Hawthorne, 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,...
Laura Lee Townsend
LMFT, LPCC 15
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California

YOU JUST WANT TO FEEL BETTER. Trauma has turned you into someone you don’t even recognize. You’re constantly on edge and can’t sleep. If sleep does come, it’s often restless and filled with nightmares. You lash out at the people you love...
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Lucy Cotter, LMFT is dedicated to Narrative Therapy and the power it gives clients to rewrite their own stories. From such challenges as relationship issues, life transitions or anxiety, Lucy brings many years of experience to helping clients...
Shira Myrow
LA, LMFT
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Santa Monica, California

I am a mindfulness-based psychotherapist who is deeply committed to helping people process painful experiences and dysfunctional relationships into secure, resilient narratives.  My work with couples and individuals centers around uncovering the...
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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...
Christine Luu
LCSW, MSW
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California

Christine is passionate about mental health because she has struggled with mental health issues and depression herself. She could feel and understand that it is something very difficult to live with daily without support. As an Asian American...
Ryan Moyher
MS, MA
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Tustin, California

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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...
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California

Do you struggle with negative thoughts and feelings? Do you find yourself in a pattern of unwanted behaviors? Do you have a hard time setting boundaries and speaking up for yourself and your needs? You deserve a space to be vulnerable! A place where...
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Hope, Healing, Resolution The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Haven’t we all wondered at some point, “What went wrong…Why me…How on Earth did I get here?” A difficult child or teen, a sick loved...
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Los Angeles, California

After 25 years in the film industry as a film editor and composer, I went back to school, receiving a masters' degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Following a three-year internship, I received my license as a Marriage...
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Manhattan Beach, California

My specialties include couples counseling, alcohol, drug, sex and love addiction, eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, sexual abuse,  and spiritual issues. I am extremely skilled at helping clients who have very difficult people in...
Anne Lee
LMFT
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Lake Forest, California

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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...
Lisa Hanes
MA, LMFT
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Santa Monica, California

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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...
Erica Ives
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
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Santa Monica, California

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Erica Ives has been practicing as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT# 34566) since 1997 and specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, and addiction. Erica is also currently working on her dissertation for her Doctoral...
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Welcome to Meridian Counseling! My name is Sandra Kushnir and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I always knew my purpose in life was to one day create a program that helps others, de-stigmatizes mental health, and guides others towards...
Duane Osterlind
LMFT, CSAT
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Long Beach, California

Duane Osterlind, Founder and Clinical Director of Novus Mindful Life Institute located in Long Beach California, is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor. Duane Osterlind holds a B.A. and Masters...
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Pasadena, CALIFORNIA

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California, Florida

Do you want a deeper sense of connection or a greater sense of purpose in life? You may be dealing with stress, fear, marriage issues, dating difficulties, confusion, life transitions, low self worth, career direction, or something else impacting...
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Sierra Madre, California

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California

Rubina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist. She has a private practice at Sync Counseling Center in Sierra Madre. She received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical...
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I offer a safe and supportive environment to help you identify and resolve unhealthy patterns that keep you from moving forward. You might be feeling stuck due to becoming emotionally disconnected with your partner, experiencing a traumatic event or...
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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...
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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...
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Tustin, California

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California

Warm, patient and eat to talk to therapist in the Tustin, California area. My experience and passion is working with individual and couples struggling with addiction, relationship issues and trauma.
Jan Covyeau
AMFT, MA
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Irvine, California

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California

Do you find the relationships in your life lacking connection? Relationships can make life worth living or they can make your life challenging. Whether it is a marriage that isn't going well, a parent/child relationship that never seems to work or...
Amanda Stemen
LCSW, MS
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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,...

An Overview of Mental Health in Hawthorne, California

Hawthorne is a southern California city, located in Los Angeles County. Data retrieved in the 2017 United States Census Survey indicates an estimated population of 87,854, an approximate four-percent increase compared with figures from 2010. This growth may be attributed in part to the presence of several large-scale business headquarters, including SpaceX and the Northrop Corporation.

In spite of the foundation created by these companies, Hawthorne does face its own economic difficulties. A rate of employment on par with the national average belies the elevated number of persons living below the poverty threshold. The average income level ranks well below countrywide figures, and nearly one in five individuals under the age of 65 is living without health insurance. The city also ranks among top 40 in California with regard to violent crime per capita.

When people feel less safe where they live, or feel less able to provide proper care for themselves and their family, mental health problems can develop. It’s important to understand how these factors affect a population, how to identify when help is needed and where individuals can seek out treatment.

How Crime Impacts Mental Health

Elevated crime rates can affect a population in several different ways, both directly and indirectly. The National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) calls to light troubling statistics concerning those who have been personally affected by various types of crimes:

  • Victims reported being effected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at a nearly tripled rate compared to those without such experience. One quarter endured this disorder throughout the rest of their lives, versus a rate of 9.4% in the general population.
  • A nationwide study revealed that female victims of aggravated assault met criteria to be diagnosed with major forms of depression 55% of the time.
  • PTSD and other mental disorders were reported at substantially higher rates in those who identified as victims of sexual assault, whether as children or adults.

Furthermore, these types of negative effects are not limited to the victims of crime themselves. Family members, friends and neighbors are all capable of being impacted. Specifically, immediate relatives of murder victims were shown to develop PTSD in more than 23% of reported cases. Equally worrying is the potential fallout for those who simply live in proximity to these type of regular incidents.

The National Library of Medicine has published a study suggesting that the fear of crime produces a measurable impact on any population. A survey of 10,000 adults aged 35-55 indicated that the risk of depression was nearly double in those who reported a fearful stance toward crime. There was an observed correlation between greater fear and reduced likelihood of engaging in beneficial social or physical activities, both said to be common influencers of depression.

Financial Concerns Relating to Mental Health

In 2017, the reported poverty rate in the U.S. stood at just over 12%. Hawthorne’s rate of 19.2%, however, helps to underscore the relationship between economic and mental health challenges. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offered data illustrating the issue in closer detail, showing that families whose income fell below the national poverty threshold were most likely to be affected by a diagnosis of mental illness.

This concern is compounded by another troubling 2017 Census statistic: more than one in five Hawthorne residents reported living without the benefit of health insurance for this period. This far exceeds the national average of 10.2%, defining the difficulty many experience in simply seeking therapy. High costs and lack of insurance are two key factors that discourage those in need from pursuing medical services, be they physical or mental.

A return to the NCVC study brings these issues full circle. The organization estimates that $53 billion-plus dollars were spent on counseling for victims of crime in the year 2003. Further, they suggest that a third of all mental health-related payments by victims of physical or sexual assault were made out-of-pocket, a potentially very serious burden even for someone not living below the poverty line.

Help is Available in Hawthorne

Though many of Hawthorne’s problems are clearly defined, it’s important to know that helpful services are available. The E-Counseling therapist directory was made to simplify the search, making it easier than ever to find a caring, qualified mental health professional in the Los Angeles County area.