Noah Rothschild
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I am skilled at inner child work, using Bradshaw's work with other empowering methods.
I am here to help you get unstuck and reclaim your natural state of joy, well-being, purpose, and vitality. "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure (Marianne Williamson)." In our fast-paced world, it's easy to lose touch with ourselves and our sense of well-being. This has led to a rise in depression/anxiety, substance abuse, marital/relationship issues, and other difficulties. I am skilled at alleviating these symptoms and have been successful in working with individuals, couples, children/adolescents, and families of all ages backgrounds.
(310) 801-0995
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I am skilled at inner child work, using Bradshaw's work with other empowering methods.
I am here to help you get unstuck and reclaim your natural state of joy, well-being, purpose, and vitality. "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure (Marianne Williamson)." In our fast-paced world, it's easy to lose touch with ourselves and our sense of well-being. This has led to a rise in depression/anxiety, substance abuse, marital/relationship issues, and other difficulties. I am skilled at alleviating these symptoms and have been successful in working with individuals, couples, children/adolescents, and families of all ages backgrounds.
Dhanya Murali
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I work with children (6+), teens, adults, and aging adults.
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
I work with children (6+), teens, adults, and aging adults.
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.
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Christine Mckenna
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I treat children, adolescents and their families in my practice. Examples of issues I address include depression, anxiety, learning and behavioral challenges, bullying and conflict with peers, divorce, step-families, death of a parent or sibling, sexual, emotional or physical abuse, school refusal, school phobia, self-harming behaviors, and identity issues.
(424) 304-0124
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
I treat children, adolescents and their families in my practice. Examples of issues I address include depression, anxiety, learning and behavioral challenges, bullying and conflict with peers, divorce, step-families, death of a parent or sibling, sexual, emotional or physical abuse, school refusal, school phobia, self-harming behaviors, and identity issues.
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Katie Porush
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
As we face uncertainty in our lives now more than ever, it is essential that we learn tools to help us capture internal peace, despite external circumstances. I recognize the true power that curiosity and a listening ear can have in honoring our life experiences while tapping into our inner strengths and resources. I assist children, adolescents, and young adults in navigating life transitions, stress, depression and anxiety from an atmosphere of compassion and acceptance. I guide parents in finding a deeper understanding of their child’s behavior - allowing them to truly “see” their child while helping them cope with big feelings.
(310) 905-5135
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
As we face uncertainty in our lives now more than ever, it is essential that we learn tools to help us capture internal peace, despite external circumstances. I recognize the true power that curiosity and a listening ear can have in honoring our life experiences while tapping into our inner strengths and resources. I assist children, adolescents, and young adults in navigating life transitions, stress, depression and anxiety from an atmosphere of compassion and acceptance. I guide parents in finding a deeper understanding of their child’s behavior - allowing them to truly “see” their child while helping them cope with big feelings.
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Marie Espy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I am offering an opportunity to intensify focus on what is inside by moving through what is outside: metaphorically and in reality. Nestled in a safe office space in Santa Monica, we will address your life through talk therapy, art, meaning-making, imagery, poetry, and symbolism. In the space of the Santa Monica Mountains, we will hike through the pain and poetry with a specific dose of eco-psychology. I have been a therapist for 6 years, focusing on trauma relief, depression, body dysmorphia, child intervention, and addiction. Offering sliding scale and bi-weekly sessions additionally.
(310) 736-4594
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I am offering an opportunity to intensify focus on what is inside by moving through what is outside: metaphorically and in reality. Nestled in a safe office space in Santa Monica, we will address your life through talk therapy, art, meaning-making, imagery, poetry, and symbolism. In the space of the Santa Monica Mountains, we will hike through the pain and poetry with a specific dose of eco-psychology. I have been a therapist for 6 years, focusing on trauma relief, depression, body dysmorphia, child intervention, and addiction. Offering sliding scale and bi-weekly sessions additionally.
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Renee Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MSW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I've had specialized post-masters and post-doctoral training in the following areas: child and adolescent psychotherapy and accompanying parent work; loss and grief support; and pre and post-divorce counseling.
In my 30+ years of experience, I have tried to create a non-judgmental environment of openness and collaboration with my clients. I have found that most people are looking for understanding, clarification and a path to hope and healing.
(424) 387-3831
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
I've had specialized post-masters and post-doctoral training in the following areas: child and adolescent psychotherapy and accompanying parent work; loss and grief support; and pre and post-divorce counseling.
In my 30+ years of experience, I have tried to create a non-judgmental environment of openness and collaboration with my clients. I have found that most people are looking for understanding, clarification and a path to hope and healing.
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Sally Hackman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
People are my passion! Is life for you or your child not going the way you'd like? In a supportive and confidential environment we can work together to identify the obstacles that are in the way of life being all that you want for yourself, your relationships, or your child. There are many approaches to psychotherapy, but research indicates that the patient-therapist relationship is a crucial factor. The beginning of therapy is creating that relationship and building trust. My focus is the present but I use the past that lives inside you to free you from its influence.
(310) 846-8118
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90402
People are my passion! Is life for you or your child not going the way you'd like? In a supportive and confidential environment we can work together to identify the obstacles that are in the way of life being all that you want for yourself, your relationships, or your child. There are many approaches to psychotherapy, but research indicates that the patient-therapist relationship is a crucial factor. The beginning of therapy is creating that relationship and building trust. My focus is the present but I use the past that lives inside you to free you from its influence.
Lauren Cromer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I’m passionate about helping children, teens and young adults through emotional difficulties resulting from grief, life changes, strained peer and family relationships, bullying, depression and anxiety.
I offer a compassionate and accepting space for my clients to explore the stress and struggles that keep them from becoming who they want to be. My clients often tell me my ability to make sessions fun as well as a deep emotional experience has made them really enjoy the therapeutic process. I utilize Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques to support progress. I work with children (8+), teens and young adults. Through my previous work in a school environment, I understand the benefits of working collaboratively with faculty and parents in addition to the client themselves.
(424) 340-6007
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I’m passionate about helping children, teens and young adults through emotional difficulties resulting from grief, life changes, strained peer and family relationships, bullying, depression and anxiety.
I offer a compassionate and accepting space for my clients to explore the stress and struggles that keep them from becoming who they want to be. My clients often tell me my ability to make sessions fun as well as a deep emotional experience has made them really enjoy the therapeutic process. I utilize Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques to support progress. I work with children (8+), teens and young adults. Through my previous work in a school environment, I understand the benefits of working collaboratively with faculty and parents in addition to the client themselves.
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Zobra Hemphill-Ward
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
Are you or your child struggling with anxiety, depression, or behavioral issues? Have you found yourself feeling stuck or unable to create change? Therapy can help you cope with these challenges and set you up for future success. I find a positive and trusting client-therapist relationship to be the most essential component of the therapeutic process and place an emphasis on creating a safe and non-judgmental space for effective reflection and growth. Incorporating humanistic, mindfulness, and strengths-based approaches, I work with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, oppositional defiance, high-risk behavior, and family dynamics.
(424) 233-1039
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Offers online therapy
Are you or your child struggling with anxiety, depression, or behavioral issues? Have you found yourself feeling stuck or unable to create change? Therapy can help you cope with these challenges and set you up for future success. I find a positive and trusting client-therapist relationship to be the most essential component of the therapeutic process and place an emphasis on creating a safe and non-judgmental space for effective reflection and growth. Incorporating humanistic, mindfulness, and strengths-based approaches, I work with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, oppositional defiance, high-risk behavior, and family dynamics.
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Lauryn J. Hunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Do you feel stuck or anxious about what to do next in your life? Let me help you unblock you creativity and find the clarity you are looking for today. With 20 years experience I have helped adults, children and families work through a variety of life transitions such as anxiety, depression, grief/loss, adoption, divorce, addiction, eating disorders, and trauma. I use art and sand-tray therapy in combination to provide additional personal insight by using symbols to reflect on life behavior or relationships. My goal is to help you be the best version of yourself and improve your overall well-being.
(424) 348-4495
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Do you feel stuck or anxious about what to do next in your life? Let me help you unblock you creativity and find the clarity you are looking for today. With 20 years experience I have helped adults, children and families work through a variety of life transitions such as anxiety, depression, grief/loss, adoption, divorce, addiction, eating disorders, and trauma. I use art and sand-tray therapy in combination to provide additional personal insight by using symbols to reflect on life behavior or relationships. My goal is to help you be the best version of yourself and improve your overall well-being.
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Kathryn Sparks
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
I am a member of The Los Angeles Gender Center, working with transgender and non-conforming children, adolescents and adults in my home office.
With a background in the entertainment business, I have always been fascinated with other people and their stories. I see therapy as a creative, collaborative process in which I work closely with individuals, couples and families to find new ways of understanding their unique narrative. I believe I can help clients find acceptance, empowerment and purpose.
(424) 543-1164
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
I am a member of The Los Angeles Gender Center, working with transgender and non-conforming children, adolescents and adults in my home office.
With a background in the entertainment business, I have always been fascinated with other people and their stories. I see therapy as a creative, collaborative process in which I work closely with individuals, couples and families to find new ways of understanding their unique narrative. I believe I can help clients find acceptance, empowerment and purpose.
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Amy Goldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapist, private practice, adult, child and family psychotherapy, child custody mediation, co-parenting counseling, couples counseling, reunification counseling, stress reduction, and mindfulness meditation. Other areas of specialization include anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and career counseling
(424) 324-3329
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapist, private practice, adult, child and family psychotherapy, child custody mediation, co-parenting counseling, couples counseling, reunification counseling, stress reduction, and mindfulness meditation. Other areas of specialization include anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and career counseling
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Sheherezad Shashaani
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Is life too stressful for you? Is your relationship suffering? Do you feel depressed, anxious, or angry due to individual, relationship, family or career issues? Are you concerned about achieving your goals, and wonder about meaning of your life? Has this affected your self esteem and hope for resolving your issues? If so, you will find me compassionate, understanding, comfortable and safe in helping you connect to the strength within you. Together we will work to bring about healing and improve the quality of your life. I am a Jungian oriented psychotherapist specializing in working with individuals, couples, and children.
(424) 329-6941
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
Is life too stressful for you? Is your relationship suffering? Do you feel depressed, anxious, or angry due to individual, relationship, family or career issues? Are you concerned about achieving your goals, and wonder about meaning of your life? Has this affected your self esteem and hope for resolving your issues? If so, you will find me compassionate, understanding, comfortable and safe in helping you connect to the strength within you. Together we will work to bring about healing and improve the quality of your life. I am a Jungian oriented psychotherapist specializing in working with individuals, couples, and children.
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Kristen Welke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
My favorite clients to work with are children and teens ages 5 to 18 as well as young adults ages 19 - 35. I have an innate ability to connect and communicate with children and teens while at the same time being able to form a relationship with their parents to assist in the work they are doing in therapy. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental space that allows clients to be themselves. As a therapist, I show up authentically and establish a real connection using empathy, creativity, and humor.
(424) 383-6792
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
My favorite clients to work with are children and teens ages 5 to 18 as well as young adults ages 19 - 35. I have an innate ability to connect and communicate with children and teens while at the same time being able to form a relationship with their parents to assist in the work they are doing in therapy. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental space that allows clients to be themselves. As a therapist, I show up authentically and establish a real connection using empathy, creativity, and humor.
Jessica Ehrman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience working with children/teens/adults, school-based counseling, trauma, anxiety, divorce, depression, OCD, & LGBTQIA+.
Are you tired of working with therapists who you feel don’t understand you, are boring and outdated, and say “mhm” or “how does that make you feel” all session? I’m here to help make therapy fun, engaging, and a safe place for you to comfortably explore your emotions and learn new healthy coping skills along the way. Therapy doesn’t have to be boring and I love to use fun and innovative pop-culture based interventions in my work. My professional geek therapy interests include the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Dungeons & Dragons, Roblox, Animal Crossing, video games, and all things Star Wars. I have a soft-spot for Disney villains.
(949) 539-0259
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience working with children/teens/adults, school-based counseling, trauma, anxiety, divorce, depression, OCD, & LGBTQIA+.
Are you tired of working with therapists who you feel don’t understand you, are boring and outdated, and say “mhm” or “how does that make you feel” all session? I’m here to help make therapy fun, engaging, and a safe place for you to comfortably explore your emotions and learn new healthy coping skills along the way. Therapy doesn’t have to be boring and I love to use fun and innovative pop-culture based interventions in my work. My professional geek therapy interests include the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Dungeons & Dragons, Roblox, Animal Crossing, video games, and all things Star Wars. I have a soft-spot for Disney villains.
Elena Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed psychotherapist with 20 years experience working with children, families and adults.
I believe in giving it to you straight wrapped with warmth and love. I believe we all have the power to make change but sometimes need a little help along the way. I provide individual, couples and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults. I have an array of experience from working to outpatient mental health clinics where I supervised psychology and social work interns to consulting at local schools to coordinating clinical programs. In addition I also enjoy weaving eastern and western philosophies into my practice.
(424) 570-1067
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed psychotherapist with 20 years experience working with children, families and adults.
I believe in giving it to you straight wrapped with warmth and love. I believe we all have the power to make change but sometimes need a little help along the way. I provide individual, couples and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults. I have an array of experience from working to outpatient mental health clinics where I supervised psychology and social work interns to consulting at local schools to coordinating clinical programs. In addition I also enjoy weaving eastern and western philosophies into my practice.
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.
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Mary Starks
Counselor, MA, LPCC Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I have 3 specialties, individuals who struggle in their current relationship, play therapy with children and an 8-week Circle of Security parenting group which is offered on an ongoing basis and are specifically designed to help parents who want to improve their relationship with their children and or improve upon parenting skills.
I am a psychotherapist, licensed therapist in California and Arizona I have 15 years of experience in research, hospital, community agency and private practice settings. I specialize in trauma and helping people navigate difficult relationships. My approach is psychoanalytic and collaborative in nature and I have an enduring interest in psychological crises and struggles within relationships. I'm interested in how our attachment histories can contribute to our current states and how they've shaped who we are.
(310) 388-6796
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Offers online therapy
I have 3 specialties, individuals who struggle in their current relationship, play therapy with children and an 8-week Circle of Security parenting group which is offered on an ongoing basis and are specifically designed to help parents who want to improve their relationship with their children and or improve upon parenting skills.
I am a psychotherapist, licensed therapist in California and Arizona I have 15 years of experience in research, hospital, community agency and private practice settings. I specialize in trauma and helping people navigate difficult relationships. My approach is psychoanalytic and collaborative in nature and I have an enduring interest in psychological crises and struggles within relationships. I'm interested in how our attachment histories can contribute to our current states and how they've shaped who we are.
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Ali (Alexandria) Wolfe-Grady
Marriage & Family Therapist, MACP, LMFT, APCC Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am inclusive to all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults.
I find the best way for me to help people reach their goals is to work collaboratively and to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and openness. An individualized therapeutic approach is imperative for helping explore my clients’ unique life experiences. We work together utilizing an eclectic interactive approach that encourages feedback and collaboration to shape treatment to meet a client's individual needs. Together we formulate a plan to address achieving specific short-term goals aimed at improving daily life in addition to long term growth focusing on personal development.
(805) 608-3474
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am inclusive to all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults.
I find the best way for me to help people reach their goals is to work collaboratively and to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and openness. An individualized therapeutic approach is imperative for helping explore my clients’ unique life experiences. We work together utilizing an eclectic interactive approach that encourages feedback and collaboration to shape treatment to meet a client's individual needs. Together we formulate a plan to address achieving specific short-term goals aimed at improving daily life in addition to long term growth focusing on personal development.
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Jessica La Rocca
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
My work as a therapist is to improve lives by energizing and empowering children, teenagers, and young adults to learn to love themselves and be the best they can be. I am dedicated to finding dynamic and creative ways to bring about inner healing while establishing a unique and genuine relationship with each client.
(323) 419-0447
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Offers online therapy
My work as a therapist is to improve lives by energizing and empowering children, teenagers, and young adults to learn to love themselves and be the best they can be. I am dedicated to finding dynamic and creative ways to bring about inner healing while establishing a unique and genuine relationship with each client.

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Santa Monica, CA provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Santa Monica build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.