Therapists Providing Trauma-Focused CBT in Los Angeles

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based and time-limited therapy designed for children and adolescents experiencing emotional effects of trauma. The therapist helps the client and their family to understand their experience and symptoms as well as strengthen skills and supports to promote the healing process.

Find therapists in Los Angeles who are trained in Trauma-Focused CBT 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!

Maggie  Wilhelm

Maggie Wilhelm

Online Sessions, CA

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

Therapy sessions with me are personalized, compassionate, evidenced-based treatment based in the DBT principle of Acceptance versus Change. My goal is always to create a warm, safe, non-judgmental environment so that you can begin to make the REAL change that can transform your life.

My role is to help guide you towards developing healthier patterns towards yourself & in your relationships. Together, we can explore what is getting in the way of achieving growth & healing by empowering you to embrace vulnerability. We will dig deep to learn what you must accept versus what is in your power to change, being mindful that neither your past nor your future control you. By enhancing the relationship with yourself and others, challenging unhealthy thoughts that create unhelpful behaviors, and developing new and effective coping skills, you will begin your journey to wellness and finding inner peace.

The consistent theme I experience as a therapist is my passion for helping clients work towards their goals & achieve their highest potential. I am continuously amazed by the resilience & strength I see from clients who strive to better themselves, do the hard work in and out of therapy, & make the changes they are yearning to see in their lives. Accompanying you on your journey to recovery, peace, & wellness is my greatest privilege as a therapist.

Ektha  Aggarwal

Ektha Aggarwal

Online Sessions, CA

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

As your therapist, I am committed to helping you discover your inner power and cultivate lasting change. I help people whose emotions or thoughts take over at the worst possible moments, and those who wrestle with day-to-day life confusion, pain or loss. This period of time can feel overwhelming and debilitating. It may even affect your relationships with family, friends or career.

As Shannon Alder puts it, “courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” How do you to face the difficult questions, show courage, and claim your Shakti (strength) in order to heal?

Healing begins with love. Let’s work on being in love with the person in the mirror. You have been through so much and are still showing resilience. As your psychotherapist, I help you navigate the challenges of adulthood & manage your feelings through interventions such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Walking Therapy and other holistic methods like Crystal Healing.

If you are ready to feel empowered, effortlessly achieve your goals, and feel more happiness in your life, contact me today for a complimentary telephone consultation. I am in this with you & TOGETHER we can navigate any conflict you are trying to manage.

David  Jaffe

David Jaffe

Online Sessions, CA

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

My professional mission is to increase public awareness of mental illness, reduce the stigma of mental illness as depicted in mass media, and to educate the community in hopes to increase help seeking behavior of men. I feel as though men have been left out of the mental health arena due to stigma, media representations, conditioning, and socialization. There are several reasons to choose me as your therapist, but the following abilities truly set me apart from my colleagues. I maintain a holistic view of mental health as an essential facet of whole health and wellness. Consistent with emerging research findings, your psychological health and physical health are intertwined. I possess an uncanny ability to establish rapport and a trusting therapeutic bond with people from culturally diverse backgrounds. My training and experience helped to define me personally and professionally. Throughout my career, I have worked with culturally diverse clients and families in a wide array of settings: outpatient mental health clinics, psychological services centers, prisons, jails, juvenile detention facilities, forensic state hospitals, foster care, and several inpatient psychiatric facilities. My training has helped me to develop knowledge, versatility as a psychologist and fostered my appreciation for individual differences. I grateful for the opportunity to continue supporting the men of California.

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 - $250 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 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 build on and activate your inner strength and resiliency.

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, grow and break cycles of dysfunction. The therapeutic process is enlightening, transformative, and can surprisingly even be fun! The process puts you in the driver seat of your life rather than continuing to repeat unconscious patterns which are no longer serving you.

I would be honored to be a partner in your path to wellness. If you feel drawn to my approach, let's connect for a free consult.

Maura  Merritt

Maura Merritt

Online Sessions, CA

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

Clients typically reach out to me when they're looking to find personal growth and make changes in how they think and feel. My goal is to have each client explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help build insight to create the changes they want to see to design a life worth living. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, registered art therapist, and certified clinical trauma professional, I combine my specialties by taking a creative approach to tailor treatment to address each individual's unique needs. I am known by my clients for loving a good worksheet and a sense of humor. I always strive to create a safe place where you can feel comfortable being yourself and express anything without feeling judged. Whether you're experiencing anxiety, depression, burnout, or just want someone to vent to, feel free to reach out to me and we can get started!

Kailah Joy DeJurnett

Kailah Joy DeJurnett

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $110 per session

Congratulations for taking the first step towards change! I utilize many methods with clients during sessions (art therapy, narrative therapy, trauma focused therapy, positive psychology, videos, worksheets, etc.) Change does take work but it can happen! I sometimes give homework to help my clients achieve their goals. I mainly work with adults and adolescents (13+) as individuals and as couples (couples counseling includes a guardian/parent and adolescent minor, adolescent or adult siblings, or intimate partnerships). Whether it's depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, or a mixture of things, I look forward to working with you!

I specialize in trauma, depression, and anxiety with adults and adolescents. If you are seeking couples counseling, I can assist you and your partner with intimacy and communication during whatever stage of your relationship (pre-marital/unmarried, newly weds, married for years).

Change and healing happens when we are honest and express our authentic selves. We all carry the power and strength inside of us to revolutionize our lives. Let's discover your genuine self together to help you live a fulfilling life! You hold the keys to a better you. I look forward to helping you find those keys and unlocking your purposeful future.

Jill  Maher

Jill Maher

Online Sessions, CA

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

Welcome and congratulations on taking your first steps towards healing and growth! I have been working with individuals and families impacted by trauma for 15 years across a variety of environments. I specialize in women’s trauma, and I have a passion for working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

I also provide support for women who are struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health issues in their recovery. I strive to help build a safe and non-judgmental space for you to cultivate your emotional well-being, develop healthy coping skills, and empower yourself. I am here to provide support and offer guidance on helping you to recover and build a life worth living. I look forward to working with you and being a part of your journey!

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.

Amy  Anderson

Amy Anderson

Online Sessions, CA

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

We all can feel a little overwhelmed and stuck, especially when we experience a significant life event or transition.  Having extra support in a non-judgemental safe environment can be so impactful to our overall mental health!  I prioritize creating this space that promotes self-reflection, tranquility, and opportunities for personal growth.

I’d like to help you let go of unhelpful thought processes and behaviors so you can feel energized and empowered to tackle any challenge presented before you!

In my practice, I welcome you and look forward to acknowledging your inner strengths and walking alongside you as you embark on your own journey of growth and transformation. I'm passionate about helping others with a gentle and direct approach that catalyzes life long behavioral changes. I look forward to working with you!

Liz  Selzer-Lang

Liz Selzer-Lang

6363 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90048

Online Sessions, CA

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

Therapy is an opportunity to slow down—at least for an hour or so—to have a conversation with yourself.  I will be there as an engaged and compassionate guide to help you navigate difficult feelings and conflicts and move toward a closer, more joyful connection with yourself and others.

My goal is to lend you my mind and sometimes my nervous system to help you stay in the present, calm and grounded, so that you feel empowered to be your best self.

As a couple therapist I am an active participant in helping you express feelings and needs to your partner(s); learn new ways to short-circuit conflict; and heal painful ruptures in the relationship.  As a sex therapist for individuals and couples my hope is for you to have access to pleasure and connection and confidence in your ability to make healthy choices.

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