Neil Babins


About Me

Hello and Greetings! I am a licensed psychotherapist with a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT). I have been a professional clinical therapist for over 4 years, and maintain a private practice in Highland Park, CA and in Huntington Beach, as well as online services. I graduated in 2016 from Northcentral University (NCU), a 100% online program with full accreditation, and the first university of its kind to break ground with all the accrediting boards, which is why I feel so confident and enthusiastic about the effectiveness, practicality, and flexibility of online and distance-related therapeutic work and services.

Although I service a range of needs, i tend to specialize in adolescent depression, adult depression, anxiety, stress, LGBT issues, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, feeling "stuck" in life, addictions (including food), and family/relational issues.

Does life often seem stuck in patterns that repeat over and over? Feel powerless or helpless to change that experience? Do you frequently feel anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, self-conscious, or fearful? Ever wonder why you feel the way you feel, and think the way you think, and why it is so hard to make permanent change? Do you want more control, insight, and power to achieve personal breakthroughs?

My experience, practice, and training have shown me that our ways of thinking and feeling are due to years of self-authored truths. Our perceptions, interpretations, and beliefs about who we are and what everything means keep us trapped. Together, we will chip away at how to re-author yourself in a non-judgmental setting.
We work at a pace that is tailored to you and your goals, to discover your best self, and what you can become. I invite you to contact me!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #112115 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Written by M.E. on Aug 28, 2019 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

I put off finding a therapist for a long time. I dreaded my first conversation with Neil and all the awkward, clunky explanations I'd have to give about my depression and anxiety. All of the things that felt like dirty little secrets that caused me so much pain. But I was so pleasantly surprised by the way Neil accurately picked up on what I was saying and gave me more insight into how my brain was working. It made my issue feel so much less of a personal problem and more of a universal problem we could examine together. He always gives me a thoughtful response within a day or two any time I send a message. I actually think we've made more progress in between sessions just by being able to communicate things that are coming up in real time. Neil is intelligent and kind. I really appreciate his communication style and highly recommend him.

Written by A.N. on Aug 27, 2019 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Neil is great - really wants to get to the heart of the issues and improve quality of life. Highly recommend!

Written by C.A. on Aug 15, 2019 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I’ve only had 2 sessions with Neil so far. I’m really enjoying his perspective on things, he’s enlightening. Speaking with him gives me a sense of calm. Keeping in touch with Neil is easy and he is quick to respond. I look forward to future sessions with Neil.

Written by J.E. on Aug 02, 2019 after counseling with Neil for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and adhd

I really appreciate how even-keeled Neil is. He gives me productive solutions to problems I'm facing and tells me find the root of the problem.

Written by P.E. on Jun 10, 2019 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I was very apprehensive and almost didn’t keep my appointment. Neil Babins was very easy to talk to and I felt much more comfortable after only a few minutes. I look forward to more sessions.

Written by K.A. on May 11, 2019 after counseling with Neil for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues

Neil is great, he's a good listener and adresses everything in way that makes it easy for me to visualize the emotional barriers i have to break down. His level of interaction guides me step by step through the maze of the past, helping me understand my emotinal self on a whole new level.