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Providers In Redondo Beach Mental Health Clinic

Dr. Sonia Parikh, MD Psychiatrist

Dr. Sonia Parikh, MD

Language: English

Location: Redondo Beach Mental Health Clinic

Years in Practice: 9+

Dr. Joseph Burwell, DO Psychiatrist

Dr. Joseph Burwell, DO

Language: English

Location: Redondo Beach Mental Health Clinic

Years in Practice: 7+

 Ryan Beatty, LMFT Therapist

Ryan Beatty, LMFT

Language: English

Location: Redondo Beach Mental Health Clinic

Years in Practice: 10+

 Ailsa Long, LMFT Therapist

Ailsa Long, LMFT

Language: English

Location: Redondo Beach Mental Health Clinic

Years in Practice: 20+

Christal Whitaker, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 50720, BBS of California)

ALUMNI OF: Pepperdine University
LOCATION: Redondo Beach Mental Health Clinic, CA
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  • Complex Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Chemical dependency and addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem issues
  • First responders
  • Victims of crime
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Grief & loss
  • Life transitions
  • Divorce
  • Mental illness
  • Stress

Treatment Orientation

  • Evidence Based Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychotherapeutic
  • Psycho-educational
  • Trauma Focused

Work experience

  • Director of Mental Health Services
    2017-Present Wayfinder Family Services (formerly Junior Blind of America), LA,California
  • Clinical Supervisor
    2016-2017 Wayfinder Family Services (formerly Junior Blind of America), LA California
  • Clinical Director
    2015-2016 Fresh Start of California, Santa Ana, California
  • Clinical Supervisor (Full Service Partnership)
    2013-Present Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services Commerce, CA
  • Victims of Crime Community Mental Health Clinician/Consultant
    2006-Present Self-Employed, Southern California Region
  • School-Based Therapist/Counselor (PT Contract)
    2012-2013 Slauson Learning Center, Inglewood, CA
  • Clinical Supervisor (Wraparound)
    2012 South Central Health and Rehabilitation Programs (SCHARP), Lynwood, CA
  • Area Manager
    2009-2012 Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis, Los Angeles, California


  • EdD, Coursework only Counseling Psychology – Argosy University
  • MA, 2004, Clinical Psychology/MFT – Pepperdine University
  • Credential, 2001, Special Education, – National University
  • BA, 1999,Psychology/minor in Applied Developmental Psychology – UCLA

Affiliations and certifications

  • LMFT – California BBS (MFC 50720)
  • Crisis Prevention Institute Certified
  • Registered Alcohol & Other Drug Counselor
  • EBP trained in Motivational Interviewing, Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Seeking Safety

In-Network Insurance

Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Shield of California (We are not in-network with Blue Shield Covered California)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Alignment Health
Optum Behavioral Health

Christal utilizes a holistic approach to therapy, offering her clients a safe and open space to help them identify various parts in their lives which are lacking integration.

Habitual patterns of thoughts and behaviors may result in chronic anxiety, depression, anger, insomnia, poor self-image, chemical dependency, and a number of unhealthy impulses. These patterns form our experiences, our temperaments, our relationships, our trauma, and are often unobserved. She believes that with awareness and time, we can increase our tolerance level to external stimuli and allow ourselves to be more compassionate. We can actively re-wire our brains. We can tap into the wisdom of our bodies to identify “knots”, and creatively forge new and exciting paths towards liberation and lightness.

Christal is a psychotherapist with 15 years of clinical experience facilitating transformative life changes in clients. Her clients include children, adults, teens, couples, and families. Her goal is to help patients stop maintaining relationships that don’t allow them to realize their actual potential – at work, in their family lives and communities. Christal has a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and postgraduate training in the impact of early childhood trauma on brain development.


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