Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Vacaville, California

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


Andrea Gialanella

LCSW
20 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working as therapist and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bullying, and peer pressure, with a special focus on social skills and academics. My counseling style friendly and encouraging. I believe that deep down, we all know what we crave and need emotionally, and my work focuses on helping others understand... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working as therapist and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bullying, and peer pressure, with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Maryam Aziz

LCSW
11 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I realize that seeking help may not be easy, whether you are just beginning or continuing your therapeutic journey. Nonetheless, seeking help is a powerful and courageous step to take and my goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and nonjudgmental place for you to express yourself. Throughout my clinical career, I have had the privilege of working with multiple populations from children, adolescents, adults, couples and... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I realize that seeking help may not be easy, whether you are just beginning or continuing your therapeutic journey. Nonetheless, seeking help is a powerful and courageous step to take and my... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Markroel Solte

LCSW94351
5 years experience
I'm a prior service combat veteran who has transitioned into the field of social work. My life experiences and desire to help others brought me into the working profession. I am currently a licensed clinical social worker and I have been managing an outpatient substance abuse facility for the last three years. My experiences included working with both adults and transitional aged youth experiencing substance abuse addictions as well as mental health issues. ... Read More
I'm a prior service combat veteran who has transitioned into the field of social work. My life experiences and desire to help others brought me into the working profession. I am currently a licensed clinical social worker and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Nadja Zapasov

MA,LMFT
18 years experience
Nadja Zapasov (MA, LMFT) ABOUT ME Welcome! I salute you on your choice to get help in moving forward in your life. Once you have made that decision, your own positive energy will support you and guide you to the next level. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” William Hutchison Murray The energy of one’s thoughts has the power to create an extraordinary life (or not). Directing your... Read More
Nadja Zapasov (MA, LMFT) ABOUT ME Welcome! I salute you on your choice to get help in moving forward in your life. Once you have made that decision, your own positive energy will support you and guide you to the next level. Whatever you... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Shawnnell Pugh

LCSW,MSW,BS
13 years experience
Welcome! I am a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years plus experience providing therapy, counseling and guidance services to Individuals, Couples, Young and aging adults and families. I received my Master of Social Degree with an emphasis in Public Child Welfare from the University of Southern California in 2007. I specialize in various areas such as: Women issues, Depression, Anxiety, Anger issues, Behavioral, Addiction, Spirituality issues, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Sexual/Intimacy Issues, Trauma, and... Read More
Welcome! I am a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years plus experience providing therapy, counseling and guidance services to Individuals, Couples, Young and aging adults and families. I received my Master of Social Degree with an emphasis in Public Child... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Alfred Carter

LMFT
16 years experience
Do you want to overcome the obstacles preventing you from being your best self? My name is Alfred Renard Carter and I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist. My clinical experience and specializations are Depression, Anxiety, Stress management and relationship dynamics (couple/marriage/family). I take a strength-based approach to empower you to overcome the psychological and emotional distress you're experiencing. I'm eclectic from a theoretical standpoint. However, I lean towards Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic Existential theories as a... Read More
Do you want to overcome the obstacles preventing you from being your best self? My name is Alfred Renard Carter and I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist. My clinical experience and specializations are Depression, Anxiety, Stress management and relationship dynamics (couple/marriage/family). I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Leslie Campbell

LCSW
25 years experience
I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State University, and proceeded to work as a social worker with the County of San Diego in Child Welfare. Much of my tenure as a protective services worker within CPS was spent working with severely emotionally... Read More
I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Celia Garcia

LMFT
4 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working with clients for the past 4 years. I have aid clients when in crisis, I provide clients with case management services when resources are needed (i.e housing, educational, financial and parenting). I help clients manage some of the daily barriers that can cause destress on a person and those around them. My sessions are usually tailored to the client and their individual needs.... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working with clients for the past 4 years. I have aid clients when in crisis, I provide clients with case management services when resources are needed (i.e housing, educational,... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:4 years

Dr. Sue Pollington

PhD,LCSW,LAC
33 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a Diplomat in Psychotherapy. I have been practicing as a clinician for 33 years. I enjoy working with clients and I look forward to client sessions. My therapy focus is client centered. I come from a perspective... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:33 years

Bianca Martinez

MA,LMFT
3 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; who received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. I enjoy working alongside individuals, couples and families on their unique journey of self-discovery and healing. By creating a warm and non-judgmental environment, I allow clients to safely explore their innermost... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; who received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Vacaville, California

Located along I-80, about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento, Vacaville is a town that defies a lot of California stereotypes. Like much of the state, it is nestled in stunning natural beauty, but in contrast to cities like LA and SF, it is relatively more affordable and relaxed. The population of 100,032 enjoys a median home value of $322,600 and median income of $76,188, according to the latest statistics from the US Census Bureau. From the rolling hills of Logan Valley Park to the wineries of Sonoma and Napa to the newly redeveloped Nut Tree shopping complex, Vacaville has much to offer its residents.

Mental Health in Vacaville

Mental health disorders are among the most common chronic illnesses Americans and Californians face. While depression, anxiety and family and marriage challenges are common reasons people may seek counseling, here are a few situations prevalent in Vacaville.

  • Suicide: Northern California has one of the highest suicide rates in the state. Although there is more awareness around resources available – such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline open 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 – more needs to be done to help those who are struggling.
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction: A recent community health needs assessment noted concerns about drug and alcohol abuse and addiction in the region. During and after recovery, addicts can often benefit from mental health services to help maintain sobriety.
  • Divorce: While not all states report divorce rates, there is a common understanding that the rate of divorce in California is higher than in the rest of the country. Around 13% of Vacaville’s adult residents are divorced, which is higher than several surrounding cities. Divorce, or any marriage or family difficulty, can have a considerable impact on the mental health of everyone in the family.
  • Natural Disaster: It seems as though wildfires are becoming more prevalent and more disastrous every year. Parts of Northern California have been severely affected. The stress and fear associated with a spreading fire, having to evacuate, damaged property and rebuilding require special care. Anyone working to contain the fires should also pay close attention to their mental health, as well as their physical health, as they work.

Mental Health Resources in Vacaville

Unfortunately, there is a growing shortage of mental health resources in the state of California. The California Health Resources and Services Administration forecasts that the state will have a shortage of between 729 and 1,848 psychiatrists by 2025. Due to this shortage and other factors, a frightening number of adults and children do not receive the mental health services they need.

There are resources available in Vacaville, however. Residents of the city can access a range of licensed professional clinical counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed social workers and psychotherapists who can provide support. You can choose from a male or female counselor and from English or Spanish for your preferred language. These counselors are experienced in various types of treatment and can customize them to your needs.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Techniques
  • Family Systems Modalities
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Performance Psychology
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy

They have experience working with a wide array of mental illnesses and backgrounds including post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleep disorders, relationship issues, anger management, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, grief and more.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Vacaville

The lack of available mental health providers is a significant obstacle for many in the state of California. Even if there are licensed therapists in your community, it may be hard to access their services for other reasons.

There is still some stigma associated with getting help for mental illnesses, but the state’s focus on treating mental health as important as physical health should help change this stigma overtime.

Cost is frequently an issue as well, especially for the 7.8% of Vacaville residents who don’t have insurance and the 9.9% living in poverty. If cost is a hurdle, please don’t give up. There may be free or sliding scale resources available from local non-profits and community organizations.

You Can Find Help in Vacaville

Deciding to seek the help of a therapist can be scary but know that it is the right thing to do. Whatever you are going through deserves the kind and non-judgmental attention of an experienced counselor. You are not alone. The directory of counselors at E-Counseling can help you find the support you deserve.