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 counselor today and see what they can do for you.

This is Julia Gunderson'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, LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I believe that one of the most important factors for most people is to feel understood and heard. As a MFT and a LPCC working with individuals, couples and adolescents, I provide a safe and trusting environment. I take into account that everyone is different and comes from a different background involving it's own issues and your perception of it. I have been trained in many evidenced-based practices and have been in practice since 2007. I am bilingual in Spanish and I will provide treatment to help you make sense of the feelings and behaviors that you are experi...

This is Jeana De Lay'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, MA
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 17

I have been practicing therapy for over 16 years and enjoy working with men, women, children and couples. I have had success working with clients who have had past trauma and/or transitional issues and utilize forms of long and short term therapy for adults, helping them all to find their voice. I strive to be a warm, caring and understanding counselor to help clients feel comfortable and safe with the process of counseling. In addition, I teach parenting skills, helping parents find ways to interact, communicate and discipline their children at different ...

This is Douglas Mitchell'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, LGBT, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome! I would be honored to work with you! I am a psychotherapist (LMFT) licensed in California with my graduate degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS in San Francisco. I have many years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, bipolar and ADHD. I'm sensitive to those who have suffered or experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I'm LGBT sensitive, and culturally aware. I also work with those in kink and alternative...

This is Dr. Kelly Horton's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in California with over 15 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict, life transitions, parenting problems, grief and loss, career challenges, LGBT and blended family issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I am a Certified Substance Abuse Professional and have worked as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider for more than 10 years. I also have extensive exp...

This is Jennifer Baumgardner'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, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Life can be full of challenges, and there are times when working with an understanding counselor can really help you through those tough times. I want to be here to help you if you are going through one of those times right now. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds, with a wide range of ages, and with many different concerns. I have experience with teens, veterans, and adults in all stages of life. I have worked with people who are str...

This is Norra MacReady's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I've worked with clients ranging in age from 7 years old to 60 and more, on issues ranging from anger management and gender identity questions to dealing with the grief over the breakup of a marriage or the untimely death of a cherished sibling. I work hard to offer an atmosphere that is warm, empathetic, and tolerant: in addition to my professional training as a therapist I have a deep well of life experience that allows me to understand people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Basically, I want to help you live your ideal life. When appropriate...

This is Sarah Franco'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: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 11

Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in the field for over 15 years. I graduated from graduate school in 2008 and have been a licensed clinician for over 7 years. I also supervised clinicians while they were working toward licensure for 3 years, teaching and mentoring them on how to be competent and well-rounded clinicians. Thus, I have had to stay up-to-date on the newest therapy trends and practices. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma resilient model and crisis management. I have worked...

This is Carissa Baker's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S. MFT,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hi there, my name is Carissa Baker and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California. My goal is to come along side you in a safe, nonjudgmental environment to help you navigate the "white rivers" of life. I consider being a therapist not just a "job" but a true calling and passion of mine in life. It is a great privilege to “sit in the mud” with someone while helping them get “unstuck”. Often times, the bravest step is the first step in seeking outside help. I am a positive thinker and seek to try creative alternatives to help...

This is Nichole Gavel'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: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

Hello and welcome. No matter what brought you here today, there is hope. Whether you are facing challenges with relationships, parenting, emotions, stress, health, grief, addictions, major life changes or anything else, reaching out for help is often the hardest obstacle to overcome. I want to commend you for taking that first step. Whether you consider your struggles minor or overwhelming and serious, working collaboratively with a therapist can be a remarkable catalyst towards change. You have a choice when selecting a therapist, and it will be important to...

This is Phillip Guttmann'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, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 10

I have been providing supportive counseling, advocacy and assessment for my clients for about ten years now. The job of a therapist is not to "change" their clients but to support their clients to feel empowered to create their own meaningful and gradual changes. To that end, as a therapist, I am compassionately reflective, meaning that I am good at "holding up a mirror" to help clients to see in better focus what is really taking place in their lives, so that they can act with more confidence, clarity and a fresh perspective. It's important that a client always f...

This is Carmen Flores-Martinez'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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello and welcome! My name is Carmen Flores-Martinez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I have six years of experience working with teenagers, adults, couples, and families. I am a bilingual therapist Spanish/English with a wide range of experience in working with depression, anxiety, psychosis, and personality disorders. I practice from a client-center approach in which I provide a comfortable, safe, and non-judgmental stance. I strive to provide a warmth and comforting environment to ensure I meet your level of comfort. I...

This is Lisa Todd'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, Addictions, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

My personal style is down to earth, honest, creative and compassionate. I value authenticity in our work together and offer an appreciation for your spirituality. Therapy with me is a relaxed, safe environment where you can address your concerns and struggles. We work collaboratively in a meaning centered way in order to help you explore the obstacles that keep you from feeling more engaged, connected, curious and content. You will gain a stronger connection to yourself, a greater sense of aliveness and wellbeing, increased creativity and discover what it means to...

This is Yisook Baik'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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Yisook, Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the state of California. I completed Master of Clinical Social Work (MSW with clinical concentration) from Columbia University School of Social Work in 1989. I have over 20 years of counseling experience with diverse groups of people from all walks of life. I have deep respect for the uniqueness of every client I work with. I use straightforward approach with comfortable manner but work in a structured manner by setting measurable goals from the very beginning. I encourage self-efficacy and in...

This is Annie Wilson'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, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who recently relocated from San Diego to San Francisco, California. I have been providing supportive counseling to clients in a variety of settings for the past five years. I received my Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Georgia and my Master’s in Social Work from San Diego State University. Much of my clinical experience is through working with patients and their families in acute inpatient settings. In addition to medical social work, I have experience providing individual therapy and facilitating group ther...

This is Lauren  Stallings '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, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience. I have worked in a school setting assisting General and Special Education students ranging from K-12 for over the past 8 years. I work with adolescent clients and their families with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-injurious behaviors, relationship issues, school challenges, OCD and ADHD. I am a Breast Cancer survivor and am very understanding of caner related mental health concerns. I practice a Cognitive Behavioral appr...

This is Dr. Ildiko Tabori's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I combine a unique and specialized form of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based on Choice Theory with a Family Systems approach to treatment. I view maladaptive behavioral patterns as a result of inadequate or dysfunctional life choices. I assist my clients in recognizing these patterns of behavior and encourage them to draw realistic and practical solutions to the things that are hindering growth and happiness through the choices they make in life. I work collaboratively with my clients using a "here and now" problem-solving technique and develop a treatment ...

This is Kristina Roome's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California with nearly 5 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have experience working with a variety of individuals and families of all ages. I am experienced in working with multiple issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem and confidence issues, relationship issues, trauma/PTSD , life stages issues, and occupational stress/career concerns. My approach to therapy is client-centered and supportive and I place a large focus on building a trusting therapeutic relationship between the therapis...

This is Lea Peruzzi's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! I am Lea and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, which means I have experience working with single individuals, couples and families. I have over 10 years of experience working with clients at all phases of life and with a wide range of mental health issues from depression and anxiety to substance abuse and trauma. I have worked in a wide variety of settings from detox hospitals, residential programs, clinics and schools. I have experience working with all kinds of people from all different backgrounds. I feel I personally have the most experience...

This is Andrea Dimas'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,MS,PPSC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

My goal is to help you and your family navigate life’s challenges, so that you feel supported, safe, and equipped. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, and hold a Pupil Personnel Services Credential in order to provide social-emotional education and counseling in K-12 schools. Since graduating from San Francisco State University with a MS in Counseling in 2009, I have worked in a variety of settings, like outpatient hospital programs, community mental health organizations, and public and private schools. In order to assist you with i...

This is Marina Alexander's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles, CA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

Hello and Welcome, I am so glad you are here - because you are in the right place! It takes an intelligent person to seek out a guide when passing through challenging terrain. I know this is the right time for you to begin your journey into a deeper understanding of who YOU are as a unique person, and what YOU need to start making positive changes in your life. A life that “works” is largely a result of making the right choices. It is the choices we make every day - that bring about the consequences which we call our life experience. But sometimes it is difficu...

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 $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


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 sms texting 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 today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 90081 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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