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Book 50+ of the best Self-Harming therapists in California

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Jill Wakefield LPCC

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LPCC
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
400 Ramona Aven...
226 mi
When booking a session with me you can expect to be greeted with openness and comfortability. I am a very personable person and aim to ease you into our therapy journey. I provide a safe, relaxing environment where you will feel comfortable uncovering the issues you are experiencing. My approach is calming and kind, and because of my personality I focus on positive outcomes. I believe you have the capability to relearn negative thinking and behaviors that have contributed to life's struggles. My experience covers adults and adolescents in areas of trauma, anxiety, self-esteem, grief/loss, educational and career planning, infertility, adoption, life transitions, and suicidal ideation/attempted recovery. I know therapy can be scary and intimidating, however with me you will feel like I really do care and understand what you are trying to say. My goal is that you leave my office feeling positive and empowered to take the next step in your healing journey.

Next available: Apr 29

Julie Laurent

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LCSW
13 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
You have found the voice of an online therapist inspired by the swells of the Pacific Ocean! I not only have a personal love of ocean culture but also a special interest in increasing our power by creating meaning and healing through finding balance and connection with ourself, others, and our surroundings. I specialize in trauma-focused interventions.

Next available: Apr 24

Nely

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LCSW
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
My name is Eminely Soberanis and I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing psychotherapy in the Los Angeles area. I go by Nely for short and my goal as a therapist is to assist and provide awareness in your mental health journey. I have been licensed for over seven years and have worked in different settings such as hospitals, school-based, community field-based based, and telehealth services. I have worked with a variety of age groups from different backgrounds, and I plan to be your biggest support and ally while you navigate your mental health journey.

Next available: Apr 29

Ashley Newman

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
The pressures of the modern world seem never ending, particularly when you deal with an untreated or difficult to treat mental health or substance use issue. I specialize in certain mental health diagnoses including personality disorders, postpartum issues, depression/anxiety, self harm/suicidal ideation. I am prepared to assist you in offering helpful coping strategies, understanding the psychology behind your experiences/symptoms, processing feelings and thoughts, and gaining better traction on your life. My specialty is in mental health and substance use (dual diagnosis). I am DBT certified. I have worked with individuals impacted by cycles of trauma, violence, and substances in various settings including psychiatric hospitals, county jail, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient clinics. My mission? Help people THRIVE and be SEEN/HEARD despite these circumstances. I understand that both making sense of the issue(s) at hand and reaching out is incredibly anxiety producing. What I provide is a safe and warm space where you can explore your needs, current feelings, history, and goals. You have the power to stop fighting what is out of your control, and harness your power to control what is just within your grasp.

Next available: Apr 24

Dr. De Anda

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PsyD
10 years of experience
Direct
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
English: Dr. De Anda is bilingual in Spanish and comes from a bicultural background as he completed his formative years of education in Mexico. He earned his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, in San Diego, CA. Dr. De Anda has worked extensively with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, including Latinos/as, in diverse settings, including homes, clinics, hospitals, schools, and forensic settings, including a maximum-security state prison. He has worked with pre-adolescents, teenagers, adults, couples, and families of low income who have experienced different struggles, such as substance use, anxiety, depression, aggression, trauma, dementia, and psychosis (such as auditory and visual hallucinations). Dr. De Anda incorporates compassion and mindfulness in his therapeutic approach with people. Dr. De Anda seeks to establish collaborative relationships with patients that promote freedom for them to express themselves in sessions what is most important or conflictual for them. Dr. De Anda also helps people to identify and note peoples’ strengths and overall emotional resilience as a way of facilitating change and promoting a sense of empowerment. Español: El Dr. De Anda es bilingüe en español y proviene de un trasfondo bicultural ya que completó sus años formativos de educación en México. Obtuvo su doctorado en Psicología Clínica de la Universidad International de Alliant, en San Diego, CA. El Dr. De Anda ha trabajado extensamente con personas de diversos orígenes étnicos, incluyendo latinos/as, en diversos entornos, incluyendo hogares residenciales, clínicas, hospitales, escuelas y prisiones estatales de máxima seguridad. El ha trabajado con preadolescentes, adolescentes, adultos, parejas y familias de bajos ingresos que han batallado con distintos aspectos de salud mental como uso de sustancias, ansiedad, depresión, agresión, trauma, demencia y psicosis (como alucinaciones auditivas y visuales). El Dr. De Anda incorpora la compasión y la atención plena en su enfoque terapéutico con las personas. El busca establecer relaciones de colaboración con los pacientes que promuevan la libertad para que se expresen en sesiones lo que es más importante o conflictivo para ellos. El Dr. De Anda también ayuda a las personas a identificar y observar las fortalezas de las personas y la resiliencia emocional general como una forma de facilitar el cambio y promover un sentido de empoderamiento.

