Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Beginning therapy can be scary and intimidating, but also hopeful. Discussing your wishes and uncertainties in session can promote clarity and lead to positive changes in thinking and behavior that are necessary to improve circumstances and relationships. Action is required for positive life changes to occur. It isn't always easy figuring out what action to take or what changes to make. Therapy is a safe place to explore these thoughts and feelings. Small shifts can lead to large improvements in mood and relationships. Please reach out with questions or to schedule an initial consultation."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(323) 747-1809
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"Beginning therapy can be scary and intimidating, but also hopeful. Discussing your wishes and uncertainties in session can promote clarity and lead to positive changes in thinking and behavior that are necessary to improve circumstances and relationships. Action is required for positive life changes to occur. It isn't always easy figuring out what action to take or what changes to make. Therapy is a safe place to explore these thoughts and feelings. Small shifts can lead to large improvements in mood and relationships. Please reach out with questions or to schedule an initial consultation."
Kathy Palma, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"I will work with you to quickly identify what is holding you back, why you feel stuck and are having conflict in your relationships with others. (In addition to regular hours, I am also available on Sunday, or early morning or late evenings during the week.) "
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(747) 207-3306
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"I will work with you to quickly identify what is holding you back, why you feel stuck and are having conflict in your relationships with others. (In addition to regular hours, I am also available on Sunday, or early morning or late evenings during the week.) "
Iris Nathaniel, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I'm a holistic psychotherapist , with training in mind body modalities. I practice a unique blend of psychodynamic therapy combined with somatic modalities such as sensorymotor psychotherapy and EMDR. Sessions are individually crafted to fit each individual's needs at the moment of seeking help while relaying not only on cognitive restructuring and and uncovering unconscious emotions but also draws from the natural intelligence of the body and the most recent neuroscience, in order to heal past traumas , undo maladaptive patterns and create an empowered and fulfilling life. I am engaged and active during sessions and a partner on your road towards health and vitality."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 346-6216
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"I'm a holistic psychotherapist , with training in mind body modalities. I practice a unique blend of psychodynamic therapy combined with somatic modalities such as sensorymotor psychotherapy and EMDR. Sessions are individually crafted to fit each individual's needs at the moment of seeking help while relaying not only on cognitive restructuring and and uncovering unconscious emotions but also draws from the natural intelligence of the body and the most recent neuroscience, in order to heal past traumas , undo maladaptive patterns and create an empowered and fulfilling life. I am engaged and active during sessions and a partner on your road towards health and vitality."
Allan Rabinowitz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"Are you angry, stuck, confused, discouraged and/or stressed? Are your work, play or relationships missing something? Are anxieties, bad habits or distractions preventing satisfaction in any area of your life? Are you dealing with blocks to your professional performance--writing, acting, singing, speaking, etc.? We can work together to find the source of the problem (often not in the most obvious place) and plan solutions tailored to your personal needs, inclination and comfort. I work with individuals (from older teens to seniors), couples and small groups.(stressman@att.net, 310.838.5625)."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(310) 683-0706
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"Are you angry, stuck, confused, discouraged and/or stressed? Are your work, play or relationships missing something? Are anxieties, bad habits or distractions preventing satisfaction in any area of your life? Are you dealing with blocks to your professional performance--writing, acting, singing, speaking, etc.? We can work together to find the source of the problem (often not in the most obvious place) and plan solutions tailored to your personal needs, inclination and comfort. I work with individuals (from older teens to seniors), couples and small groups.(stressman@att.net, 310.838.5625)."
