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Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Are you wondering if your online or in person sexual activity is too much? Is there a part of you that feels something has to change? Are you worried you..." read more

Long Beach, CA 90803

Santa Ana, CA 92704

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00546

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Victoria Sciarra, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Victoria Sciarra, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Over the years my clients have taught me what they want most in life is satisfying relationships, feeling successful in work/career, good health and happin..." read more

Long Beach, CA 90808

Victoria Sciarra, M.A., L.M.F.T. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10111

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Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Have you said to yourself recently "THINGS HAVE GOT TO CHANGE!"? Well...you are doing something about it right now. Good for you! Keep going... SATURDAY A..." read more

Long Beach, CA 90806

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05586

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Esperanza Hernandez-Maldonado LMFT

Esperanza Hernandez-Maldonado LMFT


Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"My theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral and Family Systems to assist you find solutions to your current crisis and to your daily life problems i..." read more

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Long Beach, CA 90815

Esperanza Hernandez-Maldonado LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00604

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Sarah Staley, PhD, MPH

Sarah Staley, PhD, MPH

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I strive to provide a supportive environment where you feel comfortable working on the challenges in your life. By developing uniquely tailored goals to me..." read more

Long Beach, CA 90803

Sarah Staley, PhD, MPH Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20195

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Kathleen Villagomez, LCSW

Kathleen Villagomez, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Social Work, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"My philosophy is that we are all works in progress, growing and developing along our own continuum. Sometimes we get stuck and sometimes we get derailed or..." read more

Long Beach, CA 90806

Kathleen Villagomez, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19780

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Corinne Gonzalez, MFT

Corinne Gonzalez, MFT


Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work, Social Work

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

"My approach is simple. I believe that you, the client, has the answer. I am here to listen and help you develop positive relationships and gain insight. Th..." read more

Long Beach, CA 90804

Corinne Gonzalez, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00266

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Andrea L. Bell, L.C.S.W., S.E.P.

Andrea L. Bell, L.C.S.W., S.E.P.


Clinical Social Work, Social Work, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I focus on supporting people who are stressed or overwhelmed to some degree. This can happen due to traumatic events, or simply when life, career, feelings..." read more

Long Beach, CA 90814

Andrea L. Bell, L.C.S.W., S.E.P. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00558

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David Sequeira, Ph.D.

David Sequeira, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology

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

"I believe in short term therapy. My goal in therapy is to help my patient to deal with the past, focus on the present and be ready to face the future with ..." read more

Long Beach, CA 90815

David Sequeira, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09188

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Amanda Chinchilla LMFT

Amanda Chinchilla LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I believe the key to successful change and growth in therapy is to provide a loving and safe environment where people can explore life's challenges freely ..." read more

Long Beach, CA 90803

Santa Ana, CA 92704

Amanda Chinchilla LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12489

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Long Beach is a southern California city located on the Pacific Ocean. It is part of Los Angeles County and has a population of over 460,0001. Because of its close proximity to the city of Los Angeles, Long Beach has become famous for its presence in many films. The high schools in the area have been prominently featured in many big-screen and small-screen movies. The city is a haven for those seeking entertainment, outdoor living, and culture.

 

Mental Health Statistics
The California Health and Human Services Agency reported that over 6% of all adults and nearly 8% of all youth in the greater metropolitan area had a serious mental illness or emotional disturbance in the year 20002. Between 2005 and 2010, drug use was reported among 15% of adults in the region, and close to 9% reported having a substance abuse problem. For the same years, depressive episodes were reported in 5.4% of all residents during that same time period3. Throughout the county, more than 45,000 citizens entered a hospital or facility for a psychiatric evaluation or 72-hour hold during 2008 and 20094.

 

Long Beach Focuses on Families, Youth, and Mental Health
Long Beach residents have access to resources at both the city and county levels. Although it is part of Los Angeles County, Long Beach has its own Department of Health and Human Services to provide resources, programs, and education. The Center for Families and Youth is at the core of the department, and since 1994, the center has been helping Long Beach families improve their well-being and improve their lives through an array of outreach, community, and city programs, including Partnership for Families, Family Support Program, and Family Preservation Program.

 

The Partnership for Families provides home visits to pregnant women and families with small children, helping them gain access to much needed resources. Each year, the partnership helps close to 40 families in need. The Family Support Program focuses on improving families through relationship skills, goal setting, communication, and life tools. This program offers educational seminars that empower families and teach them how to reduce or prevent abuse, maltreatment, and neglect. The Family Preservation Program also provides at-risk families with support through parenting workshops, counseling groups, career training, and mental health services. More than 600 children and over 200 families benefit from this program each year5.

 

Long Beach prides itself on ensuring that the most vulnerable residents receive the care they need. The Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program (MCAH) intervenes directly in this regard, working closely with children, youth, and mothers from low-income neighborhoods. Case managers and independent divisions address a variety of issues, including domestic violence, physical healthcare, obesity, unwanted pregnancy, and substance abuse.

 

Long Beach also offers the Tobacco Education Program and encourages all residents to learn about the dangers of tobacco and how to quit smoking. Mental Health America (MHA) is Long Beach’s behavioral health outreach program, designed to touch the lives of all mentally ill individuals in the city. Through community visits, psychiatric assessment, and housing assistance, every resident of Long Beach can receive the mental health treatment they need6.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2012). State & County QuickFacts, Long Beach, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0643000.html

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 http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-Los-Angeles.pdf

4 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health (2011). Adult 72-hour evaluations and treatments by county fiscal year 2008-2009. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/InvoluntaryDetention_FY08-09/Rep0809_final_rev_21oct11.pdf

5 City of Long Beach, Department of Health and Human Services, (2013). Overview, center for families and youth. Retrieved from http://www.longbeach.gov/health/fss/cfy.asp

6 City of Long Beach, Department of Health and Human Services, (2013). Department overview. Retrieved from http://admin.longbeach.gov/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=34902