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Rachel Moore, MA, MFTI

Rachel Moore, MA, MFTI

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Life is full of transitions, and sometimes it's hard to know how best to navigate everything that comes your way. Rather than a sign of weakness, seeking t..." read more

San Diego, CA 92101

Rachel Moore, MA, MFTI Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21752

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Colleen Linnertz, MFT, BCC

Colleen Linnertz, MFT, BCC

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"What if the issues prompting you to seek therapy were also some of the key ingredients needed to help strengthen who you are and transform your life for th..." read more

San Diego, CA 92103

Colleen Linnertz, MFT, BCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21885

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Reena Mittal

Reena Mittal

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Are you stressed about work or relationships? Are you concerned about a loved one? Do you worry about your teenager? Do you think you haven't 'arrived'..." read more

San Diego, CA 92130

Reena Mittal Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18671

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Kate Kutner, LMFT

Kate Kutner, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

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

"My approach to therapy begins by meeting you where you are, in the moment. I believe that in learning about you and your experiences, we can form a persona..." read more

San Diego, CA 92108

Kate Kutner, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21903

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Echo Gaffney, M.A., LMFT

Echo Gaffney, M.A., LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"It's hard to be human, but it doesn't have to be. Everybody needs help at one point or another, and therapy can be an encouraging support to boost you up, ..." read more

San Diego, CA 92108

Echo Gaffney, M.A., LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20802

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Cathy S Harris, LCSW

Cathy S Harris, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"You are beginning to take steps toward finding your best life--a life full of potential, empowerment, and joy. My goal is to help you uncover your true po..." read more

San Diego, CA 92111

San Diego, CA 92106

Cathy S Harris, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15942

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Christine Kukui Sutcliffe, M.A.

Christine Kukui Sutcliffe, M.A.

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"What better way to reach a child than through play! I love how play therapy makes a child's time fun, productive, and nonthreatening. In play therapy, I us..." read more

San Diego, CA 92108

Christine Kukui Sutcliffe, M.A. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22376

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Stephanie Byrd, Psy.D.

Stephanie Byrd, Psy.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Getting praised for being so together, when inside you feel like you are crumbling to pieces? Feeling pressured to change, but don't know where to start? ..." read more

San Diego, CA 92118

Stephanie Byrd, Psy.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13364

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Carolyn Gerard, MA, MFT

Carolyn Gerard, MA, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Creating a safe and supportive environment is important to help the client feel that they can trust me with their issue. Tuning in to what I hear and am, u..." read more

San Diego, CA 92101

Carolyn Gerard, MA, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17159

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Maya Bristow, Ph.D.

Maya Bristow, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Mental Health Counseling

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

"A decision to begin psychotherapy indicates a willingness to explore personal roadblocks and develop strategies to cope with life's difficulties. If you ar..." read more

Carlsbad, CA 92008

San Diego, CA 92103

Maya Bristow, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22297

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San Diego, California, is one of the largest cities in the state, with a population of over 1.3 million citizens. Located on the border of Mexico, the city has an ethnically diverse population. According to the 2010 Census, nearly 30% ofcitizens are Latino or Hispanicand 16% are Asian1, adding to the cultural diversity of the city. Despite the fact that San Diego has one of the highest numbers of homeless residents, many of whom are veterans, the city has been ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States.

 

Home to the world famous San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, the city also provides members of the University of California, San Diego a place to call home. With thriving business and educational resources, the cityremains at the forefront of community and social service programs.

 

Mental Health Statistics
Rates of mental illness and emotional disturbance in San Diego are on par with state and national averages. In 2000, 7.4% of people under the age 18 had a serious emotional disturbance, and 6% of adults had a serious mental illness2, according to data published by the California Health and Human Services Agency for San Diego County. In addition, more than 10,000county residents were admitted for a 72-hour psychiatric hold or evaluation in 2008 and 20093. Illicit drug use in the San Diego-San Marcos-Carlsbad metropolitan area is approximately 15%, and just over 11% of citizens in the region have a substance use problem, which is slightly more than national or state averages. However, the rate of depression in the same area is less than 5%, a figure that is lower than the national rate of major depression4.

 

Focusing on Resources for Mental Health
San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is made up of six departments, and each caters to meet the needs of a different segment of the population: Children’s Mental Health Services, Aging and Independence Services, Public Health Services, Child Welfare Services, Alcohol and Drug Services, and Adult and Older Adult Mental Health Services. Through intervention, prevention, and treatment programs, the agency promotes well-being and recovery to all area residents5. The HHSA developed a destigmatizing campaign called It’s Up to Us that aims to empower area residents to speak up about mental illness, access mental health resources, recognize symptoms, and provide support to those afflicted.

 

Innovative measures have been taken to ensure San Diego continues to reach every citizen in need. Through an integrated countywide delivery system, Live Well San Diego ensures that all mental health workers, such as nurses, social workers, and welfare specialists, work together to ensure that every resident has equal access to quality mental health care.For San Diego area residents, clinical settings are not restricted to county facilities, but include home visits, public health centers, and family resource organizations.

 

In addition, the Behavioral Health Services Division focuses on providing continuing care and resources for all citizens of San Diego County. The division aims to reach all children, youth, adults, elderly, and families by practicing the county’s Live Well San Diego mission in everything it does.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2012). State & County QuickFacts, San Diego, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0666000.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) San Diego County. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/Prevalence_Rates/San%20Diego/Table1.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 SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2012). National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006 to 2010. Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-San-Diego.pdf

5 County of San Diego. (2013). Behavioral Health Services. Retrieved from http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/hhsa/programs/bhs/