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Sayun Scotton, MFT
Location: 1191 E. Walnut St, Pasadena 91106
|Relationship Problems||Cross-Cultural Counseling|
|Depression/Anxiety||Grief / Loss|
|Life Transitions||Body Image Issues|
I believe transformation and healing rest within us all. Using an holistic approach, I encourage clients to consider a grounded, more compassionate vision of their lives. My approach integrates psychodynamic, cognitive, EMDR, and relational body-mind psychotherapy.
Martin Hsia, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Location Near Therapist: Pasadena, CA
|Marriage And Family||Problem Gambling|
Your life is too important to be lived without as much joy and fulfillment as possible. My focus as a therapist is to help you manage stress, develop new ways of thinking and making decisions, form and maintain healthy relationships, and generally, live a happier life.
Mark Reid, MA, MFTI
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Location: 482 N. Rosemead Blvd, Suite 207, Pasadena 91007
Sometimes life doesn’t go the way we want. Too often we find ourselves stuck in a bad place leaving us hurt, lonely, angry or depressed – just plain out of control. I will strive to help you experience growth from the pain of life and empower you to move forward,
Charles R Barr, Ph.D.
Location: 131 N. El Molino Ave., Ste. 220, Pasadena 91101
|Social Anxiety||Driving/Flying Phobias|
Specializing in Anxiety Disorders, Panic, Phobias, OCD, Stress, Relaxation Training - Adults and Children
Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.
Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychotherapy
Location: 482 N. Rosemead Blvd., Suite 207, Pasadena 91007
|Depression & Anxiety||Family Conflict|
I work with a community of therapists committed to the understanding and transformation of emotional life. It is our goal to help people engage in this process through dialogue that is direct and authentic. If not me, I can direct you to one of my colleagues.
Lori Buckley, Psy.D., CST.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Sex Therapist
Location: 130 S Euclid Ave., Suite 3, Pasadena 91101
|Sexual Concerns||Sexual Enhancement|
Dr. Buckley works with each individual and/or couple to determine their goals, desires and needs. Her nurturing, open, direct style helps create a warm, safe environment to discuss concerns which people often find difficult to talk about.
Cristina Mardirossian, MA., MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Location: 261 S. Catalina Ave, Pasadena 91106
|Depression||Grief & Loss|
If you are living with traumatic events from your past, ranging from insult, abuse, humiliation, violence, attachment wounds, or even subtle disappointments, therapy could be a safe space to address these injuries.
Gary Brainerd, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Marriage Therapist
Location: 595 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 405, Pasadena 91101
|Building On The Positive||Stess At Work And At Home|
For over forty years, Dr. Brainerd has worked with individuals, couples and families to help them understand and find relief from emotional distress and solutions for troubling and puzzling problems. He combines working on problems with enhancing the quality of life.
Kay Simmeth, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Location Near Therapist: Pasadena, CA
|Anxiety||Grief And Loss|
|Childhood Sexual Abuse||Women's Issues|
|Parenting Issues||Adult ADHD|
Looking to decrease anxiety, reduce stress, or increase self-esteem? Together we can create a plan that puts you on a path of overcoming limiting beliefs and move you move toward well-being and confidence.
Jeanne Clevenger, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Location: 33 S. Catalina Ave. #204, Pasadena 91106
|Individual Psychotherapy||Child/Adolescent Therapy|
My passion is to help facilitate healing, transformation, and empowerment to families and individuals of all ages in my community. I approach my clinical work with empathy, authenticity, and hopefulness. My therapeutic style is highly collaborative and flexible!
City of Pasadena
California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Therapy Pasadena California
Counseling Temple City, Arcadia, Glendale, Alhambra, Sierra Madre, Altadena, South Pasadena
With a population around 138,000 people,1 Pasadena is a well-known city in California. For one, the city hosts the Rose Bowl football game on New Year's Day, preceded by the Tournament of Roses Parade, which is fun for the whole family. Some of the other well-known facts about Pasadena include CalTech University and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which are leading scientific and cultural institutions that design and manufacture robotics and spacecraft for NASA. Not only is Pasadena known for its science advancement, but also for its culinary arts and theatre with the Art Center College of Design, the Pasadena Playhouse, as well as the California School of Culinary Arts Pasadena. The city is located approximately 10 miles northeast of Los Angeles and is the sixth largest city in the Los Angeles area. Pasadena is considered the premier place to live within the San Gabriel Valley.
Mental Health in Pasadena
Pasadena has seen significant growth over the last twenty years. As more and more people have moved to the area, local mental health agencies have struggled to keep up with the demand for their services. As a result, many people who need counseling and related therapeutic services go without. The need for care is present for children, adults, and families, and especially so for underserved groups such as minorities and the homeless.2
The Pasadena Mental Health Service was founded in 1965, and in the years since, has helped countless thousands of Pasadena citizens with mental health issues through their many support services. Parents can take a number of parenting classes in order to brush up on their parenting skills. Children who are involved in the criminal justice system can participate in the Youth Accountability Program to get back on track. Family support services are also available. For additional information, call the Pasadena Mental Health Service at 626-798-0907.3
Not far from Pasadena is the University of Southern California (USC). USC has a top-rated social work program that offers graduate degrees who want to practice as a clinical social worker. Students in the program gain the knowledge and skills they need to help others achieve life-enhancing change. Classroom learning is supplemented by field experiences that give students on-the-job training. Multiple areas of concentration are available, as are several dual-degree options. Online courses help those who cannot commute to continue their studies. For further information, call the USC Department of Social Work at 213-740-2013.4
1. United States Census Bureau. (2014). State and County Quickfacts - Pasadena, California
. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0656000.html
2. County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health. (2009). Prevention and Early Intervention Plan
. Retrieved from http://www.mhsoac.ca.gov/Counties/PEI/docs/PEIplans/PEI_LA_Final.pdf
3. Pasadena Mental Health Center. (2014). Our Programs and Services
. Retrieved from http://www.pmhcenter.org/Our-Services.html
4. The University of Southern California. (2013). MSW Overview
. Retrieved from http://sowkweb.usc.edu/master-social-work/msw-degree