Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Garden Grove, California

Find a therapist in Garden Grove, California  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Garden Grove, 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

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Garden Grove, California

Garden Grove is an ironic city. It is located in middle-upper class Orange County, but it suffers from a very high poverty rate. There is a great difference between those doing well in Garden Grove and those suffering financially.

The average property value in Garden Grove is close to half a million dollars. However, the poverty level is over 16%. With a median income of over $60,000, there should not be so much poverty.

Financial depression is a common cause of mental health issues. In fact, the county has such a problem with mental illness that they adopted a law that forces people to seek mental health treatment.

Mental Health Statistics for Garden Grove, California

Despite the apparent sunny disposition of your average person in Orange County, there are a significant number of people in Garden Grove who suffer from serious mental health issues. One of the problems is that although a person is able to get diagnosed with their mental health disorder, they don’t receive the follow up care they need. They end up not taking their medications which causes even more severe mental issues.

Nearly 1 in 6 people in California are suffering from a mental health issue. 1 in 20 suffer from a serious mental illness. Garden Grove is obviously concerned with the growing concern with mental health illness in their state. They passed Laura’s Law which forces people diagnosed with a mental illness to received treatment whether they want it or not.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Garden Grove

There are only about 175,000 people in Garden Grove. The ratio of mental health professionals is quite high at 212 for every 100,000 people. In fact, there are four times as many mental health professionals in Garden Grove as there are dentists! The problem is not diagnosis. The problem is continued treatment and follow up care. This is the problem Orange County is trying to combat with their recent laws.

A lack of mental health resources can lead to:

  • Suicide
  • Divorce
  • Homelessness
  • Unemployment
  • Cyclical poverty
  • Substance abuse

If people in Garden Grove had access to ongoing mental health information and resources, perhaps they would be treated beyond the point of diagnosis. This is where E-counseling comes into play. They seek to provide a one-stop mental health resource for people in all major cities in the United States.

What Makes Garden Grove Unique When It Comes to Mental Health?

The socio-economic makeup of Garden Grove is strange. It has some of the wealthiest and poorest people in California. This can lead to serious disparities in quality mental health. Some other factors that impact mental health are:

  • Culture: Most people in Garden Grove are young. More than half the population is under 34 years old. People in this age bracket typically don’t seek out mental health resources until their mental health issues have become quite severe.
  • Economic: The disparity between homeowners and renters in Garden Grove is large. With a median income of over $60,000 and a poverty level close to 17%, there is a large gap between the two groups.
  • Climate: Garden Grove is in a very mild climate. They don’t experience the seasonality of the Northeast, nor do they suffer from the sub-tropical weather of Texas or Florida. Although it would appear that having sunshine all the time is great, a lack of change in climate can be unhealthy as well.

Divorce Rate in Garden Grove

The divorce rate in Garden Grove seems low at just 6.8%. However, over 40% of the population has never been married. This shows a fear of marriage from the younger generations. Perhaps if there were more mental health resources, specifically couples’ counseling, people wouldn’t be so afraid to get married.

With mostly younger people moving into the area, it’s important for the institution of marriage that people feel more comfortable entering marriage.

Mental Health Resources in Garden Grove, California

The problem with mental illness in Orange County has gotten so serious, the county is now mandating mental health treatment for its citizens. They are 1 of only 2 counties in California who have embraced such legislation.

There are about 375 mental health professionals in Garden Grove.  As mentioned above, however, the issue is not always about the number of professionals – it is a matter of follow up. People without insurance coverage simply will not or cannot get the follow up care they need.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Garden Grove, California

E-Counseling believes that everybody deserves good mental health treatment. People in Garden Grove lack the information and resources needed to secure long-term mental health treatment. It is important that E-counseling provide this much needed information. See our directory to find a  local mental health professional.