Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Gardena, CA.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Gardena, California.


David Highfill, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

David Highfill, LCSW

Therapist & Counselor

In 91101 - Nearby to Gardena.

Anxiety and stress are among the most common symptoms people experience in their everyday lives. When these start to feel uncontrollable, it may be time to seek assistance. I will start where you are, learning from you what issues are contributing to your anxiety and stress, how long these issues have been contributing to your stress level, what you have tried to do so far, what you may have thought about but haven't yet attempted, and barriers you have that maintain these stressors in your life. Together, we will practice ways to prioritize your issues, allow you to tackle them individually, and develop relaxation techniques to help you through this process.

Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90230 - Nearby to Gardena.

The benefits of therapy for people who suffer from anxiety are the reduction of symptoms, and the development of greater well-being. Anxiety is a kind of friction among the moving parts of the self, an internal conflict that is distracting, depleting, and highly unpleasant. It is closely linked to stress, to boredom, and to fear of sadness. Rather than struggling, we can collaborate to turn toward the source of the anxiety and try to resolve it at the roots.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

The modern world we live in is full of amazing technological advancements and organizational wonders, but it is also more complex and demanding than ever before. The myriad competing demands of our lives, how busy we are, the continual pressure to do and be more creates enormous stress for all of us. This stress can escalate into anxiety and the added strain of these issues easily begins to short-circuit our ability to function at our best, to feel good, to maintain relationships and responsibilities. I can help you understand the internal and external forces creating these negative feelings, and together we can find strategies for minimizing stress and anxiety so you can feel better.

Lara Harris, M.A., M.F.T.
Anxiety Counselor

Lara Harris, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90004 - Nearby to Gardena.

Are you worrying about life on a daily basis? Do you constantly feel on edge, have difficulty falling or staying asleep? Together, we will work to reduce your overall, level, frequency and intensity of anxiety, as well as stabilizing your anxiety level so that you can increase your ability to function on a daily basis. We will do this by identifying what has happened or is currently happening in your life that forms the basis for your present anxiety. Sometimes, anxiety is a response to difficult, real-life stressors and other times it is a response to stressors from your past. Either way, therapy is an effective way to combat anxiety. You don't have to suffer.

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.
Anxiety Counselor

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90004 - Nearby to Gardena.

Anxiety and stress can have a huge impact on not only your mental health, but also your physical health (sleep, appetite), your relationships with others and your regular activities of daily life. Working with a therapist to understand your anxiety and help you manage those feelings that trigger anxiety in your life can help you get back to your regular routine and regain a sense of control over your own life.

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

In 90066 - Nearby to Gardena.

Conflict in relationships is inevitable and when couples cannot find resolution, anxiety builds. Often, this leads to shutting down or blowing up--both triggering behaviors that can drive a wedge between two people. As co-therapists, we help couples find ways to maintain differences while staying connected. Intimacy also triggers old unresolved issues that create stress. These old wounds have nothing to do with our partners. We help couples understand how these memories can interfere in the repairing with your partner.

Jessica Hupf, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jessica Hupf, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90290 - Nearby to Gardena.

Anxiety/stress can be debilitating and make life feel unmanageable. Many times people with anxiety want to get better, but don't know how. That's where a good therapist can help! My training, background, and experience can provide those suffering from anxiety the necessary tools and strategies to help improve coping skills and return to stable and healthy functioning. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to face these challenges, but that is why I focus on taking baby steps, taking it one day at a time, and putting one foot in front of the other, and providing a lot of support and understanding. I have witnessed many clients improve and successfully decrease their anxiety. There is hope!

Brenda Perry, M.A, AMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Brenda Perry, M.A, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90266 - Nearby to Gardena.

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives but when it starts to interfere with your life, counseling can help. Although anxiety can feel debilitating, it is treatable. People with anxiety don’t always share the same symptoms, they vary from person to person. Therapy will help you to reclaim your life and function in a chronically stressful world.

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
Anxiety Counselor

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90024 - Nearby to Gardena.

