Therapists in Sherman Oaks, CA

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L. Nicolas Psychotherapy with Wise Heart Healing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
We have all envisioned some version of our ideal selves. Often times past hurts or traumas can affect our lives so that we act out from a place of brokenness rather than healing and compassion. The dissonance our present selves and who we aspire to be can lead to frustration, depression, anxiety, and despair. If you are feeling stagnant and looking for ways to shift out of unhealthy self-defeating patterns, you have come to the right place.
We have all envisioned some version of our ideal selves. Often times past hurts or traumas can affect our lives so that we act out from a place of brokenness rather than healing and compassion. The dissonance our present selves and who we aspire to be can lead to frustration, depression, anxiety, and despair. If you are feeling stagnant and looking for ways to shift out of unhealthy self-defeating patterns, you have come to the right place.
(323) 688-5542 View (323) 688-5542
Roya Tiarraz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  (Online Only)
Do you struggle in your relationship? Are you not feeling like yourself? Do you experience depressive or anxious symptoms that are bothersome? If you find yourself answering yes to any of these questions, seeking therapy can help.
Do you struggle in your relationship? Are you not feeling like yourself? Do you experience depressive or anxious symptoms that are bothersome? If you find yourself answering yes to any of these questions, seeking therapy can help.
(818) 721-9186 View (818) 721-9186
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Norra MacReady
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  (Online Only)
Sometimes it helps just to talk to someone. Someone who can listen with empathy and without judgment. Someone who can see patterns you may not have been aware of, who can help you talk back to that negative voice in your head, and who can help you renew your hopes for yourself and the future. Someone like me. To all of you I say, Come, let's talk about it, and together we'll find a way through this messy business of life. You are not alone.
Sometimes it helps just to talk to someone. Someone who can listen with empathy and without judgment. Someone who can see patterns you may not have been aware of, who can help you talk back to that negative voice in your head, and who can help you renew your hopes for yourself and the future. Someone like me. To all of you I say, Come, let's talk about it, and together we'll find a way through this messy business of life. You are not alone.
(424) 322-2442 View (424) 322-2442
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Pamela Singer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
While there are many reasons people seek therapy, one thought is central: something has to change. Considering this idea takes tremendous courage. It can also bring tremendous reward. Change is not always easy, but it is possible. Therapy can be a powerful tool in this process by helping you gain insight, support, and confidence to develop new patterns and behaviors. As a clinical psychologist, I work collaboratively with people to identify the source of their pain and empower them to resolve it using evidenced-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based therapies.
While there are many reasons people seek therapy, one thought is central: something has to change. Considering this idea takes tremendous courage. It can also bring tremendous reward. Change is not always easy, but it is possible. Therapy can be a powerful tool in this process by helping you gain insight, support, and confidence to develop new patterns and behaviors. As a clinical psychologist, I work collaboratively with people to identify the source of their pain and empower them to resolve it using evidenced-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based therapies.
(650) 489-0916 View (650) 489-0916
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Misty Farber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome! I am a licensed clinical social worker with 15 years of experience. I specializes in trauma treatment. Trauma disrupts so much in our daily lives and can lead to feelings of shame, guilt and anxiety. It negatively impacts our daily lives, relationships and views of the world. However, healing from trauma is possible. I am a results-driven mental health professional that strives for effective and efficient treatment. I am passionate about the work that I do and enjoy helping people to learn to thrive and improve overall wellness.
Hello and welcome! I am a licensed clinical social worker with 15 years of experience. I specializes in trauma treatment. Trauma disrupts so much in our daily lives and can lead to feelings of shame, guilt and anxiety. It negatively impacts our daily lives, relationships and views of the world. However, healing from trauma is possible. I am a results-driven mental health professional that strives for effective and efficient treatment. I am passionate about the work that I do and enjoy helping people to learn to thrive and improve overall wellness.
(818) 699-9136 View (818) 699-9136
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Sareh Hamzavi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Initial encounters with anyone involve presenting stories of who we are. However, sometimes life makes it difficult to really tell our true stories. My goal is to help individuals achieve their highest potential and live a fulfilling life by telling their authentic stories. My practice focuses on tailoring therapy to each client rather than tailoring my clients to the therapy. I am a licensed psychotherapist, providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I have training in various treatment approaches including, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and strength-based techniques.
Initial encounters with anyone involve presenting stories of who we are. However, sometimes life makes it difficult to really tell our true stories. My goal is to help individuals achieve their highest potential and live a fulfilling life by telling their authentic stories. My practice focuses on tailoring therapy to each client rather than tailoring my clients to the therapy. I am a licensed psychotherapist, providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I have training in various treatment approaches including, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and strength-based techniques.
(747) 207-4318 View (747) 207-4318
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Keren Khait
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, #137961
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Keren, and I am a licensed therapist working virtually in California! If you are finding yourself struggling with your mood, anxiety, have a history of trauma, or have struggles such as perfectionism, imposter syndrome, or high stress, I may be the right therapist for you! In a therapy session with me, clients will have the space to process their past, their day to day life, as well as learn healthy coping skills to deal with symptoms and hardships. I emphasize the importance of building insight and gaining self awareness, while also respecting the pace of each and every client.
Hi, my name is Keren, and I am a licensed therapist working virtually in California! If you are finding yourself struggling with your mood, anxiety, have a history of trauma, or have struggles such as perfectionism, imposter syndrome, or high stress, I may be the right therapist for you! In a therapy session with me, clients will have the space to process their past, their day to day life, as well as learn healthy coping skills to deal with symptoms and hardships. I emphasize the importance of building insight and gaining self awareness, while also respecting the pace of each and every client.
(323) 402-6678 View (323) 402-6678
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Tania Forero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you haven’t been able to reach your highest potential? Are you seeking to strengthen your confidence and better cope with everyday stressors? Allow me to be a part of your journey toward experiencing true happiness, freedom and gratitude. I will assist you in getting rid of self-limiting beliefs and creating the life you've been envisioning for yourself.
Do you feel like you haven’t been able to reach your highest potential? Are you seeking to strengthen your confidence and better cope with everyday stressors? Allow me to be a part of your journey toward experiencing true happiness, freedom and gratitude. I will assist you in getting rid of self-limiting beliefs and creating the life you've been envisioning for yourself.
(747) 294-4058 View (747) 294-4058
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Jennifer White
Pre-Licensed Professional, Amft
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
We all face moments in our lives when we need additional support. I believe everyone can benefit from the opportunity to feel heard, safe and connected. I provide a supportive, warm environment for clients who are ready to look internally, grow and heal. I believe that the therapeutic process is a collaborative one and I am always looking for ways to meet each person where they are to support their own unique needs.
We all face moments in our lives when we need additional support. I believe everyone can benefit from the opportunity to feel heard, safe and connected. I provide a supportive, warm environment for clients who are ready to look internally, grow and heal. I believe that the therapeutic process is a collaborative one and I am always looking for ways to meet each person where they are to support their own unique needs.
(747) 207-4537 View (747) 207-4537
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Alexandra A Kofsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
My name is Alex, and I am happy that you have found your way to my psychology today profile. I believe that human beings possess and innate ability to move toward happiness and health, but sometimes adversity, life transitions, and challenging life experiences can get in the way of leading productive and meaningful lives. Having tools to help cope with difficult emotions brought on by change and uncertainty can have a powerful impact on your mental and physical health.
My name is Alex, and I am happy that you have found your way to my psychology today profile. I believe that human beings possess and innate ability to move toward happiness and health, but sometimes adversity, life transitions, and challenging life experiences can get in the way of leading productive and meaningful lives. Having tools to help cope with difficult emotions brought on by change and uncertainty can have a powerful impact on your mental and physical health.
(818) 293-4499 View (818) 293-4499
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Sadie Phillips
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
I am a licensed clinical health psychologist with extensive training in psycho-oncology and a longstanding clinical focus on providing psychological services in medical settings. It is my goal to work with patients and their families to help during this often difficult adjustment to the medical world and treatment. My interests are wide and each patient is different. I want to meet you exactly where you are at.
