About Me

Sometimes the hardest step is the first one. If you feel you need it, please reach out for help. I would be honored to help on your journey.

Toby Barron Therapy

Hi! I'm Toby

I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #89672). I’ve been lucky enough to work in the fields of mental health and sex and gender for over ten years and I am still grateful and excited to be here.

In my career,  I’ve had the privilege of helping members of the LGBTQIA+ community on a wide variety of issues. Everything from depression, anxiety, crisis management, couples and marriage counseling to gender dysphoria and gender-affirming therapy. I’ve also had a lot of experience supporting HIV-positive and trans* clients. 

My Modalities:

How does my process work?

Initial Consultation Call

During this brief call, we'll get to know each other a little better to see if we're a good fit. I'll also ask about your motivations for contacting me and your goals.

Book Your Session

Next, it's time to book your first session so we can get started. I offer in-person appointments at either of my offices or we can schedule telehealth appointments.

Experience Your Growth

Once we get started, you just have to trust the process and commit to doing the work. The journey is not always easy, but if you stick with it, you'll find joy and fulfillment in the results.

“The non-disclosure of emotional pain can be deeply traumatic. It leads to depression. In such situations of vulnerability, you must choose to speak to a person you trust. Someone who could care for you and heal you.”
Avijeet Das

Education

I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #89672) in the state of California. I also have a Master in Social Welfare from California State University.

Master of Social Welfare, Mental Health

CSUDH Emphasis in Critical Race Theory

JumpStart Mental Health Fellowship

Mental Health America Los Angeles Emphasis in Recovery Model of Mental Health Services

Training and Certifications

Learning and training so that I can better help my patients is my passion. This is my growing list of certifications. I see each as an additional tool to achieve better communication with my patients and help them along their mental health journey.

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) - Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
Mental Health Recovery Model Certified - Mental Health America, Los Angeles
LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence - Los Angeles LGBT Center
LGBTQ+ Substance Abuse services
LGBTQ+ Affirmative psychotherapy
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Relational Therapy
Biopsychosocial perspective
Attachment Theory
Action and Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Mindfulness Practice
Motivational Interviewing

Clinical Experience

I’ve been fortunate enough to have spent much of my career in wonderful institutions purely dedicated to helping people. Not all of them had abundant resources, but what abounded was the desire of all of us there to help as many as possible.

Los Angeles LGBT Center - Hollywood, CA

Therapist - general mental health and trans* behavioral health

Los Angeles LGBT Center - Hollywood, CA

Medical Social Worker - HIV program and trans* healthcare

Special Services for Groups/Alliance Mental Health - Los Angeles, CA

Psychiatric Social Worker​

PathPoint - Chatsworth, CA

Employment Specialist for adults with developmental disabilities

YouthBuild - Venice, CA

Clinical Intervention Specialist

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services - Inglewood, CA

Psychiatric Employment Specialist