Buddhist Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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David Tablante Javate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CHT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I take a compassionate and holistic view towards healing that is informed by Buddhist psychology, social justice, and a belief in our inherent preciousness and inner capacity for healing and wholeness.
I work with interracial and intercultural couples to help partners understand themselves on a deeper level. By using mindfulness-based experiential couples therapy, I help couples understand how they get into conflict, their triggers behind the conflict, and how to have healthier and more intimate conversations.
(628) 237-4365
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Los Angeles, CA 90065
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Raquel Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I also incorporate years of Buddhist practice and eastern philosophy, moving meditation, art, breathwork, spirituality, mindfulness into work with clients should they feel like any of that is of interest to them.
I am not a typical therapist. I see myself as a co-author, witness, helpful ally, teammate, collaborator and useful resource. Rather than taking a role as an “expert” by making assumptions or interpretations about your life, I love to use skillful conversation and artful question-asking to help you get past obstacles and problems. You are here on this page because you have strength in you, you have desire in you and you have healing in you. You are the main character in your own life. Therapy can either help or hinder the development of this character as someone powerful, capable and whole.
(323) 613-2943
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Los Angeles, CA 90004
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Lexthera Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, JD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
" My approach incorporates Buddhist psychology and other modalities including Cognitive, Gestalt and Existential approaches and is helpful to anyone interested in cultivating more grounded presence and inner peace.
Mike Lubofsky, Psychotherapist and Attorney • California LMFT License 129382; California State Bar License 214060
(415) 508-6263
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Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Michael J. Comlish
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Whether you are entering a new life stage, starting, ending or maintaining relationships, or just feeling stuck in old patterns, our sessions provide a highly confidential space to work on trust and transformation. Artists and entertainment professionals are very well suited towards this in-depth approach centered in an existential and Buddhist -informed perspective. I work especially well with the gifted and talented.Together we can explore past and present obstacles that can lead towards moving beyond procrastination and insecurities about your abilities, developing a stronger sense of identity and reaching your full potential.
(323) 421-4638
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Los Angeles, CA 90026
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Kristen Nurkowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I've been a personal trainer, competitive kickboxer, consider myself a Christian Buddhist Wiccan (which I can explain- I swear), sound healer, breath work instructor, among others.
Do you have counterproductive behaviors that create more issues than they solve? Do you recognize maladaptive thought patterns that disrupt and hinder you from reaching your goals? Only by taking the time to explore your inner-workings, can you begin to identify and eradicate what doesn’t work by developing strategies & moving towards what does, allowing a healthy authentic adult version of you to emerge. I personally believe it's the obstacles we endure and the barriers we overcome that create our character.
(760) 263-6810
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Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Suzanne Samuels
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My empathic nature and Buddhist practice help clients feel empowered to examine, observe, and overcome obstacles.
Therapy is guided self-exploration. I'm an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (134677) with a master's from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Psychology. Previously, I was a chief digital content strategist for the world's most beloved brands: fortune 500 companies. After 20 years, I decided to pursue my drive to serve others by becoming a psychotherapist. I moved to Los Angeles following the loss of my office mates and a close friend in the World Trade Center attacks. I have worked with war veterans, trauma, and suicide survivors, codependents, and provide grief counseling.
(818) 369-3968
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Los Angeles, CA 90035
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Jane Parrott
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When appropriate, I do incorporate insights from a Buddhist Psychological perspective.
I offer insight and empathy through the difficult aspects of life. Looking at relational patterns and emotional needs, I hold a non-judgmental and safe container. My approach is gentle yet direct, meeting my clients where they are at and offering a helping hand in finding their own path to a life less burdened by struggle and more attuned to their authentic self.
(323) 591-2943
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Los Angeles, CA 90032
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Hugh Barton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My education, training, and experience as a therapist draw from the traditions of Western depth psychotherapy (especially the work of Carl Jung) and Buddhist mindfulness practices.
Remote sessions now available. The focus of my practice is helping people who have reached a crossroad; men and women in the second half of life who have lost their sense of meaning and purpose; young adults striking out on their own for the first time and wondering where their genius lies; couples about to be married; and couples in conflict wondering how to stay together. These new experiences are fraught with unexpected moods like anger, fear, self-doubt, and loneliness. Old ways of coping no longer work. But fear not. This is a perfect time to rediscover your innate talent, courage, and imagination.
(424) 835-6340
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Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Jon Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have been a committed Buddhist practitioner since 2003 and have extensive retreat experience in the major schools of Buddhist meditation as well as education and experience in secular mindfulness practice.
Just as we learn spoken language as children, we learn an unspoken language of relationship. Just as the words we hear become the words we speak, the way we're treated becomes the basis for how we treat others, and how we expect to be treated by the people in our lives. We learn to define ourselves according to the terms by which we were defined, but most of us suspect that there's more to the story. There is.
(424) 353-3180
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Los Angeles, CA 90004
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Terrance Wolf
Marriage & Family Therapist, MACP, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice is Buddhist psychotherapy which uses deep inquiry, self awareness and meditation. My goals for therapy are, first, to alleviate suffering and second to deal with symptoms. Then we can address personal growth and existential issues. Most of the work is done in the present moment and is little dependent on our past. The work usually goes quickly and very directly... but sometimes we need to go slow. A typical successful series might be 10-12 meetings. Spiritual matters are usually an important area of concern...What's really important? Is our behavior congruent with those values? So, tell me about that...
(360) 529-4709
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Los Angeles, CA 90001
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Jenny Hannah
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I offer support for deep life transitions, artists, people of color, grief and loss, using Buddhist Psychology and trauma sensitive approaches.
I AM NOT CURRENTLY TAKING NEW CLIENTS. I am an integrative and holistic therapist, who invites shadow aspects of the individual and collective as tools for growth. I encourage genuine healing through mindfulness awareness, valuing emotional experience, cultural awareness, and curiosity. I utilize both verbal and non-verbal modalities, strong relational approaches, inquiry, body awareness, and when willing and serviceable to explore, art and somatic based practices. I am a person of color, versed in themes of the feminine, familial and inter-generational trauma, as well as socio-cultural trauma and their complex conjunctions.
(213) 315-6252
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Los Angeles, CA 90041
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Stan Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, LMFT, ATR
Verified
Verified
I help clients find paths that nurture and grow parts of the self that can enhance one’s experience of life to be fulfilling and whole. People come to me wanting to find out why their life is not satisfying and what could be done to work towards that goal. Often times they are stuck in life situations that block creativity and paths to self defined success. Goals often include happiness, pain relief (physical, mental, spiritual, emotional), self-awareness, productivity, insight, improved socialization, healthy relationships (or finding one), meaning, and contentment with life.
(424) 334-6416
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Stephanie J Hubbard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I offer in person, outdoor garden sessions and do phone when that's not possible. I suspect you have a feeling therapy can help, though part of you might be scared to try. I laugh a lot with my clients and even though sometimes the work can be painful, my clients usually begin to feel better and keep coming. I work well with creative people, BIPOC, and across the spectrums of straight to LBGTQ - and mono to poly. With specializations in Psychoanalytic, and Jungian therapy, I also draw on mindfulness and narrative approaches to help you thrive.
(323) 999-5341
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Los Angeles, CA 90016
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Elle Michel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you struggle with trauma, relationships, and anxiety, or worry that you might be beyond help? Give me a call--I've been there and, through my own healing, as well as extensive training and experience, I'm uniquely fit to help others. I specialize in healing complex trauma, compulsive disorders, and borderline personality disorder, using EMDR, DBT, and Brainspotting to achieve tangible results quickly. My clients often tell me that no other therapist has helped them in the way that I have, and that they finally have the tools they need to let go of trauma and thrive.
(310) 340-1746
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Los Angeles, CA 90064
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C J Anderson
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
It can feel increasingly challenging to maintain a healthy mood these days. Much of the information we navigate is designed to goad our fear of the future or regrets from our past. Practicing Mindfulness is a bridge to the present moment. It can help rinse that fear and regret from our thinking so we can focus on what's actually happening. In this way, it can help us consider the things we actually have some control over and make better choices for our own wellbeing.
(323) 987-4460
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Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Singin' In The Rain Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life can hit us like a tsunami or lull us into a trance of tolerable dissatisfaction. Small, everyday losses and compromises can accumulate over time, almost without notice. A rough childhood can make it hard to trust ourselves and our ability to navigate the world. I believe your north star, the guide to your tribe, purpose and the life that’s right for you is you - is your relationship with yourself.
(213) 810-3275
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Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Jessica Mariglio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It can be hard sometimes, navagating this human life. When we become stressed, painful experiences from our past can impact our present, interfering with our self-talk, perceptions, and relationships with others. We might even notice ourselves falling into unhelpful patterns of thought and behavior, which can leave us feeling isolated, stuck, and perhaps a little lost. It makes sense: how can we connect with the world around us when we feel so disconnected from our selves?
(310) 361-2872
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Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Susan Lopez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, TMF, JD
Verified
Verified
I am a therapist and energy healer who works at the intersections of healing, spirituality, and social change. I support people on their journeys of liberation and reclaiming their sovereignty and wholeness. Prior to being a therapist, I worked as an immigrant rights attorney. I wanted to support people in getting free from oppressive and broken systems. Over time, I realized that we deeply internalize many of these oppressive systems and I became more interested in how we can liberate our hearts, minds, bodies, and souls from their harm and reinforcement.
(928) 693-4036
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Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Linn Aosjia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
How to change your mind... we look for guidance and support when we have a sense that life could be better, and we have impressions of that, the life we want to live, or we intuit we are off course. You may need emotional support, new tools and strategies, help reconciling the past, and integrating experiences. I am compassionate, kind, curious and non-judgmental while also taking an active role in providing feedback, and joining you where you are. I have over 30 years’ experience assisting all kinds of people to find their way to center, build internal resources, shift out of "stuckness," and discover deep, lasting healing.
(530) 319-5145
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Brenda Trejo, EMDR, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you constantly finding yourself overthinking? Do you find yourself worrying about the future or regretting your past? If you answered yes you might have anxiety or depression. There is hope and you can change. With some patience and follow thru you can change the story. My approach in therapy is centered on developing mindfulness skills with compassion and kindness. I use a humanistic, client centered approach to cater to an individuals needs. We are all unique and different. Our life stories are varied and what what may work to effect change for one may not for another.
(424) 407-1652
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Los Angeles, CA 90046
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