Leah Matson Ph.D.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
It can assist all clients who might struggle with anxiety and depression, or drug and alcohol use.
In my years of practice I have felt that something was needed that could not be touched despite excellent talk therapy: the answer is combine it with Neurofeedback. It is a brain exercise system that helps you change by creating a more functional and stable brain state, reducing anxiety and depression, PTSD, migraines, artistic blocks, and ADHD. It enhances focus, clarity, memory, and improves relationships. I work with the entertainment industry, schools, trauma survivors, and I teach psychology and creative process at Antioch University. My doctorate is from USC and I am a Marriage Family Therapist practicing in Santa Monica.
(424) 324-5293
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
It can assist all clients who might struggle with anxiety and depression, or drug and alcohol use.
In my years of practice I have felt that something was needed that could not be touched despite excellent talk therapy: the answer is combine it with Neurofeedback. It is a brain exercise system that helps you change by creating a more functional and stable brain state, reducing anxiety and depression, PTSD, migraines, artistic blocks, and ADHD. It enhances focus, clarity, memory, and improves relationships. I work with the entertainment industry, schools, trauma survivors, and I teach psychology and creative process at Antioch University. My doctorate is from USC and I am a Marriage Family Therapist practicing in Santa Monica.
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Kati Pandkhou
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW, MSW Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I received my Master’s in clinical social work from the University of Southern California and have experience in working with clients struggling with problematic substance and alcohol use, depression, and anxiety.
Life can be difficult and we all find ourselves at times struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings. Past traumas or current stressors can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, or disconnected from ourselves and others. As a psychotherapist, I provide a compassionate, safe, and non-judgmental space for clients to explore with curiosity their feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and how they serve them and where they would like to bring in change.
(323) 784-6644
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I received my Master’s in clinical social work from the University of Southern California and have experience in working with clients struggling with problematic substance and alcohol use, depression, and anxiety.
Life can be difficult and we all find ourselves at times struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings. Past traumas or current stressors can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, or disconnected from ourselves and others. As a psychotherapist, I provide a compassionate, safe, and non-judgmental space for clients to explore with curiosity their feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and how they serve them and where they would like to bring in change.
Kristina E Fyrwald
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
My passion is to help clients challenge negative/limiting beliefs holding them back from the life they want. Have you felt held back from fully enjoying your life due to anxiety, uncomfortable feelings, and dysfunctional patterns of behavior? Clients experiencing these challenges find our work together to be very productive. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults and families, including those who have a loved one experiencing an eating disorder or substance use addiction. I have worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, self-esteem, relationship, familial and work issues.
(310) 620-9736
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
My passion is to help clients challenge negative/limiting beliefs holding them back from the life they want. Have you felt held back from fully enjoying your life due to anxiety, uncomfortable feelings, and dysfunctional patterns of behavior? Clients experiencing these challenges find our work together to be very productive. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults and families, including those who have a loved one experiencing an eating disorder or substance use addiction. I have worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, self-esteem, relationship, familial and work issues.
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Kevin Kuhlow
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, MS Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
Is alcohol or another substance holding you back? Are you a professional or executive who has found that the one thing you haven't been able to overcome is substance use? Many clinicians don't truly understand the stress and loneliness that professional success can create. My experience as a senior executive and addiction professional can help you break free and achieve your true potential. Don't let substance abuse be the one thing you haven't been able to overcome as a professional. I utilize positive counseling techniques designed to capitalize on your strengths to help you overcome substance use and achieve your potential.
(310) 361-4295
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
Is alcohol or another substance holding you back? Are you a professional or executive who has found that the one thing you haven't been able to overcome is substance use? Many clinicians don't truly understand the stress and loneliness that professional success can create. My experience as a senior executive and addiction professional can help you break free and achieve your true potential. Don't let substance abuse be the one thing you haven't been able to overcome as a professional. I utilize positive counseling techniques designed to capitalize on your strengths to help you overcome substance use and achieve your potential.
Nicholas Charles Russi
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC-S, CCS, ICAADC Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
**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.
(951) 524-7532
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
**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.
Jennifer Musselman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT 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. I also executive coach CEOs and entrepreneurs, as well as being a team facilitator for corporate change
(310) 421-2985
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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. I also executive coach CEOs and entrepreneurs, as well as being a team facilitator for corporate change
Julie Anderson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I love being a therapist and am grateful for the opportunity to connect with clients who are committed to changing and improving their lives. With a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, spiritual principles, and psychodynamic therapy, I will actively partner with you to co-create your empowered and authentic self so you can move toward living a deeper, freer, and more actualized life. I collaborate with clients so they can accomplish their goals, find relief, and move toward happier, more fulfilling lives. I focus on helping you gain clarity and finding solutions to your problems.
(310) 312-8147
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I love being a therapist and am grateful for the opportunity to connect with clients who are committed to changing and improving their lives. With a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, spiritual principles, and psychodynamic therapy, I will actively partner with you to co-create your empowered and authentic self so you can move toward living a deeper, freer, and more actualized life. I collaborate with clients so they can accomplish their goals, find relief, and move toward happier, more fulfilling lives. I focus on helping you gain clarity and finding solutions to your problems.
Dr. Lauture Massac, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Since each client is unique, my therapy approach is designed just for you and your specific needs. Research has shown a correlation between Mental Health and Physical Health, so an approach addressing both could lead to the ultimate therapeutic results. A holistic approach will best serve you in dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, and emotional relationship issues. This is what I specifically do.
(561) 509-5079
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Since each client is unique, my therapy approach is designed just for you and your specific needs. Research has shown a correlation between Mental Health and Physical Health, so an approach addressing both could lead to the ultimate therapeutic results. A holistic approach will best serve you in dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, and emotional relationship issues. This is what I specifically do.
Beth Kadlec, MA LCSW, PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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
(323) 638-0890
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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
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Janette Johnson Lcsw Mft
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
what my clients appreciate about me is that I listen attentively and hear between the lines. That I see their strengths and goodness even in the midst of struggle. That I create a safe space for feelings of fear, anger, doubt or grief, and I care about them. If they have an interest in meditation and spirituality, that's an extra bonus for me.
(424) 226-4470
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90405
what my clients appreciate about me is that I listen attentively and hear between the lines. That I see their strengths and goodness even in the midst of struggle. That I create a safe space for feelings of fear, anger, doubt or grief, and I care about them. If they have an interest in meditation and spirituality, that's an extra bonus for me.
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Christina Coons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Dealing with various types of trauma and the ways in which it can impact our daily lives can be challenging. I am here to help you understand that your trauma does not define you, your trauma reactions are valid and I’d like to support you in the development of healthy coping skills. This will allow you the freedom to transcend beyond traumatic experiences, forging a new path toward growth, healing, recovery and wellness. I can help you navigate and cope with addiction/substance use, PTSD, depression, anxiety, life transitions, identity related issues, and family/interpersonal relationships.
(213) 205-3821
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Dealing with various types of trauma and the ways in which it can impact our daily lives can be challenging. I am here to help you understand that your trauma does not define you, your trauma reactions are valid and I’d like to support you in the development of healthy coping skills. This will allow you the freedom to transcend beyond traumatic experiences, forging a new path toward growth, healing, recovery and wellness. I can help you navigate and cope with addiction/substance use, PTSD, depression, anxiety, life transitions, identity related issues, and family/interpersonal relationships.
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Samantha Schlossmann Psy.d
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Are you suffering from unresolved grief and loss, stress, addiction, anxiety or depression? I can help. I specialize in the treatment of trauma for adults, adolescents and children. We will work together to create a therapeutic space where we can assess your challenges and find creative resolution to your problems. You don't have to do it alone. My approach is to provide a safe nurturing and empathetic environment while supporting you to uncover your own natural resilience. I will help you connect with your innate ability to heal, develop skills to reduce your negative symptoms, and live a full and authentic life.
(424) 358-3098
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Are you suffering from unresolved grief and loss, stress, addiction, anxiety or depression? I can help. I specialize in the treatment of trauma for adults, adolescents and children. We will work together to create a therapeutic space where we can assess your challenges and find creative resolution to your problems. You don't have to do it alone. My approach is to provide a safe nurturing and empathetic environment while supporting you to uncover your own natural resilience. I will help you connect with your innate ability to heal, develop skills to reduce your negative symptoms, and live a full and authentic life.
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Zachary Sandler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic style is grounded in the belief that authentic relationships are healing. I support people of various ethnic groups, sexual orientations and socioeconomic backgrounds to bring meaning to their lives, connect with their aliveness, and expand their sense of personal choice and freedom. My approach combines gestalt therapy, attachment theory and somatic experiencing. I am also trained in EMDR. For a decade I have been providing therapy to teens, adults and couples.
(626) 587-3180
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic style is grounded in the belief that authentic relationships are healing. I support people of various ethnic groups, sexual orientations and socioeconomic backgrounds to bring meaning to their lives, connect with their aliveness, and expand their sense of personal choice and freedom. My approach combines gestalt therapy, attachment theory and somatic experiencing. I am also trained in EMDR. For a decade I have been providing therapy to teens, adults and couples.
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Rachael Mathiak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
Rachael is a licensed clinical social worker with a decade of experience primarily working with adolescents and families in a variety of settings including crisis prevention and intervention, individual and family therapy, and case management. Rachael is especially skilled at working with individuals who struggle with symptoms related to anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA youth related stressors, and family conflict. She believes the foundation of a meaningful therapeutic experience starts with trust and the relationship between clinician and client.
(310) 683-5548
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
Rachael is a licensed clinical social worker with a decade of experience primarily working with adolescents and families in a variety of settings including crisis prevention and intervention, individual and family therapy, and case management. Rachael is especially skilled at working with individuals who struggle with symptoms related to anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA youth related stressors, and family conflict. She believes the foundation of a meaningful therapeutic experience starts with trust and the relationship between clinician and client.
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Margie Mirell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
Sometimes we need to talk it out. Not for sympathy, but to find truth that guides us to our purpose and peace within ourselves. Struggling with self-conflict or with others? I use several methodologies: Brainspotting for trauma, Imago Relationship Therapy, Grief Recovery. I teach you to avoid pain, change behavior patterns, and dialogue with Safer Conversations for more creative, productive, and healing solutions. Her clients say, "I wish I had seen you before! Your depth of knowledge, empathy, and understanding of the real world have helped me build resiliency for my life's challenges, creating a sense of inner peace and joy."
(310) 773-0391
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
Sometimes we need to talk it out. Not for sympathy, but to find truth that guides us to our purpose and peace within ourselves. Struggling with self-conflict or with others? I use several methodologies: Brainspotting for trauma, Imago Relationship Therapy, Grief Recovery. I teach you to avoid pain, change behavior patterns, and dialogue with Safer Conversations for more creative, productive, and healing solutions. Her clients say, "I wish I had seen you before! Your depth of knowledge, empathy, and understanding of the real world have helped me build resiliency for my life's challenges, creating a sense of inner peace and joy."
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Ashlee Petersen
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADCI Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
My focus is to assist my clients with identifying purpose and passion in their lives. Sobriety can be a challenging road to walk however having a purpose in your life and additional motivation to grow and change can help to become the best version of yourself. After many years of struggling with my own personal addiction and successfully sustaining sobriety I became a believer in reinventing your life. I specialize in drug and alcohol counseling , wrap around Case Management support for the client and if need be the family. I utilize in person and remote support for the client and family.
(844) 503-6098
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
My focus is to assist my clients with identifying purpose and passion in their lives. Sobriety can be a challenging road to walk however having a purpose in your life and additional motivation to grow and change can help to become the best version of yourself. After many years of struggling with my own personal addiction and successfully sustaining sobriety I became a believer in reinventing your life. I specialize in drug and alcohol counseling , wrap around Case Management support for the client and if need be the family. I utilize in person and remote support for the client and family.
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Nancy Beaney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I am interested in your unique life journey, your struggles and your deepest longings. Therapy helps transform limiting patterns that keep us stuck and unable to experience life in a more fulfilling and nourishing way. With a compassionate and collaborative presence, I support others in reconnecting with themselves, deepening relationships, and feeling aligned with their true nature. Uncovering obstacles and connecting with inner guidance helps alleviate suffering and makes room for new possibilities and enlivening choices to emerge.
(310) 494-2999
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I am interested in your unique life journey, your struggles and your deepest longings. Therapy helps transform limiting patterns that keep us stuck and unable to experience life in a more fulfilling and nourishing way. With a compassionate and collaborative presence, I support others in reconnecting with themselves, deepening relationships, and feeling aligned with their true nature. Uncovering obstacles and connecting with inner guidance helps alleviate suffering and makes room for new possibilities and enlivening choices to emerge.
Jon Sorensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I work with clients struggling with severe trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety and a variety of life challenges. I have seen many learn to sleep deeply, break free of repetitive worrying thoughts, get excited about life and increase their health and energy. I feel honored that people share their stories with me and have found that no situation is ever without hope. Life can be so much better. If you choose to share with me, we will find a way together.
(310) 905-8859
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I work with clients struggling with severe trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety and a variety of life challenges. I have seen many learn to sleep deeply, break free of repetitive worrying thoughts, get excited about life and increase their health and energy. I feel honored that people share their stories with me and have found that no situation is ever without hope. Life can be so much better. If you choose to share with me, we will find a way together.
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Lauren O'Connell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFA Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Do you feel like you're managing your relationships instead of enjoying them? Even if you're a high achiever whose life looks great on paper, on the inside you may feel burnt out, heartbroken, adrift or anxious. You want to live life with energy and clarity, but ​instead, you're running on emotional and creative empty, stuck in old and unhealthy ways. Therapy will help you figure out what's wrong, why this happening and how to begin to integrate change in your life and inner world.
(424) 888-7480
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Do you feel like you're managing your relationships instead of enjoying them? Even if you're a high achiever whose life looks great on paper, on the inside you may feel burnt out, heartbroken, adrift or anxious. You want to live life with energy and clarity, but ​instead, you're running on emotional and creative empty, stuck in old and unhealthy ways. Therapy will help you figure out what's wrong, why this happening and how to begin to integrate change in your life and inner world.
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The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, MA Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
"Being listened to." That is the experience of being at the Saturday Center: intensely, deeply, actively, empathically listened to; seen, heard and understood. For over 30 years we have provided this type of counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. TSC is committed to dynamic psychotherapy and to providing treatment based on need rather than economics. The Center is staffed by advanced psychological interns, psychological assistants and marriage & family therapist interns who are supervised by a group of experienced, licensed private practitioners dedicated to the practice and teaching of psychotherapy.
(310) 879-5804
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
"Being listened to." That is the experience of being at the Saturday Center: intensely, deeply, actively, empathically listened to; seen, heard and understood. For over 30 years we have provided this type of counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. TSC is committed to dynamic psychotherapy and to providing treatment based on need rather than economics. The Center is staffed by advanced psychological interns, psychological assistants and marriage & family therapist interns who are supervised by a group of experienced, licensed private practitioners dedicated to the practice and teaching of psychotherapy.

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Alcohol Use Therapists
Alcoholism, or alcohol dependence, is the most severe form of alcohol use. It is a chronic disease characterized by the consumption of alcohol at a level that interferes with physical and mental health and with family and social responsibilities. An alcoholic will continue to drink despite serious health, family, or legal problems.

If you're looking for help with alcohol abuse in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica alcohol abuse therapist, these professionals provide confidential support for alcohol abuse or for individuals and couples in a relationship where alcohol is a disruptive factor. They include Santa Monica alcohol abuse therapists, alcohol abuse psychologists and Santa Monica alcohol abuse counselors. They can help with alcoholics in Santa Monica, drug alcohol abuse, teenage alcohol abuse, substance and alcohol abuse and treatments for alcohol abuse in Santa Monica. therapists can identify the signs and causes of alcohol abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to alcohol abuse treatment centers. A therapist may also discuss 12 step programs in Santa Monica or joining AA ( Santa Monica Alcoholics Anonymous).

Alcohol abuse causes problems for the family and loved ones of alcoholics--they may also need help and support, which these Santa Monica therapists can provide.