Jon-Paul  Bird

Jon-Paul Bird


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Sherman Oaks Accepting In-person
Updated January 29, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Work stress
  • Creative blocks
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Jon-Paul Bird is a therapist in Los Angeles, CA. Contrary to the classic tweed jacket, elbow-patched analyst that just nods and grunts, therapy with Jon-Paul will feel approachable and warm yet knowledgeable and trustworthy to sit with your most private thoughts.

If you are dealing with anxiety, work stress, relationship problems, and creative blocks Jon-Paul is trained to help you feel your best again. As a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) he has years of experience working with entertainment industry professionals, high achievers, and racial identity issues in an effort to help them redefine their direction, improve satisfaction in their career and manage the stress that comes with it.

Serving busy LA-area professionals, Jon-Paul understands that getting to the office is not always possible. Which is why, in addition to having a comfortable and private office space, he also expanded his services to include online counseling services so you take the stress of driving off your plate if needed. Even couples counseling can be conducted via his secure HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform from your computer.

Message to clients

You've worked hard to overcome challenges in your life. You established a career and achieved goals that you are proud of. Perhaps you finally found a relationship that you feel supported in. Awesome, right? So why do you still feel there is something missing? 

I'm happy you're spending time to look for someone to speak to about what is going on in your life. Deciding to open up and seek help is the first step, and one that you should be proud of. I'm often asked what kind of therapist I am. I use several modalities and tailor the therapeutic experience to you. You are the culmination of your life's experience; it is unique to you. Similarly, how you are experiencing your current struggles is very personal. You need a therapeutic approach that works for you, not one that works for everyone else.


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

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

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

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Creative blocks - Setting goals and creating road maps to move beyond perfectionism, procrastination, and self-doubt; building self-awareness and skills to accomplish goals and fuel creativity

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Jon-Paul Bird 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: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (50min)

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
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly


Sherman Oaks practice
13400 Riverside Dr # 318, Los Angeles, California 91423
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 10:00am-7:00pm

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2014 - Present
Aviva Family & Children Services, 2015 - 2017

Phillips Graduate Institute, LMFT, 2012
University of California Santa Cruz, 2008


California: 100116



Client testimonials

"I truly appreciated his openness and honesty. He also made my son and I feel very comfortable. Thank You"
- Zencare client • June 2022
"Jon Paul was punctual, with a laid back warmth that put us at ease. He answered all questions and assured us with his process, appointment flexibility and modalities."
- Zencare client • May 2022