Therapists in Lakewood, CA

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Maria Carina Abenes
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Maria Abenes is passionate about helping marginalized populations with recovery, family reunification, emotional issues, and coping skills. Dr. Abenes has more than 20 years of experience working with adults, at-risk youth substance abuse, gang involvement, self-harm, eating disorders, and domestic violence. Her approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy, individual and group therapy, and psychological testing. A Filipino woman leader, Dr. Abenes is an advocate for the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders community.
(323) 530-1235
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Hillary M Sherman-Wicks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hillary Sherman-Wicks is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University after receiving her Bachelors of Arts with Honors in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She uses a flexible approach in working with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages to address a variety of issues, including ADHD, anxiety and stress, adoption-related issues, behavioral challenges, depression, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions, parenting, and family and relationship difficulties. She provides therapy in English and in Spanish.
(310) 564-8016
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Mary Carter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hi there-I’m Mary Carter, LMFT. I have over 23 years of experience helping people with things like depression, anxiety, grief and loss, ADHD, and more. My approach is centered in the evidence-based theory of Carl Rogers providing unconditional positive regard to each individual. I am a certified in cognitive behavioral therapy and anger management, and am a parenting and late life depression facilitator. I provide my clients with a safe and non-judgmental space to be transparent about their struggles.
(562) 524-1223
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Michelle Zaragoza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My mission is to guide you to be the best version of yourself, find inner peace, and fulfill your full potential. I help adults who are experiencing anxiety and stress or have just gone through a recent life change or transition to develop strategies to cope with their situation and tools to move forward. I also support adults who are looking to quiet their inner critic that is disrupting their relationships/work/school and guide them to discover self-compassion & acceptance. I am passionate about furthering your self-growth so you can feel more confident & grounded, and be the best version of yourself!
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Trucare TMS
MD, TMS Ctr
Verified
Verified
At TruCare TMS, our mission is to help patients regain back their lives, and overcome chronic major depression after failing pharmaceutical options. Our physicians are members of the Clinical TMS Society, trained and certified to conduct Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatments, to target major depressive disorder and other mental illnesses, using the most advanced, FDA approved Neurostar TMS. During NeuroStar treatment sessions, we stimulate the mood-controlling area of the brain with a magnet that is similar in strength to an MRI machine. The pulses from the magnet are thought to have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, meaning that long-term remission is possible. Therapy sessions are held at your NeuroStar doctor’s office No anesthetics: You’re awake during your session No downtime: You can go about the rest of your day normally Your memory and sleep will not be affected negatively Most insurance plans offer coverage including Tricare
(949) 304-2316
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Berlinda Abrazado
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Berlinda Abrazado, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She believes the process of therapy is unique and pertinent to the individual. Each journey is personal and therefore, her approach is to work with clients to achieve their individual goals and best version of themselves. Berlinda received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has experience counseling diverse and culturally sensitive individuals with complex and special needs.
(310) 742-9367
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Manuel Fonseca
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
CONGRATULATIONS on taking this step! This is the right time for you to make YOU a priority! I am committed to guiding you on how to improve your overall well-being. I have over 15 years of clinical experience assisting individuals, couples, and families with practical tools to help them manage & overcome difficulties in their lives – I am here to help YOU reach your absolute BEST potential.
(626) 604-0719
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Vivian Wesley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Have you been moving through life struggling to reach goals, maintain healthy relationships, and experience academic or professional success and fulfillment? Did you miss the opportunity to focus on your mental health as an anchor to support your self-esteem and wellbeing? I want to provide a safe space for you to explore your inner world – your thoughts, beliefs, and interpretations of events that trigger mood instability- and discover adaptive strategies to ground yourself and feel more confident navigating life’s challenges.
(310) 361-6247
Lakewood, CA 90805
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Lizzete Banuelos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, #52685
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
“The quality of our life depends on the quality of our relationships.” -Esther Perel/ Healthy, loving, and respectful relationships are easier said than done. Unresolved trauma can skew our understanding of a healthy dynamic in our relationships with ourselves and others. I collaborate with individuals and couples in creating therapeutic goals and a plan to help process their struggles with sexual traumas, partner abuse, child abuse, and other traumas. I utilize the therapy tools of EMDR (emdria.org), Trauma Exposure Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy using timelines, and Trauma-Focused CBT.
(562) 608-1634
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Lakewood, CA 90715
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Kim Prodger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Kim Prodger, LCSW, CEAP is a licensed professional social worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional. Kim received her Master’s in Social Work from UCLA. As a psychotherapist, she comes with 35 years of experience working with people. She provides wellness and counseling services to reduce suffering and improve mood, maintain emotional balance, deal with stress, and anxiety. Her approach is goal-oriented and practical and takes into account the complexity of patient lives and relationships.
