Counseling in Menlo Park, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

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


Zlatena Theodore, PsyD

Zlatena Theodore, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Menlo park, California 94025 | 650-275-3094

The path to wellness can be challenging as your mental, emotional, and physical experiences all play a role in your overall welfare. I actively focus on the intersection between health and behavior to help optimize your well-being.

Taylor Wikel, MA, LMFT

Taylor Wikel, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Coming to therapy can be a vulnerable experience, which is why I aim to provide a safe, supportive, empathetic and nonjudgmental environment. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression or trauma, I will help you recognize your strengths in order to overcome you

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Reaching out for help can be hard; I work on helping to make it a bit easier. My style is non-judgmental, supportive, and validating, while also being honest and direct. I look forward to hearing about how I can support you in your therapy process.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

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!


Related Sites:
City of Menlo Park
California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

Therapy Menlo Park, CA

East Palo Alto, Atherton, North Fair Oaks, Menlo College, West Menlo Park, Redwood City, Emerald Lake Hills, El Camino

Menlo Park is located in San Mateo county on the west coast of California south of San Francisco with a population of just over 30,000 people. The city encompasses approximately 18 square miles and is located very close to Stanford University in Palo Alto. Google was originally founded in Menlo Park. Long ago this area was home to the Ohlone people. In 1854, this city got its name from two Irish immigrants who purchased a large amount of land for their private residences. In 1856, San Mateo County garnered its own separate status, and eventually led to the incorporation of Menlo Park as an official city in 1874.

Mental Health in Menlo Park

Menlo Park is a diverse community with significant populations of Hispanic and Asian/Pacific Islander residents. Community members are generally well educated and maintain good jobs, with average salaries higher than the state average. However, the unemployment rate in San Mateo County has more than quadrupled since 1999. Losing one's job can often lead to further difficulties, including loss of one's home, relationship difficulties, and mental health problems such as stress, anxiety, and depression.2

Individuals who need help finding a job or wish to receive job training can find the assistance they need at Peninsula Works. Peninsula Works and its partner agencies provide free career counseling, labor market information and job search assistance. For further details about their services, call 650-330-6490.3

Current Initiatives

Many people have a negative view of those who live with a mental illness or chemical dependency. In order to diminish these negative views, multiple initiatives have been instituted in the Menlo Park Area. Stamp Out Stigma is a unique program that invites those with mental illnesses to share their experiences with the community. These community panels give community members an opportunity to learn about mental illness and see how successful those with mental illness can be in life.4 Stigma Free San Mateo County is another mental health initiative that seeks to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Stigma can often prevent people from seeking help when they need it most. The initiative includes community outreach programs that educate the public about mental illness and substance abuse.5


References

1. Wikipedia. (2017). Menlo Park, California. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menlo_Park,_California.
2. Healthy Community Collaborative of San Mateo County. (2017). 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment. Retrieved from http://www.smchealth.org/sites/default/files/docs/COM/NewsReleases/2013ExecutiveSummary_Final.pdf.
3. Peninsula Works. (2016). Our Network of Partners. Retrieved from http://www.peninsulaworks.org/Partners.html.
4. Stamp Out Stigma. (2005). Home - Stamp Out Stigma. Retrieved from http://www.stampoutstigma.net/.
5. San Mateo County Health System. (2016). Stigma Free San Mateo County. Retrieved from http://www.smchealth.org/bhrs/stigma.

Menlo Park is located in San Mateo County, California. It has a land area of 9.99 square miles and a water area of 7.39 square miles.  The population of Menlo Park is 33,449 people with 11,907 households and a median annual income of $121,816. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Menlo Park, CA

Widely Affordable

Licensed, professional counseling in Menlo Park is considered widely accessible by the majority of people who live here and budget is often not a concern for mental health treatment. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Menlo Park public health department.