Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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Arezou Costello
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is collaborative and driven by your unique goals for personal growth and well-being. I often use CBT approaches that help to increase emotional understanding, identify types of thinking and behaviors that may no longer be working for you, and develop and strengthen coping skills. My goal as a psychologist is for you to feel a greater sense of freedom in your life to make choices and to live in a way that is consistent with your values.
My approach to therapy is collaborative and driven by your unique goals for personal growth and well-being. I often use CBT approaches that help to increase emotional understanding, identify types of thinking and behaviors that may no longer be working for you, and develop and strengthen coping skills. My goal as a psychologist is for you to feel a greater sense of freedom in your life to make choices and to live in a way that is consistent with your values.
(408) 676-3608 View (408) 676-3608
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Matthew Shapiro
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Are you having the dawning realization that you aren’t living life as fully as you could be? Are you experiencing troubled relationships, a narrowing sense of possibility, or wounded self-esteem? Or maybe you simply have the gnawing sense that it’s time for a change, but no idea how to make it happen. If so, this is a great time to step into therapy. I use a collaborative, depth-oriented approach to help individuals and couples overcome obstacles, build on their strengths, and move through a variety of challenges.
Are you having the dawning realization that you aren’t living life as fully as you could be? Are you experiencing troubled relationships, a narrowing sense of possibility, or wounded self-esteem? Or maybe you simply have the gnawing sense that it’s time for a change, but no idea how to make it happen. If so, this is a great time to step into therapy. I use a collaborative, depth-oriented approach to help individuals and couples overcome obstacles, build on their strengths, and move through a variety of challenges.
(323) 443-7338 View (323) 443-7338
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Corbett Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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.
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 View (213) 542-0913
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Rachael Katz
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I want to extend a warm and empathetic welcome to you as you consider taking this important step towards healing and growth. Whether your goals are centered around personal growth, resolving family conflicts, or addressing your child's emotional needs, my commitment is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where healing and positive change can occur. Often times, children lack the ability to communicate their internal state with words. I utilize play in child therapy to help them express their emotions, process traumatic experiences, and develop problem-solving skills in a safe and supportive environment.
I want to extend a warm and empathetic welcome to you as you consider taking this important step towards healing and growth. Whether your goals are centered around personal growth, resolving family conflicts, or addressing your child's emotional needs, my commitment is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where healing and positive change can occur. Often times, children lack the ability to communicate their internal state with words. I utilize play in child therapy to help them express their emotions, process traumatic experiences, and develop problem-solving skills in a safe and supportive environment.
(424) 655-2359 View (424) 655-2359
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Eliot Estrin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT, MA
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90403
My work centers around depth psychology and mindfulness, which means I look beneath the surface and at the deeper patterns in one's life. I believe psychotherapy is about integrating and bringing to consciousness parts of ourselves that have been left behind or ignored. I see psychotherapy as a journey to move forward in life. I help clients gain an understanding of who they are, how life experiences shape patterns that govern their lives, and provide them with practical tools to change those patterns.
My work centers around depth psychology and mindfulness, which means I look beneath the surface and at the deeper patterns in one's life. I believe psychotherapy is about integrating and bringing to consciousness parts of ourselves that have been left behind or ignored. I see psychotherapy as a journey to move forward in life. I help clients gain an understanding of who they are, how life experiences shape patterns that govern their lives, and provide them with practical tools to change those patterns.
(424) 888-6207 View (424) 888-6207
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Sarah Dihmes
Psychologist, PhD, BCB
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Dr. Dihmes is a licensed clinical psychologist one of the few board certified biofeedback psychologists in Northern California. With specialties in life stressors, executive coaching, psychophysiology, and teens, she has expertise in working with various psychological concerns including depression, anxiety, life transitions and chronic illness. Dr. Dihmes' integrates evidence-based treatments such as CBT and mindfulness-based interventions, with consideration for each patient’s unique cultural, biological, and psychological background. Dr. Dihmes is now accepting new clients in California and New York!
