Gambling Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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Bruce A Howard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Individuals contact me because they are feeling joyless, depressed, hopeless or have unexplainable mood swings. Some are constantly worried, anxious, or panicked and may not know why, or how to calm themselves. Others struggle with chronic feelings of being inadequate or deficient and not feeling worthy of receiving positive recognition. Some are troubled by how over-reactive they can be to people, events or circumstances in their life. Others feel little control over their behavior whether it is outbursts of anger, compulsive sex, gambling , or substance abuse. And some have difficulty achieving and sustaining friendships or intimate relationships.
(310) 395-8802 
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Lauren Martin Culp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CD
Verified
A Gambling specialist 1800-GAMBLER (since 2011).
People come in with a desire to feel better, less stressed; resulting in successfully and confidently improving personal and professional relationships. Customized sessions help individuals achieve their goals- like attracting healthier romantic relationships, making better career or life choices, affair repair, clarity in parenting challenges or managing ADHD. Practical tools all based on my extensive professional training in holistic health, natural nutrition, body-mind therapies, meditation, etc.-specifically to support individuals, couples, and families.
(424) 704-8635 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
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Gloria Lakin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Are you feeling isolated, lonely, anxious, depressed and question your life's purpose?The uncertainty of COVID-19 variants, Gun Violence and financial burden can challenged individuals, families & marriages in feeling helpless in the world that can risk emotional and mental well-being. Domestic violence has risen and Gambling & other addictions have increased. My therapy offers to navigate these uncertain times to offer you hope and start enjoying a positive quality of life.
(310) 361-9411 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
Welcome to my practice. I have about 15 years of clinical experience and have been featured on NBC/KCAL/HLN as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling , drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
(310) 929-9852 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
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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
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David Ibrahim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LAADC, EMDR , EYRT500
Verified
Are past traumatic experiences, being an adult child of a dysfunctional home, incest survival experiences, addiction issues, phobia, panic, anxiety, C-PTSD or depression affecting your success? Are distractions impacting your optimal performance abilities at work, in your intimate relationships, or in relationships with family members or with yourself? Are you surviving instead of thriving? I provide accelerated psychotherapy for individuals and couples who are challenged by performance loss and emotional unhappiness. Also offer Diagnosis evaluation for addiction, mood, personality, and adult Autism spectrum. HSP and Kink friendly.
(805) 420-7531 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
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Michaela Blahova
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, MFT
Verified
I offer a confidential, non-judgmental space, where you can feel safe to share intimate issues that trouble you. I utilize a unique blend of Jungian-oriented psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing techniques, with the focus on solving the underlying issues that are causing your symptoms, as opposed to only treating the symptoms. I believe that most psychological problems and suffering, as well as many physical symptoms, come from trauma (even though many people are not aware of having one). Therefore
(714) 276-1957 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
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Teri Ercoli
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
CURRENTLY OFFERING TELE-THERAPY (ZOOM) AND PHONE SESSIONS Do you desire more healthy, functional relationships? Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed or paralyzed by your anxiety? Do you need a safe, non-judgmental place to explore your feelings? Everyone has the capacity for growth and change. As an attuned, skilled, empathetic and psychodynamically oriented therapist, I can help you discover a richer, deeper understanding of yourself and your possibilities while overcoming the obstacles to change.
(424) 377-1405 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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Jesse Lauricella
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, SEP
Verified
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to feel better, to learn what makes you happy, and to become your most genuine and creative self. As a safe and empathetic environment, therapy can help reduce symptoms like anxiety and depression. By jointly exploring unconscious forces in decision making and the function of our nervous system on behavior, my goal is to help improve your relationships and encourage growth towards your specific goals. I strive to incorporate a blend of body and psyche using somatic experiencing and depth/psychodynamic psychology. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and addiction.
(310) 736-1772 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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My LA Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CNTS
Verified
To experience our deepest recesses of joy and peace, we must first have the courage to face our fears. That’s why our therapists use a wide range of research-proven therapy techniques to help transform anxiety, depression, and loneliness into joy, freedom, and connectedness. Whatever your situation, our goal is to help you find clarity, purpose, and strength. Through the therapy process, we will help you cultivate an unshakeable resiliency that you carry into every challenge you face. The purpose of our therapy practice is to help you become free from the grip of anxiety, depression, addiction, and hurtful relationships.
(424) 581-1903 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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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Peggy Barrett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
The best gifts you can give are deeper relationships with yourself and others. When depression, anxiety, trauma or grief interfere with your life, your relationships may suffer both internally and externally. If your life seems chaotic or lacks meaning it can be daunting to deal with these on your own. The courage to ask for help and enter into a therapeutic relationship is a powerful first step. You are empowered to discover your essence and begin to find meaning and purpose in your life. I will work collaboratively with you to establish a trusting therapeutic relationship. This will allow you to trust your intuition and heal.
(310) 878-4087 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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My Therapy Corner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
My Therapy Corner is a boutique practice that focuses on individual and relational/couples healing. We work with clients struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, addiction, codependency, couples dealing with a wide range of relationship problems (infidelity, addiction, parenting, etc.) We believe that therapy should be supportive, and trauma-informed. Additionally, it should be culturally sensitive and consider all the layers of one’s identity. My Therapy Corner has a strong focus on experiential and holistic healing, emphasizing mind, body connection in healing.
(310) 361-9305 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Margaret Chao
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My background is in Health Psychology and I bring a Mind-Body perspective to my work. With any change comes growing pains, which is why I specialize in working with professionals navigating important life transitions including career decisions, romantic relationships, friendships, and adjustment to parenthood. Often individuals present questions on how they can feel more fulfilled or satisfied in life. Or how to grow in confidence, or become more grounded in oneself. Many look to find better ways to find meaning and fulfillment in our Modern, Technology-Focused culture.
(650) 376-7632 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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Joe Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, MFT
Verified
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
Offers online therapy
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Steven Bradshaw
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, SEP, MA
Verified
Do you feel burned out or stuck in a life that no longer works for you? Does your body feel pained, exhausted, or overly anxious. Do you feel like a phony or that the real you hasn't yet emerged. Well, you've only been this age once. Maybe it's time to give your life an overhaul. Somatic psychology is a cutting-edge approach that works to restore the nervous system to a state of healthy regulation, energy, flow and feeling at home in your body. This provides a foundation of authentic self-esteem that becomes the basis for a big meaningful career and a network of healthy relationships—a life that feels great on the inside.
(424) 378-5336 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
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Tely Toumani
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC, CIHC
Verified
I have a passion for this work and honor and appreciate my clients. Starting from wherever you are “stuck,” we’ll work on developing your ability to deal with problems in such a way that they become opportunities for personal growth. Our greatest difficulties can be life’s greatest gifts in disguise if we can learn how to translate their messages. It may be hard to imagine that your eating disorder or anxiety attacks (for example) can take you somewhere positive, but every problem we encounter has the potential to move us to a place of greater self-understanding,
(310) 572-2700 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Annie Armstrong Miyao
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
As a psychotherapist I work from a compassionate and practical perspective. My work is holistic and includes a creative exploration of the client's life experience, building awareness and mindfulness, reconnecting to the cues the body gives, and reinforcing positive experiences. I help clients to identify undiscovered potential, create change, and work through a myriad of issues. These issues range from depression and anxiety to questions about where to go next in career and, "Why do I keep dating the wrong person?". Clients come to me to work through trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, low self-esteem, loss of meaning, and relationship issues.
(424) 903-2854 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Anahita Gheytanchi
Psychologist, MS, PhD
Verified
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to experience an awareness of yourself and the obstacles that hinder your emotional growth and connection to others. In this courageous journey, the match between you and your therapist is essential. I view our work as an important collaborative journey and welcome all of your experiences. We will work together to identify your goals as well engage in a meaningful way in your life. My role is to provide a genuine and safe environment to make life-affirming changes.
(424) 400-2496 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Maxine J Dusig, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
It is a privilege to work with you. I am committed to assist you in discovering any emotional issues that may be troubling. Some of the issues may be relationships, depression, anxiety or any crisis. I am understanding of life's difficulties. I will help you discover how they are affecting you. You will gain more knowledge about yourself as well as others. You may need to learn new tools in managing difficult situations. I will help you to grow, gain more knowledge of yourself, and to set better boundaries In communication. I look forward to meeting with you and establishing a good working relationship.
(310) 828-2323 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Gambling Therapists
A compulsive gambler or a pathological gambler is someone who is unable to resist his or her impulses to gamble. The urge to gamble becomes so great that tension can only be relieved by more gambling.

There is a very fine line between problem gambling or Santa Monica gambling addiction and gambling too much. The critical sign of problem gambling is often hidden from awareness, with denial. Many gamblers in Santa Monica typically do not know they have a problem. Admitting you have a problem, or may have a problem, is the first step to recovery.

Treatment options include individual and group psychotherapy, and self-help support groups such as Gamblers Anonymous (a 12-step program for gamblers). Abstinence principles that apply to other types of addiction are also relevant in the treatment of compulsive gambling behavior in Santa Monica.

Recently, medications such as antidepressants, opioid antagonists, and mood stabilizers have been shown to be beneficial in combination with gambling treatment by a Santa Monica gambling therapist or gambling therapists in Santa Monica or those experienced with gambling behaviors in Santa Monica.