Brentwood, California Therapists

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San Rafael, California

Born and raised in the Bay Area, I spent over a decade teaching middle and high school students in Oakland, Maui, and Marin County. Although I found this career rewarding, I eventually realized that my greatest asset was the ability to connect with...
Marcella Cox
LMFT, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Marcella Cox is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in treating eating disorders in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the Founder and Clinical Director of Kindful Body. Kindful Body provides in-person and online counseling in...
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San Jose, California

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California

I have had a private practice located in the South Bay Area since 1997, where I see individuals, couples and families. Over the years I worked with hundreds of kids and families in various communities of the San Jose area. My work began with highly...
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Walnut Creek, California

I encourage growth in my clients by helping to increase their awareness of how behaviors and thought patterns affect their identity, relationships, and overall sense of well being. I view the therapeutic process as one of compassionate collaboration...
Randi Fredricks
LMFT, Ph.D.
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San Jose, California

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California

I love what I do and believe it’s a privilege to be able to be of service to others. In my practice, I work individuals, couples, and families to improve all areas of their lives. I have gathered a lot of tools that I’ve found help my clients...
Ben Schultz
LMFT, MA
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California

I believe everyone is the expert on their own life. Considering no one has actually lived one second as you, the simple truth that you know more about you than anyone possibly could is something I value. This means I don't pretend I am your expert -...
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California

My name is Meenal Chaudhari. I have completed a MA in Counseling Psychology from Holistic Studies department, JFKU. This was my second masters. Prior to that I did a MA in Clinical Psychology from India and worked as a psychotherapist in India for...
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Berkeley, California

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California

I realized early on that the world isn’t “made” for any one of us. We each have to create our own way of thinking and getting things done. And it is with pride and joy that I have helped countless clients do just that for well over two...
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California

I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified hypnotherapist with 20+ years of experience in the mental health field. I work with women who experience anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, grief and loss, relationship challenges, and a host of...
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San Jose, California

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California

Growing up with the challenges of being academically gifted, I sought out 'more' from life, pursuing my counseling degree with a Holistic Studies emphasis. I take an approach of Compassionate Curiosity in counseling, a willingness to explore...
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California

My name is Sebastian Earl and I am a licensed psychotherapist (license # MFT 40124). I work with individuals, couples and families. I aim to provide an opportunity for people to grow and heal, in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and nurturing...
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California

Helping You Become Your Best Self: none of us wants to struggle but even with our best intentions & efforts we can find ourselves stuck, confused & in a position of self-doubt. We are vulnerable to blaming ourselves when things go wrong...
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Oakland, California

Hello! I am a queer artist, activist and therapist. I believe deeply in healing, and my practice as a therapist is one way I use my own healing journey to inform and create space for others to explore theirs. Therapy with me will focus on continuing...
Annia Raysberg
BA Psych, MA Psych, LMFT
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Oakland, California

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California

I am a licensed Psychotherapist (MFC 52922) in the state of California.  I work with individuals who are 18 and over in a private practice setting.  I provide therapy over video for those who are unable to meet me at my office, on a case-by-case...
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Oakland, California

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I have been in practice as a licensed clinical social worker since 1983. I have a private practice in both Oakland and Walnut Creek California. I am a very seasoned therapist and work with the broad range of issues that bring people into...
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San Francisco, California

You probably just want to feel better but the path of getting there can be complicated, otherwise you'd feel better already. If only the course was clearer.  Beginning a therapy can be a bit like choosing the "red pill." If you're afraid of the...
Tina Stromsted
LMFT, LPC, MA, PhD, BC-DMT, RSME/T
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San Francisco, California

Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, LPCC, BC-DMT, RSME/T is a Jungian Analyst, licensed psychotherapist, Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT), and a Registered Somatic/Movement Educator & Therapist (RSME/T) with a private practice and...
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California

Stress and burnout are problems we all face in one form or another. Individuals and couples come to Therapy For Real Life to overcome burnout in their career, relationships or life more generally -- to create a life of connection and balance. Please...
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San Francisco, California

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California

Stacie Daniels is a licensed doctor (MD) providing Emotional Support Animal Letters for qualified patients. Her practice is open 7 days a week from 11 am to 7 pm. Same day ESA letters can be obtained from EzCare Medical Clinic. Visit us in-person or...
Susan Cohn
LMFC, LCSW
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Cupertino, California

