Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Long Beach, California

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


Cara Counter

BA, Physical, Siences/Nutrition, MA, Somatic/Holistic, Psychotherapy, LMFT
19 years experience
Hi, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in a counseling field since 2000. I have experience working with Domestic Violence Abusers and Victims. In my own private practice ive worked successfully with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, teen concerns, life transitions, and a wide range of challenges, including grief/loss, trauma, abuse, Families, self esteem, Domestic abuse, anger and crisis management. I mostly tend... Read More
Hi, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in a counseling field since 2000. I have experience working with Domestic Violence Abusers and Victims. In my own private practice ive... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Heidi Taugher

LMFT
10 years experience
As an experienced therapist I appreciate the energy it takes to confront issues that feel overwhelming without clear solutions. I take my role seriously in facilitating healing. I care about my clients and do my best to minimize any unpleasant symptoms you are experiencing while we work on strategies that move you towards a more satisfying life. I am authentic, non-judgmental, and direct in my approach. If you are feeling emotionally overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, or... Read More
As an experienced therapist I appreciate the energy it takes to confront issues that feel overwhelming without clear solutions. I take my role seriously in facilitating healing. I care about my clients and do my best to minimize any unpleasant... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Tammy Johnson

LCSW, CADC
15 years experience
Family structure, life circumstances, trauma and grief can challenge the way we think and feel. Our emotions are often triggered by these life circumstances causing negative behavioral responses such as anxiety, angry outbursts, obsessive-compulsive disorders, drug addiction, alcoholism, sexual addiction, gambling, depression, and relationship conflict. The consequences of these behaviors cause heartache and pain in our lives and often have adverse effects on the people around us. Therapy can show you how negative behaviors limit... Read More
Family structure, life circumstances, trauma and grief can challenge the way we think and feel. Our emotions are often triggered by these life circumstances causing negative behavioral responses such as anxiety, angry outbursts, obsessive-compulsive disorders, drug addiction, alcoholism, sexual addiction,... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Renee Price

LCSW, OSW-C
16 years experience
Hello & Welcome, There are times when we feel stressed beyond repair, alone, misunderstood, helpless, even hopeless. During these difficult times it can be hard to ask for help. You've taken the first step, now I can assist you on the road towards healing, peace, and happiness. I help individuals, families, and teenagers through difficult situations with understanding, acceptance, and with genuine caring. I can help you recognize your strengths and teach you new ways... Read More
Hello & Welcome, There are times when we feel stressed beyond repair, alone, misunderstood, helpless, even hopeless. During these difficult times it can be hard to ask for help. You've taken the first step, now I can assist you on... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Jonathan Meza

MS, LPCC
4 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, school or work trouble? Maybe a unique challenge with a transition or goal in your life? You are not alone, and I am here for you. I’ll share with you that... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma,... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years

Courtney Boatman

LMFT
8 years experience
My goal as a therapist is to help clients navigate through some of the darker, more difficult times we experience as humans. I help provide clarity on murky situations and provide a non-biased sounding board to clients who are struggling. A lot of my techniques and tools as a therapist come from a Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) framework and solution-focused. I utilize a narrative approach, which is the belief that people are the... Read More
My goal as a therapist is to help clients navigate through some of the darker, more difficult times we experience as humans. I help provide clarity on murky situations and provide a non-biased sounding board to clients who are... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Dr. Amy Clayton

PsyD, LCSW
21 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. I have been working as a therapist for over 21 years. I have worked in outpatient as well as inpatient settings, including hospitals, clinics, group homes, and private practice. Many of my clients are high achieving people who find themselves surprised to be struggling with a problem. By drawing upon their strengths, I assist them... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. I have been working as a therapist for over 21 years. I have worked in outpatient as well as inpatient settings,... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 years

