Counseling in Whittier, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

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


Gary Brainerd, PhD

Gary Brainerd, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Marriage Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Whittier.

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.

Mainstay Recovery, Mainstay Recovery

Mainstay Recovery, Mainstay Recovery

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Outpatient

In 92626 - Nearby to Whittier.

Mainstay Recovery offers long-term comprehensive substance abuse and co-occurring outpatient treatment for all genders. We place emphasis on helping individuals to discover their sense of self, sense of purpose and how to live a life congruent to their authentic selves.

Drew Carr, Ph.D.

Drew Carr, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 91101 - Nearby to Whittier.

I work with hard-working professionals and students ready to take responsibility for their lives and to make positive changes. What do you want to stand for? What matters in your heart? I specialize in helping you moving towards what's important.

Meredith Silversmith, Relationship Coach

Meredith Silversmith, Relationship Coach

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90001 - Nearby to Whittier.

I provide relationship coaching to support, empower, and teach couples how to be happy together again. When you understand why couples fight and how unresolved conflicts snowball into deep resentment and unhappiness, you're able to help reverse it.

Anita Langer, MA, LMFT

Anita Langer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91505 - Nearby to Whittier.

Whether you are facing a challenging situation, medical diagnosis, or just want to take your life in a new direction, change is possible. My approach is relaxed, collaborative, and strength-based. You don't have to do it alone - let's do it together.

Elizabeth Armstrong,  MA, AMFT

Elizabeth Armstrong, MA, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92626 - Nearby to Whittier.

I'm a collaborative, kind therapist that believes in the power of human connection. My role is to be a catalyst in your life for positive change. Let's work together against problems that weigh on you by harvesting your strength, and discovering your most amazing you!

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Communication Expert for over 30 years

In 90039 - Nearby to Whittier.

You won’t always feel this way. If you’re feeling lost or stuck and are ready to make the changes that will help you break through, I can help.

Schwarz and Associates, Rebecca L Schwarz

Schwarz and Associates, Rebecca L Schwarz

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90703 - Nearby to Whittier.

With each person I treat, I stress the use of Christian principles to solve psychological problems. As I generally practice therapy with Christian clients, I utilize scripture and prayer along with other more standardized psychological interventions...

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Whittier.

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.

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC

Licensed Pastor Counselor, Certified Temperament Counselor

In 92807 - Nearby to Whittier.

What are you struggling through today? Are you going through a lot of stress, depression, or having panic attacks? These symptoms usually stem from something deeper. There are so many ways you can help to enrich your life!

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Whittier.

Whether you're depressed, anxious, abusing substances, or having problems with your relationship, I provide a particular kind of therapy that's designed to give you more peace of mind, feel better, and achieve your goals as quickly as possible. 25 years of experience.

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to Whittier.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90806 - Nearby to Whittier.

Have you said to yourself "THINGS HAVE GOT TO CHANGE!"?. Maybe you had tears in your eyes? Maybe you have been tossing and turning at night? Well good for you for doing something about it! Keep going...



Related Sites:
City Of Whittier
California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

Counseling West Whitter, Colima, East La Mirada, Clayton, West Covina, Pico Rivera

Named to honor a poet, editor, and writer in the Quaker community that settled there,1 the City of Whittier is located 12 miles southeast of Los Angeles, and is one of the Gateway Cities in southeastern Los Angeles County. With a population over 85,000, Whittier has attracted young families with its combination of recent community revitalization projects, proximity to Los Angeles, and emphasis on family fun, with amusement park Adventure City, miniature golf course and arcade Golfland, and the Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens all close by.

Mental Health in Whittier

With a comparatively low rate of serious adult mental illness -- 4% of the population -- and 19.2 psychiatrists available per 100,000 people,2 mental health care in Whittier has a strong history of availability. Whittier's young demographics make it the home of several parent- and child-focused resources for mental health care. The Whole Child, formerly the Intercommunity Child Guidance Centre, focuses on "services without walls",3 coordinating social service agencies, housing, schools, and homes to provide a consistent approach to mental health care for children under 18. Their main office can be contacted at (562) 692-0383.

Other agencies, such as SPIRITT Family Services, provide a community-based, family-centred model of care that emphasizes proactive prevention and intervention as well as treatment and recovery. Serving primarily the Latino population4 - but available to residents of all backgrounds - they can be reached toll-free at 855.714.8800 in English or Spanish.

Current Education

As well as the clinical internships and training provided at agencies such as The Whole Child, Whittier is home to Whittier College, whose psychology department offers undergraduate degrees, an international study-abroad psychology program, and internships in the community with both non-profit organizations and at Whittier's own student counseling center.5


References:
1. City of Whittier. (2017). About Us - City of Whittier. Retrieved from http://www.cityofwhittier.org/about/default.asp
2. California Healthcare Foundation. (2016). Mapping the Gaps: Mental Health in California. Retrieved from http://www.chcf.org/publications/2013/07/data-viz-mental-health
3. The Whole Child. (2017). The Whole Child - About and History. Retrieved from http://www.thewholechild.info/about/
4. SPIRITT Family Services. (2016). SPIRITT Family Services - Family Centred Model. Retrieved from http://www.spiritt.org/
5. Whittier College. (2017). Whittier College - Department of Psychology. Retrieved from http://whittier.edu/academics/psychology/about

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.