Counseling and Therapy

A variety of services are available to assist caregivers and people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias during the stages of the disease process. While many caregivers benefit from support groups, some may find that they need more support. The following agencies offer assistance in the area of counseling to help with feelings of depression, anxiety, and frustration. When contacting an agency, please keep in mind that services differ from one place to another. We encourage you to ask questions that will help you determine which services best meet your needs.

Los Angeles County Mental Health Programs

Contrary to popular belief, the Department of Mental Health does provide services to people living with a dementia.

Department of Mental Health (DMH)
Provides referrals and crisis intervention
(800) 854-7771
dmh.lacounty.gov

Genesis Program
Offers mental health assessments for people over the age of 60
(213) 351-7284

Hotlines

IMAlive – An Online Crisis Network
imalive.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255

Friendship Line
Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free crisis and non-crisis line for people aged 60 years and older and adults living with disabilities; also makes outreach calls to older adults to monitor physical and mental health concerns.
(800) 971-0016

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Available in English and Spanish, 24/7.
(800) 799-7233

The LA Warmline
7 nights a week, 10:00pm – 6:00am
(855) 952-9276
Services available in English & Spanish

The Warm Line
A confidential NON-CRISIS toll-free line if you need someone to talk to
Monday–Friday, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
(888) 448-9777 (English)
(888) 448-4055 (Spanish)

Sage LGBT Elder Hotline
(888) 234-7243

Community Clinics

Free, low-cost, sliding scale and Medi-Cal health clinics are located throughout Los Angeles. Please contact our Helpline at (844) 435-7259 for a list.