Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Tracy, California

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


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

Cheryl Williams

MA
3 years experience
Hello. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have a passion to help individuals and couples find their way to wholeness and good mental health. I have over 8 years of experience working in the mental health industry. I earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology. There comes a time in everyone’s life when they really need someone safe to talk to. They need someone who will not... Read More
Hello. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have a passion to help individuals and couples find their way to wholeness and good mental health. I have over 8 years of experience working in the mental... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Meredith Roudebush-Albaugh

MSW,LCSW
13 years experience
Reaching out for support during a difficult time can be challenging and even scary. I commend you for your courage in reaching out! I consider it a great honor to have the opportunity to walk alongside the individuals I work with in therapy during what are often times the most painful or challenging times in their lives. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with my Master's in Clinical Social Work in 2006 and I have... Read More
Reaching out for support during a difficult time can be challenging and even scary. I commend you for your courage in reaching out! I consider it a great honor to have the opportunity to walk alongside the individuals I work... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Shira Mehrnia

LMFT
10 years experience
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Los Angeles, CA with extensive experience in many areas of mental health. My goal is to help my clients expand their capacity for trust and intimacy in relationships and improve their overall quality of life. I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues and women suffering from prepartum and postpartum depression. I have significant experience in the treatment of eating disorders... Read More
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Los Angeles, CA with extensive experience in many areas of mental health. My goal is to help my clients expand their capacity for trust and intimacy in relationships and improve... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Ellen Suski

LCSW
4 years experience
Hello. I am a licensed social worker in California. I began practicing in the mental health/behavioral health field in 2011. I originally was licensed in Maryland in 2015 but then returned to California in 2016. Since starting in the field, I have worked with individuals ranging in age from 4 years old to 52 years old; most experience working with individuals between the ages of 10 and 35. I have experience working with individuals experiencing... Read More
Hello. I am a licensed social worker in California. I began practicing in the mental health/behavioral health field in 2011. I originally was licensed in Maryland in 2015 but then returned to California in 2016. Since starting in the field,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Tim Whetzel

LMFT,MA
18 years experience
Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along the journey of our life I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path." This sentence encapsulates the feelings many clients bring to therapy, the... Read More
Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Dr. Sue Pollington

PhD,LCSW,LAC
33 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a Diplomat in Psychotherapy. I have been practicing as a clinician for 33 years. I enjoy working with clients and I look forward to client sessions. My therapy focus is client centered. I come from a perspective... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:33 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 12 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

Sheree Earle

LCSW
32 years experience
I have been working in the field of clinical social work, here in Southern California, for over 30 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings, I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health challenges. I have the most experience working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma related issues as well as LGBTQ+ issues. I am client centered, utilizing various interventions taken from a range of therapeutic approaches.... Read More
I have been working in the field of clinical social work, here in Southern California, for over 30 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings, I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:32 years

Sheila Baghbeh

LMFT
10 years experience
Welcome to taking the first step in making yourself a priority! I have been seeing clients since 2005 and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. My basic philosophy in my life and regarding therapy is that most of us have the answers buried deep within ourselves regarding what we want for our lives, but due to past and present traumas and fear, we have difficulty accessing those thoughts and therefore remain... Read More
Welcome to taking the first step in making yourself a priority! I have been seeing clients since 2005 and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. My basic philosophy in my life and regarding therapy is that... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Tracy, California

Tracy, California, a city of 90,889 in the San Joaquin Valley, is a pleasant little town about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento. It has a diverse population and is a little more affordable than the San Francisco Bay area. While there may not be much to do in the town itself, residents are a mere two hours from some of the best nature that the US has to offer including the Pacific Coast, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and the Redwood forests.

Mental Health in Tracy

For many Californians, mental health is one of main chronic illnesses that affects their lives. While many residents in Tracy consider it to be a nice place to live, there are some specific characteristics about the town that may influence mental health in the area.

  • Crime: San Joaquin County has one of the highest rates of crime in California. Victims of crime and those who are afraid of becoming victims could benefit from speaking with a therapist.
  • Obesity: Obesity is one of the top health concerns in Tracy per a recent community health needs assessment (CHNA). Obesity may lead to a range of both mental and physical health challenges.
  • Long Commutes: Some residents make the 120+ mile roundtrip commute to San Francisco or Sacramento every day from Tracy. These long commutes can add to stress levels.
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction: The CHNA also listed substance abuse as a top health concern, particularly because the city lacks adequate treatment facilities. Mental health service could help both the addicts and their family and friends cope with the devastating effects of addiction.
  • Difficulty that Foreign-Born Residents Face in US: The 1% of residents in Tracy who were born abroad may find they need additional support to adapt to life in the US. The city’s largest immigrant groups include individuals from Mexico, India and the Philippines. As compared to other cities in the US, Tracy also has a high percentage of residents from Afghanistan.

Mental Health Resources in Tracy

California ranks fairly low on lists ranking the states’ access to mental health services. According to the California Health Resources and Services Administration, the current shortage of mental health resources is projected to get worse. By 2025, the state could lack nearly 2,000 psychiatrists. This means that the current trend of Californians not receiving the help they need could continue.

No matter what you’re facing, there are a range of counselors in the Tracy area who can help you out. The licensed family and marriage therapists, licensed clinical social workers and licensed professional clinical counselors who are available have experience in a variety of modalities as listed below.

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Family systems
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution focused

These therapists can help you with stress, grief, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, intimacy-related issues, anger managements, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, complex trauma and abuse, LGBTQ issues, spirituality, identity formation, and career difficulties. They also have experience with an array of mental illnesses such as depression and bipolar disorder.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Tracy

Unfortunately, many residents in Tracy may find it challenging to access mental health services. A few of the main reasons for this difficulty are listed below.

  • Lack of care providers: The state-wide shortage in mental health services may also affect Tracy.
  • Language barriers: The 41% of Tracy residents who speak a language besides English at home may find it difficult to find a therapist who can communicate in their mother tongue. Spanish is the most common second language, and many health care providers are providing services in Spanish nowadays. However, those residents speaking an Indic language or Persian may have a harder time.
  • Cost: The 2% of residents without health insurance and the 8.4% living in poverty may find that mental health services are prohibitively expensive.

For those in Tracy facing financial difficulties, community organizations and non-profits may be able to help. To help with language barriers, therapists may be able to help arrange translation services.

Find a Therapist in Tracy

We aim to make the process of finding a qualified therapist a little easier with our online directory. The care providers included in this director can be trusted to provide exceptional care during this difficult period in your life.