Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Compton, California

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


Mikhaëla Beaudet-DeBus

MA,LMFT,#,119507
4 years experience
Hello, I am a licensed Therapist and I am so excited to work with you! My main goal as a therapist is for my clients to feel seen and validated as well as to create a container of safety for exploration and safe emotional expression. I have worked with a large array of folks with many challenges including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self worth, women's issue, men's issues, anger management, codependency, communication... Read More
Hello, I am a licensed Therapist and I am so excited to work with you! My main goal as a therapist is for my clients to feel seen and validated as well as to create a container of safety for... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Jesse Moon

MA,LMFT
11 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions, self esteem, career issues and a desire to increase your sense of happiness,well being and personal growth. I have expertise in Anger Management.. My approach is a combination of a humanistic strength based approach as well as... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Tim Whetzel

LMFT,MA
18 years experience
Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along the journey of our life I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path." This sentence encapsulates the feelings many clients bring to therapy, the... Read More
Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Maria Mir

LMFT
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Women's Studies from the University of California, Riverside. With over 10 years of professional experience in the field I provide mental health services for individuals, couples, children, teens and families. I believe building rapport with clients is... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Women's Studies... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Hindi,Urdu
  • Experience:10 years

Sheila Baghbeh

LMFT
10 years experience
Welcome to taking the first step in making yourself a priority! I have been seeing clients since 2005 and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. My basic philosophy in my life and regarding therapy is that most of us have the answers buried deep within ourselves regarding what we want for our lives, but due to past and present traumas and fear, we have difficulty accessing those thoughts and therefore remain... Read More
Welcome to taking the first step in making yourself a priority! I have been seeing clients since 2005 and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. My basic philosophy in my life and regarding therapy is that... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Glenn Anderson

MA,LMFT
15 years experience
My name is Glenn Anderson, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with 15 plus years of experience. I have a unique background due to having experience in working with teenagers in the group home setting who were considered unmanageable. Those seven years of hands on training taught me the value of active listening and nonverbal communication. It is my belief that we grow when we decide to and once that decision is made,... Read More
My name is Glenn Anderson, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with 15 plus years of experience. I have a unique background due to having experience in working with teenagers in the group home setting who were considered... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Allise Esquivel

LMFT
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Allise Esquivel. I am A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) for the State of California. I graduated from California Baptist University (2013) and obtained my license in 2017. First, I would like to say congratulations on taking the first step to feeling better. Therapy is scary and can be nerve wrecking. It is important for me to establish a safe and trusting environment for you. My approach is non-judgmental and... Read More
Hello! My name is Allise Esquivel. I am A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) for the State of California. I graduated from California Baptist University (2013) and obtained my license in 2017. First, I would like to say congratulations... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Krystle Steeley

MA,LMFT
4 years experience
Welcome! There comes a time in our lives where we need someone to talk. A safe place to feel what we are feeling. A place that holds no judgment and a place where we can process these feelings aloud without worrying about whose feelings may get hurt, or who may hear, or who may judge us. I am here to be that safe place. To allow you to feel and to process what you... Read More
Welcome! There comes a time in our lives where we need someone to talk. A safe place to feel what we are feeling. A place that holds no judgment and a place where we can process these feelings aloud... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Sheree Earle

LCSW
32 years experience
I have been working in the field of clinical social work, here in Southern California, for over 30 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings, I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health challenges. I have the most experience working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma related issues as well as LGBTQ+ issues. I am client centered, utilizing various interventions taken from a range of therapeutic approaches.... Read More
I have been working in the field of clinical social work, here in Southern California, for over 30 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings, I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:32 years

Estela Isla

LMFT
6 years experience
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space where you feel comfortable to share and to discuss difficult issues in your life. I am here to help. I have been working in the mental health field for 12 years and have been working... Read More
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:6 years

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.