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

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


Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT
Anxiety Counselor

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90803 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

I help people overcome their fears and anxieties about taking action in their life. You can feel stuck when you have an unwanted feeling of anxiety that keeps you from your goals. The good news is that you can change how you feel by using emotion regulation skills. I can help you overcome your anxiety by using Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and help you build the strength you need to move forward with your life.

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET
Anxiety Counselor

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET

LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts

In 90401 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

We at LA Therapy Network have several therapists whose expertise is in the treatment of anxiety disorders. We offer individual therapy, group therapy, EMDR, sandplay, art, creatve therapy, somatic therapies, cognitive-behavioral, short term treatments, and much much more! We have a number of experts on our treatment team who specialize in the treatment of anxiety and stress. Sometimes you just need a supportive therapist who can understand and relate to your experiences, and at other times you need an expert. We can offer you both! We are a team of 5 private practice therapists with more than 15-25 years experience each. Call us! We CAN help!

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.

Larry Goodman, MA, MFT, MBA
Anxiety Counselor

Larry Goodman, MA, MFT, MBA

Marriage Family Therapist (MFT)

In 90210 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

When you're struggling with anxiety and stress, you want help as quickly as possible. For some clients, medication is appropriate but talk therapy can reduce stress and anxiety quickly. Learning how to relax yourself with breathing can stop panic attacks and is an easy-to-learn technique For most clients, talk therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) are very helpful in working with anxiety and stress. As you begin to understand how to challenge the negative thoughts that lead to anxiety and stress, you will feel more in control and be able to reduce the normal stress and anxiety the is part of life.

UniHealth Counseling and Psychology, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

UniHealth Counseling and Psychology, LCSW

LCSW

In 90025 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Because anxiety is a unique experience from person-to-person, we start by learning about your anxiety. Through dialogue and exploration, we help you map your anxiety and how it shows up in your thinking, emotions, actions and ultimately in your relationships. Having a map as a building block may help you develop a response plan for when symptoms of anxiety begin to fester. Using a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness and dialectical behavioral therapy to develop a wise-mind approach to life and reactive emotions is how we approach anxiety. From there, we explore your psychological and emotional needs to help you build insight on what to do about them.

Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP
Anxiety Counselor

Bruce Levine, Ph.D., ABPP

Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

In 90210 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Dr. Levine is an expert in treating anxiety and stress-related disorders. Employing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and/or biofeedback therapy (for stress-related and pain disorders) he uses what are known as "evidence-based treatments." Dr. Levine received exceptional specialized training in this field by completing a 2-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) at Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia. He was also a clinical psychologist for the hit TV series "Hoarders" on the A&E Network. He specializes in anxiety disorders, phobias and OCD and is a member of the OC Foundation. He is ready to help you.

Amy Mezulis, Ph.D
Anxiety Counselor

Amy Mezulis, Ph.D

Psychologist | Therapy for 13-24 Year Olds

In 90266 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

I specialize in treating adolescents and young adults with depression and anxiety. My goal is to help every client feel welcomed into therapy and leave with practical tools and insights to carry forward in life. I use a relational and present-focused approach tailored to the client's specific needs, with the goal of both symptom reduction and a greater understanding of the self and relationships.

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 91403 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Are you tired of feeling anxious and fearful? Do you have too much stress in your life? I am a psychologist that specializes in helping you decrease feelings of anxiety, fear, and stress. With empathy and compassion, I work collaboratively with you to gain understanding and insight into the situations that cause you anxiety so that you can finally thrive in your life rather than survive it!

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Anxiety can leave many clients feeling completely powerless. I would empower clients to take control of their anxiety by separating themselves from their anxiety and working towards their preferred relationship with anxiety. I would encourage clients to use mindfulness to decrease their anxiety by focusing on the present moment, acknowledging their anxiety, and accepting that their anxiety will not last forever.

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Life has a way of making us feel overwhelmed and out of control at times. Stress and anxiety can build up and consume your thoughts and feelings. I believe that by exploring unmet needs from the past, people can develop healthier relationships today. By working through painful losses and wounds, people can release unhelpful beliefs about themselves and others in order to live more fully in the present and with hope for the future. We are hurt in relationships; we are also healed in relationship, and the therapeutic relationship can be a useful resource. If you are ready to take the next step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

Lucy Cotter, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Lucy Cotter, LMFT

Psychotherapist

In 90004 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

I provide counseling for anxiety and stress at the Narrative Couples Center. Through collaborative conversations, we discover alternatives that can replace the oppression of anxiety. Are you wanting peacefulness, more balance, less overwhelm? I look at how problems interfere with people’s hopes, and use a strength-based approach that supports resourcefulness.

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Stress or anxiety don’t always get in the way, but sometimes they do. Learn to identify the sources, recognize how they stop you, and change the impact they have on you and your life. Learn how old patterns shape your self-image, self-esteem, and expectations, and discover new ways of dealing with that. Fear doesn’t have to stop you from having what you want in life. And, sometimes it’s a valuable asset, like knowing which is the lion and which is the lamb. Psychotherapy with me helps you to sort out when to listen to the fears and when they no longer apply. You’ll also learn coping strategies that can help when you’re caught up in the fear. Your fears don’t have to control you.

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91302 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

My primary area of expertise is the treatment of Anxiety Disorders. There are different anxiety disorders such as Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobia, PTSD and more. My therapeutic approach for the treatment of anxiety consists of: educating my client about their specific anxiety, teaching coping mechanisms to reduce stress/anxious mood, learning to interrupt the development of anxiety that leads to unpleasant physical manifestation and confronting behaviors and thoughts that maintain ongoing anxiety. It is imperative to work on my client's issues that perpetuates anxiety and distress.

