Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in El Monte, California

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.


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 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 true. That being said, not everyone actively looking for employment is able to land a job. Moreover, those that are able to 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.

An Overview of Mental Health in El Monte, California

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 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. It goes without saying that 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 the rest of the nation. Undoubtedly, the city’s comparatively high cost of living only serves to worsen the economic situations 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 fewer 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 that receive a poor education are more likely to be dealing with a mental illness.

The divorce rate of 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 with regards to the negative impact California’s divorce rate has on the mental health of who lives 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 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.

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