Therapists in Encino, CA

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Elizabeth Mitchell
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91436  (Online Only)
Elizabeth is an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, (AMFT) in the state of California. She received her Master's from the University of San Francisco (USF).
Elizabeth is an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, (AMFT) in the state of California. She received her Master's from the University of San Francisco (USF).
(747) 207-3134 View (747) 207-3134
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Toni Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436  (Online Only)
I am committed to providing you with the knowledge, practices, new science, exercises and tools it takes to create and sustain connected, fun loving, thriving, personal and professional relationships. I also work with anxiety, depression, and I teach mindfulness and meditation to my clients when I feel it is appropriate.. I am also a certified Gottman Therapist and highly experienced in working with couples dealing with affairs, trauma, communication issues, sexuality and having the same discussion over and over that constantly leads to conflict.. I also work with couples trying to navigate parenting issues as well.
I am committed to providing you with the knowledge, practices, new science, exercises and tools it takes to create and sustain connected, fun loving, thriving, personal and professional relationships. I also work with anxiety, depression, and I teach mindfulness and meditation to my clients when I feel it is appropriate.. I am also a certified Gottman Therapist and highly experienced in working with couples dealing with affairs, trauma, communication issues, sexuality and having the same discussion over and over that constantly leads to conflict.. I also work with couples trying to navigate parenting issues as well.
(818) 860-7243 View (818) 860-7243
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Barbette Hunt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436
IT'S TIME. Time to make the changes you've been thinking about, changes you know you need to make but can't quite get to the "how" and "when." That's what I'm here for. Together we'll go on a journey of discovery: how did I get here? Where do I want to go? What obstacles am I putting in my way? How do I find the Courage?
IT'S TIME. Time to make the changes you've been thinking about, changes you know you need to make but can't quite get to the "how" and "when." That's what I'm here for. Together we'll go on a journey of discovery: how did I get here? Where do I want to go? What obstacles am I putting in my way? How do I find the Courage?
(310) 895-9817 View (310) 895-9817
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Beth Fiance
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436
I know how scary it can be to take that first step in your desire to make changes and live your best life. Choosing to seek therapy is one of the scariest and bravest things you will ever do. I would love to help you on your journey and believe that healing and emotional well being is for everyone. My approach is holistic. I believe our minds and bodies are connected, and healing includes a whole person perspective. I will work with you to understand your mental and/or physical struggles and encourage you to find balance in your life, while also allowing for personal growth and healing.
I know how scary it can be to take that first step in your desire to make changes and live your best life. Choosing to seek therapy is one of the scariest and bravest things you will ever do. I would love to help you on your journey and believe that healing and emotional well being is for everyone. My approach is holistic. I believe our minds and bodies are connected, and healing includes a whole person perspective. I will work with you to understand your mental and/or physical struggles and encourage you to find balance in your life, while also allowing for personal growth and healing.
(747) 239-7631 View (747) 239-7631
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Celeste Elizabeth Athena Zarpas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91316  (Online Only)
I believe the goal of therapy is to create insight and self-awareness. If we are better able to understand who we are and why we engage in the behaviors we do, we are able to make changes in our lives. My job is to offer a supportive environment, in which you feel safe to explore who you are.
I believe the goal of therapy is to create insight and self-awareness. If we are better able to understand who we are and why we engage in the behaviors we do, we are able to make changes in our lives. My job is to offer a supportive environment, in which you feel safe to explore who you are.
(818) 740-5375 View (818) 740-5375
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Julie L Morgavi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, KAP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91436
All roads lead to Rome! It doesn't matter where we jump in, if you’re ready, we’ll get there. My approach is based on Attachment Theory & CPTSD: the idea that much of our conflict & distress stems from old wounds & unmet needs. De-coding this blueprint provides a path toward healing & fulfillment. Relational issues, estrangement, Teen/YA issues & living life “on purpose” are all areas I am passionate about. I incorporate trauma-informed, therapeutic modalities such as IFS with a Buddhist Psychology perspective. I am a rabid ally and advocate for equality and trained in psychedelic-assisted therapy (currently Ketamine only).
All roads lead to Rome! It doesn't matter where we jump in, if you’re ready, we’ll get there. My approach is based on Attachment Theory & CPTSD: the idea that much of our conflict & distress stems from old wounds & unmet needs. De-coding this blueprint provides a path toward healing & fulfillment. Relational issues, estrangement, Teen/YA issues & living life “on purpose” are all areas I am passionate about. I incorporate trauma-informed, therapeutic modalities such as IFS with a Buddhist Psychology perspective. I am a rabid ally and advocate for equality and trained in psychedelic-assisted therapy (currently Ketamine only).
(310) 356-0287 View (310) 356-0287
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Beth Leedham - Individuals And Couples
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436
With twenty-five years of experience and outstanding credentials, I have two goals for my clients: Solve the immediate problem that brings you to therapy, and promote lasting change. My arenas of work include depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship difficulties. I have extensive training in couples therapy and am an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist. I deal with all manner of sexual issues, including desire problems, addiction, affairs, and the "sexless marriage." I welcome clients from varied backgrounds and communities.
With twenty-five years of experience and outstanding credentials, I have two goals for my clients: Solve the immediate problem that brings you to therapy, and promote lasting change. My arenas of work include depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship difficulties. I have extensive training in couples therapy and am an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist. I deal with all manner of sexual issues, including desire problems, addiction, affairs, and the "sexless marriage." I welcome clients from varied backgrounds and communities.
(818) 963-9278 View (818) 963-9278
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Shiva Howell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436
Waitlist for new clients
I am most passionate about helping my clients develop a stronger awareness of how past events and beliefs are influencing their current behavior and decision-making. I believe that therapy is so much more than just talking about problems; it’s about examining how our beliefs and experiences have taken root in our lives and influence us.
I am most passionate about helping my clients develop a stronger awareness of how past events and beliefs are influencing their current behavior and decision-making. I believe that therapy is so much more than just talking about problems; it’s about examining how our beliefs and experiences have taken root in our lives and influence us.
(805) 243-1430 View (805) 243-1430
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Curt Widhalm
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91436
Are you looking for a more straightforward approach to your struggles? I receive feedback from many of my clients about how I'm different than other therapists. I take this to mean that I have been able to establish real, honest relationships with my clients. I treat my clients with respect, fairness, and an opportunity to be their true selves.
Are you looking for a more straightforward approach to your struggles? I receive feedback from many of my clients about how I'm different than other therapists. I take this to mean that I have been able to establish real, honest relationships with my clients. I treat my clients with respect, fairness, and an opportunity to be their true selves.
(424) 570-6049 View (424) 570-6049
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Negeen Moussavian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91436
Are you struggling with dating? Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns in your relationships that don't seem to work? Is it getting hard to manage all the elements of your life? Sometimes life can be overwhelming and hard to manage.
Are you struggling with dating? Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns in your relationships that don't seem to work? Is it getting hard to manage all the elements of your life? Sometimes life can be overwhelming and hard to manage.
(424) 365-9041 View (424) 365-9041
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Bianca (Berzner) Lenga
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91316  (Online Only)
I provide a safe space for children and adults to work through stress and psychological challenges with actionable tools, allowing them to find harmony and reconnect to a sense of ease and joy in their lives. With extensive training in and personal experience with the mind-body connection, I holistically foster healing and collaborate with clients to build safety and hope. I share empathy, curiosity, humor, and my light-hearted nature, which make sessions comfortable and engaging. I factor in the biology, psychology, and sociology surrounding my clients and their unique gifts and challenges and help them utilize to their strengths.
I provide a safe space for children and adults to work through stress and psychological challenges with actionable tools, allowing them to find harmony and reconnect to a sense of ease and joy in their lives. With extensive training in and personal experience with the mind-body connection, I holistically foster healing and collaborate with clients to build safety and hope. I share empathy, curiosity, humor, and my light-hearted nature, which make sessions comfortable and engaging. I factor in the biology, psychology, and sociology surrounding my clients and their unique gifts and challenges and help them utilize to their strengths.
(818) 446-1848 View (818) 446-1848
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Dr. Kanchi Wijesekera
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436
I am Dr. Kanchi, a licensed clinical psychologist who is committed to helping youth and adults acquire the tools necessary to be resilient in the face of adversity. Resilience is the ability to cope, adapt to challenges, and 'spring back' from hardship, trauma, or other significant sources of stress. I use evidence-based strategies for a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and adjustment difficulties. I also focus on maternal mental health, physician wellness, youth athletes, and offer resilience skills training for kids, teens and adults. Please see: www.drkanchi.com for details.
I am Dr. Kanchi, a licensed clinical psychologist who is committed to helping youth and adults acquire the tools necessary to be resilient in the face of adversity. Resilience is the ability to cope, adapt to challenges, and 'spring back' from hardship, trauma, or other significant sources of stress. I use evidence-based strategies for a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and adjustment difficulties. I also focus on maternal mental health, physician wellness, youth athletes, and offer resilience skills training for kids, teens and adults. Please see: www.drkanchi.com for details.
(310) 945-2393 View (310) 945-2393
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Sheron Gershelis
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91316  (Online Only)
If you have come across my page you may be looking for a 'lift me up' in life. You have work, relational and life stressors that have overwhelmed you and you are unsure what to do next. Your trying to open the next chapter in your life, but the anxiety and panic overrides you. You want to make sure that your next steps are accurate and lead to only positive outcomes. You want to stop feeling gloomy and start to enjoy the beautiful days outside. This is where I come in and help guide you in making YOUR right decision. I will help you through your journey in becoming worry-free and help you take the next steps in your life.
If you have come across my page you may be looking for a 'lift me up' in life. You have work, relational and life stressors that have overwhelmed you and you are unsure what to do next. Your trying to open the next chapter in your life, but the anxiety and panic overrides you. You want to make sure that your next steps are accurate and lead to only positive outcomes. You want to stop feeling gloomy and start to enjoy the beautiful days outside. This is where I come in and help guide you in making YOUR right decision. I will help you through your journey in becoming worry-free and help you take the next steps in your life.
(818) 350-5357 View (818) 350-5357
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Charles Lerman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436
I am honored to have my clients invite me to join them in a deep and caring search into their lives, personalities,challenges and dilemnas they face.Our focus is to work together in a respectful, open approach to provide help, relief, understanding and change toward goals of greater health, internal peace, satisfaction and connectedness.Psychotherapy was developed so that we wouldn't have to face our fears alone, without knowledge and the opportunity to learn emotionally and to improve our capabilty to deal with ourselves, the world and the people in our lives.Let me join you.
I am honored to have my clients invite me to join them in a deep and caring search into their lives, personalities,challenges and dilemnas they face.Our focus is to work together in a respectful, open approach to provide help, relief, understanding and change toward goals of greater health, internal peace, satisfaction and connectedness.Psychotherapy was developed so that we wouldn't have to face our fears alone, without knowledge and the opportunity to learn emotionally and to improve our capabilty to deal with ourselves, the world and the people in our lives.Let me join you.
(818) 293-0811 View (818) 293-0811
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Tara Montazeri
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91436
Do you struggle to set boundaries in both your personal and professional life? Do you find yourself auto-piloting through each day and feeling stuck? Is it common for you to neglect your needs and feel guilty for taking care of yourself?
Do you struggle to set boundaries in both your personal and professional life? Do you find yourself auto-piloting through each day and feeling stuck? Is it common for you to neglect your needs and feel guilty for taking care of yourself?
(747) 269-1848 View (747) 269-1848
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AlignED Care Eating Disorder & Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91316
You might be struggling with an eating disorder, anxiety, depression, or trauma and seeking compassionate, non-judgmental support. Your goals could include improving your relationship with food and your body, reducing anxiety, developing healthier coping mechanisms, achieving mental and emotional well-being, boosting self-esteem, and building a positive self-image. At AlignED Care, we understand these needs and are committed to providing HAES-aligned, anti-oppression, and anti-diet culture approaches, ensuring you receive individualized, empathetic care that fosters your healing journey.
You might be struggling with an eating disorder, anxiety, depression, or trauma and seeking compassionate, non-judgmental support. Your goals could include improving your relationship with food and your body, reducing anxiety, developing healthier coping mechanisms, achieving mental and emotional well-being, boosting self-esteem, and building a positive self-image. At AlignED Care, we understand these needs and are committed to providing HAES-aligned, anti-oppression, and anti-diet culture approaches, ensuring you receive individualized, empathetic care that fosters your healing journey.
(323) 641-4962 View (323) 641-4962
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Anxiety & OCD Treatment of Los Angeles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91436
My name is Ken Goodman and I am passionate about helping adults, teens, and children conquer their anxiety, OCD, fears, phobias, panic attacks, compulsions, worry, trauma, and depression. In my 30 plus years working with patients, I have been a part of the most amazing transformations. Check out the success stories at KenGoodmanTherapy.com as well as the free self-help audios, articles, webinars, and videos. Don't put off getting help. You can get better. There's no reason to suffer.
My name is Ken Goodman and I am passionate about helping adults, teens, and children conquer their anxiety, OCD, fears, phobias, panic attacks, compulsions, worry, trauma, and depression. In my 30 plus years working with patients, I have been a part of the most amazing transformations. Check out the success stories at KenGoodmanTherapy.com as well as the free self-help audios, articles, webinars, and videos. Don't put off getting help. You can get better. There's no reason to suffer.
(818) 835-5105 View (818) 835-5105
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Anne K Guenther
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436
I have 20+ years of clinical experience working with individuals and families. I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution-Focused Treatment, and have advanced training in issues of Domestic Violence, Attachment, and Parenting, with a focus on adoption. My practice honors diversity, and welcomes all individuals and their families. Together we will identify obstacles that block the way to reaching your goals and support you to have the quality of life you desire. Whether a new challenge, or a long-held relic, we will create awareness and understanding and clear the way to a more fulfilling future.
I have 20+ years of clinical experience working with individuals and families. I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution-Focused Treatment, and have advanced training in issues of Domestic Violence, Attachment, and Parenting, with a focus on adoption. My practice honors diversity, and welcomes all individuals and their families. Together we will identify obstacles that block the way to reaching your goals and support you to have the quality of life you desire. Whether a new challenge, or a long-held relic, we will create awareness and understanding and clear the way to a more fulfilling future.
(818) 869-2746 View (818) 869-2746
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Lisa Oxman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91316
People tend to seek help when their lives feel out of balance. Sometimes this can be caused by a new or difficult situation, such as a shift in career plans, family life, or an intimate relationship that leads one to experience feelings of confusion and sadness. Other times we may not be sure where our depression or anxiety stem from at all. As humans, we possess a strong capacity for resilience and self-care, but it is when our regular coping strategies no longer work that we may turn to therapy for new perspectives and outcomes.
People tend to seek help when their lives feel out of balance. Sometimes this can be caused by a new or difficult situation, such as a shift in career plans, family life, or an intimate relationship that leads one to experience feelings of confusion and sadness. Other times we may not be sure where our depression or anxiety stem from at all. As humans, we possess a strong capacity for resilience and self-care, but it is when our regular coping strategies no longer work that we may turn to therapy for new perspectives and outcomes.
(818) 452-4875 View (818) 452-4875
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Sarah A Ferman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MBA
Verified Verified
Encino, CA 91436
My specialties are with Couples, Adult ADHD and Entrepreneurs. In addition, I work with relationships and couples (including where one or both are ADD), life transitions (men/women/couples), Small Business Owners and clinical hypnotherapy. My therapy clients receive supportive counseling, cognitive reframing and psychotherapy using an integrative approach. My focus is on helping you unleash your potential, clarify and actualize your goals and desires, harness your strengths, develop strategies to navigate and build solid foundations, and create positive and successful patterns to fulfill your goals and dreams.
My specialties are with Couples, Adult ADHD and Entrepreneurs. In addition, I work with relationships and couples (including where one or both are ADD), life transitions (men/women/couples), Small Business Owners and clinical hypnotherapy. My therapy clients receive supportive counseling, cognitive reframing and psychotherapy using an integrative approach. My focus is on helping you unleash your potential, clarify and actualize your goals and desires, harness your strengths, develop strategies to navigate and build solid foundations, and create positive and successful patterns to fulfill your goals and dreams.
(818) 850-6577 View (818) 850-6577

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Encino, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$195

Therapists in Encino, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD
64% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Aetna
58% Cigna and Evernorth
49% Optum

How Therapists in Encino, CA see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Encino?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.