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"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."
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"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."
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"Madeleine has spent several years treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse issues, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues in adolescents, adults and families. Through professional and personal experience with therapy, Madeleine has learned that feeling understood, supported and safe can be one of the most valuable parts of the healing process. In Madeleine's practice she meets her clients where they are in the moment, and together with the client, she works to help them reach their unique goals for therapy. Her approach is direct, gentle, and most importantly, genuine."
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"Madeleine has spent several years treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse issues, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues in adolescents, adults and families. Through professional and personal experience with therapy, Madeleine has learned that feeling understood, supported and safe can be one of the most valuable parts of the healing process. In Madeleine's practice she meets her clients where they are in the moment, and together with the client, she works to help them reach their unique goals for therapy. Her approach is direct, gentle, and most importantly, genuine."
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"I have many years of experience working with children and families. I also have a passion for treating women suffering from Postpartum Depression. I have created a drop-in style weekly Postpartum Depression Support Group for Moms who need some immediate support and a reminder that they are not alone in their struggle with PPD. Group meets weekly in West LA."
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"I have many years of experience working with children and families. I also have a passion for treating women suffering from Postpartum Depression. I have created a drop-in style weekly Postpartum Depression Support Group for Moms who need some immediate support and a reminder that they are not alone in their struggle with PPD. Group meets weekly in West LA."
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"People entering therapy want some kind of change, whether in the quality of their relationships or in their personal or professional satisfaction levels. My style is warm and nurturing but highly interactive and practical. I help my clients gain the self-awareness to understand their goals, identify the roadblocks hindering their progress, and make the changes necessary for a healthier, richer life and deeper, more intimate relationships."
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(424) 254-0308
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"People entering therapy want some kind of change, whether in the quality of their relationships or in their personal or professional satisfaction levels. My style is warm and nurturing but highly interactive and practical. I help my clients gain the self-awareness to understand their goals, identify the roadblocks hindering their progress, and make the changes necessary for a healthier, richer life and deeper, more intimate relationships."
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"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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(424) 387-3831
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Santa Monica, California 90401
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"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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""I focus on daily life coping strategies with teenagers, individuals, and couples. At times we all get stuck and some of our old habits might not be working well for us. We may need to create new behaviors, thoughts, and feelings to improve our quality of life and relationships with others.""
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""I focus on daily life coping strategies with teenagers, individuals, and couples. At times we all get stuck and some of our old habits might not be working well for us. We may need to create new behaviors, thoughts, and feelings to improve our quality of life and relationships with others.""
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"Self destructive lifestyle patterns? Can't find a meaningful relationship? My emphasis is understanding the underlying causes of your emotional pain, not just the symptoms Through cognitive and insight oriented therapy, we will focus on problems related to your unique life circumstances. For over 20 years, I have worked with individuals who face many challenges including relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, loss, and work related difficulties. I work with individuals who lack a general life orientation and have trouble determining their own needs. Once you understand the basis of your current life situation, you can turn years of pain into positive change."
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(424) 254-0170
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"Self destructive lifestyle patterns? Can't find a meaningful relationship? My emphasis is understanding the underlying causes of your emotional pain, not just the symptoms Through cognitive and insight oriented therapy, we will focus on problems related to your unique life circumstances. For over 20 years, I have worked with individuals who face many challenges including relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, loss, and work related difficulties. I work with individuals who lack a general life orientation and have trouble determining their own needs. Once you understand the basis of your current life situation, you can turn years of pain into positive change."
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"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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(310) 736-4594
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Santa Monica, California 90401
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"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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"I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with extensive experience providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Prior to working in mental health , I worked with children with special needs and developed skills to help families, parents and caregivers support their children to create a balanced environment. "
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(424) 275-6173
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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"I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with extensive experience providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Prior to working in mental health , I worked with children with special needs and developed skills to help families, parents and caregivers support their children to create a balanced environment. "
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"Bottom line...life is challenging. At 62 years old, I've made plenty of mistakes...and for the most part have learned from those mistakes. I went back to school to get my Masters in Psychology and become a Marriage and Family Counselor a few years ago in order to help individuals, couples and family with issues that I've had to deal with personally. Therapists helped me get to where I am today and I want to help you with your life challenges...no matter how big or small they might be."
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(310) 872-2708
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"Bottom line...life is challenging. At 62 years old, I've made plenty of mistakes...and for the most part have learned from those mistakes. I went back to school to get my Masters in Psychology and become a Marriage and Family Counselor a few years ago in order to help individuals, couples and family with issues that I've had to deal with personally. Therapists helped me get to where I am today and I want to help you with your life challenges...no matter how big or small they might be."
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"I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with over 32 years experience helping clients through life transitions. I bring good judgment and experience to the challenges that accompany such transitions and personal crises. I am a problem-solver and specialize in periods of change so that you are at your best as you work to achieve your goals. If you are seeking supportive, safe and productive therapy for yourself or someone in your family, I am ready to meet, talk and help. My practice focuses on transitions facing adults, adolescents, and children, as well as working with families and teams."
