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There are no therapists currently located in Los Angeles, CA. The following therapists are located in CA.

Clifton Davis

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Ronald Columbo

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Depression

Laura Myers

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Los Angeles, California
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Areas of focus: ADHD, Aging, Anger Management, Autism, Behavior Issues, Career Counseling, Caregiver Stress, Child or Adolescent, Codependency, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, Divorce, Education/Personal Development, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Goal Setting, Grief, Infertility, Infidelity, Interpersonal Relationships, Leadership, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Marital / Premarital, Parenting, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Orientation, Sleep or Insomnia, Stress, Trauma / PTSD, Workplace Stress, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Behavioral, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Intervention, Narrative, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Play Therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Sand Play, Social Support, Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

State License: California

Ashley Lynch

  • 12 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Los Angeles, California
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Codependency, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Family Conflict, Marital / Premarital, Parenting, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Family / Marital, Humanistic, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused

State Licenses: California and Hawaii

Angelynn Hermes

  • 6 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Los Angeles, California
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), EMDR, Existential, Family Systems, Feminist, Interpersonal, Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Psychodynamic, Somatic

State License: California

Elisabeth Pollack

  • 6 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Los Angeles, California
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), EMDR, Humanistic, Mindfulness-based (MBCT)

State License: California

Kim Hollingdale

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Los Angeles, California
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Humanistic, Integrative, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Somatic, Trauma Focused

State License: California

Susie King

  • 9 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Los Angeles, California
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

State License: California

Stephanie Adams Mendez

  • 8 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Los Angeles, California
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Family Systems, Feminist, Interpersonal, Multicultural, Play Therapy, Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy

State License: California

Arati Patel

  • 6 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Los Angeles, California
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Integrative, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Multicultural, Relational, Somatic, Person-Centered Therapy

State License: California

II. The Best Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Online Therapy whittled down the list to the 15 best therapists in Los Angeles. Seven factors were considered, including credentials, specialties, cost, availability, and whether the therapist accepts insurance. Based on these factors, you can be sure of quality care at a price you can afford.

Choosing the Best Los Angeles, CA Therapists

Credentials

A therapist’s credentials indicate their level of training and professionalism. All therapists considered are registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). BBS-registered therapists typically need a master’s degree as well as appropriate training and course work in their areas of specialization. They will have passed relevant clinical examinations and, in most instances, California Law and Ethics examinations.

Accessibility

Apart from the right type of therapy, consider the counselor’s accessibility in terms of your schedule and requirements. Factors to consider include travel time, consulting hours, availability of after-hours counseling, and remote or telehealth counseling facilities. Another factor is whether you’re seeking one-on-one therapy, family therapy, or group therapy.

Cost

Effective therapeutic counseling usually needs several sessions spread out over a period of weeks and months. Although there are often immediate benefits, it’s best to stay the course until your therapist feels you’re ready to stop. Allow for this when estimating therapeutic costs, and choose a counselor whose fee structure matches your budget. Some offer a sliding fee scale, while others accept insurance.

Yvonne Thomas: Ph.D. | Best for lowest cost therapy

Yvonne Thomas

310-359-9450
Website

Dr. Yvonne Thomas is a licensed psychologist who specializes in family and individual relationship issues, anxiety, and depression. She has been in practice for more than 20 years. She offers a warm and caring counseling service for individuals, couples, and families. There’s a free initial phone consultation, and she accepts most insurance plans. She offers teletherapy and face-to-face counseling services with flexible consulting hours to accommodate your schedule.

What patients say: “She goes above and beyond what other therapists do.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
Depression
NA Cost per Session: $100 – $110 Yes Yes

Kimberly Resnick Anderson: LCSW | Best for marital and premarital counseling

Kimberly Resnick Anderson

818-334-5811
Website

Kimberly Resnick Anderson, LCSW, is a Certified Sex Therapist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine with 30 years of experience. She provides couples, individual, and group therapy for a wide range of marital and premarital relationship issues with a strong focus on sex therapy. She specializes in sexual dysfunction, sexless relationships, infidelity, compulsive sexual behaviors, lgbtq issues, and fetish/kink dynamics.

