Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lancaster, California

Find a therapist in Lancaster, California  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Lancaster, 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

Lisa S. Larsen

PsyD, Licensed Psychologist PSY 19046
15 years experience
Lisa S. Larsen, PsyD is a licensed psychologist in Lancaster, California who specializes in trauma, grief, chronic illnesses, and enhancing self-acceptance in her clients. She also provides psychotherapy online to California residents through HIPAA-compliant video therapy. Read More
Lisa S. Larsen, PsyD is a licensed psychologist in Lancaster, California who specializes in trauma, grief, chronic illnesses, and enhancing self-acceptance in her clients. She also provides psychotherapy online to California residents through HIPAA-compliant video therapy. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Overview to Mental Health Resources in Lancaster, California

Lancaster, Las Angeles County in Antelope Valley, California is a charter city.  This means that the city is governed by its own charter documents rather than the general law.  Lancaster had a population of 168,049 in 2015, according to the Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance report.  The city has a total area of 94.5 square miles (245 km2).  It is referred to as the High Desert since its elevation is in the range of 2,000 to 3,000 feet (600–900 m) above sea level.  Lancaster has a cold semi-arid steppe climate.  As reported by the U.S. Census, Lancaster had a median household income of $50,193 in 2010 and 21.5% of the population living below the poverty line.  The city went through redevelopment in 2012 as the downtown businesses formed the Lancaster Old Town Site (LOTS).  LOTS have participated in the renovation of business facades and the attraction of new businesses.  The mayor during the time of 2009 partnered with China to recruit manufacturing firms from their country to this California city.  This resulted in Lancaster’s unemployment rate then at 17% to 6% in 2017.  The economy of Lancaster, CA is specialized in Public Administration, Construction, and Healthcare.  The California Poppy Reserve, 20 miles (32 km) west of Lancaster, praises itself as one of California’s most bountiful crops of the state flower.  The California Poppy Festival is a celebration of spring and draws upward of 60,000 guests to Lancaster City Park each year.

City Concerns

The community of Lancaster was overcome with sadness when two local students committed suicide in response to being bullied in 2012.  One of the middle school counselors initiated the “Not in Our Town” program with the intention to create a safer school environment.  This initiative spread throughout the community.  The program works at addressing hate, bullying, and harassment with a focus on the positive aspects of peer power instead of peer pressure.  Unfortunately, a cellphone video of students bullying a student with autism went viral all over the world and on major news sources in September, 2018.  The city recognized that they still had a serious problem.

The suicide rate in Antelope Valley is high for adults as well.  They are the highest in Los Angeles County at the rate of 11.4%, according to the LA County Department of Health.  In April of 2018, a couple’s murder-suicide shocked the area as the boyfriend was known by the town to suffer from depression.  The Executive Director of Mental Health America (MHA) in the area states that the high poverty rate and limited resources for situational depression are the causes of their high numbers of suicide.  Antelope Valley is also home to many military families, who have struggles unique to them.  The majority of the situations are economic pressure for many families as one of the spouses could struggle to find a job, keep a job, and continue paying their mortgages.  Depression rates in the Antelope Valley were 17.1 percent in 2012, according to the LA County Department of Health, compared to 6.9% in the U.S. (National Institute of Mental Health).  Present day estimates are similar.

The number of people divorced in California is estimated to be at 12% in 2017.  It is challenging to find an accurate rate of divorce, since the U.S. Census made the submissions voluntary and California stopped reporting the statistics after the year 1990.  The U.S. rate in the same timeframe is estimated to be at 3.2 per 1000 population.

There is an estimate of 34 psychiatrists in Lancaster.
There are approximately 57 psychologists, licensed counselors, and social workers.  There are approximately 11 treatment centers.

How We Can Help

If you or someone you know is expressing or experiencing any thoughts of suicide, please contact one of the hotlines below.  Your life is valuable and there are people who want to help.  These are professionals and volunteers who are equipped to help find you some comfort and relief.  You do not have to do it alone.

As it was noted above, there seems to be limited mental health resources in Lancaster.  We did the research to find you various therapists, organizations, and hospitals who can assist you depending on your needs and concerns.  Please visit our website for additional resources.  Consider listing your symptoms, concerns, and the timelines to better assist your provider in creating your treatment plan.

We thank you for visiting our website as you move towards stronger mental, emotional, and behavioral health.   We hope that the valuable resources listed here on the directory will be one step closer to getting you the help that you need.