Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Union City, California

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


Douglas Mitchell

LMFT
6 years experience
Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, bipolar and ADHD. I'm sensitive to those who have suffered or experienced physical trauma or emotional... Read More
Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor 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

Lauren Rodriguez

MS, LMFT
15 years experience
Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters and Bachelors degrees in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I commend you on making the decision to begin counseling. Life is a struggle for everyone at some point and every single... Read More
Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Dr. Lukas Jaeggi

PhD
20 years experience
I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions. I also helped many people who have experienced traumatic stress or abuse. My counseling style is empathic, nonjudgmental and encouraging. My approach integrates depth psychology, neuroscience and trauma theory. I will tailor our conversation and... Read More
I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Christin Frederick

MA, LMFT
3 years experience
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use humor and compassion to create connection. This connection creates a safe place for us to exchange ideas, to talk about experiences and to share honestly with one another. I have 3 years of experience working... Read More
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Laura Kluss

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought disorders, relationship issues and grief. I have extensive experience working with people who have experienced trauma and abuse. I have worked in a community inpatient psychiatric hospital, state prisons, and now work with veterans at... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Sharon Valentino

LMFT, CAATC, RAS
8 years experience
I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you want to be? Is your life working out the way you wanted and expected it to? We all cope with stressors in different ways. I help people deal with stress more successfully with caring, plus... Read More
I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Luis Resendez

LMFT
9 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. Many clients I have worked with have endured disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and family conflict. I have been trained in several modalities and evidenced based practices including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 9 years

Jennifer Yates

MC, LMFT
20 years experience
If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage to seek help, and I am here for you with genuine care and compassion. I will work with you from a holistic standpoint as I firmly believe that the mind and body are connected, and... Read More
If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Jack Grabon

LCSW, CPC
15 years experience
Hello there! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California and New York. I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life/health coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, drug problems, existential or spiritual crises, trauma, relationship issues and weight loss. My counseling style is gentle and supportive, yet powerful. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.... Read More
Hello there! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California and New York. I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life/health coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Union City, California

Tucked into the busy San Francisco Bay area near Silicon Valley, is Union City, California. Approximately 75,000 people make their home in the 19.3 square miles of the city proper. While the area is known for its beautiful weather, residents also enjoy convenient public transportation options and plentiful outdoor activities. The school system serving Union City is highly regarded as an excellent place for children to learn.

Union City, California boasts a diverse population, even by Golden State standards. The largest racial group is Asian (54 percent), followed by White (20.2 percent), Latino (22.9 percent), and Filipino (20 percent). The remainder of the population is a blend of Asian Indian, Chinese, African American, and other races. Almost half the residents (46.2 percent) were born outside the United States, as compared to 27 percent of Californians in general.

Economically, Union City fares better than some other areas of the state. Unemployment runs consistently lower than the average for California. The median household income for families in Union City is just over $98,000 per year, which is significantly higher than that of the state as a whole ($67,739). About half the adults in the city have a college degree.

Community Health Needs of Union City, California

In 2016, Washington Hospital Healthcare System published a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) as part of the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The report, which included Union City in the covered area, identified some specific needs related to mental health services in the community. Of the top seven identified priorities, behavioral health was number two.

The definition of behavioral health used in the CHNA included mental health and substance abuse needs. The study specifically noted these issues related to behavioral health.

  • The heavy traffic flowing into hospital emergency rooms from mental health crises is a burden on the healthcare system. For Union City specifically, the rate of ER visits for mental illnesses is 397.8 per 100,000 residents in the population.
  • While most respondents to the survey questions did not see mental health conditions as an illness per se, they did cite a shortage of providers as a significant challenge for the community.
  • Many residents indicated that they would not know where to find information on mental health services or how to contact for this type of help.
  • Of those respondents who had been to the emergency room for a mental health condition, many reported poor follow up care after release and unclear discharge instructions. This was especially true when the patient was a teenager.
  • Residents reported that providers often did not accept their insurance, which was a barrier to accessing care.

Mental Health Resources Available in Union City, California

Those seeking help to maintain stable mental health can reach out to any of several available providers in Union City.

  • Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (ACBHCS) provides assistance with housing, substance abuse, and mental health counseling.
  • Bay Area Community Services (BACS) serves the elderly, adolescents, and the homeless.
  • Family Paths offers mental health services with a specialization in adolescent and family
  • La Familia provides a full spectrum of outpatient care, social services, and substance abuse treatment.
  • Second Chance Addiction Recovery walks clients through the healing process from intake to case management.
  • Union City Youth & Family Services works with teens and young adults between the ages of 14 and 24 years, providing counseling, crisis de-escalation, case management, and more.

Finding Professional Help in Union City, California

If you or someone you love is struggling with a mental health condition, it’s critical to find a counselor or therapist that you are comfortable with. After all, the client/professional relationship requires a great deal of trust if it is to be a productive partnership. E-Counseling.com makes the search easier by providing an online directory of professionals in the area. You’ll find a list of providers with a photo, credentials, and any specialty areas listed for each one.

Even better, each professional has provided a personal statement of how he or she approaches the therapeutic relationship. You can review all this information and use it to make an informed decision. You can’t have too much information when deciding who you want to work with as you begin your journey to a healthier mental state.