The foundation of my approach is strategic therapy, which honors the uniqueness of each individual and their particular concerns. This approach emphasizes the resolution of problems in  a manner that is both individualized and practical I have been...
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California

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Marin and Napa Counties and throughout California via secure teletherapy. I provide coaching sessions remotely using telephone or Zoom video therapy for people outside California. I focus on making...
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Pleasanton, California

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Kelly received a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has worked with diverse populations throughout the bay area including children, adolescents,...
Dr. Angela Krumm
PhD, Psychologist
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California

Are you interested in setting specific goals and learning tools to improve your life? I am trained in a model of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) developed by David Burns, M.D. My counseling style is compassionate, but also directive and active. I...
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California

From acceptance of the present moment, psychotherapy is a step into the unknown. For a moment, you forget what you thought you knew about yourself, life and the world, and see what emerges. The role of the therapist is that of a companion,...

An Overview of Mental Health in Brentwood, California

Brentwood, California, is part of Contra Costa County and home to 63,800 residents as of July 1, 2018. The population is predominately Caucasian (65.8%), with 23.6% of residents of Hispanic or Latino descent. Just over 15% of those living in Brentwood were born outside the United States. More than half (57%) of Brentwood citizens over the age of 25 are currently married, while 28.5% of those are never married. Families with children under the age of 18 make up 50% of the households.

The Brentwood area is an affluent area with a median household income of $96,945 in 2017 as compared to $57,652 for the United States. Unemployment is low at 3.9% compared to 4.6% for the state of California. Brentwood is also one of the most expensive in the country for housing. The median value of owner-occupied housing for the years from 2013 through 2017 was $482,600, more than double that of the United States as a whole for the same period ($193,500).

The weather in Brentwood is pleasant with low temperatures rarely going below the mid-30s and summer highs rarely exceeding 90 degrees. Aside from the beautiful weather, Brentwood has other positive factors. The crime rate in 2018 was 160.2 per 100,000 in the population, significantly lower than the rate of 274.0 for the United States. Restaurants, parks, and other amenities that add to the quality of life are plentiful and easily accessible via public transportation for those who don’t have a car.

Mental Health Resources in Brentwood, California

In 2016, John Muir Health published the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) of the Brentwood area in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The report defined mental health as “a state of successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with other people, and the ability to adapt to change and to cope with challenges.” Residents surveyed identified mental health services as a needed service. Suicide rates for the area were higher than those for the state and higher than those outlined in the Health 2020 objectives, which supports the needs expressed by the residents. Intentional injuries are unusually high among youth as compared to the state average.

The survey identified two primary barriers to accessing mental health care.

  • Latino adults were more likely than adults from other racial and ethnic groups to report an unmet need for mental health services. Caucasian adults were the least likely to report a need. Cultural attitudes and stigma against mental health difficulties contribute to some of these differences.
  • Primary care physicians in the area do not always discuss mental health needs with patients. Survey respondents felt that making this a consistent part of primary care visits could help dispel some of the negative feelings toward mental health disorders.

In another Community Health Needs Assessment conducted in 2016 by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, mental health services were identified as number four on the list of the top five priority health needs for the Brentwood area. Special attention was given in this report to the challenges facing adolescents in need of mental health services.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Brentwood, California

Finding a therapist whose skills match your needs can be challenging anywhere, and Brentwood is no exception. However, Contra Costa Mental Health provides a wide range of mental health services, including specialized services for the elderly and teenagers and a 24-hour crisis line. Counseling and social services assistance are also available to address specific situations such as domestic violence, victims of crime, homeless individuals, and the LGBTQ community.

Children’s Mental Health Services (CMHS) is another division of Contra Costa Mental Health. CMHS operates three clinics by appointment and on short-notice for urgent situations. The agency also provides education in the school system, in clients’ homes, and at various locations in the community. Parenting classes and psychological evaluations are also available through CMHS.

Emergency Mental Health Services in Brentwood, California

Mental health needs sometimes develop into a crisis situation that requires immediate intervention. Though it’s frightening when that happens, the good news is that help is available. If you or someone you love is struggling, make sure you keep these numbers handy.

Despite the affluence of the Brentwood area, mental health problems are all too real in all communities across the country. Those who are struggling benefit from leaning on family and friends who can help them find the resources they need to see a crisis counselor, a psychiatrist or a therapist.