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.
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.
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.
Help is hard to ask for, especially when it comes to mental health. Let me assure you of a few things: My approach is strength-centered and collaborative. You are the expert on your life and experience. I can help you recognize and build protective factors for your mental health. As a non-binary Butch person, I enjoy working with people in learning more about and affirming their sexuality and gender. I can help you with understanding and managing anxiety, depression, and healing from past trauma. You don’t have to do this alone.
The decision to unite with someone for the rest of your life is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your life. With this decision you formally and sincerely promise to have and to hold this person, from the day you decide to wed, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until death do you part (according to God's Holy Ordinance. The vow is beautiful and perfect in the eyes of God however carrying out these promises are not always easy. And if I'm being honest, we can find ourselves not knowing what the hell we are doing to maintain our once happy union.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with nearly 17 years of experience in human services and mental health. My foundation in multicultural studies and my past experience as a domestic violence legal advocate inform my current approach to clinical practice.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LPHA, RADT-C
Hola, I am LCSW Joanna, a Peruvian therapist that grew up in the city of Cudahy. I am the founder of CONDOR CENTER, a group practice made up of other BIPOC clinicians who share similar backgrounds, therapeutic approach and level of energy when providing services. In therapy my holistic and alternative approach is sex positive. I work with the LGBTQ+ population, the military and veteran community. I promote the importance of radical self-care and how this is what leads to emotional, mental, sexual and physical health. My specialty is working with survivors of trauma. I help individuals navigate ancestral healing, generational and
You are exhausted, unmotivated, and too anxious to sleep. Your heart is broken, you feel hyperaware and fearful, and your mind will not be quiet. Your relationship may be on the brink of destruction or maybe you are scared you will never be healthy enough for a secure and stable relationship. Right now you are surviving, but need to move to a place of healing and peace. A place where you can thrive despite the challenges life has thrown your way. You know there has to be more but where is it and what is it?
Jamie Mantell works with children, adolescents, and adults who suffer from schizophrenia, severe depression, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse issues. Bullying is a special area of interest for her, and she has worked with youth living in foster care or group homes as well as those on probation. With adults, Jamie works to improve their judgement and symptom awareness to prevent long-term hospitalization. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a doctorate in psychology.
Have you ever experienced stress about making a decision/transition? Perhaps you are experiencing this right now. Oftentimes, we experience stress when making decisions due to our past or the unknown. As a Latina, I recognize that talking about our thoughts and feelings is not always safe or welcomed. Connecting to mental health counseling is still stigmatized within our community. We are often told “no pasa nada”, this thinking leads us to suppress our feelings which contributes to added stress. However, if we do not let go of stress or process past trauma, how can we live our best life right now?
Choosing the right therapist is a fundamental part of not only ensuring your therapeutic needs are met but also lays the foundation so that you are able to achieve your goals of obtaining a more balanced emotional state of being. I believe in assisting my clients in identifying their goals, while exploring healthy strategies they can utilize in achieving these goals. Personal growth and happiness is a goal that is unique to each individual and utilizing multiple strategies assist clients in obtaining a healthier sense of self through awareness and insight.
It is my goal as a therapist to provide my clients with the utmost support during their most trying times. I have worked with children and adults as well as families in crisis. Asking for help should not be seen as a weakness but as a strength; and being strong enough to identify that you need emotional support to better your quality of life is something to be proud of. I thoroughly enjoy building relationships with my clients while supporting them on their journey to become their best self.
Welcome! My name is Tomekia Edwards and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 14 years of experience. I provide services based on a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused approaches with years of experience working with adults, children, and families. Typical concerns I address through counseling include: anxiety, depression, work/school stressors, and relationship stressors and I have a wide range of experience working in inpatient behavioral health, mobile psychiatric assessment, and HIV case management capacities.
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.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. I believe that working to build or rebuild a relationship with yourself will help build better relationships with others, as well as, improving other major areas in your life. In addition, I work on building communication skills and understanding communication styles that will further help in building healthy and positive interactions.
Do you find yourself struggling to manage daily tasks? Have you been trying to find meaning or purpose in life? Feeling angry, sad, or lost which has lead to significant stress? The things that brought joy are no longer fulfilling? Do you struggle with building healthy relationships? Or often engage in self-destructive patterns when things do not go as you hoped? In therapy, I provide a safe and supportive place where you can gain self-awareness to begin using skills that will build resilience and find better way to cope with adversity. My goal is to support and identify things that get in the way of your short and long term goals.
Although I use Cognitive-Behavioral as the framework for therapy, I believe that you are the expert when it comes to yourself and that you will show me the best way that I can be of service to you. It is for that reason that I seek to tailor a custom treatment to your needs, rather than attempting to fit you into a pre-existing, one-size-fits-all approach. Celebrating and understanding each person’s unique differences, while remembering, “we’re all more human than otherwise” best sums up my approach.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
*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!
I am passionate about guiding clients on their journey to be their better self. I utilize a person-centered, trauma informed, and empowerment approach when working with clients. I believe therapy is a tool that should be afforded to all individuals, and it is important for clients to have a therapist who looks like them and/or is understanding of their cultural experiences. As a Black clinician that identifies as a cisgender woman, I prioritize working with Black clients in general and Black women and LGBTQI+ persons in particular.
“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.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Lakewood are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Lakewood then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Lakewood, or Child Psychologists in Lakewood.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Lakewood psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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. Psychologists in Lakewood specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.