(310) 919-0712
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Puppy Water Ent Foundation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
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Ms. Okieme spent ten years of her professional career as a Clinical Social Worker and Behavioral Therapist working in clinic with autistic children as well as with cognitively challenged adults. Additionally, her work also involved counseling veterans, immigrants, domestic abuse victims and advising mothers on family dynamics and supportive structures. As well as, individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders, who have a history of and/or are at high risk for homelessness, incarceration and/or institutionalization.
(310) 912-6646
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Sybil Hubbard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker who received my Master’s in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles in 2006. I work with, adolescents, adults and couples/families. I have worked in various settings, including mental health outpatient clinics, inpatient mental health, state hospitals, detention facilities and prisons.
(909) 245-2860
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Krystal Handy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I'm Krystal Handy, a Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy with 15 years of experience in mental health care. My foundation in multicultural studies and my past experience as a domestic violence legal advocate inform my current approach. I have worked with a wide range of people and clinical problems that keep people stuck. I have worked with men, women, and children who have survived traumatic experiences, along with couple and family relational problems, the transient population, and those with chronic medical problems. I am very committed to helping individuals, couples, and families live their best life now!
(858) 358-5706
Lakewood, CA 90712
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Zecharia E Oren
Psychologist, PhD
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Zecharia Oren, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who treats adults. Dr. Oren received his Ph.D. from the California School of Psychology in Berkeley in 1988. He completed his internship training at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Medical Center and completed his post-doctoral fellowship in Adult and Adolescent Psychology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Oren has been on the clinical faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles from 1990 – 2016. He has practiced in the Long Beach area for over twenty years.
(310) 879-1067
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Erin M Garvasi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My goal is to gently lead clients toward discovering their blocks to personal growth and fulfillment. I believe it is vital to develop coping strategies in order to experience relief from painful symptoms while gaining insight into your core beliefs. These beliefs can create blocks to achieving the life you want. They govern the way you walk through the world, your thoughts, feelings and behavior. You are not what happened to you, you are what you choose to become. My specialties include individuals seeking to gain mood regulation, recover from trauma, improve self-esteem and create healthy relationships.
(562) 521-9163
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Lakewood, CA 90713
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Michelle Taylor
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
*Accepting new clients/couples NOW- Online Video Therapy* Couples and individuals! I am a direct, tell-it-how-it-is therapist. I don't want you to be in therapy forever... we get straight to the root, do the work, get the skills you need and you become your own therapist. 8-10 sessions is the goal. If you're not ready to do the work, I'm not the therapist for you. But, if you're ready to step into courage and out of comfort, I'm ready to charge the storm with you. Couples like my straightforward approach, giving you the proven communication skills for healthier relationships. Do the hard thing and email me. Let's begin now!
(562) 317-7556
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Yujin K Yun
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Yujin Kim Yun, Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT License Number 44543). She graduated from the Columbia International University with a Master’s degree in Counseling. She provides Christian Counseling upon request. She has experiences working with children, teenagers, families, and adults struggling with depression, parenting skills, anxiety, trauma, grief, ADHD, OCD, and more. She has extensive clinical experience and speaks Korean/English.
(310) 564-8930
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Corey Nash
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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Corey Nash specializes in helping patients with major depression, psychosis, social anxiety, substance abuse issues, and trauma. He is a licensed clinical social worker in the Los Angeles area. Corey graduated from Morehouse College and San Diego State University. He is passionate about performance, contemporary, and classic art.
(310) 254-9427
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Sherif Labatia
MD
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Verified
Dr. Sherif Labatia is a Family Practice Physician in the Irvine & Lakewood, CA area. Dr. Labatia has been practicing medicine since 2000. He has a lot of experience in both the clinical and academic setting where he spent several years teaching both medical students and medical residents. Dr. Labatia is both certified and trained to provide TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) with the most advanced Neurostar TMS, FDA approved since 2008 for severe medication resistant Depression.Dr.
(323) 402-5321
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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Ana Grajeda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome! Things have been so hard and challenging for everyone in different ways. I like to hold a place where all of life's stresses can just be laid out on the table and be there for you in a kind and non-judgmental way. Working along your side I try to find out how to bring some healing to the things you might be carrying around and do it so you don’t feel like you’re handling such hard issues on your own.
(310) 919-1379
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Lakewood, CA 90712
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What type of Lakewood mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Lakewood?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.