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.


Andrea Gialanella

LCSW
20 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working as therapist and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bullying, and peer pressure, with a special focus on social skills and academics. My counseling style friendly and encouraging. I believe that deep down, we all know what we crave and need emotionally, and my work focuses on helping others understand... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working as therapist and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bullying, and peer pressure, with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Maryam Aziz

LCSW
11 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I realize that seeking help may not be easy, whether you are just beginning or continuing your therapeutic journey. Nonetheless, seeking help is a powerful and courageous step to take and my goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and nonjudgmental place for you to express yourself. Throughout my clinical career, I have had the privilege of working with multiple populations from children, adolescents, adults, couples and... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I realize that seeking help may not be easy, whether you are just beginning or continuing your therapeutic journey. Nonetheless, seeking help is a powerful and courageous step to take and my... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Markroel Solte

LCSW94351
5 years experience
I'm a prior service combat veteran who has transitioned into the field of social work. My life experiences and desire to help others brought me into the working profession. I am currently a licensed clinical social worker and I have been managing an outpatient substance abuse facility for the last three years. My experiences included working with both adults and transitional aged youth experiencing substance abuse addictions as well as mental health issues. ... Read More
I'm a prior service combat veteran who has transitioned into the field of social work. My life experiences and desire to help others brought me into the working profession. I am currently a licensed clinical social worker and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Nadja Zapasov

MA,LMFT
18 years experience
Nadja Zapasov (MA, LMFT) ABOUT ME Welcome! I salute you on your choice to get help in moving forward in your life. Once you have made that decision, your own positive energy will support you and guide you to the next level. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” William Hutchison Murray The energy of one’s thoughts has the power to create an extraordinary life (or not). Directing your... Read More
Nadja Zapasov (MA, LMFT) ABOUT ME Welcome! I salute you on your choice to get help in moving forward in your life. Once you have made that decision, your own positive energy will support you and guide you to the next level. Whatever you... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Shawnnell Pugh

LCSW,MSW,BS
13 years experience
Welcome! I am a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years plus experience providing therapy, counseling and guidance services to Individuals, Couples, Young and aging adults and families. I received my Master of Social Degree with an emphasis in Public Child Welfare from the University of Southern California in 2007. I specialize in various areas such as: Women issues, Depression, Anxiety, Anger issues, Behavioral, Addiction, Spirituality issues, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Sexual/Intimacy Issues, Trauma, and... Read More
Welcome! I am a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years plus experience providing therapy, counseling and guidance services to Individuals, Couples, Young and aging adults and families. I received my Master of Social Degree with an emphasis in Public Child... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Alfred Carter

LMFT
16 years experience
Do you want to overcome the obstacles preventing you from being your best self? My name is Alfred Renard Carter and I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist. My clinical experience and specializations are Depression, Anxiety, Stress management and relationship dynamics (couple/marriage/family). I take a strength-based approach to empower you to overcome the psychological and emotional distress you're experiencing. I'm eclectic from a theoretical standpoint. However, I lean towards Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic Existential theories as a... Read More
Do you want to overcome the obstacles preventing you from being your best self? My name is Alfred Renard Carter and I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist. My clinical experience and specializations are Depression, Anxiety, Stress management and relationship dynamics (couple/marriage/family). I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Leslie Campbell

LCSW
25 years experience
I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State University, and proceeded to work as a social worker with the County of San Diego in Child Welfare. Much of my tenure as a protective services worker within CPS was spent working with severely emotionally... Read More
I've worked as a social worker since the mid 1990s, first as an MSW degreed social worker, then as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past nearly 10 years. I earned my Master in Social Work from San Diego State... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Celia Garcia

LMFT
4 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working with clients for the past 4 years. I have aid clients when in crisis, I provide clients with case management services when resources are needed (i.e housing, educational, financial and parenting). I help clients manage some of the daily barriers that can cause destress on a person and those around them. My sessions are usually tailored to the client and their individual needs.... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working with clients for the past 4 years. I have aid clients when in crisis, I provide clients with case management services when resources are needed (i.e housing, educational,... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:4 years

Dr. Sue Pollington

PhD,LCSW,LAC
33 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a Diplomat in Psychotherapy. I have been practicing as a clinician for 33 years. I enjoy working with clients and I look forward to client sessions. My therapy focus is client centered. I come from a perspective... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. The states I am licensed in include; Montana, Nevada, and California. I am also nationally certified in CBT, DBT, CCDC, DVC III, CJCC and am a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:33 years

Bianca Martinez

MA,LMFT
3 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; who received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. I enjoy working alongside individuals, couples and families on their unique journey of self-discovery and healing. By creating a warm and non-judgmental environment, I allow clients to safely explore their innermost... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; who received my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Ron Hall

LMFT
22 years experience
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor Pastor Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist Read More
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor Pastor Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 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.