Santa Monica Center for Acceptance and Change
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW, MSW, RYT-200 Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
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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Damon Holzum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Damon Holzum, LCSW. I bring a fresh, passionate and compassionate approach to your concerns and engage with you as someone desiring a powerful, nurturing, and solutions focused experience. My focus is an integrative approach blending CBT, experiential, Gestalt, and narrative therapies to assist you and your significant other or family to thrive within your environment and understand your thoughts and feelings to be the best you. I engage with all genres of individuals and focus on sex-positive therapy, polyamory, alternative sexual practices and the destigmatization of all things sexual and intimate within your relationships.
Gay
(424) 293-3960
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90046
Gay
Damon Holzum, LCSW. I bring a fresh, passionate and compassionate approach to your concerns and engage with you as someone desiring a powerful, nurturing, and solutions focused experience. My focus is an integrative approach blending CBT, experiential, Gestalt, and narrative therapies to assist you and your significant other or family to thrive within your environment and understand your thoughts and feelings to be the best you. I engage with all genres of individuals and focus on sex-positive therapy, polyamory, alternative sexual practices and the destigmatization of all things sexual and intimate within your relationships.
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Dena Schwimmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90019
As a Mindfulness and Trauma/EMDR trained therapist, I believe in creating a collaborative space for positive change, growing trust in self, and resolving the obstacles that block your path to peace, creativity and joy. Together we will explore the road to your happiness and wellbeing. Mindfulness techniques and understanding how the body processes trauma can help you heal from the past allowing you to be present in the now. In a supportive environment we will create pathways to access and fortify your uniqueness, unexplored talents, and healing to allow you to blossom into the person you always imagined you could be.
Gay
(323) 694-3173
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90019
Gay
As a Mindfulness and Trauma/EMDR trained therapist, I believe in creating a collaborative space for positive change, growing trust in self, and resolving the obstacles that block your path to peace, creativity and joy. Together we will explore the road to your happiness and wellbeing. Mindfulness techniques and understanding how the body processes trauma can help you heal from the past allowing you to be present in the now. In a supportive environment we will create pathways to access and fortify your uniqueness, unexplored talents, and healing to allow you to blossom into the person you always imagined you could be.
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Lily Van Cleave
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Are you confused about what you want out of life? Struggling to make the right choices for yourself? Feeling sad, anxious or having difficulty adjusting to a major life change? Wishing that you could have healthier, more meaningful relationships and improved communication? Seeking insight and self-awareness?
Gay
(310) 729-7887
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Gay
Are you confused about what you want out of life? Struggling to make the right choices for yourself? Feeling sad, anxious or having difficulty adjusting to a major life change? Wishing that you could have healthier, more meaningful relationships and improved communication? Seeking insight and self-awareness?
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Roger Kaufman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90036
During the current public health crisis, when so many aspects of our lives have been upturned, I can offer you compassionate therapeutic support. I am currently working via phone and video sessions (FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom) to help diverse individuals navigate both old and new challenges, including social isolation, relationship tensions, creative blocks, economic distress, and survival fears. In addition, I am talking with clients about beginning to try to make some meaning out of this unprecedented global phenomenon. I welcome your email or call, and look forward to talking about how I might be able to help.
Gay
(323) 606-9625
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90036
Gay
During the current public health crisis, when so many aspects of our lives have been upturned, I can offer you compassionate therapeutic support. I am currently working via phone and video sessions (FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom) to help diverse individuals navigate both old and new challenges, including social isolation, relationship tensions, creative blocks, economic distress, and survival fears. In addition, I am talking with clients about beginning to try to make some meaning out of this unprecedented global phenomenon. I welcome your email or call, and look forward to talking about how I might be able to help.
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Kate Rosenberg
Counselor, MPS, LPCC, CCLS Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90027
In my practice I provide a comfortable and down to earth environment and demeanor that will allow you to grow insight, find more choices in your life, and build your self confidence. My practice is diverse; I see adults and children of all ages, nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identifications. It is very important to me that you get the results that you are looking for in therapy and that your experience is a positive one. I am sensitive, caring and dedicated to our work together.
Gay
(323) 825-6240
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90027
Gay
In my practice I provide a comfortable and down to earth environment and demeanor that will allow you to grow insight, find more choices in your life, and build your self confidence. My practice is diverse; I see adults and children of all ages, nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identifications. It is very important to me that you get the results that you are looking for in therapy and that your experience is a positive one. I am sensitive, caring and dedicated to our work together.
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Victoria Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Most of us want to live our best life, yet so many of us feel like we can’t quite get there. Something always seems to be standing in the way. If this is true for you, maybe this leaves you feeling anxious, depressed, disconnected or critical of yourself. Maybe you are struggling with past trauma or addiction issues that just won’t let go. You’ve tried talk therapy. Maybe you’ve even tried 12 step programs or self help workshops. Nothing seems to get you the momentum you desire to get you past your past. You want change, you crave understanding and better relationships. The question is…how do I get there?
Gay
(323) 621-3274
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90019
Gay
Most of us want to live our best life, yet so many of us feel like we can’t quite get there. Something always seems to be standing in the way. If this is true for you, maybe this leaves you feeling anxious, depressed, disconnected or critical of yourself. Maybe you are struggling with past trauma or addiction issues that just won’t let go. You’ve tried talk therapy. Maybe you’ve even tried 12 step programs or self help workshops. Nothing seems to get you the momentum you desire to get you past your past. You want change, you crave understanding and better relationships. The question is…how do I get there?
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Saundre Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90043
Are you looking for a space where you can keep it real and get support with achieving your goals? Good, because I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to create their best life. Building your happiness can be a challenging task as we are often faced with various societal stressors. As a African American woman, I am deeply aware of the societal stressors that hinder wellness. Without the proper support, obstacles in life can prevent you from being healthy and happy. My desire is to support adults from varied and diverse backgrounds with creating and or sustaining the life that they want for themselves.
Gay
(510) 399-1757
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90043
Gay
Are you looking for a space where you can keep it real and get support with achieving your goals? Good, because I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to create their best life. Building your happiness can be a challenging task as we are often faced with various societal stressors. As a African American woman, I am deeply aware of the societal stressors that hinder wellness. Without the proper support, obstacles in life can prevent you from being healthy and happy. My desire is to support adults from varied and diverse backgrounds with creating and or sustaining the life that they want for themselves.
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Julie Michaelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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
Verified