What patients say: “Highly skilled, empathetic, intuitive, professional therapist.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sex Therapy
Marital and Premarital
Infidelity
NA For couples and individuals: $250 per session
Group therapy fee: $90 per 90-minute session
Yes Yes

Natalie Finegood Goldberg: M.A., LMFT, CST | Best for sex therapy and sexual addiction

Natalie Finegood Goldberg

310-963-4216
Website

Natalie Goldberg is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She is also a sex therapist and sex therapist supervisor. She offers all forms of sex therapy, including for couples, men, and women. She helps patients cope with sexual addiction. Additionally, she offers general psychotherapy for issues such as grief, depression, anxiety, addiction, and codependency.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sex Therapy
Sexual Addiction
Grief
NA $275 per session
Yes Yes

Susan Quinn: LMFT | Best for anxiety

310-600-3458
Website

Susan Quinn has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed marriage and family therapist with nearly 30 years of experience. She uses mind-body therapies to help patients overcome emotional pain and resolve issues. She also uses eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to deal with trauma.

What patients say: “She gets right to the root of the problem and I felt better almost immediately.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Relationship Issues
NA Cost per Session: $220 Yes Yes

Howard C. Samuels: Psy.D., LMFT | Best for substance abuse and family conflict

323-422-9898
Website

Howard Samuels has a Doctorate in Psychology and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. His passion is helping people fight substance abuse and counseling their families. With more than 20 years’ experience in this field, Howard Samuels has a realistic and caring approach with a deep understanding of the dynamics of drug and alcohol addiction, helped in part by his own addiction problems as a teenager.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Addiction
Substance Use
Family Conflict
NA Not Provided Yes Yes

Adam Cotsen: M.D. | Best for relationship issues

310-659 -8640
Website

Dr. Adam Cotsen is a psychotherapist and a psychiatrist. He strives to provide a warm, caring, and safe environment. He uses cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and life coaching skills to help patients deal with issues in their lives. As a psychiatrist, he can prescribe medication when needed to support psychotherapy.

What patients say: “Dr Cotsen helped me save my life, I couldn’t see any hope in being alive. He helped me find my way back to living and not just surviving.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Depression
Anxiety
NA Cost per Session: $350 Yes Yes

Tony Davis: M.A., LMFT | Best for infidelity

323-963-3183
Website

Tony Davis has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. He has experience in counseling young adults, individuals, and couples. He’s also trained in sex therapy and in working with straight and gay couples. He offers a complimentary counseling session to help clients decide which therapy is right for them.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Infidelity
Sex Therapy
NA Cost per Session: $225 No Yes

Jessica Mifa Kim; LMFT | Best for depression

310-424-0292
Website

Jessica Kim has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and is a licensed marriage and family therapist for the last 15 years. She works with children, individuals, and couples. She helps clients come to terms with depression, anger, anxiety, and grief. She appreciates that inner healing requires courage, strength, and vulnerability. With a biracial and immigrant background, she knows what it’s like to be an outsider struggling with multiple identities.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Depression
Trauma and PTSD
NA Cost per Session: Individual Therapy: 50 min session is $125. Sliding scale ranges from $100-$120
Couples / Relational Therapy: 50 min session is $125 and 90 min session is $170
Yes Yes

Daniel Kaushansky: Psy.D. | Best for addiction and mood disorders

310-498-5224
Website

Dr. Daniel Kaushansky is a licensed clinical psychologist. His passion is helping patients understand and deal with conscious and unconscious life patterns that contribute to their anxieties. He offers caring psychotherapy to help people deal with addictive behavior and physical addiction. Other areas of expertise include anxiety, severe depression, and bipolar disorders.

