Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Photo of Suzan Howe - Expansive Therapy, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Los Angeles, CA
Suzan Howe - Expansive Therapy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90004  (Online Only)
I tailor my approach to the unique needs and goals of each client. For instance, I integrate cognitive-behavioral strategies to address specific challenges, foster humanistic principles to promote self-discovery, and employ client-centered techniques to enhance the therapeutic alliance.
I tailor my approach to the unique needs and goals of each client. For instance, I integrate cognitive-behavioral strategies to address specific challenges, foster humanistic principles to promote self-discovery, and employ client-centered techniques to enhance the therapeutic alliance.
(213) 682-3040 View (213) 682-3040
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Zak Kozlow Poyo
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90046
I am a Somatic Psychotherapist living and working in Los Angeles, California. I specialize in the mind-body connection. I have spent a majority of my career working to understand how it is that the mind-body connection is influenced by our development, by our world and by ourselves. When we look at our connection to ourselves, it give us vital information for healing and change. The work that I do with my clients breaks old destructive patterns and leads the way to healing deep seeded emotional injuries.
I am a Somatic Psychotherapist living and working in Los Angeles, California. I specialize in the mind-body connection. I have spent a majority of my career working to understand how it is that the mind-body connection is influenced by our development, by our world and by ourselves. When we look at our connection to ourselves, it give us vital information for healing and change. The work that I do with my clients breaks old destructive patterns and leads the way to healing deep seeded emotional injuries.
(323) 546-3432 View (323) 546-3432
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The Mindful Mind
MA
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90013
My traditional clients are looking to create positive change in their life. Regardless of age or ability; they may have behavioral, developmental or emotional issues that are interfering in their life. Clients that want to learn how to manage their life, reduce stress and increase productivity - moving through blocks from current and past issues, related to personal life, career, family, relationships etc….People that are looking for mindful approach to mental health and wellness, incorporating Expressive Healing Arts, Self-Empowerment and creative solutions.
My traditional clients are looking to create positive change in their life. Regardless of age or ability; they may have behavioral, developmental or emotional issues that are interfering in their life. Clients that want to learn how to manage their life, reduce stress and increase productivity - moving through blocks from current and past issues, related to personal life, career, family, relationships etc….People that are looking for mindful approach to mental health and wellness, incorporating Expressive Healing Arts, Self-Empowerment and creative solutions.
(213) 674-5779 View (213) 674-5779
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Dr. Angeli Desai
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Individuals often struggle with managing the stress in their lives which can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, and unhealthy behaviors. Distress can arise from work, life transitions, relationships, and difficult emotions. We can find ourselves reacting in the same ways, experiencing the same agonizing feelings, and being in the same difficult circumstances. The goal is to understand your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, use that information to minimize suffering, have healthier relationships with others and yourself, achieve your life goals, and feel a sense of agency to live the life you deserve.
Individuals often struggle with managing the stress in their lives which can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, and unhealthy behaviors. Distress can arise from work, life transitions, relationships, and difficult emotions. We can find ourselves reacting in the same ways, experiencing the same agonizing feelings, and being in the same difficult circumstances. The goal is to understand your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, use that information to minimize suffering, have healthier relationships with others and yourself, achieve your life goals, and feel a sense of agency to live the life you deserve.
(424) 377-7918 View (424) 377-7918
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Kristi Abbott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from California who has been practicing for 16 years. I received my BA in Psychology from UC Davis and my Master of Social Work from San Diego State University. I treat adults with a variety of issues including: depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, grief & loss, life transitions & changes, and stress. I am also trained in providing psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and can provide therapy that focuses on processing and integrating those experience for long-lasting healing.
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from California who has been practicing for 16 years. I received my BA in Psychology from UC Davis and my Master of Social Work from San Diego State University. I treat adults with a variety of issues including: depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, grief & loss, life transitions & changes, and stress. I am also trained in providing psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and can provide therapy that focuses on processing and integrating those experience for long-lasting healing.
(562) 561-2903 View (562) 561-2903
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Nadège M Bréant
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90004
I specialize in clients struggling with identity and self, be it love, acceptance, integration, or esteem. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, lack of motivation, multicultural issues, or relationship concerns? I'm here to help you work through them. Intersectionality is an essential aspect of my work. I help individuals of all identities to unpack what's keeping them stuck. Seeking therapy is the first step, so congratulate yourself! I will facilitate a space to connect to yourself, others, and the world in a healthy way. The goal is to work collaboratively to create a new empowering narrative.
I specialize in clients struggling with identity and self, be it love, acceptance, integration, or esteem. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, lack of motivation, multicultural issues, or relationship concerns? I'm here to help you work through them. Intersectionality is an essential aspect of my work. I help individuals of all identities to unpack what's keeping them stuck. Seeking therapy is the first step, so congratulate yourself! I will facilitate a space to connect to yourself, others, and the world in a healthy way. The goal is to work collaboratively to create a new empowering narrative.
(213) 839-3015 View (213) 839-3015
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Prerna Martin
Registered Psychological Associate, PhD, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I specialize in evidence-based treatments for children, teens, and young adults with anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, eating disorders, and behavior problems. I have extensive experience working with clients from diverse, multicultural backgrounds. I strive to provide therapy that is grounded in science, while honoring the unique needs of each individual. My approach is deeply relational, and I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental space for you to understand your struggles and learn new tools. I am passionate about empowering clients to face their fears, change unhelpful patterns, heal from trauma, and develop more self-compassion.
I specialize in evidence-based treatments for children, teens, and young adults with anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, eating disorders, and behavior problems. I have extensive experience working with clients from diverse, multicultural backgrounds. I strive to provide therapy that is grounded in science, while honoring the unique needs of each individual. My approach is deeply relational, and I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental space for you to understand your struggles and learn new tools. I am passionate about empowering clients to face their fears, change unhelpful patterns, heal from trauma, and develop more self-compassion.
(424) 203-0676 View (424) 203-0676
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Miriam Saidian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90024
If life feels stuck in a loop despite your best efforts, or if you're grappling with complex emotions and their roots, I'm here to assist. Past experiences often resurface as we seek understanding and healing. I listen closely and empathize with your emotional journey. Together, we'll explore how your past has shaped present patterns.
If life feels stuck in a loop despite your best efforts, or if you're grappling with complex emotions and their roots, I'm here to assist. Past experiences often resurface as we seek understanding and healing. I listen closely and empathize with your emotional journey. Together, we'll explore how your past has shaped present patterns.
(310) 407-7374 View (310) 407-7374
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M. Anthony Owliaie
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 91335
Not accepting new clients
I believe getting this far is half the battle. The rest of the journey will be in what we discover together. So congratulations on valuing your own personal growth. If you find yourself in a fog of emotions that you can't get out of we can work together to figure out a better path. I have extensive experience working with adults, teens, and families in various settings. No matter what point you are in life, you can work toward a better sense of self and build towards improved insight and empathy towards yourself, others, and your environment.
I believe getting this far is half the battle. The rest of the journey will be in what we discover together. So congratulations on valuing your own personal growth. If you find yourself in a fog of emotions that you can't get out of we can work together to figure out a better path. I have extensive experience working with adults, teens, and families in various settings. No matter what point you are in life, you can work toward a better sense of self and build towards improved insight and empathy towards yourself, others, and your environment.
(747) 269-6768 View (747) 269-6768
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Kelsey Gates
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90029  (Online Only)
I specialize in trauma, anxiety, and depression. I am intuitive, holistic, and collaborative in my approach.
I specialize in trauma, anxiety, and depression. I am intuitive, holistic, and collaborative in my approach.
(818) 722-8194 View (818) 722-8194
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Orlando Interiano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90062  (Online Only)
Your journey to healing is deeply personal, and as your therapist, my role is to accompany you every step of the way. What's your resolution? This question marks the beginning of our journey together, delving into the fundamental changes you seek in your life. I understand that each individual's path is unique, filled with their own stories of struggle and resilience, seeking peace, growth, and healing.
