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.
I believe we all have abilities to transform, heal and move towards a greater level of wellness in our lives. Each person is unique with their own challenges and experiences that may later manifest as road blocks that can impact their capacity to be fully present in life. These can hold us back from achieving our full potential. My holistic approach integrates Mind-Body, Art Therapy, Yoga, Somatic and Embodied Mindfulness practices. The events we experience impact us in a holistic way - physically, cognitively, spiritually and emotionally. Integrated Body/Mind a...
Hello! Welcome to Better Help. You are probably wondering how this can be helpful and/or how is is different than traditional therapy. I wondered the same thing when I was looking into it. Better Help provides a unique experience for someone who may need help but can't find the time that fits into a "normal" schedule, can't find a therapist that is a good fit or maybe someone who isn't ready to be face to face with a therapist but still wants a professional, outside perspective. My name is Rebecca Hathorn and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state ...
Hi, it's so nice to meet you. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 18 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, continuing education provider, professor and children's media consultant. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, agoraphobia, postpartum anxiety/OCD, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who just need extra support during a change-of-life moment. My counseling style is positive and results-driven. I believe in bu...
I was a nurse first. As I worked in various settings with the goal of helping people recover from illness I realized that those who were motivated by a support team who knew them and helped them do the work of healing were the survivors. I decided I wanted to go on to learn more about how to help the whole person. My graduate degree followed by a three year training in Gestalt therapy gave me the tools to provide this deeper level of emotional first aid. As a fellow traveler along the road of life I know we all have challenges but I also have gained the wis...
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...
I believe in working with the whole person- mind, body and spirit through body-centered and movement-oriented psychotherapy. This means I support my clients to develop a deep trust in their own intuition and a positive relationship with their bodies and themselves. The awareness that comes with this work brings authentic self-acceptance, feelings of connection, and confidence. I provide a supportive and safe experience, giving my clients space to navigate through their lives in their own way while assisting them with recognizing and building on their strengths as...
Hello, My name is Randall Freitas and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I have over ten years of experience and have worked with people from all ages and backgrounds successfully. I have a lot of experience working with people that have experienced trauma. I also completed an additional two years of continuing education courses at San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. I primarily work with clients using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy however, I also understand that sometimes we are all triggered by unconscious thoughts. My experience...
Welcome! I am happy you are here and have chosen to reach out for support. I know it can be challenging to take that first step. That takes courage! My name is Dr. Sarah Golden, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Michigan. I am a National Certified Counselor. I earned my graduate degree in Counselor Education and my Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. I have worked in the counseling profession in a variety of capacities as a counselor a...
Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Indiana, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Indiana, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I was a returning adult student and have been very fortunate to work as a team with individuals and families in office settings, residential and group homes, inpatient mental health care, intensive outpatient treatment, probation, and a college academic environment in my work experience and counselor training. What I learned is that many of us may want and/or need help sometimes. I ...
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I grew up in a very diverse community where all cultures and unique perspectives were embraced and encouraged. I attended California State University, East Bay Campus and completed a bachelor's degree in English Literature with a minor in Spanish and went on to finish a Masters of Science in Counseling with an option in Marriage and Family Therapy. Since becoming licensed in 2004, I have maintained a Private Practice in the San Francisco Bay Area for 17 years. During my education and inte...
Hello, I am Frankie. I am from the San Francisco Bay Area. I've been a therapist and social worker for many years, working with a vast cross-section of society. My experience has been primarily focused on working with families dealing with domestic violence and child abuse. I have also worked in the areas of substance abuse, homelessness, and mental health and illness. My goal as a therapist is to help people make the most of their lives, despite obstacles. I believe that happiness is created within. I want to assist in developing true, healthy, and inspirational ...
I am a licensed psychologist with 20 years of experience working with kids, teenagers, adults, and families. I offer a strength-focused approach, prioritizing active listening and validation before solutions. As far as intervention, I am trained in Multisystemic Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Brainspotting. Brainspotting is Trauma based intervention based on neuroscience. I believe all people can be resilient, and I work to emphasize your strengths to overcome obstacles.
Welcome and thank you for being brave, you are on your first step to recovery! I am honored to walk alongside your journey & grateful that you reached out for help. I am new to betterhelp ( I was on it for a few weeks in March 2022 then got over booked and had to pause and I’m back as of 2/10/2023 ! ) hence why I have 1 review, however I have been a social worker for 15 years and I have thousands of testimonials over the past few years alone. I believe, at one point or another, everyone needs some type of assistance. We are human and will no doubt encounte...
I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in a variety of social work settings. I am experienced and trained to work within multicultural communities, facilitating problem resolution, providing behavioral intervention services, and working with all age groups. I am bicultural and speak fluent Spanish. I have experience and understanding of issues related to acculturation, acculturation guilt, and family systems issues. I have experience providing therapy using cognitive behavioral therapy, client centered therapy and tra...
I am licensed in California with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you on that journey.
I am primarily based in Washington, DC. I am licensed in California, District of Columbia, Rhode Island, and Virginia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Maybe it started with a thought, that thought became bigger and bigger, that you were struggling more than others, mentally or emotionally. That thought brought you here, wanting to get help for the the intrusive thoughts, the struggles in your relationships, the worries, or deep sadness. These things can get better with time and therapy. I can be your guide on this journey. I am licensed in California with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, s...
I am licensed in California with 15 years of professional experience. I enjoy helping clients with stress and anxiety, sleeping disorders, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes….and eventually rendering myself irrelevant. I know…strange job description. Generally, I believe people are doing the best they can in life but occasionally hit a sand trap, finding themselves more deeply entrenched with the struggle. If this is you, welcome to the human race :-) Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and meaningful life takes cou...
Hi, I am a licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in providing support and care to those struggling with anxiety and depression due to life changes. I use a therapeutic model that helps to assess how internal thoughts trigger your actions. I have extensive work in cancer care and end of life care to include hospice work in supporting patients and families in their journeys. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Social work, a master’s degree in social work and a certificate in interpersonal trauma studies. I believe in whole person care which includes, mind, bo...
Hi! I am Armando Rodriguez. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with 3 years of professional work experience. I am bilingual and speak both English and Spanish fluently. I have experience helping clients cope with addictions, family conflicts, trauma, and abuse, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I take a psychodynamic and client-centered approach because I believe that clients are the experts of their experience and that early childhood experiences manifest today as maladaptive behaviors. I ...
Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Los Angeles area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.
First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.
When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Los Angeles and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Los Angeles or elsewhere in Los Angeles or the state of California.
Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Los Angeles therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.
What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp?
Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Los Angeles due to a higher cost of living.
Some therapists in the state of California may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving 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 four weeks).
Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Los Angeles to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.
Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.
Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.
San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Los Angeles, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.
How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?
One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.
A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.
Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A San Jose therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.
With almost one million people in Los Angeles, CA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 91331 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.
To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.
Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.
If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:
· National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
· National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
· Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
· Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.
· Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386
· SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357
· National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)
· Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature
· National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293)
· Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19
· Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673
Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Los Angeles:
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Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:
Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and why you're attending therapy.
If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.
Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.
People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.
Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.
We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.
The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.