Relationship Issues Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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Photo of Lisa Hanes, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA
Lisa Hanes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RN, CNM
Verified
Adjustments to infertility, pregnancy, birth, parenting and changes in identity, role, relationship can be overwhelming and exhausting.
My experience as a licensed therapist, nurse and midwife, has provided me the unique perspective and understanding of the needs of the Whole Individual and how thoughts and beliefs impact us physically, emotionally and psychologically. My intention is to support and guide clients as they explore and resolve their challenges. Together, we can work through feelings of confusion, insecurity and fear associated with significant individual and relationship transitions, crisis events and medical and emotional challenges. Online therapy is available with office sessions in the future.
(310) 982-2045 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
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Diana Beck
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
I encourage you to reach out if you'd like to change your thoughts, feelings, or relationship with these experiences and develop a greater sense of personal well-being.
I take a comprehensive approach to therapy by assessing your initial needs and creating a safe space so we can work towards set goals. Together we will identify and nurture your strengths. I am certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and I work from an integrative framework, combining mindfulness and strengths based approaches. I also incorporate somatic work, relaxation training, and stress management skills.
(818) 918-3010 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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Geraldine Flaxman, M.A., LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
CBT, meditation, and psychodynamic therapy are some of the approaches I take to help you realize your full potential in your relationship with yourself and ultimately with others.
Many clients, colleagues and friends have told me that with my innate intuitiveness, authenticity and openness it is very easy to talk with me about difficult and painful issues. The most important aspect of feeling comfortable and safe with a therapist is having a rapport as well as feeling understood. I have an eclectic approach to each unique person with whom I work. I think it is important to determine what your personal goals are, how can we best achieve them, while keeping in mind that the ultimate goal is for you to become your own best therapist.
(310) 872-1628 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Deirdre J. Newell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I believe that healing and wellness are rooted in the safety of an authentic and transparent therapeutic relationship .
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
Offers online therapy
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Michele Hahn Relationship Specialist
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MFT
Verified
Specializing in couples issues gives me the unique perspective to deeply understand the pain of being in a relationship that isn’t working right.
Are you a couple who love each other but something(s) have gotten in the way of the closeness you once had? One of you may be feeling like you’re not heard or understood. You’re getting the feeling like you don’t matter to your partner. Or that you’re no longer a priority. You’re frustrated and sad about the relationship . You may be on the receiving end of blame or criticism way more than you think is fair. You feel controlled or nagged and you end up thinking, “what’s the point?” You want to please your partner, but nothing seems to be right anymore. Your communication has devolved and what was once easy, is now difficult.
(424) 271-4466 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
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Gwen Grigsby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I believe we are all born with the resiliency to handle life’s challenges. Along the way, we develop necessary, sometimes unhelpful, strategies to manage the distress and attempt to stay connected to the people we love and depend on. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, a life transition, a traumatic experience, grief, or relationship difficulties, we all need a supportive and compassionate other to join us as we untangle these strategies and discover new ways to access our inner strength and authenticity. I’d love to be this person for you.
(858) 295-0624 
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
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Charles Scott Dewell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
You may be feeling overwhelmed by a recent relationship breakup, the loss of a loved one, or the loss of a job.
Charles Dewell, M.A., LMFT I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with adult individuals and couples, helping them navigate their relationship , career and personal issues. My mission is to provide a safe refuge where my clients feel understood and encouraged to persevere through the ebb and flow of life's challenges.
(310) 773-3504 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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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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Pamela J. Warren
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"YOUR VISION WILL BECOME CLEAR WHEN YOU LOOK INTO YOUR HEART. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens." Carl Jung. As a therapist, I am here to support each individual define his or her vision and life's purpose. When one feels stuck, sometimes the idea of change or transition can seem overwhelming. Issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship distress, loneliness and low-self esteem can be an indicator that a shift is imminent. I am here to provide gentle guidance, by providing a safe, warm and compassionate space to explore these issues.
(424) 273-8413 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
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Sam Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
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, realness, with the intent to challenge you as we create the space to truly face your experience of the world. My therapeutic approach is integrative and relational, and rooted in the idea that our past experiences influence our reflexive responses 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 for you, as you navigate relationships, life stressors, and change.
(424) 310-1203 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
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Katja D Pohl
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My expertise include trauma, chronic illness/pain, bipolar disorder, addiction, and relationship problems.
Life can be hard and at times we need help. Through mutual collaboration we will get to know you, where you get stuck, your relationships, and how to create lasting and meaningful change in your life. Positive change through therapy can provide you with more stability, greater self-confidence, more compassion for yourself and others, increased satisfaction with your life, improved relationships, a feeling of satisfaction and ease about daily life, and the ability to take risks and advance professionally.
(424) 230-8665 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Tara Fairbanks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My aim is to help you live with a feeling of wholeness and sturdiness, even when life is difficult. You need no longer feel tired, never enough, and at the mercy of your own performance. I encourage my clients to dream bravely about the changes they hope to see in their lives. We work to get there by identifying and shifting the patterns keeping them stuck, with the goal of cultivating more meaningful relationships, as well as greater freedom and joy. I am passionate about working with people on relationship issues , whether you are single or in a relationship .
(323) 843-6202 
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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
Not accepting new clients
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Joyce Houser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Love, work, and emotional health are the areas that challenge us. Whether you are single or in a relationship , love can be tough to find or keep. Don't settle for loneliness, fights, circular arguments or cold distance. Good communication can be learned. Affairs can often be survived. In your work life, are you suffering from anxiety, perfectionism, lack of confidence, or time crunch? I understand the specific challenges of being in the business world, and the needs of sensitive, creative personalities. Read what I have written about these subjects on my blog at: http://joycehouser.com/blog/
(310) 895-9106 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
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Lynne Azpeitia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Feeling alone or stuck—at home, work or your relationship ? Are you stressed, overwhelmed or frustrated with work—or yourself, your partner or your kids? If this sounds like you & you're tired of struggling, I'd like to help. You can get the support, understanding & skills you need to succeed—& get more of what you want. Life doesn't have to be so hard. Therapy can help you clarify the issues, figure out your options, provide you with new tools—& get things moving in a positive direction. If you're unsure about Teletherapy or starting, give me a call to talk about what you need & how therapy can help. Visit my website to learn more.
(424) 294-8884 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
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Ayala Ofek
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
In short, I love my work. I get to help individuals grow and become more of who they are. As they are better able to cope with obstacles such as stress, anxiety, and depression, I watch them find greater fulfillment in their relationships, career/academics, and overall wellbeing. In my practice I treat a breadth of concerns ranging from psychiatric symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety, eating disorders) to relationship issues , family issues, low self confidence, trauma, and grief.
(424) 373-3486 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
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Margaret Chao
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I specialize in treating Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Difficulties and Trauma.
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
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Helen Zielinski Landon
PhD
Verified
Many of my clients are new to the LA area, having moved here for work, school or a relationship . It can be nice to have someone besides your friends or family to talk to about personal struggles. Some of the things we might talk about are coping with life transition issues such as living in a new place, adjusting to life after college, finding and maintaining relationships, coping with the aftermath of childhood abuse, managing depression and anxiety, improving self care, and increasing self compassion. Let me help you to find balance and increase your coping skills in a safe, warm, non-judgmental and confidential space.
(310) 895-9123 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
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Carol McCallister
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Whether you are struggling with anxiety or depression, a relationship issue, or just feel "stuck," I applaud you for reaching out to find help and solutions. Life circumstances do not have to define who you are; on the contrary, as you grow and learn, you can emerge a more resilient and healthy you! I am passionate about providing help and insight within a safe and supportive environment. As an avid listener with a deeply compassionate heart, it is my sincere hope that you will feel understood and known as you embark on a journey of your own self discovery.
(424) 704-5660 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Maria Gray Group Therapy Brainspotting
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, NMP, CGP
Verified
Are you tired of traditional talk therapy? Overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, or fear and panic? You might be suffering from the trauma of an abusive or neglectful childhood (developmental trauma). Or, as an adult, from the shock of recent or acute, traumatic events. I specialize in treating trauma and addictions, grief & loss, relationship issues , and mid-life transitions. Since trauma affects us psychologically and physically, it's necessary to treat both the mind and the body. I'm trained (certified) in brain/body therapies including: EMDR, Brainspotting, and NARM.
(310) 846-8954 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Relationship Issues Therapists
While need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others. The end of a relationship, however, is often a source of great psychological anguish.

If you're looking for a Santa Monica relationship therapist, these professionals provide relationship therapy and counseling in Santa Monica.