Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Gadrena, California

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

Jasmynn Smith

MA, LMFT
8 years experience
I earned my M.A. in clinical psychology with a focus in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in 2012. Since then, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, I have worked as a Residential Assistant in a group treatment home for women with Borderline Personality Disorder and emotion regulation issues. Currently, I work as a primary therapist at an outpatient group practice in the South Bay region of Los Angeles where... Read More
I earned my M.A. in clinical psychology with a focus in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in 2012. Since then, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, I have worked as a Residential Assistant in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Brigette Girardey

MA, LMFT
10 years experience
Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging from children, teens, adults, and elders. I provide services for individuals and families assisting with issues such as depression, isolation, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, and more. I enjoy working with... Read More
Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Patricia Hamilton

LMFT-S
12 years experience
Thank you for reading my profile. I am a mother, sister, daughter, wife, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, divorcee, widow, and friend. I come to this work as well experienced in life as in training. I did my undergraduate work in Speech Pathology/Audiology and Psychology and my graduate degree is in Counseling Psychology, with a specialty in Marriage Family Therapy. I have additional training in Cognitive Behavior, Family Systems, Grief and Trauma, Narrative,... Read More
Thank you for reading my profile. I am a mother, sister, daughter, wife, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, divorcee, widow, and friend. I come to this work as well experienced in life as in training. I did my undergraduate... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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

Joshua Skinner

LMFT
5 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in working with couples and individuals. I have been practicing since 2013 and am licensed in California which requires 3000 clinical hours prior to licensure, and am and now licensed in Tennessee as well. I have also been working with BetterHelp since October of 2017. I have experience working with a variety of issues but specialize in work surrounding stress and trauma. Much... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in working with couples and individuals. I have been practicing since 2013 and am licensed in California which requires 3000 clinical hours prior to licensure, and am and now... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Natalie McBroom

MA, LMFT
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a behavioral coach, mental health counselor, a Christian counselor, and a community psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, abuse and trauma, bipolar disorders, PTSD, AD/HD, and schizophrenia. During this time, I have helped people with grief and loss issues, life transitions, relationship roles, and learning coping... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a behavioral coach, mental health counselor, a Christian counselor, and a community psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Anush Petrosyan

LMFT
7 years experience
I am a sex-positive therapist that has completed Gottman's Level 3 Couples Therapy training. with this training I focus on improving couple's communication, connection, and intimacy. I have a minor in sex therapy and am very comfortable discussing and working through sexual trauma and issues. I am kink-friendly, poly-friendly and take an non-judgmental, education approach to therapy. I have knowledge and experience with individuals in alternative lifestyles, and ethically non-monogamous relationships. I am also available to... Read More
I am a sex-positive therapist that has completed Gottman's Level 3 Couples Therapy training. with this training I focus on improving couple's communication, connection, and intimacy. I have a minor in sex therapy and am very comfortable discussing and working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

Tim Leslie

LMFT
9 years experience
I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization in 2011. Since then, I have worked with children and adults both individually as well as with couples and families in Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient settings. I tailor my approach to what would be best for the client needs at the time. As a result, I have experience providing both brief and more solution focused therapy as well as therapy geared towards... Read More
I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization in 2011. Since then, I have worked with children and adults both individually as well as with couples and families in Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient settings. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Gardena, California

Gadrena, California is a culturally diverse city located in Los Angeles County with a population of 60,224.

The name of the city is thought to have derived from the nickname “Garden Spot” due to city’s former natural, green beauty. For many decades, Gardena’s main industry was farming, especially growing berries. However, the city which was once dubbed “Berryland” and known for its delicious berries and Strawberry Day Festival has since transitioned into the urban “Freeway City” it is today.

The racial makeup of the city includes 22.7 percent White residents, 23.4 percent African American residents, 25.1 percent Asian residents, and 37.8 Hispanic Residents. Notably, Gardena also has the largest population of Japanese Americans in the entire state and the third in the United States. Additionally, there is an especially large population of Korean Americans living in Gardena. As a result, there are many Japanese and Korean businesses located in Gardena, including Digital Manga Publishing, Nissin Foods, and Marukai Corporation U.S.A. There are also many Japanese and Korean dining options for residents in the city.

Although diversity, job opportunities, and plenty of recreational activities makes Gardena a great place to live, there are individuals within the community struggling with a variety of financial, mental health, and physical issues. Some issues that the community of Gardena is experiencing includes:

  • Poverty: In Gardena, approximately 15.6 percent of the population is living in poverty which is higher than the national rate. The issue of poverty is so widespread in the state of California that it ranks first in the country for having the highest poverty rates.
  • Cost of Living: Likely one of the main contributors to the poverty dilemma in the city, Gardena has an extremely high cost of living index of 3. Expensive housing is one of the main factors determining this number. The median house value is much higher than average at $544,500.
  • Crime Rates: Although Gardena certainly does not have the highest crime rates in the country, it still has an especially high crime rate at 30 crimes per one thousand residents. The city has shockingly high rates of violent crimes which is much higher than both the state and national rates.
  • Income Disparity: While the overall poverty rate for the community is at 15.6 percent, there are specific minority groups who have especially high poverty rates. For instance, the poverty rates for Hispanics is 22.15 percent and 17.72 percent for Natives.
  • Uninsured: Approximately 15.1 percent of people under the age of 65 living in Gardena do not have health insurance. This indicates that if they do have a mental health issue or even a physical one, they might avoid treatment due to costs or struggle to keep up with the financial burden of paying for medical bills.
  • Substance Abuse: 1 percent of people in Los Angeles County report excessive alcohol consumption. Additionally, methamphetamine was the primary drug that was abused as indicated in the most recent review conducted by the Alcohol and Drug Program Administration.

All of these problems experienced by residents in Gardena have an effect on the mental health of those living in the community. Notably, adults living in Los Angeles County self-report higher rates of poor mental health than the state of California. In 2014, 16.7 percent of participants indicated in a survey that they felt they needed professional help due to a mental health issue of some sort in the previous year. In addition, the average for poor mental health days was 3.7.  Residents in Gardena need to know what resources are available to help them so they can seek out the treatment they need.

Mental Health Resources in Gardena, California

Those living in Gardena, California have access to several resources which can help them in their journey of recovery. For those who are experiencing a mental health crisis or want more information on resources in their area, they can call Mental Health Help 24/7 at 800-854-7771 at any time. Anyone who is considering suicide can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text LA to 741741.

Additionally, you can access a therapist directory for the city of Gardena, California by visiting E-Counseling. You’ll find plenty of useful information on the site including a thorough description about each therapist, what they specialize in, how many years of experience they have, what services they offer, their credentials and licensing information, and reviews from others who have visited with the therapist.