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.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 258-5793
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
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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Crystal A Stokes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CPT, CCTS-I Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
If you're looking for support for PTSD, trauma, anxiety, OCD, stress, body/health issues, or transitions you're in the right place. My clients are curious, growth-oriented people who seek deep healing and lasting change. They want a therapeutic experience that offers more than traditional talk therapy. I offer a straightforward, insight, and action-oriented approach with the intention of teaching you how to help yourself and ultimately sustain growth and progress.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(805) 716-6117
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
If you're looking for support for PTSD, trauma, anxiety, OCD, stress, body/health issues, or transitions you're in the right place. My clients are curious, growth-oriented people who seek deep healing and lasting change. They want a therapeutic experience that offers more than traditional talk therapy. I offer a straightforward, insight, and action-oriented approach with the intention of teaching you how to help yourself and ultimately sustain growth and progress.
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Roxanna Saremi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I think we all know life can be a bit messy and confusing at times. We have moments where we feel stuck, blocked, or just fatigued and burnt out! Stuck in the loop of the same disastrous relationships, blocked from life with the "disease to please" everyone, and burnt-out from unnecessary guilt. If this feels familiar, I get it, and I can help.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(714) 909-1596
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
I think we all know life can be a bit messy and confusing at times. We have moments where we feel stuck, blocked, or just fatigued and burnt out! Stuck in the loop of the same disastrous relationships, blocked from life with the "disease to please" everyone, and burnt-out from unnecessary guilt. If this feels familiar, I get it, and I can help.
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Alan E Clark
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of private practice experience. I trained within APA accredited doctoral program and internship programs. I am licensed to practice psychology in both California and Colorado. I specialize in the treatment of couples and individual adults, presenting with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss reactions, substance abuse and relational conflict and dissatisfaction. I am trained in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, but apply cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and interpersonal psychotherapy techniques to best address each individual and his or her issues and needs.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(310) 660-7462
Verified

Santa Monica, CA 90403
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of private practice experience. I trained within APA accredited doctoral program and internship programs. I am licensed to practice psychology in both California and Colorado. I specialize in the treatment of couples and individual adults, presenting with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss reactions, substance abuse and relational conflict and dissatisfaction. I am trained in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, but apply cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and interpersonal psychotherapy techniques to best address each individual and his or her issues and needs.
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Michelle Cohen
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I specialize in helping individuals, couples and families to gain the insight to help break through the barriers of sadness, frustration, anxiety and fear. My work involves helping clients discover personal insights about why they feel the way they do in their personal and relationship patterns. I approach each client's needs and issues with respect and empathy in an objective, non-judgmental manner. We all have patterns of thoughts and behaviors that have helped us survive emotionally. It is my goal to help clients understand themselves better and resolve their problems to find the peace and happiness in their lives that they deserve.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(310) 507-7469
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
I specialize in helping individuals, couples and families to gain the insight to help break through the barriers of sadness, frustration, anxiety and fear. My work involves helping clients discover personal insights about why they feel the way they do in their personal and relationship patterns. I approach each client's needs and issues with respect and empathy in an objective, non-judgmental manner. We all have patterns of thoughts and behaviors that have helped us survive emotionally. It is my goal to help clients understand themselves better and resolve their problems to find the peace and happiness in their lives that they deserve.
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.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(562) 352-2356
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
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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Carole A Chasin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
As a Marriage and Family therapist and relationship specialist in Beverly Hills, I help smart successful people learn to recognize and find a loving partner and have the relationship they want and be able to translate their career success into relationship success. If you're looking for a new relationship or wanting to improve the one you're in, it's time to invest in yourself, your relationship, and your future by getting expert help now. Discover how to find the love you deserve. I’ll guide you into a loving, lasting and fulfilling relationship or marriage. Even partners who argue can have highly successful relationship. Call me
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 375-6335
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
As a Marriage and Family therapist and relationship specialist in Beverly Hills, I help smart successful people learn to recognize and find a loving partner and have the relationship they want and be able to translate their career success into relationship success. If you're looking for a new relationship or wanting to improve the one you're in, it's time to invest in yourself, your relationship, and your future by getting expert help now. Discover how to find the love you deserve. I’ll guide you into a loving, lasting and fulfilling relationship or marriage. Even partners who argue can have highly successful relationship. Call me
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Jennifer Montesi
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing individual, couple, and family therapy in private practice to those seeking treatment for anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, couple and family distress, trauma-related issues, addiction, and emotion regulation disorders. I attempt to challenge existing patterns while also providing encouragement, empathy, and support so that clients feel understood and able to push through what they identify as currently unworkable patterns. When appropriate, I work from an evidence-based framework, providing treatments that have been found to be effective and successful through research studies.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 203-4844
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing individual, couple, and family therapy in private practice to those seeking treatment for anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, couple and family distress, trauma-related issues, addiction, and emotion regulation disorders. I attempt to challenge existing patterns while also providing encouragement, empathy, and support so that clients feel understood and able to push through what they identify as currently unworkable patterns. When appropriate, I work from an evidence-based framework, providing treatments that have been found to be effective and successful through research studies.
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Danielle C White
Psychologist, PsyD
Santa Monica, CA 90403
By facing our inner worlds, we may begin to quiet the past and change how we meet the future. As life inevitably presents us with transitions and loss, these experiences become an integral part of what awakens us into the fullness of our human experience. The collaborative and creative process of therapy can help you to shift your perspective so that new solutions and fulfilling growth can occur in your life.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(917) 689-1033
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
By facing our inner worlds, we may begin to quiet the past and change how we meet the future. As life inevitably presents us with transitions and loss, these experiences become an integral part of what awakens us into the fullness of our human experience. The collaborative and creative process of therapy can help you to shift your perspective so that new solutions and fulfilling growth can occur in your life.
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Lynn Valverde Marriage & Family Therapy Prof Corp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CH Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
The truth is life can be difficult! We all experience loss, disappointment, anxiety, and self-doubt. Peace, clarity, and wellbeing are your natural state. Depression, anxiety and relationship problems cause anguish and pain - getting by day to day can be challenging. We often struggle alone hoping things will get better. I care and I am here to support you in connecting with your innate wisdom allowing you to find solutions and make the changes that are most meaningful to you. Be more productive, have higher quality connections, and success. Experience more joy, love, laughter, and self-confidence. I'd love to hear from you!
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 653-6737
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
The truth is life can be difficult! We all experience loss, disappointment, anxiety, and self-doubt. Peace, clarity, and wellbeing are your natural state. Depression, anxiety and relationship problems cause anguish and pain - getting by day to day can be challenging. We often struggle alone hoping things will get better. I care and I am here to support you in connecting with your innate wisdom allowing you to find solutions and make the changes that are most meaningful to you. Be more productive, have higher quality connections, and success. Experience more joy, love, laughter, and self-confidence. I'd love to hear from you!
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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.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 543-6324
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
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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Jonathan Rocklin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Career Counseling, Depression/Anxiety are primary specializations. I believe the client is his/her own best therapist and already possesses the necessary wisdom for healing to begin. I can facilitate this process by providing a safe, non-intrusive, supportive environment. I prefer to acknowledge, build and reinforce the client's strengths rather than focus on old negative beliefs. 25+ years experience.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 571-9839
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Career Counseling, Depression/Anxiety are primary specializations. I believe the client is his/her own best therapist and already possesses the necessary wisdom for healing to begin. I can facilitate this process by providing a safe, non-intrusive, supportive environment. I prefer to acknowledge, build and reinforce the client's strengths rather than focus on old negative beliefs. 25+ years experience.
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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.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(310) 246-0465
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
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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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 :)
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 581-0767
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
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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DeMonta Whiting
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, #121375 Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Being assertive seems easy in theory. You tell someone what you're thinking, feeling, or wanting. You express yourself in a clear, firm, and respectful way. You set clear physical and emotional boundaries. Unfortunately, if you've experienced childhood trauma, abuse, neglect, or harsh punishment, being assertive can be really difficult. You may fear upsetting other people. You may fear coming across as 'aggressive.' You may have a hard time expressing your thoughts and feelings.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(323) 709-7388
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Being assertive seems easy in theory. You tell someone what you're thinking, feeling, or wanting. You express yourself in a clear, firm, and respectful way. You set clear physical and emotional boundaries. Unfortunately, if you've experienced childhood trauma, abuse, neglect, or harsh punishment, being assertive can be really difficult. You may fear upsetting other people. You may fear coming across as 'aggressive.' You may have a hard time expressing your thoughts and feelings.
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Karlee Dahlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
In your first session, we will get to know each other, dive into your past, learn about your childhood, identify attachment strategies, find your barriers to success and then immediately start moving you toward health and happiness. We will dissect behavioral patterns, find an understanding of your most common role in relationships and figure out how to help you live a balanced life. I will give you some practical tools to feel better. I want to help you get aligned with your true path in life and start doing what you truly enjoy.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 234-2654
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
In your first session, we will get to know each other, dive into your past, learn about your childhood, identify attachment strategies, find your barriers to success and then immediately start moving you toward health and happiness. We will dissect behavioral patterns, find an understanding of your most common role in relationships and figure out how to help you live a balanced life. I will give you some practical tools to feel better. I want to help you get aligned with your true path in life and start doing what you truly enjoy.
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Geraldine Flaxman, M.A., LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Many clients, colleagues and friends have told me that with my innate intuitiveness, authenticity and openness it is very easy to talk with me about difficult and painful issues. The most important aspect of feeling comfortable and safe with a therapist is having a rapport as well as feeling understood. I have an eclectic approach to each unique person with whom I work. I think it is important to determine what your personal goals are, how can we best achieve them, while keeping in mind that the ultimate goal is for you to become your own best therapist.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(310) 872-1628
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Many clients, colleagues and friends have told me that with my innate intuitiveness, authenticity and openness it is very easy to talk with me about difficult and painful issues. The most important aspect of feeling comfortable and safe with a therapist is having a rapport as well as feeling understood. I have an eclectic approach to each unique person with whom I work. I think it is important to determine what your personal goals are, how can we best achieve them, while keeping in mind that the ultimate goal is for you to become your own best therapist.
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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.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(747) 247-9577
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
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.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(310) 947-8501
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
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.
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(747) 529-7846
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
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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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists
Cognitive-behavioral therapy stresses the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. The therapist assists the client in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs underlying his or her thinking. The therapist then helps the client modify those thoughts and the behaviors that flow from them. CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist and client and often calls for homework assignments.

If you're looking for CBT therapy in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica CBT therapist these professionals provide cognitive behavioral therapy, cbt group therapy, cbt therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy. They include CBT therapists, CBT psychologists, CBT psychotherapists and CBT counselors.

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.