We are accepting new patients via telehealth
follow the steps below to schedule a phone intake
Step 1: Initiate Contact
Call (424) 371-5191 or email us. Please provide us with the best phone number to reach you directly, times you are available to have a private telephone conversation, and the type of therapy you’re seeking (Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups).
Step 2: Telephone Intake
A WILA psychotherapist will call you to conduct a 15-20 minute initial telephone intake. This call will cover a variety of areas including: important aspects of your personal life, any risks you are facing, and the fee you can afford. The therapist will answer questions you have regarding WILA, the types of therapy we provide, and next steps. There is no charge for this confidential conversation. If WILA is not a good match for your needs, you will be provided with referrals.
Step 3: Schedule Your First Session
A therapist will call you to schedule your first session. Nervous? Have a look at pictures of our clinic, our helpful directions & parking guide, and a list of our therapists to get to know WILA. Please arrive 10 minutes early to fill out your first session paperwork.
Step 4: Ongoing Therapy
At WILA, we practice psychoanalytic psychotherapy. You and your therapist will meet at the same time every week. Sessions are 50 minutes long. As therapy progresses, you and your therapist may decide that you would benefit from multiple weekly sessions. This is always an option at WILA. You may continue your work with your therapist for as long as you both see fit.
Frequently Asked Qs
What is WILA's treatment philosophy?
WILA specializes in psychodynamic psychotherapy, informed by modern and contemporary psychoanalysis. This means that our therapists work from the inside out to consider how your early life experiences influence your current actions and relationships. We encourage honesty and foster intimacy in the relationship you form with your therapist as a way to discover your true self and grow. Many people who have tried shorter-term therapies find WILA’s unique and comprehensive approach to be transformational. Our goal is to help you reduce troubling symptoms such as depression and anxiety while developing self-awareness and a happier healthier life for the long term.
What are my therapists' qualifications?
I have a substance abuse problem, is WILA right for me?
How much does therapy cost?
I work full-time. Can I get an evening appointment?
Yes, our therapists are available from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday.
How long will therapy take?
Where will my sessions take place?
Due to COVID-19, all therapy sessions are conducted remotely via secure video or telephone. Otherwise, all therapy sessions take place at our West Los Angeles location which provides a safe, comfortable, accessible, and confidential atmosphere. We are conveniently located at 11845 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 505W, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Ample street parking is available nearby.