Teen Therapists in Los Alamitos, CA

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Heather Valentino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have experience providing individual, family and group therapy to adolescent and adults.
Therapy is designed to promote total health by addressing your spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical needs. The relationship between a client and therapist can be as healing as the therapy techniques provided during the session. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 11 years of experience working at the outpatient, day treatment, and residential levels of care and have 5 years of experience working with the Long Beach Unified School District. I have also specialized in treating eating disorders for the last 4 years. I have experience working with eating disorders, depression and anxiety, trauma/abuse, personality disorders, family and relationship issues.
(562) 354-8166
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Hollis K Hettig
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
If you are an adult, an adolescent or a couple facing increased challenges, or find yourself feeling stuck and lack direction, you are not alone. Everyone has challenging situations at times in their lives and sometimes we can feel overwhelmed. Let me help you develop understanding, insight and the skills to gain direction and make the changes you desire. Change is a process and a journey that is unique for everyone. Together we can identify your needs, goals and strengths so you can begin to move forward with confidence.
(714) 489-5810
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Diana Nguyen Borsack
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and supervisor with a decade of experience in private and social service settings, I work closely with children and adolescent youth who've had physical or emotional trauma.
We all want the best for our children: to help them grow and teach them the necessary skills to succeed in life. When we communicate with open ears and conscious hearts, this allows for healthy relationships to build. Effective therapy utilized this approach of open communication in order to foster the growth and development of youth. I strive to help every child feel that they have control over their lives, and offer the necessary skills to be happy, healthy, and to make their own positive decisions.
(714) 701-6370
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Shauna Pilloff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You, your teen or child is struggling with OCD preoccupied by unwanted and intrusive thoughts. There are strong urges to do something to get immediate relief, whether it be avoidance, a ritual, or a physical or mental action. You feel better in the moment, but it’s only temporary relief. This OCD cycle quickly returns and becomes a vicious cycle day after day and you are mentally and physically exhausted. It leaves this uncomfortable feeling of distress, anxiety, disgust and/or shame. OCD takes up up time, energy and space in your mind which makes it difficult to live in the present moment. You just crave long-term relief.
(562) 285-7153
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Debbie Chen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As life progresses, there may be events/situations that may lead to imbalance which can be uncomfortable and distressing, as well as attribute to mental health issues. The combination may minimize or compromise our inner strengths. I aim to collaborate and support in maximizing your inner strengths to better manage, work through, and cope with life transitions and difficulties. I work towards empowering you to take control of your life through self-awareness, insight, and techniques specific to obtain your goals. My approach with each client is uniquely tailored to take into consideration of any diversity and/or culture differences.
(714) 503-0375
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Christine M. Lustig Ortiz, MA, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you considering therapy for personal or relational growth and healing? I would like to work with you, either individually, with your family, or as a couple, to facilitate your goals and assist you with realizing your strengths to overcome individual and relationship challenges. I specialize in complex trauma as well, and work with adults and teenagers. I provide you with a secure and confidential online space to explore what works and how to create positive change. I have an interactive and effective approach utilizing traditional psychotherapies, evidenced-based modalities, EMDR, and and Ericksonian Hypnosis.
(562) 340-7435
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Beth Sterling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
If you're here, you've taken the first huge step towards getting the support and care that you are seeking. Whatever is bringing you to seek therapy, you are now on your way to finding ways to cope and alleviate your stress or discomfort. We'll work together in a safe, supportive space to discover the root of your challenges and explore coping skills and techniques that will help you feel prepared to handle your current situation. My goal is to also empower you to feel independent and confident if or when difficult times come your way.
(805) 283-4537
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Simone Elliott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Whatever you have been through, or are going through, you have a right to find peace, enjoy your relationships, and create a life you love. Making changes can be a difficult process, with obstacles like depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, low self-esteem, lack of support, or difficulty communicating. Whether you are an adult who feels lost or stuck, a young person struggling to find your way, or a parent desperate to find help for your child, I am here to help you explore solutions and get back on track. My role is to be your mirror, guide, and anchor, as we clarify your goals and navigate your path toward them together.
(562) 608-1587
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Lillian Ament
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in situations, relationships, or life patterns that are just not working. Many of these issues such as: conflicts with others, lack of positive communication, depression, anxiety, negative thought patterns, and unfulfilled dreams make each day difficult. Together, we can examine these issues, understand why they are there, and discover ways to create a much more fulfilling life experience.
(562) 372-6122
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Mark Fieldson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe my greatest strength is helping people find the missing keys needed to make positive change. I believe I connect well with my clients by not judging them and by empathizing with their struggles. I am passionate about helping people find the happiness they're looking for. I grew up without a father and subsequently pursued healing as a young adult. I am 59, have been married for 39 years, have 2 adult children, and 4 grandchildren. I have been licensed for 30 years. I believe this combination of personal and professional experience allows me to serve my clients well.
