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Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT

Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Let's Connect (323) 739-4971
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I come from the heart. I'm here to help you feel safe and secure. I am here to go on a journey with you to find your true self, to lift depression, to work with anxiety, and transform this time of crisis into stronger relationships and more heart-felt productivity. As a gay, Jewish man, I have an ear for all people struggling with difference and oppression. I can go deep with you into healing old trauma. Or I can help you coach you with day-to-day career and relationship challenges. If you need a therapy to jump-start new growth in the New Year, I am here for you on that quest of both self-discovery and seeing more palpable results.
I founded the Antioch University LGBT Specialization and Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center in 2006. I I have spent the last 25 years training therapists as a professor at Antioch University. My training has helped me feel into a great affinity with people of color, women, LGBTQ people, Hollywood folk, and heterosexual men wanting new answers.
From the heart, we can make dynamic change. I will not play the passive therapist, but will engage you in a conversational way. I will check-in with each session. Your goals are key. Taking into account Covid precautions, we can meet in person in my office or connect by Zoom or FaceTime. Feel free to call me to see if I might help.
Call or Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick now for a free 15 minute consultation - (323) 739-4971

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Affirmative Psychotherapy

Los Angeles, CA 90019

(323) 739-4971
I have openings for tele-therapy (video or phone sessions) & would be honored to support you during this challenging time. Free phone intake
I specialize in LGBTQ+, Relationship Issues and Depression 
$275 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  
Let's Connect (323) 739-4971
Photo of Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Affirmative Psychotherapy

Los Angeles, CA 90019

(323) 739-4971
I have openings for tele-therapy (video or phone sessions) & would be honored to support you during this challenging time. Free phone intake
I specialize in LGBTQ+, Relationship Issues and Depression 
$275 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $275
  • Couple Sessions $285
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • I can Provide Your Carrier a Superbill for REIMB
"
I ask you to pay me out of pocket. But my Portal, Simple Practice, prints out professional and thorough SUPERBIlls. Please reach out with questions. We're happy to work with you to keep therapy affordable.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (323) 739-4971
Photo of Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
"
I ask you to pay me out of pocket. But my Portal, Simple Practice, prints out professional and thorough SUPERBIlls. Please reach out with questions. We're happy to work with you to keep therapy affordable.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (323) 739-4971
Photo of Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / MFC 40003 Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick
  • In Practice for 27 Years
  • Attended Pacifica Graduate Institute, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Graduated 2006
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I started the nation's first LGBT Specialization in Clinical Psychology and also founded Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center. I have been seeing patients for 30 years, and am an author, and a parent to a 24-year old (not by birth but by the heart).
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (323) 739-4971
Photo of Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
"
I started the nation's first LGBT Specialization in Clinical Psychology and also founded Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center. I have been seeing patients for 30 years, and am an author, and a parent to a 24-year old (not by birth but by the heart).
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (323) 739-4971
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Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Non-Binary
  • Lesbian
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Racial and Ethnic Issues
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Veterans
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When you come to see me, I conversationally engage with you to find out as efficiently and as friendly as possible the bucket issues you want some help with, for example, relationships, trauma, communication, sexuality, oppression, and creativity. My patients notice an almost immediate lifting of anxiety and depression from the collaborative spirit and goal of making progress. Also see the groups.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (323) 739-4971
Photo of Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
"
When you come to see me, I conversationally engage with you to find out as efficiently and as friendly as possible the bucket issues you want some help with, for example, relationships, trauma, communication, sexuality, oppression, and creativity. My patients notice an almost immediate lifting of anxiety and depression from the collaborative spirit and goal of making progress. Also see the groups.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (323) 739-4971
Photo of Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT

Endorsement

Steven Bradshaw
Steven Bradshaw
Marriage & Family TherapistLMFTSEPCGPMA
Doug has a brilliant and deep mind and a warm-heart. I was privileged to have him as a mentor at Antioch. He cares deeply for his clients and invests himself in their transformational work. He is a generous and radical soul who is doing the work himself.

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Hispanic and Latino

I also speak

French
Hebrew
Spanish

Religion

Jewish

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Hispanic and Latino

I also speak

French
Hebrew
Spanish

Religion

Jewish

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Coaching
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Jungian
  • Jungian
  • LGBT Affirmative and Minority Stress Issues
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused
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I integrate psychodynamics with CBT and family work. Let's get to the heart of your suffering by healing old trauma. Meanwhile, I can give you practical advice about better self-direction and interpersonal happiness and success.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (323) 739-4971
Photo of Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
"
I integrate psychodynamics with CBT and family work. Let's get to the heart of your suffering by healing old trauma. Meanwhile, I can give you practical advice about better self-direction and interpersonal happiness and success.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (323) 739-4971
Photo of Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT

Groups

Location

Primary Location

Affirmative Psychotherapy

Los Angeles, CA 90019

(323) 739-4971
"
I have openings for tele-therapy (video or phone sessions) & would be honored to support you during this challenging time. Free phone intake
Call for a free consultation now - (323) 739-4971
Photo of Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
"
I have openings for tele-therapy (video or phone sessions) & would be honored to support you during this challenging time. Free phone intake
Call for a free consultation now - (323) 739-4971
Photo of Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT