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Alex Tripoli(He/Him/His)

Master of Social Work, MSW
Anxiety - Depression- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Relationship issues- Trauma-Panic attacks / panic disorder-
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Professional statement

Alex started his professional life in national politics and international business, and transitioned to the mental health field in 2015 to create change on a more personal level. He received his Masters in Social Work from USC in 2017, and since then worked in the nonprofit space in addition to maintaining his private therapy practice. Providing mental health services to the unhoused at St. Joseph Center and Covenant House has taught him the vital importance of recognizing each individual’s unique story and coming from a place of compassion rather than assigning labels.

You First Psychotherapy isn’t just the name of Alex's private practice; it’s the philosophy that drives his work. On an airplane, you are required to put an oxygen mask on yourself before helping others. This principle is equally true for mental health: Prioritizing your mental health is a prerequisite for showing up – at work and at home – as the person you want to be. Likewise, you are the expert in your own experience. Alex provides a warm, judgment-free environment for you to reflect on how you got here and how to become the person you want to be.

Alex provides in-person and telehealth therapy sessions. His physical office is located in Atwater Village, on the east side of Los Angeles. Alex also offers a free fifteen minute consultation session to see if this is a good fit for your therapeutic priorities. Please don't hesitate to reach out and see if this is the right therapist for you.

Message to clients

I offer individual therapy to people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, panic symptoms, and grief as a result of major life transitions, professional impasses (especially in the entertainment industry), sex and relationship issues, family trauma, and loss of loved ones. Finding stability in an unstable world is exhausting; especially here in Los Angeles. I use mindfulness techniques, as well as tenets of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy, Seeking Safety, Problem Solving Therapy and emotional processing to tailor a unique therapeutic approach to you.


California: 103914




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety


  • Adults (24+)

Locations & Hours


Alex Tripoli is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (60min)