Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I offer a soft place to land in what can be a confusing world. I'll invite you to slow down, tune in, and explore your quieter and wiser self. It is human to struggle because, let's face it--life is tough. Feeling overwhelmed, trapped, fearful, angry, and sad is par for the course and the result of living in a fast-paced, stressful environment. This reality coupled with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, and/or addiction can sap our resources. We can end up loosing sight of what is important to us and feel a dampening of our spirit.
Addiction
(424) 326-0125
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Addiction
I offer a soft place to land in what can be a confusing world. I'll invite you to slow down, tune in, and explore your quieter and wiser self. It is human to struggle because, let's face it--life is tough. Feeling overwhelmed, trapped, fearful, angry, and sad is par for the course and the result of living in a fast-paced, stressful environment. This reality coupled with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, and/or addiction can sap our resources. We can end up loosing sight of what is important to us and feel a dampening of our spirit.
Photo of Laurie Levine, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
My style is compassionate, interactive and supportive, providing a safe place to make changes. I quickly get to the heart of the matter and design the counseling session uniquely. If you are confused, stuck, overwhelmed, hopeless and want to make a change I will help you make that change. I facilitate your shift, from ways that aren't working, into ways that do. I work with people in crises, personal growth, wanting to find their deeper meaning in life. I see therapy as a sacred space to create healing and change believing everyone is unique and has great potential.
Addiction
(310) 284-3699
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Addiction
My style is compassionate, interactive and supportive, providing a safe place to make changes. I quickly get to the heart of the matter and design the counseling session uniquely. If you are confused, stuck, overwhelmed, hopeless and want to make a change I will help you make that change. I facilitate your shift, from ways that aren't working, into ways that do. I work with people in crises, personal growth, wanting to find their deeper meaning in life. I see therapy as a sacred space to create healing and change believing everyone is unique and has great potential.
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Psychologist, PhD, CGP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I have 15 years experience helping individuals and couples find deeper meaning, satisfaction and inspiration in their unique experience of life. Individuals are often led to therapy by symptoms - anxiety, depression, panic attacks, failed relationships, compulsions and addictions, phobias, post-traumatic reactions and self-destructive behavior. Although symptoms can seem random and be destructive, they are important messengers alerting us that we are off course and guiding us toward introspection and growth. In psychotherapy we discover what lies beneath the surface of symptoms; we uncover that which has previously been unconscious.
Addiction
(310) 340-0978
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Addiction
I have 15 years experience helping individuals and couples find deeper meaning, satisfaction and inspiration in their unique experience of life. Individuals are often led to therapy by symptoms - anxiety, depression, panic attacks, failed relationships, compulsions and addictions, phobias, post-traumatic reactions and self-destructive behavior. Although symptoms can seem random and be destructive, they are important messengers alerting us that we are off course and guiding us toward introspection and growth. In psychotherapy we discover what lies beneath the surface of symptoms; we uncover that which has previously been unconscious.
Photo of Elizabeth Schofield-Bickford, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I help facilitate the changes you seek so you may live more comfortably. Life, loss, trauma, dysfunctional relationships, addiction, creative blocks and much more can prevent anyone from moving on. I work with clients to help them identify and link issues of their past to behaviors and patterns in the present so that they may move forward in their lives with new vitality. This starts with the establishment of a sound trusting therapeutic relationship. From this foundation, I support and guide you in uncovering and recovering your own resources and strengths.
Addiction
(310) 226-7066
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Addiction
I help facilitate the changes you seek so you may live more comfortably. Life, loss, trauma, dysfunctional relationships, addiction, creative blocks and much more can prevent anyone from moving on. I work with clients to help them identify and link issues of their past to behaviors and patterns in the present so that they may move forward in their lives with new vitality. This starts with the establishment of a sound trusting therapeutic relationship. From this foundation, I support and guide you in uncovering and recovering your own resources and strengths.
Photo of Rachel Negar Partiali, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Taking the first step toward your healing requires courage and I acknowledge the effort you have put forth. Perhaps you have reached a point where you need more awareness in order to deal with your present circumstances. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples. I provide in-depth therapy where we both can begin to explore the underlying causes of your emotional symptoms. I view my role as a psychologist as one who guides you through the healing process. I believe that in order for this to occur, respect, safety, understanding and awareness must be present.
Addiction
(310) 896-5932
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Addiction
Taking the first step toward your healing requires courage and I acknowledge the effort you have put forth. Perhaps you have reached a point where you need more awareness in order to deal with your present circumstances. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples. I provide in-depth therapy where we both can begin to explore the underlying causes of your emotional symptoms. I view my role as a psychologist as one who guides you through the healing process. I believe that in order for this to occur, respect, safety, understanding and awareness must be present.
Photo of Monica Farassat, Psy.D., Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CGP Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Many people shy away from asking for help when in emotional and psychological pain. It is not easy to ask for help. Perhaps there are feelings of shame underlying the recognition of one's vulnerability. But in essence these are the times that important and life-altering changes can occur. I am invested in establishing a safe, supportive, and truthful interaction with you towards improving your life, your choices, and your relationships, & have over 25 years of experience as proof. The concerns that I have worked with extensively include depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, substance-abuse, adjustment, crisis intervention, & individuation.
Addiction
(310) 737-8975
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Addiction
Many people shy away from asking for help when in emotional and psychological pain. It is not easy to ask for help. Perhaps there are feelings of shame underlying the recognition of one's vulnerability. But in essence these are the times that important and life-altering changes can occur. I am invested in establishing a safe, supportive, and truthful interaction with you towards improving your life, your choices, and your relationships, & have over 25 years of experience as proof. The concerns that I have worked with extensively include depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, substance-abuse, adjustment, crisis intervention, & individuation.
Photo of Melissa A. Richman, PsyD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, DAPA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Nurturing, nonjudgmental understanding, respect and honesty are at the heart of the therapeutic relationship I hope to develop with you. I believe that these deepest principles are the root of healing and recovery. The therapeutic relationship is where and how this takes place. When we address it in the here and now, then it most often generalizes to the present and future of your life. The foundation of my private practice lies in fostering this experience.
Addiction
(424) 254-0339
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Addiction
Nurturing, nonjudgmental understanding, respect and honesty are at the heart of the therapeutic relationship I hope to develop with you. I believe that these deepest principles are the root of healing and recovery. The therapeutic relationship is where and how this takes place. When we address it in the here and now, then it most often generalizes to the present and future of your life. The foundation of my private practice lies in fostering this experience.
Photo of Dr. Brian Damien Dietrich, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Active Imagination and non-directive guided imagery can help you access inner wisdom and gain insight. While the thinking, rational mind is essential for everyday concerns and problem-solving, its usefulness is limited regarding questions of meaning, value, and depth. Active Imagination constructively channels the psyche's innate creative power. When we tap into the wellspring of the visionary imagination, we feel an enlivened sense of meaning, purpose, and connection.
Addiction
(310) 307-3043
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Addiction
Active Imagination and non-directive guided imagery can help you access inner wisdom and gain insight. While the thinking, rational mind is essential for everyday concerns and problem-solving, its usefulness is limited regarding questions of meaning, value, and depth. Active Imagination constructively channels the psyche's innate creative power. When we tap into the wellspring of the visionary imagination, we feel an enlivened sense of meaning, purpose, and connection.
Photo of Aliah Dolan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Looking for the right therapist for you can be the start of something great, but it can also feel a little overwhelming. At the heart of my practice is your comfort. When you begin talking with someone who really listens, wants to understand your point of view, and wants to not only help you, but learn from you, real growth can begin to happen. Sometimes old patterns and the things we have been through can make us feel stuck. I'm here to help you get unstuck and get where you want to be.
Addiction
(415) 231-6687
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Addiction
Looking for the right therapist for you can be the start of something great, but it can also feel a little overwhelming. At the heart of my practice is your comfort. When you begin talking with someone who really listens, wants to understand your point of view, and wants to not only help you, but learn from you, real growth can begin to happen. Sometimes old patterns and the things we have been through can make us feel stuck. I'm here to help you get unstuck and get where you want to be.
Photo of Rebekah Sparks
MSW, ASW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90410
Everyone has a past, but you don’t need to feel stuck there. My clients find me easy to talk to, warm, and nonjudgmental. As an associate therapist at Zeeva Behavioral Health, I use both classic and cutting edge therapies, helping you get the most out of each session, so you can live your best life. I can help you gain insight, be present, and accomplish goals.
Addiction
(424) 369-7626
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90410
Addiction
Everyone has a past, but you don’t need to feel stuck there. My clients find me easy to talk to, warm, and nonjudgmental. As an associate therapist at Zeeva Behavioral Health, I use both classic and cutting edge therapies, helping you get the most out of each session, so you can live your best life. I can help you gain insight, be present, and accomplish goals.
Photo of Linda Haack, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
PROBLEMS?? Let's talk SOULUTIONS!! My private practice offers both an in office setting, West Los Angeles area, or the convenience of Teletherapy sessions. The flexibility of Teletherapy sessions saves on your drive time & eliminates uncomfortable "psych" office waiting rooms. Teens, adults, couples & families have an opportunity to recieve the help they need in a safe comfortable setting at a time best for you! I am interested in assisting you with your conflicts, creating a healthier happier lifestyle for yourself and your relationships. Feel free to call me 858-451-0771 to get you the help you need.
Addiction
(858) 451-0771
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Addiction
PROBLEMS?? Let's talk SOULUTIONS!! My private practice offers both an in office setting, West Los Angeles area, or the convenience of Teletherapy sessions. The flexibility of Teletherapy sessions saves on your drive time & eliminates uncomfortable "psych" office waiting rooms. Teens, adults, couples & families have an opportunity to recieve the help they need in a safe comfortable setting at a time best for you! I am interested in assisting you with your conflicts, creating a healthier happier lifestyle for yourself and your relationships. Feel free to call me 858-451-0771 to get you the help you need.
Photo of Rincy Mathew, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
There are moments in life when we feel stuck in dysfunctional patterns that consume us with self-doubt despite our best efforts. During these moments of despair, anxiety and depression take over and prevent us from moving forward with the necessary steps for change, However, it is in this place we are asked to go inward, go deeper, and begin to understand dysfunctional patterns that inhibit personal growth and strip us from the personal freedom to actualize our true potential.
Addiction
(310) 526-3854
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Addiction
There are moments in life when we feel stuck in dysfunctional patterns that consume us with self-doubt despite our best efforts. During these moments of despair, anxiety and depression take over and prevent us from moving forward with the necessary steps for change, However, it is in this place we are asked to go inward, go deeper, and begin to understand dysfunctional patterns that inhibit personal growth and strip us from the personal freedom to actualize our true potential.
Photo of Jeffrey Titcher, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I treat adults, couples, families, and children. I view treatment from a developmental perspective and will meet the client wherever they exist on the life span continuum, and whenever they have difficulty negotiating the next step. I have an expertise in disorders of attachment, as well as exposure therapy for trauma, and I've trained many classes of interns and psychologists, in the treatment of these disorders utilizing neurological correlates to psychological mechanisms. My focus is on training the individual to understand his/her own process, so that dissociated material can be integrated, bringing the individual into the present moment.
Addiction
(424) 256-1790
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Addiction
I treat adults, couples, families, and children. I view treatment from a developmental perspective and will meet the client wherever they exist on the life span continuum, and whenever they have difficulty negotiating the next step. I have an expertise in disorders of attachment, as well as exposure therapy for trauma, and I've trained many classes of interns and psychologists, in the treatment of these disorders utilizing neurological correlates to psychological mechanisms. My focus is on training the individual to understand his/her own process, so that dissociated material can be integrated, bringing the individual into the present moment.
Photo of Michael Ames, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I specialize in helping adults; couples; teens and families who are dealing with stress; emotional problems and relationship issues. I provide a safe; warm environment in which clients are encouraged to discuss their issues openly and honestly. Also I work with elderly adults who are struggling with aging issues. I provide individual therapy for adults who have job-related stress; depression; anxiety and relationship issues. My office is located in Culver City next to West LA. The clients I treat would tell you that I have a warm and caring personality and that I have their best interests in mind.
Addiction
(424) 401-2394
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Addiction
I specialize in helping adults; couples; teens and families who are dealing with stress; emotional problems and relationship issues. I provide a safe; warm environment in which clients are encouraged to discuss their issues openly and honestly. Also I work with elderly adults who are struggling with aging issues. I provide individual therapy for adults who have job-related stress; depression; anxiety and relationship issues. My office is located in Culver City next to West LA. The clients I treat would tell you that I have a warm and caring personality and that I have their best interests in mind.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Therapy can help you to 1) discover what the underlying issues may be impacting you in the present 2) process/work through and resolve those issues so your life in the present and future can be different from the past 3) realize your goals and life's purpose 4) feel more empowered/ less "out of control" 5) engage more fully/effectively in your relationships, career and life
Addiction
(323) 638-0890
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Addiction
Therapy can help you to 1) discover what the underlying issues may be impacting you in the present 2) process/work through and resolve those issues so your life in the present and future can be different from the past 3) realize your goals and life's purpose 4) feel more empowered/ less "out of control" 5) engage more fully/effectively in your relationships, career and life
Photo of Michael Pierce, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you facing challenges or maybe a choice-point in your life and looking for support? Are you interested in exploring those challenges and changes?
Addiction
(424) 401-3852
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Addiction
Are you facing challenges or maybe a choice-point in your life and looking for support? Are you interested in exploring those challenges and changes?
Photo of Suzanne C Hebert, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DM Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Stress has increased while social distancing, I can help. My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative and I specialize in helping you with trauma recovery, depression, adolescence, gender issues, and coping with significant life changes. I will work with you to decrease suffering and increase the quality of your relationships at home, work, and goals affecting overall life satisfaction. In the process, I will help you determine what matters most in your life and assist in moving beyond obstacles and engaging in activities you value. I strongly believe that everyone can make positive and lasting changes.
Addiction
(774) 220-3205
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Addiction
Stress has increased while social distancing, I can help. My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative and I specialize in helping you with trauma recovery, depression, adolescence, gender issues, and coping with significant life changes. I will work with you to decrease suffering and increase the quality of your relationships at home, work, and goals affecting overall life satisfaction. In the process, I will help you determine what matters most in your life and assist in moving beyond obstacles and engaging in activities you value. I strongly believe that everyone can make positive and lasting changes.
Photo of Cheryl Grant, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP, CSAT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Over the years working in a variety of settings with many types of people I have found my niche is working with people who have lasting effects from childhood trauma, addictions and compulsive behaviors, and difficulties in relationships. Clients tell me that my ability to stay consistent, calm, and grounded helps them slow down so they can connect to their body - feel their emotions - and experience themselves more whole and alive. Since 2004 I have worked with people with problematic sexual behavior and their loved ones as a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) using trauma therapies and Pat Carnes Task Centered Approach.
Addiction
(310) 504-1289
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Addiction
Over the years working in a variety of settings with many types of people I have found my niche is working with people who have lasting effects from childhood trauma, addictions and compulsive behaviors, and difficulties in relationships. Clients tell me that my ability to stay consistent, calm, and grounded helps them slow down so they can connect to their body - feel their emotions - and experience themselves more whole and alive. Since 2004 I have worked with people with problematic sexual behavior and their loved ones as a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) using trauma therapies and Pat Carnes Task Centered Approach.
Photo of Veronica Cleary, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, CADC-II, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am continuously modifying my approach to meet each person's needs, and although I utilize several different modalities in my work, empathy and unconditional positive regard remain the framework of my practice. In other words, there seems to be a strong healing benefit in the establishment of rapport and a strong connection within the therapeutic relationship. Utilizing the secure client/therapist relationship as a focal point for continued growth seems to be a vital component of the healing experience. Whether it be an individual setting or a group setting, my goal is to create both a healing and empowered space.
Addiction
(424) 354-2060
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Addiction
I am continuously modifying my approach to meet each person's needs, and although I utilize several different modalities in my work, empathy and unconditional positive regard remain the framework of my practice. In other words, there seems to be a strong healing benefit in the establishment of rapport and a strong connection within the therapeutic relationship. Utilizing the secure client/therapist relationship as a focal point for continued growth seems to be a vital component of the healing experience. Whether it be an individual setting or a group setting, my goal is to create both a healing and empowered space.
Photo of Kerri D Johnson, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Feeling depressed, anxious, uncertain of what path to take next? Feeling lost, alone, or unsure of yourself? These are all common concerns that my clients face daily, and have come to understand their source by working in a safe collaborative space in therapy. Many of my clients are at a cross roads whether it be leaving their parents home, trying to launch from college, deciding whether or not to get married, have a baby, or change careers or retire. Therapy can help with any transition. In a supportive, collaborative environment we will discover what blocks you from growing and thriving.
Addiction
(424) 254-1729
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Addiction
Feeling depressed, anxious, uncertain of what path to take next? Feeling lost, alone, or unsure of yourself? These are all common concerns that my clients face daily, and have come to understand their source by working in a safe collaborative space in therapy. Many of my clients are at a cross roads whether it be leaving their parents home, trying to launch from college, deciding whether or not to get married, have a baby, or change careers or retire. Therapy can help with any transition. In a supportive, collaborative environment we will discover what blocks you from growing and thriving.

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Addiction Therapists
If you're looking for help with an addiction in Santa Monica or for Santa Monica addiction counseling these professionals provide addiction therapy (or addiction therapies) and addiction treatment in Santa Monica. Addictions are deceptive: they begin small and then take a hold so that behaviors as common as smoking addiction, or quitting smoking, may become challenging to change. Professional help can be vital. These professionals include addiction therapists, addiction psychologists and addiction counselors in Santa Monica. They can help addicts with alcohol addiction, drug addictions, and less understood addictions like gambling addiction, internet addiction and sex addiction.

For substance abuse, the professionals have experience helping individuals with cocaine addiction, marijuana addiction, methamphetamines ('meth' addiction), opiate addiction and heroine addiction. They provide Santa Monica addiction counseling, addiction intervention, addiction support, referrals in Santa Monica, detox, rehab and Santa Monica 12 step programs.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Santa Monica are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Santa Monica

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Santa Monica you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Santa Monica and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Santa Monica or family therapy in Santa Monica.