Mark Phelan
Marriage & Family Therapist, M Ed, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel the need to improve an aspect of your life or yourself? Do you struggle to find passion or purpose in life? Whether you are experiencing difficulties with relationship issues, distress due to traumatic life events, or a general feeling of being stuck, I can help. I am also a longtime member of SAG/AFTRA and am very familiar with the stress related dynamics of the entertainment industry and the emotional toll the "biz" can take on you. You may feel self-doubt, lack of confidence, negative thought patterns that result in unnecessary goal oriented pressure that can result in increased anxiety and depression. I can help.
(424) 389-5105
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel the need to improve an aspect of your life or yourself? Do you struggle to find passion or purpose in life? Whether you are experiencing difficulties with relationship issues, distress due to traumatic life events, or a general feeling of being stuck, I can help. I am also a longtime member of SAG/AFTRA and am very familiar with the stress related dynamics of the entertainment industry and the emotional toll the "biz" can take on you. You may feel self-doubt, lack of confidence, negative thought patterns that result in unnecessary goal oriented pressure that can result in increased anxiety and depression. I can help.
Kristina E Fyrwald
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Not accepting new clients
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
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Not accepting new clients
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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Cibele Sousa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
My passion is in body psychotherapy. Clients enjoy our work connecting their body/inner strengths and their mind/rational strengths to achieve growth. My clients value the kindness, compassion, and safety I create, so they feel comfortable and heard. I have success working with clients that experience cancer, adoption, grief, stress, excessive worry, depression, conflict with others, life transitions, parenting issues, chronic illness and pain. Caregivers and family members of cancer patients find working with me helpful, healing, and nurturing. Clients that are not comfortable just talking really appreciate the tools I give them.
(424) 247-6172
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
My passion is in body psychotherapy. Clients enjoy our work connecting their body/inner strengths and their mind/rational strengths to achieve growth. My clients value the kindness, compassion, and safety I create, so they feel comfortable and heard. I have success working with clients that experience cancer, adoption, grief, stress, excessive worry, depression, conflict with others, life transitions, parenting issues, chronic illness and pain. Caregivers and family members of cancer patients find working with me helpful, healing, and nurturing. Clients that are not comfortable just talking really appreciate the tools I give them.
Matianna Baldassari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Are you a perfectionist at heart? Do you believe others must like you for you to be okay? Does it feel like you are always crazy busy, but something is missing? People-pleasing can make you feel stressed and burned-out. The rollercoaster ups and downs can make you feel upset and even a bit angry when you are usually a very nice person. My clients learn new ways of looking at things so that they feel better about how they treat their friends, family, and how they treat themselves. Together, we focus on the issues you want to work on in therapy and maximize our time in session.
(424) 254-9611
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Are you a perfectionist at heart? Do you believe others must like you for you to be okay? Does it feel like you are always crazy busy, but something is missing? People-pleasing can make you feel stressed and burned-out. The rollercoaster ups and downs can make you feel upset and even a bit angry when you are usually a very nice person. My clients learn new ways of looking at things so that they feel better about how they treat their friends, family, and how they treat themselves. Together, we focus on the issues you want to work on in therapy and maximize our time in session.
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Kenneth Rasmussen
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
In your search for a therapist, you will want someone who both understands what you are going through, and who is passionately committed to working with you to figure out where you want to go and how to get there. Therapy is above all a process and journey of self discovery which requires a guide who is patient and supportive, and at the same time encouraging and persistent to help you understand your self and the often hidden patterns of your life and relationships that hold you back. I offer a healing dialogue that is pragmatic and integrative, while providing a trusting environment for growth and change.
(310) 620-1031
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
In your search for a therapist, you will want someone who both understands what you are going through, and who is passionately committed to working with you to figure out where you want to go and how to get there. Therapy is above all a process and journey of self discovery which requires a guide who is patient and supportive, and at the same time encouraging and persistent to help you understand your self and the often hidden patterns of your life and relationships that hold you back. I offer a healing dialogue that is pragmatic and integrative, while providing a trusting environment for growth and change.
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Carol Kahm
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed family and marriage therapist, licensed in California with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, addiction issues, family and marriage problems, grief and trauma. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels
(323) 475-6206
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed family and marriage therapist, licensed in California with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, addiction issues, family and marriage problems, grief and trauma. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels
Amber Keating
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Have you attained success in your life, only to find that you feel resentful and burnt out? As a high achiever, it’s confusing to suddenly feel disconnected from the passion that has always driven you. Maybe this dissatisfaction has been slowly growing over the years & you’ve been able to manage it. But now you’re finding it harder to feel interested in your work or relationships. You may also be feeling exhausted & curious why your skills simply aren't working anymore. The habitual stress associated with being a powerful go-getter can also lead to a variety of health problems that medical doctors aren’t skilled at addressing.
(310) 407-7458
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Have you attained success in your life, only to find that you feel resentful and burnt out? As a high achiever, it’s confusing to suddenly feel disconnected from the passion that has always driven you. Maybe this dissatisfaction has been slowly growing over the years & you’ve been able to manage it. But now you’re finding it harder to feel interested in your work or relationships. You may also be feeling exhausted & curious why your skills simply aren't working anymore. The habitual stress associated with being a powerful go-getter can also lead to a variety of health problems that medical doctors aren’t skilled at addressing.
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Robert Grossbard
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
People who see me for the first time are often feeling overwhelmed, confused, depressed or anxious. Some people are unable to sleep, have distressing thoughts, or cannot control troublesome habits and behaviors. Others have have struggled with chronic pain due to injuries or illnesses. Many have endured the stigma of having a major mental illness which created difficulties in daily functioning, mood swings, or poor judgement and distorted thinking. And others have functioned well with significant achievements in their careers, family, and relationships but still feel empty inside, and cannot experience pleasure, meaning, or fulfillment from their lives.
(424) 570-1193
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
People who see me for the first time are often feeling overwhelmed, confused, depressed or anxious. Some people are unable to sleep, have distressing thoughts, or cannot control troublesome habits and behaviors. Others have have struggled with chronic pain due to injuries or illnesses. Many have endured the stigma of having a major mental illness which created difficulties in daily functioning, mood swings, or poor judgement and distorted thinking. And others have functioned well with significant achievements in their careers, family, and relationships but still feel empty inside, and cannot experience pleasure, meaning, or fulfillment from their lives.
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Veronique Lin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Not accepting new clients
**** NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS **** Making space to sit with yourself, for yourself, is a courageous step down the road less traveled. I believe in the power of authenticity, and of cultivating trust and a mutually-built atmosphere in the therapy room to support your growth. In our sessions, I will work to provide you in turn with a secure base, a mirror, a teammate, a confidante, a witness.
(424) 237-8254
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Not accepting new clients
**** NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS **** Making space to sit with yourself, for yourself, is a courageous step down the road less traveled. I believe in the power of authenticity, and of cultivating trust and a mutually-built atmosphere in the therapy room to support your growth. In our sessions, I will work to provide you in turn with a secure base, a mirror, a teammate, a confidante, a witness.
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Susan Harper Slate
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Since 1982, I have had a private practice working with adults of all ages and issues. I am an "active" therapist, asking questions and providing feedback. I consider myself direct but kind.
(310) 895-9773
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90403
Since 1982, I have had a private practice working with adults of all ages and issues. I am an "active" therapist, asking questions and providing feedback. I consider myself direct but kind.
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Philip Medlyn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
Thank you for reading my Bio to see if we would be a good fit for therapy. My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths.
(424) 416-3434
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
Thank you for reading my Bio to see if we would be a good fit for therapy. My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths.
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Stefanie Glass-Ames
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
I am a highly skilled, warm and trustworthy therapist passionate about supporting and enhancing the quality of individuals' lives. Whether you or your teens are experiencing depression or anxiety, feeling ambivalent about a current relationship, or living with a child who has Asperger's, together we will work to develop realistic goals, sensible solutions and a greater sense of confidence toward handling life's inevitable challenges. For the past 20+ years I have worked well with individuals, couples and families to resolve problems that stem from current daily life stressors to past dysfunctional family experiences.
(323) 483-6335
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
I am a highly skilled, warm and trustworthy therapist passionate about supporting and enhancing the quality of individuals' lives. Whether you or your teens are experiencing depression or anxiety, feeling ambivalent about a current relationship, or living with a child who has Asperger's, together we will work to develop realistic goals, sensible solutions and a greater sense of confidence toward handling life's inevitable challenges. For the past 20+ years I have worked well with individuals, couples and families to resolve problems that stem from current daily life stressors to past dysfunctional family experiences.
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Svjetlana Laterza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
I believe that everyone deserves to be happy and to live to their fullest potential. However, a road to happy and fulfilled life can have many challenges. As a clinician I strive to provide safe environment for my clients to discuss their unique challenges and help them to successfully navigate through them. I like to empower and educate my clients where they can gain insight about their feelings, thoughts and behaviors. Then, I help them learn how to take control of their life and respond to challenging situations with the healthy coping skills.
(951) 210-7934
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
I believe that everyone deserves to be happy and to live to their fullest potential. However, a road to happy and fulfilled life can have many challenges. As a clinician I strive to provide safe environment for my clients to discuss their unique challenges and help them to successfully navigate through them. I like to empower and educate my clients where they can gain insight about their feelings, thoughts and behaviors. Then, I help them learn how to take control of their life and respond to challenging situations with the healthy coping skills.
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Karelin Wadkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
You've looked at profile after profile, you've been brave enough to make some calls and you're tired of hearing "I'm full" or even worse, not hearing back at all. I'm glad you're here! I'm open for new clients and have a flexible schedule with secure online sessions to meet your needs. Together we can talk about what is going on with curiosity. It's a difficult time for so many, you're not alone and you're not broken. Often, it's just that the story you're telling yourself isn't accurate, and it's likely not helpful. My areas of specialty are codependency, anxiety and relationship stress. We can address your needs together.
(424) 238-6845
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
You've looked at profile after profile, you've been brave enough to make some calls and you're tired of hearing "I'm full" or even worse, not hearing back at all. I'm glad you're here! I'm open for new clients and have a flexible schedule with secure online sessions to meet your needs. Together we can talk about what is going on with curiosity. It's a difficult time for so many, you're not alone and you're not broken. Often, it's just that the story you're telling yourself isn't accurate, and it's likely not helpful. My areas of specialty are codependency, anxiety and relationship stress. We can address your needs together.
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Jeanne Melvin
Occupational Therapist, OTRL, MFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I help clients learn how to manage chronic pain without daily pain medications and to help clients with sleep disorders (all types) learn to sleep deeply and wake rested without sleeping pills. I also help clients with complex medical diagnoses to develop wellness programs. I have been the Director of four chronic pain program. I have been providing Behavioral Sleep Medicine therapy or the UCLA Sleep Medicine Programs for 16 years. My approach to correcting sleep disorders encompasses neurocognitive self-regulation, mindfulness, breathing training, mind control to stop mind racing,sleep education and classic CBT for insomnia.
(424) 404-1977
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I help clients learn how to manage chronic pain without daily pain medications and to help clients with sleep disorders (all types) learn to sleep deeply and wake rested without sleeping pills. I also help clients with complex medical diagnoses to develop wellness programs. I have been the Director of four chronic pain program. I have been providing Behavioral Sleep Medicine therapy or the UCLA Sleep Medicine Programs for 16 years. My approach to correcting sleep disorders encompasses neurocognitive self-regulation, mindfulness, breathing training, mind control to stop mind racing,sleep education and classic CBT for insomnia.
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Lana Trapp
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
Therapy is a rewarding and transformative experience when one feels safe, supported, and challenged. Whether you are struggling, questioning, or exploring, I want to assist you on this portion of your journey. I have over a 15 years of experience within the field of psychology and have been licensed as a LMFT since 2013. I specialize in addiction, mood disorders, dual diagnoses, relationship difficulties, LGBTQ+ issues, trauma and dysfunctional families. You will experience individualized treatment to promote growth, change, and healing. I utilize solution focused, strength-based, and psychodynamic approaches in treatment.
(424) 238-6982
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
Therapy is a rewarding and transformative experience when one feels safe, supported, and challenged. Whether you are struggling, questioning, or exploring, I want to assist you on this portion of your journey. I have over a 15 years of experience within the field of psychology and have been licensed as a LMFT since 2013. I specialize in addiction, mood disorders, dual diagnoses, relationship difficulties, LGBTQ+ issues, trauma and dysfunctional families. You will experience individualized treatment to promote growth, change, and healing. I utilize solution focused, strength-based, and psychodynamic approaches in treatment.
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Carrie Cooper
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling sad or stressed out? I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help decrease feelings of anxiety and depression. I also enjoy working with teens and women on women's issues.
(909) 296-4492
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling sad or stressed out? I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help decrease feelings of anxiety and depression. I also enjoy working with teens and women on women's issues.
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Helen Zielinski Landon
PhD Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Not accepting new clients
Many of my clients are new to the LA area, having moved here for work, school or a relationship . It can be nice to have someone besides your friends or family to talk to about personal struggles. Some of the things we might talk about are coping with life transition issues such as adjusting to life in LA, adjusting to working life after college, finding and maintaining relationships, coping with the aftermath of childhood abuse, managing depression and anxiety, improving self esteem, and increasing self compassion. Let me help you to find balance and increase self care in a safe, warm, non-judgmental and confidential space.
(310) 895-9123
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Not accepting new clients
Many of my clients are new to the LA area, having moved here for work, school or a relationship . It can be nice to have someone besides your friends or family to talk to about personal struggles. Some of the things we might talk about are coping with life transition issues such as adjusting to life in LA, adjusting to working life after college, finding and maintaining relationships, coping with the aftermath of childhood abuse, managing depression and anxiety, improving self esteem, and increasing self compassion. Let me help you to find balance and increase self care in a safe, warm, non-judgmental and confidential space.
Dhanya Murali
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Life can be tricky, but also a beautiful journey of learning, growing, and experiencing change. You may wish to cope with conflict better, have a hard time resisting temptation, or frequently feel overwhelmed. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where you can be your true self. Through learning and practicing the art of self-compassion, we will work together to help navigate the challenges you're facing. As your emotional tour guide, I can bring awareness to perspectives you may be missing and provide tools that will be forever useful. Clients say that I make sessions fun without sacrificing the hard work that can change your life.
(818) 647-9256
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Life can be tricky, but also a beautiful journey of learning, growing, and experiencing change. You may wish to cope with conflict better, have a hard time resisting temptation, or frequently feel overwhelmed. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where you can be your true self. Through learning and practicing the art of self-compassion, we will work together to help navigate the challenges you're facing. As your emotional tour guide, I can bring awareness to perspectives you may be missing and provide tools that will be forever useful. Clients say that I make sessions fun without sacrificing the hard work that can change your life.
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Farnoush Termeforoosh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Life is hard enough -- seeking therapy doesn’t have to be. I provide therapy via Telehealth in the comfort of your own space to address challenges and needs in a safe and supportive environment. You deserve to invest one hour a week into your personal growth and life improvements to help life’s challenges - past, present and future. Together, we can investigate what patterns and behaviors have been causing challenges in your life, and work to create healthy habits and make your life easier. I’ve been working with clients for the past twenty years, with individuals as well as families.
(424) 326-1806
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Life is hard enough -- seeking therapy doesn’t have to be. I provide therapy via Telehealth in the comfort of your own space to address challenges and needs in a safe and supportive environment. You deserve to invest one hour a week into your personal growth and life improvements to help life’s challenges - past, present and future. Together, we can investigate what patterns and behaviors have been causing challenges in your life, and work to create healthy habits and make your life easier. I’ve been working with clients for the past twenty years, with individuals as well as families.

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BlueCross BlueShield Therapists
BlueCross BlueShield insurance provides coverage for behavioral health services in Santa Monica. BCBS HMO-style plans cover in-network providers while PPO plans provide a benefit that can be applied to either in-network or out-of-network providers. Blue Cross Blue Shield may not require a referral from your primary care practitioner for covered behavioral health services.

Some BCBS Therapists in Santa Monica only have room for a few insurance slots in their schedule, so it's important to confirm in-network availability when you book your first appointment.

Blue Cross Blue Shield companies are independently owned and community-based healthcare insurers. BCBS is the largest health insurer in the US, covering 110 million members in 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Nationwide, more than 1.7 million health care providers contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

Here’s a link to more information on how insurance works to cover behavioral health benefits.