Therapists Providing Relational Therapy in Los Angeles

Relational therapy (or relational-cultural therapy) helps clients recognize the role of relationships in their well-being. Clients identify and explore how they interact with others, with the goal being to develop new ideas about relationships.

Find therapists in Los Angeles who are trained in Relational Therapy below. All providers 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!


Damon  Dodge

Damon Dodge

7083 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90028

Online Sessions, CA

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

Some therapists focus on “problems,” “disorders” or what’s “wrong” with people—I do things a little differently. I help you identify your strengths and support your capability to design and achieve new outcomes for yourself.

I don’t pretend to have the answers to all life’s questions. I am, however, prepared to create a safe environment where you can gain insight into your life, discover new possibilities and make new choices to create the life you want.


Konul  Surofchy

Konul Surofchy

Online Sessions, CA

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

The therapeutic relationship is one of the leading proponents of change in the work that we do. Yes, concrete tools are necessary, but without the solid relationship foundation, the tools are not as impactful to the therapy process. I view the therapeutic relationship as an opportunity for us to examine a relationship closely in order to associate what happens between us to patterns/tendencies that occur for you elsewhere in other settings. In my approach to treatment, I am authentic, warm, understanding, and non-judgmental. I take a collaborative approach in helping you rediscover yourself and gain a better understanding of your experiences on both a cognitive and emotional level. We will work together to put our insight and curiosity into action by slowly shifting deeply engrained patterns and beliefs that no longer serve you. Doing so will allow us to make space for new shifts to unfold and the reduction of distressing symptoms that are preventing you from thriving in life.

My views are holistic in that I believe a multitude of various factors impact our overall wellbeing and therefore need to be examined. This includes how we nourish ourselves, movement, spiritual beliefs and practices, social connections, biological factors, creative outlets, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Humans are so complex and dynamic that no single approach is going to suit every healing process. This is why I draw from a variety of different modalities including psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive-based approaches. I pride myself in my curiosity and honoring of various cultural backgrounds and practices. You are the expert in yourself and I am here to learn alongside of you and get curious about what you bring into our sessions.


Katherine  Smith

Katherine Smith

420 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, 90212

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $80 - $200 per session

You're probably feeling a little overwhelmed and frustrated about looking for a therapist. You're wondering if I'm the right therapist for you. You want to know if I have experience working with people like you. It may be helpful for you to know that I’ve worked with many different kinds of people of all ages, diverse backgrounds and experiences, and I have experience effectively treating many different kinds of mental health issues. You might be struggling with relationships (including friendships, romance, sex, kink, etc.), feeling lonely or isolated, have trouble figuring out life goals or staying motivated, or you might have experienced trauma and are trying to heal. These kinds of practical problems often get diagnosed as depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ADD or ADHD, or a personality disorder. Whatever your reason for reaching out, we'll talk about it without the pressure or limitations of a label and without judgement. We will take our time and discover the best ways for us to work together.

If you decide that you want to work with me, you'll find that we take our time and work slowly. I practice psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy which is a longer-term kind of therapy. We'll work to alleviate your symptoms by understanding you deeply, always with the goal of setting you up for lifelong mental health in mind.


Becky  Belinsky

Becky Belinsky

1247 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Online Sessions, CA

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

A lot of the clients I work with are high achievers; they’re organized, on top of things, and on the outside, it may look like they have it all together, but underneath they are struggling with self-doubt, never feeling good enough, and that feeling like their emotions are unmanageable. Being kind to yourself is so important to working with these issues and beginning therapy is a great way to start practicing this self-compassion.

I particularly enjoy working with people who are struggling with their relationship with food and their body, eating disorders and disordered eating, as well as anxiety and perfectionism. I’ll provide a supportive space to explore your challenges and together we’ll begin to notice themes and patterns and find better ways to cope. I work with you to understand the root of the issue so that you can create change in a meaningful and lasting way.

My practice philosophy is driven by the belief that genuine connection with others is essential to well-being. My hope is that you feel like you can talk to me about anything and trust that you’ll get supportive and objective feedback. Many of my client clients notice that not only do the issues they come in with improve significantly but they also gain a greater understanding of themselves and other areas of their lives improve as a result.

I’d love to talk to you more about what you’re looking for and how we can work together. I look forward to meeting you!


Jennifer  Kashani

Jennifer Kashani

1849 Sawtelle Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90025

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $185 - $215 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.


Jessica  Gallo

Jessica Gallo

1150 Yale Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90403

11949 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, CA, 90230

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

We don’t heal in isolation. We heal in the context of healthy and safe relationships. Together, we can lighten load that you’ve been carrying and make sense of the messiness of life. In sessions with me, you can expect to be empowered with practical tools, observations, insights and nurturing containment. I will offer a safe, authentic space to unpack issues, repair emotional wounds, develop practical skills, engage in exploratory processing of patterns, and be connected with resources and information. Our work together will empower you to build on your inner strengths and better manage the ever-changing tides of life.

Connecting with a professional therapist can shed light on patterns that may need to shift in order to align with the healthiest version of you. Weekly sessions can offer you a restorative sanctuary from which to heal and grow. The therapeutic process is enlightening, transformative, and can even be fun!

In my practice, I focus on supporting 20-30-somethings, new & expectant mothers, and teens through individual therapy and support circles. Additionally, I offer postpartum planning and support. I specialize in healing from past trauma, perinatal mental health, life transitions, managing dysfunctional family relationships, healthy relationships, grief/loss, child development, depression/anxiety, multicultural family dynamics & mindfulness. I would be honored to be a partner in your path to wellness. If you feel drawn to learn more, let's connect!


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