Carlsbad, California Therapists

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Aleksandra Drecun
Psy.D., MA
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San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Dr. Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D., is the founder of Association for Compassionate Transformation. She is a licensed psychologist who has a profound passion and derives immense gratitude from assisting individuals, couples and families in realizing...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you unsatisfied with one or more areas of your life? I partner with my clients to empower them to make the changes necessary to bring their realities in line with the lives they truly want. In this way, I collaborate with each individual,...
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience in domestic violence, addiction, severe mental illness, behavioral modification, individual and family therapy, relational conflicts, crisis intervention, advocacy, social...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I care about "what happened to you" and I strive to provide a compassionate, supportive space for you to share your concerns. I have with over 20 years' experience helping people get beyond traumatic experiences and on to their best life. Effective...
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

At the beginning of my work, I practiced what is called the ‘eclectic approach’, which uses different techniques depending on the client. Meanwhile, over the last 20 years I discovered cognitive therapy consistently resulted in more effective...
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Dr. Matthew Bruhin is a CEO, Psychotherapist and Addiction Specialist, as well as an entrepreneur and educator. He is a State of California and State of Wyoming, Board Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and an Addiction Specialist, registered...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, Texas

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"-Jon Kabat Zinn- In a time where we are hit with continuous stimuli, the waves of change seem to be moving faster than ever. Whether struggling with your health, the health of a loved one,...
Kim Jones
LMFT, MA
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Congrats on taking your first step - seeking support is a sign of strength! I work with individuals, couples and adolescents/young adults to help facilitate change and reach goals to achieve more fulfillment and happiness in life and to get through...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hope, Healing, Resolution The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Haven’t we all wondered at some point, “What went wrong…Why me…How on Earth did I get here?” A difficult child or teen, a sick loved...
Briana Lefman
LPCC-S 2
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I help you connect to the 'why' behind your patterns, your pain, anger, avoidance, and dysfunction. I help you shift from anger to understanding. I'll help make sense of it. I'll teach you how to identify what you've been living without. I'll teach...
Connie Padera
MSW, ASW
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Encinitas, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you struggle to find balance due to substance use or disordered eating habits? Maybe you need some guidance on self-esteem or relationship issues? It’s okay to not be okay, and I’m here...
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I love helping you enjoy life more!
Christina Johnson
LMFT, Masters Degree
In-Person Sessions:

Huntington Beach, California

Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, a broken heart, a divorce, past trauma, a death, there is hope. Is something from your past affecting your present and destroying your hope for the future? Feeling better is about trying something...
Janice Gingerich
PsyD, LMFT
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

Life can bring difficult, unexpected, and emotionally daunting challenges to our relationships and personal mental health. I commend you for valuing your own well-being and interpersonal growth by considering therapy. I hope to support and empower...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Have you been feeling like you aren't reaching your full potential? That you aren't connecting to your true self? Maybe this has been a feeling for most of your life, or it's a recent insight you have discovered. It could have been a trauma, from...
In-Person Sessions:

Encinitas, California

I am Crystal Duncan, LCSW, and my mission is to be at peace with myself, my work and my social and personal relationships.  I strive to live a wholehearted authentic life and I believe it is my purpose to help others find their authentic self and...
Julie Osborn
LCSW, Psy.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, this has been my specialty since 1997 while working at UCI Psychiatric Medical Center. I train my clients to be their own therapists so therapy can be a short term process with positive outcomes. My...
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

I provide a safe place to unload and work on a new understanding. We will work collaboratively to understand the underlying issues often hidden from ourselves, that keep you stuck in unhealthy patterns. My approach is respectful, caring, and...
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San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Diego, CA who has experience working with clients of all ages struggling with ADD/ADHD, relationships, communication, grief, life transitions, trauma, self esteem and more. I am incredibly...
Anne Lee
LMFT
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Lake Forest, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Anne began her career as a Registered Dietitian over 25 years ago where she provided nutrition support and counseling to individuals with major health problems. She eventually changed her focus to mental health and wellness at Capistrano by the Sea...
Laura Myers
LMFT, CLC
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California

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In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

HM Psychological Services (HMPS) is a small group practice located in San Diego, CA. Every therapist and staff member strives to provide the best therapeutic services to adults, adolescents, and children in individual, family, and couples therapy....
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

I have been working with families in San Diego since 1997. I have extensive experience with children, the transgender community, families involved with the Child Welfare System, and individuals struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety,...
Ron Gray
LMFT, MA,
In-Person Sessions:

Orange, California

 I am a highly experienced Christian counselor having worked with a large variety of client populations in various settings. My passion and focus is couple and family relationship building and repair. I work with highly distressed couples hoping to...

