Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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The Procrastination Doctor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Not accepting new clients
For the best sense of me, along with info about insurance & rates, please go to procrastinationdoctor.com. I help adults with time mgmt., disorganization, & ADD/ADHD via coaching and psychotherapy. Having ADHD myself, I understand the frustration, shame, and hit it can take on self-esteem. I cannot prescribe meds, (you need an MD/psychiatrist for that), but I can help you achieve your goals. Together, we'll learn about your brain, develop strategies to increase productivity, decrease inconsistency, and in so doing, improve self-esteem and secondary depression and anxiety if present.
For the best sense of me, along with info about insurance & rates, please go to procrastinationdoctor.com. I help adults with time mgmt., disorganization, & ADD/ADHD via coaching and psychotherapy. Having ADHD myself, I understand the frustration, shame, and hit it can take on self-esteem. I cannot prescribe meds, (you need an MD/psychiatrist for that), but I can help you achieve your goals. Together, we'll learn about your brain, develop strategies to increase productivity, decrease inconsistency, and in so doing, improve self-esteem and secondary depression and anxiety if present.
(310) 596-4132 View (310) 596-4132
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Couples Counseling of Santa Monica/Dr John Drimmer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I teach couples tools and I give homework. My background is in Positive Psychology. People describe me as warm, down-to-earth and they say I have a good sense of humor. I think couples therapy should be uplifting -- and show results. I help all kinds of couples: married and unmarried, straight, gay, and couples soon to marry. I'm dedicated to helping couples overcome their problems. I'm even-handed and I find solutions. (And on a personal note, I've been happily married for 30 years). I combine Positive Psychology, CBT, mindfulness, Gottman, and the best of contemporary psychology. I taught in the medical school at UCLA.
I teach couples tools and I give homework. My background is in Positive Psychology. People describe me as warm, down-to-earth and they say I have a good sense of humor. I think couples therapy should be uplifting -- and show results. I help all kinds of couples: married and unmarried, straight, gay, and couples soon to marry. I'm dedicated to helping couples overcome their problems. I'm even-handed and I find solutions. (And on a personal note, I've been happily married for 30 years). I combine Positive Psychology, CBT, mindfulness, Gottman, and the best of contemporary psychology. I taught in the medical school at UCLA.
(310) 307-3585 View (310) 307-3585
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Alexis May
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ACSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404  (Online Only)
Children and teens are growing up in unprecedented times, specifically with the impact of a pandemic, social isolation, and social media on youth’s mental health. Many children and teens are experiencing challenges related to these stressors and need extra support in adjusting and working through them. As your child’s therapist, I can support you and your child in coping with many challenges associated with life changes, transitions, anxiety, grief, and school stressors.
Children and teens are growing up in unprecedented times, specifically with the impact of a pandemic, social isolation, and social media on youth’s mental health. Many children and teens are experiencing challenges related to these stressors and need extra support in adjusting and working through them. As your child’s therapist, I can support you and your child in coping with many challenges associated with life changes, transitions, anxiety, grief, and school stressors.
(310) 361-4607 View (310) 361-4607
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Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling - Yoko Ikeda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Based on the approach of EFT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy), I help couples tune into themselves and each other with their emotional landscape, examine their relationship pattern (the dance), de-escalate the negative cycle, and create healthier patterns of communication and interaction to improve emotional bond and connection. Have you two been arguing, escalating somehow to get your needs met, and then getting disconnected, withdrawn, and falling into a lonely place of helplessness and despair? If so, your relationship might need some help to find a way back to each other.
Based on the approach of EFT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy), I help couples tune into themselves and each other with their emotional landscape, examine their relationship pattern (the dance), de-escalate the negative cycle, and create healthier patterns of communication and interaction to improve emotional bond and connection. Have you two been arguing, escalating somehow to get your needs met, and then getting disconnected, withdrawn, and falling into a lonely place of helplessness and despair? If so, your relationship might need some help to find a way back to each other.
(628) 214-2287 View (628) 214-2287
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Santo Flores Castro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I have been working in the field of healing and transformation for over 25 years. My ideal client is someone who is looking for their next level up. They may have had a recent spiritual awakening or just experienced a life event that forever changed them and they need guidance to evolve further. I'm masterful at integrating the spiritual, emotional and transformational lessons of these moments. As I have been transforming, after my first awakening at fifteen years old. I passionately serve others in creating legacy and leadership in their lives, families, and communities. Thank you for your courage and commitment to wholeness.
