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
Offers mental health assessments for people over the age of 60
IMAlive – An Online Crisis Network
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Available in English and Spanish, 24/7.
The LA Warmline
7 nights a week, 10:00pm – 6:00am
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
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.