Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

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Hello and welcome. If you are here, you are likely facing one or more challenging situations in your life. It may have been hard to start looking for a therapist. It may be even harder to pick up the phone or to send an email asking for some help. Here is some information that I hope will make the process a bit easier.

What I Do

Helping people in a conflict or a crisis is my area of specialization. With over 25 years experience in private practice, I have helped hundreds and hundreds of Adults and Adolescents improve the quality of their lives during that time. People frequently seek me out for help with anxiety, stress, depression, and conflicts related to their current life circumstances.

My Clients

I work extensively with Individuals, Couples, and Families who want help in their relationships. My clients come from all walks of life. I specialize in providing evidence-based strategies and techniques for high-achievers and those who aspire to be.

I particularly enjoy helping my clients navigate various phases of life including adolescence, the early stages of young adult life including education, career issues, dating, courtship, engagement, marriage, pregnancy, parenthood, and other issues typically encountered in adult life.

Why People See Me

My referrals come from past or current clients but I am also honored that colleagues including OBGYN’s, pediatricians, primary care providers, and psychiatrists also to me. I am truly honored that they trust me with the care of their patients.

My Philosophy of Counseling

My view is this: each person I work with is unique. There are no “two” of you. Your uniqueness as a single or as a couple, deserves to be respected. Because of that, you deserve to be treated uniquely. Therefore, I do not offer a “one-size-fits-all” brand of counseling. What I do as a therapist is not limited to one single therapeutic orientation or stand-alone model.

Instead, I believe that you deserve a therapist who is trained in multiple modalities of interventions. In this way, I can customize the work we do to meet your specific personality style, life history, and your current life circumstances. This is more work for me but is a great benefit to you. I can be more flexible in my approach because my therapeutic toolbox is large. I figure that if you are going to spend your time and money, you should benefit from a wide array of services from someone who has devoted his professional life to providing you with the best services he can.

Your Safety

Providing you with a safe environment is my number one priority. Building rapport and trust is essential to helping you feel safe. I will be there with you every step of the way. You are no longer alone in this.

Client-Centered and Service Oriented.

Many prospective clients have told me that they would like a therapist who responds to phone calls, texts, and emails. You deserve a high level of timely responsiveness.  I fully understand that from time to time you may need to contact me in-between sessions. So please know this: once you become a client of mine, you will have access to me up to 8 p.m. on most evenings via telephone and certainly by email and texting. I am also available for true emergencies 24/7.


For those who are truly committed to their own growth, my clients frequently experience greater self-awareness and confidence, more fulfillment, increased ability to handle the inevitable challenges that life presents, a general increase in their personal happiness and, overall, the vast majority of my clients are able to move forward and lead significantly more fulfilling lives.

The joy I experience seeing you grow and prosper is the source of my passion. I believe that you deserve to realize your full potential in life.  You may be confused right now. You may not feel that you have the strength to do this. If you don't think you have the strengths, you will likely find that you actually do. I’m told that I’m pretty good at this1

While no therapist can promise an outcome in all cases, your commitment to gaining insight into your life will significantly increase your chances of a happier and more fulfilling life.

Bottom line: if you are open, and we have a good rapport, there’s a very good chance that I can not only help you through your current crisis, but also help you discover other possibilities that could significantly enhance the quality of your life.

I hope that this information has been helpful. If you would like to learn more, please contact me to schedule a free 15-minute telephone consultation to see if I am a good fit for what you need.  
Thank you.

Dr. Gary Brown Reaches

Brentwood Los Angeles CA
Westwood Los Angeles CA