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.


Douglas Mitchell

LMFT
6 years experience
Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, bipolar and ADHD. I'm sensitive to those who have suffered or experienced physical trauma or emotional... Read More
Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor 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

Lauren Rodriguez

MS, LMFT
15 years experience
Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters and Bachelors degrees in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I commend you on making the decision to begin counseling. Life is a struggle for everyone at some point and every single... Read More
Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Dr. Lukas Jaeggi

PhD
20 years experience
I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions. I also helped many people who have experienced traumatic stress or abuse. My counseling style is empathic, nonjudgmental and encouraging. My approach integrates depth psychology, neuroscience and trauma theory. I will tailor our conversation and... Read More
I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Christin Frederick

MA, LMFT
3 years experience
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use humor and compassion to create connection. This connection creates a safe place for us to exchange ideas, to talk about experiences and to share honestly with one another. I have 3 years of experience working... Read More
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Laura Kluss

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought disorders, relationship issues and grief. I have extensive experience working with people who have experienced trauma and abuse. I have worked in a community inpatient psychiatric hospital, state prisons, and now work with veterans at... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Sharon Valentino

LMFT, CAATC, RAS
8 years experience
I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you want to be? Is your life working out the way you wanted and expected it to? We all cope with stressors in different ways. I help people deal with stress more successfully with caring, plus... Read More
I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Luis Resendez

LMFT
9 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. Many clients I have worked with have endured disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and family conflict. I have been trained in several modalities and evidenced based practices including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 86942) having received a Master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have over eleven years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, children, and families. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 9 years

Jennifer Yates

MC, LMFT
20 years experience
If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage to seek help, and I am here for you with genuine care and compassion. I will work with you from a holistic standpoint as I firmly believe that the mind and body are connected, and... Read More
If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Jack Grabon

LCSW, CPC
15 years experience
Hello there! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California and New York. I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life/health coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, drug problems, existential or spiritual crises, trauma, relationship issues and weight loss. My counseling style is gentle and supportive, yet powerful. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.... Read More
Hello there! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California and New York. I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life/health coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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.