Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I use a compassionate, empathetic and active approach to empower people to navigate through life challenges. I have been described as caring, skilled and collaborative. I am passionate about using innovative techniques to treat trauma including EMDR. I have received specialized training in sex and couples therapy in order to offer people a specific approach to communicating. I enjoy working with individuals and couples helping them to overcome relationship issues as well as sexual issues that may be affecting their quality of life. I have over 10 years experience as a therapist and love the work that I do.
(310) 895-9105
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
I use a compassionate, empathetic and active approach to empower people to navigate through life challenges. I have been described as caring, skilled and collaborative. I am passionate about using innovative techniques to treat trauma including EMDR. I have received specialized training in sex and couples therapy in order to offer people a specific approach to communicating. I enjoy working with individuals and couples helping them to overcome relationship issues as well as sexual issues that may be affecting their quality of life. I have over 10 years experience as a therapist and love the work that I do.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
My specialties include marital problems, depression, anxiety, adolescent issues, women's issues, parenting, crisis management, trauma-related cases such as domestic violence, physical or sexual abuse and many other issues. I am committed to helping my clients feel better and make changes easily, and I have the skills and passion to assist you in making better decisions. I am bilingual in Spanish. I can offer my services in the office (during Covid only telehealth), via Skype, via phone or in the comfort of your home or office. Available all day of the week.
(909) 610-3952
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
My specialties include marital problems, depression, anxiety, adolescent issues, women's issues, parenting, crisis management, trauma-related cases such as domestic violence, physical or sexual abuse and many other issues. I am committed to helping my clients feel better and make changes easily, and I have the skills and passion to assist you in making better decisions. I am bilingual in Spanish. I can offer my services in the office (during Covid only telehealth), via Skype, via phone or in the comfort of your home or office. Available all day of the week.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
My mission as a clinical psychologist is to help individuals reduce suffering and achieve purpose in their lives. I view therapy as teamwork and am dedicated to collaboratively helping clients reach their goals. I strive to provide evidence-based treatment, rooted in the latest scientific findings, facilitated by a validating and safe space.
(424) 363-7586
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
My mission as a clinical psychologist is to help individuals reduce suffering and achieve purpose in their lives. I view therapy as teamwork and am dedicated to collaboratively helping clients reach their goals. I strive to provide evidence-based treatment, rooted in the latest scientific findings, facilitated by a validating and safe space.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you at an important crossroad in your life? Has your marriage/relationship lost its luster? Learn the skills of Imago Dialogue to rekindle your love and feel the joy of love in your life again. I effectively blend therapies so you'll get results. When you focus on connecting with your inner wisdom and knowing, you achieve balance in all areas of your life with a sense of conscious fulfillment that turns your dreams into reality. Achieve your goals and thrive. Change your choices, change your life. Call me now: (310) 403-4347.
(424) 312-0550
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you at an important crossroad in your life? Has your marriage/relationship lost its luster? Learn the skills of Imago Dialogue to rekindle your love and feel the joy of love in your life again. I effectively blend therapies so you'll get results. When you focus on connecting with your inner wisdom and knowing, you achieve balance in all areas of your life with a sense of conscious fulfillment that turns your dreams into reality. Achieve your goals and thrive. Change your choices, change your life. Call me now: (310) 403-4347.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, APCC, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Is your past getting in the way of your present? The fact is, the past can come back to haunt us in so many ways. Especially in times of change and transition, old hurts rise to the surface, challenging us to face off with troubling questions: "How did I end up here again? Why can't I just get over it and let it go? Everyone else seems to have it figured out, why don’t I?" These thoughts leave you feeling disconnected from others, numb to your inner sense of self, overwhelmed with self doubt, and unsure of what to do next. This is not the real you. You are wired for connection and trust— but you’re not quite sure where to begin.
(310) 361-2872
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Is your past getting in the way of your present? The fact is, the past can come back to haunt us in so many ways. Especially in times of change and transition, old hurts rise to the surface, challenging us to face off with troubling questions: "How did I end up here again? Why can't I just get over it and let it go? Everyone else seems to have it figured out, why don’t I?" These thoughts leave you feeling disconnected from others, numb to your inner sense of self, overwhelmed with self doubt, and unsure of what to do next. This is not the real you. You are wired for connection and trust— but you’re not quite sure where to begin.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Everything is temporary: anxiety, heartbreak, loneliness, feelings, boredom, sadness, frustration, anger, emotions. Through the process of psychotherapy you will learn that your experiences, feelings, and behaviors can be understood instead of avoided or judged, allowing for the eventual acceptance of whatever may emerge. Together we will collaborate on building from your existing strengths in order to help you forge a clearer, manageable, productive, fuller and compassion-based life experience.
