This resort-like city is located in California where many people live out their days in warm comfort. The Gardens Casino is the most beneficial part of the town, making up most of the revenue that comes in, and creating many jobs for the residents. It truly is a fun time to live in Hawaiian Gardens.

Even if you aren’t into gambling, and have other problems, it can feel as though sometimes you are gambling with your mental health. If you live in or near Hawaiian Gardens, there are counselors and other mental health specialists who are dedicated to help you get on the right track. Don’t gamble when you make life decisions. With the help of a therapist, you can know you are making the right choices in life, every time.

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Dr. Randee Anderson

Offering therapy in CA
License: Psy.D,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
27 years of experience

Hi, My name is Randee. "Don't Settle for Crumbs When You Can Have the Whole Cake" I am here to help you get the whole cake; be it having your voice, setting boundaries, honoring feelings, communicating clearly, achieving balance, feeling empowered, maintaining healthy relationships, and more. I am also here if you are feeling anxious, angry, depressed, experiencing PTSD, and more. I am also versed in teaching parenting skills, stages of life transitions, and grief and loss. Teaching you healthy communication skills will lead to positive behavior changes. My background is Family Systems. When I work with people I work at 3 different levels. Intra Psychically which is how you individually think, feel and behave. Inter-personally, how you are in relationships. And Multi-generationally, patterns of behavior you learned from your parents that you want to unlearn or keep those that suit you. I believe we are all born with invisible buckets inside of us. When we don't get our feelings met, we put them in the bucket. Over time, our buckets get full; we put another feeling into the bucket and it overflows. This is when people come to seek help. You might have feelings originating from 10 years ago, or only 2 days ago. Feelings don’t have time clocks and they don’t have intellect (otherwise they would be thoughts). We will work on feelings from your past and feelings from your present; they are still real. I honor people’s feelings and their need not to feel feelings so if something is too overwhelming we’ll go a little bit at a time. Goals in therapy will be set by you. I see myself as a light at the end of the tunnel. I won’t push you through or pull you through; I’ll walk with you. I give homework assignments for accountability and will teach you techniques, both of which are tailor-made for you. The most difficult thing in life is to feel. When you are feeling, you really are at your strongest. Therapy is the journey towards empowerment, changing behaviors, and getting your needs met. Starting therapy is a huge step and if you've come to this site, you have already taken your first step. I am happy to be your partner along this journey.

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Gigi Drummond

Offering therapy in CA
License: M.A.,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementCoachingCompassion fatigueADHD
22 years of experience

YOU REALLY ARE ONLY ONE DECISION AWAY FROM A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT LIFE!! THIS IS IT!! You're here on my profile for a reason. Time waits and neither do I. Make up your mind or move on. Yes, it really is that simple. Often times we make things much more difficult than they have to be. STOP!!! Let's get going!! I am ready - are you?? I am extremely intuitive, straightforward, authentic, and down-to-earth. My clients appreciate my honesty, professionalism, sense of humor, and genuine concern for their well-being. I appreciate my clients willingness to allow me accompany them on their journey towards living more fulfilling, rewarding relationships. You and I will work together towards developing a deeper insight into who you are, identity and acknowledge your process (details are the content - how we react/respond is the process) set relationship goals and determine the best ways to achieve them. I obtained my M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy in 1998. I have worked with individuals, couples, groups, families, and children for more than 21yrs and also have extensive experience working with the military overseas and stateside as well. Treatment Approach: Solution-Focused, Narrative, NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) Imago, and Cognitive Behavioral.

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Karen Bergman

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Georena Dearborne Bynog

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana and California with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Natalie Demus

Offering therapy in CA
LGBTRelationship issuesAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
40 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, anger management, domestic violence, parenting, grief and loss & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Coral Boyle-day

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Celeste Simmons

Offering therapy in CA
15 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 15 years of professional work experience. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Carl Fuller

Offering therapy in CA
GriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
11 years of experience

I am licensed in California with over 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Natalie Eden

Offering therapy in CA
License: MBA, MA, LCPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am dedicated to providing you with confidential, compassionate & personalized treatment to meet your individual needs & goals. Focus is on empowering you to make better decisions, gain more insight, and embrace the challenges of life. Focus is on restoring and developing a person’s dignity, strengths, and God-given talents for problem-solving, personal growth, and achievement. I am a fully licensed counselor with two advanced degrees. I have been in private practice for 10 years treating clients who present with a wide range of challenges. Prior to that I worked as a counselor at an outpatient behavioral health clinic at a major hospital in downtown Chicago, Illinois providing individual and group therapy to persons of all ages diagnosed with a wide variety of emotional challenges. My studies have also included extensive coursework in addictions and motivational interviewing. I have experience and training in treating anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders and grief. As a fully licensed clinical professional in the states of Illinois and Pennsylvania, I have a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a 4.0 GPA. Other degrees include a Master’s degree in Business Administration from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA as well as a Bachelor’s degree in English /Communications summa cum laude from Campbell University. I am married with two adult children. My hobbies include travel, writing, genealogy and art.

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Michelle Filippi-Robb

Offering therapy in CA
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
24 years of experience

Hello! Are you: *A human who identifies as an adult female? *Do you identify as straight, lesbian, bi/pan, asexual, demisexual, or questioning? *Struggling with depression and/or anxiety? *Grieving the loss of a loved one, whether a person or a beloved non-human family member? *Dealing with job loss, identity loss, becoming an empty nester, or the end of a relationship? *Struggling with finding balance in life and feeling stressed? *Looking for someone to help you find a solution to an issue? *Needing someone to listen as you vent? If you answered yes to any of these questions, there's a good chance we would work well together! Do you want to work with a forty-something-year-old female therapist who: *Provides person-centered therapy, talk therapy, solution-focused therapy, and CBT? *Is very laid back and empathetic? *Will go at your pace but can also push you out of your comfort zone when appropriate? *Loves dogs and might go off on a tangent about them from time to time? :) If this sounds like the support you're looking for, I'd love to help you navigate your journey. *Please note if you have any questions about me please do not hesitate to message and ask. I am not trained to work with individuals who have OCD, personality disorder diagnoses, trauma, or addiction as a primary presenting issue or diagnosis. I work with adult females (21 and over). *My husband and I are both Licensed Therapists and I split my time between Betterhelp and our private practice. If you are struggling to find a time slot on Betterhelp to schedule with me, let me know and I will see what I can do. When we are not working we spend our time with our 4 dogs or volunteering with our local dog rescue.

How to find counseling in Hawaiian Gardens

Finding the best therapist close by in Hawaiian Gardens can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Hawaiian Gardens. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Hawaiian Gardens, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Hawaiian Gardens or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Hawaiian Gardens area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Hawaiian Gardens, elsewhere in Los Angeles, or in the greater state of California.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Hawaiian Gardens area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hawaiian Gardens therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Hawaiian Gardens due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Hawaiian Gardens may not take health insurance, some in the state of California may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of California you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Hawaiian Gardens, California working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Hawaiian Gardens above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Hawaiian Gardens helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Hawaiian Gardens therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Hawaiian Gardens therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Hawaiian Gardens therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in CA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 90716 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Hawaiian Gardens counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Hawaiian Gardens licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Hawaiian Gardens, California can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Hawaiian Gardens has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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