San Rafael, California Therapists

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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...
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San Jose, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Leslie Gunterson is a sought after financial expert and strategist who after her second divorce completely remade her life after changing her internal beliefs about her worth, health, relationships, career, and her beliefs about money. Leslie's...
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...
Leslie Baker
LMFT, MA
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Pleasanton, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Licensed since 1991, Leslie as a family counselor has over twenty years of experience in the field of psychotherapy. She graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development/Family Studies from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo....
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San Francisco, California

You know something’s not right and may be ready to make some changes or at least begin exploring what those might be. Whether is through substances, food, relationships with others, self sabotaging your dreams, you are trying to deal with your...
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San Francisco, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

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...
Patty Shirley
LMFT, LPCC 15, MA
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Danville, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Patty Shirley - East Bay Christian Counseling Feeling worried, anxious, sad, angry or frustrated? Having relationship and communication issues? I am a LMFT and a Registered Addiction Specialist. Areas of treatment include substance / alcohol /pill...
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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...
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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San Francisco, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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San Francisco, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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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...
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...
Annia Raysberg
BA Psych, MA Psych, LMFT
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Oakland, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Jacob Donnelly
LCSW, MSW
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Berkeley, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Whether you want to get support around new changes in your life that are causing you pain and worry, or work through problems that have been with you for years, my goal is to help you feel relief, feel empowered, and adjust to the things that are...
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...
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...
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...
Randi Fredricks
LMFT, Ph.D.
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San Jose, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Katie Flach
LMFT, MS
In-Person Sessions:

San Jose, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Finding the right therapist for you can feel daunting! You might wonder if it's possible for someone to really get you and if opening up is worth the risk. I connect well with those who feel set apart from those around them or have difficulty...
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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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...
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Palo Alto, California

I have worked as a therapist for over 20 years. My work is primarily with couples, however, I also do a great deal of work with individuals and families. I know that for most people, making the decision to see a therapist isn’t an easy one. I hope...

An Overview of Mental Health in San Rafael, California

Located in the northern part of the San Francisco Bay Area, San Rafael is the county seat of Marin County in California. Most recent estimates put the population at 59,070 as of 2017. San Rafael was founded as a Spanish mission in 1817 and later became a center for the entertainment industry, attracting filmmakers and software developers who later gained nationwide recognition.

Livability, Demographic Data, and Socioeconomic Profile

San Rafael merits a moderate livability score, ranking high for amenities, weather, and employment but with low rankings for housing, education and crime. Where San Rafael ranks the lowest is cost of living, which is 38% higher than in the rest of California.

The low ranking for education in San Rafael, based on its rate of high school graduation, may not tell the whole story, however. Nearly half of adult residents in San Rafael, 49.6%, hold a bachelor’s degree, which is exceptionally high compared to the United States overall average of 30.9%.

Demographically, over half of San Rafael’s residents, 56.7%, identify as white, while almost one-third, 29.4%, identify as Hispanic. Approximately 6% are Asian, and 2.4% are black. Female residents slightly outnumber male residents, 50.2% and 49.8%, respectively.

Home values in San Rafael are nearly twice what they are in California at large, $860,288 compared to $477,500. The median household income in San Rafael is $81,360 per year, higher than the medians for the United States and California but lower than the median for Marin County, which is $100,310 per year. Despite the prosperity, however, San Rafael also has a poverty rate of 14.5%, which is higher than the national rate of 12.3%.

Access to Mental Health Care in Marin County

While some areas in California are experiencing a shortage of mental health providers, Marin County is not one of them. In fact, there are more than 650 mental health providers for every 100,000 people in Marin County. To put it another way, for every 148 people in Marin County, there is one mental health professional to serve them.

Here is how the 650-plus figure breaks down. The following statistics are per 100,000 residents, and each is well above its corresponding statewide average for California.

  • Marriage and Family Therapists: 341.71
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers: 119.29
  • Psychologists: 145.98
  • Psychiatrists: 62.76

Statistics show that people in Marin County are taking advantage of the access as well. The same study showed that 14.8% of adults in Marin County saw a mental health specialist in the preceding year, which was higher than the statewide benchmark.

Factors Affecting Mental Health in San Rafael

Due to the high number of mental health providers in the area, San Rafael is well equipped to address its challenges in regard to mental health. Two or more of these factors may occur together.

  • Divorce: The divorce rate in Marin County is 14.04%, which is very high compared with other counties in the Greater Bay Area. There is likely a correlation between the high divorce rate and the large number of marriage and family therapists practicing in the area.
  • Poverty: Statewide, 9% of adults and 10% of children living below the poverty line experience serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance, respectively. There is also a racial/ethnic discrepancy when it comes to poverty. People who identify as Hispanic/Latino account for 39.7% of San Rafael residents living in poverty despite the fact that they make up only 29.4% of the total population.
  • Youth: Between 2014 and 2015, 12.3% of adolescents in California reported having experienced a major depressive episode in the preceding year, compared with 11.9%of adolescents across the United States and 5.9% of California adults. At 7.1%, there are more children in the Bay Area with SED than there are adults with SMI (3.4%), though both of these figures are lower than the California average.
  • Substance Abuse/Risky Behaviors: Marin County shows above-average prevalence of excessive drinking and HIV diagnoses.