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.


Robert Bowmam

LMFT
24 years experience
I'm a warm and caring Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have been practicing for 23 years. I believe in building a trusting therapeutic relationship by paying attention to each client's personal needs in a compassionate and collaborative manner. You are the one who has taken a courageous step in meeting a challenge or challenges that life has given as an opportunity to grow as a human being and as your individual self. I... Read More
I'm a warm and caring Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have been practicing for 23 years. I believe in building a trusting therapeutic relationship by paying attention to each client's personal needs in a compassionate and collaborative manner.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 years

Jonathan Meza

MS, LPCC
4 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, school or work trouble? Maybe a unique challenge with a transition or goal in your life? You are not alone, and I am here for you. I’ll share with you that... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma,... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years

Jessica Vickers

MA, LMFT
6 years experience
Welcome, I’m Jessica, and my goal is to provide a supportive environment as well as to equip you with the tools you need to empower yourself and maintain positive changes in your life. I enjoy the work I do and find the therapeutic relationship to be a powerful component of this long-lasting change. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara. My Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology... Read More
Welcome, I’m Jessica, and my goal is to provide a supportive environment as well as to equip you with the tools you need to empower yourself and maintain positive changes in your life. I enjoy the work I do 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

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

Deborah Corey

LMFT
16 years experience
Hello, and congratulations for taking that important first step toward feeling better. My name is Deborah Corey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in managing depression and anxiety, ADHD, relationship counseling, career counseling, grief and loss, conflict resolution, and social/communication skill building. I have been counseling people from all walks of life for over 15 years and I love what I do. My clients have told... Read More
Hello, and congratulations for taking that important first step toward feeling better. My name is Deborah Corey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in managing depression and anxiety, ADHD, relationship counseling, career counseling, grief and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Hai Nguyen

9 years experience
I am honored to have the opportunity to meet you and explore areas of the heart, mind, and soul with you. I have fallen in love with studying "love" since a young age. It occurred to me that life gives us many paradoxes/contradictions such as: "Go through pain in order to heal". Since my awareness opened up to the vast internal world of the human mind, I strive to find the answer. In the combination... Read More
I am honored to have the opportunity to meet you and explore areas of the heart, mind, and soul with you. I have fallen in love with studying "love" since a young age. It occurred to me that life gives... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Vietnamese
  • Experience: 9 years

Wilson Bezerra-Flanders

MA, LPCC, LMHC
20 years experience
Hello. I am a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Boston University for my Bachelor in Psychology Degree and to Harvard University for my graduate studies. I earned a Postgraduate Diploma at Mass. General Hospital, Dept. of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. I am licensed in several US states and I have been in the field for about 20 years. I have trained and worked in several settings, including... Read More
Hello. I am a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Boston University for my Bachelor in Psychology Degree and to Harvard University for my graduate studies. I earned a Postgraduate Diploma at Mass. General Hospital,... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Experience: 20 years

Leslie Campbell

LCSW
25 years experience
I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State University, and proceeded to work as a social worker with the County of San Diego in Child Welfare. Much of my tenure as a protective services worker within CPS was spent working with severely emotionally... Read More
I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Arthur Belmont

LMFT, CADC-CAS
23 years experience
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our control. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC) who has been practicing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy since 1994 working with individuals, youth and families in a wide variety of settings... Read More
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 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.