Virtual Therapy

Therapy on Your Schedule

A Convenient Alternative To In-Person Therapy

Virtual therapy continues to gain popularity after a massive increase during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a busy professional, do you work long hours, commute long distances, or travel a lot? Last-minute changes in your schedule due to professional obligations or domestic responsibilities may make it impossible for you to commit to regularly scheduled in-person appointments. As a result, you may often be unable to make it to a therapist’s office.

Have you been unable to find a qualified therapist close to your home or office? Local therapists may not have the expertise you’re looking for, so you may be looking into the possibility of attending ADHD counseling, executive coaching, or autism therapy online.

Are you having trouble connecting your teen or young adult with mental health support? Your child may need specialized help that isn’t available in your area. Or maybe their schedule is too packed to squeeze in a session between extra-curricular activities, and you are worried about the commute time and added stress. Even if they were previously engaged in quality therapy, a recent move might have created a seemingly insurmountable distance between them and their therapist’s office.

You may be struggling to find time to meet with a therapist in person, but that doesn’t mean you can’t connect with one virtually. With online counseling, you or your loved one can get specialized help no matter where you live—and without worrying about existing time constraints.

Virtual Appointments

Now Scheduling Safe & Convenient Virtual Therapy!

We remain committed to continuing to support those we serve and our new clients. Dr. Jeffrey Arden offers on-site, phone, and virtual therapy sessions.

For your convenience and safety, we offer a virtual counseling environment, as we remain committed to serving our local community. We are now offering counseling services via HIPAA compliant video conferencing, allowing us to have a one-on-one discussion in a secure virtual environment. This service is an additional service we offer as we still offer in-person counseling sessions or in-office testing.

If you have transportation restrictions, young children, or other limitations that prevent you from attending counseling sessions at our physical location in Los Angeles we are still here for you!

Basic expectations and instructions:

  • Treat the virtual appointment the same way you would an in-person appointment.
  • Make sure all parties are present, such as, if the appointment is for a minor, make sure to mention to the minor they need to be present.
  • Dr. Arden’s office handles phone sessions, by calling you at the slotted time. Dr. Arden’s number may vary, caller-ID may show anonymous, blocked, or look strange. This is due to the service we use.
  • Dr. Arden’s office handles virtual video sessions, by emailing or texting you the link with directions. Please test the link before your first visit as you may need to download or update your device. For all visits be sure to use the link before your session. We suggest at least 10 minutes before.
  • Once your session begins please do not hesitate to ask questions.
  • If you are unable to make the appointment, please contact the office.
  • If either of us has trouble connecting before or during the virtual appointment, please contact the office.
  • We strive to help those with disabilities. We offer many ways to connect and if you contact us about your needs we will do our best to serve you.

Protecting patients’ privacy

If an appointment addresses sensitive topics, consider:

  • Privacy is important only schedule appointments when you can Call or Connect from a private safe place.
  • On the day of the appointment find a private safe place. Consider a special location in your home, a private office at work, maybe in the car, or a friend’s house.
  • If you will be in need of an interpreter or caregiver present, contact the office. You may not feel comfortable permitting the other person to hear. You may wish to discuss other options to determine if they need to fill out a release of information.
  • If you have any questions or requests, please call our office (310) 625-9958 or Contact Us


  • Family Conflict
  • Domestic Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Forensic Evaluations
  • Gambling
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Parenting
  • School Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss


  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Neuropsychology
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Dr. Arden has been in practicing psychologist for over 20 years. He treats adults, adolescents, and children. Likewise, he sees couples and families regarding a number of different issues. Arden’s specialties are forensics, psychological testing, and neuropsychology. As well, he specializes in all aspects of high conflict child custody, psychotherapy, divorce mediation, child custody evaluations, and litigation support regarding psycho-legal matters. We welcome your call and have physical and virtual options available for individuals of all ages, including adolescents, teenagers, and adults, as well as families. All of the personalized services we have offered in person are now available virtually!


  • Cost: Virtual psychological counseling is now covered by most insurance carriers. Virtual therapy can also be packaged with multiple therapeutic sessions to offer cheaper monthly rates.
  • Convenience: Mobile access allows you to connect from virtually anywhere at any time.
  • Easy Access: Online options provide easier access to therapeutic support for those with difficulties commuting to in-person therapy sessions. Connecting virtually can also lower social anxieties associated with sharing physical spaces with others.
  • Reduced Stigma: No one needs to know about your therapy sessions and most sessions are set around your schedule.
  • Hours and Availability are more flexible. Access to our website, email, and texts can be done 24/7, however, response times vary, and in cases of emergency call 9-11.

Cons of Online Therapy

  • Internet reliant: Video conferencing comes with the added pressure of relying on an internet connection. One or both of us may lose service, interfering with your ability to connect when desired or needed. Feel free to contact the office on how to handle the situation if internet service is lost.
  • Limits to care: Some conditions, testing, and treatments may require an in-person session. We can discuss those options and the best options for you before you schedule an appointment.
  • Communication restrictions: Text and email communications can limit the depth of understanding. Call the office (310) 625-9958 or Contact Us to discuss your needs and the best route for treatment.

Appointments are affordable and currently available at convenient times. To learn more about our online counseling services please call (310) 625-9958 or Contact Us today to schedule your appointment.

We look forward to learning more about you and the challenges you are facing, and are ready to assist you in your journey!