Dr. Lisa Bendimez
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
In my practice I provide LGBTQ/gender-affirming, culturally competent, trauma-informed therapy.
In my therapeutic approach, I strive to honor the inextricable and intrinsic relationship between the mind, body, and spirit. I believe that it is imperative to treat mental illness with an integrative lens, taking into account the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, relational, and systemic factors that contribute to overall wellness. I am passionate about addressing the ways oppressive systems affect mental health and offering therapeutic support toward healing for ​​Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) experiencing mental health distress in response to systemic oppression.
(323) 366-4650
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
In my practice I provide LGBTQ/gender-affirming, culturally competent, trauma-informed therapy.
In my therapeutic approach, I strive to honor the inextricable and intrinsic relationship between the mind, body, and spirit. I believe that it is imperative to treat mental illness with an integrative lens, taking into account the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, relational, and systemic factors that contribute to overall wellness. I am passionate about addressing the ways oppressive systems affect mental health and offering therapeutic support toward healing for ​​Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) experiencing mental health distress in response to systemic oppression.
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Hehn Dimand
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Not accepting new clients
I'm currently seeking to work with individuals and couples who are a part of the LGBTQ community. Some of the issues that I like to work through include bringing awareness to anxious and avoidant behavior in order to become more secure. I specifically enjoy supporting clients through struggles in interpersonal relationships.
(818) 351-1963
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Not accepting new clients
I'm currently seeking to work with individuals and couples who are a part of the LGBTQ community. Some of the issues that I like to work through include bringing awareness to anxious and avoidant behavior in order to become more secure. I specifically enjoy supporting clients through struggles in interpersonal relationships.
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Cameron Reis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
Sometimes we experience periods of stress and feel stuck. I am here to help you make sense of things if you are feeling overwhelmed by emotions, conflict, or dysfunctional behavior. I have experience working with Teens and their Families, Couples, LGBTQ+, Trauma, & Sexual Health. I believe that every family member or partner has something valid in their experience. I can help you build a bridge and feel safer in your relationships. I aim to create a safe and compassionate relationship with clients to promote motivation & change. *EMDR & EFT Trained
(805) 265-7134
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
Sometimes we experience periods of stress and feel stuck. I am here to help you make sense of things if you are feeling overwhelmed by emotions, conflict, or dysfunctional behavior. I have experience working with Teens and their Families, Couples, LGBTQ+, Trauma, & Sexual Health. I believe that every family member or partner has something valid in their experience. I can help you build a bridge and feel safer in your relationships. I aim to create a safe and compassionate relationship with clients to promote motivation & change. *EMDR & EFT Trained
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Darilyn Shano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
I allocate my time and practice between two specific and unique issues: one being sexually related problems, the other being OCD. With sexually related issues, they can show up as relationship problems, infidelity, arousal discrepancy, or LGBT matters. Likewise, with OCD, there are many different forms and subtypes: harm, scrupulosity, contamination, sexual, symmetry/order/balance/just right. I am trained and experienced in both fields, utilizing tools and interventions to treat one or the other, and sometimes both.
(805) 250-4193 x3
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
I allocate my time and practice between two specific and unique issues: one being sexually related problems, the other being OCD. With sexually related issues, they can show up as relationship problems, infidelity, arousal discrepancy, or LGBT matters. Likewise, with OCD, there are many different forms and subtypes: harm, scrupulosity, contamination, sexual, symmetry/order/balance/just right. I am trained and experienced in both fields, utilizing tools and interventions to treat one or the other, and sometimes both.
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Samuel C. Morrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with adolescents, young adults, adults, parents, and families. In addition to individual and family therapy, I have experience running groups with adolescents and adults. I work with a wide range of clinical issues including anxiety, depression, family conflict, self-esteem, coming out, trauma and crisis management and am passionate about working with young people, families, and the LGBTQ+ community. My person-centered approach to counseling involves socratic questioning, uncovering hidden strengths, and realizing one's own unique gifts.
(323) 701-0632
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with adolescents, young adults, adults, parents, and families. In addition to individual and family therapy, I have experience running groups with adolescents and adults. I work with a wide range of clinical issues including anxiety, depression, family conflict, self-esteem, coming out, trauma and crisis management and am passionate about working with young people, families, and the LGBTQ+ community. My person-centered approach to counseling involves socratic questioning, uncovering hidden strengths, and realizing one's own unique gifts.
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Leticia Tye
LPC Intern, MS, APCC, 6988 Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
First off, congratulations for making the first step towards healing, self-love, and growth. That first step can be the hardest. Are you struggling with intrusive thoughts and memories? Crippling anxiety? Low motivation? Disordered eating? Is self-doubt and shame keeping you from being your authentic self? Did you recently discover betrayal from your partner or spouse? Are you struggling with self-acceptance and the many challenges as an LGBTQ+ member? We can work together to overcome anything holding you back from being your authentic self. We can walk this walk together. You do not need to do it alone. Don't wait, call today!
(747) 232-5017
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
First off, congratulations for making the first step towards healing, self-love, and growth. That first step can be the hardest. Are you struggling with intrusive thoughts and memories? Crippling anxiety? Low motivation? Disordered eating? Is self-doubt and shame keeping you from being your authentic self? Did you recently discover betrayal from your partner or spouse? Are you struggling with self-acceptance and the many challenges as an LGBTQ+ member? We can work together to overcome anything holding you back from being your authentic self. We can walk this walk together. You do not need to do it alone. Don't wait, call today!
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Carol Bishop, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
What if, we all possessed the skill set to build strength, resiliency and hope in our lives? Working in the Co-occurring disorder and substance abuse field for many years, I know that it is possible to heal wounded spirits and repair lives. Working with the HIV(+) and LGBT community, emphasizes my belief, that all people are born, "good enough." I can help you remove the barriers to remembering this.
(805) 793-0407
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
What if, we all possessed the skill set to build strength, resiliency and hope in our lives? Working in the Co-occurring disorder and substance abuse field for many years, I know that it is possible to heal wounded spirits and repair lives. Working with the HIV(+) and LGBT community, emphasizes my belief, that all people are born, "good enough." I can help you remove the barriers to remembering this.
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Xtine Milrod
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, AASECT, CST, WPATH Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
I also work with transgender issues and sex work/sex industry issues, both on behalf of clients and sex workers.
I work with individuals or couples of any gender or orientation who seek help for sexual relationship issues. These issues are not limited to, but include arousal and orgasm, sexual desire, compulsive sexual behavior, masturbation issues, premature or delayed ejaculation, pain during sexual activity and psychological issues around monogamy, infidelity, boredom and wanting a change in one's sexual repertoire. The goal is often increased eroticism, heightened intimacy, and decreased anxiety during sex. My aim is for you to overcome the problems that result from negative feelings and behaviors and to achieve your full sexual potential.
(310) 776-6069
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
I also work with transgender issues and sex work/sex industry issues, both on behalf of clients and sex workers.
I work with individuals or couples of any gender or orientation who seek help for sexual relationship issues. These issues are not limited to, but include arousal and orgasm, sexual desire, compulsive sexual behavior, masturbation issues, premature or delayed ejaculation, pain during sexual activity and psychological issues around monogamy, infidelity, boredom and wanting a change in one's sexual repertoire. The goal is often increased eroticism, heightened intimacy, and decreased anxiety during sex. My aim is for you to overcome the problems that result from negative feelings and behaviors and to achieve your full sexual potential.
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Renee Ha
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
Healing is a deeply personal journey, and integral to this process is having a nonjudgmental space where you can feel safe and heard. My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, relationship/family issues, and the LGBTQIA+ experience. I have worked with children, adults, couples, and families of diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. I will meet you where you are currently at with empathy and patience.
(323) 886-9807
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
Healing is a deeply personal journey, and integral to this process is having a nonjudgmental space where you can feel safe and heard. My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, relationship/family issues, and the LGBTQIA+ experience. I have worked with children, adults, couples, and families of diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. I will meet you where you are currently at with empathy and patience.
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Valerie Ferguson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD Verified
Office is near:
Westlake Village, CA 91361
I also have many years of experience in working with the gay and lesbian communities.
It's a privilidge to have been in private practice for over twenty years and, dealt with the range of emotional conflicts that we are all are subject to. I specialize in relationship and intimacy issues and can help sort out the complex and challenging experiences we encounter.
(818) 287-6726
Verified

Office is near:
Westlake Village, CA 91361
I also have many years of experience in working with the gay and lesbian communities.
It's a privilidge to have been in private practice for over twenty years and, dealt with the range of emotional conflicts that we are all are subject to. I specialize in relationship and intimacy issues and can help sort out the complex and challenging experiences we encounter.
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Amy Klein Zeff, MA, MFT, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
People of all backgrounds, genders, and LGBTQ work with me.
It seems brave to me to make a decision to start therapy, to come and open up to a complete stranger. Whether coming to gain life skills as an individual or a couple; Or coming to therapy to process life events as a family or an individual, the one thing on my part most necessary is to listen without judgment or a personal agenda. Working collaboratively, creating a relationship based on trust and empathy is vital. I feel like it is my part to be professional, ethical, and supportive. I specialize in "interpersonal neurobiology" which is an interdisciplinary view of the mind and how it affects how we feel and behave.
(818) 570-7432
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Office is near:
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
People of all backgrounds, genders, and LGBTQ work with me.
It seems brave to me to make a decision to start therapy, to come and open up to a complete stranger. Whether coming to gain life skills as an individual or a couple; Or coming to therapy to process life events as a family or an individual, the one thing on my part most necessary is to listen without judgment or a personal agenda. Working collaboratively, creating a relationship based on trust and empathy is vital. I feel like it is my part to be professional, ethical, and supportive. I specialize in "interpersonal neurobiology" which is an interdisciplinary view of the mind and how it affects how we feel and behave.
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Destinie Vidrio
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Office is near:
Westlake Village, CA 91359
Offers online therapy
I also work with adult children of borderline/narcissistic parents, the LGBTQIA+ community, and children/teens ages 10 - 17.
I take a holistic approach to therapy integrating the mind, the body, and the soul in my healing practice. I work out of a trauma-focused and depth psychological lens, that includes an eclectic range of therapeutic approaches. These include EMDR, Somatic Work, Archetypal Psychology, Attachment Work, Active Imagination, Healing Movement, Dream Tending, and Ecotherapy. I believe that the therapy room (whether in person or online) is a sacred healing space and my aim is to cultivate a calm and empathetic place for you to heal.
(805) 702-7115
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Office is near:
Westlake Village, CA 91359
Offers online therapy
I also work with adult children of borderline/narcissistic parents, the LGBTQIA+ community, and children/teens ages 10 - 17.
I take a holistic approach to therapy integrating the mind, the body, and the soul in my healing practice. I work out of a trauma-focused and depth psychological lens, that includes an eclectic range of therapeutic approaches. These include EMDR, Somatic Work, Archetypal Psychology, Attachment Work, Active Imagination, Healing Movement, Dream Tending, and Ecotherapy. I believe that the therapy room (whether in person or online) is a sacred healing space and my aim is to cultivate a calm and empathetic place for you to heal.
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Brandon Cassels
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist who provides therapy to those who want to learn more about themselves and change their lives for the better. My goal in therapy is to offer my client a fresh outlook and useful tools in order to tackle life’s challenges with increased confidence and grace. Accordingly, I approach therapy in a down-to-earth fashion, helping my clients identify what is and what not working well for them in their lives. Together, we will identify what brought you to this page and how I can support you as best as possible.
(805) 254-7461
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist who provides therapy to those who want to learn more about themselves and change their lives for the better. My goal in therapy is to offer my client a fresh outlook and useful tools in order to tackle life’s challenges with increased confidence and grace. Accordingly, I approach therapy in a down-to-earth fashion, helping my clients identify what is and what not working well for them in their lives. Together, we will identify what brought you to this page and how I can support you as best as possible.
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Liv Harrington
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
Finding someone who “gets it” can be hard. I believe both my lived and professional experience creates space for safety and connection that fosters healing and deeper understanding. Together, we build insight into what is not working and make space for what might work better. I approach my clients with openness, compassion, and curiosity for each unique experience.
(818) 350-4620
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Office is near:
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
Finding someone who “gets it” can be hard. I believe both my lived and professional experience creates space for safety and connection that fosters healing and deeper understanding. Together, we build insight into what is not working and make space for what might work better. I approach my clients with openness, compassion, and curiosity for each unique experience.
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Todd Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
My goal is to offer clients a safe, non-judgmental and interactive space to work through personal issues, problems and dilemmas of life. I believe there are times to look outside our usual supports and find a consistent and supportive place to develop balance in our lives. Therapy is an opportunity for growth; to feel less stuck and less overwhelmed. I will collaborate with you to identify goals and explore challenges to feeling relief and contentment both within yourself and in your relationships with others. We will recognize your strengths, discover your resilience, and develop your authentic self.
(747) 239-4953
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
My goal is to offer clients a safe, non-judgmental and interactive space to work through personal issues, problems and dilemmas of life. I believe there are times to look outside our usual supports and find a consistent and supportive place to develop balance in our lives. Therapy is an opportunity for growth; to feel less stuck and less overwhelmed. I will collaborate with you to identify goals and explore challenges to feeling relief and contentment both within yourself and in your relationships with others. We will recognize your strengths, discover your resilience, and develop your authentic self.
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Hayes Art Therapy
Art Therapist, MFT, ATR-BC Verified
Office is near:
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
Art Therapy: where Psychotherapy and Creativity Converge Words are our primary method of communication, but often words can not express the complexity of our internal and emotional lives. The process of art-making provides us with a means to our subconscious that is unrefined and uncensored. As an Art Therapist, I use art-making as well as verbal therapy to help my clients overcome obstacles in their lives. My clients are not artists, but they do paint, draw and sculpt as expression. It is about the process, not the final product. Plus, being creative is therapeutic, in and of itself.
(818) 639-8620
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Office is near:
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
Art Therapy: where Psychotherapy and Creativity Converge Words are our primary method of communication, but often words can not express the complexity of our internal and emotional lives. The process of art-making provides us with a means to our subconscious that is unrefined and uncensored. As an Art Therapist, I use art-making as well as verbal therapy to help my clients overcome obstacles in their lives. My clients are not artists, but they do paint, draw and sculpt as expression. It is about the process, not the final product. Plus, being creative is therapeutic, in and of itself.
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Steven Sherry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
23 years as a clinical social worker has taught me that finding the right therapist is like trying on a pair of shoes. It has to be the right fit for you to start the journey of self-exploration. I believe in a strength based approach, where we not only explore the issues that brought you to therapy, but we explore how to expand the things that bring you joy and happiness. As Dr. Seuss once said, “life is a great balancing act” and he could not have been more right.
(805) 232-7764
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
Offers online therapy
23 years as a clinical social worker has taught me that finding the right therapist is like trying on a pair of shoes. It has to be the right fit for you to start the journey of self-exploration. I believe in a strength based approach, where we not only explore the issues that brought you to therapy, but we explore how to expand the things that bring you joy and happiness. As Dr. Seuss once said, “life is a great balancing act” and he could not have been more right.
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Brittney Henderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
Trust and safety are essential components of healthy relationships, happiness, healing, and ability to cope with life stressors. Do you have difficulty trusting others? Struggle with anxiety? Depression? Fear? Few close relationships? Feel emotionally drained or consumed by worry? There is HOPE. You have the ability to restore happiness, create safety, and form healthy trusting relationships. .
(424) 344-5722
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
Offers online therapy
Trust and safety are essential components of healthy relationships, happiness, healing, and ability to cope with life stressors. Do you have difficulty trusting others? Struggle with anxiety? Depression? Fear? Few close relationships? Feel emotionally drained or consumed by worry? There is HOPE. You have the ability to restore happiness, create safety, and form healthy trusting relationships. .
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Patricia A. Ruddy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have been providing psychotherapy for almost thirty years with all ages and all different populations. My treatment modality encompasses an electic style based on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Brief/Solution Focused Therapy. An integral part of my work with clients includes establishing a collaborative and therapeutic alliance, identifying goals, and developing solutions. I empower clients to identify their resilience, resourcefulness and systems of support where I guide clients through the process of discovering their aspirations and developing solutions.
(805) 244-5639
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have been providing psychotherapy for almost thirty years with all ages and all different populations. My treatment modality encompasses an electic style based on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Brief/Solution Focused Therapy. An integral part of my work with clients includes establishing a collaborative and therapeutic alliance, identifying goals, and developing solutions. I empower clients to identify their resilience, resourcefulness and systems of support where I guide clients through the process of discovering their aspirations and developing solutions.
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Thomas Locke
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Westlake Village, CA 91362
A commitment to excellence has been the guiding principle in my career. I received my training and education from prestigious programs including USC, Univ. of Michigan Medical School, UCLA Medical School, and the Ann Arbor VAMC. I have a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and a Masters in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. I was taught and trained by some of the best in the field. I am regarded as an expert in different areas by authoring numerous peer-reviewed publications and giving dozens of presentations. I am committed to and passionate about helping people grow, change, and live fuller, happier, more productive lives.
(805) 279-7007
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Westlake Village, CA 91362
A commitment to excellence has been the guiding principle in my career. I received my training and education from prestigious programs including USC, Univ. of Michigan Medical School, UCLA Medical School, and the Ann Arbor VAMC. I have a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and a Masters in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. I was taught and trained by some of the best in the field. I am regarded as an expert in different areas by authoring numerous peer-reviewed publications and giving dozens of presentations. I am committed to and passionate about helping people grow, change, and live fuller, happier, more productive lives.

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