(562) 354-8538
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Briana Nicole Messerschmidt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Do you have “sticky” self-defeating thoughts that won’t leave you alone? Do you “know” you’re good enough but don’t “feel” it? Have you suffered the loss of a pet or loved one and struggling to find someone who “gets it”? I am here to help with these and more. We have all been faced with major changes and sacrifices since 2020. Some changes have left scares and holes in us. I truly believe that we all have the power to grow and heal within us; sometimes we just need a little guidance and specialized tools to get started. I can help you gain strength, motivation, resiliency, and a deeper compassion for yourself and your journey.
(805) 728-1212
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Souraya Matar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
A few years ago I read a joke: "Fish don't know they're in the water". The scenario is that Fish Number One asks Fish Number Two, "How's the water?" Fish Number Two responds, "What the hell is water?". The fish who is "in" the situation (hence the water) does not even realize its surrounding. Second what surrounds you is only normal because it's what you know. I got another one that I recently came across: "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." This references to dream analysis but it basically mean that our preconceptions can dramatically alter the way we perceive the world. (Quote is by writer Anais Nin).
(657) 226-1180
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Ana Batan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, 106483
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience in working with adults, couples, children, and families who have suffered a traumatic event, dealing with anxiety and or depression, relationship issues, stress, mood issues, or any other areas/issues that disrupt your daily life. If you are at a point where you, or someone you know, may benefit from having a non-biased, nonjudgmental therapist with fresh views and guidance, feel free to contact me. I believe treatment should be a collaboration that includes your values, the latest research, and my long-term experience in the field. I am committed to helping you make lasting changes in your lives.
(657) 201-4447
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Not accepting new clients
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Sheila Brown, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you looking for a local therapist who specializes in children? Is your child acting out, unfocused, anxious or aggressive? Do they currently have an IEP at school? If so, I can help. Using a combination of solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral assessment, play therapy and family therapy, I work with children who are experiencing severe challenges in their home and school settings. Working together, I help them to develop new ways to focus their energies, calm their minds, and experience success once again.
(949) 558-2538
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Brittany Stouffer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
Brittany has vast experience working with adults, veterans, active-duty personnel, adolescents, and pre and post-partum women. Her specialty is in the provision of holistic and evidence-based treatments for acute stress to chronic anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma recovery, parenting, and relational issues.
(657) 300-2399
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Jennifer Contreras
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Children face so many struggles and challenges today. Some may be experiencing social, emotional, and behavioral issues, while some may be experiencing a stressful life transition such as a move, adoption, or a loss. And yet some may be distressed without a known stressor. I provide a safe space for children to explore their struggles and identify attainable solutions.
(714) 577-2572
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Meredith Anne Freijo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We were all meant TO FLOURISH, but so often feel stuck and lose hope. DO YOU FEEL STUCK in loneliness, sadness, anger, distrust or fear? Have you been plagued by mind trash, anxiety/panic, sleeplessness, lack of motivation, or even avoiding others? Life brings challenges in the form of relationships, job/financial stress, parenting, chronic pain, caregiving, and even mental disorders. As your therapist, I value the opportunity to travel alongside you in your journey to uncovering how you may have gotten to this place, learning healthier coping strategies, and understanding what might be standing in your way to flourishing.
(562) 353-4108 x428
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Amanda O'Neal
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life presents obstacles, expected and unexpected. These experiences can be tough, especially if you feel there isn't someone you can share with. Even if we have a solid support network, we can face stigma and personal barriers that prevent us from opening up. Therapy can create a safe space to address internal or external conflict, seek personal growth, and restore balance in our lives. I love working with teens, adults, and senior adults. I am most effective with clients presenting with depression & anxiety, grief, life transitions, and family/relational conflict by prioritizing stabilization, managing symptoms, and building hope.
(562) 632-5896
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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John Edward Martin
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with individuals and couples in the areas of conflict, stress, anger control, PTSD, depression and anxiety, as well as marital distress and breakdown. My primary approach combines evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy, with motivational as well as spiritual approaches to change. I also work with veterans and others dealing with traumatic memories, with the assistance of my trained and certified service dog - a gentle black Labrador. I am a certified professional trauma therapist and conduct evaluations and treatment for PTSD, and a certified professional life coach, and can work remotely via Internet in for a lower fee
(877) 651-3370
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Taylor Ramsey
Marriage & Family Therapist, Taylor, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, and welcome to the first step of your healing journey. Whether you are looking to work on life transitions, reduce anxiety, improve your overall mood, are currently facing addiction related issues, or wanting to process your trauma, I would be honored to help you through whatever chapter of your life you are currently on. I aim to meet people where they are at, while also challenging them to achieve their goals, build on their strengths, and gain insight into their current presenting problems through a warm, interactive, and supportive environment.
(562) 561-2319
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Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence.