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.


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

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

Amber Jones-Moore

LCSW
3 years experience
I am excited to connect with you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals who may be struggling with a variety of issues and life situations. I have a flexible schedule and can accommodate your scheduling needs. I would like you to know that our sessions provide you with a safe space in which to talk about anything you wish and to express yourself... Read More
I am excited to connect with you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals who may be struggling with a variety of issues and life situations. I have a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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

Rhapsody Flores

LCSW
14 years experience
Rhapsody Flores is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides client-centered therapy to adults, veterans, and families. Rhapsody has experience treating a range of issues including severe psychiatric disorders such as mood and thought disorders, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, and LGBTQ+. Rhapsody was born and raised in Northern California. She earned a Bachelors degree in Collaborative Health and Human Services with an emphasis in Social Work at California State University at Monterey... Read More
Rhapsody Flores is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides client-centered therapy to adults, veterans, and families. Rhapsody has experience treating a range of issues including severe psychiatric disorders such as mood and thought disorders, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal relationship... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Katie Jones

LICSW
12 years experience
Katie Jones has provided direct outpatient therapeutic services to a diverse clientele for more than 10 years and has 7+ years of experience in management and supervision. She has worked with children, adolescents, young adults and families who have a wide variety of needs related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, as well as academic, behavioral and/or peer difficulties in both private practice and community mental health settings. Katie has extensive experience in working with... Read More
Katie Jones has provided direct outpatient therapeutic services to a diverse clientele for more than 10 years and has 7+ years of experience in management and supervision. She has worked with children, adolescents, young adults and families who... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Ashwini Gupta

MFT
20 years experience
Namaste, my name is Ashwini Gupta and I am a licensed MFT (with almost 15 years of post-licensure practical experience) working with individuals and families experiencing stress related reactions that affect them personally and in their relationships. My approach is empathically focused with getting to know my clients needs being the priority. I combine strong evidence based clinical techniques combined with eastern esoteric knowledge rooted in ancient old world wisdom. My work is... Read More
Namaste, my name is Ashwini Gupta and I am a licensed MFT (with almost 15 years of post-licensure practical experience) working with individuals and families experiencing stress related reactions that affect them personally and in their relationships. My approach is... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Tamil
  • Experience: 20 years

Christie Stegmaier

MS, LMFT
5 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT# 111636) with over five years’ experience. Along my journey of becoming a therapist, I have also received 40-hours of domestic violence training. I have worked with individuals with a wide variety of issues including domestic violence, depression, anxiety, relationship and intimacy issues, parenting issues, personality disorders, and OCD. I have also worked with many individuals who have experienced trauma and abuse. Although I am more... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT# 111636) with over five years’ experience. Along my journey of becoming a therapist, I have also received 40-hours of domestic violence training. I have worked with individuals with a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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.