Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA

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Sterling Walker
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified
I also work with members of the BDSM, kink , and poly communities and create a safe space for the development of new paradigms and beliefs.
Throughout our lives, we all have experienced feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. These emotions leave you feeling insecure, shameful, lonely, unworthy and stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior. Trauma can have negative emotional and physical effects and can lead to family/relationship issues. I specialize in solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and CBT. These approaches allow me to work with the client to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and other health/behavioral issues.
(310) 879-5156 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Maddie Miyoshi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
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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Mia Raymond
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CEDS, -S
Verified
It's tough to be human. I use a trauma-informed approach, working primarily from a place of wanting to understand your perspective. I believe in supporting you with reframing thoughts and narratives that may no longer serve you. I work relationally, supporting you identify themes in your life that may hinder you from having the most meaningful life possible. I believe in supporting you create an experience that is purposeful; the pace of therapy can move as slowly or quickly as you deem comfortable. I’m licensed in CA, OR and FL (telehealth). I can provide therapy anywhere in California, Oregon or Florida via telehealth.
(323) 703-5643 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Ektha Aggarwal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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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Lauren J Auerbach
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Does anxiety, fear, sadness, grief, confusion, helplessness, anger, or shame overwhelm you? Maybe a recent loss or previous trauma affects the way you are coping. Perhaps you struggle to navigate your emotions, thoughts, behaviors, or relationships. Let me help you find meaning, patterns, and ultimately relief, with compassion, insight, and tools to heal. Through this process, I hope you will find a greater sense of calm, clarity, and agency.
(323) 775-9882 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Michelle Chong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
These are difficult times navigating the pandemic and how it continues to affect our world. Do you feel overwhelmed at times? Are you having trouble focusing or finding balance in your life? Are Anxiety or Depression affecting you? Are your relationships with loved ones or roommates under stress? If you're in need of support and looking to make some sense of these trying times, then please reach out. Together we can identify all the things you are up against, find ways to navigate them, and make sustainable, meaningful changes and personal growth.
(213) 335-2580 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90004
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Aba Horthy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Aba Horthy (they/them) is a queer mixed nonbinary therapist who creates a nonjudgemental space for their clients and has a passion for helping clients find and express their authentic selves. Born in a conservative country in Europe, living in the Caribbean and then migrating to the US, Aba understands issues of human rights, immigration, as well cultural barriers and internalized shame around queer sexuality and gender. They have a deep capacity for working with trauma and supporting clients who think their story is “too heavy” for others to bear.
(310) 564-1408 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Rebeks L. Clark Mane
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Hi! I'm Rebeks (they/them) - a transmasculine nonbinary therapist who specializes in trauma, LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy, and life with chronic illness, disability and neurodiversity. I love working with folx in the "gray spaces" of identity who aren't quite sure they are (fill in the blank) enough. My astrologically-minded friends describe me as "such an earth sign" - which I translate as grounded, unwavering, and dependable. My approach to therapy is to provide solidity and a sense of containment to enable the deeper healing-work — especially for those with complex trauma, dissociation and early attachment ruptures.
(310) 807-6585 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Ashley (Jennifer Ashley) T. Booth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, MSW
Verified
Things are crazy right now, huh? Our world is in an extreme state of uncertainty which can tax our existing coping strategies, shed light on unhelpful habits, and challenge us with fundamental questions about ourselves and our place in the world. I work with clients wanting to lean into these issues and offer a warm presence as they explore what’s happening underneath. Typically, I work with those struggling with trauma, depression, and/or anxiety, wanting to untangle the influences of their past. I also offer support to those that are dabbling with psychedelics by providing risk reduction and integration.
(805) 323-9309 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Erik Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
In my practice as a therapist I use the research on what works to help my clients get the outcomes they want; better relationships, managed anxiety, less depression and more control over life. I pursued a few paths in life before my career in mental health. I studied Modern Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I worked for years as a math, science and SAT tutor. I trained for and competed extensively in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments. My approach as a therapist is multidisciplinary, drawing on my previous experience coaching and educating adolescents and adults in athletic and academic environments.
(562) 276-2165 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Jennifer Bieler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Hi, glad you're here. Therapy is great place for any person, no matter how small or big of an issue you are going through. I see therapy like going to a gym but for your mind & soul. I specialize in working with trauma & addiction along with relationships, substance use, identity, eating disorders, mood disorders, BPD, ADHD, & ASD. As a queer therapist, I work closely with my LGBQ+ community and trans & gender diverse people. My goal is to help you reach your goals.
(925) 452-4882 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Kelsey Harper, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
*CASELOAD FULL* Many survivors of trauma feel isolated from their supportive relationships and community, feeling intense and persistent fear, anxiety, agitation, and at times disconnection. Trauma dramatically shifts our experiences of the world and how we relate to others, leaving many feeling alone and stuck simply surviving. Trauma is a psychological injury, and is reparable and treatable. With a multimodal approach, I help clients restore a sense of safety in their environment and within themselves, deeply heal traumatic injuries, and reconnect within relationships and engage in meaningful lives.
(415) 680-9455 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Steven Reigns
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Relationship stress, conflict, and anxiety can rob the joy of dating and being in love. The pain of not fully connecting, cheating, and addiction issues with a loved one can feel unstabilizing.
(323) 621-3501 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Ilita Beckham
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
We all have what we need to change within us...we just need someone to help us bring it out. And I would like to be that someone for you. I work with adolescents and adults, from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, assisting them with decreasing emotional discomfort while increasing coping skills and building self-esteem/confidence to help manage life's challenges at school, home, work and with relating to others.
(818) 614-9362 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Michael McAtee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Michael’s approach to treatment is a synthesis of several evidence-based modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic, existential, and family systems. He emphasizes the interconnection of mind, body, and spirit, as optimal healing and lasting change occur when our efforts are focused on the whole person including biological, psychological, social, and spiritual. Patients will be guided through identifying the underlying factors contributing to their concerns, developing more constructive ways of coping, and creating a more conscious and fulfilling life.
(310) 861-3242 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Jaclyn Lieber
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
My work is informed by the idea that in order to change, we must first cultivate self-acceptance. I believe that we all possess an inner strength and resilience that, with support and increased self-awareness, can empower us to live authentic, fulfilling, and meaningful lives.
(310) 861-4579 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Omer Harari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I offer support for individuals who are feeling stuck and looking to foster joy through better relationships. Together, we’ll build greater awareness around anxieties, fears, triggers, or conflicts that get in the way of connection with others. We’ll work to identify your needs and further develop skills to communicate them. We'll spend time calling attention to beliefs, "shoulds" and narratives that might no longer serve you. We'll find the things that get in the way of self-compassion, and unpack them together.
(323) 897-1230 
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Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Crystal D'Angora
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Are you feeling stuck? Do you feel anxious, depressed, or trapped in the chaos of negative thoughts, but don't know how to change? Are you unfulfilled in your relationships? These struggles may keep you awake at night, searching for a way to feel more overall peace and well being. Traumatic experiences make it difficult to break through pain and hopelessness, and may be leading you to self-destructive patterns. Your pain and emotional suffering is bearable when you share it.
(818) 287-0832 
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Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Manny Kemphues
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, aMFT
Verified
A lot of my work centers around trauma, gender identity, sexuality, kink , and polyamory.
Sometimes there are parts of ourselves, our desires, or our pasts that are difficult to share with others. This could be because of a lack of acceptance or support in your social world, and could be related to feelings of fear, shame, or disgust. I work with clients to build a relationship in which it is safe enough for clients to bring disowned parts of themselves into compassionate awareness as they develop a sense of wholeness. Throughout this deep internal work, I ask curious questions about environmental factors in order to facilitate liberation from internalized oppression and self-blame.
(310) 881-8322 
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Los Angeles, CA 90034
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Shereen Hariri
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CST
Verified
Additionally, I specialize in sex therapy and can help you work through issues of intimacy, relationships, sexuality, libido, desire, compulsivity, performance, shame, identity, gender transitions, kink /lifestyle, sex education, fertility, and overcoming fears or trauma.
Sometimes things are too big for you to handle alone. Whatever it is that brings you to my door, whatever your lifestyle, your challenges, or your hurts, I'm here to help you change what isn't working. Let's get you to the healthiest, most empowered version of your true self, both individually and in your relationships with others. I welcome individuals and couples, adults and teens, and have an open, collaborative, holistic, proactive style. I can help with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, self-esteem, spirituality, career planning, and creative/life coaching.
(424) 222-9981 
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Los Angeles, CA 90049
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