Arease N. Edison

Arease N. Edison


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Doctorate in Education Psychology, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Waitlist Online
Harbor Gateway Waitlist In-person

Updated February 7, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Abandonment issues

Professional statement

Dr. Arease Edison is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in CA. Dr. Edison helps clients move forward after traumatic experiences. Often, her clients seek therapy becaues they carry painful memories with them, which interefere with their daily lives. This can lead to anxiety, panic attacks, crying, distrust in others, or relationship conflicts. She also works with clients who find themselves stuck in their depression and have no idea how to make changes in their lives.

Dr. Edison uses the cognitive behavioral framework in her work with clients. She encourages clients to see their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as interconnected. Clients learn how to change their thought patterns, especially those related to their traumas, to avoid emotional distress or discomfort. She also teaches clients how to understand what’s in their control and what’s outside of their control through Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT). Dr. Edison has over twenty years of experience working with clients as they build their coping strategies and learn how to handle difficult emotions, including through mindfulness practices. She provides a caring, compassionate space where there is no judgment. 

Dr. Edison earned a Master’s degree in Counselng Psychology and a Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University. Dr. Edison is a strong believer in making mental health treatment accessible for all members of the community. Her practice is a Black owned organization that strives to provide culturally competent, compassionate support for clients of all ages, situations, and backgrounds.

Message to clients

I believe the most beautiful thing is our ability to be vulnerable... it's what makes us human. I have found that when you slow down and check in with yourself, you may come across the most amazing person...YOU! Many of us are disconnected from ourselves and it is evident across various life domains. Learning to identify and get your needs met is your responsibility. Exploring various parts of ourselves increases chances that we will have a more meaningful existence.

Much of the work I am blessed to do with clients, is providing them with a safe space to land mentally and emotionally. Understanding the complexities we face in black and brown communities makes this interpersonal work meaningful. Therapy is not taboo and asking for help does not equate to weakness, rather strength and courage. As we become healed, whole and well, we contribute positively to our family, friends and our community.

I find meaning in helping others identify their needs and use words not behaviors to get them met... we are deserving of this. I want each person I am called to work with to know they deserve to be authentically seen and validated and we don't need anything outside of ourselves to be whole. Once we are healed from past hurts, we can become whole (lacking nothing) and then practice wellness to stay grounded. Be well.


Dr. Edison


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Abandonment issues - Developing an understanding of one’s abandonment issues, including their origins and how they impact relationships; practicing trust and growing confidence in relationships


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Kaiser Permanente HMO
  • Kaiser Permanente PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $85 - $160
  • Initial session: $160 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (75min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

Contracted with Kaiser, Southern California. Please note that Kaiser may not reimburse the full fee.


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:15am-3:00pm
  • Tue 9:15am-4:15pm
  • Wed 9:15am-2:00pm
  • Thu 9am-5:30pm
  • Fri 9am-2pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Harbor Gateway practice
879 W. 190th St., 429, Gardena, California 90248
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Argosy University , Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology, 2014
Argosy University , MACP, 2009


California: 96020



Client testimonials

"Dr. Edison responded in a timely fashion and took the time to explore my needs and respond to my inquiry. I’m looking forward to working with her as I’ve only received positive and life changing feed back."
- Zencare client • May 2023
- Zencare client • August 2022