Dealing with grief can be extremely difficult and sometimes you may need to talk to someone to help understand the feelings you are having. The City of Santa Fe Springs has some of the top mental health care experts in California who are trained in helping you get through your grief. 

Santa Fe Springs also has many interesting things to do like the Hathaway Ranch Museum, Golf N Stuff, Little Lake Park, and Friendship Park. Talk to a Santa Fe Springs therapist today and then go out and enjoy one of these places. You will be glad you did. 

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Andrea Perez Portillo

Offering therapy in CA
License: LCSW
Family conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
4 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in California with experience working with immigrant, Communities of Color, and LGBTQIA2S+ folks across the lifespan. I have predominantly worked with youth and families and operate from a person-in-environment, relational and liberatory approaches that recognize the impact systems of oppression, historical, and personal trauma have on marginalized communities. My communication style is collaborative and empathetic. My role is to create a safe space for exploration and affirmation of your life and experiences therein and build upon your strengths. Together we can identify goals and supportive strategies along the way to help you live your best life. I look forward to working with you!

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Ajila Harris

Offering therapy in CA
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hello, I am Ajila pronounced (Ah-Ji-Lay) I have a Master's degree in Social Work and have attained my License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) . I have been doing therapy for 18 years. My primary focus is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). With CBT I tend to provide homework because, therapy isn't for the me to fix things, but for me to provide you with the tools that can be applied for you to succeed. Homework also helps between sessions by practicing the tool on issues we discussed during the session. I approach each individual with respect and openness to listening to their story in order to identify goals and strategies that will address concerns. My experience has been working with adults, homeless, veterans and geriatric individuals. I am looking forward to working with you.

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Gabrielle Gardner

Offering therapy in CA
License: MA,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
5 years of experience

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Tom (Thomas) Carter

Offering therapy in CA
License: MA,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

My name is Tom Carter and I'm a licensed Marriage & Family therapist in California with ten years of experience in the counseling field. I've worked with a diverse group of people challenged by depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, substance abuse, and family conflict. In my work, seeing people overcome significant odds, has driven home the belief we are all resilient and have a healthy capacity for change. Live experiences influence who we are but they don't need to define us. I believe all people are worthy of compassion and respect. I will take active steps to foster a trusting and non-judgmental space with you and will be sensitive toward your motivations and vision for desired change. My approach is primarily solution focused and client centered but I also use elements of different counseling types to tailor a treatment plan meeting your unique and specific needs. It is courageous to seek out greater fulfillment and happiness in your life. Therapy is the bridge to the change you wish to see. The process of therapy offers the space and experience for understanding yourself better and empowering you to take steps to overcome existing challenges holding you back. It allows you to move forward. If you are ready to that that first step toward change, I am her to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Susan Burke

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
3 years of experience

I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California for over 19 years with a total of 26 years working in the mental health field. My experience lies in residential, private practice, and educational settings working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My treatment methods are tailored to each individual client's needs and include such modalities as Cognitive Behavioral, Solution focused, and Mindfulness therapy. My focus in treatment is to create a warm and nurturing environment where my clients have a safe and supportive place to work on their goals and lead a more happy and fulfilling life. I believe in collaborating with my clients in order to create realistic and obtainable treatment goals in a supportive setting. My specialties are include depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, abuse, grief and loss, self harm, LGTBQ , and anger management. I also have experience in working with clients with Autism and Asperger's disorders, traumatic brain injuries, and intellectual development disorders. I look forward to working with you and am glad you have made the first step to live your best possible life and become the best version of yourself.

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Lona Tu

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in California with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience assisting clients with a wide variety of concerns including stress and anxiety, depression, family of origin issues, & coping with life changes. I have also supported clients through grief, trauma, and boundary setting. I believe in working with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared freely to be worked through together. My therapy style is collaborative and interactive. My approach combines humanistic, Bowen, psychodynamic, and existential therapy. It is flexible and will be adapted to meet your unique and specific needs and circumstances. It takes courage and perseverance to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am happy to be here to support and empower you through this process. If I seem like a good fit for what you are looking for, I look forward to working with you!

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Janet Plankenhorn

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 12 years of professional work experience. My areas of interest include, family or relational conflict, young adults, grief, life transitions, anxiety, depression and women's issues. I would love to help you start the process of healing. I can help you identify patterns in your life that may not be helpful anymore. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Eduardo Calatayud

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Leslie Libutti

Offering therapy in CA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that together we can clarify your goals, your strengths, and your coping skills. Sometimes, okay many times, we don't realize that we place obstacles in our own paths and through some deep thinking and listening they become clearer and clearer and sooner or later, disappear. Recognizing that you could benefit from guidance is the first step. It will be a challenge, and it may be frustrating or frightening or painful. It will also be joyful, funny and real. This is YOUR life and you are well worth it. I also utilize poetry therapy with some clients. I can incorporate poetry into our work together in order to help you better understand your feelings and yourself. It is a very powerful form of therapy.

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Duane Rogers

Offering therapy in CA
AddictionsFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepressionCoping 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 coping with addictions, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, & depression. 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.

How to find counseling in Santa Fe Springs

Finding the best therapist close by in Santa Fe Springs 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 Santa Fe Springs. 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 Santa Fe Springs, 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 Santa Fe Springs 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 Santa Fe Springs 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 Santa Fe Springs, 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 Santa Fe Springs area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Santa Fe Springs 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 Santa Fe Springs 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 Santa Fe Springs 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 Santa Fe Springs, 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 Santa Fe Springs 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 Santa Fe Springs 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 Santa Fe Springs 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 Santa Fe Springs 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 Santa Fe Springs 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 90670 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 Santa Fe Springs 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 Santa Fe Springs 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 Santa Fe Springs, 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.

Santa Fe Springs 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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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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90670, 90671

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