Therapists in Torrance, CA

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Photo of Angela Leniece Body, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Torrance, CA
Angela Leniece Body
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NSW-C, DSW-Can
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90501
Have you found yourself grappling with the overwhelming weight of a medical diagnosis, leaving you feeling utterly shaken? Are you consumed with doubts about your capacity to navigate life's responsibilities – caring for your loved ones, sustaining relationships, or maintaining your career? The restless nights spent contemplating the uncertain future can be unbearable. I understand your pain! I am passionate about helping individuals cope by providing supportive counseling, education, and adaptive coping tools. Give me a call! I would be honored to assist you on your journey to wellness.
Have you found yourself grappling with the overwhelming weight of a medical diagnosis, leaving you feeling utterly shaken? Are you consumed with doubts about your capacity to navigate life's responsibilities – caring for your loved ones, sustaining relationships, or maintaining your career? The restless nights spent contemplating the uncertain future can be unbearable. I understand your pain! I am passionate about helping individuals cope by providing supportive counseling, education, and adaptive coping tools. Give me a call! I would be honored to assist you on your journey to wellness.
(424) 363-8395 View (424) 363-8395
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Teryn Hara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
Finding a therapist is no easy task – having to go down a list of providers, call or email multiple providers, and repeat “your story” is exhausting. Thank you for being resilient and continuing your search. You are not alone. We all experience times in our life when we recognize we cannot do this all on our own. Sometimes we lack the skills needed to help us through these difficult times. Other times, we may not have support – someone to listen, validate, and encourage. Whatever challenging life transitions or changes you have experienced are all parts of life that you will heal and grow from, but it will take time and effort.
Finding a therapist is no easy task – having to go down a list of providers, call or email multiple providers, and repeat “your story” is exhausting. Thank you for being resilient and continuing your search. You are not alone. We all experience times in our life when we recognize we cannot do this all on our own. Sometimes we lack the skills needed to help us through these difficult times. Other times, we may not have support – someone to listen, validate, and encourage. Whatever challenging life transitions or changes you have experienced are all parts of life that you will heal and grow from, but it will take time and effort.
(310) 340-2715 View (310) 340-2715
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Lance Miller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
I believe in providing a supportive and empowering environment in which my clients can feel heard, safe, and confident that their needs are being met. The best therapists combine competent techniques with genuine empathy and connection to help you achieve the goals and outcome you desire. I work primarily with individuals or couples struggling with traumatic backgrounds, anxiety or depression, addiction, relationship problems, and personality disorders. I strive to ensure that the interaction I have with my clients is always honest, sincere, and compassionate yet effective.
I believe in providing a supportive and empowering environment in which my clients can feel heard, safe, and confident that their needs are being met. The best therapists combine competent techniques with genuine empathy and connection to help you achieve the goals and outcome you desire. I work primarily with individuals or couples struggling with traumatic backgrounds, anxiety or depression, addiction, relationship problems, and personality disorders. I strive to ensure that the interaction I have with my clients is always honest, sincere, and compassionate yet effective.
(424) 206-6742 View (424) 206-6742
Photo of Julia Baird, Psychologist in Torrance, CA
Julia Baird
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90505
Are you tired of being in distress? Are you repeatedly engaging in relationships that cause you pain and don't know how to change? Oftentimes we are unaware of the underlying causes of our suffering. Relief can be felt when underlying beliefs and conflicts are brought to the surface and worked through. If you're ready to begin the process of inner transformation that will finally bring you the relief and freedom you have been looking for, give me a call at 310.712.1656. You can check out my website at DrJuliaBaird.com Look forward to hearing from you!
Are you tired of being in distress? Are you repeatedly engaging in relationships that cause you pain and don't know how to change? Oftentimes we are unaware of the underlying causes of our suffering. Relief can be felt when underlying beliefs and conflicts are brought to the surface and worked through. If you're ready to begin the process of inner transformation that will finally bring you the relief and freedom you have been looking for, give me a call at 310.712.1656. You can check out my website at DrJuliaBaird.com Look forward to hearing from you!
(424) 293-3130 View (424) 293-3130
Photo of Lisa Kozlowski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Torrance, CA
Lisa Kozlowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90501
Hello, my name is Lisa Kozlowski. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I care about my clients and want to see them enjoy their life. You will receive an empathic straight forward therapy. You want understanding and healing? I am here to help you receive it. I can’t make you have it, but I will guide and teach you how to have it, but only you can do the work, and it takes practice. As a therapist I work with many different symptoms and diagnoses associated with emotional discomfort, discontent, substance abuse, CPS, traumas, PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger, burn out, marriage struggles, parenting, and more.
Hello, my name is Lisa Kozlowski. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I care about my clients and want to see them enjoy their life. You will receive an empathic straight forward therapy. You want understanding and healing? I am here to help you receive it. I can’t make you have it, but I will guide and teach you how to have it, but only you can do the work, and it takes practice. As a therapist I work with many different symptoms and diagnoses associated with emotional discomfort, discontent, substance abuse, CPS, traumas, PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger, burn out, marriage struggles, parenting, and more.
(424) 799-3476 View (424) 799-3476
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Belle Calkin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
I work with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders to diagnose and recommend proper interventions to help with achieving goals and fulfill daily living skills. Check out my website: claritypsy.com.
I work with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders to diagnose and recommend proper interventions to help with achieving goals and fulfill daily living skills. Check out my website: claritypsy.com.
(310) 361-6273 View (310) 361-6273
Photo of Jill E. Groves, Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA
Jill E. Groves
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Deciding to pursue therapy can be a big step. Some days you feel you need help, the next your convinced you can handle it all on your own. Ambivalence is normal; you don't need to be 100% ready. As your therapist, I strive to be authentic, compassionate, and honest with my clients. My goal is to provide a place where you feel comfortable being yourself. As a team, we'll identify what is working and where you may want change, we'll prioritize goals, and find tools to aid you in reaching those goals. With kindness, patience, and effort, change and recovery are within your reach.
Deciding to pursue therapy can be a big step. Some days you feel you need help, the next your convinced you can handle it all on your own. Ambivalence is normal; you don't need to be 100% ready. As your therapist, I strive to be authentic, compassionate, and honest with my clients. My goal is to provide a place where you feel comfortable being yourself. As a team, we'll identify what is working and where you may want change, we'll prioritize goals, and find tools to aid you in reaching those goals. With kindness, patience, and effort, change and recovery are within your reach.
(310) 873-6359 View (310) 873-6359
Photo of Miguel Torres, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Torrance, CA
Miguel Torres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
Miguel Torres, LCSW has over a decade of experience working in the mental health field in New York and California. He utilizes family systems, DBT, and CBT techniques to help adults, adolescents, families, and couples achieve their goals. His work with people explores the balance between acceptance and change, tolerating distress, and increasing one’s ability to regulate intense emotions.
Miguel Torres, LCSW has over a decade of experience working in the mental health field in New York and California. He utilizes family systems, DBT, and CBT techniques to help adults, adolescents, families, and couples achieve their goals. His work with people explores the balance between acceptance and change, tolerating distress, and increasing one’s ability to regulate intense emotions.
(424) 788-1365 View (424) 788-1365
Photo of Lauralee Ann Markley, Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA
Lauralee Ann Markley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90501  (Online Only)
How many times have you’ve heard the question; if you’re on an airplane and the oxygen masks deploy, who do you put the mask on first, you or your child? The answer: YOU Why? So YOU can be the there to help others, to be a good friend, a good wife, a good mother, a good worker, a good leader. With me, you will learn how to be there for yourself. I believe that anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, limiting beliefs, lack of success, and many other symptoms that hold you back can be resolved if only you learn to love yourself.
How many times have you’ve heard the question; if you’re on an airplane and the oxygen masks deploy, who do you put the mask on first, you or your child? The answer: YOU Why? So YOU can be the there to help others, to be a good friend, a good wife, a good mother, a good worker, a good leader. With me, you will learn how to be there for yourself. I believe that anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, limiting beliefs, lack of success, and many other symptoms that hold you back can be resolved if only you learn to love yourself.
(310) 299-2168 View (310) 299-2168
Photo of Emily Schafer, Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA
Emily Schafer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
At one time or another, life presents challenges in which guidance and support are needed. I can provide to you a confidential, nurturing relationship that will empower you to make clearer choices, reduce stress, and improve coping skills. I specialize in couples therapy and can help you save your relationship! If you suffer from problems that trigger depression and anxiety i can help you to cope better and improve your mood. I have been in practice since 1991 so i have the experience to help you in a caring, nurturing way.
At one time or another, life presents challenges in which guidance and support are needed. I can provide to you a confidential, nurturing relationship that will empower you to make clearer choices, reduce stress, and improve coping skills. I specialize in couples therapy and can help you save your relationship! If you suffer from problems that trigger depression and anxiety i can help you to cope better and improve your mood. I have been in practice since 1991 so i have the experience to help you in a caring, nurturing way.
(424) 294-8934 View (424) 294-8934
Photo of Jamie Suard, Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA
Jamie Suard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90505
First, you probably need to know this right now... that you were created to be loved! Next, in therapy, real growth and change is influenced significantly by what you feel and think about your therapist. You need to feel safe, understood, validated, cared for, and able to trust the competency and selflessness of your therapist. Please feel free to come for a free introductory meeting with me. With deep care, compassion, understanding, and respect, I help you transition from surviving to thriving in relationships and life. I specialize in broken relationships or those struggling with past trauma or abuse.
First, you probably need to know this right now... that you were created to be loved! Next, in therapy, real growth and change is influenced significantly by what you feel and think about your therapist. You need to feel safe, understood, validated, cared for, and able to trust the competency and selflessness of your therapist. Please feel free to come for a free introductory meeting with me. With deep care, compassion, understanding, and respect, I help you transition from surviving to thriving in relationships and life. I specialize in broken relationships or those struggling with past trauma or abuse.
(310) 844-6543 View (310) 844-6543
Photo of Susan Lee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Torrance, CA
Susan Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90509
I am passionate about helping people to progress on their life journey toward wellbeing. I believe most of out distress and conflicts stem from maladaptive understanding of self and our perceived needs, of others, the world, and of God. Accordingly, a step toward health begins with increasing self awareness and insight into ourselves, our problems, and the ability to see the reality in growing clarity which result in changed thoughts, feelings and actions.
I am passionate about helping people to progress on their life journey toward wellbeing. I believe most of out distress and conflicts stem from maladaptive understanding of self and our perceived needs, of others, the world, and of God. Accordingly, a step toward health begins with increasing self awareness and insight into ourselves, our problems, and the ability to see the reality in growing clarity which result in changed thoughts, feelings and actions.
(562) 418-6771 View (562) 418-6771
Photo of Martin Alvarez, Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA
Martin Alvarez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90502  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California, with six years of experience after graduating from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. My focus is on helping adults navigate career stress, transitions, marital issues, and burnout to achieve their fullest potential.
Hello! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California, with six years of experience after graduating from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. My focus is on helping adults navigate career stress, transitions, marital issues, and burnout to achieve their fullest potential.
(562) 573-7948 View (562) 573-7948
Photo of P. Shadi Sharifi, Psychologist in Torrance, CA
P. Shadi Sharifi
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Not accepting new clients
People often reach a decision to begin psychotherapy because they feel that they have been struggling with or trying to ignore some behavioral or emotional difficulty and have reached a point where they want this to change. Such difficulties begin to affect other parts of one’s physical or emotional life, thought patterns, relationships, and work. Often the consequences of such struggles coupled with ineffective coping strategies, leads one to feel helpless and hopeless. This is a critical point where change is needed.
People often reach a decision to begin psychotherapy because they feel that they have been struggling with or trying to ignore some behavioral or emotional difficulty and have reached a point where they want this to change. Such difficulties begin to affect other parts of one’s physical or emotional life, thought patterns, relationships, and work. Often the consequences of such struggles coupled with ineffective coping strategies, leads one to feel helpless and hopeless. This is a critical point where change is needed.
(424) 400-6760 View (424) 400-6760
Photo of Heidy Salguero, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Torrance, CA
Heidy Salguero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Congratulations on taking the initiative to seek help. Now, allow me to help you build on the strengths that will help you in meeting your therapy goals. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, adjusting to a life change, or something else. I am here to offer you the support in navigating through any of these situations. Let me help you identify and manage stressors, while also building on coping mechanisms that will help you reach emotional and behavioral wellness.
Congratulations on taking the initiative to seek help. Now, allow me to help you build on the strengths that will help you in meeting your therapy goals. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, adjusting to a life change, or something else. I am here to offer you the support in navigating through any of these situations. Let me help you identify and manage stressors, while also building on coping mechanisms that will help you reach emotional and behavioral wellness.
(310) 361-3201 View (310) 361-3201
Photo of Jennifer Marks, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Torrance, CA
Jennifer Marks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505  (Online Only)
Have you ever felt the weight of unresolved pain holding you back from the life you envision? Taking that first step towards healing can seem daunting, yet it's often the crucial leap towards reclaiming our happiness. We may find ourselves entangled in suffering, losing sight of our core values as we attempt to evade discomfort. But here's the truth: confronting our pain, guided with compassion, can lead us to a life grounded in authenticity and purpose.
