is a big step, often one that people think about for... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for more than twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Welfare and experience in a wide range of areas, including grief and loss, stress management, parenting... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Billie Trahan

LPCC
17 years experience
Hello, my name is Billie Trahan, LPCC. I have been a counselor for 17 years, with experience regarding a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to, trauma, family issues, domestic violence, and mood disorders. I have worked in a range of clinical settings and with all ages and populations. I have extensive experience in trauma related issues, primarily abuse. I have worked as an on-site therapist... Read More
Hello, my name is Billie Trahan, LPCC. I have been a counselor for 17 years, with experience regarding a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to, trauma, family issues, domestic violence, and mood disorders. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Fabian Clavijo

LMFT
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with seven years experience providing psychotherapy at a community mental health agency. I worked with diverse populations in Orange County and Long Beach, proving individual, group, and family psychotherapy. As a humanistic therapist, I maintain a positive approach to psychotherapy by focusing on strengths and positive attributes. I assist my clients with developing a stronger, healthier sense of self, and with making rational choices towards achieving their maximum potential. My... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with seven years experience providing psychotherapy at a community mental health agency. I worked with diverse populations in Orange County and Long Beach, proving individual, group, and family psychotherapy. As a humanistic therapist,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Elizabeth Hansen

LCSW
17 years experience
Welcome to Better Help! I am so glad you are here. You have taken the first step towards being a healthier happier you. My name is Elizabeth Hansen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the states of Illinois, California and Georgia. I earned my Masters degree from the University of Southern California in 1993 and since then, have worked in a variety of settings with individuals and families. ... Read More
Welcome to Better Help! I am so glad you are here. You have taken the first step towards being a healthier happier you. My name is Elizabeth Hansen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 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.