Therapy and counseling

I help people achieve fearless self-acceptance.

It’s a deeply human experience to feel stuck and lose perspective from time to time. Even more human is the need for a fresh perspective from a non-judgmental set of ears.  Providing this kind of support and helping people find relief, fulfillment, and a sense of direction is one of my greatest passions. 

Toby Barron

MY APPROACH

Genuine Connection and Understanding

Honesty, humility, curiosity, and warmth sit at the forefront of my practice. I see therapy as a journey we take together, that starts from wherever you are.  My attachment-based and psychodynamic approach focuses on building up your existing strengths and resilience. By looking at how your past has shaped your life, we can shift perspective from “what’s wrong with me?” to “what happened to me?” This takes power away from shame and heightens your self-awareness. From this place of understanding and acceptance, we’ll use tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and EMDR to help you regulate your mood and make a direct, real-time impact on your emotional experience and relationships.

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How Can I Help?

Your mental health is a priority and it’s okay to need help. I provide a safe environment where we can discuss ideas and emotions.

Gender Affirming

Preparation for Gender Affirming Therapy, Gender Identity, Sexual Identity, Gender Dysphoria, etc.

Trauma/EMDR

Physical Abuse, Bullying, Disasters, Domestic Violence, Community Violence, Medical Trauma, etc.

Anxiety

General Anxiety, Social Phobia, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, etc.

Depression

Major Depression, Manic Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Perinatal and Post Partum Depression, Situational Depression.

LGBTQIA

Sexual Identity, Gender Identity, LGBTQIA Relationships, etc.

Sexuality

Sex Positive, Kink-Aware, Polyamory-Aware, Sexual Identity, Difficulty with Sexual Arousal, etc.

HIV/AIDS

Pre-Test, Post Test, Risk Reduction, Family and Relationship Counseling, Crisis Intervention, etc.

Life Transitions

Employment Loss or Changes, Health Problems, Deaths, Divorce/Breakups, etc.

Self-Esteem

Self-doubt, Indecision, Hypersensitivity to criticism, Approval-seeking, etc.

Marriage / Relationships

Communication Issues, Emotional Distance, Affairs & Infidelity, Intimacy Issues, etc.

“Recovery is not one and done. It is a lifelong journey that takes place one day, one step at a time.” — Unknown

With honesty, communication, and hard work, amazing things can happen. I create a safe, judgment-free zone, full of patience and understanding. We’ll work together to identify and address the root issues that are keeping you from living your best life.

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Initial Consultation

We’ll have a brief call to get to know each other. We’ll discuss your needs and how I can help.

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Telehealth Sessions

Our sessions will be held virtually for your convenience. No long commutes to come see me.

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Time to Do the Work

Recovery can be a long and difficult road, but it’s worth it. We’ll work through it together

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F.A.Q.

In therapy we will be working to bring awareness to patterns in your life that may be damaging, or that you’d like to change. Many times these patterns have subconscious causes and their effects can cause us to create or repeat undesirable events in our lives. By bringing attention to these patterns and addressing their causes, we can work to improve or change them.

Therapy is a tool to help you become more peaceful, self-aware, and confident. This is achieved by working through underlying issues that maybe manifesting feelings like depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, stress, etc. By bringing awareness to these issues and working to resolve them, you’ll reconnect with parts of you that may have become numb. You’ll learn tools to communicate better and healthy practices for coping. We’ll work to cultivate self-love and confidence by discovering and accepting who you truly are.

Finding the right therapist is very personal and there is definitely no formula to achieve this. Most therapists, me included, will start with an initial consultations so you can both get to know each other. Though there is no formula, there are a few things you should be watching for.

First, you should should fell safe and understood. This is primary, because most of what will be discussed is highly personal and without that feeling of safety it will be difficult to open up.

Second, you should feel secure in their competence. They should be able to discuss their experience and methodology in a way that you can understand.

Lastly, you should feel challenged. Therapists are understanding and supportive, but they must also be able to gently challenge your boundaries and push you to grow. 

Therapy doesn’t come with rigid timelines. The process is highly personal and different for everyone. Each person’s journey is unique, even the desired results can change and evolve throughout the process. However, as you start, remember that there is no obligation, you can stop whenever it feels right for you.

What happens during a therapy session can very depending on your goals and the modality that is being employed.

Most importantly, there is nothing to worry or be nervous about. This is not a painful medical examination, this is not a test you can fail. You can expect a lot of communication, patience, and understanding.

Office Locations

I have offices conveniently located in the Silver Lake and Burbank areas. I also offer telehealth services. Our sessions can be held in person or online from the comfort of your own home.

Silver Lake​

Silver Lake

2502 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(424) 835-0516

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Burbank

3808 W Riverside Dr
Burbank, CA 91505
(213) 986-6194