Compton, 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,...
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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:

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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...
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....
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:

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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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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...
Nathalie Nann
M.Sc. MFT Certified CTS
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Los Angeles, California

How would your life change if you started therapy today? How would it look like if you didn’t? By looking at my profile you have taken the first step towards overall health and personal development. I understand that everyone enters therapy at a...
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Los Angeles, California

The moment you walk through the door we work at a pace that is appropriate for your needs, establishing sustainable goals and milestones throughout your healing process. I am invested in your emotional health and happiness and will assist you in...
Katya Kosarenko
LCSW, Sensorimotor Psychotherapist
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Los Angeles, California

Katya Kosarenko, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with expertise in PTSD, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, relationship issues and life transitions. She has a private practice in West LA, where she also provides...
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Los Angeles , California

Elana Clark-Faler, LCSW, CSAT-S, CST, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS 23340), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CSAT-S), and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CMAT-S), through the International...

An Overview of Mental Health in Compton, California

California boasts a beautiful climate year-round; Compton is no different. The weather is comfortable and dry from October through May, with June through September being slightly warm with highs reaching the 80s. Located just south of downtown Las Angeles, Compton is home to many working class citizens and some middle-class neighborhoods. The city is home to several famous rappers, making it a destination for aspiring artists.

Over 97,000 people live in Compton with a median household income of only $49,000 versus the California median of $67,739. The cost of living in Compton, California is also approximately 19% higher than it is elsewhere in the state. This poverty, along with widespread gang activity, contributes to the mental health disorders present in the city.

Poverty

Despite the young age of the people living in Compton, California, with the median being only 25 years old, the poverty rate is 25.5%. The abundance of minority groups and non-English speakers may contribute to the health of the inhabitants of Compton.

Approximately 40% of the minority group are homeless, increasing the likelihood of the following disorders.

  • Major depression
  • Suicide
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Being 20% more likely to experience these problems is potentially a result of their increased experience of certain factors, such as exposure to violence, that amplify the risk of developing mental health conditions. Compton, California is 30.6% African American, giving these statistics visible effects in the city.

Gang Activity

With over 11,000 gang members in Compton and gang activity that is continually increasing, drug abuse and violence are rampant in the city. Of violent crimes, 1 in 86 are victims of such illicit activity in Compton versus 1 in 225 in the state of California. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has found that gangs, guns, drugs and violence are undoubtedly interconnected. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, over 15% of the people in jail for violent crimes reported that they committed the illegal activity to get money for drugs.

Mental Health

Poverty is more likely to precede mental illnesses, and the mental health problems are then worsened by poverty, creating a self-reinforcing cycle once the first circumstance of an economic stressor hits. Gang membership correlates with a 67% increase in depression and a 104% increase in suicidal thoughts.

Compton, California compared to the county it is in (and the rest of California) has a larger percentage of people who have little interest going out and who feel down, depressed, or hopeless, which are common signs of depression. People in Compton also report increased instances of poor appetite or overeating, both triggers of eating disorders. More residents of the city have trouble concentrating, a deficit that signals potential ADHD. Those in Compton, lastly, have more thoughts that they would be better off dead, which are categorized as suicidal thoughts and can lead to suicidal ideations or attempts.

Mental Health Resources in Compton

Though there are abundant resources for help in Compton, California, including Compton Mental Health Center and SHIELDS for Families, there are several barriers to receiving the necessary help.

  • Poverty and insurance
  • Too few mental illness professionals
  • Increased psychiatric admission
  • Inconsistent Care

The poverty rates and high number of people who are uninsured make it difficult to receive the help that individuals need. Next, there are only 272 mental disorder professionals per 100,000 people in Compton. With psychiatric admissions increasing by 30% from 2010-2015 in the state of California, one problem in Compton is the lack of professionals and beds to care for all the mentally ill. The director of Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction Medicine called for “more integrated, collaborated care,” linking poverty and minority groups with a decreased likelihood of receiving treatment.

Improved Care

E-Counseling seeks to answer this call for more integrated care in Compton, California. This directory of mental health professionals assists those in need of therapy find trusted counselors, while also providing free content on understanding the industry and coping with mental health disorders.