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.


Cara Counter

BA, Physical, Siences/Nutrition, MA, Somatic/Holistic, Psychotherapy, LMFT
19 years experience
Hi, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in a counseling field since 2000. I have experience working with Domestic Violence Abusers and Victims. In my own private practice ive worked successfully with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, teen concerns, life transitions, and a wide range of challenges, including grief/loss, trauma, abuse, Families, self esteem, Domestic abuse, anger and crisis management. I mostly tend... Read More
Hi, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in a counseling field since 2000. I have experience working with Domestic Violence Abusers and Victims. In my own private practice ive... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Heidi Taugher

LMFT
10 years experience
As an experienced therapist I appreciate the energy it takes to confront issues that feel overwhelming without clear solutions. I take my role seriously in facilitating healing. I care about my clients and do my best to minimize any unpleasant symptoms you are experiencing while we work on strategies that move you towards a more satisfying life. I am authentic, non-judgmental, and direct in my approach. If you are feeling emotionally overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, or... Read More
As an experienced therapist I appreciate the energy it takes to confront issues that feel overwhelming without clear solutions. I take my role seriously in facilitating healing. I care about my clients and do my best to minimize any unpleasant... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Gina Marquardt

LMFT
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, career concerns, substance abuse, LGBT issues, family and relationship issues, and coping with chronic illnesses. I utilize various types of therapy in my practice, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2011, and I have been working as a therapist since that time. I work with clients who are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Tammy Johnson

LCSW, CADC
15 years experience
Family structure, life circumstances, trauma and grief can challenge the way we think and feel. Our emotions are often triggered by these life circumstances causing negative behavioral responses such as anxiety, angry outbursts, obsessive-compulsive disorders, drug addiction, alcoholism, sexual addiction, gambling, depression, and relationship conflict. The consequences of these behaviors cause heartache and pain in our lives and often have adverse effects on the people around us. Therapy can show you how negative behaviors limit... Read More
Family structure, life circumstances, trauma and grief can challenge the way we think and feel. Our emotions are often triggered by these life circumstances causing negative behavioral responses such as anxiety, angry outbursts, obsessive-compulsive disorders, drug addiction, alcoholism, sexual addiction,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Renee Price

LCSW, OSW-C
16 years experience
Hello & Welcome, There are times when we feel stressed beyond repair, alone, misunderstood, helpless, even hopeless. During these difficult times it can be hard to ask for help. You've taken the first step, now I can assist you on the road towards healing, peace, and happiness. I help individuals, families, and teenagers through difficult situations with understanding, acceptance, and with genuine caring. I can help you recognize your strengths and teach you new ways... Read More
Hello & Welcome, There are times when we feel stressed beyond repair, alone, misunderstood, helpless, even hopeless. During these difficult times it can be hard to ask for help. You've taken the first step, now I can assist you on... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Jonathan Meza

MS, LPCC
4 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, school or work trouble? Maybe a unique challenge with a transition or goal in your life? You are not alone, and I am here for you. I’ll share with you that... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with over 10 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the mental health field providing services for young children, adolescents, & adults. Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma,... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years

Courtney Boatman

LMFT
8 years experience
My goal as a therapist is to help clients navigate through some of the darker, more difficult times we experience as humans. I help provide clarity on murky situations and provide a non-biased sounding board to clients who are struggling. A lot of my techniques and tools as a therapist come from a Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) framework and solution-focused. I utilize a narrative approach, which is the belief that people are the... Read More
My goal as a therapist is to help clients navigate through some of the darker, more difficult times we experience as humans. I help provide clarity on murky situations and provide a non-biased sounding board to clients who are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Dr. Amy Clayton

PsyD, LCSW
21 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. I have been working as a therapist for over 21 years. I have worked in outpatient as well as inpatient settings, including hospitals, clinics, group homes, and private practice. Many of my clients are high achieving people who find themselves surprised to be struggling with a problem. By drawing upon their strengths, I assist them... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. I have been working as a therapist for over 21 years. I have worked in outpatient as well as inpatient settings,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 years

Gretchen Forrey

MA, LMFT
7 years experience
Hello and welcome! Thank you for viewing my profile more closely. I am a strong advocate and very passionate about helping clients further their understandings of themselves and their relationships, as well as finding a deeper meaning and joy in their lives. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and have a substantial amount of experience in working with teens and transitional aged youth, trauma, depression and anxiety,... Read More
Hello and welcome! Thank you for viewing my profile more closely. I am a strong advocate and very passionate about helping clients further their understandings of themselves and their relationships, as well as finding a deeper meaning and joy... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Kathy Helgerson

LMFT
9 years experience
I am Kathy Helgerson. I earned my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills. My story: I have personally experienced trauma and grief. My divorce was final on October 1, 1996. Then in November, my 21-year-old son died, instantly. And in January 1997, I was struck by a van and suffered severe physical and emotional injuries. After the accident, I went back to college and eventually earned my master’s degree... Read More
I am Kathy Helgerson. I earned my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills. My story: I have personally experienced trauma and grief. My divorce was final on October 1, 1996. Then in November, my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

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. 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. Read More
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  • Languages: English and 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 are shaping your outside life. 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 are shaping your outside life. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Donna El-Armale

LMFT, MFC
11 years experience
I am an adjunct professor for CSU Domingez Hills for more than 10 years teaching various courses in Psychology and I teach courses at community colleges in the area. I'm best known for teaching Experience of Death and Dying which is a focus on my practice. I also have work with Victims of Crime and trauma survivors. Read More
I am an adjunct professor for CSU Domingez Hills for more than 10 years teaching various courses in Psychology and I teach courses at community colleges in the area. I'm best known for teaching Experience of Death and Dying which is a focus on my practice. I also have work with Victims of Crime and trauma survivors. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Sharon B. Uy

LMFT
5 years experience
I believe in our inherent ability as spiritual and human beings to recognize and access our true nature as one of peace. That’s not to say that shit doesn’t occasionally (if not more often) hit the proverbial fan, but there can be comfort in knowing that underneath all that, our true nature continues to be. I also believe that through mindfully moving the body and the process of creating intuitive art, as well as, alternatively, through observing what happens (or wants to hap Read More
I believe in our inherent ability as spiritual and human beings to recognize and access our true nature as one of peace. That’s not to say that shit doesn’t occasionally (if not more often) hit the proverbial fan, but there can be comfort in knowing that underneath all that, our true nature continues to be. I also believe that through mindfully moving the body and the process of creating intuitive art, as well as, alternatively, through observing what happens (or wants to hap Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Devorah I Rader

PhD, MFT
30+ years experience
Are you struggling and have no time to get to therapy? If you have time during your commute, break at work, or while relaxing at home you have time for quality solution based therapy. As an innovator, Dr. Rader's approach to counseling combines several philosophies and techniques to create a variety of strategies. Dr. Rader provides compassionate, customized treatment, which provides a route to results that is specifically tailored to an individual's needs Read More
Are you struggling and have no time to get to therapy? If you have time during your commute, break at work, or while relaxing at home you have time for quality solution based therapy. As an innovator, Dr. Rader's approach to counseling combines several philosophies and techniques to create a variety of strategies. Dr. Rader provides compassionate, customized treatment, which provides a route to results that is specifically tailored to an individual's needs Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30+ years

Saba Kerendian

MA, AMFT, PPS
5 years experience
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 messengers that can give you information about your needs and your values. 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 messengers that can give you information about your needs and your values. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Susan Clayton

MA , AMFT, APCC
4 years experience
I am passionate about helping my clients and I approach therapy with mindfulness, paying particular attention to the mind/body connection. We can make the conscious choice to learn and grow through our traumas, giving our lives deep meaning, connection and purpose. I also know that the healing process can feel disheartening. Read More
I am passionate about helping my clients and I approach therapy with mindfulness, paying particular attention to the mind/body connection. We can make the conscious choice to learn and grow through our traumas, giving our lives deep meaning, connection and purpose. I also know that the healing process can feel disheartening. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Kathryn Sparks

M.A. in Clinical Psychology, LMFT
3 years experience
After a thirty-year career as a costume designer in television, Kathryn had a yearning for more personal fulfillment and decided to go back to school to get her masters at Antioch University Los Angeles in clinical psychology with honors. Read More
After a thirty-year career as a costume designer in television, Kathryn had a yearning for more personal fulfillment and decided to go back to school to get her masters at Antioch University Los Angeles in clinical psychology with honors. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Matthew Verdun

LMFT, CA BBS
15+ years experience
I work with couples struggling with relationship problems, conflict, or communication and individuals overcoming stress and anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, or some other life changing event, these include adolescents, adults, and older adults. Read More
I work with couples struggling with relationship problems, conflict, or communication and individuals overcoming stress and anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, or some other life changing event, these include adolescents, adults, and older adults. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15+ years

Dr. Andrea Brandt

PhD, MFT
40+ years experience
Dr. Andrea Brandt is a marriage and family therapist located in Santa Monica California. Andrea brings over 40 years of clinical experience to the role of individual family therapist, couples counseling, group therapy and anger management classes. Dr. Brandt is a recognized expert in treating a full range of emotional issues, including anger & aggression, anxiety & trauma, aging, relationships, work-life balance, workplace, and women's issues. Read More
Dr. Andrea Brandt is a marriage and family therapist located in Santa Monica California. Andrea brings over 40 years of clinical experience to the role of individual family therapist, couples counseling, group therapy and anger management classes. Dr. Brandt is a recognized expert in treating a full range of emotional issues, including anger & aggression, anxiety & trauma, aging, relationships, work-life balance, workplace, and women's issues. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 40+ 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. Read More
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. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Shorena Alexander

LCSW
7 years experience
I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. My practice is built around a strong belief in human resilience and intrinsic capacity to overcome challenges. Without this belief I would not be able to impact lives of so many. I feel passionate about the work I do and feel humbled when clients entrust me with their pain and tribulations. Read More
I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. My practice is built around a strong belief in human resilience and intrinsic capacity to overcome challenges. Without this belief I would not be able to impact lives of so many. I feel passionate about the work I do and feel humbled when clients entrust me with their pain and tribulations. Read More
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  • Languages: English, Russian, Georgian
  • Experience: 7 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. Read More
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. Read More
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  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Experience: 7 years

Michelle Massi

LMFT
15 years experience
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been treating OCD and anxiety disorders for 15 years in private practice. In addition to treating clients in private practice I am a therapist at the UCLA OCD Adult Intensive Treatment Program. In the past I also worked at the UCLA Childhood OCD, Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program. I presented at the IOCDF Conference in 2009, 2011-2018. Read More
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been treating OCD and anxiety disorders for 15 years in private practice. In addition to treating clients in private practice I am a therapist at the UCLA OCD Adult Intensive Treatment Program. In the past I also worked at the UCLA Childhood OCD, Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program. I presented at the IOCDF Conference in 2009, 2011-2018. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Chrissy Comlish

MA, LMFT
8 years experience
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. For over 8 years I have worked with individuals, couples, families and groups on a wide range of themes including: grief, relationship difficulties, sex and sexuality, challenges in becoming a parent and life transitions. 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. For over 8 years I have worked with individuals, couples, families and groups on a wide range of themes including: grief, relationship difficulties, sex and sexuality, challenges in becoming a parent and life transitions. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Michelle King

AMFT, APCC
2 years experience
If you want your life to change, I am here for you. Asking for help takes courage, and finding yourself here, you are already taking the first step towards a new life. I specialize in using EMDR therapy to treat trauma, whether it is severe or built up through childhood. I also specialize in addiction and mood disorders. My approach to therapy is kind and warm. I work from a humanistic perspective, meaning I treat you as a “whole person” instead of just a list of symptoms. Read More
If you want your life to change, I am here for you. Asking for help takes courage, and finding yourself here, you are already taking the first step towards a new life. I specialize in using EMDR therapy to treat trauma, whether it is severe or built up through childhood. I also specialize in addiction and mood disorders. My approach to therapy is kind and warm. I work from a humanistic perspective, meaning I treat you as a “whole person” instead of just a list of symptoms. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 2 years

Bradley Carow

LMFT
6 years experience
After 25 years in the film industry as a film editor and composer, I went back to school, receiving a masters' degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Following a three-year internship, I received my license as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California. Read More
After 25 years in the film industry as a film editor and composer, I went back to school, receiving a masters' degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Following a three-year internship, I received my license as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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.