Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Buena Park, California

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

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

Leslie Brueckner

LMFT
7 years experience
My name is Leslie, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). The title may be misleading in my case though, because I work mostly with individuals. I have been counseling since 2012, bringing a non-judgmental, empathetic and wholly supportive attitude into every counseling relationship. The clinical theories from which I draw most heavily are client-centered and cognitive behavioral therapies. I will be a genuine presence who always listens... Read More
My name is Leslie, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). The title may be misleading in my case though, because I work mostly with individuals. I have been counseling since 2012, bringing a non-judgmental,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Christin Frederick

MA, LMFT
3 years experience
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use humor and compassion to create connection. This connection creates a safe place for us to exchange ideas, to talk about experiences and to share honestly with one another. I have 3 years of experience working... Read More
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Katina Boulai

MA, LMFT
8 years experience
My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families, couples, and individuals using a relational, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems approach. I have experience with diverse populations with issues relating to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, parenting, divorce, grief, life transitions, and... Read More
My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Norma Cuenca

MA, LMFT
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol/Drug Counselor, in California, with more than 7 years of experience providing direct mental health therapy and alcohol/drug counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety of presenting issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as family conflicts and teenagers’ issues. I am aware of cultural factors and I am sensitive and respectful of people’s... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol/Drug Counselor, in California, with more than 7 years of experience providing direct mental health therapy and alcohol/drug counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • 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

Ayana Rose

LMFT
15 years experience
Hi, I'm Ayana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Counseling Psychology and an EMDR practitioner. Some of my specialties include: strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, supporting mothers and mothers-to be, teens, adolescents and working with those suffering from anxiety, parenting issues and PTSD. Some of my valuable experience includes working as a clinician with teen girls in a group home... Read More
Hi, I'm Ayana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Counseling Psychology and an EMDR practitioner. Some of my specialties include: strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, supporting mothers and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Kaitlyn McNulty

LCSW
8 years experience
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I started my work as a therapist in New York after obtaining my Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have been working as a therapist in California for the last five years. I have experience working with a wide variety of individuals in different settings including within community agencies, in homes, and in schools.... Read More
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I started my work as a therapist in New York after obtaining my Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have... 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

Leah Finn

LMFT
6 years experience
Hello and welcome! My name is Leah Finn. I am a marriage and family therapist based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and licensed in California. My goal is to help you achieve your goals. Since 2010, I have worked with clients from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to effectively manage and cope with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I have also helped many people who have... Read More
Hello and welcome! My name is Leah Finn. I am a marriage and family therapist based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and licensed in California. My goal is to help you achieve your goals. Since 2010, I have worked... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Buena Park, California

Buena Park, California, is one of several cities in Orange County that is known for its tourist industry. It is home to the famous Knott’s Berry Farm amusement park and only 15 minutes away from Disneyland. There were 83, 834 people living in Buena Park as of 2017, and the population grew by over 10 percent between 2015-2016.

However, despite this city’s mild climate, many points of interest and a low unemployment rate of 3.10 percent, mental health care and the number of people experiencing some form of mental illness are on the rise, especially in Orange County. To understand why there is such a wide gap between those suffering from depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, bipolar disorder versus available treatment, it is necessary to examine social and economic factors that may be contributing to these problems.

Mental Health Factors in Buena Park

While Buena Park boasts a lower unemployment rate than other cities in Orange County, it is still slightly higher than the national average of 3.7 percent. Anxiety and depression can develop or grow when an individual is out of work or cannot find a job, and there are other factors that can trigger mental health problems which include:

  • Fear of Failure: Teen suicide has risen sharply, with over 4,500 children taking their lives under what they feel to be an overwhelming amount of pressure to succeed;
  • A Lack of Higher Education: Over 10,000 of Buena Park’s residents did not attend college, which may lead to feelings of failure or low self-esteem;
  • Feelings of Social Isolation: A significant portion of the city’s population was not born in the United States, and this could cause mental health issues that stem from feeling isolated and alone;
  • Social Media Influence: Online bullying and a distorted self-image as a result of social media can result in actions such as self-harm and suicide.

Age and gender are also factors for suicide victims in Buena Park. Percentages for suicides in those over the age of 75 are on the rise in Orange County, and that same report from The Orange County Register noted that deaths by self-inflicted gunshot wounds in males spike after the age of 25, when it is easier for them to gain access to a weapon.

The Challenges of Finding a Therapist in Buena Park

A serious lack of mental health care has impacted the well-being of residents of Buena Park and in the surrounding county. In California itself, the number of available psychiatric beds decreased nearly 30 percent between 1995-2014. In addition, 14 percent of Buena Park’s residents live in poverty and likely do not have access to the kind of health care needed when it comes to treating mental illness.

Age also seems to be playing a role for those in Buena Park who do not get the mental health care they require. For example, nearly 10,000 of the city’s residents are over the age of 65, which may mean they are suffering from limited mobility and cannot reach a medical center. The same report shows that more than 750 of the city’s veterans are age 75 and older, and those that suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or some other type of mental issue as the result of combat might be misdiagnosed by well-meaning family members who dismiss these serious problems as the common mental decline of old age.

Availability of Mental Health Resources in Buena Park

While there are many challenges for Buena Park’s residents when it comes to finding help for mental health problems, there is hope as well. In March of 2018, Orange County announced it would spend over $70 million to permanently house the area’s homeless and give them access to both physical and mental health care. This news came only a few months after the announcement of a mental health and addiction treatment center opening near a large homeless camp near the Santa Ana River.

Mental health care treatment in Buena Park is not limited to the homeless, however. People from all walks of life can find help within the city at such places like the Mental Health Association of Orange County, which is a non-profit center that treats children, adults, veterans and low-income individuals.

Connect With a Therapist in Buena Park

It can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to finding a therapist. However, E-Counseling.com can help match you with a therapist in Buena Park with its comprehensive directory of services in the area. Help is available, so begin your journey to good mental health today.