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.
Bisexual
(424) 326-0125
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Bisexual
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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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, CHT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am passionate about helping my clients to transform traumatic experiences and negative embodied beliefs that have kept them feeling stuck. I find that integrating clinical hypnosis into my practice is the fastest and most lasting way for my clients to achieve their goals. Whether your intention is to achieve greater self awareness, build stronger personal relationships, heal past wounds, or simply feel better, together we can collaborate to achieve your goals in therapy.
Bisexual
(310) 692-9018
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Bisexual
I am passionate about helping my clients to transform traumatic experiences and negative embodied beliefs that have kept them feeling stuck. I find that integrating clinical hypnosis into my practice is the fastest and most lasting way for my clients to achieve their goals. Whether your intention is to achieve greater self awareness, build stronger personal relationships, heal past wounds, or simply feel better, together we can collaborate to achieve your goals in therapy.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I provide a caring & objective atmosphere to encourage your self-awareness and emotional growth. One rare, unifying finding among all specialities of psychotherapy is that a strong therapeutic relationship is vital to success. Therefore, I will be your partner throughout the process, both supporting & challenging you along the way. During the over 35 years I have provided therapy, I have developed many approaches tailored to the unique needs of each client. Originally trained in psychodynamic therapy, my therapeutic approach now is eclectic and includes cognitive behavior therapy to facilitate observable change.
Bisexual
(310) 935-4521
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Bisexual
I provide a caring & objective atmosphere to encourage your self-awareness and emotional growth. One rare, unifying finding among all specialities of psychotherapy is that a strong therapeutic relationship is vital to success. Therefore, I will be your partner throughout the process, both supporting & challenging you along the way. During the over 35 years I have provided therapy, I have developed many approaches tailored to the unique needs of each client. Originally trained in psychodynamic therapy, my therapeutic approach now is eclectic and includes cognitive behavior therapy to facilitate observable change.
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Psychologist, PhD
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My greatest strength is that I help clients feel HOPEFUL,as they discover new talents while making decisions to improve their lives. Keeping a safe space for each person, providing privacy & trust and helping them learn who they are and what is important to them, so we may set goals for our work. I specialize in relationships, blended families, premarital counseling,cultural differences, spirituality, grief & loss, health psychology,life transitions, hypnosis,& E.M.D.R for healing trauma. To learn more about me, please call and we can arrange a brief session to see if we have a fit.
Bisexual
(424) 294-8996
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Bisexual
My greatest strength is that I help clients feel HOPEFUL,as they discover new talents while making decisions to improve their lives. Keeping a safe space for each person, providing privacy & trust and helping them learn who they are and what is important to them, so we may set goals for our work. I specialize in relationships, blended families, premarital counseling,cultural differences, spirituality, grief & loss, health psychology,life transitions, hypnosis,& E.M.D.R for healing trauma. To learn more about me, please call and we can arrange a brief session to see if we have a fit.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Therapy is a deeply personal, multifaceted journey inward in an already complex world. To those who choose to venture down this road, the process can leave one feeling emotional and vulnerable, but it will also be healing, enlightening and enriching. Taking steps down this path is a virtuous act and I am here to honor you and your process. Together we will gently explore what may be causing you pain. Healing is at the heart of my practice - what you will experience with me is empathy, non-judgmental compassion, and authenticity. My therapeutic style is warm, energetic and engaged.
Bisexual
(747) 204-3313
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Bisexual
Therapy is a deeply personal, multifaceted journey inward in an already complex world. To those who choose to venture down this road, the process can leave one feeling emotional and vulnerable, but it will also be healing, enlightening and enriching. Taking steps down this path is a virtuous act and I am here to honor you and your process. Together we will gently explore what may be causing you pain. Healing is at the heart of my practice - what you will experience with me is empathy, non-judgmental compassion, and authenticity. My therapeutic style is warm, energetic and engaged.
Photo of Elizabeth Schofield-Bickford, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I help facilitate the changes you seek so you may live more comfortably. Life, loss, trauma, dysfunctional relationships, addiction, creative blocks and much more can prevent anyone from moving on. I work with clients to help them identify and link issues of their past to behaviors and patterns in the present so that they may move forward in their lives with new vitality. This starts with the establishment of a sound trusting therapeutic relationship. From this foundation, I support and guide you in uncovering and recovering your own resources and strengths.
