Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Turlock, California

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


Kim Rasmussen

LCSW
32 years experience
Hello. If you’ve landed here, you are most likely struggling with something. I’m grateful you’ve found me. Because relationship is key to therapeutic progress, finding the right person to journey through these struggles with you is really important. Here is some information about me to help you decide if my counseling style and experience is the right fit for you. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for more than 30 years and have worked... Read More
Hello. If you’ve landed here, you are most likely struggling with something. I’m grateful you’ve found me. Because relationship is key to therapeutic progress, finding the right person to journey through these struggles with you is really important. Here is... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:32 years

Jason Shepherd

LMFT
10 years experience
Hello, my name is Jason Shepherd and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about providing services online to people in need. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, in 2009, and I have been a qualified clinical supervisor since 2016. My areas of focus are substance use, systemic and acute trauma, and self-esteem/identity challenges. I primarily utilize Narrative Therapy and... Read More
Hello, my name is Jason Shepherd and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about providing services online to people in need. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Robert Nwanganga

LCSW
3 years experience
My name is Robert and I would be honored to be your Therapist. I would like to tell you about myself. I have been a Social Worker for the past 20 years and I have worked with a lot of different people in a variety of situations. I have to be clear that I work at night. My Schedule is from 9:30pm to 11:30pm Sunday Through Wednesday. The most important thing I... Read More
My name is Robert and I would be honored to be your Therapist. I would like to tell you about myself. I have been a Social Worker for the past 20 years and I have worked with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Igbo
  • Experience:3 years

Lianne Avila

MA
20 years experience
Hello, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California with nearly 20 years of experience. I'd like to start by congratulating you for choosing to take care of your mental health. If you are dealing with stress, anxiety or depression, you aren't alone. Many people suffer with these disorders . I'm glad to say that I am here to help. I can help you develop a self-care plan that will help... Read More
Hello, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California with nearly 20 years of experience. I'd like to start by congratulating you for choosing to take care of your mental health. If you are dealing with... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Charlene Selsvold

LCSW
35 years experience
Hello, Asking for help takes courage and intention. I am a well seasoned licensed clinical social worker in California with extensive experience in working with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, trauma and relationship challenges. Each of us is on a life journey that presents unique challenges. Sometimes feelings emerge that we do not understand or know how to cope with. I offer a supportive environment with unconditional... Read More
Hello, Asking for help takes courage and intention. I am a well seasoned licensed clinical social worker in California with extensive experience in working with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, trauma and relationship challenges.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:35 years

Kristyn Nishimoto

LCSW
6 years experience
Hello! Welcome to my profile. I am glad you are here- it takes a lot of strength to reach out for support. My name is Kristyn Nishimoto and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with 6 years of experience in providing therapy. I have my BA in Psychology and Social Behavior from UC Irvine and my Master of Social Work from California State University, Northridge. I have worked in... Read More
Hello! Welcome to my profile. I am glad you are here- it takes a lot of strength to reach out for support. My name is Kristyn Nishimoto and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Ashley Codding

LMFT
6 years experience
My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. I personally believe that anyone is capable of having the life that they want, the life that makes them happy. I think with the right support anything is possible. My approach is solution focused. I like to help individuals identify their strengths and then help them utilize their... Read More
My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. I personally believe that anyone is capable of having the life that they... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

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

JENNIFER DAWN

LCSW,PPSC
3 years experience
It is so great you have reached out to start on the path of growth and self-improvement. Truly one of the hardest steps in this journey is reaching out for support. I’m excited to connect and discuss your needs and supports I might provide. Let me give you some of my background. I went to graduate school at UC Berkeley and graduated in 2004. I became a California Licensed Clinical Social... Read More
It is so great you have reached out to start on the path of growth and self-improvement. Truly one of the hardest steps in this journey is reaching out for support. I’m excited to connect and discuss your... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Cynthia Eddings

MS,LMFT
20 years experience
Compassionate companion! I am someone to come alongside, to listen, to understand what you are experiencing while helping you navigate through the difficulties. Without judgment, I hear and see you for who you are. Loneliness, depression, and anxiety start to deepen the grove of a cyclical pattern of coping in destructive ways that feed negative feelings; therefore, you grasp for anything to help you feel better. It's like reaching in the dark... Read More
Compassionate companion! I am someone to come alongside, to listen, to understand what you are experiencing while helping you navigate through the difficulties. Without judgment, I hear and see you for who you are. Loneliness, depression, and anxiety... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

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.