Therapists in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA

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Tessa Aoyama
Marriage & Family Therapist, PMH-C, LMFT
Verified
Verified
When past events are keeping you from living your life fully, it's time to take steps toward healing. If you're feeling tired of just surviving I can help you build skills to effectively move forward in your life. Often times my clients will come in not knowing where to start but acknowledging that they feel "stuck". Coming in for your first session is a big step forward and a great start to healing.
(831) 920-5153
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Maddie Miyoshi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You are enough. Past experiences may have created a negative inner voice undercutting your self-worth and capacity for joy. People pleasing and perfectionism may have left you needing to do or be more, unable to enjoy the present. We can work together in a secure and non-judgmental space to rewrite your narrative and silence the self-talk. We will identify your own needs and prioritize them, allowing you to be present with grace and acceptance as you navigate healing past wounds or face life's challenges. Therapy will empower you to recognize your intrinsic strengths, forging a new path toward a life of meaning and fulfillment.
(626) 313-2818
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Ektha Aggarwal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
It is isolating when it's just you vs. your struggles. As YOUR therapist, I help you transform your pain into personal power when your anxiety or depression takes over at the worst possible moments. It's confusing wrestling with day-to-day pain, anger and loss. This period of time can feel overwhelming & crippling. It may affect your relationships with family, friends colleagues & yourself. As Alder puts it, “courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” How do you courageously face the difficult questions and reclaim your strength?
(424) 625-7809
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Melissa Pottash
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Therapy is a place where we can explore past and current challenges in safe space. In this context, we can make the changes that we want to see in our lives. I am currently a therapist at a university counseling center, and have an interest in helping young adults navigate life transitions. I also have experience working with survivors of trauma, and am particularly passionate about helping people work through developmental and childhood trauma.
(310) 706-2996
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Brandy Hardy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome, I’m glad that you are here. You’ve taken the first steps towards the relief and clarity you deserve. Connecting with the right therapist is essential to the healing process and I hope to help in making your journey a lot lighter. I’m open and available to answer any questions you may have about the therapy process if this is your first time seeking a therapist. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with adults, family’s and couples. I have extensive experience treating those who are struggling with grief & loss, addiction, trauma, anxiety, Symptoms of Borderline personality Disorders and depression.
(424) 407-3688
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Madison Maynes
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Using humor, authenticity, and unwavering compassion, I approach healing and recovery from a place of empowered vulnerability. I acknowledge the multitude of complexities that come with the human condition and the various systemic barriers, developmental traumas, and life stressors that can impact an individual and perpetuate suffering. Rooted in advocacy and social justice, I collaborate with clients and creatively explore ways for us to fully embody their strengths and apply them harmoniously to heal emotional wounds that have kept them from fully participating in their lives.
(424) 338-4431
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Jack Shain
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC II, BA
Verified
Verified
Addiction is a complex issue that affects every part of an individual's life. As a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, I am equipped to guide individuals and families through the early stages of recovery and what to expect. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, I would be honored to help coach them. Substance abuse counseling offers a direct approach to addiction, focusing on results, behavior modification, and spiritual principles. I work with clients in all stages of their recovery. If you are early in recovery or feel stuck in your sobriety after a few months or years, please reach out for a consultation.
(424) 384-1657
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Carla Litto
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I help people build healthy relationships, work through painful break-ups, improve their social interactions and reduce their anxiety. If you are looking for clarity on your situation, struggling in a difficult relationship, worrying a great deal about upsetting others, feeling confused or overwhelmed, I can help. Particularly, if you or someone in your life identifies with traits of Narcissistic or Borderline Personality Disorder, I can help you cope, whether it's you or your loved one suffering from these symptoms.
(424) 329-5553
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Thomas Y. Simon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Thank you for taking a moment to read about me and my work. My approach uses insight and depth psychotherapy combined with Mindfulness within a framework of awareness of the body. When our living process becomes stuck, therapy can move it forward. If you feel stuck in repetitive behaviors, painful feelings, and recurring anxious thoughts, I want to help you to identify how you are bogged down, so you can feel better. I can help to re-focus a sense of purpose...a way to step into your life more completely. This may include taking action if feeling adrift, or bringing clarity to a relationship.
(424) 304-0069
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Embodiedcounseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I strive to cultivate a trusting and honest relationship with my clients so that they feel fully seen. I have more than 10 years of experience working with families, individuals, children, and adolescents in various settings including schools, direct therapy, community mental health, non-profits, child welfare, and criminal justice. I provide clinical services to individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, high-stress work environments, and coping with life transitions.
