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Small Town Counseling does not accept insurance. If you would like to use your insurance, we recommend contacting your provider to request a list of in-network providers or visit our Local Resources page. For more information visit Rates and Insurance.
HELLO AND WELCOME
We're happy you found us. Whether you're looking for individual therapy services, training, or mental health resources you're in the right place. It's important you find the right fit for you, your child, or your organization. We invite you to take a look around, get to know us, and gather information that will help you decide whether or not we are the best fit for you and what you are looking for. Click any of the links below to get started.
Life isn't always easy
and sometimes the challenge with being strong is that nobody knows when you are hurt. It’s not uncommon to feel hesitant or unsure about seeking support for personal matters but feel confident that you are taking a positive step towards being a better you. Even the strongest people amongst us can use a bit of help to navigate through some of life’s more challenging or even everyday struggles. Whatever your struggle may be, know there is hope. Start working toward a better tomorrow, today.
Click any of the links below to learn more about how our team of therapists can help you.
Therapy for Men | EMDR Therapy | First Responder Mental Health | Child and Teen Counseling | Therapy for Adult in High-Stress Professions
"Supporting professionals in high stress work environments and helping children heal from trauma."
About Alyssa Najera, LCSW, Chief Executive Officer
Small Town Counseling is privately owned by Alyssa Najera, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #86618). With personal roots in Escalon, CA and professional roots in Stanislaus and Tuolumne County, Alyssa has a deep love and appreciation for small towns, values the power of community, and is committed to providing quality services that meet the mental health needs of our community.
Property Management Bootstrappers Show In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Alyssa Najera was featured on the Bootstrappers podcast to discuss common challenges in the entrepreneur lifestyle and how therapy can help. Click here for show notes.
Alyssa Najera and Nikki Young co-host the Therapists Uncut Podcast, an informative, self-help podcast for grown-ups hosted by off-the-clock therapists making mental health relatable through casual conversation, guest interviews, and real talk with friends who happen to be therapists. Available wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe to Youtube or follow on IGTV to catch the video episodes. *Mature audience only due to strong language and sensitive topics.
Oakdale Leader "COVID-19 Consequence: Teen Anxiety on the Rise"
- Interview with Kim Van Meter with the Oakdale Leader on the emotional impact of COVID and Distance Learning on children and teens
Patterson Irrigator News "Invest In Me Holds 6th Annual Youth Empowerment Conference"
- Alyssa Najera, CEO of Small Town Counseling hosts one of two workshops on teen mental health at Invest In Me Youth Empowerment Conference. Click here to watch the full conference, including Alyssa's presentation "Myths, Mindset, and Permission to Feel; The Truth About Emotions and How to Deal" beginning at 1:12:20.