Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Vallejo, California

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

Renee Bynum

Renee Bynum, LMFT

Welcome, and thank you for your time in learning more about me! My name is Renee Bynum and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, mindfulness and solution-focused counseling. My clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with a variety of mental health issues Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years


Dabney Worth

Dabney Worth, LCSW

I have been a clinical social worker for over 30 years working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of life issues including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, life and health crisis, and life transitions. My approach is warm and gentle, yet insightful and to the point. I create an inviting atmosphere where my clients feel comfortable to delve deep to bring about peace of mind and profound change. My approach incorporates Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 32 years


Dr. Rebecca Gehlke

Dr. Rebecca Gehlke, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Welcome to BetterHelp and for taking the first step toward a better, healthier you! The process of finding a therapist can be overwhelming, so I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in an upper-middle class family in Southern California where I rode horses competitively as a pre-teen, but also spent the majority of my weekends playing volleyball at the beach. I went on to a prominent Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years


Emily Vierra

Emily Vierra, LMFT

Welcome! My name is Emily Vierra and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. Many of us experience difficulties at different points in our lives and need help to overcome these obstacles. It takes courage to ask for help and I commend you for reaching out. Many of us need a safe place to share our feelings and I am here to help you talk openly without judgment. I approach therapy with Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years


Beth Deja

Beth Deja, LCSW

People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you are in crisis mode, and sometimes you just need someone to talk to for support. My goal is to help you manage distress, as well as help you determine where your issue comes from in the first place. Originally from Michigan, I gave up cold winters for the palm trees of sunny San Diego. I am empathetic, nonjudgmental, and authentic with a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Jasmynn Smith

Jasmynn Smith, MA, LMFT

I earned my M.A. in clinical psychology with a focus in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in 2012. Since then, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, I have worked as a Residential Assistant in a group treatment home for women with Borderline Personality Disorder and emotion regulation issues. Currently, I work as a primary therapist at an outpatient group practice in the South Bay region of Los Angeles where Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Lisa Rose

Lisa Rose, LMFT

I am glad that you are reaching out for help; that is the first step and shows a tremendous amount of strength and courage on your part. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California with over 25 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients with many different struggles including addiction, relational issues, depression, anxiety, empowerment and self-esteem issues. I use many different therapeutic Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Dr. Ethan Bregman

Dr. Ethan Bregman, Ph.D.

My name is Dr. Ethan Bregman and as a clinical psychologist, I have counseled adults in many areas of life difficulties. I utilize several strategies including but not limited to Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Models and Brief Solution Focused. I work with individuals who struggle with depression and anxiety as well as adjustment to life circumstances and challenges. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental, utilizing empathy and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years


Sarah Franco

Sarah Franco, LCSW

Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in the field for over 15 years. I graduated from graduate school in 2008 and have been a licensed clinician for over 7 years. I also supervised clinicians while they were working toward licensure for 3 years, teaching and mentoring them on how to be competent and well-rounded clinicians. Thus, I have had to stay up-to-date on the newest therapy Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


Melissa Morais Parr

Melissa Morais Parr, LMFT

Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California and have an online therapy practice. I completed my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University in 2009. I have worked in various settings including outpatient, school-based, and residential, and have provided therapy to a diverse group of clientele on a wide-range of concerns. I specialize in providing therapy to individuals, teens, couples and families who are struggling with Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


nicole

Nicole Nemiroff , LMFT in CA, MA Clinical Psychology,

Hi, I am Nicole Nemiroff, MA LMFT. I help people on their path. I offer my clients my care, dignity, intellect, compassion, and experience. My practice uniquely infuses behavioral methods (to get you lived results) with mindfulness and creative inquiry. It is an honor to do this work and I pledge to use my power of psychotherapy to support healing, empowerment, and justice for humans, non-human beings and our Earth. I am here as a co-conspirator with people of color, indigen

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  • Languages: English. Limited French and Spanish
  • Experience: 10+ years

hilary gordon

Hilary Gordon , LCSW

My mission is to empower individuals in a time of crisis & assist them in personal growth and looking at new perspectives. I can provide a safe & nurturing virtual environment for anyone to open up & seek a better understanding of their feelings.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Vallejo, California

Vallejo is in the San Francisco area of California. It is an area that offers the best of both worlds. There is culture, found in the museums and theme parks. But it also has areas of undisturbed terrain for hikers and trail seekers. The city was actually the capital of California twice in its history. Today, it’s considered the most culturally diverse city in the county.

Even before other cities recognized the gay community, Vallejo was known for being all embracing. It has a very heavy LGBTQIA community. This is not surprising given that it is so close the San Francisco.

The median household income is only $59,000. The biggest employer are medical centers, schools and Six Flags. The city is very small, with only about 30 square miles of livable space. The other 20 square miles are made up of water. The poverty level is low, at just 17%, despite the low household income level.

Mental Health Statistics for Vallejo

Vallejo is a small city. The population is only 119,000 people. The county estimates that about 5-8% of their residents suffer from depression and other serious mental health issues. The problem is these numbers only account for people who respond to surveys or actually receive mental health treatment.

Vallejo, and Solano county in general, have a plethora of mental health resources. There are close to 400 mental health practitioners in the city. The county prides itself on having the resources their citizens need for mental health care. However, again, these assumptions are based on people who actually seek out treatment. There are plenty of people who don’t seek out help.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Vallejo, California

Vallejo does have several large medical centers that offer their residents mental health treatment. It is really a matter of people being aware of the resources and willing to seek assistance. A lot of people, especially minorities and members of the LGBQ community, are afraid to seek out help.

A lack of mental health resources can lead to:

  • Suicide
  • Divorce
  • Homelessness
  • Unemployment
  • Cyclical poverty
  • Substance abuse

When people are embarrassed of their identity, they are less likely to ask for help.

What Makes Vallejo Unique When It Comes to Mental Health?

Vallejo is a very small city in a very large state. The average income is low. People seem to either have a great job at a medical center or they work for minimum wage at a theme park. With this dichotomy between the cultures, you can expect there to be issues in seeking out mental health assistance.

  • Culture: Vallejo is made up of just about every culture group you can imagine. It is the most ethnically diverse city in the country as of 2012. It also has a very large LGBT community.
  • Economic: The median household income is under $60,000 and it is expensive to live in the city. This doesn’t leave a lot of extra money for therapy and counseling.
  • Climate: The climate is more seasonal than other parts of California. It can be a very foggy and wet place at times. This can lead to depression and seasonal affective disorder.

Divorce Rate in Vallejo, California

The divorce rate in Vallejo is about 11%. This is higher than most American cities. The number is also a bit misleading. There is a high percentage of the population (33%) in Vallejo who were never married. One possible reason for this is gay sub-culture in the city. Marriage rates are still lower amongst this group than in mainstream society.

Vallejo suffers from the same issues that trigger divorce in any U.S. city – financial stress, unemployment and fear of marriage.

Mental Health Resources in Vallejo, California

Vallejo doesn’t seem to have a large mental health crisis like some American cities. Less than 10% of the people in Vallejo suffer from serious mental health issues. However, as pointed out earlier, this is only based on reported figures. There are a lot of people who either don’t participate in studies or fail to seek out mental health resources.

There are about 318 mental health professionals for every 100,000 people in Vallejo. This is one of the higher ratios we see for such a small city. The problem isn’t the number of mental health professionals. It is a matter of feeling comfortable seeking out mental health treatment.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Vallejo

E-Counseling believes that everybody deserves good mental health treatment. People in Vallejo need a place to find mental health resources where they feel safe and unjudged. E-Counseling’s directory offers a unique way of having private access to mental health resources.