Arease Edison, Therapist in Gardena, California — Zencare
Arease N. Edison

Arease N. Edison


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Doctorate in Education Psychology, PhD
California Waitlist Online
Harbor Gateway Not Accepting In-person

Currently accepting 5 new clients for day appointments only. Please call the office if interested in scheduling an appointment. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

Updated December 12, 2022

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.


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)


  • Kaiser Permanente HMO
  • Kaiser Permanente PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $120

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Contracted with Kaiser, Southern California.


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 9am-4pm
  • Tue 9am-5:30pm
  • Wed 9am-5:30pm
  • Thu 9am-5:30pm
  • Fri 9am-3pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Harbor Gateway practice
879 W. 190th St., 429, Gardena, California 90248
Not accepting new clients 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: 9 years

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


California: 96020



Client testimonials

- Zencare client • August 2022