I have been working in the field of healing and transformation for over 25 years. My ideal client is someone who is looking for their next level up. They may have had a recent spiritual awakening or just experienced a life event that forever changed them and they need guidance to evolve further. I'm masterful at integrating the spiritual, emotional and transformational lessons of these moments. As I have been transforming, after my first awakening at fifteen years old. I passionately serve others in creating legacy and leadership in their lives, families, and communities. Thank you for your courage and commitment to wholeness.
(424) 728-4973 View (424) 728-4973
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Meredith Levy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, JD, MBA
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
My motto in therapy, and in life, is "whatever works!" What works for us in certain times of our lives no longer continues to works, and we need to shift gears. I'm casual and transparent with my clients. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is the most critical part of therapy. If there isn't a connection, it won't work.. I've had quite a unique life and believe that this is part of what enables me to relate to almost anyone. I am straightforward and honest - not something everyone wants or likes! I will work as hard as you will and be as committed to making changes as you are!
My motto in therapy, and in life, is "whatever works!" What works for us in certain times of our lives no longer continues to works, and we need to shift gears. I'm casual and transparent with my clients. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is the most critical part of therapy. If there isn't a connection, it won't work.. I've had quite a unique life and believe that this is part of what enables me to relate to almost anyone. I am straightforward and honest - not something everyone wants or likes! I will work as hard as you will and be as committed to making changes as you are!
(424) 369-7941 View (424) 369-7941
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Grey Interventions • Pat Potter Interventionist
CSAC, BS, MS, JD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Pat Potter is a seasoned Interventionist with 30 years of expertise in addiction and mental health crisis management. Known as the "last resort" in challenging cases, Pat leads Grey Interventions, advocating a non-judgmental, 'grey hat' approach. This philosophy recognizes the diversity in healing paths, focusing on personalized strategies for recovery and well-being, tailored to each individual's unique situation, needs, and strengths.
Pat Potter is a seasoned Interventionist with 30 years of expertise in addiction and mental health crisis management. Known as the "last resort" in challenging cases, Pat leads Grey Interventions, advocating a non-judgmental, 'grey hat' approach. This philosophy recognizes the diversity in healing paths, focusing on personalized strategies for recovery and well-being, tailored to each individual's unique situation, needs, and strengths.
(424) 567-8919 View (424) 567-8919
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Mary Vertinski
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404  (Online Only)
My clinical practice centers around forming an open and genuine relationship. I like to work with my patients flexibly and collaboratively and take time to clarify how they can benefit from our work. I look for strengths and areas of resilience and am a strong believer in the capacity for life-long growth. I consider it a privilege to be a part of my patients' journeys.
My clinical practice centers around forming an open and genuine relationship. I like to work with my patients flexibly and collaboratively and take time to clarify how they can benefit from our work. I look for strengths and areas of resilience and am a strong believer in the capacity for life-long growth. I consider it a privilege to be a part of my patients' journeys.
(424) 380-7106 View (424) 380-7106
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Psychoanalysis @ BHE by Dr. Nadia Bijaoui
Licensed Psychoanalyst, DHEd, PhD, MAP, RP
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Invitation to a Journey inspired by Charles Baudelaire “Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté, luxe, calme et volupté.“ I practice a therapy model that I copyrighted: "Psychoanalysis Redesigned (PsyR) – Freud a Misunderstood Scientist". PsyR re-introduces selected Freudian concepts while incorporating other therapy dynamics or creating one for you. If necessary, sexuality, a misunderstood Freudian concept, is adapted to today lifestyle. Inner peace, personal life satisfaction, and social integration are the purpose of PsyR
Invitation to a Journey inspired by Charles Baudelaire “Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté, luxe, calme et volupté.“ I practice a therapy model that I copyrighted: "Psychoanalysis Redesigned (PsyR) – Freud a Misunderstood Scientist". PsyR re-introduces selected Freudian concepts while incorporating other therapy dynamics or creating one for you. If necessary, sexuality, a misunderstood Freudian concept, is adapted to today lifestyle. Inner peace, personal life satisfaction, and social integration are the purpose of PsyR
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Lauren Martin Culp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404  (Online Only)
People come in with a desire to feel better, less stressed; resulting in successfully and confidently improving personal and professional relationships. Customized sessions help individuals achieve their goals- like attracting healthier romantic relationships, making better career or life choices, affair repair, clarity in parenting challenges or managing ADHD. Practical tools all based on my extensive professional training in holistic health, natural nutrition, body-mind therapies, meditation, etc.-specifically to support individuals, couples, and families.
People come in with a desire to feel better, less stressed; resulting in successfully and confidently improving personal and professional relationships. Customized sessions help individuals achieve their goals- like attracting healthier romantic relationships, making better career or life choices, affair repair, clarity in parenting challenges or managing ADHD. Practical tools all based on my extensive professional training in holistic health, natural nutrition, body-mind therapies, meditation, etc.-specifically to support individuals, couples, and families.
(424) 704-8635 View (424) 704-8635
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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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Westside Therapy Collective
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
If you are looking for long-term change and a team of highly effective therapists, look no further. We believe that therapy begins with finding the right fit with the perfect therapist who takes a collaborative and holistic approach. Our team incorporates techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and motivational therapy. Please contact Shannon Kalberg, LMFT to book a free 20-minute phone consultation.
If you are looking for long-term change and a team of highly effective therapists, look no further. We believe that therapy begins with finding the right fit with the perfect therapist who takes a collaborative and holistic approach. Our team incorporates techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and motivational therapy. Please contact Shannon Kalberg, LMFT to book a free 20-minute phone consultation.
(844) 592-0133 View (844) 592-0133
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Ryan Nichole Becker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403  (Online Only)
Whenever the topic of sex comes up, instead of feeling energized or inspired, you feel the weight of expectations and anxiety. Sex and intimacy are a part of your life that you feel unseen, but there’s constant pressure. Date nights start to sound unappealing because they often end in awkward moments or feeling disappointed instead of connected. Arousal feels like it’s been shut down, and you don’t know how to get it back. It's like you're constantly navigating through a maze, trying to find a way to be true to who you are, among all the noise telling you who you should be. You long for deeper connection and loving intimacy.
Whenever the topic of sex comes up, instead of feeling energized or inspired, you feel the weight of expectations and anxiety. Sex and intimacy are a part of your life that you feel unseen, but there’s constant pressure. Date nights start to sound unappealing because they often end in awkward moments or feeling disappointed instead of connected. Arousal feels like it’s been shut down, and you don’t know how to get it back. It's like you're constantly navigating through a maze, trying to find a way to be true to who you are, among all the noise telling you who you should be. You long for deeper connection and loving intimacy.
(424) 377-2370 View (424) 377-2370
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Dr. Meg Jones
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403  (Online Only)
I specialize in supporting adolescents and young adults working through eating disorders, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and identity exploration. Because of my own background and identities, I am passionate about working with People of Color, trans-racial adoptees, LGBTQ folks, and athletes.
I specialize in supporting adolescents and young adults working through eating disorders, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and identity exploration. Because of my own background and identities, I am passionate about working with People of Color, trans-racial adoptees, LGBTQ folks, and athletes.
(310) 868-2107 View (310) 868-2107
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OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am a clinical psychologist and Co-Director of the OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California. We are a group of compassionate clinicians who understand how difficult it can be to live with OCD and anxiety disorders. We specialize in providing effective treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OC Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and depression. We utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), particularly Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP), which is considered to be the gold standard for the treatment of anxiety disorders. We also utilize other effective interventions, such as mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I am a clinical psychologist and Co-Director of the OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California. We are a group of compassionate clinicians who understand how difficult it can be to live with OCD and anxiety disorders. We specialize in providing effective treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OC Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and depression. We utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), particularly Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP), which is considered to be the gold standard for the treatment of anxiety disorders. We also utilize other effective interventions, such as mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
(310) 773-3881 View (310) 773-3881
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Cat Donohue
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90401
With empathy and curiosity, I provide holistic, transparent, and collaborative therapy for teens, adults, couples, and families. If you're experiencing anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, interpersonal conflict, or life's inevitable challenges we will work together to help you gain insight, enhance your intuition, and address your patterns of behavior. I have advanced training in trauma processing and EMDR. NOTE: I offer a limited number of appointments at a sliding scale fee for individuals and couples who may require financial assistance.
With empathy and curiosity, I provide holistic, transparent, and collaborative therapy for teens, adults, couples, and families. If you're experiencing anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, interpersonal conflict, or life's inevitable challenges we will work together to help you gain insight, enhance your intuition, and address your patterns of behavior. I have advanced training in trauma processing and EMDR. NOTE: I offer a limited number of appointments at a sliding scale fee for individuals and couples who may require financial assistance.
(424) 722-4538 View (424) 722-4538
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Minoo Shilati
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
The privilege of working with clients is the way each individual strength and barrier is presented in a session. An ideal client is one who is open to the therapeutic process and recognizes the art of healing through time, directed interventions and collaboration. Therapy and the therapist are tools, meant to magnify your process and highlight the route in feeling cared for and attended to with me. I do not require the "perfect" client, I seek the curious wonderment that recognizes the wisdom in their pain but open to the hope in their heart.
The privilege of working with clients is the way each individual strength and barrier is presented in a session. An ideal client is one who is open to the therapeutic process and recognizes the art of healing through time, directed interventions and collaboration. Therapy and the therapist are tools, meant to magnify your process and highlight the route in feeling cared for and attended to with me. I do not require the "perfect" client, I seek the curious wonderment that recognizes the wisdom in their pain but open to the hope in their heart.
(805) 719-7509 View (805) 719-7509
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Darlene Lancer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, JD, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402  (Online Only)
Relationships bring happiness, but also create longing and loneliness. They can preoccupy us and destroy our sense of safety and self-respect. If you feel stuck, overwhelmed, afraid, or lost, or are unable to decide about staying or leaving, have irresolvable conflicts, unmet needs, or feel devalued, I can help - also if you seek guidance with codependency, trauma, communication, intimacy or self-esteem. You'll gain awareness in your first session and quickly see changes in handling emotions, conflict, and boundaries. Whether seeking individual or couple counseling, you'll find solutions, empower, and an improved sense of well-being
Relationships bring happiness, but also create longing and loneliness. They can preoccupy us and destroy our sense of safety and self-respect. If you feel stuck, overwhelmed, afraid, or lost, or are unable to decide about staying or leaving, have irresolvable conflicts, unmet needs, or feel devalued, I can help - also if you seek guidance with codependency, trauma, communication, intimacy or self-esteem. You'll gain awareness in your first session and quickly see changes in handling emotions, conflict, and boundaries. Whether seeking individual or couple counseling, you'll find solutions, empower, and an improved sense of well-being
(310) 421-8996 View (310) 421-8996
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Adrienne Salick
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I specialize in therapy with children, adolescents, parents, and families, dealing with life transitions and crises impacting social, emotional, academic, and interpersonal functioning. Goals may include working through a difficult transition, relieving specific troubling symptoms, building coping strategies to manage difficult feelings (anxiety, depression, frustration), improving communication, improving the quality of relationships, increasing social skills, reducing conflict, improving conflict resolution and problem solving skills, and gaining greater insight and awareness for personal growth.
I specialize in therapy with children, adolescents, parents, and families, dealing with life transitions and crises impacting social, emotional, academic, and interpersonal functioning. Goals may include working through a difficult transition, relieving specific troubling symptoms, building coping strategies to manage difficult feelings (anxiety, depression, frustration), improving communication, improving the quality of relationships, increasing social skills, reducing conflict, improving conflict resolution and problem solving skills, and gaining greater insight and awareness for personal growth.
(310) 231-6492 View (310) 231-6492
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Allison Nurse-Hofer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MBA
Verified Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
You've been feeling like your life just wasn’t supposed to go this way… like you were once on solid ground, but now you’re swimming through quicksand. Maybe the pain of infertility or miscarriage has left you feeling completely hopeless...or you're a new mom wondering why no one ever told you how tough it would be. Maybe difficult memories you thought you'd buried long ago are beginning to sabotage your life…or the promising future you were headed for as an athlete, dancer or performing artist seems to have vanished. You feel lost in an overwhelming sea of emotion..things just aren’t working out…something has got to change.
You've been feeling like your life just wasn’t supposed to go this way… like you were once on solid ground, but now you’re swimming through quicksand. Maybe the pain of infertility or miscarriage has left you feeling completely hopeless...or you're a new mom wondering why no one ever told you how tough it would be. Maybe difficult memories you thought you'd buried long ago are beginning to sabotage your life…or the promising future you were headed for as an athlete, dancer or performing artist seems to have vanished. You feel lost in an overwhelming sea of emotion..things just aren’t working out…something has got to change.
(424) 322-6073 View (424) 322-6073
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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