Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Walnut Creek, California

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


Joy Nussen

MA, LMFT
25 years experience
I am a marriage & family therapist licensed in California with over 25 years of experience working primarily with adult men and women of various cultures. I have worked with clients that have experienced a wide range of challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, and trauma. (including multi-generational trauma). My style is warm and collaborative and I utilize humor when it is appropriate to do so. I integrate the body, mind &... Read More
I am a marriage & family therapist licensed in California with over 25 years of experience working primarily with adult men and women of various cultures. I have worked with clients that have experienced a wide range of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Kitty McCormick

LCSW
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has avidly worked with children and families for over 20 years. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California in 1996, with a concentration in mental health practice with individuals, families, and groups. ). I do a lot of work with families and individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and numerous other life situations and mental conditions. My type of... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has avidly worked with children and families for over 20 years. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California in 1996, with a concentration in mental health... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Leann Moore

LMFT, Certified, Clinical, Trauma, Professional
6 years experience
Hi, I am a licensed family therapist with the state of California. I have six years of experience. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional which means I am trained to help those who have experienced trauma, grief and/or loss. Along with trauma, I have experience with anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, self-esteem problems and those road bumps in life we all face. Sometimes we feel stuck, not sure which direction we should... Read More
Hi, I am a licensed family therapist with the state of California. I have six years of experience. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional which means I am trained to help those who have experienced trauma,... 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

Jesse Moon

MA, LMFT
11 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions, self esteem, career issues and a desire to increase your sense of happiness,well being and personal growth. I have expertise in Anger Management.. My approach is a combination of a humanistic strength based approach as well as... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Ayana Rose

LMFT
15 years experience
Hi, I'm Ayana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Counseling Psychology and an EMDR practitioner. Some of my specialties include: strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, supporting mothers and mothers-to be, teens, adolescents and working with those suffering from anxiety, parenting issues and PTSD. Some of my valuable experience includes working as a clinician with teen girls in a group home... Read More
Hi, I'm Ayana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Counseling Psychology and an EMDR practitioner. Some of my specialties include: strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, supporting mothers and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Georgina Nunez

LCSW
20 years experience
Are you ready for help with your personal life challenges that may feel overwhelming and hopeless? Do you want to acquire skills and gain insights that will move you forward to a healthier and brighter future? In a compassionate and supportive environment I will assist you in evaluating core beliefs, feelings and behavior. Together we will develop effective and efficient solutions to problems you are facing. I work with my clients to alleviate their symptoms as... Read More
Are you ready for help with your personal life challenges that may feel overwhelming and hopeless? Do you want to acquire skills and gain insights that will move you forward to a healthier and brighter future? In a compassionate and supportive... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Dutch
  • Experience: 20 years

Fabian Clavijo

LMFT
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with seven years experience providing psychotherapy at a community mental health agency. I worked with diverse populations in Orange County and Long Beach, proving individual, group, and family psychotherapy. As a humanistic therapist, I maintain a positive approach to psychotherapy by focusing on strengths and positive attributes. I assist my clients with developing a stronger, healthier sense of self, and with making rational choices towards achieving their maximum potential. My... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with seven years experience providing psychotherapy at a community mental health agency. I worked with diverse populations in Orange County and Long Beach, proving individual, group, and family psychotherapy. As a humanistic therapist,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Jessica Baird

MA, LMFT
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 15 years experience working with children, adults, couples, and families in various settings. I am a military veteran and have worked with individuals from various backgrounds and varying acculturation levels as well as provided supervision of interns. I graduated in 2011 with a Masters in Psychology with Marriage and Family Therapy and completed a certification training to supervise the Functional Family Therapy team... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 15 years experience working with children, adults, couples, and families in various settings. I am a military veteran and have worked with individuals from various backgrounds and varying acculturation... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Mitchica Smith