Next available: May 10

Sharon Stewart

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LMFT
22 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
The most precious you can give to yourself is a little bit of your own attention. Life can get so busy and it's easy to become distracted by daily tasks. This makes it easy to loose sight of the most important person in your life....YOU! You are the most important project that you will ever work on and I am so glad that you are here. I have over 22 years of experience in the mental health industry and I am passionate about working with clients from all different backgrounds and life paths. I have experience working with a wide variety of ages from children to adolescents and adults. I also have experience working with with a variety of mental health diagnosis. It has been a blessing to work as a School Counselor for 22+ years, and know that it has provided me with a wealth of experience in so many areas with a large variety of clients with all different needs. I strive to meet my clients where they are and am passionate about helping them work on their goals. I have particularly enjoyed helping clients manage transition, trauma, depression, grief, adjustment, anxiety and parenting. I also am passionate about working with First Responders and their families. I have been part of a First Responder family for 27+ years, which has provided me with a wealth of information as well as compassion and commitment to serve this population.

Next available: Apr 30

Samantha Schaefer

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Are you feeling stuck in life and looking for guidance and support so you can move forward? Do you feel bogged down by responsibilities and overwhelmed about the future? Are you anxious about how you're going to keep it all together? I help individuals manage life stress and difficult situations to support them in getting out of their heads and back into their lives. I am trauma-informed therapist focused on supporting individuals and couples navigate difficult life transitions. I have experience working with youth, adults and couples who are struggling with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, low self-esteem, and challenges related to postpartum mental health or the transition to parenthood. I have extensive experience working in crisis mental health, including suicidal ideation and self-harming behaviors. I obtained my Master of Social Work from NYU in 2016 and have been practicing in California since. Please note that I have limited evening availability.

Next available: May 7

Chung Pham

(she/her)

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I am Chung, a bi-lingual Vietnamese licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in California with over 20 years of experience in mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief & loss, PTSD, anger & stress management, relationship issues, substance abuse, parenting problems, individual with special needs, career challenges, OCD & ADHD, bi-polar, BPD, schizophrenia, etc. However, I don't accept couple/family at this time. I also don't provide any verification letter. I believe in working in partnership with clients, utilizing their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals. I also realize how important it is to identify all aspects of an individual’s life that impact their well-being including their physical health, support systems (family, friends), work or school environment, faith & spirituality in this process. I think when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, people are free to experience change. Everyone needs courage to take the first step to change. If you are ready and willing to take this step, please don't hesitant to book a virtual appointment with me by calling +1 (786) 755-1863, or emailing reception+LCSW13768@growtherapy.com I'm looking forward to working with you!

Next available: Apr 24

Ladybird Daniel, LPCC

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LPCC
9 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Ladybird Daniel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with extensive experience treating PTSD, attachment challenges, ADHD, mood disorders, severe anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, self-harming behaviors, parent-child conflict, bereavement, adoption, and life transitions. Ladybird received her Master’s in Counseling from California State University, Sacramento in 2014. Ladybird was raised in North Carolina and loves to vacation there and enjoy fine country cooking. She serves as a foster parent volunteer for a local animal shelter and loves caring for animals in need.

Next available: Apr 25

Kadrea Forte

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Virtual
Are you experiencing any challenges or roadblocks that life is throwing at you right now? Are you in need of a safe sanctuary with non judgmental support through anxieties,fears,or traumas? Do you find it hard to manage your interpersonal relationships, work,and fit in self care? Seeking therapy can feel so scary, it takes so much courage and strength to step out of your comfort zone. My job is to be on the passenger side of your therapy journey, helping you find the answers within, and giving you tools to support you along the way.

Next available: Apr 25

Lana Hoyer

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in anxiety, depression, and trauma work. It’s my passion to work with children and young adults with the number of challenges they can face to help them learn how to manage their feelings and develop ways to better cope with life. I also work with adults and new parents to navigate managing their new identity and improve their parenting skills. My approach to therapy is personable and genuine. I find that my style is particularly beneficial to those looking for a safe space free of judgment while getting honest engagement. I’m expressive, use humor, and genuinely enjoy getting to be a therapist. *I only work M-F from 9am to 3pm and do not offer sessions outside of these times*

Next available: Apr 24

sasha georgeson

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
2 Fifer Avenue ...
188 mi
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges? Are you struggling in relationships or feeling numb to the enjoyment that life offers? I am committed to supporting you in overcoming the challenges that impact your ability to have a well balanced life. My style is warm, collaborative, trauma informed, interactive and process oriented. I integrate mindfulness into my work as a way to strengthen your relationship to yourself and others. I also bring creativity into discussions as a way to offer additional perspectives so you can find easier paths towards resolution. Whether you are struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse or relationship issues, I will meet you with compassion, curiosity and respect. Let’s work together to overcome your challenges.

Next available: Apr 24

Luke Barrett

(he/him)

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
Luke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in emergency medical services, health care for the homeless, and hospital emergency departments. He is a United States Coast Guard veteran and he is located in California. Luke has a bachelor's degree in psychology, a master's degree in social work, and a master's degree in public administration with an emphasis on health care. Luke believes in short term realistic goals, positive psychology, harm reduction, and solution focused therapy to improve quality of life and recover from traumatic experiences.

Next available: Apr 24

Julia May

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
700 North Pacif...
210 mi
Hello, I'm Julia May, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Los Angeles and working with clients statewide via telehealth and in person. My focus is to help young adults and adults navigate through challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and mood disorders. I utilize a variety of approaches and have specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and art therapy. I strive to empower my clients towards personal growth and healing.

Next available: May 1

Marshawn Rodgers

(she/her)

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LCSW
26 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, My name is Marshawn Rodgers. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker living in Southern California. I have been in this field for 20+ years. I specialize in grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, and PTSD. If you don't identify with any of these struggles let's talk anyway. Congratulations on taking the first steps to nurture and care for yourself. I am hoping that you will assist me in helping you reconcile your past, present, and set up a positive outlook on your future.

Next available: Apr 24

Blake Kerr

(he/him)

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Humorous
Intelligent
Direct
Virtual
In-person
3517 Moss Stree...
97 mi
Over human history, people have mostly lived in close-knit communities. This has eroded with the advances in transportation and technology. Most people have lost much of the social support our forebearers enjoyed. Mental Health Professionals have taken on this role in their respective communities and are an excellent resource for you to realize your strengths and improve your well-being. When your car breaks down you take it to a mechanic. When your tooth hurts you see a dentist. When your mental health can use a “tune-up,” see a Mental Health Professional!

Next available: Apr 25

Vanessa Sanchez

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LMFT
6 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
You might be navigating difficult life transitions and feeling overwhelmed by it. As a therapist deeply committed to your well-being, I understand that seeking help can be daunting. In my practice, you’ll find a heartfelt space where we can explore life's challenges together, from coping with depression and anxiety to healing from trauma or working towards self-acceptance. My passion for therapy stems from my personal and professional experiences and the belief that everyone deserves a chance to heal and grow. By cultivating a compassionate mindset, we can embark on a journey towards not just recovery, but profound self-discovery.

Next available: May 21

Joni Carrasco, Ph.D.

(she/her)

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LMFT
21 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
365 Pearson Dri...
53 mi
Building self-awareness is often a hard place to start. I meet my patients where they are in their journey and support the process. Sometimes taking the first step to explore psychotherapy is confusing. Ask questions so you can find a therapist who is the right fit for you. My approach meets people where they are presently, to determine where they want to be in the future. I like to get to know my new patients to determine their needs in treatment.

