In Person Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

Photo of Danielle C White, PsyD, Psychologist
Danielle C White
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90403
By facing our inner worlds, we may begin to quiet the past and change how we meet the future. As life inevitably presents us with transitions and loss, these experiences become an integral part of what awakens us into the fullness of our human experience. The collaborative and creative process of therapy can help you to shift your perspective so that new solutions and fulfilling growth can occur in your life.
By facing our inner worlds, we may begin to quiet the past and change how we meet the future. As life inevitably presents us with transitions and loss, these experiences become an integral part of what awakens us into the fullness of our human experience. The collaborative and creative process of therapy can help you to shift your perspective so that new solutions and fulfilling growth can occur in your life.
(917) 689-1033 View (917) 689-1033
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Julia Feil-Warren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I am a licensed clinical social worker that uses a strength based and trauma informed approach to caring for my clients. My goal is to help you manage your anxiety, depression, anger and relationship issues. I have worked in community and public school-based settings providing individual and family therapy to children, teens and adults. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, TF-CBT, solution-focused, problem-solving, mindfulness and grief and loss to help clients decrease and manage depression, anxiety, stress, trauma and relationship issues.
I am a licensed clinical social worker that uses a strength based and trauma informed approach to caring for my clients. My goal is to help you manage your anxiety, depression, anger and relationship issues. I have worked in community and public school-based settings providing individual and family therapy to children, teens and adults. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, TF-CBT, solution-focused, problem-solving, mindfulness and grief and loss to help clients decrease and manage depression, anxiety, stress, trauma and relationship issues.
(310) 421-0784 View (310) 421-0784
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Erica Stephenson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Not accepting new clients
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues in adolescents and young adults experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, peer issues, and school performance. I find it is so important to help adolescents, especially females, in their transition to young adulthood with a sense of self, worth, and purpose. With adults, I specialize in looking at life transitions and past experiences to bring about lasting change for the future.
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues in adolescents and young adults experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, peer issues, and school performance. I find it is so important to help adolescents, especially females, in their transition to young adulthood with a sense of self, worth, and purpose. With adults, I specialize in looking at life transitions and past experiences to bring about lasting change for the future.
(323) 302-5536 View (323) 302-5536
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Erica Arnold
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, AMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I work with young adults and adolescents seeking support in navigating the challenges of life. I help my clients to improve various relationships in their lives by strengthening self-esteem and confidence, working on setting boundaries, and focusing on self-care. I also provide support for people experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety, trauma, major life changes/transitions, and co-dependency. I do so by helping my clients gain awareness of patterns and providing tools for shifting into healthier patterns aligned with each individual's goals.
I work with young adults and adolescents seeking support in navigating the challenges of life. I help my clients to improve various relationships in their lives by strengthening self-esteem and confidence, working on setting boundaries, and focusing on self-care. I also provide support for people experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety, trauma, major life changes/transitions, and co-dependency. I do so by helping my clients gain awareness of patterns and providing tools for shifting into healthier patterns aligned with each individual's goals.
(424) 587-1337 View (424) 587-1337
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Tracy R Zemansky
Psychologist, PhD, CSAT-S, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Sex Addiction Therapist - Supervisor, and licensed MFT with a private practice in Santa Monica, California since 1994. I offer interpersonal psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups as well as psychological testing and assessment. My areas of expertise include: substance and process addictions, trauma/abuse, positive psychology, impaired professionals and first-responders, as well as grief/loss, disfigurement, and cross-cultural issues. I provide traditional, forensic, and pre-employment psychological assessment as well as Collaborative/Therapeutic evaluations.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Sex Addiction Therapist - Supervisor, and licensed MFT with a private practice in Santa Monica, California since 1994. I offer interpersonal psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups as well as psychological testing and assessment. My areas of expertise include: substance and process addictions, trauma/abuse, positive psychology, impaired professionals and first-responders, as well as grief/loss, disfigurement, and cross-cultural issues. I provide traditional, forensic, and pre-employment psychological assessment as well as Collaborative/Therapeutic evaluations.
(424) 396-0349 View (424) 396-0349
Elena Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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.
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 View (424) 570-1067
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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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Katy O'Donnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Anxiety and depression are on the rise. We are regularly flooded with images of climate crisis, war, violence, homelessness... leaving us feeling overwhelmed and powerless. The strain of these events can intensify ongoing stressors on every front; relationships, finances, physical and mental health. It's hard to know where to turn or how to help ourselves. As a trauma therapist, I integrate psychotherapy and Attachment-Focused EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a cutting edge therapy that works with the brain's natural ability to heal.
Anxiety and depression are on the rise. We are regularly flooded with images of climate crisis, war, violence, homelessness... leaving us feeling overwhelmed and powerless. The strain of these events can intensify ongoing stressors on every front; relationships, finances, physical and mental health. It's hard to know where to turn or how to help ourselves. As a trauma therapist, I integrate psychotherapy and Attachment-Focused EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a cutting edge therapy that works with the brain's natural ability to heal.
(424) 488-0232 View (424) 488-0232
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Dr. Karen Stewart
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
We have all had times where we are struggling, feel low or "off", may not even have a real "reason" why these feelings are coming up for us. Or those times where an event, situation, loss, change in our daily functioning has lead us to not feel that we have the right skills to live our best lives and we just don't know what to do. Therapy is an answer for someone who wants to explore these feelings, to work through the difficult times and to learn about oneself in an unbiased, non-judgmental environment.
We have all had times where we are struggling, feel low or "off", may not even have a real "reason" why these feelings are coming up for us. Or those times where an event, situation, loss, change in our daily functioning has lead us to not feel that we have the right skills to live our best lives and we just don't know what to do. Therapy is an answer for someone who wants to explore these feelings, to work through the difficult times and to learn about oneself in an unbiased, non-judgmental environment.
(424) 327-9030 View (424) 327-9030
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Rachael Katz
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I want to extend a warm and empathetic welcome to you as you consider taking this important step towards healing and growth. Whether your goals are centered around personal growth, resolving family conflicts, or addressing your child's emotional needs, my commitment is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where healing and positive change can occur. Often times, children lack the ability to communicate their internal state with words. I utilize play in child therapy to help them express their emotions, process traumatic experiences, and develop problem-solving skills in a safe and supportive environment.
I want to extend a warm and empathetic welcome to you as you consider taking this important step towards healing and growth. Whether your goals are centered around personal growth, resolving family conflicts, or addressing your child's emotional needs, my commitment is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where healing and positive change can occur. Often times, children lack the ability to communicate their internal state with words. I utilize play in child therapy to help them express their emotions, process traumatic experiences, and develop problem-solving skills in a safe and supportive environment.
(424) 655-2359 View (424) 655-2359
Photo of Meggie Purpura, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Meggie Purpura
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you struggling to confidently engage in your life and relationships because of anxiety or a negative internal voice? My approach is kind, curious, and collaborative as we explore how you got here and identify the steps needed to make empowered changes in your life. We will challenge outdated belief systems and shift behavioral patterns that are negatively impacting your confidence and self-worth. I create a safe and trusting space to process and heal from past traumas, and to work through difficult relational dynamics. I'll be your compassionate and supportive guide as you build an independent and more meaningful life.
Are you struggling to confidently engage in your life and relationships because of anxiety or a negative internal voice? My approach is kind, curious, and collaborative as we explore how you got here and identify the steps needed to make empowered changes in your life. We will challenge outdated belief systems and shift behavioral patterns that are negatively impacting your confidence and self-worth. I create a safe and trusting space to process and heal from past traumas, and to work through difficult relational dynamics. I'll be your compassionate and supportive guide as you build an independent and more meaningful life.
(310) 742-1727 View (310) 742-1727
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Tely Toumani
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC, CIHC
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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,
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 View (310) 572-2700
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OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am a clinical psychologist and Co-Director of the OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California. We are a group of compassionate clinicians who understand how difficult it can be to live with OCD and anxiety disorders. We specialize in providing effective treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OC Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and depression. We utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), particularly Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP), which is considered to be the gold standard for the treatment of anxiety disorders. We also utilize other effective interventions, such as mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I am a clinical psychologist and Co-Director of the OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California. We are a group of compassionate clinicians who understand how difficult it can be to live with OCD and anxiety disorders. We specialize in providing effective treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OC Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and depression. We utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), particularly Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP), which is considered to be the gold standard for the treatment of anxiety disorders. We also utilize other effective interventions, such as mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
(310) 773-3881 View (310) 773-3881
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Jamie Rudden
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90403
People come to therapy at all different points in their life. Whether you're returning to better understand a new situation or coming for the first time to explore opportunities for growth, I am here to meet you where you're at. In my experience, people seek change when they are not fully aligned with the person they want to be. Our work together will be to identify these misalignments, to learn how to empathize with how they came to be, and to find strategies for letting go of things that that no longer serve in order to find a sense of self we can feel proud of.
People come to therapy at all different points in their life. Whether you're returning to better understand a new situation or coming for the first time to explore opportunities for growth, I am here to meet you where you're at. In my experience, people seek change when they are not fully aligned with the person they want to be. Our work together will be to identify these misalignments, to learn how to empathize with how they came to be, and to find strategies for letting go of things that that no longer serve in order to find a sense of self we can feel proud of.
(424) 728-5431 View (424) 728-5431
Photo of Maria Gray, LMFT, NMP, CGP, Marriage & Family Therapist
Maria Gray
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, NMP, CGP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you tired of traditional talk therapy? Overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, or fear and stress? Maybe you feel like you've already done "so much work on yourself" and yet you still engage in some self-defeating patterns. This may show up in dating the same dysfunctional type of person, or acting out childhood patterns at work, overworking to please your boss without being recognized. You may lack patience or sometimes get impatient with your partner/children, the same way your parents were with you. Or maybe you shut down when you need to speak up, since many of us were taught to be "good little girls and boys". I can help.
Are you tired of traditional talk therapy? Overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, or fear and stress? Maybe you feel like you've already done "so much work on yourself" and yet you still engage in some self-defeating patterns. This may show up in dating the same dysfunctional type of person, or acting out childhood patterns at work, overworking to please your boss without being recognized. You may lack patience or sometimes get impatient with your partner/children, the same way your parents were with you. Or maybe you shut down when you need to speak up, since many of us were taught to be "good little girls and boys". I can help.
(310) 846-8954 View (310) 846-8954
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Corye Goodman Pike
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Not Verified Not Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
It feels as though our lives have transitioned overnight due to current events. This time can be especially challenging if you were already in the midst of a life transition. Whether you just had a new baby, recently got married or divorced, love someone struggling with addiction, or went through a traumatic event; a sexual assault, medical crisis or are in the grieving process, I can offer support and expertise. I'm especially seasoned in working with trauma and helping folks navigate their interpersonal relationships and relationship to self. Collaboration, awareness, and transformation are key components to my therapy practice.
It feels as though our lives have transitioned overnight due to current events. This time can be especially challenging if you were already in the midst of a life transition. Whether you just had a new baby, recently got married or divorced, love someone struggling with addiction, or went through a traumatic event; a sexual assault, medical crisis or are in the grieving process, I can offer support and expertise. I'm especially seasoned in working with trauma and helping folks navigate their interpersonal relationships and relationship to self. Collaboration, awareness, and transformation are key components to my therapy practice.
(424) 581-1156 View (424) 581-1156
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Katrina Paulino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Utilizing EMDR and other approaches, I specialize in adults with histories of childhood trauma who present with symptoms of PTSD and CPTSD, anxiety, depression, dissociative symptoms and disorders, emotional regulation issues, self-esteem issues, and codependence. My clients often have done years of therapy, yet still report feeling “stuck.” If any of this sounds like what you might be experiencing, and you're looking for a new approach to truly heal from these nagging wounds, please reach out for a consultation (no charge). I'm always happy to learn more about a potential client and discuss what working together might look like.
Utilizing EMDR and other approaches, I specialize in adults with histories of childhood trauma who present with symptoms of PTSD and CPTSD, anxiety, depression, dissociative symptoms and disorders, emotional regulation issues, self-esteem issues, and codependence. My clients often have done years of therapy, yet still report feeling “stuck.” If any of this sounds like what you might be experiencing, and you're looking for a new approach to truly heal from these nagging wounds, please reach out for a consultation (no charge). I'm always happy to learn more about a potential client and discuss what working together might look like.
(323) 431-5418 View (323) 431-5418
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Sam Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90401
The relationship between client and therapist is essential for meaningful work to take place. To honor your process, I will approach our discussions with warmth, empathy, sometimes humor, and realness, all with the intent to challenge you as we create the space to face your experience of the world. My therapeutic approach is integrative and relational, rooted in the idea that our past experiences influence our reflexive responses to the world around us as we continue to grow. In our work we will focus on the present and past to discover and adapt what hasn’t historically worked, as you navigate relationships, stressors, and change.
The relationship between client and therapist is essential for meaningful work to take place. To honor your process, I will approach our discussions with warmth, empathy, sometimes humor, and realness, all with the intent to challenge you as we create the space to face your experience of the world. My therapeutic approach is integrative and relational, rooted in the idea that our past experiences influence our reflexive responses to the world around us as we continue to grow. In our work we will focus on the present and past to discover and adapt what hasn’t historically worked, as you navigate relationships, stressors, and change.
(424) 310-1203 View (424) 310-1203
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Jessica M Hicks
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I specialize in treating highly gifted & highly sensitive people, relationship issues, family systems, anxiety, depression, individuation, compulsion, trauma, and dream work. I have seen the depths of pain and shame in the therapy room. I have compassion for your struggle and am ready to be your ally on the path of healing. The process of psychotherapy is a deeply personal, introspective undertaking. Together we will recognize the wounds, trauma, and disappointments that have befallen you and begin the process of remedy, integration, and repair. In this emotionally safe harbor you can press up against your edges and find compassion.
I specialize in treating highly gifted & highly sensitive people, relationship issues, family systems, anxiety, depression, individuation, compulsion, trauma, and dream work. I have seen the depths of pain and shame in the therapy room. I have compassion for your struggle and am ready to be your ally on the path of healing. The process of psychotherapy is a deeply personal, introspective undertaking. Together we will recognize the wounds, trauma, and disappointments that have befallen you and begin the process of remedy, integration, and repair. In this emotionally safe harbor you can press up against your edges and find compassion.
(424) 353-2346 View (424) 353-2346
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Laima Sappintgon Ph.d
RPS
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Every person has a story to tell that is unique to them. While some therapies deal with symptoms alone, I use a psychoanalytic approach to explore and appreciate the depths and intricacies of human existence. I bring socio-psychodynamic, cultural, psychoanalytic and neuropsychoanalytic perspectives to the exploration of one's psyche. These perspectives enable me to appreciate the depths and complexities of our internal worlds, as well as to address life’s challenges and uncertainties.
Every person has a story to tell that is unique to them. While some therapies deal with symptoms alone, I use a psychoanalytic approach to explore and appreciate the depths and intricacies of human existence. I bring socio-psychodynamic, cultural, psychoanalytic and neuropsychoanalytic perspectives to the exploration of one's psyche. These perspectives enable me to appreciate the depths and complexities of our internal worlds, as well as to address life’s challenges and uncertainties.
(323) 849-3912 View (323) 849-3912

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