Sunnyvale, California Therapists

Find a therapist in Sunnyvale, California  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Sunnyvale, to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

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Pleasanton, California

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California

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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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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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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

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...
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

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...
Marcella Cox
LMFT, MS
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California

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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Pleasanton, California

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California

Megan received her a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Sacramento State University, Ca. and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She brings ten years of experience working with individuals and families of...
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San Francisco, California

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California

You try to have everything in your life go a certain way. You feel out of control and get upset when things do not work out. Every time you try to complete a project or organize your life, something goes awry. People tell you to relax and everything...
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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,...
Randi Fredricks
LMFT, Ph.D.
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San Jose, California

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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...
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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...
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Santa Cruz, California

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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...
Leslie Baker
LMFT, MA
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Pleasanton, California

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

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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...
Ben Schultz
LMFT, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I believe everyone is the expert on their own life. Considering no one has actually lived one second as you, the simple truth that you know more about you than anyone possibly could is something I value. This means I don't pretend I am your expert -...
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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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 Jose, California

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California

I have had a private practice located in the South Bay Area since 1997, where I see individuals, couples and families. Over the years I worked with hundreds of kids and families in various communities of the San Jose area. My work began with highly...
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California

Asya is a mindfulness-based therapist specializing in guiding individuals and families through the ups and downs of parenting, the challenges of relationships, and life transitions. Asya's approach to psychotherapy is based on kindness, compassion,...
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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...

An Overview of Mental Health in Sunnyvale California

Sunnyvale is nestled in Santa Clara County California with a population of roughly 150,000. As a suburb in the San Francisco Bay area it is also part of the Silicon Valley.

Sunnyvale has what any metropolitan city suburb has – people who need and want the guidance and help of trained mental health therapists and counselors.

Unfortunately, like most of California in general to quickly rising population is outpacing the number of mental health practitioners available. Because of the rapid population growth some people are not getting the help they need when they need it.

The area is known for the plethora of things to do. The Bay Area in general has a whole host of attractions which draw millions of tourists each year. The downtown area of Sunnyvale has undergone changes recently, including the opening of streets that had been closed for over three decades, a recently renovated Sunnyvale Town Center and the opening of Redwood Square.

Mental Health Statistics for Sunnyvale

Good, or at least adequate mental health means have a general sense of well-being and that things are going to be okay. Having your basic needs met, along with general sense of well being are hallmarks of having good mental health. However, Sunnyvale like many municipalities in Santa Clara County are experiencing an increase in homelessness. Sadly, 1 in 20 suffer from a major mental illness.

According to focus groups, mental health was the #4 concern in the community in the areas of poor mental health, trauma, suicide, depression, anxiety, stress and cutting. Sunnyvale currently exceeds the California benchmark therapist to patient ratio of 1,034 residents per mental health professional with a ratio of 1,500:1.

Sunnyvale’s Mental Health Challenges

Residents of Sunnyvale suffer from many of the same mental health illnesses faced by cities across the country. Financial stressors are among the leading causes known the mental illness in the area, and that might have to do with the cost of living primarily.

  • There’s a proven link between financial stress and mental illness, including anxiety, major depressive disorder and substance use disorder.
  • The median property value in Sunnyvale is roughly $860k while the median income is just $110k.
  • The cost of living in the Bay Area in general is significantly more than the national average.
  • Commute related stress is shown to affect overall mental health and Sunnyvale residents commute 23 minutes per day.

Divorce Rate in Sunnyvale California

Sunnyvale has one of the lowest divorce rates in the nation at just 6 percent. This number may be representative of the older median age of the residents at 35 years old. Studies have shown that those getting married later in life have a better chance of sustaining a marriage. Also of note is the education level of many of Sunnyvale’s residents. Over 60 percent of the population has a bachelor’s degree with an additional 30 percent of those have a graduate degree or higher.

Perhaps the relatively low divorce rate also stems from California’s stringent alimony and child support laws – known to be some of the toughest in the country. Also, there are hundreds of marriage counselors in the area to help couples find ways to work together instead of seeking a legal remedy to their marriage woes.

Mental Health Resources in Sunnyvale

There are many licensed counselors, therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists in Sunnyvale California. That’s roughly one mental health professional per 1,000 people. Though California is has an overall shortage of licensed professionals, the number of counselors in Sunnyvale is roughly double the national minimum threshold.

Challenges of Finding a Therapist in Sunnyvale

The Information Age that we find ourselves in has made some things easier and some things just a little bit harder. For instance, it is nothing to go online and look for a mental health professional in Sunnyvale but it’s not always easy deciding which one will be a good fit for you. Popular review and local search sites such as Yelp and Google Businesses offer starred reviews of all the listings and you can be sure the listing owner has spent a lot of time and money to make sure their online profile makes them seem like the best choice.

Local hospitals, your primary care doctor and community resources all offer referrals to people they think may do your mental health justice, but you’re going to need to do paperwork to find out if that’s true or not. After you’ve filled out the requisite red tape, get ready for a waiting period before your first meet with your new therapist. Then, and only then, will you get to meet the person and find out if they’re a good fit.

There’s a better way to find the right mental health professional for you. E-Counseling’s directory is designed to give you insight into a professional’s education, background, experience and a little about them personally. We’ll give you the information you need to make an educated decision about who takes care of your mental fitness.

Our extensive and detailed directory was designed with you, the one seeking help, in mind. We believe that you shouldn’t set up an appointment or visit a mental health professional before you can get a sense of who they are and what expertise and experience they have. E-Counseling.com offers you the information you need to make an educated decision about your mental health care.