Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Whittier, CA.

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


Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92841 - Nearby to Whittier.

Anxiety is a necessary message that you need to pay attention to something that is at dis-ease in the body. My focus, using Burns techniques, is to help the individual find what they need to hear from the anxiety/stress while giving them very specific tools to distract the unnecessary messages. I show them body relaxation techniques as well as breathing exercises to lessen their tension and stress.

Coastline Behavioral Health, NPI, NAATP, Joint Commission
Anxiety Counselor

Coastline Behavioral Health, NPI, NAATP, Joint Commission

Licensed and Accredited Treatment Center

In 92648 - Nearby to Whittier.

Most clients that come into drug and alcohol addiction treatment exhibit stress and/or anxiety. Therapies designed to help individuals dealing with anxiety are psychotherapies and experiential therapies. Psychotherapies can be behavioral therapies such as Dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT) or Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Experiential therapies provide outlets for clients to participate in activities that allow the development of new coping and problem-solving skills. Experiential therapies can be equine therapy, art therapy, music therapy, and physical therapies such as surfing, golf, boxing, and hiking. All of these therapies can help clients address underlying issues of anxiety.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 90026 - Nearby to Whittier.

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.

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychoanalyst

In 92831 - Nearby to Whittier.

Anxiety can either be genetically based, or it can be a learned condition based on early family programming or the pressures of an increasingly demanding and technology-based environment. Learning how to live in the moment and how to detach from worry and perfectionism is often itself the goal of effective psychotherapy.

Craig Clark, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Craig Clark, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91030 - Nearby to Whittier.

These are stressful times! People are working longer hours, often for less pay - - and often feeling exploited, unappreciated, and discouraged about how to make their life better. Anxiety is not a disease, but a sign that things are not going the way you need or would like them to go. Take the first step toward a happier, more gratifying life by making an appointment today.

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

Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., FAED, CEDS

Clinical Psychologist

In 90010 - Nearby to Whittier.

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.

Mark Tinley, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Mark Tinley, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90017 - Nearby to Whittier.

People have different thresholds and levels of stimulation that are ideal for them. Too little and it is difficult to engage, to be interested. Too much and the mind races, has difficulty focusing, and you become anxious and exhausted. The right amount creates focus, creativity and productivity/efficiently. This can translate into your level of stress. Too little and it’s difficult to be motivated. Too much and it’s counter productive. The right amount helps you become engaged and focused. In Counseling we explore and find what you need to manage your stress & anxiety?

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 91604 - Nearby to Whittier.

Are you tired of feeling anxious and fearful? Do you have too much stress in your life? I am a psychologist that specializes in helping you decrease feelings of anxiety, fear, and stress. With empathy and compassion, I work collaboratively with you to gain understanding and insight into the situations that cause you anxiety so that you can finally thrive in your life rather than survive it!

Phil Kiehl, M.Div, BCC
Anxiety Counselor

Phil Kiehl, M.Div, BCC

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Chaplain & Grief Counselor

In 91001 - Nearby to Whittier.

My approach to stress and anxiety is to help people reduce their tendency to be perfect or becoming demanding of themselves or others. Stress and anxiety will happen due to life demands or due to various role conflict in our life when we are trying to do too much. People will beneift from my approach as I help people learn how to ask for help, set their boundaires over what they can and cannot control, learn how to surrender and let go, and seek relaxation techniques such as exercise, healthy eating, meditation, and engaging in fun and meaningful activities. Learning how to say no and where to ask others to help you can also be beneficial.

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT

Gesell Psychotherapy

In 92626 - Nearby to Whittier.

I specialize in helping people who struggle with never feeling quite “enough" and want freedom from shame and anxiety. The torment of living with an inner critical voice is exhausting. Achieving more is not the answer. Looking better and trying harder are not the solutions. You deserve to trust yourself and feel comfortable in your own skin. I would like to help you discover self-acceptance and find liberation from anxiety.

Nancy Bubica, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Nancy Bubica, LMFT

Nancy Bubica

In 90815 - Nearby to Whittier.

Individuals experience and process stress and anxiety differently. When the stress hormone, Cortisol, spikes too high, it can reek havoc on the mind and body. Since each person's stress and anxiety manifests differently, each person's anxiety symptoms respond differently to various treatment methods. Anxiety is as diverse as one's DNA. Therefore, I take into account one's family history, environmental influences, past experiences, basic temperaments, hereditary features, etc. to help customize your coping tools for anxiety.

Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #111146

In 90004 - Nearby to Whittier.

Anxiety and stress have a powerful presence in modern life, intricately woven into the fabric of our days. Pressure to perform optimally dictates our personal and professional arenas, and yet we blame ourselves for how anxiety has it's way with us. Productivity is a rampant and influential player in how we measure ourselves, and the self help movement proclaims there is always room for improvement. How do we find leverage over anxiety and stress? How do we carve a place for ourselves despite it? These are some of the questions that are important to explore in order to better understand the phenomenon of anxiety and stress that is permeating our lives.

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited
Anxiety Counselor

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited

Mental Health Retreatment Center

In 92627 - Nearby to Whittier.