Without a doubt, the most common problems that people come to see me is related to anxiety and stress in their lives. Quite often they feel unsettled, scared, confused, and frustrated when they first come to see me. Some have panic attacks as well. This is a terrible way to live. And here's some good news: anxiety and stress can be treated, quite often with great success. I like to take a good history to see how much of your anxiety and stress is related to current circumstances, perhaps an underlying health condition, and possible genetic causes. Then we can explore different treatment options that work for you. I like to use a collaborative approach. This gets the best results.

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Gardena.

Anxiety can leave many clients feeling completely powerless. I would empower clients to take control of their anxiety by separating themselves from their anxiety and working towards their preferred relationship with anxiety. I would encourage clients to use mindfulness to decrease their anxiety by focusing on the present moment, acknowledging their anxiety, and accepting that their anxiety will not last forever.

Sheryl Colby, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Sheryl Colby, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91316 - Nearby to Gardena.

Anxiety and stress are a part of our every day existence. It is when anxiety and stress become unmanageable that we need tools to help us cope. By providing a safe environment and teaching anxiety and stress reducing techniques, I have seen clients greatly improve the quality of their lives. When these simple techniques are used, they enable you to have more of an ability to think clearly and make better decisions for yourself.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 90026 - Nearby to Gardena.

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point, but for some the anxiety is so frequent or intense that it interferes with their lives or even triggers panic attacks. I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help my clients get a sense of control over their own anxiety. We collaborate to learn skills to reduce the frequency or intensity of the anxious feelings, to tolerate the anxiety when it does occur so they can still function through it, and to practice habits that reduce stress and improve general mental health.

Miriam Davis, M.A., M.F.T.
Anxiety Counselor

Miriam Davis, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91505 - Nearby to Gardena.

I work with many patients who are struggling with anxiety and stress, whether it is due to relationship or life pressures, difficult family dynamics, or long-term individual anxiety that is preventing them from experiencing life in a freer, stronger, more peaceful and productive manner. We work together to determine the underlying causes that have produced (or may be continuing to provoke) their anxiety; then we focus on ways to see their lives and their problems more clearly, giving them more ability to have realistic expectations & more impact on their life situations. I help them find (and practice) concrete ways to reduce stress in their lives, increasing strength and lessening anxiety.

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91108 - Nearby to Gardena.

My approach to the treatment of anxiety is to use the most effective intervention strategies possible. My treatment for anxiety (including panic disorder and OCD) utilizes exposure therapy, which works by helping a person confront a specific fear or memory while in a safe and supportive environment. The main goals of exposure therapy are to help my clients learn that by stopping the avoidance of what they fear, they actually become MORE comfortable and can reduce their anxiety to a substantial degree - all of which opens doors of hope and increases the potential to reach your desired goals with an improved quality of life.

Mark Pines, MA LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92646 - Nearby to Gardena.

Anxiety and stress can rob the joy from life. Too many people struggle needlessly when many struggles can be addressed once-and-for-all in therapy. Therapy also offers many benefits over medication and is considered preferable in many cases as the first choice in treatment. Finding the right person to help you is a lot to do with chemistry. Please call me at (949) 288-3123 if you have any questions at all. I want your therapy journey to be as successful as possible.

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91103 - Nearby to Gardena.

At its core, anxiety and stress is fear. A stressed or anxious person might not think of it as the feeling of fear, but fear is what drives a person to worry and tense up. My clients have frequently told me how they cannot help it, that life just piles heavy responsibilities and problems onto their shoulders. This is true, that life hands us unthinkable challenges. That is exactly why you cannot afford to let anxiety and fear take over your mind--fear and worry cannot solve a single thing, but give you emotional suffering. I know how to help you better manage your stress and anxiety. Therapy does not take your problem away, but it helps you gain control over your stress and anxiety.

Marcy Muray, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Marcy Muray, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90232 - Nearby to Gardena.

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives but when it starts to interfere with your life, counseling can help. Although anxiety can feel debilitating, it is treatable. People with anxiety don’t always share the same symptoms, they vary from person to person. Therapy will help you to reclaim your life and function in a chronically stressful world.

