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
(424) 321-6271
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Transgender
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
(424) 293-3960
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90046
Transgender
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
(323) 694-3173
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90019
Transgender
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
(323) 606-9625
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90036
Transgender
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
(323) 545-4752
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Transgender
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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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
(626) 243-7594
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Transgender
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.
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
(562) 352-2356
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90047
Transgender
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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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
(323) 886-0379
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90017
Transgender
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
(424) 338-9884
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
Transgender
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.
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
(503) 558-2694
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Transgender
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.
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
(310) 895-9655
Verified

Los Angeles, CA 90024
Transgender
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
(415) 340-2191
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Transgender
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
(917) 924-5865
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90004
Transgender
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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Nick Branock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90010
"I want to understand myself. I want to stop worrying. I want to fit in. I want to feel better. I want these feelings to go away." Clients come to therapy seeking ways to reach these or many other goals. I can help you build your own road map to feel more content, confident and overall happier with your life and your relationships. My hope for all my clients is to reach a place of self-acceptance, self-appreciation, and self-compassion.
Transgender
(323) 894-0650
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90010
Transgender
"I want to understand myself. I want to stop worrying. I want to fit in. I want to feel better. I want these feelings to go away." Clients come to therapy seeking ways to reach these or many other goals. I can help you build your own road map to feel more content, confident and overall happier with your life and your relationships. My hope for all my clients is to reach a place of self-acceptance, self-appreciation, and self-compassion.
Jennifer Fernandez & Associates
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
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.
Transgender
(415) 969-3982
Verified
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Office is near:
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Transgender
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.
Elaine Silberman
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, MFT Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90026
I'm a "contemporary relational" psychologist. My job is to help you discover relational ways of being that will give you more choices in how you want to be towards yourself and with others. These other ways of being in the world may feel impossible or just not comfortable, yet desirable. Together, we actually discover and grow these aspects of yourself. These ways of being will eventually feel more authentic. This usually results in your feeling more confident, grounded and more "real."
Transgender
(323) 825-3379
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90026
Transgender
I'm a "contemporary relational" psychologist. My job is to help you discover relational ways of being that will give you more choices in how you want to be towards yourself and with others. These other ways of being in the world may feel impossible or just not comfortable, yet desirable. Together, we actually discover and grow these aspects of yourself. These ways of being will eventually feel more authentic. This usually results in your feeling more confident, grounded and more "real."
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Sarah A Goldberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90027
I help people who are dealing with: Job stress; heavy feelings surrounding break-ups; artists who have lost their spark and want to find it again-who are navigating between commercial pressures and the ability to have their true voices heard. Intimacy issues, trauma, and love & sex addiction issues as well as other addictive issues are a specialty. My goal is to create a supportive, non-judgmental space for you to unpack difficult feelings and to help facilitate emotional healing.
Transgender
(424) 383-5009
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90027
Transgender
I help people who are dealing with: Job stress; heavy feelings surrounding break-ups; artists who have lost their spark and want to find it again-who are navigating between commercial pressures and the ability to have their true voices heard. Intimacy issues, trauma, and love & sex addiction issues as well as other addictive issues are a specialty. My goal is to create a supportive, non-judgmental space for you to unpack difficult feelings and to help facilitate emotional healing.
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Darby Latshaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I enjoy working collaboratively with adults and teens to create a comforting and safe space where insight into inner processes can begin to unfold. When we understand and have compassion for our particular reactions to things, we begin to live in a state of greater peace and become able to connect to our deepest and most unique resources. Learning to calm and soothe our body’s response to stress can be life changing and enables us to harness our greatest potential.
Transgender
(805) 856-6429
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
Transgender
I enjoy working collaboratively with adults and teens to create a comforting and safe space where insight into inner processes can begin to unfold. When we understand and have compassion for our particular reactions to things, we begin to live in a state of greater peace and become able to connect to our deepest and most unique resources. Learning to calm and soothe our body’s response to stress can be life changing and enables us to harness our greatest potential.
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Marlene Angela Garza
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045
My practice currently provides online psychotherapy and (limited) neuropsychological services for residents of California and New York in both Spanish and English language. As a Chicana (bilingual and bicultural) my aim is to privilege cultural contexts in assessments and individual psychotherapy as well as to promote more effective strategies for change.
Transgender
(310) 361-7869
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90045
Transgender
My practice currently provides online psychotherapy and (limited) neuropsychological services for residents of California and New York in both Spanish and English language. As a Chicana (bilingual and bicultural) my aim is to privilege cultural contexts in assessments and individual psychotherapy as well as to promote more effective strategies for change.
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James Birks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Accepting Teletherapy Clients Only during COVID 19. In today's world It can be so difficult to connect to our truth and live as our authentic selves. My mission is to create a non-judgmental, supportive and affirmative environment that will encourage you to heal, to grow and to reach your fullest potential. Through collaboration, empathetic listening and challenging negative patterns we will work together and help you reach your goals. Embarking on a therapeutic journey takes hard work, vulnerability and commitment. So if you are willing to put in the work I am committed to helping you succeed.
Transgender
(213) 375-2191
Verified
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Los Angeles, CA 90004
Transgender
Accepting Teletherapy Clients Only during COVID 19. In today's world It can be so difficult to connect to our truth and live as our authentic selves. My mission is to create a non-judgmental, supportive and affirmative environment that will encourage you to heal, to grow and to reach your fullest potential. Through collaboration, empathetic listening and challenging negative patterns we will work together and help you reach your goals. Embarking on a therapeutic journey takes hard work, vulnerability and commitment. So if you are willing to put in the work I am committed to helping you succeed.

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Transgender (Gender Dysphoria) Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being transgender in Los Angeles and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in Los Angeles or for a Los Angeles transgender therapist these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in Los Angeles may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly therapists in Los Angeles, transgender friendly therapists in Los Angeles, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

Counseling for transgender issues in Los Angeles can help those living a transgendered life or transgender relationship; or family members coming to understand the life of their transgender child or sibling.

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.