Individual Psychotherapy

Our skilled therapists can help you address a wide spectrum of individual issues such as depression, trauma, anxiety, addiction recovery, grief and loss, as well as personal growth and adjustment issues. Make an appointment with a La Vie therapist today!

Couples Counseling

Relationship problems are likely rooted in the two people “triggering” each other’s hurts and defenses. Individual growth can enhance communication building, trust, intimacy, and sexual fulfillment. Couple therapists at La Vie can help!

Children and Families

Assessment of  family dynamics and counsel interventions for communication, conflicts, boundary setting, family structuring, parenting issues, and crisis management. La Vie therapists are especially trained to work with family issues!

Special For Couples!

Premarital/Marital Special: Package of 10 premarital or marital sessions for $250 at our Pasadena location. Call (800) 483-9591 or fill out the online appointment request. Space is limited.

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La Vie is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and all donations are tax-deductible. Support La Vie and subsidize the cost of therapy for those who cannot afford it. Help us fight for good mental health in our community! Click here to donate.

A message from Dr. Mark Baker, Executive Director

Welcome to La Vie!

La Vie Counseling Center is a non-profit corporation established to serve the community by providing counseling, education, and training. La Vie seeks to offer the best from the psychological sciences in an effort to treat the whole person: body, mind, spirit, and relationships.

While we welcome clients of all faith backgrounds and practices, we are uniquely qualified to offer Christian clients a sophisticated integration of spiritual and emotional issues. La Vie Counseling Center was established on the principle that high-quality, professional counseling must be available at a reasonable rate that excludes no individual.

La Vie offers professional psychotherapy and counseling services at reasonable rates at its two locations, Pasadena and Santa Monica. Find your La Vie therapist and make an appointment online or by calling (800) 483-9591.

Sign up now! Call Vanessa Farish at (800) 483-9501 ext. 164 to reserve your spot.
Group meetings start Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Co-lead by Vanessa Farish and Elizabeth Buckley. Cost $90 per person for 6 weeks. Group meets at La Vie Counseling Center in Pasadena on Saturdays (3:00pm to 4:30pm) from September 21 to October 26, 2019. Join us and share your struggles and encouragement with other women on the same journey.

2 Locations

to serve you better

38 Clinicians

working for better health

39 Years

of experience

25,000 + Hours

of therapy per year

At two locations in the Los Angeles area

Visit La Vie Counseling Center

Premarital/Marital Special: Package of 10 premarital or marital sessions for $250 at our Pasadena location. Call (800) 483-9591 or fill out the online appointment requestSpace is limited.

Psychotherapy for Anxiety

Anxiety symptoms may include: excessive worry, fear and anxiety with related behavioral disturbances; surges of panic and impulses toward fight, flight or freeze; muscle tension and vigilance in preparation for real or perceived danger;anxiety in social situations; specific phobia (snakes, flying, heights, open spaces, crowds, etc.). For an accurate diagnosis and treatment of your anxiety symptoms, call La Vie at (800) 483-9591 or use our confidential Online Appointment Request Form.

Clinical Depression

Clinical depression symptoms may include: depressive feelings present every day, for most of the day; insomnia and other sleep disturbances; sadness and loss of interest or pleasure in nearly all activities; may progress to Bipolar Depression (formerly know as Manic-Depressive Disorder); may be among the causes of Chronic Pain; may be due to a personality disorder. For an accurate diagnosis of your depression and for its treatment call us at (800) 483-9591 or use our confidential Online Appointment Request Form.

Other Conditions Treatable at La Vie

Bipolar Disorder (formerly known as Manic Depression); Chronic Pain (psychological, non-medical aspects); Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (part of the anxiety disorder spectrum); Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; Personality Disorders (paranoia, co-dependence, among others); Social Anxiety; Specific Phobias (part of the anxiety disorder spectrum), Sleep problems. For an accurate diagnosis and treatment of your symptoms, call us at (800) 483-9591 or use our confidential Online Appointment Request Form.

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