Counseling in Fontana, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Fontana, California will help you make the changes you want.


John Kane, AMFT, APCC

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Fontana, California 92336 |

Life is hard and everyone has to deal with suffering and challenges. But you do not need to go through things alone. I provide a safe and understanding environment for you to grow and face any challenge you need or want to process or overcome! Accepting new clients!

Edward L. De La Loza, EdD, LCSW

Edward L. De La Loza, EdD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

With the CBT and Seven Dimensions of Transformational Living (7-DTL) approach, let's identify your strengths leading to the attainment of life-transformative goals, supported by the concept that "Microchange leads to substantive change" (Microchange360.com).

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I strive to provide a nurturing and safe listening and responding environment for you to share your life concerns. My aim is to help discover options and possibilities that can bring hope and encourage successful life steps and liberating choices.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

My approach is collaborative. To specifically mold my work to fit each client, I integrate a variety of theories and strategies personally designed to improve communication skills, conflict resolution skills, self-esteem, relief from depression & anxiety.


Related Sites:
City of Fontana
California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

Therapy Fontana, CA

Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, San Bernardino, Upland, Chino

Community happenings in Fontana include the Fontana Days, which is an annual celebration and hosted by the Exchange Club.  These traditions date back to 1913 when the city was founded.  Fontana Days are held to help build community spirit with the residents, giving them a reason to come out and get together.  This is a four-day event that includes a car show, parade, Hen Derby, carnival with both rides and games, and a lot of different merchant and food booths to satisfy any age and palate.  The highlight is the parade when many area marching bands as well as other participants throughout Southern California.  The event involves the whole community, encouraging everyone to participate.  All proceeds that are generated with Fontana Days are funneled back into the community that supports local programs for both the young and the elderly residents.

Other areas of interest in Fontana include the Civic Auditorium, which is a 1,000 seat auditorium and arts center.  The City of Fontana supports the auditorium with its strong belief that the arts play an important role in the well-rounded development of a community.  The city feels that the civic center is representative of civic pride in the city and has become a focal point for the creative activities of the citizens of Fontana and the Inland Empire.  The Mary Vagle Science and Nature Center also offers educational activities, such as reptile viewing areas, hands on programs and displays.1 There is also a self-guided hiking trail and afterschool program and summer camp programs.  There are individuals and community groups that volunteer helping to preserve and maintain the center.

Mental Health in Fontana

With a population of 201,812, Fontana is a city composed of diverse racial groups. Almost 18% of the population lives below poverty line. Similarly, the educational attainment of the populace is low, as 28.4% of the people did not attend or graduate from high school. Due to a large proportion of the immigrant population, many residents struggle with unemployment, which further exacerbates their health concerns.

Approximately 8.8% of the population is dealing with some form of disability and common mental health problems include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, ethnic problems, family issues, sexual issues, and spiritual concerns. The percentage of people who reported a mental health problem within the last year was 14.2%.2 Similarly, suicide rate is a sizeable 12.3 per 100,000. Homelessness, economic problems, illness, lack of insurance, and access to healthcare is aggravating mental health issues. Almost 64% of the population resides in an area with low healthcare provision.3

Despite the grim prospects as a non-profit organization, Kaiser Permanente has introduced affordable healthcare plans and uses preventative measures to promote communal health. It aims to provide equitable access to better healthcare and addresses issues such as mental health disorders, obesity, and violence. The Kaiser Foundation Hospital � Fontana Medical Center Service Area serves most of the areas in the San Bernardino County. Please call 909-427-5000 for further details.

Current Initiatives

Presently, the Student Mental Health Initiative in California aims to educate students in ways that can fortify their well-being. It operates on campus to provide suicide prevention facilities, support groups, and general mental illnesses awareness. In addition, the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network recommends stringent provisions for reducing crime, increasing physical education, and establishing health centers in schools.4


References

1. Wikipedia. (2017). Fontana, CA. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontana,_California
2. Kaiser Foundation Hospital � Fontana. (2016). Community Health Needs Assessment. Retrieved from http://share.kaiserpermanente.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Fontana-CHNA-2013.pdf
3. California Mental Health Services Authority. (2017). Student Mental Health Initiative. Retrieved from http://calmhsa.org/programs/student-mental-health-initiative-smhi/
4. California Pan-Ethnic Health Network. (2016). Spotlight on Children�s Health: San Bernardino County. Retrieved from http://www.cpehn.org/pdfs/SpotlightChildrensHealthSanBernardino.pdf

Fontana is located in San Bernardino County, California. It has a land area of 43.01 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Fontana is 207,460 people with 49,975 households and a median annual income of $64,824. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Fontana, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Fontana are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Fontana public health department.