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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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Tomekia Edwards
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
My name is Tomekia Edwards. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas and California) with over 14 years of experience. I've worked in inpatient behavioral health, mobile psychiatric assessment, and HIV case management capacities. I've also worked with service members and their families around issues related to military life. Typical concerns I address through counseling include anxiety, depression, work/school stressors, and relationship stressors. I provide services based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused approaches with years of experience working with adults, children, and families.
(323) 827-7385
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Lakewood, CA 90805
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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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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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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
Corey Nash
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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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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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April Alvarez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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.
(323) 986-3063
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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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Krystal Handy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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.
(858) 358-5706
Lakewood, CA 90712
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Charles W Cooper
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Charles Cooper, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience providing individual and family psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, and children. Dr. Cooper enjoys helping his patients to increase insight, feel more happiness, and positively change their behavior. Dr. Cooper received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California Graduate Institute and is currently a member of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association.
(310) 987-4089
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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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Lizzete Banuelos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, #52685
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
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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Sybil Hubbard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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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Zecharia E Oren
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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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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Ericka M Juarez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Ericka Juarez, Ph.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with 12 years of experience working with adolescent and adult populations in private practice. She has worked with a wide range of mental health issues such as anxiety disorders, psychosis, major depression, and personality disorders. Dr. Juarez has over 20 years of correctional experience. Her decade’s long journey as a therapist led her to receive certification in Integrative Medicine in Mental Health and developing a unique skill set in combining traditional therapy with alternative therapies.
(310) 742-1342
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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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Georgianna Olivieri
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello, my name is Georgianna Olivieri. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Counselor specializing in the treatment of people with Substance Use Disorder. My collaborative therapeutic approach focuses on helping clients to identify and fuel the power of their unique strengths to manage and overcome mental health and substance use challenges. My treatment forte includes Suicidal Ideation, Anger Management, ADHD, Personality Disorders, Trauma, and Attachment Disorders. I have a diverse background working with clientele including people from 5 to 87 years old. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
(310) 362-9864
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Lakewood, CA 90805
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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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Agnieszka Medina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Do you feel lost, hurt, and misunderstood? Does your life seem overwhelming and confusing? My purpose and my passion are to help you improve your quality of life. You have already made a step towards healing by considering help. I’d like to accompany you on this journey to a point where you feel more content, balanced, and grounded. You deserve to experience more joy and satisfaction in life.
(805) 380-3939
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Lakewood, CA 90715
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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.

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