Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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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
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Debra Brunsten
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Whether you are facing a small "t" trauma , or what Mark Epstein, M.
I work with adult individuals, adolescents, couples and families to help you cope with not only life's daily struggles, but also provide support for crisis, traumas, challenging life transitions and relationship issues. I use talk, narrative, somatic therapies, as well as EMDR ( trauma work), to help you decrease anxiety and depression, manage stress, cope with challenges and enhance your creativity and productivity. My approach is very conversational, interactive and pro-active. In contrast to heavy analysis, I strive to uncover and cultivate my client's strengths, abilities and values to help them overcome their problems.
(310) 494-7039 
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
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Anna Aslanian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the states of CA, FL and NY and a certified Trauma therapist. I work primarily with individuals struggling with anxiety, big and small traumas, addiction, relationship problems, attachment wounds, etc. and couples who want to improve their relationship. It's important to me that you feel very comfortable in our sessions. We are on this journey of your healing together and my style is collaborative and warm. Together, we can work on letting go of past traumas or anything else that's been hurtful to you and your relationship.
(818) 287-6035 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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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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Allan Silverstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MD
Verified
), but I also have much experience dealing with trauma , parenting concerns, chronic pain, the elderly, and the psychological impact of medical conditions.
A good therapist has wisdom, compassion and the ability to connect deeply with you, while creating a safe healing environment. These are among the strengths that my patients ascribed to me during my many years as a Pediatrician... and that ultimately led me to a career in psychotherapy. Having raised two preadolescent daughters after my wife died, I have experienced many of life's tragedies, celebrations, anxieties and fears. With empathy, expertise, and kindness, I 've helped countless individuals and families work through their issues. I would look forward to doing the same with you.
(424) 324-5167 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Janice Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am a Certified in Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), and am trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model and Brainspotting.
I offer a pragmatic approach designed to help clients identify and change behaviors that are preventing them from living the life they want. We all developed coping strategies when we were young to protect ourselves. While they helped us survive at the time, they are often the very things holding us back now.
(213) 986-2812 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Mary J Neely
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
My work centers on discovery and acceptance so you can give to voice to the parts of yourself that need compassionate understanding and acknowledgement. Trauma , grief and loss, depression, anxiety, life transitions and everyday challenges can hinder the integration of your inner world that leads to developing a wholeness of personality. Working within a safe framework helps set the tone for meaningful introspection and cultivating your capacity towards a deeper understanding of self.
(310) 935-0377 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Sigrid Jensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma , relationship issues and prenatal, postpartum and women's issues.
Right now we are living in chaotic times. Everyone needs a space to take care of themselves and therapy is just that. So many are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, scared, and depressed. Let me help manage those feelings and guide you through the therapeutic process of awareness, growth, and healing.
(310) 740-9862 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Georgina Kim Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Smith has significant experience treating survivors of abuse and trauma , individuals suffering with addiction, and also treats depression, self-injury, and mood and anxiety disorders.
Dr. Smith's genuine, grounded and integrated therapeutic approach allows for a connection to her clients where through modalities such as EMDR, IFS (parts work), and attachment-based talk therapy, there is a focus on insight shifting to somatic integration and actionable change, discovering and healing the core self, learning to regulate emotion and express needs in healthy ways, adapting internal dialogue, core beliefs, and reinforcing coping resources. Dr. Smith believes in building an authentic therapeutic relationship based on respect, empathy, challenge and change while creating a renewed sense of self, empowerment and hope.
(424) 258-5793 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Desiree Basl
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Are you looking to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of achieving well-being and live your most authentic, meaningful, and connected life? In the work with clients, it is my job to help you or your loved ones through a supportive and empathic therapeutic relationship. I work holistically to meet you where you are to address your specific needs. Whether you are coming in to deal with a relationship, depression, anxiety, trauma , grief, or just need someone to talk to, I am here to help and provide you with a safe space to reach your personal goals.
(424) 378-5129 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Margie Mirell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Sometimes we need to talk it out. Not for sympathy, but to find truth that guides us to our purpose and peace within ourselves. Struggling with self-conflict or with others? I use several methodologies: Brainspotting for trauma , Imago Relationship Therapy, Grief Recovery. I teach you to avoid pain, change behavior patterns, and dialogue with Safer Conversations for more creative, productive, and healing solutions. Her clients say, "I wish I had seen you before! Your depth of knowledge, empathy, and understanding of the real world have helped me build resiliency for my life's challenges, creating a sense of inner peace and joy."
(310) 773-0391 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Melissa Garner-Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I can help you deal with life's challenges including issues of: trauma ( PTSD ), addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship/ family conflict, anger management, transition to parenting, concerns of aging/ end of life, LGBTQ concerns, child and adolescent concerns.
Not accepting new clients at this time ********* Would you like to reduce your suffering? Would you like freedom from destructive patterns of behavior? ------When we look deeply at ourselves...when we take the time to take care of ourselves with mindfulness and compassion, we begin to understand balance. I am committed to helping you learn how to stop living with self-sabotaging thoughts and behavior, to cultivate a life of emotional balance, deepen your connection with loved ones, resolve trauma and conflict, process grief and loss and become your best self.
(310) 229-5392 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Kathy Anne Conaty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
In healing anxiety, depression, trauma , relationship issues and self esteem, you can be your true self.
Are you feeling stuck, wanting more and not knowing how to have more. Where’s the perfect relationships, the job of your dreams……success? Are you overwhelmed by a critical voice that repeats your imperfections reminding you that you are not good enough does that voice keep you from experiencing joy, love acceptance, success. NOW is your opportunity to get rid of the negative voices that holds you hostage I can help you figure out what your needs and wants are and how to get them met. I have been doing this for thirty years. Take the risk and invest in yourself, you will not be sorry. You are entitled to be happy.
(424) 570-3114 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Cari Ginger Smulyan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I am a yoga instructor who has taken additional trauma informed yoga training, implementing it as an intervention with my clients.
“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” Brene Brown -Putting yourself first can be scary. Showing up in life can be overwhelming but I believe showing up is half the battle and from there we can create a collaborative therapeutic relationship to help you on your path of healing and self-discovery. I integrate principles of psychodynamic, attachment, mindfulness and humanistic theoretical approaches into my work. I believe that by looking at events and relationships in our past can help us understand patterns in our present that no longer serve us or have made us feel stuck.
(424) 317-7709 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Olivia Alison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Welcome! I believe in a strengths based holistic approach and have extensive experience with trauma , depression, anxiety, PTSD , and divorce. Part of life is learning to overcome the challenges that are thrown at each of us. At times, life can become overwhelming, and this is when many of us reach out for extra guidance and support. I will help you face current life stressors or past trauma that needs to be reprocessed, so that you may begin living more fully in the present. I use a combination of techniques to guide clients towards transformation.
(310) 627-2854 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Tracy R Zemansky
Psychologist, PhD, CSAT-S, MFT
Verified
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 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Kathryn Diaz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified
I have special training in trauma ( PTSD ) and addiction, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, depth psychotherapy, Jungian psychology, art therapy, creative blocks, dream work, relationship issues, spiritual issues and grief.
"The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed" -C.G. Jung. As a psychotherapist, I aim to be a compassionate guide to help my clients make meaning of these conflicts, struggles, and life experiences, to create a healthier and more balanced mind, body and soul.
(310) 736-2717 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Megan Cser
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My clinical specialties include working with people with depression, anxiety, insomnia, and trauma .
I am committed to helping clients formulate and realize their goals for their lives and relationships based on the values that are important to them. Grounded in research and clinical experience, I view the therapeutic relationship as an active partnership through which I assist clients with better understanding themselves and the ways in which they relate to others and the world. From there, I work with clients to identify opportunities for change and to develop and implement new tools in line with their distinct objectives.
(310) 861-3372 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Jannell Victoria Greene Banchik
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I’m experienced in helping individuals and couples manage depression, anxiety, eating disorders, life-transitions, aging, grief & loss, trauma , sexual intimacy, anger, and gender identity.
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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Quincee Gideon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I'm here to help you feel a little less overwhelmed and a little more confident after religious trauma . Trauma threatens to overwhelm and take away your sense of safety and wellbeing. Religious trauma and cult groups take our traumatic experience to a whole new level because god, a higher power, or a higher good becomes the traumatizing figure. Yikes. We help religious trauma survivors address their: Codependency and people-pleasing patterns, triggers and nervous system dysregulation, boundaries, lack of direction, grief over the loss of their communities, families, and friends, and confidence and identity issues.
(424) 233-1062 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Trauma and PTSD Therapists
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological reaction that occurs after an extremely stressful event, such as physical violence or military combat. Those suffering from PTSD have recurring memories of the stressful event and are anxious or scared even in the absence of danger. Flashbacks and nightmares are common symptoms as well.

If you're looking for help with PTSD in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica PTSD therapist these professionals provide PTSD therapy and PTSD treatment. They include PTSD therapists, PTSD psychologists, PTSD psychotherapists and PTSD counselors. They can help with all aspects of post traumatic stress disorder in Santa Monica, PTSD symptoms, veterans' PTSD and PTSD children.

If you're looking for help with trauma therapy in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica trauma therapist these professionals provide trauma therapy, trauma treatment and Santa Monica trauma counseling. They include trauma therapists, trauma psychologists and trauma counselors. They can help with Santa Monica trauma symptoms, veterans' trauma and trauma in children.