Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Bellflower, California

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


Chai Benson

MS, LMFT
14 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. My focus for the last 14 years has been to help people with their relationships and communicate better. I have led numerous anger management groups and worked with couples and families to meet their goals. Primarily, my experience has been with LGBT couples and individuals, African American families and women, single dads and Latino grandparents. Individually, I have helped those... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. My focus for the last 14 years has been to help people with their relationships and communicate better. I have led numerous anger management groups and worked... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Lisa Rose

LMFT
25 years experience
I am glad that you are reaching out for help; that is the first step and shows a tremendous amount of strength and courage on your part. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California with over 25 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients with many different struggles including addiction, relational issues, depression, anxiety, empowerment and self-esteem issues. I use many different therapeutic... Read More
I am glad that you are reaching out for help; that is the first step and shows a tremendous amount of strength and courage on your part. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Jennifer Hyatt

MA, MS, LMFT
5 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the state of California #99355 and the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board in Ohio #F.1800080. Providing therapy and helping others is my passion and purpose! I work best with those who are ready for and motivated towards a pivotal change. I use a down to earth and open minded approach as I partner with... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the state of California #99355 and the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board in Ohio #F.1800080. Providing therapy and helping... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Alyssa Eisman

LCSW, CADC, II
8 years experience
Welcome and thank you for visiting my BetterHelp profile! Seeking therapy takes a great deal of courage and I commend you for exploring therapy as a tool for self-exploration and growth. Many people find that building a supportive and collaborative relationship with their therapist contributes to the overall effectiveness and success of therapy. I strive to offer a safe and non-judgmental environment with a commitment to placing the highest priority on your care. We will... Read More
Welcome and thank you for visiting my BetterHelp profile! Seeking therapy takes a great deal of courage and I commend you for exploring therapy as a tool for self-exploration and growth. Many people find that building a supportive and collaborative... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Kelli Washington

LPCC
3 years experience
Hi, I'm Kelli and I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California. I have provided therapy services in Utah and California, and have been doing so for the last 4 years. I am passionate about the work I do and truly find it rewarding to be able to help someone through a challenging time in their life. I value the opportunity to empower my clients and help them to be their best selves.It is so... Read More
Hi, I'm Kelli and I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California. I have provided therapy services in Utah and California, and have been doing so for the last 4 years. I am passionate about the work I do and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Jesse Moon

MA, LMFT
11 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions, self esteem, career issues and a desire to increase your sense of happiness,well being and personal growth. I have expertise in Anger Management.. My approach is a combination of a humanistic strength based approach as well as... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 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

Jerome Scott Jr

LMFT
16 years experience
During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I have consistently demonstrated a high level of professionalism, therapeutic innovation and ethically responsible approach with resolving the critical issues encountered by our patients. I believe that this quote by Emmett Fox... Read More
During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Jessica Vickers

MA, LMFT
6 years experience
Welcome, I’m Jessica, and my goal is to provide a supportive environment as well as to equip you with the tools you need to empower yourself and maintain positive changes in your life. I enjoy the work I do and find the therapeutic relationship to be a powerful component of this long-lasting change. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara. My Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology... Read More
Welcome, I’m Jessica, and my goal is to provide a supportive environment as well as to equip you with the tools you need to empower yourself and maintain positive changes in your life. I enjoy the work I do and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Deborah Corey

LMFT
16 years experience
Hello, and congratulations for taking that important first step toward feeling better. My name is Deborah Corey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in managing depression and anxiety, ADHD, relationship counseling, career counseling, grief and loss, conflict resolution, and social/communication skill building. I have been counseling people from all walks of life for over 15 years and I love what I do. My clients have told... Read More
Hello, and congratulations for taking that important first step toward feeling better. My name is Deborah Corey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in managing depression and anxiety, ADHD, relationship counseling, career counseling, grief and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Bellflower, California

The residents of Bellflower, California, enjoy this city’s many benefits, such as its mild climate and close proximity to Los Angeles, which is less than an hour away. There are 77,687 people living in Bellflower, and a great majority of them work in a variety of employment sectors that include transport and storage, healthcare and retail. However, despite the overall prosperity residents enjoy, there are still a number of them who suffer from mental health issues that stem from problems such as divorce, addictive behavior and hereditary mental disorders. Before these problems can be addressed, it is important to understand how Bellflower’s social and economical factors may be affecting the way its residents receive mental health care.

Bellflower’s Economy and Mental Health

The top two industries in Bellflower is construction for males and healthcare services for females. That same report noted that over 10 percent of women are more present in the healthcare system than men, and the daily toil of seeing sick, injured and dying individuals may contribute to the development of mental problems that include:

  • Depression: Witnessing people suffer may bring on feelings of hopelessness;
  • Anxiety: The fast-paced, stressful environment of clinics and hospitals may raise anxiety levels;
  • Addiction: Some healthcare workers may turn to prescription drugs to help them work long hours or cope with the pain they see each day.

While it may seem ironic that healthcare workers are so vulnerable to these mental health issues, the stress they undergo every day makes it a common thread in the industry.

Unemployment in Bellflower may also be a factor in the number of residents who experience depression, anxiety and addiction problems. The city’s unemployment rate is 5.1 percent, more than two percent over the national average of 3.7 percent. Being unemployed can contribute to feelings of worthlessness and failure, and these emotions, along with the pressure of providing for one’s family without a means of income, can be mentally devastating. In addition, despite a positive outlook for future job growth in the city, the median household income in Bellflower is $49,360, which is lower than both the state and national averages. As a result, 14.8 percent of the population live in poverty.

Social Issues and Mental Health in Bellflower

Bellflower has a significant Hispanic population, and one census survey revealed that over 50 percent of the population does not speak English in the home. That same report noted that only 18 percent of the entire city’s population completed college with a bachelor’s degree. This combination could lead to a serious gap in mental health care services for those who do not speak English outside the home and who do not have the means to learn it.

Gender can play a role in the development of depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. For example, Bellflower’s women are more likely than men to have days when they experience poor mental health, have depressive feelings and contemplate suicide. This is a trend that spreads throughout California and the nation, as women often feel a great deal of daily pressure from juggling work, raising children and maintaining a household. These feelings are likely more intense for single mothers and those who are divorced, as they must face social stigmas and stereotypes that are often placed on them by the community.

The Challenges of Finding Mental Health Services in Bellflower

While the number of uninsured individuals in Los Angeles County has dropped over the past few years, over 20 percent are still without health insurance. This can make access to mental health services difficult, as some require pre-authorization from a primary care physician. Since uninsured residents are more likely to go to family clinics and those that charge on a sliding scale, access to this kind of treatment will probably be limited.

The elderly residents of Bellflower also face unique challenges when it comes to finding help for their mental illnesses. Not only are many limited due to physical issues, finding affordable transportation can also be a problem. Bellflower does have a transit system; however, elderly residents who live outside the city might not be able to reach the bus stops or find a route that is close enough to a facility that might help them.

Connect With a Therapist in Bellflower

If you need help finding mental health care in Bellflower, it is not too late. Connecting with E-Counseling.com and its directory of therapists can help you find assistance based on your individual needs, both mental and financial. Find a therapist today and get back on track with improved mental health.