Welcome to La Vie!

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

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A welcome message from Dr. Mark Baker 
Executive Director of La Vie Counseling Center

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.


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 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 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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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! 
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30+ clinicians
working for 
better mental health

40 years
of professional service to our community

25,000+ hours
of counseling and psychotherapy
per year


About La Vie

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 offices in Pasadena and via telehealth.

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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;
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

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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

Dr. Mark Baker Talks the Benefits of Religion on Mental Health

@DrWendyWalsh- Dr. Mark Baker Talks the Benefits of Religion on Mental Health • July 31, 2022 • 18 min • Dr. Mark Baker holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree in Theology, and practices Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is the author of Jesus, The Greatest Therapist Who Ever Lived." He is talking the benefits of religion on your mental health. Take a listen.

Dr. Mark Baker Talks the Mental Benefits of Religion | KFI AM
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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

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