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.


Douglas Mitchell

LMFT
6 years experience
Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, bipolar and ADHD. I'm sensitive to those who have suffered or experienced physical trauma or emotional... Read More
Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

Lauren Rodriguez

MS, LMFT
15 years experience
Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters and Bachelors degrees in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I commend you on making the decision to begin counseling. Life is a struggle for everyone at some point and every single... Read More
Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Dr. Lukas Jaeggi

PhD
20 years experience
I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions. I also helped many people who have experienced traumatic stress or abuse. My counseling style is empathic, nonjudgmental and encouraging. My approach integrates depth psychology, neuroscience and trauma theory. I will tailor our conversation and... Read More
I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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

Laura Kluss

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought disorders, relationship issues and grief. I have extensive experience working with people who have experienced trauma and abuse. I have worked in a community inpatient psychiatric hospital, state prisons, and now work with veterans at... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Sharon Valentino

LMFT, CAATC, RAS
8 years experience
I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you want to be? Is your life working out the way you wanted and expected it to? We all cope with stressors in different ways. I help people deal with stress more successfully with caring, plus... Read More
I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Luis Resendez

LMFT
9 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. Many clients I have worked with have endured disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and family conflict. I have been trained in several modalities and evidenced based practices including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 9 years

Jennifer Yates

MC, LMFT
20 years experience
If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage to seek help, and I am here for you with genuine care and compassion. I will work with you from a holistic standpoint as I firmly believe that the mind and body are connected, and... Read More
If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Jack Grabon

LCSW, CPC
15 years experience
Hello there! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California and New York. I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life/health coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, drug problems, existential or spiritual crises, trauma, relationship issues and weight loss. My counseling style is gentle and supportive, yet powerful. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.... Read More
Hello there! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California and New York. I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life/health coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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.