Mona El Yousef, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles
Pema Chodron states that the "essence of life is that it's challenging." I believe that with the right support, your difficult life experiences and challenges, whatever they may be or however they stemmed, can be overcome with time. I work with adults, adolescents, and couples through these challenging experiences. I bring empathic energy, intuition, careful consideration, humor, and challenge to the process of converting difficulty into growth. My work is driven by philosophies and therapies based in trauma-informed care, neurobiology, attachment theory, nonviolent communication, Gottman principles, Buddhism, and EMDR.
I specialize in working with adults/ adolescents who have experienced trauma (e.g. sexual abuse, bereavement, unemployment, infidelity, emotional abuse), addiction, medical issues (i.e. HIV), sexual orientation transitions, and psychosomatic symptoms. I assist couples through communication breakdowns, infidelity, and life adjustments (e.g. birth of child).
If you wish to set up an initial appointment to determine if I can support you, feel free to contact me by phone or email me.
Call or Email Mona El Yousef for a free phone consultation now - (323) 303-3793


  • Years in Practice: 11 Years
  • School: University of Southern California
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: LCS 27612 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $160 - $190
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Codependency


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 24 May 2017
Mona El Yousef, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles

Mona El Yousef

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW