FINDING YOUR TRUE NORTH
Connecting With Your Deepest Self
Healing can be hard, but doing it alone can be harder. My ultimate goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore your identity and connect to your deepest self, your true north. My approach to psychotherapy fuses behavioral and holistic methods through a social justice lens. In our work together, we will uncover the harmful narratives from society that are holding you back. I have training in Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as mindfulness practices. Using an eclectic mix of trauma-informed and relational techniques, I will assist you in overcoming unwanted thoughts, behaviors, and stories that no longer serve you.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or negative thinking? Is something missing from your career or relationships? Whatever needs attention, I would like to help you create the change you are seeking. I assist clients in developing healthy coping skills, cultivating self-compassion, and achieving balance in their lives. Get in touch with me and let me support you on the path to self-discovery.
HSP COACHING & CONSULTING
Perhaps you want to learn more about being a highly sensitive person (HSP)? I provide individual and group coaching services to HSPs seeking help in their self-discovery process. Additionally, I offer consultation and training to professionals looking to build competency in working with HSPs in the LGBTQ+ community. Please get in touch with me for rates and more information
I provide telehealth services throughout the state of California. My office is located in Central Los Angeles, close to Hancock Park, Hollywood, Larchmont Village, Los Feliz, Koreatown, Mid-City, Mid-Wilshire, Silver Lake, and USC.
My standard fee is $200 per 50-minute session. Fees are due at the end of each session and are payable by credit card. Please note that I do not accept cash or checks. I do not currently have any sliding scale spots available
I do not accept insurance plans directly at this time, but I can provide periodic statements (superbill) of services for out-of-network insurance reimbursement, if applicable. Please get in touch with your insurance provider regarding out-of-network coverage verification for psychotherapy services with a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT).
SPECIALTIES & AREAS OF WORK
Highly Sensitive Persons
Race & Ethnicity
TRAINING & MODALITIES
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy
My name is Brian Torres (he/they). I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, based in Los Angeles.
Before my work as a psychotherapist, I worked in the entertainment and advertising industries. I hold a bachelor's degree in Film and Television Production and a master's degree in Communications Management from the University of Southern California.
I chose to pursue my master's degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University in Los Angeles. As a queer second-generation Mexican American, I focused my graduate studies and training on LGBTQ+ affirmative, multicultural, and social justice issues. I received my clinical training as a mental health and crisis counselor with the Los Angeles LGBT Center and The Trevor Project.
In my practice, I welcome adults from all backgrounds. I specialize in working with creative and entertainment professionals, highly sensitive persons, and BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks.
HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSONS
Have you been told that you are “too sensitive?” Are you deeply affected by other people’s emotions? Do you become overaroused in fast-paced or crowded settings? Perhaps you are highly sensitive.
High sensitivity is a normal, research-based trait found in 20% of the population. Highly sensitive persons are often conscientious, intuitive, and empathic individuals. They are born with an increased ability to process information and subtleties in their environment. As a result, highly sensitive people become more easily overstimulated and overwhelmed. They can be more prone to depression, anxiety, and shyness.
If you are a highly sensitive person, we can work together to understand and embrace your unique trait. In doing so, you will come to understand ways to care for yourself and improve the quality of your life. Take this test and find out if you might be a highly sensitive person.
LA TIMES ARTICLE: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN EMPATH
April 4, 2023
I am excited to be included in an interview by the Los Angeles Times on empaths and mental health. Click here to read the article.
Brian Torres, MA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
321 N. Larchmont Blvd. Suite 506
Los Angeles, CA 90004
“The work is to crumble the barriers of injustice and shame leveled against us so that we might access what we have always been, because we will, if unobstructed, inevitably grow into the purpose for which we were created"