Therapists in Pasadena, CA

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Cathy Trenary
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Our life experiences can lead us to question our identity and purpose in the world we live in. This can lead us to anxiety, depression, and trauma. Do you want to improve how you face challenges, function in your relationships, and face overwhelming feelings? I place heavy importance on addressing trauma. Trauma disintegrates the parts that make up your whole self, which can leave aspects of who you are hidden from your awareness. Left unaddressed, anxiety and depression can worsen, which can rob you of the necessary connection that all human beings need to thrive. I aim to help you process unresolved trauma.
Our life experiences can lead us to question our identity and purpose in the world we live in. This can lead us to anxiety, depression, and trauma. Do you want to improve how you face challenges, function in your relationships, and face overwhelming feelings? I place heavy importance on addressing trauma. Trauma disintegrates the parts that make up your whole self, which can leave aspects of who you are hidden from your awareness. Left unaddressed, anxiety and depression can worsen, which can rob you of the necessary connection that all human beings need to thrive. I aim to help you process unresolved trauma.
(626) 415-3678 View (626) 415-3678
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Claudia Owens Shields
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Waitlist for new clients
I listen deeply and without assumptions or judgment, seeking to fully understand your concerns, feelings and life experiences. My first goal is for you to feel accurately seen and heard, so that you feel safe, understood and valued. Together we will create a healing relationship, that is completely confidential.
I listen deeply and without assumptions or judgment, seeking to fully understand your concerns, feelings and life experiences. My first goal is for you to feel accurately seen and heard, so that you feel safe, understood and valued. Together we will create a healing relationship, that is completely confidential.
(626) 507-2452 View (626) 507-2452
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Cory McKinsey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91105
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults, helping folks find deeper connections to themselves and their lives. Within my practice, my goal to support others utilize various skills and garner insights into their experience so that they can live more abundant and fulfilling lives. I believe that building insight and generating meaning around experiences can generate behavioral changes. Within my practice, it is my desire to join with individuals in their daily challenges so that, together, we can find ways to overcome those difficulties.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults, helping folks find deeper connections to themselves and their lives. Within my practice, my goal to support others utilize various skills and garner insights into their experience so that they can live more abundant and fulfilling lives. I believe that building insight and generating meaning around experiences can generate behavioral changes. Within my practice, it is my desire to join with individuals in their daily challenges so that, together, we can find ways to overcome those difficulties.
(323) 601-0989 View (323) 601-0989
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Diane Callas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91103
Specializing in trauma-informed care, my heart is in working with adults and elders, drawing on my experience serving the Native community at Indian health. I approach therapy with cultural sensitivity, recognizing and addressing intergenerational trauma, creating a safe place for healing.
Specializing in trauma-informed care, my heart is in working with adults and elders, drawing on my experience serving the Native community at Indian health. I approach therapy with cultural sensitivity, recognizing and addressing intergenerational trauma, creating a safe place for healing.
(626) 639-8710 View (626) 639-8710
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Althea Rowe
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91105
Better - that's what you want; to be better, do better, and feel better. My goal is to help you get to your "better". You may feel alone with your experience or that no one would understand what you've been through - you may not even understand it yourself. But trust me when I say that you are not alone, and you CAN reach your goal! Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or you have been down this road before, I can help you to heal mentally and emotionally, to learn how to have a better relationship with yourself and others, and to develop the insight to reach your greatest potential.
Better - that's what you want; to be better, do better, and feel better. My goal is to help you get to your "better". You may feel alone with your experience or that no one would understand what you've been through - you may not even understand it yourself. But trust me when I say that you are not alone, and you CAN reach your goal! Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or you have been down this road before, I can help you to heal mentally and emotionally, to learn how to have a better relationship with yourself and others, and to develop the insight to reach your greatest potential.
(323) 870-1217 View (323) 870-1217
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Yiyi Rhys
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91106
As a 1st gen immigrant who was a F1 student for 12 years, I resonate with the feeling of "being a foreigner". Along with many other overlooked factors, the impacts on our mental health is often unbearable. Combined with early life trauma and its effects on our adulthood, it lead to cycles of depression, anxiety, and relational challenges. Together, we'll explore how your mind and body process experiences; respect your past while foster healing and growth; embrace your inherent strengths to cultivate coping mechanisms, and utilize practical skills to address underlying issues to reclaim your authentic self.