CCDVC, LCSW
13 years experience
Hello, I’m Mitchica Smith, LCSW. Having used therapeutic services myself, I never felt the therapists personalized my sessions. They felt like basic customer service. I decided to become a therapist at 15-yrs-old. I opened my own clinic, Total Commitment Consulting Services, in 2001 and I received my Licensed Clinical Social Worker license in 2006 while I was employed at Child Protective Services. I offer personal individualized attention to my clients. My approach to helping... Read More
Hello, I’m Mitchica Smith, LCSW. Having used therapeutic services myself, I never felt the therapists personalized my sessions. They felt like basic customer service. I decided to become a therapist at 15-yrs-old. I opened my own clinic, Total Commitment Consulting... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Walnut Creek, California

Although once a wild area home to the Bay Miwaok Indian tribes, the city of Walnut Creek, California is now a bustling retail center. The 69,773 residents and tourists alike enjoy biking down the city’s several bike trails, large venues dedicated to the arts, neighborhoods with homes over 100 years old, the Broadway Plaza Shopping Center, and more! Located in Contra Costa County, Walnut Creek is relatively close to San Francisco.

A beautiful city rich in history and diversity, one would assume the residents of Walnut Creek are free from all problems. However, this is not true of any city. In spite of the many great benefits of living in this thriving city, there are still individuals who struggle with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. Without treatment, there are many severe consequences including homelessness, suicide, incarceration, and substance abuse. It is important that the residents of Walnut Creek understand the situation within their city and are aware of how to find a mental health provider near them.

Mental Concerns in Walnut Creek

Minorities

As is often the case in communities around the country, minorities in Walnut Creek struggle more in several aspects than their white counterparts. The overall poverty rate of the city is relatively low at 6.48 percent. While 6.02 percent of White individuals live in poverty, 17.42 percent of African Americans and 12.15 percent of Hispanics live below the poverty line. Poverty has a negative effect on one’s mental health which is demonstrated through several other statistics:

  • African Americans in Walnut Creek have a high school graduation rate of 88.38 percent and a Bachelor’s rate of 37.15 percent. This is significantly lower than rates of 98.39 percent of Whites graduating from high school and 62.04 percent going on to receive a Bachelor’s degree.
  • With a divorce rate of 25.2 percent, the percentage of divorced African American adults is more than double the rate for Whites.
  • Except for Hispanics and Asians, the unemployment rate is higher for minorities with Hawaiians experiencing the highest rate at 25.4 percent.

Hospitalizations

When compared to other cities within Contra Costa, Walnut Creek had the highest crude rate of in-patient hospital treatments for mental disorders. While the state of California’s rate rests at 1,055, Contra Costa has a slightly higher rate at 1,101.7. Walnut Creek’s rate is significantly higher than both of these at 1.980.7.  The highest rates of hospitalizations occur among White and African American populations. While these statistics are useful for revealing where hospital care is needed most in the county, it is difficult to determine exactly what these rates indicate. While higher rates of hospitalizations may imply there are more people with mental disorders living in Walnut Creek than other cities, this can also indicate there are only more people actively seeking help.

Divorce

Statewide, statistics claim that divorce rates in California have been steadily decreasing. In fact, since 2010 there has been a reported decrease of 10.8 percent divorced individuals living in the state. Alternatively, the county of Contra Costa’s rates have only continued to rise. Walnut Creek’s divorce rate is 11.1 percent which is higher than the state average. It is important to note that these statistics reveal how many people are divorced at a given time rather than showing how many people have ever been divorced. When looking at how prevalent divorce is, you’ll find that 50 percent of marriages end at a national level while California’s rate is even higher at 60 percent.

These statistics reveal that there a lot of people within California, including Walnut Creek, dealing with divorce. This process can often get very messy as financial assets and time spent with any children are determined for each individual. In addition, it can be very disappointing and heartbreaking for individuals to see the end of a marriage they hoped would last which can result in lasting feelings of depression. Seeing a therapist after a divorce happens or connecting with marriage counselor when marital strife arises can be very beneficial for those struggling.

Mental Health Resources in Walnut Creek

Fortunately, there are resources available out there for individuals struggling with mental health concerns in Walnut Creek, California. However, it can be difficult for people to discover mental health providers in their area on their own. E-Counseling strives to address this dilemma by releasing an integrative therapist directory for residents to browse through!