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Mental Health Therapists and Counselors in California

Mental Health Crisis Response in California

You can access your local crisis hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The California Coalition for Youth also has a youth line available. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or just need someone to talk to, call or text 1-800-843-5200. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, you can always call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

The State of Mental Health in California

California ranks 21st in the United States for mental healthcare. California Mental Health Service Authority aims to increase accessibility and utilization, and improve outcomes by focusing on early prevention, transparency, and cultural competency. Training qualified therapists, counselors, and psychologists ensures that Californians will receive high quality care. California’s diverse population requires the workforce to learn to learn about unique challenges they may encounter. Therapists are trained in an array of skills and techniques to enable them to work with racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse populations. Focusing on early diagnosis in youth, CalMHSA makes it easier for youth to get their mental health needs met. This includes increasing access through California’s school systems. By increasing awareness, easing access to therapists, psychologists, and school counselors, and developing the workforce, California is armed with the initiatives to increase prevention of mental health illnesses.

Community Mental Health Services Block Grant

The Community Mental Health Services Block Grant is dedicated to alleviating the financial burdens associated with receiving mental healthcare. Adults with severe mental illness and children with severe emotional disturbance are prioritized for these funds. The California State Department Health Care Services (DHCS) allocates this money, and administers care that encompasses over 150 individual programs that are supported by the block grant. Learn more about the CMHS Block Grant here. 

For assistance in navigating treatment for substance abuse in California, contact the California Substance Abuse Line at 1-844-326-2626. This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you are LGBTQ+ and you need support, contact The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.

NAMI California

The National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI, is open to anyone struggling with mental illness. NAMI is an inclusive and community-based resource geared towards raising awareness and supporting group members on their journey to recovery. With group counseling sessions led by a trained member with a diagnosis (past or present), meetings follow a set of 12 principles for support. NAMI meetings are meant to complement your existing treatment plan with your counselor or psychologist. There are many chapters of NAMI that meet in California. Find yours here. 

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Therapists and Counselors in California

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Dr. Inbar Young
Together, we will:

Heal, grow and thrive: Your smile is reflected in your eyes. Your energy is boundless, and you find yourself engaging in joyful activities again. You reach out to new people, you run towards all that is scary, and you truly know that you are enough!


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Together, we will:

Heal, grow and thrive: Your smile is reflected in your eyes. Your energy is boundless, and you find yourself engaging in joyful activities again. You reach out to new people, you run towards all that is scary, and you truly know that you are enough!

Something to know about my approach is:

The cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and somatic approaches that I offer, will help you learn to challenge your thoughts, find better ways to cope with anxiety, and manage intense sensations within your body.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • Cultural Diversity and Identities
  • Death / Loss / Grief
  • Depression
  • High anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relational difficulties
  • Trauma
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Dr. Inbar Young remote and phone therapy in California, Ohio
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Carmit Zur
Together, we will:

Carmit is interested in getting to know and hear your experiences and help make sense of the circumstances, feelings and challenges you are going through.  In the process of therapy, we will explore the areas in your life you want to focus on.


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Together, we will:

Carmit is interested in getting to know and hear your experiences and help make sense of the circumstances, feelings and challenges you are going through.  In the process of therapy, we will explore the areas in your life you want to focus on.

Something to know about my approach is:

We are all human and at times yearn to feel heard and understood. I believe that we need to put words and find meaning to the challenges we go through in life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abusive Relationships
  • Adjusting
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Aging Parents
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver fatigue
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Caregiver support
  • Chronic stress
  • College Students
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Death / Loss / Grief
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Families
  • Financial Anxiety
  • Geriatric Counselor
  • Graduate Students
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder
  • Job related issues/stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Managing Change
  • Moving and Relocation
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Peer Relationships
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Relationships
  • Sibling Relationships
  • Situational Stress
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Related Disorders
  • War trauma
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Women
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Carmit Zur remote and phone therapy in California
Picture of Cynthia Valentine, therapist in California, Hawaii
Cynthia Valentine
Together, we will:

Find out what you care about, and then we'll care about it.


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Picture of Cynthia Valentine, therapist in California, Hawaii
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Together, we will:

Find out what you care about, and then we'll care about it.

Something to know about my approach is:

Acceptance and constructive allowing of the present moment. I practice Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and together we'll apply real skills to help you reconnect, heal and live with more confidence and emotional security.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Career
  • Death / Loss / Grief
  • Depression
  • Finding Meaning or Purpose
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Work stress
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Cynthia Valentine remote and phone therapy in California, Hawaii
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Ann DeWitt
Together, we will:

Discuss the best ways to raise children to be intrinsically motivated and to have a strong inner compass to lead them in life. We will create marriage communication that honors the individuals' needs and supports a successful partnership.


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Picture of Ann DeWitt, therapist in California, Oregon
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Together, we will:

Discuss the best ways to raise children to be intrinsically motivated and to have a strong inner compass to lead them in life. We will create marriage communication that honors the individuals' needs and supports a successful partnership.

Something to know about my approach is:

I love sharing resources. I bring ideas for books to read, videos to watch, podcasts to listen to, to enhance our work together. I am able to hold the vision of the possibilities that are "out there" beyond the current challenges you're facing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescent-Parent Separation
  • Boundaries
  • Communication Issues
  • Couples Counseling
  • Healthy Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Parenting Skills
  • Relationship Skills
  • Women's Issues
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Ann DeWitt remote and phone therapy in California, Oregon
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Ross Kellogg
Together, we will:

Partner to identify emotional and relational patterns that are keeping you stuck. After developing your ability to recognize the old patterns, we will develop and practice new habits that support a healthy relationship with self and loved ones.


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Picture of Ross  Kellogg, therapist in California, Washington
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Together, we will:

Partner to identify emotional and relational patterns that are keeping you stuck. After developing your ability to recognize the old patterns, we will develop and practice new habits that support a healthy relationship with self and loved ones.

Something to know about my approach is:

I focus on both the body and the mind. I will support the development of new insight into self and behavior through the emotional work as well as supporting a growing awareness of the body's response to strong emotions.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Marriage
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Trauma
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Ross  Kellogg remote and phone therapy in California, Washington