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It’s normal to experience mental health issues and relationship problems. Talking to a licensed therapist can help. Therapy can teach you more about yourself and your mental health concerns in a healing way. Many therapies are evidence-based and have been proven effective.

Since 2007, GoodTherapy has helped people like you connect with ethical, compassionate counselors and therapists. The therapists listed above, who practice therapy in Los Angeles, are trained to protect client confidentiality and privacy. In keeping with our high membership standards, these mental health professionals are also committed to eliminating the stigma that keeps many people from seeking help.

If you are looking for a specific type of therapist, you can search for marriage or couples counseling in Los Angeles or find a child psychologist or family therapist in L.A. You can also connect with L.A. therapists who specialize in treating anxiety or depression. In addition, some therapists provide group therapy, which is typically a therapist-led session with multiple people.

Beliefs about how much therapy costs may deter some people from finding a therapist. It’s a good idea to contact therapists you’re interested in and ask about insurance, sliding-scale fees, payment plans, and other options to stay within your budget.

Rest assured there are qualified therapists in Los Angeles who can treat a variety of concerns, including family conflict, relationship issues, anxiety, or depression. With our directory, the right therapist is easy to find.

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Mental Health Statistics in Los Angeles

The second-most populous city in the U.S. with nearly 4 million residents, Los Angeles faces one of the largest mental health crises in America. Its well-documented epidemic of homelessness—more than 55,000 residents of Los Angeles County are believed to live on its streets or in its shelters—compounds the complex issue. Local authorities believe 30% of the county’s homeless have a serious mental illness, nearly double the national average.

With a budget of about $2.4 billion, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is the largest county-operated mental health department in the U.S. It operates programs at more than 85 sites and serves more than 250,000 county residents annually. That’s fewer than half the number estimated to need mental health services. Most are Hispanic and below the poverty line, and more than a third are under the age of 18.

Depression rates jumped nearly 50% between 1999 and 2011 in L.A. County, with nearly 14% of surveyed adults saying they have been diagnosed with depressive disorder. Women reported higher rates of depression than men.

Behavioral health issues are common in Los Angeles. In 2012, the California Department of Health Care Services reported 756,437 cases of alcohol- or drug-related diagnoses in L.A. County. About 1.38% of the county's population is considered dependent on substances.

The picture is much more grim behind bars. More than 70% of people incarcerated in L.A. County jails report a serious mental or physical illness, according to the Sheriff’s Department.


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