Find a Therapist in Encino, CA

Find a Therapist, Psychologist, or Marriage Counselor in Encino

 
Michelle Garami, MA, The LA Life Coach

Michelle Garami, MA, The LA Life Coach

Verified Credentials

Coaching, Counseling, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"I work in a variety of different fields to gain as much knowledge and understanding as I can. I apply a broad view of the interconnectedness of our inner w..." read more

Glendale, CA 91203

Encino, CA 91436

Michelle Garami, MA, The LA Life Coach Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17411

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Rena Pollak, LMFT

Rena Pollak, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"Hello. My name is Rena and I help people feel better about themselves, their relationships and their lives. I know that life can be very challenging and ..." read more

Encino, CA 91436

Rena Pollak, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19843

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Gary M. Larkin, MA, MS, MFT

Gary M. Larkin, MA, MS, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"The client is who matters in my office! Our Sessions would be collaborative, honest, and empathetic. We would work on re-framing cognitive distortions, an..." read more

Encino, CA 91436

Gary M. Larkin, MA, MS, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13058

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Lori Menendyan, LCSW

Lori Menendyan, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I strongly believe that therapy is a place for you to openly talk about your thoughts and feelings in a safe and nurturing environment. We will work togeth..." read more

Encino, CA 91436

Lori Menendyan, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18511

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Sandy Ginsberg, M.S., L.M.F.T.

Sandy Ginsberg, M.S., L.M.F.T.

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

""Helping You To Find Yourself, The Way You Want To Be." This is my task ... assisting you. You are on a journey now, to regain your intended health. ..." read more

Encino, CA 91436

Sandy Ginsberg, M.S., L.M.F.T. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01504

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Linda K. Laffey, MA, MFT

Linda K. Laffey, MA, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Would you like to take control of your life? If your goal is to resolve a conflicted relationship, recover from an eating disorder or lose weight, heal hu..." read more

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Encino, CA 91436

Linda K. Laffey, MA, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01044

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Julie Brams-Prudeaux, MA

Julie Brams-Prudeaux, MA


Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Because the healing potential of each person is unique, I use a therapeutic approach that combines current advances in the mental health profession with tr..." read more

Encino, CA 91316

Julie Brams-Prudeaux, MA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00897

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Tim Smyth, PsyD, MFT

Tim Smyth, PsyD, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"Once upon a time, a traveler fell into a deep hole beside the road. Shortly after, a priest came by and, upon hearing the traveler's cries for help, offere..." read more

Encino, CA 91316

Newhall, CA 91321

Tim Smyth, PsyD, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18687

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Robert Ogner, LCSW

Robert Ogner, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I have always been moved by what brings people closer together, by what reconciles hurt and conflict, and by the common sorrows and difficulties that we al..." read more

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Encino, CA 91436

Robert Ogner, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06356

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Joy Arst Hubbard MA Psychology, mft intern

Joy Arst Hubbard MA Psychology, mft intern

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I come from an assistance based, Solution focused Therapy where you are the expert. Together, We Collaborate to help you come up with your own ideas in a ..." read more

Encino, CA 91316

Chatsworth, CA 91311

Joy Arst Hubbard MA Psychology, mft intern Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19366

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Encino, California is a small, affluent community located in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. With more than 44,000 residents, Encino is home to almost 4,000 businesses that employ nearly 30,000 people1. Each year, the community hosts the Earth Day Festival, the largest in Los Angeles.

 

Mental Health Statistics
According to California’s Health and Human Services Agency, in 2000, nearly 8% of all young people and just over 6% of all adults in Los Angeles County had a serious emotional disturbance or mental illness2. Between the years 2005 and 2010, over 15% of residents in the greater Los Angeles area over the age of 12 used drugs or alcohol for non-medicinal purposes, and almost 9% of all county residents reported a substance abuse problem. During that same time period, depression was found in 5.4% of all adults residents3.

 

Large-Scale Mental Healthcare Solutions
As part of Los Angeles County, Encino is able to utilize the services offered through the county’s Department of Mental Health (DMH), which is the largest in the United States. The DMH has over 175 facility sites throughout the county and works with 1,000 different medical providers and organizations to ensure clients in every city receive the mental health services they need4. Staffed by social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, medical doctors, family and marriage counselors, therapists, community liaisons, and trained mental health experts and caregivers, the DMH strives to educate and offer treatment to all of Los Angeles County’s residents.

 

In 2004, the state of California passed Proposition 63, also known as the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)5. This new law expanded and extended funding to all counties within California, providing the benefit of additional community services, training, technology, and staffing that advance the mental health care opportunities to all Encino residents. Through collaboration with the county and state, Encino provides excellent mental health care and well-being resources to all its citizens and works to improve each individual’s quality of life.

 

Encino is also home to a top-notch hospital with a fully staffed behavioral health department. Care is coordinated between medical professionals at the hospital and work with community representatives to offer a continuum of care for those in need. Psychiatric, psychological, behavioral, and addiction issues are all addressed at intake, and city and county resources are made available to those who qualify.

 

1 Los Angeles Times. (2012). Mapping L.A.>San Fernando Valley: Encino. Retrieved from http://maps.latimes.com/neighborhoods/neighborhood/encino/

2 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2004). Original Prevalence Data Based on the 2000 Census Estimates of Prevalence of Persons with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) and Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Los Angeles County. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/Prevalence_Rates/Los%20Angeles/Table1.pdf

3 SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2012) National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006 to 2010. Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana MSA. Retrieved from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association website: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-Los-Angeles.pdf

4 Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (2013). Retrieved from Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health website: http://dmh.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dmh/aboutdmh

5 LA County, (2013). Mental health services act (MHSA). Retrieved from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health website: http://dmh.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dmh/about_dmh/mhsa