Your journey to healing is deeply personal, and as your therapist, my role is to accompany you every step of the way. What's your resolution? This question marks the beginning of our journey together, delving into the fundamental changes you seek in your life. I understand that each individual's path is unique, filled with their own stories of struggle and resilience, seeking peace, growth, and healing.
(213) 682-3761 View (213) 682-3761
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Deborah Helt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, 106580
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90026
I believe that each of our lives is an ecosystem, comprised of the interconnecting forces that influence our well-being. This includes our relationships with other people, with cultural and economic forces and even our own bodies. When we are out of balance or suffer trauma, we are often left feeling anxious, depressed or lost. Could you use an ally in making the "ecosystem" of your life more healthy and vibrant? I provide therapy for adults, children, couples, intimate partners and groups.
I believe that each of our lives is an ecosystem, comprised of the interconnecting forces that influence our well-being. This includes our relationships with other people, with cultural and economic forces and even our own bodies. When we are out of balance or suffer trauma, we are often left feeling anxious, depressed or lost. Could you use an ally in making the "ecosystem" of your life more healthy and vibrant? I provide therapy for adults, children, couples, intimate partners and groups.
(323) 498-2551 View (323) 498-2551
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Life Source Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90012  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Arlene Balcarcel, LCSW, a Clinical Psychotherapist and Life Coach. My devotion lies in aiding individuals and couples as they navigate the path to overcome mental health challenges stemming from traumatic experiences. My aim is to empower you in a secure setting, guiding you towards unleashing your utmost potential.
Hello, I am Arlene Balcarcel, LCSW, a Clinical Psychotherapist and Life Coach. My devotion lies in aiding individuals and couples as they navigate the path to overcome mental health challenges stemming from traumatic experiences. My aim is to empower you in a secure setting, guiding you towards unleashing your utmost potential.
(323) 797-5576 View (323) 797-5576
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Miraya Surya-Keller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Life is sprinkled with peaks and valleys. I am grateful to partner with clients to help soften hard edges, find ease with traumatic past events, and connect with their true selves and others. My passion lies in addressing trauma and relational issues and unlocking gentleness and connection within oneself. I believe that trauma can be stored in the body and that body awareness and gentle coping skills can ease triggers and long-term stress. I promote empathy, acceptance and compassion to further harness clients’ strengths and tackle life’s obstacles.
Life is sprinkled with peaks and valleys. I am grateful to partner with clients to help soften hard edges, find ease with traumatic past events, and connect with their true selves and others. My passion lies in addressing trauma and relational issues and unlocking gentleness and connection within oneself. I believe that trauma can be stored in the body and that body awareness and gentle coping skills can ease triggers and long-term stress. I promote empathy, acceptance and compassion to further harness clients’ strengths and tackle life’s obstacles.
(213) 322-0756 View (213) 322-0756
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Amancay Ledezma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Amancay Ledezma is an LCSW who provides therapy for adolescents, adults and couples. Amancay believes in life-long learning and recognizes that in absence of learning, growth cannot happen. She values this dynamic in a therapeutic relationship, as it creates accountability and a willingness to seek out that personal growth. Amancay embraces an individualized approach, focused on the needs and desired outcomes of each client.
Amancay Ledezma is an LCSW who provides therapy for adolescents, adults and couples. Amancay believes in life-long learning and recognizes that in absence of learning, growth cannot happen. She values this dynamic in a therapeutic relationship, as it creates accountability and a willingness to seek out that personal growth. Amancay embraces an individualized approach, focused on the needs and desired outcomes of each client.
(310) 742-1963 x4 View (310) 742-1963 x4
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Kate Tepper
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90026
My approach focuses on helping individuals achieve not only relief from distress, but to develop more flexibility and clarity of thoughts and feelings. This awareness opens up a greater capacity for joy, self-compassion, and groundedness. I seek to create a safe atmosphere while encouraging open exploration. This process fosters lasting growth and internal change that can free you to live a more rewarding life with deeper connection and meaning. I work at Silver Lake Psychotherapy, a private practice setting near Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater, and Downtown LA.
My approach focuses on helping individuals achieve not only relief from distress, but to develop more flexibility and clarity of thoughts and feelings. This awareness opens up a greater capacity for joy, self-compassion, and groundedness. I seek to create a safe atmosphere while encouraging open exploration. This process fosters lasting growth and internal change that can free you to live a more rewarding life with deeper connection and meaning. I work at Silver Lake Psychotherapy, a private practice setting near Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater, and Downtown LA.
(213) 322-1192 View (213) 322-1192
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Dr. Marissa Tunis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Are you feeling stuck and paralyzed by important decisions? Would you like more freedom and joy in your life? Are you grieving a loved one and can’t imagine happier times? These are typical reasons why clients choose to work with me. My clients often arrive to therapy with anxieties, relationship problems and traumas that hold them back from actively creating the life they want.
Are you feeling stuck and paralyzed by important decisions? Would you like more freedom and joy in your life? Are you grieving a loved one and can’t imagine happier times? These are typical reasons why clients choose to work with me. My clients often arrive to therapy with anxieties, relationship problems and traumas that hold them back from actively creating the life they want.
(424) 622-1099 View (424) 622-1099
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Margaret Hartmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Not accepting new clients
Adolescence can be a time of intense emotional struggle affecting the whole individual and those around them. Through processing the underlying issues, whether that is trauma, anxiety, depression, family dynamics, etc., clients can learn to embrace this unique time in their life to overcome challenges, discover their true worth, and live boldly according to their values. With compassion and authenticity, my approach to therapy focuses on providing a safe space for adolescents to address their struggles while finding hope and meaning for their future.
Adolescence can be a time of intense emotional struggle affecting the whole individual and those around them. Through processing the underlying issues, whether that is trauma, anxiety, depression, family dynamics, etc., clients can learn to embrace this unique time in their life to overcome challenges, discover their true worth, and live boldly according to their values. With compassion and authenticity, my approach to therapy focuses on providing a safe space for adolescents to address their struggles while finding hope and meaning for their future.
(762) 226-2104 View (762) 226-2104
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Charlene Mcpherson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BS, CADCIII, ICADC, SAP, YT200
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066
As an addiction counselor since 1991 I have had the opportunity to work with many clients helping them with, support to move forward in recovery, life changes, healing, healthy relationships, someone to listen, or getting their life balanced. We will work together taking steps that will guide you on your path of change and recovery. I believe everyone at some point in their life may need to seek out a counselor. Life is always changing. Situations come up in our life such as addiction, relapse, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, grief and self-esteem issues.
As an addiction counselor since 1991 I have had the opportunity to work with many clients helping them with, support to move forward in recovery, life changes, healing, healthy relationships, someone to listen, or getting their life balanced. We will work together taking steps that will guide you on your path of change and recovery. I believe everyone at some point in their life may need to seek out a counselor. Life is always changing. Situations come up in our life such as addiction, relapse, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, grief and self-esteem issues.
(424) 322-1082 View (424) 322-1082
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Melissa Decraene
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with your work-life balance, family unit, parent-child relationship, or other relationships? Are these conflicts bringing you overwhelming emotions and distress? Are you in need of more healthy coping skills? As a professional therapist (LMFT) of over 11 years, I strive to empower client success while being a guiding presence in a supportive and safe space.
Are you struggling with your work-life balance, family unit, parent-child relationship, or other relationships? Are these conflicts bringing you overwhelming emotions and distress? Are you in need of more healthy coping skills? As a professional therapist (LMFT) of over 11 years, I strive to empower client success while being a guiding presence in a supportive and safe space.
(424) 365-1721 View (424) 365-1721

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

57% In Person and Online
43% 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.