Therapists in Torrance, CA and Nearby Locations

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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Burbank, California

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California, South Carolina

Jeannette York specializes in couples, families, adult siblings, and music bands. Relationships often define a person's happiness and contentment throughout life. Life feels better when we communicate well, feel loved, and offer love that is...
Janee Young
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hey there! I'm Janee Young, a licensed marriage and family therapist at Confidence and Clarity. I'm here to help you rock your confidence and discover the inner clarity you've been searching for. With a quirky and compassionate approach, my toolkit...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

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,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hi! I am so happy you are here and I am even more excited to work with you. Our agency offers affordable telehealth therapy. We are dedicated to decreasing depression, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, and relationship issues while increasing happiness,...
Katya Kosarenko
LCSW, Sensorimotor Psychotherapist
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Los Angeles, California

Katya Kosarenko, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with expertise in PTSD, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, relationship issues and life transitions. She has a private practice in West LA, where she also provides...
Christine Luu
LCSW, MSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Christine is passionate about mental health because she has struggled with mental health issues and depression herself. She could feel and understand that it is something very difficult to live with daily without support. As an Asian American...
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Los Angeles, California

After 25 years in the film industry as a film editor and composer, I went back to school, receiving a masters' degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Following a three-year internship, I received my license as a Marriage...
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Los Angeles, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Do you have “sticky” self-defeating thoughts that won’t leave you alone? Do you “know” you’re good enough but don’t “feel” it? Have you suffered the loss of a pet or loved one and struggling to find someone who “gets it”? I am...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Dr. Nightingale has been helping adults, couples, teens & children overcome anxiety & depression for over 30 yrs. Listen to her approach at: http://bit.ly/1OdWAX3 Amazon carries her self-help books for parents, couples & children. She's...
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...
Catherine Ferrari
LMFT, LPCC
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Corona, California

I specialize in individual, couples, family, and child therapy. I manage a private practice in Corona, California. I am able to help with a variety of issues that include trauma resolution, cancer support, parenting concerns, ADHD, behavioral...
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Malibu, California

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with almost 5 years of experience working as a child development and parenting specialist, as well as a life coach to individuals working through a variety of life’s challenges. I have...
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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...
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Sierra Madre, California

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California

Rubina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist. She has a private practice at Sync Counseling Center in Sierra Madre. She received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

With over twenty years of experience as a clinician, and a graduate of USC specializing in addictions, relationships, co-dependency, trauma, parenting, divorce and single parenting, she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a...
Lisa Larsen
Psy.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Lisa S. Larsen, PsyD is a licensed psychologist in Lancaster, California. She is in private practice providing psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis for children, adolescents and adults. Prior to working in private practice, she worked at Walden House...
Ryan Moyher
MS, MA
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Tustin, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I have a strong desire to support individuals and couples find relief from emotional distress and relationship challenges, while learning to cultivate balance and thrive. While everyone encounters difficulties in life, I firmly believe no one needs...
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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...
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Newport Beach, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

So you have a new baby. And it's nothing like you thought it would be. The sleepless nights, the frustrations around breastfeeding, and the general feeling of loss of control are just getting to you. You haven't showered in days, don't feel like...
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Los Angeles, California

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California

Do you feel like you have a hard time controlling your emotions? Do you have trouble expressing yourself or reacting destructively? If your emotions are getting in the way of your relationships, school, career, or overall life satisfaction, you...
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...
Michel Horvat
LMFT, MFC
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Los Angeles, California

I am an interactive, creative, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to...
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Los Angeles, California

I  am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. My practice is built around a strong belief in human resilience and intrinsic capacity to overcome challenges. Without this belief I would not be able to impact lives of so many. I feel...
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....

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 several 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 of 5, indicating that the need to improve in these areas of the community is 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 mentally 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 the 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 that make 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%. California alimony and child support laws may account for some people deciding to stay together. As much as 40% of the top earner’s 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 relationship counselors in  the area to help couples find nonlegal 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.