Last edited 03/07/2024

Machel Best LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Machel Best Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Pacific Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Learn more about my:

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I have experience working with the entire spectrum of mental health diagnosis. Issues can include anxiety, depression, trauma, culture and intersectionality struggles, interpersonal conflict, anger management struggles, and/ or mood disorders. My theoretical base comes from a number of therapy types. This includes cognitive reframing & Dialectical Interventions such as emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness. I also treat anxiety, depression, grief & complex traumas, help clients better manage impulsivity or anger, and assist clients through transitional phases in life. In conclusion, my goal is to help people seeking to be the best version of themselves, better cope with symptoms, and/ or simply improve their life. I am a therapist at Octave, a behavioral health practice creating a new standard for mental health care that’s both high-quality and accessible.





Race & Cultural Identity

Life transitions

General Expertise

Panic attacks & panic disorder

Phobias & fears


In-Network Insurance



Health Net


First Session$205
Individual Therapy$205
Marriage & Couples Counseling$250
Family Therapy$250

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Prolonged Exposure Therapy


  • California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 81086


MSW - Social Work, California State University Dominguez Hills

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Machel Best, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Machel Best, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Machel Best accepting new clients?

Yes, Machel Best is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.

Does Machel Best accept insurance?

Yes, Machel Best accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem and Health Net.

What types of therapy does Machel Best offer?

Machel Best offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.

Does Machel Best offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Machel Best for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Machel Best offer online therapy?

Yes, Machel Best offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Machel Best?

Machel Best typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Machel Best speak?

Machel Best conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Machel Best online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Machel Best online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.