Fight against anxiety and depression—resources for women.

If you feel overwhelmed for any reason, you can contact specialists in Boyle Heights. Services are also available for all ages.

Anxiety and depression are becoming increasingly common here in Boyle Heights and throughout the rest of the Country.
Women are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression, for many reasons. Women are more likely to be single parents, which can make life incredibly stressful. Discrimination in the workplace and the gender pay gap may also contribute to higher rates of depression.
If you’re a woman suffering from anxiety and depression in Boyle Heights, you’re not alone. There is help out there.

Local and Online Resources for Mental Health in Boyle Heights

Wellnest Emotional Health & Wellness

  • Mental health services for youth, adolescents, young adults, and adults.
  • Multiple language assistance
  • Free services
  • Location: 1701 E Cesar E Chavez Ave Suite 532, Los Angeles, CA

Wellnest Emotional Health & Wellness provides mental health services to youth living in Los Angeles. They have been designated a Trauma-Informed Organization and provide many different types of services, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)
  • Child-Parent Psychology (CPP)
  • Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ICBT)
  • Crisis Oriented Recovery Services (CORS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
  • Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Seeking Safety

The Access and Wellness center provides services at no cost and with no appointment necessary on certain weekdays. Children of all ages are welcome, and there are some adult programs available.

El Centro De Ayuda

  • Services for all ages, from youth to seniors
  • Free, paid, and low-cost services; Medicare and Medi-Cal accepted
  • English and Spanish available
  • Location: 2130 E. 1st Street Suite 110, Los Angeles, CA

El Centro De Ayuda has provided mental health services to the Boyle Heights community for nearly four decades. All services are provided on a Fee for Service basis, but rates are affordable. There’s a $50 registration fee, and then you pay for services on an individual basis.
When applying, you will need to bring:

  • Identification, such as driver’s license, photo ID or some other proof of residency
  • Income verification, such as a recent check stub or proof of public assistance

Individual counseling costs just $30 per session. Spanish and English sessions are available.
To schedule an appointment, call 323-526-9301 between 8 am to 8 pm on Monday-Thursday, or 8 am to 5 pm on Friday.


  • Mental health program
  • Multiple language assistance
  • Free and paid services
  • Location: 5326 E Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Bienestar provides mental health support through a variety of different programs and services. Counseling and therapy are available. The Mental Health Program provides:

  • Individual, couple and family therapy
  • Up to 12 months of long-term mental health treatment
  • Bilingual mental health counselor or therapist
  • Access to support groups
  • Connections to other social and health services

For more information about Bienestar’s Mental Health programs, call 866-590-6411.


  • Services for all ages
  • Free, paid, and low-cost services; Medicare and Medi-Cal accepted
  • Bilingual services available
  • Location: 501 S. Atlantic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

VIA Care LA provides free health and wellness classes as well as a range of individual and group therapies and treatments for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Bereavement
  • Stress issues
  • Mood issues
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting

Individual therapy sessions are available, which lasts 40-50 minutes.
Call 323-213-3617 to schedule an appointment.

You can also find more trusted local services in your community at www.boyleheighstresources.org or download the Boyle Heights Resources app.


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