Are you troubled by anxiety, depression, or persistent disturbing thoughts? As if you unable to break free of stress and frustration? You can feel better when you change your mind about the world. Talking to a therapist can help. You can develop confidence and learn how to change your thoughts, manage your feelings and start becoming the person you are meant to be. Allow your suffering to be a catalyst for transformation and give yourself the opportunity to become the happiest person you know! Your life changes when you open yourself up to love, transformation and the present moment.
I specialize in treating Eating Disorders, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and related issues, as well as Family Therapy. I meet the client where they are at, and help build a supportive team around them, depending on each client's personalized needs. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. To me the most important part of therapy is building a safe and trusting relationship.
Are you a person of unique skills and talents who often feels misunderstood and cast out? Have you managed to overcome some of these obstacles and succeeded in becoming a better version of yourself? Do you now sense that what you have achieved can serve a greater purpose and bring positive transformation to your life and community? Do you feel ready to embrace the next chapter of your existence with deeper conscience, meaning, and agency? Then I look forward to welcoming you to my online office, where I will provide you with psycho-emotional mentoring. Together, we will tailor specific solutions to assist you in reaching your goals.
No one ever said it (life, relationships, career, school) would be easy but should it be this hard? Taking the first step to explore therapy can be challenging but it can be helpful to obtain support during times of transition or difficulty. If you are still unsure, or even if you are familiar with the therapeutic process, meeting me and getting more information about how I work just takes one session, and a consultation costs you nothing.
Hello! I’m a poly, kink, and LGBTQ+ affirmative licensed therapist who helps people who are experiencing difficulty in their relationships and professional lives. I provide individual and couples therapy online for California residents using a secure video platform and in person sessions for clients in Los Angeles. My specialities include helping people who are struggling with the effects of depression, anxiety, C-PTSD and ADHD. I believe self knowledge and compassion are the keys to changing your world and that trust and compatibility are the key ingredients to a great therapeutic journey.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist helping couples who are repeatedly caught in conflict find better ways of communicating. I enjoy helping couples work together toward changing their interactions to more positive, more productive and less stressful patterns of communication. I strive to create a collaborative, nonjudgmental space where both members of a couple will feel heard and understood. I also help individuals connect with others, strengthen their core identity and live more authentic lives. I love helping people create stronger, more meaningful relationships with themselves and with others.
'Once there was a man who was afraid of his shadow. Then he met it. Now he glows in the dark.' This mantra will define our work. It's not easy to look within and wrestle with things that trouble us. By harnessing them we can manifest powerful change. I will be a proactive collaborative partner to assess and address your goals toward growing, expressing, exploring or resolving what you bring into therapy. Truth will be our most effective weapon. Together we will ask the hard questions. We will strive to shed the unhealthy and unwelcome parts of who you were and preserve the most powerful essential parts of who you are becoming.
I am a French and Mexican citizen with Master's degrees from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy and Antioch University in Los Angeles, California, with a certification in both countries. With this richness of backgrounds, I cultivate an authentic and complete understanding of each of my clients, creating a warm and trustful relationship that allows for a safe space for healing and visibility. As a Latina, immigrant woman, I recognize the importance of each individual's intersecting identities such as race, gender identity, culture of origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, primary language and disability.
The ability to be reflective and resilient is the cornerstone of emotional health. For 25 years, I have been working with adults, adolescents and children to cultivate an integrated understanding of experience, behavior, thought and feeling. Helping my clients develop the ability respond to the complexity of emotional life including anxiety and depression, life transitions, developmental conflicts and trauma. I am also passionate about couples and family work: bringing healing and growth to relationships. In addition, I am trained in Somatic Experiencing, a mind body therapy is a helpful tool in the treatment of trauma and anxiety.
Hi! I offer individual therapy to California residents. I specialize in a cultural relational therapy style and work with adults & teens. I specialize in working with people in the LGBTQIA+ community and people who are experiencing grief, depression, anxiety, entertainment business stress, struggling with substance use and/or disordered eating, and issues with sex, sexuality, trauma, chemsex, and body image by using exploratory harm reduction techniques. Reconnecting and building enjoyment and contentment with life is imperative to fulfilling potential and discovering meaning.
As a family therapist I implement the skills I used as Clinical Director of a teen residential center to change family dynamics. I often get calls from parents who are struggling with their teenage children who are living with symptoms of anxiety, depression, mood disorders & addiction. My approach helps clients understand & shift dysfunctional patterns which hinder connection and closeness. Whether I am working with couples, families or individual clients, my approach aims to bring about improvements in our relationships which in turn helps symptoms such as conflict, depression and anxiety, and to improve creativity & productivity.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BS, MA, AMFT, APCC
I imagine you're hurting now. You aren’t where you want to be in your life, your relationships aren’t what you hoped, and you don’t feel like you know what direction to head in. You're struggling to try to be everything to everyone. I’m here to help you live a life that's right for you - not others. Together, we'll work on dealing with the pain holding you back from being the person you want to be. We will address the roots of the issues you’re experiencing. I'll ensure that in therapy, you feel cherished and appreciated. I will help you live a life free of anxiety, depression, addiction, or trauma. You're no longer alone!
Tired of feeling constantly anxious and "not good enough?" Ready to feel more relaxed, confident, and trusting of yourself? You're in the right place. Having a negative view of yourself along with chronic anxiety is painful. You are not alone in feeling this way. These are common concerns in my practice and fortunately, very treatable. Our work will center on upgrading outdated mechanisms that once served you and on developing new patterns of thinking and behaving that are more in line with your true, authentic self. You'll be able to walk through life with more joy, ease, and control.
I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) who graduated from Pepperdine University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. My clinical experience has been honed at AIDS Project Los Angeles and The LA Gay and Lesbian Center, two widely renowned sites where I served the diverse populations of Los Angeles in the company of exceptionally skilled colleagues. I combine my professional knowledge and personal experience to create a safe and encouraging space for clients to grow, process and gain insight.
I work with individuals and couples who present with a diverse collection of strengths, challenges, and goals in life. I provide a space, whether in person or telehealth, that allows for people to feel accepted for who they are without judgement or shame. I work along side each individual or couple to define goals of treatment so we know when to celebrate or to redefine our objectives. I like to explore values, emotions and thoughts to identify opportunity for positive change. In addition to these qualities of my practice, my perspectives are grounded in feminist principles, Buddhist philosophy, and attachment theory.
Welcome to my Psychology Today page and thank you for your interest. Most of us need help at some point in our lives. There's no need to struggle alone,I can help. My sessions take advantage of the fact that our brains are plastic and can change patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. How do I know this? For twenty years I have helped clients alleviate depression, grief, anxiety and stress, worked through relationship problems, and identified and stopped self-destructive patterns and situations that disrupt daily life.
I help clients set supportive boundaries with their partners and at work. Having worked as an actor for many years as well as having been married to an accomplished Musical Director, I understand the highs and lows of the creative arts. I have been licensed as a Therapist for over 40 years so I have a great deal of experience with: overall wellbeing, life transitions, relationships, productivity, creativity, loss, grief, anxiety and ACA issues.
You carry a smile on your face and present yourself so put together. Behind your smile is a belief that you are not good enough. You find yourself overachieving and striving for the next thing you think will make you feel satisfied and fulfilled. But it's exhausting. You're tired of taking care of everyone's needs except your own, and believing that people will only love you if you behave a certain way or perform a version of you. Your mind is constantly running, wondering if what you said was “weird” or "too much", believing that other people are judging you as harshly as you judge yourself. I know how hard this is.
I understand how difficult it is to feel anxious, sad, or depressed, and how those feelings can impact the relationships in your life. You do not have to face these challenges alone. My work as a therapist centers on providing empathy, understanding, and a safe place where you can openly express your thoughts and feelings. Together, we will process how the experiences and relationships in your life have affected your mood, your happiness, the way you communicate with others, and more importantly, the way you view yourself.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in West Hollywood 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 West Hollywood 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 West Hollywood, or Child Psychologists in West Hollywood.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like West Hollywood 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 West Hollywood 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.