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.


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 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.