Find a Therapist in Pasadena, CA

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Ryan Spencer, MFT, CGP

Ryan Spencer, MFT, CGP

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

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

"Seeking Growth? Growth is both exciting and painful. The fear of the unknown and the freedom of discovery are simultaneously present. Therapy is a wonde..." read more

Pasadena, CA 91101

Ryan Spencer, MFT, CGP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03581

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Megan Ankrum Vaughn, MFTI

Megan Ankrum Vaughn, MFTI

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Are you feeling overwhelmed with your feelings, your relationships, or maybe life in general? I get it. When life feels unmanageable, therapy can be the an..." read more

Pasadena, CA 91101

Megan Ankrum Vaughn, MFTI Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22076

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Melissa Hofstetter, PhD, MDiv

Melissa Hofstetter, PhD, MDiv

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychology, Pastoral Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I excel in both relational and in-depth therapy with individuals & couples. The work of therapy unfolds in a mutual, collaborative process of confidential..." read more

Pasadena, CA 91101

Melissa Hofstetter, PhD, MDiv Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15603

Wendy M. Lopata, LCSW

Wendy M. Lopata, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I work with clients on issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships, identity, self esteem and recovering and resolving trauma. I am available to work..." read more

Pasadena, CA 91105

Wendy M. Lopata, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07418

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Arolyn Burns LPCC, LMFT

Arolyn Burns LPCC, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Arolyn specializes in working with individuals who suffer from Fears, Phobias, Stress, Anxiety, and Trauma. She is trained in numerous Psychotherapy techni..." read more

Pasadena, CA 91101

Arolyn Burns LPCC, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20961

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Elany Mueller, LMFT

Elany Mueller, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"There are many reasons people seek out therapy. Often they are seeking relief from mental and emotional distress. It is possible to find freedom and relief..." read more

Pasadena, CA 91101

Elany Mueller, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19569

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Mark Reid, LMFT

Mark Reid, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Sometimes life just doesn't go the way we want. Too often we find ourselves stuck in a bad place leaving us hurt, lonely, angry or depressed and just plain..." read more

Pasadena, CA 91101

Mark Reid, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13418

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Andre Estephan, EdD, CSAT-C

Andre Estephan, EdD, CSAT-C

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Keeping closeness and emotional connection with the one you love is never easy. If your relationship or marriage has hit rocky waters and you feel trapped ..." read more

Pasadena, CA 91107

Andre Estephan, EdD, CSAT-C Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19285

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Eric Sullivan, MFT Intern

Eric Sullivan, MFT Intern

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"As a proud gay man with a specialization in LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapy, I have a deep passion for working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (L..." read more

Pasadena, CA 91101

Eric Sullivan, MFT Intern Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21893

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Katherine Carter, LMFT

Katherine Carter, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling, Pastoral Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"The thought of entering counseling can be intimidating, especially if this is your first time setting foot in a therapist's office. That's why my goal is t..." read more

Pasadena, CA 91104

Katherine Carter, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16649

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Pasadena, California is located in the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles County. Although it is part of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the largest civic mental health division in the United States, Pasadena prides itself on taking ownership of the mental health and psychological well-being of its approximately 134,000 residents. The Pasadena Public Health Department was implemented over 100 years ago and stands with only two other California cities that take full responsibility for the well-being of citizens through a variety of community services and programs1. The goal of the Pasadena Public Health Department is to help each resident achieve the highest level of physical, mental, economic, social, and spiritual health.

 

Mental Health Statistics
Rates of mental illness and emotional disturbance for Pasadena are incorporated into the rates for the region at large. The California Health and Human Services Agency reported that in Los Angeles County in 2000, 6.4% of all adults and 7.8% of young people had a serious mental illness or emotional disturbance2.

 

Substance use is another major problem in the greater Los Angeles area, including Pasadena. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association estimates that nearly 15.4% of all adult residents in the region have used illicit drugs, including prescription pain medication and marijuana. Of all area residents, nearly 9% have reported a substance abuse or dependency problem while roughly 6% have had a major depressive episode3. These psychological and addiction issues have led to one of the highest inpatient 72-hour psychiatric evaluation rates in the state. Over 46,000 Los Angeles County residents were admitted to a facility for evaluation during the years of 2008 and 20094.

 

City-Sponsored Mental Health Resources
The Pasadena Recovery Center is funded by the city’s health department and has been providing addiction treatment, recovery, and therapeutic services to residents of Pasadena for more than three decades. The outpatient recovery program offers individual therapy, group counseling, family and partner groups, and interventions addressing domestic violence, anger, and parenting issues. The treatment services at the Recovery Center are affiliated with the California Office of Alcohol and Drug Programs and are sponsored by CalWORK and General Relief services5.

 

Prevention is one of the core elements of recovery, and the center partners with agencies, community groups, nonprofit organizations, churches, schools, and others willing to bring awareness and education to those in need. Another successful branch of the center is the Driving Under the Influence program which provides individual and group counseling, education, and workshops in both Spanish and English.

 

The Andrew Escajeda Comprehensive Care Services (AECCS)6 is also part of the Pasadena Public Health Department and offers comprehensive HIV/AIDS services to residents. Through outpatient and outreach programs, AECCS has been providing compassionate, competent mental and medical treatment for more than 20 years. Mental health services at AECCS include crisis intervention, continuing care referrals, assessments, case management, personalized treatment plans, brief counseling, and medication monitoring. AECCS is just one more opportunity for personalized, community-based, client-centered care offered through the city of Pasadena.

 

1 The City of Pasadena, Department of Public Health. (2013). About the Public Health Department. Retrieved from http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/PublicHealth/

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.ci.pasadena.ca.us/publichealth/recovery_center/

6 The City of Pasadena, Department of Public Health. (2013). Andrew Escajeda Comprehensive Care Services. Retrieved from http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/publichealth/AECCS/