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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California

Welcome to Meridian Counseling! My name is Sandra Kushnir and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I always knew my purpose in life was to one day create a program that helps others, de-stigmatizes mental health, and guides others towards...
Tara Makhani
LMFT, MA, MMFT
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California

Hello, My name is Tara and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I attended the University of California, Irvine (UCI) for my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Social Behavior and the University of Southern California...
Matthew Verdun
LMFT, CA BBS
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Beverly Hills, California

I work with couples struggling with relationship problems, conflict, or communication and individuals overcoming stress and anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, or some other life changing event, these include adolescents, adults, and...
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California, Minnesota

I specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and OCD, including Pure O. I am passionate about the specialized form of CBT that I practice because it offers relief to patients who have been in other types of therapy for years...
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Woodland Hills, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hi there, I'm so glad you are reaching out to work on a better you. I am a Doctoral candidate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and I practice being present and authentic in the therapeutic room in a way that facilitates a deeper connection with my...
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Tustin, California

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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.
Laura Lee Townsend
LMFT, LPCC 15
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

YOU JUST WANT TO FEEL BETTER. Trauma has turned you into someone you don’t even recognize. You’re constantly on edge and can’t sleep. If sleep does come, it’s often restless and filled with nightmares. You lash out at the people you love...
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....
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...
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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Rancho, California

I believe that for both adults and children alike, unless one truly understands what triggers them or pushes their buttons, the issues will continue to resurface and manifest in various, often disturbing ways, which may include continued behavioral...
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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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...
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Newport Beach, California

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California

So you have a new baby. And it's nothing like you thought it would be. The sleepless nights, the frustrations around breastfeeding, and the general feeling of loss of control are just getting to you. You haven't showered in days, don't feel like...
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Woodland Hills, California

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California

Gina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist. She works in a private practice setting in Woodland Hills, CA. She works solely with young children and specializes in children of divorce and abuse. She is bilingual in...
Cheri McDonald
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor, Ph.D.
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Westlake Village, California

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California

Dr Cheri McDonald offers enriched insights to dealing with the intricate challenges of complex trauma as she walks you through the how to’s of untethering from the ramifications of your PTSD. With the gifted talent of her interweaving her...
Julie Osborn
LCSW, Psy.D.
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California

I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, this has been my specialty since 1997 while working at UCI Psychiatric Medical Center. I train my clients to be their own therapists so therapy can be a short term process with positive outcomes. My...
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California

If you struggle with anxiety and want to find peace and confidence in your life, you have found the right therapist. I know the struggle all too well: frequent worrying, over thinking, difficulty sleeping, irritability, and self doubt. Maybe you...
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...
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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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Santa Monica, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Team of therapists in Los Angeles, with Brooke as the Director.
Chrissy Comlish
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist on the East side of Los Angeles. My education and training have led to working with people from diverse cultural and socioeconomic background, sexual orientations, and gender preference. For over 8 years...
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,...

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.