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.


Mikhaëla Beaudet-DeBus

MA,LMFT,#,119507
4 years experience
Hello, I am a licensed Therapist and I am so excited to work with you! My main goal as a therapist is for my clients to feel seen and validated as well as to create a container of safety for exploration and safe emotional expression. I have worked with a large array of folks with many challenges including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self worth, women's issue, men's issues, anger management, codependency, communication... Read More
Hello, I am a licensed Therapist and I am so excited to work with you! My main goal as a therapist is for my clients to feel seen and validated as well as to create a container of safety for... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Jesse Moon

MA,LMFT
11 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions, self esteem, career issues and a desire to increase your sense of happiness,well being and personal growth. I have expertise in Anger Management.. My approach is a combination of a humanistic strength based approach as well as... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Tim Whetzel

LMFT,MA
18 years experience
Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along the journey of our life I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path." This sentence encapsulates the feelings many clients bring to therapy, the... Read More
Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Maria Mir

LMFT
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Women's Studies from the University of California, Riverside. With over 10 years of professional experience in the field I provide mental health services for individuals, couples, children, teens and families. I believe building rapport with clients is... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Women's Studies... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Hindi,Urdu
  • Experience:10 years

Sheila Baghbeh

LMFT
10 years experience
Welcome to taking the first step in making yourself a priority! I have been seeing clients since 2005 and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. My basic philosophy in my life and regarding therapy is that most of us have the answers buried deep within ourselves regarding what we want for our lives, but due to past and present traumas and fear, we have difficulty accessing those thoughts and therefore remain... Read More
Welcome to taking the first step in making yourself a priority! I have been seeing clients since 2005 and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. My basic philosophy in my life and regarding therapy is that... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Glenn Anderson

MA,LMFT
15 years experience
My name is Glenn Anderson, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with 15 plus years of experience. I have a unique background due to having experience in working with teenagers in the group home setting who were considered unmanageable. Those seven years of hands on training taught me the value of active listening and nonverbal communication. It is my belief that we grow when we decide to and once that decision is made,... Read More
My name is Glenn Anderson, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with 15 plus years of experience. I have a unique background due to having experience in working with teenagers in the group home setting who were considered... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Allise Esquivel

LMFT
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Allise Esquivel. I am A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) for the State of California. I graduated from California Baptist University (2013) and obtained my license in 2017. First, I would like to say congratulations on taking the first step to feeling better. Therapy is scary and can be nerve wrecking. It is important for me to establish a safe and trusting environment for you. My approach is non-judgmental and... Read More
Hello! My name is Allise Esquivel. I am A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) for the State of California. I graduated from California Baptist University (2013) and obtained my license in 2017. First, I would like to say congratulations... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Krystle Steeley

MA,LMFT
4 years experience
Welcome! There comes a time in our lives where we need someone to talk. A safe place to feel what we are feeling. A place that holds no judgment and a place where we can process these feelings aloud without worrying about whose feelings may get hurt, or who may hear, or who may judge us. I am here to be that safe place. To allow you to feel and to process what you... Read More
Welcome! There comes a time in our lives where we need someone to talk. A safe place to feel what we are feeling. A place that holds no judgment and a place where we can process these feelings aloud... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Sheree Earle

LCSW
32 years experience
I have been working in the field of clinical social work, here in Southern California, for over 30 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings, I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health challenges. I have the most experience working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma related issues as well as LGBTQ+ issues. I am client centered, utilizing various interventions taken from a range of therapeutic approaches.... Read More
I have been working in the field of clinical social work, here in Southern California, for over 30 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings, I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:32 years

Estela Isla

LMFT
6 years experience
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space where you feel comfortable to share and to discuss difficult issues in your life. I am here to help. I have been working in the mental health field for 12 years and have been working... Read More
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • 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.