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Stressed in L.A.


The APA’s “Stress in America” survey has some things to say about living in Los Angeles.

–Almost three in 10 (29 percent) residents report having a great deal of stress (defined as an 8, 9 or 10 on a scale of 1 to 10), compared to 24 percent of Americans overall.

–LA residents are more likely than Americans overall to point to the economy as a source of stress (75 percent vs. 65 percent) and less likely to cite family responsibilities (47 percent vs. 58 percent).

–The percentage of individuals who report feeling stressed out at work jumped significantly, from 29 percent in 2009 to 39 percent in 2010.

True for you?  You’re not alone.

Hillhurst Psychotherapy

Thinking about individual or couples therapy?  My primary office is at Hillhurst and Ambrose in Los Feliz (right next to Nature Mart, across from Albertson’s/The Coffee Bean).  It’s very easily reached from Silver Lake, Echo Park, Glendale, Eagle Rock, Atwater Village, Hollywood…

If you’re further west or south, I also see people in Beverly Hills, 90211, at an office near Olympic and Robertson.

Call (323) 610-0112 to discuss your situation and make an appointment.

More Free CBT in L.A.

This Sunday, July 11th, 2-6pm, at SCCC.  From the Free CBT Clinic’s Facebook page:


There is none. This is a free service of The Southern California Counseling Center to the community for anyone who is interested in finding out what therapy is like or specifically what Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is all about.

You will spend approximately 50 minutes with an experienced mental health counselor, one-on-one, completely confidential…

The Southern California Counseling Center
5615 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 937-1344

L.A. Therapist

Ordered the couch yesterday for new therapy offices in Los Feliz.  I’ll post pictures once it’s all set up.  In the meantime, help with anxiety, depression, relationships, stress-related chronic pain, and addiction recovery ongoing at offices in Los Feliz, Silver Lake, and Beverly Hills.  Call me at (323) 610-0112 to talk about what you’re going through and arrange a first appointment.


Silver Lake Therapist

I’ve added the Ambrose Ave. address in Los Feliz to the therapy offices page.  Still going strong:  locations in Silver Lake (at Sunset Junction) and Beverly Hills (on Robertson, just south of Olympic).

Help with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, stress-related chronic pain, and addiction recovery.

Call or write to arrange a first appointment:  (323) 610-0112, will@willbaum.com.


12-Step Meetings in Los Angeles

Building a list of 12-step groups, with websites and phone numbers, on the resources page.  Another bigger–but possibly outdated–list is here.  See something crucial missing? Please let me know.  Here, in the meantime, are the biggies:

Alcoholics Anonymous: (323) 936-4343

Cocaine Anonymous: (310) 216-4444

Narcotics Anonymous: (818) 773-9999

Al-Anon: (818) 760-7122


Los Angeles Therapist

Nearing 100 posts on this blog, I’m going to begin adding a few entries now and then with an eye toward search engine results.  An experiment.  Hope they won’t be too distracting.  Things like, “Los Angeles Therapist.”

I am a Los Angeles therapist, in case you’re finding this site for the first time.  I work out of two offices, one in Beverly Hills (Robertson and Olympic) and one in Silver Lake (Sunset Junction).  Please call or write to arrange a free 15-minute consultation and first appointment.


L.A. Therapists on Twitter

In the not-so-long-ago olden times, people looking for therapy would generally get a referral from someone they knew, go to the therapist, and get therapy.  Simple as that.

Things are different.  Now you can shop online for a therapists via various directories (e.g., Psychology Today), therapist websites, blogs, and, if you like, on twitter.

Therapists tend to use their twitter 140 for inspirational quotes,  links to blog posts, therapy news, and generalities. You don’t really get to know them by what they tweet–it’s primarily promotional.

What are Los Angeles therapists tweeting? I was curious, so I put together this list:  Los Angeles therapists on twitter.

You can choose a therapist based upon what they tweet, blog about, or write on their website…but is it the best way to go? Probably not. Will a therapist understand you? Will you feel heard, helped, listened to? To figure that out, the old-fashioned face-to-face still trumps: Get into the office, get talking, and see how it goes…