Lisa Hernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
If you're here it's because you are brave and ready to take the next step towards healing past wounds and letting go of relationships and patterns that no longer serve you. When we are in the midst of our darkness, whether it's because we are getting over a break-up, dealing with a sudden loss, recovering from a trauma, healing from past wounds, or simply not feeling worthy, it's often difficult to see all the possibilities that lie before us. If your ready for change and willing to do the work, together we can start manifesting the life you're meant to live.
BIPOC
(424) 220-4249
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
BIPOC
If you're here it's because you are brave and ready to take the next step towards healing past wounds and letting go of relationships and patterns that no longer serve you. When we are in the midst of our darkness, whether it's because we are getting over a break-up, dealing with a sudden loss, recovering from a trauma, healing from past wounds, or simply not feeling worthy, it's often difficult to see all the possibilities that lie before us. If your ready for change and willing to do the work, together we can start manifesting the life you're meant to live.
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Danny Liu
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Do you find yourself having frequent distressing thoughts, memories, emotions, that hold you back from living a life of fulfillment? Or asking the questions: how do I become happier and more self confident? These are dilemmas and questions that many of my clients have encountered. I am Danny Liu, a clinical psychologist and I am passionate about helping you find motivation and direction.
BIPOC
(424) 246-2213
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
BIPOC
Do you find yourself having frequent distressing thoughts, memories, emotions, that hold you back from living a life of fulfillment? Or asking the questions: how do I become happier and more self confident? These are dilemmas and questions that many of my clients have encountered. I am Danny Liu, a clinical psychologist and I am passionate about helping you find motivation and direction.
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Nay Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, BCBA Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I specializes in MFT and ABA. While working with clients, I supports their work by identifying behavior patterns, identifying healthy replacement behaviors, and support my client’s understanding of emotional and cognitive states. Through the understanding of the self, my clients learn how their behaviors impact their environments. And more importantly how they can make changes to enhance their life, relationships, and experiences in their daily environments. I have experience working with adults, couples, groups, and children.
BIPOC
(424) 329-4718 x104
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
BIPOC
I specializes in MFT and ABA. While working with clients, I supports their work by identifying behavior patterns, identifying healthy replacement behaviors, and support my client’s understanding of emotional and cognitive states. Through the understanding of the self, my clients learn how their behaviors impact their environments. And more importantly how they can make changes to enhance their life, relationships, and experiences in their daily environments. I have experience working with adults, couples, groups, and children.
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Alvarado Therapy, EMDR Therapist
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPCC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Hello, I'm so glad that you have taken on this journey of introspection, growth, and healing. I'm Patricia Alvarado and I have been in the helping profession for over nine years, working with children/teens, adults, and providing parent coaching using evidence-based practices. I explore things from a multicultural lens that allows me to understand your individual needs through active listening, empathy, and from a non-judgmental standpoint. I specialize in EMDR, CBT, Solution Focused Treatment, and Mindfulness which allows me to focus on my client's needs in the here and now to help create trust within the therapeutic relationship.
BIPOC
(917) 970-2653
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
BIPOC
Hello, I'm so glad that you have taken on this journey of introspection, growth, and healing. I'm Patricia Alvarado and I have been in the helping profession for over nine years, working with children/teens, adults, and providing parent coaching using evidence-based practices. I explore things from a multicultural lens that allows me to understand your individual needs through active listening, empathy, and from a non-judgmental standpoint. I specialize in EMDR, CBT, Solution Focused Treatment, and Mindfulness which allows me to focus on my client's needs in the here and now to help create trust within the therapeutic relationship.
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Alexander D. Roberto Jose Sims-Zaraspe Yoo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Change – inevitable, inexorable, unavoidable. Change can be scary, disruptive, and messy. Even good, positive, welcome changes mean saying goodbye to the old while preparing for the new and unknown. Change means overcoming challenges, building relationships, developing character, growing professionally and personally, unearthing and integrating parts of oneself previously hidden. We all need compassionate, focused empathy, supportive insight, and unconditional acceptance. Allow me to help you grow through the changes. Let me help you find and express your best self. Let me join you on your journey.
BIPOC
(323) 997-8431
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
BIPOC
Change – inevitable, inexorable, unavoidable. Change can be scary, disruptive, and messy. Even good, positive, welcome changes mean saying goodbye to the old while preparing for the new and unknown. Change means overcoming challenges, building relationships, developing character, growing professionally and personally, unearthing and integrating parts of oneself previously hidden. We all need compassionate, focused empathy, supportive insight, and unconditional acceptance. Allow me to help you grow through the changes. Let me help you find and express your best self. Let me join you on your journey.
