Female Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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Gina Francesca Regalbuto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Gina Regalbuto and I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing in California. My specialization is in healing trauma, depression, and anxiety and the symptoms and stressors that follow as a result. I have also worked extensively with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder. I primarily practice through the lens of psychodynamic theory and I am an eclectic provider who utilizes the modality that serves my client's the best. I am also a certified yoga teacher so I can teach client's calming breathing techniques if they are interested in learning other ways to manage emotions.
Hello, my name is Gina Regalbuto and I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing in California. My specialization is in healing trauma, depression, and anxiety and the symptoms and stressors that follow as a result. I have also worked extensively with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder. I primarily practice through the lens of psychodynamic theory and I am an eclectic provider who utilizes the modality that serves my client's the best. I am also a certified yoga teacher so I can teach client's calming breathing techniques if they are interested in learning other ways to manage emotions.
(310) 683-4693 View (310) 683-4693
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Raymond Taylor Waller
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
A necessary component of a rich and fulfilling life involves experiencing a full range of emotions. The pride of accomplishment, the sadness of loss, the security of trust and the pain when it is broken, the joy of love, and the disappointment of mistakes and missed opportunities all play an important role in our lives. We all deserve to appreciate our own successes and good fortunes, and to be able to grow through and from our misfortunes. We also all deserve help navigating through them. I began my career in the field in 2007 at an acute psychiatric hospital, primarily in the child/adolescent unit.
A necessary component of a rich and fulfilling life involves experiencing a full range of emotions. The pride of accomplishment, the sadness of loss, the security of trust and the pain when it is broken, the joy of love, and the disappointment of mistakes and missed opportunities all play an important role in our lives. We all deserve to appreciate our own successes and good fortunes, and to be able to grow through and from our misfortunes. We also all deserve help navigating through them. I began my career in the field in 2007 at an acute psychiatric hospital, primarily in the child/adolescent unit.
(424) 622-4570 View (424) 622-4570
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Emily Elson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404  (Online Only)
I believe you should like your therapist and feel like you’re making progress, rather than just spinning your wheels. A clinician’s knowledge, approach, and personality are key to achieving that, so I offer free 15 minute phone consultations in order to determine if we’d be a good fit. I have over 20 years experience treating adults, teens, and couples in the areas of anxiety, depression, relationships, and general self-growth. My other specialties include: mindfulness, integrative health, introversion, and highly sensitive people.
I believe you should like your therapist and feel like you’re making progress, rather than just spinning your wheels. A clinician’s knowledge, approach, and personality are key to achieving that, so I offer free 15 minute phone consultations in order to determine if we’d be a good fit. I have over 20 years experience treating adults, teens, and couples in the areas of anxiety, depression, relationships, and general self-growth. My other specialties include: mindfulness, integrative health, introversion, and highly sensitive people.
(310) 220-4038 View (310) 220-4038
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Kerri D Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Feeling depressed, anxious, uncertain of what path to take next? Feeling lost, alone, or unsure of yourself? These are all common concerns that my clients face daily, and have come to understand their source by working in a safe collaborative space in therapy. Many of my clients are at a cross roads whether it be leaving their parents home, trying to launch from college, deciding whether or not to get married, have a baby, or change careers or retire. Therapy can help with any transition. In a supportive, collaborative environment we will discover what blocks you from growing and thriving.
Feeling depressed, anxious, uncertain of what path to take next? Feeling lost, alone, or unsure of yourself? These are all common concerns that my clients face daily, and have come to understand their source by working in a safe collaborative space in therapy. Many of my clients are at a cross roads whether it be leaving their parents home, trying to launch from college, deciding whether or not to get married, have a baby, or change careers or retire. Therapy can help with any transition. In a supportive, collaborative environment we will discover what blocks you from growing and thriving.
(424) 254-1729 View (424) 254-1729
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Rebecca Koski LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403  (Online Only)
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Is there a pattern you keep repeating in relationships that you want to let go of? Do you want to feel comfortable and happy in your own skin? Is your past affecting your present in debilitating ways you want to change?
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Is there a pattern you keep repeating in relationships that you want to let go of? Do you want to feel comfortable and happy in your own skin? Is your past affecting your present in debilitating ways you want to change?
