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.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(424) 326-0125
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
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.
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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.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(424) 383-6792
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
It is my goal to provide the highest quality work in my role as a therapist. I have a warm and conversational personal style, with a non-judgmental and compassionate attitude. My approach as a clinician is integrative, collaborative, and strength-based. It is my belief that each and every client is unique, therefore I attempt to tailor the therapeutic experience to each individual and his or her needs. As a clinician, I strive to uncover my clients' values, strengths, and abilities in order to facilitate growth and assist them in overcoming their problems.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(424) 295-0825
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
It is my goal to provide the highest quality work in my role as a therapist. I have a warm and conversational personal style, with a non-judgmental and compassionate attitude. My approach as a clinician is integrative, collaborative, and strength-based. It is my belief that each and every client is unique, therefore I attempt to tailor the therapeutic experience to each individual and his or her needs. As a clinician, I strive to uncover my clients' values, strengths, and abilities in order to facilitate growth and assist them in overcoming their problems.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a clinical psychologist with a specialty in helping people gain better control over alcohol and drug use. So often, people feel stuck, down, anxious, depressed, angry, lost, and turn to alcohol or drugs to help them cope. This works for awhile, then sometimes can complicate matters or make things worse. I take a holistic approach to therapy, working with you on all aspects of your life to help you feel better and accomplish what you would like to do.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(424) 337-8149
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a clinical psychologist with a specialty in helping people gain better control over alcohol and drug use. So often, people feel stuck, down, anxious, depressed, angry, lost, and turn to alcohol or drugs to help them cope. This works for awhile, then sometimes can complicate matters or make things worse. I take a holistic approach to therapy, working with you on all aspects of your life to help you feel better and accomplish what you would like to do.
Photo of Shelly K Stee, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My approach to therapy is grounded in Post Modern Narrative Theory, which emphasizes client strengths in the collaborative creation of a client's preferred life. I am passionate about creating hope and collaborating with clients to effectuate change. I work with individuals, couples and families.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(310) 846-8126
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
My approach to therapy is grounded in Post Modern Narrative Theory, which emphasizes client strengths in the collaborative creation of a client's preferred life. I am passionate about creating hope and collaborating with clients to effectuate change. I work with individuals, couples and families.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(424) 570-1220
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Photo of Darby Latshaw, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I enjoy working collaboratively with adults and teens to create a comforting and safe space where insight into inner processes can begin to unfold. When we understand and have compassion for our particular reactions to things, we begin to live in a state of greater peace and become able to connect to our deepest and most unique resources. Learning to calm and soothe our body’s response to stress can be life changing and enables us to harness our greatest potential.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(805) 856-6429
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
I enjoy working collaboratively with adults and teens to create a comforting and safe space where insight into inner processes can begin to unfold. When we understand and have compassion for our particular reactions to things, we begin to live in a state of greater peace and become able to connect to our deepest and most unique resources. Learning to calm and soothe our body’s response to stress can be life changing and enables us to harness our greatest potential.
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.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(805) 608-3474
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
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.
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Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I am a licensed psychologist and a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA). I specialize in the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorders and other disorders of childhood. I will help you/your family learn strategies that promote emotional and behavioral changes. Expertise areas: assessment, educational rights and accommodations, 504/Individual Education Plan implementation and development, learning differences, developmental disorders, attentional difficulties, parent training, social skills development, behavioral interventions for home and school.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(475) 242-0218
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
I am a licensed psychologist and a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA). I specialize in the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorders and other disorders of childhood. I will help you/your family learn strategies that promote emotional and behavioral changes. Expertise areas: assessment, educational rights and accommodations, 504/Individual Education Plan implementation and development, learning differences, developmental disorders, attentional difficulties, parent training, social skills development, behavioral interventions for home and school.
Photo of Richard A Gottfried, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MBA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
As a seasoned professional, I offer you understanding, guidance and support based upon my many decades as a counselor, lawyer, businessman, husband, father and evolving person. It's likely that I can help you get to the root of your problem and develop new and successful ways to manage better in your life.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(310) 910-9763
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
As a seasoned professional, I offer you understanding, guidance and support based upon my many decades as a counselor, lawyer, businessman, husband, father and evolving person. It's likely that I can help you get to the root of your problem and develop new and successful ways to manage better in your life.
