Roni Susan Blau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I know that finding the right therapist can be an overwhelming process. In my over 20 years of clinical practice, I create a safe, nurturing space where we can actively engage in the process of self discovery together. I am passionate about this work. I believe that lasting change can come from recognizing often unconscious, repetitive patterns that empower us to make healthier life choices. I have experience with creative professionals and understand the ups and downs of being an industry professional. I look forward to our journey together.
(424) 336-0314
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I know that finding the right therapist can be an overwhelming process. In my over 20 years of clinical practice, I create a safe, nurturing space where we can actively engage in the process of self discovery together. I am passionate about this work. I believe that lasting change can come from recognizing often unconscious, repetitive patterns that empower us to make healthier life choices. I have experience with creative professionals and understand the ups and downs of being an industry professional. I look forward to our journey together.
Anna Haumeder
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I will integrate trauma-informed modalities such as EMDR, somatic therapy, and attachment-based talk therapy into our work to create a safe space of warmth, curiosity, and humor.
Ongoing stress, past trauma, and life transitions can often make us feel stuck, depleted, and overwhelmed. Instead of being at peace with oneself and life, you might find yourself getting caught up in negative thought spirals of judgment, leaving you feeling anxious, angry, or disconnected. While we often rationally believe in our strengths and potential for growth, our gut tends to reliably remind us that we are unworthy, unsafe, or powerless - because it feels so true. My deepest hope for our work together is that you not only know that you are worthy of love and a fulfilled life but that you can also feel it in your body.
(424) 401-7509
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
I will integrate trauma-informed modalities such as EMDR, somatic therapy, and attachment-based talk therapy into our work to create a safe space of warmth, curiosity, and humor.
Ongoing stress, past trauma, and life transitions can often make us feel stuck, depleted, and overwhelmed. Instead of being at peace with oneself and life, you might find yourself getting caught up in negative thought spirals of judgment, leaving you feeling anxious, angry, or disconnected. While we often rationally believe in our strengths and potential for growth, our gut tends to reliably remind us that we are unworthy, unsafe, or powerless - because it feels so true. My deepest hope for our work together is that you not only know that you are worthy of love and a fulfilled life but that you can also feel it in your body.
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Melanie Handelsman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, EMDR Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Are you struggling with behavior patterns that no longer serve you? Are feelings of stress and anxiety overwhelming you? Are you immersed in persistent negative thoughts? Let’s collaborate to ease these obstacles, and help you move towards well-being, calm, and more fulfillment.
(424) 387-3830
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Are you struggling with behavior patterns that no longer serve you? Are feelings of stress and anxiety overwhelming you? Are you immersed in persistent negative thoughts? Let’s collaborate to ease these obstacles, and help you move towards well-being, calm, and more fulfillment.
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Georgina Kim Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
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.
(424) 258-5793
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
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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Desiree Basl
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
As an integrative therapist, I use mind-body modalities such as EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment-based, narrative therapy and family systems to support clients in reaching their goals.
Are you looking to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of achieving well-being and live your most authentic, meaningful, and connected life? In the work with clients, it is my job to help you or your loved ones through a supportive and empathic therapeutic relationship. I work holistically to meet you where you are to address your specific needs. Whether you are coming in to deal with a relationship, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, or just need someone to talk to, I am here to help and provide you with a safe space to reach your personal goals.
(424) 378-5129
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
As an integrative therapist, I use mind-body modalities such as EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment-based, narrative therapy and family systems to support clients in reaching their goals.
Are you looking to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of achieving well-being and live your most authentic, meaningful, and connected life? In the work with clients, it is my job to help you or your loved ones through a supportive and empathic therapeutic relationship. I work holistically to meet you where you are to address your specific needs. Whether you are coming in to deal with a relationship, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, or just need someone to talk to, I am here to help and provide you with a safe space to reach your personal goals.
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Sarah Jane Cella
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
In my work with children and teenagers, I see behavior as having meaning. Difficult behaviors such as defiance, tantrums, aggression, and isolation are often the youth’s maladaptive attempts at communicating emotions. I see my role as a facilitator of effective communication, collaborating with youth to understand their experiences and identify/verbalize their thoughts and feelings. With a decade of working with kids in a variety of settings, I work primarily from a relational and attachment-based foundation, which utilizes compassion, attunement, and co-regulation to promote wellbeing through enhanced relationships and self-worth.
(475) 256-5321
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
In my work with children and teenagers, I see behavior as having meaning. Difficult behaviors such as defiance, tantrums, aggression, and isolation are often the youth’s maladaptive attempts at communicating emotions. I see my role as a facilitator of effective communication, collaborating with youth to understand their experiences and identify/verbalize their thoughts and feelings. With a decade of working with kids in a variety of settings, I work primarily from a relational and attachment-based foundation, which utilizes compassion, attunement, and co-regulation to promote wellbeing through enhanced relationships and self-worth.
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Mariam L. Moini
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
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.
(310) 906-2565
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
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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Veronica Cleary
Marriage & Family Therapist, CADC-II, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I believe wholeheartedly in the power of therapy. In other words, I believe there are profound benefits in utilizing the therapeutic relationship as a focal point for continued growth and repair. I'm always striving to nurture the therapeutic relationship by remaining attuned and open to feedback, and my hope is to learn from you, co-creating an empowered, safe space. Although I am consistently individualizing my approach to meet the needs of each therapeutic relationship, authenticity and radical acceptance will always remain the backbone of my work.
(424) 326-1910
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I believe wholeheartedly in the power of therapy. In other words, I believe there are profound benefits in utilizing the therapeutic relationship as a focal point for continued growth and repair. I'm always striving to nurture the therapeutic relationship by remaining attuned and open to feedback, and my hope is to learn from you, co-creating an empowered, safe space. Although I am consistently individualizing my approach to meet the needs of each therapeutic relationship, authenticity and radical acceptance will always remain the backbone of my work.
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John F Grienenberger
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I currently see children, adults, parents, and couples in private practice specializing in psychotherapy and psychological assessment. I work from a contemporary psychodynamic/attachment based model. I seek to create an emphathic environment to help clients feel understood, while also challenging them to go to greater depths by confronting self-defeating or growth inhibiting patterns of relating to self and others.
(310) 740-9801
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I currently see children, adults, parents, and couples in private practice specializing in psychotherapy and psychological assessment. I work from a contemporary psychodynamic/attachment based model. I seek to create an emphathic environment to help clients feel understood, while also challenging them to go to greater depths by confronting self-defeating or growth inhibiting patterns of relating to self and others.
Kenneth Kennaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
My approach to treatment utilizes interpersonal neurobiology in concert with other proven therapeutic modalities, such as attachment-based therapy, brainspotting, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), and strength-based treatment.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with certification from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, concentrating in Conversational Analysis, I earned my Master's in Social Work from USC, concentrating in Business and Social Work in Global Communities. Prior to becoming Clinical Director at Center for Sexual Integrity, I served as the Associate Clinical Director at Center for Healthy Sex, working closely with one of the most respected authorities in the field, Dr. Alexandra Katehakis.
(213) 309-8641
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
My approach to treatment utilizes interpersonal neurobiology in concert with other proven therapeutic modalities, such as attachment-based therapy, brainspotting, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), and strength-based treatment.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with certification from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, concentrating in Conversational Analysis, I earned my Master's in Social Work from USC, concentrating in Business and Social Work in Global Communities. Prior to becoming Clinical Director at Center for Sexual Integrity, I served as the Associate Clinical Director at Center for Healthy Sex, working closely with one of the most respected authorities in the field, Dr. Alexandra Katehakis.
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
Verified
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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.
Caitlin Blue
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I am looking to create solid therapeutic alliances to help my clients further their understanding of psychological patterns and unconscious motivations.
(424) 581-1158
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I am looking to create solid therapeutic alliances to help my clients further their understanding of psychological patterns and unconscious motivations.
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Susan Zinn
Counselor, LPCC, LMHC, NCC Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapy is proven to be one of the most powerful tools to transform one's life, and deciding to seek support when you are struggling to resolve difficult issues on your own is brave. I specialize in working with teenagers, young adults, and families and the particular challenges that they face throughout the various transitions of their lives. I also have a special interest in supporting parents with struggling teens and young adults. My goal as a therapist is to provide a nurturing and caring environment for people seeking to make positive life changes through individual and family psychotherapy.
(424) 543-6324
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapy is proven to be one of the most powerful tools to transform one's life, and deciding to seek support when you are struggling to resolve difficult issues on your own is brave. I specialize in working with teenagers, young adults, and families and the particular challenges that they face throughout the various transitions of their lives. I also have a special interest in supporting parents with struggling teens and young adults. My goal as a therapist is to provide a nurturing and caring environment for people seeking to make positive life changes through individual and family psychotherapy.
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Mary Starks
Counselor, MA, LPCC Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I am a psychotherapist, licensed therapist in California and Arizona I have 15 years of experience in research, hospital, community agency and private practice settings. I specialize in trauma and helping people navigate difficult relationships. My approach is psychoanalytic and collaborative in nature and I have an enduring interest in psychological crises and struggles within relationships. I'm interested in how our attachment histories can contribute to our current states and how they've shaped who we are.
(310) 388-6796
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I am a psychotherapist, licensed therapist in California and Arizona I have 15 years of experience in research, hospital, community agency and private practice settings. I specialize in trauma and helping people navigate difficult relationships. My approach is psychoanalytic and collaborative in nature and I have an enduring interest in psychological crises and struggles within relationships. I'm interested in how our attachment histories can contribute to our current states and how they've shaped who we are.
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Katrina Paulino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Utilizing EMDR & other approaches, I work with individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and those going through life transitions looking for change. Because healing and growth occur interpersonally, therapy can be an impactful addition to one's life during difficult and challenging times. If you're feeling overwhelmed by emotions or stress, or feel like you're current life is being impacted by past events, there is absolutely hope out there. Many of the leading brain-body therapies now available are targeted for these types of experiences.
(323) 431-5418
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Utilizing EMDR & other approaches, I work with individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and those going through life transitions looking for change. Because healing and growth occur interpersonally, therapy can be an impactful addition to one's life during difficult and challenging times. If you're feeling overwhelmed by emotions or stress, or feel like you're current life is being impacted by past events, there is absolutely hope out there. Many of the leading brain-body therapies now available are targeted for these types of experiences.
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Peter N. Maduro
Psychologist, JD, PsyD, PsyD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Your emotions are at the center of who you are as a person. If you feel your feelings as distinctive, you feel your individuality. If you feel without too much evasion, you feel genuine and alive as a person. Equally central to your emotional life, and to your personhood, is human relationship. Your relationships with others, past and present, shape your experience of emotion, and your sense of self. When others see validity/invalidity, value/no-value, good/bad in your feelings, then you see your emotional life accordingly with validity/invalidity, value/unvalued, and so forth. So, let's talk about feelings and relationships.
(310) 484-5651
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Your emotions are at the center of who you are as a person. If you feel your feelings as distinctive, you feel your individuality. If you feel without too much evasion, you feel genuine and alive as a person. Equally central to your emotional life, and to your personhood, is human relationship. Your relationships with others, past and present, shape your experience of emotion, and your sense of self. When others see validity/invalidity, value/no-value, good/bad in your feelings, then you see your emotional life accordingly with validity/invalidity, value/unvalued, and so forth. So, let's talk about feelings and relationships.
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Allison Duplechain
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I am a psychotherapist currently in private practice in Santa Monica. I have been working with patients since 2010 and am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute where I also earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. My therapeutic style integrates my academic education with training and experience in various modalities. I draw from a diverse clinical background to meet the particular needs and goals of each individual. While I am most influenced by Jungian and Buddhist psychology, intersubjective and attachment theory as well as somatic approaches highly inform my work.
(818) 485-2627
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I am a psychotherapist currently in private practice in Santa Monica. I have been working with patients since 2010 and am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute where I also earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. My therapeutic style integrates my academic education with training and experience in various modalities. I draw from a diverse clinical background to meet the particular needs and goals of each individual. While I am most influenced by Jungian and Buddhist psychology, intersubjective and attachment theory as well as somatic approaches highly inform my work.
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Sophie Offer
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
In my practice, my mission is to help my clients decrease suffering and increase life satisfaction. I am a believer in the idea that though pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. The principles I live by for creating a fulfilling life include building self-esteem, living a value-based life, and effectively navigating pain. I assist individuals who struggle with a variety of obstacles, including anxiety disorders, substance abuse, depressive disorders, interpersonal conflicts, and the overall challenges arising from living life on life's terms.
(310) 706-2829
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
In my practice, my mission is to help my clients decrease suffering and increase life satisfaction. I am a believer in the idea that though pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. The principles I live by for creating a fulfilling life include building self-esteem, living a value-based life, and effectively navigating pain. I assist individuals who struggle with a variety of obstacles, including anxiety disorders, substance abuse, depressive disorders, interpersonal conflicts, and the overall challenges arising from living life on life's terms.
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Nicole Perkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling stuck, alone or uncertain in where you want to go in your life? Are you suffering from anxiety or depression? You have taken the first step toward improving the quality of your life. I can help you with the next step, which is to develop insight into your thoughts, feelings and behavioral patterns to help you make lasting changes to achieve greater satisfaction in your relationships and in your life.
(424) 373-5618
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling stuck, alone or uncertain in where you want to go in your life? Are you suffering from anxiety or depression? You have taken the first step toward improving the quality of your life. I can help you with the next step, which is to develop insight into your thoughts, feelings and behavioral patterns to help you make lasting changes to achieve greater satisfaction in your relationships and in your life.
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Erica Sanborn
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? Are you dissatisfied with or disengaged from your life and relationships? Or do you just feel like something is getting in the way of living the life you really want? Therapy can help you understand why these difficulties arise and help you discover what you can do to cope with these challenges now. I use a collaborative relational approach to engage your curiosity about how early experiences, unconscious motivations, thoughts, or fears may contribute to your life today. Together, we will work to foster compassion for your struggles and motivation to create the life you desire.
(424) 317-8124
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? Are you dissatisfied with or disengaged from your life and relationships? Or do you just feel like something is getting in the way of living the life you really want? Therapy can help you understand why these difficulties arise and help you discover what you can do to cope with these challenges now. I use a collaborative relational approach to engage your curiosity about how early experiences, unconscious motivations, thoughts, or fears may contribute to your life today. Together, we will work to foster compassion for your struggles and motivation to create the life you desire.

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