Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 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.
Coping Skills
(323) 747-1809
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Coping Skills
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.
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Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I strive to help people become their own authority, which may have been compromised by unhealthy relationships, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. I focus on the individual's relationship with themselves, fostering an understanding and compassion towards personal strengths and vulnerabilities. I believe it is imperative to address underlying issues with out judgment or shame, so that we can heal parts of the self that are no longer serving us. My clinical training is in psychodynamic therapy, and I tend to gravitate towards an attachment based and humanistic approach.
Coping Skills
(310) 906-2565
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Coping Skills
I strive to help people become their own authority, which may have been compromised by unhealthy relationships, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. I focus on the individual's relationship with themselves, fostering an understanding and compassion towards personal strengths and vulnerabilities. I believe it is imperative to address underlying issues with out judgment or shame, so that we can heal parts of the self that are no longer serving us. My clinical training is in psychodynamic therapy, and I tend to gravitate towards an attachment based and humanistic approach.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CBTR Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Are you an empath, healer, or Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)? Are you a female-identifying person in their 30’s – 50’s? Do you work in the helping and creative professions and are looking to add more alignment and fulfillment to your life and/or career? Are you ready to step up to the next level in your career, life, or relationship? But, the fear of being seen has been holding you back. The fear of criticism and what others think about you? Do people ever tell you you’re too sensitive? On some level you know it’s true, but you don’t know what to do about it. Do you struggle with feelings of being ‘good enough’ or ‘doing enough’?
Coping Skills
(628) 500-8550
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Coping Skills
Are you an empath, healer, or Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)? Are you a female-identifying person in their 30’s – 50’s? Do you work in the helping and creative professions and are looking to add more alignment and fulfillment to your life and/or career? Are you ready to step up to the next level in your career, life, or relationship? But, the fear of being seen has been holding you back. The fear of criticism and what others think about you? Do people ever tell you you’re too sensitive? On some level you know it’s true, but you don’t know what to do about it. Do you struggle with feelings of being ‘good enough’ or ‘doing enough’?
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
As a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I embrace success in working with clients by utilizing integrative forms of psychotherapy that harmonize well to their specific needs, motivation, and treatment goals. My active engagement encompasses Emotion Regulation Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness and meditation interventions.
Coping Skills
(310) 612-2998
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Coping Skills
As a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I embrace success in working with clients by utilizing integrative forms of psychotherapy that harmonize well to their specific needs, motivation, and treatment goals. My active engagement encompasses Emotion Regulation Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness and meditation interventions.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I've been an individual and couples counselor for over 25 years. I work in a friendly, genuine way, creating a safe space in which to help individuals and couples feel better or deal with life challenges - relationships, work issues, low self-worth, or just "stuck." My specialty as a couples counselor is to be sensitive to the different styles of men and women, while both exploring underlying issues and providing tools for healthier communication. In all of my work, I use methods proven by research. For all clients, I believe people should leave therapy feeling, "This person really helped me."
Coping Skills
(310) 817-6056
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Coping Skills
I've been an individual and couples counselor for over 25 years. I work in a friendly, genuine way, creating a safe space in which to help individuals and couples feel better or deal with life challenges - relationships, work issues, low self-worth, or just "stuck." My specialty as a couples counselor is to be sensitive to the different styles of men and women, while both exploring underlying issues and providing tools for healthier communication. In all of my work, I use methods proven by research. For all clients, I believe people should leave therapy feeling, "This person really helped me."
Photo of Betsy Cummings
ASW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I look forward to helping you. I work to create a safe, empathic environment where we can explore your concerns at a pace that feels comfortable to you. Life is challenging, but therapy provides a place of comfort to look at life's stressors as well as what scares, saddens, or angers us. I work to help clients build a deeper and more compassionate understanding of themselves in order to identify their strengths, develop new coping skills, build more meaningful relationships and live a more fulfilling life.
Coping Skills
(323) 612-0439
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Coping Skills
I look forward to helping you. I work to create a safe, empathic environment where we can explore your concerns at a pace that feels comfortable to you. Life is challenging, but therapy provides a place of comfort to look at life's stressors as well as what scares, saddens, or angers us. I work to help clients build a deeper and more compassionate understanding of themselves in order to identify their strengths, develop new coping skills, build more meaningful relationships and live a more fulfilling life.
Photo of Michael Khayat, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Therapy can help you overcome challenges and heal different types of wounds, both old and new. I will incorporate different models and approaches to best fit your personal needs. We will work together to uncover your hidden strengths, to overcome your obstacles, and to find your unlimited potential. I will help you gain insight to your current and past relationships to help you change repeating patterns and behaviors. I am committed to establishing a safe environment to explore ways to shift and create change and take charge of your life. Healing the past will allow you to move forward.
Coping Skills
(424) 352-7605
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Coping Skills
Therapy can help you overcome challenges and heal different types of wounds, both old and new. I will incorporate different models and approaches to best fit your personal needs. We will work together to uncover your hidden strengths, to overcome your obstacles, and to find your unlimited potential. I will help you gain insight to your current and past relationships to help you change repeating patterns and behaviors. I am committed to establishing a safe environment to explore ways to shift and create change and take charge of your life. Healing the past will allow you to move forward.
Photo of Michele Blair, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I am currently providing mental health services for qualifying low-income and unemployed women and girls. Please contact me for special fees and programs.
Coping Skills
(310) 947-8806
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Coping Skills
I am currently providing mental health services for qualifying low-income and unemployed women and girls. Please contact me for special fees and programs.
Photo of Caryn Greenhut, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Is your way of thinking preventing a more satisfying life? Do you feel limited by symptoms of anxiety and/or depression? Do you sometimes wonder, "Where am I going?," "Who am I?," and "What is this all really about?" My job is to help you find answers to these questions and discover your unique meaning and purpose. I will provide a warm, safe, nurturing environment for you to explore the challenges getting in the way of a more balanced, mindful, and fulfilling life. By integrating my various trainings and experiences I will collaboratively construct an approach to best meet your needs and goals.
Coping Skills
(310) 912-3461
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Coping Skills
Is your way of thinking preventing a more satisfying life? Do you feel limited by symptoms of anxiety and/or depression? Do you sometimes wonder, "Where am I going?," "Who am I?," and "What is this all really about?" My job is to help you find answers to these questions and discover your unique meaning and purpose. I will provide a warm, safe, nurturing environment for you to explore the challenges getting in the way of a more balanced, mindful, and fulfilling life. By integrating my various trainings and experiences I will collaboratively construct an approach to best meet your needs and goals.
Photo of Catherine G Lockwood, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
I specialize in evidence-based "Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy" (ISTDP), a structured, efficient, cost-effective, goal- results oriented approach. Also, as an American Association of Couples & Sex Therapists (AACAST)-accredited "Couples & Sex Therapist," I specialize in helping couples resolve relationship, communications & sexual problems. I am also a pioneer in integrating components of ISTDP with couples work. I strive to create a safe, structured healing environment where people are supported in achieving their goals, and creating fulfilling, happier, productive and meaningful lives, and loving, satisfying relationships. I am also an American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT)-Certified Family Therapist.
Coping Skills
(424) 245-0963
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Coping Skills
I specialize in evidence-based "Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy" (ISTDP), a structured, efficient, cost-effective, goal- results oriented approach. Also, as an American Association of Couples & Sex Therapists (AACAST)-accredited "Couples & Sex Therapist," I specialize in helping couples resolve relationship, communications & sexual problems. I am also a pioneer in integrating components of ISTDP with couples work. I strive to create a safe, structured healing environment where people are supported in achieving their goals, and creating fulfilling, happier, productive and meaningful lives, and loving, satisfying relationships. I am also an American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT)-Certified Family Therapist.
Photo of Lilyan W.j. Campbell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCBA, Individ, Couples, Enterta Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Do you want solutions, and short term therapy? Then I am the right fit. I will guide you making life changes. We can target difficulties with career (I am an entertainment industry expert), relationships, sex, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, ADHD, Autism. Through convenient Skype or phone sessions, I create a comfortable environment, so you can be yourself, get insight, and gain tools to better your life. As an empathic person & mother, I will bring my authentic self & compassion for people to sessions.
Coping Skills
(424) 270-1773
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Coping Skills
Do you want solutions, and short term therapy? Then I am the right fit. I will guide you making life changes. We can target difficulties with career (I am an entertainment industry expert), relationships, sex, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, ADHD, Autism. Through convenient Skype or phone sessions, I create a comfortable environment, so you can be yourself, get insight, and gain tools to better your life. As an empathic person & mother, I will bring my authentic self & compassion for people to sessions.
Photo of Melissa Kay, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
"I CAN HELP YOU FIND HAPPINESS AND CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT" Your thoughts and feelings determine what your life is about and I can help guide you towards the manifestation of your dreams and happiness in all areas of your life, such as relationships, marriage, family, healthy body, career, success, etc. I have a unique approach that includes Holistic Counseling, Spirituality, the "Law of Attraction" and Mind-Body-Spirit Healing. I am very intuitive and a healer and I have had great success helping people thrive and live the life they want. I love the work I do and feel called to help you.
Coping Skills
(310) 683-5422
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Coping Skills
"I CAN HELP YOU FIND HAPPINESS AND CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT" Your thoughts and feelings determine what your life is about and I can help guide you towards the manifestation of your dreams and happiness in all areas of your life, such as relationships, marriage, family, healthy body, career, success, etc. I have a unique approach that includes Holistic Counseling, Spirituality, the "Law of Attraction" and Mind-Body-Spirit Healing. I am very intuitive and a healer and I have had great success helping people thrive and live the life they want. I love the work I do and feel called to help you.
Photo of Lynn Grossman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
You are committed to your growth and to having a great life. You feel stuck in the past and find yourself circling back to the same situation, person, place, or issue. You want to break through the obstacles and patterns that have stopped you from reaching your goals and having a rich and expansive life. I will assist and support you to discover limiting experiences from your past. You will bring new insight, compassion and tools into your life today and step into the creation of a bright tomorrow.
Coping Skills
(424) 396-0731
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Coping Skills
You are committed to your growth and to having a great life. You feel stuck in the past and find yourself circling back to the same situation, person, place, or issue. You want to break through the obstacles and patterns that have stopped you from reaching your goals and having a rich and expansive life. I will assist and support you to discover limiting experiences from your past. You will bring new insight, compassion and tools into your life today and step into the creation of a bright tomorrow.
Photo of Ali (Alexandria) Wolfe-Grady, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MACP, AMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90403
I find the best way for me to help people reach their goals is to work collaboratively and to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and openness. An individualized therapeutic approach is imperative for helping explore my clients’ unique life experiences. We work together utilizing an eclectic interactive approach that encourages feedback and collaboration to shape treatment to meet a client's individual needs. Together we formulate a plan to address achieving specific short-term goals aimed at improving daily life in addition to long term growth focusing on personal development.
Coping Skills
(805) 608-3474
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
Coping Skills
I find the best way for me to help people reach their goals is to work collaboratively and to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and openness. An individualized therapeutic approach is imperative for helping explore my clients’ unique life experiences. We work together utilizing an eclectic interactive approach that encourages feedback and collaboration to shape treatment to meet a client's individual needs. Together we formulate a plan to address achieving specific short-term goals aimed at improving daily life in addition to long term growth focusing on personal development.
Photo of Aliah Dolan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Looking for the right therapist for you can be the start of something great, but it can also feel a little overwhelming. At the heart of my practice is your comfort. When you begin talking with someone who really listens, wants to understand your point of view, and wants to not only help you, but learn from you, real growth can begin to happen. Sometimes old patterns and the things we have been through can make us feel stuck. I'm here to help you get unstuck and get where you want to be.
Coping Skills
(503) 664-9241
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Coping Skills
Looking for the right therapist for you can be the start of something great, but it can also feel a little overwhelming. At the heart of my practice is your comfort. When you begin talking with someone who really listens, wants to understand your point of view, and wants to not only help you, but learn from you, real growth can begin to happen. Sometimes old patterns and the things we have been through can make us feel stuck. I'm here to help you get unstuck and get where you want to be.
Photo of Debra Brunsten, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
I work with adult individuals, adolescents, couples and families to help you cope with not only life's daily struggles, but also provide support for crisis, traumas, challenging life transitions and relationship issues. I use talk, narrative, somatic therapies, as well as EMDR (trauma work), to help you decrease anxiety and depression, manage stress, cope with challenges and enhance your 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.
Coping Skills
(310) 494-7039
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Coping Skills
I work with adult individuals, adolescents, couples and families to help you cope with not only life's daily struggles, but also provide support for crisis, traumas, challenging life transitions and relationship issues. I use talk, narrative, somatic therapies, as well as EMDR (trauma work), to help you decrease anxiety and depression, manage stress, cope with challenges and enhance your 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.
Photo of Marilyn Rosen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
My goal is to listen well and provide the treatment that best meets your specific needs, to help you to identify your strengths and manage your vulnerabilities. In my work with families I encourage each person to express his/her individuality, and to cope with differences -striving for mutuality, fairness and harmony. My chief concern is with maximizing your capacities and potential, and helping you improve your relationship to yourself and to others. Together we may engage with imagery, sensory experiencing, movement, art, poetry and music to deepen self awareness and understanding (and relief from discomfort)
Coping Skills
(310) 331-8391
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Coping Skills
My goal is to listen well and provide the treatment that best meets your specific needs, to help you to identify your strengths and manage your vulnerabilities. In my work with families I encourage each person to express his/her individuality, and to cope with differences -striving for mutuality, fairness and harmony. My chief concern is with maximizing your capacities and potential, and helping you improve your relationship to yourself and to others. Together we may engage with imagery, sensory experiencing, movement, art, poetry and music to deepen self awareness and understanding (and relief from discomfort)
Photo of Sherry Shakoori-Nasseri, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Coping Skills
(310) 928-9253
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Coping Skills
Photo of Emily Lefkowitz, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Providing optimal care requires the capacity for humble self-reflection, the willingness to shift gears when needed, and the creativity to approach problems in unexpected ways. One of my primary goals as a therapist is to constantly question and re-evaluate my own perceptions, intuition, and clinical judgment. I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety disorders. Broadly trained in dialectical behavioral, cognitive, behavioral, and psychodynamic treatments models, as well as specific empirically supported interventions, I strive to address each individual's needs with the appropriate clinical approach.
Coping Skills
(424) 294-8891
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Coping Skills
Providing optimal care requires the capacity for humble self-reflection, the willingness to shift gears when needed, and the creativity to approach problems in unexpected ways. One of my primary goals as a therapist is to constantly question and re-evaluate my own perceptions, intuition, and clinical judgment. I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety disorders. Broadly trained in dialectical behavioral, cognitive, behavioral, and psychodynamic treatments models, as well as specific empirically supported interventions, I strive to address each individual's needs with the appropriate clinical approach.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I have been in practice for over 20 years. Initially working in the areas of eating disorders and other addictions has led me to specializing in problems related to relationships, both with others and with the self. As a result, I now specialize in working with couples and dysfunctional families. I have a rare ability to combine both the cognitive and spiritual. I also have experience working with dreams and how they inform us from deeper levels of the psyche. I practice depth psychology.
Coping Skills
(310) 773-5188
Verified
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
Coping Skills
I have been in practice for over 20 years. Initially working in the areas of eating disorders and other addictions has led me to specializing in problems related to relationships, both with others and with the self. As a result, I now specialize in working with couples and dysfunctional families. I have a rare ability to combine both the cognitive and spiritual. I also have experience working with dreams and how they inform us from deeper levels of the psyche. I practice depth psychology.

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Coping Skills Therapists
With coping skills or coping mechanisms, we learn to overcome issues like stress, depression, anger or anxiety.

Pro-active coping involves dealing with a problem by using constructive coping activities such as planning, confrontation, self-control and restraint. Overuse of coping mechanisms, like avoiding problems or working obsessively, can exasperate the weakness.

Emotion based coping skills reduce symptoms by addressing our feelings e.g. discussing the issues, distraction, relaxation, reframing or humor can all help. But negative coping mechanisms, which tend to be impulsive, like denial, projection, rationalization, repression or wishful thinking can make the underlying problem worse.

Some coping methods are more like bad habits than constructive life skills e.g. drinking and drugs. Other examples might include skin biting, nail biting or hair pulling (trichotillomania).

If you find it hard to cope or are having trouble coping, therapists in Santa Monica can help develop constructive coping skills for children, coping skills for kids and life coping skills.

If you're looking for help with coping skills in Santa Monica or for a Santa Monica coping skills therapist, these professionals provide coping strategies. They include Santa Monica coping skills therapists, coping skills psychologists, coping skills psychotherapists and coping skills counseling.

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.