Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

Photo of Dr. Joseph Lancaster, Psychologist in Santa Monica, CA
Dr. Joseph Lancaster
Psychologist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
You are feeling like life is full of chaos and no matter what you do, you can’t seem to get a handle on what is happening. Your relationships are broken, or strained and not only is it affecting you, but others are pulling away. You feel lost as if you have no purpose in life. You are tired of the spinning wheel. Depression, anxiety, anger, relationship challenges and much more keep you stuck and unable to grow. ENOUGH! You're ready for answers to start a new Holistic, healthy journey and become that whole person you were meant to be - Mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually - whole!
(818) 483-9968 
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
Photo of Liz Cruz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Santa Monica, CA
Liz Cruz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
As a professional of color and daughter of immigrant parents, my passion is to connect, strengthen, and empower communities of color to healing and resiliency in a culturally attuned and compassionate therapeutic process. I believe therapy is a collaborative process between patient and therapist. I have extensive experience working with adolescence, adults, parents, couples, and families developing and maintaining, healthy and fulfilling relationships. My services are offered in English and Spanish and through telehealth. I seek to create a warm, attentive environment, to nurture an opportunity for therapeutic connection.
(424) 322-6481 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Not accepting new clients
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Peter N. Maduro
Psychologist, JD, PsyD
Verified
Your emotions are at the center of who you are as a person. If you feel your feelings as distinctive, you feel your individuality. If you feel without too much evasion, you feel genuine and alive as a person. Equally central to your emotional life, and to your personhood, is human relationship. Your relationships with others, past and present, shape your experience of emotion, and your sense of self. When others see validity/invalidity, value/no-value, good/bad in your feelings, then you see your emotional life accordingly with validity/invalidity, value/unvalued, and so forth. So, let's talk about feelings and relationships.
(310) 484-5651 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Photo of Slobodan Nesovic, Psychologist in Santa Monica, CA
Slobodan Nesovic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Experiencing anxiety, or depression, tends to overwhelm our mind with intrusive thoughts and the inability to make good decisions. Certain life events increase the intensity of difficult emotions, such as job transitions or ending a relationship. It is at those times that we need useful tools and support to manage the difficulties we face. Avoiding anxiety or depression is not the answer. Learning how to manage it and work with it is the key. Living a healthy life is within your reach and the energy psychology approaches could help you to make it happen.
(213) 205-2894 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Not accepting new clients
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Melanie J Chitwood
Counselor, MA, LPCC, MBPsS
Verified
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting process, yet it is one that really matters. It is understandable to feel out of sorts, isolated, or misunderstood when experiencing relationship, family, peer, academic, or workplace stress, during a life transition, or when recovering from trauma. You may also be struggling with a death, the end of a relationship, a relocation from another state or country, an adjustment to a health issue of yourself or a loved one, or being in an environment in which you feel you don't fit. It can be painful to experience these feelings and to try to find a way forward. You don't have to do this alone.
(424) 348-4677 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
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Jaclyn Friedenthal
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Thrive Psychology is the premier therapy & counseling center dedicated to women’s wellness. We empower clients to overcome life’s toughest challenges and reach their highest potential. Thrive has helped thousands of clients live their best lives through a growing network of in-person and online services. Thrive therapists are the top of their field and use only the most advanced evidence based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unfulfilled, reach out to us and let us help you THRIVE.
(424) 271-8334 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Ariana Kiefer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
My typical client is not looking for a one-size fits all approach, they are looking for a creative solution, one which they have not already tried themselves. Initially coming in for therapy my client may feel anxious, depressed, have insomnia, relationship troubles or struggle with putting their phone away. I enjoy working with teenagers who spend too much time on their phones and are showing signs of emotional instability. I enjoy helping families and couples who are drifting apart, yet want to earnestly work on mending their relationship.
(310) 504-6533 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
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Kathryn Diaz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified
The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed -C.G. Jung. As a psychotherapist, I aim to be a compassionate guide to help my clients make meaning of these conflicts, struggles, and life experiences, to create a healthier and more balanced mind, body and soul.
(310) 736-2717 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
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Kadie Bogart
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Being a kid is today’s world can be tough and helping your little one navigate through the struggles and hardships as a parent, can sometimes feel overwhelming. That’s where I come in. As a licensed professional therapist with over 7 years of private practice experience, I specialize in child and adolescent behaviors, parenting skills, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I have a passion for helping children and parents realize their full potential by educating and working with them on issues that may be holding them back.
(424) 275-2562 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
Photo of Richelle Mancewicz, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA
Richelle Mancewicz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, 93745
Verified
Are you the "good girl" who works hard to do everything right, often at the expense of your own needs and well-being? Do you hide behind a big smile and an easygoing personality to cover up the sadness, frustration, and loneliness you feel inside? People in your life likely think you've got it figured out: A good career, solid friendships, maybe even a happy partnership and family, but inside you're tired and want life to be different, to be "more." Maybe it's time to start saying no to others and start saying yes to yourself.
(310) 439-5008 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Chris Marquart
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Our experiences shape us and how we look at the world. Often times they give us a sense of strength and direction in our lives, but other times we are confronted with obstacles that keep us from reaching our goals. Together we can explore these obstacles and create a better understanding of how you can work through them, leading to more satisfying experiences and more confidence in your direction in life.
(262) 205-2979 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
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Rachel Dworkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Nurturing, strength-based and compassionate, I am an active and directive participant in my clients' work. We together will identify what brings you to treatment, be it depression, anxiety, PTSD, a history of abuse, or simply discomfort. We will articulate where in your life you are struggling- interpersonally, at work, in school, with your family or in your marriage, and develop goals to relieve that distress. It can be challenging to choose to participate in therapy, and I work to create a safe, honest and productive environment so we can engage and address the issues that are challenging you.
(646) 762-7506 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
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Phil Sayegh
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified
Welcome to Sayegh Psychology (https://sayeghpsychology.com/), a small psychological assessment private practice in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Phil Sayegh offers psychoeducational, neuropsychological, psychological, and personality assessments for adolescents (ages 16+), adults, and older adults. Assessments can help you understand yourself or your child better, identify strengths and weaknesses, and support access to appropriate accommodations at school and on standardized tests (e.g., SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, GMAT, LSAT, DAT, and State Bar). All assessments include outside consultation (e.g., speaking to schools and doctors) and completion of paperwork for academic and testing accommodations. Services available on weekends. Superbill can be provided upon request.
(424) 383-8335 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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Sam Hopper
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My ideal client is aware that some primary positive feeling has changed. The positive feeling has suddenly, or over time, become negative and painful. Because of this change, he or she may have reluctantly given up on a long term goal, or may be in the midsts of a divorce where there was once loving contentment that has disappeared. Sometimes the pain is so severe that the Client considers ending his or her life. No matter what the circumstance, this Client is longing for relief from the pain. The Client needs a Therapist who can, incrementally over time, help to alleviate the pain and begin a more positive approach to living life.
(424) 252-3280 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Photo of Dr. Karla Arriaran, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Santa Monica, CA
Dr. Karla Arriaran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified
Are you successful on the surface, but anxious or unhappy underneath? Are fear and stress robbing your ability to enjoy life and be present? We’ve all been there- overloaded, struggling to make decisions, wanting a work-life balance, feeling like an imposter, or having difficulty managing relationships. My clients are often overachievers who constantly add to their workload until they reach the point of total shutdown. I enjoy working with young adults and working professionals who are successful but need support to prevent burnout.
(818) 390-9986 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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Miriam Conde
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with extensive experience providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Prior to working in mental health , I worked with children with special needs and developed skills to help families, parents and caregivers support their children to create a balanced environment.
(424) 275-6173 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Not accepting new clients
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Donna S Baltas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I have designed a private psychotherapy office especially for the creative client. This type of personality is more visually sensitive to their environment. The unique eclectic furniture styles, colors, fabrics, lighting, varied types of art work, and musical instruments, help create an uplifting and soothing atmosphere for therapy.
(424) 625-7421 
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
Photo of Amy Penner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Santa Monica, CA
Amy Penner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Feeling stuck, misunderstood, alone, or confused happens to most everyone at different points in life. It is normal to feel overwhelmed by challenging and painful emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, anxiety, shame, or feeling numb. Many turn to unhealthy coping methods such as abuse of alcohol or drugs, isolating from family or friends, lashing out at loved ones, avoiding our responsibilities, or acting out in self-destructive ways. Often, these feelings and behaviors worsen when one lacks a safe space to share and process through these issues and emotions. My intention is to hold a safe space for you to process your experiences.
(310) 439-5210 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Elena Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I believe in giving it to you straight wrapped with warmth and love. I believe we all have the power to make change but sometimes need a little help along the way. I provide individual, couples and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults. I have an array of experience from working to outpatient mental health clinics where I supervised psychology and social work interns to consulting at local schools to coordinating clinical programs. In addition I also enjoy weaving eastern and western philosophies into my practice.
(424) 570-1067 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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Samantha Schlossmann Psy.d
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP
Verified
Are you suffering from unresolved grief and loss, stress, addiction, anxiety or depression? I can help. I specialize in the treatment of trauma for adults, adolescents and children. We will work together to create a therapeutic space where we can assess your challenges and find creative resolution to your problems. You don't have to do it alone. My approach is to provide a safe nurturing and empathetic environment while supporting you to uncover your own natural resilience. I will help you connect with your innate ability to heal, develop skills to reduce your negative symptoms, and live a full and authentic life.
(424) 358-3098 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Santa Monica are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Santa Monica then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Santa Monica, or Child Psychologists in Santa Monica.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Santa Monica psychologists specializing in EMDR.

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. Psychologists in Santa Monica specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.