Therapists Specializing in Academic Challenges in Los Angeles


Diana  Ali

Diana Ali

2001 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA, 90403

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, a chronic illness, burnout, or other sources of overwhelming emotions, I believe there is hope for you.

If you've tried traditional talk therapy and felt like you didn't make much progress, you may benefit from a different approach. I offer both trauma-specific treatment and practical, skills-based approaches to therapy like Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is aimed at helping you to build the life that you want, to move toward your values, and to change the behaviors that may be getting in the way of your goals. As a trauma and DBT specialist, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and evidenced-based treatments that empower my clients to heal and to learn practical skills to improve their lives. I view therapy as a collaborative, team effort, between the client and therapist.

Together, we will work on reducing your suffering and building your life. I realize that it takes great courage to face our challenges and ask for help. I invite you to message me directly to schedule a free, 15-minute phone consultation.


Kamal  Ahmed

Kamal Ahmed

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $165 per session

Congratulations on taking the next step in improving your life. You might be feeling stuck or uncertain about what you want your future to look like. Or you may be feeling stuck with a relationship. Either way, together we can work on getting you more clarity and skills that can help you get the life you know you deserve.


Sarah  Rafik Morcos

Sarah Rafik Morcos

4421 West Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA, 91505

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $125 per session

I understand the dark places you find yourself stuck in, paralyzed by overwhelming anxiety, and unsure of how to proceed. I am here to navigate that with you. With a sense of humor and an understanding heart, we can create a space that can feel light, but also safe to go into the depths of your pain in order to build awareness and create a life where you can thrive.

Therapy is a sacred relationship that can create true healing and I consider it an honor to be in the room with you. I want to come alongside you in your story.


Clarke  Heyes

Clarke Heyes

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $120 per session

I believe that people have at least some knowledge about the problem or reason that brings them to therapy and also have in their possession a bag of tricks necessary to live the life that they want to live.

I see my role as helping my clients look at the problem, unearth their individual skills and abilities, and try on the possibility that could be the life that they want to live.


Straight Up Treatment

Straight Up Treatment

1180 South Beverly Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90035

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $250 per session

Straight Up Treatment is a group therapy practice located near the Beverly Hills/Century City area of Los Angeles. Their providers offer individual, couples, parent, group, and family therapy session, and specialize in anxiety, depression, life transitions, and coaching services.


Erica  Thompson

Erica Thompson

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 per session

Do you struggle with trusting others or with feelings of not being "enough"? Have you experienced trauma or difficult relationships? Sometimes your brain is your worst enemy. You question your worthiness and loveablity. You yearn for success and deep connection. There is pain from your past that has led you to build up walls to protect yourself from being hurt again. But here you are, done feeling stuck. You want to feel confident and successful. You want meaningful connections. I utilize EMDR and IFS to help people heal core wounds. Together we break the cycle of anxiety and disconnection. There will be compassion and some laughs along the way. You will find your hope and start to find your relationships changed for the better. Give yourself this gift.


Deanna  Olivas

Deanna Olivas

4519 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $195 per session

Therapy can be an incredibly rewarding experience for awareness, change and growth.  My goal is to create a safe space for you to express yourself, develop a greater understanding of your circumstances, enhance trust in yourself and regain hopefulness about your situation. I would be honored to support you on your journey of transformation and healing.


J. Ann  Clayton

J. Ann Clayton

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $90 - $150 per session

Life is beautiful; but it can take some unexpected turns. Whether you address the obstacles when it's presented or avoid it by suppressing it, conflict is normal for everyone to experience. We experience internal conflict within ourselves and external conflict from our environment. By processing conflicting feelings within and adapting to constant change in our environment, we develop new ways to connect to our inner self and our loved ones while building on our new asylum. It's important to receive support in a healing, restorative environment that is a safe space for you.


Abby  Krom

Abby Krom

13101 Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90066

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $200 per session

You’re ready for a change and although you may not be sure how therapy will help you, you are wanting to see what’s possible for your life. Therapy with me provides a space away from your family and friends to really express what’s going on for you. It’s a non-judgmental space but I am an active therapist. I listen with curiosity and offer feedback based on what I am hearing. It’s important to have a dialogue and explore what is going on for you in new ways.


Jennifer  Kashani

Jennifer Kashani

1849 Sawtelle Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90025

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $185 - $200 per session

There is hope for a balanced lifestyle. A lifestyle with a fulfilling career, romantic relationship, genuine friendships, family connections, and fun. Maybe some areas of your life feel full, yet there is still something missing that is creating an imbalance. This does not happen in a vacuum; it happens in relationship with oneself and others. Healing also happens in relationships, which starts with me and you. I am an expert in all things relationships and career; helping to create space for more in life without feeling overwhelmed. I will help you change your life and find the relief you need in a world that can sometimes feel unrelenting.

I work with you to build the inner and outer resources you need to live a life that feels purposeful and with vitality. When working with me, you will find your Self. Your Self that can lead to meaningful connections and free expression while feeling in control. I use my compassionate and warm style to open up the parts of you that are ready to be seen.

Therapy is not only a place to boldly look at yourself, but also a place to laugh and play. Patients have described me as insightful and supportive. Some of my passions include non-profit work, animal rights, and the mind/body connection. Whether it is your first time in therapy or 20th time - it's the time to make a life, not just a living. Contact me today.


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