Whittier, 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,...
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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,...
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Sierra Madre, California

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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...
Ron Gray
LMFT, MA,
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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
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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
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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...
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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...
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Irvine, California

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California

We all possess an innate ability to make healthy changes. No matter how distressing life stressors are, I believe that you can become more emotionally effective and take charge of your life! Backed by neuroscience on attachment and relationships, I...
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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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...
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Newport Beach, California

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Hello. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Newport Beach, California. I believe the seed was planted early in my life to become a therapist. I have always had a heart for the person who was disadvantaged in some way or dealing with a...
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Tustin, California

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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.
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Encino, California

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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
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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...
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Thanks for visiting! I received my doctorate degree in Social Work at The University of Sydney in Australia and I am a licensed social worker in CA #78087. I also have a background in counseling and psychology. My parents are from Taiwan and...
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If you struggle with anxiety and want to find peace and confidence in your life, you have found the right therapist. I know the struggle all too well: frequent worrying, over thinking, difficulty sleeping, irritability, and self doubt. Maybe you...
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Long Beach, California

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California

Thirty years as talent in radio led to a career change in 2011. After thinking about being a therapist for many years, I'm doing work I love, in particular work with couples in crisis. I also work with individuals and families. My life experiences...
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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...
Suzanne Riedel
LMFT, EMDR
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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
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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...

An Overview of Mental Health in Whittier, California

Just 12 miles from Los Angeles, Whittier is home to just over 87,000 people inside its 14.8 square miles. This is one of the more economically stable areas with a median household income of $73,886 as of 2016, which was higher than the state median at that time by about $6,000. Estimated median real estate values in Whittier are approximately $30,000 higher than the state median. The population of the city is predominantly Hispanic (66.3 percent), followed by 25 percent Caucasian people, and 5.4 percent Asian residents. The remaining individuals are from a variety of groups each representing less than 1 percent of the population.

Another appealing aspect of living in Whittier is the crime rate of 248.9 incidents per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average. Only a small percentage of crimes are violent with the vast majority being offenses against property. Jobs are plentiful, and the unemployment rate of 4.8 percent is lower than the state average as well. Even the weather contributes to the pleasantness of living in Whittier. Typical for this part of California, Whittier receives much less precipitation than the rest of the United States through the spring and summer months.

However, even in this idyllic setting, people still need help dealing with mental health challenges and their overall emotional well-being. As part of Los Angeles County, Whitter was evaluated as part of the Community Health Needs Assessment published in 2016 by PIH Health Hospitals. Los Angeles County did not meet its targets in terms of mental and behavioral health when compared to the rest of the state and the Healthy People 2020 benchmarks. The same was true for substance abuse. Mental health care was one of the top three health issues, along with obesity and cardiovascular disease, found to be having a severe or very severe impact on the community.

Barriers to Mental Health Care in Whittier, California

Whittier is part of Service Planning Area 7 in the Community Health Needs Assessment. In this region, respondents indicated that mental health needs were significant.

  • Of adults responding, 9.2 percent reported serious psychological distress in the last year.
  • Approximately 21 percent indicated needing help for emotional and/or substance abuse issues in the past year. However, only 12.2 percent of the population actually received that type of help.
  • Almost half of the responding population reported needing mental health and/or substance abuse services and being unable to access it.
  • For teenagers responding to the survey, 18.9 percent reported needing help with emotional or mental health difficulties in the past year. Stress is cited as a primary cause of mental health distress among teens.
  • The community includes a high percentage of foreign born and non-English speakers. This population is more susceptible to a perceived stigma associated with seeking out help with mental health difficulties.
  • In spite of increasing availability of insurance coverage for behavioral and mental health services, copays and deductibles are high and benefits are limited.

Innovation in Whittier, California

As awareness has grown about these issues, the Whittier Police Department and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) entered into an innovative partnership. Together these two agencies create the Whittier Mental Health Evaluation Team (WMHET). Officers and mental health professionals work together to handle calls involving people who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. The teams can also respond to situation that call for a social services intervention. Once the initial emergency has passed, the WMHET arranges for follow up and ongoing care. Besides leading to better outcomes for consumers, this approach has led to an improved relationship between law enforcement and the provider community.

How to Find the Help You Need in Whittier, California

If you’re looking for the help of a qualified mental health professional in Whittier, E-Counseling.com offers a directory to help you find the information you need quickly and anonymously. This comprehensive list includes each provider’s credentials, level of experience, and any specialties. You can also read a statement written by each counselor or therapist, so you can get a sense of how he or she approaches the therapeutic relationship. Consumers find this helpful in identifying someone they can work with comfortably without having to waste time on phone calls and visits that don’t help them get better.