San Buenaventura (Ventura), California Therapists

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California

Hi! I am so happy you are here and I am even more excited to work with you. Our agency offers affordable telehealth therapy. We are dedicated to decreasing depression, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, and relationship issues while increasing happiness,...
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Woodland Hills, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Gina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist. She works in a private practice setting in Woodland Hills, CA. She works solely with young children and specializes in children of divorce and abuse. She is bilingual in...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I have been in private practice over 30 years and have many levels of training. I see individuals, couples, groups and many other combinations of people in the past , present and hopefully the future. I have successfully transferred my practice to...
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Marina del Rey, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

You’re stuck at home and stressed-out to the max! You love your partner but you didn’t sign up for 24/7 togetherness. You need support and tools—right NOW! You are used to working hard and getting what you want, but there isn’t much you can...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Welcome to Meridian Counseling! My name is Sandra Kushnir and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I always knew my purpose in life was to one day create a program that helps others, de-stigmatizes mental health, and guides others towards...
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Santa Monica, California

Dr. Andrea Brandt is a marriage and family therapist located in Santa Monica California. Andrea brings over 40 years of clinical experience to the role of individual family therapist, couples counseling, group therapy and anger management...
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California, New York

Dr. Levine is one of the only Board-Certified Clinical Psychologists in Los Angeles/Beverly Hills. After a Ph.D. from Hofstra University in New York, he completed a 2-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) at Temple...
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Santa Monica, California

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California

Team of therapists in Los Angeles, with Brooke as the Director.
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Manhattan Beach, California

My specialties include couples counseling, alcohol, drug, sex and love addiction, eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, sexual abuse,  and spiritual issues. I am extremely skilled at helping clients who have very difficult people in...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

If you struggle with anxiety and want to find peace and confidence in your life, you have found the right therapist. I know the struggle all too well: frequent worrying, over thinking, difficulty sleeping, irritability, and self doubt. Maybe you...
Matthew Verdun
LMFT, CA BBS
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Beverly Hills, California

I work with couples struggling with relationship problems, conflict, or communication and individuals overcoming stress and anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, or some other life changing event, these include adolescents, adults, and...
Lisa Hanes
MA, LMFT
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Santa Monica, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Nurse and Certified Nurse Midwife. I am currently working as a psychotherapist, specializing in addressing life transitions, relationship challenges and decisions related to becoming a couple...
Alia Aizenstat
LMFT, MA
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Santa Barbara, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I help individuals, couples, families and youth deepen and grow in their relationships to thrive emotionally, physically and mentally. I have specialized and work with anxiety, depression, EMDR, internet addiction, relationships, dream work, body...
Sharon B. Uy
LMFT, MA
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Sherman Oaks, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I believe in our inherent ability as spiritual and human beings to recognize and access our true nature as one of peace. That’s not to say that shit doesn’t occasionally (if not more often) hit the proverbial fan, but there can be comfort in...
Shira Myrow
LA, LMFT
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Santa Monica, California

I am a mindfulness-based psychotherapist who is deeply committed to helping people process painful experiences and dysfunctional relationships into secure, resilient narratives.  My work with couples and individuals centers around uncovering the...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

My clients usually approach me when they are ready to make a change in their lives. They are experiencing conflicts, inside themselves or with others, and are looking for an empathic, flexible and dynamic clinician to provide support and guidance....
Crystal Stokes
LMFT, MA, CPT, CCTS-I
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Santa Barbara, California

Counseling individuals, couples and families since 2011. Focusing on blending holistic aspects of health, mindfulness, meaning, connection and purpose to relieve pain and optimize life satisfaction. Direct and solutions focused therapy to increase...
Tara Makhani
LMFT, MA, MMFT
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hello, My name is Tara and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I attended the University of California, Irvine (UCI) for my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Social Behavior and the University of Southern California...
Sloane Fabricius
LMFT-Supervisor, LPCC 15
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Westlake Village, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in private practice serving adults, teens and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, anger, parenting, self-acceptance, and shame based issues. I come from a Humanistic perspective,...
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Santa Monica, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Sophie is a British citizen who moved to Los Angeles in 1995. After starting a family in 2002, she decided to return to school and complete her masters in clinical psychology. Five years later she became fully licensed as a marriage and family...
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California, Minnesota

I specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and OCD, including Pure O. I am passionate about the specialized form of CBT that I practice because it offers relief to patients who have been in other types of therapy for years...
Cheri McDonald
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor, Ph.D.
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Westlake Village, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Dr Cheri McDonald offers enriched insights to dealing with the intricate challenges of complex trauma as she walks you through the how to’s of untethering from the ramifications of your PTSD. With the gifted talent of her interweaving her...
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Studio City, California

If you’re considering me as your therapist know that I’ve been working in the mental health since 2004 and was licensed as a therapist since 2007.  I’ve worked full-time in the field since that time providing individual, family and group...
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Encino, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hi, I'm Kimberly. I am a graduate of Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. I have a passion for helping my clients find clarity in their chaos and develop healthy relationships and emotions. I am a Christian and love...

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Ventura, California

For many, the city of Ventura, California (officially known as San Buenaventura) serves as the pinnacle of west coast living. 2017 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau report an impressive 110,790 people live within the city limits. More notably, the population is increasing at a steady amount per year – about five percent every decade or so. Given the appealing characteristics of the city, it is not surprising to see people clambering to live there. Amenities, like grocery stores and gas stations, are abundant and easy to access. People who favor walking or biking places should be happy to know most Ventura neighborhoods are adequately walkable.

The most common motivating factor behind a family’s decision to move to Ventura, California is identical to every other major American city. Job opportunities, like a raise in pay or a new job altogether tend to be why people move their domiciles to new locations. However, not everyone attempting to participate in the labor market is able to find a job. Those that are able to land employment are not always able to maintain it – especially with layoffs being a frequent occurrence.

Many families in the Ventura area live paycheck to paycheck or struggle to find work, period. But Ventura’s economic problems are ancillary to another intricate widespread issue. Experts are saying the city is currently going through a “mental health crisis.” Let’s break down what that means, why the situation is so poor in Ventura, and what you can do to get in contact with a licensed therapist who can help if you are in need.

Unfortunately, the overall mental health of the United States is deteriorating, similar to every other developed nation. Chances are, you probably know someone struggling with mental illness if not yourself. An especially alarming study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates a whopping 50 percent of Americans are diagnosed with a mental illness at one point or another during their life. Narrowing the scope of the statistics fails to yield more hopeful results. As per a 2017 study from Mental Health America, the state of California ranks amongst the top 50 percent of states regarding prevalence of mental illness and lack of access to care. So, what is causing Ventura’s mental health crisis to be so extreme?

First of all, the city of Ventura has a significant crime problem. As per the most recent statistics from the FBI, the overall crime rate in the city is 32 percent higher than the national average. Illegal activities involving violence disproportionately occur in Ventura relative to the rest of the country. Unfortunately, research indicates the presence of a strong link between crime and mental illness. Areas which enjoy less crime also see fewer instances of mental health conditions. While officials are attempting to combat the problem of crime, results are not going to come to fruition overnight. In the meantime, it is not a doubt that the area’s high rate of crime is negatively impacting the community’s mental health.

California’s high divorce rate is also a likely culprit. Some claim the rate of divorced individuals is the highest in the country in California. Roughly 60 percent of Californian marriages end in separation. It is no secret spousal separation can have a profound influence on the mental health of everyone involved, including children. If you feel your relationship is at risk of dissolution, it is best to reach out to a therapist before making any permanent, life-altering decisions.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Ventura, California

A harsh reality many people across the country are facing is the often-troublesome nature of finding a suitable therapist. Unbeknownst to many, not many people are able to get treatment. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates almost 60 percent of mentally ill Americans receive no treatment during a given year, regardless of the necessity to do so. Experts are somewhat blaming the nationwide shortage of mental health professionals as being the reason so few people receive mental health care.

In the case of Ventura, in particular, people are pointing fingers at ineffective public policy, poverty, and stigma as being barriers to care. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the number of people without any form of health insurance as being roughly five percent higher than the national average. Undoubtedly, a good portion of these people is low-income earners. For them, the out-of-pocket expense of therapy is not a financially solvent option.

Mental Health Resources in Ventura, California

Thanks to attention from both state and federal entities, more funds are being directed towards initiatives aimed at combatting mental illness. Residents of Ventura are fortunate in having so many options to choose from. The Aurora Vista Del Mar Hospital is a local psychiatric hospital providing a bevy of services to those in need living in the area. Ventura County Behavioral Health is a medical clinic offering treatment solutions and resources similar to the aforementioned hospital.

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