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.


Dr. Tracy Thiem

PhD, Clinical, Psychologist
33 years experience
EMBRACING AN INTEGRAL APPROACH TO HEALING TRAUMA RECOVERY SPECIALIST WITH 33 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE CLINICAL APPROACH As an Integral Health Professional, I have professional credentials in Body, Mind & Soul. My clinical expertise is in combining specialized knowledge and skills in the service of resolving deep-seated trauma. My unique holistic approach addresses mental, physical, emotional, socio-cultural, spiritual and energetic dimensions of human wellness. At the core of everything I do, whether it be over the telephone or... Read More
EMBRACING AN INTEGRAL APPROACH TO HEALING TRAUMA RECOVERY SPECIALIST WITH 33 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE CLINICAL APPROACH As an Integral Health Professional, I have professional credentials in Body, Mind & Soul. My clinical expertise is in combining specialized knowledge and skills in the service... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 33 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

Laura Kluss

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought disorders, relationship issues and grief. I have extensive experience working with people who have experienced trauma and abuse. I have worked in a community inpatient psychiatric hospital, state prisons, and now work with veterans at... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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 9 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

Adrina Wilson

LMFT, 107939
5 years experience
Adrina Wilson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapeutic services to individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families. Some of her specialties include working with individuals who are seeking support with depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues, marital conflicts, trauma, parenting, family conflict, phase of life issues, LGBT issues, grief and loss, and substance use. Adrina has worked in county mental health, private agencies, and school based agencies which has included individuals from unique... Read More
Adrina Wilson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapeutic services to individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families. Some of her specialties include working with individuals who are seeking support with depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues, marital conflicts,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Wilson Bezerra-Flanders

MA, LPCC, LMHC
20 years experience
Hello. I am a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Boston University for my Bachelor in Psychology Degree and to Harvard University for my graduate studies. I earned a Postgraduate Diploma at Mass. General Hospital, Dept. of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. I am licensed in several US states and I have been in the field for about 20 years. I have trained and worked in several settings, including... Read More
Hello. I am a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Boston University for my Bachelor in Psychology Degree and to Harvard University for my graduate studies. I earned a Postgraduate Diploma at Mass. General Hospital,... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Experience: 20 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

Sana Akhtar Ramay

MA, LMFT
6 years experience
My name is Sana Akhtar Ramay and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I always knew I wanted to work in a helping profession. After graduating with my Bachelors in Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Biology from University of California, Davis, I started working with children diagnosed with Autism, probably the most challenging job I have had but also equally rewarding. A few months in I was promoted to a... Read More
My name is Sana Akhtar Ramay and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I always knew I wanted to work in a helping profession. After graduating with my Bachelors in Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Biology... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Punjabi, Urdu
  • Experience: 6 years

Kiaundra Jackson

LMFT
5 years experience
Kiaundra Jackson has been recently featured in The New York Times, Vice, Bustle and The Huffington Post as one of the '10 Black Female Therapists You Should Know.' She is a trusted Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that gets results. As a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are: Premarital and Marital issues, Anxiety, Depression, Life... Read More
Kiaundra Jackson has been recently featured in The New York Times, Vice, Bustle and The Huffington Post as one of the '10 Black Female Therapists You Should Know.' She is a trusted Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that gets results.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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

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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