Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Carson, California

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


Dr. Michael Damian

PhD
5 years experience
LIFE-CHANGING, SUPPORTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR YOUNG ADULTS & MIDLIFE Hi, I'm Dr. Michael Damian. I hold a PhD in clinical psychology and maintain a private practice in California. I would be deeply honored to assist you in your journey, if you feel moved to work with me. I specialize in helping *young adults* and *midlife adults* live their best life and become who they truly are. My approach is very solution-focused while also helping you to understand... Read More
LIFE-CHANGING, SUPPORTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR YOUNG ADULTS & MIDLIFE Hi, I'm Dr. Michael Damian. I hold a PhD in clinical psychology and maintain a private practice in California. I would be deeply honored to assist you in your journey, if you feel... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Brianna Tarpey

MA, LMFT, PPSC
3 years experience
Brianna Tarpey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #113607, associate Professional Clinical Counselor #4233, and credentialed school counselor who provides individual, couples, and family therapy. Her background includes working with children of color, low-income families who suffer from trauma, working with students with special needs, as well as working with students and families in the school setting. Her therapeutic approach relies heavily on humanistic and psychodynamic models and she utilizes client centered therapy, cognitive... Read More
Brianna Tarpey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #113607, associate Professional Clinical Counselor #4233, and credentialed school counselor who provides individual, couples, and family therapy. Her background includes working with children of color, low-income families who suffer from trauma,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Maria Rios

LMFT
7 years experience
Hello! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in a counseling field since 2012. I have experience working in residential and outpatient settings and in my own private practice with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationships issues, parenting, teen concerns, life transitions, and a wide range of challenges including grief/loss, trauma, abuse, OCD, bipolar, and crisis and adjustment issues. I mostly tend to draw from the... Read More
Hello! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in a counseling field since 2012. I have experience working in residential and outpatient settings and in my own private practice with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Dr. Megan Rhoads

Psy.D.
3 years experience
Sometimes we find ourselves reacting to a situation in a manner that is not like us, then we wonder "Why did I just do that?" I believe you have the answer, and I can help you find it! ​Through the BetterHelp platform, you and I will work collaboratively to establish a path toward clearly-defined goals. My approach is two-pronged: you will learn and practice practical skills you can use as soon as you walk out... Read More
Sometimes we find ourselves reacting to a situation in a manner that is not like us, then we wonder "Why did I just do that?" I believe you have the answer, and I can help you find it! ​Through the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Dr. Carmen Majied

PsyD, LMFT
17 years experience
Greetings! My name is Dr. Carmen Majied and I am pleased that you've chosen to visit BetterHelp! A little about me... I come to you as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a compassionate clinician with 17 years of professional experience providing individual and couples counseling. In my work with individuals and couples who are seeking support and guidance, I assign top... Read More
Greetings! My name is Dr. Carmen Majied and I am pleased that you've chosen to visit BetterHelp! A little about me... I come to you as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 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

Dr. Maria Arieta

Psy.D.
10 years experience
Welcome. I've been providing psychotherapy to clients of all ages and from diverse backgrounds for over 10 years. Clients come to me when they want something to be better in their lives and I help them realize and reach their goals. I draw from different theoretical backgrounds in order to help. I look forward to our work together.... Read More
Welcome. I've been providing psychotherapy to clients of all ages and from diverse backgrounds for over 10 years. Clients come to me when they want something to be better in their lives and I help them realize and reach... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Kathleen Pederson

LMFT
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have years of experience working in a clinical setting with individuals, couples and families. I have experience working with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, anger management, eating disorders, ADHD, and PTSD. My therapy style is collaborative, warm and I like to use a little bit of humor. I use many techniques and interventions that I feel will benefit each... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have years of experience working in a clinical setting with individuals, couples and families. I have experience working with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Cassandra Del Greco

LMFT, LPCC
5 years experience
“Change Your Thoughts and You’ll Change Your World”. My goal is to offer and provide support within the therapeutic relationship that allows for you to gain insight on discovering your needs. I believe that everyone needs support but struggles with how to ask for help. In my practices I provide the time and space for you to feel heard, supported, and most importantly I provide empathy. Empathy is a powerful word as it defines the... Read More
“Change Your Thoughts and You’ll Change Your World”. My goal is to offer and provide support within the therapeutic relationship that allows for you to gain insight on discovering your needs. I believe that everyone needs support but struggles with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Arthur Belmont

LMFT, CADC-CAS
23 years experience
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our control. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC) who has been practicing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy since 1994 working with individuals, youth and families in a wide variety of settings... Read More
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years

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.

It can be confusing knowing where to start on the path to improved mental health. That is why E-counseling has compiled and organized therapists in an easily accessible online directory. Use the consolidated information to find licensed counselors and review credentials, years of experience, languages spoken and areas of expertise. You and your loved ones should not have to suffer when help is available. Take the first step towards a happier you today.