Therapists Specializing in Codependency in Los Angeles

Codependency is a term generally used to refer to an unhealthy relationship dynamic. Although exact definitions vary, it can be broadly described as an excessive reliance on a relationship to the detriment of a person’s own needs and wellbeing. Some codependent relationships can involve emotionally manipulative behavior and power struggles. If these relationship issues become extreme or frequent, they can interfere with one’s own wellbeing and ability to lead a healthy lifestyle.

If you’re looking to address codependent behavior, it may help to seek out either individual therapy or counseling with the other person in your relationship. Depending on the specific issue, a therapist might help you build confidence and self-esteem, develop communication or assertiveness skills, and help navigate and find solutions to issues. Some providers might help you change unhelpful thoughts and behaviors in order develop more helpful beliefs through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Other providers might explore underlying causes of codependent behavior through a reflective style of therapy, such as psychodynamic therapy, or focus directly on relationships and related skills in interpersonal therapy.

Find therapists in Los Angeles who specialize in codependency below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Caroline   Kalai

Caroline Kalai

12400 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90025

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $300 per session

Your choice to seek help is a strong measure of your self-love, open-mindedness, and courage. Seeking help requires accepting one's vulnerability in order to be able to acknowledge one's difficulties, learn to face those difficulties, and with treatment, become powerful enough to make necessary changes in one's life. This is, without a doubt, a great challenge, but the rewards are invaluable and endless. I commend you for taking this step.

My treatment philosophy is strength-based and is centered around providing adequate psychoeducation to equip you with the crucial knowledge and understanding necessary to foster your growth and empowerment. This way, together we can achieve sustained progress through treatment and the successful resolution of your symptoms.

I am a strong proponent of healthy living, balance, and self-care in conjunction with treatment because I have witnessed the numerous positive effects of these on one's overall wellbeing and how these help my patients respond to treatment. To this end, in addition to the treatment I provide, I strongly encourage and facilitate my patients' discovery and engagement in self-fulfilling activities of all kinds.


Therapists of New York

Therapists of New York

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 - $250 per session

Therapists of New York is a team of doctoral level psychotherapists. We treat individuals and couples struggling with a wide-range of difficulties and/or psychological disorders. We customize treatment to meet each client's individual needs by utilizing our expertise in multiple therapeutic techniques. Our clients are matched by our founder and director, Dr. Elinor Bock, based on personality and specific goals. The matching process relieves the initial hardship of shopping around for the right therapist.

We are a diverse group of therapists with a unified mission: we foster awareness, clarity, relief, and confidence in our clients so that they can overcome obstacles and live freely. We value the importance of genuine, fulfilling, and secure connection with all our clients so they can get the most out of the therapeutic experience.


Ryan  Chandler

Ryan Chandler

Online Sessions, CA

2200 California 1, Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

It takes a great deal of courage to ask for help. Appreciating and respecting that courage, my work is to help my clients attain their goals, discarding whatever has prevented them from doing so in the past. I consider therapy a collaborative effort between the individual and therapist. My hope is that the clients with whom I work feel supported and empowered to make the changes they desire.

Treatment focuses on increasing awareness about life patterns, building on strengths, and developing new coping abilities. My professional strengths include: a knowledge of a variety of presenting issues and treatment options, an innate ability to connect easily with clients, and the capacity to incorporate the realities of daily living into the process.


Deborah  Helt

Deborah Helt

1555 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90026

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $180 per session

My goal as a therapist is to help clients hear themselves, feel their emotions and build greater awareness of what they want and need to thrive.  I strive to support my clients' connection to their own wisdom and to help clients balance action, insight and acceptance.

I believe that each of our lives is an ecosystem, comprised of the interconnecting forces that influence our well-being. This includes our relationships with other people, with cultural and economic forces and even our own bodies. When we suffer trauma or fall out of balance, we are often left feeling anxious, depressed, or lost. Therapy can be an invaluable tool finding our way to vitality and connectedness.

I also believe that some of the distress that we experience cannot be separated from the political, cultural and economic environment in which we live.  I am interested in finding ways to connect the emotional healing and improved self-care often associated with therapy to broader social movements working to promote a fairer, more resilient, more sustainable world. I’m also interested in neuroscience, mindfulness practices and am well versed in recent scientific research about the impacts of social isolation on physical and mental health outcomes. While I am a traditionally trained therapist, these influences also frequently appear in my work. I find that I often attract clients that are interested in exploring how cultural forces are also impacting our collective well being.


