Therapists in South Pasadena, CA

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Nicole Cherry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030  (Online Only)
Are you going through a divorce, or perhaps you're not sure of the direction of your marriage or relationship? Do you have co-parenting challenges? Are you looking for someone to listen, have empathy and genuinely care about your situation? I specialize in working with women going through a separation or divorce, those who have experienced trauma with their intimate partner or witnessed it in their childhood, are experiencing PTSD, anxiety and depression.
Are you going through a divorce, or perhaps you're not sure of the direction of your marriage or relationship? Do you have co-parenting challenges? Are you looking for someone to listen, have empathy and genuinely care about your situation? I specialize in working with women going through a separation or divorce, those who have experienced trauma with their intimate partner or witnessed it in their childhood, are experiencing PTSD, anxiety and depression.
(323) 900-5292 View (323) 900-5292
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Manny Burgess
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030
I am honored that people come to share and trust me with their personal stories. During my 30+ years helping men and women in all the many challenging phases of life, I continue to be fascinated by the many ways in which your life can unfold. As each person's life unfolds in a unique way, no two stories are the same. I'd like to hear your story, and as I understand how and why you struggle today, I can help you.
I am honored that people come to share and trust me with their personal stories. During my 30+ years helping men and women in all the many challenging phases of life, I continue to be fascinated by the many ways in which your life can unfold. As each person's life unfolds in a unique way, no two stories are the same. I'd like to hear your story, and as I understand how and why you struggle today, I can help you.
(626) 587-3751 View (626) 587-3751
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Holly A. Freeling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030
It’s natural to feel anxious or isolated during unsure times, and I am working hard to meet to meet the needs of my clients through remote telehealth sessions. I am accepting new clients, so please reach out. My video or call sessions are personal and easy to access. Therapy is both an art and a science, and I am well versed in both. I am also kind, empathetic and fun! I am skilled at several therapeutic modalities including: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, EMDR (a unique method of healing trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, etc.), Art Therapy, Action-Oriented Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and more.
It’s natural to feel anxious or isolated during unsure times, and I am working hard to meet to meet the needs of my clients through remote telehealth sessions. I am accepting new clients, so please reach out. My video or call sessions are personal and easy to access. Therapy is both an art and a science, and I am well versed in both. I am also kind, empathetic and fun! I am skilled at several therapeutic modalities including: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, EMDR (a unique method of healing trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, etc.), Art Therapy, Action-Oriented Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and more.
(626) 376-3098 View (626) 376-3098
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Emi Iijima
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Are you struggling with emotional turmoil? My practice specializes in helping young and older adults manage stressful situations to find a harmonious balance within themselves.
Are you struggling with emotional turmoil? My practice specializes in helping young and older adults manage stressful situations to find a harmonious balance within themselves.
(323) 498-1370 View (323) 498-1370
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Bria Edgar
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, EdS, APCC
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Are you a young adult struggling with imposter syndrome? Feeling stressed about family, friendships, work or school? As you transition into adulthood you may experience fear, isolation, insecurities, self doubt and so much more. Whether you are unsure about your future or feel that every decision you make may impact your future this is a good time to connect with someone to talk it out. Let’s work together to overcome your current challenges.
Are you a young adult struggling with imposter syndrome? Feeling stressed about family, friendships, work or school? As you transition into adulthood you may experience fear, isolation, insecurities, self doubt and so much more. Whether you are unsure about your future or feel that every decision you make may impact your future this is a good time to connect with someone to talk it out. Let’s work together to overcome your current challenges.
(909) 979-1978 View (909) 979-1978
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Allison Morgan, LMFT, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, JD
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030
I work with adults and couples from a relational and insight orientation. Because every person is unique, I tailor an approach to each client’s immediate and long-term life goals. I work with clients to help them develop autonomy and self-worth, to improve relationships, and to love, work, and play more freely. I practiced as a litigator for 13 years at a large global law firm and bring an informed perspective to treatment.
I work with adults and couples from a relational and insight orientation. Because every person is unique, I tailor an approach to each client’s immediate and long-term life goals. I work with clients to help them develop autonomy and self-worth, to improve relationships, and to love, work, and play more freely. I practiced as a litigator for 13 years at a large global law firm and bring an informed perspective to treatment.
(213) 238-5376 View (213) 238-5376
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Noah Gershman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Thank you for visiting. It means a lot that you’re here. It suggests you’re sensing something in your life isn’t the way you’d like it to be, and that you’ve decided it’s time for change. A professor of mine once said, “All therapy boils down to one issue–I’m stuck.” Sometimes getting going can be the hardest part. You’ve already taken an important first step. If we want things to be different, we must do things differently. You don’t have to stay stuck. I know sometimes life can feel overwhelming. I want to help you discover new perspectives, new possibilities, new ways of approaching challenges and relating to others and yourself.
Thank you for visiting. It means a lot that you’re here. It suggests you’re sensing something in your life isn’t the way you’d like it to be, and that you’ve decided it’s time for change. A professor of mine once said, “All therapy boils down to one issue–I’m stuck.” Sometimes getting going can be the hardest part. You’ve already taken an important first step. If we want things to be different, we must do things differently. You don’t have to stay stuck. I know sometimes life can feel overwhelming. I want to help you discover new perspectives, new possibilities, new ways of approaching challenges and relating to others and yourself.
(323) 827-8644 View (323) 827-8644
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Anna Rivera
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Therapy provides an opportunity to become aware of what may and what may not be working in your life. Oftentimes we perceive and respond to the world around us in ways that have become habitual or familiar but may no longer be helpful, which can lead to feelings of sadness, anxiety, guilt, or alienation.
Therapy provides an opportunity to become aware of what may and what may not be working in your life. Oftentimes we perceive and respond to the world around us in ways that have become habitual or familiar but may no longer be helpful, which can lead to feelings of sadness, anxiety, guilt, or alienation.
(323) 747-1207 View (323) 747-1207
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Holly Evans
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Having a baby has been so much harder than you ever thought it could be. You're feeling anxious, overwhelmed by your emotions & isolated- living in "survival mode". It's impossible to avoid reminders of what you've been through. You're replaying bad memories on repeat and imagining worst case scenarios. How is everyone else making this motherhood thing look so easy? Whether you're facing ongoing fertility process, feeling traumatized by a difficult birth, or need to heal a loss, getting support is an important step in moving forward without traumatic experiences interfering in your life, your relationships & your parenting.
Having a baby has been so much harder than you ever thought it could be. You're feeling anxious, overwhelmed by your emotions & isolated- living in "survival mode". It's impossible to avoid reminders of what you've been through. You're replaying bad memories on repeat and imagining worst case scenarios. How is everyone else making this motherhood thing look so easy? Whether you're facing ongoing fertility process, feeling traumatized by a difficult birth, or need to heal a loss, getting support is an important step in moving forward without traumatic experiences interfering in your life, your relationships & your parenting.
(323) 379-0813 View (323) 379-0813
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Kathleen Telser, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Emotional and physical trauma, when unresolved, can leave us feeling alone, misunderstood, disconnected and sometimes shamed. It can keep us from forming the relationships we seek and alienate us from the intimacy we might desire. In a non-judgmental way, I engage my clients to help them find meaning and growth through a combination of deep understanding and emotional presence. My approach is attachment-based and focuses on attunement and self-acceptance. When working with couples as well as individuals, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
Emotional and physical trauma, when unresolved, can leave us feeling alone, misunderstood, disconnected and sometimes shamed. It can keep us from forming the relationships we seek and alienate us from the intimacy we might desire. In a non-judgmental way, I engage my clients to help them find meaning and growth through a combination of deep understanding and emotional presence. My approach is attachment-based and focuses on attunement and self-acceptance. When working with couples as well as individuals, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
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Anthony Bishop
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Many of my clients struggle with distressing thoughts and feelings. My clients often make mental and physical efforts to relieve the distress but are generally unable to find lasting relief. Many suffer in silence as thoughts become too difficult to talk about. My clients want to live life without so much fear, anxiety, guilt, and time-consuming behaviors.
Many of my clients struggle with distressing thoughts and feelings. My clients often make mental and physical efforts to relieve the distress but are generally unable to find lasting relief. Many suffer in silence as thoughts become too difficult to talk about. My clients want to live life without so much fear, anxiety, guilt, and time-consuming behaviors.
(855) 917-5193 View (855) 917-5193
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Christina Uong
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030
The initial search for a therapist can be a daunting task because there's no universal formula. Furthermore, websites can begin to sound the same. My advice is to look for someone, first and foremost, who you can feel comfortable with. This can be gauged through an initial consultation. All of the research tells us that the quality of “the fit” between therapist and patient is the strongest predictive factor in the effectiveness of therapy.
The initial search for a therapist can be a daunting task because there's no universal formula. Furthermore, websites can begin to sound the same. My advice is to look for someone, first and foremost, who you can feel comfortable with. This can be gauged through an initial consultation. All of the research tells us that the quality of “the fit” between therapist and patient is the strongest predictive factor in the effectiveness of therapy.
(323) 543-7492 View (323) 543-7492
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Alma E Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030
We are a result of every single experience in life, good or bad. Over the course of a lifetime, we developed habits and perspectives that helped us to cope with suffering. However, when those old methods no longer serve, it is time to let another person to walk alongside in order to examine and discover new ways for dealing with life's challenges. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental and empathetic environment that fosters self reflection in order to encourage personal transformation and learning what works for you. Taking the first step might be difficult, but you will be glad you did it. Hablo Espa˜ñol.
We are a result of every single experience in life, good or bad. Over the course of a lifetime, we developed habits and perspectives that helped us to cope with suffering. However, when those old methods no longer serve, it is time to let another person to walk alongside in order to examine and discover new ways for dealing with life's challenges. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental and empathetic environment that fosters self reflection in order to encourage personal transformation and learning what works for you. Taking the first step might be difficult, but you will be glad you did it. Hablo Espa˜ñol.
(626) 727-9868 View (626) 727-9868
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Karen Gates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030
As a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues.
As a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues.
