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Douglas Sadownick(He/Him/His)

Psychologist, PhD
Anxiety-Depression-Couples counseling-Trauma-Mindfulness-LGBTQ topics-
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Professional statement

Dr. Douglas Sadownick is a Professional Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA with a license in Marriage and Family Therapy. For the last 30 years, has has been a professor of clinical psychology at Antioch University, where he has spent the past 20 years training therapists to open their hearts and to engage with vitality and courage. Dr. Sadownick founded and directed the Antioch University LGBT Specialization and Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center, and a result, has access to a host of different methods and approaches, including psychodynamic, existential, feminist, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and somatic.

In sessions, Dr. Sadownick works collaboratively to engage clients in a conversational and respectful way. He strives to consistently check-in during each session to see how the overall treatment is going, and what can be improved. Together, he and clients tcome up with collaborative goals that are designed to help people feel safer emotionally and to have their needs met and to see growth and change!

Dr. Sadownick is respected in the therapist community for advances he has made in training therapists to work with the people of color and queer communities. He is a published award-winning author of two books, and is publishing his next on healing approaches for gay people and also a forthcoming memoir. He is active on YouTube, Substack and TikTok.

Message to clients

If you are looking for a therapist who will engage you throughout the session, and to make you feel seen, heard, and engaged, I can offer you all my emotional resources to help you feel safe and inspired. I am currently seeing people in person in my sunlight and peaceful office in mid-city but also available via teletherapy to address people’s need for contact, support and direction. I specialize in working with diverse populations to help address loneliness, concerns about finances, relationship distress and worries about survival. I feel it is important to use this challenging time to make meaning out of this societal change, to find out what’s being asked from each of us to grow.

I also work with people involved in the Hollywood Industry and have special expertise in working with the LGBTQ communities and those of Jewish origin.

My way of working is to help you feel safe and cared for. We can address your fears, worried and anxieties. Solutions can be discovered through dialogue. As we work to solve some pressing concerns, we can also address the search for greater meaning and deeper purpose that comes from facing a crisis. I will talk with you as a companion in your journey. I work with all people and specialize in working with LGBTQ clients, women and people of color and men struggling with other pressures.

Work and Education

Private Practice
LGBT Specialization, Antioch University, Founder and Director
Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center, Founder
Antioch University, Professor in Clinical Psychology

Pacifica Graduate Institute, Ph.D., 2006
Antioch University Clinical Psychology, MA, 1997
NYU, MA, 1995
Columbia College, BA, 1981


California: 40003


English, French, Hebrew, Spanish


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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples

Locations & Hours

I am now seeing patients in person.


Douglas Sadownick 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:$275 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$200 - $275
  • Initial session:$275 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$300 (80min)
  • Group sessions:$75 (90min)
  • Family sessions:$300 (80min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

My Simple Practice Portal will bill you for the fee and provide regular Invoices and Superbills. My fee is $225-$300 but we can discuss your situation as well. I do not work as a provider for insurance companies but am happy to provide a superbill.

Therapy Groups

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Writing & Reading to Explore Our Gay Humanity

This is for people who are interested in writing to heal the gay psyche through reading, writing and even self-publishing.