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Areas of Expertise
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression
  • Grief
Areas of Expertise
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
LMFT, MFC
Areas of Expertise
  • Gender Identity
  • Marriage and Relationships
Areas of Expertise
  • Attachment & Codependency
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness & Medical Issues
  • Coping with Life Transitions
MA, CADC-II, LCSW, EMDR Trainee
Areas of Expertise
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression
  • Parenting Issues
  • Substance Abuse
MA, LMFT, LPCC
Areas of Expertise
  • Chronic Illness & Medical Issues
  • Coping with Life Transitions
  • Family Conflicts
  • Grief
LMFT, LPC, LMHC, LPC,
Areas of Expertise
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Coping with Life Transitions
  • Depression
  • Grief
Areas of Expertise
  • Addictions
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Grief
  • Trauma
M.Sc. MFT Certified CTS
Areas of Expertise
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • PTSD
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma
Areas of Expertise
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Marriage and Relationships
LCSW, Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist
Areas of Expertise
  • Abuse & Domestic Violence
  • Coping with Life Transitions
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
Areas of Expertise
  • Addictions
  • Marriage and Relationships
  • Intimacy Related Issues
LCSW, DSW
Areas of Expertise
  • Abuse & Domestic Violence
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression
  • Trauma
Areas of Expertise
  • Depression
Areas of Expertise
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression
  • Marriage and Relationships
  • Substance Abuse
Areas of Expertise
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Attachment & Codependency
  • Mood Disorders
  • Self Esteem
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
Areas of Expertise
  • Coping with Life Transitions
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Marriage and Relationships
Areas of Expertise
  • Coping with Life Transitions
  • Marriage and Relationships
LMFT
Areas of Expertise
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression
  • Marriage and Relationships
  • Sleeping Disorders
LCSW
Areas of Expertise
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Attachment & Codependency
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem
Areas of Expertise
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma
LMFT
Areas of Expertise
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Coping with Life Transitions
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self Esteem
LCSW, MS
Areas of Expertise
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression
  • Marriage and Relationships
Psy.D., MA
Areas of Expertise
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Coping with Life Transitions
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma

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.