Dona Laressa Desmond, PhD LMFT

Couples Therapy

Location Near Therapist: West Los Angeles, CA
Couples TherapyMarriage Counseling
Angry Relationship RecoveryRelationship Rescue
Break Painful PatternsSex Therapy For Couples
Couples CommunicationProblem Solving For Couples

My goal is to help you fix your relationship so that you can leave therapy and live your life. I help couples in all stages- dating, living together, committed, engaged, married, and in long distance relationships.

Susannah Cobb, MA,LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: West Los Angeles, CA
relationshipsLife Transitions
Couples Counselingdepression
anxietyGrief And Loss
Chronic IllnessCaregiver Stress

Are you suffering alone with painful emotions? Is every day a struggle? I'd like to help. In a caring and safe environment, together we will gain insight and understanding that lead to positive change.

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Founder & Spiritual Director

Location: Centerpeace Foundation, West Los Angeles 90024
AnxietySexual Orientation
Pregnancy & BirthParenting

If you are~ spiritual and not religious, sensitive, intuitive, creative, feel easily overwhelmed and struggling with depression or anxiety, then you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Read on to see if you are an HSP and types of therapy available for you

Lori Chaikin, Psy.D., LMFT, ATR


Location Near Therapist: West Los Angeles, CA
Abuse; Complex Trauma; PTSDAddiction And Substance Abuse
Children And AdolescentsDepression And Anxiety
Life TransitionsLoss And Bereavement
RelationshipsSelf-Esteem & Identity Issues

The only issue there ever is, is how you are with yourself while you go through any experience. I collaborate with clients in creating a new relationship with themselves so that they can learn to thrive regardless of life's circumstances.

Katya Kosarenko, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location Near Therapist: West Los Angeles, CA
Chronic IllnessBurnout
Coping SkillsWomen's Issues
Grief & Loss

You deserve to have a life of peace and enjoyment, despite all of your burdens of life. There comes a point in life when no matter how hard you try, things just don't change. But now is the time to feel better! I am here to hear your story and help you find a way out.

Related Sites:
West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Therapist West Los Angeles California

Counselor Elmira, Dixon, Fairfield, Winters, Davis, Napa, Vallejo

West Los Angeles is located right in the middle of Los Angeles County. This prime location makes it very attractive to businesses and families alike. Many young professionals and working class families make West Los Angeles their home. The city's proximity to the University of California at Los Angeles also makes it an attractive option for students who want to live off campus. The city's parks and recreation department operates Stoner Recreation Center, which includes a waterpark, barbeque pits, a baseball diamond and basketball courts for every family's enjoyment.1

Mental Health in West Los Angeles

In Los Angeles County, one in five children live in poverty. Nearly 60,000 people do not have a permanent home, nearly 7,000 of which are veterans of the U.S. armed forces. Furthermore, just 61 percent of students in the Los Angeles Unified School District graduate from high school. As a result, these populations have increased difficulty finding adequate employment, permanent housing, and access to medical and mental health care services.2

Children and teenagers who are experiencing grief and loss can get support services at their school as part of the school-based support services provided by Our House. The groups provide a safe, caring place where children can express and work through their emotions. Groups meet for ten weeks, during which kids learn resiliency skills, learn how to express their emotions, and experience support from their peers. All school-based groups are provided free of charge. For more information about Our House's in-school groups, call 1-888-417-1444.3

Current Education

Human services workers who wish to advance their education can enroll in graduate and doctoral degree programs at Argosy University. Both programs provide students with foundational knowledge of clinical psychology. Academically challenging classes provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to be effective counselors. Field experiences allow students to hone their craft while under the supervision of experienced clinicians. For more information about these degree programs, call 310-531-9700.4


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2. United Way LA. (2014). Our Work. Retrieved from
3. Our House. (2013). School-Based Grief Support Program. Retrieved from
4. Argosy University. (2014). College of Clinical Psychology. Retrieved from