Dr. Dihmes is a licensed clinical psychologist one of the few board certified biofeedback psychologists in Northern California. With specialties in life stressors, executive coaching, psychophysiology, and teens, she has expertise in working with various psychological concerns including depression, anxiety, life transitions and chronic illness. Dr. Dihmes' integrates evidence-based treatments such as CBT and mindfulness-based interventions, with consideration for each patient’s unique cultural, biological, and psychological background. Dr. Dihmes is now accepting new clients in California and New York!
(415) 799-5164 View (415) 799-5164
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Shelby Stone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Life can be tough, especially recently, but how you handle challenge shows strength and courage. How are you coping and managing relationships during these times? Maybe you are feeling stuck or hopeless, worried or isolated. Are you or a loved one struggling to deal with these changes? Therapy can help you address these issues and strengthen yourself and your relationships in the process. I believe in human resiliency and welcome you to see how this process can help you work towards more fulfillment, joy, and hope for you, your child, or loved one.
Life can be tough, especially recently, but how you handle challenge shows strength and courage. How are you coping and managing relationships during these times? Maybe you are feeling stuck or hopeless, worried or isolated. Are you or a loved one struggling to deal with these changes? Therapy can help you address these issues and strengthen yourself and your relationships in the process. I believe in human resiliency and welcome you to see how this process can help you work towards more fulfillment, joy, and hope for you, your child, or loved one.
(424) 363-7151 View (424) 363-7151
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Maggie Gwinn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Creative people interest me--including those for whom the desire to create remains unfulfilled. I want to help you realize your potential as an artist and work through issues that prevent you from achieving your artistic and professional goals. Not infrequently, professional success (or lack of it) taxes one's relationships or allows one to avoid the arena of personal relationships entirely. We will explore the path of the creative life, with all its roses and thorns. Our goal is to locate that unique creative energy within you and to allow it expression within the context of a rich and rewarding personal life.
Creative people interest me--including those for whom the desire to create remains unfulfilled. I want to help you realize your potential as an artist and work through issues that prevent you from achieving your artistic and professional goals. Not infrequently, professional success (or lack of it) taxes one's relationships or allows one to avoid the arena of personal relationships entirely. We will explore the path of the creative life, with all its roses and thorns. Our goal is to locate that unique creative energy within you and to allow it expression within the context of a rich and rewarding personal life.
(310) 476-0109 View (310) 476-0109
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Melissa Garner-Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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.
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) 881-8545 View (310) 881-8545
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Chloe Drulis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90401  (Online Only)
Together, we will work to bring awareness and resolution to issues that are standing in the way of your path to well-being. I help clients grow through current challenges, heal from the past, and create purposeful direction for the future. My areas of focus include developmental trauma, codependency, attachment and relationships, inner child work, identity issues, and mind-body healing.
Together, we will work to bring awareness and resolution to issues that are standing in the way of your path to well-being. I help clients grow through current challenges, heal from the past, and create purposeful direction for the future. My areas of focus include developmental trauma, codependency, attachment and relationships, inner child work, identity issues, and mind-body healing.
(818) 527-2296 View (818) 527-2296
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Julia K Pham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403  (Online Only)
Please note: I am only available for Telehealth video sessions. Many times, the experience of being seen and understood fully by another human being is the core of healing. I will nurture an environment and container of trust and support as you build the relationship and deepen your understanding and sense of self. I believe all people have the innate capacity for knowing the direction their own lives should take; I will join you as you explore the potential blocks standing in the way of living a fuller and more meaningful, authentic life.
Please note: I am only available for Telehealth video sessions. Many times, the experience of being seen and understood fully by another human being is the core of healing. I will nurture an environment and container of trust and support as you build the relationship and deepen your understanding and sense of self. I believe all people have the innate capacity for knowing the direction their own lives should take; I will join you as you explore the potential blocks standing in the way of living a fuller and more meaningful, authentic life.
(323) 403-0914 View (323) 403-0914
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Ekaterini Constantine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Feeling fatigued, burnout, overwhelmed, or even confused are very common issues my clients describe as their chief complaint. These symptoms may have underlying causes that lead to the need to seek healing and the wish to carve one's own path in life in a safe and caring environment. I have extensive experience working with teens and adults who want to understand and overcome their issues related to post-traumatic stress disorder, attachment wounds, depression, anxiety, performance anxiety, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, low self-esteem, stress management.
Feeling fatigued, burnout, overwhelmed, or even confused are very common issues my clients describe as their chief complaint. These symptoms may have underlying causes that lead to the need to seek healing and the wish to carve one's own path in life in a safe and caring environment. I have extensive experience working with teens and adults who want to understand and overcome their issues related to post-traumatic stress disorder, attachment wounds, depression, anxiety, performance anxiety, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, low self-esteem, stress management.
(310) 496-8837 View (310) 496-8837
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Alex Frank
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
During challenging times, a lot that we've taken for granted - health, finances, career, dating - may feel precarious, doomed even. I help people identify any "thinking" obstacles you may have, in order to push past limiting assumptions or sabotaging beliefs. In a therapeutic relationship, you and I work towards acceptance and empowered management of challenges, expanding your tools and freeing up space. Trained in Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Interpersonal Therapies (IPT) and IFS therapies, I also pull from traditional psychodynamic theory (including attachment) and mindfulness approaches to help facilitate your desired change.
During challenging times, a lot that we've taken for granted - health, finances, career, dating - may feel precarious, doomed even. I help people identify any "thinking" obstacles you may have, in order to push past limiting assumptions or sabotaging beliefs. In a therapeutic relationship, you and I work towards acceptance and empowered management of challenges, expanding your tools and freeing up space. Trained in Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Interpersonal Therapies (IPT) and IFS therapies, I also pull from traditional psychodynamic theory (including attachment) and mindfulness approaches to help facilitate your desired change.
(424) 304-1009 View (424) 304-1009
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Annie Armstrong Miyao
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405
As a psychotherapist I work from a compassionate and practical perspective. My work is holistic and includes a creative exploration of the client's life experience, building awareness and mindfulness, reconnecting to the cues the body gives, and reinforcing positive experiences. I help clients to identify undiscovered potential, create change, and work through a myriad of issues. These issues range from depression and anxiety to questions about where to go next in career and, "Why do I keep dating the wrong person?". Clients come to me to work through trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, low self-esteem, loss of meaning, and relationship issues.
As a psychotherapist I work from a compassionate and practical perspective. My work is holistic and includes a creative exploration of the client's life experience, building awareness and mindfulness, reconnecting to the cues the body gives, and reinforcing positive experiences. I help clients to identify undiscovered potential, create change, and work through a myriad of issues. These issues range from depression and anxiety to questions about where to go next in career and, "Why do I keep dating the wrong person?". Clients come to me to work through trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, low self-esteem, loss of meaning, and relationship issues.
(424) 903-2854 View (424) 903-2854
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Matthew Stevenson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405  (Online Only)
I’ve worked with adolescents, young adults, and adults from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and in a variety of settings. I see many people dealing with stress, anxiety and depression, and I specialize in life transitions and adjustment, including experiences such as adjusting to a new job, beginning college, becoming a new parent or transitioning to more than one child in the family, and family structural changes like separation & divorce. I also specialize in both academic research and clinical work on the role of fathers in the family and issues that fathers face.
I’ve worked with adolescents, young adults, and adults from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and in a variety of settings. I see many people dealing with stress, anxiety and depression, and I specialize in life transitions and adjustment, including experiences such as adjusting to a new job, beginning college, becoming a new parent or transitioning to more than one child in the family, and family structural changes like separation & divorce. I also specialize in both academic research and clinical work on the role of fathers in the family and issues that fathers face.
(424) 622-0299 View (424) 622-0299
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Alana Fineo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405  (Online Only)
Alana supports children, teens, and adults to navigate tricky situations. She utilizes a holistic and trauma-informed approach to assist client’s at verbalizing thoughts and feelings, to gain insight into their functioning, their triggers and to develop healthy coping skills. Her kind and gentle nature facilitates a safe space where client’s feel empowered to commence their healing journey.
Alana supports children, teens, and adults to navigate tricky situations. She utilizes a holistic and trauma-informed approach to assist client’s at verbalizing thoughts and feelings, to gain insight into their functioning, their triggers and to develop healthy coping skills. Her kind and gentle nature facilitates a safe space where client’s feel empowered to commence their healing journey.
(310) 362-6545 View (310) 362-6545
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Therapy + EMDR for Positive Change
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Would you like to experience a positive change in your life and in your relationships? I offer tools which will assist in the process of positive change. I am committed to helping you find greater wellness, clarity and joy. Whether you are looking for relief from suffering of symptoms of depression and anxiety, an enhanced relationship with yourself and others, greater self-awareness, the cultivation of your own voice and authentic self, or you want to move more fully in the direction of your vocational, athletic, or artistic dreams, therapy is a life-changing gift to give yourself.
Would you like to experience a positive change in your life and in your relationships? I offer tools which will assist in the process of positive change. I am committed to helping you find greater wellness, clarity and joy. Whether you are looking for relief from suffering of symptoms of depression and anxiety, an enhanced relationship with yourself and others, greater self-awareness, the cultivation of your own voice and authentic self, or you want to move more fully in the direction of your vocational, athletic, or artistic dreams, therapy is a life-changing gift to give yourself.
(424) 231-6832 View (424) 231-6832
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Katarina Matolek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR, BSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Greetings! Do you want to be empowered, find fulfillment, or heal from trauma and let go of the past? I start by creating a safe space to guide you on a journey of self-discovery. I treasure that our minds, bodies, spirits, and relationships are fastened together and are affected by one another in a close manner. I'll address each of those personal facets to help you emerge holistically with a therapeutic style drawn from various approaches such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting (BSP), and Jungian Sandplay Therapy.
Greetings! Do you want to be empowered, find fulfillment, or heal from trauma and let go of the past? I start by creating a safe space to guide you on a journey of self-discovery. I treasure that our minds, bodies, spirits, and relationships are fastened together and are affected by one another in a close manner. I'll address each of those personal facets to help you emerge holistically with a therapeutic style drawn from various approaches such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting (BSP), and Jungian Sandplay Therapy.
(310) 564-7914 View (310) 564-7914
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Paulina Solis-Loza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck or having a hard time coping? I specialize in working with women in their 20s and 30s who are struggling with anxiety, depression and self-confidence issues that may be preventing them from enjoying life to its fullest. In our work together, we may also focus on processing unresolved trauma and attachment issues that may be impacting your current relationships. We'll discuss how to navigate dating, relationship issues, and breakups. My goal is to help you connect with your emotions, navigate overwhelming feelings, and increase your coping skills in order to improve your relationship with yourself and others.
Are you feeling stuck or having a hard time coping? I specialize in working with women in their 20s and 30s who are struggling with anxiety, depression and self-confidence issues that may be preventing them from enjoying life to its fullest. In our work together, we may also focus on processing unresolved trauma and attachment issues that may be impacting your current relationships. We'll discuss how to navigate dating, relationship issues, and breakups. My goal is to help you connect with your emotions, navigate overwhelming feelings, and increase your coping skills in order to improve your relationship with yourself and others.
(424) 400-6871 View (424) 400-6871
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Tracy King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
You've already tried it on your own. Maybe you've found partial solutions,but it does get discouraging finding yourself, or your relationship, repeating the same patterns over and over. Seeing a very experienced, sharp, interactive therapist means finding much quicker relief for problems related to relationships , depression, anxiety and panic, parenting, childhood, and life directions. Working with me means forming a solution-oriented partnership for real change. I have successfully done this work for many years, and help people on both long or short term issues. To meet your needs, I have evening & W/E appointments.
You've already tried it on your own. Maybe you've found partial solutions,but it does get discouraging finding yourself, or your relationship, repeating the same patterns over and over. Seeing a very experienced, sharp, interactive therapist means finding much quicker relief for problems related to relationships , depression, anxiety and panic, parenting, childhood, and life directions. Working with me means forming a solution-oriented partnership for real change. I have successfully done this work for many years, and help people on both long or short term issues. To meet your needs, I have evening & W/E appointments.
(310) 340-6874 View (310) 340-6874
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Number of Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Santa Monica, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief
66% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Aetna
48% Cigna and Evernorth
41% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Santa Monica, CA see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary