Counseling in Sherman Oaks, CA. Find the Right Therapist.

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

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.


Sherman Oaks, California 91403 | 818 501-4646

Are you tired of feeling stuck? I provide an empathic, stimulating and collaborative approach that will help you turn obstacles into opportunities for understanding and growth. We can work together to help you to stop surviving your life and thrive in it instead.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Are you ready to enjoy transformational living? With the CBT and the 7-DTL approach, let's identify your strengths leading to that attainment of life-transforming goals, supported by the concept that "Microchange leads to substantive change" (

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Life is hard and everyone has to deal with suffering and challenges. But you do not need to go through things alone. I provide a safe and understanding environment for you to grow and face any challenge you need or want to process or overcome!

Toni Parker, PhD

Toni Parker, PhD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Sex Therapist

16161 Ventura Blvd. suite 219, Encino, California 91436 | 818 802 0736

I have been a trusted resource for couples for over 20 years, pulling them through the toughest of times by providing "real"solutions that work, at every stage of love's life cycle from pre-marital counseling, new couples and new parents., through to empty nesters.

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Counseling Van Nuys, Encino, Studio City

The public school system in Sherman Oaks is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and has five public elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. The Van Nuys High School was used for the Grease and Grease II musicals.1 There are also many different private schools in Sherman Oaks. Higher education in Sherman Oaks consists of National University and DeVry University. The area is considered an affluent neighborhood, featuring some high-end fashion boutiques, along with some upscale houses and restaurants. The Sherman Oaks Galleria is a shopping mall that has been featured in different movies, such as Valley Girl and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The shopping mall was damaged during the 1994 Northridge earthquake, which required it to be torn town. But a new, open-air facility was built in its place. Each April and October, the Chamber of Commerce holds a Street Fair, complete with rides for the kids, booths, food and entertainment. About a half-mile of Ventura Boulevard is closed down in order to hold the fair.

Mental Health in Sherman Oaks

Many communities in Los Angeles County, including Sherman Oaks, face significant difficulties in meeting the mental health needs of all citizens who require care. Older adults, minorities, and the homeless are three populations that are particularly underserved in the Sherman Oaks area. A lack of services for these groups is due to insufficient funding or volunteers to work shelters or oversee programs, as well as discrimination and stigma associated with mental illness and chemical dependency.2 However, there are dozens of public and private agencies who seek to improve access to quality mental health care for the city's residents.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Los Angeles chapter seeks to educate the public about suicide and provide support services for those who have lost a loved one. Out of the Darkness Community and Campus Walks bring communities together to support those impacted by suicide, raise funds for programs, and address stigmas associated with mental illness. AFSP also engages lawmakers in making policy decisions. Additional information about AFSP and it's programs and services is available by calling 818-687-4055.3

Current Education

For individuals who seek to have a career in the field of social work, a master's degree in the field is a great way to get the necessary training to secure a job with a public or private agency. California State University at Los Angeles offers a M.S.W. program that prepares students to deliver services to culturally, economically, and socially diverse peoples. The program takes a strengths-based approach, which holds that all people possess strengths they can use to build a better life. The program also focuses on working with urban populations. For additional information about the program, call 323-343-3000.4


1. Wikipedia. (2017). Van Nuys High School. Retrieved from
2. County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health. (2009). Prevention and Early Intervention Plan. Retrieved from
3. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. (2017). AFSP - Greater Los Angeles Region. Retrieved from
4. California State University Los Angeles. (2008). School of Social Work. Retrieved from

Sherman Oaks is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 9.15 square miles.  The population of Sherman Oaks is 65,436 people with 25,255 households and a median annual income of $69,651. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Sherman Oaks, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Sherman Oaks 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 Sherman Oaks public health department.