Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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Suzanne C Hebert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DM
Verified
Stress has increased while social distancing, I can help. My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative and I specialize in helping you with trauma recovery, depression, adolescence, gender issues, and coping with significant life changes. I will work with you to decrease suffering and increase the quality of your relationships at home, work, and goals affecting overall life satisfaction. In the process, I will help you determine what matters most in your life and assist in moving beyond obstacles and engaging in activities you value. I strongly believe that everyone can make positive and lasting changes.
(774) 220-3205 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
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Live & Be Great Life Coaching Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, AMFT
Verified
Everyone needs someone in their corner whose goal is to help them uncover and live out their purpose. All while taking into account each client’s experience in life including everything from their cultural background to the disadvantages and trauma they have faced in the world. As your life coach I intend to help you break through the barriers that have kept you mentally, emotionally and spiritually stuck in your relationships, career, and self purpose.
(310) 912-3073 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
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Daniya Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
I enjoy working with BIPOC peoples and anyone who identifies as a child of immigrants. I hold a strong social justice & anti-racist approach to my work. My clients appreciate how I allow them to be in the driver’s seat of their own process. As a South Asian woman, I am passionate about supporting the community from which I come. My clients enjoy the laid back and casual-feel of our sessions. I strive to help you identify patterns that may not be working, and replace them with solutions that will. I tailor our time together with a variety of approaches while also centering a safe space for rich & authentic conversations!
(818) 296-6876 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Not accepting new clients
EMDR Collective, Founder Dawn Delgado, CEDS, EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEDS-S, EMDR
Verified
I believe in your ability to create a fabulous, adventurous, and fulfilling life. If fear, anxiety, depression, past traumas or blocks are in the way, we can help. My name is Dawn Delgado and I founded EMDR Collective after 20+ years of developing treatment centers, teaching, training, presenting, and advocating for optimal mental health. I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, and an EMDR Certified Trauma Specialist who is well equipped to manage high profile cases. I have hand picked the EMDR Collective therapists and a dietary consultant to provide compassionate, effective wellness services to you and your loved ones.
(424) 347-1784 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
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Kenneth Rasmussen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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.
(310) 895-9642 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Charlynn Ruan
Psychologist, PhD
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.
(310) 919-2538 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Elizabeth Corpstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Life can be challenging and overwhelming. You are not alone if you are longing to feel deeper satisfaction with yourself and your relationships. Life feels very different when you feel confident, empowered, and fulfilled. I will illuminate paths to attain or reconnect you with these parts of yourself. I have helped many women and men transform their feelings of shame, disappointment, and desperation into self-confidence, happiness and hope. After working with me you will be able to make better choices in all areas of your life, including love, work and family relationships.
(323) 452-4003 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
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Jhoana Sarabia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Jhoana Sarabia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California. Whether a client is facing anxiety, depression, experiencing grief and loss, or has substance abuse issues, Jhoana offers a judgement free environment for people of all ages, genders, cultures, and social backgrounds to explore their concerns. She specializes in helping members of the Latinx community, and has extensive cultural and linguistic knowledge.
(310) 943-1244 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
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Holly Hardgrove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
Throughout the many years I have been practicing, the greatest reward has been to help clients better understand themselves and find their own voice. We work together to examine the role their family of origin plays in their current choices and relationships. I have a particular expertise in working with individuals, couples, and families who are dealing with anxiety, depression, or trauma. By providing a safe space to explore relationship issues and limiting thought patterns, I am able to assist clients to better understand and accept themselves, and reduce critical self beliefs.
(424) 404-6721 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
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Iris Nathaniel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I'm a holistic psychotherapist , with training in mind body modalities. I practice a unique blend of psychodynamic therapy combined with somatic modalities such as sensorymotor psychotherapy and EMDR. Sessions are individually crafted to fit each individual's needs at the moment of seeking help while relaying not only on cognitive restructuring and and uncovering unconscious emotions but also draws from the natural intelligence of the body and the most recent neuroscience, in order to heal past traumas , undo maladaptive patterns and create an empowered and fulfilling life. I am engaged and active during sessions and a partner on your road towards health and vitality.
(424) 346-6216 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Cari Ginger Smulyan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” Brene Brown -Putting yourself first can be scary. Showing up in life can be overwhelming but I believe showing up is half the battle and from there we can create a collaborative therapeutic relationship to help you on your path of healing and self-discovery. I integrate principles of psychodynamic, attachment, mindfulness and humanistic theoretical approaches into my work. I believe that by looking at events and relationships in our past can help us understand patterns in our present that no longer serve us or have made us feel stuck.
(424) 317-7709 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
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Marilyn Manzi
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
I work with people who are feeling challenged by life transitions, yearn to understand the inner workings of what makes them unique, and want to live fiercely through that authentic expression. You are drawn to Jungian Psychology because you are innately intuitive in your personal exploration.
 
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Santa Monica, CA 90409
Offers online therapy
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Darcy Manav
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CYT
Verified
My therapeutic intention is to cultivate a safe space for clients to foster personal growth, healing and self-awareness, while feeling supported each step of the way. Together, we will sort through troubling emotions, negative beliefs, work stress, past trauma(s), relationship problems or any other issues keeping you feeling distressed, lost or stuck. We’ll explore tools to promote emotional balance and resilience, process unresolved trauma, install positive beliefs and create solutions that will empower you to move through life's challenges like a warrior.
(424) 365-8031 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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Mark Phelan
Marriage & Family Therapist, M Ed, MA, LMFT
Verified
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
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Gwen Lotery
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, AASECT
Verified
Change is possible. With over 20+ years of experience I have successfully worked with individuals, adolescents, couples and families to reduce anxiety, depression and overall conflict, whether it be at home or work. As little as 3-5 sessions my clients have reported that they have higher self esteem and greater confidence in all areas of their life. High stress can hit you during times of change; birth, separation, divorce or death of a loved one. I will help guide you through this difficult time. Each client's therapy is individualized, collaborative and strength based. I offer 2 hour dive deep intensive couples therapy.
(310) 895-9145 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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(Shayna) Jean Lester
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Are your relationships in trouble? Suffering from abuse, poor communication or just not feeling cherished? Or is it your relationship with yourself? Now is the time to seek help. Don't let it go to the place where it is beyond repair! I am able to serve you with SOLUTION BASED couseling. I listen with deep intention as I work with individuals, couples and families using techniques that are tailored for you and your situation. We will work toward NEW SOLUTIONS for resolution and healing. Please call and let's see if we fit!
(424) 581-1822 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Mindy Fox
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP
Verified
If you suffer from developmental (trauma from childhood abuse) or acute trauma (for example, rape, assault, divorce, accident), I am trained in several modalities that can help. These include: Neurofeedback, which is exercise for the brain, improves self-regulation and calms the nervous system, building resiliency. EMDR is a process that desensitizes and reprocesses trauma. Somatic Experiencing releases pent up energy in the body that keeps us from completing and letting go of traumatic experiences. I use these methods, along with traditional psychodynamic talk therapy, in a kind and healing environment, to help you recover. .
(424) 570-3139 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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Lana Trapp
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
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) 349-6083 
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
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James Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, DAC
Verified
When I begin a session with a new client, I want to present myself as a real person. I want to create a situation where the client feels comfortable being him/herself and communicating whatever is going on. I will observe closely, being as present as possible. I will listen carefully and respond when appropriate. I may ask questions or make interpretations about what we talk about, but most importantly I want the client to feel free to say whatever is on his/her mind. I want to establish a trusting relationship so we can begin to work on this person’s issues.
(424) 236-6209 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
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Stephen J Kenneally
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, LMFT
Verified
Everyone's lives have been deeply impacted by the current Covid-19 outbreak. The sudden loss of income and the mandatory quarantine have left many people feeling overwhelmed and isolated. Although times of crisis are extremely challenging, they also provide us with opportunities to witness the profound resiliency of the human spirit and the extraordinary power of simple, genuine human kindness. If you are experiencing overwhelming anxiety or feelings of hopelessness, please remember that you are not alone. We have all been impacted by this crisis, and together we will find ways to help each other through this difficult time.
(310) 896-4942 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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.