What patients say: “Dr. Kaushansky was a very bright spot in my healing process.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Mood Disorders
Anxiety
Addiction
NA Cost per Session: $200 Yes Yes

Anita Avedian: LMFT | Best for anger management

818-426-2495
Website

Anita Avedian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Certified Anger Management Specialist-IV (CAMS-IV). She offers a national monthly anger management certification training (NAMA approved). As the Executive Director of Avedian Counseling Center and Anger Management 818, Anita and her team use cognitive-behavioral therapy to help clients recognize their patterns, challenge their expectations and develop a belief system that works.


What patients say: “She is a consummate professional: calm, direct, decisive, insightful, and as honest as the day is long.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anger Management
Anxiety
Marital and Premarital
Health Plan Services Cost per Session:
50 – minute session $ 300
75 – minute session $ 450
90 – minute session $ 540
No Yes

Daniel Factor: LMFT | Best for grief, trauma, and PTSD

424-653-6429
Website

Daniel Factor has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and has advanced training in trauma counseling. He’s certified to use eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. His work includes helping individuals and couples deal with, and recover from, extreme stress and trauma. His kind and caring client-centered approach helps patients to relax and feel comfortable.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Relationship Issues
Grief
NA Cost per Session: $175 for a 50-minute session No Yes

Sarah Michael Novia: M.S., Ed.S., LPCC, DCC | Best for relationship guidance

323-745-1417
Website

Sarah Nova is a licensed professional clinical counselor. She offers online therapy for females and couples. Her approach helps them discover healthy life choices using strategies like boundary setting, coping skills, behavior adjustment, and self-care. She provides mediation services to families and couples struggling with relationship issues, divorce, and separation.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Relationship Issues
NA Cost per Session: $300 No Yes

Rhonda Waller-Dang: LMFT, ATR-BC | Best for transgender and racial Identity issues

323-741-2246
Website

Rhonda Waller-Dang has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She’s a certified LGBTQ Affirmative Psychotherapist and has a passion for helping people in the LGBTQ and transgender youth communities.

What patients say: “Rhonda has helped me understand my anxieties and behavior, she is an absolutely fabulous and extremely supportive therapist.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Racial Identity
Transgender
Super bill provided for PPO/Out of Network Cost per Session: 50-minute session is $175 Yes Yes

Patrick Davey Tully: M.A., LMFT, EMDR | Best for gay and self-esteem therapy

323-819-0747
Website

Patrick Tully has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. He provides counseling for various conditions, including general and social anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, and chronic health conditions. His services include therapy for individuals and couples with a strong focus on LBGTQ individuals.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Gay
Self Esteem
Relationship Issues
Aetna
Anthem
Cigna
FSA / HRA / HSA
Humana
Lyra
Modern Health
Optum
UnitedHealthcare
$200 per 50-minute session
$275 per 75-minute session
Yes Yes

Sophie Duriez: M.D. | Best for ADHD and school issues

310-271-8407
Website

Sophie Duriez is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who completed her residency in child and adult psychiatry in 2006. She is known as Dr. Solution because of her use of solution-focused-brief therapy that helps patients develop unique solutions to their problems. Her lighthearted yet professional approach helps patients feel at ease during therapy. Although licensed to prescribe medication, she only does this when needed and in terms of a carefully structured treatment plan. 

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
ADHD
School Issues
Grief
Aetna Cost per Session: $300 Yes Yes

III. What You Should Know About Los Angeles Therapy

How are Los Angeles therapists licensed?

Therapists in California are licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. There are four categories, each with slightly different requirements. These include:

  • Associate and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (ACSW, LCSW)
  • Associate and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFT, LMFT)
  • Associate and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (APPC, LPPC)
  • Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEP)

Each category requires a master’s degree from a qualifying school, two to three years of supervised experience, successful completion of clinical examinations, and, with the exception of LEP, the California Law and Ethics examinations. Candidates must also complete a criminal background check.

How much does therapy cost in Los Angeles?

Some Los Angeles therapists charge per session while others by the hour. The average charge per session in Los Angeles is $250, with some going as high as $350 and others down to $100. Hourly sessions cost around the same, with the cost for longer sessions increasing proportionally. Group therapy sessions cost less. Many Los Angeles therapists don’t accept insurance plans.

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