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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.

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.

Children and Families

Assessment of  family dynamics and counsel interventions for better communication, resolving conflicts, boundary setting, family structuring, parenting issues, and crisis management.

Welcome to La Vie!

A message from Dr. Mark W. Baker, Executive Director

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 offers professional psychotherapy and counseling services at reasonable rates at its two locations, Pasadena and Santa Monica.

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.

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Now at La Vie

  • Premarital/Marital Counseling: La Vie supports the marriages in our community by offering premarital or marital sessions at our Pasadena and Santa Monica locations. Call (800) 483-9591 to reserve your sessions! Space is limited.
  • Family Therapy: La Vie supports families with family therapy sessions (one adult and one other family member) at our Pasadena and Santa Monica locations. Call (800) 483-9591 to reserve your sessions! Space is limited

Today’s Video by Dr. Baker

Dr. Baker’s Radio Interviews

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Our Services

  • Individual Counseling

    Oour 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. If you are in need of individual counseling and wish to make an appointment, please call us at (800) 483-9591, email us, or use our confidential Online Appointment Request Form.

    * La Vie does not specialize in the treatment of substance abuse.

  • Couples Counseling

    Your relationship problems are likely rooted in the individual problems of two people who are “triggering” each other’s hurts and defenses. Growth for the individuals can more effectively allow for communication building, trust, intimacy, sexual fulfillment, and for effective parenting. Premarital counseling is available for couples contemplating marriage. If you are in need of couple counseling and wish to make an appointment, please call us at (800) 483-9591, email us, or use our confidential Online Appointment Request Form.

  • Family Counseling

    Families are under tremendous pressure today. We will meet with your family, assess your family dynamics and counsel interventions for increasing communication, resolving conflicts, boundary setting, family structuring and parenting issues as well as managing crisis and grief together. Specialized family counseling is available for single parent families, blended families and divorcing families. If you are in need of family counseling and wish to make an appointment, please call us at (800) 483-9591, email us, or use our confidential Online Appointment Request Form.

  • Group Therapy

    Group therapy is proven to be most effective in treating certain disorders and in maintaining progress in individuals. We periodically offer groups in Anger Management, Women’s Issues, Men’s Issues, and more. Check our available groups listing to see if a group is meeting at La Vie now. If you are in need of group counseling and wish to participate in an ongoing group at La Vie, please call us at (800) 483-9591, email us, or use our confidential Online Appointment Request Form.

  • Child Play Therapy

    Children can be assisted in verbalizing their issues and difficulties through play and activity. Role playing, drawing, art projects and the use of clinically significant toys can help in facilitating the resolution of issues such as anger, grief, sadness, oppositional-defiant behavior, bed wetting, and more. If your child is in need of counseling and wish to make an appointment, please call us at (800) 483-9591, email us, or use our confidential Online Appointment Request Form.

  • Professional Presentations

    Gifted speakers are available at La Vie. We can bring training and expertise to your location. We offer professional presentations on mental health disorders and interventions, family and marriage issues, and other areas of counseling. If you or your organization are in need of a professional presentation and wish to request one of our speakers, please call us at (800) 483-9591.

  • Professional Training

    In addition to providing professional counseling services, La Vie is a professional training facility offering positions each year to Psychological Assistants, Marriage and Family Therapy Interns and practicum students, as well as recently licensed therapists. For information on current training opportunities, please visit this page.