Petaluma, California Therapists

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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,...
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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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Santa Rosa, California

33 years experience in Sonoma County.
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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...
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...
David Kest
LMFT, MA
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San Francisco, California

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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...
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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...
Deborah Simmons
LMFT, PhD
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Burlingame, California

Primrose Healing and Wellness is a center that takes a very holistic approach to healing. It is a center staffed with trained and experienced professionals who share a common belief that every individual is unique and treatment for every person...
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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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California

Therapy is an unfolding of where you are in your life, how you see or understand yourself and what your needs are. The outcome pf therapy is usually greater self-knowledge, a re-integration of de-pressed thoughts, emotions, and beliefs and a new...
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Santa Rosa, California

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California

There is nothing more endlessly interesting to me than humans. I’ve studied them my whole life and have a natural affinity that makes this work as a psychotherapist an integral part of my existence. In this work I find a deep empathy for the...
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Hayward, California

As I reflect on my professional experience for the past twenty two years working in the clinical field, several insights emerge for me. After many clinical hours with clients, I have acquired a plethora of experience with varied populations. For...
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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...
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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...
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What you've been dealing with lately has been causing stress, anxiety, overwhelm and depression. You're noticing how much the struggle has been affecting you. You don't want to suffer any longer. You believe therapy with the right person can help. I...
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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...
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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...
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...
Ranjan Patel
LMFT, Psy.D., CPC
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Burlingame, California

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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...
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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...
Marcella Cox
LMFT, MS
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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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Oakland, California

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California

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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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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San Francisco, California

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My greatest passion is bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic/stressful experiences. I have helped clients that includes children, adults and families to help them find that health perception of themselves and strength in their...

An Overview of Mental Health in Petaluma, California

Petaluma, California, looks more like a New England beach town than it does a typical California beach-side city. The town, which sits in Sonoma County and just 32 miles north of San Francisco, is characterized by postcard worthy views of a bay full of sailboats, historic downtown buildings and a mix of Victorian-era homes and modern mansions. There’s also nature in Petaluma, which many are hard-pressed to find in California. Petaluma is truly a beautiful place to live, but just because it’s beautiful doesn’t mean it’s free of issues. One such issue Petaluma residents face is mental illness.

Petaluma at a Glance

Petaluma has a population of 60,870 individuals. The median age of those individuals is 41.6, which is much higher than the national or state median. The median household income is $80,907. This amount is significantly greater than Sonoma County’s median household income of $66,833, the state’s median of $63,783 and the national median of $55,322. The poverty rate is 8.59 percent. The median property value is $498,200, which is greater than any surrounding counties’, the state’s and the nation’s median property value.

As in many affluent cities in America, the gender-wage gap is alive and well in Petaluma. The average male earns $70,516 while a female with similar qualifications and experience in a similar role makes $57,116. Wage inequality also exists between races. Asians are the highest earning, bringing home an average salary of $91, 874. Whites are the second highest earners, averaging about $82,194. People of two or more races, however, bring home just $20,446.

78.8 percent of Petaluma residents are White. 21.6 percent are Hispanic or Latino and the remainder of residents are Black, Asian and a mix of two or more races.

The majority of Petaluma working residents work in high-stress jobs and/or industries. The most common jobs held by residents are in management, administration and sales. The most common industries in which residents work are healthcare, retail and professional, scientific and technology.

Factors That May Contribute to Declining Mental Health

All in all, Petaluma is a great place to live. However, even the best places to live are plagued by mental illness. Mental illness stems from many factors, many of which are present in this Nor-Cal city. Some such factors that may affect the emotional well-being of residents are as follows:

  • Wealth: Petaluma has the most wealth of all the surrounding counties. Wealth has been associated with an inflated sense of power, which research suggests leads to narcissism, bipolar disorder and a dysconnectivity from one’s friends and family. Many wealthy people are also too proud to admit if something is amiss, which is why many will choose to go without mental health care than admit they need help.
  • Wage Inequality: Both the gender-pay gap and the wage inequality between races may contribute to increased rates of depression and anxiety. When a person gets paid less than another simply because of her gender or his or her ethnicity, it can create feelings of low self-worth and even anger.
  • Cost of Living: Petaluma residents may earn a substantial amount of money, but much of that money goes toward bills. AreaVibes gave the town a Cost of Living rating of an F. The area received a COL index of 160, which is 30 points higher than California’s 130. The housing index is more than two times the national average, at 238. Groceries received an index of 125, goods and services 129 and healthcare 124. According to one source, these everyday expenses are the number one financial stressor Californians deal with.
  • Poverty: Impoverished people who are surrounded by wealthy families may exhibit feelings of low self-worth, depression and powerlessness. Nearly one in 10 individuals in Petaluma live in poverty.

What To Do if You Need Help

If you live with anxiety, depression, stress, fear or any other emotional disturbance, you are not alone. There are hundreds of professionals in your area or surrounding areas who can and are willing to help. You just need to find them. E-Counseling’s mental health directory is designed to help you find the care you need in as discreet and convenient manner as possible. All you have to do is type in your zip code and the directory will reveal therapists near you. Get the care you need and deserve – begin your search today.