Therapists in Torrance, CA

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Chelsy Duffer-Dunbar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90501  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Chelsy. As a Licensed Therapist, I strive to build the confidence and sense of empowerment in the women I work with. Also as a mother of two, I know that navigating life during pregnancy, times of loss, and as a new parent can be challenging and leave you feeling overwhelmed. I am here to support and guide you through this time of transition and will help you adjust to your new normal. Together, we will celebrate the joy you experience and honor the hardship of your parenthood and womanhood journey.
Hi there! I'm Chelsy. As a Licensed Therapist, I strive to build the confidence and sense of empowerment in the women I work with. Also as a mother of two, I know that navigating life during pregnancy, times of loss, and as a new parent can be challenging and leave you feeling overwhelmed. I am here to support and guide you through this time of transition and will help you adjust to your new normal. Together, we will celebrate the joy you experience and honor the hardship of your parenthood and womanhood journey.
(424) 304-1812 View (424) 304-1812
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Amparo Pacheco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90504  (Online Only)
Throughout my experiences within my career, I have gained significant knowledge and understanding of diverse hardships within the human race.
Throughout my experiences within my career, I have gained significant knowledge and understanding of diverse hardships within the human race.
(310) 660-7409 View (310) 660-7409
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Sayaka Kawase
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
I have extensive experiences in working with individuals who had painful experiences and continue to suffer from these memories. My goal is not only to treat trauma symptoms, but to help people grow from their painful experiences. Through my treatment, you can overcome any negative thoughts associated with trauma and gain trust and confidence in people and yourself. My approach includes evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), such as Prolonged Exposure and STAIR/NST. You will learn many tools to manage your trauma related symptoms, which can be used after my treatment.
I have extensive experiences in working with individuals who had painful experiences and continue to suffer from these memories. My goal is not only to treat trauma symptoms, but to help people grow from their painful experiences. Through my treatment, you can overcome any negative thoughts associated with trauma and gain trust and confidence in people and yourself. My approach includes evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), such as Prolonged Exposure and STAIR/NST. You will learn many tools to manage your trauma related symptoms, which can be used after my treatment.
(424) 704-5041 View (424) 704-5041
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Victor Hernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling like you can’t seem to pull yourself together or that you are emotionally drained trying to figure out what is going on in your life? Is anxiety or depression causing you problems with your spouse, partner, friends, co-workers, or family members? Did something bad recently happen? Are you going through a separation? Did you lose a loved one? Are you dealing with stress at work? Did you experience trauma in your life? Are you just feeling anxious? "You are not alone.”
Have you been feeling like you can’t seem to pull yourself together or that you are emotionally drained trying to figure out what is going on in your life? Is anxiety or depression causing you problems with your spouse, partner, friends, co-workers, or family members? Did something bad recently happen? Are you going through a separation? Did you lose a loved one? Are you dealing with stress at work? Did you experience trauma in your life? Are you just feeling anxious? "You are not alone.”
(424) 377-0843 View (424) 377-0843
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Michael DeWitt
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90505  (Online Only)
It can be hard to make the decision to start therapy, and equally as hard to stick to it. This is one of the primary reasons I became a therapist, to help those who’ve struggled with conventional methods. My experience has had a big impact on how I’ve structured clinical practice, leading me to throw the proverbial couch out the window and go with a more direct, accountability-based approach. Whether you’re working on processing a negative self-image, relationship difficulty, career stressors, or other symptoms related to anxiety or depression, we’ll always be working to build mindfulness, purpose, and intention towards your goals.
It can be hard to make the decision to start therapy, and equally as hard to stick to it. This is one of the primary reasons I became a therapist, to help those who’ve struggled with conventional methods. My experience has had a big impact on how I’ve structured clinical practice, leading me to throw the proverbial couch out the window and go with a more direct, accountability-based approach. Whether you’re working on processing a negative self-image, relationship difficulty, career stressors, or other symptoms related to anxiety or depression, we’ll always be working to build mindfulness, purpose, and intention towards your goals.
(310) 987-4125 View (310) 987-4125
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Dr. Katherine Sheu
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90501
Are you or your loved one struggling regularly at home, work, or school? Life can be filled with many challenges, anxiety and stress, and sometimes we need help navigating through it all. Dr. Katherine Sheu is a licensed psychologist who understands everyone is unique and comes from varying backgrounds and experiences. With that in mind, she works to create a supportive environment and tailors treatment programs to suit each individuals needs.
Are you or your loved one struggling regularly at home, work, or school? Life can be filled with many challenges, anxiety and stress, and sometimes we need help navigating through it all. Dr. Katherine Sheu is a licensed psychologist who understands everyone is unique and comes from varying backgrounds and experiences. With that in mind, she works to create a supportive environment and tailors treatment programs to suit each individuals needs.
(424) 688-7275 View (424) 688-7275
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Dianna V. Luna
Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Has your child been acting out, uncommunicative, or withdrawn lately? Has their emotional well-being been affected by changes in their life? You are not alone. I have a deep passion for helping children find their voice, rather than acting out or withdrawing. For over 30 years I have worked with children of all ages as well as families and adults. As a therapist, I find it most rewarding when I help my clients breakthrough and grow from their trauma. I specialize in child therapy along with anxiety, depression, ADHD in all ages. Together we can achieve your goals at The Effective Therapy Group.
Has your child been acting out, uncommunicative, or withdrawn lately? Has their emotional well-being been affected by changes in their life? You are not alone. I have a deep passion for helping children find their voice, rather than acting out or withdrawing. For over 30 years I have worked with children of all ages as well as families and adults. As a therapist, I find it most rewarding when I help my clients breakthrough and grow from their trauma. I specialize in child therapy along with anxiety, depression, ADHD in all ages. Together we can achieve your goals at The Effective Therapy Group.
(310) 388-9813 View (310) 388-9813
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Gelbart and Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Having been in practice in the South Bay since 1976, I bring a great deal of experience in helping people with problems related to personal or family drug or alcohol use, as well as depression, anxiety, stress, and marital issues. My work with addiction includes problems related to gambling, sex, and food. At present, in addition to my practice, I am the Director of Behavioral Health at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and the Executive Director and Supervising Psychologist for the Torrance Memorial Thelma McMillen Recovery Center
Having been in practice in the South Bay since 1976, I bring a great deal of experience in helping people with problems related to personal or family drug or alcohol use, as well as depression, anxiety, stress, and marital issues. My work with addiction includes problems related to gambling, sex, and food. At present, in addition to my practice, I am the Director of Behavioral Health at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and the Executive Director and Supervising Psychologist for the Torrance Memorial Thelma McMillen Recovery Center
(310) 692-9523 View (310) 692-9523
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Susan Davies
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
I offer a warm, caring and understanding environment so that insight, self-esteem and personal growth can develop. We work together so that you can become your BEST self. To quote Socrates: "the unexamined life is not worth living". A glimpse into our past, helps us understand the present and creates the foundation for a better future. Accessing and understanding our feelings starts the process of knowing ourselves and others, allowing us to take personal responsibility and making healthier choices, that ultimately leads to positive, life-long changes.
I offer a warm, caring and understanding environment so that insight, self-esteem and personal growth can develop. We work together so that you can become your BEST self. To quote Socrates: "the unexamined life is not worth living". A glimpse into our past, helps us understand the present and creates the foundation for a better future. Accessing and understanding our feelings starts the process of knowing ourselves and others, allowing us to take personal responsibility and making healthier choices, that ultimately leads to positive, life-long changes.
(424) 294-8844 View (424) 294-8844
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Timothy Nathan Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
When people seek therapy, they are usually looking for a safe space where their struggles and heard and understood without judgement. They want a compassionate listener who can validate their personal experiences, offer support, and guide them collaboratively through challenging times. Are you looking for someone who not only comprehends your emotional turmoil but also provides practical tools to navigate life's complexities? Looking for a therapeutic experience where you can uncover deeper insights, cultivate resilience, and ultimately, empower yourself to create positive changes in your lives?
When people seek therapy, they are usually looking for a safe space where their struggles and heard and understood without judgement. They want a compassionate listener who can validate their personal experiences, offer support, and guide them collaboratively through challenging times. Are you looking for someone who not only comprehends your emotional turmoil but also provides practical tools to navigate life's complexities? Looking for a therapeutic experience where you can uncover deeper insights, cultivate resilience, and ultimately, empower yourself to create positive changes in your lives?
(424) 317-8821 View (424) 317-8821
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Laura Kathlyeen Dorin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Therapy is about opening your mind and heart to become your best and highest self. In my psychotherapy and assessment work, I fuse my psychodynamically-centered analytic insights with a compassion-based quest to help you fulfill your potential, have greater peace of mind, and live your life to the fullest.
Therapy is about opening your mind and heart to become your best and highest self. In my psychotherapy and assessment work, I fuse my psychodynamically-centered analytic insights with a compassion-based quest to help you fulfill your potential, have greater peace of mind, and live your life to the fullest.
(424) 342-5021 View (424) 342-5021
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Maritza Henry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90505
I have an extensive background in providing psychotherapy for individual adults, couples, adolescents and traditional as well as non-traditional families from various ethnic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. I believe that everyone has strengths and all the ingredients to acquire self-love, peace and happiness. My job is to help a client tap into those strengths and ingredients. My job is to provide a platform for which clients can begin to identify and experience healthy ways to be in a relationship with others and themselves.
I have an extensive background in providing psychotherapy for individual adults, couples, adolescents and traditional as well as non-traditional families from various ethnic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. I believe that everyone has strengths and all the ingredients to acquire self-love, peace and happiness. My job is to help a client tap into those strengths and ingredients. My job is to provide a platform for which clients can begin to identify and experience healthy ways to be in a relationship with others and themselves.
(408) 759-4858 View (408) 759-4858
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Kari Wendt
Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
We all have days when we feel competent to take on the world, and then there are days when getting out of bed and brushing our teeth feels like an insurmountable task. If you are feeling overwhelmed, confused, or just not sure what to do and where to go next, let me be the first to say: "You are not alone!" Being human is difficult, particularly when we are trying to navigate our own needs in between the needs of our families, work, and the world.
We all have days when we feel competent to take on the world, and then there are days when getting out of bed and brushing our teeth feels like an insurmountable task. If you are feeling overwhelmed, confused, or just not sure what to do and where to go next, let me be the first to say: "You are not alone!" Being human is difficult, particularly when we are trying to navigate our own needs in between the needs of our families, work, and the world.
(424) 317-8813 View (424) 317-8813
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Nancy Lachapelle PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505  (Online Only)
I specialize in these conditions: Generalized Anxiety, Panic (with and without Agrophobia), and Social Anxiety; Attention Deficit with or without Hyperactivity; and "Adulting" to improve adult child-parent interactions. I also assist those in life transitions (divorce, marriage, childbirth, relocation, grief, etc.) to aid navigation of values and perspectives that commonly require re-evaluation during these times.
I specialize in these conditions: Generalized Anxiety, Panic (with and without Agrophobia), and Social Anxiety; Attention Deficit with or without Hyperactivity; and "Adulting" to improve adult child-parent interactions. I also assist those in life transitions (divorce, marriage, childbirth, relocation, grief, etc.) to aid navigation of values and perspectives that commonly require re-evaluation during these times.
(424) 369-7880 View (424) 369-7880
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Nancy Gallegos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
I believe that people's emotions and behaviors are influenced by their perceptions and interpretation of events. I utilize a strengths-based approach that primarily incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a combination of Mindfulness and Solution Focused. We will work collaboratively in a supportive and nonjudgmental environment in order for you to explore and learn effective strategies you can use now and for the rest of your life.
I believe that people's emotions and behaviors are influenced by their perceptions and interpretation of events. I utilize a strengths-based approach that primarily incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a combination of Mindfulness and Solution Focused. We will work collaboratively in a supportive and nonjudgmental environment in order for you to explore and learn effective strategies you can use now and for the rest of your life.
(650) 414-3662 View (650) 414-3662
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Josette Rosas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90503
Life can be overwhelming and littered with stress. Those feelings of stress and overwhelm can leave us on edge, shut down, paralyzed or avoidant. This can impact how we show up in our relationships, work world, and for ourselves. When these negative emotions and thoughts lead toward undesirable choices, it only reinforces those negative messages from our inner critic. If you would like to move towards feeling more balanced and have a greater sense of self-acceptance & inner peace, there is hope.
Life can be overwhelming and littered with stress. Those feelings of stress and overwhelm can leave us on edge, shut down, paralyzed or avoidant. This can impact how we show up in our relationships, work world, and for ourselves. When these negative emotions and thoughts lead toward undesirable choices, it only reinforces those negative messages from our inner critic. If you would like to move towards feeling more balanced and have a greater sense of self-acceptance & inner peace, there is hope.
(310) 307-3458 View (310) 307-3458
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Crossroads Institute
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
We are an organization of mental health professionals with a common goal of providing excellent and expert services in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego counties. We are committed to providing the highest level of professional expertise and human compassion for issues and concerns that arise in the course of our lives. Crossroads Institute offers psychotherapy services for all ages, psychiatry, clinical, educational, and neuropsychological assessment, and brain training services, including qEEG based Neurofeedback and Biofeedback services.
We are an organization of mental health professionals with a common goal of providing excellent and expert services in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego counties. We are committed to providing the highest level of professional expertise and human compassion for issues and concerns that arise in the course of our lives. Crossroads Institute offers psychotherapy services for all ages, psychiatry, clinical, educational, and neuropsychological assessment, and brain training services, including qEEG based Neurofeedback and Biofeedback services.
(562) 354-8971 View (562) 354-8971
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Kay Mimaki
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
Psychotherapy can be overwhelming when you are already feeling exasperated. I strive to make psychotherapy easy to understand so that you feel like you learned something new you can use in your daily life. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience helping people who are going through life’s challenges. My priority is to give you a safe place to talk about what is on your mind, and together we can tackle the challenges you are facing. I look forward to working with you.
Psychotherapy can be overwhelming when you are already feeling exasperated. I strive to make psychotherapy easy to understand so that you feel like you learned something new you can use in your daily life. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience helping people who are going through life’s challenges. My priority is to give you a safe place to talk about what is on your mind, and together we can tackle the challenges you are facing. I look forward to working with you.
(424) 237-8811 View (424) 237-8811
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Francyne Foxman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
I received my B.A. in Psychology from U.C., Berkeley & my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. I hold a Certification in Dual Diagnosis from U.C., Los Angeles & am skilled in counseling clients dealing with addictions as well as emotional challenges (i.e. depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, grief & loss). I am proficient in treating persons & families dealing with divorce, separation, custody and court issues. I have provided supervision to Marriage & Family Therapy Trainees and Interns. In-home psychotherapy available, upon request. A Good Faith Estimate (GFE) provided upon request.
I received my B.A. in Psychology from U.C., Berkeley & my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. I hold a Certification in Dual Diagnosis from U.C., Los Angeles & am skilled in counseling clients dealing with addictions as well as emotional challenges (i.e. depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, grief & loss). I am proficient in treating persons & families dealing with divorce, separation, custody and court issues. I have provided supervision to Marriage & Family Therapy Trainees and Interns. In-home psychotherapy available, upon request. A Good Faith Estimate (GFE) provided upon request.
(310) 226-8437 View (310) 226-8437
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Mena Hughes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90505
Waitlist for new clients
Usually we don't seek help unless we feel we are in some kind of crisis. With that in mind, I am sorry you are here... And yet, welcome. Welcome to the opportunity you are facing to make this hard time turn into strength, competence, satisfaction, peace and connection with yourself and others. Ideally, that is what good therapy does. You might not have the hope that can happen just yet, but I do. It is my belief that everything good is worth working toward. As a therapist, I will work with you collaboratively toward the goals you prioritize.
Usually we don't seek help unless we feel we are in some kind of crisis. With that in mind, I am sorry you are here... And yet, welcome. Welcome to the opportunity you are facing to make this hard time turn into strength, competence, satisfaction, peace and connection with yourself and others. Ideally, that is what good therapy does. You might not have the hope that can happen just yet, but I do. It is my belief that everything good is worth working toward. As a therapist, I will work with you collaboratively toward the goals you prioritize.
(424) 373-3513 View (424) 373-3513

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

81% Female
18% 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.