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Jeffrey Salinas MS, MFT

Jeffrey Salinas MS, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

""IS THIS YOU"? All we do is fight! It seems like we never hear each other and neither of us listens anymore! It is so frustrating I do not want to come h..." read more

Long Beach, CA 90806

Long Beach, CA 90755

Jeffrey Salinas MS, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07738

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Amanda Chinchilla LMFT

Amanda Chinchilla LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Have you recently discovered or worried that your spouse or partner has been unfaithful, using porn compulsively, or has been engaging in any other sexual ..." 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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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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Karma Brownlee

Karma Brownlee

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling

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

"Working with people is a huge passion of mine, and I am excited to work with you. Life can be very stressful, sad, and hard at times, and together we can t..." read more

Long Beach, CA 90803

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Karma Brownlee Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21562

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Andrea Briget Gordon, LMFT

Andrea Briget Gordon, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I believe that you have a "knowing" inside of you that, when the overwhelm, confusion or hurt subsides during a session, guides you to perceiving the same ..." read more

Long Beach, CA 90804

Andrea Briget Gordon, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05902

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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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Keith Lawrence, LMFT MA Gerontology & Hypnotherapist

Keith Lawrence, LMFT MA Gerontology & Hypnotherapist

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"At this moment, you are perfect exactly how you are. I believe in strength-based therapy. I believe in maximizing the positive and minimizing the negative..." read more

Long Beach, CA 90804

Keith Lawrence, LMFT MA Gerontology & Hypnotherapist Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12455

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Denise Robinson, LCSW, CASWCM

Denise Robinson, LCSW, CASWCM

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Guiding me in my work is the belief that all people are meant to be happy and fulfilled. Many of us have experiences where we are struggling with painful ..." read more

Long Beach, CA 90803

Denise Robinson, LCSW, CASWCM Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05654

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Darrin Ford, M.A. LMFT, CSAT-4

Darrin Ford, M.A. LMFT, CSAT-4

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Do you find yourself laying in bed feeling paralyzed, unable to make choices? Are isolated, alone? Have you been making self destructive choices, like over..." read more

Long Beach, CA 90803

Long Beach, CA 90803

Darrin Ford, M.A. LMFT, CSAT-4 Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05230

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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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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