Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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Eveline Smilack
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFA, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Do problems feel unmanageable? Are relationships growing more stressful? Sometimes life can be challenging. It can be difficult to know how to move forward. My practice is dedicated to listening carefully and offering insight with compassion and care. I offer a trusting supportive space to understand and heal emotional experiences, develop nurturing relationships, and move towards fulfilling your personal goals. Whatever your reasons for wanting to talk to someone, therapy can help you better understand your experiences. Let psychotherapy help you discover your own potential. Starting the conversation is easier than you think. Reach out to explore the possibilities.
Do problems feel unmanageable? Are relationships growing more stressful? Sometimes life can be challenging. It can be difficult to know how to move forward. My practice is dedicated to listening carefully and offering insight with compassion and care. I offer a trusting supportive space to understand and heal emotional experiences, develop nurturing relationships, and move towards fulfilling your personal goals. Whatever your reasons for wanting to talk to someone, therapy can help you better understand your experiences. Let psychotherapy help you discover your own potential. Starting the conversation is easier than you think. Reach out to explore the possibilities.
(310) 869-1533 View (310) 869-1533
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Dr. Carrie Canales
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403  (Online Only)
As a full-time professor of psychology, I teach courses focused on human interactions, mental health, and how to grow as an individual. I remind students each semester that everyone needs help and support at some point in life. My private practice is based on the ideology of self-awareness, understanding cognitive patterns, changing behavior, and self-improvement. Click on the website, call, or email me to book an appointment.
As a full-time professor of psychology, I teach courses focused on human interactions, mental health, and how to grow as an individual. I remind students each semester that everyone needs help and support at some point in life. My private practice is based on the ideology of self-awareness, understanding cognitive patterns, changing behavior, and self-improvement. Click on the website, call, or email me to book an appointment.
(424) 395-4502 View (424) 395-4502
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Lynne Azpeitia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Feeling alone or stuck—at home, work or your relationship? Are you stressed, overwhelmed or frustrated with work—or yourself, your partner or your kids? If this sounds like you & you're tired of struggling, I'd like to help. You can get the support, understanding & skills you need to succeed—& get more of what you want. Life doesn't have to be so hard. Therapy can help you clarify the issues, figure out your options, provide you with new tools—& get things moving in a positive direction. If you're unsure about Teletherapy or starting, give me a call to talk about what you need & how therapy can help. Visit my website to learn more.
Feeling alone or stuck—at home, work or your relationship? Are you stressed, overwhelmed or frustrated with work—or yourself, your partner or your kids? If this sounds like you & you're tired of struggling, I'd like to help. You can get the support, understanding & skills you need to succeed—& get more of what you want. Life doesn't have to be so hard. Therapy can help you clarify the issues, figure out your options, provide you with new tools—& get things moving in a positive direction. If you're unsure about Teletherapy or starting, give me a call to talk about what you need & how therapy can help. Visit my website to learn more.
(424) 294-8884 View (424) 294-8884
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Tara Sindler, LMFT, CADC-II, SEP
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC-II, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90403  (Online Only)
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. Email Only
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. Email Only
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Ayala Ofek
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
In short, I love my work. I get to help individuals grow and become more of who they are. As they are better able to cope with obstacles such as stress, anxiety, and depression, I watch them find greater fulfillment in their relationships, career/academics, and overall wellbeing. In my practice I treat a breadth of concerns ranging from psychiatric symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety, eating disorders) to relationship issues, family issues, low self confidence, trauma, and grief.
In short, I love my work. I get to help individuals grow and become more of who they are. As they are better able to cope with obstacles such as stress, anxiety, and depression, I watch them find greater fulfillment in their relationships, career/academics, and overall wellbeing. In my practice I treat a breadth of concerns ranging from psychiatric symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety, eating disorders) to relationship issues, family issues, low self confidence, trauma, and grief.
(424) 373-3486 View (424) 373-3486
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Dr. Joseph Lancaster
Psychologist, PsyD, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
You are feeling like life is full of chaos and no matter what you do, you can’t seem to get a handle on what is happening. Your relationships are broken, or strained and not only is it affecting you, but others are pulling away. You feel lost as if you have no purpose in life. You are tired of the spinning wheel. Depression, anxiety, anger, relationship challenges and much more keep you stuck and unable to grow. ENOUGH! You're ready for answers to start a new Holistic, healthy journey and become that whole person you were meant to be - Mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually - whole!
You are feeling like life is full of chaos and no matter what you do, you can’t seem to get a handle on what is happening. Your relationships are broken, or strained and not only is it affecting you, but others are pulling away. You feel lost as if you have no purpose in life. You are tired of the spinning wheel. Depression, anxiety, anger, relationship challenges and much more keep you stuck and unable to grow. ENOUGH! You're ready for answers to start a new Holistic, healthy journey and become that whole person you were meant to be - Mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually - whole!
(818) 483-9968 View (818) 483-9968
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Georgina Kim Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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.
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 View (424) 258-5793
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Theodora Blanchfield
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405  (Online Only)
Working on your mental health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. There are things in your life — from the present or the past — that might not feel great. These things can leak through —affecting your future. It takes courage to look at what's not working in your life and make positive change. I want to support you in moving towards the life you want! Sessions will always be tailored to you what what you need. I am here to help you with anything you bring into our safe space.
Working on your mental health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. There are things in your life — from the present or the past — that might not feel great. These things can leak through —affecting your future. It takes courage to look at what's not working in your life and make positive change. I want to support you in moving towards the life you want! Sessions will always be tailored to you what what you need. I am here to help you with anything you bring into our safe space.
(424) 352-8371 View (424) 352-8371
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Dr. Alan E Clark
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 35 years of private practice experience. I trained within APA-accredited doctoral programs and internship programs. I am licensed to practice psychology in both California and Colorado. I specialize in treating couples and individual adults presenting with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, substance abuse, and relational conflict and dissatisfaction. I am trained in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, but I also apply cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and interpersonal psychotherapy techniques to address the best methods for each individual and his or her issues and needs.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 35 years of private practice experience. I trained within APA-accredited doctoral programs and internship programs. I am licensed to practice psychology in both California and Colorado. I specialize in treating couples and individual adults presenting with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, substance abuse, and relational conflict and dissatisfaction. I am trained in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, but I also apply cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and interpersonal psychotherapy techniques to address the best methods for each individual and his or her issues and needs.
(310) 660-7462 View (310) 660-7462
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Tracy A. Pollack
Psychologist, PsyD, MSEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90403  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with many years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults, couples and families. I offer a warm, collaborative and confidential place where you will feel heard and understood while working together to identify issues of conflict and remove the obstacles that are getting in the way of your life. My specialties include eating disorders and body image issues, also self-injurious behaviors. My practice also focuses on women's issues such as those related to beginning a family, fertility challenges and perinatal and postpartum anxiety and depression. I am EMDR trained and incorporate as needed
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with many years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults, couples and families. I offer a warm, collaborative and confidential place where you will feel heard and understood while working together to identify issues of conflict and remove the obstacles that are getting in the way of your life. My specialties include eating disorders and body image issues, also self-injurious behaviors. My practice also focuses on women's issues such as those related to beginning a family, fertility challenges and perinatal and postpartum anxiety and depression. I am EMDR trained and incorporate as needed
(424) 322-6709 View (424) 322-6709
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Saundra Diana
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, LPC, CEDS, CAADC, RYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Life is filled with challenges that affect each of us in different ways. I believe that how we approach and overcome those challenges helps shape us and allow us to experience life to the fullest. I began my psychotherapy practice out of a desire to use my life experience, education, and passion to help serve others in their healing journey. Through my clinical experience, I discovered that building a supportive relationship through therapy creates a safe place to explore life struggles, understand difficult issues, learn new skills, enrich relationships and work through situations to lead a more authentic life.
Life is filled with challenges that affect each of us in different ways. I believe that how we approach and overcome those challenges helps shape us and allow us to experience life to the fullest. I began my psychotherapy practice out of a desire to use my life experience, education, and passion to help serve others in their healing journey. Through my clinical experience, I discovered that building a supportive relationship through therapy creates a safe place to explore life struggles, understand difficult issues, learn new skills, enrich relationships and work through situations to lead a more authentic life.
(724) 856-0875 View (724) 856-0875
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Marion A. Dave
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90404  (Online Only)
I believe that each of us deserves to live a peaceful life. My mission is to support you in discovering ways to enhance your overall well-being and establish balance in your life. I strive to create a safe space that encourages empowerment, growth, and self-awareness. I am dedicated to providing culturally responsive, evidence-based, trauma-informed, and high-quality care that is tailored to the needs of each and every client. I am passionate about helping my clients nurture their inner strength and enhance their resilience to make lasting changes in their lives.
I believe that each of us deserves to live a peaceful life. My mission is to support you in discovering ways to enhance your overall well-being and establish balance in your life. I strive to create a safe space that encourages empowerment, growth, and self-awareness. I am dedicated to providing culturally responsive, evidence-based, trauma-informed, and high-quality care that is tailored to the needs of each and every client. I am passionate about helping my clients nurture their inner strength and enhance their resilience to make lasting changes in their lives.
(424) 677-1602 View (424) 677-1602
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Brandon Gross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ― C.G. Jung. I specialize in helping creatives and high-performing individuals in their 20s and 30s navigate emotional challenges, major life changes, and live their most authentic lives. I address issues that include: Isolation and Loneliness, Grief and Loss, Existential Crises, Values Clarification (i.e. figuring out “what matters”), Navigating Life Transitions (e.g. College to Career, Parenting)l, Anxiety and Depression, Communication Breakdown, Creative Block, Career Gridlock and Relationship Challenges. I also specialize in Men's Issues.
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ― C.G. Jung. I specialize in helping creatives and high-performing individuals in their 20s and 30s navigate emotional challenges, major life changes, and live their most authentic lives. I address issues that include: Isolation and Loneliness, Grief and Loss, Existential Crises, Values Clarification (i.e. figuring out “what matters”), Navigating Life Transitions (e.g. College to Career, Parenting)l, Anxiety and Depression, Communication Breakdown, Creative Block, Career Gridlock and Relationship Challenges. I also specialize in Men's Issues.
(424) 373-4939 View (424) 373-4939
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Celeste Poe
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Welcome. You may have found your way here by beginning a search for support or change. But why therapy? My role is to help you highlight and eliminate the things in your life that are keeping you from contentment.This may be for your own personal development or the support of a loved one, such as a child or a spouse. The goal of my work is to support families as a whole. I work individually with children, adults, and couples. My clients often enjoy the depth of our work that includes attention to practical solutions.
Welcome. You may have found your way here by beginning a search for support or change. But why therapy? My role is to help you highlight and eliminate the things in your life that are keeping you from contentment.This may be for your own personal development or the support of a loved one, such as a child or a spouse. The goal of my work is to support families as a whole. I work individually with children, adults, and couples. My clients often enjoy the depth of our work that includes attention to practical solutions.
(424) 722-6802 View (424) 722-6802
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Brittany Couture
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, PsyD, AMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Dr. Brittany Couture. In my virtual therapy practice I welcome individuals and couples with sensitivity to diverse backgrounds and identities as well as all kinds of relationships. I am passionate about working with patients who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationships, motherhood, life transitions and those who are suffering from inner conflicts and/or life stressors. I specialize in anxiety and relationship counseling. I can help you create strong and healthy relationships and develop emotional connections.
Hi, I’m Dr. Brittany Couture. In my virtual therapy practice I welcome individuals and couples with sensitivity to diverse backgrounds and identities as well as all kinds of relationships. I am passionate about working with patients who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationships, motherhood, life transitions and those who are suffering from inner conflicts and/or life stressors. I specialize in anxiety and relationship counseling. I can help you create strong and healthy relationships and develop emotional connections.
(424) 239-1783 View (424) 239-1783
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Stewart Psychological Wellness Group
Psychologist, Karen Stewart, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Our group is dedicated to providing the best therapeutic experience for our patients. We treat each patient differently based on their unique situation and circumstances, while remaining empathetic, non-judgmental and professional.
Our group is dedicated to providing the best therapeutic experience for our patients. We treat each patient differently based on their unique situation and circumstances, while remaining empathetic, non-judgmental and professional.
(424) 688-9348 View (424) 688-9348
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Rebekah Tayebi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I work with motivated, loving clients and with folks who are ready to heal from childhood wounding. My clients engage in self-study, discovering who they are and how to love and re-parent themselves. I work with teens, young adults, and families. I offer parent coaching to parents who want to learn how to effectively communicate and intervene with their children. My style is warm, curious, direct, and relationship focused. In the course of our work together, my clients learn skills that are accessible yet powerful. I've been in the field over eighteen years and feel lucky to support such incredible people on their healing path.
I work with motivated, loving clients and with folks who are ready to heal from childhood wounding. My clients engage in self-study, discovering who they are and how to love and re-parent themselves. I work with teens, young adults, and families. I offer parent coaching to parents who want to learn how to effectively communicate and intervene with their children. My style is warm, curious, direct, and relationship focused. In the course of our work together, my clients learn skills that are accessible yet powerful. I've been in the field over eighteen years and feel lucky to support such incredible people on their healing path.
(657) 306-5712 View (657) 306-5712
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Karina Castaneda
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Karina is a bilingual Spanish-speaking associate marriage and family therapist in Santa Monica, California, specializing in child development, including work with at-risk youth, neurodivergent disorders, and developmental delays. Working from an attachment-based lens, Karina is passionate about supporting families and children experiencing conflict and a variety of stressors, including high conflict family dynamics. Karina has a strong appreciation for the relationship between the body and the brain, thus integrating mindfulness, self-regulation, and other somatic-based modalities into her work.
Karina is a bilingual Spanish-speaking associate marriage and family therapist in Santa Monica, California, specializing in child development, including work with at-risk youth, neurodivergent disorders, and developmental delays. Working from an attachment-based lens, Karina is passionate about supporting families and children experiencing conflict and a variety of stressors, including high conflict family dynamics. Karina has a strong appreciation for the relationship between the body and the brain, thus integrating mindfulness, self-regulation, and other somatic-based modalities into her work.
(323) 766-6850 View (323) 766-6850
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Claire Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I am passionate about the work that I do and truly believe in the benefits of utilizing DBT skills with my clients in the outpatient setting. I want to help my clients move away from all-or-nothing thinking, find relief from emotional suffering, regain control over powerful emotions, and eventually, not need me anymore.
I am passionate about the work that I do and truly believe in the benefits of utilizing DBT skills with my clients in the outpatient setting. I want to help my clients move away from all-or-nothing thinking, find relief from emotional suffering, regain control over powerful emotions, and eventually, not need me anymore.
(424) 581-0767 View (424) 581-0767
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Maya Rasak
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, IBP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Feeling stuck in familiar self defeating patterns? I can help uncover unconscious habits or behaviors that keep you anxious and depressed. Through active listening, and interactive exercises my direct approach helps you encounter hidden parts of yourself, enabling you to integrate these into one whole, thriving person with greater capacity to live and love completely. With extensive background in Western Psychology and Eastern practices I treat the whole being which leads to deeper awareness, changes in behavior and more satisfying relationships with others. Nothing changes if you don't take action. The journey begins with you.
Feeling stuck in familiar self defeating patterns? I can help uncover unconscious habits or behaviors that keep you anxious and depressed. Through active listening, and interactive exercises my direct approach helps you encounter hidden parts of yourself, enabling you to integrate these into one whole, thriving person with greater capacity to live and love completely. With extensive background in Western Psychology and Eastern practices I treat the whole being which leads to deeper awareness, changes in behavior and more satisfying relationships with others. Nothing changes if you don't take action. The journey begins with you.
(310) 895-9811 View (310) 895-9811

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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
89% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
65% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% 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

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary