Somatic Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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Natalie Alderson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
As human beings, we all face difficult seasons of life, as do our relationships. My practice is currently focused on providing a unique, somatic & attachment-based approach to couples & relationship therapy via telehealth video sessions. The way that we are in a relationship is a reflection of how we are in relationship to ourselves, and my approach takes this into account to provide a safe, gentle, and direct space for you and your partner to explore how you show up in the relationship.
(805) 219-7143 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Diane Boureston
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
My training encompasses many modalities including psychodynamic psychotherapy, Integrative body psychotherapy, somatic experiencing, EMDR and Brainspotting.
I believe the purpose of therapy is to return to one's sense of well-being. Do you long for a personal sense of ease and comfort? Do fears and self-doubt lead to immobility and a sense of inadequacy? We can work together for the purpose of discovering, defining and creating goals to achieve what is meaningful to you.
(310) 928-9470 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Samantha Schlossmann Psy.d
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP
Verified
Specialized services include: Trauma, Grief/Loss, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, addiction, working with highly sensitive people, and those struggling with anxiety and depression.
Are you suffering from unresolved grief and loss, stress, addiction, anxiety or depression? I can help. I specialize in the treatment of trauma for adults, adolescents and children. We will work together to create a therapeutic space where we can assess your challenges and find creative resolution to your problems. You don't have to do it alone. My approach is to provide a safe nurturing and empathetic environment while supporting you to uncover your own natural resilience. I will help you connect with your innate ability to heal, develop skills to reduce your negative symptoms, and live a full and authentic life.
(424) 358-3098 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Steven Bradshaw
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, SEP, MA
Verified
I use a mind-body approach that engages your inner healer and innate genius to move from states of disconnection, dysregulation, and chronic pain to states of flow, self-regulation, and feeling at home in your body. This provides a foundation for authentic self esteem and becomes the basis for a meaningful career and healthy relationships. I have helped many clients overcome mind-body pain and somatic and digestive conditions where unprocessed emotions and developmental traumas were expressing through bodily symptoms. This approach helps you to move from feeling stuck in tactical hell to living out your best life.
(424) 378-5336 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Mindy Fox
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP
Verified
If you suffer from developmental (trauma from childhood abuse) or acute trauma (for example, rape, assault, divorce, accident), I am trained in several modalities that can help. These include: Neurofeedback, which is exercise for the brain, improves self-regulation and calms the nervous system, building resiliency. EMDR is a process that desensitizes and reprocesses trauma. Somatic Experiencing releases pent up energy in the body that keeps us from completing and letting go of traumatic experiences. I use these methods, along with traditional psychodynamic talk therapy, in a kind and healing environment, to help you recover. .
(424) 570-3139 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Marcelle Little
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MPH, MA
Verified
My training is based on positive, psychodynamic, depth, and yoga psychology; mindfulness; somatic therapy; attachment theory; EMDR; inherited family trauma.
Welcome! I take a holistic approach to therapy to meet you where you are, whatever that looks like. I know that there are different orientations in addition to each one of us having unique needs, coming from diverse cultures and life conditions. To honor you and your lived experience, I draw upon the clinical education and training that I have received; but most importantly, I utilize my intuition and my learning and witnessing of you to guide me. This connection building leads to a more intimate experience. It is my intention that you feel more integrated, authentic, and whole.
(424) 326-1651 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Lisa Chester-Schyman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Additionally, I am trained in TRM and SE Somatic Experiencing models.
I provide a safe and compassionate environment to support you in your life journey and its many challenges. Through our work together you will develop a deeper understanding of yourself, which will allow you to navigate the murky waters of life, manage transitions, and live a life filled with meaning. Together we will explore your true nature and I will support you to find more comfort in your life by teaching you tools to overcome obstacles to your emotional well-being. Our collaboration will allow you to move through the more challenging times in your life with a greater sense of ease. I work with adults, teens, and adolescents.
(424) 532-8592 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Dr. Courtnay E Meletta
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPCC, LMHC
Verified
My specialties are body-oriented ( somatic ) psychotherapy, psychedelic (ketamine) assisted psychotherapy and EMDR.
Hi! My name is Dr. Courtnay Meletta. I have been an integrative psychotherapist for 9 years treating mainly adults and couples. Presently I am seeing clients out of my home office in Los Angeles and virtually using Zoom. The clients that I work with come to me with a variety of issues - anxiety, depression, grief, relationship and job challenges, issues with self-esteem. As a trained trauma therapist, I believe that trauma is the root cause of many of the reasons why life feels hard for so many. Through skilled education on what trauma is, I help my clients become empowered by their healing and take steps toward living more fully.
(424) 369-0680 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Zachary Sandler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
My therapeutic style is grounded in the belief that authentic relationships are healing. I support people of various ethnic groups, sexual orientations and socioeconomic backgrounds to bring meaning to their lives, connect with their aliveness, and expand their sense of personal choice and freedom. My approach combines gestalt therapy, attachment theory and somatic experiencing. I am also trained in EMDR. For a decade I have been providing therapy to teens, adults and couples.
(626) 587-3180 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Allison Duplechain
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a psychotherapist currently in private practice in Santa Monica. I have been working with patients since 2010 and am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute where I also earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. My therapeutic style integrates my academic education with training and experience in various modalities. I draw from a diverse clinical background to meet the particular needs and goals of each individual. While I am most influenced by Jungian and Buddhist psychology, intersubjective and attachment theory as well as somatic approaches highly inform my work.
(818) 485-2627 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Kim Spano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CPsych, LMFT
Verified
Invited is a present, focused process activating stillness necessary for personal, sentient, somatic , conscious awareness to come into focus.
Rooted in depth psychology, mind body and complementary practice, incorporating trauma based, transpersonal, solution focused and other therapeutic techniques and strategies, I work with adults, and couples struggling with personal, emotional, relational, life, transitions, anxiety, stress, disillusionment, trauma histories, parental challenges, as well as young adults navigating individuation, contending with university and post graduate adjustments. My approach is integrative, drawing on evidence based psychological methodologies and treatment modalities which acknowledge the whole person.
(831) 241-5805 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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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
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Maria-Elena Kolovos
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, JD
Verified
I use a relational approach that is integrative drawing on somatic , attachment-based, strengths-based, and psychodynamic modalities.
I am passionate about accompanying people in their efforts to attain well-being. As a social worker, I honor the power of nurturing relationships to facilitate healing and promote positive change. In my prior career as an international human rights and immigration lawyer, I worked closely with communities marginalized by systems of power and privilege. The pillars of social justice--respect, care, recognition, and empathy--sustained my work of justly hearing and responding to diverse perspectives and needs; these same values inform my social work practice. I especially appreciate the impact of our collective and historical contexts.
(310) 817-6974 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Corbett Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, I bring a deeper awareness and insight into the functioning of our nervous systems.
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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Christine Mourad
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFA, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
I am trained in AF-EMDR, CRM and TRM trauma processing, mindfulness practices, and somatic awareness.
Therapy is a process and a relationship which is deeply personal and holistic. I create a safe, confidential, trusted, collaborative and creative space to move toward your personal and relational goals and potential. I offer EMDR to address trauma, resiliency and attachment, and the latest neuroscience knowledge, coupled with body and mindfulness practices. In session, we focus on your unique history, relationships, beliefs, strengths, goals, trauma, dreams and values. We uncover blocks to freedom, expression, and relationships to move toward the goals and vision you wish for yourself, to enable your fullest aliveness.
(818) 960-1781 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Jon Sorensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I teach clients a deep connection to a calm nervous system through a practice of targeted visualizations, bilateral stimulation and compassionate somatic connection.
I work with clients struggling with severe trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety and a variety of life challenges. I have seen many learn to sleep deeply, break free of repetitive worrying thoughts, get excited about life and increase their health and energy. I feel honored that people share their stories with me and have found that no situation is ever without hope. Life can be so much better. If you choose to share with me, we will find a way together.
(310) 905-8859 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Eva Clay Sex And Relationship Specialist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CHT
Verified
Great sex is both an art and a science, and I want to teach it you! I use IFS (Internal Family Systems), Tantra, Somatic Experiencing and more.
Feeling bored or frustrated with the sex in your relationship? Lacking libido or orgasm? You don't have to miss out. Sex is important! It's vital for your wellness, and for your relationship. Sex can be a sensitive topic - so don't worry - I'll put you at ease with a comforting, non-judgmental approach that brings you more pleasure, desire, and emotional connection. I've been in practice for 23 years and I'm passionate about helping you. My background is in neuroscience, so my approach is evidence-based. I know what works, and my goal is for you to have amazing sex and love.
(424) 241-0993 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Jannell Victoria Greene Banchik
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I co-mingle EMDR trauma healing, mindfulness and somatic therapies with Narrative, DBT and Emotionally Focused attachment Therapies.
Being human is exciting and beautiful... and challenging! My work is grounded in respect and empathy for how individuals, couples, and families pave a path in life. Together we make change possible by bringing your unique, personal knowledge and experience into awareness, and then moving through the stuckness of unkind thoughts or feelings of powerlessness before problems. Together we will work to reconnect you to the whole experience of being human: feeling emotions, attuning to thoughts and beliefs, creating healthy relationships, and recognizing you whole life story is one of strength, resilience and moments of joy.
(424) 610-8971 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Tara Sindler, LMFT, CADC-II, SEP
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC-II, SEP
Verified
Hello, welcome to my personal profile. I specialize in the treatment of overcontrolled and undercontrolled emotional styles. I offer a blend of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Somatic Experiencing with spirituality interventions to help you get comfortable in your own skin. I believe that we are human animals that have lost the sense of our body's wisdom for various reasons. This work can support you in coming home to yourself, maybe for the first time. Building resilience in the body can remove pathology from experience, set the conditions for increased self-compassion and cultivate the ability to make wise choices.
(424) 219-7572 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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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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