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Travis Bauer(He/Him/His)

Psychologist, PhD
Anxiety - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Trauma-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-Men's issues- Loss, grief, and bereavement-
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Professional statement

Travis Bauer, PhD is a licensed counseling psychologist (PSY 34385) treating clients throughout the state of California in-person and via teletherapy. Dr. Bauer specializes in working with LGBTQ populations and concerns; with anxiety, trauma, and panic; with grief and loss; and with major life transitions. Dr. Bauer's approach to therapy draws from both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness practices, and neuroscience to help clients make sense of their thoughts and feelings, and how they relate to others. Dr. Bauer has had rich and diverse training experiences over the years that inform his practice which include college counseling, school counseling, crisis hotlines, veteran services, and community mental health.

Dr. Bauer's private practice is located in the West Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA and is also available for remote sessions. Dr. Bauer does not accept insurance but provides a super bill for all clients to seek reimbursement for sessions should they have out of network benefits with their insurance providers. Dr. Bauer has a small number of sliding scale fee slots, do not hesitate to ask about these.

Message to clients

I utilize a therapeutic approach that prioritizes psychological flexibility to help clients find balance in their lives. I believe that much of human suffering occurs when folks consistently live on the extreme ends of behavior, often because they feel that it is the only way for them to get by. For some, this means either bringing too much rigidity and inflexibility to their lives when control feels like the most important and safe option. For others, this might look like floating in ambivalence because making any one choice, or asserting oneself, feels too scary or overwhelming. I help clients recognize these unsustainable practices and work with them to cultivate a sense of compassion and gratitude for how they may have helped in the past. Then, the task is to chart a path towards different ways of being that feel authentic and important to the individual client, and no two cases look the same.

In my practice I bring expertise from evidence-based practices that draw on mindfulness, behavioral science, and trauma-informed care. I try to balance structure and flexibility in my work with my clients to model the psychological flexibility that I believe in so deeply, and above all have an empathetic stance while also challenging folks to live in accordance with their values even it is uncomfortable at times. I encourage you to reach out to schedule a free consultation if you are interested in learning more about working with me. Thanks for reading!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Nikki Rubin, PsyD, A Psychological Corporation, Postdoctoral Psychological Associate
UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services, Predoctoral Clinical Intern

University of Texas at Austin, PhD, 2022


California: 34385




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

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

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

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

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

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


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

Locations & Hours


Travis Bauer 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:$310 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$200 - $310

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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