Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Pomona, California

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

Overview of  Mental Health Resources in Pomona, California

Pomona is located in Los Angeles County, California. It’s part of the Pomona Valley, which is between the Inland Empire and the San Gabriel Valley. Some of the main employers in the area include the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. One of the reasons Pomona is well-known is because it’s the site of the Los Angeles County Fair, even though it’s around 30 miles east of Los Angeles itself.

The cost of living in Pomona is relatively high but is lower overall than that of California as a whole. The average cost of living for the U.S. is 100, while it’s 169 for California and 153 for Pomona. The cost of housing is also below the California average, although it’s significantly higher than the U.S. average. The median home cost for the entire U.S. is $216,200 while for the state of California it’s $548,100 and for Pomona, it’s $414,300. Along with a high cost of living, other issues could be seen as problematic in Pomona, including regarding mental health and in particular, untreated mental health issues.

Mental Health Issues in Pomona

Financial stress, economic disparities and a high cost of living are often factors that play a role in mental illness. They may not create mental illness, but these issues can make coping with mental health issues more difficult. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 21.5 percent of the population of Pomona lives below the poverty level. 22 percent of children in the city live in poverty. 38 percent of the adults in Pomona have less than a high school degree, and only 18 percent have college degrees.

A study from several years ago showed that the number of people in Los Angeles County who were diagnosed with clinical depression increased significantly. According to that study, in 2011 14 percent of respondents said they had been diagnosed with a depressive disorder at some point. That compared to 9 percent who gave the same answer in 1999. That report showed that women reported depression more often than men, and it was often linked to other health problems including heart issues and diabetes.

A few years ago in 2013, there were reports an up in suicides. While a lot of effort has been made in the city to reduce crime and homicides, it remains a place where there is a lot of gang activity in particular. The number of homicides in Pomona each year is generally higher than the California state average. The violent crime rate in Pomona is estimated to be 30 percent higher than the national average.

In a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration l (SAMHA) looked at substance use and mental disorders in the Los Angeles metro area, an annual average of 1.6 million people aged 12 or older reported using an illicit drug in the year prior to being asked. That was 15.4 percent of the area population. There were 892,000 people 12 or older classified as having a substance use disorder in the past year. 5.4 percent of the population, based on the survey, also reported a major depressive disorder.

Pomona Mental Health Resources

While there are issues that the community and public officials must tackle in Pomona, there are resources as well. For example, the L.A. Department of Mental Health recently announced proposed spending of $896 million in extra funding on projects and services. Among these projects are the building of a new urgent care clinic at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and psychiatric mobile response teams. There is also a branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) that serves the Pomona Valley.

Tri-City Mental Health offers a wide variety of services and programs including adult outpatient services, and child and family outpatient services. They also feature clinical services, supplemental crisis services, and a peer mentor program. Mental Health Services are offered at the San Gabriel Pomona Regional Center, also. Specific services include a family resource center, support groups, mental health services, and advocacy groups.

Pomona Therapist Directory

While there are many resources available for mental health care and services in Pomona, sometimes it can be difficult to know where to begin your search for a provider. You may also be looking for someone who provides a specific type of mental health care. That’s why we created the Pomona therapist directory. These care providers are experts at what we do, and the above directory format can streamline your search for someone who offers the services and specialty you need.