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Rachel E. Woodhull, LCSW

Rachel E. Woodhull, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Therapy is a collaborative process and my role is to empower you to achieve your goals. I strive to create a warm, supportive therapeutic environment where..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90004

Rachel E. Woodhull, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 25098

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Abeer A. Othman, MA, LMFT

Abeer A. Othman, MA, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I work collaboratively with my clients; my approach is engaged and active with the purpose of facilitating a safe environment to enable healing and growth...." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Abeer A. Othman, MA, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15532

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Mary Elizabeth Bruce

Mary Elizabeth Bruce

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology

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

"We are all very capable of growth. In my work as a therapist, I aim to provide a space for self development and healing through the cultivation of insight,..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Mary Elizabeth Bruce Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24691

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Susan P. Frankel, PhD

Susan P. Frankel, PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychology

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

"I believe that the relationship between therapist and client must be respectful, non-judgmental, open, and caring. I respond to people's needs in ways that..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Susan P. Frankel, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15926

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Dr. William Valdivia

Dr. William Valdivia

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My approach to psychotherapy is to utilize a practical, and interactive approach, providing the support and insight to help patients resolve current issues..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Dr. William Valdivia Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10260

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Leila Farjami, MA, LMFT

Leila Farjami, MA, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I know how difficult it is to choose the right therapist for what you are going through. People usually feel awkward in contacting a therapist for the very..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Leila Farjami, MA, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09015

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Elizabeth Lunceford, LMFT

Elizabeth Lunceford, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

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

"Reaching out to a therapist is one of the first big steps a person can take towards creating healing change in their life. It often takes a lot of strength..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90041

Elizabeth Lunceford, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24378

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Jennifer Levy Bulow, LCSW

Jennifer Levy Bulow, LCSW


Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I offer clients a safe, non-judgmental and interactive space to work through personal issues, problems and dilemmas of life. I believe that at times, we ne..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Jennifer Levy Bulow, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04026

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Saba Harouni, LMFT, ATR-BC

Saba Harouni, LMFT, ATR-BC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"If you are reading this, you have decided that the time has come to make some changes in your life. As if that decision wasn't difficult enough, now you ar..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Los Angeles, CA 90039

Saba Harouni, LMFT, ATR-BC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21736

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Christine Gallagher MA, MFT

Christine Gallagher MA, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My overall goal in therapy sessions is to help clients gain insight into themselves, to develop tools whereby they can overcome problems which may be getti..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90004

Christine Gallagher MA, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04776

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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