Psychologist, PhD
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Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a psychological trauma specialist who has spent over 25 years working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced child abuse, family violence, rape and assault, traumatic loss of loved ones, and the psychological effects of serious or severe medical problems or injuries. I offer individual, couples, and family therapy for these and other problems, including relationship issues and the problems associated with working in the entertainment industry. I work with clients who have experienced a single trauma as well as those who have experienced complex trauma. At this time, I am limiting my practice to traumatized adults."
Child or Adolescent
(213) 701-1149
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Child or Adolescent
"I am a psychological trauma specialist who has spent over 25 years working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced child abuse, family violence, rape and assault, traumatic loss of loved ones, and the psychological effects of serious or severe medical problems or injuries. I offer individual, couples, and family therapy for these and other problems, including relationship issues and the problems associated with working in the entertainment industry. I work with clients who have experienced a single trauma as well as those who have experienced complex trauma. At this time, I am limiting my practice to traumatized adults."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"I work with adults and children struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD, usually without the use of medication. Intrusive and upsetting thoughts can be frightening and make us feel trapped inside our own minds. It is my goal to help you to regain comfort with yourself and confidence with others. I help many clients manage withdrawal effects from drugs, alcohol, and prescription medication, including antidepressants."
Child or Adolescent
(310) 422-4132
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Child or Adolescent
"I work with adults and children struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD, usually without the use of medication. Intrusive and upsetting thoughts can be frightening and make us feel trapped inside our own minds. It is my goal to help you to regain comfort with yourself and confidence with others. I help many clients manage withdrawal effects from drugs, alcohol, and prescription medication, including antidepressants."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Welcome. Sometimes things are complicated. We keep feeling a certain way or doing something and don't understand why. Sometimes things are more simple. We understand what we want, maybe even how to get there but just need a little support along the way. I work with individuals, couples and families to help them achieve the changes they wish to see in their lives, big or small, complicated or not."
Child or Adolescent
(323) 431-5155
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Child or Adolescent
"Welcome. Sometimes things are complicated. We keep feeling a certain way or doing something and don't understand why. Sometimes things are more simple. We understand what we want, maybe even how to get there but just need a little support along the way. I work with individuals, couples and families to help them achieve the changes they wish to see in their lives, big or small, complicated or not."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I am curious about your life, your narrative, and what things you give value to. Through our conversations, we can identify and build off of your strengths, and develop ways for sustainable change and meaningfulness. Together, we will establish goals and figure out ways to move towards them. We can track your progress, as well as adjust and work through any obstacles that come up along the way. I work from a non-judgmental and compassionate approach."
Child or Adolescent
(213) 335-2580
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Child or Adolescent
"I am curious about your life, your narrative, and what things you give value to. Through our conversations, we can identify and build off of your strengths, and develop ways for sustainable change and meaningfulness. Together, we will establish goals and figure out ways to move towards them. We can track your progress, as well as adjust and work through any obstacles that come up along the way. I work from a non-judgmental and compassionate approach."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"I am a psychodynamically trained therapist who specializes in treating clients suffering from a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder and trauma. I started my journey as a domestic violence prosecutor and became very committed to understanding the cycle of abuse and the psychological scars it leaves behind. I trained exclusively for three years at the Maple Counseling Center where I worked with children, adolescents and adults therapeutically. Additionally, I am finishing my doctorate from Reiss Davis specializing in children and adolescents with a focus on how trauma affects primary attachments and neurobiological functioning."
Child or Adolescent
(424) 901-9281
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Child or Adolescent
"I am a psychodynamically trained therapist who specializes in treating clients suffering from a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder and trauma. I started my journey as a domestic violence prosecutor and became very committed to understanding the cycle of abuse and the psychological scars it leaves behind. I trained exclusively for three years at the Maple Counseling Center where I worked with children, adolescents and adults therapeutically. Additionally, I am finishing my doctorate from Reiss Davis specializing in children and adolescents with a focus on how trauma affects primary attachments and neurobiological functioning."
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Dianne Porchia is featured in HEAL Documentary film for her healing work with advance stage cancer client Elizabeth who remains cancer free four years after diagnosis with stage IV cancer. Porchia's unique holistic approach to healing integrates the principles and practice of mind body medicine and a spiritual perspective which supports optimum immune function through high stress life challenges such as divorce, death, loss of job, serious illness, disease and cancer. Porchia works with high level executives, celebrities and VIP individuals suffering from corporate burnout, chronic stress and performance anxiety. ."
