Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
"Everyone experiences times when life can be painful. If you are going through a hard time, therapy can offer support and guidance to change your life for the better. I believe that within every individual there lies the potential to live a happy, full life. Every person can move past obstacles to make changes for the better. However working through these obstacles can be difficult. I am passionate about working with clients to help achieve their goals. I do what I do because I believe that the therapeutic process can bring about greater self-awareness and authentic, lasting change."
(323) 362-6971
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
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"Everyone experiences times when life can be painful. If you are going through a hard time, therapy can offer support and guidance to change your life for the better. I believe that within every individual there lies the potential to live a happy, full life. Every person can move past obstacles to make changes for the better. However working through these obstacles can be difficult. I am passionate about working with clients to help achieve their goals. I do what I do because I believe that the therapeutic process can bring about greater self-awareness and authentic, lasting change."
Wendy K Hammond, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
"Therapy is not a lifestyle, it is a process. Dealing with the difficulties of life can cause distressing feelings which can interfere with your relationships and general wellbeing. My hope is that when confronted by such distress, our work together will serve to guide you through these obstacles. Used as a tool, therapy can restore or discover your sense of balance. As your therapist, my role is to assist you in utilizing your strengths to attain that goal. Through this process, we will identify the influences or circumstances that decrease your satisfaction and discover the tools needed to overcome them."
(213) 260-1821
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
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"Therapy is not a lifestyle, it is a process. Dealing with the difficulties of life can cause distressing feelings which can interfere with your relationships and general wellbeing. My hope is that when confronted by such distress, our work together will serve to guide you through these obstacles. Used as a tool, therapy can restore or discover your sense of balance. As your therapist, my role is to assist you in utilizing your strengths to attain that goal. Through this process, we will identify the influences or circumstances that decrease your satisfaction and discover the tools needed to overcome them."
Kristin F. Jones Affirmative Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
"How does your need for certainty play out? Does it force you to try to predict? Does it persuade you to declare things that you don't actually know? Perhaps the need for certainty is powerful enough to rob you of genuine moments with loved ones or with yourself. Research finds that people who take risks (those who step into the unknown) are happier than those who merely reach for reward or gratification. Why? Because healthy risk-taking has rewards sewn into the experience when we authentically try. It builds skills in self-advocacy, self-love and self-worth."
(818) 294-7092
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
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"How does your need for certainty play out? Does it force you to try to predict? Does it persuade you to declare things that you don't actually know? Perhaps the need for certainty is powerful enough to rob you of genuine moments with loved ones or with yourself. Research finds that people who take risks (those who step into the unknown) are happier than those who merely reach for reward or gratification. Why? Because healthy risk-taking has rewards sewn into the experience when we authentically try. It builds skills in self-advocacy, self-love and self-worth."
Annabel Torrey Raymond, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
"Seeking therapy takes courage. Admitting that life, or parts of your life, aren't working the way you'd like is a humbling experience. Anyone brave enough to take that step deserves tremendous respect and support. If you're looking to improve your relationships, to yourself, to others, to the various aspects of your life, including work, hobbies, and everyday tasks, I would like to offer my help in carving out a new journey for yourself that will allow you to walk through the world with dignity, self-respect, and pleasure and enjoyment in life."
(310) 683-0476
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
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"Seeking therapy takes courage. Admitting that life, or parts of your life, aren't working the way you'd like is a humbling experience. Anyone brave enough to take that step deserves tremendous respect and support. If you're looking to improve your relationships, to yourself, to others, to the various aspects of your life, including work, hobbies, and everyday tasks, I would like to offer my help in carving out a new journey for yourself that will allow you to walk through the world with dignity, self-respect, and pleasure and enjoyment in life."
Jenny Kelch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
"I have over 15 years of experience helping individuals and couples identify and work through patterns in their lives that are no longer working for them. In my practice, I address a wide range of needs and work with clients of all ages with diverse issues. My specialties include working with relationship issues, divorce, parenting difficulties, anxiety, depression, difficulty determining career/academic goals, and painful life transitions."
(310) 879-5218
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
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"I have over 15 years of experience helping individuals and couples identify and work through patterns in their lives that are no longer working for them. In my practice, I address a wide range of needs and work with clients of all ages with diverse issues. My specialties include working with relationship issues, divorce, parenting difficulties, anxiety, depression, difficulty determining career/academic goals, and painful life transitions."
Shlomit Yelin-Arber, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
"Do you find yourself facing the same issues over and over again? Do you contemplate your options endlessly but feel unable to make a decision? Do you feel stuck? You're not alone. I believe we all have the capacity to work through our challenges, but sometimes our emotions become too intense, inhibiting us from seeing clearly. Thus, I provide a safe place for clients to explore new perspectives, and together we look at new possibilities and solutions."
(424) 218-1539
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
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"Do you find yourself facing the same issues over and over again? Do you contemplate your options endlessly but feel unable to make a decision? Do you feel stuck? You're not alone. I believe we all have the capacity to work through our challenges, but sometimes our emotions become too intense, inhibiting us from seeing clearly. Thus, I provide a safe place for clients to explore new perspectives, and together we look at new possibilities and solutions."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
"I have a deep appreciation for anyone who has experienced a disruption in early relationships as well as for folks who experience discrimination. I have worked in the field of adoption/foster care for over 12 years. As a person of color and adoptee, I believe in the efficacy of identifying the impact of oppression on our bodies, minds, and spirits both individually and collectively. It can be transformative to process the impact and build self and group agency as a means to endure and heal.   "
(626) 314-6752
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
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"I have a deep appreciation for anyone who has experienced a disruption in early relationships as well as for folks who experience discrimination. I have worked in the field of adoption/foster care for over 12 years. As a person of color and adoptee, I believe in the efficacy of identifying the impact of oppression on our bodies, minds, and spirits both individually and collectively. It can be transformative to process the impact and build self and group agency as a means to endure and heal.   "
Anna Yaralyan, Psychologist
Psychologist, Psy.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
"Life is difficult, and even the strongest and the most intelligent people need help at times. You should be proud of any steps you take towards challenging your fears and self-growth. Therapy is a process that offers a unique opportunity for transformation and growth by guiding you to reflect on your issues, challenge your fears, and develop a greater awareness of what is causing your problems. Overall this is what can help you heal and grow."
(323) 356-7390
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
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"Life is difficult, and even the strongest and the most intelligent people need help at times. You should be proud of any steps you take towards challenging your fears and self-growth. Therapy is a process that offers a unique opportunity for transformation and growth by guiding you to reflect on your issues, challenge your fears, and develop a greater awareness of what is causing your problems. Overall this is what can help you heal and grow."
Anais Plasketes, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
"There is no "one size fits all" approach when it comes to therapy. There is profound potential for healing through the relationship between therapist and client. I aim to strike a balance between a direct and challenging therapeutic space with warmth and compassion. I provide space for clients to explore and "connect the dots" openly and free of judgment leading to lasting change, awareness, and integration of all parts of Self. With consciousness comes choice. Let's be curious together. "
(334) 219-4241
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
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"There is no "one size fits all" approach when it comes to therapy. There is profound potential for healing through the relationship between therapist and client. I aim to strike a balance between a direct and challenging therapeutic space with warmth and compassion. I provide space for clients to explore and "connect the dots" openly and free of judgment leading to lasting change, awareness, and integration of all parts of Self. With consciousness comes choice. Let's be curious together. "
Rachel Toles, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
"My therapeutic approach is designed to motivate deep change, from self-awareness and discovery into action. I believe that anxiety tolerance along with a firm yet compassionate relationship to oneself is the key to living a balanced, enriched, and stable life. My main goal as a therapist is to help clients develop a solid sense of self, which will ideally enable them to connect intimately and openly with others from a place of authenticity, confidence, and self-respect."
(323) 856-1655
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
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"My therapeutic approach is designed to motivate deep change, from self-awareness and discovery into action. I believe that anxiety tolerance along with a firm yet compassionate relationship to oneself is the key to living a balanced, enriched, and stable life. My main goal as a therapist is to help clients develop a solid sense of self, which will ideally enable them to connect intimately and openly with others from a place of authenticity, confidence, and self-respect."
Ray Cochran, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
"The relationship between client and therapist is the most important factor in successful therapy. The process of therapy is part science and part art. The science of therapy provides us with data that tells us which therapeutic strategies work best for specific problems. For me, knowing the science is crucial; using it, however, is an art. The art of therapy starts with the cumulative life experiences of the therapist--this is crucial in finding a good therapist and should not be discounted. A therapist should also be kind, empathic, humorous, direct, open, and honest."
(323) 638-2956
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
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"The relationship between client and therapist is the most important factor in successful therapy. The process of therapy is part science and part art. The science of therapy provides us with data that tells us which therapeutic strategies work best for specific problems. For me, knowing the science is crucial; using it, however, is an art. The art of therapy starts with the cumulative life experiences of the therapist--this is crucial in finding a good therapist and should not be discounted. A therapist should also be kind, empathic, humorous, direct, open, and honest."
Heather McMillen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
"What does it mean to live a rich and fulfilling creative life? You may be an artist, writer, musician, entertainer, or entrepreneur who has worked hard to achieve a measure of success, but there are things that hold you back from feeling truly happy. Do self-doubt, difficult relationships, a complicated childhood, creative blocks, physical complaints, unresolved trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, or depression get in the way? If so, you are not alone. If you are ready to make lasting changes in your life, your needs will best be met by a therapist who is experienced in the areas of both creativity and psychology. "
(310) 499-2283
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
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"What does it mean to live a rich and fulfilling creative life? You may be an artist, writer, musician, entertainer, or entrepreneur who has worked hard to achieve a measure of success, but there are things that hold you back from feeling truly happy. Do self-doubt, difficult relationships, a complicated childhood, creative blocks, physical complaints, unresolved trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, or depression get in the way? If so, you are not alone. If you are ready to make lasting changes in your life, your needs will best be met by a therapist who is experienced in the areas of both creativity and psychology. "
Ester Yesayan, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
"Sometimes, it feels like life has dealt you a bad hand. Whether that is in your intimate relationships, in your career, with your family members, or in other areas of life. You may be wondering how to get a handle on it all, how to pull it all together, how to find balance, and how to make a change to improve your life. In therapy, with my guidance, you will play an active role of self-reflecting and creating positive and deep-lasting change in your life. I have extensive experience working with couples, families, and individual adults."
(323) 746-8478
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
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"Sometimes, it feels like life has dealt you a bad hand. Whether that is in your intimate relationships, in your career, with your family members, or in other areas of life. You may be wondering how to get a handle on it all, how to pull it all together, how to find balance, and how to make a change to improve your life. In therapy, with my guidance, you will play an active role of self-reflecting and creating positive and deep-lasting change in your life. I have extensive experience working with couples, families, and individual adults."
Brandon Breault, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFTA
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
"Are you struggling against old family patterns, unfortunate circumstances, addictions, or low self esteem? I believe in the power of choice, choosing what is best for you and bravely moving towards it. Collaboratively, we will examine the walls and barriers that are holding you back. I will work with you on building self esteem, setting and attaining goals, while also shining a light on the beauty of the person you already are."
(747) 231-3285
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
View
"Are you struggling against old family patterns, unfortunate circumstances, addictions, or low self esteem? I believe in the power of choice, choosing what is best for you and bravely moving towards it. Collaboratively, we will examine the walls and barriers that are holding you back. I will work with you on building self esteem, setting and attaining goals, while also shining a light on the beauty of the person you already are."
Rikki Rothenberg, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
"Are you wondering how things will change? Or afraid that you won't truly feel comfortable in your own skin or have meaningful relationships. Wondering about some of the patterns you have experienced over and over. There are parts of you that feel dark and scary. Maybe, you have felt like an outsider, an alien, a weirdo- and yet to feel the ease or benefits of your uniqueness. You're an intelligent, mindful, and creative person, but haven't been able to find ease in your experience. If any of this rings true, I look forward to supporting you! "
(818) 869-6601
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
View
"Are you wondering how things will change? Or afraid that you won't truly feel comfortable in your own skin or have meaningful relationships. Wondering about some of the patterns you have experienced over and over. There are parts of you that feel dark and scary. Maybe, you have felt like an outsider, an alien, a weirdo- and yet to feel the ease or benefits of your uniqueness. You're an intelligent, mindful, and creative person, but haven't been able to find ease in your experience. If any of this rings true, I look forward to supporting you! "
Alejandro Daniel Pina, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
"If you feel like a burden, can't share things with the people in your life, or you usually keep to yourself, my practice can support you. Going to therapy and talking about yourself can be really hard, it can stress me out too. I make the first session as easy going as possible."
(213) 699-4931
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
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"If you feel like a burden, can't share things with the people in your life, or you usually keep to yourself, my practice can support you. Going to therapy and talking about yourself can be really hard, it can stress me out too. I make the first session as easy going as possible."
Kathleen Keogh, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
"Life is hard, even when it's going well. And then there are the times that it isn't going well, and we need to expand our network of care. Therapy is a helpful process in both times of life. I work to connect with you, follow your needs, support you in the growth and transformation you crave, and help you through the discomfort that change can bring. I believe in the closeness of dualities, such as trauma and resilience, crying and laughing, masculine and feminine, and seeking ways to get these dualities into a closer and more symbiotic relationship with one another."
(503) 831-9513
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
View
"Life is hard, even when it's going well. And then there are the times that it isn't going well, and we need to expand our network of care. Therapy is a helpful process in both times of life. I work to connect with you, follow your needs, support you in the growth and transformation you crave, and help you through the discomfort that change can bring. I believe in the closeness of dualities, such as trauma and resilience, crying and laughing, masculine and feminine, and seeking ways to get these dualities into a closer and more symbiotic relationship with one another."
Sarah A Goldberg, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90027
"I help people who are dealing with: Job stress; heavy feelings surrounding break-ups; artists who have lost their spark and want to find it again-who are navigating between commercial pressures and the ability to have their true voices heard. Intimacy issues, trauma, and love & sex addiction issues as well as other addictive issues are a specialty. My goal is to create a supportive, non-judgmental space for you to unpack difficult feelings and to help facilitate emotional healing. *Please note: I am not currently accepting couples for therapy."
(424) 383-5009
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90027
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"I help people who are dealing with: Job stress; heavy feelings surrounding break-ups; artists who have lost their spark and want to find it again-who are navigating between commercial pressures and the ability to have their true voices heard. Intimacy issues, trauma, and love & sex addiction issues as well as other addictive issues are a specialty. My goal is to create a supportive, non-judgmental space for you to unpack difficult feelings and to help facilitate emotional healing. *Please note: I am not currently accepting couples for therapy."
Teryn Leaper, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
"You're not crazy. You're not a burden. You're not weak. You're just human. And as such, we're constantly changing and evolving. Life is full of endless transitions, whether that be a departure from a relationship, coping with the death of a loved one, changing career paths, or just learning how to better communicate with those around us. No matter what you might want to work on, therapy gives you the space to not only focus on yourself, but to feel supported in whatever stage of life you find yourself navigating."
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
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"You're not crazy. You're not a burden. You're not weak. You're just human. And as such, we're constantly changing and evolving. Life is full of endless transitions, whether that be a departure from a relationship, coping with the death of a loved one, changing career paths, or just learning how to better communicate with those around us. No matter what you might want to work on, therapy gives you the space to not only focus on yourself, but to feel supported in whatever stage of life you find yourself navigating."
Michelle Beakey, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
""I was drawn to the field of psychology by the immense possibilities that exist to effect change and to try to improve the quality of life of another. I am inspired by the resiliency of human beings and their ability to show courage despite extreme adversity. It is this that drives me and the opportunity to be an advocate for my clients is what motivates me most.""
(323) 621-3126
Verified
Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California 90039
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""I was drawn to the field of psychology by the immense possibilities that exist to effect change and to try to improve the quality of life of another. I am inspired by the resiliency of human beings and their ability to show courage despite extreme adversity. It is this that drives me and the opportunity to be an advocate for my clients is what motivates me most.""

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