(310) 504-1528
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Everything is temporary: anxiety, heartbreak, loneliness, feelings, boredom, sadness, frustration, anger, emotions. Through the process of psychotherapy you will learn that your experiences, feelings, and behaviors can be understood instead of avoided or judged, allowing for the eventual acceptance of whatever may emerge. Together we will collaborate on building from your existing strengths in order to help you forge a clearer, manageable, productive, fuller and compassion-based life experience.
Photo of Kate Sheehan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Your life CAN be different. You can enjoy authentic relationships, clear communications, and a genuine purpose. If you need short-term support in achieving your goals, please contact me for a free consultation. Long-term, ongoing therapy is also available. Please contact me to discuss what you need help with at this time. I work with individuals who are lost, confused, stuck, dissatisfied, unfulfilled, or disappointed.
(310) 751-7033
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Your life CAN be different. You can enjoy authentic relationships, clear communications, and a genuine purpose. If you need short-term support in achieving your goals, please contact me for a free consultation. Long-term, ongoing therapy is also available. Please contact me to discuss what you need help with at this time. I work with individuals who are lost, confused, stuck, dissatisfied, unfulfilled, or disappointed.
Photo of Kathy K Barrett, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
When life feels so overwhelming you don't know what to do or where to turn, reaching out for support can be helpful. Working closely with a therapist creates a supportive and collaborative environment that can enable you to change how you feel or respond to situations. Viewing life's challenges through a wider lens allows fresh opportunities and different solutions to emerge and increase in their possibility. Together, we can focus on your strengths, identify areas you want to change and help you make choices that give you a greater sense of fulfillment and well-being in your life.
(310) 715-8407
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
When life feels so overwhelming you don't know what to do or where to turn, reaching out for support can be helpful. Working closely with a therapist creates a supportive and collaborative environment that can enable you to change how you feel or respond to situations. Viewing life's challenges through a wider lens allows fresh opportunities and different solutions to emerge and increase in their possibility. Together, we can focus on your strengths, identify areas you want to change and help you make choices that give you a greater sense of fulfillment and well-being in your life.
Photo of Peggy Barrett, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
The best gifts you can give are deeper relationships with yourself and others. When depression, anxiety, trauma or grief interfere with your life, your relationships may suffer both internally and externally. If your life seems chaotic or lacks meaning it can be daunting to deal with these on your own. The courage to ask for help and enter into a therapeutic relationship is a powerful first step. You are empowered to discover your essence and begin to find meaning and purpose in your life. I will work collaboratively with you to establish a trusting therapeutic relationship. This will allow you to trust your intuition and heal.
(310) 878-4087
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
The best gifts you can give are deeper relationships with yourself and others. When depression, anxiety, trauma or grief interfere with your life, your relationships may suffer both internally and externally. If your life seems chaotic or lacks meaning it can be daunting to deal with these on your own. The courage to ask for help and enter into a therapeutic relationship is a powerful first step. You are empowered to discover your essence and begin to find meaning and purpose in your life. I will work collaboratively with you to establish a trusting therapeutic relationship. This will allow you to trust your intuition and heal.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, Grief, Loss, CPT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I specialize in psychotherapy to treat grief and loss, issues surrounding terminal or chronic medical issues, trauma, and depression. Life comes with loss and change: the death of a loved one, the loss of health - such as being diagnosed with a life altering condition - or a breakup, to name a few. Dealing with any loss and adjusting to major change often negatively affects us, and our emotional well-being and coping habits are sometimes compromised as a result. It is easy to fall into depression or develop anxiety if our coping is not managed and nurtured appropriately. Visit my website: www.talkitouttherapy.com
(424) 365-1583
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I specialize in psychotherapy to treat grief and loss, issues surrounding terminal or chronic medical issues, trauma, and depression. Life comes with loss and change: the death of a loved one, the loss of health - such as being diagnosed with a life altering condition - or a breakup, to name a few. Dealing with any loss and adjusting to major change often negatively affects us, and our emotional well-being and coping habits are sometimes compromised as a result. It is easy to fall into depression or develop anxiety if our coping is not managed and nurtured appropriately. Visit my website: www.talkitouttherapy.com
Photo of Lynelle Goodreau, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
My practice orientation with clients integrates the power of our mind-body-spirit connection toward healing wounded areas within ourselves. I specifically help individuals that have been victims of narcissistic abuse in their early childhood relationships or current adult relationships heal this very real trauma to their minds and bodies. Focus is toward strengthening adaptive, rational and positive thoughts and behaviors instead of living from fear and trauma. Narcissism undermines growth, strength, health and productive ways of living. Meditation, creative visualization/affirmation skills, breathing exercises, role-playing, voice-dialogue and gestalt methods are employed for moving stagnant energy in our bodies. .
(213) 260-4724
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
My practice orientation with clients integrates the power of our mind-body-spirit connection toward healing wounded areas within ourselves. I specifically help individuals that have been victims of narcissistic abuse in their early childhood relationships or current adult relationships heal this very real trauma to their minds and bodies. Focus is toward strengthening adaptive, rational and positive thoughts and behaviors instead of living from fear and trauma. Narcissism undermines growth, strength, health and productive ways of living. Meditation, creative visualization/affirmation skills, breathing exercises, role-playing, voice-dialogue and gestalt methods are employed for moving stagnant energy in our bodies. .
Photo of Duane M Harvey, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
What we seek in our partner is connection. Deep, relaxed, secure connection is the springboard to passion. I help couples re-connect and stay connected by enhancing the positive, eliminating the negative and becoming each other's advocate. I help singles identify patterns that have haunted past relationships and help find and forge a new kind of loving partnership. Anxiety, depression and addictions all stem from, or are fueled by, deficient early connections. Learning the skill and discipline to navigate a conscious romantic relationship can heal much of the past and free us from many restricting thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
(310) 804-7972
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
What we seek in our partner is connection. Deep, relaxed, secure connection is the springboard to passion. I help couples re-connect and stay connected by enhancing the positive, eliminating the negative and becoming each other's advocate. I help singles identify patterns that have haunted past relationships and help find and forge a new kind of loving partnership. Anxiety, depression and addictions all stem from, or are fueled by, deficient early connections. Learning the skill and discipline to navigate a conscious romantic relationship can heal much of the past and free us from many restricting thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
Photo of The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, MA
Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Being listened to." That is the experience of being at the Saturday Center: intensely, deeply, actively, empathically listened to; seen, heard and understood. For over 30 years we have provided this type of counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. TSC is committed to dynamic psychotherapy and to providing treatment based on need rather than economics. The Center is staffed by advanced psychological interns, psychological assistants and marriage & family therapist interns who are supervised by a group of experienced, licensed private practitioners dedicated to the practice and teaching of psychotherapy.
(310) 879-5804

Santa Monica, CA 90403
"Being listened to." That is the experience of being at the Saturday Center: intensely, deeply, actively, empathically listened to; seen, heard and understood. For over 30 years we have provided this type of counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. TSC is committed to dynamic psychotherapy and to providing treatment based on need rather than economics. The Center is staffed by advanced psychological interns, psychological assistants and marriage & family therapist interns who are supervised by a group of experienced, licensed private practitioners dedicated to the practice and teaching of psychotherapy.
Photo of Jane Alt, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I specialize in the treatment of trauma, addiction, eating disorders, mental health and relational issues. I provide a safe space for individuals to experience corrective experiences through a CBT approach. My goal is to help clients feel empowered through deep, challenging work. I am also extremely passionate about and experienced with family and couples therapy. I believe that therapy does not define an individual’s life, only alters it. I integrate complementary methodologies to offer a highly personalized approach uniquely tailored to each individual.
(310) 307-3454
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
I specialize in the treatment of trauma, addiction, eating disorders, mental health and relational issues. I provide a safe space for individuals to experience corrective experiences through a CBT approach. My goal is to help clients feel empowered through deep, challenging work. I am also extremely passionate about and experienced with family and couples therapy. I believe that therapy does not define an individual’s life, only alters it. I integrate complementary methodologies to offer a highly personalized approach uniquely tailored to each individual.
Photo of Veronique Lin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
**** NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS **** Making space to sit with yourself, for yourself, is a courageous step down the road less traveled. I believe in the power of authenticity, and of cultivating trust and a mutually-built atmosphere in the therapy room to support your growth. In our sessions, I will work to provide you in turn with a secure base, a mirror, a teammate, a confidante, a witness.
(424) 237-8254
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
**** NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS **** Making space to sit with yourself, for yourself, is a courageous step down the road less traveled. I believe in the power of authenticity, and of cultivating trust and a mutually-built atmosphere in the therapy room to support your growth. In our sessions, I will work to provide you in turn with a secure base, a mirror, a teammate, a confidante, a witness.
Photo of Cary Sinnott, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I understand that life's transitions often come with the obvious changes in ones perspective, in ones relationships, and in ones lifestyle, but transitions also come with more hidden emotional changes. These usually surface as sleepless nights, fights with people you care about, mood instability, and a feeling of sadness or dissatisfaction with life. On your own, it is difficult to untangle the complex puzzle that underlies these ongoing issues and acknowledge these emotional changes. Together we can uncover the root of your emotional challenges using emotionally focused therapy in a compassionate and supportive environment.
(424) 363-9375
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I understand that life's transitions often come with the obvious changes in ones perspective, in ones relationships, and in ones lifestyle, but transitions also come with more hidden emotional changes. These usually surface as sleepless nights, fights with people you care about, mood instability, and a feeling of sadness or dissatisfaction with life. On your own, it is difficult to untangle the complex puzzle that underlies these ongoing issues and acknowledge these emotional changes. Together we can uncover the root of your emotional challenges using emotionally focused therapy in a compassionate and supportive environment.
Photo of Diana P. Lee, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Welcome! You've taken the first step to find a therapist and that takes courage! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has spent the last decade helping children, adolescents, adults and families. I have worked in the school setting, outpatient clinics and in private practice. My focus is to collaborate with you to work towards achieving your goals while providing a safe, non-judgmental space to reflect and assisting you to gain insight and valuable awareness.
(310) 947-8501
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Welcome! You've taken the first step to find a therapist and that takes courage! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has spent the last decade helping children, adolescents, adults and families. I have worked in the school setting, outpatient clinics and in private practice. My focus is to collaborate with you to work towards achieving your goals while providing a safe, non-judgmental space to reflect and assisting you to gain insight and valuable awareness.
Photo of Isobel Gardner, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFA, MA, LMFT, CMT-P Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Are you feeling overwhelmed with emotions: anxiety, depression, anger, or are you just plain numb or disengaged? Are you using substances or obsessive/compulsive behavior to cope with stress, boredom or emotional pain? Are you seeking answers about the meaning of your life? Do you feel lonely or lost? Do you want change but don't know how? My clients usually report feeling more emotionally balanced, confident, capable and happy after just a few sessions. Treatment plans are tailor-made to meet each client's unique needs and goals and adjusted accordingly.
(310) 906-4892
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Are you feeling overwhelmed with emotions: anxiety, depression, anger, or are you just plain numb or disengaged? Are you using substances or obsessive/compulsive behavior to cope with stress, boredom or emotional pain? Are you seeking answers about the meaning of your life? Do you feel lonely or lost? Do you want change but don't know how? My clients usually report feeling more emotionally balanced, confident, capable and happy after just a few sessions. Treatment plans are tailor-made to meet each client's unique needs and goals and adjusted accordingly.
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Psychologist, Psy.D. Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I'm told I'm warm, smart, and that I have a good sense of humor. (Sometimes my dog likes to sit in on sessions.) I believe therapy has got to change lives -- and be enjoyable. Unlike some therapists, I believe in setting goals and tracking progress. Why go to therapy without results? What's my specialty? Helping people free themselves from what holds them back. My approach combines Positive Psychology and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) with mindfulness and a creative mix of the best approaches known to modern psychology.
(424) 373-3205
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
I'm told I'm warm, smart, and that I have a good sense of humor. (Sometimes my dog likes to sit in on sessions.) I believe therapy has got to change lives -- and be enjoyable. Unlike some therapists, I believe in setting goals and tracking progress. Why go to therapy without results? What's my specialty? Helping people free themselves from what holds them back. My approach combines Positive Psychology and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) with mindfulness and a creative mix of the best approaches known to modern psychology.
Photo of Ivy Love Margulies, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am a specialist in grief, loss and trauma encompassing the entire spectrum of women's maternal mental health. I help women(and their partners) with healthy pregnancies, postpartum depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss, terminations and infertility - whether through stillbirth, miscarriage, late term loss, IVF/IUI failures, selective termination or pregnancy releases (aka abortion). Sadly, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage and 1 in 8 will have trouble with conception. I blend psychology, ritual, spirituality, reiki, energy healing, guided meditations and more to help facilitate and support women, couples and families.
(424) 320-3249
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am a specialist in grief, loss and trauma encompassing the entire spectrum of women's maternal mental health. I help women(and their partners) with healthy pregnancies, postpartum depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss, terminations and infertility - whether through stillbirth, miscarriage, late term loss, IVF/IUI failures, selective termination or pregnancy releases (aka abortion). Sadly, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage and 1 in 8 will have trouble with conception. I blend psychology, ritual, spirituality, reiki, energy healing, guided meditations and more to help facilitate and support women, couples and families.

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