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.

Jennifer Hyatt

MA, MS, LMFT
5 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the state of California #99355 and the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board in Ohio #F.1800080. Providing therapy and helping others is my passion and purpose! I work best with those who are ready for and motivated towards a pivotal change. I use a down to earth and open minded approach as I partner with... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the state of California #99355 and the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board in Ohio #F.1800080. Providing therapy and helping... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Leslie Brueckner

LMFT
7 years experience
My name is Leslie, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). The title may be misleading in my case though, because I work mostly with individuals. I have been counseling since 2012, bringing a non-judgmental, empathetic and wholly supportive attitude into every counseling relationship. The clinical theories from which I draw most heavily are client-centered and cognitive behavioral therapies. I will be a genuine presence who always listens... Read More
My name is Leslie, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). The title may be misleading in my case though, because I work mostly with individuals. I have been counseling since 2012, bringing a non-judgmental,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

Katina Boulai

MA, LMFT
8 years experience
My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families, couples, and individuals using a relational, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems approach. I have experience with diverse populations with issues relating to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, parenting, divorce, grief, life transitions, and... Read More
My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Norma Cuenca

MA, LMFT
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol/Drug Counselor, in California, with more than 7 years of experience providing direct mental health therapy and alcohol/drug counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety of presenting issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as family conflicts and teenagers’ issues. I am aware of cultural factors and I am sensitive and respectful of people’s... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol/Drug Counselor, in California, with more than 7 years of experience providing direct mental health therapy and alcohol/drug counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 7 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

Ayana Rose

LMFT
15 years experience
Hi, I'm Ayana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Counseling Psychology and an EMDR practitioner. Some of my specialties include: strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, supporting mothers and mothers-to be, teens, adolescents and working with those suffering from anxiety, parenting issues and PTSD. Some of my valuable experience includes working as a clinician with teen girls in a group home... Read More
Hi, I'm Ayana and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Counseling Psychology and an EMDR practitioner. Some of my specialties include: strengthening relationships, assisting clients through difficult life transitions, supporting mothers and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Kaitlyn McNulty

LCSW
8 years experience
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I started my work as a therapist in New York after obtaining my Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have been working as a therapist in California for the last five years. I have experience working with a wide variety of individuals in different settings including within community agencies, in homes, and in schools.... Read More
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I started my work as a therapist in New York after obtaining my Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have... 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

Leah Finn

LMFT
6 years experience
Hello and welcome! My name is Leah Finn. I am a marriage and family therapist based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and licensed in California. My goal is to help you achieve your goals. Since 2010, I have worked with clients from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to effectively manage and cope with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I have also helped many people who have... Read More
Hello and welcome! My name is Leah Finn. I am a marriage and family therapist based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and licensed in California. My goal is to help you achieve your goals. Since 2010, I have worked... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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.