Therapists Specializing in Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder in Los Angeles

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a diagnosis in the category of depressive disorders that involves both physical and psychological symptoms around the time of menstruation. The symptoms are like those of premenstrual syndrome but more severe. While it is very normal for women to experience mild discomfort around the time of menstruation, premenstrual dysphoric disorder causes significant distress and affects participation in normal work and social activities.

The therapists below can help women who are struggling with premenstrual dysphoric disorder to better understand the condition and learn new coping strategies. Therapists might focus on identifying patterns in cycle and mood, or on increasing preparedness to respond more effectively to triggers. It’s also common for therapists to help clients develop more helpful thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors through a talking therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). While CBT is commonly used and efficacious for premenstrual dysphoric disorder, there are also different approaches that can be beneficial.

Discuss the options with therapists in Los Angeles below who specialize in premenstrual dysphoric disorder. 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!


Liza  Mordkovich

Liza Mordkovich

Online Sessions, CA

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

I provide a supportive, collaborative, emphatic and safe environment for you to explore confusing or distressing parts in your life. You will learn specific day to day tools to assist in a change-oriented therapeutic style.


Jaxx  Alutalica

Jaxx Alutalica

Online Sessions, CA

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

Welcome to Entwine Therapy. I am Jaxx Alutalica, and I am here to guide you in exploring your innermost self, deepening your relationship to pleasure and desire, and finding your unique expression. It takes courage and commitment to yourself to choose to seek therapy, and I am honored to be invited into that process with you. As humans, we find healing in being witnessed in our pain and our growth, and by having someone to walk along side us as we explore our innermost world, relationships to others, and our awareness of self. Finding someone that can hold space for you while you connect with your vulnerability and honesty in your experience is the first step to beginning.

My approach to therapy is unique in that I blend contemporary evidence based therapeutic approaches with traditional healing techniques, like mindfulness and body awareness, that have been passed through generations of healers. In our sessions, we will balance the mind and the body to create an integrated awareness of who you are and what you need to flourish. I have specialized training in working with issues surrounding sexuality and intimacy as well as sexual trauma and relationship dynamics. In our work together, we will collaborate together to find the path best suited for your journey. I cant wait to meet you, let’s begin!


Sharon  Batista

Sharon Batista

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 - $400 per session

I believe in a personalized approach to each person’s concerns. If you are grappling with a medical illness, a difficult life transition, or a particular disorder that's interfering with your daily life, please don't hesitate to reach out. I strive to provide the best, evidence-based, modern treatment to suit your needs, and will work with you to get you to a point where you feel stronger and more empowered.

In addition to sessions in the office, your treatment will include access by phone and email (and at times video conferencing or text messaging, when necessary) to touch base regularly and keep you on track with your plan and treatment. In contrast to traditional practices, I very much encourage communication when outside the office.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Kimberly  Jones

Kimberly Jones

11340 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $225 per session

Has your stress and anxiety become intolerable in a way that’s preventing you from enjoying the present and moving towards your desired future? Do you know what your goals are, but you can’t figure out how to reach them? Are you having trouble liking yourself and offering yourself care and compassion?  Many of us hit points where we confront injuries from our past or roadblocks in the present that feel too difficult to confront. These roadblocks interfere with being able to experience joy or move towards our definition of a life worth living. Sometimes our thoughts and emotions can become so unmanageable that we forget where we are trying to go, or they cause us to lose confidence in our ability to reach certain goals.

If you are struggling with managing anxiety and pain, calming your mind, regaining control of your emotions, finding joy in the present, building self-esteem and better relationships, or removing barriers towards the life that you want then you are not alone. In my practice I utilize Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy and holistic modalities such as breath and bodywork to help get clients to where they are trying to go. Growing up as a surfer, yogi and high achiever I understand the importance of have tools to calm the mind as well as the body. I believe that we can work together to help you learn the tools you need to remove barriers, learn to manage your emotions and create the life that you want.

I see adolescent and adult clients at my offices located in West Los Angeles and Studio City. I also work with clients remotely providing teletherapy sessions. I specialize in helping those who struggle with anxiety disorders, self-esteem issues and depression learn to better understand themselves and what they need to live in alignment with their values and the life they want. It is so important to learn how to calm the mind, live more fully in the present and have a space to feel supported and this is what I strive to provide for those I work with.


Mania  Hekmati

Mania Hekmati

Online Sessions, CA

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

There is a natural tendency toward growth, a desire to be more of ourselves and to enjoy the things we do. For many, that curiosity and vitality has been restricted or shut down. This may lead to feeling depressed, like nothing will change for you. Or anxious, it will only get worse. Or perhaps you sense things could be different and are frustrated, not knowing how to access that new way of being. Psychotherapy is a process through which you can understand how these feelings have come about and how to access your natural tendency toward wellness.


Whitley  Lassen

Whitley Lassen

Online Sessions, CA

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

I will work with you to learn coping skills and strategies to manage stress and anxiety, so that you can live a meaningful and purposeful life. At the end of therapy, you will be like your own therapist. Take control of your anxiety, worry, fears, and phobias today by scheduling a phone consultation.


Jessica  Foley

Jessica Foley

Online Sessions, CA

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

It can be tough to start counseling; telling your story to someone new. It's a brave thing to seek help when life feels out of control, and you should feel proud of your choice to make a change.
I have special expertise in treating many women's issues - everything from emotional pain stemming from reproductive health challenges to dealing with infidelity in a relationship. As a woman, I understand how life can affect us differently. Problems like unplanned pregnancies, chronic illnesses, overwhelming anxiety, eating issues, postpartum mood issues - it's stuff like this that can really have an impact on how you feel.
It can be difficult to talk about the problems that are keeping us up at night, but counseling is one place where it’s ok to say anything, and to truly be heard and helped. In goal oriented psychotherapy, we will use the power of your narrative to show the way to a more connected life. You will experience a safe, empathic environment to share, learn and grow through our work together. Healing through making changes in your life isn’t always easy, but therapy can be a supportive place to start! You are the expert of you, and I want to help you use your intuition to be the best badass 'you' you can be. I look forward to embarking on this journey with you.


Elizabeth  Shouse

Elizabeth Shouse

130 South Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, CA, 91101

Online Sessions, CA

Insurances: Aetna
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 - $175 per session

We all have a better life in mind for ourselves. But when we face big problems and significant pain and stress, it’s hard to imagine a fulfilling life beyond that. That can lead to hopelessness. But the fact is, no one needs to do this alone. I believe that every person deserves to live an incredible story and I'm here to help. I know how scary it can be to tackle the big problems in life. For that reason, I offer a warm and safe space to treat depression, anxiety, panic, and phobias using my specialization in health psychology and chronic pain conditions.

Because our minds and bodies are interconnected, I offer a holistic approach to help you harness the power of your mind to explore and change unhelpful thought patterns. As you acquire more understanding, better coping skills, and effective communication methods, you can leave behind feeling depressed, anxious and afraid.

Another future is possible for you. You can get back to living the life you want for yourself.


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