Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Pasadena, California

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


Douglas Mitchell

LMFT
6 years experience
Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, bipolar and ADHD. I'm sensitive to those who have suffered or experienced physical trauma or emotional... Read More
Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

Lauren Rodriguez

MS, LMFT
15 years experience
Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters and Bachelors degrees in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I commend you on making the decision to begin counseling. Life is a struggle for everyone at some point and every single... Read More
Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Dr. Lukas Jaeggi

PhD
20 years experience
I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions. I also helped many people who have experienced traumatic stress or abuse. My counseling style is empathic, nonjudgmental and encouraging. My approach integrates depth psychology, neuroscience and trauma theory. I will tailor our conversation and... Read More
I am licensed psychologist and board-certified art therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals achieve their greatest potential. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Christin Frederick

MA, LMFT
3 years experience
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use humor and compassion to create connection. This connection creates a safe place for us to exchange ideas, to talk about experiences and to share honestly with one another. I have 3 years of experience working... Read More
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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

Sharon Valentino

LMFT, CAATC, RAS
8 years experience
I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you want to be? Is your life working out the way you wanted and expected it to? We all cope with stressors in different ways. I help people deal with stress more successfully with caring, plus... Read More
I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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

Jennifer Yates

MC, LMFT
20 years experience
If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage to seek help, and I am here for you with genuine care and compassion. I will work with you from a holistic standpoint as I firmly believe that the mind and body are connected, and... Read More
If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Jack Grabon

LCSW, CPC
15 years experience
Hello there! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California and New York. I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life/health coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, drug problems, existential or spiritual crises, trauma, relationship issues and weight loss. My counseling style is gentle and supportive, yet powerful. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.... Read More
Hello there! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California and New York. I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life/health coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Rich Painter

LMFT
7 years experience
Sky Counseling Center provides professional counseling, life coaching, and spiritual direction for individuals, couples, children, and families in person or online. For a free 15 minute phone consultation and to schedule an appointment, call or text: 904-800-8553 or email: skycounselingcenter@gmail.com. Read More
Sky Counseling Center provides professional counseling, life coaching, and spiritual direction for individuals, couples, children, and families in person or online. For a free 15 minute phone consultation and to schedule an appointment, call or text: 904-800-8553 or email: skycounselingcenter@gmail.com. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Weili Lin

LMFT
7 years experience
I began my vocation as a psychotherapist in 2013 after working in different areas in academia for more than 10 years. I absolutely love what I do! I find excitement in empowering my clients to believe that their lives can be transformed no matter where they are. Read More
I began my vocation as a psychotherapist in 2013 after working in different areas in academia for more than 10 years. I absolutely love what I do! I find excitement in empowering my clients to believe that their lives can be transformed no matter where they are. Read More
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  • Languages: English and Mandarin
  • Experience: 7 years

Holly Freeling

MA, LMFT, ATR
16 years experience
Holly is a versatile, flexible, and forward-thinking psychotherapist who has worked with a wide variety of people. Her optimism and curiosity attracts many clients to her private practice in Pasadena, California. Holly believes that part of the gift of therapy is to work with someone who accepts you just the way you are, while at the same time helping you to become the person you want to be. She is a licensed, board certified, Marriage and Family Therapist and also a certifie Read More
Holly is a versatile, flexible, and forward-thinking psychotherapist who has worked with a wide variety of people. Her optimism and curiosity attracts many clients to her private practice in Pasadena, California. Holly believes that part of the gift of therapy is to work with someone who accepts you just the way you are, while at the same time helping you to become the person you want to be. She is a licensed, board certified, Marriage and Family Therapist and also a certifie Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Pasadena, California

Just 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, California offers a picturesque and affordable lifestyle for people who want to be near all the lights and action of L.A. without dealing with as many of that city’s headaches (such as traffic jams and elevated housing prices).

Pasadena is a famous city in its own right, namely for the Rose Bowl Stadium and the 1964 Beach Boys hit “The Little Old Lady from Pasadena.” Some modern TV shows such as “The Big Bang Theory” have been filmed in the city, furthering Pasadena as a household name throughout the United States.

However, even year-round warmth and sunshine, a seemingly endless array of restaurants and entertainment options, and lower housing prices than many other parts of Los Angeles County cannot stem mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. Fortunately, Pasadena has a wealth of treatment options within its city limits as well as neighboring communities such as Burbank and West Hollywood.

Poverty and Mental Illness in Pasadena, California

As of July 2017, Pasadena had 142,647 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. While Pasadena’s annual median income level is $73,029, nearly 16% of Pasadena residents live in poverty. This is significantly higher than the U.S. average of 12.3%, and somewhat lower than the California average of 19%. Unfortunately, California has the highest poverty rate  in the United States.

Poverty and mental illness have a multifaceted relationship, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). People who live in poverty often experience more severe symptoms of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

Mental illness does not discriminate depending upon one’s income level; the day-to-day tasks of life can and do worsen symptoms among people from all social and economic classes. However, people in poverty often struggle to obtain or maintain food, affordable housing, and appropriate healthcare. Such struggles combined with a mental illness can make it much more difficult for someone to comply with treatment even when it is offered.

Poverty also makes it more probable that a person will experience a serious mental illness, according to SAMHSA. It is also worth noting that everyone — regardless of educational or socioeconomic background — has an increased risk of eventually living in poverty once symptoms of a mental illness are present.

Mental Health Statistics for Pasadena, California

According to a report from the American Psychological Association, the entire state of California has 11,000 active psychologists — the largest number in the United States. Generally, a large number of active psychologists and other mental health professionals indicates that mental illness is prevalent throughout that state; this is clearly the case for California.

According to SAMHSA’s California Behavioral Health Barometer for 2015, the state has mental illness prevalence rates that are close to the national average. California’s percentage of major depressive episodes among children ages 12-17 in 2013-14 were 11.5% — only half a percentage point higher than the U.S. average of 11% for the same period. The national and state averages for serious mental illnesses among adults for the same period showed a similar trend at 3.8% and 4.2%, respectively.

Mental Health Resources for Pasadena, California

A SAMHSA online search engine lists eight facilities in Pasadena that offer inpatient and outpatient mental health services for children and adults. Pasadena also has 16 facilities that focus on substance abuse treatment.

It appears some Pasadena residents may also visit neighboring cities such as Altadena (approximately one mile away) and Glendale (approximately five miles away) for their mental health treatment. SAMSHA lists an additional mental health treatment option in Altadena and five additional choices in Glendale. There are also hundreds of choices in Los Angeles, El Monte, Duarte, Monrovia, Lynnwood, North Hollywood, Covina, Van Nuys, and other communities within a six-to-15-mile radius of Pasadena.

Some of the inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment services available in Pasadena and other parts of Los Angeles County offer low-cost or free treatment to people with low income and/or no insurance. It is always worth asking for payment options, especially when visiting a center in which multiple counselors, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists work.

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Pasadena, California

This website is dedicated to helping people in Pasadena, California and every other U.S. city find the best mental health treatment possible.

While your employer or health insurer likely has a referral service, you are likely to end up frustrated after hours of completing rather personal forms. More often than not, providers recommended by your employer or health insurer have few or no appointments.

Our directory helps you find a therapist in or near Pasadena, California. We provide mental health resources for residents of Pasadena, California who would like to have therapy or another type of service from a mental healthcare professional.