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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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Loriann Hetterle
Together, we will:

My hope is our work together will help you reconnect with your dreams and empower you to live a more fulfilling, intentional life.


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Together, we will:

My hope is our work together will help you reconnect with your dreams and empower you to live a more fulfilling, intentional life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work with young professionals and people who feel stuck reconnect with their dreams and refocus on their relationships.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • Life Transitions
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Loriann Hetterle remote and phone therapy in California, Colorado
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Blanca E Amaya
Together, we will:

dissect personal issues and develop effective tools to assist you in reaching your goals.


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Together, we will:

dissect personal issues and develop effective tools to assist you in reaching your goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I practice culturally competent, solution focused, collaborative, trauma informed psychotherapy. My training has been using evidence based models that have been effective in assisting those struggling with mood disorders and trauma.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • College Students
  • Death / Loss / Grief
  • Depression
  • Existential Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Finding Meaning or Purpose
  • Helping Professionals
  • Loneliness
  • Mood Swings
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self Regulation
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Work stress
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Blanca E Amaya  remote and phone therapy in California
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Annelise Miller
Together, we will:

Together we will examine your relational patterns and learn to identify sticking points. Our work will help you to foster more fulfilling relationships in the present and the future.


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Together, we will:

Together we will examine your relational patterns and learn to identify sticking points. Our work will help you to foster more fulfilling relationships in the present and the future.

Something to know about my approach is:

My style is open, direct, and relaxed. I take a collaborative and integrative approach with clients and I regularly ask for client feedback on how they feel the therapeutic process is going. Therapy is meant to be a tool to aid in your journey.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting to Change/Life Transitions
  • Christian Counseling
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Loss & Grief
  • Relationship Patterns
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Annelise Miller remote and phone therapy in California
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Lisa Lainer, Ph.D.
Together, we will:

Together we can figure out how to prioritize your never ending list of things to do. We will find time for you to also take care of yourself. Learning to better balance the competing demands in your life will help you feel more in control.


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Together, we will:

Together we can figure out how to prioritize your never ending list of things to do. We will find time for you to also take care of yourself. Learning to better balance the competing demands in your life will help you feel more in control.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will listen and understand everything you are going through and trying to balance. I will help you find your strength, be a sounding board and provide guidance as you balance the competing demands o your life. Call me for a free consultation.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family/relationship issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting Issues
  • Parenting Skills
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Lisa Lainer, Ph.D. remote and phone therapy in California
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Elizabeth McGee
Together, we will:

We can meet on a video platform that is safe and private, and you can start feeling better now. I know that it can be scary sometimes to ask for help. I offer a free twenty minute phone session to see if our working together is right for you.


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Together, we will:

We can meet on a video platform that is safe and private, and you can start feeling better now. I know that it can be scary sometimes to ask for help. I offer a free twenty minute phone session to see if our working together is right for you.

Something to know about my approach is:

You are not alone. If you feel like you need to talk to someone, if you are depressed, anxious, having panic attacks, or just need some coping skills to get through an uncertain time, please reach out. You don't have to suffer in isolation.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Phase of Life Transitions
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Elizabeth McGee remote and phone therapy in California