Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Topanga, CA.

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


Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Topanga.

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.

Alaleh Selkirk, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Alaleh Selkirk, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90210 - Nearby to Topanga.

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.

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD
Anxiety Counselor

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

In 90250 - Nearby to Topanga.

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

David Silverman, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

David Silverman, LMFT

Free 20 minute phone consult

In 90049 - Nearby to Topanga.

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.

Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90212 - Nearby to Topanga.

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.

Darryl Christian, M.A., L.M.F.T., A.T.R.-B.C.
Anxiety Counselor

Darryl Christian, M.A., L.M.F.T., A.T.R.-B.C.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Art Therapist

In 91362 - Nearby to Topanga.

In the past decades we have learned so much about the way our brains and bodies work together in order to help us survive. We are hard-wired to feel and react to threatening events in our environment - it tells us we are in danger. These thoughts, along with the accompanying feelings, can become overwhelming if we obsess on them without finding possible safeguards or solutions. Psychotherapy can help by identifying stressors and anxieties, helping you understand how you are thinking about problems, adapting to certain situations, managing the emotions related the related emotions, and working on self-care (sleep, nutrition, exercise, medical treatment of anxiety disorders).

Ellen Roese, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Ellen Roese, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 90277 - Nearby to Topanga.

Stress and anxiety are normal feelings that accompany a loss or a major life change. As a grief and loss therapist I understand that stress and anxiety can leave you feeling paralyzed and unable to face the challenges in front of you. We will work together to reduce your stress and anxiety such that you feel more capable and able to handle the changes that often accompany a significant life transition.

Brian Wry
Anxiety Counselor

Brian Wry

Licensed Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Topanga.

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives but when it starts to interfere with your life, counseling can help. Although anxiety can feel debilitating, it is treatable. People with anxiety don’t always share the same symptoms, they vary from person to person. Therapy will help you to reclaim your life and function in a chronically stressful world.

Sandra Santana, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Sandra Santana, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 91355 - Nearby to Topanga.

Everyone experiences stress and anxiety but sometimes it gets to a point where it is hard to manage on our own. My job is to provide you the tools to help you decrease these feelings. Depending on the diagnosis, symptoms and severity, we will come up with a treatment plan that would be most effective for you. All treatment plans will include relaxation techniques and learning ways to manage those "what if" thoughts. Other techniques include exposure therapy, assertive skills and setting limits with others. As a team, we will get you through this together.

Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90290 - Nearby to Topanga.

You might be longing for change that can bring some sense of peace to the anxiety and stress you carry daily but are afraid of the unpredictable and the unknown and find yourself moving aimlessly from one distraction to another. The relationship between therapist and patient has a context, a sharing of subjective experiences that cannot help but play out in unique and meaningful ways. Because every human being and each individual's process is unique, I won't put you through a series of pre-determined exercises or fit you into some theoretical model. I work in collaboration with you to explore and discover the context of your anxiety thereby helping you to manage it more productively.

Lee Langley, M.S., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Lee Langley, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91355 - Nearby to Topanga.

Most people experience anxiety from time to time in their lives. It's the frequency and intensity of these feelings and whether or not they negatively impact one's life that determine the need for professional help. Often it's the way we THINK about troubling issues that determines how anxious we feel. If we can change the negative thought, we can usually change the feeling. This kind of "cognitive restructuring" therapy can be very effective when combined with relaxation techniques to overcome the negative impact of stress anxiety in life.

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT

Counseling, Coaching & Mentoring for Millennials

In 90401 - Nearby to Topanga.

It takes an act of courage for sensitive young adults to learn to trust and believe in themselves. It takes self-awareness for them to learn to speak their truth. I help sensitive young adults to develop the self-love necessary to fully accept themselves. Ultimately, the key to living a peaceful life lies in knowing who you are and what you feel. I help young people stand strong in what is true for them. I help my clients learn to not waste their time looking to others for approval. Through our work together, I help young people to discover their authentic self-expression and embark on the journey of the dream for their life.

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Topanga.

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.



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Topanga is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 19.12 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Topanga is 8,923 people with 3,221 households and a median annual income of $112,330. .


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Widely Affordable

Licensed, professional counseling in Topanga is considered widely accessible by the majority of people who live here and budget is often not a concern for mental health treatment. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Topanga public health department.