Thousand Oaks, California Therapists

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

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California

Do you need help managing anxiety, raising self esteem, or handling daily stress? I can help! My speciality is helping adult clients manage anxiety and stress using CBT, mindfulness, goal-setting and positive psychology techniques. Therapy and...
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Agoura Hills, California

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience working in private practice as well as in community mental health. I have worked with individuals, families, adolescents and children. I graduated from UCLA with a...
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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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Glendale, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Please see my website to learn about me and my practice. www.kristincantella.com
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...
Katie Cheadle
AMFT, BA, MA
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Long Beach, California

Following my time as a student athlete at UC Berkeley, I began a career in Human Resources. After spending time in the corporate world coaching and training Executives, I realized my deep passion for helping others. I started to notice that...
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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Lucy Cotter, LMFT is dedicated to Narrative Therapy and the power it gives clients to rewrite their own stories. From such challenges as relationship issues, life transitions or anxiety, Lucy brings many years of experience to helping clients...
Michelle King
LMFT, MA
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Santa Monica, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hi! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in trauma, addiction, relationships, and mood disorders, and I am a practitioner of EMDR therapy. Whatever you're facing, I can help you address underlying issues and deal with current...
Lisa Larsen
Psy.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Lisa S. Larsen, PsyD is a licensed psychologist in Lancaster, California. She is in private practice providing psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis for children, adolescents and adults. Prior to working in private practice, she worked at Walden House...
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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...
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Los Angeles, California

I  am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. My practice is built around a strong belief in human resilience and intrinsic capacity to overcome challenges. Without this belief I would not be able to impact lives of so many. I feel...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

With an AA/BA/MA in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy, 8 years as an MFT, 10 years as a mental health counselor, and 10 years as an educator, I bring a lot of training and experience to your situation. I've been told many times that my...
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Los Angeles, California

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California, Louisiana

I’m offering virtual therapy via phone, Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom so that you can feel safe while working with me. Reach out to me, or furnish your contact info so that I can reach out to you, and we can get you started on feeling better today. My...
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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...
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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

Do you struggle with negative thoughts and feelings? Do you find yourself in a pattern of unwanted behaviors? Do you have a hard time setting boundaries and speaking up for yourself and your needs? You deserve a space to be vulnerable! A place where...
Su Lim
LMFT
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress management and insomnia, and how these can adversely affect your relationships and daily life. My style is interactive and direct, and I am passionate about helping clients work through areas where...
Chrissy Comlish
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist on the East side of Los Angeles. My education and training have led to working with people from diverse cultural and socioeconomic background, sexual orientations, and gender preference. For over 8 years...
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Ventura, California

Do you suffer from Anxiety? Does it get in the way of living the life you want to live? You are not alone. My personal experience with anxiety allows me to connect with individuals suffering from anxiety on a deeper level. I will provide you with...
Sabrina Fish
MA, AMFT
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Hermosa Beach, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

When the hard times hit, do they hit you hard? Do the good times feel fleeting? Whether you are a teenager, young adult, or adult - the ups and downs of life can be terrifying and confusing to navigate. Maybe your teenager is feeling alone at...
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...
Patricia Emberley
LMFT, LPC, LMHC, LPC,
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you feeling that a relationship or your life is not going the way you want? You may have a clear awareness of why this is or you may not. Are you having difficulty with someone you work with? Are you having difficulty with someone you work...
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Los Angeles, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Do you have “sticky” self-defeating thoughts that won’t leave you alone? Do you “know” you’re good enough but don’t “feel” it? Have you suffered the loss of a pet or loved one and struggling to find someone who “gets it”? I am...

An Overview of Mental Health in Thousand Oaks California

It can be challenging to find a mental health professional regardless of where you live. Thousand Oaks, California is no different and presents its own challenges. The great news is that there are plenty of professional counselors and therapists available and ready to help you, guiding you through your issues and help you improve your overall mental health.

Living in a bustling suburb of Los Angeles like Thousand Oaks is a great experience. Thousand Oaks is rated as one of the safest cities over 100,000 in the United States and hosts a great variety of retail shopping, culture and entertainment. Being a part of the greater Los Angeles area, Thousand Oaks also has its share of demanding and stressful jobs.

Mental Health Statistics for Thousand Oaks

Having peace of mind and a sense that everything is going to be alright is a by-product of mental health. Sadly, 1 in 5 people in Thousand Oaks suffer from mental health or co-occurring disorders. Visits to the emergency department at local hospitals were 66.1 per 10,000. 18-24 year olds accounted for 92.1 per 10,000. An estimated 1% of the population having committed suicide.

There are a variety of personal reasons why people suffering from mental health disorders don’t seek treatment, with the stigma attached to those disorders topping the list. Lack of insurance or having health insurance that doesn’t adequately cover mental health is also a significant reason why people don’t get help before it becomes a major issue. Lastly, trust is a major issue and choosing a trusted mental health advisor can often delay treatment.

What Makes Thousand Oaks Unique When it Comes to Mental Health?

There are a host of distinctive factors to Thousand Oaks making its citizens vulnerable to significant mental health issues. These factors range from traffic and length of daily commutes to cost of living stressors.

  • Studies have shown a direct correlation between mental health and financial stress.
  • Los Angeles and surrounding communities such as Thousand Oaks are known for their high-cost of living and expensive housing The median cost of a home in Thousand Oaks alone is $855,000.
  • Untreated Mental illness is a primary cause for suicide in Thousand Oaks. Studies show people with lower-income are less likely to seek treatment and may suffer crippling mental illness. People in Thousand Oaks poorest neighborhoods are twice as likely to be affected.
  • Traffic: Research has shown that traffic has been linked to negative mental health, including but not limited to aggression and stress. A study conducted in neighboring Los Angeles County, where most Thousand Oaks residents commute to for work, showed an increase in domestic violence.

Divorce Rate in Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country at just 11.6%. Current alimony laws in California, as high as 40% of the top earners income after child support, might account for some of that of the low divorce rates. However, there are plenty of marriage counseling choices in the area and a wealth of other mental health services compared to the rest of the United States.

The comparatively low divorce rates might also stem from an abundance of marriage counselors in the area. With nearly two dozen counselors within Thousand Oaks city limits itself and dozens more in Ventura County, there’s no shortage of available mental health professionals on hand to help people find help with their marriage prior to seeking a legal remedy.

Mental Health Resources in Thousand Oaks

Currently, there are more than 350 mental health professionals in Thousand Oaks California. That’s roughly one professional per 367 people in the city limits. While California is considered to have a minor shortage of therapists, the number of professionals available in Thousand Oaks is more than 10 times above the minimum threshold.

With so many clinics, hospitals and centers devoted to treating mental health issues in Thousand Oaks, you’re sure to find one near you. Some not for profit organizations also offer services to those lacking sufficient insurance coverage or those who have none.

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Thousand Oaks

There are hundreds of mental health providers easily found on the Internet. Almost all boast high patient review ratings and promise to be the cure you’re looking for. Because of that, it can be hard to decide which therapist is right for you, short of meeting face to face.

Your health insurance provider may offer a referral to suitable therapists near you. However, this requires that you fill out the proper forms and spend valuable time on lengthy phone calls that may or may not help you find what you need, especially if providers in your area may not have any openings soon enough to help you with an urgent issue..