Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Redondo Beach, California

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

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

Dr. Ambreen Basria

Psy.D, LMFT, Psychologist
8 years experience
Hello, My name is Dr. Ambreen Basria and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have specialized in working with relationships, family conflict, depression, anxiety, and other mood related disorders. I work from a solution focused approach and am here to help you discover ways to resolve the issues in your life. My approach includes working with you to develop these solutions, and solutions that you feel comfortable implementing into your life. I... Read More
Hello, My name is Dr. Ambreen Basria and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have specialized in working with relationships, family conflict, depression, anxiety, and other mood related disorders. I work from a solution focused approach and... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Hindi
  • Experience: 8 years

Galina Zlotnikova

LMFT
4 years experience
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California. I have an MA in counseling psychology from Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) in Palo Alto, CA. I practice a holistic and somatic form of psychotherapy. That means that in my work I integrate traditional focus on thoughts and feelings as well as the body and the nervous system. I have extensive training in Sensorimotor psychotherapy aimed at helping... Read More
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California. I have an MA in counseling psychology from Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) in Palo Alto, CA. I practice a holistic and somatic form of psychotherapy.... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Russian
  • Experience: 4 years

Alice Hamlin

MA, LMFT, PPSC
11 years experience
Hello! My name is Alice Hamlin. I possess a BA and MA in Psychology as well as a Pupil Personnel Services Credential that caters to school aged children who are in need of mental health treatment to better perform academically. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have over 10 years of experience in the field and have been licensed since 2010. My focus, however, is on healing trauma in ages 18... Read More
Hello! My name is Alice Hamlin. I possess a BA and MA in Psychology as well as a Pupil Personnel Services Credential that caters to school aged children who are in need of mental health treatment to better perform academically.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Tranquilina Reyes

LCSW
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 8 years of experience. My career started in emergency departments working with individuals that were experiencing a crisis such as a traumatic accident, loss of an immediate family member, or an act of violence. Most of my career, I have worked in the health care setting and am familiar with chronic illnesses that may cause or worsen depression and anxiety. I have worked individually... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 8 years of experience. My career started in emergency departments working with individuals that were experiencing a crisis such as a traumatic accident, loss of an immediate family member,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Wilson Bezerra-Flanders

MA, LPCC, LMHC
20 years experience
Hello. I am a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Boston University for my Bachelor in Psychology Degree and to Harvard University for my graduate studies. I earned a Postgraduate Diploma at Mass. General Hospital, Dept. of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. I am licensed in several US states and I have been in the field for about 20 years. I have trained and worked in several settings, including... Read More
Hello. I am a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Boston University for my Bachelor in Psychology Degree and to Harvard University for my graduate studies. I earned a Postgraduate Diploma at Mass. General Hospital,... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Experience: 20 years

Dr. Jeannie DeArmond

Psy.D., MS
8 years experience
There comes a time for many of us when we need to seek additional help, even if we have a strong, loving support network. Counseling is different than other types of support. It is aimed toward self-discovery and accessing your own internal abilities to achieve your utmost potential. It is a collaboration between you, the expert on yourself, and a skilled therapist who can assist you in navigating through difficult situations and healing painful parts... Read More
There comes a time for many of us when we need to seek additional help, even if we have a strong, loving support network. Counseling is different than other types of support. It is aimed toward self-discovery and accessing your... 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

Catherine Alvarado

AMFT
2 years experience
My multi-dimensional approach encourages you to relearn the lost art of self-care by focusing on three important aspects: healthy mind, healthy body, and healthy spirit. Therapy sessions are designed to be a safe space for you to explore and empower your inner voice. I want to help you achieve your goals all the while inspiring you to liv Read More
My multi-dimensional approach encourages you to relearn the lost art of self-care by focusing on three important aspects: healthy mind, healthy body, and healthy spirit. Therapy sessions are designed to be a safe space for you to explore and empower your inner voice. I want to help you achieve your goals all the while inspiring you to liv Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 2 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Redondo Beach, California

Redondo Beach, California, is located in Los Angeles County along the southern portion of Santa Monica Bay, one of three adjacent beach cities. The other two are Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach. As of 2016, Redondo Beach had a population of 67,664 and showing a decline of only 0.05 percent from 2015.

Socioeconomic Profile of Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach is a beautiful city, and on the surface, it certainly seems to be healthy and prosperous. The poverty rate is exceptionally low at 4.98 percent, and the median annual household income is $103,782 per year, much more than the median for California ($63,783) and nearly twice that of the United States as a whole ($55,322). However, the per capita income from 2013 to 2017 was only $56,447, suggesting a significantly uneven distribution of wealth.

Demographically, the population of Redondo Beach is predominantly Caucasian at 61.8 percent. The Hispanic/Latino community makes up 17.1 percent of the population. Three percent identify as black or African American, while 6.5 percent identify as two or more races.

An Overview of Mental Health in Redondo Beach

In its 2013 health assessment for Los Angeles County, Kaiser Permanente found that 13.1 percent of the South Bay service area lived in a health professional shortage area, only slightly lower than the percentage for the entire state of California at 13.8 percent. The study found that transportation, cost, and language all proved to be barriers preventing adults in need from accessing mental health services.

For these reasons, Kaiser identified mental health as its third-highest priority in Los Angeles County.

For its purposes, Kaiser divided Los Angeles County into Service Planning Areas, or SPAs. In SPA 8, where Redondo Beach is located, only 5.2 percent of teens received emotional/psychological counseling in the preceding year, although 15.5 percent of teens reportedly needed it. The statistics for adults were arguably even more troubling; of the 13.5 percent of adults in SPA 8 who needed help for mental health issues, including abuse of drugs or alcohol and emotional problems, 44.4 percent of those who sought/needed help did not receive it as of 2013.

Factors Affecting Mental Health in Redondo Beach

A number of specific factors contribute to the mental health status of Redondo Beach residents.

  • Alcohol Abuse: As of 2013, 29.3 percent of adults in Redondo Beach reported engaging in binge drinking, i.e., four or more drinks per occasion in females and five or more drinks per occasion for males, in the preceding year. However, as of 2016, that number seems to have declined to 18.5 percent, although it should be noted that that figure is for all of Los Angeles County.
  • Homelessness: There were 6,788 homeless individuals living in Redondo Beach in 2013. Of the city’s homeless population, 41 percent had a substance abuse problem and 15 percent had some form of mental illness.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: In 2016, Los Angeles County showed high numbers of chlamydia and HIV diagnoses; 547.9 per 100,000 people for the former and 556.4 for the latter. Rates of HIV infection show disparities by race and/or ethnicity. For example, African Americans account for most new HIV infections despite making up a relatively small segment of the population. In addition to the stress caused by such a diagnosis, HIV has the potential to affect a person’s brain function and contribute to mental health issues.
  • Violent Crime: Rates of homicides and other violent crimes are moderate in Los Angeles County: 6.1 per 100,000 people for the former and 423.8 per 100,000 for the latter. Survivors of violent crime, be they victims or family members, are likely to exhibit symptoms of anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Divorce: The divorce rate for the South Bay area as a whole is 12.27 percent, approximately on par with the statistics for the nation as a whole.

Proactive Intervention, Positive Results

California’s Mental Health Services Act of 2004 created a special tax in order to fund expansion of mental health services all over the state. Individual counties decided how the money was to be spent, and Los Angeles County chose to invest largely in prevention and early intervention services for adults, children, and “transition-age youth” from diverse and vulnerable populations. In the intervening 15 years, these programs have resulted in decreased detention in the justice system, decreased numbers of psychiatric hospitalizations, and less homelessness.

Take Advantage of Available Resources

Even if not severe, mental health issues can affect quality of life. If you need assistance but are not sure where to look, start with the therapist directory at E-Counseling.com.