Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Alhambra , California

Find a therapist in Alhambra, California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Alhambra to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Cait Glenn

LCSW
7 years experience
Many people seek therapy to make improvements in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and conquer what you feel is holding you back. Working together, I can guide you to move forward through roadblocks and reclaim what you truly want in your life. I am experienced in working with adults and older adults. My specialties include, Stress and Anxiety Management, Life Transitions, Relationship Improvement, Grief/Loss, Cancer and Chronic Illness as well... Read More
Many people seek therapy to make improvements in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and conquer what you feel is holding you back. Working together, I can guide you to move forward through roadblocks and reclaim what... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Gina Marquardt

LMFT
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, career concerns, substance abuse, LGBT issues, family and relationship issues, and coping with chronic illnesses. I utilize various types of therapy in my practice, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Jeanette Salinas

LCSW, CT
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Thanatologist (specialist in grief and loss). I received my master’s degree and LCSW in Sacramento, California over 30 years ago. I have extensive experience working with all types of clients. My specialty is in grief and loss including pet loss, transitions, PTSD and trauma. In addition, I have experience counseling individuals with Bi-Polar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, OCD and Borderline Personality Disorder. I have worked... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Thanatologist (specialist in grief and loss). I received my master’s degree and LCSW in Sacramento, California over 30 years ago. I have extensive experience working with all types of clients.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Adrina Wilson

LMFT, 107939
5 years experience
Adrina Wilson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapeutic services to individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families. Some of her specialties include working with individuals who are seeking support with depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues, marital conflicts, trauma, parenting, family conflict, phase of life issues, LGBT issues, grief and loss, and substance use. Adrina has worked in county mental health, private agencies, and school based agencies which has included individuals from unique... Read More
Adrina Wilson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapeutic services to individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families. Some of her specialties include working with individuals who are seeking support with depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues, marital conflicts,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Ariel Macon-Richard

LCSW
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Certified Wellness Coach with over 13 years of experience with adults, adolescents, couples and families. I have experience working with individuals and couples experiencing a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, new life phase/transition issues, relationship issues, family problems, career challenges and stress/life imbalance. I am dedicated to working with individuals and families in creating healthier and happier individuals and relationships. I have helped individuals improve... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Certified Wellness Coach with over 13 years of experience with adults, adolescents, couples and families. I have experience working with individuals and couples experiencing a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Amy Green

LPCC, LMFT
14 years experience
It's important to me that you have an idea of who I am as a human being first... then as a therapist. I am one year shy of 40. I have been with my husband since I was 20... and no, it wasn't always easy and yes, we did go to counseling, many times! I have a 18 year old daughter, who is by far one of my favorite people. I also have a 7... Read More
It's important to me that you have an idea of who I am as a human being first... then as a therapist. I am one year shy of 40. I have been with my husband since I was 20... and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Julie Borden

LCSW
19 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for more than twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Welfare and experience in a wide range of areas, including grief and loss, stress management, parenting challenges, depression, and communication in relationships. I know that making the decision to start therapy, and reaching out to find someone you can trust, is a big step, often one that people think about for... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for more than twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Welfare and experience in a wide range of areas, including grief and loss, stress management, parenting... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Billie Trahan

LPCC
17 years experience
Hello, my name is Billie Trahan, LPCC. I have been a counselor for 17 years, with experience regarding a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to, trauma, family issues, domestic violence, and mood disorders. I have worked in a range of clinical settings and with all ages and populations. I have extensive experience in trauma related issues, primarily abuse. I have worked as an on-site therapist... Read More
Hello, my name is Billie Trahan, LPCC. I have been a counselor for 17 years, with experience regarding a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to, trauma, family issues, domestic violence, and mood disorders. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Fabian Clavijo

LMFT
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with seven years experience providing psychotherapy at a community mental health agency. I worked with diverse populations in Orange County and Long Beach, proving individual, group, and family psychotherapy. As a humanistic therapist, I maintain a positive approach to psychotherapy by focusing on strengths and positive attributes. I assist my clients with developing a stronger, healthier sense of self, and with making rational choices towards achieving their maximum potential. My... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with seven years experience providing psychotherapy at a community mental health agency. I worked with diverse populations in Orange County and Long Beach, proving individual, group, and family psychotherapy. As a humanistic therapist,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Elizabeth Hansen