(424) 379-3589
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Dr. Jordyn Trockman
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I help clients come to terms with their past, heal, grow, get unstuck, and move forward. You may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed, lonely, hopeless, lost, or just "stuck." Still, I know that you can overcome your struggles and begin to live your best life. I help women of all ages and life stages rise up to meet life's many challenges. I help clients overcome their struggles with anxiety, depression, chronic stress, feelings of overwhelm, relationship issues, work challenges, and difficulties staying focused and making important decisions. I'm an active, engaging therapist with a supportive and collaborative approach.
(424) 341-5210
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Talia Barach
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with women struggling with relationships, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, major life transitions, and finding balance. I’m interested in getting to know the whole you — which is someone far greater than any single role in life or any single struggle or experience. Your therapy will be tailored to your individual needs, and we will work together to define what you truly want out of life. Through building a compassionate and healing space, we can take an honest look inward to help you develop an enriching life that feels more meaningful and satisfying.
(310) 439-9673
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Greta Hassel Grace
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA, MDiv
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
GRETA is passionate about reaching couples needing to de-escalate conflict, deepen safety and transparency, and strengthen sexual compatibility and connection. She approaches presenting symptoms - anxiety, depression, or addictions - previously deemed problems, as messengers with keys for healing to reveal our buried treasure within. "Where you stumble, therein lies your treasure" is the north star that guides her work to reveal the LOVE that truly lives within. With singles, as a Certified Coach of Katherine Woodward Thomas' program, "Calling in the One", she offers a 6 week course in cultivating Your Attractor Factor.
(424) 570-2238
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Waitlist for new clients
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Lee Ann Teaney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
These are such intense and overwhelming times. We are all grieving. Before 2020 maybe you had some anxiety or a history of trauma but overall you were functioning and feeling OK without ongoing therapy. Or despite all you do to take care of yourself, you were experiencing quite a bit of anxiety and stress, struggling with feelings of shame, anger or self-hatred for a very long time. Since 2020 and that's happened your nervous system is on overload and everything feels overwhelming, exhausting, scary. The existential pain you’ve struggled with is back and real and being felt by you and people all over the world.
(310) 980-8988
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Waitlist for new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Penelope Starr-Karlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
If you are seeking help for a catastrophe, cumulative smaller traumas or self-in-relationship difficulties, I would like to introduce myself. I offer a safe, kind, emotionally supportive and effective relational home to understand and illuminate what has happened, and work to dissolve anything interfering with your happiness. In these anxiety provoking times upheavals at international, national, and personal levels of our lives haunt us creating extra difficulty with self-esteem, relationships, decisions, or influence. You will find me experienced, warm, empathic, and responsive and I am highly trained. To learn more please take a look at my website DreamsAndThemesTherapy.com, or email me.
(310) 391-8718
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Not accepting new clients
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Rachel Abroms
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CADC-I
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
People are complex and life can be very challenging. The way we process and live our lives, especially the way in which we respond to life's difficult challenges, is often informed by painful experiences from our past, and unresolved issues. I will help you find the inner resources you need to recover, understand yourself better, and create the changes that will improve your well being. We all have the potential to heal, grow, and be successful in our lives. It is this potential that provides hope for all of us to overcome pain and adversity.
(323) 203-0901
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Paul Michael Remmele
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I'm deeply empathetic with an ability to be with clients through their most difficult emotions. I believe processing feelings can facilitate rapid growth. However, my approach is eclectic because change can be initiated in different ways. For example, emotional processing can shift feelings as well as thoughts and behaviors. Alternatively, reevaluating dysfunctional thoughts can improve our outlook and actions. Exploring different behaviors can permanently change one's attitude or release repressed feelings. So, I'm a client centered, empathetic therapist, comfortable working on deep feelings as well as assisting clients in finding concrete solutions and effective new behaviors.
(424) 396-2601
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Charlene Mcpherson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BS, CADCIII, ICADC, SAP, YT200
Verified
Verified
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
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Jennifer Sleeper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
At times, we experience painful feelings of guilt and shame, or think "I am not good enough". I specialize in helping individuals with severe sexual abuse & trauma. My primary approach is called EMDR, a mind and body therapy which can help you cope more effectively with painful emotions. When a person experiences mild to severe trauma such as abuse, divorce, job stress, or a life-threatening illness, the brain cannot always process the event as it should. As a result, trauma can have a lasting effect and can interfere with your relationships, job and coping with everyday life. EMDR treatment can help move toward healing.
(424) 396-0987
Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Natalene Shehirian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I specialize in supporting adults who are finding the difficulties of life particularly challenging. I also work with sex therapy clients where I helps address couples' and individual's sexual health, intimacy and relationship difficulties. I help empower my clients to address their obstacles by processing how life experiences might be impacting current views and collaboratively develop practical ways where we can overcome these together. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, sexual performance difficulties, or experiencing intimacy concerns with your partner, I'm here to help guide you on this journey.
(310) 362-9715
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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What type of Mar Vista, Los Angeles mental health professional is right for me?
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What method of therapy is right for me?
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