Gretchen Forrey

MA, LMFT
7 years experience
Hello and welcome! Thank you for viewing my profile more closely. I am a strong advocate and very passionate about helping clients further their understandings of themselves and their relationships, as well as finding a deeper meaning and joy in their lives. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and have a substantial amount of experience in working with teens and transitional aged youth, trauma, depression and anxiety,... Read More
Hello and welcome! Thank you for viewing my profile more closely. I am a strong advocate and very passionate about helping clients further their understandings of themselves and their relationships, as well as finding a deeper meaning and joy... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Kathy Helgerson

LMFT
9 years experience
I am Kathy Helgerson. I earned my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills. My story: I have personally experienced trauma and grief. My divorce was final on October 1, 1996. Then in November, my 21-year-old son died, instantly. And in January 1997, I was struck by a van and suffered severe physical and emotional injuries. After the accident, I went back to college and eventually earned my master’s degree... Read More
I am Kathy Helgerson. I earned my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills. My story: I have personally experienced trauma and grief. My divorce was final on October 1, 1996. Then in November, my... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Long Beach

With a population of 863,002, Long Beach, California is the 7th largest city in the state and the 39th largest in the country. Located in Los Angeles County, Long Beach is home to the second-busiest container port in the United States and is one of the largest shipping ports in the world- which means the city plays a very significant role to the nation’s economy. But a thriving center for business does not always translate to a prosperous community. As recently as 2017 twenty percent of persons living in the Long beach were reported as being at or under the poverty level. It is widely accepted that income and poverty can have a direct effect on a person’s physical and emotional health.

Increased Needs for Access to Care

As one of the largest cities in Southern California (behind only Los Angeles and San Diego) Long Beach is an example of the wider trend occurring in the state. Recent indicators show that in the Long Beach area the rate of psychological distress has increased. It is evident the need for more resources to help those suffering from mental health issues is growing. Compared to the rest of the country, California has an overall ranking of 24 when it comes to assessing a combination of factors including the prevalence of mental illness and access to care for its residents. There is much more room for improvement.

If you have identified your own need for assistance with stress, depression, or other traumas we can help you search for the right resources in the Long Beach area. We can connect you with licensed therapists and mental health professionals who can work with you and around the hours that suit you.

Seeking help should not be a difficult process. When you are ready to take the next step toward wellness we can help make your search easier.

Before Beginning Your Search

The search process can be overwhelming when you are sorting through all the different types of mental health resources that are available. So rather than diving into your search immediately, we suggest taking a moment to consider what your requirements and preferences might be. This will give you a sense of direction when you do begin to look for qualified professionals. Here are a few questions that you can ask yourself:

  • Is there a specific ailment or trauma for which you are wanting to see a therapist or mental health professional?
  • Would you be better suited to someone who specializes in treating your specific condition? (for example, an eating disorder)
  • Are you more comfortable speaking with a man or a woman, or is this not a concern for you?
  • What time period can you dedicate to ongoing therapy?
  • What do you hope to achieve by going through the therapeutic process?

These are questions that are good to have answered for yourself and will help give your chosen mental health professional some clarity about what you need. Communication is key to the treatment process and the clearer you can be about your needs, the better.

Health Insurance Considerations

Do you know if your health insurance will cover mental health services? This is a good question to ask of your health insurance company and maybe one consideration when choosing a mental health professional to work with. Insurance providers can sometimes have established networks of therapists that you can go to and will be less of an out-of-pocket cost to you. Getting in touch with your health insurance provider can clear up any questions you might have about how they cover mental health services.

How e-counseling.com Can Help You Connect with a Long Beach Mental Health Professional

Through our site, you can connect with Long Beach therapists or mental health professionals and find the right fit for you and your needs. At e-counseling.com we have detailed profiles of licensed professionals in your area and our platform makes it easy to compare services and tailor your search based on specific criteria. Through your search, you may find several possible candidates to work with and it is a good idea to contact them and ask additional questions about how they work and the ways in which their services can help you.

The objective is to find someone who can understand you and has expertise in guiding you through the process of working through the challenges you have been facing. The right therapist or mental health professional can be an important asset and provide you with the support you need to improve your quality of life.