LCSW
17 years experience
Welcome to Better Help! I am so glad you are here. You have taken the first step towards being a healthier happier you. My name is Elizabeth Hansen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the states of Illinois, California and Georgia. I earned my Masters degree from the University of Southern California in 1993 and since then, have worked in a variety of settings with individuals and families. ... Read More
Welcome to Better Help! I am so glad you are here. You have taken the first step towards being a healthier happier you. My name is Elizabeth Hansen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Alhambra, California

Read any review of life in Alhambra and the food scene is sure to be mentioned. With a cultural diversity spanning immigrants from China, Vietnam, Mexico and more, this diverse city of 85,396 is welcoming and open-minded. Although it is slowly urbanizing, this San Gabriel Valley town is still relaxed, low-key and safe.

At just twenty minutes to downtown LA (isn’t everything in LA just 20 minutes away?) and Pasadena, there are plenty of nearby job opportunities for residents. The stunning shores of the Pacific Coast are not too far either. Housing and rent is also a little more affordable than other parts of Los Angeles County, making it ideal for people living on their own, young couples just starting out and older residents looking for retirement communities.

Mental Health in Alhambra

Mental health is one of main chronic illnesses that Californians have to cope with. Life in Alhambra has its own unique challenges as well.

  • Difficulty that Foreign-Born Residents Face in US: 6% of residents in Alhambra were born outside of the US. Foreign-born residents may find they need additional support to adapt to life in a new country and culture.
  • Poverty: The poverty in the Alhambra at 1% is higher than that of California and the US. Research points to a causal relationship between poverty and mental health difficulties, although the effects of poverty are complex.
  • Chronic Illness: In a community health needs assessment (CHNA), chronic illnesses such as diabetes and STDs/HIV/AIDS ranked high among health concerns. Those with chronic illnesses and their families and caretakers may require mental health services along with additional treatments.
  • Obesity: Obesity is another top health concern in LA county per the CHNA. The 36% of adults who are overweight or obese may be vulnerable to both mental and physical health challenges.
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction: Substance abuse continues to be a problem in LA county. For anyone dealing with the effects of addiction, mental health services may be able to help.

Mental Health Resources in Alhambra

There is a shortage of mental health resources in California that is projected to get worse. By 2025, the state is expected to lack as many as 1,848 psychiatrists, based on research from the California Health Resources and Services Administration. As a result, many Californians do not receive the help they need.

Despite these state-wide shortages, there is a range of licensed family and marriage therapists, licensed clinical social workers and licensed professional clinical counselors who serve the Alhambra area. These counselors draw from a variety of therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused, family systems, client centered, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness.

They have helped clients navigate complex trauma and abuse, LGBTQ issues, spirituality, identity formation, stress, grief, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, intimacy-related issues, anger managements and career difficulties. They also have experience helping clients manage and recover from anxiety, depression, addiction, bipolar disorder and eating disorders.

No matter what challenges you face in life, your therapist will work with you to develop an approach that works best for your specific situation.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Alhambra

In addition to the general shortage of mental health services in California, there are other financial-based obstacles to obtaining care for many in Alhambra. For the 11.7% of residents who don’t have health insurance and the 15.1% living in poverty, the cost of mental health services may seem prohibitive.

These residents should look into community organizations and non-profits that may offer alternative means to get counseling services and support. They may offer sliding scale treatments or free help lines and support groups which can be invaluable to those who need immediate help.

Language may also be a barrier for the 72.8% of Alhmabra residents who speak a language other than English. While more healthcare providers are providing services in Spanish, the second highest non-English language spoken in Alhambra, the Chinese and Vietnamese speakers may have a harder time finding the services they need.

Find a Therapist in Alhambra

In order to make the process of finding a care provider a little easier, check out our online therapist directory. The list includes therapists in the Alhambra area who are experienced and qualified in providing kind and non-judgmental care no matter what you are going through.