Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Monterey Park, California

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

Located approximately seven miles from downtown Los Angeles, Monterey Park is a city of about 61,000 people in the western San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, California. In the 1970s, a Chinese American real estate developer named Frederic Hsieh started up an intense marketing campaign to entice newly arrived, and increasingly moneyed, immigrants from Hong Kong and Taiwan to settle there.

By the 1980s, Monterey Park had realized Hsieh’s vision of becoming a Chinese business mecca, and today it is a largely thriving multicultural community. More than half the population of Monterey Park (66.3 percent) identifies as Asian, while over a quarter (28.5 percent) identify as Hispanic/Latino, about 4 percent identify as white, and 1.5 percent identify as two or more races.

Other Demographic Data

The median resident age in Monterey Park is older than that for California as a whole, 44.4 compared to 36.4. Residents are approximately 52 percent female and 48 percent male.

Economically, Monterey Park presents an interesting, and somewhat contradictory profile. Estimated median home values in the city are $616,214, considerably higher than the California median of $477,500. However, the median household income in Monterey Park is $57,164, quite a bit lower than the statewide median of $67,739. The city has a poverty rate of approximately 16 percent, higher than the national rate of 12.3 percent.

An Overview of Mental Health in Monterey Park

In 2015, the percentage of adults ages 18 and older diagnosed with depression in Monterey Park was 4 percent. This was lower than the percentage for Los Angeles county as a whole, which was 9 percent. It is considered a hopeful sign that people experiencing depression are gradually more comfortable sharing that they are having issues.

Notwithstanding the above data, it is difficult to find mental health statistics related specifically to Monterey Park. Studies are more likely to maintain a wider focus on Los Angeles County. Such a study in 2016 identified the following as significant mental health concerns:

  • 1 percent of adolescents in Los Angeles County required help for mental and/or emotional health problems.
  • 5 percent of adults in Los Angeles County had engaged in binge drinking during the preceding year.
  • Alcohol and drug use are rampant in high schools. The percentage of teens trying illegal drugs in Los Angeles County is 15.2 percent, higher than the statewide level of 13.2 percent.

Factors Affecting Mental Health and Treatment

It is estimated that, while 10 to 15 percent of adults in Los Angeles County may experience some form of mental health issue, nearly half of those who need help do not receive it. Part of the reason for the discrepancy may be cultural in nature. It is not unheard of for the Latino population to normalize heavy alcohol use, especially among men.

Many people may feel uncomfortable talking about mental health issues or seeking help for them because of the stigma involved. The stigma is widespread but may be more pronounced among certain ethnic groups. Family traditions may hold that mental health professionals are not to be trusted or that admitting to mental health issues is a sign of weakness.

Other factors contributing to mental health issues and/or preventing people from seeking treatment include the following:

  • Education: Only 78.7 percent of adults in Monterey Park are high school graduates. This is lower than the nationwide percentage of 87.3 percent. The percentage of Monterey Park residents who hold a bachelor degree or higher, 31.9 percent, is only slightly higher 30.9 percent on the national level.
  • Poverty: When broken down by age and gender, the largest demographic of Monterey Park residents living in poverty is 35- to 44-year-old females. An analysis of people living in poverty by ethnicity demonstrates that the percentage of Asians and Hispanics living in poverty is roughly proportionate to their percentage of the total population in Monterey Park. It may be noteworthy that the percentage of white/Caucasian residents living in poverty is 11.7 percent despite whites only making up about 4 percent of the population.
  • Crime: Violent crime rates in Los Angeles County are relatively high. Crime rates for Monterey Park, including nonviolent crimes, are relatively low compared to comparable cities but have seen a steady increase over the past five years.

Find a Therapist or Counselor in Monterey Park

It can be difficult to know where to start looking for help, especially if you don’t feel you can count on those around you for support. Fortunately, E-Counseling.com has made it a little bit easier to find a local mental health provider with our therapist directory.