Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lakewood, California

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


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

Stefanie Greenfield

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California with over 5 years of experiencing providing counseling services. I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my Master of Social Work from USC. I have experience working with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, career challenges, life adjustments, stress, relationship issues, ADHD and health-related problems. My approach to counseling is to partner with you to make lifestyle or cognitive adjustments to overall improve... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California with over 5 years of experiencing providing counseling services. I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my Master of Social Work from USC. I have experience working with a wide... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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

Dr. Jeannie DeArmond

Psy.D., MS
8 years experience
There comes a time for many of us when we need to seek additional help, even if we have a strong, loving support network. Counseling is different than other types of support. It is aimed toward self-discovery and accessing your own internal abilities to achieve your utmost potential. It is a collaboration between you, the expert on yourself, and a skilled therapist who can assist you in navigating through difficult situations and healing painful parts... Read More
There comes a time for many of us when we need to seek additional help, even if we have a strong, loving support network. Counseling is different than other types of support. It is aimed toward self-discovery and accessing your... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Jennifer Marsh

MS, LMFT
13 years experience
Welcome! I first want to use a minute to tell you that I appreciate the fact you have taken the first steps in seeking counseling support. I can help! Let me tell you a little bit about myself and how I plan to support you. I have a master's degree in Counseling (2006) and am a Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Therapist in California. I have spent time throughout my 13 year career working with individuals, families... Read More
Welcome! I first want to use a minute to tell you that I appreciate the fact you have taken the first steps in seeking counseling support. I can help! Let me tell you a little bit about myself and how I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Emily Schwimmer

M.A., LMFT
17 years experience
Hello! Good for you reaching out for support today. You are taking a big, worthwhile step! I've been practicing for over 18 years in Sunny Southern California working with adult individuals and couples. My experience is working with mild to moderate issues around stress, anxiety, feelings of sadness or depression, life transitions, grief and relationship issues. I provide a safe space to explore and process the feelings and issues you are experiencing. It's not... Read More
Hello! Good for you reaching out for support today. You are taking a big, worthwhile step! I've been practicing for over 18 years in Sunny Southern California working with adult individuals and couples. My experience is working with mild to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Lakewood, California

Lakewood, California is a classic example of a post-World War II American suburb. In 1950, it was a field of lima beans, but by 1960 it was a well-developed city located in Los Angeles County. The estimated population is 81,054.

Lakewood is a prosperous city with a median household income of $82,175, more than the median income of Los Angeles County ($52,952), the state of California ($63,783), and the United States ($55,322).

Demographically, the population of Lakewood is made up primarily of people identifying as Hispanic (33.8 percent), white (31.5 percent), and Asian (21.8 percent). Lakewood is considered one of the most racially diverse cities with a population over 50,000 in the entire United States.

Approximately 34 percent of Lakewood citizens speak a primary language other than English. Apart from Spanish, the most common foreign languages spoken in Lakewood are Asian languages. Los Angeles County, where Lakewood is located, has a significant Cambodian population as people who came here from Cambodia as refugees in the 1970s were sponsored by Cambodian former students already present in California due to an educational exchange program that had existed in the 1950s and early 1960s between the state and the Southeast Asian nation.

An Overview of Mental Health in Los Angeles County, Including Lakewood

It is difficult to find mental health statistics specifically pertaining to Lakewood. Most available statistics reflect mental health status in Los Angeles County as a whole or in the nearby community of Long Beach, also located in Los Angeles County. Nevertheless, the statistics on mental health indicators in Los Angeles County as a whole are somewhat troubling, especially compared with those across California.

According to a 2014 mental health survey conducted by UCLA, 18 percent of adults in Los Angeles County needed help for mental-emotional and/or alcohol-drug issues in the preceding year, compared with 15.9 percent of adults in California generally. Of those who sought and/or needed help in Los Angeles County, however, 43.2 percent did not receive it. The same survey indicated that the percentage of California adults who had likely had serious psychological distress in during the preceding year was 7.7 percent; it was higher in Los Angeles County at 9.6 percent.

Though still troubling, the statistics on mental health indicators for teens in Los Angeles County were slightly better than those for California as a whole. The percentage of teens who needed help for emotional/mental problems statewide was 23.2 percent, slightly higher than the percentage in Los Angeles County at 22.4 percent. More teens received psychological/emotional counseling during the preceding year in Los Angeles County ( 14.5 percent) than in California at large (11.6 percent), even though the percentage of teens who needed help were virtually equal.

Factors Affecting Mental Health in Lakewood, California

Extrapolating from the data available for Los Angeles County and nearby Long Beach, one can form an approximate picture of the specific mental health issues facing Lakewood, California residents.

  • Risky Behaviors: Los Angeles County had some of the highest diagnosis rates of chlamydia and HIV in the entire state of California.
  • Veterans: Those who served in the military are more at risk for PTSD and other trauma-related disorders. During 2013 to 2017, there were 3,525 veterans living in Lakewood, the highest percentage of them having served in Vietnam.
  • Violent Crime: With 423.8 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, Los Angeles County has a moderate to moderately low rate of violent crime compared to the rest of California. Due to the diversity in the area, some of these crimes may have been racially motivated.
  • Culture: Many of the refugees who fled Cambodia in the 1970s and settled in Los Angeles County were escaping from an oppressive government regime. For this reason, members of the older Cambodian population may be reluctant to seek help from institutions (governmental or otherwise) despite a history of trauma.

Challenges of Finding a Therapist in Lakewood, California

As noted above, there is great cultural diversity in Lakewood, and many residents do not speak English as a primary language. For those residents of Lakewood who speak a language other than English, finding a therapist fluent in a second language may prove particularly challenging.

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