Have you ever felt the weight of unresolved pain holding you back from the life you envision? Taking that first step towards healing can seem daunting, yet it's often the crucial leap towards reclaiming our happiness. We may find ourselves entangled in suffering, losing sight of our core values as we attempt to evade discomfort. But here's the truth: confronting our pain, guided with compassion, can lead us to a life grounded in authenticity and purpose.
(424) 239-2436 View (424) 239-2436
Photo of Bridget Tessman, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Torrance, CA
Bridget Tessman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Life can be overwhelming, stressful, and complicated, and it's okay to reach for support. Therapy is a powerful tool for self-discovery, healing, and expanding personal insight. In our sessions you experience a compassionate, non-judgmental, and tailored experience to your needs. When you feel open we will explore your thougths, feelings, develop coping skills, explore your relationships, and work towards your goals. Sessions will also be from a holistic and spiritual approach to mental health, addressing the mind, body, and soul connections. Together, we will create a plan to empower you to over come the obstacles and find peace.
Life can be overwhelming, stressful, and complicated, and it's okay to reach for support. Therapy is a powerful tool for self-discovery, healing, and expanding personal insight. In our sessions you experience a compassionate, non-judgmental, and tailored experience to your needs. When you feel open we will explore your thougths, feelings, develop coping skills, explore your relationships, and work towards your goals. Sessions will also be from a holistic and spiritual approach to mental health, addressing the mind, body, and soul connections. Together, we will create a plan to empower you to over come the obstacles and find peace.
(310) 818-7679 View (310) 818-7679
Photo of Nino Yniguez, Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA
Nino Yniguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
I have a relaxed style, I focus on getting to know the person, and building a treatment plan around them specifically. I enjoy talking about emotions, core beliefs, and unique life moments. I have experience with individuals of many backgrounds and ages and enjoy learning. I have been a therapist for over 10 years now and enjoy the diversity of it.
I have a relaxed style, I focus on getting to know the person, and building a treatment plan around them specifically. I enjoy talking about emotions, core beliefs, and unique life moments. I have experience with individuals of many backgrounds and ages and enjoy learning. I have been a therapist for over 10 years now and enjoy the diversity of it.
(310) 929-6693 View (310) 929-6693
Photo of Julie Doran, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Torrance, CA
Julie Doran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90505  (Online Only)
When your present circumstances or experiences overwhelm your ability to cope, it may be time to do something different. If you've been struggling to feel like the parent, professional, or partner that you know you want to be, and you're ready to break the cycles that have been holding you back, let's get to work. I utilize evidence-based practices to help you rewire your brain and get out of your own way. We’ll work as a team to support the growth of your strengths and healthy behaviors, and to clear out anything from your past that no longer serves you.
When your present circumstances or experiences overwhelm your ability to cope, it may be time to do something different. If you've been struggling to feel like the parent, professional, or partner that you know you want to be, and you're ready to break the cycles that have been holding you back, let's get to work. I utilize evidence-based practices to help you rewire your brain and get out of your own way. We’ll work as a team to support the growth of your strengths and healthy behaviors, and to clear out anything from your past that no longer serves you.
(323) 902-7545 View (323) 902-7545
Photo of Victoria Zal, Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA
Victoria Zal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90505  (Online Only)
You matter! I'm here to assist you in making your relationships succeed, starting with communication that makes a difference. Together we will uncover your beauty and resilience. Begin your quest to heal, understand and find answers, as well as empower your positive growth. Besides my passion for relationships, couples therapy, psychology, art and life I have experience with parenting, marriage, divorce, dating, couples issues, dealing with family members with ADHD, autism, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, grief, loss, immigration, teenagers, not fitting in and much more. Call/Text 310.746.7223
You matter! I'm here to assist you in making your relationships succeed, starting with communication that makes a difference. Together we will uncover your beauty and resilience. Begin your quest to heal, understand and find answers, as well as empower your positive growth. Besides my passion for relationships, couples therapy, psychology, art and life I have experience with parenting, marriage, divorce, dating, couples issues, dealing with family members with ADHD, autism, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, grief, loss, immigration, teenagers, not fitting in and much more. Call/Text 310.746.7223
(310) 494-2783 View (310) 494-2783

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Torrance, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in Torrance, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
68% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Cigna and Evernorth
63% Aetna
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Torrance, CA see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Torrance?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.