(310) 773-0245 View (310) 773-0245
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Josie Kelly
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CHT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Welcome! Please also visit my website at www josiekelly.com. I have been in private practice for over 40 years, helping people get free from pain that hinders happiness. I give clients tools to attain more refined states of balance, personal engagement and vibrance in their lives. The process of therapy is immensely creative and personally unique, and in its' special moments asks that we step into leaps of faith of being with our present experience. The benefits are priceless. Depression, anxiety, not having a sense of self, destructive thinking, procrastination, poor relationship quality are all within our control to change.
Welcome! Please also visit my website at www josiekelly.com. I have been in private practice for over 40 years, helping people get free from pain that hinders happiness. I give clients tools to attain more refined states of balance, personal engagement and vibrance in their lives. The process of therapy is immensely creative and personally unique, and in its' special moments asks that we step into leaps of faith of being with our present experience. The benefits are priceless. Depression, anxiety, not having a sense of self, destructive thinking, procrastination, poor relationship quality are all within our control to change.
(310) 421-2417 View (310) 421-2417
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Arezou Costello
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is collaborative and driven by your unique goals for personal growth and well-being. I often use CBT approaches that help to increase emotional understanding, identify types of thinking and behaviors that may no longer be working for you, and develop and strengthen coping skills. My goal as a psychologist is for you to feel a greater sense of freedom in your life to make choices and to live in a way that is consistent with your values.
My approach to therapy is collaborative and driven by your unique goals for personal growth and well-being. I often use CBT approaches that help to increase emotional understanding, identify types of thinking and behaviors that may no longer be working for you, and develop and strengthen coping skills. My goal as a psychologist is for you to feel a greater sense of freedom in your life to make choices and to live in a way that is consistent with your values.
(408) 676-3608 View (408) 676-3608
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Sum Yee Wang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90401
As an Asian woman who has straddled two cultures for many years, I have a deep understanding of the struggles Asian women and men face in relationships, family life, and the workplace. I also know that our unique cultural history and cultural norms can present so many obstacles to healing emotional injuries and finding emotional health. If you are feeling lonely and isolated, anxious and guilty, inadequate, overwhelmed, conflicted, or depressed, I understand. And I have the experience to help you find concrete, practical solutions to these emotional challenges, yielding timely results. I am fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.
As an Asian woman who has straddled two cultures for many years, I have a deep understanding of the struggles Asian women and men face in relationships, family life, and the workplace. I also know that our unique cultural history and cultural norms can present so many obstacles to healing emotional injuries and finding emotional health. If you are feeling lonely and isolated, anxious and guilty, inadequate, overwhelmed, conflicted, or depressed, I understand. And I have the experience to help you find concrete, practical solutions to these emotional challenges, yielding timely results. I am fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.
(310) 943-9008 View (310) 943-9008
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Samantha Gando Sloan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
You may be living day to day with a smile on, maintaining responsibilities, relationships, and so on. On the outside you appear ok, while internally, you may be struggling to manage emotions, thoughts, and daily responsibilities. It can be so exhausting trying to keep it all together. You may feel tired of giving so much to everyone else, and not having much to give to yourself. You feel that somehow you need to prioritize yourself and gain a higher quality of living. This can be the starting moment for the changes you are seeking.
You may be living day to day with a smile on, maintaining responsibilities, relationships, and so on. On the outside you appear ok, while internally, you may be struggling to manage emotions, thoughts, and daily responsibilities. It can be so exhausting trying to keep it all together. You may feel tired of giving so much to everyone else, and not having much to give to yourself. You feel that somehow you need to prioritize yourself and gain a higher quality of living. This can be the starting moment for the changes you are seeking.
(424) 208-1780 View (424) 208-1780
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Erika Garibay Malanowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404  (Online Only)
I consider my style to be a delicate balance of easy-going and down-to-business. One of my goals is to create an atmosphere where you can show up as your authentic self. Only then, will we know what path to take in our therapeutic journey. Once we know what path to explore, we will put in the work! Sessions with me are interactive and collaborative. We will approach our session topics with curiosity and explore what you need from the session. I will use interventions and skills from evidence-based practices like CBT and DBT based on your specific needs. These treatment modalities are proven to work!
I consider my style to be a delicate balance of easy-going and down-to-business. One of my goals is to create an atmosphere where you can show up as your authentic self. Only then, will we know what path to take in our therapeutic journey. Once we know what path to explore, we will put in the work! Sessions with me are interactive and collaborative. We will approach our session topics with curiosity and explore what you need from the session. I will use interventions and skills from evidence-based practices like CBT and DBT based on your specific needs. These treatment modalities are proven to work!
(310) 742-8130 View (310) 742-8130
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Maura Tousignant
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90404
You’re looking for a therapist because: you feel stuck due to past trauma, you find yourself preoccupied with concerns about your partner, you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed by work or school, you are longing to be more connected to your authentic and full self. I’m here to help you with this! I provide a warm and focused presence as we work together to create positive and long-lasting change.
You’re looking for a therapist because: you feel stuck due to past trauma, you find yourself preoccupied with concerns about your partner, you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed by work or school, you are longing to be more connected to your authentic and full self. I’m here to help you with this! I provide a warm and focused presence as we work together to create positive and long-lasting change.
(818) 877-7261 View (818) 877-7261
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Rachel Brous - Couples And Individual
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90403
The first step in creating meaningful change, is the desire for things to be different followed by the courage to take action to make it happen. You've already taken that first step by seeking therapy and I honor you for that, and gladly meet you there! Together, we we will co-create a safe and supportive space for you to feel seen, heard and honored where you will feel held as you enter a more deep exploration of self. Here we will identify patterns, themes and the source of which have brought your to your current reality and identify how and where you can make conscious shifts to create the change you want to see in your life.
The first step in creating meaningful change, is the desire for things to be different followed by the courage to take action to make it happen. You've already taken that first step by seeking therapy and I honor you for that, and gladly meet you there! Together, we we will co-create a safe and supportive space for you to feel seen, heard and honored where you will feel held as you enter a more deep exploration of self. Here we will identify patterns, themes and the source of which have brought your to your current reality and identify how and where you can make conscious shifts to create the change you want to see in your life.
(310) 818-7358 View (310) 818-7358
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Allison Nurse-Hofer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MBA
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
You've been feeling like your life just wasn’t supposed to go this way… like you were once on solid ground, but now you’re swimming through quicksand. Maybe the pain of infertility or miscarriage has left you feeling completely hopeless...or you're a new mom wondering why no one ever told you how tough it would be. Maybe difficult memories you thought you'd buried long ago are beginning to sabotage your life…or the promising future you were headed for as an athlete, dancer or performing artist seems to have vanished. You feel lost in an overwhelming sea of emotion..things just aren’t working out…something has got to change.
You've been feeling like your life just wasn’t supposed to go this way… like you were once on solid ground, but now you’re swimming through quicksand. Maybe the pain of infertility or miscarriage has left you feeling completely hopeless...or you're a new mom wondering why no one ever told you how tough it would be. Maybe difficult memories you thought you'd buried long ago are beginning to sabotage your life…or the promising future you were headed for as an athlete, dancer or performing artist seems to have vanished. You feel lost in an overwhelming sea of emotion..things just aren’t working out…something has got to change.
(424) 322-6073 View (424) 322-6073
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Kristin Sheehan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck in patterns of relationship stress, anxious thoughts, or disordered eating? Do you feel unsafe in your body due to trauma or chronic illness? I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Somatic Therapy to help clients get unstuck and reconnect to the wisdom and safety of their body. I use a trauma-informed, attachment-based approach to help clients identify their unhelpful narratives, challenge them, and take healthy risks. If you are ready to go deeper than traditional talk therapy and crave a healing connection with your mind, body, and spirit, I am here to help.
Do you feel stuck in patterns of relationship stress, anxious thoughts, or disordered eating? Do you feel unsafe in your body due to trauma or chronic illness? I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Somatic Therapy to help clients get unstuck and reconnect to the wisdom and safety of their body. I use a trauma-informed, attachment-based approach to help clients identify their unhelpful narratives, challenge them, and take healthy risks. If you are ready to go deeper than traditional talk therapy and crave a healing connection with your mind, body, and spirit, I am here to help.
(415) 943-8338 View (415) 943-8338
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Gloria Lakin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you feeling isolated, lonely, anxious, depressed and question your life's purpose?Have you had a loss in your life, a loved one, pet and continue grieving? Life's uncertainty can challenged anyone in feeling helpless and risk physical, emotional and mental well-being .Let me help with Domestic violence, Gambling Addiction, Suicide, divorced issues and teen crisis. My therapy offers to navigate these uncertain times to offer you hope and start enjoying a positive quality of life. I offer hy-bid therapy, Telehealth & Walk/Talk" outdoor therapy at the beach, picnic area or parks.
Are you feeling isolated, lonely, anxious, depressed and question your life's purpose?Have you had a loss in your life, a loved one, pet and continue grieving? Life's uncertainty can challenged anyone in feeling helpless and risk physical, emotional and mental well-being .Let me help with Domestic violence, Gambling Addiction, Suicide, divorced issues and teen crisis. My therapy offers to navigate these uncertain times to offer you hope and start enjoying a positive quality of life. I offer hy-bid therapy, Telehealth & Walk/Talk" outdoor therapy at the beach, picnic area or parks.
(424) 228-9219 View (424) 228-9219
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Celeste Poe
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Welcome. You may have found your way here by beginning a search for support or change. But why therapy? My role is to help you highlight and eliminate the things in your life that are keeping you from contentment.This may be for your own personal development or the support of a loved one, such as a child or a spouse. The goal of my work is to support families as a whole. I work individually with children, adults, and couples. My clients often enjoy the depth of our work that includes attention to practical solutions.
Welcome. You may have found your way here by beginning a search for support or change. But why therapy? My role is to help you highlight and eliminate the things in your life that are keeping you from contentment.This may be for your own personal development or the support of a loved one, such as a child or a spouse. The goal of my work is to support families as a whole. I work individually with children, adults, and couples. My clients often enjoy the depth of our work that includes attention to practical solutions.
(424) 722-6802 View (424) 722-6802
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Natalie Kazarian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Beginning therapy takes courage and you've already taken the first step. My goal is to help you create a more fulfilling life. I provide a safe space to work collaboratively with you. I will listen and use my knowledge base to help address the parts of your life that feel challenging. I work in both short term and long term treatment modalities.
Beginning therapy takes courage and you've already taken the first step. My goal is to help you create a more fulfilling life. I provide a safe space to work collaboratively with you. I will listen and use my knowledge base to help address the parts of your life that feel challenging. I work in both short term and long term treatment modalities.
(559) 761-1474 View (559) 761-1474
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Desiree Basl
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you looking to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of achieving well-being and live your most authentic and connected life? In the work with clients, it is my job to support you through a supportive therapeutic relationship. Whether you are coming in to process a relationship, attachment trauma, increased anxiety or depression or struggling with life transitions, I am here to help provide you with a safe space to reach your goals.
Are you looking to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of achieving well-being and live your most authentic and connected life? In the work with clients, it is my job to support you through a supportive therapeutic relationship. Whether you are coming in to process a relationship, attachment trauma, increased anxiety or depression or struggling with life transitions, I am here to help provide you with a safe space to reach your goals.
(424) 378-5129 View (424) 378-5129
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Sara Vicendese & Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression? Is your mood affecting your relationships or career? Sometimes life's challenges become difficult to overcome alone. I offer free phone consultations to see if my practice might be the right fit for your needs. I have diverse training and experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and families. While there are no guarantees of what you will experience, therapy has shown significant benefits for most people who go through it. And being here, on this site, is an important first step.
Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression? Is your mood affecting your relationships or career? Sometimes life's challenges become difficult to overcome alone. I offer free phone consultations to see if my practice might be the right fit for your needs. I have diverse training and experience working with adults, adolescents, couples and families. While there are no guarantees of what you will experience, therapy has shown significant benefits for most people who go through it. And being here, on this site, is an important first step.
(310) 504-1898 View (310) 504-1898
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Marina Vicario
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404  (Online Only)
I've been in the mental health field for over nine years working with a wide range of individuals in different stages of life. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and middle-aged adults. I specialize in treating stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Over the years, I have grown to appreciate and value working with clients to improve their quality of life. My goal is to accompany you in overcoming setbacks, and challenges, and processing stressful or traumatic events to find balance and be able to enjoy life a bit more.
I've been in the mental health field for over nine years working with a wide range of individuals in different stages of life. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and middle-aged adults. I specialize in treating stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Over the years, I have grown to appreciate and value working with clients to improve their quality of life. My goal is to accompany you in overcoming setbacks, and challenges, and processing stressful or traumatic events to find balance and be able to enjoy life a bit more.
(310) 956-4067 View (310) 956-4067

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Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.