Counseling in Pasadena, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Pasadena, California will help you make the changes you want.


Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

35 E Union Street Suite D, Pasadena, California 91103 | (626)464-1651

Professional, evidence based, effective couples counseling. I can help you get to the core of the problem and provide practical ways to improve the sense of intimacy, satisfaction, and trust in the relationship. Phone consultations are free, please call now.

Mark Reid, Mark Reid

Mark Reid, Mark Reid

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

301 E Colorado Blvd, Suite 807, Pasadena, California 91101 | 626-737-8700

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,

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

650 Sierra Madre Villa, Suite 110, Pasadena, California 91107 | 626-351-9616 x107

I am the director of the La Vie Center with over 30 psychologists, MFT's and staff therapists with a wide range of fees and specialties, and we have been helping people since 1980. Because of our size and our experience we will have a counselor that is right for you.

Ute Zimmermann, Ph.D.

Ute Zimmermann, Ph.D.

Registered Psychological Assistant

33 S. Catalina Ave #204, Pasadena, California 91106 | 626-676-4816

I consider it a privilege to listen to people's stories and walk alongside with them, for a while, on their journey through life, helping them reach their full potential.

Craig Clark, Ph.D.

Craig Clark, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1800 Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite A, South Pasadena, California 91030 | (626) 437-1432

Dr. Clark has served South Pasadena and surrounding areas as a psychologist since 1990, and is available seven days/week to help people of all ages and cultural backgrounds, offering psychotherapy, marriage counseling, family counseling, and career counseling.

Lori Buckley, Psy.D., CST.

Lori Buckley, Psy.D., CST.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Sex Therapist

130 S Euclid Ave, Pasadena , California 91101 | 626-893-4208

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.

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1910 Huntington Drive, So. Pasadena, California 91030 | 626-441-5131

Guiding people through the restructuring of life because of separation/divorce is my specialty, including co-parenting, divorce coaching, and other aspects of family law matters. We'll help you keep your dignity, stay out of court, and preserve your relationships.

Gary Brainerd, PhD

Gary Brainerd, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Marriage Therapist

595 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 405, Pasadena, California 91101 | 626-577-2628

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.

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

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

Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychotherapy

482 N Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena, California 91107 | 626 802-5493

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.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Edward has provided coaching and therapy support to assist individuals to achieve their personal and professional goals since 1997, through collaborating with his clients to develop a personalized, comprehensive, integrative and holistic plan for success.

Verdant Oak Behavioral Health, Psy.D. and Ph.D.

Verdant Oak Behavioral Health, Psy.D. and Ph.D.

Psychologist

1151 El Centro Street, Suite B, SOUTH PASADENA, California 91030 | 323-345-1402

At Aspire Therapy, we strive to help you to be your best self. We recognize the power of accomplishment, the need for support and time for reflection and planning to follow your dreams.

Charles R Barr, Ph.D.

Charles R Barr, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

131 N. El Molino Ave., Ste. 220, Pasadena, California 91101 | 626-449-5589

Specializing in Anxiety Disorders, Panic, Phobias, OCD, Stress, Relaxation Training - Adults and Children. Member of American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association, and Association of Depression and Anxiety.

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

280 S Los Robles Ave Unit B, Pasadena, California 91101 | 323-301-3984

Life can be complex. Take a step towards comfort and change! I provide a safe and nurturing environment to process life's complexities, enhance growth, and nurture relationships. I offer therapy services for individuals, groups, couples, and families.



Related Sites:
City of Pasadena
California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Therapy Pasadena California

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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

Current Education

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


References

1. United States Census Bureau. (2017). 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. (2017). Our Programs and Services. Retrieved from http://www.pmhcenter.org/Our-Services.html.
4. The University of Southern California. (2016). MSW Overview. Retrieved from http://sowkweb.usc.edu/master-social-work/msw-degree.

Pasadena is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 22.98 square miles and a water area of 0.14 square miles.  The population of Pasadena is 142,250 people with 54,536 households and a median annual income of $72,402. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Pasadena, CA

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Pasadena for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Pasadena public health department.