Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Photo of Joshua Landsburg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Joshua Landsburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Are you ready to step into a world where support goes beyond just physical or emotional pain, where every aspect of who you are is celebrated and embraced? Picture a nonjudgmental space where we talk about everything from navigating relationships to understanding yourself better. As a therapist who works with men, couples, and individuals of many ages and backgrounds, including clients with chronic pain, autism, ADHD, or neurodiversity, I'm here to be your guide on this incredible journey of self-discovery and growth. No matter who you are or what you're going through, I'm here to provide you with a warm welcome and a listening ear.
Are you ready to step into a world where support goes beyond just physical or emotional pain, where every aspect of who you are is celebrated and embraced? Picture a nonjudgmental space where we talk about everything from navigating relationships to understanding yourself better. As a therapist who works with men, couples, and individuals of many ages and backgrounds, including clients with chronic pain, autism, ADHD, or neurodiversity, I'm here to be your guide on this incredible journey of self-discovery and growth. No matter who you are or what you're going through, I'm here to provide you with a warm welcome and a listening ear.
(424) 667-6476 View (424) 667-6476
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Southern California Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90019
My intention is to help you reconnect to the vitality, openness and curiosity that lives within you. I help people rediscover their authentic selves, find their voice, and self-actualize unapologetically.
My intention is to help you reconnect to the vitality, openness and curiosity that lives within you. I help people rediscover their authentic selves, find their voice, and self-actualize unapologetically.
(323) 416-2138 View (323) 416-2138
Photo of Nicole Quaid, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Nicole Quaid
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039
"I believe therapy is an empowering experience that allows us to make changes in our lives. I provide a safe environment to work in collaboration with you in a process of exploration. I specialize in working with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, career and life transition challenges. I also work with chronic illness, pain, body image issues and eating disorders. I integrate meditation, mindfulness and somatic work (accessing feelings through the body) as part of a holistic approach. I have a unique understanding of the issues and stresses that artists encounter having come from a fine arts background.
"I believe therapy is an empowering experience that allows us to make changes in our lives. I provide a safe environment to work in collaboration with you in a process of exploration. I specialize in working with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, career and life transition challenges. I also work with chronic illness, pain, body image issues and eating disorders. I integrate meditation, mindfulness and somatic work (accessing feelings through the body) as part of a holistic approach. I have a unique understanding of the issues and stresses that artists encounter having come from a fine arts background.
(323) 680-5922 View (323) 680-5922
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Millicent Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90049  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping people to heal. I am committed to being of service and availing myself to those who need to heal emotional wounds, achieve more clarity, and agency over their lives.
I specialize in helping people to heal. I am committed to being of service and availing myself to those who need to heal emotional wounds, achieve more clarity, and agency over their lives.
(747) 203-0729 View (747) 203-0729
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Shauna Goodenough
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Hi, my name is Shauna Goodenough and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I enjoy working with a variety of ages, with a focus on teens and young adults. My style is warm and supportive. I value client education and skill building to effect change.
Hi, my name is Shauna Goodenough and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I enjoy working with a variety of ages, with a focus on teens and young adults. My style is warm and supportive. I value client education and skill building to effect change.
(323) 831-8658 View (323) 831-8658
Ellie Berjis Josefson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Ellie JOSEFSON, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 25+ years of personal development, Coaching and life experience. She is a gifted speaker, as demonstrated in many conferences and radio/television shows. A member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Ellie has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute. She specializes in supporting individuals, couples and families to transform their relationships. Ellie lives in Pacific Palisades with her husband of 34 years and enjoys spending time with her 3 beautiful grandchildren.
Ellie JOSEFSON, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 25+ years of personal development, Coaching and life experience. She is a gifted speaker, as demonstrated in many conferences and radio/television shows. A member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Ellie has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute. She specializes in supporting individuals, couples and families to transform their relationships. Ellie lives in Pacific Palisades with her husband of 34 years and enjoys spending time with her 3 beautiful grandchildren.
(424) 276-0805 View (424) 276-0805
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Taylor Sorenson
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, HSP
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
It can be difficult to open up to a stranger about personal difficulties, but I truly believe in each person’s ability to make positive changes. This is why I strive to create a calm, warm, welcoming, and open environment where you can feel comfortable working through your thoughts and emotions. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I provide individual counseling services, ADHD and learning disability evaluations, and performance psychology services for athletes and performers.
It can be difficult to open up to a stranger about personal difficulties, but I truly believe in each person’s ability to make positive changes. This is why I strive to create a calm, warm, welcoming, and open environment where you can feel comfortable working through your thoughts and emotions. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I provide individual counseling services, ADHD and learning disability evaluations, and performance psychology services for athletes and performers.
(323) 402-6317 View (323) 402-6317
Photo of Valeria Curiel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Valeria Curiel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90004
I am passionate about empowering clients to strengthen their ability to overcome obstacles that life throws at them. By creating a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment, I work alongside the client to help them feel seen and heard while allowing themselves to be fully authentic. My approach is direct and patient with a dash of humor.
I am passionate about empowering clients to strengthen their ability to overcome obstacles that life throws at them. By creating a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment, I work alongside the client to help them feel seen and heard while allowing themselves to be fully authentic. My approach is direct and patient with a dash of humor.
(213) 238-6224 View (213) 238-6224
Photo of Nicole M Hendrickson, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Los Angeles, CA
Nicole M Hendrickson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Many of us walk around every day wearing some version of a mask. Some of us do so to protect or take care of others, some of us wear the mask to fit in, and some of us wear it because of shame. My hope is that everyone I work with becomes a little bit more comfortable with the person underneath the mask-- their true authentic self. My practice tends to focus on working with individuals from marginalized communities, including LGBTQ-identified and BIPOC. I truly believe the therapeutic relationship can be a healing one, and be the first step in taking off your mask.
Many of us walk around every day wearing some version of a mask. Some of us do so to protect or take care of others, some of us wear the mask to fit in, and some of us wear it because of shame. My hope is that everyone I work with becomes a little bit more comfortable with the person underneath the mask-- their true authentic self. My practice tends to focus on working with individuals from marginalized communities, including LGBTQ-identified and BIPOC. I truly believe the therapeutic relationship can be a healing one, and be the first step in taking off your mask.
(323) 601-0504 View (323) 601-0504
Photo of Christina Ahumada, Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA
Christina Ahumada
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Therapy is a dynamic process where old wounds can begin to heal and new experiences can become more meaningful and fulfilling. Yes, it can be difficult and painful, but it can also be extremely rewarding and life-changing. Through insight, empathy, support, and understanding, as well as through the relationship you and I will share, I approach the therapeutic process as an avenue to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe and trusting environment. As a result of this process, you can gain more self-awareness, which can help foster deeper connections in relationships with yourself and others.
Therapy is a dynamic process where old wounds can begin to heal and new experiences can become more meaningful and fulfilling. Yes, it can be difficult and painful, but it can also be extremely rewarding and life-changing. Through insight, empathy, support, and understanding, as well as through the relationship you and I will share, I approach the therapeutic process as an avenue to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe and trusting environment. As a result of this process, you can gain more self-awareness, which can help foster deeper connections in relationships with yourself and others.
(323) 370-0634 View (323) 370-0634
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Joseph Krimple
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
Many of us have experienced difficulties in our lives that have shaped us into who we are today. Often times these experiences leave traumatic scars, mentally and physically, that can result in negative beliefs about yourself or others. Maybe these beliefs served a purpose to shield us from these traumas at the time, but today are no longer beneficial, and in fact are keeping us from achieving our full potential. Whether you want to achieve greater self-awareness, build stronger relationships, heal past wounds, or just feel better, I can help you transform those experiences and negative beliefs into a new and better way of being you
Many of us have experienced difficulties in our lives that have shaped us into who we are today. Often times these experiences leave traumatic scars, mentally and physically, that can result in negative beliefs about yourself or others. Maybe these beliefs served a purpose to shield us from these traumas at the time, but today are no longer beneficial, and in fact are keeping us from achieving our full potential. Whether you want to achieve greater self-awareness, build stronger relationships, heal past wounds, or just feel better, I can help you transform those experiences and negative beliefs into a new and better way of being you
(213) 816-6104 View (213) 816-6104
Photo of Natalie Merlino, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Natalie Merlino
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
The desire for healing is a natural part of the human experience that is felt at all stages of life. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to share your story with your unique goals and needs in mind. Through an integrative yet family systems-oriented approach to treatment, I am passionate about serving as a fellow traveler on your journey towards growth. My therapeutic background consists of assisting children, adults, couples, and families both in person and virtually. I offer teletherapy services to adolescents, teens, adults, families, and couples while being located in a confidential and quiet environment.
The desire for healing is a natural part of the human experience that is felt at all stages of life. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to share your story with your unique goals and needs in mind. Through an integrative yet family systems-oriented approach to treatment, I am passionate about serving as a fellow traveler on your journey towards growth. My therapeutic background consists of assisting children, adults, couples, and families both in person and virtually. I offer teletherapy services to adolescents, teens, adults, families, and couples while being located in a confidential and quiet environment.
(213) 370-5075 View (213) 370-5075
Photo of Laura Gillespie, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA
Laura Gillespie
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90065  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My typical client is no stranger to phrases like "you’re over-thinking it" and "too smart for your own good." They are gifted thinkers and problem solvers beginning to understand that the problems they face aren't ones they can just think their way out of. I practice a form of psychoanalytic psychotherapy informed by my own warm, Midwestern sensibility. I believe in the power of this approach to foster deep transformation and lasting improvement, even when other forms of treatment have failed. I have experienced this power time and again, both personally and in my work with clients.
My typical client is no stranger to phrases like "you’re over-thinking it" and "too smart for your own good." They are gifted thinkers and problem solvers beginning to understand that the problems they face aren't ones they can just think their way out of. I practice a form of psychoanalytic psychotherapy informed by my own warm, Midwestern sensibility. I believe in the power of this approach to foster deep transformation and lasting improvement, even when other forms of treatment have failed. I have experienced this power time and again, both personally and in my work with clients.
(323) 746-1128 View (323) 746-1128
Photo of Jeana Martinez, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Jeana Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with seven years of experience in the mental health field. During that time, I have worked extensively with diverse populations, such as families, couples, and individuals of all ages. I am a trauma-focused trained practitioner. I have experience treating families and individuals who have been affected by trauma, primarily, sexual assault, domestic violence, and community violence. As a result of trauma, many of my clients experience PTSD, anxiety and depression.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with seven years of experience in the mental health field. During that time, I have worked extensively with diverse populations, such as families, couples, and individuals of all ages. I am a trauma-focused trained practitioner. I have experience treating families and individuals who have been affected by trauma, primarily, sexual assault, domestic violence, and community violence. As a result of trauma, many of my clients experience PTSD, anxiety and depression.
(562) 379-4868 View (562) 379-4868
Photo of Dinko Zidarich, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Dinko Zidarich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90046
You see yourself as a high-achieving person, but there are parts of your life that feel unbalanced. Perhaps there are self-destructive behaviors that are getting out of control. Or your relationships may be causing you grief. There may also be an empty feeling or nagging fears under the surface. Even if you are accustomed to solving things yourself, this may be the time to reach out for help from a professional who specializes in working with high-functioning clients like yourself. I offer a rare combination of two decades of experience in the MIT/tech world with substantial training as a psychotherapist.
You see yourself as a high-achieving person, but there are parts of your life that feel unbalanced. Perhaps there are self-destructive behaviors that are getting out of control. Or your relationships may be causing you grief. There may also be an empty feeling or nagging fears under the surface. Even if you are accustomed to solving things yourself, this may be the time to reach out for help from a professional who specializes in working with high-functioning clients like yourself. I offer a rare combination of two decades of experience in the MIT/tech world with substantial training as a psychotherapist.
(424) 331-0158 View (424) 331-0158
Photo of Shaquita R Junious, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Shaquita R Junious
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I am dedicated to meeting you where you are and assisting you with identifying and reaching your ultimate goals in life. Together we will work on establishing effective coping skills, which will help you with improving your daily living. I believe that the purpose of therapy is to provide you with a safe space, which is culturally sensitive to your individualized needs and situations. Though the past cannot be changed, your past is a part of your priceless journey of healing, growth, and perseverance.
