Cibele Sousa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
My passion is in body psychotherapy. Clients enjoy our work connecting their body/inner strengths and their mind/rational strengths to achieve growth. My clients value the kindness, compassion, and safety I create, so they feel comfortable and heard. I have success working with clients that experience cancer, adoption, grief, stress, excessive worry, depression, conflict with others, life transitions, parenting issues, chronic illness and pain. Caregivers and family members of cancer patients find working with me helpful, healing, and nurturing. Clients that are not comfortable just talking really appreciate the tools I give them.
(424) 247-6172
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
My passion is in body psychotherapy. Clients enjoy our work connecting their body/inner strengths and their mind/rational strengths to achieve growth. My clients value the kindness, compassion, and safety I create, so they feel comfortable and heard. I have success working with clients that experience cancer, adoption, grief, stress, excessive worry, depression, conflict with others, life transitions, parenting issues, chronic illness and pain. Caregivers and family members of cancer patients find working with me helpful, healing, and nurturing. Clients that are not comfortable just talking really appreciate the tools I give them.
Dianne Porchia
MA, DMBM
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
Dianne Porchia is featured in HEAL Documentary film for her successful healing work with advance stage cancer client who remains cancer free over 5 years after diagnosis with stage IV colorectal cancer. Porchia's unique holistic approach to healing integrates the principles and practice of mind-body-heart-soul energy medicine, epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology and heart-centered communication skills to reduce mental-emotional stress, support immune function and create and maintain successful and loving relationships through high stress life challenges such as divorce, death, loss of job, serious illness, disease and cancer.
(310) 627-2585
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Dianne Porchia is featured in HEAL Documentary film for her successful healing work with advance stage cancer client who remains cancer free over 5 years after diagnosis with stage IV colorectal cancer. Porchia's unique holistic approach to healing integrates the principles and practice of mind-body-heart-soul energy medicine, epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology and heart-centered communication skills to reduce mental-emotional stress, support immune function and create and maintain successful and loving relationships through high stress life challenges such as divorce, death, loss of job, serious illness, disease and cancer.
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Lisa E Frankel
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
As a therapist for 30 plus years I have experience working with individuals and couples with varied backgrounds, cultures and ages. Many years working with people in Recovery (12 step and alternatives friendly) . Hsp's (highly sensitive) , women and men in transition.. challenged by depression, anxiety and panic, people in creative fields corporate professionals, LGBT. My experience as a cancer survivor, adoptive parent, artist/writer, and meditator enhance my work. I work with mindfulness. stress management and CBT . Very experienced with loss, grief and pet bereavement. I have advanced training in Trauma Resiliency Model
(310) 398-9385
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
As a therapist for 30 plus years I have experience working with individuals and couples with varied backgrounds, cultures and ages. Many years working with people in Recovery (12 step and alternatives friendly) . Hsp's (highly sensitive) , women and men in transition.. challenged by depression, anxiety and panic, people in creative fields corporate professionals, LGBT. My experience as a cancer survivor, adoptive parent, artist/writer, and meditator enhance my work. I work with mindfulness. stress management and CBT . Very experienced with loss, grief and pet bereavement. I have advanced training in Trauma Resiliency Model
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Ronnie Linda Kaye
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Having been twice a cancer survivor, I have a deep and personal grounding in issues related to life-threatening illness and find it easy and rewarding to connect with my clients.
I work with people who are ready for change, people who have recognized that they are stuck in unproductive, repeating patterns in their lives and want to break free, and people who are ready to commit to their own personal growth. I have several specialties, including: the management of a broad range of feelings; concerns about body image and sexuality; communication difficulties; loss and grief; empowerment; self-esteem; and, dealing with life-threatening illness.
(424) 372-0088
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Having been twice a cancer survivor, I have a deep and personal grounding in issues related to life-threatening illness and find it easy and rewarding to connect with my clients.