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Carlsbad, California

Nestled in San Diego County, Carlsbad is the 5th richest city in California. It is referred to as “The Village by the Sea” and is listed as one of the wealthiest cities in the country. It is a small city, with a population of just 112,000 and just 39 square miles of city ground.

The median household income in Carlsbad is $105,00 and the average property value is an astonishing $640,000. Despite the obvious wealth in the area, Carlsbad still sports a poverty level of about 7%.

The city is a tourist attraction for people from all over the country. It is divided into 4 quadrants. The Northwest quadrant is considered the barrio and is home the very small minority population in Carlsbad. The Northeast quadrant is made up of modest single-family homes. The Southeast quadrant is made up of expensive, master planned living communities and is predominantly white. The Soutwest quadrant is home to the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort and is rather exclusive.

Mental Health Statistics for Carlsbad

Despite its wealth, Carlsbad has its share of illicit drug use and substance abuse issues. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that illegal drug use is just as high in Carlsbad as it is in other part of California and the United States generally.

When it comes to diagnosed substance use disorders, Carlsbad is actually significantly higher than the rest of the region and the nation. An estimated 11.6% of teens and adults in Carlsbad suffer from a substance use disorder as compared to just 9.6% in California and 9% in the United States.

The number of people who are suffering from a major depression in Carlsbad is actually lower than the national and state averages. In surveying people aged 18 and older, just 4.8% reported suffering a major depressive cycle in the past year. This is compared to 5.6% for California and 6.6% for the U.S.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Carlsbad, California

There appear to be plenty of mental health professionals available in Carlsbad. There are almost 300 mental health providers for every 100,000 people in the city. In fact, there are almost 4 times as many mental health professionals as there are general physicians.

One reason people are reluctant to seek out mental health assistance is because of the stigma associated with mental health disorders. In communities that are predominantly white (83%) and extremely wealthy, it can be scary to admit that you have a mental health issue. The fear of being looked at differently can be too great for people to openly seek mental health treatment information.

A lack of mental health resources can lead to:

  • Suicide
  • Divorce
  • Criminal activity
  • Homelessness
  • Unemployment
  • Worsened mental health issues
  • Substance abuse

If people had private, online access to mental health information, they may not be so reluctant to seek out help.

What Makes Carlsbad Unique When It Comes to Mental Health?

Carlsbad is a beautiful town. It is, after all, called the “Village by the Sea.” It offers a mild climate right near the water.

  • Climate: Carlsbad enjoys 243 sunny days every year. The temperatures are mild and even the winters are not very harsh.
  • Economic: The median household income is $105,000. Carlsbad is considered one of the wealthiest cities in California and even the country.
  • Culture: Carlsbad is a tourist town. It is also a town where more than 80% of the population is white. There is little diversity in the city.

Divorce Rate in Carlsbad, California

The divorce rate in Carlsbad is rather high. It is different for men and women. About 11% of men in Carlsbad have been divorced whereas over 13% of Carlsbad women report being divorced.

One reason the divorce rate is so high is that with great wealth comes great stress. A lot of people who have amassed the kind of wealth we see in Carlsbad are on their second or third marriages. There is a high number of “trophy wives” in this part of the state.

Mental Health Resources in Carlsbad

There are plenty of mental health professionals in Carlsbad. There are over 325 mental health professionals in the city. However, because of the stigma associated with mental health disorders, people are less likely to seek out mental health assistance.

Wealthy people tend to be reluctant to seek out mental health services. They are afraid members of their social groups will find out. The fears of stigma and shame are great. If these people had access to information in a secure and private setting, they would be more liable to seek out help.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Carlsbad, California

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