Karlyn Michél Webb
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CCTP Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am passionate about helping people discover their unlimited potential and become the best version of themselves. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space where clients can heal, learn new skills, gain insight, and successfully navigate life challenges. My therapeutic approach is integrative and includes person-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. In sessions, I am warm, compassionate, collaborative, and sometimes humorous. I enjoy working with individuals (adults, teens, & tweens), couples, and families. I love meeting and working with people and I am constantly inspired by their resilience.
BIPOC
(833) 339-0160
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
BIPOC
I am passionate about helping people discover their unlimited potential and become the best version of themselves. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space where clients can heal, learn new skills, gain insight, and successfully navigate life challenges. My therapeutic approach is integrative and includes person-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. In sessions, I am warm, compassionate, collaborative, and sometimes humorous. I enjoy working with individuals (adults, teens, & tweens), couples, and families. I love meeting and working with people and I am constantly inspired by their resilience.
Talk It Out Therapy with Melissa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, Grief, Loss, CPT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I specialize in psychotherapy to treat grief and loss, issues surrounding terminal or chronic medical issues, trauma, and depression. Life comes with loss and change: the death of a loved one, the loss of health - such as being diagnosed with a life altering condition - or a breakup, to name a few. Dealing with any loss and adjusting to major change often negatively affects us, and our emotional well-being and coping habits are sometimes compromised as a result. It is easy to fall into depression or develop anxiety if our coping is not managed and nurtured appropriately. Clinical supervision services also provided to ASWs reg.w/BBS
BIPOC
(424) 365-1583
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
BIPOC
I specialize in psychotherapy to treat grief and loss, issues surrounding terminal or chronic medical issues, trauma, and depression. Life comes with loss and change: the death of a loved one, the loss of health - such as being diagnosed with a life altering condition - or a breakup, to name a few. Dealing with any loss and adjusting to major change often negatively affects us, and our emotional well-being and coping habits are sometimes compromised as a result. It is easy to fall into depression or develop anxiety if our coping is not managed and nurtured appropriately. Clinical supervision services also provided to ASWs reg.w/BBS
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Stara Shakti
MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Are you a survivor of trauma? Are you a POC (person of color), LGBTQIA+, immigrant or 1st-generation American in your 20s, 30s, or 40s? Do you feel lost, hopeless, anxious, or isolated, like no one "sees" you for ALL of who you are? Do/did you have narcissistic or borderline parents -- and trouble living up to their (or your) perfectionist standards? Do you often feel "not good enough," "bad," ashamed, guilty, or unworthy of love? Do anxiety, depression, chronic, negative thinking, or self-defeating patterns hold you back or prevent you from moving forward and living a life you want /deserve to live?
BIPOC
(310) 919-5877
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
BIPOC
Are you a survivor of trauma? Are you a POC (person of color), LGBTQIA+, immigrant or 1st-generation American in your 20s, 30s, or 40s? Do you feel lost, hopeless, anxious, or isolated, like no one "sees" you for ALL of who you are? Do/did you have narcissistic or borderline parents -- and trouble living up to their (or your) perfectionist standards? Do you often feel "not good enough," "bad," ashamed, guilty, or unworthy of love? Do anxiety, depression, chronic, negative thinking, or self-defeating patterns hold you back or prevent you from moving forward and living a life you want /deserve to live?
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Dr. Richard Espinoza
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
You might have what people think is a "good life," but feel something is missing. And while you may be able to get out of bed in the morning, you might feel it's harder for you than others. You may be struggling with anxiousness; sadness; personal or professional life changes; excessive worry; difficult relationships or falling into old romantic habits; difficult break-ups or divorce; grief or feelings of guilt; feelings of isolation; adjustments to growing older; poor self-esteem; or have LGBTQ+ concerns.
BIPOC
(323) 508-7907
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
BIPOC
You might have what people think is a "good life," but feel something is missing. And while you may be able to get out of bed in the morning, you might feel it's harder for you than others. You may be struggling with anxiousness; sadness; personal or professional life changes; excessive worry; difficult relationships or falling into old romantic habits; difficult break-ups or divorce; grief or feelings of guilt; feelings of isolation; adjustments to growing older; poor self-esteem; or have LGBTQ+ concerns.
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Antonia Hickey
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90411
I believe that therapy is an individual, unique, and empowered process for each client that allows them to recognize their inner strengths and workings. Each client has their own answers that they are searching for and struggles they are trying to overcome in their daily life. During the process of therapy, I strive to help clients develop an increased sense of autonomy and purpose in order to create movement toward these answers. In succession, I help clients develop healthy ways of coping with stressors, as life is inevitably filled with difficulties and obstacles.
BIPOC
(323) 766-6717
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90411
BIPOC
I believe that therapy is an individual, unique, and empowered process for each client that allows them to recognize their inner strengths and workings. Each client has their own answers that they are searching for and struggles they are trying to overcome in their daily life. During the process of therapy, I strive to help clients develop an increased sense of autonomy and purpose in order to create movement toward these answers. In succession, I help clients develop healthy ways of coping with stressors, as life is inevitably filled with difficulties and obstacles.
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Stan Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, LMFT, ATR Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I help clients find paths that nurture and grow parts of the self that can enhance one’s experience of life to be fulfilling and whole. People come to me wanting to find out why their life is not satisfying and what could be done to work towards that goal. Often times they are stuck in life situations that block creativity and paths to self defined success. Goals often include happiness, pain relief (physical, mental, spiritual, emotional), self-awareness, productivity, insight, improved socialization, healthy relationships (or finding one), meaning, and contentment with life.
BIPOC
(424) 334-6416
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
BIPOC
I help clients find paths that nurture and grow parts of the self that can enhance one’s experience of life to be fulfilling and whole. People come to me wanting to find out why their life is not satisfying and what could be done to work towards that goal. Often times they are stuck in life situations that block creativity and paths to self defined success. Goals often include happiness, pain relief (physical, mental, spiritual, emotional), self-awareness, productivity, insight, improved socialization, healthy relationships (or finding one), meaning, and contentment with life.
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Veronica Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, 98809 Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I am a bilingual (Spanish) licensed psychotherapist who specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and young children and their parents. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them understand the root of their symptoms and suffering so they can move forward in building the life and relationships they envision for themselves. Incorporating mindfulness and acceptance, I work to help individuals change relationships with painful thoughts and difficult emotions so they can fully engage in what is meaningful to them.
BIPOC
(213) 267-6024
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
BIPOC
I am a bilingual (Spanish) licensed psychotherapist who specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and young children and their parents. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them understand the root of their symptoms and suffering so they can move forward in building the life and relationships they envision for themselves. Incorporating mindfulness and acceptance, I work to help individuals change relationships with painful thoughts and difficult emotions so they can fully engage in what is meaningful to them.
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Hussain Johnee Elhaouli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Whether you’re dealing with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, interrelation issues, or any of the complexities of life, therapy can be a non-judgmental space for reflection and vulnerability. Finding the right fit to help you explore these internal, interpersonal, or sociocultural factors can be a challenge, and I want to meet you where you're at, then help you get where you’d like to go. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my specific areas of expertise include addressing anxiety, depression, systematic oppression, trauma, low self-esteem, or difficulty with life’s transitions.
BIPOC
(626) 382-7923
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
BIPOC
Whether you’re dealing with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, interrelation issues, or any of the complexities of life, therapy can be a non-judgmental space for reflection and vulnerability. Finding the right fit to help you explore these internal, interpersonal, or sociocultural factors can be a challenge, and I want to meet you where you're at, then help you get where you’d like to go. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my specific areas of expertise include addressing anxiety, depression, systematic oppression, trauma, low self-esteem, or difficulty with life’s transitions.
SP Consulting Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, ICADC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I know what it's like to be so busy going through life feeling isolated, with no one to trust with your struggles, traumas, stressors, etc. You may even be looking for purpose in the midst of overwhelm, stress and even complete burn out. I know that between work-life, home-life, parenting, relationships, side business, etc., etc., life can get rough and you're only one person. I've been there before and that's why my goal is to support you in creating and re-establishing balance in your personal life and at work. I know you're busy trying to stay afloat, with not much time to catch your breath. So let me help you with that...
BIPOC
(323) 379-0882
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
BIPOC
I know what it's like to be so busy going through life feeling isolated, with no one to trust with your struggles, traumas, stressors, etc. You may even be looking for purpose in the midst of overwhelm, stress and even complete burn out. I know that between work-life, home-life, parenting, relationships, side business, etc., etc., life can get rough and you're only one person. I've been there before and that's why my goal is to support you in creating and re-establishing balance in your personal life and at work. I know you're busy trying to stay afloat, with not much time to catch your breath. So let me help you with that...
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Samantha Lin Lewis
Counselor, MA, LPCC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My approach is grounded in the belief that each person has the innate capacity to heal, grow, and access inner resources to change. My role as your therapist is to create a space for your healing and change to unfold, and to help you address barriers that prevent you from living life fully. I have witnessed that when we experience growth and healing, we are able to engage in life more authentically, experiencing more joy and less suffering.
BIPOC
(424) 532-8743
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
BIPOC
My approach is grounded in the belief that each person has the innate capacity to heal, grow, and access inner resources to change. My role as your therapist is to create a space for your healing and change to unfold, and to help you address barriers that prevent you from living life fully. I have witnessed that when we experience growth and healing, we are able to engage in life more authentically, experiencing more joy and less suffering.
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You Are a Masterpiece Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, PPSC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Bienvenidos, soy Maricela Diaz; tengo Licenciatura con el estado de California para salud mental. Soy terapista Cristiana, ayudo a personas sufriendo de perdida de identidad, se sienten deprimidos, con ansiedad, que han sufrido traumas, y que quieren obtener una relación con Dios. Welcome! I am Maricela Diaz, I am licensed with the state of California as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I assist people that are feeling sad, lonely, abandoned, feeling anxiety and that have suffered trauma. I also assist people who want a deeper relationship with God.
BIPOC
(424) 233-1268
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
BIPOC
Bienvenidos, soy Maricela Diaz; tengo Licenciatura con el estado de California para salud mental. Soy terapista Cristiana, ayudo a personas sufriendo de perdida de identidad, se sienten deprimidos, con ansiedad, que han sufrido traumas, y que quieren obtener una relación con Dios. Welcome! I am Maricela Diaz, I am licensed with the state of California as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I assist people that are feeling sad, lonely, abandoned, feeling anxiety and that have suffered trauma. I also assist people who want a deeper relationship with God.
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Christina A Castro
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I specialize in adolescents, teens, and adults with extensive trauma histories as well as mood disorders. My clients are individuals, teens, and families that are looking for support in navigating behavioral issues, stress, anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, BiPolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (Neurodivergent Individuals.)
BIPOC
(424) 378-0939
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
BIPOC
I specialize in adolescents, teens, and adults with extensive trauma histories as well as mood disorders. My clients are individuals, teens, and families that are looking for support in navigating behavioral issues, stress, anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, BiPolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (Neurodivergent Individuals.)
Nicole L Bravo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am passionate about the mental health of my clients and how this interacts with their physical well-being. I work hard to create a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to catch their breath, collect their thoughts, and overcome the barriers blocking them from their best life. My style is casual, conversational, and collaborative. Understanding the core values, beliefs, and passions of my clients allows me to guide them to their desired outcomes. Clients often describe me as warm, authentic, compassionate, and empathetic.
BIPOC
(310) 773-5709
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
BIPOC
I am passionate about the mental health of my clients and how this interacts with their physical well-being. I work hard to create a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to catch their breath, collect their thoughts, and overcome the barriers blocking them from their best life. My style is casual, conversational, and collaborative. Understanding the core values, beliefs, and passions of my clients allows me to guide them to their desired outcomes. Clients often describe me as warm, authentic, compassionate, and empathetic.
Gloria Lakin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you isolated, lonely, anxious, depressed, grief of loss or question life's purpose?The COVID-19, has shatter one’s sense of safety and security by making one feel helpless in the world that risks emotional and mental well-being. The health crisis has challenged relationships, marriages, careers & socializing. Reports of violence against women, trapped in abusive situations, has risen. Childcare, preparing food, home schooling children, caregivers looking after sick family members, has fallen unfairly on women. America’s first frontline responders, healthcare workers, essential workers face risks daily. Let me give you hope.
BIPOC
(310) 361-9411
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
BIPOC
Are you isolated, lonely, anxious, depressed, grief of loss or question life's purpose?The COVID-19, has shatter one’s sense of safety and security by making one feel helpless in the world that risks emotional and mental well-being. The health crisis has challenged relationships, marriages, careers & socializing. Reports of violence against women, trapped in abusive situations, has risen. Childcare, preparing food, home schooling children, caregivers looking after sick family members, has fallen unfairly on women. America’s first frontline responders, healthcare workers, essential workers face risks daily. Let me give you hope.
Yael Adef Eiserike
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Do you struggle with anxiety, sleep, or your high-intensity career? Is stress impacting your personal relationships? As a lawyer-turned-therapist, I know the power of a good question. My clients share that I have been tremendously supportive in helping them work through these challenges, in addition to moving through grief and loss. Whether it be the loss of a loved one, a career, or way of life, I can be a strong partner for you, even in working through all of the inevitable transitions required of the pandemic. I use a trauma-informed cognitive behavioral approach, balancing deeper insight-oriented work with practical solutions.
BIPOC
(747) 247-9418
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
BIPOC
Do you struggle with anxiety, sleep, or your high-intensity career? Is stress impacting your personal relationships? As a lawyer-turned-therapist, I know the power of a good question. My clients share that I have been tremendously supportive in helping them work through these challenges, in addition to moving through grief and loss. Whether it be the loss of a loved one, a career, or way of life, I can be a strong partner for you, even in working through all of the inevitable transitions required of the pandemic. I use a trauma-informed cognitive behavioral approach, balancing deeper insight-oriented work with practical solutions.

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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.

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