Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Montebello, California

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

An Overview of Mental Health in Montebello, California

Montebello is located in the Los Angeles area, making it ideally situated near nightlife, shopping, and fine dining. Established in 1771, the city has a colorful history, first as a home for the missionaries who founded it, then as an farming community, then as a host for major oil production as the industry moved in. Today, it boasts a bustling metropolitan hub, filled with hardworking residents. But these residents are struggling with mental illness and limited resources.

Mental Health Struggles for Montebello Residents

Montebello has only 272 mental health professionals to service every 100,000 people in the area. This is not nearly enough to cover the growing mental health needs of this metropolitan area. The most common mental illnesses in the area are the same as those across the country: anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. These conditions take a toll on people’s everyday lives, and they’re only becoming more common.

There are many contributing factors that can lead to mental health complications. Financial strain, job or housing insecurity, relationship strife, and a history of addiction can all contribute to mental illness.

Financial Struggles

Many of these problems face residents of the Montebello area, largely due to a low median income of only $47,518, and high property values, at an average of $413,900 per home. This median income is nearly $8,000 below the national average, and around $15,000 below the averages for both the surrounding metro area, and California as a whole. Income inequality and wage distribution also compare poorly with national averages.

Despite this, property values are more than double the national median, though they seem to be about par for the area. This makes it incredibly difficult for the average family to afford a home, and can lead to anxiety and depression commonly associated with housing insecurity.

Financial strain also makes it more difficult to seek therapy to prevent mental health complications. Families struggling financially may find it hard to come up with the funds to pay a mental health professional. Even if services are covered by insurance, transportation, work scheduling, and childcare expenses may prevent people from getting the help they need.

Addiction

Substance abuse and mental illness are known to be closely related. According to a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 9.6 percent of California residents suffer from a substance use disorder, 16.8 percent admitted to using illicit drugs in the past year, and 21.5 percent confessed to binge drinking within the past month.

There is a close correlation between drug and alcohol abuse and mental health disorders. Many substance abusers use drugs to self-medicate existing mental illness, while in other cases, long-term addiction leads to mental illness as a result of the drug’s effect on the brain. People struggling with other factors, such as financial strain or divorce, are more likely to turn to drinking or recreational drug use as a way to numb the pain, though this often leads to even more problems in the end.

For this reason, therapy can be a great place to start for addiction treatment, as it helps to address these underlying causes that led to the substance abuse in the first place.

Divorce

One of the most common causes of divorce is financial strife, and with a 14.5 percent poverty rate, median income below the national average, and median property values nearly ten times that, the financial strain for Montebello residents can be quite high. It’s no surprise, then, that over seven percent of residents over age 15 are divorced. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Counseling can be a great resource for couples going through or considering divorce. An experienced couples’ therapist can help work out unresolved emotions or arguments with the couple, and foster communication to help them resolve problems in the future before they get to the breaking point again. Though counseling may not prevent every divorce, it can also be extremely helpful in making a smoother transition through the process. Therapy can help both parties to work through their emotions as they go through the difficult process of deciding to save or let go of their marriage. Once the divorce is final, counseling can also help them develop healthier practices for their future relationships.

E-Counseling offers a therapist directory to help you find the right therapist for you. Your mental health is important, so we want to ensure you have the right tools to take care of your needs.