Georgina Kim Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Dr. Smith's genuine, grounded and integrated therapeutic approach allows for a connection to her clients where through modalities such as EMDR, IFS (parts work), and attachment-based talk therapy, there is a focus on insight shifting to somatic integration and actionable change, discovering and healing the core self, learning to regulate emotion and express needs in healthy ways, adapting internal dialogue, core beliefs, and reinforcing coping resources. Dr. Smith believes in building an authentic therapeutic relationship based on respect, empathy, challenge and change while creating a renewed sense of self, empowerment and hope.
Child or Adolescent
(424) 258-5793
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Child or Adolescent
Dr. Smith's genuine, grounded and integrated therapeutic approach allows for a connection to her clients where through modalities such as EMDR, IFS (parts work), and attachment-based talk therapy, there is a focus on insight shifting to somatic integration and actionable change, discovering and healing the core self, learning to regulate emotion and express needs in healthy ways, adapting internal dialogue, core beliefs, and reinforcing coping resources. Dr. Smith believes in building an authentic therapeutic relationship based on respect, empathy, challenge and change while creating a renewed sense of self, empowerment and hope.
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Kate Rosenberg
Counselor, MPS, LPCC, CCLS Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
In my practice I provide a comfortable and down to earth environment and demeanor that will allow you to grow insight, find more choices in your life, and build your self confidence. My practice is diverse; I see adults and children of all ages, nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identifications. It is very important to me that you get the results that you are looking for in therapy and that your experience is a positive one. I am sensitive, caring and dedicated to our work together.
Child or Adolescent
(323) 825-6240
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Child or Adolescent
In my practice I provide a comfortable and down to earth environment and demeanor that will allow you to grow insight, find more choices in your life, and build your self confidence. My practice is diverse; I see adults and children of all ages, nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identifications. It is very important to me that you get the results that you are looking for in therapy and that your experience is a positive one. I am sensitive, caring and dedicated to our work together.
Stephanie Adams Mendez
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Through telehealth-, home-, and school-based services, I meet my clients where they are. Usually families come to me because they feel stuck. Their child has difficult emotions, acts out, and cannot seem to listen. Teachers and parents struggle to feel effective and worry about the child’s future. Everything feels complicated and out of control.
Child or Adolescent
(562) 352-2356
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Child or Adolescent
Through telehealth-, home-, and school-based services, I meet my clients where they are. Usually families come to me because they feel stuck. Their child has difficult emotions, acts out, and cannot seem to listen. Teachers and parents struggle to feel effective and worry about the child’s future. Everything feels complicated and out of control.
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Susan Zinn
Counselor, LPCC, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Psychotherapy is proven to be one of the most powerful tools to transform one's life, and deciding to seek support when you are struggling to resolve difficult issues on your own is brave. I specialize in working with teenagers, young adults, and families and the particular challenges that they face throughout the various transitions of their lives. I also have a special interest in supporting parents with struggling teens and young adults. My goal as a therapist is to provide a nurturing and caring environment for people seeking to make positive life changes through individual and family psychotherapy.
Child or Adolescent
(424) 543-6324
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Child or Adolescent
Psychotherapy is proven to be one of the most powerful tools to transform one's life, and deciding to seek support when you are struggling to resolve difficult issues on your own is brave. I specialize in working with teenagers, young adults, and families and the particular challenges that they face throughout the various transitions of their lives. I also have a special interest in supporting parents with struggling teens and young adults. My goal as a therapist is to provide a nurturing and caring environment for people seeking to make positive life changes through individual and family psychotherapy.
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Michael E Main
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Life happens and it can be overwhelming. Relationships need good communication, children need how-to manuals, and goals need clear articulation. There may be stress or anger waiting to erupt. At these moments, the idea of sitting with an objective person may have crossed your mind. This is the readiness you need to decide to try therapy. In the safe space created in my office, we will go on the journey that is uniquely yours. I bring thirty-five years of experience and an open non-judgemental style to help you articulate what you are feeling. When you are ready, we can begin this journey.
Child or Adolescent
(818) 860-7411
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Child or Adolescent
Life happens and it can be overwhelming. Relationships need good communication, children need how-to manuals, and goals need clear articulation. There may be stress or anger waiting to erupt. At these moments, the idea of sitting with an objective person may have crossed your mind. This is the readiness you need to decide to try therapy. In the safe space created in my office, we will go on the journey that is uniquely yours. I bring thirty-five years of experience and an open non-judgemental style to help you articulate what you are feeling. When you are ready, we can begin this journey.
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Kristen L. Caron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My specialty as a psychotherapist is eating disorder recovery, obesity (including bariatric counseling, pre and post procedure) and body image issues. In addition to practicing as a licensed MFT, I have practiced as a nutritionist for over 20 years. Clients range in age from adolescent/teen to adults. Other areas of treatment in my practice include, but are not limited to, depression and/or anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem work. An additional area of specialty is working with adolescent/teens who have been victims of bullying. I am a current clinical/professional member of IAEDP, NEDA, CAMFT and AAMFT.
Child or Adolescent
(310) 246-0465
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Child or Adolescent
My specialty as a psychotherapist is eating disorder recovery, obesity (including bariatric counseling, pre and post procedure) and body image issues. In addition to practicing as a licensed MFT, I have practiced as a nutritionist for over 20 years. Clients range in age from adolescent/teen to adults. Other areas of treatment in my practice include, but are not limited to, depression and/or anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem work. An additional area of specialty is working with adolescent/teens who have been victims of bullying. I am a current clinical/professional member of IAEDP, NEDA, CAMFT and AAMFT.
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Barbara Foley
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90401
If you're anxious, depressed, have relationship problems, sexual problems, substance dependency, work problems, family problems, parenting problems, etc., and want to learn how to work through life's issues toward a more alive and purposeful existence, try Integrative Body Psychotherapy. If you want to go beyond everyday problems, feel joy, personal fulfillment, and a profound experience of true self in the world, try this holistic work that combines the physical and mental with the soul. Through breathing and understanding, my clients learn how to manage their issues, find access to their core and often their true purpose in life.
Child or Adolescent
(310) 395-3739
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Child or Adolescent
If you're anxious, depressed, have relationship problems, sexual problems, substance dependency, work problems, family problems, parenting problems, etc., and want to learn how to work through life's issues toward a more alive and purposeful existence, try Integrative Body Psychotherapy. If you want to go beyond everyday problems, feel joy, personal fulfillment, and a profound experience of true self in the world, try this holistic work that combines the physical and mental with the soul. Through breathing and understanding, my clients learn how to manage their issues, find access to their core and often their true purpose in life.
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Claire Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I am passionate about the work that I do and truly believe in the benefits of utilizing DBT skills with my clients in the outpatient setting. These skills can help people with a wide range of diagnoses and symptoms, since it is a behavioral therapy and aims to regulate our emotional responses (and what we do as a result of those emotional responses), regardless of what is causing it in the moment. I want to help my clients move away from all-or-nothing thinking, find relief from emotional suffering, regain control over powerful emotions, and eventually, not need me anymore :)
Child or Adolescent
(424) 581-0767
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Child or Adolescent
I am passionate about the work that I do and truly believe in the benefits of utilizing DBT skills with my clients in the outpatient setting. These skills can help people with a wide range of diagnoses and symptoms, since it is a behavioral therapy and aims to regulate our emotional responses (and what we do as a result of those emotional responses), regardless of what is causing it in the moment. I want to help my clients move away from all-or-nothing thinking, find relief from emotional suffering, regain control over powerful emotions, and eventually, not need me anymore :)
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Lorraine T. Sterman, Ph.D. and Associates
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My background includes specialty areas of Adult and Adolescent Psychology (Individuals, Families, Couples) Eating Disorders, and Geropsychology. Since I have been in the field for many years as a Psychologist and Nurse Practitioner, I understand medical as well as psychological factors and how working through these Improves our everyday lives.
Child or Adolescent
(424) 625-2993
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Child or Adolescent
My background includes specialty areas of Adult and Adolescent Psychology (Individuals, Families, Couples) Eating Disorders, and Geropsychology. Since I have been in the field for many years as a Psychologist and Nurse Practitioner, I understand medical as well as psychological factors and how working through these Improves our everyday lives.
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Diana P. Lee
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.
Child or Adolescent
(310) 947-8501
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Child or Adolescent
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.
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Tracy Gilmour-Nimoy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PMH-C Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. As your therapist, I have the privilege of walking alongside you on your journey of change. I utilize a client-centered, collaborative lens, to help foster a warm and therapeutic environment where you are safe to explore, learn, and grow. Together, we will work towards achieving your desired goals and making positive changes.
Child or Adolescent
(747) 529-7846
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Child or Adolescent
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. As your therapist, I have the privilege of walking alongside you on your journey of change. I utilize a client-centered, collaborative lens, to help foster a warm and therapeutic environment where you are safe to explore, learn, and grow. Together, we will work towards achieving your desired goals and making positive changes.
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Lauryn J. Hunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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.
Child or Adolescent
(424) 348-4495
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Child or Adolescent
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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Ashley Pezeshkifar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CPC, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
My work enables the client to become aware of emotions and resources as they learn techniques for self-management, communication & resourcefulness. Building emotional resilience is key towards achieving a balanced life. I work with the conscious & subconscious mind, while helping gain self-awareness to understand that self-limiting behaviors are caused by thoughts, feelings & beliefs of which you may be unaware. I help build awareness & empowerment during your journey. The motivations and process of therapy are unique to each individual. My practice includes work with individuals, couples, families, children, geriatrics, & groups.
Child or Adolescent
(424) 369-6133
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Child or Adolescent
My work enables the client to become aware of emotions and resources as they learn techniques for self-management, communication & resourcefulness. Building emotional resilience is key towards achieving a balanced life. I work with the conscious & subconscious mind, while helping gain self-awareness to understand that self-limiting behaviors are caused by thoughts, feelings & beliefs of which you may be unaware. I help build awareness & empowerment during your journey. The motivations and process of therapy are unique to each individual. My practice includes work with individuals, couples, families, children, geriatrics, & groups.
Adam Boardman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Therapy is a uniquely powerful tool for healing and growth - this is why I am here. We all deserve to live a healthy, productive life. My goal for any client, couple, or family is to meet you exactly where you are and move forward with strength and authenticity. No matter how depressed, discouraged, anxious, or confused you might be I believe in your ability to know yourself, heal yourself, and grow yourself. I support my clients' ability to tune into themselves and their bodies to live more authentically and have richer, deeper relationships.
Child or Adolescent
(310) 361-2802
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Child or Adolescent
Therapy is a uniquely powerful tool for healing and growth - this is why I am here. We all deserve to live a healthy, productive life. My goal for any client, couple, or family is to meet you exactly where you are and move forward with strength and authenticity. No matter how depressed, discouraged, anxious, or confused you might be I believe in your ability to know yourself, heal yourself, and grow yourself. I support my clients' ability to tune into themselves and their bodies to live more authentically and have richer, deeper relationships.
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Vula Baliotis
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
The most important thing in working together is building the foundation of a trusting relationship, where you can feel safe to talk openly. You know your life better than anyone else does. Therefore, we will hold great respect for your self-wisdom. Together with my professional knowledge and experience, we can work to help you discover how to live life in a way that is most fitting for you. NOTE: a professional relationship will not be formed until we both agree to do so, and only during/after an initial meeting. Any prior contact is for informational purposes only.
Child or Adolescent
(424) 226-6838
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Child or Adolescent
The most important thing in working together is building the foundation of a trusting relationship, where you can feel safe to talk openly. You know your life better than anyone else does. Therefore, we will hold great respect for your self-wisdom. Together with my professional knowledge and experience, we can work to help you discover how to live life in a way that is most fitting for you. NOTE: a professional relationship will not be formed until we both agree to do so, and only during/after an initial meeting. Any prior contact is for informational purposes only.
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Samantha Schlossmann Psy.d
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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.
Child or Adolescent
(424) 358-3098
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Child or Adolescent
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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Michele Blair
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I am currently providing mental health services for qualifying low-income and unemployed women and girls. Please contact me for special fees and programs.
Child or Adolescent
(310) 947-8806
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Child or Adolescent
I am currently providing mental health services for qualifying low-income and unemployed women and girls. Please contact me for special fees and programs.
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Sam Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
The relationship between client and therapist is essential for meaningful work to take place. To honor your process, I will approach our discussions with warmth, empathy, realness, with the intent to challenge you as we create the space to truly face your experience of the world. My therapeutic approach is integrative and relational, and rooted in the idea that our past experiences influence our reflexive responses the world around us as we continue to grow. In our work we will focus on the present and past to discover and adapt what hasn’t historically worked for you, as you navigate relationships, life stressors, and change.
Child or Adolescent
(424) 310-1203
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Child or Adolescent
The relationship between client and therapist is essential for meaningful work to take place. To honor your process, I will approach our discussions with warmth, empathy, realness, with the intent to challenge you as we create the space to truly face your experience of the world. My therapeutic approach is integrative and relational, and rooted in the idea that our past experiences influence our reflexive responses the world around us as we continue to grow. In our work we will focus on the present and past to discover and adapt what hasn’t historically worked for you, as you navigate relationships, life stressors, and change.
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Renee Curry
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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!
Child or Adolescent
(747) 220-0439
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Child or Adolescent
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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Gary Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, FAPA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
You may be struggling in a situation that, for whatever reasons, is not improving as you had hoped it would. And now you might be experiencing unwanted emotions related to dating problems; marriage struggles; unexpected reactions to pregnancy; parenting; marital difficulties; family conflict; a recent trauma; or something else that is personally impacting you and one or more of your relationships. Are you losing sleep, feeling sad, anxious, confused, withdrawn, or feeling helpless about your situation? Feeling stuck? If so and you're here, you're probably tired of trying to figure all of this out by yourself. Now you don't have to.
Child or Adolescent
(310) 208-3105
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Child or Adolescent
You may be struggling in a situation that, for whatever reasons, is not improving as you had hoped it would. And now you might be experiencing unwanted emotions related to dating problems; marriage struggles; unexpected reactions to pregnancy; parenting; marital difficulties; family conflict; a recent trauma; or something else that is personally impacting you and one or more of your relationships. Are you losing sleep, feeling sad, anxious, confused, withdrawn, or feeling helpless about your situation? Feeling stuck? If so and you're here, you're probably tired of trying to figure all of this out by yourself. Now you don't have to.

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Child or Adolescent Therapists
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.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Santa Monica are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Santa Monica. 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.