Because a number of people have reached out to me for therapist/psychiatrist recommendations, I decided I would compile the several resources I’ve gathered from my friends’ Facebook feeds in case anyone’s looking for help right now in LA. Please post your own recommendations in the replies, and I will keep updating this list as they roll in. Getting help is hard, let’s make it a little easier.
I’m also happy to include other cities or links to other resources. This is a small start, but let’s blow it up. Also, never forget to ask about sliding scale or discounts for low income patients when you speak to a mental health professional, you never know. And always ask about phone sessions if distance or transportation is an issue.
ANOTHER IMPORTANT THING my friend Kristin reminded me of that is really worth remembering when you begin the process of getting help:
"It is important to remember that you need to feel comfortable around your therapist in order to get the help you need. I have a super strong connection with my therapist, but I’ve been through 4 therapists to find the right one. If you feel uncomfortable around your therapist, ask your therapist to help you find another therapist that you do feel comfortable with. Therapists are trained to handle these awkward situations professionally and will help you find another therapist that is better suited for you if things don’t work out with them. Just be honest and it’ll be ok.”
I found my therapist and psychiatrist through my insurance’s online directory (Anthem Blue Cross) and through recommendations, and they are:
Dr. Richard Weinstein (therapist) - I also know he takes WGA insurance. 13323 W Washington Blvd #200, Los Angeles, CA 90066 (310) 577-9774
Dr. Leon Sones. Does both therapy and prescribing. 435 N Bedford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Phone: (310) 276-6701
I obviously cannot guarantee any of these doctors will be the perfect fit for you, but they’re a good place to start, and can often recommend others. All of the folks below were recommended by satisfied patients. Good luck!
therapick.com - This website matches you with a local therapist based on your needs and likes, like match.com for therapists.
The Wright Institute - they will work with you on a sliding scale, 9911 W Pico Blvd #720, Los Angeles, CA 90035, (310) 277-2796.
The Maple Center. www.tmcc.org/ The Maple Counseling Center (TMCC) provides low fee counseling to people in Los Angeles on an outpatient basis 9107 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 247-4900
Oleg Liflyandsky M.D. Works out of Cedars Sanai and has an office nearby the hospital. (310) 535-7733.
Debbie Lipchik MA MFCC. On Sawtelle Blvd. in West LA. She does individual & couples (some group)… and gives excellent referrals. (310) 231-0356
Jennifer Pond. http://www.drjenniferpond.com/ Clinical psychologist. 5012 Chesebro Rd Ste 201 Agoura Hills CA 91301
Mari Marks. Psychologist. 11911 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 472-2523. http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/name/Mari_Marks_PhD_Los+Angeles_California_78007
Gloria Dahlquist. Licensed Marital & Family Therapist. 4405 Riverside Dr #203, Burbank, CA 91505 (949) 244-3674
Rick Grant-Coons. Clinical psychologist.6404 Wilshire Blvd Suite 520 Los Angeles, CA 90048 http://drrickcoons.com/site/Welcome.html (323)-600-3348 email@example.com
Alison Roven. MFT. 2336 Malcolm Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 845-6957
Melissa Richman. Psy.D, LCSW. 9201 Wilshire Blvd #203, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 DRMAR@mindtx.org (310) 278-9702
Jaimie Schweitzer. PHD. 16055 Ventura Blvd #1220, Encino, CA 91436 (818) 906-1103
Tess Hightower. 566 S. San Vincente Boulevard Suite 203
Los Angeles, California 90048 and 4322 Bakman Aveenue
Studio City, California 91602 (424) 888-7811
Howard F. Blumenfeld. PHD. 5636 Gentry Ave, Valley Village, CA 91607 (818) 487-3773 (MPI $5 copay)
(310) 281-6059 (714) 898-0362 Works in Long Beach. firstname.lastname@example.org
(MPI $5 copay)
Samantha Fox. Psy.D. 360 N Bedford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 278-4330
3808 Riverside Dr. #503 Burbank CA 91505 (818) 846-7055
(Takes Tier 1 SAG)
Sat Kaur Khalsa. PhD.1452 26th St Suite 202 Santa Monica, CA 90404
Michael Obarski. PhD. 595 E. Colorado Boulevard Suite 435
Pasadena, California 91101 (626) 385-8982 (626) 577-5635
Dr. Marchand. PhD. http://www.drericamarchand.com/
8170 Beverly Blvd. Ste. 200B Los Angeles, CA 90048 and 2601 W. Alameda Ave. Ste. 412 Burbank, CA 91505 (310) 955-1328
Lee Miller. MFT. (Formerly at Women’s Clinic and Family Counseling Center) 310.614.0323 11911 San Vicente Blvd, 280 LA, CA 90049