Torrance, California Therapists

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

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Are you unsatisfied with one or more areas of your life? I partner with my clients to empower them to make the changes necessary to bring their realities in line with the lives they truly want. In this way, I collaborate with each individual,...
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Torrance, California

Alexandra Armas, MA, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #117071. Alexandra earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Fullerton and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Theater from Occidental College in Los Angeles,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Thanks for visiting! I received my doctorate degree in Social Work at The University of Sydney in Australia and I am a licensed social worker in CA #78087. I also have a background in counseling and psychology. My parents are from Taiwan and...
Sabrina Fish
MA, AMFT
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Hermosa Beach, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

When the hard times hit, do they hit you hard? Do the good times feel fleeting? Whether you are a teenager, young adult, or adult - the ups and downs of life can be terrifying and confusing to navigate. Maybe your teenager is feeling alone at...
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Hermosa Beach, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hello! I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist currently providing tele-therapy and limited in person sessions out of my cozy office in Hermosa Beach. My multidimensional approach allows me to deliver a unique, private, and personalized...
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Manhattan Beach, California

My specialties include couples counseling, alcohol, drug, sex and love addiction, eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, sexual abuse,  and spiritual issues. I am extremely skilled at helping clients who have very difficult people in...
Amanda Stemen
LCSW, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

During this incredibly uncertain time you may be feeling anxious, sad, angry, and confused. You might be isolated or suffering from too much togetherness. Important plans have been put on hold. You can't use your usual coping tools (going outside,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

My clients usually approach me when they are ready to make a change in their lives. They are experiencing conflicts, inside themselves or with others, and are looking for an empathic, flexible and dynamic clinician to provide support and guidance....
Katie Cheadle
AMFT, BA, MA
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Long Beach, California

Following my time as a student athlete at UC Berkeley, I began a career in Human Resources. After spending time in the corporate world coaching and training Executives, I realized my deep passion for helping others. I started to notice that...
Kathy Remeika
LMFT, Certified EMDR Therapist
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Long Beach, California

Kathy Remeika, M.A., MFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, adolescents, and families in Long Beach, California. Her counseling specialties include helping clients find solutions to...
Duane Osterlind
LMFT, CSAT
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Long Beach, California

Duane Osterlind, Founder and Clinical Director of Novus Mindful Life Institute located in Long Beach California, is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor. Duane Osterlind holds a B.A. and Masters...
Jenna Samuels
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

When we get "stuck" in life, we can begin to feel lost and confused. My job is to help you figure out what is making you feel "stuck," and collaboratively help you to make the necessary adjustments in your life to get "unstuck." Together, we will...
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Marina del Rey, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

You’re stuck at home and stressed-out to the max! You love your partner but you didn’t sign up for 24/7 togetherness. You need support and tools—right NOW! You are used to working hard and getting what you want, but there isn’t much you can...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

A few years ago, I left the money, the unlimited expense account and the world that was New York City corporate advertising. I was done helping brands, done supporting pocketbooks. ​I wanted to help others in a different and more personal way -...
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Seal Beach, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Thirty years as talent in radio led to a career change in 2011. After thinking about being a therapist for many years, I'm doing work I love, in particular work with couples in crisis. I also work with individuals and families. My life experiences...
Shira Myrow
LA, LMFT
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Santa Monica, California

I am a mindfulness-based psychotherapist who is deeply committed to helping people process painful experiences and dysfunctional relationships into secure, resilient narratives.  My work with couples and individuals centers around uncovering the...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Welcome to Meridian Counseling! My name is Sandra Kushnir and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I always knew my purpose in life was to one day create a program that helps others, de-stigmatizes mental health, and guides others towards...
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Santa Monica, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Sophie is a British citizen who moved to Los Angeles in 1995. After starting a family in 2002, she decided to return to school and complete her masters in clinical psychology. Five years later she became fully licensed as a marriage and family...
Michelle King
LMFT, MA
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Santa Monica, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hi! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in trauma, addiction, relationships, and mood disorders, and I am a practitioner of EMDR therapy. Whatever you're facing, I can help you address underlying issues and deal with current...
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Santa Monica, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Team of therapists in Los Angeles, with Brooke as the Director.
Lisa Hanes
MA, LMFT
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Santa Monica, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Nurse and Certified Nurse Midwife. I am currently working as a psychotherapist, specializing in addressing life transitions, relationship challenges and decisions related to becoming a couple...
Erica Ives
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
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Santa Monica, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Erica Ives has been practicing as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT# 34566) since 1997 and specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, and addiction. Erica is also currently working on her dissertation for her Doctoral...
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Santa Monica, California

Dr. Andrea Brandt is a marriage and family therapist located in Santa Monica California. Andrea brings over 40 years of clinical experience to the role of individual family therapist, couples counseling, group therapy and anger management...

An Overview of Mental Health in Torrance California

Planned as a mixed use, residential and light industrial technology community in the early 1900s, Torrence is home to over 147,000 people in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County and sits just 20 miles from downtown. Because of its Mediterranean like climate, Torrance hosts a number of outdoor attractions including Torrance Beach, Madrona Marsh Nature Center, South Coast Botanic Garden and the scenic Los Robles Rocketship Park.

Significant employers in the area include American Honda Motor Company, Robinson Helicopters, Honeywell, Pelican products, and Arconic fasteners. Because of the number of relatively good paying companies in the area, Torrance residents enjoy a median household income higher than the surrounding area including Los Angeles.

Mental Health Statistics for Torrance

Having a sense that everything is going to be just fine or a general sense of well-being are hallmarks of good mental health. Sadly, mental health, homelessness and substance abuse are ranked 4 out 5, indicated that the need to improve in these areas of community are severe. These rankings made substance abuse and mental health the number one and two priorities, respectively, according to the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment.

People don’t seek mental health services for a variety of reasons including the stigma of possibly being labeled as mental ill. This one facet alone accounts for more people not getting the help they need nationwide. Other factors include access to care, mostly from a financial standpoint and inability to see that they suffer from a mental illness (denial).

What Makes Torrance Unique When it Comes to Mental Health?

There are a variety of factors making Torrance citizens susceptible to mental health issues. These factors range from traffic and length of commutes to sky high cost of living stressors.

  • Though residents of Torrance earn a higher than average (for the area) income, the cost of housing has become a concern in recent years. A direct link between mental health and financial stress is a cause for concern.
  • Los Angeles and surrounding communities such as Torrance are known for their high-cost of housing. The median home cost in Torrance is $653,000.
  • The median household income is $81,000.
  • Southern California researchers have linked congested traffic to mental illness, including but not limited to acute aggressiveness.
  • A study conducted in Los Angeles County, where Torrance is located, showed an increase in domestic violence, partially attributed to sitting in traffic.

Divorce Rate in Torrance

Torrance has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country at just 8.5 percent. California alimony and child support laws may account for some people deciding to stay together. As much as 40 percent of the top earners income may be garnished, and that amount is on top of any child support payments. One could say that California is tough on divorce.

The low divorce rate may also be the result of the median age of Torrance residents – nearly 42 years old. There are also plenty of marriage and premarital counselors in the area to help couples find non legal solutions to their marriage problems, or help educate couples before marriage in the case of premarital counseling.

Mental Health Resources in Torrance

Currently, there are more than 272 mental health professionals per 100k people in Torrance, California. That’s roughly one professional per 367 people in the city limits. Although California in general is considered to have a minor shortage of therapists, the availability of therapists in Torrance is well above the minimum national threshold.

There are a plethora of hospitals, centers and clinics helping to treat mental health issues in Torrance, and the greater Los Angeles area, so you’re sure to find someone willing to work with you. There are also a variety of non-profit organizations available to those without sufficient insurance coverage and for those without insurance altogether.

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Torrance

There are over 250 mental health providers service Torrance and they’re all easy to find online. There are thousands more serving the 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Nearly all of them come with high review ratings and promise to be the one person who can help you get through the tough times.

Deciding which therapist is right for you amidst all the noise found online, short of meeting face to face can be a difficult task. Certainly your primary care doctor and even your insurance are more than willing to slip a few names your way. But none of them know if the professional you meet with will be a good match for you in achieving your mental health goals.

Our directory was designed with your needs and wants in mind. We’ll help you through the process of finding a therapists in Torrance to help you. E-Couseling.com offers mental health resources for residents of Torrance and Los Angeles County who want to find a trained mental health professional they can trust, and get along with.