Los Angeles, CA 90025
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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Jaclyn Lieber
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90041
My work is informed by the idea that in order to change, we must first cultivate self-acceptance. I believe that we all possess an inner strength and resilience that, with support and increased self-awareness, can empower us to live authentic, fulfilling, and meaningful lives.
Gay
(310) 861-4579
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90041
Gay
My work is informed by the idea that in order to change, we must first cultivate self-acceptance. I believe that we all possess an inner strength and resilience that, with support and increased self-awareness, can empower us to live authentic, fulfilling, and meaningful lives.
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Steven David
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Gay
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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Lizbeth Hernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Making the first step to seek for help or find solutions in life can be difficult. My first goal is to make you feel comfortable and trust the therapeutic relationship. Once you develop trust in me as your therapist, we can work together in finding the coping skills you need to return to functioning in day to day life. Let me help you regain control of your life. I look forward to helping you meet your goals.
Gay
(626) 243-7594
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Gay
Making the first step to seek for help or find solutions in life can be difficult. My first goal is to make you feel comfortable and trust the therapeutic relationship. Once you develop trust in me as your therapist, we can work together in finding the coping skills you need to return to functioning in day to day life. Let me help you regain control of your life. I look forward to helping you meet your goals.
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Samantha McMullen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC, TCYM Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Anxiety throws you into the future, and it is never a future you actually want, yet you spend so much time worrying, catastrophizing, and mentally preparing for atrocities that are not likely to occur. The same goes for depression, shame and guilt, you are pulled back in time by old negative beliefs that weren’t yours to begin with. Hyper vigilance, flashbacks, nightmares, dissociation, these too may keep you in the past. Kurt Vonnegut’s famous science fiction novel, “Slaughter House-five,” describes a soldier in the war zone becoming “unstuck in time.” This is what trauma feels like for many people.
Gay
(323) 999-5210
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90065
Gay
Anxiety throws you into the future, and it is never a future you actually want, yet you spend so much time worrying, catastrophizing, and mentally preparing for atrocities that are not likely to occur. The same goes for depression, shame and guilt, you are pulled back in time by old negative beliefs that weren’t yours to begin with. Hyper vigilance, flashbacks, nightmares, dissociation, these too may keep you in the past. Kurt Vonnegut’s famous science fiction novel, “Slaughter House-five,” describes a soldier in the war zone becoming “unstuck in time.” This is what trauma feels like for many people.
Stephanie Adams Mendez
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90047
Through telehealth-, home-, and school-based services, I meet my clients where they are. Usually families come to me because they feel stuck. Their child has difficult emotions, acts out, and cannot seem to listen. Teachers and parents struggle to feel effective and worry about the child’s future. Everything feels complicated and out of control.
Gay
(562) 352-2356
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90047
Gay
Through telehealth-, home-, and school-based services, I meet my clients where they are. Usually families come to me because they feel stuck. Their child has difficult emotions, acts out, and cannot seem to listen. Teachers and parents struggle to feel effective and worry about the child’s future. Everything feels complicated and out of control.
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Emely Sanchez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Is trauma getting in the way of your relationships and happiness? Untreated trauma, whether big or small, can leave us feeling depressed, stuck, isolated, and fearful. I am here to provide a safe and constant environment to support you in working through unresolved traumas that are at the core of your symptoms. I believe that my role as a therapist is to support you in connecting the dots, identifying realistic solutions, paying attention to the mind-body connection, and building on your already existing strengths and resources. I want to help you become present and reintegrated.
Gay
(626) 317-6452
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
Gay
Is trauma getting in the way of your relationships and happiness? Untreated trauma, whether big or small, can leave us feeling depressed, stuck, isolated, and fearful. I am here to provide a safe and constant environment to support you in working through unresolved traumas that are at the core of your symptoms. I believe that my role as a therapist is to support you in connecting the dots, identifying realistic solutions, paying attention to the mind-body connection, and building on your already existing strengths and resources. I want to help you become present and reintegrated.
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Therapy Lab
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Therapy Lab is an innovative therapy practice in Downtown Los Angeles. Our knowledgeable therapists offer science-based therapy on a straightforward timeline. We aim to support your mental health goals in a way that’s radically efficient, transparent and effective. First, connect with us, and we’ll match you with a therapist. Then you’ll meet in person at Therapy Lab’s freshly designed Downtown LA location (or by video, if you prefer). At your first session, your therapist will get to know you and design a plan that’s tailored for your needs. To get a head start, check out our plans and consider your own goals for treatment.
Gay
(323) 886-0379
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90017
Gay
Therapy Lab is an innovative therapy practice in Downtown Los Angeles. Our knowledgeable therapists offer science-based therapy on a straightforward timeline. We aim to support your mental health goals in a way that’s radically efficient, transparent and effective. First, connect with us, and we’ll match you with a therapist. Then you’ll meet in person at Therapy Lab’s freshly designed Downtown LA location (or by video, if you prefer). At your first session, your therapist will get to know you and design a plan that’s tailored for your needs. To get a head start, check out our plans and consider your own goals for treatment.
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Aaron M Mason
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90064
It takes strength to ask for help, so I honor your choice. Some people wait until they are in a lot of pain before seeking therapy. This can also be a strong motivator to make a changes, even a small one. Regardless of where you are, my job is to meet you there. I believe healing is collaborative. It takes two. Or 3 in the case of couples, or more in poly relationships. I am a pre-licensed associate marriage and family therapist (AMFT). My licensed clinical supervisor is Adrina Wilson, LMFT #107939
Gay
(323) 675-2375
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90064
Gay
It takes strength to ask for help, so I honor your choice. Some people wait until they are in a lot of pain before seeking therapy. This can also be a strong motivator to make a changes, even a small one. Regardless of where you are, my job is to meet you there. I believe healing is collaborative. It takes two. Or 3 in the case of couples, or more in poly relationships. I am a pre-licensed associate marriage and family therapist (AMFT). My licensed clinical supervisor is Adrina Wilson, LMFT #107939
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Danielle C White
Psychologist, PsyD
Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90049
By facing our inner worlds, we may begin to quiet the past and change how we meet the future. As life inevitably presents us with transitions and loss, these experiences become an integral part of what awakens us into the fullness of our human experience. The collaborative and creative process of therapy can help you to shift your perspective so that new solutions and fulfilling growth can occur in your life.
Gay
(917) 689-1033
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Gay
By facing our inner worlds, we may begin to quiet the past and change how we meet the future. As life inevitably presents us with transitions and loss, these experiences become an integral part of what awakens us into the fullness of our human experience. The collaborative and creative process of therapy can help you to shift your perspective so that new solutions and fulfilling growth can occur in your life.
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Lynn Valverde Marriage & Family Therapy Prof Corp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CH Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90049
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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Judy Holloway
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I believe that all persons posses a natural core of resilience, but that life experiences often block or limit access to this storehouse of strengths. I see my role in your therapeutic work as a guide and facilitator on your journey of growth and healing. I believe that relationship is primary in the work of psychotherapy, and that creating a collaborative, compassionate and supportive relational connection is essential to this work. I aspire to help you to create a process that will empower you to grow and heal, by deepening your connection to yourself, to others, and to Nature.
Gay
(818) 322-4094
Verified

Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Gay
I believe that all persons posses a natural core of resilience, but that life experiences often block or limit access to this storehouse of strengths. I see my role in your therapeutic work as a guide and facilitator on your journey of growth and healing. I believe that relationship is primary in the work of psychotherapy, and that creating a collaborative, compassionate and supportive relational connection is essential to this work. I aspire to help you to create a process that will empower you to grow and heal, by deepening your connection to yourself, to others, and to Nature.

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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 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 Los Angeles or for a 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 Los Angeles, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.

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

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

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