Photo of Samantha Gerson, Associate Clinical Social Worker
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, EMDR Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Is it difficult to trust others or your partner? Do you find yourself avoiding people or lacking the energy to do the things you enjoy? Are you avoidant of stressful memories or situations? Would you like a better relationship with yourself and others? Life can be hard but it doesn't have to be this difficult. I can help you find actionable tools to process unresolved feelings and build the skills for your healing process.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(213) 296-1462
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Is it difficult to trust others or your partner? Do you find yourself avoiding people or lacking the energy to do the things you enjoy? Are you avoidant of stressful memories or situations? Would you like a better relationship with yourself and others? Life can be hard but it doesn't have to be this difficult. I can help you find actionable tools to process unresolved feelings and build the skills for your healing process.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
The sun goes down and you're desperate for sleep. Unfortunately, this is when your thoughts speed up. You're constantly thinking. You think about how much you think. Your mind replays the day's interactions with others, criticizing yourself, and reflecting on how people have hurt you. You're desperate for a break from the constant anxiety, but don't know how to find the peace that you want so badly.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(424) 567-7149
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
The sun goes down and you're desperate for sleep. Unfortunately, this is when your thoughts speed up. You're constantly thinking. You think about how much you think. Your mind replays the day's interactions with others, criticizing yourself, and reflecting on how people have hurt you. You're desperate for a break from the constant anxiety, but don't know how to find the peace that you want so badly.
Photo of Zoe Cohen, Associate Clinical Social Worker
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, LMSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
With caring, compassion, and good humor, I can help you increase clarity into your personal values and goals, identify and change patterns that are holding you back, and make meaning from your experiences. I collaborate with you to ensure that we are effectively making strides to restoring a sense of balance. I provide Individual Therapy for Adolescents and Adults to treat Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Issues, Life and Career Transition, Addiction, and Emotion Dysregulation. I have advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and have practiced in residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient clinic settings.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(424) 532-1930
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
With caring, compassion, and good humor, I can help you increase clarity into your personal values and goals, identify and change patterns that are holding you back, and make meaning from your experiences. I collaborate with you to ensure that we are effectively making strides to restoring a sense of balance. I provide Individual Therapy for Adolescents and Adults to treat Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Issues, Life and Career Transition, Addiction, and Emotion Dysregulation. I have advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and have practiced in residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient clinic settings.
Photo of Sarah de Heras, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Often pain, anxiety, discontent or depression in our lives is telling us something. Our emotions are eloquent communicators. Through the process of therapy we can learn to utilize this information. With self exploration and new insights, we can consciously create richer, more meaningful, fulfilling lives. Even in the best of times, people have recognized the benefits of addressing, through counseling, the difficulties that limit their personal and work lives. In these very challenging times, familiar coping strategies may no longer be working and the insight gained through therapy can be even more valuable. In a safe, respectful, confidential environment, you can learn how to build more effective ways to relate others, reduce stress, and live more authentically.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(310) 337-7754
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Often pain, anxiety, discontent or depression in our lives is telling us something. Our emotions are eloquent communicators. Through the process of therapy we can learn to utilize this information. With self exploration and new insights, we can consciously create richer, more meaningful, fulfilling lives. Even in the best of times, people have recognized the benefits of addressing, through counseling, the difficulties that limit their personal and work lives. In these very challenging times, familiar coping strategies may no longer be working and the insight gained through therapy can be even more valuable. In a safe, respectful, confidential environment, you can learn how to build more effective ways to relate others, reduce stress, and live more authentically.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
We're living in the most complicated year to date. And of course, you have your own unique circumstances and are affected in your own way. How do you even begin to explain it? Who do you talk to? What do you even say? It all just feels — heavy. Being a young person today is harder than it has ever been. We're constantly being alerted with tragedies occurring throughout the world. Another school shooting, another beloved public figure passed away, another instance of social injustice. Is the world ending? As soon as you start to get your bearings, another tragedy strikes. How could you not be anxious?
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(424) 285-1753
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
We're living in the most complicated year to date. And of course, you have your own unique circumstances and are affected in your own way. How do you even begin to explain it? Who do you talk to? What do you even say? It all just feels — heavy. Being a young person today is harder than it has ever been. We're constantly being alerted with tragedies occurring throughout the world. Another school shooting, another beloved public figure passed away, another instance of social injustice. Is the world ending? As soon as you start to get your bearings, another tragedy strikes. How could you not be anxious?
Photo of Natalie David, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I am incredibly passionate about psychotherapy, and not only that, I believe in it with all my heart. I value the individuality of each and every one of my clients, and I believe the relationship we form is the basis for real change and growth. I am committed to understanding my clients very deeply, and in helping them understand themselves. In addition to gaining insight and awareness, I encourage clients to utilize skills and implement change to help them live life to their fullest. I give 100% of my effort, attention, and focus on my clients to provide the best care needed.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(310) 929-6240
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
I am incredibly passionate about psychotherapy, and not only that, I believe in it with all my heart. I value the individuality of each and every one of my clients, and I believe the relationship we form is the basis for real change and growth. I am committed to understanding my clients very deeply, and in helping them understand themselves. In addition to gaining insight and awareness, I encourage clients to utilize skills and implement change to help them live life to their fullest. I give 100% of my effort, attention, and focus on my clients to provide the best care needed.
