Carson, California Therapists

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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,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Thanks for visiting! I received my doctorate degree in Social Work at The University of Sydney in Australia and I am a licensed social worker in CA #78087. I also have a background in counseling and psychology. My parents are from Taiwan and...
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Torrance, California

Alexandra Armas, MA, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #117071. Alexandra earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

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,...
Katie Cheadle
AMFT, BA, MA
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Long Beach, California

Following my time as a student athlete at UC Berkeley, I began a career in Human Resources. After spending time in the corporate world coaching and training Executives, I realized my deep passion for helping others. I started to notice that...
Kathy Remeika
LMFT, Certified EMDR Therapist
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Long Beach, California

Kathy Remeika, M.A., MFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, adolescents, and families in Long Beach, California. Her counseling specialties include helping clients find solutions to...
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...
Jenna Samuels
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

When we get "stuck" in life, we can begin to feel lost and confused. My job is to help you figure out what is making you feel "stuck," and collaboratively help you to make the necessary adjustments in your life to get "unstuck." Together, we will...
Sabrina Fish
MA, AMFT
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Hermosa Beach, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

When the hard times hit, do they hit you hard? Do the good times feel fleeting? Whether you are a teenager, young adult, or adult - the ups and downs of life can be terrifying and confusing to navigate. Maybe your teenager is feeling alone at...
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Hermosa Beach, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hello! I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist currently providing tele-therapy and limited in person sessions out of my cozy office in Hermosa Beach. My multidimensional approach allows me to deliver a unique, private, and personalized...
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Manhattan Beach, California

My specialties include couples counseling, alcohol, drug, sex and love addiction, eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, sexual abuse,  and spiritual issues. I am extremely skilled at helping clients who have very difficult people in...
Amanda Stemen
LCSW, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

During this incredibly uncertain time you may be feeling anxious, sad, angry, and confused. You might be isolated or suffering from too much togetherness. Important plans have been put on hold. You can't use your usual coping tools (going outside,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

My clients usually approach me when they are ready to make a change in their lives. They are experiencing conflicts, inside themselves or with others, and are looking for an empathic, flexible and dynamic clinician to provide support and guidance....
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Seal Beach, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Marina del Rey, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

A few years ago, I left the money, the unlimited expense account and the world that was New York City corporate advertising. I was done helping brands, done supporting pocketbooks. ​I wanted to help others in a different and more personal way -...
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Los Angeles, California

After 25 years in the film industry as a film editor and composer, I went back to school, receiving a masters' degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Following a three-year internship, I received my license as a Marriage...
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Los Angeles, California

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  I have been treating OCD and anxiety disorders for 15 years in private practice. In addition to treating clients in private practice I am a therapist at the UCLA OCD Adult Intensive Treatment Program....
Michel Horvat
LMFT, MFC
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Los Angeles, California

I am an interactive, creative, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to...
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Los Angeles, California

I  am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. My practice is built around a strong belief in human resilience and intrinsic capacity to overcome challenges. Without this belief I would not be able to impact lives of so many. I feel...
Oriana Murphy
MA, CADC-II, LCSW, EMDR Trainee
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Los Angeles, California

I believe deeply in the value of being heard - something that many of us feel we have never experienced. I meet my clients with authenticity, transparency, and strengths-based solutions - characteristics that I have found to be "easier said than...
Susan Clayton
MA, LMFT, LPCC
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Los Angeles, California

I am passionate about helping my clients and I approach therapy with mindfulness, paying particular attention to the mind/body connection. We can make the conscious choice to learn and grow through our traumas, giving our lives deep meaning,...
Patricia Emberley
LMFT, LPC, LMHC, LPC,
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you feeling that a relationship or your life is not going the way you want? You may have a clear awareness of why this is or you may not. Are you having difficulty with someone you work with? Are you having difficulty with someone you work...
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Los Angeles, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Do you have “sticky” self-defeating thoughts that won’t leave you alone? Do you “know” you’re good enough but don’t “feel” it? Have you suffered the loss of a pet or loved one and struggling to find someone who “gets it”? I am...

An Overview of Mental Health in Carson, California

Located in Los Angeles County, Carson is home to a culturally diverse group of 92,735 residents. The city enjoys gorgeous weather throughout the year, ranking second in the nation for summer’s most comfortable cities. From professional sporting events at the local StubHub Center to some of the best beaches within a short drive, there is always something exciting to do in Carson, California.

Regardless of the beautiful weather and boundless activities, inhabitants of Carson are not immune from mental health struggles. Independent of location, tens of millions of Americans suffer from some form of mental illness. In the state of California 15.4% of adults experience psychological disorders with 4.2% of those considered serious. In addition, 7.6% of children in California are diagnosed as having a serious emotional disturbance.

Carson’s High Cost of Living

Living in Carson, California is not cheap. The national cost of living index is set at 100, while Carson’s falls at an index of 169.6. This indicates that it is significantly more expensive than the average US city. Two contributing factors include the price of housing and transportation, which includes commuting, gasoline and insurance. The median home cost in Carson is $528,400 compared to the national average of $216,200.

Even though the median household income of $71,420 is higher than the national median of $53,482, the cost of living compiled with high taxes can cause financial strain. Money issues are a common root of personal stress and may impact quality of relationships when there is conflict about monetary matters within the family.

Household Composition in Carson

The majority of people that live in Carson do so within a family unit. Out of the 24,729 homes, 19,856 are considered family households. The divorce rate is about 8.5% compared to California’s overall rate of 6.9%. However, in addition to divorce, another 6.19% of residents are widowed and 2.37% are separated. Single family households comprise 16.34% of the overall family households.

Depending on family structure, different challenges emerge. Married and separated couples benefit from marriage counseling to strengthen their relationship and avoid becoming another notch in the divorce statistic. Widowed residents suffer from feelings of grief and loss that can at times feel overwhelming. Whether a relationship is lost through divorce or death, therapeutic support can help the grieving process and facilitate healing.

In addition to families, 16.21% of Carson is comprised of single people with no children. A percentage of this population is the student body of California State University, Dominguez Hills located within Carson’s city limits. College students have different emotional needs due to both age and stage of life. Mental health intervention is crucial for young adults struggling with anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts.

Mental Health Resources in California

Compared to other states, California falls right in the middle of the pack in terms of overall mental illness prevalence and access to care. Within Los Angeles County there are a good number of mental health specialists available, second only to the Greater Bay Area in terms of support personnel per capita in the state. Per 100,000 people, there are 56 licensed clinical social workers, 80 marriage and family therapists, 46 psychologists, and 15 psychiatrists.

Unfortunately despite the many resources, not all adults seek or receive needed counseling services. In California, 63% of adults with mental illness do not obtain therapeutic intervention. This may be due to the cost associated with care or lack of information on how to find appropriate services.

Therapists in Carson, California

From serious, lifelong mental illness to short-term difficulties coping with life’s stressors, Carson has a variety of professionals to support your therapeutic needs. When looking for the right therapist for yourself or a loved one, do your research. Psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers are all licensed and can provide individual, couples or group therapy. Psychiatrists are also medical doctors and can prescribe medication.