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.

Dr. Michael Damian

Dr. Michael Damian, PhD,

LIFE-CHANGING, SUPPORTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR YOUNG ADULTS & MIDLIFE Hi, I'm Dr. Michael Damian. I hold a PhD in clinical psychology and maintain a private practice in California. I would be deeply honored to assist you in your journey, if you feel moved to work with me. I specialize in helping *young adults* and *midlife adults* live their best life and become who they truly are. My approach is very solution-focused while also helping you to understand your mind and relat Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 5 years


Dr. Elizabeth Kane

Dr. Elizabeth Kane, PhD, LMFT,

Seeking additional support for areas in our lives that are in need of attention is a wonderful way to focus on personal growth! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of CA. With over 13 years of educational experience in the field of counseling psychology including an earned Doctoral degree in Psychology as well as over 10 years in clinical practice, I blend both my research and clinical skills to offer a counseling style approach Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 11 years


Dr. Ethan Bregman

Dr. Ethan Bregman, Ph.D.,

My name is Dr. Ethan Bregman and as a clinical psychologist, I have counseled adults in many areas of life difficulties. I utilize several strategies including but not limited to Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Models and Brief Solution Focused. I work with individuals who struggle with depression and anxiety as well as adjustment to life circumstances and challenges. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgme Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 12 years


Brigette Girardey

Brigette Girardey, MA, LMFT,

Hello! My name is Brigette and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in East Bay, California. I have 10 years experience working with clients, providing therapeutic counseling services. I have worked with a diverse population of clients ranging from children, teens, adults, and elders. I provide services for individuals and families assisting with issues such as depression, isolation, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, loss, relationship issues, pare Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 years


Beth Deja

Beth Deja, LCSW,

People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you are in crisis mode, and sometimes you just need someone to talk to for support. My goal is to help you manage distress, as well as help you determine where your issue comes from in the first place. Originally from Michigan, I gave up cold winters for the palm trees of sunny San Diego. I am empathetic, nonjudgmental, and authentic with a good sense of humor. I have over ten years of experience providing mental he Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 years


Emily Vierra

Emily Vierra, LMFT,

Welcome! My name is Emily Vierra and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. Many of us experience difficulties at different points in our lives and need help to overcome these obstacles. It takes courage to ask for help and I commend you for reaching out. Many of us need a safe place to share our feelings and I am here to help you talk openly without judgment. I approach therapy with respect, compassion, and empathy. I will work co Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 13 years


Cait Glenn

Cait Glenn, LCSW,

Many people seek therapy to make improvements in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and conquer what you feel is holding you back. Working together, I can guide you to move forward through roadblocks and reclaim what you truly want in your life. I am experienced in working with adults and older adults. My specialties include, Stress and Anxiety Management, Life Transitions, Relationship Improvement, Grief/Loss, Cancer and Chronic Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 7 years


Dr. Raisa Garcia

Dr. Raisa Garcia, PhD,

Hello! I know you're curious and also would probably appreciate a "snapshot" as you browse through BetterHelp, so here's my quick summary: EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: I'm a licensed clinical psychologist from the Bay Area of California. I went to undergraduate school in San Jose State University for psychology/behavioral sciences with a minor in radio-television-film. I then went to the California School of Professional Psy Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 6 years


Wendy Skillern

Wendy Skillern, LCSW,

Thank you for visiting my profile! Life can be very stressful and overwhelming at times. I will work collaboratively with you to help you you get relief from depression, anxiety, relationship or family issues, recent or past traumas, or particularly difficult life transitions. My approach is strengths-based, using solution-focused techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 years


Rebecca Tekeian

Rebecca Tekeian, MA, LPCC,

Hello, my name is Rebecca! I am so glad that you have found time to read my page. Receiving counseling services myself in the past, I know how important it is to choose the right counselor, the right therapist. It is important to know their values and to become familiar with how they work. As a counselor, it is important to identify the tools needed to address each individual and the issues that they face in that given moment. It is important to ack Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Armenian,
  • Experience: 5 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.