Find a Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

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Dona Laressa Desmond, Ph.D. LMFT

Dona Laressa Desmond, Ph.D. LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I am available to help you with your relationship. When love is off course it disturbs all aspects of your life. I understand how love can slide into bad p..." read more

Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Dona Laressa Desmond, Ph.D. LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12060

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Kayna Cassard, M.A.

Kayna Cassard, M.A.

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"I believe that every person has the innate desire to reach their full potential to be happy and healthy. While one can handle many life obstacles, there ar..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Kayna Cassard, M.A. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12525

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Alison Young, MFT

Alison Young, MFT

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Are you feeling overwhelmed at home, at work, or in your relationships? Often times, this can lead to sadness, worry, anger, even confusion. Maybe some d..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Alison Young, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01983

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Gina Minardi MFTI

Gina Minardi MFTI

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Choosing a therapist can be overwhelming in a sea of faces and descriptions. Finding the right match is one of the most important ingredients to successful..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90066

Gina Minardi MFTI Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22399

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Chrissy Comlish, MA, MFTi

Chrissy Comlish, MA, MFTi

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"We all organize our life experiences into story form taking into account our roles within our families, peer group, careers, and culture. When problems dev..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90039

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Chrissy Comlish, MA, MFTi Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23002

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Matt Casper, MFT

Matt Casper, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I feel that every individual is unique; therefore every therapeutic relationship is unique. For therapy to be effective, it is essential that you find a t..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90039

Matt Casper, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02386

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Bart Foley MFT

Bart Foley MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Are you feeling Stuck, Anxious,Lonely? I provide a safe space to explore what obstacles and pains you may be facing in your life. I help people overcome th..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Bart Foley MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09695

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JoAnne Barge

JoAnne Barge

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"After 30 years of experience, I am dedicated to working with you and from where you and I believe you need to go. I am not married to any theory, I am expe..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90049

JoAnne Barge Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17826

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Nattan Hollander, MFT

Nattan Hollander, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"We all lose our balance from time to time. Have you ever seen a tree grow to one side because it has adjusted to wind, rain, or difficult weather? The cond..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Nattan Hollander, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22070

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Patricia O'Laughlin MFT, ATR

Patricia O'Laughlin MFT, ATR

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"My practice is based in acceptance and kindness, and I hold a strong belief that there is no room for judgment in productive psychotherapy. I collaborate w..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Patricia O'Laughlin MFT, ATR Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09175

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Los Angeles, California (LA) is one of the largest cities in the United States. With over 3.8 million residents1, the city ranks second only to New York in population. Known as a center of art and entertainment, LA is a creative mecca. Hollywood is located in the city, and actors, actresses, and artists seek fame and fortune in this “Creative Capital of the World.” Motion picture enthusiasts, organizations, and schools make their home in LA. Each year, the city welcomes thousands of spectators as it hosts the Academy Awards.

 

Mental Health Statistics
According to the California Health and Human Services Agency, nearly 8% of youth living in the greater metropolitan area had a serious emotional disturbance in the year 2000. The prevalence of mental illness among adults for the same year was rated at 6.4%2. Drug use among residents of the area is in line with national and state rates, with 15.4% of all adult residents reporting marijuana, alcohol, or prescription pain use for non-medicinal purposes between the years 2005 and 2010. Nearly 9% reported being dependent on substances, and 5.4% had experienced an episode of depression in the prior year3. Services aimed at identifying those in need of help for emotional, mental, or addiction issues include 72-hour psychiatric holds and evaluations, and more than 45,000 Los Angeles County residents took advantage of these services in 2008 and 20094.

 

Countywide Cooperative Efforts to Provide Mental Health Services
Los Angeles County comprises 9.9 million area residents in 88 cities, many with their own mental health divisions and departments; yet the county continues to make mental health and well-being of all its citizens a top priority. The passing of the Mental Health Services Act, Proposition 63 (MHSA) in 20045 was one more way in which citizens united to improve and expand mental health services. The MHSA promises to improve existing programs throughout the state and provides comprehensive mental health services that include intervention, prevention, technology, and training. The MHSA is based on a multi-year plan and Los Angeles County participates in maintaining its guidelines and forecasting future needs so that its services can be adequately developed and delivered.

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) has been strengthened through the efforts of those directing the MHSA. As the largest county-based DMH in the United States, Los Angeles’s DMH operates more than 175 service sites. They contract with more than a thousand mental health care providers that include social workers, therapists, psychiatrists, community advocates, psychologists, and agencies. Through their collaborative effort, those working with the DHM are able to extend the arm of hope, recovery, and ultimately wellness to those citizens most in need. Each year, the DMH is able to reach more than 250,000 Los Angeles area residents and provide them with mental health services6.

 

The mission of the Los Angeles County DMH is to provide the most comprehensive, competent, culturally empathetic, and non-limiting mental health services and resources to all residents, while reducing or eliminating the barriers of cost, language, and stigma.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2012). State & County QuickFacts: Los Angeles, California. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0644000.html

2 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2004). Original Prevalence Data Based on the 2000 Census Estimates of Prevalence of Persons with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) and Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Los Angeles County. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/Prevalence_Rates/Los%20Angeles/Table1.pdf

3 SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2012). National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006 to 2010. Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-Los-Angeles.pdf

4 California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Mental Health. (2011). Adult 72-hour evaluations and treatments by county fiscal year 2008-2009. Retrieved from http://www.dmh.ca.gov/statistics_and_data_analysis/docs/InvoluntaryDetention_FY08-09/Rep0809_final_rev_21oct11.pdf

5 Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. (2013). Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). (2013). Retrieved from http://dmh.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dmh/!ut/p/b1/04_SjzQ0MzI0NTczN7TQj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfGjzOJdDQwM3P3dgo38XUxNDDxdXf0sfLyDDI0dTYAKIlEUuBu7ABWY-Dg7uZkABY2J02-AAzgaENIfrh-FpgTVBe4GBBSAnAhWgMcNfh75uan6uVE5bpaeWSYAW0au5g!!/dl4/d5/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS80SmtFL1o2X0UwMDBHT0ZTMkczRkEwSUVEM1ROUDQxME01/

6 Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. (2013). About DMH. Retrieved from http://dmh.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dmh/aboutdmh