Mervin Maier
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I have vast knowledge and practical experience in the fields of foster/adoption, parenting, child and adolescents, depression, anxiety, spectrum disorders, ADHD, special education, as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples.
We all need strong, healthy relationships for our personal, social growth and development and survival in life. At times the pathway to building strong, healthy relationships can be perplexing and bewildering. My therapy approach provides a supportive, safe harbor that is both collaborative and non-judgmental to help families, couples, and individuals to find what they need to build healthy and satisfying lives and deeply meaningful relationships.
(707) 271-9323
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Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I have vast knowledge and practical experience in the fields of foster/adoption, parenting, child and adolescents, depression, anxiety, spectrum disorders, ADHD, special education, as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples.
We all need strong, healthy relationships for our personal, social growth and development and survival in life. At times the pathway to building strong, healthy relationships can be perplexing and bewildering. My therapy approach provides a supportive, safe harbor that is both collaborative and non-judgmental to help families, couples, and individuals to find what they need to build healthy and satisfying lives and deeply meaningful relationships.
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Marlene Willis-Akins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
Not accepting new clients
I have been clinically trained and certified in trauma focused and evidence based practices such as Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Seeking Safety, Managing and Adaptive Practices (MAP) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
I serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients including children as young as zero to school aged. I also provide behavior intervention, individual, couples and group therapy for adolescents and adults, which would also include parenting classes.
(626) 605-1725
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Monrovia, CA 91016
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I have been clinically trained and certified in trauma focused and evidence based practices such as Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Seeking Safety, Managing and Adaptive Practices (MAP) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
I serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients including children as young as zero to school aged. I also provide behavior intervention, individual, couples and group therapy for adolescents and adults, which would also include parenting classes.
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Cynthia Kruk
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individual children, teens, and adults, as well as families and couples.
* TELETHERAPY PROVIDED AT A SLIDING SCALE* The self can be the source of much mystery and turmoil. Unexpected life events, interpersonal troubles, and difficult transitions can leave you feeling lost. Sometimes we can lean on our community and other resources, but it can be tough to find a safe space to explore our true needs and feelings. In a world where everybody has an opinion, an unbiased perspective can be hard to find. Therapy can be a transformative experience of acknowledging Self and finding a higher level of functioning.
(951) 444-1606
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Monrovia, CA 91016
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individual children, teens, and adults, as well as families and couples.
* TELETHERAPY PROVIDED AT A SLIDING SCALE* The self can be the source of much mystery and turmoil. Unexpected life events, interpersonal troubles, and difficult transitions can leave you feeling lost. Sometimes we can lean on our community and other resources, but it can be tough to find a safe space to explore our true needs and feelings. In a world where everybody has an opinion, an unbiased perspective can be hard to find. Therapy can be a transformative experience of acknowledging Self and finding a higher level of functioning.
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Daniele Iturbide
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Monrovia, CA 91017
Offers online therapy
I'm trained in family systems therapy and treating trauma in children and adolescents.
*LGBTQ+ affirmative* Are you afraid to speak up or be your true self for fear of what others will say or do? Do you wish your family communicated more effectively, your kids would respect you and your rules, or you could get your teen to open up to you? Do you constantly give to others to the point of exhaustion or until you snap and wonder when it’s your turn to receive? If any of these scenarios fit your current struggles, I can help. When you reclaim your true voice and begin to use it thoughtfully and purposefully, you can lead a more authentic, balanced, and fulfilling life.
(424) 281-6919
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Monrovia, CA 91017
Offers online therapy
I'm trained in family systems therapy and treating trauma in children and adolescents.
*LGBTQ+ affirmative* Are you afraid to speak up or be your true self for fear of what others will say or do? Do you wish your family communicated more effectively, your kids would respect you and your rules, or you could get your teen to open up to you? Do you constantly give to others to the point of exhaustion or until you snap and wonder when it’s your turn to receive? If any of these scenarios fit your current struggles, I can help. When you reclaim your true voice and begin to use it thoughtfully and purposefully, you can lead a more authentic, balanced, and fulfilling life.
