Fountain Valley, California Therapists

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Hi! I am so happy you are here and I am even more excited to work with you. Our agency offers affordable telehealth therapy. We are dedicated to decreasing depression, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, and relationship issues while increasing happiness,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you unsatisfied with one or more areas of your life? I partner with my clients to empower them to make the changes necessary to bring their realities in line with the lives they truly want. In this way, I collaborate with each individual,...
Andrew Amick
MA, AMFT
In-Person Sessions:

Valley Village, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I'm a grounded, compassionate, client-centered, and trauma-conscious therapist working with teens, adults in relationships, millennials, young & new parents, and poly-/non-monogamous adults. I draw from a range of styles, including psycho-dynamic...
Ron Gray
LMFT, MA,
In-Person Sessions:

Orange, California

 I am a highly experienced Christian counselor having worked with a large variety of client populations in various settings. My passion and focus is couple and family relationship building and repair. I work with highly distressed couples hoping to...
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Torrance, California

Alexandra Armas, MA, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #117071. Alexandra earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of...
Nathalie Nann
M.Sc. MFT Certified CTS
In-Person Sessions:

Los Angeles, California

How would your life change if you started therapy today? How would it look like if you didn’t? By looking at my profile you have taken the first step towards overall health and personal development. I understand that everyone enters therapy at a...
Katie Cheadle
AMFT, BA, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Long Beach, California

Following my time as a student athlete at UC Berkeley, I began a career in Human Resources. After spending time in the corporate world coaching and training Executives, I realized my deep passion for helping others. I started to notice that...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you ready for a change?? I'm here to help you. I have worked with people from all backgrounds and concerns. My specialties are managing stress, trauma recovery/healing, Grief and Loss/Bereavement and Victims of Crime. I also have worked with...
Julie Osborn
LCSW, Psy.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, this has been my specialty since 1997 while working at UCI Psychiatric Medical Center. I train my clients to be their own therapists so therapy can be a short term process with positive outcomes. My...
Chrissy Comlish
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist on the East side of Los Angeles. My education and training have led to working with people from diverse cultural and socioeconomic background, sexual orientations, and gender preference. For over 8 years...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

With an AA/BA/MA in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy, 8 years as an MFT, 10 years as a mental health counselor, and 10 years as an educator, I bring a lot of training and experience to your situation. I've been told many times that my...
Sabrina Fish
MA, AMFT
In-Person Sessions:

Hermosa Beach, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

When the hard times hit, do they hit you hard? Do the good times feel fleeting? Whether you are a teenager, young adult, or adult - the ups and downs of life can be terrifying and confusing to navigate. Maybe your teenager is feeling alone at...
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Woodland Hills, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hi there, I'm so glad you are reaching out to work on a better you. I am a Doctoral candidate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and I practice being present and authentic in the therapeutic room in a way that facilitates a deeper connection with my...
In-Person Sessions:

Encino, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hi, I'm Kimberly. I am a graduate of Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. I have a passion for helping my clients find clarity in their chaos and develop healthy relationships and emotions. I am a Christian and love...
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Los Angeles , California

Elana Clark-Faler, LCSW, CSAT-S, CST, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS 23340), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CSAT-S), and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CMAT-S), through the International...
Ron Hall
LMFT
In-Person Sessions:

San Dimas, California

Want a very experienced Christian Therapist that has been in the field for 20 plus years? And one that is also a Trauma Treatment Specialist, Pastor, and a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor? I am here to serve you in whatever way I...
Amanda Stemen
LCSW, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

During this incredibly uncertain time you may be feeling anxious, sad, angry, and confused. You might be isolated or suffering from too much togetherness. Important plans have been put on hold. You can't use your usual coping tools (going outside,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, New York

Dr. Levine is one of the only Board-Certified Clinical Psychologists in Los Angeles/Beverly Hills. After a Ph.D. from Hofstra University in New York, he completed a 2-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) at Temple...
Cheri McDonald
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Westlake Village, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Dr Cheri McDonald offers enriched insights to dealing with the intricate challenges of complex trauma as she walks you through the how to’s of untethering from the ramifications of your PTSD. With the gifted talent of her interweaving her...
Peter Robbins
LMFT, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Fullerton, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Dr. Robbins is the Emergency Room Marital Therapist. What does that mean? Dr. Robbins specializes in bringing couples back from the brink of divorce. The type of therapy needed for those who are seriously considering divorce is very different from...
Suzanne Riedel
LMFT, EMDR
In-Person Sessions:

Orange, California

Sometimes, self-acceptance comes with some obstacles. Trauma, secrets, life stressors and messages we’ve received throughout life leave us feeling inadequate or lost. As an individual, couple or family, it takes courage to begin a journey toward...
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Los Angeles, California

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  I have been treating OCD and anxiety disorders for 15 years in private practice. In addition to treating clients in private practice I am a therapist at the UCLA OCD Adult Intensive Treatment Program....
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Agoura Hills, California

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience working in private practice as well as in community mental health. I have worked with individuals, families, adolescents and children. I graduated from UCLA with a...
Kathy Remeika
LMFT, Certified EMDR Therapist
In-Person Sessions:

Long Beach, California

Kathy Remeika, M.A., MFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, adolescents, and families in Long Beach, California. Her counseling specialties include helping clients find solutions to...

An Overview of Mental Health in Fountain Valley, California

Fountain Valley, California was originally covered with swamps. Once early settlers began to utilize drainage canals to drain the land, the pioneers could grow crops and graze cattle on the fertile area. In 1957, Fountain Valley became an official city residing in Orange County. Today, the city bustles with recreational events and community service to continue to progress residential life. From swim schedules to senior services, the leaders of the city seek to improve quality of life for every person living in Fountain Valley.

Mental health struggles penetrate the city, yet a surface level view of the area portrays a thriving and fun place.
The statistical make-up of the city sets the foundation for an understanding of the mental health concerns that the city battles. The population is just over 56,000 people with about 6,200 people per square mile. The median age is slightly higher than usual for a city of this size at approximately 44 years old. The racial distribution of the city, the opportunity gaps, living costs, and crime contribute to mental illnesses and a need for a solution to the emotional difficulties.

Race

Racial differences reflect differences in mental health struggles and needs. Fountain Valley is approximately 45 percent white, 35 percent Asian, and 16 percent Hispanic:

  • Over 13 percent of Asian-Americans or Pacific Islanders were diagnosed with a mental illness in the past year.
  • Counselors often lack cultural competence with the Asian population, resulting in misdiagnosis and inadequate treatment.
  • Hispanics report a higher rate of feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and hopelessness than non-Hispanic whites.
  • The suicide rate for non-Hispanic whites is twice that of Hispanics.

Evidently, each race has its own struggle with unhealthy mental thoughts and actions. Asians and Hispanics often struggle with language barriers and lack of insurance when it comes to receiving treatment. Cost barriers affect every race.

Opportunity Gap

Stressful work and financial living situations increase the risk for mental health concerns. The opportunity gap shows a 25 percent increase in middle-skill jobs since 2003, but a shortage of people to fill the need. These jobs require more than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year college degree. The top three industries requiring these skills are healthcare, information technology, and advanced manufacturing, comprising nearly half of the countries middle-skill jobs. Acquiring the necessary abilities and applying to these opportunities may reduce stress and unemployment in Fountain Valley California.

Living Costs

Another struggle that contributes to financial instability and mental health difficulties is cost of living. Rated at 166 on the cost of living index, the financial requirements are 20 percent higher than the California average and 66 percent higher than the national average. This evaluation incorporates the costs of health care, transportation, groceries, goods and services, utilities, and housing.
The median home price in Fountain Valley is about $215,000 and $440,000 above the median home price in California and the United States respectively. Similarly, the median rent in this city is higher than the median rent asked in California and nationally by about $500 and $800 respectively.

Crime

In addition to financial concerns, crime affects the mental health of the residents of Fountain Valley. Though the current crime rate is lower than the state and national averages, the rate increased 23 percent between 2014 and 2015 as a result of a 15 percent increase in violent crime and 24 percent increase in property crime. Violent crimes include homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, while property crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

Perpetrators of crimes may suffer from mental illness, though the research on this claim is unclear. What is known is that being a victim of a crime is a risk for future health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and substance abuse.

Solution

Fortunately, E-counseling provides an online directory of mental health therapists and counselors to help the people of Fountain Valley, California.