As a 1st gen immigrant who was a F1 student for 12 years, I resonate with the feeling of "being a foreigner". Along with many other overlooked factors, the impacts on our mental health is often unbearable. Combined with early life trauma and its effects on our adulthood, it lead to cycles of depression, anxiety, and relational challenges. Together, we'll explore how your mind and body process experiences; respect your past while foster healing and growth; embrace your inherent strengths to cultivate coping mechanisms, and utilize practical skills to address underlying issues to reclaim your authentic self.
(626) 669-3850 View (626) 669-3850
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Troy Gabrielson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91101
Welcome! I am a bilingual therapist, and I'm here to help you understand your distress, find relief, and move toward a life that is meaningful to you. I specialize in working with anxiety and depressive disorders. I am also passionate about treating people with chronic or severe insomnia. My experience and training span a broad range of other issues, and I regularly support clients with those, as well. My approach is both structured and flexible; I will suggest specific approaches for some concerns and keep our path more open-ended for others. I will also look to you for any preferences you have about the form our sessions take.
Welcome! I am a bilingual therapist, and I'm here to help you understand your distress, find relief, and move toward a life that is meaningful to you. I specialize in working with anxiety and depressive disorders. I am also passionate about treating people with chronic or severe insomnia. My experience and training span a broad range of other issues, and I regularly support clients with those, as well. My approach is both structured and flexible; I will suggest specific approaches for some concerns and keep our path more open-ended for others. I will also look to you for any preferences you have about the form our sessions take.
(626) 382-2794 View (626) 382-2794
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Sheron Gershelis
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Are you struggling with work, relational, and life stressors that have overwhelmed you and you are unsure what to do next? You're trying to open the next chapter in your life, but your past traumas and anxiety stop you. This is where I come in and help guide you in making YOUR right decision. I will help you through your journey in becoming worry-free and assist you in processing unresolved feelings and learning healthy coping skills for emotional distress
Are you struggling with work, relational, and life stressors that have overwhelmed you and you are unsure what to do next? You're trying to open the next chapter in your life, but your past traumas and anxiety stop you. This is where I come in and help guide you in making YOUR right decision. I will help you through your journey in becoming worry-free and assist you in processing unresolved feelings and learning healthy coping skills for emotional distress
(626) 587-3182 View (626) 587-3182
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Cristina Magalhaes
Psychologist, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91106
Stress and anxiety can drain emotional and physical energy, making even the smallest life obstacles seem impossible to overcome. When we are anxious or stressed, we have trouble sleeping, feel exhausted from worrying, and have difficulty concentrating and making decisions. Anxiety and stress can also make people socially avoidant, risk aversive, or hypervigilant, as if something catastrophic is just about to happen. If you are often worried, tense, or keyed up, or have frequent panic attacks, know that anxiety can be treated successfully.
Stress and anxiety can drain emotional and physical energy, making even the smallest life obstacles seem impossible to overcome. When we are anxious or stressed, we have trouble sleeping, feel exhausted from worrying, and have difficulty concentrating and making decisions. Anxiety and stress can also make people socially avoidant, risk aversive, or hypervigilant, as if something catastrophic is just about to happen. If you are often worried, tense, or keyed up, or have frequent panic attacks, know that anxiety can be treated successfully.
(954) 839-6179 View (954) 839-6179
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Shawn Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with high-functioning, creatives and executives, who are interested in personal growth. Many of my clients have experienced relationship distress, unresolved childhood trauma, and conflict with a co-parent, relative, or colleague. I am a veteran film and television industry professional and maintain an active creative career. I provide support to individuals by engaging authentically and exploring the therapeutic relationship, as well as guiding clients to encounter all of the parts of themselves.
