Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in South Gate, California

Find a therapist in South Gate, California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in South Gate to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

Beth Deja

Beth Deja, LCSW

People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you are in crisis mode, and sometimes you just need someone to talk to for support. My goal is to help you manage distress, as well as help you determine where your issue comes from in the first place. Originally from Michigan, I gave up cold winters for the palm trees of sunny San Diego. I am empathetic, nonjudgmental, and authentic with a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Katina Boulai

Katina Boulai, MA, LMFT

My name is Katina Boulai and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I know that seeking help can be a difficult choice but you are not alone. I have many years experience working with families, couples, and individuals using a relational, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems approach. I have experience with diverse populations with issues relating to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, parenting, divorce, grief, life transitions, and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Dr. Elizabeth Kane

Dr. Elizabeth Kane, PhD, LMFT

Seeking additional support for areas in our lives that are in need of attention is a wonderful way to focus on personal growth! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of CA. With over 13 years of educational experience in the field of counseling psychology including an earned Doctoral degree in Psychology as well as over 10 years in clinical practice, I blend both my research and clinical skills to Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


Deanna Daniels

Deanna Daniels, LMFT

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Life Coach with 16 years of clinical experience. My guiding approach to effective therapy focuses on seeing the problem as separate from the person. I believe that people are the experts of their own lives. I choose to sit in a place of curiosity to help you uncover already present strengths or develop new approaches to life's challenges. I work collaboratively with those who Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years


Amanda Wiginton

Amanda Wiginton, LMFT

Throughout our lives, we are faced with many challenges and counseling can help provide the tools needed to overcome these life obstacles in a healthy way. It is vitally important to the therapeutic process to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and trust. I hope to be this person for you. I believe that therapy is a collaboration and together we can focus on issues that may be negatively impacting your healthy development Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Bonnie Monfils

Bonnie Monfils, Lmft, M.S.

Hello! My name is Bonnie and I am Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I received my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Practitioner of Clinical Counseling. My career started at a Dual diagnosis clinic helping individuals with mental health and substance use issues. I have also volunteered much of my time with the LGBTQ community. Within in the last four years my work has been in community mental health, child welfare, family Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Molly  Roha-Fuentes

Molly Roha-Fuentes, MS, LMFT

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I've worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, parenting, communication, life changes and grief and loss. My style is warm, open and engaging, and I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I take an eclectic approach with clients, and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Dr. Negar Nazari

Dr. Negar Nazari, Ph.D.

Contemplating therapy is a courageous first step and I admire your decision to seek help. Perhaps you have been overworked, feeling stressed, worried, and struggling to keep it all together. I will meet you as you are and create a safe space to explore your unique inner world. Together we can identify your strengths, change old patterns, increase self-compassion, strengthen coping skills, enhance relationships, and make life much more meaningful. I provide an environment that Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Rebecca Tekeian

Rebecca Tekeian, MA, LPCC

Hello, my name is Rebecca! I am so glad that you have found time to read my page. Receiving counseling services myself in the past, I know how important it is to choose the right counselor, the right therapist. It is important to know their values and to become familiar with how they work. As a counselor, it is important to identify the tools needed to address each individual and the issues that they face Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Armenian
  • Experience: 5 years


Jesse Moon

Jesse Moon, MA, LMFT

I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California. This includes the treatment of individuals. I have experience as a practicing psychotherapist and Life Coach. I treat anxiety, depression,post traumatic stress, sexuality, marriage/ relationship issues, stress, addictions, self esteem, career issues and a desire to increase your sense of happiness,well being and personal growth. I have expertise in Anger Management.. My approach is a combination of a humanistic strength based approach as well as Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


An Overview of Mental Health in South Gate, California

South Gate, California is the 17th largest city in Los Angeles County and lies within 7 miles of downtown Los Angeles. With a population of nearly 100,000, its citizens are 95.3 percent Hispanic, 3.09 percent White and 0.72 percent Black. 89.3 percent of the city’s residents speak a language other than English. Nearly 25 percent are not U.S. citizens.

South Gate recently created a vibrant new branding image for the community. The contemporary logo is a dimensional, interlocked circle joining the city’s initials. The unified shape represents South Gate’s pride in the surrounding city’s energy, strength and development.

One of the city’s outstanding citizens, Amelia Earhart, learned to fly in a South Gate field in 1922. South Gate’s new identity is an apt metaphor of both Amelia Earhart’s attempt to circumnavigate the globe and the unification of the city’s two initials into one. The dynamics of flying free and becoming whole symbolize a state of mental health that all South Gate residents deserve. Unfortunately, those who suffer from the fragmentation and pressure of mental illness may not see a way out.

Barriers to Mental Health Services in South Gate

South Gate’s predominantly Hispanic population is vulnerable to a series of unique cultural issues, which make it difficult to obtain mental health services.

  • Low mental health provider ratios There are only 272 mental health professionals in the South Gate area for every 100,000 residents.
  • Communication problems arise because the majority of providers do not offer services in non-English languages.
  • Hispanics are less likely to seek help due to poverty or the inability to qualify for health insurance.
  • Fear of deportation is a real concern that causes many Hispanics who live in South Gate without U.S. citizenship papers to forego treatment.
  • Homeless people represent an untreated mental health epidemic in Los Angeles County. Mental illness affects over 25 percent of the homeless.
  • Divorce can cause depression, anxiety and a descent into poverty. Divorce rates in South Gate are 4 percent male and 5 percent female, about half that of Los Angeles County’s 8 percent. Divorce counseling could help.

South Gate’s rate of violent crime is higher than 91 percent any other state in the nation.

Crime rates both result from and cause mental illness. This realization gives hope to families whose loved ones act out. There is a way to help them.

Discrimination in the Health Care System

Within the South Gate area health system, the bureaucracy of complicated paperwork and documentation intimidates non-English speakers. The safety net of medical facilities and hospitals that once provided treatment for the poor, homeless or non-citizen mentally ill population has become overwhelmed. Many safe harbor providers no longer remain open. Discriminatory practices within the health care system stigmatize minority groups, along with those in need of financial or social services who try to get help for their mentally ill loved ones. Poverty groups are routinely marginalized.

Mental Health Resources for South Gate

The Mental Health Services Act passed in 2004. Its purpose was to boost resources for county mental health programs in California. Realizing the underfunding that exists for ethnic services, MHSA created a group of advisors drawn from mental health and community advocates to empower ethnic populations.

MHSA has developed goals for the entire age spectrum. Program components address the needs of families, children, young people, adults and elders. An important feature is MHSA’s commitment to intervention, training, technology, prevention and the infrastructure to support these long-term goals.

South Gate Mental Health Services Are Available

The e-counseling directory represent many types of mental health therapy: Divorce counseling, help for addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, C-PTSD and more. Services are available for adult, geriatric, family or pediatric treatment needs. E-Counseling also helps people to locate therapists who are fluent in languages other than English. People also use E-Counseling to find on-line providers for an effective, low-cost alternative to traditional counseling.

E-Counseling is an excellent resource to help South Gate residents navigate the full range of available resources. The city and county directory lists mental health providers who have the training and certification to meet the highest professional standards.

Successful treatment of mental illness is possible. E-Counseling can help South Gate citizens fly free and be whole.