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Lena Glaser

Lena Glaser

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"Perhaps you have arrived at a time in your life when you are longing to have the serenity to accept the things you cannot change, the courage to change the..." read more

Lafayette, CA 94549

Oakland, CA 94611

Lena Glaser Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19946

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Dr. Rick Pomfret

Dr. Rick Pomfret

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I believe that people seek therapy to identify and change thought and relational patterns that are no longer helping them achieve their goals and/or preven..." read more

Near Oakland, CA

Dr. Rick Pomfret Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18586

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Anne Perry, Psy.D

Anne Perry, Psy.D

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I am a cognitive behavioral therapist who integrates a dynamic approach. This means that I am interested in how your thoughts, emotions and behaviors are ..." read more

Near Oakland, CA

Anne Perry, Psy.D Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09465

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When searching Best Orange County Psychologist, Best Therapist in Orange County, Best Marriage Counselors in Orange County, you have many choices. Consider choosing Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

When searching Best Orange County Psychologist, Best Therapist in Orange County, Best Marriage Counselors in Orange County, you have many choices. Consider choosing Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"When searching Best Orange County Psychologist you have many choices. Dr. Chris Nikolaidis gets excellent reviews from his patients. Call and text 24/7, cl..." read more

Offers Distance Therapy

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Irvine, CA 92612

When searching Best Orange County Psychologist, Best Therapist in Orange County, Best Marriage Counselors in Orange County, you have many choices. Consider choosing Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06289

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Lauren Kerwin, Ph.D.

Lauren Kerwin, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychology, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"The core of my practice involves utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training in both an individual and group setting. DBT is a cognitive-..." read more

Offers Distance Therapy

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Lauren Kerwin, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16849

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Jasmine DeGuzman M.A., IMFT #69934

Jasmine DeGuzman M.A., IMFT #69934

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I believe every individual is capable of tasting the passion they have for life in whatever aspect they personally desire. I continuously strive to help in..." read more

Offers Distance Therapy

Covina, CA 91723

Jasmine DeGuzman M.A., IMFT #69934 Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22465

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Oakland, California is located in Alameda County and is home to over 400,000 people1. Overall well-being and health are the primary goals of Oakland’s Department of Human Services (DHS), which provides programs and opportunities for all of its residents. Focusing on social, emotional, and physical health, the DHS has made great strides in recent years to address areas of concern and improve outreach to all citizens in need.

 

Mental Health Statistics
With a large population, the goal of all health services within Alameda County is to ensure every individual receives the care he or she needs. According to California Health and Human Services Agency data for Alameda County from the year 2000, 5.8% of all adults had a serious mental illness, and 7.1% of all young people had a serious emotional disturbance2. Reports also estimate that over 16,000 residents were admitted for a psychiatric evaluation during the years of 2008 and 20093.

 

Oakland Measures Up with Measure Y and Oakland Unites
The DHS of Oakland has exceeded recent goals with respect to meeting its community’s needs. In the fiscal year of 2008/2009, the DHS awarded over $25 million in grants to various community and public organizations and agencies. This allowed more than 4,500 disabled persons and over 500,000 low-income individuals to receive services. More than 80,000 lunches were given out to children in need. More than 55,000 homeless individuals received shelter vouchers, and another 1,400 were transitioned into permanent or temporary housing. HIV/AIDS programs allowed 375 residents to benefit from housing and other services4.

 

Measure Y, the Violence Prevention and Public Safety Act of 2004, is a key component of the overall initiative in Oakland. Measure Y is overseen by the DHS and receives $6 million annually toward the goal of reducing and preventing violence. Measure Y focuses on four specific areas: Services to Children and Youth Exposed to Violence, Employment/Training, Youth Outreach, and Reentry. In combination, these four divisions provide extensive services to those in need, including mental health care for 2,400 youth, over 6,000 group counseling hours, and 40,000 individual counseling hours annually. Nearly 500 people were assisted by the Crisis Response program in 2008-2009, often immediately following exposure to homicide or trauma. Reentry and Employment/Training services aided over 1,300 residents in that same year by providing them with more than 80,000 hours of work experience5.

 

Measure Y also works closely with the Oakland schools and conducts violence prevention programs and workshops that have reached more than 22,000 students6 from pre-school to middle school. Staff workers regularly take Measure Y initiatives to violent areas of the city, where they can reach those in need of employment training, mental health care, and substance abuse treatment.

 

Oakland Unite is part of Measure Y and focuses on reducing violence in the city’s highest risk neighborhoods. Through programs designed to eliminate gang violence, educate and train citizens, and reduce substance abuse, Oakland Unite relies on city resources, community agencies, and all residents to achieve its ultimate mission: One City, One Peace, One Future7.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2012). State & County QuickFacts, Oakland, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0653000.html

2 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2004). Original Prevalence Data Based on the 2000 Census Estimates of Prevalence of Persons with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) and Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Alameda County. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/Prevalence_Rates/Alameda/Table%201.pdf

3 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2011). Adult 72-hour evaluations and treatments by county fiscal year 2008-2009. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/InvoluntaryDetention_FY08-09/Rep0809_final_rev_21oct11.pdf

4 Department of Human Services. (2013). City of Oakland department of human services 2009 annual report. Retrieved from http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/dhs/documents/report/oak022658.pdf

5 Department of Human Services. (2013). City of Oakland department of human services 2009 annual report. Retrieved from http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/dhs/documents/report/oak022658.pdf

6 Department of Human Services. (2013). City of Oakland department of human services 2009 annual report. Retrieved from http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/dhs/documents/report/oak022658.pdf

7 Oakland Unite. (2013). About Oakland Unite. Retrieved from http://oaklandunite.org/about/