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Andrew Sears MA, LMFT

Andrew Sears MA, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"If your goals are constantly out of reach, your peers are unsupportive or just don't get you, or if you feel alien or disconnected from yourself and others..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90039

Andrew Sears MA, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09271

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Robyn E. Smith MFT

Robyn E. Smith MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I am deeply committed to helping individuals and couples use their struggles to grow and achieve a happier, more fulfilling life. I believe therapy is a u..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Robyn E. Smith MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06423

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DBT Wellness Center

DBT Wellness Center

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"DBT Wellness Center offers Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training groups and individual DBT therapy for adolescents and adults. Clients can pur..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90048

DBT Wellness Center Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16849

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Angela K. Wallace, MFT

Angela K. Wallace, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Do you feel pulled in too many directions - so much so that you forget who you really are? Do you have moments of feeling invisible, unheard, under appreci..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Angela K. Wallace, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00129

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Caitlin Blue, MA, MFTi

Caitlin Blue, MA, MFTi

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

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

"Hoping to create a therapeutic partnership of trust to enable introspection, investigation, expression, reconciliation and revelation, but not necessarily ..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Caitlin Blue, MA, MFTi Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14399

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Jeanette Raymond, Ph.D.

Jeanette Raymond, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Are you stressed out trying to make your relationships work smoothly? Do you wish that things would just flow without you having to think about what you s..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Jeanette Raymond, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00428

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Stephen W. Burton, MA, iMFT

Stephen W. Burton, MA, iMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My passion as a therapist comes from helping people to overcome their problems. It's so important to have someone who will listen to you very carefully an..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90004

Stephen W. Burton, MA, iMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21097

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Ginny Winn  MA  MFT

Ginny Winn MA MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

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

"I work in a very caring, non-threatening, non-judgmental way, respecting client values. I give clients tools for self-help such as mindfulness meditation ..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Ginny Winn  MA  MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11813

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Joe X. Cantu, MA MFT

Joe X. Cantu, MA MFT


Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Are you tired of the same old argument? Are you on the verge of breakup or divorce? I can help. I HELP COUPLES FIND THEIR WAY BACK TO LOVE. I am a Certif..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

Joe X. Cantu, MA MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00795

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Caitlin Rose, MFT Registered Intern

Caitlin Rose, MFT Registered Intern

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work

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

"I help people by providing the kind of support that I would want for myself or a loved one; a space to allow for emergent dialogue with another person inve..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Caitlin Rose, MFT Registered Intern Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19319

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Los Angeles, California (LA) is one of the largest cities in the United States. With over 3.8 million residents1, the city ranks second only to New York in population. Known as a center of art and entertainment, LA is a creative mecca. Hollywood is located in the city, and actors, actresses, and artists seek fame and fortune in this “Creative Capital of the World.” Motion picture enthusiasts, organizations, and schools make their home in LA. Each year, the city welcomes thousands of spectators as it hosts the Academy Awards.

 

Mental Health Statistics
According to the California Health and Human Services Agency, nearly 8% of youth living in the greater metropolitan area had a serious emotional disturbance in the year 2000. The prevalence of mental illness among adults for the same year was rated at 6.4%2. Drug use among residents of the area is in line with national and state rates, with 15.4% of all adult residents reporting marijuana, alcohol, or prescription pain use for non-medicinal purposes between the years 2005 and 2010. Nearly 9% reported being dependent on substances, and 5.4% had experienced an episode of depression in the prior year3. Services aimed at identifying those in need of help for emotional, mental, or addiction issues include 72-hour psychiatric holds and evaluations, and more than 45,000 Los Angeles County residents took advantage of these services in 2008 and 20094.

 

Countywide Cooperative Efforts to Provide Mental Health Services
Los Angeles County comprises 9.9 million area residents in 88 cities, many with their own mental health divisions and departments; yet the county continues to make mental health and well-being of all its citizens a top priority. The passing of the Mental Health Services Act, Proposition 63 (MHSA) in 20045 was one more way in which citizens united to improve and expand mental health services. The MHSA promises to improve existing programs throughout the state and provides comprehensive mental health services that include intervention, prevention, technology, and training. The MHSA is based on a multi-year plan and Los Angeles County participates in maintaining its guidelines and forecasting future needs so that its services can be adequately developed and delivered.

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) has been strengthened through the efforts of those directing the MHSA. As the largest county-based DMH in the United States, Los Angeles’s DMH operates more than 175 service sites. They contract with more than a thousand mental health care providers that include social workers, therapists, psychiatrists, community advocates, psychologists, and agencies. Through their collaborative effort, those working with the DHM are able to extend the arm of hope, recovery, and ultimately wellness to those citizens most in need. Each year, the DMH is able to reach more than 250,000 Los Angeles area residents and provide them with mental health services6.

 

The mission of the Los Angeles County DMH is to provide the most comprehensive, competent, culturally empathetic, and non-limiting mental health services and resources to all residents, while reducing or eliminating the barriers of cost, language, and stigma.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2012). State & County QuickFacts: Los Angeles, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0644000.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 Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. (2013). Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). (2013). Retrieved from http://dmh.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dmh/!ut/p/b1/04_SjzQ0MzI0NTczN7TQj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfGjzOJdDQwM3P3dgo38XUxNDDxdXf0sfLyDDI0dTYAKIlEUuBu7ABWY-Dg7uZkABY2J02-AAzgaENIfrh-FpgTVBe4GBBSAnAhWgMcNfh75uan6uVE5bpaeWSYAW0au5g!!/dl4/d5/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS80SmtFL1o2X0UwMDBHT0ZTMkczRkEwSUVEM1ROUDQxME01/

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