In LA, saving your therapist's number under your iPhone "Favorites" is like having your lawyer or agent on speed dial: a total necessity. While it might have near-perfect weather 364 days of the year, this city is packed with routine stresses like standstill morning commutes, constant professional rejection, and the realization that you're probably more like a 6/10 on the hotness scale out here.
All of these daily struggles can trigger feelings of anxiety, low self-esteem, and debilitating pressure. California employs more psychologists than any other state in the country (though New York isn't far behind), and since LA itself has no shortage of therapists, we spoke to a few who gave us the lowdown on what Angelenos struggle with most.
Note: It's important to mention that the therapists quoted deal specifically with middle- to upper-middle-class clients in Los Angeles. Factors like neighborhood, income, race, family situations, etc. are all life factors, and differ across the city.