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.


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

Lauren Rodriguez

MS, LMFT
15 years experience
Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters and Bachelors degrees in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I commend you on making the decision to begin counseling. Life is a struggle for everyone at some point and every single... Read More
Hello! My name is Lauren Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I am a California native and lived there most of my life until recently. I obtained my Masters... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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

Christin Frederick

MA, LMFT
3 years experience
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use humor and compassion to create connection. This connection creates a safe place for us to exchange ideas, to talk about experiences and to share honestly with one another. I have 3 years of experience working... Read More
I have a relational treatment approach which means that the relationship that develops between you and me is the most important ingredient for success. Because of this approach you can expect me to be somewhat casual and approachable. I use... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Laura Kluss

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought disorders, relationship issues and grief. I have extensive experience working with people who have experienced trauma and abuse. I have worked in a community inpatient psychiatric hospital, state prisons, and now work with veterans at... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, diving into my 5th year of clinical work and therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, mood lability, anger management, substance abuse, thought... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Sharon Valentino

LMFT, CAATC, RAS
8 years experience
I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you want to be? Is your life working out the way you wanted and expected it to? We all cope with stressors in different ways. I help people deal with stress more successfully with caring, plus... Read More
I am a Solutions Focused Therapist for you: Do you want to work someone who is direct and Solutions oriented? Are you having challenges that rob you of the joy and success you deserve? Are you as happy as you... 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

Jennifer Yates

MC, LMFT
20 years experience
If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage to seek help, and I am here for you with genuine care and compassion. I will work with you from a holistic standpoint as I firmly believe that the mind and body are connected, and... Read More
If you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, you are in the right place! You will experience healing, growth and change on your therapeutic journey with me. I believe it takes a great deal of courage... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Jack Grabon

LCSW, CPC
15 years experience
Hello there! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California and New York. I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life/health coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, drug problems, existential or spiritual crises, trauma, relationship issues and weight loss. My counseling style is gentle and supportive, yet powerful. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.... Read More
Hello there! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California and New York. I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life/health coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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.