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Lena Washburn, MA, MFT

Lena Washburn, MA, MFT

Profession(s): Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching, Psychotherapy

"I view therapy and coaching as a growth process of adapting to life's challenges. Problems will bring out the worst of us and the best of us--I'm here to h..." read more

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Lena Washburn, MA, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17370

Carolyn Gerard, MA, MFT

Carolyn Gerard, MA, MFT

Profession(s): Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling

"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

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

 
 
Dr. Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Dr. Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

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

"I am a licensed psychologist who is dedicated to empowering individuals, enriching lives, promoting personal growth and development by providing profession..." read more

San Diego, CA 92130

Dr. Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00442

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Tina Mears, M.A., MFT

Tina Mears, M.A., MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"You may find yourself in unsatisfying relationships and unable to make decisions. Becoming stuck can lead to a host of destructive thoughts and emotions t..." read more

San Diego, CA 92108

Tina Mears, M.A., MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01610

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Neda Khodaparast, Clinical Psychologist

Neda Khodaparast, Clinical Psychologist

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Coaching, Psychology

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

""In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order." Carl Jung I truly believe that people are not what happened to them. They are what they ..." read more

San Diego, CA 92117

Neda Khodaparast, Clinical Psychologist Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06764

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Mary L. Obata, M.A., MFT

Mary L. Obata, M.A., MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I believe the most important element in the therapeutic relationship is the connection between therapist and client -- person to person. What I bring to th..." read more

San Diego, CA 92116

Mary L. Obata, M.A., MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02548

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C. Allen Ruyle

C. Allen Ruyle

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Each of us needs a little extra help or support from time to time in order to clarify who we are, what we need, what's going on and why certain things are ..." read more

San Diego, CA 92103

C. Allen Ruyle Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15469

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James Staunton, MFT

James Staunton, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Therapy is a collaboration. I bring the knowledge of (and love of) the process, and my experience and insight, while you are the expert in your own life an..." read more

San Diego, CA 92103

James Staunton, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04891

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James Parker, LMFT - Psychotherapist

James Parker, LMFT - Psychotherapist

Verified Credentials

Coaching, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

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

"Solution-Focused Results-Oriented Offering psychometric personality and behavioral instruments to compliment and accelerate the coaching and therapeutic pr..." read more

San Diego, CA 92108

San Diego, CA 92122

James Parker, LMFT - Psychotherapist Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00768

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Jessica Robinson, MA, LMFT

Jessica Robinson, MA, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Sometimes it feels like no matter what we do, we are "stuck" in a situation or experience that negatively affects our mood and/or relationships. Seeking th..." read more

San Diego, CA 92123

Jessica Robinson, MA, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12659

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Hayden  Dover, MFT

Hayden Dover, MFT

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"My holistic approach to healing draws on my view of the body and mind as a dynamic integrated organic system in constant relationship with its environment...." read more

San Diego, CA 92103

Hayden  Dover, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04717

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Rene Williamson, M.S.

Rene Williamson, M.S.

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I enjoy helping my clients to explore their beliefs, thoughts, feelings and actions to see if they are compatible with the relationships and life outcomes ..." read more

San Diego, CA 92116

Rene Williamson, M.S. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01383

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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/