Child or Adolescent
(310) 627-2585
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Child or Adolescent
"Dianne Porchia is featured in HEAL Documentary film for her healing work with advance stage cancer client Elizabeth who remains cancer free four years after diagnosis with stage IV cancer. Porchia's unique holistic approach to healing integrates the principles and practice of mind body medicine and a spiritual perspective which supports optimum immune function through high stress life challenges such as divorce, death, loss of job, serious illness, disease and cancer. Porchia works with high level executives, celebrities and VIP individuals suffering from corporate burnout, chronic stress and performance anxiety. ."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"The Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorder Program is an affordable, intensive outpatient program for individuals who suffer from eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating and related disorders. We bring together licensed, skilled and compassionate treatment professionals in a safe, nurturing environment that promotes healing."
Child or Adolescent
(310) 550-1776
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Child or Adolescent
"The Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorder Program is an affordable, intensive outpatient program for individuals who suffer from eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating and related disorders. We bring together licensed, skilled and compassionate treatment professionals in a safe, nurturing environment that promotes healing."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90401
"My goal is to provide a warm, caring, respectful, and compassionate environment to help you uncover the roots of emotional pain, suffer and unlock pathways for joyous, resilient, and meaningful living. My core values are: kindness, compassion, respect, and understanding. Within this kind of relationship, deep healing naturally unfolds, transforming cycles of abuse, neglect, addiction, depression, and anxiety, to make way for fulfilling relationships,peaceful existence and wellness."
Child or Adolescent
(323) 315-0600
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Child or Adolescent
"My goal is to provide a warm, caring, respectful, and compassionate environment to help you uncover the roots of emotional pain, suffer and unlock pathways for joyous, resilient, and meaningful living. My core values are: kindness, compassion, respect, and understanding. Within this kind of relationship, deep healing naturally unfolds, transforming cycles of abuse, neglect, addiction, depression, and anxiety, to make way for fulfilling relationships,peaceful existence and wellness."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I appreciate your interest in psychotherapy and commend your effort in finding a therapist. It is an important step to take towards feeling better. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked with people who have experienced trauma, depression, eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, loss, and life transitions. I work collaboratively with my clients, and am supportive and dedicated to their increased well being. My approach to therapy is to be genuine, open and honest, supportive, and curious."
Child or Adolescent
(310) 461-4425
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Child or Adolescent
"I appreciate your interest in psychotherapy and commend your effort in finding a therapist. It is an important step to take towards feeling better. I am a clinical psychologist with several years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked with people who have experienced trauma, depression, eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, loss, and life transitions. I work collaboratively with my clients, and am supportive and dedicated to their increased well being. My approach to therapy is to be genuine, open and honest, supportive, and curious."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90401
"As a licensed clinical social worker who has been in practice for 16 years, I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of clients struggling with a variety of issues. One of my main areas of expertise is working with pre-teens, teens and young adults, as well as their families. Developmentally, this can be a challenging time that presents itself with new struggles, whether they involve psychiatric, social, academic or family issues. I find it rewarding to work with teens as well as their families to guide them through this tricky period."
Child or Adolescent
(310) 683-4942
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Child or Adolescent
"As a licensed clinical social worker who has been in practice for 16 years, I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of clients struggling with a variety of issues. One of my main areas of expertise is working with pre-teens, teens and young adults, as well as their families. Developmentally, this can be a challenging time that presents itself with new struggles, whether they involve psychiatric, social, academic or family issues. I find it rewarding to work with teens as well as their families to guide them through this tricky period."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Imagine having new tools to deal with difficult feelings and difficult people. Imagine feeling ready and excited about what might come your way. Therapy offers you the opportunity to move forward in your life towards the goals and dreams that are most important to you. Informed by previous careers in theatre and film along with specialized trauma training (both TRM & EMDR) and my experience as an adoptive parent, I am uniquely positioned to engage challenging issues in the creative professions,trauma (both incident specific and developmental) and adoption along with the anxiety and depression that are too often part of making our way through life."
Child or Adolescent
(424) 781-3267
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Child or Adolescent
"Imagine having new tools to deal with difficult feelings and difficult people. Imagine feeling ready and excited about what might come your way. Therapy offers you the opportunity to move forward in your life towards the goals and dreams that are most important to you. Informed by previous careers in theatre and film along with specialized trauma training (both TRM & EMDR) and my experience as an adoptive parent, I am uniquely positioned to engage challenging issues in the creative professions,trauma (both incident specific and developmental) and adoption along with the anxiety and depression that are too often part of making our way through life."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I know that finding the right therapist can be an overwhelming process. In my practice, I attempt to create a safe, nurturing space where we can actively engage in the process of self discovery together. I am passionate about this work and believe that it really does lead to lasting change. I work with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions and also have experience with creative professionals. I offer flexible evening and weekend hours. I also have extensive experience working with people struggling with bipolar disorder, trauma, and sobriety."
Child or Adolescent
(310) 502-4701
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Child or Adolescent
"I know that finding the right therapist can be an overwhelming process. In my practice, I attempt to create a safe, nurturing space where we can actively engage in the process of self discovery together. I am passionate about this work and believe that it really does lead to lasting change. I work with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions and also have experience with creative professionals. I offer flexible evening and weekend hours. I also have extensive experience working with people struggling with bipolar disorder, trauma, and sobriety."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"In a collaborative manner, I can provide you insight, support, and hope. If you, your partner or family are dealing with life transitions, relationship stressors, grief/loss, or an unexpected crisis, I can help create meaningful changes in your life. Overwhelmed, depressed or confused? I will help you discover how to move forward. You will learn to understand what you are experiencing and develop better ways to cope. I work in a holistic manner to aid you to access your own strengths and create more clarity and meaning in your life."
Child or Adolescent
(323) 825-4548
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Child or Adolescent
"In a collaborative manner, I can provide you insight, support, and hope. If you, your partner or family are dealing with life transitions, relationship stressors, grief/loss, or an unexpected crisis, I can help create meaningful changes in your life. Overwhelmed, depressed or confused? I will help you discover how to move forward. You will learn to understand what you are experiencing and develop better ways to cope. I work in a holistic manner to aid you to access your own strengths and create more clarity and meaning in your life."
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"We try to make sense of our lives through telling our stories, but when we are unable to find the words, we express ourselves in other ways, such as in symptoms, dreams, and behaviors that we don't understand. My previous training in fine arts and filmmaking (MFA, USC School of Cinema) make an excellent fit with the type of in-depth therapy I provide. I have a wide range of professional experiences from my private practice, in residential and outpatient clinics, as an adjunct professor of psychology at Antioch University, and as a supervisor training other therapists."
Child or Adolescent
(310) 879-5964
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Child or Adolescent
"We try to make sense of our lives through telling our stories, but when we are unable to find the words, we express ourselves in other ways, such as in symptoms, dreams, and behaviors that we don't understand. My previous training in fine arts and filmmaking (MFA, USC School of Cinema) make an excellent fit with the type of in-depth therapy I provide. I have a wide range of professional experiences from my private practice, in residential and outpatient clinics, as an adjunct professor of psychology at Antioch University, and as a supervisor training other therapists."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or family conflict? Are you a parent concerned about your child or having difficulty managing your child/teen's behavior? Are you having difficulty managing a current life transition or maybe you are in the midst of a "quarter life" or "mid life crisis"? Are you in a cycle of finding yourself in unsuccessful relationships or no relationships at all? If any of these questions ring true for you, I can help you."
Child or Adolescent
(424) 286-2664
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Child or Adolescent
"Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or family conflict? Are you a parent concerned about your child or having difficulty managing your child/teen's behavior? Are you having difficulty managing a current life transition or maybe you are in the midst of a "quarter life" or "mid life crisis"? Are you in a cycle of finding yourself in unsuccessful relationships or no relationships at all? If any of these questions ring true for you, I can help you."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90401
"Are you feeling stuck, alone or uncertain in where you want to go in your life? Are you suffering from anxiety or depression? You have taken the first step toward improving the quality of your life. I can help you with the next step, which is to develop insight into your thoughts, feelings and behavioral patterns to help you make lasting changes to achieve greater satisfaction in your relationships and in your life."
Child or Adolescent
(424) 373-5618
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Child or Adolescent
"Are you feeling stuck, alone or uncertain in where you want to go in your life? Are you suffering from anxiety or depression? You have taken the first step toward improving the quality of your life. I can help you with the next step, which is to develop insight into your thoughts, feelings and behavioral patterns to help you make lasting changes to achieve greater satisfaction in your relationships and in your life."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"Is it ever difficult to understand your child's behavior or your teen's angst? Do they speak a language or behave in a way you find challenging? Children from infancy through adolescence can seem unmanageable at times causing parents to feel overwhelmed and powerless. Why continue struggling? If your child is having a difficult time at home, in school, or with friends, I can offer insights and recommendations as well as provide a safe space for everyone to learn respectful, meaningful communication directed toward positive change. Let me help you and your family get there together."
Child or Adolescent
(424) 294-8849
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Child or Adolescent
"Is it ever difficult to understand your child's behavior or your teen's angst? Do they speak a language or behave in a way you find challenging? Children from infancy through adolescence can seem unmanageable at times causing parents to feel overwhelmed and powerless. Why continue struggling? If your child is having a difficult time at home, in school, or with friends, I can offer insights and recommendations as well as provide a safe space for everyone to learn respectful, meaningful communication directed toward positive change. Let me help you and your family get there together."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Nurturing, strength-based and compassionate, I am an active and directive participant in my clients' work. We together will identify what brings you to treatment, be it depression, anxiety, PTSD, a history of abuse, or simply discomfort. We will articulate where in your life you are struggling- interpersonally, at work, in school, with your family or in your marriage, and develop goals to relieve that distress. It can be challenging to choose to participate in therapy, and I work to create a safe, honest and productive environment so we can engage and address the issues that are challenging you."
Child or Adolescent
(646) 762-7506
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Child or Adolescent
"Nurturing, strength-based and compassionate, I am an active and directive participant in my clients' work. We together will identify what brings you to treatment, be it depression, anxiety, PTSD, a history of abuse, or simply discomfort. We will articulate where in your life you are struggling- interpersonally, at work, in school, with your family or in your marriage, and develop goals to relieve that distress. It can be challenging to choose to participate in therapy, and I work to create a safe, honest and productive environment so we can engage and address the issues that are challenging you."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to disempower the challenges you are facing. Our work will help you clarify your hopes and identify the tools needed to overcome the problems you are up against. I bring sensitivity and curiosity to the conversation in order to foster a therapeutic space that feels safe and productive. I work with couples to strengthen communication, build trust, heal hurt, and break undesired habits. I view this work as a privilege as I share in your experience of moving towards personal and relational fulfillment."
Child or Adolescent
(310) 299-8846
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Child or Adolescent
"I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to disempower the challenges you are facing. Our work will help you clarify your hopes and identify the tools needed to overcome the problems you are up against. I bring sensitivity and curiosity to the conversation in order to foster a therapeutic space that feels safe and productive. I work with couples to strengthen communication, build trust, heal hurt, and break undesired habits. I view this work as a privilege as I share in your experience of moving towards personal and relational fulfillment."
Psychologist, PhD
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Dr. Smith's passionate, grounded and integrated therapeutic approach allows for a connection to her clients where there is a focus on insight and change, discovering and healing the core self, learning to regulate emotion and express needs in healthy ways, adapting internal self-dialogue and narrative,and building a wealth of internal and external coping resources allowing for a successful, evidence-based path to recovery, while creating a renewed sense of self, empowerment and hope. Dr. Smith believes in building a therapeutic relationship based on respect, genuineness, empathy, challenge and change. Mission Statement: To alleviate suffering and promote thriving."
Child or Adolescent
(424) 258-5793
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Child or Adolescent
"Dr. Smith's passionate, grounded and integrated therapeutic approach allows for a connection to her clients where there is a focus on insight and change, discovering and healing the core self, learning to regulate emotion and express needs in healthy ways, adapting internal self-dialogue and narrative,and building a wealth of internal and external coping resources allowing for a successful, evidence-based path to recovery, while creating a renewed sense of self, empowerment and hope. Dr. Smith believes in building a therapeutic relationship based on respect, genuineness, empathy, challenge and change. Mission Statement: To alleviate suffering and promote thriving."

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