Turlock, California Therapists

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Pleasanton, California

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I am a licensed psychotherapist that works with clients on various life situations and struggles. I work with individuals, couples and families. I have an eclectic practice because every client is unique and needs their treatment plan tailored to...
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San Jose, California

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Leslie Gunterson is a sought after financial expert and strategist who after her second divorce completely remade her life after changing her internal beliefs about her worth, health, relationships, career, and her beliefs about money. Leslie's...
Randi Fredricks
LMFT, Ph.D.
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San Jose, California

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California

I love what I do and believe it’s a privilege to be able to be of service to others. In my practice, I work individuals, couples, and families to improve all areas of their lives. I have gathered a lot of tools that I’ve found help my clients...
Katie Flach
LMFT, MS
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San Jose, California

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California

Finding the right therapist for you can feel daunting! You might wonder if it's possible for someone to really get you and if opening up is worth the risk. I connect well with those who feel set apart from those around them or have difficulty...
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Pleasanton, California

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Kelly received a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has worked with diverse populations throughout the bay area including children, adolescents,...
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Brentwood, California

Kristin M. Palmer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Emotionally Focused Therapy for individuals, couples and familys.  As a graduate of Phillips Graduate Institute, and with over 15 years experience, she...
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I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I have over 20 years of experience working within Child Welfare, Adoptions, and Mental Health.
Leslie Baker
LMFT, MA
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Pleasanton, California

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California

Licensed since 1991, Leslie as a family counselor has over twenty years of experience in the field of psychotherapy. She graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development/Family Studies from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo....
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San Jose, California

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California

Growing up with the challenges of being academically gifted, I sought out 'more' from life, pursuing my counseling degree with a Holistic Studies emphasis. I take an approach of Compassionate Curiosity in counseling, a willingness to explore...
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San Jose, California

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California

I have had a private practice located in the South Bay Area since 1997, where I see individuals, couples and families. Over the years I worked with hundreds of kids and families in various communities of the San Jose area. My work began with highly...
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Pleasanton, California

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Megan received her a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Sacramento State University, Ca. and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She brings ten years of experience working with individuals and families of...
Ben Schultz
LMFT, MA
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California

I believe everyone is the expert on their own life. Considering no one has actually lived one second as you, the simple truth that you know more about you than anyone possibly could is something I value. This means I don't pretend I am your expert -...
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Stockton, California

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My name is Iyabo Adediran and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California. I have worked in various capacities in the mental health field for over 16 years and have spent the last 8 years of my career providing...
Tomilu Stuart
LMFT, MA
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San Jose, California

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California

My experience in education and training is in Nursing and Psychology. I started working as a psychotherapist in 2007 as an intern. I attended JFKU and graduated in 2009. Before graduation, while still an intern I took training from the EMDR...

An Overview of Mental Health in Turlock, California

Founded by a grain farmer in 1871, the city of Turlock, California, has grown into a booming metropolis, rife with opportunity. The town was originally going to be named for its founder, John William Mitchell, but when he declined the honor, the name Turlock was chosen, after an Irish village called Turlough. Turlock, California was briefly mentioned in the movie American Graffiti, and is the hometown of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. But behind its charming history lurks a desperate need for mental health services.

Mental Health Statistics in Turlock, California

In an average year, over 2,000 people are hospitalized in Stanislaus County for mental health-related issues. Of those, nearly half are related to depression. Suicide is responsible for 51 deaths per year, and the likelihood of death by suicide increases with age. This is why it’s important to seek treatment early, and continue for as long as necessary.

Unfortunately with a mere 173 mental health workers per 100,000 people, finding treatment can be very difficult for Turlock residents. Despite much higher rates of mental health hospitalization in urban areas, its often much more difficult to find treatment, as patients may find themselves competing for care among only a handful of therapists.

Difficulties in Finding Mental Health Care in Turlock

With so few mental health professionals available, it can be difficult to find adequate treatment, but that isn’t the only barrier to access. With a median income that rests below both the national average and the statewide average and a poverty rate of 16.3%, financial issues are a significant challenge. Limited awareness of care needs and opportunities can also contribute to the lack of available care.

Finances

Financial strain is both a primary cause of mental health complications and a primary barrier to care. Many Turlock residents are forced to allocate so much of their limited funds toward bills and expenses that they leave little room for self-care. With property values nearly 30% higher than the national average, it’s no surprise that over half of Turlock residents rent their homes. This means that an average of just over $1k per month goes toward housing alone. The average commute is approximately 22 minutes, meaning that gas costs take up a significant chunk of change as well. Factor in other expenses such as heating, electricity, internet and phone access, car and household repairs, emergency savings, and food, and you’ll find that the average Turlock paycheck is nearly gone.

Even if insurance will cover the cost of a therapist, many people are unaware that this is an option, or face high deductibles for mental health care that simply don’t fit into their budget. In other cases, coverage may come in the form of reimbursement, forcing people to first pay out of their own pocket, then undergo a lengthy and frustrating process in order to reclaim those funds — funds which might be needed for other expenses in the meantime.

Awareness

In conjunction with finances, awareness of mental health struggles can be a significant challenge. In many cases, people downplay their own mental health issues because of financial concerns, putting off therapy for years to avoid having to foot the bill. In other cases, people may not be aware they even have a mental illness until it’s become so bad they’ve been hospitalized or worse. Widespread stigma associated with mental health prevents people from speaking out about their own experiences, silencing the voices that could have led someone else to care.

Lack of awareness also contributes to limited access. Little data associated with mental health care translates to a false sense that mental illness isn’t a concern. As a response, hospitals limit their mental health care opportunities, local private care facilities reduce staff, and therapists seek employment elsewhere. Eventually, unless awareness is raised, this can turn into a self-perpetuating spiral that leads to fewer and fewer care opportunities.

Finding Hope for Mental Health Care

Mental health care is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle, but barriers to access prevent so many from receiving treatment. But for those who wish to seek help, there is hope.

Taking care of your mental health is easy with E-Counseling’s therapist directory. Simply type in your hometown for a list of mental health resources available in your area. Starting your mental health journey has never been easier.