Therapists Specializing in Postpartum Depression in Los Angeles

Postpartum depression is a common mental health condition among women who have recently given birth. It is characterized by persistent symptoms of depression that appear after the baby’s birth and do not go away on their own. These symptoms might also arise during pregnancy and are equally as important to treat. Some degree of feeling overwhelmed is a normal and expected part of having a new baby. However, when these feelings are intense, persistent, or interfere with day-to-day functioning, it can be helpful to seek support from a trained mental health professional.

Working with a therapist can help new mothers process their experiences and understand potential sources of their depressive thoughts. Therapy might focus on developing coping skills, implementing self-care practices, and working towards more helpful thinking patterns and behaviors that facilitate mood improvement. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy are commonly used and effective therapies, though approaches may differ between therapists.

Find therapists in Los Angeles who specialize in postpartum depression 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!


Hannah  Harte

Hannah Harte

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $175 per session

In this busy, face-paced world, where we are inundated by information and so much is asked of us by our jobs, relationships, families and communities, I’ve found it is incredibly beneficial (but often difficult) to prioritize time for oneself. Therapy offers a chance to give yourself a pause, to slow down, to reconnect with yourself, and to take a deeper look at your experience within a safe and supportive environment.

For many, simply making the decision to seek therapy is a major first step, and one you can feel proud of. Life can certainly have its peaks and valleys, and throughout it all, therapy can help one navigate these experiences. In sessions, we will work together and at your own pace. I will support you in facing issues that feel painful, overwhelming or confusing, and to make meaning of these experiences. I will help you access your own internal strength and resilience as you take steps in the healing process and in the challenging, yet rewarding, journey of change.

Finding a good fit with a therapist can sometimes take a little time and effort. I encourage you to reach out with any questions you may have about me or the therapeutic process, and to see if we might be a good match.


Elizabeth  Torres

Elizabeth Torres

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $250 per session

Therapy can be a helpful way to find clarity and courage about what you are wanting for your life. I work well with people who “think too much” and are “too sensitive” or “intense”. I take a practical approach and am happy to answer any questions you may have. I’m currently offering telehealth only for clients in California and Massachusetts.

Before the first meeting I send some questionnaires through my secure online portal to get a sense of how someone is doing using standardized measures (5-10 minutes max to complete). In the first meeting for individual therapy, or Initial Evaluation (75 minutes), we will talk about what you want help with and what your life is like. I will be interactive and collaborative as we identify things you would like to work on or things you would like to change. I will be honest about whether I think I can be helpful.

For couples, I will spend 120 minutes for a first session so there is time to hear from both members of the couple about their lives and what they are needing help with. After the initial evaluation individual sessions are typically 50 minutes and couples’ sessions are 90 minutes, unless otherwise arranged.

While many clients come weekly at first, I also work with people on a bi-weekly, monthly, or even episodic basis. I invite you to reach out and see if we are a good fit.


Janelle  Farias

Janelle Farias

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $160 per session

A mental health therapist is responsible for getting a clear picture of each patient's individual needs to understand what must be discussed during therapy. Each provider has a unique way of formulating an approach to engage the patients. I see value in collaborating with patients to explore healing tactics that they find interesting.

Engaging patients to explore their strengths is an excellent strategy to build rapport and trust in a therapeutic relationship. As a therapist, I like to pay special attention to what patients desire to do and can put their whole focus on.


Alisa  Rosenberg

Alisa Rosenberg

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $275 per session

While I am an evidence-based trained clinical psychologist, I am unique because I integrate these traditional approaches to treatment with the metaphysical, spiritual, and nonconventional ideas I feel so drawn to as a person. My approach is strongly spirit and energy based, using metaphors, visualizations, and paying attention to intentions, emotions, and intuition as paramount in self-discovery, and in moving through one’s life path. I believe clients who are drawn to me are an energetic “match” and that we will have something to offer each other in the way of personal development. In that, I am genuinely looking forward to beginning our therapy connection.


Roberto  Figueroa

Roberto Figueroa

11111 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90025

Online Sessions, CA

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

If you are suffering from anxiety or depression you should know you are not alone. Millions of people in the US and about half a billion people in the world have significant depression or anxiety. Anxiety and depression may be caused by psychological, physical, social, and spiritual factors. Struggling with depression or anxiety can cause intense suffering, affect your ability to have or enjoy relationships and disrupt your ability to function at work or home. Problems with your emotional health can prevent you from pursuing your dreams and living life to the fullest.
Finding hope is the first step in getting better. And there are reasons to be hopeful. Research has consistently demonstrated the benefit of multiple treatment approaches. It has also shown that the most effective treatment is the combination of psychotherapy and medication treatment.

I specialize in treating anxiety and depression. I use an integrated approach that combines cognitive behavioral (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy with medication treatment when indicated.


Melissa  Divaris Thompson

Melissa Divaris Thompson

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $275 per session

You may feel like you are functioning in life, but struggling underneath. With so much uncertainty in the world, you may be experiencing more anxiety, sadness, or overwhelm. Perhaps you are struggling in your intimate relationship, with your family or friends or by yourself. No matter your situation, talking to someone can be helpful to feel more grounded, clear, and less stressed.

In allowing ourselves to feel, we create a space within to open and grow. In our busy lives, we often forget our true nature and end up feeling stuck, tired, anxious and unhappy.

As a holistic and depth oriented therapist, my role is to support my adults and couples in finding wholeness — mind, body, and spirit — creating more joy, ease, and healthy relationships. I help my clients remember their empowered authentic voice and “tap back in” to their true self.

In a safe and warm environment, my clients are able to explore their past and their present, to understand what’s missing in their life, what they truly yearn for, and what is keeping them apart from that. Through this exploration, I help clients express their inner most desires, bringing more peace, balance, and happiness to their lives.


Sharma  Bennett

Sharma Bennett

520 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90049

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $185 per session

Although it can be difficult to reach out for help, I believe we are most fully alive when we embrace our potential for growth. Often the desire to make more informed choices and gain a deeper understanding of who you are leads to increased self regard and less fear. Feeling fearful while moving forward is possible; the first step may be making the call to begin the process.


Linda  Dorsey

Linda Dorsey

5700 Hannum Avenue, Culver City, CA, 90230

Online Sessions, CA

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.


Caron  Post

Caron Post

833 Amoroso Place, Los Angeles, CA, 90291

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $190 - $225 per session

I believe that psychotherapy is a process for learning about yourself and healing. It is my hope that through the psychotherapeutic relationship you will learn ways to deal with the difficulties in your life. I work together with patients to form a close collaborative relationship in which they become aware of the underlying sources of their difficulties, learn to work with powerful and uncomfortable emotions, and allow their inner strengths to flourish.


Leah  Wolff

Leah Wolff

Online Sessions, CA

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

My approach is to start where you are at. Together we will build a partnership to identify goals; develop growth; build tools; and navigate stressful or confusing challenges. These may include issues such as loss, work stress, divorce, family concerns, and life transitions.

I’ll use evidenced based modalities such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), psychodynamic therapy and mindfulness based practices to help you increase awareness around certain behaviors, regulate emotions, create new ways of thinking and identify patterns.

I provide a nonjudgmental, supportive space where we can work together to create change in you life.


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