Micaela Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
My specialties include sexual abuse, childhood trauma, marriage crisis, relational problems, life transitions, children, trauma treatment, crisis intervention, grief and loss, blended families, adoption and foster care, and parenting issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have worked with individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families. I believe that through collaborative work together, there is hope for changing behaviors, beliefs, and conflicts that are impeding you from having the quality of life you desire. I strive to provide an environment that is nurturing, open, and safe for you to process and grow, improving your life and level of functioning.
(626) 587-2087
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Office is near:
Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
My specialties include sexual abuse, childhood trauma, marriage crisis, relational problems, life transitions, children, trauma treatment, crisis intervention, grief and loss, blended families, adoption and foster care, and parenting issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have worked with individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families. I believe that through collaborative work together, there is hope for changing behaviors, beliefs, and conflicts that are impeding you from having the quality of life you desire. I strive to provide an environment that is nurturing, open, and safe for you to process and grow, improving your life and level of functioning.
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Dawn Wisniewski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Monrovia, CA 91017
Offers online therapy
My services are tailored to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families who struggle with depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, learning disorders, trauma, domestic violence, parenting, life transitions and more.
Life is a journey that takes us in many different directions. On this journey we encounter various barriers, bumps and ditches that leave us feeling disconnected, stressed, anxious, depressed, confused and frustrated. As your therapist, I am passionate about empowering my clients and my goal is to collaboratively help you to heal, resolve and work through issues, identify and explore your strengths and reconnect with yourself and others in the way you envision. I offer a place that is welcoming, friendly, empathetic, supportive, nonjudgmental and safe.
(626) 210-2367
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Office is near:
Monrovia, CA 91017
Offers online therapy
My services are tailored to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families who struggle with depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, learning disorders, trauma, domestic violence, parenting, life transitions and more.
Life is a journey that takes us in many different directions. On this journey we encounter various barriers, bumps and ditches that leave us feeling disconnected, stressed, anxious, depressed, confused and frustrated. As your therapist, I am passionate about empowering my clients and my goal is to collaboratively help you to heal, resolve and work through issues, identify and explore your strengths and reconnect with yourself and others in the way you envision. I offer a place that is welcoming, friendly, empathetic, supportive, nonjudgmental and safe.
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Genevieve Skale
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
My goal is to help your child learn new ways of managing big emotions and build your confidence in handling challenging behaviors whenever and wherever they arise.
Are you having difficulties getting out of the house with your toddler or preschooler as they have a meltdown over putting their shoes on? Have you ever felt the eyes of strangers watching you as you manage your child’s anger outbursts in the grocery store? Do you ever feel consumed by guilt, worry, or frustration related to raising your child? These challenges can feel debilitating, embarrassing even, but things can get better with the right kind of supports in place.
(626) 618-9215
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Office is near:
Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
My goal is to help your child learn new ways of managing big emotions and build your confidence in handling challenging behaviors whenever and wherever they arise.
Are you having difficulties getting out of the house with your toddler or preschooler as they have a meltdown over putting their shoes on? Have you ever felt the eyes of strangers watching you as you manage your child’s anger outbursts in the grocery store? Do you ever feel consumed by guilt, worry, or frustration related to raising your child? These challenges can feel debilitating, embarrassing even, but things can get better with the right kind of supports in place.
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Quiana M. Daniel
Psychological Associate, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
Dr. Quiana M. Daniel is a Psychological Assistant working under the supervision of Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Andrea Forbes, PSY23101. In regards to her clinical practice, Dr. Daniel has had extensive training in parent-child interactions, trauma focused therapy, parenting skills, and interpersonal relationships. In addition, she has a history of working with families who are engaged with the foster care system, adopting, or considering adoption. Dr. Daniel aspires to work with individuals, couples, and families within a safe environment to help them navigate their personal, emotional, and spiritual growth.
(626) 653-4345
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Office is near:
Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
Dr. Quiana M. Daniel is a Psychological Assistant working under the supervision of Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Andrea Forbes, PSY23101. In regards to her clinical practice, Dr. Daniel has had extensive training in parent-child interactions, trauma focused therapy, parenting skills, and interpersonal relationships. In addition, she has a history of working with families who are engaged with the foster care system, adopting, or considering adoption. Dr. Daniel aspires to work with individuals, couples, and families within a safe environment to help them navigate their personal, emotional, and spiritual growth.
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Wayne Wen Yu Kao
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
Kao provides the following services: 1) Individual psychotherapy 2) Child and Family therapy 3)Couples therapy 4)Psychological Testing/Evaluation.
When life hasn't turned out the way you hoped, it's difficult to know where to go or how to make change. The decision to seek help can be a difficult process. Many times, it's much easier to sweep your struggles under the rug and put your personal happiness on the backburner. It will be my privilege and joy to work with you in developing a life path that will bring you happiness and joy. It will be my focus to help you identify the specific issues that you're struggling with, where they come from, and how to best change unhealthy patterns of living to improve your quality of life.
(626) 722-5665
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Monrovia, CA 91016
Kao provides the following services: 1) Individual psychotherapy 2) Child and Family therapy 3)Couples therapy 4)Psychological Testing/Evaluation.
When life hasn't turned out the way you hoped, it's difficult to know where to go or how to make change. The decision to seek help can be a difficult process. Many times, it's much easier to sweep your struggles under the rug and put your personal happiness on the backburner. It will be my privilege and joy to work with you in developing a life path that will bring you happiness and joy. It will be my focus to help you identify the specific issues that you're struggling with, where they come from, and how to best change unhealthy patterns of living to improve your quality of life.
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Sharon Romero
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, CATC
Monrovia, CA 91016
Because I have had the opportunity to work in many venues,I have had vast experience working with families, couples and children/adolescence. Addiction is a family issue & not only affects the person using but the whole family unit. I work with the entire family whether the goal for them is to stay together or not...I guide them in the adjustment in whatever decisions they make.FEE DETERMINED ON SLIDING SCALE My motto is: IF YOU HAVE HOPE, YOU HAVE EVERYTHING!
(626) 869-7925
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Monrovia, CA 91016
Because I have had the opportunity to work in many venues,I have had vast experience working with families, couples and children/adolescence. Addiction is a family issue & not only affects the person using but the whole family unit. I work with the entire family whether the goal for them is to stay together or not...I guide them in the adjustment in whatever decisions they make.FEE DETERMINED ON SLIDING SCALE My motto is: IF YOU HAVE HOPE, YOU HAVE EVERYTHING!
Nathan Ely
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
I am experienced in providing therapy for children and families, teens, adult individuals, and couples.
Our relationships are the greatest treasures we have in life. When we feel disconnected in our relationship with ourselves and others, we are more prone to experiencing isolation, dysfunction and pain. While our pain can be a great teacher, feeling stuck and alone on the journey of life can feel hopeless at times. My goal is to walk with you through the healing process and support you in restoring life in your relationship with yourself and others. With a holistic approach to therapy, addressing the needs of the body, mind and soul are vital for restoring connection as we walk together through the healing process.
(626) 329-4610
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Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
I am experienced in providing therapy for children and families, teens, adult individuals, and couples.
Our relationships are the greatest treasures we have in life. When we feel disconnected in our relationship with ourselves and others, we are more prone to experiencing isolation, dysfunction and pain. While our pain can be a great teacher, feeling stuck and alone on the journey of life can feel hopeless at times. My goal is to walk with you through the healing process and support you in restoring life in your relationship with yourself and others. With a holistic approach to therapy, addressing the needs of the body, mind and soul are vital for restoring connection as we walk together through the healing process.
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Sameh Abdelmalak
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with a diverse population, offering services to adults, children, couples, and families of different ethnic backgrounds, religions, spiritual beliefs, and sexual orientations. The anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, and relational distress can be very impending to the quality of one's life. Though I am trained in Trauma Focus CBT, Gottman method for couples, DBT, Attachment therapy, and motivational interviewing, if you have a hard time remembering when you felt good or feel like you are alone in your struggle, I would be glad to come alongside you and offer my counseling service.
(626) 610-4542
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Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with a diverse population, offering services to adults, children, couples, and families of different ethnic backgrounds, religions, spiritual beliefs, and sexual orientations. The anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, and relational distress can be very impending to the quality of one's life. Though I am trained in Trauma Focus CBT, Gottman method for couples, DBT, Attachment therapy, and motivational interviewing, if you have a hard time remembering when you felt good or feel like you are alone in your struggle, I would be glad to come alongside you and offer my counseling service.
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The Place Within
Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
Located in a quaint neighborhood, The Place Within has been serving the counseling and mental health needs of Monrovia and the San Gabriel Valley for over 30 years. We offer AFFORDABLE COUNSELING to adults, children, teens, families and couples. Our name suggests a core belief that informs our philosophy of life and our work as therapists. Deep within each of us is a source of wisdom, joy, and peace that can be tapped under the right circumstances. If you are having trouble finding and using your "Place Within," we are dedicated and trained to assist and support you with that inner journey.
(626) 344-8987
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Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
Located in a quaint neighborhood, The Place Within has been serving the counseling and mental health needs of Monrovia and the San Gabriel Valley for over 30 years. We offer AFFORDABLE COUNSELING to adults, children, teens, families and couples. Our name suggests a core belief that informs our philosophy of life and our work as therapists. Deep within each of us is a source of wisdom, joy, and peace that can be tapped under the right circumstances. If you are having trouble finding and using your "Place Within," we are dedicated and trained to assist and support you with that inner journey.
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Deborah R. Bates
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Monrovia, CA 91016
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with diverse clientele, from older adults grieving the loss of their spouse to young foster children recovering from abuse.
No matter your circumstance, whether you have been struggling life-long or just recently stuck in a rut, whether you are suffering from depression or anxiety, dissatisfied with your relationships, unsure how to help your child, crippled by past pain, or simply desiring to grow, there is hope for you. I strive to make the therapy room a warm and safe environment where you feel heard and understood, and where you can honestly and openly explore who you are and who you want to be. I will meet you where you are and walk with you toward growth and healing.
(626) 317-8506
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Office is near:
Monrovia, CA 91016
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with diverse clientele, from older adults grieving the loss of their spouse to young foster children recovering from abuse.
No matter your circumstance, whether you have been struggling life-long or just recently stuck in a rut, whether you are suffering from depression or anxiety, dissatisfied with your relationships, unsure how to help your child, crippled by past pain, or simply desiring to grow, there is hope for you. I strive to make the therapy room a warm and safe environment where you feel heard and understood, and where you can honestly and openly explore who you are and who you want to be. I will meet you where you are and walk with you toward growth and healing.
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Dr Nev Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
I have trained in a psychoanalytic modality of therapy, however I have a background of working behaviorally with children, families and parents.
"The pain is there; when you close one door on it, it knocks to come in somewhere else..." (Dr. Irvin D. Yalom). The process of psychotherapy is uncovering the pain, either developmental, situation specific or just existential, and working through it within the bounds of a trusting, accepting and empathetic therapeutic relationship. Throughout the process, I will help you uncover and become comfortable with your authentic self, while bringing into the consciousness some of the themes and motives that have unconsciously ruled your life and became a part of who you are.
(626) 238-0289
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Office is near:
Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
I have trained in a psychoanalytic modality of therapy, however I have a background of working behaviorally with children, families and parents.
"The pain is there; when you close one door on it, it knocks to come in somewhere else..." (Dr. Irvin D. Yalom). The process of psychotherapy is uncovering the pain, either developmental, situation specific or just existential, and working through it within the bounds of a trusting, accepting and empathetic therapeutic relationship. Throughout the process, I will help you uncover and become comfortable with your authentic self, while bringing into the consciousness some of the themes and motives that have unconsciously ruled your life and became a part of who you are.
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Ana L. Aguilar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
My name is Ana L. Aguilar, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specialized in treating children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I am highly dedicated and passionate about supporting each person find healing, inner peace, and full restoration. Therapy can provide an opportunity for change and healing and an understanding of behaviors. Utilizing EMDR, Body Based Regulation, Mindfulness/Somatic Experiencing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, attachment, and the Polyvagal Theory, I help clients attain their personal goals, safety, and complete reconnection with self.
