Find a Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Find a Therapist, Psychologist, or Marriage Counselor in Los Angeles

 
Dr. Lilit Pogosian, MD

Dr. Lilit Pogosian, MD

Verified Credentials

Medicine

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Are you considering medication to help with the challenges you face? Have thought that combining therapy and medication might be the right solution for you..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Dr. Lilit Pogosian, MD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10202

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Todd Hurtubise

Todd Hurtubise

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling

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

"I work from a relational perspective in that the relationship between people is where healing can happen. Being seen and accepted by another individual is..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90004

Todd Hurtubise Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10327

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Diana Shulman, J.D., Ph.D.

Diana Shulman, J.D., Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Sessions are 50 to 80 minutes long except for the initial interview. There we want to get an in-depth view of your difficulties so that we can understand t..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Encino, CA 91436

Diana Shulman, J.D., Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09651

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Kevin Kelley, LMFT

Kevin Kelley, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

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

"I use a collaborative approach, integrating the practice of mindful awareness and the science of cognitive-behavioral therapy. We'll address important que..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Kevin Kelley, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24126

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Jenny Bowen Storey, MA, MFT

Jenny Bowen Storey, MA, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Are you feeling depressed, overwhelmed, or unsatisfied with your life or relationships? Do you need someone to listen and understand you? I have a passion ..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Jenny Bowen Storey, MA, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07177

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David Marsten, LCSW

David Marsten, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

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

"Hello, My name is David Marsten and I am the clinical director at Miracle Mile Community Practice (MM). We offer affordable counseling in a caring environm..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90036

David Marsten, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21142

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Judy Wu, LMFT

Judy Wu, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"In a nutshell, I help people work through challenging times and difficult feelings. My practice focuses on helping people deal with anxiety, depression, s..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Judy Wu, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04830

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Christina Savalas Kousakis LMFT

Christina Savalas Kousakis LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"My practice is designed to collaboratively deconstruct the culture and history that define you. Together, we examine the contents of your life, sift throug..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Christina Savalas Kousakis LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10639

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Elizabeth Lunceford, LMFT

Elizabeth Lunceford, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

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

"Reaching out to a therapist is one of the first big steps a person can take towards creating healing change in their life. It often takes a lot of strength..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90041

Elizabeth Lunceford, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24378

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Aaron Buckwalter, LMFT

Aaron Buckwalter, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I primarily work with men that feel disconnected from their lives and relationships and avoid themselves by overindulging in work, the internet, sex etc......" read more

Los Angeles, CA 90004

Aaron Buckwalter, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00070

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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