Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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Katrina Paulino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Specific focuses include working with: (1) adults who have experienced attachment trauma (e.
Utilizing EMDR & other approaches, I work with individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma , and those going through life transitions looking for change. Because healing and growth occur interpersonally, therapy can be an impactful addition to one's life during difficult and challenging times. If you're feeling overwhelmed by emotions or stress, or feel like you're current life is being impacted by past events, there is absolutely hope out there. Many of the leading brain-body therapies now available are targeted for these types of experiences.
(323) 431-5418 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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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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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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Alvarado Therapy, EMDR Therapist
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPCC
Verified
I have extensive experience with trauma treatment, anxiety, depression, mindfulness, substance abuse, and parenting.
Hello, I'm so glad that you have taken on this journey of introspection, growth, and healing. I'm Patricia Alvarado and I have been in the helping profession for over nine years, working with children/teens, adults, and providing parent coaching using evidence-based practices. I explore things from a multicultural lens that allows me to understand your individual needs through active listening, empathy, and from a non-judgmental standpoint. I specialize in EMDR, CBT, Solution Focused Treatment, and Mindfulness which allows me to focus on my client's needs in the here and now to help create trust within the therapeutic relationship.
(310) 570-2494 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Dr. Kristi Foster
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Life can be challenging. Sometimes it can even be hard to know what it's like to feel safe or content. Learning how to feel safe enough to truly enjoy life, people, relationships, one's own body, and one's own internal world is what therapy is about. It's from that place of inner safety that we can feel healthy, joyful and bring forth the best parts of ourselves. Are you interested in a cutting edge healing process? To succeed in accessing healing capacities, and to resolve trauma I practice a few different forms of somatic therapy: NeuroAffective Touch, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, and EMDR.
(310) 828-2703 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Melissa Zuza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Whether recovering from trauma , dealing with depression, anxiety, abandonment, autoimmune diseases, chronic illness or any emotional challenges, I feel it is critical that each persons inner voice be identified and fostered to grow.
It is my belief that one of the greatest challenges we all face is recognizing and connecting to the strength to grow that lies within each of us. I enjoy helping adults and children connect to a strong solid base within themselves while developing tools they can use throughout their lifetime. I believe the strength to heal lies within each of us and can often be accessed through the deep and sacred bond that develops throughout the therapeutic process.
(626) 513-4074 x114 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Hannah Ayers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am trauma -informed and trained in evidence-based practices such as CBT and DBT.
I began my clinical experience working with LGBTQIA+ individuals experiencing homelessness and addiction. This began a passion for working with underserved populations, particularly people of color in the LGBTQIA+ community. Later, I transitioned to eating disorder treatment and have experience at all levels of care, including inpatient and residential. I utilize a HAES approach and emphasize the importance of developing a compassionate relationship with the body. For the past year, I have been the program director of a treatment program for adolescents experiencing addiction and mental health issues.
(818) 639-7313 
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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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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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Anne Ricketts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified
I specialize in trauma , both developmental and shock. If you have experienced trauma then you know first hand how it can impact you in life, work, and relationships. There is possibility for real change. Science has discovered we can create new pathways in the brain, and the body is able to discharge trauma . I am a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and also am trained in Brainspotting. Both modalities help heal trauma on a very deep organic level. Creating that change together is the journey that I am here to help support in my clients.
(818) 873-7417 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Tara Fairbanks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have specialized training in couples therapy, as well as in treating anxiety, depression, trauma , issues related to life transitions, parenting, and body image disturbances.
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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Michelle Feldman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I enjoy working with adults and specialize in the treatment of anxiety, stress, depression, trauma , identity development, and interpersonal issues.
Whether you’re looking to gain insight, strengthen your relationships, or identify harmful patterns of behavior - I'm here to help. One of the key aspects of successful and quality therapy is the therapist/client relationship. I understand the courage and vulnerability it takes to seek therapy and use warmth, humor, and curiosity to build strong relationships with my clients. Through a collaborative, nonjudgemental, and empowering style, I strive to create a safe space for openness and exploration to help clients develop healthier coping strategies, decrease negative symptoms, and foster personal growth.
(424) 243-4188 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Alice Kuhns
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
My clinical experience involves providing LGBTQ+ affirmative care, and processing complex trauma .
Does it feel like something is off in your life? Maybe you have reached major milestones, or established a successful career, but still question your sense of self and self-worth. Sometimes our past experiences are influencing how we relate to ourselves and others, without us even realizing. If you are curious to make those connections, and create new ones, I can help.
(310) 742-9396 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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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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Danielle Nay
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, APCC, AMFT
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed? These can be symptoms of your life being impacted by past events. I specialize in the treatment of sexual trauma , grief, anxiety, depression, PTSD and addiction with individuals, couples and families. Together we will create a safe space where you can feel and be heard. As we explore and reprocess past traumas, we begin to lighten the emotional burden we’ve carried, and sense of relief is experienced. I utilize EMDR, CBT, mindfulness and other approaches to assist adolescents and adults with developing insight and feeling empowered to change behaviors and thoughts that no longer serve them.
(949) 271-7803 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Lisa A. Golden
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
My areas of primary expertise are trauma and coping, marital therapy, parenting skills and stress management.
I work with Adults of all ages, from 18 to the end of life. I have extensive experience treating couples and families, and have special skills around family adjustment to health crises. I like to work with parents of teens and parents of newborns as well as couples considering children and even coping with aging parents. I work with many individual adults facing normal life stressors as well as more significant issues such as chronic anxiety, and depression.I see Spanish speaking individuals and couples. I have worked with many families of Veterans and other patients with traumatic injuries of all kinds.
(310) 853-6822 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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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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Phaizon R Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified
You will learn to manage the extreme emotional states that often result from past trauma or loss, and to cultivate the skills needed to increase your overall Emotional Intelligence.
As a psychotherapist, I know that initiating change can be exciting and extremely challenging. I am dedicated to supporting you through the challenges that come along with the excitement of growing and changing. My commitment is to help you understand and accept all aspects of yourself, and to feel more connected to those around you.
(818) 696-4438 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Timothy K. Wong
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I specialize in working with individuals with a history of trauma .
Get relief from pain and find meaning! I grew up in Los Angeles participating in teams sports and musical groups, which made me curious about relationships. This curiosity about relationships continues to inform my approach to psychotherapy. I believe that much emotional pain stems from difficulties in developing or maintaining fulfilling relationships. Therefore, I examine one's relational dynamics, ways of relating, and impact on others. I openly explore clients' feelings toward me, encouraging individuals to experience authenticity with others, and ultimately, with themselves.
(424) 342-8980 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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David W. Schreiber
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PsyD
Verified
My specialties include depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, and complex PTSD .
With so many different kinds of therapists and therapy styles, finding the right therapist can feel like a daunting task. I believe the most important factor in finding the right therapist is what we call the "fit" - how comfortable and understood you feel when sitting with a therapist. I offer a free initial consultation to see how your "fit" is with me.
(310) 503-1767 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403


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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.

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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.