Counseling in Pacific Palisades, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Pacific Palisades, California will help you make the changes you want.


Wendy Jones, LCSW

Wendy Jones, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 93063 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Have things become too much to handle on your own? Are you in need of support, guidance and some new ways to cope? I see individuals, couples, families and groups for therapy. I look forward to hearing from you, and working together to make things better.

Sheryl Colby, LMFT

Sheryl Colby, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91316 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Life is not easy. We are presented with difficult situations constantly. It's important to have good skills to work with these situations. I can help you deal with life's challenges in a caring and supportive environment - and even do this with some humor along the way.

Brenda Perry, M.A, AMFT

Brenda Perry, M.A, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90266 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

I will help you realize your full potential by accessing the internal resources you already have. Therapy can help with managing anxiety, relationship problems, life transitions, stress, depression, parenting, maternal and postnatal issues. Spanish, LGBT affirming.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 90026 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Are you fulfilled by your relationships as you deserve to be? I specialize in online relationship counseling for LGBTQ and hetero clients. By examining your life and relationships with a counselor you can increase your capacity for happiness and success.

Jennifer Flores, M.Ed., MS, LMFT

Jennifer Flores, M.Ed., MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91604 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Therapy gives us an opportunity to find and give voice to our authentic selves, achieving healing in the process. I am passionate about working with couples, adults, and teens who have become stuck in destructive patterns and are looking for change.

Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT

Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90290 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

My work as a therapist provides a profoundly relational context for the integration of emotional expansiveness, human understanding, and the capacity to bear life's inevitable trials-opening new paths and new possibilities for richer and deeper meaning in our lives.

Shana Lutsky, LCSW

Shana Lutsky, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 90064 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

I have over 20 years experience in the field of mental health. I work collaboratively with my clients in a safe, non-judgemental, empathetic space with the goal to help them lead happier, more fulfilling lives.

Craig Clark, Ph.D.

Craig Clark, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91030 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Dr. Clark has served South Pasadena and surrounding areas as a psychologist since 1990, and is available seven days/week to help people of all ages and cultural backgrounds, offering psychotherapy, marriage counseling, family counseling, and career counseling.

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. I take a collaborative approach to therapy and work with clients to establish goals. Together we identify problem areas and work to find a balanced solution.

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Individual & Family Therapist

In 91301 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Are you facing life challenges such as depression, anxiety or phobias? Are your coping skills leading into addictions? Are you struggling with trauma in your health or wellbeing? I am dedicated to helping you see your way through to a fuller more complete life.

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

In 90034 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman practice as co-therapists. With two of us in the room, we provide a unique and balanced approach to issues facing a couple.

Bonnie Levy, MA, AMFT

Bonnie Levy, MA, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90017 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

When there is nowhere else to turn, I offer people a place for individuals and couples to be fully seen and heard, with all the pain and suffering that comes with the struggles of life. I listen closely, empathically and without an agenda.

Christine Izquierdo, Psy.D.

Christine Izquierdo, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90035 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

If you would like to stop beating yourself up, putting things off, and not living your life to the fullest, feel free to reach out today!



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The Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, California is a great place with a surplus of attractions for the entire family as well as couples. One great place for those who love reading is the Los Angeles Public Library, here you and your family can delve into a great book or take your children to family story time which is held daily. Rustic Canyon Park is another popular attraction for those seeking to engage in recreational activities such as tennis, basketball, volleyball and more. Furthermore, this site provides amenities great for children and teenagers, including a play area and pool.1 The Village Arts Center offers dance and music classes for children and is suitable for all ages. Parents and couples seeking to get away from the chaos can enjoy wine tasting experiences within the area.

Mental Health in Pacific Palisades

Pacific Palisades is a generally affluent neighborhood in Los Angeles. With greater income comes greater access to quality mental health care. However, even though most residents of the city live comfortably, they still suffer from many common mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and drug and alcohol abuse. As a whole, over 15 percent of Los Angeles County residents have used an illegal drug in the last year. Nearly 9 percent of the county's residents have a substance abuse disorder.2 While the rates for these mental health problems are lower in Pacific Palisades, those who suffer from these issues still need access to appropriate mental health programs and services.

Mental Health America is a nationwide non-profit organization that seeks to improve the functioning of mentally ill residents, as well as advocate on their behalf in their local communities. The Los Angeles chapter of MHA works to inform elected officials throughout Los Angeles County about pressing issues regarding the mental health of area residents. MHA works to protect the rights of the mentally ill as it pertains to housing, education and employment. To inquire about the local advocacy programs in the Pacific Palisades area, call 562-285-1330.3

Current Education

The University of California Los Angeles offers graduate programs in social work that provide training for students to enter the mental health field as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or a Rehabilitation Counselor. Students in the program learn how to deliver therapeutic services such as individual, group and family counseling, substance abuse treatment and crisis intervention services. Graduates of the program are eligible for California licensure through the state Board of Behavioral Sciences. For further information, call 310-825-2961.4


References

1. City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. (2017). Rustic Canyon Park. Retrieved from http://laparks.org/dos/parks/facility/rusticCynPk.htm.
2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2016). Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-Los-Angeles.pdf.
3. Mental Health America Los Angeles. (2008). Advocacy. Retrieved from http://www.mhala.org/advocacy.htm.
4. University of California Los Angeles. (2017). Careers in the Helping Professions. Retrieved from http://www.psych.ucla.edu/undergraduate/services/careers/careers-in-the-helping-professions.

Pacific Palisades is located in Los Angeles County, California.  The population of Pacific Palisades is 27,000 people.