Next available: Apr 24

Karyna Auletta, M.A., LMFT, LPCC

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LMFT
3 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
Are you tired of going to a therapist who just "listens"? Most of my clients find success given my authentic approach, extensive educational background, evidence-based approaches and an environment for growth. I'm not your average therapist! You can sit with me. Through life's ups and downs, I'll guide you through learning, creating and solidifying skills that will help progress you through not only high performance but healthy mental functioning and improving your overall relationships. I understand the unique needs of each family/individual and tailor my approach to best fit my clients. One size does not fit all. My background at Pepperdine University prepared me for the diverse populations I would encounter as a therapist and gave me the confidence to assist in almost any area of concern. I've worked with children/adolescents in school settings, in-patient mental health rehabilitation facilities as well as outpatient mental health facilities. I specialize in treating individuals with depression, anxiety, relationships and high-performance. I'm a licensed professional clinical counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist. I also have a background in behavioral therapy as a registered behavioral technician. Life is complicated. It takes courage to reach out for help and support. When we feel the most vulnerable it is even harder to take any risks. If you are ready to make a change and think working with me might be the guide you need, please reach out to see if we may be a good fit Availability for Adults 18-45*

Next available: Apr 24

Bernard Cushing

(he/they)

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I'm Bernard, I am a licensed therapist that has experience working with teens 13-17 and young adults 18-22 seeking relief from anxiety, depression, and life transitions in sessions (I do not currently take clients under the age of "12" or over the age of 23 years old for virtual therapy), I like to walk with my clients through their therapeutic journey’s no matter the difficulty. I am client centered maintaining the philosophy that every client no matter their age is the expert at their existence and has the ability to heal. I utilize humor, when appropriate to strengthen therapeutic bonds to understand them as a person and to walk with them to their own solutions pertaining to their challenges. I specialize in working with teens and young adults through difficulties with daily life challenges such as interpersonal relationships, family conflicts, life transitions, intimate partner challenges, and academic and career-related stress. I use a humanistic approach to my therapeutic style to explore what works best for clients. Some of the basic orientations I utilize are Mindfulness, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative Therapy techniques. The therapy journey helps individuals understand thoughts, feelings, reactions, and responses, aiding with healing and growth. This can lead to a life that feels more grounded, joyful, and meaningful. I have been working as a therapist for over 10 years. I have experience working as an intensive outpatient therapist providing individual therapy, group therapy, and case management. I have experience working with children, teens, and their families as an Elementary, Middle, and High School special education and general education therapist. I have worked with individuals from various walks of life, various spiritual beliefs, gender orientations, and a variety of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Next available: Apr 24

Kimberlin Leon

(she/her)

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
I grew up in East San José, California, in a vibrant immigrant community overflowing with playfulness, rhythm, and resilience. The love and sacrifice of my family enabled me to pursue my dreams, becoming the first woman in my immediate family to complete high school, college, and grad school. I use she/her pronouns and identify as a woman of color with Filipino and Mexican ancestry. I feel alive hiking with my loved ones, salsa dancing, and enjoying my favorite cuisine—Japanese Hot Pot. I am passionate about providing a radically strengths-based approach to youth, families, and adults in therapy. As someone who embodies both privileged and oppressed identities, I strive for constant self-reflection to continuously grow and reduce the harm I can cause as a service provider. I affirm people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, religious creeds, physical abilities, and beyond. ***Prospective clients are welcome to contact me for scheduling requests through Grow, my professional website (www.kimberlin-therapy.com) or via my HIPAA-compliant email at info@kimberlin-therapy.com. Please note that my availability is not always publicly displayed.***

Next available: Apr 29

Leesa Varela

(she/her)

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LMFT
15 years of experience
Virtual
Compassionate, open-minded, strength-based care is Leesa’s goal for every client, as she helps you to navigate difficult life stressors and address trauma wounds that can cause symptoms of anxiety, depression, acute or post-traumatic stress, addiction, relational conflict, employment/academic impairment, etc. She uses EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), Brainspotting, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral (DBT) and Family Systems interventions to create an individualized treatment plan that's ideal for you!

Next available: Apr 24

Jennifer Mendoza

(she/her)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hello there! I’m Jennifer Mendoza, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in child and adolescent mental health based out of Northern California. I’ve served a diverse range of populations in my last 10 years of post-graduate clinical experience with an emphasis in child, adolescent, and family assessment, diagnosis, and treatment as well as have experience with young professionals, and adult work. My professional experience has primarily taken place in community based mental health where I’ve served both as a therapist and supervisor for children and youth-based programs, seeking to provide specialty, trauma informed mental health treatment through evidenced based practices that integrate culturally sensitive and person-centered approaches.

