Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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Natalie Feinblatt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Struggling with addiction. Survivor of trauma. Creative. Do at least two of these three describe you? If you're struggling to get sober, you're fearful about the impact sobriety might have on your creativity (and life in general). If you're in early sobriety, you're trying to gain your footing in a new landscape. If you're a trauma survivor, you're confused as to why your insight & sensitivity aren't helping you get to that light at the end of the tunnel. What do you do if your pain is too great to manage on your own?
(323) 688-4839
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Ida Vandaei
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you hoping to find a solution out of a specific problem? Are you looking to make improvements in your life but just don't know where to start? Do you struggle coping with a chronic illness or chronic pain disorder? Do you find yourself feeling "stuck", unmotivated, or unable to experience the same joy as before? Are you constantly worried about something bad happening? Are you having difficulty sleeping? Have you experienced a loss, whether it's the death of a loved one or the loss of a future life you imagined? Is your relationship on the rocks or suffered broken trust? Is anxiety taking over your life?
(818) 960-6045
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Andrew M. Stewart
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Thank you for your interest. You are probably here looking for help dealing with problems of living, loving, and working. Psychotherapy is an effective way to learn to cope better with thoughts, feelings, and experiences which may rob you of the joy of living.
(310) 702-7961
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Colin Takahashi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Throughout our lives, we encounter a number of spaces where we feel our voices silenced. Continual experiences of being quieted can lead us to internalize messages that we don’t have the permission to speak – questioning whether or not to start therapy is no exception to this. As a queer, Korean-Japanese American, there have been countless times when I’ve been told that I’m not man enough, that I’m unfit for love, and that I don’t have a story to be heard. Much of my work is informed by the idea that, in order for us to heal, we must first feel like our perspective matters and that our struggles are deserving of support.
(424) 401-2684
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Dr. Alan E Clark
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of private practice experience. I trained within APA accredited doctoral program and internship programs. I am licensed to practice psychology in both California and Colorado. I specialize in the treatment of couples and individual adults, presenting with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss reactions, substance abuse and relational conflict and dissatisfaction. I am trained in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, but apply cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and interpersonal psychotherapy techniques to best address each individual and his or her issues and needs.
(310) 660-7462
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Julie Hewett
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am an integrative psychologist with expertise in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, & gestalt approaches. I believe in empowering others to honestly get to know themselves & clarify their needs so they can make choices that enhance relationships & bring them closer to their goals. I work with children & adults with past traumatic experiences, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, & depression. I conduct comprehensive psychological testing to address questions related to Giftedness, ADHD, Mood/Personality, Learning Challenges/Need for Accommodations, Intellectual Ability, Learning/Memory, Attention/Executive Functioning, Etc.
(424) 365-8185
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Monica Farassat, Psy.D.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CGP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
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.
(310) 737-8975
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Margaret Dunham
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
CONNECT WITH YOURSELF TO CONNECT WITH THE WORLD AROUND YOU." I believe that therapy is a means to illuminate your internal world while helping you to connect with others. Through dialogue, our sessions will focus on clarifying your understanding of your own experiences. This can be the beginning of learning how to simply be with yourself and make meaning of yourself in the world.
(424) 265-4710
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Vanessa Valdez
MA
Are you struggling with how you show up in relationships? Are you needing to explore yourself within the context of a relationship? Are you finding yourself repeating the same patterns from one relationship to the next? Self-work is just one side of relationship coaching. On the other side, there is couple’s work. Are you and your partner facing challenges that you can’t seem to resolve? Do you have a hard time expressing or receiving love? Do you struggle with intimacy issues (physical and emotional connection) that prevents you to grow closer and attach on a deeper level? If you have answered YES to any, you’re in the right place.
(310) 919-0766
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Kathy Anne Conaty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling stuck, wanting more and not knowing how to have more. Where’s the perfect relationships, the job of your dreams……success? Are you overwhelmed by a critical voice that repeats your imperfections reminding you that you are not good enough does that voice keep you from experiencing joy, love acceptance, success. NOW is your opportunity to get rid of the negative voices that holds you hostage I can help you figure out what your needs and wants are and how to get them met. I have been doing this for thirty years. Take the risk and invest in yourself, you will not be sorry. You are entitled to be happy.
(424) 570-3114
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Pacific Marriage & Family Therapy Network
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
Pacific MFT Network is a group of highly skilled, diverse, and well-trained therapists. Our mission is to empower you to live the life you want. We do so by creating supportive, caring, and non-judgmental relationships with our clients. We work to provide you with the best care possible and reduce obstacles to participation. Additional benefits to working with us include a unique concierge billing service and a wide range of scheduling options (all weekdays, weekends, day and evening appointments are available). We work with children, teens, and adults of all ages.
(424) 246-2494
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Mike Lane
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Congratulations on taking action! We both know that if things are going to change for you in a positive direction, you will need to be brave, open-minded and willing to do things you have resisted doing for one reason or another. I can be most helpful in that regard. Now is the perfect time. Your life is about to change dramatically. Together, in a collaborative and supportive relationship, we will identify your critical needs, uncover and resolve resistances, and map out the incremental steps to getting your needs met. Make the call that will change your life.
(424) 277-3885
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Jannell Victoria Greene Banchik
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Being human is exciting and beautiful... and challenging! My work is grounded in respect and empathy for how individuals, couples, and families pave a path in life. Together we make change possible by bringing your unique, personal knowledge and experience into awareness, and then moving through the stuckness of unkind thoughts or feelings of powerlessness before problems. Together we will work to reconnect you to the whole experience of being human: feeling emotions, attuning to thoughts and beliefs, creating healthy relationships, and recognizing you whole life story is one of strength, resilience and moments of joy.
(424) 610-8971
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Stacy Hajarian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Are you facing challenges with your relationships, career, or feel overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, depression, grief or life in general? Are you having an identify crisis, getting stuck in the past, repeating old patterns or pre-occupied with the future? I want you to know that you are not alone and I would love to help you. Together, we can collaborate to find solutions for a happier and more fulfilled life. It is of utmost importance to me to create a warm, empathic and accepting space for clients to explore and express themselves.
(323) 310-3435
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Melanie Handelsman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
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
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Hayden Hunter
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
Verified
The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud. What is your personal mud? My goal is to help you with deep self-exploration while developing ways to navigate and bloom through the mud in your life. My diverse, expansive training allows me the opportunity to authentically meet my clients and support them in their therapeutic journey using an integrative, collaborative, and trauma-informed approach. Whether it be related to difficult emotions like anxiety and depression, nuances of grief and trauma, debilitating existential crises and illness, or personal and professional relationship challenges.
(310) 362-4760
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Blythe Million
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
It is the goal of us all to have the chance to live in the wonder of our real selves. But we often find ourselves in an outside life that doesn't match the inside one. We can spend years struggling with making decisions, dealing with sadness and anger, anxiety and grief, as well as distrust, fear and longing, all overwhelming feelings and the behavior that goes with them, not knowing how to change but knowing we must. My job is to help you get back to and live the wonder that is the real you.
(310) 359-9380
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Thomas Siggins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
From my past experiences in athletics, I have seen the power that the right guidance can have on achieving goals. As a therapist, I aim to be that guide for my clients. Starting with practical tools to relieve stress and then digging deeper to develop greater insight makes long-lasting, meaningful change possible. I especially enjoy working with young adults transitioning into the professional realm who would like to build confidence, develop healthy relationships, cultivate a work/life balance, achieve performance goals, heal past trauma, and navigate stressful “adulting.”
(310) 935-0443
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Roni Susan Blau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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
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Ivy Love Margulies
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a specialist in grief, loss and trauma encompassing the entire spectrum of women's maternal mental health. I help women(and their partners) with healthy pregnancies, postpartum depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss, terminations and infertility - whether through stillbirth, miscarriage, late term loss, IVF/IUI failures, selective termination or pregnancy releases (aka abortion). Sadly, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage and 1 in 8 will have trouble with conception. I blend psychology, ritual, spirituality, reiki, energy healing, guided meditations and more to help facilitate and support women, couples and families.
(424) 320-3249
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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What type of Santa Monica mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Santa Monica?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.