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.
Children (6 to 10)
(424) 258-5793
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Children (6 to 10)
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.
Children (6 to 10)
(323) 825-6240
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Children (6 to 10)
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.
Children (6 to 10)
(562) 352-2356
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Children (6 to 10)
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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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.
Children (6 to 10)
(310) 395-3739
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Children (6 to 10)
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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Bridget (Benninger) Kushwah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Finding fulfillment and meaning in life isn’t easy. Just when we think we have it together, new circumstances pull us apart. When we experience stress, anxiety and depression, it is important to find support. Trauma, relationship conflicts, transitioning to a new phase of life such as parenthood, feeling lost or confused. All these situations deserve attention and compassion. I am here to support you in finding stability, balance, and fulfillment. I work well with individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children because I am passionate about building healthier relationships and facilitating positive development and growth.
Children (6 to 10)
(747) 247-9577
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Children (6 to 10)
Finding fulfillment and meaning in life isn’t easy. Just when we think we have it together, new circumstances pull us apart. When we experience stress, anxiety and depression, it is important to find support. Trauma, relationship conflicts, transitioning to a new phase of life such as parenthood, feeling lost or confused. All these situations deserve attention and compassion. I am here to support you in finding stability, balance, and fulfillment. I work well with individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children because I am passionate about building healthier relationships and facilitating positive development and growth.
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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.
Children (6 to 10)
(310) 947-8501
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Children (6 to 10)
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.
Children (6 to 10)
(747) 529-7846
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Children (6 to 10)
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.
Children (6 to 10)
(424) 348-4495
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Children (6 to 10)
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.
Children (6 to 10)
(424) 369-6133
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Children (6 to 10)
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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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.
Children (6 to 10)
(424) 226-6838
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Children (6 to 10)
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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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!
Children (6 to 10)
(747) 220-0439
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Children (6 to 10)
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!
Kristen Gardenhire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Sometimes the difficulties of life get in the way and we are in need of someone outside of ourselves to lend us a helping hand. Obstacles that are thrown our way impact our relationships with others, our work, motivation, and our faith. I offer kind, compassionate, and non judgmental therapy to assist you in your time of need. I hope that you can experience psychological relief and restoration as you participate in counseling.
Children (6 to 10)
(310) 751-0550
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Children (6 to 10)
Sometimes the difficulties of life get in the way and we are in need of someone outside of ourselves to lend us a helping hand. Obstacles that are thrown our way impact our relationships with others, our work, motivation, and our faith. I offer kind, compassionate, and non judgmental therapy to assist you in your time of need. I hope that you can experience psychological relief and restoration as you participate in counseling.
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Natalie Kazarian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Beginning therapy takes courage and you've already taken the first step. My goal is to help you create a more fulfilling life. I provide a safe space to work collaboratively with you. I will listen and use my knowledge base to help address the parts of your life that feel challenging. I work in both short term and long term treatment modalities.
Children (6 to 10)
(559) 761-1474
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Children (6 to 10)
Beginning therapy takes courage and you've already taken the first step. My goal is to help you create a more fulfilling life. I provide a safe space to work collaboratively with you. I will listen and use my knowledge base to help address the parts of your life that feel challenging. I work in both short term and long term treatment modalities.
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Renda Dionne Madrigal
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and UCLA Certified Mindfulness Facilitator. I was featured on the cover of the February 2018 edition of Mindful Magazine. I have been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for over twenty years. I combine mindfulness, somatic (body-based) therapies, and story in the work I do. I offer mindfulness-based services to help with stress, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship disruptions, poor attention/concentration, lack of focus, and chronic pain. I also emphasize skills to cultivate positive emotions for a happier, healthier, more peaceful life; and better relationships.
Children (6 to 10)
(909) 675-1285
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Children (6 to 10)
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and UCLA Certified Mindfulness Facilitator. I was featured on the cover of the February 2018 edition of Mindful Magazine. I have been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for over twenty years. I combine mindfulness, somatic (body-based) therapies, and story in the work I do. I offer mindfulness-based services to help with stress, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship disruptions, poor attention/concentration, lack of focus, and chronic pain. I also emphasize skills to cultivate positive emotions for a happier, healthier, more peaceful life; and better relationships.
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Erin G Amini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
We often feel lost when solutions cannot be found for the challenges we face. It's at this point that our challenges become obstacles that block us from fully living our lives. Unfortunately, time doesn't heal all pain and our anxiety, anger, depression, and fear don't always go away on their own. As a therapist, my goal is to help you better understand yourself, find purpose in your pain, alleviate your stress, and make more space for creativity, love, and happiness in your life.
Children (6 to 10)
(310) 776-6045
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Children (6 to 10)
We often feel lost when solutions cannot be found for the challenges we face. It's at this point that our challenges become obstacles that block us from fully living our lives. Unfortunately, time doesn't heal all pain and our anxiety, anger, depression, and fear don't always go away on their own. As a therapist, my goal is to help you better understand yourself, find purpose in your pain, alleviate your stress, and make more space for creativity, love, and happiness in your life.
Jessica Ehrman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you tired of working with therapists who you feel don’t understand you, are boring and outdated, and say “mhm” or “how does that make you feel” all session? I’m here to help make therapy fun, engaging, and a safe place for you to comfortably explore your emotions and learn new healthy coping skills along the way. Therapy doesn’t have to be boring and I love to use fun and innovative pop-culture based interventions in my work. My professional geek therapy interests include the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Dungeons & Dragons, Roblox, Animal Crossing, video games, and all things Star Wars. I have a soft-spot for Disney villains.
Children (6 to 10)
(949) 539-0259
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Children (6 to 10)
Are you tired of working with therapists who you feel don’t understand you, are boring and outdated, and say “mhm” or “how does that make you feel” all session? I’m here to help make therapy fun, engaging, and a safe place for you to comfortably explore your emotions and learn new healthy coping skills along the way. Therapy doesn’t have to be boring and I love to use fun and innovative pop-culture based interventions in my work. My professional geek therapy interests include the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Dungeons & Dragons, Roblox, Animal Crossing, video games, and all things Star Wars. I have a soft-spot for Disney villains.
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John F Grienenberger
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I currently see children, adults, parents, and couples in private practice specializing in psychotherapy and psychological assessment. I work from a contemporary psychodynamic/attachment based model. I seek to create an emphathic environment to help clients feel understood, while also challenging them to go to greater depths by confronting self-defeating or growth inhibiting patterns of relating to self and others.
Children (6 to 10)
(310) 740-9801
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Children (6 to 10)
I currently see children, adults, parents, and couples in private practice specializing in psychotherapy and psychological assessment. I work from a contemporary psychodynamic/attachment based model. I seek to create an emphathic environment to help clients feel understood, while also challenging them to go to greater depths by confronting self-defeating or growth inhibiting patterns of relating to self and others.
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Randi Gottlieb
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Are you seeking help for a child or teen who is struggling emotionally, displaying challenging behaviors, experiencing difficulties in school or in personal relationships? I have over 30 years experience treating children exposed to trauma, whether from family conflict, divorce, exposure to violence, bullying, alienation, accidental injury, or abuse. When children experience trauma, they can become detached from their bodies, numbed to emotion, and stuck in repetitive trauma memories. The work (and play) of therapy is to assist them in reconnecting to those parts of their Self that have "shut down" so that the process of healing can begin.
Children (6 to 10)
(424) 206-5465
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Children (6 to 10)
Are you seeking help for a child or teen who is struggling emotionally, displaying challenging behaviors, experiencing difficulties in school or in personal relationships? I have over 30 years experience treating children exposed to trauma, whether from family conflict, divorce, exposure to violence, bullying, alienation, accidental injury, or abuse. When children experience trauma, they can become detached from their bodies, numbed to emotion, and stuck in repetitive trauma memories. The work (and play) of therapy is to assist them in reconnecting to those parts of their Self that have "shut down" so that the process of healing can begin.
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Marie Espy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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.
Children (6 to 10)
(310) 736-4594
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Children (6 to 10)
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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Maggie Sennish
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I am an experienced therapist with a compassionate, respectful approach to the growth of each person/family who enters psychotherapy. With over 15 years leading a full private practice of children, adolescents and adults, and running groups I have a deep understanding of life stages, mood and cognitive disorders, communication and relational skills development. I work collaboratively with each client, family or group to define goals and effect change.
Children (6 to 10)
(310) 776-6425
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Children (6 to 10)
I am an experienced therapist with a compassionate, respectful approach to the growth of each person/family who enters psychotherapy. With over 15 years leading a full private practice of children, adolescents and adults, and running groups I have a deep understanding of life stages, mood and cognitive disorders, communication and relational skills development. I work collaboratively with each client, family or group to define goals and effect change.

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Children (6 to 10) Therapists
If you're looking for help with children or for a Santa Monica child therapist these professionals provide help with child development, child learning and child education. 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 and child discipline. Child counseling in Santa Monica may include help with child behavioral issues, child family relationships and child sleep.

We often colloquially refer to our children as 'kids', and so may seek a Santa Monica therapist for kids' learning issues or help with a kid's education. Such child therapists can help with kid abuse, mother kid issues, kid neglect, kid behavior and kid discipline. Kid counseling in Santa Monica may include help with kids' behavioral issues, kid family relationships and kids' sleep.

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.