Photo of Marilyn McCabe Seeman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am a licensed psychologist and health service provider in private practice and work with individuals, couples, groups, and families. I specialize in grief, traumatic experience, anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems, and also enjoy working with issues of creativity and optimal self development over the lifespan. I practice from an integrative perspective that includes psychoanalytic, humanistic, and experiential approaches. My book, The Paradox of Loss: Toward a Relational Theory of Grief, describes my nonlinear, non-pathologizing, and relational understanding of grief. I am offering four groups this coming year: Recent Bereavement; Longer-Term Grief; Creative Writing and Loss; and Enhancing Communication and Connection for Improved Functioning.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(424) 320-5916
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90405
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
I am a licensed psychologist and health service provider in private practice and work with individuals, couples, groups, and families. I specialize in grief, traumatic experience, anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems, and also enjoy working with issues of creativity and optimal self development over the lifespan. I practice from an integrative perspective that includes psychoanalytic, humanistic, and experiential approaches. My book, The Paradox of Loss: Toward a Relational Theory of Grief, describes my nonlinear, non-pathologizing, and relational understanding of grief. I am offering four groups this coming year: Recent Bereavement; Longer-Term Grief; Creative Writing and Loss; and Enhancing Communication and Connection for Improved Functioning.
Photo of Christina M Fitch, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90411
I am a Depth Psychotherapist, who believes the relationship between therapist and client is the most important aspect of therapy. Mindfulness, Gestalt, Jungian, Humanistic, and Feminism are the modalities I incorporate into the therapeutic alliance. I integrate the client’s spiritual or religious beliefs which helps to anchor them in a sense of security and help contain them during moments of dysregulation. I received a Masters in Clinical Psychology specializing in Spiritual and Depth Psychology from Antioch University. Currently I am an AMFT working under the license of Carrie Langenbach, LMFT at Constellation Therapy Group.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(872) 242-1565
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90411
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
I am a Depth Psychotherapist, who believes the relationship between therapist and client is the most important aspect of therapy. Mindfulness, Gestalt, Jungian, Humanistic, and Feminism are the modalities I incorporate into the therapeutic alliance. I integrate the client’s spiritual or religious beliefs which helps to anchor them in a sense of security and help contain them during moments of dysregulation. I received a Masters in Clinical Psychology specializing in Spiritual and Depth Psychology from Antioch University. Currently I am an AMFT working under the license of Carrie Langenbach, LMFT at Constellation Therapy Group.
Photo of Karen Baker, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
You’re probably looking for more than just talk in therapy. You are ambitious, highly-sensitive, creative, or a bit unconventional. Maybe you’re functioning well, but struggling with some aspect of your life: creativity, relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, past trauma, family wounding, or life purpose. Or, maybe you’re not functioning well and traditional therapy approaches have failed to help. You might suffer from emotional dysregulation, confusion, feeling "frozen" or "stuck" in your body, non-productive anger, impulsivity, chronic tension or pain, fear, and / or limitations imposed by larger society.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(424) 322-6949
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
You’re probably looking for more than just talk in therapy. You are ambitious, highly-sensitive, creative, or a bit unconventional. Maybe you’re functioning well, but struggling with some aspect of your life: creativity, relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, past trauma, family wounding, or life purpose. Or, maybe you’re not functioning well and traditional therapy approaches have failed to help. You might suffer from emotional dysregulation, confusion, feeling "frozen" or "stuck" in your body, non-productive anger, impulsivity, chronic tension or pain, fear, and / or limitations imposed by larger society.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Coach
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am endorsed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for my book on empathy and self-forgiveness. I am available to work with you to generate greater self-compassion for healing. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, I offer phone, Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime sessions. My website: www.nolatherapy.com has links to all of my offerings, including my podcast with over 200 episodes on mental health, "All Things Therapy." Receive an online class to learn 20 Psychospiritual Techniques to live a more fulfilled and happier life.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(504) 459-9128
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
I am endorsed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for my book on empathy and self-forgiveness. I am available to work with you to generate greater self-compassion for healing. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, I offer phone, Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime sessions. My website: www.nolatherapy.com has links to all of my offerings, including my podcast with over 200 episodes on mental health, "All Things Therapy." Receive an online class to learn 20 Psychospiritual Techniques to live a more fulfilled and happier life.

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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19) Therapists
Adolescence describes the teenage years between 13 and 19 and can be considered the transitional stage from childhood to adulthood. However the physical and psychological changes that occur in adolescence can start earlier, and it can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can bring up issues of independence and self-identity. Sometimes teens may be experimenting with drugs and alcohol or sexuality. During this time, peer groups and external appearance tend to increase in importance.

For help with adolescents or for a Santa Monica adolescent therapist these professionals provide help for adolescent development and adolescent education. They include adolescent therapists in Santa Monica, adolescent psychologists, and adolescent counselors. They can help with adolescent behavior, adolescent learning and adolescent discipline.

Santa Monica teen Therapists also provide help for troubled teens in Santa Monica or troubled teen boys and girls. For parents of out-of-control teens, Santa Monica therapists can help with communicating and understanding your teen. And therapists in Santa Monica can help with teenager behavior and teen learning issues.

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.