Anxiety and stress have been ignored far too long. At Barn Life Recovery we aim to treat people on a long term basis and help them overcome the debilitating effects of stress and anxiety. We offer a "retreatment" style of recovery and help clients gain strength, insight and hope. Our huge campus allows clients to explore their triggers in a safe and nurturing environment.

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD
Anxiety Counselor

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

In 90740 - Nearby to Whittier.

Babies are born with a drive to stay close to a caregiver. This human survival instinct persists into adulthood as the drive to form a secure bond with a partner. No matter how old we are, emotional connection still feels like safety, while isolation feels like danger. It makes sense then that if you don’t feel securely connected to another person, you will be more vulnerable to anxiety. Yet often the anxiety itself makes it difficult for you to form the secure connection you need so much. Emotionally Focused Therapy can help you break this cycle and form secure bonds that serve as both a safe haven when you need support, and a secure base from which you can confidently go out into the world

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS
Anxiety Counselor

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS

Research Psychoanalyst Candidate

In 92780 - Nearby to Whittier.

Anxiety and stress are often difficult to assess and even more difficult to overcome. In a caring and compassionate setting, I work with clients to develop insights regarding the sources of anxiety and the nature of patterns contributing to stress. With deep understanding of the ways in which stress and anxiety are operating, we can create strategies of dealing with both.

Sue Shepard, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92648 - Nearby to Whittier.

People rarely come to counseling when their anxiety first starts causing them problems. Most people try to handle it on their own and try the “white knuckle” approach until they are exhausted and overwhelmed. Often life becomes unmanageable and depression sets in when anxiety is not dealt with. Anxiety commonly focuses on illogical things that may seem foolish or kind of crazy, so you have kept these to yourself. Don’t keep struggling alone. Call me so I can help you reduce the hold anxiety has on you and restore freedom to live your life fully again. Contact me at 714-751-0888 and I promise I won't think you are crazy.

The A Treatment Center, LPCC, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

The A Treatment Center, LPCC, LMFT

The A Treatment Center; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Whittier.

Panic attacks? Things like panic attacks, trichotillomania, obsessive behaviors, even brain freeze can all be helped with the proper tools. Stress about taking a big exam like the BAR, State Boards, LMFT, LPCC, LCSW, CPA, SAT or other standardized tests. We offer specialized hypnosis sessions where symptoms are often reduced within 3-5 sessions. Fear of driving, flying or a special performance. Hypnosis is a fast effective solution. We also offer traditional psychotherapy using behavioral modification, positive psychology, and solution focused techniques to help you find the courage to face your fears. We offer tools to reduce your anxiety and manage your emotions.

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Whittier.

We all have stress and anxiety; the question is how we deal with them. Therapy can teach various ways of handling these natural states so that they do not hold us back from reaching our goals. Together we will choose and try out ways of helping you through stress and anxiety. Thought-stopping, examining illogical thoughts, self-talk, and hypnotherapy are a few of these techniques.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91766 - Nearby to Whittier.

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.

Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90230 - Nearby to Whittier.

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.

Nicole Thorn, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Nicole Thorn, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 90805 - Nearby to Whittier.

I have been working with anxiety and stress for many years and utilize somatic experiencing therapy in this work. Many of the symptoms of anxiety and stress are experienced in the body and it is important to incorporate these bodily experiences into the therapy process. Somatic experiencing helps the body to expand its tolerance of unpleasant anxiety sensations and increases its ability to experience positive emotional and physical states. This combined with traditional talk therapy is very effective for treating anxiety and stress.

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.
Anxiety Counselor

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.

Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychotherapy

In 91107 - Nearby to Whittier.

It is a given! The issue is not that we have anxiety, rather it is not being able to make sense out of what is making us anxious. Anxiety is a warning signal that something is wrong and we need to be alert to what we need to take care of ourselves. Anxiety changes when we can be in dialogue with someone who can help us understand what the surrounded issues are that need our attention. Being alone in our anxiety keeps us trapped. Being connected in our fear changes it. This is what good therapy does. It provides a space to no longer be alone in your anxious feelings. Being responded adequately in your fear allows confidence and peace to return.

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

In 92648 - Nearby to Whittier.

Most days, everyone experiences anxiety and stress on some level. The problem arises when the anxiety begins to interfere with normal functioning and you become paralyzed to be more productive. Anxiety can be a specific fear (worries about safety/security) or more generalized where you just constantly feel “anxious” and do not know why. When you are in that state, it is hard to recognize the triggers, or what thoughts/behaviors may be exacerbating your symptoms. Therapy helps to uncover those patterns while also offering techniques to stop them from being debilitating, so you can move forward with a more satisfying, productive everyday life.

Marcy Muray, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Marcy Muray, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90232 - Nearby to Whittier.

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.

Adam Sheck, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Adam Sheck, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90048 - Nearby to Whittier.

We all face stress in our lives, more and more every year it seems. Some manage it better than others, yet when anxiety is our neurological response, we are severely challenged to face life in a skillful way. Whether your anxiety stems from a current situation or from the past, it CAN be treated successfully. Learn how to "reprogram" your neural network for a more optimum response to stress. You CAN live the life that you deserve!



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Whittier is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 14.64 square miles and a water area of 0.01 square miles.  The population of Whittier is 87,438 people with 27,525 households and a median annual income of $66,457. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Whittier, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Whittier are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Whittier public health department.