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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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Naomi Babcock
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Work together finding the most effective approach to meet your therapeutic needs. My goal is to provide you with a safe space and I feel very humbled to be a participant in the change process of my clients.


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Together, we will:

Work together finding the most effective approach to meet your therapeutic needs. My goal is to provide you with a safe space and I feel very humbled to be a participant in the change process of my clients.

Something to know about my approach is:

I consider my work with clients to be a collaborative process to help children, adolescents, and adults find the most effective ways to cope with emotional experiences that might arise as a result of various life situations or trauma.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Children
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Existential Issues
  • Loss & Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (OCSDs)
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma/PTSD
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Naomi Babcock remote and phone therapy in Arizona, California
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Chantal Wilson
Together, we will:

Clients I work with identify how old protective mechanisms and acknowledge there purpose. My clients work to allow space for those behaviors to step back as they move towards more effective skills. My clients move towards living not just surviving.


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Picture of Chantal Wilson, therapist in California
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Together, we will:

Clients I work with identify how old protective mechanisms and acknowledge there purpose. My clients work to allow space for those behaviors to step back as they move towards more effective skills. My clients move towards living not just surviving.

Something to know about my approach is:

Therapy is hard! However, I try to create a space where my clients feel comfortable going towards those difficult places so that they can move through them. My clients work to live in line with their values and authentically, which increases peace.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting to Change/Life Transitions
  • Adolescents
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • African American Women
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
  • Childhood Trauma
  • College Students
  • Communication Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Depression
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Disordered Eating
  • Distress tolerance
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Exploring Attachment Styles
  • family conflict
  • family dynamics
  • Family Therapy
  • Gender Non Conforming
  • guilt
  • Mood Disorders
  • Nonbinary Gender Identity
  • Open Relationships
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Peer Relationships
  • Persistant Depressive Disorder
  • Phase of Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Relationship issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Self-harm
  • Self-Image
  • Self Regulation
  • Self-Worth
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma
  • Veterans / Military Families
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Women
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Chantal Wilson remote and phone therapy in California
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Sylvia Mejia
Together, we will:

Work through stressors, trauma, life changes, or anything else that may be affecting your current emotional well-being.


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Picture of Sylvia Mejia, therapist in California
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Together, we will:

Work through stressors, trauma, life changes, or anything else that may be affecting your current emotional well-being.

Something to know about my approach is:

The therapeutic relationship is extremely important to me. I hope to create an atmosphere where you feel comfortable expressing and exploring difficult feelings and emotions. I utilize different modalities based on what works best for you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attachment Issues
  • Depression
  • Internal Values Work
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
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Sylvia Mejia remote and phone therapy in California
Picture of Soad Tabrizi, therapist in California, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, Virginia, West Virginia
Soad Tabrizi
Together, we will:

work through feeling anxious, scared, alone, fearful, defeated, disappointed, confused, tired, depressed, unmotivated and/or lost - I am absolutely here to help. Steering you towards your ultimate path will always be the goal.


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Picture of Soad Tabrizi, therapist in California, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, Virginia, West Virginia
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Together, we will:

work through feeling anxious, scared, alone, fearful, defeated, disappointed, confused, tired, depressed, unmotivated and/or lost - I am absolutely here to help. Steering you towards your ultimate path will always be the goal.

Something to know about my approach is:

My intuition and skills work hand-in-hand. You don't just get the text-book me, but you get the real me - the honest me that helps push you in the direction you want for your life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Transitions
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Caregiving
  • Codependency
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Death / Loss / Grief
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Loss & Grief
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self care
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • self understanding
  • Substance Abuse Aftercare Planning
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Work stress
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Soad Tabrizi remote and phone therapy in California, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, Virginia, West Virginia
Picture of Caitlin  Hancock , therapist in California
Caitlin Hancock
Together, we will:

We will work together to identify your goals and develop a plan of action to help you achieve them. I will teach you new skills that you can practice, and then we will decide if these skills are beneficial or if we should try something new.


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Picture of Caitlin  Hancock , therapist in California
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Together, we will:

We will work together to identify your goals and develop a plan of action to help you achieve them. I will teach you new skills that you can practice, and then we will decide if these skills are beneficial or if we should try something new.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is very collaborative and I work together with my client to find new solutions to their struggles. I try to help you view things in a different light to help relive anxiety. I will self-disclose when appropriate to offer personal insight.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Communication Issues
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Intimacy
  • Relationship problems
  • Sex Therapy
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Caitlin  Hancock  remote and phone therapy in California