HELLO AND WELCOME
YES! We are open and now accepting NEW clients.
A Message to Our Community: Thank you for your patience these last several months as we maintained a waitlist for our services. We are now accepting new clients. Also, we are maintaining 100% Virtual Sessions and webinar Training for groups and organizations. In-person sessions are not available at this time. Visit our Resource Page for information on coping with COVID-19.
We are a small town counseling practice located in Oakdale and Sonora, CA, serving Stanislaus County, Tuolumne County and surrounding areas. Our practice embraces the culture of small town communities and values the importance of relationship building, hospitality, collaboration, and community. These values are deeply rooted within the culture of our office and service to our clients, as we are committed to providing quality, confidential services. To learn more about our Mental Health Services and Training, click on a link below.
Our CEO was interviewed by the Oakdale Leader on the emotional impact of COVID-19 and Distance Learning on children and teens. Click here for the full article, "COVID-19 Consequence: Teen Anxiety on the Rise" and read more on
- The Increase in Child and Teen Anxiety
- Tips on Coping with and Adjusting to Distance Learning
- Signs your Child or Teen May be Struggling with Anxiety or Depression
"Supporting professionals in high stress work environments and helping children heal from trauma."
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.
About Alyssa Najera, LCSW, Chief Executive Officer
Small Town Counseling CA, Inc. is privately owned by Alyssa Najera, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #86618). Alyssa is a licensed psychotherapist, Child Welfare Services (CWS) Social Worker and Supervisor Alumni, and owner of Small Town Counseling CA, Inc. With personal roots in Escalon, CA and professional roots in Stanislaus County and Tuolumne County, Alyssa has a deep love and appreciation for small towns, values the power of community and is committed to providing quality, confidential services.
Alyssa is also a co-host on the new Therapists Uncut Podcast, a podcast to help you feel enlightened, validated, and inspired as a group of off-the-clock therapists talk about all things real life and make mental health relatable. Join off-the clock therapists who happen to be friends for good laughs, guest interviews, casual and, at times, difficult conversations. Tune in every Monday on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) iHeartRadio, Spotify, TherapistsUncut, or watch every video episode on Youtube or IGTV.