Therapists for Teens in Santa Monica, CA

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Pacific Marriage & Family Therapy Network
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Our diverse staff specializes in Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Panic Attacks, Grief & Loss, Trauma, Child and Teen Behaviors, Family Issues, Couples, Divorce, Co-parenting, Communication, Dating, Life Transitions and more.
We have availability for both nights and weekends! We empower strength in you to live the life you want......We are a group of over 29 skilled private practice clinicians committed to helping clients achieve goals and make change. We do so by creating a relationship that is based on genuine care and concern, non-judgment, and support. Our mission is to help you help yourself live a happier and more satisfying life. We offer sessions on Saturday and Sunday and all weekdays and evenings.
(424) 246-2494 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Jackson Varady
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Building Emotional Resilience is key towards achieving a balanced life. You may be a parent dealing with the challenge of a defiant child, or a spouse suffering with a critical or distant partner. Perhaps you're a high-powered professional grappling with the demands of career and family, or a sensitive teenager navigating the precarious path towards young adulthood. In either case, whether it's relationship issues, difficult feelings, worrying thoughts, unwanted behaviors, or even just searching for answers to some of life's biggest questions, I can provide guidance, support, and wisdom towards realizing obtainable solutions.
(424) 365-1106 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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LA Teen Social Skills
Marriage & Family Therapist, (LMFT)
Verified
Teen friendships can be complicated... It's important for students in middle-school and high school to have someone they can turn to in order to sort through their feelings, and not just act them out.
(310) 951-5678 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Renee Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MSW
Verified
I've had specialized post-masters and post-doctoral training in the following areas: child and adolescent psychotherapy and accompanying parent work; loss and grief support; and pre and post-divorce counseling.
In my 30+ years of experience, I have tried to create a non-judgmental environment of openness and collaboration with my clients. I have found that most people are looking for understanding, clarification and a path to hope and healing.
(424) 387-3831 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Meggie Purpura
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I offer psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, and have a specialty in treating stress and anxiety in teen girls.
I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment, encouraging you to deeply explore your life experiences and identify where and how to create positive change. Together we will work towards healing hurt and trauma from your past. I will gently push you to challenge outdated belief systems that may be keeping you stuck or creating disharmony in your relationships. With curiosity and compassion, I hope to uncover your authentic needs, strengths, and personal values to help you grow towards a more meaningful life.
(310) 742-1727 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Joe Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, MFT
Verified
Whether you are seeking individual, couple, adolescent , or family therapy, you can expect to find a safe, non-judgmental environment where we can work together to understand your difficulties and help you achieve emotional well being.
We try to make sense of our lives through telling our stories, but when we are unable to find the words, we express ourselves in other ways, such as in symptoms, dreams, and behaviors that we don't understand. My previous training in fine arts and filmmaking (MFA, USC School of Cinema) make an excellent fit with the type of in-depth therapy I provide. I have a wide range of professional experiences from my private practice, in residential and outpatient clinics, as an adjunct professor of psychology at Antioch University, and as a supervisor training other therapists.
(310) 879-5964 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Noah Rothschild
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I also have expertise in Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, and Adolescent Therapy.
I am here to help you get unstuck and reclaim your natural state of joy, well-being, purpose, and vitality. "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure (Marianne Williamson)." In our fast-paced world, it's easy to lose touch with ourselves and our sense of well-being. This has led to a rise in depression/anxiety, substance abuse, marital/relationship issues, and other difficulties. I am skilled at alleviating these symptoms and have been successful in working with individuals, couples, children/adolescents, and families of all ages backgrounds.
(310) 801-0995 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Corbett Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
I graduated from CSULA's School of Social Work and am a primary therapist at Visions adolescent treatment center in Malibu.
I have found that disruptions in our lives carry on in our nervous systems, sometimes arising at inopportune times. Often, it is in these times we seek support; whether dealing with the loss of a loved one, a sudden traumatic event, the onset of anxiety or a reliance on alcohol or medications. I will create an environment that encourages reflection, honesty, and compassion to help you find growth, self-reliance and an eventual return to health. I will work with you to get through the most challenging times with courage and boundless growth.
(213) 542-0913 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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TellAHealth California - Not Accepting New Clients
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Our divers staff specializes in Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorder, Addiction, Panic Attacks, Grief & Loss, Trauma, Child and Teen Behaviors, Family Issue, Couples, Divorce, Co-parenting, Communication, Dating, Life Transitions.
We are a group of skilled clinicians committed to helping clients achieve goals and make change. We work In Network with Kaiser and Aetna. We do so by creating a relationship that is based on genuine care and concern, non-judgment, and support. Our mission is to help you help yourself live a happier and more satisfying life. We offer sessions on Saturday and Sunday and all weekdays and evenings.
(310) 861-6872 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Not accepting new clients
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Deirdre J. Newell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My background is in clinical wilderness therapy, adolescent psychotherapy, and adult trauma treatment.
Therapy can provide a safe space for individuals to explore vulnerable dimensions of oneself and explore meaning in life’s experiences. Therapy with me is rooted in relationship. I understand that value of a trusting, authentic relationship between therapist and client, and I offer insight, support, compassion, and curiosity in a nurturing way that allows clients to examine patterns that both aid or hinder individuals’ potential for wholeness. I work from a depth-oriented, psychodynamic framework, understanding that one’s self is a manifestation of one’s whole life experiences. I provide both short and long term therapy.
(716) 317-4625 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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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
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Cheryl B Lanktree
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am also Project Director for the University of Southern California Adolescent Trauma Training Center (USC-ATTC), National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
I am a psychological trauma specialist who has spent over 25 years working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced child abuse, family violence, rape and assault, traumatic loss of loved ones, and the psychological effects of serious or severe medical problems or injuries. I offer individual, couples, and family therapy for these and other problems, including relationship issues and the problems associated with working in the entertainment industry. I work with clients who have experienced a single trauma as well as those who have experienced complex trauma. At this time, I am limiting my practice to traumatized adults.
(213) 701-1149 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Timothy K. Wong
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I provide adult, adolescent , couple, and premarital psychotherapy.
Get relief from pain and find meaning! I grew up in Los Angeles participating in teams sports and musical groups, which made me curious about relationships. This curiosity about relationships continues to inform my approach to psychotherapy. I believe that much emotional pain stems from difficulties in developing or maintaining fulfilling relationships. Therefore, I examine one's relational dynamics, ways of relating, and impact on others. I openly explore clients' feelings toward me, encouraging individuals to experience authenticity with others, and ultimately, with themselves.
(424) 342-8980 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Gwen Lotery
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, AASECT
Verified
I have facilitated parenting classes, teen and bereavement groups and have spoken in elementary, middle and high schools.
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
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Daniel Anderson PhD, Adult-Child Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have specialized experience and training in child- adolescent psychology that focuses on your child's potential.
You may already have answers to your struggles, though these answers are unconscious. I specialize in working with your unconscious, the side of you that is neglected, ignored or rejected. This is a powerful mode of therapy that can help you with your anxiety, depression or relationships. I work with adults, and have specialized training to work with children, adolescents and their parents. My work with children focuses on play therapy, the child's best form of communication. With adults I use my Jungian training in dreamwork and symbolism to access the unheard side of yourself, which can enrich your life and relieve your suffering.
(424) 290-8367 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Rachel Dworkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My work with adolescents addressed a range of teen -related issues such as depression, anxiety, self-mutilation, trauma, sexual acting out, substance abuse, and truancy.
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
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Mark B. Copeland
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
During the past 16 years I have pursued personal development and professional training to focus on individuals, couples, adolescent males and professional athletes.
At various times in their lives people need help in recognizing what they want and are not getting. In an atmosphere of safety and support, we will look at patterns and beliefs that prevent each person from feeling cohesive and understood. We will also look at patterns that trigger feelings of depression, anger and anxiety, as well as longings that may be shameful and out of awareness. With support and understanding shame can be dealt with and reduced leading to a life that is less isolated and anxiety ridden.
(424) 294-8921 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Hannah Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Life transitions are a focus of mine, whether it be developing identity and healthy relationships as a teen , rediscovering the self as an older adult, or building thriving relationships.
I'm glad you're here: you have taken a courageous and healing step by seeking support. I provide an integrative, resiliency-focused approach to therapy, pulling from your strengths and values to guide our work and help you regain a sense of mastery, meaning, and connection in your life. My perspective is that we are built to survive and often develop ways of relating which once helped us get by, but may no longer be helpful to a current situation. My goal is to form a safe connection to explore these factors that may contribute to ongoing difficulties, re-process experiences, and ultimately co-create your next chapter.
(424) 322-6952 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Natalie David
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
I have specialized in the adolescent population for several years, working at residential treatment facilities as the individual, family, and group therapist.
I am incredibly passionate about psychotherapy, and not only that, I believe in it with all my heart. I value the individuality of each and every one of my clients, and I believe the relationship we form is the basis for real change and growth. I am committed to understanding my clients very deeply, and in helping them understand themselves. In addition to gaining insight and awareness, I encourage clients to utilize skills and implement change to help them live life to their fullest. I give 100% of my effort, attention, and focus on my clients to provide the best care needed.
(310) 929-6240 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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L.A. Teen Therapist & Parenting Teens Coach
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, MFT
Verified
Is Your Teen Struggling Socially or Emotionally? Let me put any challenges your teen or family may be facing into perspective, and offer you fresh solutions you may not have previously considered. As an experienced Teen Therapist, I can assist you in finding solutions to problems at home or at school, and teach your teen the skills they need to thrive. For adolescents with a history of anxiety, depression, substance-abuse, or ADD, the coping skills they may have developed could be hindering the attainment of their life goals. I help teens & young-adults reconcile their history and temperament -- with their future aspirations.
(310) 907-5105 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence. Finding a teen therapist in Santa Monica and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.