Taylor  Dovala

Taylor Dovala


Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Sawtelle Japantown Accepting In-person
Updated January 8, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Premarital counseling
  • Relationship issues
  • Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink

Professional statement

Dr. Dovala is a Los Angeles–based psychologist specializing in providing identity-affirming, evidence-based care for both individuals and couples/relationships.

Dr. Dovala holds a PhD and MA in Clinical Psychology from Clark University. She uses a strengths-based and integrative approach that is tailored to the unique needs of each client and draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT), and interpersonal modalities. Dr. Dovala takes an active approach to therapy that invites clients to approach their own life with deeper engagement and new possibility. Past clients have described her as genuine, nonjudgmental, and perceptive.

Dr. Dovala holds expertise in providing LGBTQIA+ and culturally-affirming care to both individuals and couples. She previously served on the Trans Care Team and LGBTQ+ Mental Health Team at UCLA, and has pioneered research on one of the first couples therapy interventions specifically tailored to the unique strengths and stressors that LGBTQ+ couples may experience. In addition to her own work, she supervises doctoral-level couples therapists and has trained over 300 providers across the U.S. and internationally in treating couples using the Relationship Checkup model. She continues to focus her practice on providing affirming care to clients with diverse gender identities, sexual orientations, and relationship practices (e.g. kink, polyamory/consensual non-monogamy).

Dr. Dovala offers both in-person and telehealth sessions with evening and weekend availability. She understands that beginning therapy can be a daunting process. To help you take the first steps and decide if Dr. Dovala is the right match for you, she offers a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss your current needs, answer your questions, and help create a plan for your next steps.

Message to clients


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

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

Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage

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

Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink - Exploring one’s values in and beliefs about relationships; practicing boundary-setting, conflict resolution, and romantic or sexual relationship bonding with partners


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)


Taylor Dovala 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: $300 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $215 - $300
  • Couples sessions: $315 (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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

If you are interested in using your insurance benefits for therapy, please know that I am considered an out-of-network provider; however, most PPO plans offer reimbursements for therapy around 40-80% of the fee.


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 Closed
  • Tue 3:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Sawtelle Japantown practice
11500 W Olympic Blvd, Suite 460, Los Angeles, California 90064
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00pm-5:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sun Closed


California: 33691