Oppositional Defiance (ODD) Therapists in Pasadena, CA

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Jonathan Hsu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience working with children, individuals, couples, families, and adolescents in therapy, Christian counseling, and pastoral counseling. With children, the focus of my experience have been play therapy and sand tray therapy, focusing on children with emotional and behavioral problems like ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, bipolar, self-mutilation/cutting, and anxiety disorder. I also have experience in working with individuals with depression, mood disorders, and anxiety, particularly with men's issues and addiction. In working with families and couples, I've focused on improving communications, creating better understanding for each other, and improving intimacy.
(626) 624-4110
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Mending Hearts Family Counseling Center, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-P
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
While we have a special heart for adoptive and foster families, our FREE Parent Support Workshops are also tailored to address ODD , ADHD, anxiety, trauma, grief, and mild ASD or ID.
Our passion is supporting parents! Are your child's tantrums out of control? Do they melt down in stores, at bedtime, or at mealtimes? Do they refuse to follow directions, scream, kick, hit, or maybe your child cries or worries constantly. Are you ready for your child to happily listen the first time and for strangers to notice your child's calm and sweet behavior? If so, principles of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) may be the solution. Parent learn techniques therapists use that are nurturing and effective for quickly transforming disruptive behaviors. Foster, adoptive and LGBTQ+ families are welcomed and celebrated.
(833) 755-0799
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Pasadena, CA 91107
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Dustin Vander Haar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Healthy psychological development throughout child, adolescent, and young adulthood is the focus of my practice. I utilize family strengths to aid my clients in overcoming a wide range of academic, behavioral and relational challenges while uniquely offering a variety of data collection tools to direct interventions, measure progress, and create meaningful change. I realize that choosing a therapist is a difficult decision, especially when it comes to your children, so please feel free to inquire further to determine if my knowledge and experience fits your needs.
(626) 513-8284 x2
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Pasadena, CA 91105
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Rebecca Bokoch
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life can be complex. Take a step towards comfort and change! Therapy can help to nurture the healthy growth and development of your life and your relationships. The ultimate goal is to help you to create healthy bonds that bring joy to your life and relationships. I have experience working with children of all ages from infancy to young adulthood. I want to support you in the challenges of parenting. Together we can work to find an approach that fits you and your child.
(323) 800-4926
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Denise Pham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Your overall wellness extends beyond your physical health and, by taking this first step to find a therapist, you are showing yourself love and compassion. Thank you for making your emotional and mental well-being a priority. Change takes time, is difficult, and can be scary but is ultimately, liberating and transformative. When we make changes in our lives, we open ourselves up to growth and new possibilities. Ghandi believed “the future depends on what you do today.” I believe each of us can overcome the obstacles that impact our relationships, happiness, quality of life, and keep us from being our most authentic selves.
(626) 298-7569
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Pasadena, CA 91107
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Daishea Poole
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Are anxiety and stress keeping you from living your life to your fullest potential? Are you feeling stress weighing on you internally or causing you to feel exhausted and hopeless? Together we will explore ways to grow, further develop self-acceptance and unearth traumatic experiences and daily stressors that are hindering you from achieving this potential. I will be available to provide an unbiased listening ear and warm spirit as you reimagine the life you want for yourself. In this safe and accepting environment, we will develop an action plan to better manage your unique symptoms and your life.
(626) 263-5568
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Houman Nikgohar
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe that the connection between therapist and client is the key for successful outcomes. I work in collaboration with clients to create achievable and meaningful goals. Therapy may be difficult or bring up uncomfortable feelings for some clients. For this reason, I conduct therapy in a caring, supportive, and nonjudgmental way. My approach is to work with clients in a supportive fashion and to encourage clients to challenge themselves to attain their goals in a safe environment. I strive to create a specific therapeutic plan for each individual’s needs.
(626) 314-6650
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Daniel S. Leon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As the Founder and Clinical Director of Oakwood Family Treatment Centers, I have been treating adolescents, young adults and their families for over 30 years as a psychotherapist, clinical director and consultant in both outpatient and residential programs. I treat such disorders as anxiety, trauma, family conflict, drug, alcohol and behavioral addictions, co-dependency, depression, ADHD, self-harming behaviors, and self esteem issues.
(844) 707-8420
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Pasadena, CA 91106
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Not accepting new clients
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Colleen Warnesky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a licensed psychologist in Pasadena. I have 17 years of experience. My speciality area is with both adults and pre-teen/teenagers. I enjoy working with people and seeing positive changes in their lives. I believe one of the most important factors in a successful therapy is a good rapport between myself and the client. Come and meet with me and see if we can work toward change in your life.
(626) 593-1141
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Pasadena, CA 91106
Not accepting new clients
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Dr Nev Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
"The pain is there; when you close one door on it, it knocks to come in somewhere else..." (Dr. Irvin D. Yalom). The process of psychotherapy is uncovering the pain, either developmental, situation specific or just existential, and working through it within the bounds of a trusting, accepting and empathetic therapeutic relationship. Throughout the process, I will help you uncover and become comfortable with your authentic self, while bringing into the consciousness some of the themes and motives that have unconsciously ruled your life and became a part of who you are.
(626) 238-0289
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Pasadena, CA 91105
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Cristina Lugo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
As we walk through life collecting experiences, relationships and hardships along the way, we may land in places of struggle and personal suffering. Whether you are trying to keep up with a changing world, facing adversity or social inequality, or still healing wounds from the past, I am ready to join you on this journey to help you find the path of inner growth and transformation. When we arrive in the therapy room, whether it is in person or virtual, I bring a warm, collaborative and relatable approach to meet you where you are at.
(626) 314-6932
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
Verified
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on NBC, KCAL, HLN, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
(424) 397-2562
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Pasadena, CA 91106
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Cherri Duffy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
I have had the joy of working with individuals for over 18 years who find themselves struggling with problems related to work/life balance, stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues as well as questions related to life’s purpose. I have had the opportunity to work with those in the creative industry in Los Angeles to those in the high demand tech community of Silicon Valley. I have seen first hand the impact of stress, loneliness, worry and depression. My goal is to support an individual in feeling better beginning day one with strategies that can immediately be implemented.
(626) 714-2552
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Melissa Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Melissa strongly believes in a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to patient care. She is dedicated to creating a safe and judgment-free environment, as well as helping individuals find peace and heal their inner child and past traumas. She is available for couples, family, and individual therapy.
(626) 602-3016
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Pasadena, CA 91106
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Aline Jekmeian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You are not alone. At any given time, you may find it difficult to make sense of where you are in life or in your relationships. You may feel weighed down in a cycle that’s taking over your daily activities and interactions. The fact is, your struggle is real and relatable. So, the question is, where would you be if you weren’t experiencing this issue?
(626) 696-8372
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Pasadena, CA 91107
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Patricia Morales
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have over a decade of training and experience providing therapy to children, adolescences and adults. I believe that people have a great deal of resiliancy and strength and that there are times in our lives that we need help to uncover and remember how strong we are. I work with people to uncover their own strengths to help themselves out of any situation that arises in their lives. I have a great deal of experience in treating trauma related disorder such as depression and anxiety.
(626) 551-4880
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Pasadena, CA 91107
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Katrina Balian
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you have intense feelings that sometimes others are unable to understand? Maybe you feel alone, unlovable, or hopeless? You are not alone. You are loved. There is hope. I have helped many clients like you move past the hurt and pain, find the inner strength to build happy and successful lives. As your therapist, my goal is make therapy feel easy and comfortable. I am best known for being authentic, genuine, and resourceful. Therapy with me is collaborative, where I will work together with you to discover your greatest potential.
(323) 746-1158
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Elizabeth A Morris
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in providing comprehensive psychological evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults. These evaluations uncover the many strengths and talents that one possesses, while providing guidance on how to unlock the full potential of that person. “There is no such thing as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” – Ronald Reagan
(626) 466-9167
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Pasadena, CA 91106
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Wei-Chin Hwang
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr. Wei-Chin Hwang is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology. He has two practice locations, one in Pasadena and one in Claremont, California. In his practice, he provides psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. Dr. Hwang has over 24 years of education, training, and experience in the field of psychology. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA (ranked #1 in clinical psychology) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. He is a professor at Claremont McKenna College (ranked #6 among liberal arts colleges in the U.S.).
(310) 331-8709
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Dawn Richards
PsyD, LEP, ABSNP
Verified
Verified
I provide psycho-educational and neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults. I assess for multiple disorders including ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, depression, anxiety, etc. Depending on the outcomes of the assessment, I may also recommend educational consultation and/or educational counseling to help with any weaknesses or deficits that may be identified.
(626) 269-6805
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Pasadena, CA 91106

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What type of Pasadena 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, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Pasadena?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider 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?
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