Find a Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

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Dawn Zienert

Dawn Zienert

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Counseling, Mental Health Counseling

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

"I understand how difficult it is to feel anxious, sad, or depressed, and how those feelings can impact the relationships in your life. You do not have to f..." read more

Studio City, CA 91604

Los Angeles, CA 90046

Dawn Zienert Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12115

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Ellen Kimmel, LCSW

Ellen Kimmel, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Coaching

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

"I am a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 35 years of experience, and I am the Clinical Director at DAZ Foundation. The therapists who work fo..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Ellen Kimmel, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20313

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Dyan Kolb, MSW, LCSW

Dyan Kolb, MSW, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"My approach is largely based on the relationship that is developed between the therapist and the person seeking treatment. I believe that long standing pro..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Dyan Kolb, MSW, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16239

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Debra J. Green, LMFT

Debra J. Green, LMFT


Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I believe we are each capable of reaching our highest level of functioning, no matter our age. Sometimes it is difficult to see through our heightened emot..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Debra J. Green, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03238

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Steve Deitelbaum, L.C.S.W.

Steve Deitelbaum, L.C.S.W.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My main goal in working with you in psychotherapy is to establish a safe and trusting relationship. I am committed to listening to you and understanding th..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Steve Deitelbaum, L.C.S.W. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14668

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Tom Greening, Ph.D.

Tom Greening, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I offer short-term and long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. I was trained psychoanalytically and had a personal psychoanalysis, but then moved on to pers..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Tom Greening, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01586

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Andrew Sears MA, LMFT

Andrew Sears MA, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"If your goals are constantly out of reach, your peers are unsupportive or just don't get you, or if you feel alien or disconnected from yourself and others..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90039

Andrew Sears MA, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09271

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Paul R. Puri, MD

Paul R. Puri, MD

Verified Credentials

Psychiatry

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I believe that healing comes in many forms. I am first trained as a psychiatrist and physician. Overall I have found medications can be, but are not alwa..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Paul R. Puri, MD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09512

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Gretchen Kubacky, PsyD

Gretchen Kubacky, PsyD

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"My approach involves assessment of the entire mind/body organism. We cannot simply treat mental issues without addressing the physical. I assess physical, ..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Gretchen Kubacky, PsyD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18811

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Emily Norman

Emily Norman

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

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

"We each can evolve beyond the negative patterns that no longer benefit us. In life it's common to experience suffering and loss, and these painful emotions..." read more

Los Angeles, CA 90067

Emily Norman Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20458

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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