(323) 693-9884
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Office is near:
Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
My name is Ana L. Aguilar, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specialized in treating children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I am highly dedicated and passionate about supporting each person find healing, inner peace, and full restoration. Therapy can provide an opportunity for change and healing and an understanding of behaviors. Utilizing EMDR, Body Based Regulation, Mindfulness/Somatic Experiencing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, attachment, and the Polyvagal Theory, I help clients attain their personal goals, safety, and complete reconnection with self.
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Juliana McBride Haigh
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Office is near:
Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
I want you to know that I see you. I see you hurting. I see you doing your best to get through your day, feeling like you’re failing. I see you struggling and fighting anyway. You smile, you keep pushing. You stuff down all the fear, the anger, the stress, the pain, and you put on a brave face. But it takes a toll. That's where I can help. It doesn’t have to feel this bad and you don't have to do it alone. Together we can create a safe space where you can process your feelings, build resiliency, develop strategies to help you practice self-care, and build healthy boundaries so you can feel better.
(626) 774-8030
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Office is near:
Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
I want you to know that I see you. I see you hurting. I see you doing your best to get through your day, feeling like you’re failing. I see you struggling and fighting anyway. You smile, you keep pushing. You stuff down all the fear, the anger, the stress, the pain, and you put on a brave face. But it takes a toll. That's where I can help. It doesn’t have to feel this bad and you don't have to do it alone. Together we can create a safe space where you can process your feelings, build resiliency, develop strategies to help you practice self-care, and build healthy boundaries so you can feel better.
Esther Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
Hi, I’m Esther! I believe it is an honor to listen to people’s stories. If you are a teen or adult who is looking for support in your closest relationships with a partner, friends, or family members, please give me a call. I specialize in helping people who are ready to make positive changes in their relationships or who need tools for communicating their feelings and needs. If you are depressed or anxious about the state of your relationships, you've come to the right place: therapy is a safe place to learn how to thrive.
(626) 317-9673
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Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
Hi, I’m Esther! I believe it is an honor to listen to people’s stories. If you are a teen or adult who is looking for support in your closest relationships with a partner, friends, or family members, please give me a call. I specialize in helping people who are ready to make positive changes in their relationships or who need tools for communicating their feelings and needs. If you are depressed or anxious about the state of your relationships, you've come to the right place: therapy is a safe place to learn how to thrive.
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Healing Rhythms Mental Health
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
In these challenging times, many folks in the community are seeking safe spaces to heal and build meaningful relationships. At Healing Rhythms Mental Health, we are a diverse group of licensed clinical psychologists, psychology assistants and psychology doctoral students who embrace community and interconnectedness. The essence of our work is rooted in compassion, empathy and respect for multicultural identities and a wide range of therapy approaches which include holistic/traditional, psychodynamic, relational, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and existential therapies.
(626) 618-8385
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Monrovia, CA 91016
Offers online therapy
In these challenging times, many folks in the community are seeking safe spaces to heal and build meaningful relationships. At Healing Rhythms Mental Health, we are a diverse group of licensed clinical psychologists, psychology assistants and psychology doctoral students who embrace community and interconnectedness. The essence of our work is rooted in compassion, empathy and respect for multicultural identities and a wide range of therapy approaches which include holistic/traditional, psychodynamic, relational, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and existential therapies.
Relationships For Better: Individuals + Couples
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
You want to thrive in your closest relationship: we're here for you. My name is Megan Lundgren, and I am the Director of Relationships For Better, a relationship counseling private practice based in Monrovia, in the San Gabriel Valley. My team of experienced and skilled therapists specializes in helping people navigate relationship hurdles with compassion and care. Relationships are the most important part of life: let's make them better, together.
(626) 587-2299
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Monrovia, CA 91016
You want to thrive in your closest relationship: we're here for you. My name is Megan Lundgren, and I am the Director of Relationships For Better, a relationship counseling private practice based in Monrovia, in the San Gabriel Valley. My team of experienced and skilled therapists specializes in helping people navigate relationship hurdles with compassion and care. Relationships are the most important part of life: let's make them better, together.

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Monrovia, CA provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Monrovia build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.