Find a Therapist in Gardena, California.

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David Highfill, LCSW
Psychotherapist

David Highfill, LCSW

Therapist & Counselor

In 91101 - Nearby to Gardena.

I take a strengths based, humanistic, person centered focus toward psychotherapy. This allows us to approach your issues directly based on your experience with the issues you are facing. Beginning with your strengths, we will look at how you have managed the issues so far focusing on what has worked and expand on these options. At times you may be challenged and confronted with difficult yet realistic options for change. I work to provide positive feedback and encourage you to consider new techniques which may be just a little bit outside of your comfort zone. Through discussion in an open, honest, safe and supportive environment, we will work toward your growth toward your goals.

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.
Psychotherapist

Todd Hurtubise, LMFT, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90004 - Nearby to Gardena.

Struggling with relationship issues, death, work stress, or family difficulties can often lead to problems in other areas of your life. It is not easy to ask for help - however, investing in yourself and reaching out shows a strong desire to heal and grow. In a supportive and safe environment we will take the steps needed for you to reach your full potential and feel strong and present in your life. Talk therapy and the therapeutic process is a collaborative experience to target what is not working your life and make the changes to move towards your best self.

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET
Psychotherapist

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET

LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts

In 90815 - Nearby to Gardena.

As a therapist I am trained in and specialize in feminist therapy, trauma therapy and therapy with adolescents and their families. I am also a specialist in therapy with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender/gender variant individuals/families. I use feminist therapy, a form of therapy whose focus is on empowering you as an individual. I am specially trained in the treatment of GLBT issues and have over 20 years experience. I am a trauma expert and am trained ina variety of treatment approaches. I am able to offer you very specialized help with traumatic experiences that will resolve anxiety, depression and relaionship problems caused by traumatic origins. Holistc approach, whole body!

Nicole Woolf, M.A.Ed., MSW, ACSW
Psychotherapist

Nicole Woolf, M.A.Ed., MSW, ACSW

Associate Clinical Social Worker

In 90048 - Nearby to Gardena.

Psychotherapy can feel very scary but I assure you that I will make it as unscary as possible. Your thoughts, feelings and actions are your own and I am here to help you understand and process those moments that don't make sense. We will work together to strengthen your skills and abilities and complete the goals we set forth. I want you to give me feedback on our work together in order to make our meetings the best for you.

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 91106 - Nearby to Gardena.

Psychotherapy can also be called, 'talk therapy', with the ultimate goal towards bringing relief from problematic symptoms that may stem from emotional and/or psychological turmoil. I have worked with clients in psychotherapy in a number of ways, but namely creating an open space during a therapeutic session in which an individual can discover new insights into their problem areas in order to create healthy choices for improved relationships. During psychotherapy, we will look at conflicts and problem areas that create continued roadblocks & conjointly examine how someone's past experiences may be reflective towards making changes today; we will unpack this impasse to open new roads ahead!

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD
Psychotherapist

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Gardena.

I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with relationship issues, addiction, life transitions, depression and anxiety. I am extensively trained in working with individuals and couples. My background running groups and working at inpatient facilities for addiction provides me with a unique approach to dealing with these issues and a therapeutic setting.

Karine Echighian, M.S., LMFT
Psychotherapist

Karine Echighian, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91364 - Nearby to Gardena.

Learning about yourself through Psychotherapy may be the best gift to give yourself. It is a form of learning your strengths and weaknesses and finding out how to use the results to help you thrive in life. Various activities and techniques are tools used to help you explorer, discover and become the best version of yourself. Psychotherapy can help you thrive!

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Psychotherapist

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Gardena.

Psychotherapy is a fun, engaging, and transformative process! As your therapist I will work closely with you to identify what is working in your life, as well as what is missing and what isn't working. We will identify your real, hidden and emergent dreams, and goals. I will hold you accountable to making the changes you desire real, and this will further assist you in becoming more of the person that you want to be. I have assisted countless individuals and couples in the process of self discovery, living your truth, and living an identity of your choice, not one ascribed to you.

Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 91107 - Nearby to Gardena.

We specialize in helping people who are stuck and have tried therapy before with minimal results. Our staff has advanced training in contemporary psychodynamic psychotherapy and is equipped to help clients get to the roots of their problems. This in-depth approach helps people get free from lifelong patterns of dysfunctional choices and empowers them to relate more effectively to others. If the high cost of therapy is a problem, we can help. We have a wide range of fees so don’t let the expense of getting help keep you from giving us a call.

T.J. VanMarter, BCBA, LMFT
Psychotherapist

T.J. VanMarter, BCBA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90505 - Nearby to Gardena.

In my judgement-free, safe environment, clients are able to freely communicate their concerns and learn how to self-manage their emotions to ultimately become their own therapists. Clients learn about how thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are cyclical and that they impact one another. These interventions are individually tailored and are useful for treating feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, and behavioral concerns.

Brenda Perry, M.A, AMFT
Psychotherapist

Brenda Perry, M.A, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90266 - Nearby to Gardena.

Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods to help a person change behavior and overcome problems in a positive manner. Its aim is to help people understand the thoughts behind feeling anxious or depressed and addressing these thinking patterns. Psychotherapy will help you change behaviors and habits that are limiting you, to experiencing your fullest potential.

Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP
Psychotherapist

Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP

Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

In 90048 - Nearby to Gardena.

There are many forms of psychotherapy and many professions that offer it. Dr. Levine employs "evidence-based treatments" (treatments that are shown to be effective in clinical research studies). In addition, unlike many other "therapists' or "counselors", he is a Clinical Psychologist (and one of the VERY few Clinical Psychologists holding Board-Certification). With more than 20 years of experience providing cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, you can rest assured if you select Dr. Levine. He has been described as compassionate, warm & easy to speak to. He will answer the phone (323-250-2256) personally - no receptionist or secretary to deal with! Or, email him at BHpsychologist@gmail.

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Gardena.

Processing and validating experiences with a trusted professional can facilitate healing. Therapeutic relationships provide an opportunity for self-reflection, connection, and growth. Increased self-awareness can benefit our relationships, decision-making skills, and overall well-being. I am committed to supporting your individual process and maintaining a safe, non-judgmental environment.

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Psychotherapist

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Individual & Family Therapist

In 90290 - Nearby to Gardena.

My approach to psychotherapy is very customized. Every individual comes with their own beliefs, values, and family of origin. Because of this, one size does not fit all. I am very careful to take the time to learn my clients and their needs. I help my clients walk toward the directions they desire. I come to you with over 35 years of experience in helping others to heal. Whether it is addiction, abuse, grief, relationship struggles, or stress, I can help. I look forward to assisting you with your life challenges.

Nazanin Moali, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist

Nazanin Moali, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 90505 - Nearby to Gardena.

I enjoy working with adults and adolescents and specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, substance abuse, self-harm and other maladaptive behaviors (including underlying issues of anxiety, depression and trauma), which may be preventing my clients from living a life of inner peace and enjoying fulfilling connections with others. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist through the California State Board of Psychology (PSY 27951).

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

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

Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychotherapy

In 91107 - Nearby to Gardena.

Psychotherapy is primarily about creating a safe place to be open with your thoughts and feelings. When you can be understood in what you are experiencing a new connection. In this process of connecting healing occurs. We change when we are understood. The therapy relationship is such a place where you can be more fully understood. As this occur's, new energy and hope emerges. We are set free to live our authentic and unique self.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Psychotherapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 90291 - Nearby to Gardena.

James Hillman once said, "We've had a hundred years of psychotherapy and the world is getting worse." While there are many occasions where the validation and listening endemic to psychotherapy makes sense, there are times where we over assume that "feeling better" and "changing behavior" are the same. Grey Matters International, Inc. goes after the forgotten brain laws to behavior change that therapists miss when processing hours and hours of dialogues with people. Utilizing a cutting edge technology to facilitate the emotional process of change, we can make the therapy process way more effective, faster, and with less money spent. Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

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

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91505 - Nearby to Gardena.

Psychotherapy is an exploration of the internal world of the client, using that person's external experiences as a clue to what the person has experienced and believes about him or herself. When people discuss their life histories and their present difficulties I work with them to understand what the connections are, what they may be reliving and what may be preventing them from making positive and healthier choices and changes in their lives. The focus is on the present, using the past as a source of important information. Most clients experience a new, freer and stronger sense of themselves and a better ability to deal with their relationships and with life's unpredictable events.

Todd Deutsch, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Todd Deutsch, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90025 - Nearby to Gardena.

Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods to help a person change behavior and overcome problems in a positive manner. Its aim is to help people understand the thoughts behind feeling anxious or depressed and addressing these thinking patterns. Psychotherapy will help you change behaviors and habits that are limiting you, to experiencing your fullest potential.

Megan Minnick, LPCC
Psychotherapist

Megan Minnick, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 91733 - Nearby to Gardena.

There are many different approaches to psychotherapy (or "therapy") and everyone has their own reasons for seeking it out. Psychotherapy provides a space to explore your thoughts, feelings and may help you gain a better understanding to your situation. I provide a safe, neutral, non-judgmental place for you to share aspects of yourself that you might not be comfortable doing with even those closest to you. I will go at your pace and address goals that you'd like to achieve.

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD
Psychotherapist

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

In 90250 - Nearby to Gardena.

Sometimes the harder try to connect, the more distant and lonely you end up feeling. Yet you keep using the same ineffective strategies, because what else can you do? Or maybe you give up. You are probably spending enough time and effort already trying to make it work — you’re just doing it in the wrong way. I can help you channel your efforts more successfully using emotionally focused therapy (EFT).

Charles R Barr, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist

Charles R Barr, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 91101 - Nearby to Gardena.

Panic Disorder and OCD have some specific and proven techniques that evidence shows works best. This type of therapy is called "cognitive-behavioral therapy." I have specialized in treating these disorders since 1988 and this is the type of therapy I use in doing so. You may have tried and failed in the past, but I encourage you to be hopeful about the future and your ability to be free , and please try again.

Yeshiva Davis, LMFT, MA, MBA
Psychotherapist

Yeshiva Davis, LMFT, MA, MBA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90302 - Nearby to Gardena.

Are problems from your past creating issues for you today? Do you need help learning more constructive ways to deal with life's challenges? Do you feel stuck in the same unhealthy patterns, and can't find your way out of them? If this sounds like you, I'd like to help. I am committed to creating a place where you feel safe to heal, and uncover emotional wounds and memories, so that you don't continue with self-defeating, maladaptive behaviors.

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
Psychotherapist

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90024 - Nearby to Gardena.

There's an old saying: "If you can't talk about it, you can't work it out." I agree. This is where psychotherapy can help. If you choose to work with me, we will work together to help you learn how to express yourself in ways that help you to identify your needs and how to get your needs met. This isn't always so easy, in particular if we are feeling guilt, anxiety, or shame. Many people simply aren't used to talking about some of the challenges of their lives. Perhaps this speaks to you. I understand. That was me at one time. What I can tell you is this: for over 25 years my clients typically report feeling better because they feel heard, understood, and truly cared for.

Alaleh Selkirk, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist

Alaleh Selkirk, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90210 - Nearby to Gardena.

People go to therapy to address a problem that is distressing them and causing interference in a significant aspect of their life (work, social life, interpersonal relationships, sleep, etc.) After the immediate problem is resolved or significantly reduced, most of my clients continue to stay in therapy because they have started noticing a change in themselves that they like! To me, therapy isn't just about reducing symptoms. It is about much more. It's about experiencing meaning in life. It's about connecting with the best version of ourselves and knowing that person is there within us. That's true self-confidence. My clients tend to tell me they feel more "whole". That's therapy to me.



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.