(818) 963-9272 View (818) 963-9272
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Jess Tanzer
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, E-RYT
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030
It is hard to be a human! I provide a compassionate nurturing space for exploring life's inevitable stressors. I come to this work after a decade of teaching yoga and mindfulness practices to people interested in developing presence and a deeper connection to their bodies. In therapy, our trusting relationship becomes foundational for healing. I will deeply listen and offer feedback to your unique experiences, needs and goals. We will collaborate and develop coping strategies that tap into your resilience and grace.
It is hard to be a human! I provide a compassionate nurturing space for exploring life's inevitable stressors. I come to this work after a decade of teaching yoga and mindfulness practices to people interested in developing presence and a deeper connection to their bodies. In therapy, our trusting relationship becomes foundational for healing. I will deeply listen and offer feedback to your unique experiences, needs and goals. We will collaborate and develop coping strategies that tap into your resilience and grace.
(323) 677-2631 View (323) 677-2631
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Penny Pengra
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Transitions, welcomed or not, can be disruptive. As adults, we may find life stages, divorce/marriage/births or career changes challenging to navigate.
Transitions, welcomed or not, can be disruptive. As adults, we may find life stages, divorce/marriage/births or career changes challenging to navigate.
(626) 790-5863 View (626) 790-5863
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Erica Tumbaga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030  (Online Only)
We are at a time where compassion towards self is more important than ever. Life is overwhelming and complicated. Maybe you "have it all" but feel like something is missing or you are having issues communicating your needs. Many struggle with the idea of having symptoms of depression and anxiety internalizing the symptoms with being "crazy". I am here to remove the labels and have individuals be more aware of the symptoms you experience (fear, poor sleep and appetite, nervousness, sadness, negative thoughts, etc.) and treat them with compassion, reframing and safe coping skills to better improve your life.
We are at a time where compassion towards self is more important than ever. Life is overwhelming and complicated. Maybe you "have it all" but feel like something is missing or you are having issues communicating your needs. Many struggle with the idea of having symptoms of depression and anxiety internalizing the symptoms with being "crazy". I am here to remove the labels and have individuals be more aware of the symptoms you experience (fear, poor sleep and appetite, nervousness, sadness, negative thoughts, etc.) and treat them with compassion, reframing and safe coping skills to better improve your life.
(626) 788-5357 View (626) 788-5357
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Allison Carter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Welcome! I work with creative and career-oriented people who struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, body image and the transition to parenthood. I love supporting people with quieting the mind and decreasing inhibition. I also love helping people work through past experiences and figure out what it would look like to more fully express yourself in the present.
Welcome! I work with creative and career-oriented people who struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, body image and the transition to parenthood. I love supporting people with quieting the mind and decreasing inhibition. I also love helping people work through past experiences and figure out what it would look like to more fully express yourself in the present.
(323) 870-9148 View (323) 870-9148
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Jorgie Wu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030
You feel stuck, lonely, or burnt out. You find yourself feeling overwhelmed by life's demands and others' expectations. You imagine, what if you had options, an opportunity for relief, or permission to show up differently. You're really good at putting the needs of others above your own, but you find yourself having trouble identifying and advocating for your own needs. Many of my clients describe themselves as people pleasing, high achieving, and overthinking. Therapy with me is an opportunity to honor the parts of you which seek to feel good enough, self-compassionate, and more at ease.
You feel stuck, lonely, or burnt out. You find yourself feeling overwhelmed by life's demands and others' expectations. You imagine, what if you had options, an opportunity for relief, or permission to show up differently. You're really good at putting the needs of others above your own, but you find yourself having trouble identifying and advocating for your own needs. Many of my clients describe themselves as people pleasing, high achieving, and overthinking. Therapy with me is an opportunity to honor the parts of you which seek to feel good enough, self-compassionate, and more at ease.
(626) 217-2341 View (626) 217-2341
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Justin Carter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030  (Online Only)
As a psychologist, Dr. Carter sees his role with patients as being solution focused. The primary goal in working with Dr. Carter is efficient relief from the presenting symptoms. Dr. Carter's approach begins through application of neuroscience based techniques assisting in rapid emotional regulation and efficient symptom relief. Dr. Carter understands that while symptom relief can be success enough for many patients, going beyond symptom relief and healing the causes of the symptoms can lead to long lasting change. Dr. Carter teaches patients skills to empower them in creating sustainable mental and emotional health.
As a psychologist, Dr. Carter sees his role with patients as being solution focused. The primary goal in working with Dr. Carter is efficient relief from the presenting symptoms. Dr. Carter's approach begins through application of neuroscience based techniques assisting in rapid emotional regulation and efficient symptom relief. Dr. Carter understands that while symptom relief can be success enough for many patients, going beyond symptom relief and healing the causes of the symptoms can lead to long lasting change. Dr. Carter teaches patients skills to empower them in creating sustainable mental and emotional health.
(323) 334-1178 View (323) 334-1178

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Number of Therapists in South Pasadena, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in South Pasadena, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
72% Grief
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Cigna and Evernorth
49% Aetna
41% Optum

How Therapists in South Pasadena, CA see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South Pasadena?

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.