West Hollywood Couples Therapy Clinic offers couples therapy and marriage counseling services to couples of all backgrounds and configurations. We proudly serve both heterosexual as well as same-sex and LGBTQI+ couples, who come to us for help in creating the loving and connected relationship we all deserve. In addition to couples counseling, individual therapy is available to improve relationships, heal anxiety, depression and trauma. All of our therapy services described below are available online. The online therapy sessions are encrypted and secure, allowing you the full scope of confidentiality similar to in-person counseling. For more information regarding the online therapy please visit the “Online Therapy” tab.
Our relationship is a growing and evolving being that just like a child, goes through developmental stages, as well as growth pains. We never expect children to look and act the same year in and year out.
Marriage has a profound cultural significance in USA, and it is that much more powerful and affirming for same-sex couples. After centuries of persecution and marginalization our equality was finally legally acknowledged and the unattainable dream many of us shared - marrying our beloved - now became a viable possibility.
Every one of us has had days when just the thought of getting out of bed felt unbearable and the Los-Angeles sunny blue skies peeking into our bedroom felt dull and grey.
Anxiety is a quite common experience in our world of data overload, and an ever-increasing pace of life. Feeling ill-equipped to deal with the world around us or experiencing our surroundings as hostile and dangerous can be a source of anxiety.
The process of growing up and maturing is one of integration. We are moving toward greater wholeness, integrating all the aspects of ourselves on our path to inner peace and joy. This is what the process of coming out is about.
Trauma is a powerful word that for some may imply a major catastrophic scale event. However, any event that leaves an emotional scar on our soul can be considered traumatic.
Friends and peers in the Los Angeles LGBT community know me as a couples therapist working predominantly with gay men and same sex couples. Often my single friends half-jokingly say – “You work with gay couples, and what about us, Harel? How about some words of advice for the single guys here?” Of course, I am happy to share my insights with my fellow gay men.