Welcome to La Vie

Christian psychotherapists, psychologists and counselors ready to help at La Vie's locations in Pasadena and Santa Monica and via telehealth.
For an appointment call (800) 483-9591. 

To All Clients
La Vie is implementing the guidelines issued by the CDC for the protection, health, and well-being of our clients and staff. We are also following the recommendations of state and local health officials.
Since La Vie is considered an essential business as a mental health provider, we are open and seeing clients.
La Vie is seeing as many new clients as possible via telehealth, serving them via phone and/or video conferencing.
If you are a new or returning client and would like to make an appointment with La Vie, please feel free to do so by calling the office at (800) 483-9591 or by filling out the online appointment request.
For the latest information and guidance from the CDC on how to protect yourself and your family, visit https://coronavirus.gov.
  Please review La Vie's OFFICE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN EFFECT DURING THE PANDEMIC  


Individual

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. 

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Couples

Couples Counseling
Relationship problems are likely rooted in the two people “triggering” each other’s hurts and defenses. Couple growth can enhance communication building, trust, intimacy, and sexual fulfillment. Talk to us today!

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Children

Children and Families
Assessment of  family dynamics and counsel interventions for communication, conflicts, boundary setting, family structuring, parenting issues, and crisis management. Talk to a family therapist at La Vie.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION!

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 of La Vie Counseling Center

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 request an appointment online or by calling (800) 483-9591.

2 locations
and telehealth to better serve our clients

30+ clinicians
working for 
better mental health

40 years
of professional service to our community

25,000+ hours
of counseling and psychotherapy
per year

Locations

Visit La Vie

at its two locations in the Los Angeles area. For an appoinment, call (800) 483-9591 or fill out the online appointment request. 

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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.

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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 Disorder (formerly know as Manic-Depressive Disorder); may be among the causes of Chronic Pain or 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.

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Other Conditions Treatable at La Vie
Bipolar Disorder; Chronic Pain (psychological, non-medical); Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; 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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Latest Videos, Books and Radio Interviews

From Dr. Mark W. Baker, Executive Director

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From KKLA: Listen to Dr. Mark Baker’s radio interview on Spiritual Wisdom for a Happier Life: The Importance of Expressing Our Emotions in Healthy Ways

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You Can Change: Stories from Angola Prison and the Psychology of Personal Transformation by Dr. Mark W. Baker
Can people make positive changes in their lives that really last? Dr. Mark W. Baker has been trying to answer this question for the past twenty-five years as a clinical psychologist. More

Overcoming Shame: Let Go of Others’ Expectations and Embrace God’s Acceptance by Dr. Mark W. Baker
Shame is debilitating. It ruins relationships, thwarts growth, and destroys hope. It can masquerade as various problems—guilt, envy, pride, resentment—but until you heal the core issue, freedom will remain out of reach. More

Spiritual Wisdom for a Happier Life: How Your 8 Key Emotions Can Work for You by Dr. Mark W. Baker
There are eight basic human emotions that all people experience–hurt, guilt/shame, anger, anxiety, sorrow, fear, happiness, and love. We might believe we make sense of our lives by thinking through our experiences, but neuroscience shows that the part of our brains that processes emotions is many times faster than the part where logic and reason hold sway. More