Dr. Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA, Counseling in Los Angeles, California, 90024

Dr. Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Dr. Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 14506
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 25246
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Office 1
921 Westwood Blvd
Suite 226
Los Angeles, California 90024
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My philosophy of therapy is very much based upon my clients and my own real world life experiences. Does any of the following sound familiar to you: For the first 25 years, much of my inner self was just that - it stayed inside. The impact of keeping it all inside perpetuated painful feelings of isolation, loneliness, and a sense that I was not worth loving. The ability to trust myself and others was almost impossible. It wasn't until the loneliness and sadness became so painful that I decided to get help from a college counselor. Within the first session I experienced an unexpected and tremendous relief. For the first time in my life I had a safe place to go and unload some of the pain. I was very lucky to have a great rapport with him. My counselor slowly and patiently helped me to begin to open the door between me and others. I learned that I actually could trust another human being with feelings about myself that I judged as "negative" or worthless, to realize that I could be loved even if I wasn't perfect. In short, my life was transformed. Your life can be transformed too! And wouldn't that be nice!

Email or Call Dr. Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 25246

More Info About My Practice

My practice is open several days a week. I typically see new clients once a week just for the purpose of continuity and to have an ongoing opportunity to build a working relationship. If you would like to know more about my practice, please feel free and encouraged to contact me via phone or email. I am more than happy to offer you a brief free telephone consultation so that we can introduce ourselves to each other. For more detailed information about the services that I can offer you, I invite you to visit my website which you can link to on this page.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am told that I am particularly skilled working with individuals, couples, and families in order to help them honestly assess where they are in their lives and relationships; how they may have arrived in their current situation; what are their current experiences of themselves and others; and then helping people begin to determine just what it is they would like to achieve both in and outside of therapy.

Current and former clients report that it is very easy to talk with me. One of the phrases so many of my clients say to me is simply this: "You get me!" It has been that way since I was in elementary school. My friends, both boys and girls, would come and ask me for relationship advice. They told me that I was easy to talk to. I find this more than a little ironic, because at that point in my life, I never felt that it was safe enough to talk about my own life. Now it is many years later and I understand the fear and distrust that many people feel when entering counseling. That was me many years ago. Clients say that they feel comfortable with me because I can truly relate to their pain and suffering, and that I also offer them tangible help dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, and the many forms of conflict that all of us can experience in our primary relationships.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

If you are on this website looking for a therapist then you are right on the verge of taking the next important steps towards working through whatever issues have brought you here. Therapy can help just by shifting some of the emotional load from one person to the shoulders of two people. I will be there with you every step of the way. There is an old saying: pain shared, is pain diminished. Of course, relief of emotional pain is not the only goal for a good therapeutic outcome. Another wonderful benefit is that once someone has come out the other side of a particular crisis, they often begin to realize that there are new opportunities in their personal, professional, academical, and social lives. So many have reported that this is a wonderful "side benefit" that they had not even considered.

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Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Relations
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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