Anaheim, California Therapists

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

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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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With over twenty years of experience as a clinician, and a graduate of USC specializing in addictions, relationships, co-dependency, trauma, parenting, divorce and single parenting, she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a...
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...
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...
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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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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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Los Angeles, California

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California

Do you feel like you have a hard time controlling your emotions? Do you have trouble expressing yourself or reacting destructively? If your emotions are getting in the way of your relationships, school, career, or overall life satisfaction, you...
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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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Santa Monica, California

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California

Sophie is a British citizen who moved to Los Angeles in 1995. After starting a family in 2002, she decided to return to school and complete her masters in clinical psychology. Five years later she became fully licensed as a marriage and family...
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Oceanside, California

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California, New Jersey

Having you been having trouble managing your emotions? Have negative thoughts about yourself and the world been impacting your behavior? Together it is possible to identify skills to effectively cope with emotional distress, increase compassion...
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Malibu, California

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with almost 5 years of experience working as a child development and parenting specialist, as well as a life coach to individuals working through a variety of life’s challenges. I have...
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Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Fullerton and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Theater from Occidental College in Los Angeles,...
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Marina del Rey, California

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California

You’re stuck at home and stressed-out to the max! You love your partner but you didn’t sign up for 24/7 togetherness. You need support and tools—right NOW! You are used to working hard and getting what you want, but there isn’t much you can...
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Woodland Hills, California

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Gina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist. She works in a private practice setting in Woodland Hills, CA. She works solely with young children and specializes in children of divorce and abuse. She is bilingual in...
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...
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...
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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Woodland Hills, California

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California

Hi there, I'm so glad you are reaching out to work on a better you. I am a Doctoral candidate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and I practice being present and authentic in the therapeutic room in a way that facilitates a deeper connection with my...
Holly Freeling
MA, LMFT, ATR
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Pasadena, California

Holly is a versatile, flexible, and forward-thinking psychotherapist who has worked with a wide variety of people. Her optimism and curiosity attracts many clients to her private practice in Pasadena, California. Holly believes that part of the gift...
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Los Angeles, California

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California, Louisiana

I’m offering virtual therapy via phone, Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom so that you can feel safe while working with me. Reach out to me, or furnish your contact info so that I can reach out to you, and we can get you started on feeling better today. My...
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...
Sloane Fabricius
LMFT-Supervisor, LPCC 15
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Westlake Village, California

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California

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in private practice serving adults, teens and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, anger, parenting, self-acceptance, and shame based issues. I come from a Humanistic perspective,...
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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...
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ilona Varo is a Hungarian born psychotherapist practicing in Los Angeles. Her background in the beauty/entertainment industry as well the healing arts informs her unique, curious, mindful and client-centered approach. ilona has an extensive...

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Anaheim, California

Anaheim is one of California’s larger cities located in Orange County and is perhaps best known for being home to Disneyland, the world-famous theme park. It boasts an impressive population of roughly 351,000 citizens. That number only continues to get higher as more people flood into the area. Anaheim first saw a massive population surge of 615 percent after the construction of Disneyland, and the number of residents has been only on the rise ever since. Of course, it’s a statistical truth that a booming population that’s arriving at a fast rate is going to impact the mental health of those living in Anaheim. This means increased rates of anything ranging from generalized anxiety and depression to eating disorders. However, the situation Anaheim and California as a whole is dealing with is very much a crisis. Experts believe the continuous population spike is exacerbating the already poor conditions. But, that’s not the only problem. Let’s break down the reasons behind Anaheim’s rising mental health issue rate and explain how to get in contact with a fitting therapist.

An Overview of Mental Health in Anaheim, California

Relative to the rest of the nation, Anaheim is in desperate need of improvements that address the mental health crisis. California as well as the surrounding areas ranked in the bottom 50 percent of states regarding mental illness in 2017; a worrying statistic indicative of a nationwide problem. But, it’s not the only one Americans have to worry about. According to a new report by the Public Policy Institute of California, more than one in four children living in Anaheim are experiencing abject poverty. Growing up and remaining below the poverty level means you’re far more likely to be suffering from a mental illness of some form. The national average for adults above the poverty line to be diagnosed with a mental illness is anywhere from 15 percent to 20 percent, depending on the level of income. However, the percent of mentally ill adults living under the federal poverty level is almost 30 percent.

Unfortunately, a life filled with destitution will sometimes stay that way, especially when someone was born into it. Many of Anaheim’s citizens are suffering from chronic homelessness. The number of homeless individuals per capita in Orange County is significantly higher than that of the rest of the country. So much so that the city of Anaheim declared a  state of emergency in 2017 concerning the growing homeless population. Homelessness plays a significant role in mental health. People living on the streets and in shelters are 20% more likely to have mental illness than the rest of the population.

Another demographic that is statistically vulnerable to higher rates of substance abuse and mental health problems are all parties that deal with divorce. Even children. It’s a well-known fact that parental divorce is a key factor in the development of childhood psychiatric illness. Sadly, Anaheim, California has one of the highest rates of spousal divorce in the country. A whopping 72 percent, of Orange County marriages end in divorce, compared to the national average of 50 percent. The best way to combat prospective divorce is with counseling. If you or your spouse feel as though the relationship is in jeopardy, it’s advised that you seek counseling before making any decisions about separation. Take the interests and future mental health status of all parties involved into consideration.

In addition to more homeless people and divorced couples, California’s   elderly population . is also growing. This is because of transplants moving in from other states as well as an increase in life expectancy. Mental health conditions that relate to old age are on the rise in Anaheim. Diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia are ten percent more prevalent in Orange County than the average American city and five percent higher than the rest of California.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Anaheim, California

While both the local and federal government are concerned about Anaheim’s mental health crisis, not much progress is being made in terms of accessibility to treatment. Legislation attempting to solve the problem is written and passed frequently, but often make little impact. The complexity of the situation is too much for merely funding and more laws to solve, as it tends to just deal with symptoms of the problem rather than help to search for a solution.

Statistically, progress is being made on the insurance side of things. Two years after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was put into law, the amount of uninsured Californians was cut in half. Today, the rate of uninsured people is nine percent. However, that means millions of people in need of treatment are being left without it.

Mental Health Resources in Anaheim, California

Thankfully, the Anaheim area provides its citizens with a hefty amount of resources designated for treating mental illnesses. These include renowned hospitals like the West Anaheim Medical Center and the Anaheim Global Medical Center. Both of which offer a variety of services catered to those suffering from mental health issues. UCI Health Psychiatry Services specialize in treating mental illness and is available for those in need of outpatient services.