Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Los Angeles, California

Find a therapist in Los Angeles, California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Los Angeles to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Sammy Glenn

LCSW
14 years experience
My name is Sammy (Sam) Glenn and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over fourteen years of experience. I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Tennessee Technological University in 2004, and then completed a Masters of Social Work (MSW) in 2005 at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. I am fully-licensed in Tennessee, Florida, and California. My philosophy in helping clients is... Read More
My name is Sammy (Sam) Glenn and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over fourteen years of experience. I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Tennessee Technological University in 2004, and then... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Crystal Burns

3 years experience
I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California with a sub-concentration in military social work. I am committed to the mental health and well-being of my clients. My role as a therapist is to help guide and support you on your journey of self-discovery and increased self-awareness to help you reach your full potential. I enjoy helping others learn effective strategies to... Read More
I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California with a sub-concentration in military social work. I am committed to the mental health and well-being of my clients.... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 3 years

Rebecca Leal

LMFT
10 years experience
I believe that everyone can restore what is broken in their lives and grow from it with support, empathy and encouragement. As a therapist I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental holding space where you can be you and share your burdens, fears and struggles. I am honored to be able to earn the trust of those that are looking for help, insight and growth. I believe we all have a purpose in life and... Read More
I believe that everyone can restore what is broken in their lives and grow from it with support, empathy and encouragement. As a therapist I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental holding space where you can be you and share... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Jessica Baird

MA, LMFT
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 15 years experience working with children, adults, couples, and families in various settings. I am a military veteran and have worked with individuals from various backgrounds and varying acculturation levels as well as provided supervision of interns. I graduated in 2011 with a Masters in Psychology with Marriage and Family Therapy and completed a certification training to supervise the Functional Family Therapy team... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 15 years experience working with children, adults, couples, and families in various settings. I am a military veteran and have worked with individuals from various backgrounds and varying acculturation... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Kim Jackson

MSW, LICSW, LCSW
20 years experience
Hello and Welcome: Congratulations on taking the first steps toward the enhancement of your better self. This step never more important than this very moment, as we collectively endure the harsh realities of the Coronavirus. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California and the District of Columbia, with over 20 years of counseling and field experience. I specialize in crisis-counseling, Attachment Disorder, emotional trauma, depression, grief & loss work. If you... Read More
Hello and Welcome: Congratulations on taking the first steps toward the enhancement of your better self. This step never more important than this very moment, as we collectively endure the harsh realities of the Coronavirus. I am a Licensed Clinical Social... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Ann Leonard

LCSW
15 years experience
I have been helping individuals to develop healthy relationships with themselves and others for 15 years. My education and training is from University of Southern California School of Social Work. I look forward to helping you work toward your goals. My style is eclectic, meaning that I choose from among different professional skills to meet your specific needs. I am direct and interactive. I enjoy working with individuals... Read More
I have been helping individuals to develop healthy relationships with themselves and others for 15 years. My education and training is from University of Southern California School of Social Work. I look forward to helping you work... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Cynthia Speakman

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I began my career providing case management and legal advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and their families. I also ran psycho-educational groups for women experiencing domestic violence, and co-facilitated Batterer's Treatment Groups. I assisted survivors through the legal system, to obtain restraining orders against their perpetrators, as well as filing for divorce and/or child custody. After six years in this role, it... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I began my career providing case management and legal advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and their families. I also ran psycho-educational groups for women experiencing domestic violence,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Tammy Whitman

LMFT, LPCC
16 years experience
Hello! Thank you for checking out my profile. I am Tammy Whitman, a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 16 years of clinical practice experience. I have provided therapy to individuals, couples and families with a wide variety of concerns. I am also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, which included education in career counseling. I also hold both of these licenses (LMFT & LPC) in the State of Arizona. Previous to my Master’s... Read More
Hello! Thank you for checking out my profile. I am Tammy Whitman, a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 16 years of clinical practice experience. I have provided therapy to individuals, couples and families with a wide variety... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Lindsay Wroe

MA, LMFT
10 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 10 years of experience working as a therapist and parenting coach. I have worked with clients in a variety of areas including stress, anxiety, family conflicts, issues related to self-esteem and confidence, coping with large changes in life, depression and parenting a special needs child. I also spent some time working with children and families in the foster system, including reunification of biological families as... Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 10 years of experience working as a therapist and parenting coach. I have worked with clients in a variety of areas including stress, anxiety, family conflicts, issues related to self-esteem... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Eugenia Foster

LMFT
17 years experience
My goal as a counselor is to always provide a safe environment for my clients to be heard. My hope is that my clients will gain a better understanding of who they are, and ultimately learn how to live through the world’s challenges with faith and come out whole and undiminished. As your counselor, I will listen with empathy and sincerity, and without judgment. Through our time together, you can expect to learn how to... Read More
My goal as a counselor is to always provide a safe environment for my clients to be heard. My hope is that my clients will gain a better understanding of who they are, and ultimately learn how to live through... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Chrissy Comlish

LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist on the East side of Los Angeles. My education and training have led to working with people from diverse cultural and socioeconomic background, sexual orientations, and gender preference. Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist on the East side of Los Angeles. My education and training have led to working with people from diverse cultural and socioeconomic background, sexual orientations, and gender preference. Read More
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  • Languages: English

Saba Kerendian

LMFT
Do you feel like you have a hard time controlling your emotions? Do you have trouble expressing yourself or reacting destructively? If your emotions are getting in the way of your relationships, school, career, or overall life satisfaction, you might be thinking it’s time to do something about it. Think of your feelings like helpful... Read More
Do you feel like you have a hard time controlling your emotions? Do you have trouble expressing yourself or reacting destructively? If your emotions are getting in the way of your relationships, school, career, or overall life satisfaction, you might be thinking it’s time to do something about it. Think of your feelings like helpful... Read More
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  • Languages: English

Elana Clark-Faler

LCSW
20 years experience
Elana has been a therapist for 20 years. She is certified in EMDR, Group Psychotherapy, Addiction, Sex Therapy and Sex Addiction Therapy. She is a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist and is trained as a Somatic Therapist. Read More
Elana has been a therapist for 20 years. She is certified in EMDR, Group Psychotherapy, Addiction, Sex Therapy and Sex Addiction Therapy. She is a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist and is trained as a Somatic Therapist. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Marci Reiss

LCSW, DSW
20 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly 20 years of experience treating trauma, pain, anxiety and depression. I have developed mental health programs for hospitals including the Mayo Clinic, Vanderbilt University, University of Maryland Baltimore, University of Southern California, and University of California San Diego. Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly 20 years of experience treating trauma, pain, anxiety and depression. I have developed mental health programs for hospitals including the Mayo Clinic, Vanderbilt University, University of Maryland Baltimore, University of Southern California, and University of California San Diego. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Katya Kosarenko

LCSW, Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist
15 years experience
Katya Kosarenko, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with expertise in PTSD, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, relationship issues and life transitions. She has a private practice in West LA, where she also provides supervision to associates seeking licensure. She is also bi-cultural and bi-lingual, and is fluent in both English and Russian. Katya earned... Read More
Katya Kosarenko, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with expertise in PTSD, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, relationship issues and life transitions. She has a private practice in West LA, where she also provides supervision to associates seeking licensure. She is also bi-cultural and bi-lingual, and is fluent in both English and Russian. Katya earned... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Russian
  • Experience: 15 years

Steven Reigns

LMFT
10 years experience
The moment you walk through the door we work at a pace that is appropriate for your needs, establishing sustainable goals and milestones throughout your healing process. I am invested in your emotional health and happiness and will assist you in finding solution and solace by exploring embedded beliefs, automatic thoughts, and attachment issues that... Read More
The moment you walk through the door we work at a pace that is appropriate for your needs, establishing sustainable goals and milestones throughout your healing process. I am invested in your emotional health and happiness and will assist you in finding solution and solace by exploring embedded beliefs, automatic thoughts, and attachment issues that... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Sandra Kushnir

LMFT
8 years experience

My name is Sandra Kushnir and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I always knew my purpose in life was to one day create a program that helps others, de-stigmatizes mental health, and guides others towards living a full and authentic life.

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My name is Sandra Kushnir and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I always knew my purpose in life was to one day create a program that helps others, de-stigmatizes mental health, and guides others towards living a full and authentic life.

