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.

Jasmynn Smith

MA, LMFT
8 years experience
I earned my M.A. in clinical psychology with a focus in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in 2012. Since then, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, I have worked as a Residential Assistant in a group treatment home for women with Borderline Personality Disorder and emotion regulation issues. Currently, I work as a primary therapist at an outpatient group practice in the South Bay region of Los Angeles where... Read More
I earned my M.A. in clinical psychology with a focus in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in 2012. Since then, I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, I have worked as a Residential Assistant in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Brigette Girardey

MA, LMFT
10 years experience
Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging from children, teens, adults, and elders. I provide services for individuals and families assisting with issues such as depression, isolation, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, and more. I enjoy working with... Read More
Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Patricia Hamilton

LMFT-S
12 years experience
Thank you for reading my profile. I am a mother, sister, daughter, wife, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, divorcee, widow, and friend. I come to this work as well experienced in life as in training. I did my undergraduate work in Speech Pathology/Audiology and Psychology and my graduate degree is in Counseling Psychology, with a specialty in Marriage Family Therapy. I have additional training in Cognitive Behavior, Family Systems, Grief and Trauma, Narrative,... Read More
Thank you for reading my profile. I am a mother, sister, daughter, wife, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, divorcee, widow, and friend. I come to this work as well experienced in life as in training. I did my undergraduate... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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

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

Joshua Skinner

LMFT
5 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in working with couples and individuals. I have been practicing since 2013 and am licensed in California which requires 3000 clinical hours prior to licensure, and am and now licensed in Tennessee as well. I have also been working with BetterHelp since October of 2017. I have experience working with a variety of issues but specialize in work surrounding stress and trauma. Much... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in working with couples and individuals. I have been practicing since 2013 and am licensed in California which requires 3000 clinical hours prior to licensure, and am and now... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Natalie McBroom

MA, LMFT
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a behavioral coach, mental health counselor, a Christian counselor, and a community psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, abuse and trauma, bipolar disorders, PTSD, AD/HD, and schizophrenia. During this time, I have helped people with grief and loss issues, life transitions, relationship roles, and learning coping... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a behavioral coach, mental health counselor, a Christian counselor, and a community psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Anush Petrosyan

LMFT
7 years experience
I am a sex-positive therapist that has completed Gottman's Level 3 Couples Therapy training. with this training I focus on improving couple's communication, connection, and intimacy. I have a minor in sex therapy and am very comfortable discussing and working through sexual trauma and issues. I am kink-friendly, poly-friendly and take an non-judgmental, education approach to therapy. I have knowledge and experience with individuals in alternative lifestyles, and ethically non-monogamous relationships. I am also available to... Read More
I am a sex-positive therapist that has completed Gottman's Level 3 Couples Therapy training. with this training I focus on improving couple's communication, connection, and intimacy. I have a minor in sex therapy and am very comfortable discussing and working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Arthur Belmont

LMFT, CADC-CAS
23 years experience
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our control. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC) who has been practicing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy since 1994 working with individuals, youth and families in a wide variety of settings... Read More
I believe that changing the way we THINK about something, changes how we FEEL. Since there is always more than one way to think about something, how we feel about Self, Relationships and Life Circumstances is completely within our... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years

Tim Leslie

LMFT
9 years experience
I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization in 2011. Since then, I have worked with children and adults both individually as well as with couples and families in Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient settings. I tailor my approach to what would be best for the client needs at the time. As a result, I have experience providing both brief and more solution focused therapy as well as therapy geared towards... Read More
I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization in 2011. Since then, I have worked with children and adults both individually as well as with couples and families in Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient settings. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Christina Johnson

LMFT 43740 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 Read More
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 Read More
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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.

There is an estimate of 309 psychologists, therapists, and licensed social workers in the Huntington Beach area.  There are approximately 77 treatment centers.  There are approximately 31 psychiatrists in the area.

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.