Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Beginning therapy can be scary and intimidating, but also hopeful. Discussing your wishes and uncertainties in session can promote clarity and lead to positive changes in thinking and behavior that are necessary to improve circumstances and relationships. Action is required for positive life changes to occur. It isn't always easy figuring out what action to take or what changes to make. Therapy is a safe place to explore these thoughts and feelings. Small shifts can lead to large improvements in mood and relationships. Please reach out with questions or to schedule an initial consultation.
Addiction
(323) 747-1809
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Addiction
Beginning therapy can be scary and intimidating, but also hopeful. Discussing your wishes and uncertainties in session can promote clarity and lead to positive changes in thinking and behavior that are necessary to improve circumstances and relationships. Action is required for positive life changes to occur. It isn't always easy figuring out what action to take or what changes to make. Therapy is a safe place to explore these thoughts and feelings. Small shifts can lead to large improvements in mood and relationships. Please reach out with questions or to schedule an initial consultation.
Photo of Mariam L. Moini, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I strive to help people become their own authority, which may have been compromised by unhealthy relationships, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. I focus on the individual's relationship with themselves, fostering an understanding and compassion towards personal strengths and vulnerabilities. I believe it is imperative to address underlying issues with out judgment or shame, so that we can heal parts of the self that are no longer serving us. My clinical training is in psychodynamic therapy, and I tend to gravitate towards an attachment based and humanistic approach.
Addiction
(310) 906-2565
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Addiction
I strive to help people become their own authority, which may have been compromised by unhealthy relationships, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. I focus on the individual's relationship with themselves, fostering an understanding and compassion towards personal strengths and vulnerabilities. I believe it is imperative to address underlying issues with out judgment or shame, so that we can heal parts of the self that are no longer serving us. My clinical training is in psychodynamic therapy, and I tend to gravitate towards an attachment based and humanistic approach.
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ASW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I look forward to helping you. I work to create a safe, empathic environment where we can explore your concerns at a pace that feels comfortable to you. Life is challenging, but therapy provides a place of comfort to look at life's stressors as well as what scares, saddens, or angers us. I work to help clients build a deeper and more compassionate understanding of themselves in order to identify their strengths, develop new coping skills, build more meaningful relationships and live a more fulfilling life.
Addiction
(323) 612-0439
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Addiction
I look forward to helping you. I work to create a safe, empathic environment where we can explore your concerns at a pace that feels comfortable to you. Life is challenging, but therapy provides a place of comfort to look at life's stressors as well as what scares, saddens, or angers us. I work to help clients build a deeper and more compassionate understanding of themselves in order to identify their strengths, develop new coping skills, build more meaningful relationships and live a more fulfilling life.
Photo of Betsy Spier, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
In these times of uncertainty, I am here to help. I have years of experience and am able to work with you virtually. Call me! Listening for what is not said is often as important as what is said. No one therapeutic approach suits every client's need, so I tailor my approach based on what's best for the individual. My success with sober clients and others suffering from addictive disorders comes from my willingness to help them navigate the realities of life. Sometimes psychotherapy alone cannot cure mood disorders, just as drugs for depression and anxiety are less effective without concurrent psychotherapy.
Addiction
(310) 740-9868
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Addiction
In these times of uncertainty, I am here to help. I have years of experience and am able to work with you virtually. Call me! Listening for what is not said is often as important as what is said. No one therapeutic approach suits every client's need, so I tailor my approach based on what's best for the individual. My success with sober clients and others suffering from addictive disorders comes from my willingness to help them navigate the realities of life. Sometimes psychotherapy alone cannot cure mood disorders, just as drugs for depression and anxiety are less effective without concurrent psychotherapy.
Photo of Dr. Suzanne Pelka, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
In need of sex therapy? Lack of desire? A sex-starved marriage? Sex/porn addiction? Just not on the same page as your partner? As a Sexuality Specialist and CSAT, I have successfully treated clients struggling with many different sexual problems (Men: erectile dysfunction, rapid/premature/delayed ejaculation. Women: low desire, painful intercourse, vaginismus/vulvadynia. Either: sexual inexperience, sexual anorexia, childhood sexual traumas including incest). I often use EMDR to resolve underlying traumas. I have researched and taught at UCLA, SMC, The University of Chicago, DePaul and have been a sexuality expert on NBC, ABC and KCAL 9 news.
Addiction
(310) 601-6882
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Addiction
In need of sex therapy? Lack of desire? A sex-starved marriage? Sex/porn addiction? Just not on the same page as your partner? As a Sexuality Specialist and CSAT, I have successfully treated clients struggling with many different sexual problems (Men: erectile dysfunction, rapid/premature/delayed ejaculation. Women: low desire, painful intercourse, vaginismus/vulvadynia. Either: sexual inexperience, sexual anorexia, childhood sexual traumas including incest). I often use EMDR to resolve underlying traumas. I have researched and taught at UCLA, SMC, The University of Chicago, DePaul and have been a sexuality expert on NBC, ABC and KCAL 9 news.
Photo of Lilyan W.j. Campbell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCBA, Individ, Couples, Enterta Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Do you want solutions, and short term therapy? Then I am the right fit. I will guide you making life changes. We can target difficulties with career (I am an entertainment industry expert), relationships, sex, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, ADHD, Autism. Through convenient Skype or phone sessions, I create a comfortable environment, so you can be yourself, get insight, and gain tools to better your life. As an empathic person & mother, I will bring my authentic self & compassion for people to sessions.
Addiction
(424) 270-1773
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Addiction
Do you want solutions, and short term therapy? Then I am the right fit. I will guide you making life changes. We can target difficulties with career (I am an entertainment industry expert), relationships, sex, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, ADHD, Autism. Through convenient Skype or phone sessions, I create a comfortable environment, so you can be yourself, get insight, and gain tools to better your life. As an empathic person & mother, I will bring my authentic self & compassion for people to sessions.
Photo of Marc Sadoff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Home, virtual & office visit's available for discrete, absolutely confidential high conflict couples coaching. Direct, practical couples treatment or coaching & effective individual brief PTSD treatment using EMDR, Somatic & TRM methods. Anger management and communication problems. Impulse control, addictions, high conflict, communication skills training, disrespectful relationships, abuse. My methods are simple, concrete & appealing for both men and women. Highlighting responsibility & empathy using clear guidelines, agreements and skills. I am also experienced with addictions, anger management, abuse , & violence issues.
Addiction
(424) 400-2423
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Addiction
Home, virtual & office visit's available for discrete, absolutely confidential high conflict couples coaching. Direct, practical couples treatment or coaching & effective individual brief PTSD treatment using EMDR, Somatic & TRM methods. Anger management and communication problems. Impulse control, addictions, high conflict, communication skills training, disrespectful relationships, abuse. My methods are simple, concrete & appealing for both men and women. Highlighting responsibility & empathy using clear guidelines, agreements and skills. I am also experienced with addictions, anger management, abuse , & violence issues.
Photo of Diane Boureston, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I believe the purpose of therapy is to return to one's sense of well-being. Do you long for a personal sense of ease and comfort? Do fears and self-doubt lead to immobility and a sense of inadequacy? We can work together for the purpose of discovering, defining and creating goals to achieve what is meaningful to you.
Addiction
(310) 928-9470
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Addiction
I believe the purpose of therapy is to return to one's sense of well-being. Do you long for a personal sense of ease and comfort? Do fears and self-doubt lead to immobility and a sense of inadequacy? We can work together for the purpose of discovering, defining and creating goals to achieve what is meaningful to you.
Photo of Melissa Kay, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
"I CAN HELP YOU FIND HAPPINESS AND CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT" Your thoughts and feelings determine what your life is about and I can help guide you towards the manifestation of your dreams and happiness in all areas of your life, such as relationships, marriage, family, healthy body, career, success, etc. I have a unique approach that includes Holistic Counseling, Spirituality, the "Law of Attraction" and Mind-Body-Spirit Healing. I am very intuitive and a healer and I have had great success helping people thrive and live the life they want. I love the work I do and feel called to help you.
Addiction
(310) 683-5422
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Addiction
"I CAN HELP YOU FIND HAPPINESS AND CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT" Your thoughts and feelings determine what your life is about and I can help guide you towards the manifestation of your dreams and happiness in all areas of your life, such as relationships, marriage, family, healthy body, career, success, etc. I have a unique approach that includes Holistic Counseling, Spirituality, the "Law of Attraction" and Mind-Body-Spirit Healing. I am very intuitive and a healer and I have had great success helping people thrive and live the life they want. I love the work I do and feel called to help you.
Photo of Lynn Grossman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
You are committed to your growth and to having a great life. You feel stuck in the past and find yourself circling back to the same situation, person, place, or issue. You want to break through the obstacles and patterns that have stopped you from reaching your goals and having a rich and expansive life. I will assist and support you to discover limiting experiences from your past. You will bring new insight, compassion and tools into your life today and step into the creation of a bright tomorrow.
Addiction
(424) 396-0731
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Addiction
You are committed to your growth and to having a great life. You feel stuck in the past and find yourself circling back to the same situation, person, place, or issue. You want to break through the obstacles and patterns that have stopped you from reaching your goals and having a rich and expansive life. I will assist and support you to discover limiting experiences from your past. You will bring new insight, compassion and tools into your life today and step into the creation of a bright tomorrow.
Photo of Ali (Alexandria) Wolfe-Grady, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MACP, AMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I find the best way for me to help people reach their goals is to work collaboratively and to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and openness. An individualized therapeutic approach is imperative for helping explore my clients’ unique life experiences. We work together utilizing an eclectic interactive approach that encourages feedback and collaboration to shape treatment to meet a client's individual needs. Together we formulate a plan to address achieving specific short-term goals aimed at improving daily life in addition to long term growth focusing on personal development.
Addiction
(805) 608-3474
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Addiction
I find the best way for me to help people reach their goals is to work collaboratively and to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and openness. An individualized therapeutic approach is imperative for helping explore my clients’ unique life experiences. We work together utilizing an eclectic interactive approach that encourages feedback and collaboration to shape treatment to meet a client's individual needs. Together we formulate a plan to address achieving specific short-term goals aimed at improving daily life in addition to long term growth focusing on personal development.
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
(503) 664-9241
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.
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
Verified
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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.
Photo of Mary Ann Rege, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, TMF Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
You have your share of life stress. There's almost no way to get around it in our fast-paced culture where work is exhausting, relationships and family require attention, and to-do lists are endless. You're going through the daily grind, juggling lots of balls, and trying to keep people satisfied. Meanwhile, you're coming unglued. You start losing your cool with others, become paralyzed with fear, or want to run away from it all. You might be exhausted, edgy, or have trouble concentrating. Maybe you self-soothe in unhealthy ways. You're tired of this but don't know what to do. This is where I come in and our work together begins.
Addiction
(424) 353-2465
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Addiction
You have your share of life stress. There's almost no way to get around it in our fast-paced culture where work is exhausting, relationships and family require attention, and to-do lists are endless. You're going through the daily grind, juggling lots of balls, and trying to keep people satisfied. Meanwhile, you're coming unglued. You start losing your cool with others, become paralyzed with fear, or want to run away from it all. You might be exhausted, edgy, or have trouble concentrating. Maybe you self-soothe in unhealthy ways. You're tired of this but don't know what to do. This is where I come in and our work together begins.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I have been in practice for over 20 years. Initially working in the areas of eating disorders and other addictions has led me to specializing in problems related to relationships, both with others and with the self. As a result, I now specialize in working with couples and dysfunctional families. I have a rare ability to combine both the cognitive and spiritual. I also have experience working with dreams and how they inform us from deeper levels of the psyche. I practice depth psychology.
Addiction
(310) 773-5188
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Addiction
I have been in practice for over 20 years. Initially working in the areas of eating disorders and other addictions has led me to specializing in problems related to relationships, both with others and with the self. As a result, I now specialize in working with couples and dysfunctional families. I have a rare ability to combine both the cognitive and spiritual. I also have experience working with dreams and how they inform us from deeper levels of the psyche. I practice depth psychology.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I believe that connection is fundamental to healing and that the relationship between client and therapist is very important. I treat each of my clients with compassion and respect and strive to create a space that allows for curiosity and exploration. Therapy often involves identifying and expressing emotions, developing insight into patterns or addictions, deepening connection to self and others, and building on strengths. My approach to therapy will vary depending on your unique history and goals.
Addiction
(424) 251-5216
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Addiction
I believe that connection is fundamental to healing and that the relationship between client and therapist is very important. I treat each of my clients with compassion and respect and strive to create a space that allows for curiosity and exploration. Therapy often involves identifying and expressing emotions, developing insight into patterns or addictions, deepening connection to self and others, and building on strengths. My approach to therapy will vary depending on your unique history and goals.
Photo of Nicole Logan, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I utilize a client-centered approach in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions. In a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental space we can explore the negative patterns in your life, work through any barriers, and move towards healing, growth, and change.
Addiction
(213) 267-6620
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Addiction
I utilize a client-centered approach in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions. In a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental space we can explore the negative patterns in your life, work through any barriers, and move towards healing, growth, and change.
Photo of Michael Lushing, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Bottom line...life is challenging. At 62 years old, I've made plenty of mistakes...and for the most part have learned from those mistakes. I went back to school to get my Masters in Psychology and become a Marriage and Family Counselor a few years ago in order to help individuals, couples and family with issues that I've had to deal with personally. Therapists helped me get to where I am today and I want to help you with your life challenges...no matter how big or small they might be.
Addiction
(310) 872-2708
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Addiction
Bottom line...life is challenging. At 62 years old, I've made plenty of mistakes...and for the most part have learned from those mistakes. I went back to school to get my Masters in Psychology and become a Marriage and Family Counselor a few years ago in order to help individuals, couples and family with issues that I've had to deal with personally. Therapists helped me get to where I am today and I want to help you with your life challenges...no matter how big or small they might be.
Photo of Jennifer Musselman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
LIFE CAN BE TOUGH. Who has your back? Are you bored in your life or career? Do you feel alone and lonely, despite that you love your partner and your two adorable kids? Are you the last single one left in your group and are questioning if you will ever meet the love of your life? Do you feel misunderstood, not good enough, scared? Are you escaping your feelings with drugs and alcohol, elaborate vacations, shopping, work? What plays out in your personal life plays out in your work life, causing stress, depression and anxiety.
Addiction
(310) 421-2985
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Addiction
LIFE CAN BE TOUGH. Who has your back? Are you bored in your life or career? Do you feel alone and lonely, despite that you love your partner and your two adorable kids? Are you the last single one left in your group and are questioning if you will ever meet the love of your life? Do you feel misunderstood, not good enough, scared? Are you escaping your feelings with drugs and alcohol, elaborate vacations, shopping, work? What plays out in your personal life plays out in your work life, causing stress, depression and anxiety.
Photo of Danielle C White, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Santa Monica, CA 90403
By facing our inner worlds, we may begin to quiet the past and change how we meet the future. As life inevitably presents us with transitions and loss, these experiences become an integral part of what awakens us into the fullness of our human experience. The collaborative and creative process of therapy can help you to shift your perspective so that new solutions and fulfilling growth can occur in your life.
Addiction
(917) 689-1033
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Addiction
By facing our inner worlds, we may begin to quiet the past and change how we meet the future. As life inevitably presents us with transitions and loss, these experiences become an integral part of what awakens us into the fullness of our human experience. The collaborative and creative process of therapy can help you to shift your perspective so that new solutions and fulfilling growth can occur in your life.

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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.