Mountain View, California Therapists

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San Francisco, California

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California

Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or depression? As a clinical health psychologist, I specialize in helping individuals with a range of stress-related conditions achieve long-lasting change. I utilize a solution-focused approach to help you...
Ranjan Patel
LMFT, Psy.D., CPC
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Burlingame, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I’m in love with people. My #1 passion is people. Psychotherapy is a sacred process where you trust the therapist and make a pact to enter a private world of pain. You're visiting this site and seeking help: I admire that you're acknowledging your...
Iris Cohen
MFT, EFT
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Los Altos, California

Coming from another country, I am very aware of sensitive issues related to cultural differences. Therefore, I incorporate an open-minded approach when working with couples, parents and children's relationship issues, low self-esteem, anxiety, and...
David Kest
LMFT, MA
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San Francisco, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hello there. I welcome you to my practice learning relationship skills and emotional intelligence. Through dialogue skills , mindfulness and somatic awareness we can all improve our Emotional Connections with others and feel more comfortable within...
Dr. Angela Krumm
PhD, Psychologist
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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...
Tomilu Stuart
LMFT, MA
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San Jose, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

My experience in education and training is in Nursing and Psychology. I started working as a psychotherapist in 2007 as an intern. I attended JFKU and graduated in 2009. Before graduation, while still an intern I took training from the EMDR...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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,...
In-Person Sessions:

San Francisco, California

With adults and adolescents, I find my approach to focus on empathetic, nonjudgmental listening. Therapy, at its best, is a conversation where we can work together to better understand what you need, who you are, and what has happened in your life...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Oakland, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you trying to make a change or dealing with an inevitable turning point in life? My specialty is helping people work through stress, depression, relationship problems, work issues, and life transitions. Most clients who come to me find...
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San Francisco, California

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California

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a practice in downtown San Francisco. I have a warm, relational approach. I help individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, career questions, and family of origin issues. I...
Dorothy Kaufmann
LMFT, Ph.D
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Oakland, California

I am an older therapist engaged in my second career. In my previous life in higher education (PhD, Columbia University), I taught and wrote in the humanities, which I see as informing my present vocation. I grew up in Queens, New York in a family of...
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I have over 20 years of experience working within Child Welfare, Adoptions, and Mental Health.
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Brentwood, California

Kristin M. Palmer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Emotionally Focused Therapy for individuals, couples and familys.  As a graduate of Phillips Graduate Institute, and with over 15 years experience, she...
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California, Nevada

My name is Laure Saint Georges Chaumet and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Nevada. Since graduating from my Master's Program in 2013, I spent the last 7 years practicing in California and Nevada working closely with...
Michael Simon
LMFT, MS, MA
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Oakland, California

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California, Louisiana

Michael has been in private practice for the last 24 years, primarily in Oakland, California. He works from a cognitive-interpersonal perspective, utilizing the insights and empirical research based in Control-Mastery theory, along with the...
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San Francisco, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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 Ramon, California

Mary Ruth Cross is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years experience in the mental health field. She is an National Board Certified Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Mary Ruth is the CEO/Owner of Treehouse...
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San Mateo, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Overwhelmed with the fear of not being good enough? Worrying about how to build and maintain relationships? Feeling stuck, even though you're trying so hard to move forward? Difficulties in life are painful and frustrating. However, these...
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Santa Cruz, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Congratulations on looking for a therapist. We all seek support for different reasons. I became a therapist because of my own searches in the depths of my soul. I believe that this is a lot of healing available for each of us. We can incur suffering...
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Oakland, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you ready to embody your life fully and fulfill your Soul potential? Independently of where are you in your life and how you got here, my purpose is to support you in your unique development and personal growth. For access to a more complete...

An Overview of Mental Health in Mountain View, California

The city of Mountain View is located in California’s Santa Clara County. It is home to about 81,438 people as of July 2017, according to estimates by the United States Census Bureau. A majority of the population is gainfully employed, according to Employment Development Department data, and indications are that both median and per capita incomes are more than double the nationwide figures.

In spite of these positive economic numbers, the city does contend with its own share of challenges. Mental health problems impact a sizeable portion of the population, often including children and adolescents. Mountain View and its surrounding cities do face notable difficulties in addressing these issues, like much of the country, and the situation is often made more difficult by a lack of available resources.

A Shortage of Available Services

It’s an unfortunate fact that mental health problems are quite prevalent in the US. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, over 18% of Americans battle these types of ailments in one form or another each year. Furthering concerns are the growing range of studies that forecast an insufficient number of qualified professionals to address these problems, a dearth that is expected to get worse before it gets better.

California is certainly not exempt, as reflected in this study from nearby University of California San Francisco’s Healthforce Center. It predicts a major shortfall with respect to mental health workers’ availability compared to the demand, with as much as a 50% deficiency expected by the year 2028.

Many factors are thought to contribute to this rising concern:

  • Notable regional and geographical disparities exist in the ratios of persons in need versus trained professionals.
  • Minorities (particularly Latin- and African-American groups) are found to be underrepresented, among both psychologists and psychiatrists.
  • The quality of clinical settings and average healthcare workers’ rate of pay varies greatly throughout the state

Large percentages of current mental health workers were also found to be over the age of 60 (totaling 37% of psychologists and 45% of psychiatrists), which adds an additional layer of urgency to this pressing problem.

Bringing Youth Struggles Into Focus

For various reasons, mental health problems encountered by children and teenagers can go underrecognized and underreported. According to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, this can be due to any number of factors, including:

  • Desire to be viewed by peers as “normal”;
  • Lack of confidence or trust in providers;
  • Difficulty asking for help or forfeiting privacy within the family.

These points should be carefully considered, as young people can be equally susceptible to a gamut of mental ailments, such as depression and anxiety. It can also be difficult for a parent or guardian to discern when common “growing pains” cross the threshold into ongoing or chronic illnesses. Echoing concerns of the general population, however, is data showing that youth mental health care is not always easily found.

The Mountain View Voice illustrates the problem with evidence presented by the cofounder of Bay Area Clinical Associates, who notes that his institution regularly receives far more requests for services than it can fulfill. Although they aid over 1,400 clients, about 75% of those applying for assistance must be turned away for a simple lack of resources.

Improving Mental Health Through Funding

How effectively funds are utilized is always up for debate, but it’s hard to argue that allocating money for mental health services is anything but a positive step. In the state of California, recent examples of focus on youth needs include the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 109, which adds millions of dollars in available funds while improving the balance of spending on adult and juvenile services.

Another $15 million was recently tabbed for a new clinic that will serve the greater Santa Clara County area, improving availability of services for teens and young adults in need. So although much of the statistical information that’s available does paint an alarming picture, it’s important to remember that resources are within reach, with more on the way.

Finding Mental Health Assistance in Mountain View

Addressing mental health challenges can be difficult, which makes finding the right therapist an important first step. E-Counseling’s directory helps connect individuals with caring and qualified professionals in their areas. Get started on your personal path to better mental health today.