Georgina Kim Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Dr. Smith's genuine, grounded and integrated therapeutic approach allows for a connection to her clients where through modalities such as EMDR, IFS (parts work), and attachment-based talk therapy, there is a focus on insight shifting to somatic integration and actionable change, discovering and healing the core self, learning to regulate emotion and express needs in healthy ways, adapting internal dialogue, core beliefs, and reinforcing coping resources. Dr. Smith believes in building an authentic therapeutic relationship based on respect, empathy, challenge and change while creating a renewed sense of self, empowerment and hope.
Addiction
(424) 258-5793
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Addiction
Dr. Smith's genuine, grounded and integrated therapeutic approach allows for a connection to her clients where through modalities such as EMDR, IFS (parts work), and attachment-based talk therapy, there is a focus on insight shifting to somatic integration and actionable change, discovering and healing the core self, learning to regulate emotion and express needs in healthy ways, adapting internal dialogue, core beliefs, and reinforcing coping resources. Dr. Smith believes in building an authentic therapeutic relationship based on respect, empathy, challenge and change while creating a renewed sense of self, empowerment and hope.
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Kristen Welke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
My favorite clients to work with are children and teens ages 5 to 18 as well as young adults ages 19 - 35. I have an innate ability to connect and communicate with children and teens while at the same time being able to form a relationship with their parents to assist in the work they are doing in therapy. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental space that allows clients to be themselves. As a therapist, I show up authentically and establish a real connection using empathy, creativity, and humor.
Addiction
(424) 383-6792
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Addiction
My favorite clients to work with are children and teens ages 5 to 18 as well as young adults ages 19 - 35. I have an innate ability to connect and communicate with children and teens while at the same time being able to form a relationship with their parents to assist in the work they are doing in therapy. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental space that allows clients to be themselves. As a therapist, I show up authentically and establish a real connection using empathy, creativity, and humor.
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Mindfulpath Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mindfulpath Inc is a healing space encompassed by a variety of treatment professionals, providing a wide array of services, and working as one connected team to provide quality mental health care. Our community of practitioners make available a wide array of services from individual and group therapy to nutrition and yoga all in one location.  Mindfulpath understands there is no one healing modality that works for all. We take the time to get to know YOU based on YOUR uniqueness and together we create a customized plan to best suit your needs as you walk on YOUR mindfulpath. 
Addiction
(310) 909-8164
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Addiction
Mindfulpath Inc is a healing space encompassed by a variety of treatment professionals, providing a wide array of services, and working as one connected team to provide quality mental health care. Our community of practitioners make available a wide array of services from individual and group therapy to nutrition and yoga all in one location.  Mindfulpath understands there is no one healing modality that works for all. We take the time to get to know YOU based on YOUR uniqueness and together we create a customized plan to best suit your needs as you walk on YOUR mindfulpath. 
Dr Emily Hu, PhD - Thrive Psychology Group
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, or burnt out? Are you recovering from trauma or abuse, a history of addiction, a difficult childhood, or just want some guidance in how to live and love as your most genuine, authentic self? Are you looking for someone to help you grow your relationship with yourself and others through with compassion, respect, and a sometimes-nerdy sense of humor? Do you live anywhere in California or Washington?
Addiction
(310) 893-1978 x705
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Addiction
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, or burnt out? Are you recovering from trauma or abuse, a history of addiction, a difficult childhood, or just want some guidance in how to live and love as your most genuine, authentic self? Are you looking for someone to help you grow your relationship with yourself and others through with compassion, respect, and a sometimes-nerdy sense of humor? Do you live anywhere in California or Washington?
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Nicholas Charles Russi
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC-S, CCS, ICAADC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
**Telehealth Video sessions are available** Are you having trouble controlling your drinking but feel like "rehab" isn't for you? Have loved ones in your life pleaded with you to stop? Is your alcohol or drug use causing relationship issues? Anxiety problems? I know exactly how your feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can extremely difficult to manage on your own. For the last 19 years I’ve been helping clients navigate the personal recovery process and the trials and tribulations they come with it. If you are in a place in your life where you are ready to make some needed changes, I can help you be free from the grips of addiction.
Addiction
(951) 524-7532
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Addiction
**Telehealth Video sessions are available** Are you having trouble controlling your drinking but feel like "rehab" isn't for you? Have loved ones in your life pleaded with you to stop? Is your alcohol or drug use causing relationship issues? Anxiety problems? I know exactly how your feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can extremely difficult to manage on your own. For the last 19 years I’ve been helping clients navigate the personal recovery process and the trials and tribulations they come with it. If you are in a place in your life where you are ready to make some needed changes, I can help you be free from the grips of addiction.
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Jennifer Ollestad
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am a licensed MFT with offices in Santa Monica and the Ojai/Ventura area. For the past fifteen + years I have been working as a therapist with adolescents, adults and families. I am also a clinical supervisor to interns in my private practice, and I provide psychotherapy for therapists in training. My work as a therapist focuses on relationships of all kinds. For my client, I hope to be an agent of positive change by working with him/her/them towards an understanding of the dynamics that keep him/her/them from moving forward and then by mentoring him/her/them to co-create a bigger life for him/her/them self.
Addiction
(424) 570-3246
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Addiction
I am a licensed MFT with offices in Santa Monica and the Ojai/Ventura area. For the past fifteen + years I have been working as a therapist with adolescents, adults and families. I am also a clinical supervisor to interns in my private practice, and I provide psychotherapy for therapists in training. My work as a therapist focuses on relationships of all kinds. For my client, I hope to be an agent of positive change by working with him/her/them towards an understanding of the dynamics that keep him/her/them from moving forward and then by mentoring him/her/them to co-create a bigger life for him/her/them self.
Su Lim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LLB Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress management and insomnia, and how these can adversely affect your relationships and daily life. My style is interactive and direct, and I am passionate about helping clients work through areas where they feel stuck and hopeless. Seeing your life begin to turn around can be profound. We will work together to discover your strengths and help you use your strengths to create positive, lasting change. If you are feeling hopeless or isolated in battling issues alone, or need someone to help you get to a better place, please reach out. My website for more information is www.sulimtherapy.com.
Addiction
(310) 717-0332
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Addiction
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress management and insomnia, and how these can adversely affect your relationships and daily life. My style is interactive and direct, and I am passionate about helping clients work through areas where they feel stuck and hopeless. Seeing your life begin to turn around can be profound. We will work together to discover your strengths and help you use your strengths to create positive, lasting change. If you are feeling hopeless or isolated in battling issues alone, or need someone to help you get to a better place, please reach out. My website for more information is www.sulimtherapy.com.
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Michelle King
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you dealing with trauma, addiction, difficulties in relationships, or anxiety? Whatever you're facing, I can be here for you. You might be going through a painful or difficult time, but with support you will get through it. I believe therapy can do more than alleviate symptoms; it can also help you grow into the healthiest, happiest version of yourself. You've had the courage to come this far and seek help, so you are already taking a first step towards change.
Addiction
(424) 348-6795
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Addiction
Are you dealing with trauma, addiction, difficulties in relationships, or anxiety? Whatever you're facing, I can be here for you. You might be going through a painful or difficult time, but with support you will get through it. I believe therapy can do more than alleviate symptoms; it can also help you grow into the healthiest, happiest version of yourself. You've had the courage to come this far and seek help, so you are already taking a first step towards change.
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Alexander D. Roberto Jose Sims-Zaraspe Yoo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Change – inevitable, inexorable, unavoidable. Change can be scary, disruptive, and messy. Even good, positive, welcome changes mean saying goodbye to the old while preparing for the new and unknown. Change means overcoming challenges, building relationships, developing character, growing professionally and personally, unearthing and integrating parts of oneself previously hidden. We all need compassionate, focused empathy, supportive insight, and unconditional acceptance. Allow me to help you grow through the changes. Let me help you find and express your best self. Let me join you on your journey.
Addiction
(323) 997-8431
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Addiction
Change – inevitable, inexorable, unavoidable. Change can be scary, disruptive, and messy. Even good, positive, welcome changes mean saying goodbye to the old while preparing for the new and unknown. Change means overcoming challenges, building relationships, developing character, growing professionally and personally, unearthing and integrating parts of oneself previously hidden. We all need compassionate, focused empathy, supportive insight, and unconditional acceptance. Allow me to help you grow through the changes. Let me help you find and express your best self. Let me join you on your journey.
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Rebecca Gorin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Do you want relief from overwhelming thoughts and/or emotions? Do you have an inner critic that just won't leave you alone? Do you feel flooded by intrusive thoughts, emotions, memories and/or physical sensations, that may even seem to come out of nowhere? For many these experiences can result in feeling frustrated, fearful, hopeless and alone or coping in self-damaging ways. These are normal responses to trauma and overwhelming/painful experiences. Emotions and trauma can get stuck in the body, which is why talk therapy alone often isn’t enough.
Addiction
(424) 276-1096
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Addiction
Do you want relief from overwhelming thoughts and/or emotions? Do you have an inner critic that just won't leave you alone? Do you feel flooded by intrusive thoughts, emotions, memories and/or physical sensations, that may even seem to come out of nowhere? For many these experiences can result in feeling frustrated, fearful, hopeless and alone or coping in self-damaging ways. These are normal responses to trauma and overwhelming/painful experiences. Emotions and trauma can get stuck in the body, which is why talk therapy alone often isn’t enough.
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Elaine Skoulas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
You've made it this far, but there is something holding you back from the life you want to be living. You might need help uncovering or rebuilding your sense of identity or purpose, or handling transition to a new stage of life. Maybe you find yourself using more substances to alleviate the pain or isolation you’re feeling and recognize the need for change. Maybe you don’t know what to do after a recent death or the loss of a relationship. You don't have to manage your problems alone. Seeking help is a brave first step, and I am committed to supporting you with my collaborative, non-judgmental, and compassionate approach.
Addiction
(818) 350-5204
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Addiction
You've made it this far, but there is something holding you back from the life you want to be living. You might need help uncovering or rebuilding your sense of identity or purpose, or handling transition to a new stage of life. Maybe you find yourself using more substances to alleviate the pain or isolation you’re feeling and recognize the need for change. Maybe you don’t know what to do after a recent death or the loss of a relationship. You don't have to manage your problems alone. Seeking help is a brave first step, and I am committed to supporting you with my collaborative, non-judgmental, and compassionate approach.
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Karen Booth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I believe everyone deserves to love themselves, believe in themselves and feel confident in their abilities. This might not be easy to imagine but it is possible with support, compassion and understanding. Together we will work towards these goals and help you achieve the inner peace and happiness you are looking for. I feel honored to work with each client who comes through my door and I look forward to meeting you.
Addiction
(805) 386-6035
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Addiction
I believe everyone deserves to love themselves, believe in themselves and feel confident in their abilities. This might not be easy to imagine but it is possible with support, compassion and understanding. Together we will work towards these goals and help you achieve the inner peace and happiness you are looking for. I feel honored to work with each client who comes through my door and I look forward to meeting you.
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LA Peace of Mind: Counseling Services, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
At LA Peace of Mind Counseling Services, we guide people to light and empower themselves to heal. We help people who seek trust and freedom to be expressive, address life challenges, and barriers that interfere with growth and achieving life's goals.
Addiction
(424) 353-4257
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Addiction
At LA Peace of Mind Counseling Services, we guide people to light and empower themselves to heal. We help people who seek trust and freedom to be expressive, address life challenges, and barriers that interfere with growth and achieving life's goals.
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James Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and children in Los Angeles, California. I am a former Marine Vietnam Combat Veteran and have studied psychology for over 50 years. An esteemed supervisor and psychotherapist, I have lectured and conducted workshops throughout Southern California for the past thirty years. I have conducted research at U.C.L.A. in addition to my clinical work.
Addiction
(424) 236-6209
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Addiction
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and children in Los Angeles, California. I am a former Marine Vietnam Combat Veteran and have studied psychology for over 50 years. An esteemed supervisor and psychotherapist, I have lectured and conducted workshops throughout Southern California for the past thirty years. I have conducted research at U.C.L.A. in addition to my clinical work.
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Quintin Wise
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I view Therapy as a very human process, as well as a very sacred one. As your therapist, my goal is for our conversations to offer a sense of relief and perspective, while helping foster healthy self-exploration and personal growth. On this journey I often discover that specific problems seem to play a recurring role in people's lives. These problems typically undermine the person's confidence, and dampen their enjoyment of life and all of its possibilities.
Addiction
(424) 326-1643
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Addiction
I view Therapy as a very human process, as well as a very sacred one. As your therapist, my goal is for our conversations to offer a sense of relief and perspective, while helping foster healthy self-exploration and personal growth. On this journey I often discover that specific problems seem to play a recurring role in people's lives. These problems typically undermine the person's confidence, and dampen their enjoyment of life and all of its possibilities.
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Kristyn Fresz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Entering therapy takes courage and commitment so it will be my first priority is to create feelings of safety and trust. I believe that you have the innate capacity to heal, develop, and grow. From this base, we can work together to identify inner conflicts, clarify beliefs, and release limiting patterns to support you in living a more authentic and fulfilling life. I work with individuals, adolescents. I treat anxiety and depression, trauma grief and loss, life stage transitions, parenting issues, co-dependency. I am trained to treat PTSD, trauma, and anxiety.
Addiction
(424) 233-1593
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Addiction
Entering therapy takes courage and commitment so it will be my first priority is to create feelings of safety and trust. I believe that you have the innate capacity to heal, develop, and grow. From this base, we can work together to identify inner conflicts, clarify beliefs, and release limiting patterns to support you in living a more authentic and fulfilling life. I work with individuals, adolescents. I treat anxiety and depression, trauma grief and loss, life stage transitions, parenting issues, co-dependency. I am trained to treat PTSD, trauma, and anxiety.
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Victoria Washburn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Life can be challenging at times. During the therapeutic process, I look at how our environment, life experience, and current relationships have an impact on the decisions we make. I work with adults, young adults, families and adolescents who experience anxiety, depression, addiction, low self-worth, career transitions and relationship issues.
Addiction
(424) 325-7668
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Addiction
Life can be challenging at times. During the therapeutic process, I look at how our environment, life experience, and current relationships have an impact on the decisions we make. I work with adults, young adults, families and adolescents who experience anxiety, depression, addiction, low self-worth, career transitions and relationship issues.
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Ryan Beatty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
This is about you, your life, your relationships, and what is important to you. We can enhance your life, and I am honored to partake in that process. We all are bound by certain factors out of our control, our genes, our parents, upbringing etc. However, amid that construct, we can choose to be who we want to, and I can help with that endeavor. I love therapy, and I love being a therapist. I'm inspired by anyone who wants to change some aspect of themselves or their life.
Addiction
(424) 219-7093
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Addiction
This is about you, your life, your relationships, and what is important to you. We can enhance your life, and I am honored to partake in that process. We all are bound by certain factors out of our control, our genes, our parents, upbringing etc. However, amid that construct, we can choose to be who we want to, and I can help with that endeavor. I love therapy, and I love being a therapist. I'm inspired by anyone who wants to change some aspect of themselves or their life.
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Pacific Neurocenter
BSN, RN, MS, MD(Ukr) Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Maryna Yudina received her MD from Odessa National Medical University, one of the leading medical universities in Ukraine and worked as a Family Physician and a Chief of Staff at an Odessa Military Hospital. After 13 years of hard work and exciting changes, she was offered the chance to take a different path and move to the United States to work in a variety of hospitals in Alaska.
Addiction
(310) 699-4944
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Addiction
Maryna Yudina received her MD from Odessa National Medical University, one of the leading medical universities in Ukraine and worked as a Family Physician and a Chief of Staff at an Odessa Military Hospital. After 13 years of hard work and exciting changes, she was offered the chance to take a different path and move to the United States to work in a variety of hospitals in Alaska.
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Vesal Vakili
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My name is Vesal Vakili and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of California. I am currently pursuing my PsyD degree at Alliant International University, located in Irvine California. I view therapy as a shared and collaborative journey. I feel privileged to walk the therapeutic path with individuals, families, couples and instill hope, where there is hopelessness and uncertainties.
Addiction
(424) 336-3461
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Addiction
My name is Vesal Vakili and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of California. I am currently pursuing my PsyD degree at Alliant International University, located in Irvine California. I view therapy as a shared and collaborative journey. I feel privileged to walk the therapeutic path with individuals, families, couples and instill hope, where there is hopelessness and uncertainties.

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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 and communities, including the BIPOC community in Santa Monica. 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.