Los Angeles is the city where everyone visits to meet their dreams. Every artist wants to be a star, and to do so, they need to be mentally prepared for rejection, and for the stresses in daily life. With almost 4 million trying to find their dreams, many of them need guidance or mental health treatment. 

Luckily, counselors in LA are here to help you realize your dreams. Talk to a therapist see how they can help.

This is Saarika Rao's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Hello! My is Saarika Rao, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in California. I received my Masters in Social Work from University of Southern California. I have had the opportunity to work with many individuals dealing with concerns including depression, anxiety, anger issues, grief and loss, trauma, substance abuse issues, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, career challenges, issues due to experiencing racism, and life transitions in addition to severe and persistent mental illness. I feel that as a therapist it is my responsibility to provide clien...

This is Kelly Axthelm's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist had have worked in a variety of clinical settings. Most recently, I have worked with the military in their Family Advocacy Program providing services to families experiencing domestic violence or child abuse. I also have experience working in a residential facility with adults who have pervasive mental disorders and substance abuse issues. I am experienced with treatment of emotional problems that occur in adults and children. I have specialized training in working with individuals who have experienced anxiety,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 29

I have been doing individual and couple therapy for over thirty years. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, always choosing the one that best suits the immediate needs of the client. These modalities range from psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral to narrative and existential. There is even some dream and hypnotherapy added when helpful. In addition to my clinical practice, I have extensive experience doing forensic psychology, including resolving workplace disputes, custody issues, and trial consulting. My goal is to help the client find meaningful soluti...

This is Eileen Houtzer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

Hello! My name is Eileen Houtzer and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist practicing in California. I have been providing counseling services for individual and couples as well as employee assistant case management services for the past 17 years. I have a master’s degree in Counseling and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. In addition to private practice, I have worked in community college, hospital, and workplace settings, providing long-term and short-term treatment for a wide range of mental health issues using a variety of therapeutic modal...

This is Gary Santorella's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 27

My training is in brief cognitive-behavioral therapy. This means that we will deal in the here and now. When we discuss family history, it will be in the context of understanding how over-learned behaviors are influencing you current situation, then develop new ways (behaviors and thinking) to deal with the challenges you are facing. I work best with clients who have a specific goals that they are trying to achieve. That doesn't mean that we can't spend some time figuring this out. But once we do, we will come up with a jointly derived game plan and measures to de...

This is Alia Luqman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker committed to mental health. I hold licenses in the state of California and the state of New Jersey. I hold an undergraduate degree from Columbia University and a Master of Social Work from the University of California, Berkeley. Psychotherapy and building a trusting and non-judgmental relationship with my patients is such fulfilling and important work. I believe that each person I work with is capable of experiencing happiness, self love and peace. I have worked in the field of Social Work for over 14 years, assisting in...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 25

My name is April Bolin, and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with three decades of professional service in the San Francisco Bay Area. I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of California Berkeley. Over the years, I have worked with a diverse range of individuals who have found themselves adjusting to life circumstances, relationship challenges, or needing to improve mental health. As a therapist, I have worked closely with the LGBTQIA community, victims of abuse and trauma (xenophobic, systemic, multi-generational, etc), and i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 30

My name is Adam Whyte, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensed in the State of California. I currently hold a position as a Senior Clinical Social Worker at the VA (Veterans Affairs) working with Veterans. Since obtaining my MSW in 2001, I have continued to deepen my clinical skills as a counselor focusing on treating trauma, addition, depression, anxiety, confidence issues, wellness and health. I am experienced in providing support to people of a variety of ages, genders, cultures and sexual orientations. The techniques I have utilize...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

My name is Felicia Burnett-Lopez, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working in the mental health field for over ten years. I earned my Bachelors’ Degree in Psychology and earned my Masters’ Degree in Social Work. My education and experience include human behavior; environmental and biological psychology, substance abuse and addiction; understanding and working in mental health, with people with mental illnesses, within all populations. I chose the field of social work and specifically mental health, since everyone, including myself have life ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Jesse Marez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the State of California since 2003. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis, in 1995. I earned my Master's in Social Welfare degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1997 and have worked primarily in clinical settings as a social worker, therapist and a clinical supervisor. Over the years of my practice, I have cultivated an ability to respond to my clients personally and individuall...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Welcome! Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help and I am so glad you have made your way here. "In life we will suffer", some experiences knock us down and shake us around a bit. Like you, I too have suffered greatly and have been knocked around in life. Because of this experience, I believe that each of us have the strength we need inside of us to find solutions to the problems and difficulties we face in life. Faith, in my life was a great help and applying it every day became a powerful healing process that I continue to live by today. ...

This is Deborah Reese's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 19

Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker who has many years of experience with medical social work. My specialty work includes end of life issues, grief and loss, coping with medical issues for patients and families, depression, anxiety, as well as pregnancy, pregnancy loss, and post partum issues. I will work with you to provide support and help you work around issues to help you lead a calmer peaceful life.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Psychology from California State University, Hayward in 2002 and a Master's of Social Work from California State University, East Bay in 2008. I offer a supportive environment where we can work together to increase your happiness and emotional wellness. It takes strength and courage to facilitate change. My passion is helping clients overcome obstacles and barriers so they can enjoy their best selves. Together, we will work to uncover and resolve unde...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

I understand how challenging it is to come to therapy and speak of subjects that can bring about fear, anxiety and feelings of being judged. Therapy is the safest of environments to bring up topics that have brought about great pain or arrest in one’s life. My hope for you is that therapy becomes a useful tool to transform your life into how you envision it to be. Life is too short not to be lived out to its fullest potential. By working with you, I hope to collaborate in a transformation process where life goals come to fruition. As your therapist, I am your ...

This is Angelica Rodriguez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hi! I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in California with over 10 years of experience. I was born in Puerto Rico and moved to California over 15 years ago, with my military spouse. As a bi-cultural and bilingual (English/Spanish) therapist, I proud myself on providing culturally aware therapy. I have worked with a variety of clients including couples, parents, teenagers and children, with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting problems. I have been trained on the Incredible Years parenting model a...

This is Lisa Calvert's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hi and Welcome! I look forward to the opportunity to work with you! As I share about myself, I realize one of the most important aspects of counseling is the “relationship.” As your counselor, I will provide you with a safe and caring environment where we can work together. To meet the uniqueness of each of my clients, I like to use a holistic approach while incorporating many counseling approaches. These include (but not limited to) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic/Client Centered, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Narrative & Creative Therapy and Psychod...

This is Jason Gillard's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,PPSC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I have twenty years of clinical experience. in various clinical settings. I am a specialist in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and am passionate about its effectiveness with most mental health conditions. I believe that we each need to find a life worth living; however, we define it. DBT has helped so many find theirs. I have a relaxed, accepting, and informal style. I also will push at times to help clients achieve their goals.

This is Yonna Swingholm's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW/LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I would like to give you a brief description of myself as a therapist and the nature of the therapy that I provide. It is also my intent to help you understand the therapeutic relationship so that you might fully understand the services you will be receiving. I have a master’s degree in Social Work from Walla Walla University. I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist in Washington, California, North Carolina, and New Mexico. I have 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist, and have trained in several treatment modalities. I work from an integrative perspecti...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am a clinical and forensic psychologist licensed in California with 30 years of experience (I love helping folks!) I typically subscribe to a solution-focused therapy approach which I have found to be successful with various client populations. I find that a strong therapeutic alliance is central in facilitating change regardless of the presenting problem or issue. I really look forward to working with you!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in California with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Los Angeles? (Here Is How Our Los Angeles Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Los Angeles area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Los Angeles therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Los Angeles, or elsewhere in the Los Angeles county or state of California.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Los Angeles, CA ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of California will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Los Angeles and elsewhere throughout the state of California, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Los Angeles offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Los Angeles therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 3976322 people in the city of Los Angeles, CA finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 90230 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Los Angeles, couples counseling in Los Angeles, family conflict therapy in Los Angeles, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Los Angeles, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Emergency Situations:

If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

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If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that therapists in or around Los Angeles, California can serve:

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