I work with people who are ready for change, people who have recognized that they are stuck in unproductive, repeating patterns in their lives and want to break free, and people who are ready to commit to their own personal growth. I have several specialties, including: the management of a broad range of feelings; concerns about body image and sexuality; communication difficulties; loss and grief; empowerment; self-esteem; and, dealing with life-threatening illness.
Talk It Out Therapy with Melissa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, Grief, Loss, CPT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
I worked as a medicine hospital social worker for four years providing therapy to those diagnosed with cancer and veterans with a history of addiction in recovery.
Have you experienced loss or adjusting to change? 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. I’m glad you are taking steps to process what change or loss means to you. Clinical supervision services also provided to ASWs reg.w/BBS
(424) 365-1583
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
I worked as a medicine hospital social worker for four years providing therapy to those diagnosed with cancer and veterans with a history of addiction in recovery.
Have you experienced loss or adjusting to change? 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. I’m glad you are taking steps to process what change or loss means to you. Clinical supervision services also provided to ASWs reg.w/BBS
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Carol Fred
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I worked at UCLA for 15 years where I primarily saw women with breast cancer.
I have had over 25 years of experience helping people deal with anxiety, depression and traumatic experiences. Creating a safe, trusting relationship is the basis of productive therapy and healing. I am an empathetic listener who uses a variety of approaches to help people reach their goals.
(310) 341-7209
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I worked at UCLA for 15 years where I primarily saw women with breast cancer.
I have had over 25 years of experience helping people deal with anxiety, depression and traumatic experiences. Creating a safe, trusting relationship is the basis of productive therapy and healing. I am an empathetic listener who uses a variety of approaches to help people reach their goals.
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Dolly B Phillips
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I offer a warm, non-judgmental partnership with individuals, families and groups when they or someone they know are coping with chronic or life-threatening illness, end of life, bereavement or unattended grief. My approach is collaborative, strength-based & tailored to meet your needs. I have over 15 years of experience counseling individuals and leading support groups for those facing a cancer diagnosis, caregivers, bereaved individuals as well as those grieving other types of losses. I provide a safe environment to express yourself while helping you learn to cope and become resilient.
(323) 543-7475
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I offer a warm, non-judgmental partnership with individuals, families and groups when they or someone they know are coping with chronic or life-threatening illness, end of life, bereavement or unattended grief. My approach is collaborative, strength-based & tailored to meet your needs. I have over 15 years of experience counseling individuals and leading support groups for those facing a cancer diagnosis, caregivers, bereaved individuals as well as those grieving other types of losses. I provide a safe environment to express yourself while helping you learn to cope and become resilient.
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Jillian Ziesmer
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I am here to help you find a deeper understanding of yourself, cultivate personal growth, and improve your relationships. In a collaborative relationship with the client, I explore family dynamics, relationship patterns, and underlying feelings and unconscious drives that impede a sense of well being. Some of the issues I treat include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, recovery, trauma (emotional, physical, sexual), suicidal ideation, grief/loss, cancer survivors, LGBTQ, and pre-marital counseling/relationship/marital issues. I help clients explore their feelings, past experiences, present situations, and hopes for the future.
(323) 736-3464
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I am here to help you find a deeper understanding of yourself, cultivate personal growth, and improve your relationships. In a collaborative relationship with the client, I explore family dynamics, relationship patterns, and underlying feelings and unconscious drives that impede a sense of well being. Some of the issues I treat include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, recovery, trauma (emotional, physical, sexual), suicidal ideation, grief/loss, cancer survivors, LGBTQ, and pre-marital counseling/relationship/marital issues. I help clients explore their feelings, past experiences, present situations, and hopes for the future.
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Jordan Long
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
Individuals affected by cancer or other physical illnesses often do not realize the influence that the illness has on their mental health until the emotions are all consuming. This is where I step in: to help you deal with life-altering, overwhelming changes that come with the diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and grief of physical illness. I have a wealth of experience working with individuals, couples, and families impacted by physical illness, and believe that physical illness affects the entire family system in a multitude of ways. Whether you are a survivor, caregiver, are grieving, or in the midst of illness, you are not alone.
(310) 340-1272
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
Individuals affected by cancer or other physical illnesses often do not realize the influence that the illness has on their mental health until the emotions are all consuming. This is where I step in: to help you deal with life-altering, overwhelming changes that come with the diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and grief of physical illness. I have a wealth of experience working with individuals, couples, and families impacted by physical illness, and believe that physical illness affects the entire family system in a multitude of ways. Whether you are a survivor, caregiver, are grieving, or in the midst of illness, you are not alone.
Jill Gray
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I work with adults, teens and couples facing challenges including cancer/chronic illnesses, depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, relationship issues, grief and loss.
*VIDEO SESSIONS ONLY.* Feeling anxious, overwhelmed or stressed? Having relationship issues? Struggling to cope with a chronic disease? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, I can help! I provide a non-judgmental and compassionate space where clients can create long-term positive changes through self-exploration and the development of new perspectives, skills and confidence.
(310) 872-1833
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I work with adults, teens and couples facing challenges including cancer/chronic illnesses, depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, relationship issues, grief and loss.
*VIDEO SESSIONS ONLY.* Feeling anxious, overwhelmed or stressed? Having relationship issues? Struggling to cope with a chronic disease? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, I can help! I provide a non-judgmental and compassionate space where clients can create long-term positive changes through self-exploration and the development of new perspectives, skills and confidence.
Kenneth Kennaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
​ As a sex-positive care provider, I am a passionate ally to individuals from all walks of life, especially the LGBTQ+, Cancer, HIV / AIDS, Open Relationships/Non-Monogamy, Kink, Transgender, and Orthodox communities.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with certification from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, concentrating in Conversational Analysis, I earned my Master's in Social Work from USC, concentrating in Business and Social Work in Global Communities. Prior to becoming Clinical Director at Center for Sexual Integrity, I served as the Associate Clinical Director at Center for Healthy Sex, working closely with one of the most respected authorities in the field, Dr. Alexandra Katehakis.
(213) 309-8641
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
​ As a sex-positive care provider, I am a passionate ally to individuals from all walks of life, especially the LGBTQ+, Cancer, HIV / AIDS, Open Relationships/Non-Monogamy, Kink, Transgender, and Orthodox communities.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with certification from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, concentrating in Conversational Analysis, I earned my Master's in Social Work from USC, concentrating in Business and Social Work in Global Communities. Prior to becoming Clinical Director at Center for Sexual Integrity, I served as the Associate Clinical Director at Center for Healthy Sex, working closely with one of the most respected authorities in the field, Dr. Alexandra Katehakis.
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Michele A Getzelman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
Dr. Michele Getzelman (preferred pronouns: she/her/hers) is a licensed psychologist with special interests in chemical addiction and chronic medical illness including cancer and autoimmunity. In addition, Dr. Getzelman has interests in applied sports psychology and working with those impacted by adoption. Dr. Getzelman has extensive experience in treating diverse clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety disorders, and addiction recovery. Moreover, Dr. Getzelman's own health history informs her interests in supporting those with health related challenges. She tailors interventions to each unique client.
(310) 362-5892
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
Dr. Michele Getzelman (preferred pronouns: she/her/hers) is a licensed psychologist with special interests in chemical addiction and chronic medical illness including cancer and autoimmunity. In addition, Dr. Getzelman has interests in applied sports psychology and working with those impacted by adoption. Dr. Getzelman has extensive experience in treating diverse clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety disorders, and addiction recovery. Moreover, Dr. Getzelman's own health history informs her interests in supporting those with health related challenges. She tailors interventions to each unique client.
Anna Major
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Your past pain is real and it is common for that past pain to hurt in the present. You don't have to "just accept it". I have success working with clients experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, domestic abuse, maternal mental health issues, family discord, and also have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and families. My clients trust that I can help them over come whatever their challenges are. One of my passions is Prenatal Bonding and psychology, enhancing the bond between mother and child to improve birth outcomes and reduce difficulty in delivery.
(818) 280-8006
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Your past pain is real and it is common for that past pain to hurt in the present. You don't have to "just accept it". I have success working with clients experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, domestic abuse, maternal mental health issues, family discord, and also have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and families. My clients trust that I can help them over come whatever their challenges are. One of my passions is Prenatal Bonding and psychology, enhancing the bond between mother and child to improve birth outcomes and reduce difficulty in delivery.
Dhanya Murali
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Life can be tricky, but also a beautiful journey of learning, growing, and experiencing change. You may wish to cope with conflict better, have a hard time resisting temptation, or frequently feel overwhelmed. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where you can be your true self. Through learning and practicing the art of self-compassion, we will work together to help navigate the challenges you're facing. As your emotional tour guide, I can bring awareness to perspectives you may be missing and provide tools that will be forever useful. Clients say that I make sessions fun without sacrificing the hard work that can change your life.
(818) 647-9256
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Life can be tricky, but also a beautiful journey of learning, growing, and experiencing change. You may wish to cope with conflict better, have a hard time resisting temptation, or frequently feel overwhelmed. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where you can be your true self. Through learning and practicing the art of self-compassion, we will work together to help navigate the challenges you're facing. As your emotional tour guide, I can bring awareness to perspectives you may be missing and provide tools that will be forever useful. Clients say that I make sessions fun without sacrificing the hard work that can change your life.
LGBTQ Therapy
Counselor, LMHC, LPCC Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Expansive Therapy is an LGBTQ affirming therapy practice with locations in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. We offer online therapy to clients anywhere in New York State and California State. Our mission at Expansive Therapy is to create a safe space to heal and grow, to expand the things that are working, and to encourage personal freedom. Our website is expansivetherapy.com and you can reach our office manager Maria at info@expansivetherapy.com.
(845) 251-4103
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Expansive Therapy is an LGBTQ affirming therapy practice with locations in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. We offer online therapy to clients anywhere in New York State and California State. Our mission at Expansive Therapy is to create a safe space to heal and grow, to expand the things that are working, and to encourage personal freedom. Our website is expansivetherapy.com and you can reach our office manager Maria at info@expansivetherapy.com.
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Samantha Schlossmann Psy.d
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Are you suffering from unresolved grief and loss, stress, addiction, anxiety or depression? I can help. I specialize in the treatment of trauma for adults, adolescents and children. We will work together to create a therapeutic space where we can assess your challenges and find creative resolution to your problems. You don't have to do it alone. My approach is to provide a safe nurturing and empathetic environment while supporting you to uncover your own natural resilience. I will help you connect with your innate ability to heal, develop skills to reduce your negative symptoms, and live a full and authentic life.
(424) 358-3098
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
Are you suffering from unresolved grief and loss, stress, addiction, anxiety or depression? I can help. I specialize in the treatment of trauma for adults, adolescents and children. We will work together to create a therapeutic space where we can assess your challenges and find creative resolution to your problems. You don't have to do it alone. My approach is to provide a safe nurturing and empathetic environment while supporting you to uncover your own natural resilience. I will help you connect with your innate ability to heal, develop skills to reduce your negative symptoms, and live a full and authentic life.
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Cathy Goldfarb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Santa Monica, CA 90405
If you are struggling and feeling stuck in ways that make it difficult to enjoy and be present in your life and in your relationships; if you feel alone, lost, anxious, depressed, overwhelmed and under a lot of stress and want to make changes for yourself, one of my primary goals is to provide you a safe place in which to do this work. You don't have to try to find your way alone. This experience can be a transformative and empowering one for you. Asking for help comes from a place of strength, not of weakness.
(310) 736-2847
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
If you are struggling and feeling stuck in ways that make it difficult to enjoy and be present in your life and in your relationships; if you feel alone, lost, anxious, depressed, overwhelmed and under a lot of stress and want to make changes for yourself, one of my primary goals is to provide you a safe place in which to do this work. You don't have to try to find your way alone. This experience can be a transformative and empowering one for you. Asking for help comes from a place of strength, not of weakness.
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Maryna V Yudina
BSN, RN, MS, MD(Ukr) Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Maryna Yudina received her MD from Odessa National Medical University, one of the leading medical universities in Ukraine and worked as a Family Physician and a Chief of Staff at an Odessa Military Hospital. After 13 years of hard work and exciting changes, she was offered the chance to take a different path and move to the United States to work in a variety of hospitals in Alaska.
(310) 699-4944
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Maryna Yudina received her MD from Odessa National Medical University, one of the leading medical universities in Ukraine and worked as a Family Physician and a Chief of Staff at an Odessa Military Hospital. After 13 years of hard work and exciting changes, she was offered the chance to take a different path and move to the United States to work in a variety of hospitals in Alaska.
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Jennifer Ollestad
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed MFT with offices in Santa Monica and the Ojai/Ventura area. For the past fifteen + years I have been working as a therapist with adolescents, adults and families. I am also a clinical supervisor to interns in my private practice, and I provide psychotherapy for therapists in training. My work as a therapist focuses on relationships of all kinds. For my client, I hope to be an agent of positive change by working with him/her/them towards an understanding of the dynamics that keep him/her/them from moving forward and then by mentoring him/her/them to co-create a bigger life for him/her/them self.
(424) 570-3246
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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I am a licensed MFT with offices in Santa Monica and the Ojai/Ventura area. For the past fifteen + years I have been working as a therapist with adolescents, adults and families. I am also a clinical supervisor to interns in my private practice, and I provide psychotherapy for therapists in training. My work as a therapist focuses on relationships of all kinds. For my client, I hope to be an agent of positive change by working with him/her/them towards an understanding of the dynamics that keep him/her/them from moving forward and then by mentoring him/her/them to co-create a bigger life for him/her/them self.
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My LA Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CNTS Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
To experience our deepest recesses of joy and peace, we must first have the courage to face our fears. That’s why our therapists use a wide range of research-proven therapy techniques to help transform anxiety, depression, and loneliness into joy, freedom, and connectedness. Whatever your situation, our goal is to help you find clarity, purpose, and strength. Through the therapy process, we will help you cultivate an unshakeable resiliency that you carry into every challenge you face. The purpose of our therapy practice is to help you become free from the grip of anxiety, depression, addiction, and hurtful relationships.
(424) 581-1903
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
To experience our deepest recesses of joy and peace, we must first have the courage to face our fears. That’s why our therapists use a wide range of research-proven therapy techniques to help transform anxiety, depression, and loneliness into joy, freedom, and connectedness. Whatever your situation, our goal is to help you find clarity, purpose, and strength. Through the therapy process, we will help you cultivate an unshakeable resiliency that you carry into every challenge you face. The purpose of our therapy practice is to help you become free from the grip of anxiety, depression, addiction, and hurtful relationships.

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Cancer Therapists
A diagnosis of cancer raises many issues both for those to whom it relates and the family and friends who surround them. If you are looking for help with cancer in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica therapist (cancer), these professionals provide cancer counseling, support for cancer patients and family cancer support. They can help with connections to Santa Monica cancer support groups and, if there is one, a local cancer survivor network in Santa Monica. The professionals include cancer therapists in Santa Monica, cancer psychologists and cancer counselors. Some of these therapists may be cancer survivors themselves. The professionals work with children with cancer, cancer in adolescents or adolescents with cancer and cancer in teens or teens with cancer. They can help provide emotional support and guidance during the process of chemo or radiation.

Please feel free to contact these Santa Monica cancer therapists if you're a parent seeking help for a child with cancer, a kid with cancer or if your loved one or spouse has cancer.