Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Huntington Beach, California

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


Andrea Gialanella

LCSW
20 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working as therapist and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bullying, and peer pressure, with a special focus on social skills and academics. My counseling style friendly and encouraging. I believe that deep down, we all know what we crave and need emotionally, and my work focuses on helping others understand... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working as therapist and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bullying, and peer pressure, with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Maryam Aziz

LCSW
11 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I realize that seeking help may not be easy, whether you are just beginning or continuing your therapeutic journey. Nonetheless, seeking help is a powerful and courageous step to take and my goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and nonjudgmental place for you to express yourself. Throughout my clinical career, I have had the privilege of working with multiple populations from children, adolescents, adults, couples and... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I realize that seeking help may not be easy, whether you are just beginning or continuing your therapeutic journey. Nonetheless, seeking help is a powerful and courageous step to take and my... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Markroel Solte

LCSW94351
5 years experience
I'm a prior service combat veteran who has transitioned into the field of social work. My life experiences and desire to help others brought me into the working profession. I am currently a licensed clinical social worker and I have been managing an outpatient substance abuse facility for the last three years. My experiences included working with both adults and transitional aged youth experiencing substance abuse addictions as well as mental health issues. ... Read More
I'm a prior service combat veteran who has transitioned into the field of social work. My life experiences and desire to help others brought me into the working profession. I am currently a licensed clinical social worker and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Nadja Zapasov

MA,LMFT
18 years experience
Nadja Zapasov (MA, LMFT) ABOUT ME Welcome! I salute you on your choice to get help in moving forward in your life. Once you have made that decision, your own positive energy will support you and guide you to the next level. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” William Hutchison Murray The energy of one’s thoughts has the power to create an extraordinary life (or not). Directing your... Read More
Nadja Zapasov (MA, LMFT) ABOUT ME Welcome! I salute you on your choice to get help in moving forward in your life. Once you have made that decision, your own positive energy will support you and guide you to the next level. Whatever you... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Shawnnell Pugh

LCSW,MSW,BS
13 years experience
Welcome! I am a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years plus experience providing therapy, counseling and guidance services to Individuals, Couples, Young and aging adults and families. I received my Master of Social Degree with an emphasis in Public Child Welfare from the University of Southern California in 2007. I specialize in various areas such as: Women issues, Depression, Anxiety, Anger issues, Behavioral, Addiction, Spirituality issues, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Sexual/Intimacy Issues, Trauma, and... Read More
Welcome! I am a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years plus experience providing therapy, counseling and guidance services to Individuals, Couples, Young and aging adults and families. I received my Master of Social Degree with an emphasis in Public Child... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Alfred Carter

LMFT
16 years experience
Do you want to overcome the obstacles preventing you from being your best self? My name is Alfred Renard Carter and I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist. My clinical experience and specializations are Depression, Anxiety, Stress management and relationship dynamics (couple/marriage/family). I take a strength-based approach to empower you to overcome the psychological and emotional distress you're experiencing. I'm eclectic from a theoretical standpoint. However, I lean towards Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic Existential theories as a... Read More
Do you want to overcome the obstacles preventing you from being your best self? My name is Alfred Renard Carter and I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist. My clinical experience and specializations are Depression, Anxiety, Stress management and relationship dynamics (couple/marriage/family). I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Leslie Campbell

LCSW
25 years experience
I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State University, and proceeded to work as a social worker with the County of San Diego in Child Welfare. Much of my tenure as a protective services worker within CPS was spent working with severely emotionally... Read More
I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Celia Garcia

LMFT
4 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working with clients for the past 4 years. I have aid clients when in crisis, I provide clients with case management services when resources are needed (i.e housing, educational, financial and parenting). I help clients manage some of the daily barriers that can cause destress on a person and those around them. My sessions are usually tailored to the client and their individual needs.... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working with clients for the past 4 years. I have aid clients when in crisis, I provide clients with case management services when resources are needed (i.e housing, educational,... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:4 years

Dr. Sue Pollington

PhD,LCSW,LAC
33 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a Diplomat in Psychotherapy. I have been practicing as a clinician for 33 years. I enjoy working with clients and I look forward to client sessions. My therapy focus is client centered. I come from a perspective... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:33 years

Bianca Martinez

MA,LMFT
3 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; who received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. I enjoy working alongside individuals, couples and families on their unique journey of self-discovery and healing. By creating a warm and non-judgmental environment, I allow clients to safely explore their innermost... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; who received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Christine Gonzalez

LMFT
18 years experience
I understand and have much training and experience with Anxiety, Trauma, Depression and Addiction. I’ve had great results working with clients on these areas. In addition, I love working with Couples and helping them to re-ignite the flame of their love and devotion, while learning tools to increase enjoyment of each other again. Read More
I understand and have much training and experience with Anxiety, Trauma, Depression and Addiction. I’ve had great results working with clients on these areas. In addition, I love working with Couples and helping them to re-ignite the flame of their love and devotion, while learning tools to increase enjoyment of each other again. Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 18 years

Christina Johnson

LMFT, Masters Degree
18+ years experience

Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, a broken heart, a divorce, past trauma, a death, there is hope. Is something from your past affecting your present and destroying your hope for the future? Feeling better is about trying something different and I am here for you. Healthy relationships are essential to a happy, fulfilling life. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who can help you heal so you can move forward, reach your goals and experience the life you wan

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Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, a broken heart, a divorce, past trauma, a death, there is hope. Is something from your past affecting your present and destroying your hope for the future? Feeling better is about trying something different and I am here for you. Healthy relationships are essential to a happy, fulfilling life. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who can help you heal so you can move forward, reach your goals and experience the life you wan

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18+ years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Huntington Beach, California

Huntington, Orange County, Southern California is a seaside city.  The population was 189,992 during the 2010 census and its estimated 2014 population was 200,809.  It is the most populated beach city in the county.  The city is popular due to its 9.5-mile (15.3 km) stretch of sandy beach, its ideal surfing conditions, a mild climate, and attractive beach culture.  It is nicknamed “Surf City” due to its consistent surf throughout the entire year.  This is due to the swells generated from the North Pacific in the winter and the storms that come from the Southern Hemisphere in the summer.  This is a rare beach community that does not allow any construction of any kind on the beach, so that there is a natural connection to the ocean and no obstructed views due to buildings.  Many of the beaches are state parks.  The city has a total area of 31.9 square miles (82.6 km2) and over 16% of it is water.  The area is a semi-arid / Mediterranean climate, which is generally dry, cool, and sunny.  However, the nights can become extremely damp.  Annually, the area is affected by a marine layer, which is a layer that covers over a large body of water, due to the ocean’s cool air meeting the land’s warm temperatures.  Huntington Beach had a median household income of $81,389 between the years of 2009 – 2013.  The population living below the poverty line was almost 9%.  The economy is supported by a large natural fault that contains oil.  This oil will eventually be depleted and the economic force will be tourism.

City Concerns

According to the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center, who researched reports printed by organizations such as the U.S. Census and the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, states that it is challenging to find divorce rates for California due to a lack of federal funding since 1996.  States can report voluntarily, but California has not reported possibly due to being such a large state. According to an Orange County divorce mediator, this county has one of the highest divorce rates in the nation.  She reports that an average of 33 people initiate a divorce in the area every single day, weekends included.

In Orange County, there were approximately 51 mental health and substance abuse-related hospitalizations per 10,000 residents in 2014.  This rate is less than the statewide rate of 61 per 10,000.  However, the rate of children and youth being admitted to the hospital increased 44% since 2005.  Depression was the most frequent cause for hospitalization concerning children, youth, and adults.  Suicide is now the second leading cause of death in young people between the ages of 10 to 24.  Depression in children and youth has increased by 117% since 2005 in Huntington Beach.  Only one-third of the young in Orange County get the help that they need for their mental health issues.  Until the Children’s Hospital of Orange County opened their new mental health wing in 2018, children and youth suffering from mental health illnesses were sent to other counties.  This provided support and hope for the families as a whole, since they felt isolated having to travel outside of their home community for help.

How We Can Help

We know that it can be a bit overwhelming taking that first step in reaching out for help and finding the right partner to help you find peace of mind can take some time.  We did the research in the hope of making this process easier for you.  We hope that you find these resources valuable and rewarding.  It would be of great assistance to consider your goals to be achieved in therapy.  Are you working on relationship issues?  Do you want to move past depression and anxiety?  Do you feel that you have unresolved issues?  List your concerns, symptoms, the time periods, and your goals, so that you can share them with a prospective therapist.

Mental health support is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their lives, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards a positive change.  We wish you well on this journey.  We welcome you to find more assistance on choosing a therapist in our online directory.