I am a licensed clinical health psychologist with extensive training in psycho-oncology and a longstanding clinical focus on providing psychological services in medical settings. It is my goal to work with patients and their families to help during this often difficult adjustment to the medical world and treatment. My interests are wide and each patient is different. I want to meet you exactly where you are at.
(628) 800-0027 View (628) 800-0027
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Diana Lynn Barnes
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
The transition to motherhood is one of the most emotionally strenuous times in the life of a woman and her family. Preparation for this life-changing event is key to good mental health and a smooth transition. I specialize in women's mental health, around pregnancy and birth. I am a past president of Postpartum Support International, and current member of Maternal Mental Health Now in Los Angeles.and the statewide California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative as a core member of the training faculty.
The transition to motherhood is one of the most emotionally strenuous times in the life of a woman and her family. Preparation for this life-changing event is key to good mental health and a smooth transition. I specialize in women's mental health, around pregnancy and birth. I am a past president of Postpartum Support International, and current member of Maternal Mental Health Now in Los Angeles.and the statewide California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative as a core member of the training faculty.
(213) 260-4868 View (213) 260-4868
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Holly Pearlman
Counselor, LCPC, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping individuals and families heal from traumatic and stressful experiences, including adults abused as children, family relationships, narcissistic abuse, hoarding disorder, and family estrangement. You may not know what to expect from therapy, but you know you need to make some changes in your life so you can move forward. Stress, anxiety, and traumatic experiences are highly prevalent in our lives, and sometimes people need help and support in dealing with difficult/stressful situations. I am a trauma therapist specializing in family relationships that involve conflict, abuse, and a cycle of dysfunction.
I specialize in helping individuals and families heal from traumatic and stressful experiences, including adults abused as children, family relationships, narcissistic abuse, hoarding disorder, and family estrangement. You may not know what to expect from therapy, but you know you need to make some changes in your life so you can move forward. Stress, anxiety, and traumatic experiences are highly prevalent in our lives, and sometimes people need help and support in dealing with difficult/stressful situations. I am a trauma therapist specializing in family relationships that involve conflict, abuse, and a cycle of dysfunction.
(818) 650-3372 View (818) 650-3372
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Dr. Jennifer Kates Ramlo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
I have been working in the field of psychology for 25 years. My personal nature combined with superior training allows me to help people manage the complicated array of emotions that naturally occur among all of us. My post-doctoral training strengthened my ability to work effectively with children and their families, in addition to helping couples and parents. I will help you understand yourself, your relationships, so that you will be able to manage your feelings as opposed to experiencing that your feelings hold you hostage. It is then that you will feel more alive and more connected to yourself and your surroundings.
I have been working in the field of psychology for 25 years. My personal nature combined with superior training allows me to help people manage the complicated array of emotions that naturally occur among all of us. My post-doctoral training strengthened my ability to work effectively with children and their families, in addition to helping couples and parents. I will help you understand yourself, your relationships, so that you will be able to manage your feelings as opposed to experiencing that your feelings hold you hostage. It is then that you will feel more alive and more connected to yourself and your surroundings.
(747) 204-3410 View (747) 204-3410
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Farzaneh Ehsan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
I have over ten years of clinical work and experience as a licensed psychologist ,registered psychologist, in addition to internship experience in counseling adults and older adults of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. I have been trained in different Evidenced Based Practices (EBP), such as PST, IPT and CBT modalities. I provide neurofeedback therapy services in addition to psychotherapy. Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently.
I have over ten years of clinical work and experience as a licensed psychologist ,registered psychologist, in addition to internship experience in counseling adults and older adults of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. I have been trained in different Evidenced Based Practices (EBP), such as PST, IPT and CBT modalities. I provide neurofeedback therapy services in addition to psychotherapy. Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently.
(747) 529-7579 View (747) 529-7579
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Tamika L Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPS , PSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Having issues with your teens? The adolescent years can be brutal, especially for teens today who feel pressured by their peers and social media. As Dr. Stephen Illardi points out, we simply weren't designed to live in such a fast-paced plugged in society. I help teens navigate thoughts and emotions that overwhelm them so that they can feel confident in their skin. The teens I work with go on to enjoy both emotional and academic success. I work with women as well. If you're going through a major life transition like divorce, career change, or postpartum challenges, I'd love to work with you!
Having issues with your teens? The adolescent years can be brutal, especially for teens today who feel pressured by their peers and social media. As Dr. Stephen Illardi points out, we simply weren't designed to live in such a fast-paced plugged in society. I help teens navigate thoughts and emotions that overwhelm them so that they can feel confident in their skin. The teens I work with go on to enjoy both emotional and academic success. I work with women as well. If you're going through a major life transition like divorce, career change, or postpartum challenges, I'd love to work with you!
(818) 593-0876 View (818) 593-0876
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Susan M Willett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423  (Online Only)
My background was in the creative arts, and I use that often in my relationships with clients. My concentration while studying was in neural-plasticity (which is basically the science on how the brain can change old thinking patterns with practice.)
My background was in the creative arts, and I use that often in my relationships with clients. My concentration while studying was in neural-plasticity (which is basically the science on how the brain can change old thinking patterns with practice.)
(323) 515-1443 View (323) 515-1443
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Richard Berg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Do you want to turn your life around? Do you hope to find a way out and end the pain you may be feeling now ? Are you going thru life now and thinking "I have to turn my life around". In my twenty years of experience, I have come to understand that sticking to the process of therapy is a courageous first step. When you are in pain, it is very hard to find the hope and motivation to stay the course. I know participating in therapy can help. I can help you reap these benefits. It requires committing to this process. Commitment is the key and I believe that helping you gain insight will give you the power to find your way out.
Do you want to turn your life around? Do you hope to find a way out and end the pain you may be feeling now ? Are you going thru life now and thinking "I have to turn my life around". In my twenty years of experience, I have come to understand that sticking to the process of therapy is a courageous first step. When you are in pain, it is very hard to find the hope and motivation to stay the course. I know participating in therapy can help. I can help you reap these benefits. It requires committing to this process. Commitment is the key and I believe that helping you gain insight will give you the power to find your way out.
(747) 229-0875 x818645 View (747) 229-0875 x818645
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Irwin Lehrhoff
Psychologist
Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
I have dual doctorates in both communications disorders from the University of Southern California and Clinical and Child Psychology from Columbia University. In addition to being a licensed Psychologist, I also am a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist. My undergraduate training was in New Jersey at both Rutgers and Princeton Universities. I have had 40 years of experience and have lectured extensively at medical schools and universities throughout the country.
I have dual doctorates in both communications disorders from the University of Southern California and Clinical and Child Psychology from Columbia University. In addition to being a licensed Psychologist, I also am a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist. My undergraduate training was in New Jersey at both Rutgers and Princeton Universities. I have had 40 years of experience and have lectured extensively at medical schools and universities throughout the country.
(747) 269-6020 View (747) 269-6020
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Rebecca Peterson
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Not accepting new clients
I have always enjoyed helping people and am grateful to have the opportunity to accompany them on their journey to self discovery and change by way of examining their thinking patterns. My background serves me well in working with people of diverse cultures, religions and all age groups. I have30 years of experience working with children, teens, adults and seniors in non-profit centers as well as private practice. Problems addressed include anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement, and relationship issues of all kinds.
I have always enjoyed helping people and am grateful to have the opportunity to accompany them on their journey to self discovery and change by way of examining their thinking patterns. My background serves me well in working with people of diverse cultures, religions and all age groups. I have30 years of experience working with children, teens, adults and seniors in non-profit centers as well as private practice. Problems addressed include anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement, and relationship issues of all kinds.
(818) 641-1502 View (818) 641-1502

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Number of Therapists in Sherman Oaks, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Sherman Oaks, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Aetna
53% Cigna and Evernorth
46% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Sherman Oaks, CA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sherman Oaks?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.