Find a Therapist in Encino, CA

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Jody Frank, LCSW, DCSW, CAS

Jody Frank, LCSW, DCSW, CAS

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

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

"At West Coast Counseling and Group Therapy Center, our vision is to provide compassionate and individualized treatment to meet the needs of our clients. Ou..." read more

Encino, CA 91436

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Jody Frank, LCSW, DCSW, CAS Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14962

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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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Bret Hofstein, MFT

Bret Hofstein, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"When you're depressed, anxious or suffering from low self esteem being able to move through the world in a meaningful, authentic way can feel almost imposs..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90035

Encino, CA 91436

Bret Hofstein, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05545

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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

Westlake Village, CA 91362

Encino, CA 91436

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

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Lynne Bidwell MFTI

Lynne Bidwell MFTI

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counselling

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

"My passion for my work comes from helping you with your current problems and longstanding patterns in a caring, nonjudgmental, and insightful way. I feel d..." read more

Encino, CA 91436

Lynne Bidwell MFTI Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24262

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Melanie Brown Kroon, MFT

Melanie Brown Kroon, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Where does self esteem begin? It starts with being truly yourself in the presence of an accepting, attuned, caring other. This is at the heart of therapy, ..." read more

Encino, CA 91316

Melanie Brown Kroon, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01163

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Anahita Kia, JD, MA

Anahita Kia, JD, MA

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My treatment style typically begins with building an alliance with my Client that is based on safety and trust, in order to process emotional issues and co..." read more

Encino, CA 91436

Anahita Kia, JD, MA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23384

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Alana S. Epstein, MSW, LCSW

Alana S. Epstein, MSW, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My role as a therapist is to work collaboratively with the client and to tailor interventions based on the need of the client. Together with the client, we..." read more

Encino, CA 91436

Alana S. Epstein, MSW, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16956

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Susan Mandel, Ph.D., LMFT

Susan Mandel, Ph.D., LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"With 20+ years of experience and solid training working with adults, parents and young children, I am dedicated to helping you feel and be your best as a p..." read more

Encino, CA 91436

Susan Mandel, Ph.D., LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02476

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Ken Goodman, L.C.S.W.

Ken Goodman, L.C.S.W.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychology, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I'm dedicated to helping people overcome anxiety. With a huge toolbox and 20 plus years of experience, I give my patients the tools needed to free themselv..." read more

Porter Ranch, CA 91326

Encino, CA 91436

Ken Goodman, L.C.S.W. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22150

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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