Therapists in Pasadena, CA and Nearby Locations

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.

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California

Hi! I am so happy you are here and I am even more excited to work with you. Our agency offers affordable telehealth therapy. We are dedicated to decreasing depression, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, and relationship issues while increasing happiness,...
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Burbank, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, South Carolina

Jeannette York specializes in couples, families, adult siblings, and music bands. Relationships often define a person's happiness and contentment throughout life. Life feels better when we communicate well, feel loved, and offer love that is...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you unsatisfied with one or more areas of your life? I partner with my clients to empower them to make the changes necessary to bring their realities in line with the lives they truly want. In this way, I collaborate with each individual,...
Janee Young
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hey there! I'm Janee Young, a licensed marriage and family therapist at Confidence and Clarity. I'm here to help you rock your confidence and discover the inner clarity you've been searching for. With a quirky and compassionate approach, my toolkit...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Thanks for visiting! I received my doctorate degree in Social Work at The University of Sydney in Australia and I am a licensed social worker in CA #78087. I also have a background in counseling and psychology. My parents are from Taiwan and...
Patricia Emberley
LMFT, LPC, LMHC, LPC,
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you feeling that a relationship or your life is not going the way you want? You may have a clear awareness of why this is or you may not. Are you having difficulty with someone you work with? Are you having difficulty with someone you work...
Jan Covyeau
AMFT, MA
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Irvine, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Do you find the relationships in your life lacking connection? Relationships can make life worth living or they can make your life challenging. Whether it is a marriage that isn't going well, a parent/child relationship that never seems to work or...
Shira Myrow
LA, LMFT
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Santa Monica, California

I am a mindfulness-based psychotherapist who is deeply committed to helping people process painful experiences and dysfunctional relationships into secure, resilient narratives.  My work with couples and individuals centers around uncovering the...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

With over twenty years of experience as a clinician, and a graduate of USC specializing in addictions, relationships, co-dependency, trauma, parenting, divorce and single parenting, she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a...
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Long Beach, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Thirty years as talent in radio led to a career change in 2011. After thinking about being a therapist for many years, I'm doing work I love, in particular work with couples in crisis. I also work with individuals and families. My life experiences...
Christine Luu
LCSW, MSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Christine is passionate about mental health because she has struggled with mental health issues and depression herself. She could feel and understand that it is something very difficult to live with daily without support. As an Asian American...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

If you struggle with anxiety and want to find peace and confidence in your life, you have found the right therapist. I know the struggle all too well: frequent worrying, over thinking, difficulty sleeping, irritability, and self doubt. Maybe you...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I offer a safe and supportive environment to help you identify and resolve unhealthy patterns that keep you from moving forward. You might be feeling stuck due to becoming emotionally disconnected with your partner, experiencing a traumatic event or...
Peter Robbins
LMFT, Ph.D.
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Fullerton, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Dr. Robbins is the Emergency Room Marital Therapist. What does that mean? Dr. Robbins specializes in bringing couples back from the brink of divorce. The type of therapy needed for those who are seriously considering divorce is very different from...
Susan Clayton
MA, LMFT, LPCC
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Los Angeles, California

I am passionate about helping my clients and I approach therapy with mindfulness, paying particular attention to the mind/body connection. We can make the conscious choice to learn and grow through our traumas, giving our lives deep meaning,...
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Sierra Madre, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Rubina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist. She has a private practice at Sync Counseling Center in Sierra Madre. She received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical...
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Encino, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hi, I'm Kimberly. I am a graduate of Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. I have a passion for helping my clients find clarity in their chaos and develop healthy relationships and emotions. I am a Christian and love...
Sharon B. Uy
LMFT, MA
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Sherman Oaks, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I believe in our inherent ability as spiritual and human beings to recognize and access our true nature as one of peace. That’s not to say that shit doesn’t occasionally (if not more often) hit the proverbial fan, but there can be comfort in...
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Santa Monica, California

Dr. Andrea Brandt is a marriage and family therapist located in Santa Monica California. Andrea brings over 40 years of clinical experience to the role of individual family therapist, couples counseling, group therapy and anger management...
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Torrance, California

Alexandra Armas, MA, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #117071. Alexandra earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of...
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Malibu, California

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with almost 5 years of experience working as a child development and parenting specialist, as well as a life coach to individuals working through a variety of life’s challenges. I have...
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Glendale, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Please see my website to learn about me and my practice. www.kristincantella.com
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Agoura Hills, California

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience working in private practice as well as in community mental health. I have worked with individuals, families, adolescents and children. I graduated from UCLA with a...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a marriage and family therapist from Southern California with 10 years of experience working in private practice. Throughout my career, I've worked in different settings with many populations, including providing treatment to clients with...

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 indicate that mental illness is prevalent throughout that state; this is 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 was 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.