Find a Therapist in Pasadena, CA

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Tom Badzey, MA, MFT

Tom Badzey, MA, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling

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

"As a marriage and family therapist in Pasadena, I help people find real solutions to their problems. Rather than diagnosing problems as an expert and handi..." read more

Pasadena, CA 91101

Tom Badzey, MA, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01800

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Ryan Howes, PhD, ABPP

Ryan Howes, PhD, ABPP

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I approach my clients with curiosity, a non-judgmental attitude, and a desire to collaborate as we search for solutions. I encourage people to bring it all..." read more

Pasadena, CA 91101

Ryan Howes, PhD, ABPP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13000

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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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Corey Hooper, MA, MFT

Corey Hooper, MA, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Adults, Elders

"As a psychotherapist with a Jungian orientation, I will help you tap inner resources to better understand and deal with life challenges. We will explore wh..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Pasadena, CA 91101

Corey Hooper, MA, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04888

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Hardy Ophuls, MA, MALS, MFTI

Hardy Ophuls, MA, MALS, MFTI

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling

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

"I look forward to working with people interested in examining their past, present, and future in hopes of finding greater meaning in, and understating of, ..." read more

Pasadena, CA 91104

Hardy Ophuls, MA, MALS, MFTI Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21050

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Rhonda Taylor IMFT CSAT

Rhonda Taylor IMFT CSAT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching

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

"Every individual has a familiar theme that follows them. It is an underlying thought or feeling that shows up when you are hurt, sad or upset. This theme ..." read more

Pasadena, CA 91107

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Rhonda Taylor IMFT CSAT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18667

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Brenda Robertson, M.D.; Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist

Brenda Robertson, M.D.; Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist

Verified Credentials

Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"After conducting a thorough history and evaluation, my responsibility is to provide evidenced-based medicine and therapy to patients. Symptom improvement ..." read more

Pasadena, CA 91101

Brenda Robertson, M.D.; Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19785

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Sandra Ascencio

Sandra Ascencio

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in treating adults, teens, children, and infants for an array of issues including anxiety, depressio..." read more

Pasadena, CA 91101

Northridge, CA 91325

Sandra Ascencio Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19942

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Puja Chhabra, LCSW, RYT-200

Puja Chhabra, LCSW, RYT-200

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Other

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Our minds are like vast, neglected historical museums - here barely lit, there flooded with radiance, filled for the most past with figures of our selves a..." read more

Pasadena, CA 91105

Puja Chhabra, LCSW, RYT-200 Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21989

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Laura Thoreson, PsyD, MaT

Laura Thoreson, PsyD, MaT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I am sensitive to the fact that therapy is a significant investment. It requires your time, money, motivation, vulnerability, and effort. I honor your risk..." read more

Pasadena, CA 91101

Laura Thoreson, PsyD, MaT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21150

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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/