Toby Barron, Therapist in Burbank, California — Zencare
Toby  Barron
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Toby Barron

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online
Burbank, Silver Lake Accepting In-person
Updated October 13, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • EMDR/Trauma Recovery/PTSD
  • LGBTQIA+ topics
  • Trans issues (including surgeries)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Recovery from emotional abuse and/or neglect

Professional statement

Toby Barron is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA who works with clients on a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns. Toby also has a deep specialization in working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. She often sees individuals who are HIV-positive, as well as trans folks, including those who are preparing for gender-affirming surgery. She welcomes both individual adults and couples to her practice.

Warm, considerate, and thoughtful, Toby believes that clients should have access to knowledge about their symptoms and/or diagnoses, and likes to share language and information about mental health in sessions. She also encourages clients to identify and foster their support systems in order to challenge the shame or stigma they might be experiencing and empower themselves to reach a better place. She looks forward to working with you via telehealth or at one of her offices, located in Burbank or Silverlake.


Message to clients

Warmth, compassion, humor, and safety sit at the forefront of my practice. In my 10+ years working in mental health, trans health, and LGBTQIA+ therapy, I've learned that everybody needs a non judgemental space to sort out their feelings and needs. I'm happy to offer a fresh set of ears as well as evidence-based therapy tools to help you navigate life. Since mental health recovery can be challenging as it is, clients often tell me they find it extra helpful to work with a therapist familiar with sexuality, trans and nonbinary identity, kink, and gender-affirming surgery letters, so they don't have to explain their identity.

Feel free to schedule a 15 minute phone consultation so we can chat and see if I'm the right fit for your needs!


Specialties

EMDR/Trauma Recovery/PTSD - Reducing the impact of trauma on your daily life through evidence-based EMDR tools and interventions.

LGBTQIA+ topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationships, stigma, coming out, finding your most authentic life, family, and cultural challenges

Trans issues (including surgeries) - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender-variant identities; support around transition and all the various ways gender, stigma, pride, and identity show up in daily life

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

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

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

Recovery from emotional abuse and/or neglect - Noticing and addressing the ways that unhealthy patterns in past relationships can show up in new relationships, self-esteem, conflict resolution skills, and the ability to regulate mood




Clientele

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

Insurance

Toby Barron 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: $180 (50min)
  • Initial session: $180 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $220 (50min)
  • Gender Affirming Surgery Letter (GAS): $180 (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
  • 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

Location(s)

Burbank practice
3808 W Riverside Dr, 400, Burbank, California 90048
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-7pm
  • Tue 9am-7pm
  • Wed 9am-7pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 9am-6pm

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 9am-7pm
  • Tue 9am-7pm
  • Wed 9am-7pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 9am-6pm

Silver Lake practice
2502 Hyperion Ave, Silverlake, California 90027
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-7pm
  • Tue 9am-7pm
  • Wed 9am-7pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 9am-6pm

Work and Education

Toby Barron Therapy, Mental Health Clinician, 2019 - Present
Los Angeles LGBT Center, Mental Health Clinician, 2019 - 2022
Grant Courtney Psychotherapy, Mental Health Clinician, 2017 - 2019
Los Angeles LGBT Center, HIV Clinic Medical Social Worker, 2015 - 2019
PathPoint Chatsworth, Job Coach, 2013 - 2015
Los Angeles LGBT Center, MSW Therapy Intern, 2013 - 2014
Venice YouthBuild, MSW Case Management Intern, 2012 - 2013
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, Psychiatric Employment Specialist, 2010 - 2012

California State University, Masters of Social Welfare, Community Mental Health , 2014
University of California, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2009
Recovery Model Mental Health Service Provider Certificate, 2009


Licensure

California: 89672


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Toby was very generous and invested significant time into gathering a comprehensive snapshot of my needs, plus thoroughly answering my questions. She was warm, professional, and knowledgeable and I felt immediately comfortable talking with her."
- Zencare client • August 2020
"Toby was very personable and on-time. We are excited to start counseling with her!"
- Zencare client • July 2020