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Gregory Harbaugh, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

Hello and welcome!

I know from experience that sometimes it takes a great deal of courage to take the step to contact a therapist. So, thank you for reading!

I am a graduate of the University of Southern California (also the University of Michigan) with over fifteen years’ experience as a psychotherapist treating individuals, couples/partners, children/adolescents, families and groups. My clinical training was at Saban Community Clinic, treating a diverse array of patients with wide ranging conditions. I enjoyed the team approach at Saban, which included medical and psychiatric practitioners. I have been licensed and in private practice in Los Angeles, CA since 2017.

I offer an individualized approach to therapy, beginning by meeting the client where he/she is in the moment according to the client's needs. The goal is for you to be able to express yourself, be comfortable and ultimately realize your human potential and be happy in your own skin. There are many ‘schools’ of therapy. Some useful approaches I have found have been:

Person-Centered Therapy: a non-directive, collaborative approach, often called ‘guided discovery’
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): the relationship between emotions, thoughts and behaviors
Solution Focused Brief Therapy: focusing on client strengths, skills and goals
Mindfulness Training: being fully present in the moment without judgment
Psychodynamic/Self-Psychology: self-identity; developing a healthy understanding of who you are

These are brief descriptions. If there is something of interest you know about please let me know and we can discuss. My profession requires 36 hours of continuing education for license renewal every two years.

Some common areas of treatment include:

• Depression and Anxiety (which often occur together)
• Obsessions, Compulsions, Phobias (which tend to have an anxiety basis)
• Personality Disorders
• Mood Disorders
• Trauma and Abuse Survivors; Support and Recovery
• Communication/Intimacy; Relationships; Attachment
• Living an Authentic Life; Self; Identity
• Parenting Support
• Grief Counseling
• Work and Career issues, Stress Management
• Addiction & Recovery (Assessment and Referral)
• Eating Disorders (Assessment and Referral)
• Cultural Diversity Issues
• Sports and Creative Arts Performance

Among my skills is complex differential diagnosis. Since many symptoms overlap more than one diagnostic category (and therefore guide treatment planning), a deeper understanding of the client is important. Treatment doesn’t necessarily have to take a long time. CBT and Mindfulness may provide benefits very quickly. If a condition is beyond my scope of practice I will provide guidance and appropriate referrals.

In addition to being a psychotherapist, I have substantial interests in the creative arts and am a songwriter and musician myself.

I am committed to meeting the client where he/she is in the moment and collaborating on goals to meet his/her needs, provide support and help the client address whatever challenges he/she might face. My approach is to provide warmth, empathy and understanding to help the individual build on his/her strengths and attain the personal growth he/she is committed to accomplishing. Best of luck in your life journey. I look forward to meeting you!

Professional experience

17yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Codependency, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CA LMFT 100711


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Gregory Harbaugh. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Gregory is awesome! Always matches my energy and helps shepherd the exploration process. Thank you Greg!

Written on Nov 21, 2023 after therapy with Gregory for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

A very thoughtful and thorough listener, Greg offers a diverse array of perspectives that I believe many people would find helpful.

Written on Aug 07, 2023 after therapy with Gregory for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Terrific therapist.

Written on May 03, 2023 after therapy with Gregory for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Honestly, Gregory is a talented, empathic, incredibly experienced and knowledgeable therapist. It's incredibly easy to open up to him, and I really feel like I'm in good hands.
It's comforting to be heard, but more so to feel like the person listening can actually provide valuable insights and guidance.
Lots of different therapists out there with different styles. I feel lucky to have gotten him on my first try with Better Help.

Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

First time in therapy and Gregory has already been a huge help. He's a very attentive and active listener and he has allowed me a comfortable space to open up. His feedback feels authentic and far from generic, I feel as if he actually cares about my trauma and he provides me with worksheets to help me visualize what we are talking about. I would highly recommend his services.

Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Gregory is an excellent therapist, I have only been speaking to him for a couple weeks and already feel that my anxiety is getting more manageable. He is so helpful!

Written on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety