Terence Ford, Therapist in Los Angeles, California — Zencare
Terence  Ford

Terence Ford

He/Him/His

Psy.D., Psychoanalysis
California Accepting Online
Los Angeles Accepting In-person
Updated August 1, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Climate anxiety
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Relationship issues
  • Life purpose & meaning

Professional statement

Dr. Terence Ford is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst with an office in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles. Dr. Ford specializes in the troubling existential and philosophical issues that manifest themselves in depression, different varieties of anxiety, relationship problems (including dating), creative blocks, feelings of foreboding or doom, and questioning the meaning of life. His clients often found themselves going through their routines without feelings of satisfaction or connection to a cause or person outside themselves.

Dr. Ford uses his education, training, and over 15 years of clinical experience as he works with his clients. He understands the importance of having solid, empathetic support. His practice draws from psychoanalytic approaches, where he builds strong trust between himself and his clients. From a secure relationship, clients then explore their roadblocks and difficult feelings, growing their self-awareness in the process. His own life experiences inflect his work--he has lived abroad, worked for many years as a mid-level executive in non-profits, and he has practiced Zen-style meditation for decades. Dr. Ford also practices hypnotherapy to help his clients break out of emotional or physical ruts.

Dr. Ford holds a doctorate in psychology in psychoanalysis and has worked with clients of all backgrounds, identities, and personalities. His goal is to support clients as they explore their minds, feelings, and dreams to feel a better sense of connectedness to a greater meaning.


Message to clients

It can be helpful to start by speaking about whatever first comes to mind, whether or not you think it's important. I believe that everything said in a session is important, and we use the time to find out what it is you actually mean--something like following threads back to their origin in a deeper place. I hope my clients can think about why they say what they say, why they do what they do, and why they think what they think, and most importantly, why they feel what they feel. Therapy with me is about discovering how behaviors relate to your feelings.


Specialties

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

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness or impending doom.

Climate anxiety - Coping with the stress created by climate change, including managing any overwhelming feelings of impending disaster

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; working through childhood oppression by family or friends and assisting with overcoming the results of that "gay trauma." coping with current discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges,

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships of all kinds--romantic, work, friendship--and exploring patterns in relationships and in dating

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (45min)

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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

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 11:00 - 5:00
  • Tue 7:30 - 5:00
  • Wed 8:00 - 5:00
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 10:00 - 5:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 5:00

Los Angeles practice
1555 Sunset Boulevard, Unit C, Los Angeles, California 90026
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00 - 5:00
  • Tue 7:30 - 5:00
  • Wed 8:00 - 5:00
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 10:00 - 5:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 5:00

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

Self, Psychotherapist, 2007 - Present

Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, PsyD, Psychoanalysis, 2016
Antioch University, MA, Clinical Psychology, 2007
City University of New York, Graduate Center, MPhil, 1983


Licensure

California: mfc49861


Languages

English