Fountain Valley, California Therapists

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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,...
Anne Lee
LMFT
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Lake Forest, California

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California

Anne began her career as a Registered Dietitian over 25 years ago where she provided nutrition support and counseling to individuals with major health problems. She eventually changed her focus to mental health and wellness at Capistrano by the Sea...
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Santa Monica, California

Dr. Andrea Brandt is a marriage and family therapist located in Santa Monica California. Andrea brings over 40 years of clinical experience to the role of individual family therapist, couples counseling, group therapy and anger management...
Marci Reiss
LCSW, DSW
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Los Angeles, California

There are so many therapists out there, so how do you find the therapist that is right for you? It starts with expertise – who has the expertise to treat the conditions you find the most challenging? Most therapists can treat anxiety and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

A few years ago, I left the money, the unlimited expense account and the world that was New York City corporate advertising. I was done helping brands, done supporting pocketbooks. ​I wanted to help others in a different and more personal way -...
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Studio City, California

If you’re considering me as your therapist know that I’ve been working in the mental health since 2004 and was licensed as a therapist since 2007.  I’ve worked full-time in the field since that time providing individual, family and group...
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California

Hi, I'm Natalie. I empower ambitious, creative millennials who are ready to walk through fear and transform limiting patterns to create the life, career and relationships of their dreams. Utilizing the best of Western psychology and Eastern...
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California

Do you need help managing anxiety, raising self esteem, or handling daily stress? I can help! My speciality is helping adult clients manage anxiety and stress using CBT, mindfulness, goal-setting and positive psychology techniques. Therapy and...
Sharon B. Uy
LMFT, MA
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Sherman Oaks, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I believe in our inherent ability as spiritual and human beings to recognize and access our true nature as one of peace. That’s not to say that shit doesn’t occasionally (if not more often) hit the proverbial fan, but there can be comfort in...
Kathy Remeika
LMFT, Certified EMDR Therapist
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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...
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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...
Lisa Hanes
MA, LMFT
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Santa Monica, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Nurse and Certified Nurse Midwife. I am currently working as a psychotherapist, specializing in addressing life transitions, relationship challenges and decisions related to becoming a couple...
Cheri McDonald
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor, Ph.D.
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Westlake Village, California

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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...
Ryan Moyher
MS, MA
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Tustin, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I have a strong desire to support individuals and couples find relief from emotional distress and relationship challenges, while learning to cultivate balance and thrive. While everyone encounters difficulties in life, I firmly believe no one needs...
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...
Oriana Murphy
MA, CADC-II, LCSW, EMDR Trainee
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Los Angeles, California

I believe deeply in the value of being heard - something that many of us feel we have never experienced. I meet my clients with authenticity, transparency, and strengths-based solutions - characteristics that I have found to be "easier said than...
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Newport Beach, California

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California

So you have a new baby. And it's nothing like you thought it would be. The sleepless nights, the frustrations around breastfeeding, and the general feeling of loss of control are just getting to you. You haven't showered in days, don't feel like...
Sabrina Fish
MA, AMFT
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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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Santa Monica, California

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California

Team of therapists in Los Angeles, with Brooke as the Director.
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Rancho, California

I believe that for both adults and children alike, unless one truly understands what triggers them or pushes their buttons, the issues will continue to resurface and manifest in various, often disturbing ways, which may include continued behavioral...
Tara Makhani
LMFT, MA, MMFT
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hello, My name is Tara and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I attended the University of California, Irvine (UCI) for my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Social Behavior and the University of Southern California...
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...
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California

I have been in private practice over 30 years and have many levels of training. I see individuals, couples, groups and many other combinations of people in the past , present and hopefully the future. I have successfully transferred my practice to...
Chrissy Comlish
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
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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...

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.