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Gardena.

Life has a way of making us feel overwhelmed and out of control at times. Stress and anxiety can build up and consume your thoughts and feelings. I believe that by exploring unmet needs from the past, people can develop healthier relationships today. By working through painful losses and wounds, people can release unhelpful beliefs about themselves and others in order to live more fully in the present and with hope for the future. We are hurt in relationships; we are also healed in relationship, and the therapeutic relationship can be a useful resource. If you are ready to take the next step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

Lori Shnorhokian, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Lori Shnorhokian, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90405 - Nearby to Gardena.

Many people experience anxiety and stress at any given time. Once it becomes part of your life, it can start effecting you and the people around you. Therapy can help identify where the anxiety is and where it is originated. Therapy can be benefited by decreasing your anxiety and be able to manage your everyday functioning. Tools will be offered to minimize your anxiety regardless of the situation given.

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D
Anxiety Counselor

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

In 90745 - Nearby to Gardena.

You have emotional pain, feel overwhelmed and your body is probably sending emergency alarms. You feel desperate and weighted with a heavy load. You want quick results to get relief and definite advice on what to do. . You may have exhausted efforts to have some peace or feel safe. Now's the time to take see a professional. Find out how you can put into effect useful tools and see your progress with the steps you take. Call for quick response from an experienced therapist.

Kristen Caron, MA, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Kristen Caron, MA, MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist, Eating Disorder Specialist

In 90212 - Nearby to Gardena.

Stress and anxiety are often the root causes leading to unhealthy coping mechanisms such as addiction and eating disorders. By evaluating triggers for stress and/or anxiety and developing healthy coping strategies (often with cognitive behavioral interventions), patients learn to self regulate and experience significant mood improvement. When necessary, referrals for medications are made as an adjunct to psychotherapy.

Drew Carr, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Drew Carr, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 91101 - Nearby to Gardena.

Sometimes things go sideways despite your best planning. And unfortunately, nothing can protect you from that. Anxious about this lack of control is pretty normal even if its all you think of. What if you could get back all the time you spend avoiding, worrying, planning, etc.? What would you do? My approach is to help you live in the midst of struggle and get a life you really want.

Megan Minnick, LPCC
Anxiety Counselor

Megan Minnick, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 91733 - Nearby to Gardena.

Anxiety and stress are the some of the primary reasons that people seek out therapy. It affects how we go about our day, how we interact with others, how productive we are, how we feel physically. It can also hold us back from doing things in life that we would like because of fear. Anxiety and stress can feel like it is eating us alive. Just learning a few ways that we can manage anxiety and stress can bring a lot of relief. I would love to be able to help you find ways to be more successful at coping and managing anxiety and stress. You likely already have the skills to do so and I'd be happy to assist you in uncovering those that are already as well as find new ways to do so.

Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., FAED, CEDS
Anxiety Counselor

Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., FAED, CEDS

Clinical Psychologist

In 90010 - Nearby to Gardena.

I provide cognitive-behavioral treatment for adults with anxiety disorders including phobias, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. Treatment is individualized and short-term with a focus on breaking the anxiety cycle via psychoeducation, challenging problematic thoughts, and facing feared situations through exposure. Clients are asked to keep records and do homework outside of session to facilitate learning.

Kevin Bergen, MA, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Bergen, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90505 - Nearby to Gardena.

Do you feel a blanket of anxiety over you all day? Is it sometimes hard to get a good breathe? Ever experience feelings of panic? Stress and anxiety are the most common ailments affecting our present-day society. But you can change that! At CCRG, you'll learn proven methods to reduce your stress, live with peace, and get back your emotional health. Whether in a group setting at The Panic Assistance League or in individual coaching or counseling, your personal needs will be addressed and met.



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Gardena is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 5.82 square miles and a water area of 0.03 square miles.  The population of Gardena is 60,447 people with 20,897 households and a median annual income of $47,674. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Gardena, CA

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Gardena, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Gardena may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Gardena public health department.