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.
Transgender Allied
(424) 321-6271
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Transgender Allied
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.
Transgender Allied
(424) 293-3960
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90046
Transgender Allied
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.
Transgender Allied
(323) 694-3173
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90019
Transgender Allied
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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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.
Transgender Allied
(323) 606-9625
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90036
Transgender Allied
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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Judy Victor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Life can be difficult. Often, we are faced with issues and circumstances that can be challenging at best, and most of us were not taught the skills to help us successfully navigate through our experiences. We feel the pressure to please others while forgoing our own needs & feelings. We all want to feel more joy in our lives, but we don't always know how to achieve it.
Transgender Allied
(323) 545-4752
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Transgender Allied
Life can be difficult. Often, we are faced with issues and circumstances that can be challenging at best, and most of us were not taught the skills to help us successfully navigate through our experiences. We feel the pressure to please others while forgoing our own needs & feelings. We all want to feel more joy in our lives, but we don't always know how to achieve it.
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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.
Transgender Allied
(510) 399-1757
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90043
Transgender Allied
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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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.
Transgender Allied
(310) 861-4579
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90041
Transgender Allied
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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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.
Transgender Allied
(626) 243-7594
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Transgender Allied
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.
Transgender Allied
(323) 999-5210
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90065
Transgender Allied
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.
Transgender Allied
(562) 352-2356
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90047
Transgender Allied
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.
Transgender Allied
(626) 317-6452
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
Transgender Allied
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.
Transgender Allied
(323) 886-0379
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90017
Transgender Allied
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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Torri Efron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
I specialize in treating Eating Disorders, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and related issues, as well as Family Therapy. I meet the client where they are at, and help build a supportive team around them, depending on each client's personalized needs. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. To me the most important part of therapy is building a safe and trusting relationship.
Transgender Allied
(424) 338-9884
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
Transgender Allied
I specialize in treating Eating Disorders, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and related issues, as well as Family Therapy. I meet the client where they are at, and help build a supportive team around them, depending on each client's personalized needs. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. To me the most important part of therapy is building a safe and trusting relationship.
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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
Transgender Allied
(323) 675-2375
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90064
Transgender Allied
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
Amy Beltaine
Pastoral Counselor/Therapist, MDiv
Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Looking for spiritual verve? Sipping from a dry well? Yearning for relationship with the holy? Hoping to mend your self and the world - you don't have to do it alone. Learn and live your gifts. Find your Spiritual Direction! Supporting family, friends, and allies of the oppressed whose hearts are broken by the pain in the world. You can break open instead of break apart.
Transgender Allied
(503) 558-2694
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Transgender Allied
Looking for spiritual verve? Sipping from a dry well? Yearning for relationship with the holy? Hoping to mend your self and the world - you don't have to do it alone. Learn and live your gifts. Find your Spiritual Direction! Supporting family, friends, and allies of the oppressed whose hearts are broken by the pain in the world. You can break open instead of break apart.
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Nastassja Vargas Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Nastassja's areas of expertise include: mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, adjustment and self-esteem issues, relational problems, anger management, trauma, and life stressors. Treatment is tailored to each individual person and is a collaborative effort between client and therapist. A holistic therapy approach is utilized, which is the combination of contemporary and alternative treatments with evidence-based practices to assist a person in achieving balance in mind, body, and energy. A deeper understanding of the whole self can lead to increased self-awareness, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and emotional/physical well-being.
Transgender Allied
(619) 658-2894
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Transgender Allied
Nastassja's areas of expertise include: mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, adjustment and self-esteem issues, relational problems, anger management, trauma, and life stressors. Treatment is tailored to each individual person and is a collaborative effort between client and therapist. A holistic therapy approach is utilized, which is the combination of contemporary and alternative treatments with evidence-based practices to assist a person in achieving balance in mind, body, and energy. A deeper understanding of the whole self can lead to increased self-awareness, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and emotional/physical well-being.
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Jonathan Rocklin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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.
Transgender Allied
(424) 571-9839
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Transgender Allied
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.
Don ( Dr Don ) Etkes
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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
Transgender Allied
(310) 895-9655
Verified

Los Angeles, CA 90024
Transgender Allied
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
Sarah E. Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90026
My style is directive, empowering, solution-focused, down-to-earth, non-judgmental, and humorous. My approach is collaborative — we'll work together to help identify and reach your goals. I welcome an open dialogue to create the best therapy for you as an individual. I see the immense strength, value, and potential for self-growth in each of my clients.
Transgender Allied
(415) 340-2191
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Transgender Allied
My style is directive, empowering, solution-focused, down-to-earth, non-judgmental, and humorous. My approach is collaborative — we'll work together to help identify and reach your goals. I welcome an open dialogue to create the best therapy for you as an individual. I see the immense strength, value, and potential for self-growth in each of my clients.
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David Strah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, 114637 Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Hello! I am here to help you overcome life's challenges and live a fuller, happier and more fulfilling life. My style is to work with you collaboratively to identify your goals and empower you to achieve them. I have helped clients decrease and overcome anxiety, depression, substance use, codependency, coming out, sexual identity, gender dysphoria and gender transitioning, and improve their relationships with romantic partners, family members and co-workers. Together, we can look at your life's story and rewrite your narrative to increase your sense of self-confidence, happiness, love and joy in your life.
Transgender Allied
(917) 924-5865
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90004
Transgender Allied
Hello! I am here to help you overcome life's challenges and live a fuller, happier and more fulfilling life. My style is to work with you collaboratively to identify your goals and empower you to achieve them. I have helped clients decrease and overcome anxiety, depression, substance use, codependency, coming out, sexual identity, gender dysphoria and gender transitioning, and improve their relationships with romantic partners, family members and co-workers. Together, we can look at your life's story and rewrite your narrative to increase your sense of self-confidence, happiness, love and joy in your life.

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