EMDR and Therapy for Positive Change, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Would you like to experience a positive change in your life and in your relationships? I offer tools which will assist in the process of positive change. I am committed to helping you find greater wellness, clarity and joy. Whether you are looking for relief from suffering of symptoms of depression and anxiety, an enhanced relationship with yourself and others, greater self-awareness, the cultivation of your own voice and authentic self, or you want to move more fully in the direction of your vocational, athletic, or artistic dreams, therapy is a life-changing gift to give yourself."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 231-6832
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"Would you like to experience a positive change in your life and in your relationships? I offer tools which will assist in the process of positive change. I am committed to helping you find greater wellness, clarity and joy. Whether you are looking for relief from suffering of symptoms of depression and anxiety, an enhanced relationship with yourself and others, greater self-awareness, the cultivation of your own voice and authentic self, or you want to move more fully in the direction of your vocational, athletic, or artistic dreams, therapy is a life-changing gift to give yourself."
Tessa Aoyama, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"When past events are keeping you from living your life fully, it's time to take steps toward healing. If you're feeling tired of "just surviving" I can help you build skills to effectively move forward in your life. Often times my clients will come in not knowing where to start but acknowledging that they feel "stuck". Coming in for your first session is a big step forward and a great start to healing."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(831) 920-5153
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"When past events are keeping you from living your life fully, it's time to take steps toward healing. If you're feeling tired of "just surviving" I can help you build skills to effectively move forward in your life. Often times my clients will come in not knowing where to start but acknowledging that they feel "stuck". Coming in for your first session is a big step forward and a great start to healing."
Jillian Ziesmer, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"I am here to help you find a deeper understanding of yourself, cultivate personal growth, and improve your relationships. In a collaborative relationship with the client, I explore family dynamics, relationship patterns, and underlying feelings and unconscious drives that impede a sense of well being. Some of the issues I treat include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, recovery, trauma (emotional, physical, sexual), suicidal ideation, grief/loss, cancer survivors, LGBTQ, and pre-marital counseling/relationship/marital issues. I help clients explore their feelings, past experiences, present situations, and hopes for the future. "
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(323) 736-3464
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"I am here to help you find a deeper understanding of yourself, cultivate personal growth, and improve your relationships. In a collaborative relationship with the client, I explore family dynamics, relationship patterns, and underlying feelings and unconscious drives that impede a sense of well being. Some of the issues I treat include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, recovery, trauma (emotional, physical, sexual), suicidal ideation, grief/loss, cancer survivors, LGBTQ, and pre-marital counseling/relationship/marital issues. I help clients explore their feelings, past experiences, present situations, and hopes for the future. "
Susan C. Shell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
"My education, training, and experience --both in life and as a therapist -- have given me the tools to successfully assist clients with their problems and personal growth. I deal with a wide range of issues, working with individual adolescents and adults,couples,families. I believe the primary goal of most clients is to develop a strong sense of self in order to better handle life's struggles -- I help clients to strengthen their selves by understanding their issues more fully, changing their problematical behaviors, learning coping tools, and setting limits to protect themselves, thereby living more satisfying and productive lives."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(310) 395-6639
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90402
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"My education, training, and experience --both in life and as a therapist -- have given me the tools to successfully assist clients with their problems and personal growth. I deal with a wide range of issues, working with individual adolescents and adults,couples,families. I believe the primary goal of most clients is to develop a strong sense of self in order to better handle life's struggles -- I help clients to strengthen their selves by understanding their issues more fully, changing their problematical behaviors, learning coping tools, and setting limits to protect themselves, thereby living more satisfying and productive lives."
Lisa E Frankel, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"As a therapist for 30 plus years I have experience working with individuals and couples with varied backgrounds, cultures and ages. Many years working with people in Recovery (12 step and alternatives friendly) . Hsp's (highly sensitive) , women and men in transition.. challenged by depression, anxiety and panic, people in creative fields corporate professionals, LGBT. My experience as a cancer survivor, adoptive parent, artist/writer, and meditator enhance my work. I work with mindfulness. stress management and CBT . Very experienced with loss, grief and pet bereavement. I have advanced training in Trauma Resiliency Model "
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(310) 398-9385
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"As a therapist for 30 plus years I have experience working with individuals and couples with varied backgrounds, cultures and ages. Many years working with people in Recovery (12 step and alternatives friendly) . Hsp's (highly sensitive) , women and men in transition.. challenged by depression, anxiety and panic, people in creative fields corporate professionals, LGBT. My experience as a cancer survivor, adoptive parent, artist/writer, and meditator enhance my work. I work with mindfulness. stress management and CBT . Very experienced with loss, grief and pet bereavement. I have advanced training in Trauma Resiliency Model "
Lynn Valverde Marriage & Family Therapy Prof Corp, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CH
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 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
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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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!"
Brie Ciraulo Rosenfield, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
"The parts of us that require healing are often sites of trauma, fear or shame; my therapeutic approach creates a safe space for exploring this often painful territory, with emphasis on providing you with tools and techniques to maintain that sense of safety in both other therapeutic settings and in day-to-day life. My clinical work, is based in expertise and a passion for empowering you to meet and overcome what is holding you back."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 610-8112
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"The parts of us that require healing are often sites of trauma, fear or shame; my therapeutic approach creates a safe space for exploring this often painful territory, with emphasis on providing you with tools and techniques to maintain that sense of safety in both other therapeutic settings and in day-to-day life. My clinical work, is based in expertise and a passion for empowering you to meet and overcome what is holding you back."
Dennis Laurents, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I am grateful to have the opportunity to be of service, using my education, training, and experience to partner with you on your journey. Together we will identify your present needs and wants as well as your overall life, dreams, and hopes. We will establish a workable plan, including immediate and long term goals and strategies to assist you in fulfilling your life's ambition."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(626) 542-1409
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"I am grateful to have the opportunity to be of service, using my education, training, and experience to partner with you on your journey. Together we will identify your present needs and wants as well as your overall life, dreams, and hopes. We will establish a workable plan, including immediate and long term goals and strategies to assist you in fulfilling your life's ambition."
Kimberly Low, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
"Are you overwhelmed by a crisis that appears unsolvable? Do you fear your life is spinning out of control? Life is challenging and we can feel overwhelmed. With support and guidance, a solution is possible. I am passionate about helping Individuals and families create change in their lives by feeling safe enough to face their fears by building strength and confidence in the therapy space where ultimately they gain the tools to solve their own problems."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(415) 727-7993
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"Are you overwhelmed by a crisis that appears unsolvable? Do you fear your life is spinning out of control? Life is challenging and we can feel overwhelmed. With support and guidance, a solution is possible. I am passionate about helping Individuals and families create change in their lives by feeling safe enough to face their fears by building strength and confidence in the therapy space where ultimately they gain the tools to solve their own problems."
Carol McCallister, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Whether you are struggling with anxiety or depression, a relationship issue, or just feel "stuck," I applaud you for reaching out to find help and solutions. Life circumstances do not have to define who you are; on the contrary, as you grow and learn, you can emerge a more resilient and healthy you! I am passionate about providing help and insight within a safe and supportive environment. As an avid listener with a deeply compassionate heart, it is my sincere hope that you will feel understood and known as you embark on a journey of your own self discovery."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 704-5660
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"Whether you are struggling with anxiety or depression, a relationship issue, or just feel "stuck," I applaud you for reaching out to find help and solutions. Life circumstances do not have to define who you are; on the contrary, as you grow and learn, you can emerge a more resilient and healthy you! I am passionate about providing help and insight within a safe and supportive environment. As an avid listener with a deeply compassionate heart, it is my sincere hope that you will feel understood and known as you embark on a journey of your own self discovery."
Sara D Klausner, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"We all need support and connection. Perhaps you are struggling with a life transition, relationship issues, or would simply like to feel even better than you do now. In a compassionate environment, I can help you explore current and past challenges interfering with your goals and relationships. My integrative approach allows me to provide practical strategies to enhance coping with the stress of everyday life, as well as empower you to explore unresolved problems that might be getting you stuck."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(747) 233-4733
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"We all need support and connection. Perhaps you are struggling with a life transition, relationship issues, or would simply like to feel even better than you do now. In a compassionate environment, I can help you explore current and past challenges interfering with your goals and relationships. My integrative approach allows me to provide practical strategies to enhance coping with the stress of everyday life, as well as empower you to explore unresolved problems that might be getting you stuck."
Corbett Miller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
"I have found that disruptions in our lives carry on in our nervous systems, sometimes arising at inopportune times. Often, it is in these times we seek support; whether dealing with the loss of a loved one, a sudden traumatic event, the onset of anxiety or a reliance on alcohol or medications. I will create an environment that encourages reflection, honesty, and compassion to help you find growth, self-reliance and an eventual return to health. I will work with you to get through the most challenging times with courage and boundless growth."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(213) 542-0913
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90401
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"I have found that disruptions in our lives carry on in our nervous systems, sometimes arising at inopportune times. Often, it is in these times we seek support; whether dealing with the loss of a loved one, a sudden traumatic event, the onset of anxiety or a reliance on alcohol or medications. I will create an environment that encourages reflection, honesty, and compassion to help you find growth, self-reliance and an eventual return to health. I will work with you to get through the most challenging times with courage and boundless growth."
Drew Mottinger, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
"Drew specializes in solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders and other co-occurring disorders including Generalized Anxiety, Major Depression, Trauma and process addiction. Drew has extensive experience working with artists who are struggling with addiction. He obtained a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and a BA in Music Industry from USC. His therapeutic approach is geared towards meeting the unique needs of his clients while empowering them to transform their lives and improve their relationships."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"Drew specializes in solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders and other co-occurring disorders including Generalized Anxiety, Major Depression, Trauma and process addiction. Drew has extensive experience working with artists who are struggling with addiction. He obtained a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and a BA in Music Industry from USC. His therapeutic approach is geared towards meeting the unique needs of his clients while empowering them to transform their lives and improve their relationships."
Tanya Hope Peters, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
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."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(310) 461-4425
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"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."
Zoe Cohen, Associate Clinical Social Worker
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
"With caring, compassion, and good humor, I can help you increase clarity into your personal values and goals, identify and change patterns that are holding you back, and make meaning from your experiences. I collaborate with you to ensure that we are effectively making strides to restoring sense of balance. I provide Individual Therapy for Adolescents and Adults to treat Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Issues, Life and Career Transition, Addiction, and Emotion Dysregulation. I have advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and have practiced in residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient clinic settings."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 532-1930
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"With caring, compassion, and good humor, I can help you increase clarity into your personal values and goals, identify and change patterns that are holding you back, and make meaning from your experiences. I collaborate with you to ensure that we are effectively making strides to restoring sense of balance. I provide Individual Therapy for Adolescents and Adults to treat Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Issues, Life and Career Transition, Addiction, and Emotion Dysregulation. I have advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and have practiced in residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient clinic settings."
Ivy Love Margulies, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
"I am a specialist in grief, loss and trauma encompassing the entire spectrum of women's maternal mental health. I help women(and their partners) with healthy pregnancies, postpartum depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss, terminations and infertility - whether through stillbirth, miscarriage, late term loss, IVF/IUI failures, selective termination or pregnancy releases (aka abortion). Sadly, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage and 1 in 8 will have trouble with conception. I blend psychology, ritual, spirituality, reiki, energy healing, guided meditations and more to help facilitate and support women, couples and families."
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
(424) 320-3249
Verified
Santa Monica, California 90403
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
"I am a specialist in grief, loss and trauma encompassing the entire spectrum of women's maternal mental health. I help women(and their partners) with healthy pregnancies, postpartum depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss, terminations and infertility - whether through stillbirth, miscarriage, late term loss, IVF/IUI failures, selective termination or pregnancy releases (aka abortion). Sadly, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage and 1 in 8 will have trouble with conception. I blend psychology, ritual, spirituality, reiki, energy healing, guided meditations and more to help facilitate and support women, couples and families."

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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.

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.