Santa Monica Center for Acceptance and Change
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW, MSW, RYT-200 Verified
Verified
Have you found yourself emotionally, mentally, or physically dysregulated after a crisis, trauma, or change? If you have found difficulty managing anxiety, depression, grief, BPD, or chronic illness, I can help using therapeutic tools customized to your recovery. Whether you are looking for short-term or long-term therapy to transform your narrative from helplessness to self-efficacy, I offer treatment plans utilizing culturally aware, decolonized care, as well as evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR, and Prolonged Exposure.
Gay
(424) 321-6271
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Gay
Have you found yourself emotionally, mentally, or physically dysregulated after a crisis, trauma, or change? If you have found difficulty managing anxiety, depression, grief, BPD, or chronic illness, I can help using therapeutic tools customized to your recovery. Whether you are looking for short-term or long-term therapy to transform your narrative from helplessness to self-efficacy, I offer treatment plans utilizing culturally aware, decolonized care, as well as evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR, and Prolonged Exposure.
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Julie Michaelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD Verified
Verified
Patients who come to seek treatment from me are often looking for help with depression, anxiety, self esteem and relationship struggles that have been either life long or situational. I work with patients who are interested in the safety and trust of a therapy relationship that offers in-depth exploration of emotional and relational issues, gaining insight into the underlying causes of symptoms and patterns, developing a better relationship to self and others, ultimately establishing greater satisfaction and peace in going through the world.
Gay
(323) 810-2402
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Gay
Patients who come to seek treatment from me are often looking for help with depression, anxiety, self esteem and relationship struggles that have been either life long or situational. I work with patients who are interested in the safety and trust of a therapy relationship that offers in-depth exploration of emotional and relational issues, gaining insight into the underlying causes of symptoms and patterns, developing a better relationship to self and others, ultimately establishing greater satisfaction and peace in going through the world.
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Steven David
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Dr. David is currently in private practice full-time in Los Angeles, California and is also licensed in the states of Massachusetts and Florida. He holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences where he supervises interns and residents. Dr. David received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California and he completed both his clinical psychology internship and his neuropsychology post-doctoral residency at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.
Gay
(323) 401-0493
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Dr. David is currently in private practice full-time in Los Angeles, California and is also licensed in the states of Massachusetts and Florida. He holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences where he supervises interns and residents. Dr. David received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California and he completed both his clinical psychology internship and his neuropsychology post-doctoral residency at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.
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Lynn Valverde Marriage & Family Therapy Prof Corp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CH Verified
Verified
The truth is life can be difficult! We all experience loss, disappointment, anxiety, and self-doubt. Peace, clarity, and wellbeing are your natural state. Depression, anxiety and relationship problems cause anguish and pain - getting by day to day can be challenging. We often struggle alone hoping things will get better. I care and I am here to support you in connecting with your innate wisdom allowing you to find solutions and make the changes that are most meaningful to you. Be more productive, have higher quality connections, and success. Experience more joy, love, laughter, and self-confidence. I'd love to hear from you!
Gay
(424) 653-6737
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Gay
The truth is life can be difficult! We all experience loss, disappointment, anxiety, and self-doubt. Peace, clarity, and wellbeing are your natural state. Depression, anxiety and relationship problems cause anguish and pain - getting by day to day can be challenging. We often struggle alone hoping things will get better. I care and I am here to support you in connecting with your innate wisdom allowing you to find solutions and make the changes that are most meaningful to you. Be more productive, have higher quality connections, and success. Experience more joy, love, laughter, and self-confidence. I'd love to hear from you!
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Jonathan Rocklin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Career Counseling, Depression/Anxiety are primary specializations. I believe the client is his/her own best therapist and already possesses the necessary wisdom for healing to begin. I can facilitate this process by providing a safe, non-intrusive, supportive environment. I prefer to acknowledge, build and reinforce the client's strengths rather than focus on old negative beliefs. 25+ years experience.
Gay
(424) 571-9839
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Gay
Career Counseling, Depression/Anxiety are primary specializations. I believe the client is his/her own best therapist and already possesses the necessary wisdom for healing to begin. I can facilitate this process by providing a safe, non-intrusive, supportive environment. I prefer to acknowledge, build and reinforce the client's strengths rather than focus on old negative beliefs. 25+ years experience.
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Lara Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Marriage and Family Therapy is a second career for me and one that I was drawn to by a deeply held conviction that people are capable of change. My passion for therapy is founded on the belief that we do not have to be bound by our wounds or fears. While these are important parts of our journey, they do not have to define who we are nor who we can become.
Gay
(626) 658-3775
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Gay
Marriage and Family Therapy is a second career for me and one that I was drawn to by a deeply held conviction that people are capable of change. My passion for therapy is founded on the belief that we do not have to be bound by our wounds or fears. While these are important parts of our journey, they do not have to define who we are nor who we can become.
Don ( Dr Don ) Etkes
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Verified
IMMEDIATE APPOINTMENT: STRESS MANAGEMENT by VIDEO, PHONE, OFFICE $65 and up Sliding Fee. Day/Eve/Weekend. "I offer YOU over 30 years of Experience in giving Warm Nurturing Nonjudgmental Guidance to 1000s of people, offering HELP in COPING with YOUR LIFE feeling out of control. My GOAL is your GETTING THE LIFE YOU WANT. " Author "Loving With Passion", Ph.D. in Psychology, life coach, hypnotherapist, UCLA certified Sex Therapist, professional speaker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, had a TV show "Love U." on TLC. Internationally recognized expert on TV and radio. Written about in Cosmopolitan to the Washington Post. Dr Don
Gay
(310) 895-9655
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Gay
IMMEDIATE APPOINTMENT: STRESS MANAGEMENT by VIDEO, PHONE, OFFICE $65 and up Sliding Fee. Day/Eve/Weekend. "I offer YOU over 30 years of Experience in giving Warm Nurturing Nonjudgmental Guidance to 1000s of people, offering HELP in COPING with YOUR LIFE feeling out of control. My GOAL is your GETTING THE LIFE YOU WANT. " Author "Loving With Passion", Ph.D. in Psychology, life coach, hypnotherapist, UCLA certified Sex Therapist, professional speaker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, had a TV show "Love U." on TLC. Internationally recognized expert on TV and radio. Written about in Cosmopolitan to the Washington Post. Dr Don
Jennifer Fernandez & Associates
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bel Air
Los Angeles, CA 90049
If previous attempts at stopping substance use have failed or if you want to learn to manage your use rather than abstain, call us for a free phone consultation. We approach addiction as a biopsychosocial phenomenon and can help you understand the biological, emotional, and behavioral factors of your drug use using evidence-based interventions. Our therapeutic style is compassionate and non-judgmental but we will also be direct and challenge you to deeply examine your choices. We strive to create a safe, confidential environment where you feel comfortable exploring your choices.
Gay
(415) 969-3982
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Office is near:
Bel Air
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Gay
If previous attempts at stopping substance use have failed or if you want to learn to manage your use rather than abstain, call us for a free phone consultation. We approach addiction as a biopsychosocial phenomenon and can help you understand the biological, emotional, and behavioral factors of your drug use using evidence-based interventions. Our therapeutic style is compassionate and non-judgmental but we will also be direct and challenge you to deeply examine your choices. We strive to create a safe, confidential environment where you feel comfortable exploring your choices.
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Barbara White
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Are you feeling stuck, unfulfilled, or just plain overwhelmed? How about your relationships, both romantic and platonic - are they rewarding or more of a challenge? Well, the fact that you are reaching out for help means you have already begun your journey to change! I'm very excited about the opportunity to help you live your best, most joyous and fulfilling life! I'm a psychotherapist in West Los Angeles and have expertise in working with a wide variety of issues (including relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety and depression). Couples therapy and working with singles are specialties.
Gay
(424) 666-2504
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Gay
Are you feeling stuck, unfulfilled, or just plain overwhelmed? How about your relationships, both romantic and platonic - are they rewarding or more of a challenge? Well, the fact that you are reaching out for help means you have already begun your journey to change! I'm very excited about the opportunity to help you live your best, most joyous and fulfilling life! I'm a psychotherapist in West Los Angeles and have expertise in working with a wide variety of issues (including relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety and depression). Couples therapy and working with singles are specialties.
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Janice Ehrlich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, BCD Verified
Verified
Therapy is a way to get in touch with parts of yourself that are disconnected. DW Winnicott described disconnection in terms of a true and false self. As we grow up we learn to adapt to our environment and our caregivers to maintain a relationship. We may keep our thoughts and emotions to ourselves, because to express them might mean abandonment. Eventually you reach a point when this is not working so well in your life. Patterns of relating have developed over time. Therapy offers an opportunity to find new and improved ways of relating to yourself and others.
Gay
(424) 242-4906
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Gay
Therapy is a way to get in touch with parts of yourself that are disconnected. DW Winnicott described disconnection in terms of a true and false self. As we grow up we learn to adapt to our environment and our caregivers to maintain a relationship. We may keep our thoughts and emotions to ourselves, because to express them might mean abandonment. Eventually you reach a point when this is not working so well in your life. Patterns of relating have developed over time. Therapy offers an opportunity to find new and improved ways of relating to yourself and others.
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Danielle DiOrio
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
I am a licensed psychotherapist (LMFT) who believes in personalized and holistic care. My experience includes treating a variety of issues such as: depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, relational problems, relationship difficulties, bipolar disorder, trauma, psychosis, substance abuse, as well as adjustment to phase of life dynamics, and issues affecting blended families. I specialize in the treatment of adolescents, young adults, individuals and families and have provided clinical direction for several residential and intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Gay
(610) 624-8354
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Gay
I am a licensed psychotherapist (LMFT) who believes in personalized and holistic care. My experience includes treating a variety of issues such as: depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, relational problems, relationship difficulties, bipolar disorder, trauma, psychosis, substance abuse, as well as adjustment to phase of life dynamics, and issues affecting blended families. I specialize in the treatment of adolescents, young adults, individuals and families and have provided clinical direction for several residential and intensive outpatient treatment programs.
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Mahshid Sara Moosavieh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Navigating through the world can be challenging and stressful so finding a therapist doesn't need to be another stressful task. My door is open to your questions, because ultimately this process is about a compassionate and collaborative relationship between you and I. My focus in therapy is helping you navigate through the obstacles you face and overcoming them one by one. Over the years I have been helping my clients finding joy and contentment by recognizing and utilizing their internal strength and the ability to control their lives. I look forward to hearing from you and moving forward to healing and happiness.
Gay
(424) 625-3949
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Gay
Navigating through the world can be challenging and stressful so finding a therapist doesn't need to be another stressful task. My door is open to your questions, because ultimately this process is about a compassionate and collaborative relationship between you and I. My focus in therapy is helping you navigate through the obstacles you face and overcoming them one by one. Over the years I have been helping my clients finding joy and contentment by recognizing and utilizing their internal strength and the ability to control their lives. I look forward to hearing from you and moving forward to healing and happiness.
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Vula Baliotis
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Bel Air
Los Angeles, CA 90024
The most important thing in working together is building the foundation of a trusting relationship, where you can feel safe to talk openly. You know your life better than anyone else does. Therefore, we will hold great respect for your self-wisdom. Together with my professional knowledge and experience, we can work to help you discover how to live life in a way that is most fitting for you. NOTE: a professional relationship will not be formed until we both agree to do so, and only during/after an initial meeting. Any prior contact is for informational purposes only.
Gay
(424) 226-6838
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Hosts group in:
Bel Air
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Gay
The most important thing in working together is building the foundation of a trusting relationship, where you can feel safe to talk openly. You know your life better than anyone else does. Therefore, we will hold great respect for your self-wisdom. Together with my professional knowledge and experience, we can work to help you discover how to live life in a way that is most fitting for you. NOTE: a professional relationship will not be formed until we both agree to do so, and only during/after an initial meeting. Any prior contact is for informational purposes only.
Dr. Isabell Springer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD Verified
Verified
* VOTED TOP 3 MARRIAGE COUNSELORS * "With Isabell’s help, I experienced profound healing and growth beyond my wildest imagination. In every session, I received absolute presence and compassion—no note taking, no distractions, no judgment, pure being in the Now. I sought out her help when I was going through an awfully painful breakup. What would have taken traditional therapists several years, Isabell helped me dissolve in just 10 weeks. What an amazingly liberating experience. I came out of this counseling as a strong, independent woman bursting with a love for life." - Female Client, 43
Gay
(424) 365-8687
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Gay
* VOTED TOP 3 MARRIAGE COUNSELORS * "With Isabell’s help, I experienced profound healing and growth beyond my wildest imagination. In every session, I received absolute presence and compassion—no note taking, no distractions, no judgment, pure being in the Now. I sought out her help when I was going through an awfully painful breakup. What would have taken traditional therapists several years, Isabell helped me dissolve in just 10 weeks. What an amazingly liberating experience. I came out of this counseling as a strong, independent woman bursting with a love for life." - Female Client, 43
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Samantha Schlossmann Psy.d
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bel Air
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Are you suffering from unresolved grief and loss, stress, addiction, anxiety or depression? I can help. I specialize in the treatment of trauma for adults, adolescents and children. We will work together to create a therapeutic space where we can assess your challenges and find creative resolution to your problems. You don't have to do it alone. My approach is to provide a safe nurturing and empathetic environment while supporting you to uncover your own natural resilience. I will help you connect with your innate ability to heal, develop skills to reduce your negative symptoms, and live a full and authentic life.
Gay
(424) 358-3098
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Office is near:
Bel Air
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Gay
Are you suffering from unresolved grief and loss, stress, addiction, anxiety or depression? I can help. I specialize in the treatment of trauma for adults, adolescents and children. We will work together to create a therapeutic space where we can assess your challenges and find creative resolution to your problems. You don't have to do it alone. My approach is to provide a safe nurturing and empathetic environment while supporting you to uncover your own natural resilience. I will help you connect with your innate ability to heal, develop skills to reduce your negative symptoms, and live a full and authentic life.
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Danielle Selvin Harris
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Is your teenager feeling anxious or sad, grieving a loss, having problems in school or using drugs? Are you having trouble talking to your child about the changes they are going through? Your teenager experiences many stressors which can lead to various issues that impact your entire family and these stressors can be explored in therapy to give your family the relief you are searching for. Your teenager needs a safe place to express his/her feelings and learn healthier ways to cope with struggles to help him/her go on to lead a healthy life.
Gay
(310) 494-2778
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Gay
Is your teenager feeling anxious or sad, grieving a loss, having problems in school or using drugs? Are you having trouble talking to your child about the changes they are going through? Your teenager experiences many stressors which can lead to various issues that impact your entire family and these stressors can be explored in therapy to give your family the relief you are searching for. Your teenager needs a safe place to express his/her feelings and learn healthier ways to cope with struggles to help him/her go on to lead a healthy life.
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Mandie M Pitrel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
An act of transformation begins with the acknowledgement that you have begun to "outgrow" your current self and present circumstances. Change and transition can be daunting. But the transformation to your best self is profound, and typically life altering. Whether the transition you are facing is a shift in relationship (divorce, loss of a friend/family member, new parenting, or "empty nest" parenting), a job/career change, college entry, or simply growing up from an adolescent to an adult, I am here to encourage and support, as you navigate your challenges.
Gay
(310) 945-2780
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Gay
An act of transformation begins with the acknowledgement that you have begun to "outgrow" your current self and present circumstances. Change and transition can be daunting. But the transformation to your best self is profound, and typically life altering. Whether the transition you are facing is a shift in relationship (divorce, loss of a friend/family member, new parenting, or "empty nest" parenting), a job/career change, college entry, or simply growing up from an adolescent to an adult, I am here to encourage and support, as you navigate your challenges.
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Ryan Levin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bel Air
Los Angeles, CA 90049
When sexual issues and harmful behaviors seize control of our lives, it’s easy to lose our sense of self and feel untethered. Depression, anxiety and substance abuse often follow. Toxic shame can overwhelm us. I support my clients as they work through sex addiction, porn addiction, intimacy issues and sexual dysfunction, as well as the trauma which so often lies beneath. I also help couples as they navigate the challenges of infidelity, non-monogamous relationships and general disconnection.
Gay
(424) 581-0748
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Office is near:
Bel Air
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Gay
When sexual issues and harmful behaviors seize control of our lives, it’s easy to lose our sense of self and feel untethered. Depression, anxiety and substance abuse often follow. Toxic shame can overwhelm us. I support my clients as they work through sex addiction, porn addiction, intimacy issues and sexual dysfunction, as well as the trauma which so often lies beneath. I also help couples as they navigate the challenges of infidelity, non-monogamous relationships and general disconnection.
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Jonathan Yahalom
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
**Offering video/phone sessions** I am a UCLA assistant professor of psychiatry and a vibrant clinical psychologist who is sensitive and caring. My practice is mainly focused on treating individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and life change, and I also work with couples and families who want to improve communication. I work by helping people find inner strengths, acquire new approaches to deal with conflict, and develop personal insight to make life more fulfilling. I am proud to do work that recognizes human dignity in moments of difficulty, and I consider it an honor to meet new people to begin resolving theirs.
Gay
(323) 744-0271
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Gay
**Offering video/phone sessions** I am a UCLA assistant professor of psychiatry and a vibrant clinical psychologist who is sensitive and caring. My practice is mainly focused on treating individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and life change, and I also work with couples and families who want to improve communication. I work by helping people find inner strengths, acquire new approaches to deal with conflict, and develop personal insight to make life more fulfilling. I am proud to do work that recognizes human dignity in moments of difficulty, and I consider it an honor to meet new people to begin resolving theirs.
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Wendy Cheng
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bel Air
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Are you and your family having a “few” disagreements during the COVID-19 months? Despite the extra time you have at home lately, do your chores and to-do lists keep growing? The pandemic has stirred up pervasive stress and anxiety and is changing how we work, live, and socialize. For many, this is also a time when old wounds from the past are triggered. I specialize in helping tweens, teens, and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and stress related to their school, family, friendship and career.
Gay
(424) 325-4581
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Office is near:
Bel Air
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Gay
Are you and your family having a “few” disagreements during the COVID-19 months? Despite the extra time you have at home lately, do your chores and to-do lists keep growing? The pandemic has stirred up pervasive stress and anxiety and is changing how we work, live, and socialize. For many, this is also a time when old wounds from the past are triggered. I specialize in helping tweens, teens, and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and stress related to their school, family, friendship and career.

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Gay (LGBTQ) Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are gay themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being gay in Bel Air, Los Angeles or homosexual. They provide help for gay couples in gay relationships, gay issues and issues that affect gay life.

If you're gay or are looking for help with gay issues in Bel Air, Los Angeles or for a Bel Air, Los Angeles gay therapist these professionals provide gay counseling and gay friendly care for gays or lesbians. They include gay friendly therapists plus gay therapists in Bel Air, Los Angeles, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.

Counseling may include LGBT counseling in Bel Air, Los Angeles, LGBTQ or Bel Air, Los Angeles GLBT counseling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Bel Air, Los Angeles are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Bel Air, Los Angeles. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Bel Air, Los Angeles

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Bel Air, Los Angeles you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Bel Air, Los Angeles and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Bel Air, Los Angeles or family therapy in Bel Air, Los Angeles.