I am dedicated to meeting you where you are and assisting you with identifying and reaching your ultimate goals in life. Together we will work on establishing effective coping skills, which will help you with improving your daily living. I believe that the purpose of therapy is to provide you with a safe space, which is culturally sensitive to your individualized needs and situations. Though the past cannot be changed, your past is a part of your priceless journey of healing, growth, and perseverance.
(323) 745-2671 View (323) 745-2671
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The Maple Counseling Center
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034
The mission of The Maple Counseling Center (TMCC) is to provide low cost comprehensive mental health services to individuals of all ages, couples, and families throughout Los Angeles County, and to provide training for associates and trainees who are working towards licensure in the mental health field. Since our founding, we have become The Maple Counseling Center, and have expanded programs to people of all ages living in all areas of Los Angeles County. Today, with the help of associates, trainees, psychological assistants, and older adult peer counselors, services are provided at our headquarters clinic, at local schools, and
The mission of The Maple Counseling Center (TMCC) is to provide low cost comprehensive mental health services to individuals of all ages, couples, and families throughout Los Angeles County, and to provide training for associates and trainees who are working towards licensure in the mental health field. Since our founding, we have become The Maple Counseling Center, and have expanded programs to people of all ages living in all areas of Los Angeles County. Today, with the help of associates, trainees, psychological assistants, and older adult peer counselors, services are provided at our headquarters clinic, at local schools, and
(424) 358-3417 View (424) 358-3417
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Eden Ghatan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Hi, I'm Eden! I know starting therapy can feel intimidating and vulnerable. Finding a therapist you connect with is an important part of the process. I'm here to empower you to thrive. Together, we'll help you gain clarity, develop greater self-confidence, establish healthy boundaries, deepen your connections, find liberation and fulfillment, and heal. In our work, we'll get in touch with your inner strengths. If you are ready to heal your relationships, you're in the right place. I'm deeply committed to helping those I work with to live their best lives and find hope. Let's embark on a journey of exploration and growth together!
Hi, I'm Eden! I know starting therapy can feel intimidating and vulnerable. Finding a therapist you connect with is an important part of the process. I'm here to empower you to thrive. Together, we'll help you gain clarity, develop greater self-confidence, establish healthy boundaries, deepen your connections, find liberation and fulfillment, and heal. In our work, we'll get in touch with your inner strengths. If you are ready to heal your relationships, you're in the right place. I'm deeply committed to helping those I work with to live their best lives and find hope. Let's embark on a journey of exploration and growth together!
(424) 375-6418 View (424) 375-6418
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Farimah Khalilifard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 91335  (Online Only)
Hi, My name is Farimah Khalilifard and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. More specifically, I am someone who sparks change in people’s lives and relationships. I have over 20 years experience working with individuals and couples with relationship issues, addiction and mental health challenges helping them grow, be in control of their emotions and making positive changes in their lives.
Hi, My name is Farimah Khalilifard and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. More specifically, I am someone who sparks change in people’s lives and relationships. I have over 20 years experience working with individuals and couples with relationship issues, addiction and mental health challenges helping them grow, be in control of their emotions and making positive changes in their lives.
(747) 239-5246 View (747) 239-5246
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Ashley Perkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90044  (Online Only)
My name is Ashley Perkins, LCSW and I have an intensive background working and serving my community. My educational background is BA Sociology from UC Riverside and MSW from Columbia University. I have worked closely in community activism, community organizing, women's health, mental health, and herbalism. I am a public speaker, community event planner and organizer, radio/podcast personality, tv personality, and herbalist.
My name is Ashley Perkins, LCSW and I have an intensive background working and serving my community. My educational background is BA Sociology from UC Riverside and MSW from Columbia University. I have worked closely in community activism, community organizing, women's health, mental health, and herbalism. I am a public speaker, community event planner and organizer, radio/podcast personality, tv personality, and herbalist.
(310) 496-8412 View (310) 496-8412

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Los Angeles, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
74% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
63% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
69% Cigna and Evernorth
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Los Angeles, CA see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Los Angeles?

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.