Next available: Apr 29

Beth Coke

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PhD
6 years of experience
Virtual
My goal is to walk alongside you on your journey and provide the support you need on the journey. There is no judgement based on diagnosis or background. One thing I bring is my non-judgmental honesty. I will not sugar coat things, I will speak in facts. I will challenge you to check your own assumptions so that you are able to keep yourself out of the cycle that comes from assuming. I also work with families from the same lens, helping the members challenge their assumptions.

Next available: Apr 27

Nelida Padron

(she/her)

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LCSW
14 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a California-based Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. I received my Masters from the University of Southern California and have been practicing for 13 years. I help teens and young adults overcome depression, anxiety, and life transitions. My goal is to inspire my clients to become the best version of themselves by identifying the root causes of their issues and helping them work through them.

Next available: Apr 24

Margaret Poytress

(she/her)

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
930 Executive W...
307 mi
My name is Margaret "Marj" Poytress, LMFT. My approach is to be present with you and witness as you process, learn, grow, and develop into your true self. My therapeutic approach focuses on validating, teaching, empathy, and compassion. I will help facilitate change as you work towards achieving your therapy goals. I’m dedicated to helping you discover your best life.

Next available: Apr 29

Cassandra Munoz

(she/her)

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LMFT
4 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I received my Masters from Loma Linda University and have been practicing for about 4 years. I help young adults struggling through career stress, burnout, or adjustment as they transition into new roles and explore the best version of themselves. I have experience with a diverse population, from different backgrounds and life experiences. I work with each individual as they share their unique journey.

Next available: May 6

W. Eric Griffith

(he/him)

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Virtual
I am an experienced Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) with a strong focus on helping high school aged and older individuals navigate challenges such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, and trauma/PTSD. With eight years of practice, I provide compassionate and evidence-based therapy to create a safe space for clients to explore their concerns and foster healing and growth to become the best versions of themselves.

Next available: Apr 29

Ana Zalles

(she/her)

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Humorous
Virtual
I am an LMFT #137168 and LPCC# 13474. I am a multi-dynamic and integrative therapist with 8+ years of research and clinical experience. I am certified and trained in CCTP, CBT, DBT, and multiple other EBP approaches to range ages 3-65+. I enjoy expanding my treatment expertise and I am currently providing Ketamine Assisted Therapy; while currently training in EMDR and other Psychedelic Assisted Treatments. Please follow @psy_amend and @thekpractice to learn more ! I have a strengths-based and solution-focused approach. I understand therapy and trust take time to build, but I want to offer you the opportunity to begin changing your life and move towards a happier/stable environment from our initial session, and on. Therapy is your own space, so I also like to be directive and include as many of your needs and input to our treatment together. This is your time and I want you to take advantage of it. I love to hear about your wants/needs during our session and work collaboratively to approach those goals.

Next available: Apr 30

Jordan Allan

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Do you want the best quality therapy from the comfort of your home? My name is Jordan Allan and I am a fully Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 10+ years of extensive experience providing mental health services to individuals from all walks of life. Throughout my career, I have successfully been providing effective psychotherapy to clients who would not otherwise have access to services if they were required to go to an office and am here to provide you services at your convenience. Originally, I was born and lived most of my life in London, England where I was fortunate to receive the highest education at the best schools. Later I moved to California where I enrolled in Graduate School at The University of Southern California. I obtained my Masters's and PhD degrees both Summa Cum Laude and with full honors with academic and research-based emphasis on psychiatric practice, integrated care approaches and providing clinical psychotherapy mindful of each client's culture and self-identity. I dedicated myself to providing mental health services to the most at-risk on the streets of Skid Row, out of the JWCH Institute. I worked as part of a highly expert team of professionals to improve and advocate for the lives of all adults in need through psychotherapy primarily. After several years, I chose to gain experience working with children and their families did so by joining Wellnest (FKA LACGC). Working again in-field, I provided mental health services to children and teens while also coordinating with parents and other family members. I have experience and continue to work to provide various assessments, treatment plans, psychotherapy and more via Tele-therapy to meet with adults in a variety of settings remotely. I truly believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion and I make it a priority to do so in every client encounter and session, I always have. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique, specific needs to address how your current symptoms affect your health, relationships, job or any other major part of your life. It takes courage to seek out help to address your mental health and to take the first steps towards a more fulfilling life where your symptoms no longer affect your quality of life. I will be here for you every step of the way. I am looking forward to providing you or your loved ones with the help they need.

Next available: Apr 25

Brooke Barnidge, LCSW

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hello! My name is Brooke and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California. I am a strengths-based, client centered, and solutions focused therapist. I strive to create an environment that you feel supported, safe, and free of judgment. I work with individuals and couples of all ages who are experiencing anxiety, depression, peer/interpersonal relationship conflicts, bullying, life transitions, low self-esteem, burnout, insomnia, anger, panic attacks, and stress management. My approach is to integrate evidence-based practice and theory while honoring your individual needs and meeting you where you are at. My goal is to provide you with the tools to enhance your quality of life and feel more confident with navigating life's presenting challenges. My promise as a therapist is to be with you every step of the way. I look forward to meeting you!

Next available: Apr 25

Diana Cruz

(she/her)

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LCSW
11 years of experience
Virtual
I am Diana Cruz, a first generation Latina Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in California. I earned my Masters Degree in 2012 from the University of Southern California (USC). I have worked with a wide range of clients over the past 10 years, ranging from infants to adults. My goal in treatment is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for my client to grow and heal at their own pace.

Next available: Apr 24

marlene cantu

(she/her)

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LMFT
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
In-person
4126 S. Demaree...
34 mi
Life comes with challenges. Whether you are faced with difficulties in managing stress, anxiety, depression, and/or wish to overcome trauma, seeking therapeutic assistance is a healthy step toward evolving into a better version of yourself. I have been working in this field for over six years . I have experience working with the Hispanic community. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist. I am also trained in The Flash Technique, Trauma Focused CBT (TFCBT), Internal Family Systems, and experienced in helping individuals deal with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harming, relationship counseling and parenting. I'm passionate about helping people achieve their goals and I provide a safe, empathetic, healing environment.

Next available: May 6

Jason Katz

(he/him)

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LMFT
24 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, self-defeating behaviors, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression or you desire a deeper understanding of your life experience, I am committed to seeing you find relief. I've been a therapist for over 20 years working with a wide range of concerns and backgrounds. My aim is to help you feel more settled within yourself, develop more fulfilling and satisfying relationships, and create purpose and meaning in your life. Through our time together, it's my sincere hope you will begin to experience the joy and satisfaction that you seek in your life. I use a variety of modalities including classic insight-oriented depth therapies, experiential therapies, cognitive-behavioral-based therapies, and IFS (Internal Family Systems). I also use Mindfulness and Buddhist Psychology for those who are interested. I work mainly with individual adults along with those in the LGBTQ community.

Next available: Apr 29

Jennifer Getzschmann

(she/her)

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LMFT
13 years of experience
Virtual
I have been working in the mental health field since 2009 and completed my Masters in Counseling Psychology in 2013. I have worked with individuals with sever mental illness, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and bi-polar disorder. My passion has been working with youth and adults through life transitions and changes and the mood fluctuations that coincide. Therapy can be a tool in exploring frustrations, mood changes, low motivation, as well as anger that can come with various life transitions .

Next available: Apr 25

Kellett Tighe Therapy

(he/him)

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LMFT
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Are you experiencing relationship concerns, interpersonal challenges, or employment issues. Struggling with addiction, depression, self-esteem, anxiety, or the aftermath of trauma? As a therapist, I am here to support and guide you. I am empathetic, genuine, connected and collaborative. My role is to facilitate your understanding of what is preventing and blocking you from achieving your goals, harmony of mind and repose. Prior to becoming a therapist, I have worked for over 16 years in the entertainment industry. A process of introspection led me to discover my true passion lies in connecting with people. The film, television and art industries have given me a certain insight into an array of different personalities and an appreciation of the trials and tribulations that come with the creative mind and soul.

Next available: Apr 24

Natasha Moharter

(she/her)

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LPCC
9 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello! I'm a licensed professional counselor who provides telehealth counseling to clients in California, Nevada, New Mexico and Vermont. I specialize in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) using Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) therapy via telehealth for adults 18+. I also provide training and consultation about OCD to other mental health professionals.

