Cerritos, California Therapists

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Peter Robbins
LMFT, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Fullerton, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Dr. Robbins is the Emergency Room Marital Therapist. What does that mean? Dr. Robbins specializes in bringing couples back from the brink of divorce. The type of therapy needed for those who are seriously considering divorce is very different from...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I offer a safe and supportive environment to help you identify and resolve unhealthy patterns that keep you from moving forward. You might be feeling stuck due to becoming emotionally disconnected with your partner, experiencing a traumatic event or...
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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...
Sharie Stines
LPC, PsyD
In-Person Sessions:

La Habra, California

Is it time to reclaim your life? I would love to help you on your journey of personal recovery.. Do you struggle with hurts caused by interpersonal emotional abuse, including narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, addictions, and other traumatizing...
Katie Cheadle
AMFT, BA, MA
In-Person Sessions:

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
In-Person Sessions:

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
In-Person Sessions:

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...
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...
Ron Gray
LMFT, MA,
In-Person Sessions:

Orange, California

 I am a highly experienced Christian counselor having worked with a large variety of client populations in various settings. My passion and focus is couple and family relationship building and repair. I work with highly distressed couples hoping to...
Suzanne Riedel
LMFT, EMDR
In-Person Sessions:

Orange, California

Sometimes, self-acceptance comes with some obstacles. Trauma, secrets, life stressors and messages we’ve received throughout life leave us feeling inadequate or lost. As an individual, couple or family, it takes courage to begin a journey toward...
Christine Luu
LCSW, MSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Christine is passionate about mental health because she has struggled with mental health issues and depression herself. She could feel and understand that it is something very difficult to live with daily without support. As an Asian American...
Christina Johnson
LMFT, Masters Degree
In-Person Sessions:

Huntington Beach, California

Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, a broken heart, a divorce, past trauma, a death, there is hope. Is something from your past affecting your present and destroying your hope for the future? Feeling better is about trying something...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

With an AA/BA/MA in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy, 8 years as an MFT, 10 years as a mental health counselor, and 10 years as an educator, I bring a lot of training and experience to your situation. I've been told many times that my...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Dr. Nightingale has been helping adults, couples, teens & children overcome anxiety & depression for over 30 yrs. Listen to her approach at: http://bit.ly/1OdWAX3 Amazon carries her self-help books for parents, couples & children. She's...
In-Person Sessions:

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,...
Ryan Moyher
MS, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Tustin, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I have a strong desire to support individuals and couples find relief from emotional distress and relationship challenges, while learning to cultivate balance and thrive. While everyone encounters difficulties in life, I firmly believe no one needs...
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Tustin, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Warm, patient and eat to talk to therapist in the Tustin, California area. My experience and passion is working with individual and couples struggling with addiction, relationship issues and trauma.
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California

Tanya Desloover is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. Tanya specializes in helping clients and their families recover from the traumatic consequences of addiction. She recognizes the...
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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...
In-Person Sessions:

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
In-Person Sessions:

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...
In-Person Sessions:

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...

An Overview of Mental Health in Cerritos, California

Cerritos, California, is a suburb of Los Angeles and one of the Gateway Cities in southeast Los Angeles County. As of July 2018, Cerritos was home to 50,462 residents. The community is very diverse. Sixty percent of the population is Asian, 20.6% Caucasian, and 13.5% Latino. Cerritos is a relatively affluent area, with a median household income of $106,190 as of 2019 compared to $71,228 for the State of California. However, this is offset somewhat by a high cost of living index of 141.7 compared to 100 for the United States.

More than 90% of homes have a broadband internet subscription, and more than 95% of households have a computer. Citizens of Cerritos are well-educated, with more than half (52%) holding at least a bachelor’s degree. Very few people lack health insurance (6.3%), and the rate of poverty is 4.9% compared to over 12% for the state. Some other positive aspects of life in Cerritos are safety and employment. The crime rate is roughly equal to that of the United States as a whole, 270.4 incidents per 100,000 in the population compared to 274.0 for the country. The unemployment rate as of March 2019 was 3.8%, less than 4.6% for California.

Mental Health in California

The 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment conducted by PIH Hospital – Downey found that 72% of respondents to the survey saw mental healthcare as having a severe or very severe impact on the well-being of the community. In the same study, 59% believe that mental healthcare availability has worsened over time, and 100% of respondents believe that Cerritos lacks sufficient resources to care for those in need of help. Participants ranked mental health services at the top of the list of the most critical health issues facing the community. The top three significant community health needs identified were the affordability of health insurance, the availability of substance abuse treatment, and the availability of mental health services.

Specific to Los Angeles County, 9.6% of adults indicated they had an episode of severe psychological distress in the last year, and 18% of adults reported needing help for emotional, mental, or substance abuse difficulties in the past year. However, only 13% reported getting help for those difficulties, while 43.2% reported needing assistance but not receiving it or not being able to access it. Among teenagers, 22.4% reported needing help in the last year, and 14.5% actually received care. Community members who participated in the survey indicated some specific barriers that kept residents from accessing treatment for mental illness, including lack of transportation, clinic hours that are not compatible with work and family schedules, and copays and deductibles that are not affordable.

Mental Health Services Available in Cerritos, California

Cerritos has a variety of mental health providers in the community.

  • Rio Hondo Community Mental Health Center is a county-operated agency serving adults in need of crisis intervention, case management, group counseling, and other services. Rio Hondo provides care in 14 different languages.
  • College Hospital Cerritos is a psychiatric hospital with 187 beds. The organization offers a full spectrum of psychiatric services to adult and youth residents of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. College Hospital also provides a 24-hour crisis helpline.
  • Pacific Coast Healthsystems, Inc. is a private practice providing individual, family, and couples therapy, as well as psychological testing. Psychiatrists on staff can assist with medical evaluation and management. Pacific specializes in depression, panic attacks, PTSD, to name a few.

These facilities represent a mix of public and private venues through which to seek help for mental health concerns.

Emergency Mental Health Services in Cerritos, California

Mental health disorders can reach a crisis point. While this is frightening, it’s important to remember that help is available. Here are a few of the entities you can reach out to if you need help for yourself or someone you love.

While finding the right services can be challenging, most people with a mental health diagnosis can find the right combination of therapy and medication to help them live happy and healthy lives. Resources are available to help you and your family find the solution and move forward.