Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Upland , California

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


Bryan Mall

LMFT,#102655
7 years experience
Hi! My name is Bryan Mall and I serve as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Fairfield, California. Residing in Northern California, I received a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from San Francisco State University and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Holy Names University. With over 7 years of experience, I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges,... Read More
Hi! My name is Bryan Mall and I serve as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Fairfield, California. Residing in Northern California, I received a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from San Francisco State University and a Master's... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Christine Ponec

MA,LMFT
15 years experience
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California with over 15 years of experience working with individuals on ways to cope and manage their life challenges. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, career challenges, parenting challenges, relationship issues and life transitions. My counseling style is warm, understanding, supportive/empathetic and non-judgmental. My hope is to create an environment that is safe and encourages... Read More
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California with over 15 years of experience working with individuals on ways to cope and manage their life challenges. I have worked with clients with a wide range of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Dr. Anita Pedersen-Pennock

Ph.D.,M.S.
9 years experience
When you are going through a difficult time in your life, it can feel like you are all alone, and that no one else could possibly understand what you're going through. I understand how hard that can feel. As your therapist, I believe my role is to walk along side you, helping you see ways you can address your most troubling issues. Also, I value the importance of a good laugh, and I think it's... Read More
When you are going through a difficult time in your life, it can feel like you are all alone, and that no one else could possibly understand what you're going through. I understand how hard that can feel. As your... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 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

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

April Zariczny

MA,LMFT
5 years experience
I believe we all have abilities to transform, heal and move towards a greater level of wellness in our lives. Each person is unique with their own challenges and experiences that may later manifest as road blocks that can impact their capacity to be fully present in life. These can hold us back from achieving our full potential. My holistic approach integrates Mind-Body, Art Therapy, Yoga, Somatic and Embodied Mindfulness practices. The events we experience... Read More
I believe we all have abilities to transform, heal and move towards a greater level of wellness in our lives. Each person is unique with their own challenges and experiences that may later manifest as road blocks that can impact... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 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

Amanda Wiginton

LMFT
8 years experience
Throughout our lives, we are faced with many challenges and counseling can help provide the tools needed to overcome these life obstacles in a healthy way. It is vitally important to the therapeutic process to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and trust. I hope to be this person for you. I believe that therapy is a collaboration and together we can focus on issues that may be negatively impacting your healthy development... Read More
Throughout our lives, we are faced with many challenges and counseling can help provide the tools needed to overcome these life obstacles in a healthy way. It is vitally important to the therapeutic process to find a therapist with whom... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 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

An Overview of Mental Health in Upland, California

California, to people who don’t live there, is a utopia of sorts, characterized by white sandy beaches, oceanfront views and models in bikinis walking the streets. Those who live in the Golden State, however, know better.

Upland is your traditional California town—not traditional as in Hollywood traditional, but traditional as in “real.” Instead of oceanfront views and white sandy beaches, Upland is characterized by desert, tumbleweeds and unassuming homes of stucco. It’s a far cry from Beverly Hills and the boardwalks featured on shows like 90210.

As if taking its lack of California glam to heart, Upland is a fairly unlivable place to live.. In terms of Amenities, Upland received an A+, but that is the only A it received. For cost of living, Upland received an F. At $62,369, the median household income in Upland is substantially greater than that of the nation’s, but the cost of living is a full eight percent higher than the national average. The median property value, which is $422,200, is a full 108 percent higher than the nation’s. The poverty rate is 15.6 percent.

Though lack of views and an extraordinary cost of living do not alone lead to mental health disorders, they don’t help. Below are additional factors that may lead to the area’s overall mental decline.

Factors That May Affect Upland’s Mental Health

As you may have gleaned from the above information, Upland is not an easy place to live based on cost of living alone. The average price of a home, when compared with the median household income, is enough to give any normal person pause, if not a stress-induced heart attack. You may wonder though what other factors might contribute to a growing mental health concern in the area. Some factors are as follows:

  • Integration: More than 40 percent of Upland’s residents are Hispanic, and nearly one-third do not speak English. Cultural isolation may lead to depression and isolation.
  • Poverty: Approximately 15 percent of Upland residents live below the poverty line. Females between the ages of 25 and 44 are the most likely to be living in poverty. The fact that children between the ages of five and 14 are the next most likely to be living in poverty indicate that many women are raising children alone, in poverty. This can lead to depression, substance abuse, theft and developmental issues.
  • HIV Diagnoses: Though there aren’t any official stats for Upland, San Bernardino reported approximately 208.4 HIV diagnoses per 100,000 individuals in 2017. Such a diagnosis can cause fear, anxiety and depression. Chlamydia diagnoses were also extremely high, at 514.9. This is only slightly less than the county with the third-most number of diagnoses.
  • Veterans: With Camp Pendleton and Palm Desert not too far away, San Bernardino has a large number of veterans. Veterans often live with PTSD, social disorders, anxiety and a host of other mental disorders that professionals are only just beginning to explore.

Each of these factors play a role in Upland’s and San Bernardino County’s mental health crisis. However, it’s important to know that those who do live with mental health issues are not alone.

Mental Health is a Statewide Concern

According to one report, one in six adults living in California lives with a mental health disorder, while one in 20 lives with a serious mental illness that impacts their ability to go about their daily lives. Despite these outstanding numbers, many afflicted individuals continue to rely on emergency room departments and Medicaid for the mental health therapy they need. If individuals don’t have the means to pay out of pocket, which many Upland residents don’t, or if they do not have insurance—again, which most Upland residents don’t—individuals are either forced to cope with the disorder on their own or seek public health services.

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