Olga Alayev

MA, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Health Anxiety Specialist

Olga Alayev

MA, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Health Anxiety Specialist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Dr. Hiroshi Sasaki, Licensed Psychologist #PSY24153
Primary Credential: Associate Marriage and Family Therapist - 124377
Secondary Credential: APCC - 9305
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: I offer a free 20-minutes phone consultation
INDIVIDUALS: $150 for 55 minutes session
COUPLES and FAMILIES: $180 for 55 minutes session and $250 for 90 minutes session
GROUPS: $40-$50 for 90 minutes group session
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Newport Beach, California 92661
Beverly Hills, California 90210

My Approach to Helping

I specialize in various types of anxiety, including health anxiety, performance anxiety, panic attacks, and social anxiety. I know how distracting and overwhelming anxiety can be, and the impact it might have on your professional and personal life. Through utilizing evidence-based therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), I help clients discover tailor-made ways to not only manage their various anxieties, particularly health anxiety and panic attacks, but to improve their overall level of functioning. I also use psychodynamic approaches to help treat the underlying issues from the client’s past.

Each person is unique, and each story is unique, as such there is no “magic” solution for everyone. Although I view things through CBT andor psychodynamic lens, I often take an integrative approach, utilizing elements from different modalities, which best serve your needs. Through our work together, you will acquire tools and knowledge to build greater self-awareness, reduce the level of anxiety, and improve your overall well-being.

I also specialize in cinema therapy – a powerful tool that supports personal and spiritual growth, allows you to get an inspirational insight, emotional release, and build self-awareness. Either you are working in the entertainment industry, or just love watching movies, it can be used therapeutically.

The important part of successful therapy is making sure that your therapist is one with whom you feel comfortable to go on this deep journey. As such, I offer a free 20-minutes initial phone consultation to see if we are a good fit for each other.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English
  • Russian

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Trichotillomania

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic

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