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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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Justin Mink
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We will As a therapist, I work to create a safe and secure environment where in each session, the world can slow down and together we can compassionately explore, understand, and transform behaviors, thoughts, and patterns that are holding you back.


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Together, we will:

We will As a therapist, I work to create a safe and secure environment where in each session, the world can slow down and together we can compassionately explore, understand, and transform behaviors, thoughts, and patterns that are holding you back.

Something to know about my approach is:

My style as a therapist is warm and challenging, direct and engaging,

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction
  • Chronic Pain
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
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Mira Masukawa
Together, we will:

My intention is not to keep you in therapy longer then you need to be! Therapy is meant to support you when you need it, and that time depends entirely on your specific needs.


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Together, we will:

My intention is not to keep you in therapy longer then you need to be! Therapy is meant to support you when you need it, and that time depends entirely on your specific needs.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am constantly adapting and updating to fit each client’s individual needs. Some therapeutic lenses I pull from are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Humanistic Therapy and Existential Therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Grief
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Mira Masukawa remote and phone therapy in California
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Alys Larsen
Together, we will:

build strengths and inner resources learn methods to reduce suffering eliminate negative patterns of interactions strengthen relationships


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Together, we will:

build strengths and inner resources learn methods to reduce suffering eliminate negative patterns of interactions strengthen relationships

Something to know about my approach is:

I use EMDR therapy with talk therapy. I also have a sand tray work well with youth and families art therapy

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma/PTSD
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Alys Larsen remote and phone therapy in California
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Dr. Kalana Greer
Together, we will:

Focus on what’s important to you and help you see blind spots to meet your life and internal goals more effectively.


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Picture of Dr. Kalana Greer, therapist in California
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Together, we will:

Focus on what’s important to you and help you see blind spots to meet your life and internal goals more effectively.

Something to know about my approach is:

Direct, solution-focused, and emotionally available.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • academic issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Codependency
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional regulation
  • Family of Origin/Childhood Issues
  • Helping Professionals
  • Identity Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Racism
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
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Dr. Kalana Greer remote and phone therapy in California
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Kelly Rodriguez
Together, we will:

Identify what is keeping you stuck and we will integrate the best tools to fit your current needs. I will ask the hard questions in a way that will encourage you to end what is not working and find healing and purpose.


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Together, we will:

Identify what is keeping you stuck and we will integrate the best tools to fit your current needs. I will ask the hard questions in a way that will encourage you to end what is not working and find healing and purpose.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use the therapeutic approach that best fits your personality to help you find renewed purpose and perspective. I facilitate a non judgmental environment to listen and guide you through a process of self-awareness and growth.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Racial Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma
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Kelly Rodriguez remote and phone therapy in California, Florida