Therapists in Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA

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Amber Marie Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Are you looking for a safe space to process your feelings? Are you tired of negative thinking and shame taking over your life? I am here to assist in providing that space and guidance for you. Growing up in Atlanta, GA, I value empathy, hospitality, diversity, and optimism. During the past 10 years, I've dedicated my life to serving others by joining the AmeriCorps and working in recovery programs, crisis centers and state psychiatric hospitals. During that time I mentored youth, worked with clients who were diagnosed with Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Addiction PTSD, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.
Are you looking for a safe space to process your feelings? Are you tired of negative thinking and shame taking over your life? I am here to assist in providing that space and guidance for you. Growing up in Atlanta, GA, I value empathy, hospitality, diversity, and optimism. During the past 10 years, I've dedicated my life to serving others by joining the AmeriCorps and working in recovery programs, crisis centers and state psychiatric hospitals. During that time I mentored youth, worked with clients who were diagnosed with Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Addiction PTSD, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.
(323) 284-7605 View (323) 284-7605
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Ciara Bogdanovic
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Are you seeking clarity, peace, and stability? Perhaps you have been to therapy before and are seeking a new approach. Maybe you feel trapped by big emotions, anxiety, or trauma and can’t see a way out. Through my own healing, constant curiosity, and rigorous training I have developed an approach that allows my clients to thrive.
Are you seeking clarity, peace, and stability? Perhaps you have been to therapy before and are seeking a new approach. Maybe you feel trapped by big emotions, anxiety, or trauma and can’t see a way out. Through my own healing, constant curiosity, and rigorous training I have developed an approach that allows my clients to thrive.
(323) 615-1164 View (323) 615-1164
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Julianne Lucia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012  (Online Only)
Julianne has had the privilege and honor to support and treat diverse populations of all ages who experience mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use disorders, gender dysphoria, neurodevelopmental disorders, personality disorders, as well as issues related to grief and loss, chronic illnesses/pain/sleep disorders, life transitions, relationship & social issues, and sex & intimacy. Julianne's main mission is to provide more safe therapeutic spaces focused for women and the LGBTQ+ community to explore their internal worlds.
Julianne has had the privilege and honor to support and treat diverse populations of all ages who experience mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use disorders, gender dysphoria, neurodevelopmental disorders, personality disorders, as well as issues related to grief and loss, chronic illnesses/pain/sleep disorders, life transitions, relationship & social issues, and sex & intimacy. Julianne's main mission is to provide more safe therapeutic spaces focused for women and the LGBTQ+ community to explore their internal worlds.
(323) 431-5587 View (323) 431-5587
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Jane Flotte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90026  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Jane. I join clients in figuring out what they’re trying to figure out. I have particular experience talking about anxiety, ADHD, artmaking, relationships, life transitions, loneliness, and managing chronic health conditions. My style is conversational and trauma-sensitive.
Hi, I’m Jane. I join clients in figuring out what they’re trying to figure out. I have particular experience talking about anxiety, ADHD, artmaking, relationships, life transitions, loneliness, and managing chronic health conditions. My style is conversational and trauma-sensitive.
(872) 666-9792 View (872) 666-9792
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Angel Herrera-Castaneda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual licensed child and family therapist raised in Southern California with 8+ years of experience working with kids, parents, and families. I specialize in anxiety, ADHD, aggressive behaviors, and trauma. I also love video games, which makes it often easy for me to connect with teens.
I am a bilingual licensed child and family therapist raised in Southern California with 8+ years of experience working with kids, parents, and families. I specialize in anxiety, ADHD, aggressive behaviors, and trauma. I also love video games, which makes it often easy for me to connect with teens.
(213) 558-4348 View (213) 558-4348
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Elisa Pak
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you tired of the same old patterns and anxiety holding you back in life? Perhaps you know what your goals are and you would like to gain some more insight and coping skills as you work towards them. You've been putting a lot of pressure on yourself and now you're wanting support as you figure things out. You’re realizing it’s time to take care of you. You are motivated and ready for a change. Therapy can help. My approach is warm and collaborative and I do my best to understand and support you along your way.
Are you tired of the same old patterns and anxiety holding you back in life? Perhaps you know what your goals are and you would like to gain some more insight and coping skills as you work towards them. You've been putting a lot of pressure on yourself and now you're wanting support as you figure things out. You’re realizing it’s time to take care of you. You are motivated and ready for a change. Therapy can help. My approach is warm and collaborative and I do my best to understand and support you along your way.
(323) 405-8803 View (323) 405-8803
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Matt Porter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Are you looking for a way back home? Have you lost connection with yourself? Therapy is a sacred space where you can re-connect with your authentic feelings and align with your true self. Through mindful, compassionate and attuned attention to your emotions and needs, you can recover that spark that remains hidden within you. Here at Matt Porter MFT, we offer evidence-based treatments combined with empathy and a genuine focus on your needs. Therapy is an individualized experience, and we tailor our interventions to meet your goals. We work with individuals, couples, adolescents/youth, families, groups, elders, and LGBTQ clients.
Are you looking for a way back home? Have you lost connection with yourself? Therapy is a sacred space where you can re-connect with your authentic feelings and align with your true self. Through mindful, compassionate and attuned attention to your emotions and needs, you can recover that spark that remains hidden within you. Here at Matt Porter MFT, we offer evidence-based treatments combined with empathy and a genuine focus on your needs. Therapy is an individualized experience, and we tailor our interventions to meet your goals. We work with individuals, couples, adolescents/youth, families, groups, elders, and LGBTQ clients.
(323) 745-2866 View (323) 745-2866
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Kevin Gragg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90008  (Online Only)
My name is Kevin and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving clients virtually in California.
My name is Kevin and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving clients virtually in California.
(562) 362-5135 View (562) 362-5135
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Aliss Ching C. Wang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Are you feeling the stress of anxiety, burnout, or navigating challenging life transitions? Do you carry wounds or trauma that you are now ready to process? Today is an important step towards your wellbeing. I'm here to support you through the journey of what selfcare looks like for you. I help you process difficulties with compassion, balance life's chaos, establish empowering boundaries, embrace positive transformations, and reignite your joy.
Are you feeling the stress of anxiety, burnout, or navigating challenging life transitions? Do you carry wounds or trauma that you are now ready to process? Today is an important step towards your wellbeing. I'm here to support you through the journey of what selfcare looks like for you. I help you process difficulties with compassion, balance life's chaos, establish empowering boundaries, embrace positive transformations, and reignite your joy.
(415) 562-0685 View (415) 562-0685
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Jacqueline Florian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90006  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with experiences in life, finding difficulty with recent events, or anything else that life may present you with? Perhaps I can offer some guidance. I have several years of experience working with adults, couples, families, and teens. I use a systemic, inter-generational, and experiential lens to determine how certain factors can contribute to the difficulty you are currently experiencing. In addition to this, I apply an intersectional lens to identify how different components of your identity influence the way you see the world as well as how the world may see you.
If you are struggling with experiences in life, finding difficulty with recent events, or anything else that life may present you with? Perhaps I can offer some guidance. I have several years of experience working with adults, couples, families, and teens. I use a systemic, inter-generational, and experiential lens to determine how certain factors can contribute to the difficulty you are currently experiencing. In addition to this, I apply an intersectional lens to identify how different components of your identity influence the way you see the world as well as how the world may see you.
(323) 673-3475 View (323) 673-3475
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Telehealth of California
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012  (Online Only)
At Telehealth of California, we understand that life’s challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming. Whether you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges or simply seeking personal growth, our dedicated team of over 50 experienced and compassionate mental health professionals is here to guide and support you on your path toward healing and happiness. Our practice uses a fully virtual model to offer affordable, accessible and effective mental health care for individuals across the state of California.
At Telehealth of California, we understand that life’s challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming. Whether you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges or simply seeking personal growth, our dedicated team of over 50 experienced and compassionate mental health professionals is here to guide and support you on your path toward healing and happiness. Our practice uses a fully virtual model to offer affordable, accessible and effective mental health care for individuals across the state of California.
(213) 319-2513 View (213) 319-2513
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Orlando Interiano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, 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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Eye4Peace Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hello and warm welcome to Eye4Peace Therapy Services. My name is Tracy and I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist with several years of experience working with children, families, and couples.
Hello and warm welcome to Eye4Peace Therapy Services. My name is Tracy and I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist with several years of experience working with children, families, and couples.
(323) 433-6815 View (323) 433-6815
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Tishawna Charee Mims
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Tishawna Mims, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) with the state of California. I have a great deal of experience working with youth and adults, providing individual and group therapy to patients within community agencies, on issues like anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, PTSD, and more. I have a passion for working with a diverse and multicultural population.
Hello! My name is Tishawna Mims, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) with the state of California. I have a great deal of experience working with youth and adults, providing individual and group therapy to patients within community agencies, on issues like anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, PTSD, and more. I have a passion for working with a diverse and multicultural population.
(323) 677-2901 View (323) 677-2901
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Autumn Joy Jimerson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Waitlist for new clients
As a Licensed Family Therapist and Mental Health Advocate with a versatile work history in multiple clinical settings [USC Student Counseling Center, LLU Behavioral Health Institute, Adolescent/Adult/Geriatric Psych Units and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers], I am able to provide psychoeducation on a wide range of mental health topics, diagnoses, therapy modalities, and populations.
As a Licensed Family Therapist and Mental Health Advocate with a versatile work history in multiple clinical settings [USC Student Counseling Center, LLU Behavioral Health Institute, Adolescent/Adult/Geriatric Psych Units and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers], I am able to provide psychoeducation on a wide range of mental health topics, diagnoses, therapy modalities, and populations.
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Lucy Oh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90005  (Online Only)
At times, you may encounter feeling stuck and seek an alternative perspective to break out of unhelpful patterns. In such moments, a purposeful therapeutic connection can offer a safe space to gain self-awareness, delve into your authentic self, and heal, empowering you to move forward. As a culturally sensitive and mindfulness-based therapist, I provide a judgment-free space to process traumatic events, discover meaning and fulfillment, and take steps to embrace life in its entirety.
At times, you may encounter feeling stuck and seek an alternative perspective to break out of unhelpful patterns. In such moments, a purposeful therapeutic connection can offer a safe space to gain self-awareness, delve into your authentic self, and heal, empowering you to move forward. As a culturally sensitive and mindfulness-based therapist, I provide a judgment-free space to process traumatic events, discover meaning and fulfillment, and take steps to embrace life in its entirety.
(323) 859-6261 View (323) 859-6261
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Brionne Clemons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW
Verified Verified
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90064  (Online Only)
As a Black clinician, I also provide a unique perspective by integrating a strong multicultural framework to fully understand your experiences, relationships and the way you navigate to the world around you. Brionne (Bri) Clemons is an Associate Clinical Social Worker, born and raised in the heart of Los Angeles. Bri received her Undergraduate Degree from California State University Northridge in 2016, Majoring in Sociology: Criminology and Criminal Justice as well Minoring in Africana Studies. Bri continued her education at California State University Northridge receiving her Masters in Social Work, Class of 2018.
As a Black clinician, I also provide a unique perspective by integrating a strong multicultural framework to fully understand your experiences, relationships and the way you navigate to the world around you. Brionne (Bri) Clemons is an Associate Clinical Social Worker, born and raised in the heart of Los Angeles. Bri received her Undergraduate Degree from California State University Northridge in 2016, Majoring in Sociology: Criminology and Criminal Justice as well Minoring in Africana Studies. Bri continued her education at California State University Northridge receiving her Masters in Social Work, Class of 2018.
(323) 800-8713 View (323) 800-8713
Vanessa Maria Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012  (Online Only)
Hi! Hola! I am a bilingual Spanish-English licensed marriage and Family therapist based in California. I am passionate about helping adults, college students, graduate students, young professionals, new mothers and first-gen Latinx. I work best with people who are curious about learning more about themselves, discovering how one’s past and/or current traumas affect their present and willingness to embark on a healing journey.
Hi! Hola! I am a bilingual Spanish-English licensed marriage and Family therapist based in California. I am passionate about helping adults, college students, graduate students, young professionals, new mothers and first-gen Latinx. I work best with people who are curious about learning more about themselves, discovering how one’s past and/or current traumas affect their present and willingness to embark on a healing journey.
(323) 772-6134 View (323) 772-6134
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Life Source Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, 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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Chris Parry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I’m a somatic therapist trained in EMDR (a trauma modality) and EFT (couples therapy) and am a certified sex educator. I help individuals and couples navigate the complexities of non-monogamy, life transitions, grief, fertility challenges, anxiety management, increasing self awareness, developing coping/regulation skills, trauma recovery, and beyond. I see therapy as a relationship that can facilitate growth and healing (in the myriad ways you might define those words) - not in isolation, but in support of connecting more fully outside of therapy, with yourself and your communities.
I’m a somatic therapist trained in EMDR (a trauma modality) and EFT (couples therapy) and am a certified sex educator. I help individuals and couples navigate the complexities of non-monogamy, life transitions, grief, fertility challenges, anxiety management, increasing self awareness, developing coping/regulation skills, trauma recovery, and beyond. I see therapy as a relationship that can facilitate growth and healing (in the myriad ways you might define those words) - not in isolation, but in support of connecting more fully outside of therapy, with yourself and your communities.
(323) 593-4837 View (323) 593-4837

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Number of Therapists in Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$172

Therapists in Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
68% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
57% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Civic Center-Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Civic Center-Little Tokyo, 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.

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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.