Dr. Daryl Temkin

(Ph.D., MA, MFC)

About Me

I have been a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 30 years with a wide range of counseling experiences. I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and Existential Philosophy from the University of California, USC, in 1989. My dissertation is housed at the USC Doheny Library and is available online. My Master's Degree was earned at Loyola Marymount in Counseling Psychology and Education. At the University of California at Los Angeles, UCLA, is where I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Near Eastern Studies.

Upon being licensed in 1987, I entered private practice in counseling psychology. For three years, I was a Ph.D. Psychology Intern at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. There I worked with medical traumas, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, cancer patients and their families, chronic illness, loss of identity, loss of limb, emotional and physical and sexual abuse, sexual orientation and transgender issues, anxieties, stress, panic disorders and depression.

Besides the above categories, I also focus on marital relations, relationship counseling, communication skills, conflict resolution skills, infidelity, infertility, workplace and business psychology, relationship development, self-development, personal issues, separations and divorce, parenting, adolescent issues, grief and loss issues as well as dating and co-habitation issues.

My training and philosophy is focused on humanistic and client-centered psychology. I specialize in listening and helping people see their life and challenge in a tangible and meaningful perspective. Where applicable, I help clients discover alternative choice to replace some of the previous bad choices. My key aim is to work to empower the client to discover personal strengths that can overcome what might have previously felt to be impossible.

My aim is to successfully help clients experience and achieve healthy decision-making skills that ideally lead towards greater happiness, empowerment and personal fulfillment. In addition, where applicable, my aim is to rebuild hope if past hope has been tarnished, abused or destroyed.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Career, Bipolar, Depression

Years of Experience: 32

Licensing

MFT #LMFC25889 (Expires: 2019-12-31)


Reviews

Written by Z.E. on Jan 13, 2018 after counseling with Daryl for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, grief, and intimacy-related

I have had an incredibly positive and fruitful counseling relationship with Dr. D during these past few months that I have been in transition and dealing with a major family crisis. During this critical time, he has been a force and a positive light of guidance, direction, encouragement, and critical reflection. I am grateful for his continued commitment to this platform.

Written by D.O. on Jan 12, 2018 after counseling with Daryl for 5 months

Dr Daryl Temkin is a super talented, gifted and very experienced therapist. It's a real pleasure to have someone so wise and empathetic to talk with. There has been so much improvement in my longstanding relationship issues, and struggles with social anxiety, due to Dr D's invaluable guidance. It's amazing how I could bring up just about any topic or situation, and he would give me excellent help and counsel. Over the years, I've sought assistance from a variety of behavioral health professionals, and Dr Daryl Temkin is by far and away the best of the best. It's fantastic how my zest for life is returning after so many years trapped in my own head. I will always remember this great man, and will forever be grateful to have had him in my life!

Written by J.I. on Jan 11, 2018 after counseling with Daryl for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career, and bipolar

He's great

Written by R.A. on Dec 28, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 8 months

I have been working with Dr. Temkin for almost a year at this point and it's been a tremendous improvement in my diagnosed severe anxiety. I have been able to work with him on a weekly basis without subjecting to just meds. Med free, I can look back to where I was even back in early Q3'17 compared to where I am today and I feel so much better. The best analogy Dr. Temkin used for my anxiety is calling it termites that have taken over a beautiful home. I now catch my mind more and more when it is beginning to spiral and utilize more best practices of soothing the anxiety and understanding its self inflictions. Mind control over emotional impulse and no longer allowing the impulses to take over as they are irrational and accusatory. I have learned a lot with Dr. Temkin of how to re-route my mind's thoughts about many things that go on in my life and the way I view every relationship I have ranging from friends, my boyfriend, and to my family. Thank you for having this service. It has been wonderful with the exception of the application that sometimes cannot connect and make both of us late to our scheduled sessions.

Written by V.A. on Dec 26, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 months

I wanted to take a moment to thank you. I'm grateful that I took this chance to reach out for help and that you were there. I was not far gone, just a little. Just enough. I particularly appreciate that you brought me back to me positive self. Thank you for doing what you do!

Written by B.A. on Dec 18, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 7 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Dr. Temkin is an experienced professional for counseling and he could guide you well with your life situations. I like his cool nature and his specificity to issues. I am sure to recommend him to anybody who needs a counselor.

Written by D.A. on Dec 13, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Dr. Temkin's gentle and supportive approach to therapy makes it seem like you're just having a conversation...but then, you realize afterwards, you feel better and you have all these strategies to live a better life.

Written by L.A. on Nov 28, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and self esteem

Dr. Temkin was my last resort for therapy decisions. I had tried several others therapists that I just didn’t click with. So glad fate saved the best for last! His compassion comes through even in the digital world. Also, he is most accommodating of my schedule. I feel better about myself already. Thank you, Dr. Temkin!

Written by J.E. on Nov 28, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 months

He's the best. I feel like he genuinely cares for me. I am learning to make better decisions in my life.

Written by G.I. on Nov 26, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, and anger

He’s been great to work with so far.

Written by E.D. on Oct 31, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, and anger

He’s been very awesome and understanding.

Written by J.O. on Oct 30, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 3 months on issues concerning relationship, and self esteem

He is amazing, a great listener and really smart!

Written by L.I. on Oct 18, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Dr. Temkin has been very helpful as I have navigated through some very difficult choices and decisions. Just having someone that listens has me hopeful.

Written by M.I. on Oct 11, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, sleeping, anger, and bipolar

I like my doctor. He is quick to respond, listens and helps me see my life from a new perspective.

Written by C.A. on Sep 27, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Daryl is very supportive. I appreciate his suggestions and wisdom.

Written by J.A. on Sep 26, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, self esteem, career, and bipolar

Since I've started working with Dr. Temkin he's been extremely kind and a great listener. He's been really flexible and is super easy to open up to. I'm excited to see how I'm able to better deal with issues after working with him for a longer time.

Written by J.A. on Sep 24, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, and anger

Very professional!

Written by J.O. on Sep 08, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, and career

Dr. Temkin is a wonderful Counsellor and I would recommend him to anyone. He listens and cares and relates, and provides options and clarity for you to put things into perspective and have confidence in your decisions. I am not a believer in dwelling and digging up the past, and Dr. Temkin understood that I was more focused on changing my future rather than micro analysis of past events that were probably caused by a series of split second bad decisions. I feel more in control now of my emotions and life thanks to him. Thank you

Written by A.L. on Aug 29, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, eating, parenting, self esteem, career, and bipolar

So far, so good. Making huge progress in only a matter of sessions. Warm and personable, 10/10.

Written by B.R. on Aug 23, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and self esteem

He's good, and I didn't expect to feel so safe talking to him.

Written by F.R. on Aug 19, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and career

Pretty cool guy and is very educated

Written by R.O. on Aug 18, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Dr Temkin has simply been a gift to my life in times of darkness. To have someone to talk openly and honestly with in a safe and non-judgemental environment has been transformative. He has the unique ability to listen intently, give life changing advice and has provided me with the tools to face every challenge and achieve every goal. My life would not be where it is today without the platform of BetterHelp and without Dr Temkin.

Written by T.U. on Aug 14, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, and sleeping

This was amazing! Daryl is THAT GOOD. I have spent almost a year with him and it was a continuous progress. He is patient, he doesn't go around the bush, he addresses things in a balanced way. This is a wise man, I can tell you that. I am a psychotherapist myself and for people like me, it is easy to notice when the shrink isn’t really in the game. It’s not the case with Daryl, and I am very, very happy to have met him. It is also true that the cost-benefit balance for all this experience was totally worth it. I recommend working with Daryl with full three months subscriptions. You will both have the time to explore all things and you give him space to do his job. And he does the job very well. He never disappointed me and he never misses his appointments. He is serious about program, objectives, and everything. In a word, he is very professional and the work he does is worth far more than one is paying on BetterHelp. Totally recommend Daryl! Totally!

Written by J.A. on Aug 13, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and family

He is very straight up and does not try to sugarcoat things. It may be hard to accept the reality of his responses but it's the truth and it makes you reevaluate things properly. I'm so grateful for this service.

Written by M.A. on Aug 11, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

In the 2 last sessions I have felt happy and satisfied because I was able to voice my concerns and he gave me great advice and tips on what to do in certain situations. Overall I'm happy with Dr. Temkin he does a great job listening and responding.

Written by K.A. on Aug 10, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Dr. Temkin is the counselor to have if this is your first time! He takes the anxiousness and weirdness out of this process. He's fun and has tons of stories and experiences to share. Thank You Dr. Temkin!

Written by M.A. on Aug 08, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, grief, and intimacy-related

Dr. Temkin, was sensitive to my needs and concerns and offered a supportive and welcoming counseling sessions.

Written by D.A. on Aug 01, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Dr. Temkin is excellent and I actually worry that he might be working too hard!

Written by C.Y. on Jul 12, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Hands down one of the best listeners I've ever met. He does a good job of ensuring he validates my feelings, while also escorting me to the answer, without judgment. I'm so impressed by his skill set, and never imagined I'd find this comfort online! I highly recommend Dr. Temkin for counseling.

Written by K.I. on Jul 06, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and bipolar

Dr. D is one unique and caring Doctor. He has unfortunately but fortunate in the same breath to have lived thru some of the very same tradegies as I'm living through today. My best friend was stolen from me that awful day in San Bernardino December 2 2015 by 2 individuals that saw fit to just terrorize an entire community with their complete and total mental without disregard to any human decency! They saw fit to kill my best friend as well as 13 other unsuspecting souls celebrating at their company Christmas party. He immediately heard me as well as felt my pain. He has given me hope! I have been suffering immensely and know in my heart I will NEVER Be the same 55 year old I was in December 2015. Terrorism works and I hope that another person never has to feel the many uncertain and uncharted emotions this old dog is experiencing! Dr. D gets me. The first one that has since this tragedy ROCKED my world.

Written by L.A. on Jun 23, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning anger

Dr. Temkin is very competent in situational counseling. He has helped me with a couple of relationships and with some personal difficulties. I like him and always look forward to visiting with him.

Written by T.H. on Jun 23, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Temkin is a treasure! Brilliant, kind, fascinating, fun to talk with, highly competent, and the all-around best therapist I've ever had. During the past 20 years, I've consulted with 8 different professionals, from social workers to psychiatrists, and Dr. Temkin outshines them all. He was quickly able to zoom in on my problem issues, and recommended a number of effective strategies that have been of great help to me. Dr. Temkin is the answer to my prayer. For the first time in ages, I'm excited about life and confident facing the future.

Written by D.A. on Jun 15, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Speaking to Dr. Temkin was historic and great experience. Truly professional.

Written by F.R. on Jun 09, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 5 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

I have been counseling with Dr. Temkin for months, and have been very happy with the services he has provided. Dr. Temkin is kind and very considerate, I have appreciated his approach and understanding of the real world (I have been able to discuss personal issues but also about business). I'd recommend Dr. Temkin in a heartbeat.

Written by L.E. on May 23, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

This week will be my 3rd video conference with Dr. Temkin. He has been easy to open up to and I am very comfortable working with him. I have been struggling over the last year in finding the right therapy, a doctor with my budget, and a good fit for me. I am pleased with betterhelp.com and Dr. Temkin.

Written by C.H. on May 20, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Daryl aways makes himself available, has quick responses, is flexible, and he just gets it.

Written by T.O. on May 16, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping, and anger

Excellent advice. Excellent listener. Very helpful.

Written by J.A on May 11, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

He's been helpful and is working at pointing me in the right direction.

Written by A.L. on May 12, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and eating

Dr Temkin spent very little time with me (per my own schedule, he was open) and made some really astute and eye opening observations. I think he is smart and capable of helping and I highly recommend him.

Written by D.Ã on May 09, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

I've had an amazing connection with Dr. Temkin and BetterHelp has been a great addition to my super busy life!

Written by R.E on Apr 20, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

I met Dr Temkin at a very low period of my life, and decided to give counselling a shot. It turned out to be one of the best decisions that I had ever made. He is patient and non-judgmental and gives really great life advice. I am now at a much better place in my life and in my mental health, thanks to him. Strongly recommended.

Written by L.I on Mar 28, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, parenting, and anger

He is caring. What I like about him was that from the first time I talked to him, he was willing to have face to face conversation. He is a great couples counselor.

Written by H.O. on Mar 10, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, family, and self esteem

Dr. Temkin was a great doctor. He took his time to get to know myself and my husband and give us good strategies.

Written by E.V on Mar 07, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Dr. Temkin has a great demeanor and clinical mindset. Thanks so much for helping us out.

Written by T.U on Mar 06, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, and sleeping

I am working with Daryl for some time now. He's been a lot of help and I would recommend him. He is also polite and respectful for schedule.

Written by S.A on Feb 26, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Dr Temkin is, quite simply, one of the best professionals I've worked with, period. He is always keen to listen to issues with no judgement, discussing potential ways forward in a way that is inclusive rather than dictatorial. He has helped me with a number of immediate issues, while also helping me to see the longer-term. I am so glad that I was matched with him!

Written by D.A on Feb 21, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 6 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and anger

Very helpful and insightful

Written by M.A on Feb 17, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and anger

Very easy to write with. Has a good, understanding heart and listens to your problems. Very reliable.

Written by D.A on Feb 01, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and self esteem

So far with only 2 sessions Dr. Temkin has helped me tremendously with some relationship issues I was dealing with. He tells some great stories to help me relate and is easy to talk to! I highly recommend him!

Written by A.L on Jan 22, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 2 days on issues concerning relationship

Dr Temkin was very responsive and gave me useful advice. I definitely would advise him to my friends and want to continue our counseling.

Written by A.S on Jan 18, 2017 after counseling with Daryl for 4 weeks

Daryl has been very flexible and been excellent in helping through some very tough issues.

Written by C.O on Dec 19, 2016 after counseling with Daryl for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

I never thought that online counseling would be effective at all, and, I was skeptical that a western therapist could understand my problem and give me advice that matches my beliefs and cultural background. But in 1 week, I began to appreciate the counseling and in about 2 weeks, I was deeply grateful. The WILLINGNESS and the ABILITY to help. Dr. Temkin has both of those qualities. He strives with tremendous effort to understand pages of my writing with broken grammar. He offers non-judgmental listening and he knows the best perspective, the suitable time and the most effective manner of giving advice.

Written by K.A on Dec 08, 2016 after counseling with Daryl for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and anger

Dr. Temkin helped me through a series of losses that occurred during a short period of time and was very overwhelming. Through his professional guidance, I was able to really heal. He is kind and compassionate and is very experienced in this profession. He always replied in a timely manner to all written communication, was prompt in our video conferences and I left our sessions filled with hope and courage. I highly recommend this therapist!

Written by B.O on Dec 06, 2016 after counseling with Daryl for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating, and self esteem

SUPER nice guy! Easy to talk to.

Written by L.A on Dec 06, 2016 after counseling with Daryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Dr. Temkin has been a life saver. He has helped me in my darkest hour. His patience and humor have seen me through the toughest times. His experience and wisdom is profound. Highly recommend.

Written by C.H on Dec 06, 2016 after counseling with Daryl for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, and self esteem

Daryl has been a fantastic soundboard for me over the past few months, and has truly helped my situation.
He's polite, kind, caring, and has an experienced head on his shoulders; that's exactly what you need when things are challenging you in ways you can't truly comprehend all together at times. I would recommend Daryl, he's a lovely man, and a great friend.

Written by S.A on Dec 02, 2016 after counseling with Daryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Although it's early, Dr. Temkin has not only reassured me of his total devotion to his craft and kept my thoughts calm despite my battling an overseas status as a patient, but he always remembers my problems and stays awake till 3 am for me due to my living in Australia. I can't tell you how much that means to me in regards to his efforts. Thanking BetterHelp and Dr. T for reinstating my faith in psychologists.

Written by J.A on Nov 16, 2016 after counseling with Daryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

Dr. Temkin is kind, considerate and very attentive to my psychological needs. He has an intuitive approach with a mixture of real world savvy. I'd recommend him to anyone who needs a patient and intelligent therapist. 5 stars.

Written by A.N on Nov 08, 2016 after counseling with Daryl for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and depression

Dr. Temkin is a fountain of patience and immense wisdom. I could not have weathered my intense turmoil without his steady support and he has made himself available when urgent and dire circumstances arose, which is really paramount to my particular situation.

His advice and direction has always been valuable and helps me to uncover perspectives and techniques I would not have found on my own.

I could not ask for a better therapist.

Written by P.S on Nov 04, 2016 after counseling with Daryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, self esteem, and career

Daryl is so understanding and helpful. Thanks a lot!

Written by E.O on Oct 07, 2016 after counseling with Daryl for 1 week on issues concerning relationship, grief, and self esteem

Dr. Temkin has offered me lots of useful advice and is very understanding of how I feel. He makes situations clearer and easier to handle.

Written by S.A on Sep 25, 2016 after counseling with Daryl for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Dr. Temkin is very patient and understanding and he makes you feel comfortable to share your feeling and thoughts.

Written by M.Y on Nov 10, 2015 after counseling with Daryl for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and parenting

Dr. Temkin is the best counselor I have had so far. I've requested a new counselor about 3 times during my time spent on BetterHelp, and I've stuck with Dr. Temkin because he immediately addressed my needs and talked to me about what really mattered. He listens very intently and gives me non-biased feedback. I really appreciate his time and his efforts to help me with my issues. He is very communicative and thorough with analyzing what the actual underlying issues are in situations. He also is very good about letting you know when he will be unavailable and when he will return to talk. Very supportive and encouraging. I definitely recommend him to anyone who needs help with anything.

Written by D.E on Aug 25, 2015 after counseling with Daryl for 2 months

Very kind and knowledgeable.

Written by S.T on Aug 08, 2015 after counseling with Daryl for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, anger, career, and depression

Dr. Tempkin was exceptional for me. We were able to communicate effectively and he was able to help me work through some personal struggles that required attention.