Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Torrance, California

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.


Mikhaëla Beaudet-DeBus

MA,LMFT,#,119507
4 years experience
Hello, I am a licensed Therapist and I am so excited to work with you! My main goal as a therapist is for my clients to feel seen and validated as well as to create a container of safety for exploration and safe emotional expression. I have worked with a large array of folks with many challenges including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self worth, women's issue, men's issues, anger management, codependency, communication... Read More
Hello, I am a licensed Therapist and I am so excited to work with you! My main goal as a therapist is for my clients to feel seen and validated as well as to create a container of safety for... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Jesse Moon

MA,LMFT
11 years experience
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
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,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Tim Whetzel

LMFT,MA
18 years experience
Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along the journey of our life I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path." This sentence encapsulates the feelings many clients bring to therapy, the... Read More
Having worked in therapeutic relationships with individuals for the past eighteen years, I concur with the research which indicates the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process. To quote form Dante's Inferno, “Midway along... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Maria Mir

LMFT
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Women's Studies from the University of California, Riverside. With over 10 years of professional experience in the field I provide mental health services for individuals, couples, children, teens and families. I believe building rapport with clients is... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California with an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, a BA in Psychology and a BA in Women's Studies... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Hindi,Urdu
  • Experience:10 years

Sheila Baghbeh

LMFT
10 years experience
Welcome to taking the first step in making yourself a priority! I have been seeing clients since 2005 and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. My basic philosophy in my life and regarding therapy is that most of us have the answers buried deep within ourselves regarding what we want for our lives, but due to past and present traumas and fear, we have difficulty accessing those thoughts and therefore remain... Read More
Welcome to taking the first step in making yourself a priority! I have been seeing clients since 2005 and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2012. My basic philosophy in my life and regarding therapy is that... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Glenn Anderson

MA,LMFT
15 years experience
My name is Glenn Anderson, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with 15 plus years of experience. I have a unique background due to having experience in working with teenagers in the group home setting who were considered unmanageable. Those seven years of hands on training taught me the value of active listening and nonverbal communication. It is my belief that we grow when we decide to and once that decision is made,... Read More
My name is Glenn Anderson, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with 15 plus years of experience. I have a unique background due to having experience in working with teenagers in the group home setting who were considered... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Allise Esquivel

LMFT
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Allise Esquivel. I am A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) for the State of California. I graduated from California Baptist University (2013) and obtained my license in 2017. First, I would like to say congratulations on taking the first step to feeling better. Therapy is scary and can be nerve wrecking. It is important for me to establish a safe and trusting environment for you. My approach is non-judgmental and... Read More
Hello! My name is Allise Esquivel. I am A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) for the State of California. I graduated from California Baptist University (2013) and obtained my license in 2017. First, I would like to say congratulations... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Krystle Steeley

MA,LMFT
4 years experience
Welcome! There comes a time in our lives where we need someone to talk. A safe place to feel what we are feeling. A place that holds no judgment and a place where we can process these feelings aloud without worrying about whose feelings may get hurt, or who may hear, or who may judge us. I am here to be that safe place. To allow you to feel and to process what you... Read More
Welcome! There comes a time in our lives where we need someone to talk. A safe place to feel what we are feeling. A place that holds no judgment and a place where we can process these feelings aloud... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Sheree Earle

LCSW
32 years experience
I have been working in the field of clinical social work, here in Southern California, for over 30 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings, I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health challenges. I have the most experience working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma related issues as well as LGBTQ+ issues. I am client centered, utilizing various interventions taken from a range of therapeutic approaches.... Read More
I have been working in the field of clinical social work, here in Southern California, for over 30 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings, I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:32 years

Estela Isla

LMFT
6 years experience
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space where you feel comfortable to share and to discuss difficult issues in your life. I am here to help. I have been working in the mental health field for 12 years and have been working... Read More
Some of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can feel alone. We may feel hopeless, disoriented, or challenged. Imagine a space where you can share your feelings, your concerns, and your thoughts with a professional. A space... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:6 years

Alexandra Armas

LMFT
3 years experience
As a psychotherapist it is my hope to walk alongside you on your journey toward self discovery. Whether you are seeking help exploring a current or past issue, soul searching, or just looking for someone to talk to, the therapy room is a safe place to grow. When experiencing pain in relationships or feeling alone,... Read More
As a psychotherapist it is my hope to walk alongside you on your journey toward self discovery. Whether you are seeking help exploring a current or past issue, soul searching, or just looking for someone to talk to, the therapy room is a safe place to grow. When experiencing pain in relationships or feeling alone,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

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.