I specialize in working with high-functioning, creatives and executives, who are interested in personal growth. Many of my clients have experienced relationship distress, unresolved childhood trauma, and conflict with a co-parent, relative, or colleague. I am a veteran film and television industry professional and maintain an active creative career. I provide support to individuals by engaging authentically and exploring the therapeutic relationship, as well as guiding clients to encounter all of the parts of themselves.
(626) 610-4992 View (626) 610-4992
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Brooke Knaack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91103
"The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently." -Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
"The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently." -Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
(818) 465-5640 View (818) 465-5640
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Alexandra Linscott
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
My years in the inpatient setting have prepared me to treat individuals suffering a wide range of psychological difficulties and acuity. Working from a psychodynamic and humanistic perspective, I provide a safe and constructive space for clients to journey towards emotional wellbeing and healing. I work with teens, adults and couples facing relationship conflict, loss, difficult life transitions, and mental health symptoms including depression, anxiety, and psychosis. With a deep appreciation for the complexity of the human experience, my goal is to engender both insight and hope in my clients.
My years in the inpatient setting have prepared me to treat individuals suffering a wide range of psychological difficulties and acuity. Working from a psychodynamic and humanistic perspective, I provide a safe and constructive space for clients to journey towards emotional wellbeing and healing. I work with teens, adults and couples facing relationship conflict, loss, difficult life transitions, and mental health symptoms including depression, anxiety, and psychosis. With a deep appreciation for the complexity of the human experience, my goal is to engender both insight and hope in my clients.
(626) 325-0977 View (626) 325-0977
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Christine Kay Wong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91107
Have you hit a point where life's demands leave you drained and empty —despite following all the "right" steps for a fulfilling life? Are you going through the motions, lacking passion, and being shaped by others' expectations? Have you lost touch with your true self? Is confidence replaced by self-doubt and an inner voice whispers inadequacy? Professional support can ease the struggle toward your dream life in a world expecting self-navigation. Therapy with me is like a deep conversation with a friend.
Have you hit a point where life's demands leave you drained and empty —despite following all the "right" steps for a fulfilling life? Are you going through the motions, lacking passion, and being shaped by others' expectations? Have you lost touch with your true self? Is confidence replaced by self-doubt and an inner voice whispers inadequacy? Professional support can ease the struggle toward your dream life in a world expecting self-navigation. Therapy with me is like a deep conversation with a friend.
(626) 822-8853 View (626) 822-8853
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Celebrity Blockton-Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91105  (Online Only)
I help people come face to face with the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that keep them feeling stuck and unfulfilled in life, marriage, and important relationships. I am passionate about helping people live a healthy and meaningful life as well as helping marriages and relationships thrive. While I believe that the past is important to understand the present and develop self-compassion, our work together will largely focus on the present. We will spend time processing your experiences as well as developing skills and tools to best support you on your growth journey.
I help people come face to face with the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that keep them feeling stuck and unfulfilled in life, marriage, and important relationships. I am passionate about helping people live a healthy and meaningful life as well as helping marriages and relationships thrive. While I believe that the past is important to understand the present and develop self-compassion, our work together will largely focus on the present. We will spend time processing your experiences as well as developing skills and tools to best support you on your growth journey.
(510) 767-0741 View (510) 767-0741
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John Guthrie
Psychologist, PhD, CSAT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91106
I help adult individuals whose lives are adversely impacted by one or more of the following: sex/porn addiction, partner betrayal trauma, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I also help couples seeking help for healing from infidelity or for overcoming other relational problems in order to strengthen their relationship.
I help adult individuals whose lives are adversely impacted by one or more of the following: sex/porn addiction, partner betrayal trauma, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I also help couples seeking help for healing from infidelity or for overcoming other relational problems in order to strengthen their relationship.
(626) 669-3981 View (626) 669-3981
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Vanessa Fierstadt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91106
I am glad you are here to receive the support you need. I provide my clients with a safe and nurturing environment to openly share your thoughts and feelings. To support you in making new patterns and positive change. Are you seeking healing after experiencing traumatic life events, stressful relationship patterns or emotional wounds from your past. After experiencing suffering, we can often feel numb and detached. Together we will incorporate healing strategies to support you in finding relief, having an abundant, healthy and safe future as you move forward in your life. Grief Groups at Kintsugi Grief Center : Kintsugigrief.com
I am glad you are here to receive the support you need. I provide my clients with a safe and nurturing environment to openly share your thoughts and feelings. To support you in making new patterns and positive change. Are you seeking healing after experiencing traumatic life events, stressful relationship patterns or emotional wounds from your past. After experiencing suffering, we can often feel numb and detached. Together we will incorporate healing strategies to support you in finding relief, having an abundant, healthy and safe future as you move forward in your life. Grief Groups at Kintsugi Grief Center : Kintsugigrief.com
(626) 427-6956 View (626) 427-6956
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Pam Olender
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91106
You deserve to be heard, understood, and supported. Therapy can provide that support. A trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship is essential in facilitating healing, growth, and a clearer understanding of your authentic self. Our therapeutic conversations are an invitatation to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns, gaining insight into yourself and your circumstances. This process of self-discovery paves the way for increased self-confidence, better relationships, and a greater sense of your purpose in life.
You deserve to be heard, understood, and supported. Therapy can provide that support. A trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship is essential in facilitating healing, growth, and a clearer understanding of your authentic self. Our therapeutic conversations are an invitatation to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns, gaining insight into yourself and your circumstances. This process of self-discovery paves the way for increased self-confidence, better relationships, and a greater sense of your purpose in life.
(626) 605-6876 View (626) 605-6876
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Daniel Cunningham
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91105
I work with adults, couples, adolescents, and families usinh an eclectic approach that includes psychodynamic, family systems, and differentiation modalities. I work collaboratively with clients to explore their relationships, developmental history, and current and historical stressors. Therapy is an effective way to identify emotional and psychological "blind spots. " Discovery of such areas enables clients to actualize their vision of happiness and healthy living. I strongly encourage psychological, emotional, and physical engagement in the world.
I work with adults, couples, adolescents, and families usinh an eclectic approach that includes psychodynamic, family systems, and differentiation modalities. I work collaboratively with clients to explore their relationships, developmental history, and current and historical stressors. Therapy is an effective way to identify emotional and psychological "blind spots. " Discovery of such areas enables clients to actualize their vision of happiness and healthy living. I strongly encourage psychological, emotional, and physical engagement in the world.
(323) 403-0238 View (323) 403-0238
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Mackey Counseling Services, a LCSW Corporation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101  (Online Only)
My integrative approach to therapy is tailored to meet the unique and specific needs of each client. This therapeutic style helps clients explore core beliefs about themselves and facilitates growth towards inner strength and resilience. I create space for clients to believe and trust in themselves, and help clients recognize how they respond to internal and external stressors while they navigate feelings of anxiety, depression, and/or childhood wounds
My integrative approach to therapy is tailored to meet the unique and specific needs of each client. This therapeutic style helps clients explore core beliefs about themselves and facilitates growth towards inner strength and resilience. I create space for clients to believe and trust in themselves, and help clients recognize how they respond to internal and external stressors while they navigate feelings of anxiety, depression, and/or childhood wounds
(626) 469-5102 View (626) 469-5102
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Alicia Arambula
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Alicia Arambula, a dedicated bilingual therapist fluent in both English and Spanish. With over 14 years of experience in the field, I've had the privilege of working with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life. My therapeutic approach is centered on empowerment through learning, skill application, and proactive symptom management. I believe that each individual possesses the innate capacity for growth and transformation, and my role is to guide you in harnessing that potential. In our sessions, I prioritize helping clients understand and articulate their emotions,
Welcome! I'm Alicia Arambula, a dedicated bilingual therapist fluent in both English and Spanish. With over 14 years of experience in the field, I've had the privilege of working with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life. My therapeutic approach is centered on empowerment through learning, skill application, and proactive symptom management. I believe that each individual possesses the innate capacity for growth and transformation, and my role is to guide you in harnessing that potential. In our sessions, I prioritize helping clients understand and articulate their emotions,
(626) 681-4675 View (626) 681-4675

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Number of Therapists in Pasadena, CA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Pasadena, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Grief
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aetna
58% Cigna and Evernorth
52% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Pasadena, CA see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary