Pico Rivera, California Therapists

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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,...
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Encino, California

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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...
Cheri McDonald
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor, Ph.D.
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Westlake Village, California

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California

Dr Cheri McDonald offers enriched insights to dealing with the intricate challenges of complex trauma as she walks you through the how to’s of untethering from the ramifications of your PTSD. With the gifted talent of her interweaving her...
Holly Freeling
MA, LMFT, ATR
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Pasadena, California

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...
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...
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California

Lucy Cotter, LMFT is dedicated to Narrative Therapy and the power it gives clients to rewrite their own stories. From such challenges as relationship issues, life transitions or anxiety, Lucy brings many years of experience to helping clients...
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...
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Los Angeles , California

Elana Clark-Faler, LCSW, CSAT-S, CST, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS 23340), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CSAT-S), and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CMAT-S), through the International...
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Los Angeles, California

After 25 years in the film industry as a film editor and composer, I went back to school, receiving a masters' degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Following a three-year internship, I received my license as a Marriage...
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Santa Monica, California

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California

Sophie is a British citizen who moved to Los Angeles in 1995. After starting a family in 2002, she decided to return to school and complete her masters in clinical psychology. Five years later she became fully licensed as a marriage and family...
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Newport Beach, California

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California

So you have a new baby. And it's nothing like you thought it would be. The sleepless nights, the frustrations around breastfeeding, and the general feeling of loss of control are just getting to you. You haven't showered in days, don't feel like...
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California

Life can be full of challenges and I'm here to walk alongside you and remind you that you can make it through the things that life throws at you. Your decision to seek help is an indicator of your strength and courage, and I want to help you to...
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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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California

Do you struggle with negative thoughts and feelings? Do you find yourself in a pattern of unwanted behaviors? Do you have a hard time setting boundaries and speaking up for yourself and your needs? You deserve a space to be vulnerable! A place where...
Su Lim
LMFT
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress management and insomnia, and how these can adversely affect your relationships and daily life. My style is interactive and direct, and I am passionate about helping clients work through areas where...
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Los Angeles, California

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  I have been treating OCD and anxiety disorders for 15 years in private practice. In addition to treating clients in private practice I am a therapist at the UCLA OCD Adult Intensive Treatment Program....
Christina Johnson
LMFT, Masters Degree
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Huntington Beach, California

Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, a broken heart, a divorce, past trauma, a death, there is hope. Is something from your past affecting your present and destroying your hope for the future? Feeling better is about trying something...
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California

Do you need help managing anxiety, raising self esteem, or handling daily stress? I can help! My speciality is helping adult clients manage anxiety and stress using CBT, mindfulness, goal-setting and positive psychology techniques. Therapy and...
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Irvine, California

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California

We all possess an innate ability to make healthy changes. No matter how distressing life stressors are, I believe that you can become more emotionally effective and take charge of your life! Backed by neuroscience on attachment and relationships, I...
Ryan Moyher
MS, MA
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Tustin, California

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California

I have a strong desire to support individuals and couples find relief from emotional distress and relationship challenges, while learning to cultivate balance and thrive. While everyone encounters difficulties in life, I firmly believe no one needs...
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California, Minnesota

I specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and OCD, including Pure O. I am passionate about the specialized form of CBT that I practice because it offers relief to patients who have been in other types of therapy for years...
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California

With an AA/BA/MA in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy, 8 years as an MFT, 10 years as a mental health counselor, and 10 years as an educator, I bring a lot of training and experience to your situation. I've been told many times that my...
Erica Ives
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
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Santa Monica, California

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California

Erica Ives has been practicing as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT# 34566) since 1997 and specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, and addiction. Erica is also currently working on her dissertation for her Doctoral...
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Pasadena, CALIFORNIA

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California, Florida

Do you want a deeper sense of connection or a greater sense of purpose in life? You may be dealing with stress, fear, marriage issues, dating difficulties, confusion, life transitions, low self worth, career direction, or something else impacting...

An Overview of Mental Health in Pico Rivera, California

Once separated into two agricultural communities called Pico and Rivera, the city of Pico Rivera, California officially was incorporated in 1958 when the two towns merged. Pico Rivera has since grown to a population of 63,522 people and is now a large industrial center and residential area. Recreation is important to city officials and residents, which is why over 120 acres of the city has been dedicated to recreational facilities and parks.

Pico Rivera, which is located in Los Angeles County, is home to a large Hispanic population. 89.4 percent of the population identifies as Hispanic while only 5.9 percent of the community identified as white. The top employers for residents in the area include: El Rancho Unified School District, Wal-Mart, and the City of Pico Rivera. At the surface the bustling town of Pico River, California is a beautiful city with residents who have a strong sense of community; however, if you look deeper into this city’s situation you’ll find that there is much the residents of the city struggle with.

For one, residents in Pico Rivera struggle to make enough to meet the housing demands. The median monthly mortgage is $1,854 and the median rent is $1,259; however, the annual per capita income is only $21,057. A total cost of living index of 130 is 30 percent higher than the national average. Struggling to make ends meet can results in increased stress, depression, and anxiety.

A survey conducted by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health found that 7 percent of adults claim they had depression in 2015. 9.6 percent of adults in Los Angeles County likely had serious distress in 2014, and 18 percent of adults needed help for a mental concern or substance abuse issue that year. Additionally, 22.4 percent of teens needed help for mental health problems in the same year.

The Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Pico Rivera, California

In Los Angeles County, 43.2 percent of those sought or needed help for their mental health concerns did not receive treatment. Not receiving care for a mental illness can result in some severe outcomes:

Suicide

In Los Angeles County, 7.3 percent of people claim they have ever seriously thought about suicide. Unfortunately, suicide is one of the most severe outcomes for mentally ill populations who do not receive treatment. In any given year between 2008 and 2016, the suicide rate in the county was 7.6 people per 100,000 population. However, Pico Rivera had a lower rate of 5.7.

Low Graduation Rates

Low high school and college graduation rates are a huge concern in Pico Rivera. For individuals over the age of 25, only 70.9 percent are high school graduates and 12.2 percent have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Low graduation rates greatly affect one’s expected future earnings. In Pico Rivera, residents without a high school degree earned an average yearly income of $25,634. High school graduates earned an average income of $31,104, those with a Bachelor’s degree earned $47,569, and those with a graduate degree earned $61,016.

Substance Abuse

Excessive alcohol consumption and drug use are both outcomes of unaddressed mental health issues. 31.5 percent of adults in Los Angeles County said they had participated in binge drinking, and 22.5 percent of teens said they had an alcoholic drink in 2014. The county had a death rate of 6.6 per 100,000 people due to an unintentional drug overdose.

Homelessness

Los Angeles County has seen a consistent rise in homeless populations. From 2013 to 2015, the number of homeless in the community rose from 35,524 to 41,174. In 2015, 29.7 percent of these people were unsheltered. Also, about 20 percent of homeless people were youths under the age of 18. Sadly, 9.8 percent of the homeless population consisted of veterans.

The homeless living in Los Angeles County suffer from several physical and mental health concerns:

  • 8 percent are severely mentally ill
  • 2 percent have a substance abuse problem
  • 8 percent have a physical disability
  • 4 percent are chronically homeless