Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Playa Del Rey, CA.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Playa Del Rey, California.


Lori Freson, M.A., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Lori Freson, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91403 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Are you stressed out? Anxiety keeping you up at night? Worried all the time? You want to relax, but don't know how? Your brain going a mile a minute with thoughts racing around, and you can't turn them off. It doesn't have to be that way. I can help. I can teach you ways to reduce the stress and anxiety in your life, be more rational, and once again enjoy your life to the fullest.

Dustin Vander Haar, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Dustin Vander Haar, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91106 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Anxiety and stress come from a variety of sources for children and young adults. Further, the behavioral outcome of anxiety and stress varies from one individual to the next. While some may become isolated and avoid stressful situations, others can become behaviorally aggressive and aggitated. I work closely with my clients and families on identifying the underlying causes of this anxiety, and by using cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused methods my clients learn the skills to manage and resolve these stressors.

Alaleh Selkirk, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Alaleh Selkirk, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90210 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Anxiety is an inability to be fully relaxed. It is mental and physical tension. Many things cause it and many things perpetuate it. Not all anxiety is bad or needs to be extinguished. I work with the client to understand the meaning of their anxiety. I find sometimes people are not consciously aware of the real reasons they cannot feel relaxed. Enlisting the client's sense of curiosity about their own thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations I aim to identify their symptoms of anxiety and the origins of them. I utilize cognitive behavioral and mindfulness strategies to identify and replace unhelpful thoughts with more productive ones.

Mark Reid, Mark Reid
Anxiety Counselor

Mark Reid, Mark Reid

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

One of the most effective treatments for anxiety is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which was developed about 30 years ago. The most common anxiety disorders are specific phobias. Other anxiety disorders include social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I will help you find the root cause of the anxiety and process the memory that feeds the current symptoms of worry and fear.

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90806 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Are you stressed out? Do you have panic attacks? I will help you feel more in control of your life. Using CBT, solution focussed brief therapy, and positive psychology we will have you feeling much better. I will help you learn the important benefit of relaxation and teach you techniques that you can use at any time. Let's get started right away! You are cordially invited to view my blog at: www.blogger.com/profile/05583261728767907328

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD
Anxiety Counselor

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

In 90250 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Babies are born with a drive to stay close to a caregiver. This human survival instinct persists into adulthood as the drive to form a secure bond with a partner. No matter how old we are, emotional connection still feels like safety, while isolation feels like danger. It makes sense then that if you don’t feel securely connected to another person, you will be more vulnerable to anxiety. Yet often the anxiety itself makes it difficult for you to form the secure connection you need so much. Emotionally Focused Therapy can help you break this cycle and form secure bonds that serve as both a safe haven when you need support, and a secure base from which you can confidently go out into the world

Carine Keenan, M.S., LMFT, CAMS-II
Anxiety Counselor

Carine Keenan, M.S., LMFT, CAMS-II

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91364 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Anxiety and stress are nature made, preparing us to step up our efforts for the important and meaningful tasks which come up in our lives. Sometimes this system needlessly overreacts and responds to everyday stressors in the environment in a paralyzing way. When this happens, it feels distressing and uncomfortable. It is hard to stay focused, concentrate, and finish what we need to be doing. Often physical signs such as rapid heartbeat, sweaty palms, and shortness of breath can be present as well. This is the point where many clients come to therapy. I find anxiety and stress symptoms are very well treated with CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and mindfulness.

Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90230 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

The benefits of therapy for people who suffer from anxiety are the reduction of symptoms, and the development of greater well-being. Anxiety is a kind of friction among the moving parts of the self, an internal conflict that is distracting, depleting, and highly unpleasant. It is closely linked to stress, to boredom, and to fear of sadness. Rather than struggling, we can collaborate to turn toward the source of the anxiety and try to resolve it at the roots.

Drew Carr, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Drew Carr, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 91101 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Sometimes things go sideways despite your best planning. And unfortunately, nothing can protect you from that. Anxious about this lack of control is pretty normal even if its all you think of. What if you could get back all the time you spend avoiding, worrying, planning, etc.? What would you do? My approach is to help you live in the midst of struggle and get a life you really want.

Miriam Davis, M.A., M.F.T.
Anxiety Counselor

Miriam Davis, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91505 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

I work with many patients who are struggling with anxiety and stress, whether it is due to relationship or life pressures, difficult family dynamics, or long-term individual anxiety that is preventing them from experiencing life in a freer, stronger, more peaceful and productive manner. We work together to determine the underlying causes that have produced (or may be continuing to provoke) their anxiety; then we focus on ways to see their lives and their problems more clearly, giving them more ability to have realistic expectations & more impact on their life situations. I help them find (and practice) concrete ways to reduce stress in their lives, increasing strength and lessening anxiety.

Jennifer Stonefield, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jennifer Stonefield, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90025 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Anxiety and stress is one of the most common reasons for seeking therapy. Anxiety can be triggered in many ways and therefore, it can manifest and impact us in many ways. Living anywhere, especially in a large city such as Los Angeles, can create day-to-day stress, which then has the potential to impact one’s anxiety. Anxiety and stress can also impact one’s sexual needs, as well as be a result of such issues. Goals that target both anxiety and stress can be achieved with the right therapist by your side. I appreciate you trusting your therapeutic needs with me.

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91302 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Anxiety is an emotion about expectations, perfectionism and looking to the future. We hold anxiety in our bodies; we develop anxious behaviors and often disorders develop which involve panic. We can get caught up in the beliefs driven by society of pursuing happiness externally. Anxiety comes in many forms manifested from the conditioned belief of “not being good enough and seeking that place, the place of outer validation and acceptance.” Sometimes our beliefs are only habits and we think without them we would not know how to be in the world. To let go of these old beliefs would be frightening. Our first step is self-compassion. Compassion reminds us that we do belong, as surely as we have been lost in obtaining approval from others rather than...(view profile to read more)

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 90815 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

We treat anxiety and stress by first helping you identify what may be causing it. Causes may include external stressors (like economic stress or marital stress), or internal stressors like being too hard on yourself, or not feeling fulfilled in life. depending on the cause, we then teach teach you find ways to perhaps think differently about the stressing situation, ways to change your life to reduce the stress, or techniques for stress inoculation such as relaxation training, meditation, or deep breathing exercises. If you have a panic disorder, we teach you specific coping techniques to deal with it in the future.



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Playa Del Rey is located in Los Angeles County, California.  The population of Playa Del Rey is 12,139 people and a median annual income of $91,339. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Playa Del Rey, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Playa Del Rey is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Playa Del Rey public health department.