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.


Joshua Siskin

LMFT,BA,MS
13 years experience
My success is based on your feeling better at the end of our session than at the beginning and by your progress in addressing the challenges you face from one session to the next. I have been a counselor and psychotherapy practitioner since 2007 and have met with a wide spectrum of clients in all age groups, from teenagers to octogenarians. My approach is to elicit and reinforce your positive attributes and competencies and to... Read More
My success is based on your feeling better at the end of our session than at the beginning and by your progress in addressing the challenges you face from one session to the next. I have been a counselor and psychotherapy... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Hebrew
  • Experience:13 years

Cheryl Williams

MA
3 years experience
Hello. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have a passion to help individuals and couples find their way to wholeness and good mental health. I have over 8 years of experience working in the mental health industry. I earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology. There comes a time in everyone’s life when they really need someone safe to talk to. They need someone who will not... Read More
Hello. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have a passion to help individuals and couples find their way to wholeness and good mental health. I have over 8 years of experience working in the mental... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Meredith Roudebush-Albaugh

MSW,LCSW
13 years experience
Reaching out for support during a difficult time can be challenging and even scary. I commend you for your courage in reaching out! I consider it a great honor to have the opportunity to walk alongside the individuals I work with in therapy during what are often times the most painful or challenging times in their lives. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with my Master's in Clinical Social Work in 2006 and I have... Read More
Reaching out for support during a difficult time can be challenging and even scary. I commend you for your courage in reaching out! I consider it a great honor to have the opportunity to walk alongside the individuals I work... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Shira Mehrnia

LMFT
10 years experience
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Los Angeles, CA with extensive experience in many areas of mental health. My goal is to help my clients expand their capacity for trust and intimacy in relationships and improve their overall quality of life. I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues and women suffering from prepartum and postpartum depression. I have significant experience in the treatment of eating disorders... Read More
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Los Angeles, CA with extensive experience in many areas of mental health. My goal is to help my clients expand their capacity for trust and intimacy in relationships and improve... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Ellen Suski

LCSW
4 years experience
Hello. I am a licensed social worker in California. I began practicing in the mental health/behavioral health field in 2011. I originally was licensed in Maryland in 2015 but then returned to California in 2016. Since starting in the field, I have worked with individuals ranging in age from 4 years old to 52 years old; most experience working with individuals between the ages of 10 and 35. I have experience working with individuals experiencing... Read More
Hello. I am a licensed social worker in California. I began practicing in the mental health/behavioral health field in 2011. I originally was licensed in Maryland in 2015 but then returned to California in 2016. Since starting in the field,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Tim Whetzel

LMFT,MA
18 years experience
Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along the journey of our life I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path." This sentence encapsulates the feelings many clients bring to therapy, the... Read More
Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Dr. Sue Pollington

PhD,LCSW,LAC
33 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a Diplomat in Psychotherapy. I have been practicing as a clinician for 33 years. I enjoy working with clients and I look forward to client sessions. My therapy focus is client centered. I come from a perspective... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:33 years

Estela Isla

LMFT
6 years experience
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space where you feel comfortable to share and to discuss difficult issues in your life. I am here to help. I have been working in the mental health field for 12 years and have been working... Read More
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:6 years

Sheree Earle

LCSW
32 years experience
I have been working in the field of clinical social work, here in Southern California, for over 30 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings, I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health challenges. I have the most experience working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma related issues as well as LGBTQ+ issues. I am client centered, utilizing various interventions taken from a range of therapeutic approaches.... Read More
I have been working in the field of clinical social work, here in Southern California, for over 30 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings, I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:32 years

Sheila Baghbeh

LMFT
10 years experience
Welcome to taking the first step in making yourself a priority! I have been seeing clients since 2005 and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. My basic philosophy in my life and regarding therapy is that most of us have the answers buried deep within ourselves regarding what we want for our lives, but due to past and present traumas and fear, we have difficulty accessing those thoughts and therefore remain... Read More
Welcome to taking the first step in making yourself a priority! I have been seeing clients since 2005 and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. My basic philosophy in my life and regarding therapy is that... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 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.