Kirby Tepper

Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

(323) 469-9068 x1
7000 Romaine St.
Suite 208
Los Angeles, CA 90038

General Information

Therapist Type: Marriage and Family Therapist
Gender: Male
Sliding Scale? Yes
Free Phone Consult? No
Free In-Person Consult? No
Available Evenings? Yes
Available Weekends? Yes
Payment Methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Check, Cash
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Graduate School: Phillips Graduate Institute
License Number: MFC 48947

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Insurance Accepted

  • Out of Network Provider
  • Aetna
  • Alliance HealthCare
  • AmeriHealth
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and/or BlueShield
  • CHIPA / College Health
  • HealthNet
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health

Treatment Specialties

  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Psychodynamic


Nearby Towns: Hollywood, West Hollywood, Studio City, North Hollywood, Toluca Lake, Los Feliz, Miracle Mile
Nearby Zip Codes: 90028, 90038, 90048, 90046, 90027, 91604,

About Me

Like any of us, my own life experience is a part of my work in sessions. I have a background in the arts and in business, helping clients to understand and resolve challenges in career—both in day-to-day work relationships and with the bigger ‘what-am-I-doing-with-my-life’ questions. I bring my own experience as a Type-1 diabetic to my work with people who have chronic illnesses. And in general, my understanding of those needs makes me sensitive to the importance of the interplay between physical and emotional health.

A few areas that I've found that I'm helpful are: co-dependency or enmeshment in relationships; loss and trauma; low self-esteem; and finding ways to integrate long-unresolved family issues in order to stop those issues from negatively affecting friendships, love, and work. I like to help people find ways to communicate to spouses, partners, co-workers, and family. And I've had a pretty good track record working with men, guys who don't usually open up and would prefer not to be overly analytical.

In addition to my regular psychotherapy practice, I travel around the country delivering a day-long seminar specifically geared to visual artists to help in verbally communicating about their work (primarily for professional development). In this work I continually rediscover the need everyone has --artist or not--to acquire skills that help in developing friends and business relationships. I love working on those issues—even being as specific as to how to meet people at parties or how to overcome fear in public speaking. I’ve done this kind of work with lawyers, writers, doctors--every kind of person in all many careers. The outcome is usually growth in self-esteem and progress in creating happier personal and work relationships.

Client Expertise

Age: Adolescent
Sexuality: Lesbian

Issue Specialties

  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Codependency
  • Career Transitions
  • Male Issues

  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Career Transitions
  • Codependency
  • Family
  • Female Issues
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Loss or Grief
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem / Growth




  • The Los Angeles Times; The Journal of the California Family Study Center