Bisexual
(310) 226-7066
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Bisexual
I help facilitate the changes you seek so you may live more comfortably. Life, loss, trauma, dysfunctional relationships, addiction, creative blocks and much more can prevent anyone from moving on. I work with clients to help them identify and link issues of their past to behaviors and patterns in the present so that they may move forward in their lives with new vitality. This starts with the establishment of a sound trusting therapeutic relationship. From this foundation, I support and guide you in uncovering and recovering your own resources and strengths.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
If you're a woman ready to get to work on making changes in your life, I'm your girl. Sometimes it's really hard for us to ask for help-especially when you're strong & independent . Therapy is a great way to reach out, learn more about yourself, and grow through any challenges you might be facing. I help women through the transition of pregnancy & early parenting, and dealing with any postpartum changes. I also help women who want to change their relationship with food and their bodies. Clients also see me for managing anxiety & depression as well! Now COMPLETELY online in CA, MA, and AZ.
Bisexual
(857) 424-0817
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Bisexual
If you're a woman ready to get to work on making changes in your life, I'm your girl. Sometimes it's really hard for us to ask for help-especially when you're strong & independent . Therapy is a great way to reach out, learn more about yourself, and grow through any challenges you might be facing. I help women through the transition of pregnancy & early parenting, and dealing with any postpartum changes. I also help women who want to change their relationship with food and their bodies. Clients also see me for managing anxiety & depression as well! Now COMPLETELY online in CA, MA, and AZ.
Photo of Alexis Damon Ribaut, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I hold a supportive presence for individuals, young adults/adults ages 18-50 years, dealing with issues related to Stress, Infertility, anxiety, relationships, and self-esteem, in these challenging and transitional times. I believe in helping the client understand where they are in the moment and creating an environment that will enable them to discover the answers; answers that they hold within themselves, answers that will support their ability to self-heal.There are times in our lives when a supportive and empathetic presence can be what is needed in order to see what is within.
Bisexual
(424) 329-5764
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Bisexual
I hold a supportive presence for individuals, young adults/adults ages 18-50 years, dealing with issues related to Stress, Infertility, anxiety, relationships, and self-esteem, in these challenging and transitional times. I believe in helping the client understand where they are in the moment and creating an environment that will enable them to discover the answers; answers that they hold within themselves, answers that will support their ability to self-heal.There are times in our lives when a supportive and empathetic presence can be what is needed in order to see what is within.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Taking the first step toward your healing requires courage and I acknowledge the effort you have put forth. Perhaps you have reached a point where you need more awareness in order to deal with your present circumstances. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples. I provide in-depth therapy where we both can begin to explore the underlying causes of your emotional symptoms. I view my role as a psychologist as one who guides you through the healing process. I believe that in order for this to occur, respect, safety, understanding and awareness must be present.
Bisexual
(310) 896-5932
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Bisexual
Taking the first step toward your healing requires courage and I acknowledge the effort you have put forth. Perhaps you have reached a point where you need more awareness in order to deal with your present circumstances. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples. I provide in-depth therapy where we both can begin to explore the underlying causes of your emotional symptoms. I view my role as a psychologist as one who guides you through the healing process. I believe that in order for this to occur, respect, safety, understanding and awareness must be present.
Photo of Curt Widhalm, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you looking for a more straightforward approach to your struggles? I receive feedback from many of my clients about how I'm different than other therapists. I take this to mean that I have been able to establish real, honest relationships with my clients. I treat my clients with respect, fairness, and an opportunity to be their true selves.
Bisexual
(424) 570-6049
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Bisexual
Are you looking for a more straightforward approach to your struggles? I receive feedback from many of my clients about how I'm different than other therapists. I take this to mean that I have been able to establish real, honest relationships with my clients. I treat my clients with respect, fairness, and an opportunity to be their true selves.
Photo of Brian Conlon,
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Who you are: Between the ages of 25 and 45. Life is "good" ~ not great. You have a sense that things should be a certain way, but they aren't. There is a gap. The gap may be clear ~ it may not. What is clear is that what has worked up until this point won't get you to where you want to be. You are ready for a change.
Bisexual
(805) 430-3864
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Bisexual
Who you are: Between the ages of 25 and 45. Life is "good" ~ not great. You have a sense that things should be a certain way, but they aren't. There is a gap. The gap may be clear ~ it may not. What is clear is that what has worked up until this point won't get you to where you want to be. You are ready for a change.
Photo of Jon B Pease, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
We all struggle when communicating with our partners from time to time. During lockdown, it may be happening "way too much"! During the shelter-in-place orders, feelings of frustration, fear, sadness, grief, and anger might be starting to build. You might be fighting more, or retreating to your corners and there is an icy chill in the house. Maybe its resentment? If any of these emotions seem familiar, it may be time to reach out for support. I offer in-person and video sessions.
Bisexual
(424) 401-3753
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Bisexual
We all struggle when communicating with our partners from time to time. During lockdown, it may be happening "way too much"! During the shelter-in-place orders, feelings of frustration, fear, sadness, grief, and anger might be starting to build. You might be fighting more, or retreating to your corners and there is an icy chill in the house. Maybe its resentment? If any of these emotions seem familiar, it may be time to reach out for support. I offer in-person and video sessions.
Photo of Monica Farassat, Psy.D., Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CGP Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Many people shy away from asking for help when in emotional and psychological pain. It is not easy to ask for help. Perhaps there are feelings of shame underlying the recognition of one's vulnerability. But in essence these are the times that important and life-altering changes can occur. I am invested in establishing a safe, supportive, and truthful interaction with you towards improving your life, your choices, and your relationships, & have over 25 years of experience as proof. The concerns that I have worked with extensively include depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, substance-abuse, adjustment, crisis intervention, & individuation.
Bisexual
(310) 737-8975
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Bisexual
Many people shy away from asking for help when in emotional and psychological pain. It is not easy to ask for help. Perhaps there are feelings of shame underlying the recognition of one's vulnerability. But in essence these are the times that important and life-altering changes can occur. I am invested in establishing a safe, supportive, and truthful interaction with you towards improving your life, your choices, and your relationships, & have over 25 years of experience as proof. The concerns that I have worked with extensively include depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, substance-abuse, adjustment, crisis intervention, & individuation.
Photo of Melissa A. Richman, PsyD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, DAPA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Nurturing, nonjudgmental understanding, respect and honesty are at the heart of the therapeutic relationship I hope to develop with you. I believe that these deepest principles are the root of healing and recovery. The therapeutic relationship is where and how this takes place. When we address it in the here and now, then it most often generalizes to the present and future of your life. The foundation of my private practice lies in fostering this experience.
Bisexual
(424) 254-0339
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Bisexual
Nurturing, nonjudgmental understanding, respect and honesty are at the heart of the therapeutic relationship I hope to develop with you. I believe that these deepest principles are the root of healing and recovery. The therapeutic relationship is where and how this takes place. When we address it in the here and now, then it most often generalizes to the present and future of your life. The foundation of my private practice lies in fostering this experience.
Photo of Dr. Brian Damien Dietrich, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Active Imagination and non-directive guided imagery can help you access inner wisdom and gain insight. While the thinking, rational mind is essential for everyday concerns and problem-solving, its usefulness is limited regarding questions of meaning, value, and depth. Active Imagination constructively channels the psyche's innate creative power. When we tap into the wellspring of the visionary imagination, we feel an enlivened sense of meaning, purpose, and connection.
Bisexual
(310) 307-3043
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Bisexual
Active Imagination and non-directive guided imagery can help you access inner wisdom and gain insight. While the thinking, rational mind is essential for everyday concerns and problem-solving, its usefulness is limited regarding questions of meaning, value, and depth. Active Imagination constructively channels the psyche's innate creative power. When we tap into the wellspring of the visionary imagination, we feel an enlivened sense of meaning, purpose, and connection.
Photo of Minoo Saeedvafa, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
It seems like nothing you say gets through to them anymore. When the one you care most about doesn't seem to listen, it's frightening and isolating. Sometimes just talking to an objective person helps you find a way to live a better life, resolve problems, and make better decisions. Suffering originates from not knowing what to do with life’s challenges. Every person needs guidance to leave behind the confusion of the current situation to breakthrough to a future clarity. It's not too late to learn the skills that can get you off to a fresh start. It's time to break those unproductive patterns and replace them with healthier ones.
Bisexual
(310) 339-7667
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Bisexual
It seems like nothing you say gets through to them anymore. When the one you care most about doesn't seem to listen, it's frightening and isolating. Sometimes just talking to an objective person helps you find a way to live a better life, resolve problems, and make better decisions. Suffering originates from not knowing what to do with life’s challenges. Every person needs guidance to leave behind the confusion of the current situation to breakthrough to a future clarity. It's not too late to learn the skills that can get you off to a fresh start. It's time to break those unproductive patterns and replace them with healthier ones.
Photo of Rebekah Sparks
MSW, ASW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90410
Everyone has a past, but you don’t need to feel stuck there. My clients find me easy to talk to, warm, and nonjudgmental. As an associate therapist at Zeeva Behavioral Health, I use both classic and cutting edge therapies, helping you get the most out of each session, so you can live your best life. I can help you gain insight, be present, and accomplish goals.
Bisexual
(424) 369-7626
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90410
Bisexual
Everyone has a past, but you don’t need to feel stuck there. My clients find me easy to talk to, warm, and nonjudgmental. As an associate therapist at Zeeva Behavioral Health, I use both classic and cutting edge therapies, helping you get the most out of each session, so you can live your best life. I can help you gain insight, be present, and accomplish goals.
Photo of Shelby Stone, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Social distancing and uncertainty can be a recipe for stress and sadness. How are you coping and staying connected during these times? Maybe you are feeling stuck or hopeless, worried or isolated. Are you or a loved one struggling to stay supported? Online video therapy can help you address these issues and strengthen yourself and your relationships in the process. I believe in human resiliency and welcome you to see how this process can help you work towards more fulfillment, joy, and hope for you, your child, or loved one.
Bisexual
(424) 363-7151
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Bisexual
Social distancing and uncertainty can be a recipe for stress and sadness. How are you coping and staying connected during these times? Maybe you are feeling stuck or hopeless, worried or isolated. Are you or a loved one struggling to stay supported? Online video therapy can help you address these issues and strengthen yourself and your relationships in the process. I believe in human resiliency and welcome you to see how this process can help you work towards more fulfillment, joy, and hope for you, your child, or loved one.
Photo of Rincy Mathew, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
There are moments in life when we feel stuck in dysfunctional patterns that consume us with self-doubt despite our best efforts. During these moments of despair, anxiety and depression take over and prevent us from moving forward with the necessary steps for change, However, it is in this place we are asked to go inward, go deeper, and begin to understand dysfunctional patterns that inhibit personal growth and strip us from the personal freedom to actualize our true potential.
Bisexual
(310) 526-3854
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Bisexual
There are moments in life when we feel stuck in dysfunctional patterns that consume us with self-doubt despite our best efforts. During these moments of despair, anxiety and depression take over and prevent us from moving forward with the necessary steps for change, However, it is in this place we are asked to go inward, go deeper, and begin to understand dysfunctional patterns that inhibit personal growth and strip us from the personal freedom to actualize our true potential.
Photo of Michael Pierce, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you facing challenges or maybe a choice-point in your life and looking for support? Are you interested in exploring those challenges and changes?
Bisexual
(424) 401-3852
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Bisexual
Are you facing challenges or maybe a choice-point in your life and looking for support? Are you interested in exploring those challenges and changes?

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Bisexual Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are bisexual themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with all aspects of being bisexual in Santa Monica. They help with bisexual couples in bisexual relationships, bisexuality Therapy and bisexual issues that affect the individuality of a bisexual life or lifestyle.

If you're bisexual or are looking for help with bisexual issues in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica bisexual therapist these professionals provide bisexual counseling and bisexual-friendly care. They include bisexual friendly therapists in Santa Monica plus Santa Monica bisexual therapists, bisexual psychologists and bisexual counselors.

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.