Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, EMDR
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE between family obligations and social pressures can be difficult and put unnecessary pressure on you. Alone and hopeless, you feel like you don't belong. Trying to be someone who you're not so that people will accept you. Fearing disappointment or criticism, you can't say anything to your family or friends because they don't understand. There are reasons for your silence. A skillful guide can help you out of your pain and bring peace back into your life."
(562) 222-5429
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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"CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE between family obligations and social pressures can be difficult and put unnecessary pressure on you. Alone and hopeless, you feel like you don't belong. Trying to be someone who you're not so that people will accept you. Fearing disappointment or criticism, you can't say anything to your family or friends because they don't understand. There are reasons for your silence. A skillful guide can help you out of your pain and bring peace back into your life."
Lisa L Strong,
MA, ACC, CPLC
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"If you are on this site then you are probably hurting and frustrated. Are you seeking to rebuild your relationship, restore trust and enjoy each other again? It all comes down to communication. Relationships can bring us great joy, love and connectedness; however, they can also cause us great pain and frustration. Do you want your relationship to be great but you can’t seem to communicate about what is important to you without an argument? Does it seem that your partner doesn’t hear you or understand and that even simple topics turn into disagreements? You want a break through and it can happen. I believe I can help you."
(562) 543-0634
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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"If you are on this site then you are probably hurting and frustrated. Are you seeking to rebuild your relationship, restore trust and enjoy each other again? It all comes down to communication. Relationships can bring us great joy, love and connectedness; however, they can also cause us great pain and frustration. Do you want your relationship to be great but you can’t seem to communicate about what is important to you without an argument? Does it seem that your partner doesn’t hear you or understand and that even simple topics turn into disagreements? You want a break through and it can happen. I believe I can help you."
Amelia Mosley, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"Have you, your child or relationship recently experienced a difficult life transition? Even common life changes such as marriage/divorce, childbirth/adoption, other family changes, academic transitions, etc. can cause challenges to our coping skills. I provide a safe, caring, and encouraging environment allowing for exploration of the situation and potential solutions. A space where you can develop an empowered sense of self, leading to improved family, peer, and working relationships. You are one step closer to identifying and implementing the tools, skills and strategies to assist you in experiencing your life more fully."
(714) 874-9992
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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"Have you, your child or relationship recently experienced a difficult life transition? Even common life changes such as marriage/divorce, childbirth/adoption, other family changes, academic transitions, etc. can cause challenges to our coping skills. I provide a safe, caring, and encouraging environment allowing for exploration of the situation and potential solutions. A space where you can develop an empowered sense of self, leading to improved family, peer, and working relationships. You are one step closer to identifying and implementing the tools, skills and strategies to assist you in experiencing your life more fully."
Katherine Elaine Erickson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"As an LCSW with over 25 years of experience, I have worked with children, adolescents and families in both public and private settings. I utilize CBT techniques and have a solution focused practice to help you work through any current life challenges. I incorporate aspects of wellness including yoga, healthy lifestyle coaching and positive thinking to help you discover and reach your personal goals. I have experience working with diverse groups and have a culturally informed practice. I also provide professional consultation, supervision and training."
(562) 276-2875
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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"As an LCSW with over 25 years of experience, I have worked with children, adolescents and families in both public and private settings. I utilize CBT techniques and have a solution focused practice to help you work through any current life challenges. I incorporate aspects of wellness including yoga, healthy lifestyle coaching and positive thinking to help you discover and reach your personal goals. I have experience working with diverse groups and have a culturally informed practice. I also provide professional consultation, supervision and training."
Elizabeth Gibbs, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
""When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves" Viktor E.Frankl. Many situations are out of our control however our response is not. Therapy can be helpful in changing our response to situations, feeling empowered and improving relationships. I will collaborate with you to find the most effective way for you to connect with your strengths, heal and move forward toward your goals. The setting I strive to create is one of support, safety and caring."
(562) 362-4767
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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""When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves" Viktor E.Frankl. Many situations are out of our control however our response is not. Therapy can be helpful in changing our response to situations, feeling empowered and improving relationships. I will collaborate with you to find the most effective way for you to connect with your strengths, heal and move forward toward your goals. The setting I strive to create is one of support, safety and caring."
Abbeyfield Practice Management Inc., Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"The clinicians at Abbeyfield provide a safe, compassionate, and nurturing environment to help clients better able to share their thoughts, fears, and goals. Through therapy, aspirations for personal growth and self-improvement can be achieved. People seek counseling for a wide range of reasons: difficulty sharing thoughts & feelings, negative feelings about oneself and/or others, lacking motivation or energy, difficulty focusing, increased family conflict, differences in parenting styles and many others. Our Clinicians are ready to help you. Se Habla Espanol. Marque 23 cuando llamemos."
(562) 731-0542
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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"The clinicians at Abbeyfield provide a safe, compassionate, and nurturing environment to help clients better able to share their thoughts, fears, and goals. Through therapy, aspirations for personal growth and self-improvement can be achieved. People seek counseling for a wide range of reasons: difficulty sharing thoughts & feelings, negative feelings about oneself and/or others, lacking motivation or energy, difficulty focusing, increased family conflict, differences in parenting styles and many others. Our Clinicians are ready to help you. Se Habla Espanol. Marque 23 cuando llamemos."
Karen Balumbu-Bennett, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSc
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"Do you feel like you can't find your peace? Are you trapped in an uncomfortable space you can't quite navigate out of? Life has a way of throwing us off balance. We can become faced with a number of challenges that may feel too difficult to overcome. The good thing ... you don't have to figure it all out on your own."
(562) 296-4843
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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"Do you feel like you can't find your peace? Are you trapped in an uncomfortable space you can't quite navigate out of? Life has a way of throwing us off balance. We can become faced with a number of challenges that may feel too difficult to overcome. The good thing ... you don't have to figure it all out on your own."
Interventions and Beyond, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, CADCII, ICADCII
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"My name is Roberto Henderson and I have over 28 years of experience in the field of addiction treatment. I know I can help you and your family in developing an effective approach to get the treatment necessary and change the course of your lives as well as gain freedom from the grip of addiction. I specialize in resistant individuals and have succeeded in every intervention I've facilitated. Sober Coaching and Case Management when appropriate, can also help addicted individuals empower themselves to succeed in the recovery process. Professional help increases the likelihood of success by 400%. ."
(949) 835-5254
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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"My name is Roberto Henderson and I have over 28 years of experience in the field of addiction treatment. I know I can help you and your family in developing an effective approach to get the treatment necessary and change the course of your lives as well as gain freedom from the grip of addiction. I specialize in resistant individuals and have succeeded in every intervention I've facilitated. Sober Coaching and Case Management when appropriate, can also help addicted individuals empower themselves to succeed in the recovery process. Professional help increases the likelihood of success by 400%. ."
Elisa V Lima, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"Contemplating therapy can provoke feelings of nervousness and doubt due to thoughts like "Will it really help?" or excuses like "I don't have the time". My answer: why not see for yourself? Isn't it worth a try? I am here to listen to you. Having worked with families, children, adolescents, and adults for over 10 years as a therapist and school social worker, I know how to create a safe and empowering environment to process feelings and build insight, problem solving, and coping skills."
(562) 449-4614
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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"Contemplating therapy can provoke feelings of nervousness and doubt due to thoughts like "Will it really help?" or excuses like "I don't have the time". My answer: why not see for yourself? Isn't it worth a try? I am here to listen to you. Having worked with families, children, adolescents, and adults for over 10 years as a therapist and school social worker, I know how to create a safe and empowering environment to process feelings and build insight, problem solving, and coping skills."
Kathleen Offley, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CFTDW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"Welcome. I am a licensed psychotherapist and have been working with people in a clinical setting for over 10 years. I hold the belief that therapy can be a deeply transformative experience. The relationship with your therapist is one in which you should feel heard, supported and believe they want what’s best for you. When you have this connection you can expand into gaining insight and self-awareness. From this place you can begin to heal and experience your life with more hope, clarity, compassion, and gratefulness. "
(562) 247-4600
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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"Welcome. I am a licensed psychotherapist and have been working with people in a clinical setting for over 10 years. I hold the belief that therapy can be a deeply transformative experience. The relationship with your therapist is one in which you should feel heard, supported and believe they want what’s best for you. When you have this connection you can expand into gaining insight and self-awareness. From this place you can begin to heal and experience your life with more hope, clarity, compassion, and gratefulness. "
Claire Kaniewski, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"Hello! My focus in my practice is working with teens, young adults (20s-30s), and LGBTQ individuals on a variety of difficult topics. I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to work through trauma. Whether you are a teen struggling with depression, self-harm, or anxiety. Or an identified LGBTQ adult or young adult dealing with issues such as past trauma, relationship stressors, or phase of life difficulties/transitions. My goal is to offer you a safe space to openly express and explore these specific areas, and to obtain the results you are looking for with the intent of living an enriched life."
(714) 831-5630
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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"Hello! My focus in my practice is working with teens, young adults (20s-30s), and LGBTQ individuals on a variety of difficult topics. I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to work through trauma. Whether you are a teen struggling with depression, self-harm, or anxiety. Or an identified LGBTQ adult or young adult dealing with issues such as past trauma, relationship stressors, or phase of life difficulties/transitions. My goal is to offer you a safe space to openly express and explore these specific areas, and to obtain the results you are looking for with the intent of living an enriched life."
Valerie Wilson-Lindberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist I am honored to have worked with a diverse clientele for 20 yrs . My initial specialization was psycho-dynamic in nature, focused on treating children and adolescents utilizing expressive therapies. I am also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered, Family Systems and Solution-Focused therapies . It is my belief that no matter our age we all have the same basic need for connection, unconditional acceptance and support, as well as creative and flexible interventions that meet our individual needs and help us feel heard."
(562) 222-5642
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist I am honored to have worked with a diverse clientele for 20 yrs . My initial specialization was psycho-dynamic in nature, focused on treating children and adolescents utilizing expressive therapies. I am also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered, Family Systems and Solution-Focused therapies . It is my belief that no matter our age we all have the same basic need for connection, unconditional acceptance and support, as well as creative and flexible interventions that meet our individual needs and help us feel heard."
Mark H Michaels, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"We can make things better! My goal is to help folks who are struggling with the curves in the road life can throw at us. Even if you have tried other means of addressing problems, my approach is to use innovative, technologically advanced methods and techniques to conquer those common life challenges. Sleep problems, anxiety, and depression are common difficulties almost everyone experiences at some point in time. Helping you address these challenges in a direct, time-effective way is our highest purpose."
(562) 294-3885
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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"We can make things better! My goal is to help folks who are struggling with the curves in the road life can throw at us. Even if you have tried other means of addressing problems, my approach is to use innovative, technologically advanced methods and techniques to conquer those common life challenges. Sleep problems, anxiety, and depression are common difficulties almost everyone experiences at some point in time. Helping you address these challenges in a direct, time-effective way is our highest purpose."
Aaron Quiroz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"How often do you find yourself wanting to truly express yourself but can't? Do you fear backlash for expressing the challenges you are facing in the workplace, public settings, or even in the home? I am open-minded, empathetic, and unconventional in my approach from years of experience in working with clients and families in community mental health based settings. Since 2013 I have had a wide range of experience working with a variety of clients including severe and persistently ill, dual-diagnosis/substance use disordered, homeless, and at-risk transitional-aged populations on their path to recovery. "
(562) 303-5440
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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"How often do you find yourself wanting to truly express yourself but can't? Do you fear backlash for expressing the challenges you are facing in the workplace, public settings, or even in the home? I am open-minded, empathetic, and unconventional in my approach from years of experience in working with clients and families in community mental health based settings. Since 2013 I have had a wide range of experience working with a variety of clients including severe and persistently ill, dual-diagnosis/substance use disordered, homeless, and at-risk transitional-aged populations on their path to recovery. "
Sam Randolph, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"Are you struggling with understanding why things are not working in your life? Trying to sort through all the current challenges and past events on your own can be difficult. Sometimes it can feel almost impossible. Allow me to assist you in your journey of self-discovery and break free of unwanted life patterns. I provide a safe, encouraging environment to explore your past and present life. My aim is to empower you to heal old and current wounds and author a new future for yourself. This work can transform your relationship with self, significant other, family, friends, & professional relationships."
(562) 376-2051
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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"Are you struggling with understanding why things are not working in your life? Trying to sort through all the current challenges and past events on your own can be difficult. Sometimes it can feel almost impossible. Allow me to assist you in your journey of self-discovery and break free of unwanted life patterns. I provide a safe, encouraging environment to explore your past and present life. My aim is to empower you to heal old and current wounds and author a new future for yourself. This work can transform your relationship with self, significant other, family, friends, & professional relationships."
Kent Chiu, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"Sometimes life can get difficult, for some it may feel like that more often than not. There is no shame in seeking out loved ones, friends, and professionals for support and help during those times. I provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental but honest environment that promotes deeper connection with self self and others, and teach practical skills and techniques that people can use to better navigate their unique struggles. I focus on discovering a person's, family, or couple's strength and empowering their innate abilities to make healthy and meaningful change. ​ "
(626) 551-4612
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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"Sometimes life can get difficult, for some it may feel like that more often than not. There is no shame in seeking out loved ones, friends, and professionals for support and help during those times. I provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental but honest environment that promotes deeper connection with self self and others, and teach practical skills and techniques that people can use to better navigate their unique struggles. I focus on discovering a person's, family, or couple's strength and empowering their innate abilities to make healthy and meaningful change. ​ "
Hans H. Freyhardt, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"I think it is important to recognize that asking for help from a professional is not a sign of weakness or 'craziness'. There were times in my life when I felt the need to ask for help and received it."
(909) 333-6789
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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"I think it is important to recognize that asking for help from a professional is not a sign of weakness or 'craziness'. There were times in my life when I felt the need to ask for help and received it."
Joshua M Medina, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"Hello! I am Gay-identified clinician; my goal is to team up with you and identify what you’d like to work on and together, tackle those challenges head-on. I’m here to help you with anything from relationships, to work/family stress, sexuality, gender identity, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, panic disorder, life adjustments, major health changes. As a gay male, I vowed to work with LGBTQI individuals as I know first hand how challenging it is to find a clinician that has a lived understanding of the struggles within the community. I work with all adults, specializing in LGBTQI issues. "
(949) 347-5098
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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"Hello! I am Gay-identified clinician; my goal is to team up with you and identify what you’d like to work on and together, tackle those challenges head-on. I’m here to help you with anything from relationships, to work/family stress, sexuality, gender identity, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, panic disorder, life adjustments, major health changes. As a gay male, I vowed to work with LGBTQI individuals as I know first hand how challenging it is to find a clinician that has a lived understanding of the struggles within the community. I work with all adults, specializing in LGBTQI issues. "
Los Angeles Therapy Network (Long Beach Office), Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCETS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"Are you struggling with sexual trauma, a history of childhood abuse, extreme forms of abuse, cult abuse, LGBTQI related issues or needing a therapist whose focus in on empowering you in your life? If so, I am the therapist for you! Feminist Therapist, Board Certified Expert in Treatment of Trauma/PTSD. If life is throwing you a curve ball, let me see if either I or one of the therapists who work with me can help! Special focus in tx sexual trauma & victims of violent crimes. Help with gay/lesbian & transgendered issues. Call me, I can help!"
(323) 918-3874
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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"Are you struggling with sexual trauma, a history of childhood abuse, extreme forms of abuse, cult abuse, LGBTQI related issues or needing a therapist whose focus in on empowering you in your life? If so, I am the therapist for you! Feminist Therapist, Board Certified Expert in Treatment of Trauma/PTSD. If life is throwing you a curve ball, let me see if either I or one of the therapists who work with me can help! Special focus in tx sexual trauma & victims of violent crimes. Help with gay/lesbian & transgendered issues. Call me, I can help!"
Abigail Ortega, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
"My approach is grounded in a deep respect for the wellbeing of children and their parents. I treat women during pregnancy and postpartum who are experiencing depression and anxiety to make a full recovery and return to a happy, healthy life with their new baby. I have experience working alongside your healthcare team (OB/GYN/PCP) to coordinate care related to perinatal/postpartum disorders. Medication and alternative solutions are explored and included based on your particular needs and wishes."
(562) 457-6825
Verified
Los Altos
Long Beach, California 90815
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"My approach is grounded in a deep respect for the wellbeing of children and their parents. I treat women during pregnancy and postpartum who are experiencing depression and anxiety to make a full recovery and return to a happy, healthy life with their new baby. I have experience working alongside your healthcare team (OB/GYN/PCP) to coordinate care related to perinatal/postpartum disorders. Medication and alternative solutions are explored and included based on your particular needs and wishes."

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