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D
Anxiety Counselor

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

In 90745 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

You have emotional pain, feel overwhelmed and your body is probably sending emergency alarms. You feel desperate and weighted with a heavy load. You want quick results to get relief and definite advice on what to do. . You may have exhausted efforts to have some peace or feel safe. Now's the time to take see a professional. Find out how you can put into effect useful tools and see your progress with the steps you take. Call for quick response from an experienced therapist.

Jeanne Clevenger, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Jeanne Clevenger, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91106 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Stress is a part of life...but ongoing anxiety can negatively impact our well-being, including our relationships, jobs, and families. If you suffer from chronic worrying and the stress is just too much, there IS a better way to live. I will not only help you develop stress management techniques that work for you, but I will also help you shift the way you have typically coped with unwanted thoughts and feelings. Moreover, we can work to build self-awareness and insight into the core reasons behind your anxiety, which typically produces longer lasting transformation.

Charles R Barr, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Charles R Barr, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 91101 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Panic, anxiety, and stress rob you of your freedom. Freedom to go places, freedom to do things, and freedom to be with people you love. The fear makes your world small. Using proven methods, called cognitive-behavioral methods, I help you walk your way out of the fear and back into freedom and into your life again. You do not have to stay the victim of fear. Let me show you how.

John Warrington, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

John Warrington, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 91106 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Anxiety can be debilitating, especially if you have panic attacks. It can feel like and assault on your senses and makes you want to flee to safety. I liken it to feeling as if a lion had walked into the room. Your brain tells you there is danger and you must fight or flee. For those who suffer from anxiety medication can help but there are also ways that you can learn to manage and control it. I try to help my patients to understand the universalized thoughts and feelings that feed the anxious beats and to learn techniques that will improve the quality of their lives.

Mark Tinley, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Mark Tinley, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

People have different thresholds and levels of stimulation that are ideal for them. Too little and it is difficult to engage, to be interested. Too much and the mind races, has difficulty focusing, and you become anxious and exhausted. The right amount creates focus, creativity and productivity/efficiently. This can translate into your level of stress. Too little and it’s difficult to be motivated. Too much and it’s counter productive. The right amount helps you become engaged and focused. In Counseling we explore and find what you need to manage your stress & anxiety?

Dr. Pamela Sobo, Psy. D.
Anxiety Counselor

Dr. Pamela Sobo, Psy. D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 90049 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Understanding the Role Of Stress In Just About Everything ScienceDaily (Jan. 11, 2008) — Stress, to put it bluntly, is bad for you. It can kill you, in fact. A study now reveals that stress causes deterioration in everything from your gums to your heart and can make you more susceptible to everything from the common cold to cancer. Thanks to new research crossing the disciplines of psychology, medicine, neuroscience, and genetics, the mechanisms underlying the connection are rapidly becoming understood. Dr. Sobo uses mindful techniques to teach patients skills for managing stress.

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
Anxiety Counselor

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90024 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Without a doubt, the most common problems that people come to see me is related to anxiety and stress in their lives. Quite often they feel unsettled, scared, confused, and frustrated when they first come to see me. Some have panic attacks as well. This is a terrible way to live. And here's some good news: anxiety and stress can be treated, quite often with great success. I like to take a good history to see how much of your anxiety and stress is related to current circumstances, perhaps an underlying health condition, and possible genetic causes. Then we can explore different treatment options that work for you. I like to use a collaborative approach. This gets the best results.

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 91106 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Many individuals are surprised when I tell them that not all anxiety is necessarily negative, in fact, it was crucial to our survival for hundreds of year. We still can experience this with our fight, flight, or freeze responses when we preceive danger; however, these are often used to extreme when they are not necessary as they may have been back in the cave man days. Anxious behaviors may stem from inherited characteristics, environmental or learned behaviors, or a combination of these. The result may lead to a significant decrease in functioning for individuals and in many domains in their lives, i.e., work, school, social life; psychotherapy can make a significant positive impact.

Andrea von Troschke, M.F.T., A.T.R., B.C.P.C.
Anxiety Counselor

Andrea von Troschke, M.F.T., A.T.R., B.C.P.C.

Marriage and Family Therapist, Art Therapist Registered

In 90272 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

How can therapy help with anxiety and stress? By making sure that your life style does not fuel anxiety… determining necessary changes by implementing relaxation techniques and daily lifestyle habits... exploring past experiences, emotional needs, ways of coping that you developed early on and how they impact everyday reactions (automatic thoughts, feelings, actions)… learning various techniques to take more control of your thoughts and feelings and respond more effectively to emotional triggers.

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Stress and anxiety feel bigger in isolation. Therapy can help identify the source of stress, what triggers stress reactions, fears and worries, negative thought patterns, and how to manage and cope with stressors in positive ways. If you or your child / adolescent are overwhelmed with stress and are experiencing increased anxiety then I would like to help.

Betsy Walli Sadur, MS, PhD
Anxiety Counselor

Betsy Walli Sadur, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

In 90254 - 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

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91020 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

My approach to the treatment of anxiety is to use the most effective intervention strategies possible. My treatment for anxiety (including panic disorder and OCD) utilizes exposure therapy, which works by helping a person confront a specific fear or memory while in a safe and supportive environment. The main goals of exposure therapy are to help my clients learn that by stopping the avoidance of what they fear, they actually become MORE comfortable and can reduce their anxiety to a substantial degree - all of which opens doors of hope and increases the potential to reach your desired goals with an improved quality of life.



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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.