Therapists in El Monte, CA and Nearby Locations

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

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Burbank, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, South Carolina

Jeannette York specializes in couples, families, adult siblings, and music bands. Relationships often define a person's happiness and contentment throughout life. Life feels better when we communicate well, feel loved, and offer love that is...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

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,...
Janee Young
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hey there! I'm Janee Young, a licensed marriage and family therapist at Confidence and Clarity. I'm here to help you rock your confidence and discover the inner clarity you've been searching for. With a quirky and compassionate approach, my toolkit...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hi! I am so happy you are here and I am even more excited to work with you. Our agency offers affordable telehealth therapy. We are dedicated to decreasing depression, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, and relationship issues while increasing happiness,...
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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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

With an AA/BA/MA in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy, 8 years as an MFT, 10 years as a mental health counselor, and 10 years as an educator, I bring a lot of training and experience to your situation. I've been told many times that my...
Ron Gray
LMFT, MA,
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Shira Myrow
LA, LMFT
In-Person Sessions:

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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Irvine, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

We all struggle with challenges and feel overwhelmed at times. My job is to create an environment where you feel safe. Together, we will explore ways to reach your goals and improve your life. I am licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy with over...
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Encino, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hi, I'm Kimberly. I am a graduate of Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. I have a passion for helping my clients find clarity in their chaos and develop healthy relationships and emotions. I am a Christian and love...
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Newport Beach, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hello. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Newport Beach, California. I believe the seed was planted early in my life to become a therapist. I have always had a heart for the person who was disadvantaged in some way or dealing with a...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

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...
Cheri McDonald
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Westlake Village, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Catherine Ferrari
LMFT, LPCC
In-Person Sessions:

Corona, California

I specialize in individual, couples, family, and child therapy. I manage a private practice in Corona, California. I am able to help with a variety of issues that include trauma resolution, cancer support, parenting concerns, ADHD, behavioral...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

ilona Varo is a Hungarian born psychotherapist practicing in Los Angeles. Her background in the beauty/entertainment industry as well the healing arts informs her unique, curious, mindful and client-centered approach. ilona has an extensive...
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...
Andrew Amick
MA, AMFT
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Valley Village, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I'm a grounded, compassionate, client-centered, and trauma-conscious therapist working with teens, adults in relationships, millennials, young & new parents, and poly-/non-monogamous adults. I draw from a range of styles, including psycho-dynamic...
Jan Covyeau
AMFT, MA
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Irvine, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Do you find the relationships in your life lacking connection? Relationships can make life worth living or they can make your life challenging. Whether it is a marriage that isn't going well, a parent/child relationship that never seems to work or...
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...
Sabrina Fish
MA, AMFT
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Life can be full of challenges and I'm here to walk alongside you and remind you that you can make it through the things that life throws at you. Your decision to seek help is an indicator of your strength and courage, and I want to help you to...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

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,...
Peter Robbins
LMFT, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Fullerton, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Dr. Robbins is the Emergency Room Marital Therapist. What does that mean? Dr. Robbins specializes in bringing couples back from the brink of divorce. The type of therapy needed for those who are seriously considering divorce is very different from...

An Overview of Mental Health Resources in El Monte, California

Located in the prestigious Los Angeles County, the city of El Monte serves as the prime example of Californian living. The weather is generally temperate and pleasant, especially in the colder months. Amenities are easy to access and abundant. Around just about every street corner is a good place to shop or catch some entertainment. If you are a fan of walking over driving, you will be pleased to know El Monte is packed full of walkable neighborhoods and equipped with a decently efficient and affordable public transportation system. As per 2017 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 116,000 people live in the city. While that number is certainly nothing to scoff at, the population of El Monte is growing at a rate considerably slower than many of its neighboring cities. For this reason, many consider El Monte to be a good balance between city and suburban life.

The typical primary motivation behind one’s decision to move domiciles has to do with a job opportunity. In the case of El Monte, that notion holds. That being said, not everyone actively looking for employment can land a job. Moreover, those who can find a job are not always working for a livable wage. Layoffs and other job-compromising events frequently occur, too. El Monte’s job market, specifically, is far from stellar. The rate of jobless individuals in the city exceeds the national average by 15 percent. Unfortunately, the economic troubles of the El Monte area are contributing to another large, complex problem. Experts are saying the city of El Monte in addition to the rest of the nation is going through a “mental health crisis.” Let’s go over what that means, why the state of mental health in El Monte is so poor, and what you can do to get in contact with a therapist who can help if you are in need.

Regrettably, the concern of skyrocketing rates of mental health conditions is a problem the entirety of America is facing, according to researchers. A revealing 2018 report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 50 percent of all Americans will be diagnosed with a mental illness at one point or another during their life. Focusing on the state of California fails to yield more promising results. According to a 2017 study commissioned by Mental Health America, California ranks amongst the top 50 percent of states regarding the prevalence of mental illness. So, what about El Monte, specifically?

Firstly, El Monte’s economy is not the strongest. People all over the city are struggling with low annual incomes and job loss. Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau suggest the average income per capita is almost 30 percent lower than the national average. Unemployment tends to create poverty and wreak havoc on a region’s economy. Unfortunately, El Monte is no exception. As per Area Vibes, the poverty rate in the city is roughly 60 percent higher than in the rest of the nation. Undoubtedly, the city’s comparatively high cost of living only serves to worsen the economic situation of many. The relationship between poverty and mental health is significant. Areas with rampant poverty experience more mental health problems than areas that are economically stable. As per a recent report published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), American adults living under the federal poverty level are more than two times as likely to suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition.

Amplifying the effects of El Monte’s economic troubles is the education system. Namely, the sub-par quality of learning El Monte public school pupils are receiving. As per statistics from the local school districts, the average test score of an El Monte student is approximately 17 percent lower than the national average. It is no secret that statistically speaking, education plays a major role in someone’s current and future mental health. Those who receive a poor education are more likely to be dealing with a mental illness.

The divorce rate in the state of California is also a cause for concern. Coming in at over ten points above the rest of the nation, there is no uncertainty about the negative impact California’s divorce rate has on the mental health of those who live there. Divorce serves as an important indicator of if someone is more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health condition. Products of spousal separation are particularly vulnerable to mental illness in addition to other problems. If you feel your relationship is at risk of dissolution, it is recommended you reach out for help in the form of counseling before making any permanent decisions.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in El Monte, California

Unfortunately, more and more Americans are finding it difficult to seek out the services of a licensed therapist. Experts are pointing fingers at the nationwide shortage of mental health professionals providing treatment to patients as being a large reason for people’s difficulties. A particularly alarming study from the National Institute of Mental Health suggests that 57 percent of Americans who are dealing with a mental illness do not receive any treatment during the year.

Officials are also blaming poorly executed legislation, poverty, and stigma as negatively influencing El Monte residents’ access to care. As per the U.S. Census Bureau, inhabitants of El Monte are more than three times as likely to lack any form of health insurance relative to the rest of the United States.

Mental Health Resources in El Monte, California

Attention from the government has increased the amount of funds directed toward treating mental illness significantly. Pacific Clinics is a local organization providing care for people suffering from psychiatric disorders. The Penn Mar Therapeutic Center similarly serves the community’s adults and youths.