Bret Hofstein


Bret Hofstein


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - 46174
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864 S. Robertson Blvd. suite 301
Los Angeles, California 90035

My Approach to Helping

When you're depressed, anxious or suffering from low self esteem being able to move through the world in a meaningful, authentic way can feel almost impossible. I offer a safe environment to allow you to express yourself without judgment. I will help you with the emotional pain that many family members and friends are unable to do. Through empathy, understanding and genuine compassion for your struggle, I will work with you as you fulfill that need for a better, happier life. I will be there for you when others are not and where others cannot.

I have seen how the process of psychotherapy can help people better cope with life's challenges. By reducing the symptoms of depression and anxiety my clients are able to live more fulfilling lives and move toward meaningful goals. My belief is that life is about relationships. And healthy communication is essential to having better relationships to one another and to one's self. By allowing you the room to think and understand what it means to be you either in an individual session or in a couples session I will work with you as you move towards wholeness and understanding.

My current practice consists of working with adult individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction and relationship issues. I also work with couples as they learn to communicate more effectively with one another and as a result a deeper appreciation for the relationship.
By utilizing psychodynamic approaches in my practice and in our sessions we will bring unconscious material to light and allow the room necessary to understand what it means to be the real you. I'm not just a silent observer in the room but rely on the collaborative process to get to the gold that sits in the room waiting to be found.

More Info About My Practice


Individual Therapy:
Individual therapy is usually a 50 minute session once a week though the time and frequency of the sessions can vary depending on treatment needs.

Couples Therapy:
Couples treatment is usually once a week for 50 minutes.

Child and Adolescent Therapy:
Child and adolescent treatment is usually once a week for 50 minutes.

Phone and Internet Sessions:
Due to busy business lives and travel needs I offer phone and Skype sessions for those unable to attend regular office sessions.

For those with busy weekday schedules I offer Saturday appointments upon request.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Psychodynamic
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