Daria  Stepanian

Daria Stepanian

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $85 - $135 per session

Life is weird. It is stressful, complicated, confusing, and painful, there’s no denying that. There is something beautiful about being human and having a human experience with emotions in this weird world. There is beauty in feeling emotions such as love and joy, but also beauty in the depths of sadness and despair. It is part of our human experience, and being human is something we have to embrace with all its beauty, ugliness, vulnerability and discomfort that comes with it. Sometimes we need help in embracing who we are, and that’s where other people come in; Asking for help can be scary, I see that, and I am here for you. As human beings, it is natural to reflect on where we are in our lives and the journey we have traveled. I believe therapy is the journey of the self through the self, and it is my passion to help you enter this journey and hold light in room full of difficult emotions and painful experiences. I commit to make your healing journey as comfortable and authentic as possible, and help support and encourage you along the way.

I look forward to connecting with you!


Janette  Boire

Janette Boire

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $80 - $150 per session

It can be scary and frustrating when life changes. And sometimes you think to yourself, how did I get here? You feel like you've tried everything, but nothing has improved. You may be worried that things are never going to change. You struggle to focus, feel scared of your thoughts, become distracted, or triggered by the world around you. But, imagine what it would be like to thrive! Imagine what it would feel like to have self-confidence, heal from the past, and have the ability to overcome day to day stress. With such a challenging year, mental health is so important now more than ever. Let's move through this together!
It is difficult to find time for therapy because life is so unplanned! I'm here to support you through telehealth sessions, including a flexible schedule of availability both nights and weekends. I am also offering reduced rates for COVID-19 essential workers.
Have questions? Please send them my way! I will respond within 24 hours. I look forward to speaking with you!


Jennifer  Campoy

Jennifer Campoy

2904 Rowena Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90039

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

Often my clients say they wished they didn’t need so much validation from others in order to have confidence or they want to be more assertive without feeling guilty. They feel strangely alone even in their relationships. Despite being capable & smart and having some degree of insight about how they were raised, people I treat know there is more to the story. Why do they have so much self-doubt or a harsh inner voice or look to others to say they're "okay”? This is where I come in. I help people dig deep into the stories & experiences that shaped them and how those influences sometimes hijack their way of thinking & sense of self.

We’ll look at expectations in relationships, we’ll likely catch some automatic negative thinking that has deep roots, & we’ll talk about experiences that perhaps have never been really heard, understood or validated. Because Life is hard … and complicated. Growing up is hard too. If you want to feel more at ease, to know what you want & need and be able to ask for it without guilt & with conviction, I'd love to help you get there.


Haroon  Burhanullah

Haroon Burhanullah

Online Sessions, CA

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

I use HIPPA compliant video evaluation to empower your ability for self-care, because your time is the most precious commodity and sitting in traffic just isn't very conducive to finding meaning and relief. I provide thorough evaluation and medication management at the privacy of your home or office. I strive to offer top-quality, evidence-based mental health care and will work with you to implement the best treatment plan based on your unique needs.


Jeanne  Serra

Jeanne Serra

Online Sessions, CA

Insurances: Tricare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 per session

Contact me today for a free 15 minute phone consultation and take that first step. I look forward to learning more about your reason for seeking therapy and determining how I can help. If we find out that we aren't a good fit, I will happily refer you to my network of therapists, as my number one goal is to get you the support you need.


Linda  Dorsey

Linda Dorsey

5700 Hannum Avenue, Culver City, CA, 90230

Online Sessions, CA

Insurances: MHN/Health Net
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

We all embark on the journey of life at the same starting point. We all travel down the road before us, trying to carve out a path that will lead us to the kind of life that will bring us joy, peace, and happiness. However, there are times when that path leads us off the course of happiness and fulfillment, and into some dark corners where we become stuck.

Whether you’re stuck in the woods of depression, anxiety, or any other less-than-ideal detour, it is possible to get out of the dark places and back into the bright light of life. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I work with individuals, families, and couples to overcome obstacles that they encounter on the path of life.


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