Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Downey, California

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


Robert Bowmam

LMFT
24 years experience
I'm a warm and caring Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have been practicing for 23 years. I believe in building a trusting therapeutic relationship by paying attention to each client's personal needs in a compassionate and collaborative manner. You are the one who has taken a courageous step in meeting a challenge or challenges that life has given as an opportunity to grow as a human being and as your individual self. I... Read More
I'm a warm and caring Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have been practicing for 23 years. I believe in building a trusting therapeutic relationship by paying attention to each client's personal needs in a compassionate and collaborative manner.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 years

Jonathan Meza

MS, LPCC
4 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, school or work trouble? Maybe a unique challenge with a transition or goal in your life? You are not alone, and I am here for you. I’ll share with you that... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma,... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years

Jessica Vickers

MA, LMFT
6 years experience
Welcome, I’m Jessica, and my goal is to provide a supportive environment as well as to equip you with the tools you need to empower yourself and maintain positive changes in your life. I enjoy the work I do and find the therapeutic relationship to be a powerful component of this long-lasting change. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara. My Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology... Read More
Welcome, I’m Jessica, and my goal is to provide a supportive environment as well as to equip you with the tools you need to empower yourself and maintain positive changes in your life. I enjoy the work I do and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Gina Marquardt

LMFT
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, career concerns, substance abuse, LGBT issues, family and relationship issues, and coping with chronic illnesses. I utilize various types of therapy in my practice, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Jerome Scott Jr

LMFT
16 years experience
During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I have consistently demonstrated a high level of professionalism, therapeutic innovation and ethically responsible approach with resolving the critical issues encountered by our patients. I believe that this quote by Emmett Fox... Read More
During the past nineteen years, I have worked as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team providing therapeutic intervention, case management and chemical dependency counseling for a large diverse patient population in an acute psychiatric hospital setting. As a Licensed... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Deborah Corey

LMFT
16 years experience
Hello, and congratulations for taking that important first step toward feeling better. My name is Deborah Corey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in managing depression and anxiety, ADHD, relationship counseling, career counseling, grief and loss, conflict resolution, and social/communication skill building. I have been counseling people from all walks of life for over 15 years and I love what I do. My clients have told... Read More
Hello, and congratulations for taking that important first step toward feeling better. My name is Deborah Corey and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in managing depression and anxiety, ADHD, relationship counseling, career counseling, grief and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Hai Nguyen

9 years experience
I am honored to have the opportunity to meet you and explore areas of the heart, mind, and soul with you. I have fallen in love with studying "love" since a young age. It occurred to me that life gives us many paradoxes/contradictions such as: "Go through pain in order to heal". Since my awareness opened up to the vast internal world of the human mind, I strive to find the answer. In the combination... Read More
I am honored to have the opportunity to meet you and explore areas of the heart, mind, and soul with you. I have fallen in love with studying "love" since a young age. It occurred to me that life gives... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Vietnamese
  • Experience: 9 years

Wilson Bezerra-Flanders

MA, LPCC, LMHC
20 years experience
Hello. I am a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Boston University for my Bachelor in Psychology Degree and to Harvard University for my graduate studies. I earned a Postgraduate Diploma at Mass. General Hospital, Dept. of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. I am licensed in several US states and I have been in the field for about 20 years. I have trained and worked in several settings, including... Read More
Hello. I am a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Boston University for my Bachelor in Psychology Degree and to Harvard University for my graduate studies. I earned a Postgraduate Diploma at Mass. General Hospital,... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Experience: 20 years

Leslie Campbell

LCSW
25 years experience
I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State University, and proceeded to work as a social worker with the County of San Diego in Child Welfare. Much of my tenure as a protective services worker within CPS was spent working with severely emotionally... Read More
I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 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 Resources in Downey, California

The west coast city of Downey, California is home to roughly 113,000 people and counting, as per 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. It is not hard to see why people are seemingly moving to the city in droves. Amenities are convenient and abundant. Around just about every street corner is a good place to get some shopping done or even grab a bite to eat. Looking for a fun night out? Downtown Downey is always teeming with nightlife and things to do, ensuring residents always have entertainment. Those that prefer walking or biking over driving to and from places should be happy to know that Downey’s neighborhoods are quite walkable, in addition to a good number of bike lanes and an efficient public transportation system.

Typically, a person’s choice to move begins with a job opportunity. A raise in salary/benefits or a new job altogether is usually why people move houses. Downey, California is identical to most U.S. cities in that regard. However, many people in the city are unable to find decent paying work. Those that are able to land a job are not always able to maintain it – especially with how often layoffs occur.

Downey’s economic troubles are ancillary to a separate complex, pressing issue. Experts are saying the city of Downey in addition to the rest of the United States is going through a “mental health crisis.” Let’s break down what that means, why Downey’s situation is so poor, in particular, and what you can do to get in contact with a licensed therapist who can provide help if you are in need.

An Overview of Mental Health in Downey, California

The deteriorating state of mental health in Downey is not unique to that city alone. Unfortunately, problems relating to mental health are all-too-common in the United States. A recent report published by the National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates almost 20 percent of Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition. Narrowing the scope of the statistics fails to yield better results. As per a 2017 study commissioned by Mental Health America, the state of California ranks amongst the top 50 percent of states regarding the prevalence of mental illness and the barriers to access to care. So, what is contributing to the poor state of mental health in Downey, California?

First of all, Downey has a significant crime problem. According to Area Vibes, the overall crime rate in the city is almost 20 percent higher than the national average. Not only do crimes occur more frequently in Downey than much of the rest of the nation, but the crimes also tend to take on more violent forms. Regrettably, the relationship between crime and mental health is substantial. It is no secret that areas enjoying lower rates of crime also experience less mental illness. Thankfully, city officials are attempting to tackle the crime problem, but results are not going to come overnight. In the meantime, the high rate of crime in Downey is negatively impacting the mental health of its citizenry.

The state of California’s high divorce rate also, undoubtedly, has a statistical influence on Downey’s mental health. Everyone involved in a divorce, including children, are especially susceptible to future mental disorders. Before making any permanent decisions, it is heavily advised to reach out to a counselor in an attempt to dissuade divorce.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Downey, California

An unfortunate reality is Americans across the country are finding the process of seeking mental health care as being troublesome. An especially alarming study from the National Institute of Mental Health estimates a clear majority of Americans who are mentally ill receive no treatment during any given year, regardless of the necessity to do so. Experts are blaming the low amount of care received on the nationwide shortage of mental health professionals.

In the case of Downey, specifically, ineffective legislation, poverty, and stigma surrounding mental illness are what people are pointing fingers at. As per the U.S. Census Bureau, a citizen of Downey is more than two times as likely to be without any form of health insurance compared to a typical American citizen. Moreover, many who live without health insurance are also low-income earners. For them, the out-of-pocket expense of counseling is not economically solvent, and not an option.

Mental Health Resources in Downey, California

Attention from state and federal entities has allowed for more funds being directed towards combatting mental illness. More organizations who focus on providing mental health care treatment options are popping up in the area. The Community Family Guidance Center is a local non-profit who dedicate their efforts towards improving the mental health of the community. The Community Family Guidance Center offers similar services.

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