Dr. Chang, founder of Therapy Lab and TL Kids (formerly Golden Hour Therapy), has provided science-based psychological treatment in downtown Los Angeles since 2008. Using evidence-based treatments and a compassionate approach, she offers expertise based on a decade of experience at prestigious research-oriented psychology programs, including UCLA and NYU's Child Study Center, with degrees from Princeton University and The University of Georgia.
My office is a safe place where you can just sit and be listened to. It's uninterrupted time to address your thoughts and feelings. .I do have some specializations, yet I see all kinds of clients with all kinds of struggles. I see children, teens and adults. Depression, anxiety, health issues (breast cancer) and life stage crisis's are within my scope of expertise.
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 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 collaborative and intuitive - your therapy is as unique as you!
Dr. Julia Cox is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of children, teens, and young adults with anxiety and related disorders, including post traumatic stress. She applies evidence-based treatment strategies (e.g., exposure and response prevention, trauma narrative, and other cognitive-behavioral approaches) to address individuals’ unique needs.
I take a warm and collaborative approach to psychotherapy and will work with you to achieve symptom relief and lasting change. My background in theater and the arts allows me to be creative and non-rigid in my methods, although I am also goal-oriented and well versed in evidence-based approaches to therapy. I specialize in working with trauma, grief and bereavement, anxiety, depression, addiction and LGBTQIA+ issues. I also work with creatives to help establish flow and decrease blockages. My aim is to build an authentic and trusting relationship with each patient to help individuals lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Hello, Welcome! I am truly passionate about supporting my clients and guiding them to make positive changes in their lives. I strongly believe in providing a safe, supportive space in which my clients receive quality, and consistent care. Coming from a culturally diverse background myself, I utilize my own experience to meet each client with uttermost respect, warmth, kindness, and openness. I am quick to form a strong therapeutic bond with each client individually.
Have nerves and tension ever kept you from being at your best? Would you like to perform with more confidence? If you want a stronger more positive mindset my sports psychology and mental skills training can help clear negative thoughts, manage anxiety and tightness and allow you to unblock your talent so that you can be at your best every time!
During this uncertain and unique time in life, you may be feeling anxious, sad, angry, and confused. You might be isolated or fighting with who you're living with. Important plans have been put on hold. You can't use your usual coping tools (going to the gym, going to the office, taking classes, getting together with friends and family). And we don’t know how long it'll last! I know how difficult it is, but taking care of your mental health, so that you can be physically healthy too, is really important. You might also have long-standing issues in your life that you haven't had the time to deal with until now.
You are here for that sense of belonging & connection, especially when multiple global crises have left communities hopeless, and in a constant state of vigilance. While some anxiety/depression is a normal response to the hyper-violence we are facing as a collective (on screens or in reality), it can feel extremely overwhelming to experience this every day, on top of expectations from work, family, and other relationships. As a child of the Lao Isaan/Southeast Asian diaspora, my passion is working with fellow children of refugee/immigrant diasporas to feel seen + heard + validated through an anti-oppressive framework.
Are you or your children or teens ready to make a change? Through short-term, problem-focused therapy, I can help your family with challenging behaviors (e.g., temper tantrums) or social and emotional issues (e.g, anxiety) within only a few months. With a warm and collaborative approach, I will address your problems and teach you and your child skills to practice in your daily life. I offer weekly individual sessions, parent training, social skills groups, and more. Feel empowered knowing you learned the skills to help your family!
If you are in the midst of the aftermath of a devastating loss in your relationship I can provide you with a safe space and guidance to process through the conflicting and sometimes excruciating hurt, pain and guilt.
I am passionate about helping individuals gain greater insight, self-awareness, and ultimately find their way toward healthy living. This can be done by exploring and understanding behavioral and relational patterns, as well as their past experiences, while highlighting areas where changes can be made resulting in more life-satisfaction. My experience is working with children, adolescents, adults who battle with an array of mental health issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, challenging life transitions, relational issues, body image issues, maladaptive thought processes, and low self-esteem.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Los Angeles, California. I strive to create an environment of compassion, authenticity and understanding, inclusive and welcoming to all clients. In working with me, you will identify the thoughts, feelings, behaviors and beliefs that are preventing you from living joyfully. I work with you to help you discover your strengths and capabilities so that you can live a life that is meaningful, rewarding and free from conflict. I believe that therapy must be engaging, non-judgmental, and supportive to facilitate growth.
Most of my clientele are insightful, high achieving individuals who excel in their professional lives, but struggle in their personal lives. I specialize in helping clients achieve healthy relationships with others, and most importantly, with themselves. Clients that choose to work with me are curious to learn about how their unique upbringing influences their current adult struggles, they want to be more effective in managing relationships (romantic, family, professional, social), and develop the confidence to live life with more purpose.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California with specializations in depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, phobias, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, interpersonal effectiveness, and social skills training. I provide individual psychotherapy for adults. I am in-network for the listed insurances. However, even if you don’t see your insurance listed, still reach out to me so I can check if you have out-of-network coverage. (Medi-cal and Medicare do not have out-of-network coverage).
I am a LMFT with over 11 years of experience as a psychotherapist. Over the years I have been trained in many evidence-based therapy modalities that help me to be effective in treating depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and anger management. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma with a technique called Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I believe in empowering an individual's autonomy, meaning that the client is responsible and capable in making their own decisions.
Amina holds 2 Bachelors of Arts degrees in Psychology & Japanese from UC Davis, and a Masters in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. She has practiced in a wide range of settings for over 14 years from schools, inpatient psychiatric facilities, residential programs, community clinics, non profits, primary care clinics, to private and public first tier trauma hospitals across the California bay area & across Asia (Japan, Hong Kong).
I bring more than 19 years experience to my psychotherapy practice, workshops and consulting. Clients describe me as easy to talk to, real, and insightful in figuring out what their problems are and how to make actual change, so life can feel and work better. ADULTS: Individuals, couples, parents. Relationships, work, life direction, depression, anxiety, parenting. Young adults: Focus: School, underachievement, social issues, self-esteem, family, divorce, anxiety, depression, stress, direction. Strictly confidential, all therapy focus on mind, body and spirit. Is a Life changing experience!
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
BIPOC: Black, Indigenous, &/or People of Color. Includes white-passing & mixed-race BIPOC. Welcome Dear Reader, whether these are first steps or a familiar return, may our steps together support your movements. I am a Chinese-American Queer, by Ancestors’ way of Guangdong Province, China. My family settled on unceded Muwekma Ohlone territory (San Francisco) 3.5 generations ago, where I was born. Since then, I have supported folx's holistic health at opposite ends of the state, nation, and globe.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of CA. I have helped people from all walks of life discover the power they have within themselves. All people experience difficulties and challenges at some point in their lives. It’s how we respond to these difficulties and challenges, that can help create the space for a more fulfilling and happier life. This can be both difficult and rewarding, so I can appreciate the courage needed to take those first steps toward change.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Little Tokyo, 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 Little Tokyo, 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.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, or Child Psychologists in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Little Tokyo, Los Angeles psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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 Little Tokyo, 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.