Next available: Apr 30

Ginger Moyer

(she/her)

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LMFT
20 years of experience
Direct
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Salutations, my name is Ginger. Do you feel lost, controlled by your thoughts, and feel like you just wish someone understood what you are going through? I work with individuals to understand how to work with their thoughts and stop letting the thoughts control them so that they control their thoughts. My key saying is "Change your thoughts, Change your reality." Together we will work together for you to understand and take charge of your life again. Therapy can be scary but it shouldn't be, it should be a safe space for you to share and process through life's ups and downs. Therapy is not a one size fits all it has to be tailored to the individual and together we will do this. I am merely a guide on your journey to assist you to be where or who you want to be. I am passionate about what I do and my work comes from the heart. Let's work together to accomplish your goals and dreams.

Next available: Apr 24

Ashleigh Wroten

(she/her)

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LMFT
3 years of experience
Empowering
Humorous
Virtual
Hey there! I'm Ashleigh, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for helping people navigate through life's ups and downs. I understand that life can throw some major curveballs and it's not always easy to navigate through them. That's where I come in! I'm here to support and empower you as you tackle life's challenges and work towards your goals. Life is a journey of growth and learning, and I'm here to walk alongside you every step of the way. Let's embark on this journey together and create positive change in your life. I look forward to meeting you, and I am honored to be a part of your transformative process.

Next available: Apr 24

Chloe Ivana Licon

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LMFT
4 years of experience
Virtual
I hold an extensive background with individuals that include struggles with addiction, phobias, obsessive/compulsive behaviors, trauma-related disorders, including trauma-related dissociation, suicidal ideation, self-esteem, and women's issues and I also use a variety of approaches with EMDR being at the forefront. In addition to this, I might use EMDR to treat these issues when clinically appropriate. I am also EMDR certified.

Next available: Apr 24

Eli Elias

(he/him)

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
Virtual
Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California, with 6 years of clinical practice and over 20 years of experience working in a variety of community agencies including mental health clinics, pediatric and adult hospitals, social services, probation and correctional facilities. I use a variety of approaches including a client-centered approach to help clients feel comfortable so that they can work through life stressors. I also use a strength-based approach when working with clients, to help clients find the strength within themselves to make positive changes in life by exploring healthy solutions to resolve life challenges.

Next available: Apr 30

Nicole Moose

(she/her)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Whether you are struggling with sadness, finding the energy to do things in life, low self-esteem, anxiety, anger, trauma, unhealthy coping, or even masking your emotions; you are capable and you can heal. I truly believe that most people will do well when they know how to do well. It's hard to ask for help and it's hard to accept the help. We just get stuck in the quick fix, easiest option, or the least emotionally draining route. My style towards therapy is direct, relational, and authentic. I won't sugar coat things or tell you what you "want" to hear, and I hope the same from you. This is about you and for you.

Next available: Apr 25

Richard De La Garza

(he/him)

Richard De La Garza profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Richard De La Garza is a licensed clinical social worker. His educational background includes a Bachelor's degree from San Jose State University and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Columbia University, and he is currently in pursuit of a Doctorate in Philosophy of Leadership from the University of San Diego. His research intersects multicultural facets of underrepresented first-generation, non-traditional, veteran, and disabled persons and is committed to social justice and culturally competent care. His experience includes working in a variety of settings including the US Army, as a direct commissioned officer for active-duty servicemen. Richard has provided consultation for a non-profit board of directors, case management for a community mental health clinic, and facilitated government partnerships across the military and Palo Alto VA. Richard aligns with a holistic therapeutic approach that is person-centered, psychodynamic, narrative, cognitive behavioral, solution-oriented, integrative systems, and storytelling. Richard's leadership style reflects traits like being bilingual, amiable, and tenacious. Richard strives to expand self-awareness to recognize everyone should be a learner who is capable of growth and redemption. Richard is also trained to provide EMDR therapy.

Next available: Apr 24

Dr. Elena Balashova-Shamis

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PsyD
27 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Challenging
Virtual
Dr. Elena Balashova-Shamis is a highly experienced, licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adults, and the elderly. She is trained as a psychoanalyst and provides integrative, personalized treatments. She teaches at five local universities, including UCLA’s medical school. She is known for her presentations, publications, and dissertation advising. She also works with family and criminal law courts as an expert witness.

Next available: Apr 25

Chad Nelson, LMFT

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LMFT
11 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
I am trained in providing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Play therapy. I have extensive experience providing school-based therapy, working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. In addition, I help children and their families struggling with behavioral issues. My expertise focus on: Addiction ADHD Adoption Alcohol Use Anger Management Asperger's Syndrome Behavioral Issues Career Counseling Child Codependency Coping Skills Divorce Domestic Abuse Domestic Violence Drug Abuse Dual Diagnosis Education and Learning Disabilities Emotional Disturbance Family Conflict Grief Impulse Control Disorders Internet Addiction Life Transitions Men's Issues Mood Disorders Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Oppositional Defiance (ODD) Parenting Peer Relationships Personality Disorders Racial Identity Relationship Issues School Issues Self Esteem Self-Harming Sports Performance Stress Substance Use Suicidal Ideation Thinking Disorders Trauma and PTSD Video Game Addiction

Next available: Apr 29

Lina Rappoport

(she/her)

Lina Rappoport profile image
LMFT
18 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Dear Prospective Client, My name is Lina Rappoport, LMFT. I have been licensed since 2013. Originally from Ukraine I came to the US more than 20 years ago. I love to work with pre-teens, teens, their parents, and adults. I love meeting people from all around the world and I connect well with different cultures and ages. In me you will find compassionate, caring, and respectful individual. I will take time to listen and together we will create a plan of action to help you feel better. We all need support these days, so don't hesitate to reach out. I can't wait to meet you. Take care.

Next available: Apr 24

Cesar Garcia Herrera

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LMFT
5 years of experience
Challenging
Direct
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I’m Cesar. Do you feel overwhelmed with life’s challenges and feel you are being pulled in a million directions? Are you looking to restore balance to your life and mind? Has your self-esteem taken a hit due to the constant changes and expectations of society? Are you looking to improve or change the trajectory of your life? I work with adults who experience mental health concerns that range from anxiety, depression, impulse control, inattentiveness, trauma, behavioral concerns, relationship challenges and difficulties with establishing healthy boundaries. Together, we can restore your psychological and emotional health along with devising a plan to help achieve your goals. We will explore underlying concerns that are driving destructive behaviors and develop effective ways to improve overall functioning in all environments.

Next available: Apr 30

Alissa Young

(she/her)

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
About Me. Hi, My name is Alissa Young and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing therapy services to Teens, College Students and Young Adults under the age of 35 within the State of California. A little bit about me, I was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, California. Clients would describe me as a ‘safe space’, where clients can feel validated and supported when sharing their challenges and seeking mental health support. Clients also describe me as motivating, comfortable, and strengths-based focused. I truly value hosting a therapeutic space where both parties are engaging in a confidential safe space, as their authentic selves - judgment free zone. My Ideal Client. If you searched terms such as “Therapist for College Students”, “Black Female Therapists”, “BIPOC Therapist”, and “EMDR Therapist in California”, you’re probably in the right place! My ideal clients are students, parents, and professionals that feel a sense of connectedness when they read more about me. My ideal client is the person I see in the mirror - which is pretty amazing and full of resiliency and strength, ready for open and honest conversations - ready for CHANGE! College Students and Young Adults. I enjoy supporting College Students and Young Adults in the therapeutic space. As a current University Therapist in the State of California, I also enjoy working with First Generation College Students, BIPOC students, Black/African American-Identified students, LGBTQIAA+ students, and other often marginalized College Students. Topics of interest include Adjustment to College, Management of Stress, Anxiety, and Anger, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Trauma Processing), Racism, Management of Depression, Self-Esteem Development, Sex and Gender exploration, Personal Identity exploration, and more.

Next available: Apr 29

Jennifer Gardiner

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LCSW
9 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
Hello, my name is Jennifer. I have experience dealing with various issues. My past experience includes but is not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief. I focus on client centered goals to help you achieve what you are looking for. Together, we can work towards finding the best possible way for you to better your situation. Whether you're dealing with a specific problem or ongoing issues, I'm here to help. In focusing on what you want and need, this allows you to take control of your therapy and use this time to heal and grow. Deciding on therapy is a great step towards working towards your needs. Some of the modalities I have experience in are, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, and mindfulness. I look forward to meeting you.

Next available: May 1