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Maureen Donley

Maureen Donley

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"My philosophy of treatment is based in the primacy of relationship and connection and revolves around the twin tenets of kindness and compassion. Research..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Maureen Donley Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11247

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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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Maria Gray, MA, MEd

Maria Gray, MA, MEd

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I provide a safe environment where we can work together in "the here and now"; collaborating on issues that arise in the present moment. As we work togethe..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Maria Gray, MA, MEd Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17088

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Sheila Bost

Sheila Bost

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Adults, Elders

"First, congratulations on your courage to seek professional guidance for yourself, your marriage, or your family. According to the Restoration Therapy Fra..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Sheila Bost Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12325

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Karen Bernardes, LCSW

Karen Bernardes, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I help people who are seeking balance emotionally in their lives and work with people who either have a mood disorder or those who have been diagnosed with..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90046

Karen Bernardes, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18062

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Louise Bale, MFT

Louise Bale, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Life can present us with some unpredictable and disruptive challenges, and if you are feeling stuck or sad or alone, a helping hand can help navigate you t..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90035

Louise Bale, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11292

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Patrick Jensen, MA, MFT

Patrick Jensen, MA, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Are you experiencing feelings of loneliness? Do you struggle to establish and maintain healthy relationships? Feeling anxious, depressed or angry much of t..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Patrick Jensen, MA, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18089

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Elizabeth Russell, MFT

Elizabeth Russell, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

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

"As a psychotherapist I specialize in helping people sort through what can often feel like difficult or disturbing thoughts, feelings and experiences. Somet..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90046

Elizabeth Russell, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14182

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Relationships; Dating, Marriage, Communication, Sex Addicts, Infidelity, Sex Therapy, Men's Problems, Domestic Violence, West Los Angeles, Brentwood, Marina del Rey 90025, 90049, 20292

Relationships; Dating, Marriage, Communication, Sex Addicts, Infidelity, Sex Therapy, Men's Problems, Domestic Violence, West Los Angeles, Brentwood, Marina del Rey 90025, 90049, 20292

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

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

"AFFORABLE RATES $70-$100. I love to help you grow personally, to eliminate symptoms, in a sensitive, caring, solution-focused way. We'll talk in a safe pla..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Richard A Cohn, PhD

Richard A Cohn, PhD

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Other

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"It is important to me to first understand my client and find out what they want to improve their life. Then are these goals realistic and achievable? Then ..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Richard A Cohn, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15731

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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