Nicholas Alexander Berry
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Nicholas Alexander Berry

He/Him/His

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
The Gardens Accepting In-person
Updated January 9, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Attachment issues
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Men's health
  • Relationship issues
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Nicholas Berry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Los Angeles, CA. Nicholas strives to help gay men find greater mental health by supporting the development of healthy habits and meaningful relationships. Many of Nicholas’ clients find themselves unfulfilled, whether that’s in their careers, in their hobbies, or with their long term partners. Others become frustrated with dating and find themselves leaving another unsuccessful first date feeling emotionally exhausted. Those who have continuous conflict with their partners or their loved ones also feel burnt out and seek a way to progress their mental health. Nicholas guides his clients through their therapy journeys with warmth and empathy. He welcomes tears, as he knows that personal growth is difficult yet worth it.



Nicholas’ approach to working with clients begins by building strong rapport through active listening and asking questions. Clients describe their backgrounds and their current situations, detailing out their relationships and how those relationships impact them. Nicholas then helps clients develop a heightened awareness of their routines, including how they act in social settings and their internal thought processes. With this awareness comes insight into which behaviors or thought patterns are helpful and which ones need to change. Clients also benefit from talking about their motivations and readiness for change, as Nicholas supports them through effective and lasting change towards healthier ways of living. He brings compassion to each conversation and encourages clients to practice self-compassion, cutting themselves some slack when it comes to difficult situations. He is an affirming and relatable therapist who wants his clients to recognize their own strengths.



Nicholas earned a Master’s degree from California Baptist University. He has nearly ten years of experience working in therapy and empowers clients to accept themselves and their experiences. Clients leave therapy sessions feeling balanced, taking with them the tools they need to navigate their relationships and their mental health.


Message to clients

Are you a gay male finding that the life you have cultivated for yourself is unfulfilling? Do you sometimes feel you have no idea what you are doing or where to even begin? How about navigating through life in a committed gay relationship, but finding that you and your partner just can't seem to get on the same page? You may also be in your early twenties and thirties feeling like you don't fit in with those you have held close relationships with your entire life or adult life. Even with increased acceptance and representation, some gay men find that they are experiencing even more mental health issues than before.

After identifying the need for a deeper understanding of what drives men within the gay community to excessively indulge in socially acceptable behaviors, I strive to help them achieve greater awareness and insight into how these behaviors serve to foster meaningful connections, but also soothe collective wounds from inside and outside the community.

If you are ready for a different type of therapy experience, where you look forward to the opportunity to peel back those layers you may not even know are there, as well as feel like you are talking to a familiar face, please feel free to reach out to me so that we can get started helping you thrive! I can guarantee crying will happen but feel great!


Specialties

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

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

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

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

Insurance

Nicholas Berry 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: $250 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (90min)
  • Group sessions: $1000 (120min)

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
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

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 11am - 8pm
  • Tue 11am - 8pm
  • Wed 11am - 8pm
  • Thu 11am - 8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

The Gardens practice
2001 S Barrington Ave, Suite 303, Los Angeles, California 90025
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Solid Landings Behavioral Health, Primary Therapist, 2015 - 2017

California Baptist University, MS Counseling Psychology, 2014


Licensure

California: 108674


Languages

English