Therapists in Lomita, CA

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Ronald Wayne Perales
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Lomita, CA 90717
Treating Covid 19 fear, anxiety, depression, grief, via tele-therapy. I help people to feel better and move forward. In our work together you can resolve issues and regain balance.
Treating Covid 19 fear, anxiety, depression, grief, via tele-therapy. I help people to feel better and move forward. In our work together you can resolve issues and regain balance.
(424) 320-6611 View (424) 320-6611
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Kelly Laney-Holstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Lomita, CA 90717
I specialize in therapy for individuals and couples and focus on improving relationships, self-esteem and mood. I combine Cognitive-Behavioral and Family Systems approaches into counseling. There is also a great emphasis on increasing participation in hobbies and interests as well as diet and exercise while doing mental health work in therapy. Referrals, resources, and recommendations may be given in order to support couples or individuals in this.
I specialize in therapy for individuals and couples and focus on improving relationships, self-esteem and mood. I combine Cognitive-Behavioral and Family Systems approaches into counseling. There is also a great emphasis on increasing participation in hobbies and interests as well as diet and exercise while doing mental health work in therapy. Referrals, resources, and recommendations may be given in order to support couples or individuals in this.
(424) 294-8843 View (424) 294-8843
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Darren Hummel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Lomita, CA 90717
My belief is that within us are the characteristics to effect change in our lives. I see my role as a therapist to work with you to uncover and amplify those strengths. Through a primarily solution focused lens, I have worked with a wide range of clients and positively impacted individuals, couples and families facing challenging circumstances. Personally I identify with the importance of finding meaning and cultivating purpose. Over the course of my career I have developed a niche helping men navigate the particular issues associated with manhood in today's world.
My belief is that within us are the characteristics to effect change in our lives. I see my role as a therapist to work with you to uncover and amplify those strengths. Through a primarily solution focused lens, I have worked with a wide range of clients and positively impacted individuals, couples and families facing challenging circumstances. Personally I identify with the importance of finding meaning and cultivating purpose. Over the course of my career I have developed a niche helping men navigate the particular issues associated with manhood in today's world.
(323) 205-7088 View (323) 205-7088
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Liisa Beckman
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Lomita, CA 90717
I believe everyone deserves a safe place to share life’s challenges, and I enjoy working together with a client to sort out those challenges and achieve goals. Seeking growth through vulnerability and identifying strengths guides my practice.
I believe everyone deserves a safe place to share life’s challenges, and I enjoy working together with a client to sort out those challenges and achieve goals. Seeking growth through vulnerability and identifying strengths guides my practice.
(714) 793-0521 View (714) 793-0521
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Matthew W. Tentler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lomita, CA 90717  (Online Only)
Matthew Tentler is a marriage and family therapist in Southern California. He specializes in treating in depression, post traumatic stress disorder, addiction and cultural, spiritual, and identity issues.
Matthew Tentler is a marriage and family therapist in Southern California. He specializes in treating in depression, post traumatic stress disorder, addiction and cultural, spiritual, and identity issues.
(805) 283-7348 View (805) 283-7348
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Abby T Withee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lomita, CA 90717
I am here for you, for the person who is struggling to get out from under the cloud of anxiety, depression, or that feeling that you just aren't "good enough". I am here for the parent who is struggling with how to manage, and for the child who has trouble regulating their emotions. We have all been there, even therapists. I come from a place of compassion and understanding, ready to meet you where you're at and find out what works for you to heal and grow.
I am here for you, for the person who is struggling to get out from under the cloud of anxiety, depression, or that feeling that you just aren't "good enough". I am here for the parent who is struggling with how to manage, and for the child who has trouble regulating their emotions. We have all been there, even therapists. I come from a place of compassion and understanding, ready to meet you where you're at and find out what works for you to heal and grow.
(310) 620-1321 View (310) 620-1321
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Cynthia Popelka
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Lomita, CA 90717
Therapy work is a process of self discovery that's both fulfilling and challenging. As a psychotherapist, my commitment is to provide you with a safe and creative context for an ongoing collaboration. Together, with compassion, persistence and humor, we'll work to identify and uncover self-sabotaging behaviors: the conditioned ways of being and outmoded ways of thinking that often manifest as confusion, self-doubt, fear, anger or anxiety.
Therapy work is a process of self discovery that's both fulfilling and challenging. As a psychotherapist, my commitment is to provide you with a safe and creative context for an ongoing collaboration. Together, with compassion, persistence and humor, we'll work to identify and uncover self-sabotaging behaviors: the conditioned ways of being and outmoded ways of thinking that often manifest as confusion, self-doubt, fear, anger or anxiety.
(310) 547-1485 View (310) 547-1485
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Robin Linda Dieda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Lomita, CA 90717
I have worked for many years with individuals and families who have faced major challenges. Extra support during stressful times can have practical benefits, and can even create opportunities for growth. You will benefit from this investment for the rest of your life. The theme of my practice is Growth through Life Transitions.
I have worked for many years with individuals and families who have faced major challenges. Extra support during stressful times can have practical benefits, and can even create opportunities for growth. You will benefit from this investment for the rest of your life. The theme of my practice is Growth through Life Transitions.
(310) 697-8026 View (310) 697-8026
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Ruben Arancibia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Lomita, CA 90717
I always wanted to assist those in the community with overcoming emotional challenges. I have over 16 years' experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. I've worked with El Nido Family Centers for 16 years providing psychotherapy and case management services. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I obtained my Master's degree from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I look forward to meeting with you to talk and develop new ways of overcoming life's challenges.
I always wanted to assist those in the community with overcoming emotional challenges. I have over 16 years' experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. I've worked with El Nido Family Centers for 16 years providing psychotherapy and case management services. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I obtained my Master's degree from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I look forward to meeting with you to talk and develop new ways of overcoming life's challenges.
(424) 275-2390 View (424) 275-2390
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Miyume McKinley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Lomita, CA 90717
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Tearing up or having crying spells? Family, relationships or work becoming more challenging? Or maybe, past situations are now causing feelings of sadness, anger, or shame because you can't forget the memory though you try. These are things that many people deal with on daily basis, however you don't have to do it alone. Therapy is an opportunity to learn ways of coping with things that can be emotionally draining. Counseling is not only what I do, but what I love! You will have the opportunity to share your thoughts in an environment free from judgment or criticism.
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Tearing up or having crying spells? Family, relationships or work becoming more challenging? Or maybe, past situations are now causing feelings of sadness, anger, or shame because you can't forget the memory though you try. These are things that many people deal with on daily basis, however you don't have to do it alone. Therapy is an opportunity to learn ways of coping with things that can be emotionally draining. Counseling is not only what I do, but what I love! You will have the opportunity to share your thoughts in an environment free from judgment or criticism.
(424) 570-6955 View (424) 570-6955
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Sarah White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Lomita, CA 90717
With over 15 years of experience in the field of counseling, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective therapy to individuals, couples, and teens. My areas of experience include perinatal counseling, parenting support, and a wide range of mental health issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I am also experienced in helping individuals navigate the challenges of narcissistic abuse and divorce.
With over 15 years of experience in the field of counseling, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective therapy to individuals, couples, and teens. My areas of experience include perinatal counseling, parenting support, and a wide range of mental health issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I am also experienced in helping individuals navigate the challenges of narcissistic abuse and divorce.
(310) 421-9848 View (310) 421-9848
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Mary T Braheny
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Lomita, CA 90717
Assisting you in the transformation of issues that keep you from a healthy and satisfying life is my goal and passion. We will build on your unique strengths and wisdom, and will use nurturing supportive exploration, and modalities suited for you. I will help you in identifying and clarifying the changes you wish to achieve in your life along with understanding and changing the negative patterns that get in the way. I combine the knowledge and experience of 30 years in the field of mental health.
Assisting you in the transformation of issues that keep you from a healthy and satisfying life is my goal and passion. We will build on your unique strengths and wisdom, and will use nurturing supportive exploration, and modalities suited for you. I will help you in identifying and clarifying the changes you wish to achieve in your life along with understanding and changing the negative patterns that get in the way. I combine the knowledge and experience of 30 years in the field of mental health.
(424) 254-1182 View (424) 254-1182
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Marguerite Doumak
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lomita, CA 90717
Hello, my name is Marguerite Doumak and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist working in the SouthBay. I have over 30 years experience in the field of mental health.
Hello, my name is Marguerite Doumak and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist working in the SouthBay. I have over 30 years experience in the field of mental health.
(310) 692-9115 View (310) 692-9115
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Lauralee Ann Markley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Lomita, CA 90717  (Online Only)
How many times have you’ve heard the question; if you’re on an airplane and the oxygen masks deploy, who do you put the mask on first, you or your child? The answer: YOU Why? So YOU can be the there to help others, to be a good friend, a good wife, a good mother, a good worker, a good leader. With me, you will learn how to be there for yourself. I believe that anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, limiting beliefs, lack of success, and many other symptoms that hold you back can be resolved if only you learn to love yourself.
How many times have you’ve heard the question; if you’re on an airplane and the oxygen masks deploy, who do you put the mask on first, you or your child? The answer: YOU Why? So YOU can be the there to help others, to be a good friend, a good wife, a good mother, a good worker, a good leader. With me, you will learn how to be there for yourself. I believe that anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, limiting beliefs, lack of success, and many other symptoms that hold you back can be resolved if only you learn to love yourself.
(310) 299-2168 View (310) 299-2168
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Amanda Miguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Lomita, CA 90717  (Online Only)
For the past 5 years I have worked with non-profits providing direct services to children and families as a mental health therapist. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Cal State University of Northridge. I utilize a variety of evidence-based practices while trusting and empowering you, as you are the expert in your life. I use a gentle, empathetic and collaborative approach to support you thrive. I hope to create a safe and comfortable space for you in order for you to create and meet goals while exploring the relationships and world around you.
For the past 5 years I have worked with non-profits providing direct services to children and families as a mental health therapist. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Cal State University of Northridge. I utilize a variety of evidence-based practices while trusting and empowering you, as you are the expert in your life. I use a gentle, empathetic and collaborative approach to support you thrive. I hope to create a safe and comfortable space for you in order for you to create and meet goals while exploring the relationships and world around you.
(310) 878-0794 View (310) 878-0794
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Katherine R Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lomita, CA 90717
Throughout life, you will face many different challenges that can leave you with uncomfortable emotions or guide you off track. My goal as a therapist is to provide evidence-based interventions, self-awareness, and skills specific to your situation to help guide you to a new place in life filled with love and light. I believe in the importance of utilizing an individualized and integrated approach to help you reach your full potential.
Throughout life, you will face many different challenges that can leave you with uncomfortable emotions or guide you off track. My goal as a therapist is to provide evidence-based interventions, self-awareness, and skills specific to your situation to help guide you to a new place in life filled with love and light. I believe in the importance of utilizing an individualized and integrated approach to help you reach your full potential.
(424) 533-5692 View (424) 533-5692
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Barbara Bachmeier
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Lomita, CA 90717
Hi, my name is Barbara Bachmeier-Levy and I am a seasoned licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health across all levels of care. My areas of focus include anxiety, chronic pain, grief, stress, and life-coaching for individuals. My clients have more often than not been motivated to engage in self-discovery, and often have some specific ideas about what they want to change, accomplish, or process. They enjoy a two-way engagement and quickly learn that I am a person that they can trust to share their personal journey with.
Hi, my name is Barbara Bachmeier-Levy and I am a seasoned licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health across all levels of care. My areas of focus include anxiety, chronic pain, grief, stress, and life-coaching for individuals. My clients have more often than not been motivated to engage in self-discovery, and often have some specific ideas about what they want to change, accomplish, or process. They enjoy a two-way engagement and quickly learn that I am a person that they can trust to share their personal journey with.
(213) 772-3938 View (213) 772-3938
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Stages of Life Counseling, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MH, LMFT, CCTP
Verified
Lomita, CA 90717  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck? Do you feel as if you have lost control over your life? Have you found it hard getting in touch with your authentic self? There is a tremendous power that lives within you, and I would like to help you find that. You can learn to master your vision through the power of your mind. Feel your best, be your best, and live your best life now. <!-- Professional verification provided by Psychology Today --> <a href="https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/359747" class="sx-verified-se
Feeling stuck? Do you feel as if you have lost control over your life? Have you found it hard getting in touch with your authentic self? There is a tremendous power that lives within you, and I would like to help you find that. You can learn to master your vision through the power of your mind. Feel your best, be your best, and live your best life now. <!-- Professional verification provided by Psychology Today --> <a href="https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/359747" class="sx-verified-se
(310) 996-8923 View (310) 996-8923
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Griselda Galván
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Lomita, CA 90717
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with a variety of people, especially those that are ready to make a change in their life. I understand that therapy is an extremely difficult process and stigmatized for many of those around us, but developing a strong therapeutic relationship can assist in providing a positive experience during a difficult time. I like to identify the root of the problem quickly and together find solutions that will work for your life. I believe together we can work towards building insight, understanding yourself and your choices, develop positive coping skills, increased communication and healthy relationships.
I enjoy working with a variety of people, especially those that are ready to make a change in their life. I understand that therapy is an extremely difficult process and stigmatized for many of those around us, but developing a strong therapeutic relationship can assist in providing a positive experience during a difficult time. I like to identify the root of the problem quickly and together find solutions that will work for your life. I believe together we can work towards building insight, understanding yourself and your choices, develop positive coping skills, increased communication and healthy relationships.
(310) 340-6018 View (310) 340-6018
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Jessica Choi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lomita, CA 90717
Have you been feeling stuck and unable to reach your personal and professional goals? Want to experience freedom from excess anxiety, depression, conflicts and other problems to experience a more fulfilling, meaningful and engaging life? I want to help you take the essential steps to identify your life goals, work through difficult life challenges, and learn new skills to transform yourself. Together we can start on your journey to identify and deal with current struggles and find new ways to cope with life difficulties.
Have you been feeling stuck and unable to reach your personal and professional goals? Want to experience freedom from excess anxiety, depression, conflicts and other problems to experience a more fulfilling, meaningful and engaging life? I want to help you take the essential steps to identify your life goals, work through difficult life challenges, and learn new skills to transform yourself. Together we can start on your journey to identify and deal with current struggles and find new ways to cope with life difficulties.
(310) 742-0927 View (310) 742-0927

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Number of Therapists in Lomita, CA

20+

Average cost per session

$162

Therapists in Lomita, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
71% Grief
71% Parenting
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Other
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
47% Aetna

How Therapists in Lomita, CA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lomita?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.