Somatic Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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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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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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Ann Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Trained as both a psychotherapist and a nurse my approach offers a unique mind-body and somatic perspective.
Nobody’s childhood dream was to grow up and feel overwhelmed, alone, stuck or unworthy. I aim to help individuals heal from trauma-related issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship/family issues. If you find yourself living without a navigation system to understand emotional terrain or trauma that impacts your well-being; you are not alone. All of us go through rough patches in our lives. My approach is specific to meet your unique needs in a safe and non-judgemental space.
(818) 230-4431 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Shannon M. Kalberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Drawing on my training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic therapy, EMDR, and somatic work, I blend a pragmatic approach with an experiential one.
Everyone experiences challenges from time to time, but when the tough times are starting to outweigh the good times or you keep seeing the same patterns repeat over and over in your life, you may want to consider seeking help. I am here not to give you advice, but to help you learn to listen to and trust yourself deeply and fully so that you can live the kind of life you've always wanted.
(310) 906-4176 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Renda Dionne Madrigal
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am a Turtle Mountain Chippewa Licensed Clinical Psychologist, UCLA Certified Mindfulness Facilitator, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Drama Therapist.
Anxiety, trauma, transition, change can be overwhelming, hijacking your life, leaving you indecisive, sick, avoiding what you fear, not present. But it can also be a call to action. You have one life. You are here for a reason. Become who you are meant to be: Self Actualize. I offer a collaborative (powerful) process that helps you access what is essential within yourself and to bring that forward for positive self-growth, greater connectedness, and more clarity around living the truest, most beautiful life you can imagine. Explore Somatic Mindfulness & Story Medicine Journeys. Create the story you want to live.
(909) 675-1285 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Sherise Prince
Psychologist
Verified
“And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” - Anaïs Nin If you are at this point in your life, finding a safe space to turn towards your pain is of vital importance. Whether you are facing anxiety, stress, trauma or seeking enhanced meaning in life, I offer a holistic approach to psychotherapy which includes elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness meditation and somatic (body) therapy.
(310) 736-2417 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Heather McMillen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I offer a caring and innovative depth psychological approach to traditional talk therapy and dreamwork, somatic experiencing, and trauma treatment via EMDR and TRM.
Living a successful creative life is possible. Are you an artist, writer, musician, academic, or an entrepreneur who is struggling to overcome obstacles to fully realizing the life you desire? It could be that you feel stuck in self-criticism, or maybe you have noticed a problematic pattern in your relationships. You may experience symptoms related to an unresolved trauma that you are ready to release, or you may feel anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed and wonder if you will ever feel better. As a highly creative and highly sensitive person, your needs will best be met by a therapist who is fluent in the language of the imagination.
(310) 499-2283 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Negar Khaefi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LPCC
Verified
I offer over 20 years of experience as a therapist and incorporate therapies including ERP for OCD (BTTI trained), EMDR and Somatic Experiencing for traumatic stress.
Are you living with a traumatic past, or severe anxiety? I am an experienced Anxiety and PTSD specialist. I focus on treating Career/Romantic Anxiety, Panic, OCD, Traumatic Memories, Nightmares, and Social Anxiety. My typical clients experience Panic Attacks, Trauma Flashbacks, Feelings of Unreality, Night Terrors, Feelings of Detachment, Fear of Death/Suicide, Losing Control, Fear of Going Insane, Fear of Open Spaces, Fear of Embarrassment/Rejection, Fear of Being Trapped, Elevator Phobia, Panic While Driving, Scary Intrusive Thoughts, Checking Compulsions, Constant Daily Anxiety about Work, Love Life, and Transitions.
(310) 692-4959 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Hannah Berstein
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
We can work together to cultivate trauma recovery using techniques including polyvagal theory, mindfulness meditation, somatic psychology and CBT.
Are you struggling with anxiety and trauma and turning towards unhealthy coping mechanisms in an attempt to manage your emotions? Now is a trying time for almost everyone, and if you have a trauma background what's coming up in the current environment may be reminiscent of the stress, isolation, and fear induced by early childhood experiences. You don't have to handle this alone, and with clinically tested techniques to regulate the mind and body, it's POSSIBLE to shift from a place of disempowerment to strength.
(213) 513-4838 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Dianne Porchia
MA, DMBM
My unique approach includes somatic dialogue, inner child healing work, transforming an inner saboteur voice into an inner ally to support your goals for health, wellness, happiness, peace, relationship, professional success and spiritual connection, sacred anger work, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), meditation, heart-soul-centered communication skills.
Dianne Porchia is featured in HEAL Documentary film for her successful healing work with advance stage cancer client who remains cancer free over 5 years after diagnosis with stage IV colorectal cancer. Porchia's unique holistic approach to healing integrates the principles and practice of mind-body-heart-soul energy medicine, epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology and heart-centered communication skills to reduce mental-emotional stress, support immune function and create and maintain successful and loving relationships through high stress life challenges such as divorce, death, loss of job, serious illness, disease and cancer.
(310) 627-2585 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Sarah Rezak
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I offer brainspotting and somatic psychotherapy, and my approach incorporates inner child work, parts exploration, dreams, and The Artist Way.
Looking for something a little different than traditional talk therapy? You found it! Feeling unfulfilled, depressed, anxious, or stuck? You are not alone. Tired of feeling disconnected from your wholeness (mind/body/spirit)? I may be the right therapist for you. My eclectic approach works well with all types of people including: self-doubters, over-achievers, intimacy-fearfuls, existentially-unrested, procrastinators, under-motivateds, relational dependents, and trauma survivors. I work holistically with individuals and couples to move through various transitions and challenges.
(310) 504-5171 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Anna Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with an extensive background in anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction. I provide therapy for individuals and couples in a safe, judgment-free environment. I've helped many people overcome obstacles to satisfaction in life. My clients have found this work leads to transformation and empowerment. In addition to talk therapy, I have experience providing treatment in different modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Somatic /Body awareness work.
(646) 798-6074 
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
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Teal Foster
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified
I also utilize mindfulness and somatic techniques mixed with a humanistic approach.
Are you feeling the desire to break free from distressing thoughts? Are you struggling with anxiety that is effecting your relationships? Do you feel drained from the volume of your own thoughts? I hold a foundational belief that each person seeking therapy has the potential to improve their lives and possesses the resilience to overcome their challenges. My job as your therapist is to allow space to explore these feelings while also providing you with tools to diminish the distress around the experience. I work with anxiety disorders, general anxiety, relationship issues and people in transition.
(310) 720-7570 
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
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Paul White
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in holistic mind-body psychotherapy, hypnosis, mindfulness meditation, somatic , Qigong, and therapy for adolescents/young adults struggling with grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and psychospiritual/existential crises.
Do you feel marginalized, dismissed or judged by social norms? Are you a part of a community that outsiders do not understand (vegan, LGBT, veteran)? Perhaps these thoughts are competing with what you truly know about yourself. The anxiety and depression setting in are natural responses, but you deserve to be understood, respected, and believed. Your thoughts are valid. You want to rebuild that self-esteem and find a meaningful community without being marginalized. You are ready to silence the naysayers and fully embrace yourself surrounded by a meaningful community. Do you want to feel understood by someone who really gets it?
(240) 266-0209 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Carla Becker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP, LPCC
Verified
I am also a certified Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner which is a body-oriented approach to therapy.
I believe in an active process between client and therapist where you can attain new perspectives on your life's challenges and transitions. Sometimes we are aware of difficulties we face, but need a safe environment to create the changes necessary. Our work will include unveiling the valuable gifts that your unconscious holds for you and looking at how your beliefs may be restricting you. I utilize different therapeutic approaches and tools to help you see and experience situations through different lenses. This enables you to make new and healthier decisions and live a more vital and fulfilling life.
(310) 402-0620 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Trish Haight
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, SEP, CSAT, CCPS, NARM
Verified
Modalities: Psychodynamic & Attachment, integrating NARM, BodyMind, Somatic Experience, Relational, DBT, EMDR, MBCT.
I am a trauma specialist working with developmental, relational, and shock traumas. Relationship is what we long for from our deep selves. From birth, our instinct is to connect in order to feel safety, comfort, and wholeness. This yearning moves with us throughout our lives. Connection gives us a sense of belonging and of being "okay". Be it the relationship with self, body, others, and life experience, the connection and flow of it is vital for healthy functioning. When the connection is blocked, frozen, or severed, a whole-self cannot thrive. Reconnecting is essential for our authentic self-expressions.
(424) 294-8937 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Anne Isaacs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
In addition to the developmental, somatic relational work that is my primary orientation, I am also trained in AEDP, EMDR , and several trauma modalities.
I'd love to help you become the best of yourself. Together we create a safe space to expand the resources you already have to create change. Our focus is on the present day challenges reflecting earlier disruptions. We update old patterns of behavior to ground you in today's possibilities for greater satisfaction. My experience as a somatic therapist can help you to recognize the resources that already exist in your body. People I work with often suffer from relationship problems, low self esteem, shame, anxiety, depression, PTSD. I enjoy being fully present with you so you can be fully present with yourself.
(310) 945-2392 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Lee Ann Teaney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Using gentle, accelerated tools proven to treat trauma such as EMDR, somatic therapy, mindfulness and attachment repair, you can integrate mind, heart, body and feel good.
These are such intense and overwhelming times. We are all grieving. Before 2020 maybe you had some anxiety or a history of trauma but overall you were functioning and feeling OK without ongoing therapy. Or despite all you do to take care of yourself, you were experiencing quite a bit of anxiety and stress, struggling with feelings of shame, anger or self-hatred for a very long time. Since 2020 and that's happened your nervous system is on overload and everything feels overwhelming, exhausting, scary. The existential pain you’ve struggled with is back and real and being felt by you and people all over the world.
(310) 980-8988 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Kate Sheehan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I integrate mindfulness and somatic approaches, when appropriate.
Your life CAN be different. You can enjoy authentic relationships, clear communications, and a genuine purpose. If you need short-term support in achieving your goals, please contact me for a free consultation. Long-term, ongoing therapy is also available. Please contact me to discuss what you need help with at this time. I work with individuals who are lost, confused, stuck, dissatisfied, unfulfilled, or disappointed.
(310) 751-7033 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Kathleen Mojas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I rely on over 20 years of clinical experience in private practice with hundreds of individuals, couples and groups along with EMDR, EFT and somatic experiencing to help clients gently heal painful memories, experiences and negative patterns.
I specialize in cutting edge techniques that work at the level of the unconscious mind to help gently and efficiently shift unwanted patterns of behavior. We often don't realize that the way we respond and perceive things in the present is due to past programming. This programming not only creates a blueprint for who we choose and how we behave in our intimate relationships but also determines our ability to cope with stress and deal with painful emotions throughout our lifetime. The techniques I use and teach my clients work especially well with anxiety, phobias, depression and trauma.
(310) 299-2360 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405


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