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(424) 256-0986
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Santa Monica, California 90403
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"I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with over 32 years experience helping clients through life transitions. I bring good judgment and experience to the challenges that accompany such transitions and personal crises. I am a problem-solver and specialize in periods of change so that you are at your best as you work to achieve your goals. If you are seeking supportive, safe and productive therapy for yourself or someone in your family, I am ready to meet, talk and help. My practice focuses on transitions facing adults, adolescents, and children, as well as working with families and teams."
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"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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"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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"I work with adult individuals, adolescents, couples and families to help them cope with not only life's daily struggles, but also on issues around grief and loss, crisis, traumas, challenging life transitions and relationship issues. I use talk and narrative therapy as well as mindfulness based practices to help clients decrease anxiety and depression, manage stress, cope with challenges and enhance their creativity and productivity. My approach is very conversational, interactive and pro-active. In contrast to heavy analysis, I strive to uncover and cultivate my client's strengths, abilities and values to help them overcome their problems."
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"I work with adult individuals, adolescents, couples and families to help them cope with not only life's daily struggles, but also on issues around grief and loss, crisis, traumas, challenging life transitions and relationship issues. I use talk and narrative therapy as well as mindfulness based practices to help clients decrease anxiety and depression, manage stress, cope with challenges and enhance their creativity and productivity. My approach is very conversational, interactive and pro-active. In contrast to heavy analysis, I strive to uncover and cultivate my client's strengths, abilities and values to help them overcome their problems."
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"Hello, my name is Dr. Carder Stout. I want to thank you for joining me. You may be here because something in your life is not working. As a Depth Psychologist I believe that everyone has the capacity to be happy. My aim as a therapist is to heal those parts of you that are standing in the way. Let me help you connect with the joy in your life. I have been described as compassionate, calm and insightful. My patients tell me that I am present with them as a good listener and guide."
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(424) 294-8975
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"Hello, my name is Dr. Carder Stout. I want to thank you for joining me. You may be here because something in your life is not working. As a Depth Psychologist I believe that everyone has the capacity to be happy. My aim as a therapist is to heal those parts of you that are standing in the way. Let me help you connect with the joy in your life. I have been described as compassionate, calm and insightful. My patients tell me that I am present with them as a good listener and guide."
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"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."
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(323) 431-5155
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"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."
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"My work as a marriage and family therapist, clinical art therapist and somatic psychotherapist is integrative, interactive, and holistic. Drawing from over 30 years of experience in private practice, residential and outpatient treatment, I offer pathways to healing and well-being within the context of a safe and supportive environment. In my work with individuals, couples and families, treatment specialties include the healing of communication and relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, family and personal illness, grief and loss."
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(310) 896-8889
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"My work as a marriage and family therapist, clinical art therapist and somatic psychotherapist is integrative, interactive, and holistic. Drawing from over 30 years of experience in private practice, residential and outpatient treatment, I offer pathways to healing and well-being within the context of a safe and supportive environment. In my work with individuals, couples and families, treatment specialties include the healing of communication and relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, family and personal illness, grief and loss."
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"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. "
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(424) 369-6133
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"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. "
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"I help patients who are suffering with depression, anxiety, stress, feeling overwhelmed or who are just stuck and confused about how to feel better. I tailor my approach to each individual’s needs by combining a compassion with expertise and direct feedback. I’m trained in individual and family therapy with an advanced degree in depth psychology. This enables me to help patients gain deeper insights into their unique situation and how to create change and healing. In addition, I specialize in interpreting dreams and analyzing one’s unconscious material."
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(747) 223-8729
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"I help patients who are suffering with depression, anxiety, stress, feeling overwhelmed or who are just stuck and confused about how to feel better. I tailor my approach to each individual’s needs by combining a compassion with expertise and direct feedback. I’m trained in individual and family therapy with an advanced degree in depth psychology. This enables me to help patients gain deeper insights into their unique situation and how to create change and healing. In addition, I specialize in interpreting dreams and analyzing one’s unconscious material."
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"When you look at your child who has "failed to launch" or is struggling with "adulting", you're filled with a swirl of complicated emotions. You love your child, but you're frustrated, anxious, and feeling hopeless. You struggle every day to find a way to get your kid unstuck and living up to his/her potential. The more you try to help, the worse your relationship with your child becomes. You end up in endless arguments... or worse, your child stops talking to you altogether. Eventually, you begin wondering if your child will ever be independent. You think this situation might be permanent. "
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(424) 217-3795
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Santa Monica, California 90402
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"When you look at your child who has "failed to launch" or is struggling with "adulting", you're filled with a swirl of complicated emotions. You love your child, but you're frustrated, anxious, and feeling hopeless. You struggle every day to find a way to get your kid unstuck and living up to his/her potential. The more you try to help, the worse your relationship with your child becomes. You end up in endless arguments... or worse, your child stops talking to you altogether. Eventually, you begin wondering if your child will ever be independent. You think this situation might be permanent. "
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"Do you want to feel better NOW? Are you looking for TOOLS to help yourself or a loved one cope? 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"? If any of these questions ring true for you, I can help you. I have worked for over a decade helping people like you change their lives. I work with individuals and families solve problems and move forward, "
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"Do you want to feel better NOW? Are you looking for TOOLS to help yourself or a loved one cope? 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"? If any of these questions ring true for you, I can help you. I have worked for over a decade helping people like you change their lives. I work with individuals and families solve problems and move forward, "

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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.