Downey, 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,...
Erica Ives
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
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Santa Monica, California

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California

Erica Ives has been practicing as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT# 34566) since 1997 and specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, and addiction. Erica is also currently working on her dissertation for her Doctoral...
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California, New York

Dr. Levine is one of the only Board-Certified Clinical Psychologists in Los Angeles/Beverly Hills. After a Ph.D. from Hofstra University in New York, he completed a 2-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) at Temple...
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...
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Santa Monica, California

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California

Team of therapists in Los Angeles, with Brooke as the Director.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you ready for a change?? I'm here to help you. I have worked with people from all backgrounds and concerns. My specialties are managing stress, trauma recovery/healing, Grief and Loss/Bereavement and Victims of Crime. I also have worked with...
Su Lim
LMFT
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress management and insomnia, and how these can adversely affect your relationships and daily life. My style is interactive and direct, and I am passionate about helping clients work through areas where...
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...
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Glendale, California

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California

Please see my website to learn about me and my practice. www.kristincantella.com
Ryan Moyher
MS, MA
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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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hope, Healing, Resolution The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Haven’t we all wondered at some point, “What went wrong…Why me…How on Earth did I get here?” A difficult child or teen, a sick loved...
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Agoura Hills, California

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience working in private practice as well as in community mental health. I have worked with individuals, families, adolescents and children. I graduated from UCLA with a...
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Studio City, California

If you’re considering me as your therapist know that I’ve been working in the mental health since 2004 and was licensed as a therapist since 2007.  I’ve worked full-time in the field since that time providing individual, family and group...
Anne Lee
LMFT
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Lake Forest, California

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California

Anne began her career as a Registered Dietitian over 25 years ago where she provided nutrition support and counseling to individuals with major health problems. She eventually changed her focus to mental health and wellness at Capistrano by the Sea...
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Marina del Rey, California

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California

You’re stuck at home and stressed-out to the max! You love your partner but you didn’t sign up for 24/7 togetherness. You need support and tools—right NOW! You are used to working hard and getting what you want, but there isn’t much you can...
Ron Gray
LMFT, MA,
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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...
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Long Beach, California

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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...
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...
Lisa Larsen
Psy.D.
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California

Lisa S. Larsen, PsyD is a licensed psychologist in Lancaster, California. She is in private practice providing psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis for children, adolescents and adults. Prior to working in private practice, she worked at Walden House...
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Santa Monica, California

Dr. Andrea Brandt is a marriage and family therapist located in Santa Monica California. Andrea brings over 40 years of clinical experience to the role of individual family therapist, couples counseling, group therapy and anger management...
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Malibu, California

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with almost 5 years of experience working as a child development and parenting specialist, as well as a life coach to individuals working through a variety of life’s challenges. I have...
Shira Myrow
LA, LMFT
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Santa Monica, California

I am a mindfulness-based psychotherapist who is deeply committed to helping people process painful experiences and dysfunctional relationships into secure, resilient narratives.  My work with couples and individuals centers around uncovering the...
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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...
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California

Are you struggling with Fear, Anxiety and Stress due to the Coronavirus and have concerns to go into therapy? If you have time during your day you have time for quality solution based therapy to deal with the current situation. As an innovator, Dr....

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.

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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