Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Playa Vista, CA.

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


Alaleh Selkirk, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Alaleh Selkirk, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90210 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

David Silverman, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

David Silverman, LMFT

Free 20 minute phone consult

In 90045 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

In treating anxiety, the most impotant issues is interupting the cycle of worry, obessing over worry, fearing the return of worry, and allowing worry to spread to every aspect of your life. Discriminating realistic reasons to worry from irrational reasons can help clients with excessive stress to cope. Interupting and redirecting thoughts of anxiety to more productive thoughts and activities will interupt the cycle that creates habitual anxiety. We will look at times you may over-react to triggers (be it an upcoming social situation, or a stumbling block that creates more stress and predictions of failure). We will take this path together. You are not alone.

T.J. VanMarter, BCBA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

T.J. VanMarter, BCBA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90505 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Anxiety and stress are inevitable in any walk of life. We experience both as a response to situation in which we do not know the outcome or that we don't have the adaptive coping skills to abate the negative feelings and emotions. Therapy teaches individuals about what triggering events cause anxiety and stress, how to reframe it into a positive, and what self-regulation techniques one can use to calm down and navigate through the situation productively.

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 91106 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Luz Kyncl, LCSW, CHC
Anxiety Counselor

Luz Kyncl, LCSW, CHC

Psychotherapist, Health Coach

In 90004 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

I offer support while teaching reduction strategies that address both the mind and body to help break free from anxiety, not only by controlling it but also by keeping it in remission. This means not only being free of symptoms, but also having the ability to live a happy, healthy and productive life. You will will gain the ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations

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 Vista.

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.

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Eliminate your anxiety, worry and stress and get back in control. Stop your self-destructive behaviours and negative thinking. Stop living in the past and get over your anger and resentment. Dr. Eris Huemer will help you change the patterns of thought and behaviour that keep you stuck. With her solution focused approach, she will help you change your thoughts and behaviours in new, and positive, directions while helping you envision your future without today's problems.

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT
Anxiety Counselor

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90803 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Jeanne Clevenger, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Jeanne Clevenger, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91106 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91302 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Joelle Allman, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Joelle Allman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 90713 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Life can be overwhelming at times resulting in increased anxiety and stress. If you are experiencing difficulty sleeping, worrying constantly, and increased irritability, you can benefit from additional support. Talking about issues you are dealing with may be hard, but avoiding issues can be even more devastating. Lack of sleep and fearful thoughts often do not go away by themselves. Learning new techniques on how to cope with stress and anxiety can improve your relationships, your outlook on life, and your overall health and well being. Reaching out for help is not a weakness, it shows strength and willingness to learn skills to improve your life.

Lisa Saldana, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Lisa Saldana, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Stress and Anxiety is a challenge that many of us are faced with. There are many of life's difficulties that are too big to face alone. Therapy can help you develop an awareness of what you feel, why you feel that way and what your triggers are. We can work together to determine how you might change your reaction to them. Coping skills and techniques will be discussed to help manage stress and anxiety. Deep breathing techniques, mindful meditation practices and exploring sleep and eating habits help to manage stress.

Leandra Wills, MA, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Leandra Wills, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90266 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

We are all going to encounter stress in our lives. Learn how to handle stress in difficult situations and find new ways to manage your response to stress will help you enjoy your life more. I offer a whole person approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills to work on Stress and Anxiety. Create the changes that you want to better cope with Stress and Anxiety.

Jeffrey Salinas, MS, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jeffrey Salinas, MS, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90755 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

The demands placed on us to be available, in touch and productive increase with each new technology that appears on the store shelves. The pressures placed on our everyday activities has increased dramatically over the last 20 years. Anxiety arises and intensifies with each new demand and expectation whether it be self or externally induced from obligations at work or home. Managing ever increasing stress and anxiety levels is an on going challenge for each of us. In therapy we identify the sources of our stress and anxiety, set and work goals to find the balance necessary to bring sanity and peace back into our lives. Have you been abused? Have you experienced Trauma, PTSD? EMDR Trained

Kristen Caron, MA, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Kristen Caron, MA, MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist, Eating Disorder Specialist

In 90212 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Stress and anxiety are often the root causes leading to unhealthy coping mechanisms such as addiction and eating disorders. By evaluating triggers for stress and/or anxiety and developing healthy coping strategies (often with cognitive behavioral interventions), patients learn to self regulate and experience significant mood improvement. When necessary, referrals for medications are made as an adjunct to psychotherapy.

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET
Anxiety Counselor

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET

LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts

In 90401 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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!

Verdant Oak Behavioral Health, Psy.D. and Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Verdant Oak Behavioral Health, Psy.D. and Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 91030 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Anxiety can impact your life in many ways, from causing panic attacks to persistent worry to avoiding activities you once loved and enjoyed. Anxiety can hinder your quality of life and rob you of a fulfilling existence. Many of our clinicians at VOBH have extensive experience treating anxiety disorders so that you can stop worrying and start loving your life again.

Charles R Barr, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Charles R Barr, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 91101 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91103 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

At its core, anxiety and stress is fear. A stressed or anxious person might not think of it as the feeling of fear, but fear is what drives a person to worry and tense up. My clients have frequently told me how they cannot help it, that life just piles heavy responsibilities and problems onto their shoulders. This is true, that life hands us unthinkable challenges. That is exactly why you cannot afford to let anxiety and fear take over your mind--fear and worry cannot solve a single thing, but give you emotional suffering. I know how to help you better manage your stress and anxiety. Therapy does not take your problem away, but it helps you gain control over your stress and anxiety.

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91020 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI
Anxiety Counselor

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

In 91436 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Anxiety and stress effect everyone to some degree, but often these factors can become overwhelming and debilitating when allowed to run free in our minds. By identifying the causes and providing understanding of the way anxiety works I can help you address, manage, and overcome the the issues that anxiety and stress can bring into your life. Let me join you in the process to a happier and more balanced life.

Larry Goodman, MA, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Larry Goodman, MA, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist (MFT)

In 90210 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

DeAndrea Knight, MSW, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

DeAndrea Knight, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 91505 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

My goal is to create a warm and inviting space of radical acceptance and empathy, where you can express your deepest thoughts, suppressed feelings, pain and true desires . My goal is to facilitate growth beyond your past and beyond your pain. My goal is to offer fresh, new perspectives and support change within you. My aim is to help you overcome all of your challenges and become resilient, plus happy.

Ronit Meshie Mai Lami, MSc, PhD
Anxiety Counselor

Ronit Meshie Mai Lami, MSc, PhD

Money Wealth and Relationship Consultant/Coach/Psychologist

In 90035 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

It can be hard for people who experience various challenges to have the confidence or desire to approach a professional. Not only we are generally too embarrassed to ask for help in unraveling our feelings, healthy functional people suffer the double stigma. Since they are used to being highly functional in most, if not all aspects of their lives, when they face unfamiliar emotional challenges it can be hard to accept or understand it. In many occasions it is not easy to say: hey, I am dealing with something that I don’t have the tools to resolve! I truly care about them and want the best possible results.

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Anxiety occurs when you have several different emotions that build up to the point where you become overwhelmed. I provide a particular approach to anxiety that may not only help you to lower your anxiety threshold (leading to less anxiety and fewer panic attacks), but to identify the myriad feelings that make up your particular type of anxiety. Then, as we figure them out, understand them, and find new ways of expression, it may naturally help lower your anxiety level. We might also use certain stress management techniques that I developed when I taught stress management courses for several years.



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Playa Vista is located in Los Angeles, California. It has a land area of 1.30 square miles.  The population of Playa Vista is 6,010 people and a median annual income of $68,597. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Playa Vista, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Playa Vista are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Playa Vista public health department.