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Brian Stachowiak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Brian Stachowiak

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT (he, him)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
14 Endorsed
2820 Glendale Boulevard, Suite #6, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Let's Connect (323) 870-6388
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My approach to working with you in therapy would encompass all registers of your experience, including non-verbal communication, the body, and the mind. In my way of working, developing an understanding of where and how feelings are actually felt is as important as understanding cognitive distortions and negative thought patterns. I listen to every which way you communicate. Psychotherapy can be used in myriad ways, short or long-term. Often when distressing symptoms have abated, psychotherapy shifts to become something more deeply self-reflective and meaningful.
My practice is about helping you recognize your own self-agency and authenticity and ultimately to help you make meaning out of your experiences. I practice psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and trauma-informed psychotherapy to treat a wide-range of complex patterns from anxiety, trauma, grief and loss to addiction and PTSD.
I work with cisgender heterosexuals in my practice, and I am also an LGBTQ+ affirmative clinician and clinically trained on issues uniquely impacting these communities. I am a professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where I teach clinical practice to nascent psychotherapists. I have also completed a 2-year program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Call or Brian Stachowiak now for a free 15 minute consultation - (323) 870-6388

My Practice at a Glance

Available in-person

SoCal Affirmative Psychotherapy

2820 Glendale Boulevard

Suite #6

Los Angeles, CA 90039

(323) 870-6388
I offer in-person therapy sessions in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles.
I specialize in LGBTQ+, Trauma and PTSD and Depression 
$180 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and couples  
Let's Connect (323) 870-6388
Photo of Brian Stachowiak, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available in-person

SoCal Affirmative Psychotherapy

2820 Glendale Boulevard

Suite #6

Los Angeles, CA 90039

(323) 870-6388
I offer in-person therapy sessions in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles.
I specialize in LGBTQ+, Trauma and PTSD and Depression 
$180 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and couples  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $180
  • Couple Sessions $180
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa

Insurance

  • Optum
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I accept Optum insurance only. Psychotherapy services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. If you are with a different insurance carrier, I offer a "SuperBill" at the end of the month for you to send directly to your insurance for reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (323) 870-6388
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Brian Stachowiak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"
I accept Optum insurance only. Psychotherapy services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. If you are with a different insurance carrier, I offer a "SuperBill" at the end of the month for you to send directly to your insurance for reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (323) 870-6388
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Brian Stachowiak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / 126154 Brian Stachowiak
  • In Practice for 12 Years
  • Certificate from New Center for Psychoanalysis 2018
  • Certificate from C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles 2016
  • Attended Pacifica Graduate Institute, M.A., Graduated 2014
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I am both a clinician and an academic and trained in issues impacting LGBTQ communities. I hold certification in Trauma Resilency Model & Community Resiliency Model, having also trained other clinicians in these areas. I have completed a 2-year training program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (323) 870-6388
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Brian Stachowiak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"
I am both a clinician and an academic and trained in issues impacting LGBTQ communities. I hold certification in Trauma Resilency Model & Community Resiliency Model, having also trained other clinicians in these areas. I have completed a 2-year training program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (323) 870-6388
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Brian Stachowiak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • LGBTQ+
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Drug Abuse
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
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Mental health issues can also be seen as conscious and unconscious habits that we have formed and internalized. Our work together will help you differentiate what is unique to you and what defenses have been instilled in you that are no longer working. Respect and collaboration are paramount in my approach to psychotherapy. Join me in your journey to find, and grow, your authentic self.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (323) 870-6388
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Brian Stachowiak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"
Mental health issues can also be seen as conscious and unconscious habits that we have formed and internalized. Our work together will help you differentiate what is unique to you and what defenses have been instilled in you that are no longer working. Respect and collaboration are paramount in my approach to psychotherapy. Join me in your journey to find, and grow, your authentic self.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (323) 870-6388
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Brian Stachowiak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

14 Endorsements

Alison Picard
Alison Picard
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFT
Brian's passion for mental health care extends beyond the therapy room. His dedication to teaching and advocacy reflects his deep belief in the importance of this work. This, combined with his warm and curious nature make him an exceptional clinician.
Colin Ebeling
Colin Ebeling
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateMAAMFT
I enthusiastically endorse Brian Stachowiak, an exceptionally knowledgeable psychotherapist with specialized expertise in LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy and human sexuality. He is patient, kind, and deeply compassionate.
Marilyn J Meyer (Formerly Owen)
Marilyn J Meyer (Formerly Owen)
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFT
Brian is sincere, thoughtful, intelligent, and fierce in his advocacy for those who are vulnerable. His nuanced understanding of depth psychology is an integral part of his gifts as a psychotherapist.
Ryan George
Ryan George
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFTSEP
Brian is a dedicated and skilled therapist. I have been impressed by his compassion as well as his convictions as he works from a warmhearted position with integrity. I highly recommend him and his superb work!
Ian MacKinnon
Ian MacKinnon
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFT
Brian is a caring professional and a deeply compassionate dedicated clinician. He brings extensive knowledge to his therapeutic practice from working as faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is also very well versed in working with LGBTQ+ clients.
Dr. Daniel Kaushansky
Dr. Daniel Kaushansky
PsychologistPsyD
Brian demonstrates clinical excellence with a profound blend of thoughtfulness, skill, and warmth. His skillset is marked by a deep understanding of the human experience, coupled with a genuine empathy that creates a nourishing space for his clients.
Kristen Melnyk
Kristen Melnyk
PsychiatristMD
You would be lucky to have Brian as your therapist! He is perceptive, bright, and compassionate. Brian is a strong advocate for LGBTQ+ folks and works effectively with a variety of patients because he is warm, earnest, empathic and has a sense of humor.
Bryce McDavitt
Bryce McDavitt
PsychologistPhD
Brian is a gifted psychotherapist with empathic insight and intellectual rigor. His extensive knowledge brings a wealth of perspective to the work he does. With compassion and gentleness, he meets clients where they are at and facilitates deep healing.
Doug Wilson
Doug Wilson
PsychologistPhD
Brian is a gifted clinician. Besides being incredibly empathetic and intuitive, Brian also possesses a remarkable ability to listen attentively and provide thoughtful feedback to his clients. I would highly recommend Brian to anyone seeking a therapist.
Alonso J. Dominguez
Alonso J. Dominguez
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFT
A more thoughtful and compassionate therapist you will not find. Brian's deeply rooted intelligence is gracefully integrated into his clinical practice. You're in the best hands with Brian to explore varied aspects of the human condition.
Cynthia Virene Fredericksen
Cynthia Virene Fredericksen
Marriage & Family TherapistMA LMFT
Brian is an accomplished therapist and Professor with years of experience. Brian exudes empathy and care, and is a valued resource. I have had the pleasure of working alongside him for years. He is gifted with knowledge and insight.
Ian Jensen
Ian Jensen
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFT
Brian's commitment to gay affirmative therapy is inspiring. He's an excellent clinician with a compassionate and thoughtful lens.
Sean Vazzana
Sean Vazzana
Marriage & Family TherapistLMFT
Brian is an accomplished therapist with years of experience as a clinician & educator. He is gifted in providing empathic attunement & bringing awareness to the subtle nuances that stimulate curiosity, improve insight & foster psychological development.
Elizabeth Rogers
Elizabeth Rogers
Marriage & Family TherapistLMFT
Brian is a trauma-informed psychodynamic therapist emphasizing on LGBTQ issues. He is a valued resource as a fellow depth psychology instructor and passionate about the field of psychology. His laugh is infectious and matches the warmth in his heart.

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

I also speak

Intermediate French

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

I also speak

Intermediate French

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Jungian
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused
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I approach treatment from a feminist lens, meaning that there are grand unconscious and harmful narratives in our culture that we do not realize we are participating or perpetuating. I also use Jungian depth psychology, psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theories with a person-centered treatment approach.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (323) 870-6388
Photo of Brian Stachowiak, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Brian Stachowiak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"
I approach treatment from a feminist lens, meaning that there are grand unconscious and harmful narratives in our culture that we do not realize we are participating or perpetuating. I also use Jungian depth psychology, psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theories with a person-centered treatment approach.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (323) 870-6388
Photo of Brian Stachowiak, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Brian Stachowiak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Location

Primary Location

SoCal Affirmative Psychotherapy

2820 Glendale Boulevard

Suite #6

Los Angeles, CA 90039

(323) 870-6388
"
I offer in-person therapy sessions in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles.
Call for a free consultation now - (323) 870-6388
Photo of Brian Stachowiak, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Brian Stachowiak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"
I offer in-person therapy sessions in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles.
Call for a free consultation now - (323) 870-6388
Photo of Brian Stachowiak, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Brian Stachowiak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT