Seeking therapy can feel daunting. Even when we know something has to change, it can feel more comfortable to stick with old habits. Clients are often surprised to hear me say - we keep "bad" habits for good reasons. We develop predictable patterns to feel safe when we lack outside supports to help us feel grounded, connected, accomplished, or hopeful. I support clients to increase their awareness of their own patterns, perceptions, reactions, learned behaviors, and true desires, so they have more choice in how they respond to people and situations and can take steps to build better relationships and more fulfilling lives.
Have you found yourself feeling overwhelmed, angry or alone? Do you have trouble believing there’s a light at the end of the tunnel? Do you find yourself wanting to isolate yourself from friends and family? Do you find it challenging to set boundaries and find it easier to prioritize others’ needs over your own? It is my belief that these feelings and experiences are manifestations of something deeply rooted in our inner worlds that is calling for our care and attention.
I have practiced for over 30 years as a psychologist and psychoanalyst. My practice includes couples with marital problems,adults with symptoms from severe depression to problem solving concerns and children with early autism as well as those with behavioral problems.I work well with young adults sorting out their decisions and choices.
I feel lucky to be working each day in a profession that is so meaningful and one I love . I prefer to work with people with motivation to change and to work deeply on their issues.
Life calls to us through circumstances, symptoms, intuitions, hopes, and dreams - there is great power in acknowledging these cues. Our challenges are opportunities for even deeper healing and fulfillment. I work in modalities that listen for what is asking to heal and which believe in your ability to do so. Anxiety, addiction, self-esteem, purpose, and meaning are just a few things it can help. If you know that change is possible, but are not sure how, I would love to help you along your journey. There is great power in bringing together the conscious and subconscious; action and compassion.
The driving force behind my work is my curiosity about the human condition. My life experiences– growing up as the child of immigrants, my work as a professional musician, and now as a psychotherapist– have strengthened the idea that a comprehensive grasp of ourselves allows us to gain a better understanding of how we fit into our ever-changing and oftentimes challenging world. While my client base is diverse, I focus on my work with performing artists, first & second generation individuals, and those who are navigating new transitions: parenthood, divorce/breakups, new careers, developing new identities and setting new boundaries.
Whether you're questioning your sexual or gender identity or have been out for years, a therapist that understands you is key. We learn about ourselves through relationships and sometimes what we learned in the past isn’t helpful for us in the present. Trauma, abuse, neglect and microaggressions can teach us that we don’t deserve to have the career, relationships, sexual intimacy, or life that we want. This happens all too often with queer & trans people, especially BIPOC. Without conscious awareness, these lessons may cause us to sabotage ourselves or our relationships, but it’s never too late to start living your best life!
I believe that therapy should be an adventure of discovery, of deepening access to one's authentic self, and of growing fulfillment. I strive to create a warm, compassionate and enlivening environment to help you explore where you are and where you want to be. I love to meet my clients at their growing edge and very much value their feedback in the therapeutic process.
Do you yearn for a better, happier life, but feel weighed down by stress, anxiety, or sadness? Do difficult thoughts and feelings prevent you from doing the things you need to do? You aren’t alone - it is so easy to become caught in a cycle of worry, depression, and negative self-talk, especially in these uncertain times. Along with the stressors that come up in our daily lives, other things can affect how we feel and function, including how we were raised, a relentless inner critic, a feeling of disconnectedness from ourselves and others, and painful past experiences.
My client population consists mainly of the LGBTQ+ community and individuals struggling with trauma or anxiety. In addition, I address challenges particular to women's issues, sexual and gender identity concerns, negative self image/body image and depression. We work through these dilemmas through purposeful and compassionate self care, empowering talk therapy, applied mindfulness techniques, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a process that can help to heal the effects of trauma) when applicable.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week. .
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
My practice focuses exclusively on couples, families and relationships. I listen with my heart and really hear where each person is coming from. It is from this place of understanding that I help clients recognize and remediate patterns that cause problems. Together, we will collaboratively address issues that limit connection and tarnish one of life’s greatest joys, to be truly seen, admired, and loved by another.
Even though you are suffering right now, know that you are not alone. I deeply care and am an expert in helping people make profound shifts into better feeling places. In sessions you will feel safe, understood and you can have complete trust in my competency as a therapist. Everything that you share will be held in a compassionate, confidential and sacred space. You will gain deep insights, expanded awareness and the ability to make intuitive decisions. You will feel much lighter, supported by nature, empowered and in a natural flow. Fear, anxiety, depression, trauma or struggling will be in your past.
I'm a licensed clinical Psychologist in Los Feliz. I help people change unproductive patterns, process difficult emotions and ultimately find more space, understanding, and freedom in their day-to-day lives. I work with adults and teens providing short and long term psychoanalytic therapy for rapid growth.
Hi, I'm Ashley, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 years of experience working with adults, couples and families affected by substance use disorders, trauma and acute mental health disorders. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings which include residential, outpatient, community mental health, private practice and teaching graduate students in an adjunct role.
Since the start of the pandemic, so many of us have come to crossroads in our lives. When in isolation we have been forced to look closely at the relationships we value, the activities we enjoy, and what we wish to change. In the age of social media, the culture of comparison has dominated our inner psyches and altered our abilities to obtain lasting happiness. In our work together, I want to provide you with a warm, thoughtful, socioculturally-attuned, and collaborative environment. Here, we can explore your individual needs, the belief systems you hold, and your hopes for the future.
We might be a great fit if you struggle to practice self-compassion, if your inner critic is loud and harsh, and/or if you want to become more aware of relationship patterns that aren’t working for you. I am passionate about supporting couples and individual adult clients in a variety of life challenges. With couples, my goal is to deepen the emotional connection between partners and to increase the honest expression of each partners needs. With both couples, and individuals, I strive to help my clients better understand how their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors impact their health and happiness.
Welcome! I applaud you for beginning the search for a therapist. Maybe you have found your way here because you are going through a tough time. Possibly you are feeling more anxious or depressed than usual. Perhaps an important relationship is causing you stress. Or maybe you have just decided to learn more about yourself. Whatever the reason, I want to understand your story and who you are.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, #131869
Hello! My name is Tai Finley. I am an associate marriage and family therapist based in Los Angeles, CA and I am passionate about helping BIPOC young adults, new moms, toddlers, children, teens establish clear respectful boundaries with the world and people around them. I help my clients become emotionally resilient, build confidence in parenting, adulting and self esteem. I specialize in working with toddlers, children and teens struggling with attention, hyperactivity, and mood swings. We work together to strengthen positive behaviors and manage overwhelm and overstimulation to help child’s functioning.
I have over 13 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, residential treatment programs, crisis interventions, forensic programs, nonprofits and private practice. I have provided clinical and administrative supervision to students, interns and professionals.
If you are reading this then you have already taken the first step to addressing whatever challenge you are facing or questions you may be asking yourself. Perhaps you are unsatisfied with your life and don’t know why or how to change it. Perhaps you know what the underlying issue is but are afraid to tackle it. Maybe you struggle with co-parenting after a divorce or your teenager is self-harming and you want to help but don’t know how. Maybe you struggle with addiction or self-medicate to avoid dealing with emotional pain.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Griffith Park, Los Angeles are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Griffith Park, Los Angeles then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Griffith Park, Los Angeles specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.