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  • Languages: English, Russian
  • Experience: 8 years

Oriana Murphy

MA, CADC-II, LCSW, EMDR Trainee
16 years experience

I believe deeply in the value of being heard - something that many of us feel we have never experienced. I meet my clients with authenticity, transparency, and strengths-based solutions - characteristics that I have found to be "easier said than done" but incredibly necessary to facilitate trust in a helping relationship. I specialize in working with young adults during life transitions, addiction and mental health issues, and mood disorders.

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I believe deeply in the value of being heard - something that many of us feel we have never experienced. I meet my clients with authenticity, transparency, and strengths-based solutions - characteristics that I have found to be "easier said than done" but incredibly necessary to facilitate trust in a helping relationship. I specialize in working with young adults during life transitions, addiction and mental health issues, and mood disorders.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Michel Horvat

LMFT, MFC
7 years experience

I am an interactive, creative, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

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I am an interactive, creative, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 7 years

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has the second highest population in the United States, only behind New York City. Los Angeles is considered a hub of commerce and culture in Southern California and the world. The Los Angeles area has a population estimated at around four million people. While the state of California has the fifth-largest economy in the world and Los Angeles is a central part of that economy, there are issues that plague many people in the area. This is often the case in large cities, and it’s important people feel as if they have resources available to them.

An Overview of Mental Health in Los Angeles

In California and particularly the bigger cities like L.A., there is a significant wealth disparity which can only seem to exacerbate the issues people face in the city. The cost of living in Los Angeles, for example, is significantly above the national average. The price of homes for sale in Los Angeles has gone up nearly 80 percent in the past five years, and the average rent for a one room apartment is $1,949. That’s almost twice the national average of $977.

The cost of living in Los Angeles is only one part of the equation when looking at the mental health issues people in the city can face. For example, suicide rates in Los Angeles were higher than deaths from drug overdoses and homicide according to a recent report from public health officials. In 2013,779  people in LA died by suicide.

Substance abuse is a growing problem not just in large cities but throughout the country. In the Los Angeles area, it was estimated that among people aged 12 and older, 15.4 percentof the population reported illicit drug use. A report from the federal government found that in the Los Angeles area, there were 892,000 people aged 12 and older classified as having a substance use disorder. 5.4 percent of adults aged 18 or older in the city and surrounding metro area said they had experienced a major depressive episode in the past year.

Relationship difficulties can occur either as the result of mental health issues, or they can contribute to these challenges. It’s estimated that anywhere from 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the U.S. divorce, based on information from the American Psychological Association. The divorce rate in California is estimated to be significantly above the national average at around 60 percent.

While nearly 78 percent of the population in Los Angeles County has a high school degree, only around 30.8 percent of people have a bachelor’s degree or higher. The rate of people in poverty in Los Angeles County is more than 16 percent.

All of these factors can contribute to an increased need for people in Los Angeles to be able to connect with mental health care resources.

Mental Health Resources in Los Angeles

While everything from a high cost of living to substance abuse can be problematic in California and specifically Los Angeles, there are resources available. For example, the Mental Health Services Act was implemented in California, which helped improve access to better mental health care for people in the state. The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is also the largest county-operated mental health department in the U.S.

The County works with organizations and private practitioners to provide services to more than 250,000 every year.

There is a higher licensed psychologists along the areas of the Pacific coast, including Los Angeles, as compared to more rural or suburban areas. There are also more licensed psychologists in urban areas including Los Angeles, which does make it easier for people to connect with care providers when they need to. In the Western Pacific region of the country, the mean number of licensed psychologists per county is more than 103.7. This compares to the mean number for the U.S., which is 33.5. There are several clinics found throughout Los Angeles that serve the mental health needs of residents, some of which are publicly operated and others which are private.

The Importance of Finding a Los Angeles Therapist

While there may be high rates of issues ranging from divorce to substance abuse in Los Angeles, there are also many licensed therapists and mental health care practitioners in the area as well. People who live in Los Angeles have access to both public and private resources. They can also utilize a directory of therapists to help them find a practitioner who specializes in the needs they may have.

Our therapist directory is designed to simplify and streamline the search for a care provider. Our goal is to link people in the Los Angeles area with a therapist who is qualified and can be trusted to provide exceptional care.