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"I enjoy collaborating with families to help them move through difficult challenges with intention and compassion. I frequently work with neurodevelopmental and life-adjustment challenges. This includes executive functioning issues, like ADHD, moodiness and depression, or anxiety due to high academic pressure, life stress, or divorce. I also work extensively with technology-related issues: healthy-mind balance, boundary setting, as well as mindfulness practices for relaxation and expanding frustration tolerance."
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(310) 773-4831
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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"I enjoy collaborating with families to help them move through difficult challenges with intention and compassion. I frequently work with neurodevelopmental and life-adjustment challenges. This includes executive functioning issues, like ADHD, moodiness and depression, or anxiety due to high academic pressure, life stress, or divorce. I also work extensively with technology-related issues: healthy-mind balance, boundary setting, as well as mindfulness practices for relaxation and expanding frustration tolerance."
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"Is your child having unexpected difficulties learning new skills? Are concentration problems preventing them from getting the most out of their education? Neuropsychological testing, diagnosis, and treatment planning can provide the answers you need to help your child thrive. Rule out childhood disorders, including learning disabilities and ADHD. Identify your child's cognitive strengths and weaknesses using evidence-based practices. Document the need for accommodations on high-stake exams and in the classroom. Together we will create an individualized roadmap to help your child achieve success and well-being. "
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"Is your child having unexpected difficulties learning new skills? Are concentration problems preventing them from getting the most out of their education? Neuropsychological testing, diagnosis, and treatment planning can provide the answers you need to help your child thrive. Rule out childhood disorders, including learning disabilities and ADHD. Identify your child's cognitive strengths and weaknesses using evidence-based practices. Document the need for accommodations on high-stake exams and in the classroom. Together we will create an individualized roadmap to help your child achieve success and well-being. "
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Santa Monica, California 90401
"A Master of Arts in Counseling with a focus in Psychology. I am a member of the California Association of Counseling and Development. I have 20 years experience in clinical training. Training in communication, listening, individual and group processes, and organizational psychology. My passion is helping others to find and claim their most fulfilling personal and professional lives. I have been influenced by eastern philosophy including mindfulness meditation, yoga, philanthropy, and nature-based psychology."
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(310) 919-4322
Santa Monica, California 90401
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"A Master of Arts in Counseling with a focus in Psychology. I am a member of the California Association of Counseling and Development. I have 20 years experience in clinical training. Training in communication, listening, individual and group processes, and organizational psychology. My passion is helping others to find and claim their most fulfilling personal and professional lives. I have been influenced by eastern philosophy including mindfulness meditation, yoga, philanthropy, and nature-based psychology."
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"Are you ready for a change? I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with offices in Palos Verdes and Beverly Hills. I believe in everyone's ability to live a better life through healing and change in a sportive, caring environment designed to attend personal needs. I provide individual and family therapy to address the many struggles and life issues we all face. My practice includes psychological testing (IQ, SSI, PTSD, Personality, Education, Development, Autism/ADHD diagnosis). I strive to meet every client where they are and tailor specific treatment to facilitate growth and happiness through positive change."
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(626) 646-5227
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"Are you ready for a change? I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with offices in Palos Verdes and Beverly Hills. I believe in everyone's ability to live a better life through healing and change in a sportive, caring environment designed to attend personal needs. I provide individual and family therapy to address the many struggles and life issues we all face. My practice includes psychological testing (IQ, SSI, PTSD, Personality, Education, Development, Autism/ADHD diagnosis). I strive to meet every client where they are and tailor specific treatment to facilitate growth and happiness through positive change."
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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Santa Monica, California 90405
"As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am trained in providing individual, group, and family therapy to children, teenagers, and adults. Placing an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, I work closely to join with individuals and families to explore and resolve underlying thoughts and feelings that may be negatively impacting their lives. I emphasize the importance of making meaning from our experiences in order to understand pain and fear. By exploring your thoughts, feelings, and experiences within this context, we are often able to resolve guilt, heal pain, absolve disappointment, and shut down fear."
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(475) 256-5321
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Santa Monica, California 90405
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Child or Adolescent
"As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am trained in providing individual, group, and family therapy to children, teenagers, and adults. Placing an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, I work closely to join with individuals and families to explore and resolve underlying thoughts and feelings that may be negatively impacting their lives. I emphasize the importance of making meaning from our experiences in order to understand pain and fear. By exploring your thoughts, feelings, and experiences within this context, we are often able to resolve guilt, heal pain, absolve disappointment, and shut down fear."
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"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."
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(310) 773-3881
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"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."
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"Let go of anxiety, work related stress, and unhealthy coping behaviors. Learn new skills for healthy peer cultivation, trustworthiness, and release anxiety related to traumatic events. This is the best time to cultivate sound skills for better life decisions including "moving on", forgiveness, and healing from trauma related events! "
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"Let go of anxiety, work related stress, and unhealthy coping behaviors. Learn new skills for healthy peer cultivation, trustworthiness, and release anxiety related to traumatic events. This is the best time to cultivate sound skills for better life decisions including "moving on", forgiveness, and healing from trauma related events! "
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"Creating a successful family is the greatest challenge any of us face. So often when our kids enter the teenage years, the dynamics suddenly change. The son or daughter who used to be a part of the family can seem like a different person. The old activities, conversations and rules are different and then journey of raising a teenage begins. As a therapist, high school teacher, and group leader, I have watched adolescents, their parents, and couples go through times of great struggle and come out the other side with a clearer sense of who they are in the world ."
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(323) 378-3521
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"Creating a successful family is the greatest challenge any of us face. So often when our kids enter the teenage years, the dynamics suddenly change. The son or daughter who used to be a part of the family can seem like a different person. The old activities, conversations and rules are different and then journey of raising a teenage begins. As a therapist, high school teacher, and group leader, I have watched adolescents, their parents, and couples go through times of great struggle and come out the other side with a clearer sense of who they are in the world ."
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"Stuck? So often the first thing my clients tell me is that they're feeling stuck. Maybe they're stuck in a relationship or a job or a way of thinking. Often they've worked hard on their own to improve their situation, but still, they feel stuck. In my practice, individuals, couples and families find ways to get unstuck and to move forward once again."
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(310) 288-1650
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"Stuck? So often the first thing my clients tell me is that they're feeling stuck. Maybe they're stuck in a relationship or a job or a way of thinking. Often they've worked hard on their own to improve their situation, but still, they feel stuck. In my practice, individuals, couples and families find ways to get unstuck and to move forward once again."
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"I specialize in all kinds of anxiety management, and teaching teens and adults how to regulate their nervous systems to feel more centered and more in control of their emotions. I work with perfectionism, self-criticism and social anxiety, and help people find ways to slow down and nurture their creativity and sense of peace in an increasingly demanding world. "
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(424) 324-5110
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"I specialize in all kinds of anxiety management, and teaching teens and adults how to regulate their nervous systems to feel more centered and more in control of their emotions. I work with perfectionism, self-criticism and social anxiety, and help people find ways to slow down and nurture their creativity and sense of peace in an increasingly demanding world. "
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
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Santa Monica, California 90404
"Finding the right therapist for you can be a challenge. I always tell people who are looking for a therapist that you should like your therapist, and you should feel that you’re making progress, rather than just spinning your wheels. A clinician’s knowledge, approach, and personality are key to achieving that, so I offer free 20 minute phone consultations in order to first ascertain that we may be a good fit. I have 18 years experience treating adults, teens, and couples in the areas of anxiety, depression, relationships, and general self-growth. Other specialties include: mindfulness, introversion, and integrative health."
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(310) 220-4038
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Child or Adolescent
"Finding the right therapist for you can be a challenge. I always tell people who are looking for a therapist that you should like your therapist, and you should feel that you’re making progress, rather than just spinning your wheels. A clinician’s knowledge, approach, and personality are key to achieving that, so I offer free 20 minute phone consultations in order to first ascertain that we may be a good fit. I have 18 years experience treating adults, teens, and couples in the areas of anxiety, depression, relationships, and general self-growth. Other specialties include: mindfulness, introversion, and integrative health."
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
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Santa Monica, California 90401
"Therapy can help you overcome challenges and heal different types of wounds, both old and new. I will incorporate different models and approaches to best fit your personal needs. We will work together to uncover your hidden strengths, to overcome your obstacles, and to find your unlimited potential. I will help you gain insight to your current and past relationships to help you change repeating patterns and behaviors. I am committed to establishing a safe environment to explore ways to shift and create change and take charge of your life. Healing the past will allow you to move forward."
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(424) 352-7605
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Child or Adolescent
"Therapy can help you overcome challenges and heal different types of wounds, both old and new. I will incorporate different models and approaches to best fit your personal needs. We will work together to uncover your hidden strengths, to overcome your obstacles, and to find your unlimited potential. I will help you gain insight to your current and past relationships to help you change repeating patterns and behaviors. I am committed to establishing a safe environment to explore ways to shift and create change and take charge of your life. Healing the past will allow you to move forward."
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"As a collaborative therapist my goal is to help with physical, mental & emotion awareness, healing with acceptance of the past and how to take action moving forward towards a desired future. Art therapy in combination with talk therapy will offer personal insight, decrease anxiety and improve one’s overall well-being. With 20 years experience using art with families my focus is to help with transitions such as grief, adoption, divorce, addiction, eating disorders, and trauma. "
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(424) 348-4495
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"As a collaborative therapist my goal is to help with physical, mental & emotion awareness, healing with acceptance of the past and how to take action moving forward towards a desired future. Art therapy in combination with talk therapy will offer personal insight, decrease anxiety and improve one’s overall well-being. With 20 years experience using art with families my focus is to help with transitions such as grief, adoption, divorce, addiction, eating disorders, and trauma. "
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
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Santa Monica, California 90403
"Therapy can help you resolve ongoing pain, trauma, or stress, and can also help you develop skills and strategies for managing problematic situations. It can also assist you with self-exploration and growth. Whatever brings you into therapy, you've taken the first step towards empowering yourself to make a positive change. Having the opportunity to work with someone can make a difference and it's important to find someone with the experience and connection to meet your needs. In order to feel empowered to make changes in your life, establishing an authentic, genuine relationship is crucial."
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(310) 905-3666
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Child or Adolescent
"Therapy can help you resolve ongoing pain, trauma, or stress, and can also help you develop skills and strategies for managing problematic situations. It can also assist you with self-exploration and growth. Whatever brings you into therapy, you've taken the first step towards empowering yourself to make a positive change. Having the opportunity to work with someone can make a difference and it's important to find someone with the experience and connection to meet your needs. In order to feel empowered to make changes in your life, establishing an authentic, genuine relationship is crucial."
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
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Santa Monica, California 90403
"Psychotherapy is an opportunity to feel better, to learn what makes you happy, and to become your most genuine and creative self. As a safe and empathetic environment, therapy can help reduce symptoms like anxiety and depression. By jointly exploring unconscious forces in decision making and the function of our nervous system on behavior, my goal is to help improve your relationships and encourage personal growth towards your specific goals. I strive to incorporate a blend of body and psyche using somatic experiencing and depth/psychodynamic psychology. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and addiction."
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(310) 736-1772
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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Child or Adolescent
"Psychotherapy is an opportunity to feel better, to learn what makes you happy, and to become your most genuine and creative self. As a safe and empathetic environment, therapy can help reduce symptoms like anxiety and depression. By jointly exploring unconscious forces in decision making and the function of our nervous system on behavior, my goal is to help improve your relationships and encourage personal growth towards your specific goals. I strive to incorporate a blend of body and psyche using somatic experiencing and depth/psychodynamic psychology. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and addiction."
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"Being an expert in Family Systems, I work in a very unique & powerful way; incorporating family of origin, personal relationships and past wounds. Often times, due to our unhealthy relationships, we face dysfunctional patterns and behaviors that affect our present relationships, mood and attitude. I help patients become aware of those patterns and work on unhealthy behaviors that may no longer be of need for us in our present adult life. I provide a strength-based, compassionate, empathic & supportive environment to pursue a form of self-exploration that is tailored to the patient's needs, concern and goals."
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(310) 879-5066
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"Being an expert in Family Systems, I work in a very unique & powerful way; incorporating family of origin, personal relationships and past wounds. Often times, due to our unhealthy relationships, we face dysfunctional patterns and behaviors that affect our present relationships, mood and attitude. I help patients become aware of those patterns and work on unhealthy behaviors that may no longer be of need for us in our present adult life. I provide a strength-based, compassionate, empathic & supportive environment to pursue a form of self-exploration that is tailored to the patient's needs, concern and goals."
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Santa Monica, California 90405
"I am here to help you make better choices. Healing is now! You have probably done your best to pull yourself out of sadness and fear but still feel stuck. Perhaps you find yourself going round and round in hurtful patterns in your relationships and still feel unseen. Maybe your creative path has reached an impasse. I am here to see you and hear you. I am committed to helping you find joy, passion, love and deep respect with your loved ones. The therapy relationship is sacred. Listen to my voice on my web site: creativepathwithpaulette.com"
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(424) 329-5017
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Santa Monica, California 90405
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"I am here to help you make better choices. Healing is now! You have probably done your best to pull yourself out of sadness and fear but still feel stuck. Perhaps you find yourself going round and round in hurtful patterns in your relationships and still feel unseen. Maybe your creative path has reached an impasse. I am here to see you and hear you. I am committed to helping you find joy, passion, love and deep respect with your loved ones. The therapy relationship is sacred. Listen to my voice on my web site: creativepathwithpaulette.com"
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"Our lives are constructed from many roles and stories. We, as human beings, are the teller of those tales. Is your narrative one, as Plato stated, flowing from "three sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge?" Is it rich in self-care, dignity, and compassion? Or, are the stories and thoughts you carry heartless, punitive, or corrosive?"
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(424) 332-5933
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"Our lives are constructed from many roles and stories. We, as human beings, are the teller of those tales. Is your narrative one, as Plato stated, flowing from "three sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge?" Is it rich in self-care, dignity, and compassion? Or, are the stories and thoughts you carry heartless, punitive, or corrosive?"
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Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am an integrative psychologist with expertise in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, & gestalt approaches. I believe in empowering others to honestly get to know themselves & clarify their needs so they can make choices that enhance relationships & bring them closer to their goals. I work with children & adults with past traumatic experiences, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, & depression. I conduct comprehensive psychological testing to address questions related to Giftedness, ADHD, Mood/Personality, Learning Challenges/Need for Accommodations, Intellectual Ability, Learning/Memory, Attention/Executive Functioning, Etc."
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(424) 365-8185
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"I am an integrative psychologist with expertise in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, & gestalt approaches. I believe in empowering others to honestly get to know themselves & clarify their needs so they can make choices that enhance relationships & bring them closer to their goals. I work with children & adults with past traumatic experiences, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, & depression. I conduct comprehensive psychological testing to address questions related to Giftedness, ADHD, Mood/Personality, Learning Challenges/Need for Accommodations, Intellectual Ability, Learning/Memory, Attention/Executive Functioning, Etc."
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"I am a CSAT specializing in trauma and addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders, sex and love addiction and process addictions. My unique style treats emotional discomfort and pain as avenues for self-discovery and personal growth. I believe true healing comes from creating alignment between body, mind, and soul. As you more skilled at navigating your inner obstacles, you will rediscover your capacity to find balance and live a life that is healthy, joyful and free. I emphasize insight, self-awareness, and empowerment to help you grow, learn about the meaning behind your symptoms, and lead a more gratifying life."
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(310) 895-9316
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"I am a CSAT specializing in trauma and addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders, sex and love addiction and process addictions. My unique style treats emotional discomfort and pain as avenues for self-discovery and personal growth. I believe true healing comes from creating alignment between body, mind, and soul. As you more skilled at navigating your inner obstacles, you will rediscover your capacity to find balance and live a life that is healthy, joyful and free. I emphasize insight, self-awareness, and empowerment to help you grow, learn about the meaning behind your symptoms, and lead a more gratifying life."

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If you're looking for help with children or for a Santa Monica child therapist these professionals provide help with child development, child education and help for child therapists. They include child therapists in Santa Monica, child psychologists, child psychotherapists and child counselors. They can help with child abuse, mother child issues, child neglect, child behavior, child discipline.

For help with adolescents or for a Santa Monica adolescent therapist these professionals provide help with adolescent development, adolescent education and help for adolescent therapists. They include adolescent therapists in Santa Monica, adolescent psychologists, and adolescent counselors. They can help with adolescent behavior, adolescent learning and adolescent discipline. They'll also help with teens in Santa Monica, teenagers in Santa Monica, communicating and understanding your teenager, Santa Monica teenager behavior and teenager learning issues.

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Therapists in Santa Monica are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Santa Monica

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Santa Monica you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Santa Monica and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Santa Monica or family therapy in Santa Monica.